Saturday, 18 January 2020

Cricket

Shadab shines as Pakistan start Australia tour with resounding win

SYDNEY: It’s dangerous to read too much into one warm-up match against modest opposition, but the early signs are that Pakistan’s attack will provide a much sterner test for Australia than they have faced from Sri Lanka. An experienced bowling unit put in a solid display at Bankstown Oval to ...

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Rohit Sharma content with sporadic captaincy honour

NEW DELHI: Captaining India is such an honour for Rohit Sharma that he would not fuss whether it’s full time or sporadic, the stylish opener said. Virat Kohli leads India across formats but former players including Yuvraj Singh see merit in split captaincy with limited-overs stalwart Rohit as the white-ball ...

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Glenn Maxwell takes indefinite break from cricket

MELBOURNE: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell announced that he is taking an indefinite break from the game for mental health reasons, ESPNcricinfo has reported. He will not be a part of Australia squad for the third T20I against Sri Lanka and will miss out on the home T20I series against Pakistan ...

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Saudi Arabia all set to stage first women´s wrestling match

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is all set to stage the first-ever women’s wrestling match that is going to be held on Thursday. The history-making clash will see up-and-comer Lacey Evans, a veteran of the United States Marines, take on WWE veteran Natalya. It is going to be the latest unlikely event staged in ...

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We are shocked and extremely disappointed: BCB President

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has conveyed their deepest frustration over the incident of country’s premier performer Shakib Al Hasan being banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC). BCB President Nazmul Hassan, MP said in a statement, “While the BCB is shocked and extremely disappointed that an experienced player like ...

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Shakib Al Hasan handed two-year ban for all formats

DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was banned from all cricket for two years with one year of that suspended on Tuesday, after the all-rounder was found to have breached the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption code. The ICC said Shakib, a prolific run-scorer and the top all-rounder in the ICC’s ...

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Pakistan women team clean sweep Bangladesh in T20I series

LAHORE: Pakistan women team whitewashed Bangladesh on Wednesday in the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series after beating the visitors in the final game by 28 runs. The match was played at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. The Green Shirts limped to 117 for ...

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Naseem Shah could be ‘surprise package’ in Australia – Misbah

SYDNEY: Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq is eager to see what schoolboy paceman Naseem Shah can produce on Australia’s fast pitches despite concerns over the 16-year-old’s readiness for the rigours of test cricket. Naseem, who has played only five first class matches since his 2018 debut for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, was ...

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PCB permits disgraced Sharjeel Khan to play club cricket

LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed disgraced batsman Sharjeel Khan to play club cricket in what could be a massive step towards his eventual induction into the national fold. Sharjeel, according to sources close to the matter, passed on his second attempt at the PCB Anti-Corruption and Security ...

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Mitchell Starc pulls out of Sri Lanka T20I for brother’s wedding

ADELAIDE: Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has decided his brother’s wedding is more important than a game of cricket, pulling out of the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka to witness him tie the knot. Billy Stanlake or Sean Abbott are likely to replace Starc as Australia target an unassailable ...

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