Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Cricket

Chennai beat Rajasthan in a last-ball thriller

MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals will seek to revive their campaign when they host Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 encounter here. Rajasthan are currently placed at the seventh spot in the eight-team standings with just one win out of five games. The Ajinkya Rahane-led side would be ...

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IPL 2019 Points Table

Teams Played Win Loss Tied Points Nrr Chennai Super Kings 6 5 1 0 10 +0.310 Kolkata Knight Riders 6 4 2 0 8 +0.614 Mumbai Indians 6 4 2 0 8 +0.290 Kings XI Punjab 7 4 3 0 8 -0.057 Sunrisers Hyderabad 6 3 3 0 6 +0.810 ...

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ICC World Cup trophy arrives in Pakistan again

KARACHI: The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy has landed in Pakistan for the second time on its global tour, before the mega tournament kicks off in England and Wales on May 30. Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed brought the trophy from Dubai to Islamabad, where it will be open for public ...

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Salman Butt breaks Jacques Kallis’ record

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan batsman Salman Butt broke the List A centuries record of South Africa’s ace all-rounder Jacques Kallis, Dunya News reported on Tuesday. The left-handed batsman achieved this feat while playing for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Pakistan Cup against Balochistan. The 34-year-old scored 133 runs for his 24th List A ...

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Consistency key for dangerous West Indies at World Cup: Brian Lara

MUMBAI: West Indies are replete with match-winners but consistency will be key to their success in English conditions at this year’s World Cup, batting great Brian Lara has said. Teeming with tearaway fast bowlers and aggressive batsmen, West Indies were once considered invincible and won the opening two editions of ...

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Wasim Akram slams Pakistan team’s ‘biryani’ diet plan

KARACHI: Erstwhile Test skipper and legendary fast bowler – while bashing the diet plan of Pakistan cricketers – said players still eat biryani ahead of the 2019 World Cup. According to media reports, the left-arm bowler was of the opinion that Pakistan cricketers are eating junk food and are not ...

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IPL losing fizz as matches drag past midnight

HYDERABAD: One of the irritating features of the 12th edition of the IPL is that the majority of the matches are finishing way beyond the schedule time of 11.20 pm. Some of the matches are going well past midnight. The matches are stretching too far into the night and this ...

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Chris Gayle: I am known as a six machine

JAMAICA: Cricket master blaster talked about his six-hitting ability in an interview with former cricketer Ian Bishop and said he is known as a six machine. The 39-year-old left-handed batsman said it is natural for him to try to hit sixes. Seeing the ball flying over the boundary gives me ...

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Top Afghan cricket players criticise change of captain

KABUL: Afghanistan has named a new captain to lead the cricket team into the forthcoming World Cup – a move that has not gone down well with some of the players. The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced Gulbadin Naib would skipper the one-day side, Rashid Khan the Twenty20 team and Rahmat ...

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