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Australian captain Michael Clarke smiles during a press conference on the eve of the second cricket Test match against England, in Adelaide on December 4, 2013
Michael Clarke to make return from injury on Saturday
Michael Clarke will play for the Western Suburbs on Saturday as he continues his bid to reach full fitness ahead of the World Cup.
Jan 30, 03:25
Banned Pakistani paceman Mohammad Aamer arrives for a press conference in Lahore on January 29, 2015
Pakistan's Mohammad Amir cleared to make domestic cricket return
Mohammad Amir is given the all-clear to return to domestic cricket with immediate effect, seven months before his five-year ban for spot-fixing was due to expire.
Jan 29, 07:30
Stuart Broad of England celebrates dismissing Glenn Maxwell of the Prime Minister's XI during the tour match between the Prime Ministers XI and England at Manuka Oval on January 14, 2015
Stuart Broad: 'I'm not back to my best yet'
Stuart Broad admits that he is still trying to find his form for England after recently recovering from knee surgery.
Jan 29, 03:26
Adam Lyth of Yorkshire with the Reg Hayter Cup for the PCA Player of the Year during the PCA Awards dinner at The Old Billingsgate on October 1, 2014
Batsman Adam Lyth extends Yorkshire contract
Adam Lyth extends his contract with County Championship winners Yorkshire by a further three years.
Jan 28, 12:44
Aaron Finch of Australia bats during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 match between Bangladesh and Australia at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium on April 1, 2014
Yorkshire sign Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell for 2015
Yorkshire sign Australia internationals Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell for the 2015 season.
Jan 28, 10:35
Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Steve Smith sweeps main awards at Cricket Australia ceremony
Steve Smith collects three of the four senior awards at Cricket Australia's ceremony in Sydney.
Jan 27, 19:40
West Indies bowler Sunil Narine celebrates after taking the wicket of English batsman Joe Root during the first One Day International match bewteen West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium in St John's on February 28, 2014
West Indies bowler Sunil Narine withdraws from World Cup squad
West Indies bowler Sunil Narine confirms that he has withdrawn from the team's World Cup squad.
Jan 27, 16:31
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Jason Gillespie tips Perth Scorchers for Big Bash League glory
Former Australia bowler Jason Gillespie believes that Perth Scorchers will retain their Big Bash League title against Sydney Sixers.
Jan 27, 13:53
Paul Farbrace photographed on January 9, 2014
England coach Paul Farbrace targets World Cup quarter-final berth
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace says that the team should be aiming to reach the last eight of the Cricket World Cup.
Jan 27, 09:18
New Zealand's Martin Guptill in action against West Indies during their One Day International match on January 4, 2013
Martin Guptill returns to Derbyshire
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill agrees to a return to County Championship side Derbyshire.
Jan 26, 13:50
Shahid Afridi of Pakistan bats during the first Twenty20 International match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on December 11, 2013
Northants sign Shahid Afridi for T20 Blast
Northants secure the services of Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi for six T20 Blast matches.
Jan 26, 13:43
Australian cricketers celebrate the dismissal of England's batsman Luke Wright during the third cricket T20 international series match in Sydney on February 2, 2014
Rain forces Australia vs. India to be abandoned
Persistent rain leads to the abandonment of the tri-series match between Australia and India in Sydney.
Jan 26, 09:33
Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan celebrates taking the wicket of Vernon Philander of South Africa during the third day of the second Test cricket match between Pakistan and South Africa in Dubai on October 25, 2013
Saeed Ajmal expecting to be given all-clear by ICC
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal admits that he is hopeful of being given the all-clear to return to bowling in international cricket.
Jan 25, 19:26
England's Kevin Pietersen leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 6 runs during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England on September 11, 2013
Kevin Pietersen takes swipe at "frustrating" English county game
Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen admits to being 'frustrated' by the lack of a franchise system being integrated into English Twenty20 cricket.
Jan 25, 15:30
Coach of Lancashire Peter Moores applauds his players after the LV County Championship Division Two match between Gloucestershire and Lancashire on September 20, 2013
Peter Moores happy with England's World Cup preparations
Head coach Peter Moores claims that England's preparations for the World Cup are going well despite suffering successive ODI losses to Australia.
Jan 24, 17:36
Tim Bresnan of England poses with the urn in the dressing room after winning the Ashes during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013
Bowler Tim Bresnan to join England Lions
Yorkshire bowler Tim Bresnan will travel to South Africa to feature for the England Lions.
Jan 24, 10:56
Ian Bell of England celebrates after reaching his century during the One Day International Tri Series match between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on January 23, 2015
Paul Collingwood: 'Plenty more to come from Ian Bell'
Paul Collingwood believes that Ian Bell will go on to "amass a huge total" after overtaking him as England's leading ODI run scorer with his 141 against Australia.
Jan 23, 19:16
Ian Bell batting for England during the ODI with India on January 20, 2015
Ian Bell becomes England's all-time leading one-day run scorer
Ian Bell passes Paul Collingwood to become England's all-time leading run scorer in one-day international cricket in just his 153rd match.
Jan 23, 06:06
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
ECB confirms Eoin Morgan blackmail plot
The England and Wales Cricket Board confirms reports that Eoin Morgan was the subject of a recent blackmail attempt, claiming that the matter has now been put to bed.
Jan 22, 12:30
Moises Henriques of Australia appeals successfully for LBW against Alex Hales of England during game one of the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on January 29, 2014
Moises Henriques replaces Shane Watson for England Tri-Series match
Moises Henriques replaces Shane Watson for Australia's Tri-Series clash against England in Hobart on Friday.
Jan 22, 10:39
Star Sports commentator Rahul Dravid ahead of day four of 1st Investec Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 12, 2014
Rahul Dravid: 'Only pressure can stop Australia'
Rahul Dravid believes that the only thing standing in the way of Australia winning the World Cup is their ability to handle the pressure of being the host nation.
Jan 22, 05:10
Craig Kieswetter of England speaks during a press conference at the team hotel on March 25, 2014
England's Craig Kieswetter to see specialist for career-threatening eye injury
England and Somerset wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter will see specialists overseas as he continues his recovery from a career-threatening eye injury.
Jan 21, 13:30
Englands James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of Indias Murali Vijay for 2 runs on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval cricket ground in London on August 17, 2014
James Anderson: 'England comeback couldn't have gone much better'
James Anderson reveals his joy at coming through England's Tri-series meeting with India unscathed following his return from injury.
Jan 21, 07:47
Steven Finn smiles to the crowd after taking five wickets during England's match with India on January 20, 2015
Steven Finn looking "forward"
England bowler Steven Finn is looking "forward" following his positive display with the ball against India.
Jan 20, 16:56
George Bailey of Australia hits out during the 4th Natwest Series One Day International between England and Australia at the SWALEC Stadium on September 14, 2013
Australia one-day captain George Bailey suspended for Tri-Series England clash
Australia one-day captain George Bailey is suspended for the Tri-Series clash against England for his side's slow over-rate against India.
Jan 19, 08:44
Joe Root during a nets session in Brisbane on January 19, 2015
England's Joe Root has no fears sledging could turn into on-field violence
England batsman Joe Root dismisses concerns that sledging could turn into on-field violence following a recent incident involving Australia's David Warner.
Jan 19, 08:14
David Warner of Australia celebrates after reaching 100 runs during day three of the First Test match between South Africa and Australia on February 14, 2014
David Warner handed 50% match fee fine after dispute with Rohit Sharma
David Warner has been fined 50% of his match fee after a dispute with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma.
Jan 19, 05:15
B de Villiers of South Africa celebrates his 100 runs during the 5th ODI match between South Africa and Sri Lanka from Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on January 22, 2012
AB de Villiers: 'I played my innings before arriving at the crease'
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers reveals that he was planning for his record-breaking century before arriving at the crease against the West Indies.
Jan 18, 20:37
Andrew Flintoff of the Heat celebrates a wicket during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Melbourne Stars at The Gabba on December 28, 2014
Andrew Flintoff to join England training?
Andrew Flintoff is invited to assist England's bowlers as they prepare to face India in Brisbane.
Jan 17, 17:48
Chris Woakes of England grimaces in the field during day one of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 21, 2013
Chris Woakes relishing England chance
Chris Woakes feels that he belongs in the England team after a promising recent run in the team.
Jan 17, 16:45
Gary Ballance of England hits out during the 1st Royal London One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at The Kia Oval on May 22, 2014
Gary Ballance suffers fractured finger
England batsman Gary Ballance suffers a fracture to his little finger during training ahead of next month's World Cup.
Jan 17, 09:34
New Zealand's Martin Guptill in action against West Indies during their One Day International match on January 4, 2013
New Zealand, Sri Lanka ODI hit by rain
The third one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is rained off.
Jan 17, 06:32
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Kumar Sangakkara joins Surrey for 2015 season
World number one Test batsman Kumar Sangakkara joins Surrey on a two-year deal.
Jan 16, 08:15
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan: 'No return for Kevin Pietersen'
Eoin Morgan says that Kevin Pietersen will not be returning to the England one-day fold, despite the batsman stating that the skipper would "love" to have him back.
Jan 15, 09:27
Brett Lee of the Sixers reacts during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 19, 2014
Brett Lee to retire from cricket at end of Big Bash League campaign
Brett Lee confirms that he will retire from cricket when this season's Big Bash League comes to an end.
Jan 15, 05:58
Jos Buttler of England celebrates his century during the 4th Royal London One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 31, 2014
Marcus Trescothick: 'Jos Buttler can break my record in one-day internationals'
Marcus Trescothick believes that Jos Buttler could take his record for most centuries scored by an England batsman in one-day internationals.
Jan 15, 05:00
International Cricket Council (ICC) former Test cricketer Clive Lloyd of West Indies attends a press conference following an ICC Cricket Committee meeting on May 21, 2010
Clive Lloyd defends World Cup squad selection
Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd believes that the West Indies are right to drop Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo in a bid to spark a positive reaction from the team.
Jan 15, 04:26
Stuart Broad of England celebrates dismissing Glenn Maxwell of the Prime Minister's XI during the tour match between the Prime Ministers XI and England at Manuka Oval on January 14, 2015
Stuart Broad hypes "powerful" England batting lineup
Stuart Broad insists that England's current ODI batting lineup is the most powerful that he has ever played with after it amasses over 750 runs in its last two innings.
Jan 14, 17:12
Kevin Pietersen of England bats during day three of 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG on August 11, 2013
Steve Harmison: 'Kevin Pietersen will not make England return'
Steve Harmison claims that there is no chance of Kevin Pietersen returning to the England squad.
Jan 14, 03:25
England's Kevin Pietersen leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 6 runs during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England on September 11, 2013
Kevin Pietersen: 'Eoin Morgan wants me in one-day international squad'
Kevin Pietersen claims that England ODI captain Eoin Morgan wants him in his squad for the World Cup.
Jan 13, 11:49