Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Cricket

Rohit Sharma fires India to easy win over Ireland in first T20

DUBLIN: India warmed up for their tour of England with a routine 76-run victory over Ireland in Dublin on Wednesday in their 100th-ever T20 game. Virat Kohli’s side were given the perfect preparation for more onerous tasks later on their tour when they made the most of warm conditions to ...

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Sri Lanka beat West Indies to draw Test series

BRIDGETOWN: Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury in partnership with namesake Dilruwan Perera to guide Sri Lanka to an historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. Set a target of ...

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Shadab eager to become world No 1 bowler

LAHORE:  Promising leg spinner Shdab Khan has expressed his desire to become world number one bowler by giving his outstanding performance in the Twenty20 triangular series and one-day series against Zimbabwe. “I will be aiming to showcase my spin talent in the best possible way during these two events to ...

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Australia captain Tim Paine says Buttler is better than Dhoni

MANCHESTER: For long Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rated as the best wicketkeeper-batsman in white ball cricket but Australia captain Tim Paine is of the opinion that England’s Jos Buttler has surged ahead of the former Indian captain. Buttler is in the form of his life, having played a pivotal ...

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Umar Akmal claims was offered money to miss matches against India

LAHORE: Pakistan right-handed batsman Umar Akmal has claimed that he was offered money to miss matches against India in previous World Cups and two deliveries during a match. In an interview, the batsman claimed he was offered $200,000 to miss two deliveries during a World Cup match. “In 2015 World ...

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Pakistan recall Hafeez after bowling action cleared

LONDON: Pakistan recalled Mohammad Hafeez to their Twenty20 and one-day squads Friday for the tour of Zimbabwe after the all-rounder’s bowling action was cleared last month. The 37-year-old had his bowling reported as suspect during the one-day series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates last October before an ...

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Virat Kohli: I Am 100 Percent Fit for Uk Tour

LONDON: Indian skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri addressed the media in a pre-departure press conference in New Dehli ahead of the Men in Blue’s much-awaited tour of England that begins on July 3. The 29-year-old was ruled out from participating in the County championship for Surrey CCC ...

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Paul Farbrace Takes Cricket England Charge For T20Is

LONDON: England head coach Trevor Bayliss will run the rule over some of the most promising talents in the county game while his assistant Paul Farbrace takes temporary charge of the team for the upcoming Twenty20 internationals against Australia and India, it was announced Friday. One of the biggest criticisms ...

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Amir likely to be rested for Zimbabwe series

Mohammad Amir is likely to be rested from at least one portion of Pakistan’s upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. ESPNcricinfo understands the fast bowler asked to be rested after the tour of Ireland, England and Scotland. It is possible he may miss the entire trip in a bid to be fresh ...

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