Saturday, 19 October 2019

Cricket

Despite court case, Stokes in demand for IPL

LONDON: England’s Ben Stokes could remain the Indian Premier League’s most expensive foreign player despite court proceedings against him when he goes under the hammer at the competition’s glitzy auction this weekend. Stokes , who went for a record $2.16m to Rising Pune Supergiant last year, is among the top ...

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Pakistan beat Proteas to enter U19 World Cup semis

CHRISTCHURCH: A superb display of fast bowling and some composed batting by Ali Zaryab propelled Pakistan to a three-wicket win in an absorbing contest with South Africa at the ICC Under-19 World Cup Super League quarter-finals here on Wednesday. With Pakistan chasing a target of 190 runs, an unbeaten 74 ...

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3rd Test Day1: Indian batsmen flop again vs South Africa

Five-pronged South African pace attack dismisses the visitors for 187 after they were 97 for two at one time JOHANNESBURG: The ball flew around at the Wanderers on Wednesday. Survival was hard as the sphere seamed, bounced and zipped off the green surface. Batting called for technique, heart, and some ...

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West Indies to host first standalone Women’s World T20

DUBAI – Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana, and St Lucia will host the Women’s World T20 from November 9 to 24 later this year. This will be the first instance of the Women’s World T20 being played as a standalone event, after the previous six editions were organised alongside the men’s ...

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IPL to begin on April 7

MUMBAI: The 2018 season of the IPL will begin on April 7 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with the final scheduled for May 27 at the same venue. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will play the tournament opener, and their opponent will be revealed when the IPL releases the match ...

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Warner to lead Australia in T20 tri-series, Smith rested

MELBOURNE: David Warner will lead Australia in next month’s Twenty20 international tri-series against New Zealand and England as regular captain Steve Smith is given a break ahead of the crucial Test tour to South Africa. Opening batsman Warner , the Test vice-captain, steps up to lead Australia in the T20 ...

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Yousuf advises struggling Sarfaraz to consult Dhoni

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has advised captain and wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed to consult Mahendra Singh Dhoni over his fitness issues and lack of form. “I think Sarfaraz needs to work on his fitness and skills a lot more. Unless he is in top form he can’t expect the ...

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BBL: Strikers beat Renegades while taking catch of the season

PERTH: Boundary-line catches have always been a treat to watch and if the catches turn out to be a combined effort between two fielders they become even more sensational. The batsman in these situations can only blame his luck but for the audiences it serves as a jaw-dropping moment. Yet ...

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Shikhar Dhawan’s message to injured Shoaib Malik

NEW DELHI: Cricket ties with India and Pakistan are not less strained than political relations between the two countries. But a different scene is being witnessed on twitter where Indian star batsman Shikhar Dhawan enquired the well-being of Pakistani all-rounder and Sania Mirza’s husband Shoaib Malik. But the gesture didn’t ...

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