Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cricket

Want to continue Champions Trophy form, says Fakhar

DUBAI: Pakistan’s young batting sensation Fakhar Zaman wants to continue with the top form he showed at the ICC Champions Trophy earlier this year. “Definitely, I want to continue with that performance”, the young ODI opener said. “It is in my mind to perform well for Pakistan’s victories.” Fakhar mentioned ...

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Wahab Riaz speaks about hostile bowling spell to Shane Watson

DUBAI: Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz spoke about the hostile bowling against Australia’s Shane Watson in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015,. In an interview to ICC 360, Wahab recalled the exchange of words between him and Australian players Shane Watson and Mitchell Starc when he was batting in the ...

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New international Test and ODI leagues agreed by ICC

DUBAI: The Test series league will see nine teams play six series over two years – three home and three away, while the ODI league will be a direct qualification pathway towards the ICC Cricket World Cup and will be contested by the 12 Full Members plus the winners of ...

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Pakistan look to bounce back in ODI series against Sri Lanka

DUBAI: Pakistan are counting on a change in format and players to overcome a resurgent Sri Lanka in the five-match one-day series starting in Dubai from today (Friday). Pakistan were upset 2-0 in the preceding Test series but they are hoping to change their fortunes and carry the limited over ...

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Stokes apologises for mocking Katie’s disabled son, loses contract

LONDON: England cricketer Ben Stokes has lost his sponsorship contract with sportswear giant New Balance following his arrest outside a nightclub which also left his Ashes series in doubt. Stokes, who was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, also issued an apology after video emerged of him mimicking ...

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Without Ben Stokes, We Will Win Ashes: Steve Waugh

SYDNEY: Test great Steve Waugh says England can’t win the Ashes without Ben Stokes and the bad boy allrounder would have been dumped immediately if he was Australian. England vice-captain Stokes was arrested last month in Britain on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and suspended from internationals until further ...

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Kumar Sangakkara hails captain Chandimal

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has got praise from former captain Kumar Sangakkara after Sri Lanka became the first time to win a series against Pakistan in UAE ever. At their adopted home, Pakistan have never lost a Test series since 2007. Hailing Chandimal for his leadership, Sangakkara said ...

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Sohail Tanvir to lead Pakistan in Hong Kong Cricket Sixes

HONG KONG: Star all-rounder Sohail Tanvir and former test player Mohammed Sami are included in a seven-strong Pakistan squad who are aiming for a sixth triumph at the Hong Kong Sixes this month. The 32-year-old, 1.96m-tall Sohail – who holds the T20 record for five-wicket haul bowling economy – will ...

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Ireland edge closer to first-ever Test against Pakistan

DUBLIN: The International Cricket Council has confirmed Wednesday they’re close to finalising details of Ireland’s inaugural Test match. The first-ever match in Ireland’s history is “likely” to be staged in Dublin against Pakistan next year, the cricket.com.au quoted an ICC spokesperson as saying. It is understood that talks between Ireland ...

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Nehra may retire from international cricket

NEW DELHI: Veteran Senior Indian pacer Ashish Nehra said on Wednesday that he may hang up his boots after the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on November 1. The 38-year-old pacer, who made his international debut in December 1999 against Sri Lanka, ...

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