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Cricket-Du Plessis warning to England debutant Westley

LONDON, July 26 New England batsman Tom Westley has been promised a debut to remember when he makes his first test appearance in Thursday's third test against South Africa at The Oval.

Cricket-Sri Lanka's Gunaratne out of test series with fractured thumb

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 26 Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Asela Gunaratne has been ruled out of their three-test series against India after suffering a "pretty serious" fractured thumb on the opening day of the first match.

Cricket World Cup, 26 Jul 2017

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Roland-Jones to make England test debut at The Oval

LONDON, July 26 Middlesex right-arm seamer Toby Roland-Jones will make his England test debut against South Africa at The Oval on Thursday after Mark Wood was ruled out with a heel injury.

Cricket World Cup, 26 Jul 2017

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Centuries from Dhawan, Pujara put India in charge at Galle

* Hurt Gunaratne doubtful for rest of match (Updates at close)

Cricket World Cup, 26 Jul 2017

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Test Series Sri Lanka v India scoreboard

July 26 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at stumps on the first day in the first Test between Sri Lanka and India on Wednesday in Galle, Sri Lanka India 1st innings S. Dhawan c Mathews b Pradeep 190 A. Mukund c Dickwella b Pradeep 12 C. Pujara not out 144 V. Kohli c Dickwella b Pradeep 3 A. Rahane not out 39 Extras

Cricket World Cup, 26 Jul 2017

Cricket-Roland-Jones to make England test debut at The Oval

LONDON, July 26 Middlesex right-arm seamer Toby Roland-Jones will make his England test debut against South Africa at The Oval on Thursday after Mark Wood was ruled out with a heel injury.

Cricket World Cup, 26 Jul 2017

Cricket-England players' desire must not be questioned, says Stokes

July 26 England players deserve criticism for poor performances but questioning the team's desire is uncalled for, vice-captain Ben Stokes has said ahead of the third of the four-test series against South Africa at The Oval on Thursday.

Cricket World Cup, 26 Jul 2017

Cricket-Pandya debuts as India bat in Galle against Sri Lanka

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 26 India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat in the first of the three-test series against hosts Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday.

Cricket World Cup, 26 Jul 2017

Cricket-Test Series Sri Lanka v India line-ups

July 26 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first Test between Sri Lanka and India on Wednesday in Galle, Sri Lanka India won toss and decided to bat Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath (capt), Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep India: Shikhar Dhawan, Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran

Cricket World Cup, 26 Jul 2017

Cricket-Kohli says India ready to negate Herath threat at Galle

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 25 Indian batsmen have done their homework and will not allow Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath to wreck them again at Galle, captain Virat Kohli said on the eve of the first test between the neighbours on Tuesday.

Cricket World Cup, 25 Jul 2017

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.