Friday, 22 September 2017

Cricket

De Villiers quits as South Africa ODI skipper

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan at Eden Park on March 7, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

JOHANNESBURG: Star batsman AB de Villiers quit as South Africa one-day international (ODI) skipper, but committed to representing his country in all three cricket formats. “Faf du Plessis has proved to be an outstanding captain of the Twenty20 and Test teams,” he said in a statement. “Bearing this in mind, ...

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Maxwell suffers heat exhaustion on Bangladesh tour

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DHAKA: Australia are feeling the heat just days before their first Test against Bangladesh for more than a decade, with batsman Glenn Maxwell revealing Wednesday he suffered heatstroke during training. “I caught a bit of heatstroke on the first day, which wasn´t a good start,” Maxwell told reporters in Dhaka. ...

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Afridi’s 43-ball 101 lifts Hampshire

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LONDON: Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi blasted 101 in only 43 balls to inspire Hampshire’s 101-run victory at Derbyshire in the Twenty20 Blast quarter-finals. All-rounder Afridi hit seven sixes and 10 fours to power Hampshire to 249 for eight, their highest T20 score. Skipper James Vince made 55 from 36 balls as ...

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West Indies to tour Pakistan in November: Najam Sethi

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LONDON: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has announced that West Indies team will be touring Pakistan in November this year. Addressing media at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday Najam Sethi said the West Indies Cricket Board has agreed to play three T20s in Pakistan. The PCB Chairman ...

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Former SA captain Smith appointed as Benoni zalmi coach

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JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa skipper and batsman Graeme Smith will be among the coaches when the maiden Twenty20 Global League starts in the republic this November. His appointment as coach of the Benoni Zalmi, one of eight teams in the nationwide tournament, was confirmed Tuesday by the owners of a ...

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Gayle, Samuels return to Windies squad for England ODIs

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BENGALURU: There was some rare good news for West Indies cricket when Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels were included in the one-day squad for next month’s series against England on Monday. Batsman Gayle, one of the biggest drawcards in world cricket, has not represented West Indies since the 2015 World ...

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Ian Bell steps down as Warwickshire captain

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LONDON: Former England batting great Ian Bell has taken the drastic step of resigning as Warwickshire captain in order to resolve his lack of runs. The 35-year-old – who played the last of his 118 Tests against Pakistan in 2015 – has failed to sparkle with the bat this term ...

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Broad tops Botham as England rout West Indies

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BIRMINGHAM: Stuart Broad starred as England thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs to ensure the inaugural day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston. West Indies, following-on, lost 19 wickets for 261 runs in the day’s play as England surged to a 1-0 lead ...

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Essex allows Amir to attend PCB fitness tests

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BIRMINGHAM: English county Essex has confirmed that its overseas signing, Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir, has been allowed to travel back to Pakistan to attend fitness tests being conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). In a statement, the county said that Amir has been released on the request of ...

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Sri Lanka coach slams selection policy after defeat

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket coach, Nick Pothas, has blamed outside interference for a string of poor performances, saying frequent changes to the selection line-up had made his job ‘very difficult’. Pothas hit out after Sri Lanka, who suffered a 3-0 Test whitewash at home last week, went down to India ...

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