Saturday, 24 August 2019

Cricket

Rain washes out Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match in Bristol

BRISTOL: In another disappointing day at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Bristol was washed out on Tuesday without a ball being bowled. This is the 2nd match in succession and third overall in this year’s edition to be washed out. Sri ...

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Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup 2019

LONDON: Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for at least three weeks due to a fractured thumb. Dhawan was injured during India’s match against Australia in which he scored 117. His injury will be a major blow for India as the ...

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Jos Buttler ‘responding well’ after hip injury

LONDON: England’s Jos Buttler is “responding well” to treatment on a hip injury but the star batsman still has to prove his fitness in time for Friday’s World Cup match against the West Indies. Buttler suffered a heavily bruised right hip while hitting a six during England’s 106-run win over ...

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Amir aims for another Taunton triumph as Australia await

TAUNTON: Mohammad Amir will hope to enjoy another landmark occasion at Taunton when Pakistan face Australia there in a World Cup match on Wednesday. The group fixture at southwest county Somerset s headquarters sees Amir back at the ground where he made his return to first-class cricket in England three years ...

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My heart isn’t in cricket anymore: Afghan keeper Shahzad

KABUL: Afghanistan have been plunged into controversy with wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad claiming that he was incorrectly declared unfit and omitted from the World Cup squad. However, the Afghanistan Cricket Board insists that Shahzad was indeed unfit, which is why he has been replaced by Ikram Alikhil. Shahzad, 32, retired hurt ...

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Finch dismisses Adam Zampa ball-tampering claims

LONDON: Australia captain Aaron Finch attempted to defuse a potential controversy after spinner Adam Zampa was caught on camera putting his hand into his pocket and then rubbing the ball several times, fueling allegations of ball-tampering. Zampa was pictured making the movements during Australia’s clash with India at The Oval ...

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We need one good game, says Afghan captain

TAUNTON: With three consecutive defeats, Afghanistan is now at the bottom of the Points Table in ICC World Cup 2019 but the captain Gulbadin Naib feels that his team isn’t demoralized and one good game can turn around things for them. Afghanistan lost to New Zealand by 7 wickets in ...

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Yuvraj Singh announces retirement

MUMBAI: India’s hero during the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh, announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday after spending 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international experience. The Chandigarh-born cricketer captured the imagination of world cricket with his gravity-defying fielding abilities ...

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India beat Australia by 36 runs in World Cup 2019

India registered 36-run win over Australia in their second match of World Cup 2019 on Sunday. The little bundle of cuteness was present at the London to cheer for our team and her expressions made her go viral on the internet. Men in blue registered their 4th win over Australia ...

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Furore in India after Dhoni asked to remove gloves insignia

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni to remove an army insignia from his wicketkeeping gloves, forcing New Delhi to weigh in after a nationalistic furore in the country. Dhoni, one of the game’s biggest stars, is an honourary lieutenant colonel in the territorial army ...

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