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On head coach Rahul Dravid's advice, Arshdeep Singh joins Kent to play five first-class games
As the Indian team leaves for the UK post IPL, Arshdeep also will spend the entire month of June and July honing his red-ball skills
India A vs South Africa A: Malan, de Zorzi slam tons as hosts dominate opening day of first unofficial Test
Malan (157*) and de Zorzi (117) shared a 217-run stand for the third wicket to put South Africa A in a strong position in the four-day game.
R Vinay Kumar announces retirement from first-class and international cricket
In a statement, the 37-year-old seasoned campaigner said he has been lucky to play alongside the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli in his career.
PCB mulls hosting delayed domestic season at select venues from October
The PCB is planning to implement the same SOPs for its domestic season as the ones in the ongoing England vs West Indies Test series, with the number of venues reduced to cut down on travel for teams.
Vasant Raiji, India's oldest first-class cricketer, passes away at 100
Vasant Raiji, who was India's oldest first-class cricketer at 100, died in the wee hours of Saturday.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: After leading Saurashtra to maiden title, Jaydev Unadkat says hunger for India comeback has ‘never been stronger’
Now that he is a Ranji Trophy winner, Jaydev Unadkat hopes that "people" will not talk only about his IPL riches and says the hunger to make an India comeback has never been stronger following a sensational season.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Bengal's Anustup Majumdar stands between Saurashtra and title with unbeaten 58 on Day 4
Bengal's 'Man Friday' Anustup Majumdar stood between Saurashtra and Ranji Trophy with a defiant unbeaten 58 as the summit clash enters a tantalising final day with the visitors needing 72 more with four wickets in hand.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Bengal coach Arun Lal slams Rajkot pitch for final against Saurashtra as 'very poor', urges BCCI to look into matter
Bengal coach Arun Lal on Monday rated the pitch for their Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra as "very poor" and said the BCCI should probe how such a sub-standard surface was prepared for the big game.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Cheteshwar Pujara retires hurt with fever; Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat confident of his quick recovery
An unwell Cheteshwar Pujara could not bat more than 24 balls due to fever but should be fit enough to resume duty for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final against Bengal on Day 2 at Rajkot.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Bengal fight back with late wickets on Day 1 of final after Saurashtra's Avi Barot, Vishvaraj Jadeja slam fifties
Heavyweight Cheteshwar Pujara turned up with fever as Bengal nosed ahead against a scratchy Saurashtra on an attritional opening day's play in the Ranji Trophy final in Rajkot.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: From being rejected by Waqar Younis to starring in Bengal's breakthrough season, Mukesh Kumar comes a long way
From being a non-entity in Bengal cricket till six years ago to emerging a hero this season, it has been a rigourous yet rewarding journey for the low-profile pacer Mukesh Kumar, son of a migrant taxi driver from Bihar.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Krishnappa Gowtham's seven-wicket haul helps Karnataka defeat Jammu and Kashmir, enter semi-finals
Off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham snapped up seven wickets as Karnataka sealed their place in the semi-finals after thrashing Jammu and Kashmir by 167 runs on the final day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Jammu on Monday.
Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha retires from international and first-class cricket
The 33-year-old Ojha last played for India in 2013 during Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test against the West Indies in Mumbai
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Suryakumar Yadav leads Mumbai's fightback against Saurashtra; Tamil Nadu hand Baroda innings defeat
Suryakumar Yadav blazed his way to 134 to lead Mumbai's fight back on the third day of their Elite Group B Ranji Trophy game against Saurashtra after the domestic giants conceded 73 runs first-innings lead.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Aditya Tare to continue leading Mumbai despite Suryakumar Yadav's return; Abhimanyu Easwaran back as Bengal captain
Senior batsman Suryakumar Yadav has returned to Mumbai's 15-member Ranji Trophy squad for their game against in-form Saurashtra, after his stint with India A team in New Zealand.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Delhi's fight for 3 points intensifies against Bengal on rain-hit Day 3; Goa hammer Arunachal, move to top of Plate group
Hosts Bengal and Delhi fought hard for three points as rain and bad light allowed less than an hour's play on the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group A match in Kolkata on Wednesday.
New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle confirms retirement from first-class cricket to focus on limited-overs formats
Astle, who made his Test debut in 2012, played a mere five Tests for the national team, claiming seven wickets at 52.57. With the bat, he scored 98 runs at 19.60.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Aditya Tare retained as Mumbai skipper for away game against Himachal Pradesh
Experienced wicket-keeper Aditya Tare will continue to lead the Mumbai team in the absence of regular skipper Suryakumar Yadav, who is playing for India A in New Zealand.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Baba Aparajith to continue leading Tamil Nadu in upcoming fixtures against Baroda, Saurashtra
Baba Aparajith will lead the Tamil Nadu team for the forthcoming Ranji Trophy Group 'B' matches against Baroda and Saurashtra while the experienced Abhinav Mukund has been named as his deputy.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: 'I felt I was the kind of player who could change the game,' says Mumbai's Sarfaraz Khan after smashing unbeaten 301 against UP
Sarfaraz Khan, whose maiden triple ton helped Mumbai take the first-innings lead against Uttar Pradesh, believed that he was the kind of player who could change the course of the game.