Thursday, 26 April 2018


England coach Bayliss to step down in 2019

England coach Trevor Bayliss

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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Kevin Pietersen retires from cricket


LONDON: Star English cricketer Kevin Pietersen has announced his impending retirement, saying his playing career will be over by the end of this year. The 37-year-old, currently playing for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL, said after Saturday night’s derby loss to the Renegades that had made the decision “recently”. ...

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1st Test: South Africa beat India by 72 runs

india sa

CAPE TOWN: Knocked over like ten-pins in the morning session, and deprived of the services of their most experienced bowler, South Africa were staring at a first Newlands defeat since readmission against a side that wasn’t Australia. Mohammed Shami (3 for 28) and Jasprit Bumrah (3 for 39) scripted a ...

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ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup opens in New Zealand

ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

WELLINGTON: The ICC Under-19 Cricket World 2018 Cup officially got underway in style at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand on Sunday with an impressive ceremony showcasing New Zealand’s culture. According to a media release of the ICC, the ceremony was attended by representatives of all the 16 participating ...

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Pakistan eye early wickets of Guptill, Munro

Azhar Mahmood

WELLINGTON: akistan have set their eyes on getting New Zealand batting powerhouses Martin Guptill and Colin Munro out early in the second one-day international in Nelson on Tuesday. Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, speaking to media during a team practice session in Nelson today, said he has faith in the team’s ...

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No need for England overhaul despite Ashes defeat: Anderson


LONDON: England are on the right track and do not need to overhaul their squad despite crashing to a 4-0 Ashes series defeat to Australia, vice captain Jimmy Anderson said on Monday. Anderson has experienced two 5-0 whitewashes in Australia, including the chaotic 2013-14 trip Down Under which resulted in ...

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Ashes: England facing 4-0 defeat against Australia


SYDNEY: England are facing another defeat in the final Ashes Test after Australia once again dominated on the fourth day in Sydney. The tourists closed on 93-4, still 210 short of making the home side bat again. They had been reduced to 15-2 and 43-3, but were held together by ...

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