Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (left) and team-mates shake hands with the West Indies batsmen after the second one-day international ended in a tie in Visakhapatnam. Photograph: Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images

Shai Hope scored an inspired unbeaten century and struck the final ball for a four to earn West Indies a nail-biting tie with India in the second one-(...)

Prithvi Shaw scored a century on his Test debut against the West Indies in Rajkot. Photograph:  Harry Trump/Getty Images

India’s Prithvi Shaw has been compared to batting great Sachin Tendulkar since he was a 14-year-old schoolboy and the lofty parallels will intensify (...)

Peter Kay: Lancashire comedian has the old country on his mother’s side

The concept of “county lines” has been making a comeback in Britain recently, but not in a way that would please nostalgists. Far from marking a renew(...)

Virat Kohli averages 50 across all three formats of the game. Photograph: Ashley Vlotman/Getty

Virat Kohli knows about pressure. He is Sachin Tendulkar for the Twitter generation, with 23.3 million people hanging on his every emoji. When he bats(...)

Indian opening batsman reacts after his dismissal for 199 in the 5th Test against England at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

5th Test, Stumps Day 3: England 477 lead India 391-4 by 86 runs What a lovely day to be the third umpire. This occupation has been described by one w(...)

Australia’s batsman David Warner celebrates his century against New Zealand in Canberra. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Dave Warner smashed a sixth one-day international century of the year to drive Australia to a convincing 116-run victory over New Zealand as the hosts(...)

Former Pakistan cricket captain Hanif Mohammad (left) during a visit to the Arabian Sea Country Club in Karachi, 27th January 2006. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

The former Pakistan captain Hanif Mohammad has died at the age of 81, having been admitted to a Karachi hospital earlier this week suffering from resp(...)

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne: will captain two teams of former greats in a Twenty20 game at the New York Mets’ Citifield. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times)

In Cork-born Joseph O’Neill’s celebrated novel Netherland, a Trinidadian dreamer named Chuck Ramkissoon aspires to building a world-class cricket stad(...)

 James Taylor is unbeaten on 74 after the second day of the third Test match against Pakistan in Sharjah. Photograph: Getty

When it comes to batting, the word “busy” may have been coined especially for James Taylor. He does not do serene or languid. There is no violence to (...)

Australian captain Michael Clarke says his side have yet to peak at the Cricket World Cup  despite beating India in the semi-final. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

The 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales looks set to go ahead with just 10 teams with the International Cricket Council set to rubber-stamp (...)

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