7:47 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Hardik Pandya, who is set to return to competitive cricket in Baroda’s match against Mumbai in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy, is also targeting a comeback to the Indian Test side that is currently playing in Australia. Hardik had been sidelined with a back injury sustained during the Asia Cup in
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  shares R Ashwin high fives Virat Kohli © Getty Images Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin have been ruled out of the second Test against Australia in Perth with back and side injuries respectively. Rohit jarred his lower back while fielding in Adelaide and Ashwin suffered a left-sided abdominal strain. Rohit made 37 and 1
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5:17 AM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando Jon Lewis, the former Durham county head coach, has been appointed Sri Lanka’s new batting coach, displacing incumbent Thilan Samaraweera. Lewis, 48, will join the Sri Lanka team after the Test series against New Zealand concludes, on December 30, and has a contract that will take him through to
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4:55 AM ET Liam Brickhill Former Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer has set his sights on helping his domestic side Rhinos win some silverware this season after he marked his return from an injury layoff with two wickets in their victory over Mountaineers in the opening Pro50 Championship match at Kwekwe Sports Club on Saturday. The
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  shares © Getty Images A firm handshake from the banned batsman Cameron Bancroft was the extent of the Australian captain Tim Paine’s activity at training on Tuesday, but rather more was undertaken by Mitchell Starc as the only member of the “big three”, with Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, to bowl. While Paine, the
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5:50 AM ET A question mark hangs over axed Australia captain Steven Smith‘s participation in the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League, following a meeting on Tuesday that ended in a deadlock. Jalal Yunus, the BPL’s technical committee chairman who held the meeting with BPL franchise representatives, said that he asked the BCB to take a final
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3:00 AM ET West Indies chose to bowl v Bangladesh West Indies captain Rovman Powell decided to bowl first against Bangladesh in the second ODI in Mirpur. The visitors have brought in left-hand batsman Chandrapaul Hemraj in place of Kieran Powell, who has been in woeful form on this tour. The home side will be
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10:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff An independent assessment has found the bowling action of Akila Dananjaya, the Sri Lanka offspinner, to be illegal. Dananjaya stands suspended from bowling in international cricket but, with the consent of SLC, he can still bowl in Sri Lanka’s domestic competitions. Dananjaya was reported for a suspect action following Sri
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  shares Play 02:44 ‘Pujara showed a lot of resilience’ – Bangar “Priceless.” That was India captain Virat Kohli describing the value of Cheteshwar Pujara’s runs after a 31-run victory in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. Batting at No. 3, Pujara scored a first-innings 123 that dragged India back from 5 for 86
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