Saturday, 20 April 2019

Cricket

England’s Archer takes aim at Pakistan as World Cup looms

LONDON: Jofra Archer insisted his focus was on Pakistan following an England call-up that could see him make a late charge into the hosts World Cup squad. Dynamic all-rounder Archer was included Wednesday in a 17-man squad for next month s one-day internationals against Pakistan and Ireland. The Barbados-born rising ...

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Virat Kohli defends Dhoni

NEW DELHI: India’s Virat Kohli has gone to bat for his former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying it was unfortunate to see so many people going after the veteran player. Dhoni, 37, led India to World Cup victory at home in 2011 but his patchy form in recent times has ...

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Sri Lanka sack Malinga as World Cup captain

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka axed Lasith Malinga as captain for the upcoming World Cup, and announced Test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was being brought in to lead the side. Chairman of selectors Asantha de Mel said they wanted “somebody who can get the team together” at the event in England and Wales. ...

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Abid, Hasnain in; Amir, Asif out of Pakistan WC squad

LAHORE: Pacer Mohammad Amir and power-hitter Asif Ali failed to find a place in Pakistan’s 15-man preliminary squad announced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, commencing from May 30 in England. However, both Amir and Asif have been included for the ODI series against ...

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Uncapped Jayed, recalled Mosaddek in Bangladesh World Cup squad

DHAKA: Rookie swing bowler Abu Jayed earned a spot in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad on Tuesday while batsman Mosaddek Hossain also made the cut for the showpiece tournament in England and Wales. Right-arm paceman Jayed, who has played five tests but has yet to debut in ODIs, was picked for ...

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Injured Diana Baig ruled out of South Africa tour

LAHORE: Seventeen-year-old pace bowler Fatima Sana has been included in Pakistan women team that will tour South Africa in place of pace bowler Diana Baig, who underwent surgery on her injured left thumb on Tuesday. Diana has been advised eight to 10 weeks rest following the surgery at Karachi and ...

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Alex Hepburn found guilty of rape

LONDON: Australian-born former Worcestershire county cricketer Alex Hepburn was found guilty at a re-trial on Friday of raping a sleeping woman as part of a sex game conducted on WhatsApp. The BBC and Sky television reported the jury delivered a unanimous guilty verdict on a count of oral rape after ...

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Bangladesh to call Shakib back from IPL

DHAKA: Bangladesh will ask star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to return from Indian Premier League and join the team’s World Cup preparation camp next week, the nation’s Cricket Board said. Shakib is currently in India with his IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. “Our camp is beginning. I have asked to send ...

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Kagiso Rabada stars as Delhi Capitals stun Sunrisers Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Keemo Paul, Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada bowled Delhi Capitals to a 39-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Delhi Capitals moved up to No.2 after winning their 5th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League, reports India Today. Delhi Capitals have ...

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