'This place is like heaven for us' – Cricket's oasis in the Pakistan wilderness  
  The backstop: Archer will make or break Root captaincy  
  Bournemouth man faces jail after faking MCC membership card  
  Nasser Hussain: 'Why run down a flight of stairs and abuse someone doing something you can only dream of?'  
  Crawley keeps on getting better, Faf loses another toss and England's 500,000th run...TEST MATCH TALKING POINTS  
  Today at the U19 World Cup: India beat New Zealand as rain dominates on frustrating afternoon  
  Ben Stokes apologises for foul-mouthed outburst as England demand extra security after support staff are abused  
  Alex Blake extends Kent stay until 2022 after agreeing white-ball only contract  
  Saracens rugby chief braced for ECB investigation over Middlesex role  
  England batsman Rory Burns plots comeback in time for new County Championship season  
  Youth regenerates Joe Root’s England – as it did for Michael Vaughan in 2005 Ashes  
  England talk-up Jofra Archer recall ahead of fourth South Africa Test  
  Today at the U19 World Cup: Dominant Afghanistan secure knockout place as South Africa and New Zealand save face  
  ICC suspend Oman batsman Yousef Al Balushi on anti-corruption charges  
  Islamabad United launch home and away kits for upcoming Pakistan Super League  
  PODCAST: The Cricketer's Cricket Club - Episode 14  
  Leicestershire hand professional contract to Nat Bowley  
  The Hundred will make cricket visible and accessible to young people like me  
  Lord's to relax pavilion dress code and remove age restrictions for matches in The Hundred  
  Mason Crane unperturbed by red-ball tribulations as England Lions opportunity looms large  
  Tom Banton should not play IPL and focus on Championship... he could be England No.6, says Michael Vaughan  
  Quinton de Kock replaces Faf du Plessis as South Africa ODI captain  
  Sachin Tendulkar and Courtney Walsh join all-star teams for bushfire relief charity match  
  Tom Westley announced as new Essex club captain after Ryan ten Doeschate resigns  
  India seamer Umesh Yadav laments BCCI after failed Gloucestershire move: 'I have precious little to do'  
  Kagiso Rabada breaks silence on fourth Test ban: 'I'm letting the team down and myself'  
  Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of India T20 series in New Zealand  
  Essex hand contract to youngster Josh Rymell ahead of 2020 season  
  Today at the U19 World Cup: Nyeem Young masterclass sends England to opening defeat and crunch game with Australia  
  India seamer Umesh Yadav laments BCCI after failed Gloucestershire move: 'I have precious little to do'  
  Sana Mir left out of T20 World Cup squad as Pakistan turn to youth for title push  
  South Africa hint at changes for fourth Test after recalling quartet for England series finale  
  Somerset reveal financial results which led to Andrew Cornish exit  
  Ollie Pope shines as South Africa top order look increasingly fragile... PLAYER RATINGS  
  England beat South Africa in Port Elizabeth to edge closer to series victory  
  Faf du Plessis hints at Joburg Test being his last at home as South Africa captain  
  Joe Root concedes record-equalling 28 in a single over during third Test win over South Africa  
  U19 World Cup Diary: 'There's a real buzz around, and England have no one to fear in this competition'  
  BIG BASH TEAM OF THE WEEK: Glenn Maxwell retains place but which Englishman joins him?  
  Bess getting better, resilient Nortje and rain frustrates... TEST TALKING POINTS  
  Chennai Super Kings confident MS Dhoni will play IPL in 2021  
  Today at the U19 World Cup: West Indies stun limp Australia, Bangladesh slog away rain and Japan debut with a point  
  Jeetan Patel backs England's spin options: 'There are plenty of stocks there'  
  England Women summer fixtures 2020: India and South Africa to tour for ODIs and T20s  
  Morne Morkel joins Perth Scorchers as replacement for Chris Jordan  
  THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: Pope's maiden century and Warner's 5K  
  THE GOOGLY: England's Test team is starting to look more specialist, with more grit and less wastefulness  
  Injury-stricken James Anderson admits broken rib was 'worst pain I've ever been in on a cricket field'  
  South Africa seamer Kagiso Rabada banned for fourth Test against England after over-celebrating Joe Root dismissal  
  Temba Bavuma revels in 'best' form as South Africa Test return looms  
  Nils Priestley signs on with Derbyshire for 2020 season  
  Australia hand surprise call-up to Annabel Sutherland for T20 World Cup title defence  
  Lisa Keightley sets out stall for new era of women's cricket in England  
  India spinner Ravi Ashwin joins Yorkshire for 2020 season  
  Craig Overton leaves England squad in South Africa ahead of Lions tour  
  MS Dhoni misses out on India central contract as international future remains uncertain