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Cricket Scotland: Kyle Coetzer named national team captain

Kyle Coetzer has been named as Scotland cricket captain, with Con de Lange appointed as vice-captain.

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India's Ravindra Jadeja, second right, celebrates with team-mates after the dismissal of Australia's captain Steve Smith Picture: Aijaz Rahi/AP

Virat Kohli slams Aussies as Steve Smith admits to DRS help

Australian skipper Steve Smith has admitted that it was a mistake to refer to the 
dressing room for guidance on DRS referral after he was given out in the second innings on day four of the second Test against India.

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New England Test captain Joe Root. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire.

Joe Root says his England captaincy will be ‘instinctive’

New England Test captain Joe Root says he will be an “instinctive” captain – and has vowed to put his own “stamp” on the role.

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Wildcats skipper Abbi Aitken. Picture:  Donald MacLeod

Scots cricket Wildcats beat Papua New Guinea

After breaking through the 150-cap barrier this week, Kari Anderson was the catalyst for another significant milestone as Scotland edged out Papua New Guinea by seven runs to claim a first win at the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifiers in Colombo.

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Alastair Cook has led England in a national record 59 Tests. Picture: AP.

Andrew Strauss hails resigning England captain Alistair Cook

Alastair Cook’s resignation as England Test captain puts Joe Root centre stage as by far his most likely successor – but there will be no immediate confirmation of his appointment.

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Abbi Aitken leads Scotland into this weeks World Cup qualifying opener. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Abbi Aitken’s Scottish Wildcats aim for cricket ODI status

A decade ago, Abbi Aitken was a 16-year-old cricketing phenomenon thrown in at the deepest of ends. Scotland’s women had touched down in Stellenbosch for the World Cup qualifiers barely 24 hours before their opening game, 
ill-prepared for the challenge and on an irrevocable course towards a hiding to nothing during their entire stay in South Africa.

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Indian bowler Yazvendra Chahal is lifted up by his jubilant team-mates after his six-wicket haul against England in Bangalore. Picture: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

England T20 collapse hands India clean sweep

England captain Eoin Morgan
condemned but could not explain his side’s batting 
collapse in Bangalore after India wrapped up the Twenty20 series with a 75-run rout.

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England's Jos Buttler is bowled by India's Jasprit Bumrah in the final over of the second Twenty20 international in Nagpur. Picture: AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

England denied as India set up winner-takes-all clash

A combination of superb death bowling and risible umpiring helped India level the Twenty20 series against England and set up a winner-takes-all clash in Bangalore.

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Joe Root made a successful return to the England limited-overs side in India. Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Joe Root happy to make mark as England win first T20 clash

Joe Root was delighted to make an impact on his return to the England limited-overs team and hailed them for taking an early advantage in the three-match T20 series with India.

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Scotland cricket captain Kyle Coetzer. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Scotland suffer first-ever ODI defeat by UAE

Scotland suffered a first-ever ODI defeat to the United Arab Emirates yesterday as their desert tour ended in disappointment in Dubai.

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Calum MacLeod formed a crucial partnership with Matthew Cross. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Scotland win again ahead of crunch game with Ireland

Matthew Cross and Calum MacLeod emerged as the heroes as Scotland snuffed out the challenge of Oman to clinch top spot in their group in the Desert T20 Challenge

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India's Yuvraj Singh celebrates scoring his 14th ODI century at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Picture: Aijaz Rahi/AP

India’s veteran batsmen sink England’s one-day hopes

Eoin Morgan’s defiant century was not enough to prevent England losing the second one-day international against India, who sealed the series with a 15-run victory in Cuttack.

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Scotland's  Richie Berrington plays a shot during the Desert T20 Challenge match against Holland at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Picture: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Scotland hold nerve against Dutch to seal semi-final spot

Scotland shook off a major dose of the jitters to dramatically snuff out the challenge of the Netherlands and clinch a place in the semi-finals of the Desert T20 Challenge.

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Calum MacLeod scored 60 runs

Calum MacLeod on a hot streak in the Desert Twenty 20

A new year and new aspirations for Scotland. A new start for Calum MacLeod.

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England captain Eoin Morgan gets some practice in ahead of todays ODI in Pune. Picture: Rajanish Kakade/AP

Eoin Morgan bats away fears over England’s tactics in India

Eoin Morgan backed England to continue playing “explosive” one-day cricket in India but home captain Virat Kohli believes that commitment to attack could be their downfall.

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Scotlands Calum MacLeod, left, and Kyle Coetzer with Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor, centre, whose team were also flying to the Gulf on Friday. Photograph: Donald MacLeod

Saltires seek game time at Dubai Desert T20

The Desert T20 tournament, which begins in Abu Dhabi this week, is not merely an opportunity for a splash of winter sun and a chance to escape the humdrum of cricket training indoors that has been the interminable fate of Scotland and others since the nights drew in.

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England insist they want Alastair Cook to stay on as captain up to and including next winter's Ashes. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire

England team and coaches want Alastair Cook as Ashes skipper

England insist they want Alastair Cook to stay on as 
captain up to and including next winter’s Ashes.

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England captain Alastair Cook walks off the field after his side suffered an innings defeat by India in the fifth Test in Chennai. Picture: AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal

England captain won’t rush decision on future after defeat

Alastair Cook is determined to take all the time available to him so he makes the right decision about whether to continue as England captain.

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India's Karun Nair plays a shot during his innings against England at Chennai. Picture: Tsering Topgyal/AP

Triple hundred for Karun Nair as England toil in Chennai

Coach Trevor Bayliss admits England’s concession of the highest Test total ever scored against them may have a bearing on whether Alastair Cook decides to stay on as captain.

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India's KL Rahul, centre, reacts as Adil Rashid, far left, and Keaton Jennings celebrate his dismissaL. Picture: AP

KL Rahul rues missing run but his 199 dents England hopes

KL Rahul cut a dejected figure after becoming the ninth batsman in Test history to be out for 199, but he still had more to smile about than England at the MA Chidambaram 
Stadium.

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