Saturday, 20 April 2019

Cricket

Malik to fill in for Hafeez: Sarfraz

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Tuesday backed veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik to contribute more with the ball during the upcoming New Zealand tour and cover for Mohammad Hafeez, who is serving a one-year ban due to a flaw in his bowling action. While admitting that Hafeez’s loss before such ...

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Alastair Cook, Broad Defy Critics as England Hit Back in Ashes

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook hit a long-awaited century and Stuart Broad snapped up four wickets as England’s much-maligned old guard finally enjoyed a day to remember in the Ashes series on Wednesday. At 3-0 down after three Tests, the Ashes urn is already lost to Australia but Cook and Broad showed ...

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Boult leads New Zealand to Windies series sweep in rain

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand completed a clean sweep of the West Indies in their one-day series with a commanding 66-run victory in a rain-affected third and final match in Christchurch on Tuesday. With the match reduced to 23-overs-a-side, the West Indies were set a revised target of 166 in reply to ...

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Ashes: Tom Curran to make England Test debut on Boxing Day

MELBOURNE: Surrey pace bowler Tom Curran will make his England Test debut against Australia on Boxing Day. The 22-year-old replaces the injured Craig Overton for the fourth Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. “He’s a feisty character and he gets the ball to move around a bit,” said England ...

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Australia coach Lehmann to step down in 2019

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview. Lehmann outlined his plans to Fox Sports, declaring the English summer season in 18 months will be his last hurrah. “That will ...

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Afridi, Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar To Play Cricket On Ice

LONDON: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith and Shahid Afridi have joined a plethora of former cricketers for the inaugural St. Moritz Ice Cricket in Switzerland on February 8 and 9, 2018. While Afridi is playing regularly post his international retirement, the two-day T20 event in St. Moritz will be ...

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Dhoni still No. 1 wicketkeeper in the world: Prasad

MUMBAI: MS Dhoni has effectively been guaranteed a spot in the 2019 World Cup, about 18 months away, after the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad gave a resounding appraisal of the “No.1 wicketkeeper in the world”. While this is the first time a selector has made a definitive statement on ...

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England tail ready for more bouncer barrage, says Anderson

MELBOURNE: England fast bowler James Anderson expects Australia to continue peppering the touring tailenders with short-pitched deliveries in the remaining two Ashes tests and says he has no problems with that. Former England captain Michael Atherton has urged umpires to invoke cricket’s laws and protect England’s tailenders from Australia’s relentless ...

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