ICC World Test Championship 2021-2023

Ashwin sees WTC final omission as 'stumbling block', not 'setback'

The top-ranked Test bowler says he is a lot more "chilled" and "relaxed" at this stage of his life
May 18, 2024

Labuschagne, Smith, Head occupy top three spots in ICC Test batters' rankings

After nearly 39 years, three batters from the same team have occupied the top three places in the Test rankings
May 16, 2024

Shastri: You've got to miss IPL to have 20 days of prep for WTC final

Former India coach responds to the current India captain asking for more time between the end of the IPL and the start of the WTC final
May 09, 2024

Shubman Gill fined for criticism of TV umpire's decision

India and Australia have been hit with big fines for maintaining slow over-rates during WTC final
May 09, 2024

Rohit: 'There was no lapse of concentration; we wanted to bat in a different way'

India captain wants his batters to play with freedom but deliver more on the big stage, following their repeated global-event missteps
May 16, 2024

Scott Boland and the problem Australia like to have

Cummins confirmed Hazlewood will be fit for the first Ashes Test, which leaves Australia with a difficult decision to make over the next few days
May 12, 2024

Stats - Australia's spotless WTC campaign

Khawaja, Smith, Labuschagne and Head scored the bulk of runs, while Boland took everyone by surprise
May 11, 2024

Rohit on Green's low catch: 'The third umpire should have seen more replays'

Pat Cummins, however, was happy with the verdict of third umpire Kettleborough, whom he called "probably the best umpire in the world"
May 09, 2024

'Why cannot it be March?' - Rohit questions WTC final scheduling and venue

India also added his voice to calls for the final to be played as a best-of-three series
May 16, 2024

Rahul Dravid rues India's first-day no-show with the ball

The India coach thinks his side conceded too much ground too quickly on day one, putting them irreversibly behind in their bid to secure the Test mace
May 09, 2024

India have belief, Australia ready for the hard yards

Another India-Australia fifth-day epic beckons with the World Test Championship on the line
May 09, 2024

Alex Carey packs away reverse-sweep, keeps Australia on course

Wicketkeeper's most-productive Test signals timely return to form
May 09, 2024

Shubman Gill facepalms TV umpire's decision in Cameron Green's favour

Green "definitely" thought he caught it, while Mohammed Shami and Alex Carey also stand on opposing sides of the raging debate
May 14, 2024

Kohli, Rahane keep India alive in hunt of 444

Earlier, Carey's 66* allowed Australia to declare on 270 for 8
May 17, 2024

Gill caught by Green: clean or not?

ESPNcricinfo's experts Sanjay Manjrekar and Brad Haddin were of the opinion that it was a clean catch
May 09, 2024

Pat Cummins finds the going tougher than usual after shoddy no-ball display

Australia maintain grip on final despite missed chances and careless oversteps
May 16, 2024

Ajinkya Rahane, India's quiet hero

With a blend of composure, calmness, skills and courage, he once again helped the side live to fight another day
May 10, 2024

Australia still on top but Rahane and Thakur lead India's resistance

India began each session of day three knowing the best they could do was stay alive, and they did just that. Still, Australia's grip had tightened by stumps
May 17, 2024

Postcard from a morning in hell: Boland and Cummins unleash on India

Their fast-bowling or math tests, what would you rather face before you've even rubbed the sleep from your eyes?
May 11, 2024

India fail Boland and Co's not-so-simple inquisition

To break it down, cricket is about a bowler asking a question and a batter responding. More often than not, India's batters did not have the right answers at The Oval
May 09, 2024

Seamers build on Steven Smith's ton to give Australia control

Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja briefly looked like they might dig their side out, but Nathan Lyon's late strike made it Australia's day yet again
May 17, 2024

Test hundreds in England: Smith catches up with Steve Waugh

Stats highlights from Australia's first innings in the World Test Championship final against India at The Oval
May 17, 2024

India squander promising start as bowling plans go awry

A puzzling short-ball strategy let Australia off the hook as the bowlers lacked any real discipline or potency
May 17, 2024

Travis Head innings highlights all you thought you knew - and didn't - about this Aussie

Gilchrist comparisons are sacrilege at the best of times, but evocations can't be helped
May 18, 2024

Travis Head: Hopefully I don't get dropped too much in the future

The batter says he wasn't fussed about being left out of the XI in India after making a terrific hundred in the WTC final
May 17, 2024

Travis Head and Steven Smith thoroughly dominate India on day one

India won the toss but not much else through three challenging sessions at The Oval
May 17, 2024

WTC final: Have India made a mistake in leaving out R Ashwin?

Ricky Ponting, Sanjay Manjrekar and Brad Haddin all think so, citing Ashwin's record against Australia and the nature of The Oval track
May 17, 2024

Sage-like Rohit Sharma can cement his Test legacy at The Oval

The WTC final will be his 50th Test, and winning it might just elevate him alongside the finest of India's captains
May 18, 2024

Dukes-ready Boland could be the perfect man for English conditions

Boland is very worthy of every opportunity he gets, and feels ideally suited for the green-tinged pitch at The Oval
May 17, 2024

ICC preps back-up pitch for WTC final in case of protestor disruption

Security on alert for India-Australia Test after recent interventions by Just Stop Oil
May 17, 2024

Two golden generations to have their last shot at a Test world title

This final feels especially weighty, since it pits the two best teams not just of Test cricket's last two years but arguably of its last decade
May 17, 2024

India face a rehash of the R Ashwin debate in WTC final

Rohit Sharma says they will only take a call after seeing The Oval pitch on day one
May 17, 2024

India's selection puzzles: Three quicks or four? Bharat or Kishan?

How many spinners should India play? Should Ashwin or Axar partner Jadeja if they opt for a two-man spin attack?
May 17, 2024

The burden of being Ajinkya Rahane

Amid a group of stars, he stands apart with his unassuming presence and willingness to quietly shoulder heavy burdens
May 18, 2024

Pressure on India to win an ICC title after ten-year wait? Not at all, says Dravid

Head coach feels the lack of hype going into the final could play in India's favour
May 12, 2024

Cummins happy to be 'underdone than overdone'; 'getting mentally ready' key for Rohit

Are the Indians better prepared because they are coming off the IPL, or will the long break for many of the Australians benefit them?
May 17, 2024

India keep their options open as Oval build-up intensifies

Sunday's training session gave no possible answers to Bharat vs Kishan and how many spinners India will pick
May 14, 2024

David Warner on the WTC final: 'It should be at least a three-game series'

Australia batter should be fine to play in next week's final, despite taking a hit to his left elbow in nets a couple of days ago
May 17, 2024

David Warner hoping for SCG farewell from Test cricket in January 2024

Australia batter also sees 2024 T20 World Cup as his swansong from all international cricket
May 17, 2024

Shastri: Bharat vs Kishan could hinge on bowling combination

The former head coach also suggested that R Ashwin and Umesh Yadav are contesting one spot in India's XI
May 17, 2024

WTC final: Ponting wants India to play Kishan and Suryakumar for 'a little bit of X-factor'

The Oval is known to assist spinners from time to time, and Ponting wants India to field both Ashwin and Jadeja, with Jadeja batting at No. 6
May 16, 2024

Hazlewood included in Australia's WTC final squad amid fitness race

Michael Neser and Sean Abbott included as net bowlers, with Neser tipped to replace Josh Hazlewood in the main squad if required
May 12, 2024

Jaiswal replaces Gaikwad as stand-by player for WTC final

Jaiswal is yet to make his India debut in any format but has an outstanding first-class record where he has scored 1845 runs in 15 matches
May 09, 2024

Winners of WTC final between Australia and India to take home US$ 1.6 million

The runners-up will be getting $800,000; the total prize money of the 2021-23 WTC cycle is $3.8 million, the same as the previous edition
May 09, 2024

'ICC has a role to play' - Ricky Ponting on pay disparity

"Make the payments bit more even across Test cricket to attract players from different countries"
May 17, 2024

Oval conditions will give Australia 'slight advantage' in WTC final - Ricky Ponting

The former captain is looking forward to the contest between India's top order and Australia's fast-bowling attack
May 11, 2024

India become the No. 1 ranked team ahead of World Test Championship final

Australia, who were the top-ranked team, will meet them in the final on June 7
May 17, 2024

Rahane returns to India Test squad for WTC final

Rohit Sharma will lead a team that has named six specialist batters in the squad
May 17, 2024

WTC final to be played at The Oval from June 7 to 11

June 12 has been earmarked as a reserve day for the Test
May 17, 2024

Delhi in line to host a Test after five years during Australia tour in 2023

Dharamsala, Ahmedabad and one of Chennai, Hyderabad and Nagpur are expected to host the remaining Tests
May 17, 2024

Dhaka and Chattogram to host India tour of Bangladesh in December

It will be India's first multi-format tour of Bangladesh since 2015
May 17, 2024

The Oval and Lord's to host 2023 and 2025 WTC finals

The dates for Test cricket's title bouts have not been made public yet
May 17, 2024

England to play Tests in Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi in December

It's England's first Test tour of Pakistan since 2005 and is, in effect, the second leg of the September tour when they play seven T20Is
May 17, 2024

India's FTP takeaways: marquee five-Test series, more T20Is, fewer ODIs

There is also an extended IPL window from March to May in the ICC's new men's FTP for 2023-27
May 18, 2024

PSL set to go head-to-head with IPL in 2025

Situation is mainly because Pakistan is hosting the Champions Trophy in February 2025
May 10, 2024

Full members to play more international cricket in ICC's new FTP cycle

The 12 Full Members will play a total of 777 international matches between 2023 and 2027, compared to 694 in the current FTP cycle
May 09, 2024

Lord's to host next two WTC finals

It is the favoured venue since the 2023 and 2025 finals are set to be played in June, which falls in the English season
May 11, 2024

Stats - A marathon stand, and Bairstow's dream year

All the key numbers from England's record chase against India at Edgbaston
May 10, 2024

Joe Root channels inner 'rockstar' as England learn to enjoy Test cricket once again

Former captain is scoring runs for fun and revelling in the moment
May 11, 2024

Dravid: 'We have started Test matches well but haven't been able to finish well'

"We need to maintain that intensity, maintain that level of fitness, maintain that level of performance right through a Test match"
May 15, 2024

India docked two WTC points for slow over rate, slip to fourth place behind Pakistan

Jasprit Bumrah's side has also been fined 40% of their match fee for the offence
May 09, 2024

Ben Stokes: England approach means opposing teams will now 'fear' third innings

"They have to concentrate on how we're going to play, and they're worried about that"
May 17, 2024

'We fell short with the bat' - Jasprit Bumrah on where the Test got away from India

"We were even going ahead in the game, but they kept on fighting, and they played better than us in the second innings"
May 17, 2024

No stopping Root and Bairstow as 'new' England make it 2-2

Both batters hit centuries as hosts complete 378-run chase at a scoring rate of almost five
May 10, 2024

Police launch criminal investigation into reports of racist abuse in Edgbaston crowd

Several supporters claim on Twitter that they suffered racist abuse from other fans on the fourth day
May 11, 2024

Root, Bairstow, Lees power England's dream

Triple half-centuries turn chase of 378 into a walk in the park much to the joy of the Edgbaston crowd
May 14, 2024

Cheteshwar Pujara oozes permanence as he finds another score that counts

It's not the how many, it's the how that matters for India's glue, says Osman Samiuddin
May 15, 2024

Mohammed Siraj: India's seamers found success by sticking to 2021 bowling plans

England's batters may have changed their approach, but skilled quicks maintain their edge
May 12, 2024

India's bowling depth trumps Bairstow's third straight Test century

Bumrah and company come out on top with 132-run lead which became 257 by stumps
May 11, 2024

Relentless Mohammed Shami's over from hell leaves England shaken and scarred

No blood was spilt, no bones broken, no wickets taken. And still, the bowling was scarily good
May 18, 2024

Ravindra Jadeja proud to prove his worth with maiden overseas century

Allrounder earns reappraisal from Anderson after crucial match-turning innings
May 18, 2024

Stuart Broad 'pretty unlucky' during Jasprit Bumrah assault - James Anderson

England fast bowler stands up for his colleague after handing over world record baton
May 09, 2024

Smothered by England's unwavering support, Zak Crawley is running out of ways to fail

England opener caught in the crosshairs of privilege, favouritism ... and a world-class attack
May 13, 2024

Ravindra Jadeja, India's 'Mr Dependable', comes to the rescue again

Once mocked as a bits-and-pieces player, India's No. 7 continues to have the last laugh
May 09, 2024

Bumrah cameo and three-for make it India's day amid rain breaks

India placed one hand firmly on the Pataudi Trophy, to secure which they needed merely a draw
May 17, 2024

Bumrah tees off as Broad bowls most expensive over in Tests

Here's how we captured the record over in our ball-by-ball commentary
May 09, 2024

Sensible Rishabh Pant still leaves Edgbaston feeling giddy

When 146 off 111 balls somehow feels no-frills, no-frolics, you know something special is going on
May 14, 2024

England hang in there to ride out first major test of new principles

Attacking approach gets Pantsed but Ben Stokes' team will be more sure-footed in the long run
May 17, 2024

India's recovery, Rishabh Pant's quickfire century

Pant added 222 runs with Ravindra Jadeja for the sixth wicket from 98 for five.
May 17, 2024

Pant and Jadeja go full amazeballs to rescue India against England

Wicketkeeper hits 146, allrounder unbeaten on 83 after coming together at 98 for 5
May 17, 2024

England vs India - the decider of a series from a different era

New captains, new coaches and Test cricket played at breakneck speeds. Things have changed since this series was put on hold in 2021
May 18, 2024

Bumrah: Test captaincy 'one of the biggest achievements of my career'

Rohit, the designated captain, tested positive for Covid-19 again 24 hours before the start of the Test
May 18, 2024

Bazball and the allure of the Edgbaston Test that awaits India

Between the two teams, England have changed a lot more since the fourth Test last year, and India will recognise the giddiness around that
May 11, 2024

James Anderson in awe of England's positive approach after 3-0 series win

England quick thought he'd seen it all in 20 years of Test cricket. He has now
May 18, 2024

Covid-positive Rohit faces race against time to play Edgbaston Test

He will undergo two further tests - one this evening and another on Thursday - before the team management decides on his availability
May 17, 2024

Mayank Agarwal called up for Edgbaston Test

He will not be required to undergo any quarantine, and will thus be available to play immediately if required
May 09, 2024

Pujara: If we can win at Edgbaston, it will be one of India's best wins

Series against England resumes on July 1 with India leading 2-1
May 16, 2024

Pant's battle with Shami, Siraj and Umesh lights up Indians' warm-up game

Playing for Leicestershire, the India wicketkeeper scored a rollicking 76 off 87 balls
May 17, 2024

Ashwin links up with India Test squad in Leicester

The offspinner has recovered from Covid-19 but it's still unclear if he'll feature in the warm-up game
May 12, 2024

Ashwin misses plane to England after testing positive for Covid-19

India allrounder will join the rest of the squad for the Edgbaston Test only after clearing all protocols
May 09, 2024

Lord's likely to host World Test Championship final in 2023

ICC are hoping to announce the venue at their Annual General Meeting next month
May 13, 2024

Southee: 'The Kiwi way is to muck in and get the best out of what we've got'

He talks McCullum's ethos and backs the newcomers to stand up to the challenge as New Zealand enter transition phase
May 14, 2024

Cheteshwar Pujara back in India squad for Edgbaston Test

Jadeja, whose IPL season ended abruptly with a rib injury, is also part of the squad
May 17, 2024

Sri Lanka to tour Bangladesh in May for two-match Test series

May usually ushers in the monsoon season in the country, but Chattogram and Dhaka will host international cricket in the month this season
May 12, 2024

Australia to tour Sri Lanka for all-format series after six-year gap

Series of two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is will be played from June 8 to July 12
May 13, 2024

ICC Test rankings: How Australia became No. 1 and India slipped to third

Since away wins don't fetch extra points, India's tough fixture list since April 2018 worked against their favour
May 17, 2024

Kohli resigns as Test captain: Rohit 'shocked', tributes from colleagues pour in

Shastri, Ashwin, Ishant and wife Anushka post heartfelt messages on social media
May 11, 2024

Mominul expects other teams will view Bangladesh differently after drawn series in NZ

"Winning the first Test match was important for us to believe in our capability of winning overseas"
May 17, 2024

New Zealand to tour Pakistan twice in 2022-23 to make up for postponed series

The second tour will make up for the matches lost when NZ called off the tour this year because of security concerns
May 11, 2024

England-India agree to series decider at Edgbaston after fifth-Test postponement

Concerts clash causes switch of venues, with Old Trafford hosting South Africa Test instead
May 18, 2024

Sourav Ganguly wants postponed Old Trafford Test to be fifth Test of series

The BCCI president had earlier been quoted saying he wanted the match to be a standalone event
May 17, 2024

Ganguly on India sitting out Old Trafford Test: The players were dead scared, you can't blame them

Rescheduled Test has to be a one-off match, and not a continuation of the aborted series, says BCCI president
May 17, 2024

Abandoned, forfeited or postponed? Official result of Manchester Test to have big repercussions for ECB

ICC could adjudicate; if Test not rescheduled, ECB wants status to be "forfeited" to square the series and claim insurance payouts
May 17, 2024

Live blog - Manchester Test cancelled amid India's Covid-19 issues

What's the latest on the status of the England-India Test series? Live updates here
May 17, 2024

Manchester Test postponed indefinitely over Covid-19 fears

A final decision on whether and when the Test will begin is awaited
May 17, 2024

Manchester Test to go ahead as entire India squad tests negative

The fate of the fifth Test was in balance after India's assistant physio Yogesh Parmar tested Covid-19 positive
May 09, 2024

2-1, 2-2 or 3-1? India chase history, England look to avoid ignominy in one last squabble

Covid-19 complications cast doubt over the Manchester Test
May 13, 2024

Manchester Test in question after another Covid-positive case in Indian camp

The Indians' training session, one day off from the start of the fifth Test, has been cancelled and the players have been asked to stay in their hotel rooms
May 17, 2024

Haseeb Hameed keen for 'dream' Old Trafford return after dark days of Lancashire exit

Opener relishing chance to play Test on ground where he first came through as a teenager
May 16, 2024

Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali set to play at Old Trafford

Joe Root has indicated that Jack Leach will only play if conditions suggest two spinners are required
May 09, 2024

Jos Buttler, Jack Leach recalled to England squad for fifth Test vs India

Buttler back from paternity leave, Wood in line to bolster weary seam stocks
May 16, 2024

England have looked outgunned and outplayed by India

In Bumrah, Sharma and Jadeja, India had players who could do what the hosts could not
May 11, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah happens. And England's challenge ends

Out of a clear blue sky, England undergo an hour of reckoning that wrecks their resistance
May 15, 2024

Stats - India's first Test win at The Oval since 1971

It was only the second time India won an away Test after scoring under 200 in their first innings
May 15, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah special gives relentless India 2-1 series lead

Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav all contributed too, as England lost 4 for 6 on the final afternoon to decisively swing the match
May 14, 2024

Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar to miss fifth Test after positive Covid-19 results

Nitin Patel, the team physiotherapist who also went into isolation on Saturday, has returned a negative RT-PCR test
May 12, 2024

Chris Woakes: 'Felt like it was good enough wicket to be able to chase any score'

Seamer says England will aim to "tick it off slowly" in pursuit of their highest successful chase
May 15, 2024

Is Rahane's form a concern? 'Not at this point,' says batting coach

Rathour says if Rahane has any technical issues, they shouldn't be discussed mid-series or mid-game
May 12, 2024

England slog raises familiar questions about Moeen Ali holding down spinner's role

With Joe Root seemingly unable to trust Moeen and Craig Overton, he repeatedly asked more of his senior seamers
May 11, 2024

Rishabh Pant finds a new way of defying expectations

In grinding out his slowest first-class fifty, even he was going somewhere he'd never gone before
May 15, 2024

Steady Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns set up intriguing final day

All results still possible as England need 291 runs, India ten wickets on placid Oval track
May 17, 2024

A rare second innings marathon in Tests by India

All the stats from India's second innings which set England 368 to win at The Oval
May 12, 2024

Rohit Sharma: 'First goal was to play balls, stay on the pitch for as long as possible'

India opener talks about trusting the "process" after recording long-awaited first overseas ton
May 11, 2024

Stats - Rohit Sharma's first overseas Test century

He got to triple-figures with a six for the third time in his career. Only Sachin Tendulkar has bettered that
May 16, 2024

Rohit Sharma anchors India's day with classy century

Cheteshwar Pujara also fires to help visitors finish day three with significant lead
May 18, 2024

Another day in a decade of Umesh Yadav

Yadav arrived like the culmination of India's first great pace bloom, but you're not quite sure what to make of him now
May 17, 2024

Ollie Pope's 81 gives England the lead but India stay in the hunt

Rahul and Rohit batted out 16 overs on day two to ensure the Test remained on a knife edge
May 12, 2024

Pitch invader 'Jarvo' arrested after colliding with Jonny Bairstow on field

Spectator who made it onto ground for third time this series, held by police "on suspicion of assault"
May 14, 2024

Chris Woakes shows why England are lucky to have him

In another era, Woakes may well have been England's premier swing bowler for a decade
May 17, 2024

#LordShardul changes the mood of the day

Of all the people to score the fastest Test fifty ever recorded in England, it was a man with a first-class average of 16
May 15, 2024

Stats - Behind Kapil, ahead of Botham - Shardul Thakur enters record books

The first day of the fourth England vs India Test was a good one for quick bowlers, as 13 wickets went down
May 15, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav's strikes lift India after batting folds

Chris Woakes leads England's charge with ball, India under-par despite rapid fifty from Shardul Thakur
May 13, 2024

Ajinkya Rahane: a career waiting to be seized

He has played some stellar innings but it still feels he has the potential to be more; be great
May 18, 2024

India's batting and selection in focus against upbeat England

The caravan moves to the Oval with intrigue surrounding both teams
May 09, 2024

Joe Root back at No. 1 in ICC Test rankings

Overtakes Kane Williamson; the England captain is at the pinnacle for the first time since December 2015
May 14, 2024

Jos Buttler's Test career isn't over - Joe Root

Woakes could replace Curran, Pope set to return, Bairstow will keep wicket as Buttler attends baby's birth
May 10, 2024

Chris Woakes back in contention, Jos Buttler to miss Oval Test

Jonny Bairstow set to take gloves for fourth Test, though Sam Billings called up as wicketkeeping cover
May 17, 2024

England march to 1-1 with Ollie Robinson five-for

It was supposed to be a big showdown, but for India, it turned out to be a shambles
May 10, 2024

England have a man for the long haul in Ollie Robinson

Seamer earns praise from both captains after player-of-the-match performance
May 17, 2024

'This is the situation we love best' - Virat Kohli eager to prove doubters wrong

India captain also refused to focus on struggling individuals
May 18, 2024

Stats - Winless streak ends as Joe Root becomes England's most successful Test captain

For Kohli, it was the second innings defeat as captain, and also the second loss suffered after winning the toss
May 17, 2024

Six specialist batters to guard against collapses? 'I don't believe in that balance,' says Virat Kohli

"If your top six or seven don't do the job, that extra batter is no guarantee of bailing you out"
May 18, 2024

As it happened - England vs India, 3rd Test, Headingley, 4th day

Get your dose of analysis, stats and colour from the third Test on ESPNcricinfo's live blog
May 09, 2024

Cheteshwar Pujara never under pressure from team, Rohit Sharma says

"Not a single conversation has happened with Pujara regarding his form inside the dressing room"
May 17, 2024

Relief for India as Cheteshwar Pujara overcomes struggles with the bat

How much the confidence gained from this matters remains to be seen
May 18, 2024

England contend with a hangover from a big couple of days

Home truth for hosts on a sobering day: they can't rely on Anderson forever
May 17, 2024

As it happened - England vs India, 3rd Test, 3rd day

A recap of the action on a day on which the Indians bounced right back into the Headingley contest
May 18, 2024

India avoid an encore of the bad old days

This was an important day for India even though it won't have much say on this Test
May 09, 2024

As Joe Root takes the plaudits, Haseeb Hameed begins to reap what he sowed

England have a fantastic chance to level the series after a perfect second day
May 09, 2024

As it happened - England vs India, 3rd Test, 2nd day

India chase the game as England end second day of Headingley Test 345 runs in front
May 16, 2024

Joe Root only behind Alastair Cook among England Test centurions

He now has the most Test centuries for an England captain in a calendar year
May 18, 2024

Mohammed Siraj had a ball thrown at him from Headingley crowd, Rishabh Pant says

It is unclear whether Siraj was hit and India haven't made any official complaint
May 11, 2024

'Once we decide to bat first, we back our decision' - Rishabh Pant

Wicketkeeper-batter admits India "could have applied ourselves better" but refuses to dwell on toss
May 11, 2024

England bask in a rare golden day

From Anderson masterclass to unbeaten fifties for Hameed and Burns, everything went right for hosts
May 16, 2024

Virat Kohli's famous last words, or how India misread the conditions

No surprise Joe Root was happy to lose the toss, knowing the nature of the Headingley pitch of late
May 12, 2024

India 78; Hameed 60*, Burns 52*, England 120/0

James Anderson cast a swing-bowling spell over India's top order from which they couldn't recover
May 12, 2024

James Anderson puts things right after learning lessons of Lord's

Only after a cold, clinical, devastating first spell did Anderson let his emotions flow
May 17, 2024

Stats: Terrible day at work for India, Jos Buttler equals Brad Haddin

All the numbers from one of the worst batting days in India's Test history
May 17, 2024

Shaheen Afridi reaches career-best No. 8 in Test bowling rankings

Fawad Alam goes up 34 positions to reach 21st position among batters
May 17, 2024

Babar Azam credits 'bold decisions' and 'outstanding bowlers' for win

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite bemoans team's lack of 'consistency' as series ends 1-1
May 17, 2024

Shaheen Afridi gets best match figures for a Pakistan quick since 2006

With the Test series leveled, Pakistan haven't lost a multi-match bilateral series against West Indies since 2000
May 17, 2024

India likely to retain winning combination for third Test but door not fully shut for Ashwin

Virat Kohli and Co were surprised at how little grass there was on the Headingley pitch on the eve of the Test
May 17, 2024

Dawid Malan hopes temperament offsets lack of recent red-ball cricket in Leeds recall

England's likely No. 3 has proven international mettle but has only played four first-class games in two years
May 17, 2024

James Anderson: 'Emotion got the better of me' after Bumrah barrage

Seamer admits India won mental battle during tense Lord's Test
May 10, 2024

Shaheen Afridi, Nauman Ali bowl Pakistan to series-levelling win

Jermaine Blackwood's wicket at the stroke of lunch meant Pakistan are five wickets away from levelling the series
May 13, 2024

England need batting boost to stop India making history

Only once has an Indian team left an England tour having won more than a single Test match
May 17, 2024

Afridi, Abbas give Pakistan a shot at 1-1 scoreline

A 60-run stand between Blackwood and Bonner had kept Pakistan at bay for much of the extended session
May 17, 2024

Mark Wood ruled out of Headingley Test due to shoulder injury

Wood sustained the injury while diving to save a boundary on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord's
May 17, 2024

Rahane: 'Cheteshwar and I have been playing for a long time, we know how to handle pressure'

"I am not bothered about criticism. As I said, people criticise only important people"
May 17, 2024

Fawad Alam 124*, bowlers give Pakistan control

Only eight balls were bowled after a delayed start, with the bowler's run-up the affected area
May 17, 2024

Rain washes out second day at Sabina Park

Play will start half an hour early on day three with 98 overs scheduled to be bowled
May 17, 2024

Azam, Alam lead Pakistan's recovery on first day

Pakistan also had one change, replacing Yasir Shah with Nauman Ali
May 17, 2024

West Indies seek batting lift after thriller against wounded Pakistan

Pakistan have their own top-order issues to iron out to bounce back
May 09, 2024

Dawid Malan called up to England squad for third Test vs India

Sibley dropped after passing 35 just once in his last 15 innings as Malan prepares for first Test in three years
May 13, 2024

Blistering run-scoring form takes Joe Root up to No. 2 in Test rankings for batters

James Anderson, KL Rahul, Babar Azam, Jason Holder and Jayden Seales the other major gainers in the latest update
May 11, 2024

Waqar Younis 'proud' of Pakistan bowling unit for creating chances despite loss

Bowling coach rues dropped catches but felt the team 'put in all the hard work and responded well' in the match
May 13, 2024

Chris Silverwood admits Mark Wood might miss Headingley Test against India

England's top-order issues could pave way for the returns of James Vince and Dawid Malan
May 09, 2024

Jos Buttler dredges deep but can't block out reality as England come crashing down

Tide finally goes out for England despite wicketkeeper's valiant attempt to avert defeat
May 17, 2024

Stats - India's third Test win at Lord's, Root's first Test ton in loss

All the key stats from the final day's play of the Lord's Test between England and India
May 09, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah lights up Lord's on emotionally charged final day

India's champion quick was the key catalyst behind a magnificent team performance
May 17, 2024

Siraj finishes England off as India script famous win

Kohli's men go 1-0 up after hosts fold for 120, chasing 272, in the last hour
May 12, 2024

Bumrah and Shami, endless mindgames, and England's great malfunction

It's difficult to recall a more self-destructive passage of play from England than on the fifth morning of the Lord's Test
May 13, 2024

Bumrah and Shami - 'lower order batters', not 'tailenders'

Shami 56*, Bumrah 34*, a ninth-wicket stand of 89 runs, and an opposition out of ideas - here's how Twitter reacted
May 16, 2024

Celebrating the Indian Independence Day at Lord's

There was no drama at the stadium, just heaps of fight and delight as two evenly-matched teams went at each other.
May 16, 2024

As it happened - England vs India, 2nd Test, Lord's, 5th day

Get your dose of analysis, stats and colour from Lord's on ESPNcricinfo's live blog
May 12, 2024

Babar Azam rues 'dropped catches in clutch phases'

Pakistan created two chances to dismiss Kemar Roach, who eventually went on to hit the winning runs, but they shelled both
May 09, 2024

Kemar Roach: 'I have never been in a situation like that before'

Sabina Park hero recalls last-wicket partnership that secured West Indies a one-wicket win
May 12, 2024

Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara stand up to scrutiny - and England

Old friends extol virtue of experience to bat away questions about their futures
May 10, 2024

Support cast responds in England's hour of need

Wood brings fury, Moeen some late guile, and Curran a magic moment
May 12, 2024

England pull ahead ahead with Mark Wood, Moeen Ali's late strikes

Rahane and Pujara's dogged century stand keeps India in the game
May 09, 2024

Roach and Seales help West Indies pull off a thrilling one-wicket win over Pakistan

Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood have a job to do, with 129 still to get and seven wickets in hand
May 12, 2024

We can't keep asking more of our stars, but with Joe Root in this zone, who would want it to end?

In-form captain has team-mates running out of superlatives and home crowd loving every moment
May 17, 2024

India refuse to go on the back foot thanks to Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah

As Ashwin question rears its head again, three of India's pace quartet respond
May 12, 2024

Babar Azam 54* keeps match in balance after Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales strike

Pakistan go to lunch on the third day 20 runs in front with eight second-innings wickets in hand
May 10, 2024

Stats: Joe Root reaches 9000 Test runs as superb 2021 form continues

A look at all the milestones the England captain equalled or broke as he scored his fifth Test century of 2021
May 11, 2024

Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav join Indian team at Lord's

The duo, who were called up for the England Tests as injury replacements, have completed their quarantine period
May 13, 2024

India's middle order needs to show more spine, and smarts

Struggles of Pujara, Kohli and Rahane are beginning to become a concern for India
May 15, 2024

Dom Sibley stuck in an unsustainable rut

Familiar script as England are forced to call upon the same old batting hero
May 14, 2024

Root key as second day ends in balance after Anderson five-for

England bowlers allow India to add only 88 to their overnight 276 for 3
May 17, 2024

West Indies grab lead after Brathwaite 97, Holder fifty on day two

Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood in the middle with Pakistan still 136 in front
May 17, 2024

Stats - James Anderson, the oldest pacer with a Test five-for in 70 years

All the stats from James Anderson's five-wicket haul against India in the Lord's Test
May 11, 2024

James Anderson, the lord of Lord's when India come calling

The England quick entered the Lord's honours board for the seventh time on Friday, four of those when India have been the opposition
May 14, 2024

Ollie Robinson rises to challenge of stepping into Stuart Broad's shoes

Seamer prises out crucial late wicket of Kohli to cap another sturdy day's work
May 14, 2024

Of course it had to be James Anderson to stop Rohit Sharma in the end

Just where would England be with out "old man Jimmy" rolling along?
May 09, 2024

Stats - Turnaround by India's opening pair overseas

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put on 126 runs together for the first wicket
May 10, 2024

Rohit Sharma answers litmus test with calm assurance

He has done his homework diligently, and has been a reassuring presence for India at the top
May 13, 2024

Mohammad Abbas rattles West Indies after Jayden Seales, Jason Holder limit Pakistan to 217

Yasir Shah is the sole specialist spinner in the Pakistan XI
May 17, 2024

'I was content, I was happy' - Bairstow relishing his second coming

Batter looked to have been ousted from the England Test team but is now back as one of its senior-most members
May 18, 2024

Rain, spin could hold sway at Sabina Park as WI face Pakistan

Teams seek progress as they begin new WTC campaigns
May 13, 2024

Stuart Broad ruled out for rest of Test series against India

Fast bowler drafted in as cover after warm-up injury puts Broad's place in jeopardy
May 13, 2024

Injured Shardul Thakur out of Lord's Test

India will have a tough call to make between R Ashwin and a fourth seamer
May 17, 2024

England and India docked two WTC points apiece for slow over rate

Both teams were also fined 40% of their match fee by match referee Chris Broad
May 11, 2024

Root hopes Moeen can carry Hundred form and confidence into Tests

Captain says Hameed will take the opportunity with "both hands", if he plays
May 12, 2024

Batting still needs to improve for 'underdogs' West Indies, head coach Phil Simmons says

He was also not impressed by the lack of preparation from the players ahead of the first Test against Pakistan
May 09, 2024

Chemar Holder, Shamarh Brooks return to West Indies squad for Pakistan Tests

Gabriel has been given time to complete his injury recovery while Bravo takes a break after spending a prolonged period in the national team's bio-bubble
May 13, 2024

As it happened - England vs India, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day

Get your dose of analysis, stats and colour from Trent Bridge on ESPNcricinfo's live blog
May 11, 2024

Joe Root has shouldered his burden magnificently

If England pull this off, they will owe a huge amount to their captain
May 09, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah-led pace attack leaves India on strong footing

But it takes patience and perseverance, with Root finally defeated by Bumrah's cunning and accuracy
May 16, 2024

Root ton, Bumrah five-wicket haul set up intriguing final day

England captain's first century at home in three years helped set India a target of 209
May 11, 2024

Sir Ravi J: The quality No. 7 memelords never thought he could be

The allrouder has evolved into a consistent scorer of Test runs, a run-out specialist, and is possibly the second-best spinner in the format
May 16, 2024

'I thought I might never play for England again' - Ollie Robinson

Seamer making headlines for the right reasons with maiden Test five-wicket haul
May 15, 2024

Rahul, Jadeja drive India's dominance before rain arrives

India's tail added valuable runs with only Anderson and Robinson posing a threat for England
May 14, 2024

James Anderson proves he is as hungry and potent as ever

As Jofra Archer succumbs to injury, England's Mr Durable rolls on in miraculous style
May 17, 2024

Stats - James Anderson's 454-ball wait against Virat Kohli comes to an end

All the stats from the second day's play of the first England-India Test in Nottingham
May 17, 2024

Archer ruled out of all cricket for the rest of 2021 after recurrence of elbow fracture

The England seamer will play no part in the Test series against India, the T20 World Cup or the Ashes
May 09, 2024

Marcus Trescothick admits England's preparation not ideal

But batting coach refuses to make excuses for first-innings 183 all out
May 13, 2024

It's not the coach, captain or players at fault, it's the whole rotten system

England's struggle with the bat is the continuation of a recurring theme
May 11, 2024

India's quicks answer the big question, and some smaller ones

India drop Ashwin for effective 4:1 combination as their fast men are persistent and relentless
May 15, 2024

Stats - England's second worst start to a home series since 1950

All the key numbers from the first day of the England vs India Test at Trent Bridge
May 15, 2024

England hope it will be all right on the night against India

Several batters haven't batted in a first-class match for months
May 10, 2024

Kohli: Challenge is 'wanting to win in conditions which are not ours'

"It all boils down to execution in crunch moments," says India captain
May 09, 2024

Test cricket emerges from shadow of the Hundred as India eye England glory again

It's a battle of two top fast bowling attacks as both teams mull over top-order combinations
May 11, 2024

James Anderson admits his wife talked him out of retirement after injury setbacks

England seamer says he struggled after calf problem forced him out of 2019 Ashes
May 17, 2024

Concussion rules Mayank Agarwal out of first England Test

The batter was hit on the head by a Siraj bouncer at the nets two days before the match
May 10, 2024

ICC confirms points structure for 2021-23 WTC cycle

Acting CEO Geoff Allardice said the ICC took on board feedback that the points system needed to be "simplified"
May 14, 2024

Mominul Haque admits Bangladesh 'got away' thanks to long batting line-up

"After looking at the pitch, I expected it to turn on the fourth or fifth day, which is why I decided to bat first"
May 18, 2024

Donald Tiripano disappointed Zimbabwe let early advantage slip

"When we get into such good positions, we have to get them by the throat and we have to finish them off"
May 18, 2024

Najmul Hossain Shanto admits Bangladesh in 'good position' but bowlers 'have their work cut out'

"It was always going to be useful to give our bowlers more time to get Zimbabwe bowled out"
May 17, 2024