Thursday, 27 June 2019

Cricket

James Pattinson Ruled Out Of Ashes With Back Injury

MELBOURNE: Injury-prone James Pattinson has been ruled out of the Ashes series with England after aggravating a lower back stress fracture, dealing Australia’s fast bowling stocks a blow. It is the same problem that kept the 27-year-old out of Australia’s recent tour to Bangladesh, and he will now take an ...

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Danushka Gunathilaka bans for six matches

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket Thursday slapped a six-match ban on allrounder Danushka Gunathilaka for “misconduct” during the recent series against India which the islanders lost 9-0. The cricket board had ordered an investigation last month following a complaint from team manager Asanka Gurusinghe against the 26-year-old player. Sri Lanka Cricket ...

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Herath can adjust, counter plans against him, says Azhar Ali

DUBAI: The only series in recent memory when Pakistan negated the threat of Rangana Herath effectively was in 2015 when the Sri Lanka left-arm spinner managed only two wickets in two home Tests, a success which came about after a specific plan against the bowler. In the wake of Pakistan’s ...

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ECB exploring use of giant tents to end rain delays

LONDON: English cricket chiefs are exploring deploying “giant tents” to ensure rain no longer stops play, a report said on Wednesday. Research was being carried out into placing mesh netting over grounds after a US company approached the England and Wales Cricket Board. The ECB has spoken to the Marylebone ...

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Smith blames Australia’s poor decisions for India loss

SYDNEY: Australia skipper Steve Smith has blamed his team’s poor decision making under pressure after their demoralising 4-1 loss to India in the one-day internationals. The visitors suffered a seven-wicket thrashing in the final ODI in Nagpur on Sunday to slip to third in the world rankings. They started the ...

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Cricket newest format T-10 launched in Dubai

DUBAI: When Stuart Robertson introduced Twenty20 cricket to attract new audiences for county cricket in 2003, he may not have foreseen the impact the bang-bang format would have on the sport on the whole in the years to come. Or that there would be, a decade-and-a-half down the line, T10 ...

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Shahid Afridi joins Karachi Kings for PSL 3

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday joined Karachi Kings for Pakistan Super League’s third season. Afridi was affiliated with Peshawar Zalmi and was part of their victorious campaign in the last season before missing the final due to a hand injury. The BLOCKBUSTER Trade of the Year! Karachi ...

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PCB to offer $10,000 per match to foreign players for PSL

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to offer $10,000 per match to each foreign cricketer who would play Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in the country. The incentive is aimed at attracting foreign players to play PSL matches being held in the country. This amount will be paid ...

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We will bounce back in Dubai, says Mickey Arthur

ABU DHABI: Mickey Arthur promised that Pakistan will make a strong comeback in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai later this week after his team crumbled in a run-chase of just 136 in the first Test in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan’s coach was visibly frustrated after the ...

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Herath becomes first left arm spinner to grab 400 Test wickets

ABU DHABI: The 39-year-old achieved some remarkable statistics and once again showed the world that he is one of, if not the best left arm spinner in the game. He has picked up 101 wickets against Pakistan, most by any bowler. The record for the previous highest number of wickets ...

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