Saturday, 23 June 2018

Cricket

‘Earn respect’ – Langer vows new culture as Aussie coach

SYDNEY: Justin Langer vowed to fix the scandal-hit Australian cricket team’s behaviour and win back respect after being named head coach in all three formats of the game Thursday. The former Test opener, 47, starts his new role on May 22 for a four-year term which takes in two Ashes ...

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West Indies Brathwaite joins Kent for T20 stint

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(Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) LONDON: West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has signed to play for Kent in their opening four matches of the Vitality Blast Twenty20 competition, the county announced Wednesday. The West Indian will join the squad before the opening group match at Surrey on July 6. Brathwaite, ...

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Delhi Daredevils edge past Rajasthan Royals to stay alive

NEW DELHI: Captain Shreyas Iyer and stumper Rishabh Pant struck rollicking half centuries to keep Delhi Daredevils’ play-off hopes alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the hosts pipped Rajasthan Royals by four runs by D/L method in a rain-truncated clash at the Ferozshah Kotla yesterday. With sporadic rain ...

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ODI rankings: England overtake India to claim top spot

Reuters LONDON: England’s rise up the table is largely because of a forgettable 2014-15 season which saw them winning only seven out of 25 ODIs against other Full Members. The 2014-15 season has been dropped from the latest calculations while those from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons are weighted at ...

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Pakistan lead annual ICC Twenty20 cricket rankings

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: Pakistan retained the top spot in the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 cricket rankings after delivering stellar performances in T20 tournaments over the past year. In the T20I rankings led by Pakistan, there is no change in the top seven places but Afghanistan are now ahead ...

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New Zealand weighing cricket series in Pakistan

© Getty WELLINGTON: New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years after an invitation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). New Zealand have not played in Pakistan since 2003 due to security concerns but had been asked to play T20 matches in ...

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Rohit Sharma’s Wife Ritika Was Trolled

MUMBAI: Rohit Sharma who is called the Hitman in the Indian Squad recently posed for a picture on a magazine and proud wife Ritika Sajdeh shared this picture on her Instagram handle which didn’t go very well with MS Dhoni’s fans. Now you might be wondering what’s the connection between ...

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ICC clears Hafeez to bowl again

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday cleared all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez’s bowling action after he underwent a test at Loughborough University a fortnight ago. The 37-year-old was barred from bowling after his action was found suspicious during an ODI against Sri Lanka in November last year. Hafeez ...

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Shoaib Akhtar warns Pakistan cricket team against ‘tricky’ England

AFP LONDON: Former Pakistan pace sensation and record breaking fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has once again cautioned skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s men for tour of England and Ireland, as the speedster believes that the English conditions would prove ‘tricky’ for Pakistani batsmen. “The English conditions will prove to be tricky for ...

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Gayle believes that Preity Zinta deserves the IPL trophy

AFP MUMBAI: The Kings XI Punjab have participated in every season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ever since the inception of the tournament back in 2008. However, they haven’t won the league even a single time. Meanwhile, Preity Zinta, who has been associated with the franchise from the opening ...

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