New Zealand's experienced pace bowlers repaid the faith placed in them on the first day of the opening test against England, bowling superbly before some late hitting by Ben Stokes lifted the tourists to 241-4 by the close of play on Thursday.
India play their first day-night test as part of a two-match series against Bangladesh this month and while there may be some apprehension about using the pink ball for the first time they are unlikely to lose any sleep about facing a team in disarray.
Captaining India is such an honour for Rohit Sharma that he would not fuss whether it's full time or sporadic, the stylish opener said on Thursday.
India subjected South Africa to the ignominy of a follow-on and were two wickets away from inflicting a series whitewash on the visitors after dominating day three of the third and final test in Ranchi on Monday .
Rohit Sharma smashed a maiden test double century as he and centurion Ajinkya Rahane helped India reach 497 for nine before declaring on day two of the third and final test against South Africa on Sunday.
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami picked up a five-wicket haul while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four in South Africa's second innings to bowl India to a comprehensive 203-run victory in the opening test at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
India are set to select Wriddhiman Saha to replace Rishabh Pant for the first test of a three-match series against South Africa starting in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday, with skipper Virat Kohli describing Saha as the best wicket keeper in the world.
Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned for a year from bowling in international cricket due to an illegal action, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad is excited to see another showdown between England's Jofra Archer and Australia's Steve Smith when the former skipper returns for the fourth Ashes test in Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Australia paceman Pat Cummins wants to play all five matches in the Ashes series and is looking forward to rejoining the fray in his first test at Lord's on Wednesday.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon says his side will be the underdogs when they face hosts England in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's calculated batting in the middle overs has the full backing of the India team, skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday amid criticism that the former skipper's slow approach has not worked in the World Cup.
England are hopeful that opener Jason Roy will return from a hamstring injury in time to play in Sunday's vital World Cup clash against India at Edgbaston.
After being fined part of their match fee for a slow over rate against West Indies on Saturday, New Zealand will be keen to keep things ticking along quickly with skipper Kane Williamson facing a one-match ban at the Cricket World Cup.
South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi is expected to return for Wednesday’s must-win Cricket World Cup game against New Zealand at Edgbaston after passing a fitness test.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis expects his team to bring back leg-spinner Shadab Khan for Sunday's clash against arch-rivals India in Manchester to revive their World Cup campaign.
World Cup organisers have ordered India star M.S. Dhoni to take military insignia off his wicket keeping gloves, media reports said Friday.
Australia opening batsman Joe Burns has been diagnosed with a fatigue illness after making an abrupt return home from English country cricket last month, Queensland's state cricket association said on Tuesday.
South Africa cannot afford any more mistakes at the World Cup and will need to win almost all their remaining seven games if they hope to qualify for the semi-finals, former all-rounder Jacques Kallis has said.
South Africa are in all sorts of trouble against Bangladesh in their second World Cup match at the Oval in London.
New Zealand kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 10-wicket thrashing of Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday.
Matt Henry led the New Zealand charge with three wickets to help dismiss Sri Lanka for just 136 in their opening match of the World Cup in Cardiff on Saturday.
England made a confident start to their Cricket World Cup campaign as they crushed South Africa by 104 runs in the tournament opener at The Oval on Thursday.
A power-hitting West Indian side will provide the perfect opportunity to test bowling tactics in the final 'death' overs ahead of the Cricket World Cup, New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen has said.
India need to space out their experienced batsmen at the World Cup in England and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni is best suited at number five, according to batting great Sachin Tendulkar.
Fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir have been drafted in to Pakistan's final 15-man squad for the World Cup along with middle-order batsman Asif Ali, the country's cricket board (PCB) said on Monday.
Virat Kohli's India have topped the international Test rankings for the third year in a row boosted by their first ever series triumph in Australia earning a million dollar prize for the team.
Australia's David Warner hit an unbeaten 100 and put on a record stand with Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Jonny Bairstow in the Indian Premier League on Sunday to boost his return from a ball-tampering scandal.
India are a class outfit but they will go into this year's World Cup with a soft underbelly having failed to settle on a number four, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar told Reuters in an interview.
English county Durham have named Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, who served a nine-month ban last year for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, as their captain for this season.