Saturday, 20 July 2019

Cricket

Junaid Khan out of NZ tour with stress fracture

KARACHI:  Fast bowler Junaid Khan has been ruled out for four weeks due to a stress fracture of the foot, a setback for the Pakistan team ahead of their limited-overs tour to New Zealand. Pakistan opener Azhar Ali and middle-order batsman Mohammad Hafeez have both passed their fitness tests and ...

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Big Bash: Brisbane Heat defeat Melbourne Stars

GABBA: The Brisbane Heat have opened their BBL07 campaign in style with a big win against the Melbourne Stars in front of a rowdy 27,433 crowd at the Gabba. Alex Ross and Joe Burns did the damage with the bat as both tallied half centuries while it was youngster Shadab ...

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Cricket-Broad not up to it, Cook has scars, says Mitchell Johnson

PERTH: Nathan Lyon’s wish to see the end of some England careers after another Ashes whitewash could easily come true if the tourists’ struggling senior players fail to lift quickly, former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has said. Johnson captured 37 wickets in the 5-0 sweep of Alastair Cook’s England in ...

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New Zealand beats West Indies by 5 wickets in first ODI

CHRISTCHURCH:  Doug Bracewell took Chris Gayle’s wicket with his first delivery for New Zealand in 16 months, helping the home side to a five-wicket win over the West Indies on Wednesday in the first of three one-day matches. Man-of-the-match Bracewell ended a lengthy exile from international cricket by dismissing Gayle ...

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Zimbabwe seek to end underdog tag

PAARL: Zimbabwe cricket coach Heath Streak said he wanted his players to play “winning cricket” when they meet South Africa in a one-off day-night Test next week. “We’d rather lose trying to play a winning brand of cricket than just compete,” said Streak of a Test South Africa are expected ...

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Mitchell Starc makes Wasim Akram proud

MELBOURNE: Australian bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc bowled one of the best deliveries one will see on the cricketing field, the delivery is being called by bowling greats as the ‘ball of the 21st century.’ The Ashes series came to life, after James Vince and Dawid Malan fight back came to ...

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Playing in Australia is a dream come true, says Shadab

BRISBANE: Pakistan’s dynamic teen leg-spinner Shadab Khan is excited to play in Australia, a dream that he says would become a reality with his debut in the Big Bash League. “In the press conference, I said that playing in Australia was a dream for me and it has now become ...

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West indies pin hopes on Gayle force for Black Caps ODIs

WELLINGTON:  The West Indies will hope short-form master Chris Gayle can inspire a misfiring batting line-up in the one-day international series against New Zealand starting on Wednesday. The tourists meekly surrendered with the bat as they slumped to a 2-0 Test series whitewash against the Black Caps, and need a ...

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Hasan Ali remains top ODI bowler

LONDON: Pakistan’s Hasan Ali maintained his hold on the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings as the top ODI bowler. Hasan Ali finished ahead of Imran Tahir from South Africa and Jasprit Bumrah from India. England’s James Anderson was the top-ranked test bowler followed by Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) and Ravindra ...

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Amir backs T10 cricket

SHARJAH: Pakistan left-arm pace bowler Mohammad Amir has backed T10 cricket, the latest format of the game, by saying that it will help to deal with the pressure of Twenty20 cricket. Talking to media in Sharjah where the T10 League was hosted, the 25-year-old said some people think the 10-over ...

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