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Edgbaston to host 2019 Ashes series opener

(Reuters) - England’s bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with first test against Australia at Edgbaston, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.

India squad for first three tests against England

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indian cricket board announced the following squad for the first three tests of the five-match series against England starting next month: Cricket - England v India - Third One Day International - Emerald Headingley, Headingley, Britain - July 17, 2018 India’s Virat Kohli in action Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Ed Osmond

Root and Morgan clinch decider for England in ODI series

LEEDS, England (Reuters) - A gigantic 186-run partnership between Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan helped England cruise comfortably to an eight wicket victory over India on Tuesday that sealed a 2-1 one-day international series win.

England add batsman Vince for deciding ODI against India

LONDON (Reuters) - Hampshire batsman James Vince has been added to England’s squad for Tuesday’s deciding one-day international against India, the country’s cricket board has said.

Root century inspires England to series-levelling win

LONDON (Reuters) - Joe Root struck a fluent 113 as England crushed India by 86 runs in the second one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday to level the three-match series at 1-1.

Pakistan opener Shehzad charged over positive test – PCB

Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad has tested positive for a banned substance and will be charged later on Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said.

Cricket-Root will be spurred on by T20 axe, says Farbrace

Joe Root's exclusion from the Twenty20 series decider against India on Sunday will fuel the England test captain's desire to improve going into this week's opening one-day international between the sides, interim head coach Paul Farbrace has said.

Masterful Rohit leads India to series win over England

BRISTOL, England (Reuters) - Rohit Sharma’s superb unbeaten century led India to a seven-wicket win over England in a run-filled third and final Twenty20 international on Sunday to earn the touring side a 2-1 victory in the series.

Thakur replaces injured Bumrah in India’s ODI squad vs. England

(Reuters) - Paceman Shardul Thakur will replace injured bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian squad for this month’s three-match one-day international series against England, the Indian cricket (BCCI) said on Friday.

Lyon objects to ICC’s decision to broadcast stump mic audio

(Reuters) - Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has spoken out against the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to broadcast sound from the stump microphone at all times and the introduction of audible obscenities as a new offence.


Shane Watson to play Big Bash for two more years

Big Bash 2018-19: Shane Watson gets contract extension at Sydney joined Thunder in 2015 Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson, who turned 37 this month, is set to play the Big Bash for at least two more seasons, after signing a new contract extension with the Sydney Thunder.