Pat Cummins set the stage for a blockbuster tour of Australia for India, when he made a bold prediction about the Indian captain. Meanwhile, a formula has been invented for deciphering the art of reverse swing.

Virat Kohli won’t score a hundred during Australia tour: Pat Cummins (India Today)

“My brave, bold prediction; I’d say I think Virat Kohli is not going to get a hundred and we’re going to knock them off over here.”

Allround Faiz relishing testing Cornwall conditions (The Times of India)

While Faiz has been ignored by Indian Premier League franchises and national selectors, he isn’t disheartened. In fact, the southpaw is letting his bat do the talking.

Why The U.S. Is Crucial For Cricket’s Future (Forbes)

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ambitious goal for cricket to overtake soccer and become the world’s most popular sport looks increasingly fantastical. In the midst of an engrossing FIFA World Cup, the gulf between the sports in worldwide relevance feels particularly stark.

One year from now, cricket’s World Cup in the U.K. will be in its final stages but essentially invisible to a large part of the world.

Speak up: secrecy and silence are allies of the predator (The Hindu)

When sports journalist Sarah Waris called out a senior cricket writer (for legal reasons we cannot name him) as a sexual predator last week, she received wide support. She also raised uncomfortable questions about gender discrimination, safety of women, and sports journalism itself. We need to speak of things seldom spoken about.

IIT Kanpur invents physics formula for deadly ‘reverse swing’ in cricket (DNA)

After research on run-up, bowling action, technique, delivery etc of different well known swing pacers in the world, the research team connected the swing on the pitch in their laboratory with formula of physics.

Herath may retire from international cricket in November (ESPN)

Rangana Herath may retire from international cricket in November, following the three-match Test series against England. Provided he plays every Sri Lanka Test until then, he will finish five Tests short of 100.

Bihar cricket bodies continue to spar (The Times of India)

Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Tuesday said the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) did not have full membership of BCCI even as the latter is busy selecting players for the Ranji Trophy and focusing on the groundwork for redevelopment of Moin-ul-Haq stadium.

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad facing four-year drugs ban (Sky Sports)

Shehzad could be banned from cricket for up to four years after failing a drug test conducted during a domestic tournament in April, the country’s cricket authorities confirmed on Tuesday.