Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cricket

Cricket Australia hails players’ post-scandal conduct

SYDNEY: Australian cricketers’ once-notorious behaviour has significantly improved amid attempts to clean-up the game’s culture after the ball-tampering scandal, Cricket Australia said. The men’s national team had no conduct citings during 2018-19 season, the first clean sheet in seven years, and code of conduct charges at all levels dropped 74 ...

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Jonny Bairstow picks World Cup glory over Ashes win

LONDON: England batsman Jonny Bairstow said he would rather win the 50-overs World Cup than the Ashes series against Australia if he was given the chance to claim only one. World Cup returns to England and Wales after 20 years and Bairstow said England deserved to win their maiden title ...

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Bangladesh down West Indies by 8 wickets

DUBLIN: West Indies completely lost their way after Shai Hope had set them up for a really substantial total against Bangladesh at Castle Avenue in Dublin on Tuesday. Hope got his second successive century, but his side slipped from 205 for 2 in the 41st over to finish on 261 ...

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Rain washes out opening England-Pakistan 1st ODI

LONDON: Jofra Archer continued his bid to earn a place in England’s World Cup squad with a hostile opening spell against Pakistan before rain meant there was no result in Wednesday’s first one-day international at The Oval. Archer conceded just six runs in four overs in a wicket-taking spell after ...

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ICC, PCB congratulate Aleem Dar on completing 200 ODIs

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have congratulated Aleem Dar of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for completing 200 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in the second match of the Ireland tri-series between Bangladesh and the West Indies in Dublin on Tuesday. The 50-year-old Dar ...

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Australia paceman Jhye Richardson out of World Cup

SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson was ruled out of the World Cup Wednesday after failing to recover from a dislocated shoulder, with namesake Kane Richardson replacing him. He picked up the injury during Australia’s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in March, but was included in the ...

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‘Finding a way to win’ was crucial for preparations: Joe Root

LONDON: Joe Root believes that England are building momentum heading into a landmark season of international cricket. Root, who combined with man-of-the-match Eoin Morgan for a 65-run partnership which guided England to victory in a high-pressure T20 against Pakistan in Cardiff on Sunday, said there was a sense the summer ...

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Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for World Cup

JAMAICA: Chris Gayle has been named as the vice captain of West Indies for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30. Gayle, a former captain who last led West Indies in ODIs in June 2010, will be the deputy for Jason Holder ...

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