Saturday, 14 December 2019

Cricket

Gayle return ‘huge boost’ for West Indies

MANCHESTER: West Indies captain Jason Holder has backed the returning Chris Gayle to make a big impact in the one-day international series against England starting this week. Tuesday´s fixture at Old Trafford, the first of a five-match ODI series, is set to be powerhouse opening batsman Gayle´s first at this ...

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Pakistan second, Imad Wasim on top in latest ICC T20I rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan team has ranked second in the latest ICC rankings issued for T20I, while all-rounder Imad Wasim has retained the top spot among bowlers. Meanwhile, 22-year-old middle order batsman Babar Azam has moved up to career-best sixth position in T20I rankings. Azam has climbed 21 spots after his player ...

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England to drop Jason Roy for West Indies series

ENGLAND are ready to hand Jonny Bairstow an extended run in the one-day side with the Yorkshireman set to open against West Indies at Old Trafford. Bairstow has emerged as one of England’s most important and influential players in the Test arena but has been unable to nail down a ...

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PCB names 18 players for camp for Sri Lanka tour

LAHORE: The national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq has selected 18 players to feature in the training camp here at Gaddafi Stadium from September 19 for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.  The players will assemble at NCA on September 18 evening and the camp will conclude on September ...

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All-rounder Pandya stars in rain-hit India win

CHENNAI: All-rounder Hardik Pandya starred with the bat and ball to help India defeat Australia by 26 runs in the rain-hit opening one-day international in Chennai on Sunday. Chasing a revised target of 164 in 21 overs, the visitors were frustrated by wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who ...

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Need 2 players to replace Shakib Al Hasan: Mushfiqur Rahim

DHAKA: With no Shakib Al Hasan in the side, Bangladesh are already handicapped in the experienced department against South Africa. Bangladesh, led by Mushfiqur Rahim, are scheduled to play a 2-Test, 3-ODI and 2-T20I series in South Africa. Rahim has pinned his hopes on players such as Imrul Kayes, Soumya ...

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‘Terrified’ after Kabul stadium blast, Razzaq quits Afghan league

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test cricketer Abdul Razzaq has quit the Shpageeza Cricket League in Kabul and is returning to Pakistan following a suicide blast near a cricket stadium there on Wednesday that killed three people. The blast occurred when there was a match under way between the Boost Defenders and MIS Ainak ...

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Babar moves up to career-best sixth position in T20I rankings

DUBAI: According to a media release issued by ICC on Sunday, Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has risen 21 spots to grab a career-best sixth position in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings after his player of the series performance helped complete a 2-1 victory over the World XI in ...

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British Pakistani coach leads cricket session on 10 Downing St

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May watched as the first ever game of cricket was played in Downing Street, led by a British Pakistani female cricket coach. Saba Nasim, who is a practising lawyer and a certified English Cricket Board (ECB) coach, led the historic cricket game session in which Stuart ...

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Loved every moment of Pakistan tour: Faf du Plessis

LAHORE: Captain of the World XI and South Africa cricket team Faf du Plessis, while praising the arrangements made by the local administration and the Pakistan Cricket Board, said that he enjoyed every moment of the tour to Pakistan. The South African captain said that it was heartening to see ...

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