Sunday, 20 October 2019

Cricket

White replaces Lynn in Australia’s ODI squad

SYDNEY: Cameron White has replaced injured Chris Lynn in Australia ‘s squad for this month’s ODI series against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The Victorian right-hander has been in outstanding limited-overs form with 285 runs at an average of 142.5 and a strike-rate of 115.85 for the Melbourne Renegades in ...

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Future stars ready to shine at ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

LONDON: Cricket royalty Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, David Warner, Joe Root, Shoaib Malik and Chris Gayle are just a few of the names to cut their teeth at the ICC Under-19 World Cup before going on to enjoy stardom at the elite level. BRENDON EGAN looks at five players to ...

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Hasan Ali teases fellow teammates for wasting time on mobile

WELLINGTON: Seems like the Pakistani cricketers still manage to hang out and have fun with each other, despite the tough schedule and intense training sessions of Pakistan cricket team players who are currently in Dunedin to play the crucial third ODI match of the series. World number 1 pacer Hasan Ali ...

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Sri Lanka cricket cleared of match-fixing allegations, board says

COLOMBO: Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday the sport’s global governing body had found no evidence of wrongdoing against it following allegations of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. The board said the International Cricket Council (ICC) had failed to uncover evidence of graft during an investigation into explosive accusations levelled ...

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Ahmad Shahzad returns for T20 series against New Zealand

LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday announced the 15-member squad for the Twenty20 series against New Zealand which starts on 22nd January. The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq announced the 15-member T-20 squad for three-match T-20I series against New Zealand after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach ...

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How Pakistan can turn things around in New Zealand ODI’s

WELLINGTON: Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the third ODI at Dunedin on Saturday, 2-0 down with New Zealand just one more win away from clinching the five-match series. Pakistan had actually come into the series on a nine-match winning streak that started with last year’s Champions Trophy win ...

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India’s Yusuf Pathan suspended for failed dope test

NEW DELHI: BCCI suspended former international all-rounder Yusuf Pathan for five months for taking a banned stimulant. The ban on the 35-year-old, who last represented India in 2012, was backdated so that it ends on January 14. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said the explosive batsman was ...

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England coach Bayliss to step down in 2019

LONDON: England coach Trevor Bayliss will step down when his contract ends in 2019, he announced on Tuesday at the end of a troubled Ashes test tour of Australia. The 55-year-old Australian, who was appointed in 2015 to succeed the sacked Peter Moores, said by then it would be time ...

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Surprised by Indian team’s selections: Faf du Plessis

CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis was also left surprised by the selection of India batsman Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test. Another surprise call, according to the opposition skipper, was picking debutant Jasprit Bumrah ahead of seniors like Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. “We ...

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