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Cricket: England favourites but danger lurks in West Indies

LONDON (Reuters) - With eight wins from their past nine tests, a three-match series in the West Indies should hold no fears for Joe Root's buoyant England team -- but things are never straightforward in the Carribean sunshine.

Australia's Patterson earns late call-up for Sri Lanka tests

(Reuters) - Australia have called up Kurtis Patterson for their two-test series against Sri Lanka starting in Brisbane on Jan. 24 after the New South Wales batsman scored two centuries in a warm-up match against the tourists.

Malaysian cricketer Mas Elysa steals show with three T20 world records

SEPANG: Youngster Mas Elysa Yasmin Zulkifli surprised even herself by breaking three world records in Twenty20 cricket.

Emerging star Mas Elysa Yasmin Zulkifli has put Malaysian cricket in the world’s map.

Australia's Hazlewood ruled out of Sri Lanka series

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the test series against Sri Lanka due to a back injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Saturday.

Supreme Court to rule on Indian players suspended for remarks about women

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court has been asked to decide the future of two international cricketers suspended for their comments about women in a TV show interview last week, stirring a debate over whether they were being treated too harshly.

Chahal, Dhoni script India's ODI series victory in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his third successive half century to guide India to a seven-wicket victory in the series-deciding third one-day international against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Cricket - England call up Wood to replace injured Stone

(Reuters) - England have called up fast bowler Mark Wood to replace the injured Olly Stone for their three-test series against West Indies that starts in Bridgetown on Jan. 23.

Finch happy with Lyon's displays ahead of India decider

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nathan Lyon has failed to take a wicket in Australia's ongoing one-day series against India but captain Aaron Finch is pleased with the off-spinner's role as they head into a series-decider against India in Melbourne on Friday.

Cricket - England's Stone out of West Indies tour with back injury

(Reuters) - England fast bowler Olly Stone has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of West Indies with a back injury and will return home, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.

Cricket-Lord's gets new stands permission to increase capacity

(Reuters) - Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has been granted permission to construct two new stands at Lord's to replace the existing Compton and Edrich stands and increase the stadium's capacity to 31,000, it said on Wednesday.