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SA eye youth power in Women's World T20 bid

Strong performances for provinces force inclusion of Mali, Lackay and Brits for England tour consisting of three championship ODIs and T20 tri-series

CSK eye another final at site of reintegration

Three successive losses have sucked momentum out of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now, they'll have to get it together against a side that has made the playoffs in every season

Usual suspects to contest SLC elections

A host of familiar names including Thilanga Sumathipala, Jayantha Dharmadasa and Nishantha Ranatunga will contest the elections on May 31

Kirsten arrives in Dhaka for internal audit of Bangladesh team

After a series of meetings with players, coaching staff, selectors and BCB officials, he will put forward recommendations for the appointment of a full-time head coach

Jos Buttler vows to play his own way after IPL form earns surprise recall to Test cricket

Stunning run of T20 form earns batsman another chance in format he still believes is 'the pinnacle'

Why 100-ball cricket won't make a difference in an era of binge-watching

The ECB says that its new 100-ball concept will market the game to a new audience, but the director of Death of a Gentleman doubts that it can succeed in its proposed form

England backed to return to Test winning ways

After a chastening winter, Joe Root's Test team reconvenes at Lord's this week, hoping to return to winning ways

Ponting on Maxwell's poor IPL season: "I wish I knew why"

The Delhi Daredevils coach also explains why the team stuck with Maxwell in the XI despite repeated failures

De Grandhomme shifts to Northern Districts

The allrounder has changed domestic teams, leaving Auckland, following on from a change in address

MS Dhoni, and managing chaos

By inverting his middle-order, the CSK captain created confusion. A touch of madness, perhaps, but as always there was a method to Dhoni's madness

The Hundred 'done blatantly for TV', says Graeme Swann

The ECB's proposed 100-ball format has been cooked up to fit the TV schedules, according to former England spinner Graeme Swann

Wakely finds release from testing start to the season

Northants have singularly failed to live up to optimistic pre-season forecasts but they dug deep at the old Welbeck Colliery ground

Skipper Roderick ensures Gloucestershire flying start

Essex thought Ashar Zaidi had carried them to a competitive total but Gareth Roderick and George Hankins found a response

Hildreth is Taunton's darling once more as hits career-best

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Stirling's best stirs a sylvan setting

Radlett basked contentedly in the May sunshine, but Paul Stirling ensured that there was mayhem on the field

Patel's quartet sets up Hain's century stroll

Sam Hain helped himself to a century in the Leeds sunshine after Jeetan Patel had pegged back Yorkshire's total

No excuses, only lessons for Rohit after Mumbai exit

The Mumbai captain rued the lack of support for Ben Cutting in the tense chase in Delhi

Davies supreme on Lancashire day of records

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Kapp, Khaka hand Bangladesh another whitewash

Once the match was reduced to nine overs a side, the hosts defended their total of 64 with Marizanne Kapp and Ayabonga Khaka picking up five wickets

CSK bowl with Kings XI searching for a massive win

CSK are still not assured of a top-two finish. If MS Dhoni's men lose by 76 runs, then they would drop to third place on the virtue of net run rate

Daredevils bat, Mumbai bring back Mustafizur for must-win game

Delhi Daredevils, who played their last game with only three overseas players, brought in Liam Plunkett for Avesh Khan

Rajput appointed short-term Zimbabwe head coach

The former Afghanistan coach is on a three-month deal, which might be extended based on results

Mosaddek Hossain back in Bangladesh T20 squad

Batsman recalled for three T20s against Afghanistan in June

Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman lead way against modest attack

There were half-centuries for Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Usman Salahuddin as Pakistan enjoyed a gentle workout in Leicester

Kings XI's hopes hinge on Mumbai defeat

Kings XI Punjab need to beat Chennai Super Kings to have a shot at making the playoffs, but that result matters only if Mumbai Indians have lost to Delhi Daredevils

A Mumbai win will take them through, and eliminate Royals and Kings XI

All Mumbai Indians have to do to make the fourth and last playoff spot their own is beat bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils

Gareth Berg's dramatic 65 from 37 steals victory for Hampshire

Allrounder Gareth Berg produced a match-winning performance as Hampshire began their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with a thrilling two-wicket win over Sussex with four balls to spare at Hove

Ross Whiteley fires as Worcestershire hold off Derbyshire

Worcestershire were celebrating their first victory of 2018 after overcoming Derbyshire by 50 runs at Blackfinch New Road in their opening Royal London One-Day Cup game

Two-divisional Championship promotes 'short-termism' - Wasim Khan

Leicestershire's chief executive has provided the clearest hint yet that the days of promotion and relegation in the County Championship could be coming to an end

Mark Wood raring to make Test mark after swapping IPL for Derby

Despite his battles with injuries, the fast bowler wants to succeed in the form of the game he considers "the pinnacle" and said he had not contemplated focusing on white-ball cricket

Luus, Niekerk fifties hand South Africa unassailable lead

The 32-run win in Bloemfontein put the hosts one victory shy of another clean-sweep, having claimed the ODI series 5-0.

Virat Kohli slams middle-order failure after RCB crash out

The RCB captain said too much had been left to AB de Villiers to achieve in a must-win game against Royals in Jaipur

Brathwaite debuts for Sunrisers; KKR asked to chase in crucial game

In a game KKR had to win to ensure qualification for the playoffs, captain Dinesh Karthik said he would have batted first as well had he won the toss.

Soumya, Sabbir back in selection spotlight

Will the selectors also persist with Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider and Mehidy Hasan after sub-par performances in the Nidahas Trophy in March?

USACA president Dainty sues David Richardson, ICC for defamation

The USACA president and a fellow board member have filed a lawsuit in New York against the ICC and its chief executive, seeking $2 million dollars in damages

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ESPNcricinfo.com Talking Points: Royals keep their best batsman in the dugout ESPNcricinfo.com Archer experiment denies Samson time. The risk of sending a pinch-hitter to open is not that he gets out early but that he struggles for form and ends up wastin

Royals bat; Klaasen, Laughlin and Shreyas in

The three came in for Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Anureet Singh

ODIs likely to replace one West Indies-Sri Lanka Test

Cricket West Indies may scrap one Test from Sri Lanka's tour next month, in favour of limited-overs internationals

Mohammad Hafeez in trouble over outburst against ICC process for calling suspect actions

The PCB has issued a show cause notice to the 37-year old allrounder for questioning the ICC's system of finding players with suspect actions

Blasts kill eight people at cricket match in Afghanistan

The attack occurred around 11pm local time on Friday, as spectators had gathered at the stadium to watch the Ramadan Cup

IPL playoff qualification scenarios - Five teams fight for two spots

ESPNcricinfo looks at how the qualification scenarios will be affected by the results of Saturday's games between Royals and RCB, and Sunrisers and KKR

Kohler-Cadmore, ignored in the Championship, begins his white-ball season with 164

If Jos Buttler can turn IPL brilliance into a Test place, perhaps Tom Kohler-Cadmore can make enough white-ball runs to make Yorkshire think again in the Championship

Hankins and Dent see off Glamorgan

Gloucestershire timed their run chase to perfection to see off Glamorgan as George Hankins paraded his 50-over potential

Jonny Bairstow ready for challenge of batting No. 5 and keeping wicket

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Gary Ballance given time off by Yorkshire for 'personal reasons'

Yorkshire's captain was missing for the Royal London Cup game against Durham at Chester-le-Street, Steve Patterson leading the side in his absence

A case of win or cross-your-fingers for KKR

If Kolkata Knight Riders win, they are assured of a place in the top four. If they lose, their path to the playoffs gets increasingly complicated

USA Cricket inaugural elections postponed

Elections for USA Cricket, the national governing body seeking to replace the expelled USA Cricket Association as the ICC's member board in America, have been put back to May 29

Royals, RCB scramble as playoffs race gets tighter

Defeat for either team will knock them out, but a win can't guarantee progression as they'll require favours from other teams over the weekend

Surrey taught a lesson in front of 5,000 schoolchildren

Craig Overton ensured Surrey's annual schools day did not go according to plan, taking four wickets as they were bundled out for 129

CSK bowl with eye on top two finish; Lungi replaces Willey

Daredevils were going in with just three overseas players in Maxwell, Lamichhane and Boult