Monday, 20 May 2019

Cricket

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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Shadab sparkles at Big-Bash, grabs Player of the Match award

SYDNEY: Pakistan teen sensation Shadab Khan has once again impressed everyone with his spin, despite a one-sided bowling effort at the Big Bash League (BBL). Representing the Brisbane Heat, Khan picked up two wickets early on as he cleaned up the Melbourne Renegades opening pair skipper Aaron Finch and Marcus ...

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AB de Villers eyes successful test return

PORT ELEZBETH: South Africa talisman AB de Villiers has declared himself fit for the challenge of the day-night test ahead of the one-off match against Zimbabwe at St George`s Park from Tuesday. It will be the first test appearance in almost two years for the 33-year-old, who had taken time ...

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Stokes cuts short New Zealand stay to return to England

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has ended his brief New Zealand cameo and is returning to the England “for family reasons”, Canterbury cricket officials confirmed Saturday. Stokes has been playing for Canterbury, his New Zealand birth province, for the past month while waiting to learn if he would be cleared ...

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PCB announces ODI squad for New Zealand series, Imad Wasim dropped

KARACHI: All-rounder Imad Wasim has been dropped while former captain Azhar Ali made a comeback as Pakistan announced a 15-member squad for the five-match series against New Zealand. Junaid Khan was also not included in Pakistan’s squad and was replaced by Amir Yamin in the team. “Imad Wasim was again ...

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Paine, Starc may miss Boxing Day Ashes Test

MELBOURNE: Wicketkeeper Tim Paine has joined pace spearhead Mitchell Starc as a doubt for Australia in the Boxing Day Test against England in Melbourne. Starc hobbled through Melbourne airport on crutches cushioning a bruised heel but was not yet ready to concede defeat. “It won’t be my choice,” he told ...

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