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‘Nervous’ David Warner clubs 85 on IPL return to give Australian selectors a headache

Banned batsman stars despite Sunrisers’ defeat‘It’s a great problem,’ says spinner Nathan LyonDavid Warner was a bundle of nerves upon his Indian Premier League return but it did not show, with the suspended batsman blasting 85 for Sunrisers Hyderabad …

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Test sensation, overnight millionaire: it’s been quite a year for Sam Curran | Barney Ronay

He may look like he should still be playing for the colts but after bursting on to the Test scene in the summer England’s tyro has pocketed a lucrative IPL contract to crown his 2018Last year my kids went to do some holiday cricket training at Surrey’s…

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England’s rising star Sam Curran becomes an IPL King for £800,000

• All-rounder joins Kings XI Punjab at auction• Curran one of five English IPL newcomersSam Curran emerged as the big winner from the English hopefuls in Tuesday’s Indian Premier League auction, capping his meteoric rise in international cricket this y…

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IPL 2019: player auction – live!

Updates from the Indian Premier League auction in JaipurChris Woakes, Sam Curran and Eoin Morgan in top groupEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 8.45am GMT Welcome to our rolling coverage of the Indian Premier League’s player auction….

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England’s Sam Curran set for high price at IPL cricket auction

• Eoin Morgan and Joe Root not among 18 English players• 2019 World Cup reduces time available to play in IPLSam Curran has been confirmed as one of 18 English players who will feature in next week’s Indian Premier League auction, with the Surrey all-r…

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Steve Smith and David Warner welcomed back by IPL teams

Disgraced duo retained by respective franchises2019 tournament starts on day their bans endSteve Smith and David Warner will be able to use next year’s Indian Premier League to prepare for the one-day World Cup after being welcomed back by their respec…

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Sam Curran draws IPL interest after England heroics against India

• Royal Challengers Bangalore among teams linked to Curran• All-rounder’s decision may depend on World Cup prospectsSam Curran’s stunning emergence for England this summer has attracted a raft of interest among the Indian Premier League’s cash-rich tea…

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David Willey says Yorkshire threatened to tear up contract for playing in IPL

• Bowler missed the early weeks of county season• Willey calls chance to join Super Kings a ‘no-brainer’David Willey says Yorkshire threatened to rip up his contract over the 11th-hour move to the Indian Premier League at the start of the season.The al…

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Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL final 2018 – live!

Over-by-over commentary from the IPL decider in MumbaiPakistan thump woeful England in first TestAli Martin: Hundred trials could take place in UAEEmail your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 11.38am BST Hello. Let us give thanks to England: their …

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The Guardian view on 100-ball cricket: the sacred and the profane | Editorial

It is depressing to think that the ECB believes that a great game can only be saved by reinvention in a ‘popular’ formThe announcement of a 100-ball form of cricket is yet more mildly depressing evidence that the glorious game is splitting into two for…

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ECB should not tap its feet for four years before embracing Jofra Archer | Barney Ronay

England are missing a trick by waiting until the gifted Sussex all-rounder is 27 and need to put a yorker through the rule bookEven with a week to sit on it there is no obvious easing of the dunder-headed inanity that surrounds the England and Wales Cr…

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AB de Villiers: ‘I felt sorry for the Australians, especially Steve Smith’

South Africa’s master batsman says the worldwide response to Australia’s ball-tampering was ‘taken to a level where it really hurt them individually – the way Steve Smith was punished was harsh’With its intense travel schedule, high-speed cricket and e…

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Moeen Ali: ‘I probably should have been dropped from Test side earlier’

The England all-rounder’s appraisal of his Ashes and New Zealand tour reveals something of an identity crisis but he is relishing the IPLWhen Moeen Ali was taken aside by Joe Root in Christchurch last month and told he would sit out the final instalmen…

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England’s IPL dozen learning as well as earning on cricket’s glitziest stage| Ali Martin

While the Test side and their counties miss them, the players are making the most of their Indian Premier League experience“I don’t think it will ever be straightforward. It’s down to you as a player to be very honest with yourself and if you want to b…

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Ben Stokes: ‘I lived every moment of the Ashes … I was just as gutted’ | Ali Martin

The England all-rounder recalls his emotional England return after missing the series defeat in Australia, and explains why playing in the IPL is not about the moneyIt’s 6pm at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. A drowsy sun has already slunk below …

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David Willey’s late IPL departure delivers another blow to Yorkshire

• England all-rounder joins Chennai Super Kings as injury replacement• Yorkshire call for cut-off point on such signingsYorkshire have bemoaned “an impossible situation” and demanded the introduction of a cut-off point for Indian Premier League deals a…

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Cricket scandal’s ripple effect gives Alex Hales his IPL chance at last | Ali Martin

‘It’s amazing how quickly things can change in cricket,’ says Sunrisers Hyderabad’s late pick-up for the 2018 IPLWhen Cameron Bancroft took sandpaper to the ball on the third day in Cape Town, it was not just the spark for a funeral pyre that a seeming…

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Joe Root laments IPL rejection and calls for playing schedule overhaul

• Yorkshireman urges ‘making it easier to play all three formats’• England likely to be unchanged for fourth ODI against New ZealandJoe Root has spoken for the first time about his disappointment after going unsold in the Indian Premier League auction …

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Cavalier cricket: when Bagenal Harvey brought stardust to the sport | Simon Burnton

Cricket was set on its lucrative path to the IPL by sport’s first super-agent and an all-star Sunday afternoon competition that forced the MCC into desperate actionIt was exactly 50 years ago this week that the MCC’s Advisory County Cricket Committee t…

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Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales join England’s unwanted list at IPL auction

• One-day captain and opener remain unsold at second day• Mark Wood and Sam Billings both signed by Chennai Super KingsJoe Root and Eoin Morgan will miss the 2018 Indian Premier League after both were unsold during the tournament’s auction.A total of 2…