Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cricket

Pant surpasses to set new record

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant became the first-ever wicketkeeper in a T20 tournament to effect 20 dismissals when he picked up two catches in their table-topping win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. With 15 catches and five stumpings in 12 matches, Rishabh Pant also set the record for most dismissals ...

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Claire becomes the first female umpire to stand in a men’s ODI

WINDHOEK: Australia’s Claire Polosak said it was a “special day” as she made history in becoming the first female umpire to stand in a men’s one-day international. The 31-year-old officiated in the final of the World Cricket League Division 2 between hosts Namibia and Oman at the weekend and admitted ...

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Bangladesh call Farhad, Taskin for tri-series

DHAKA: Injury-hit Bangladesh added all-rounder Farhad Reza and pace bowler Taskin Ahmed to their squad for a three-nation tournament in Ireland in May to prepare for the World Cup. Taskin in particular will be cover for key bowler Rubel Hossain, who has been suffering from a side injury, and fast ...

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Bismah Maroof confident of success in South Africa

LAHORE: Pakistan women’s team captain Bismah Maroof has expressed complete confidence in her side that will play South Africa in three ICC Women’s Championship ODIs, which will be followed by five T20Is. The series will be played from May6-23. Speaking ahead of her side’s departure for South Africa, Bismah said ...

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Pakistan beat Kent by whopping 100 runs

BECKENHAM: Pakistan won their first match of the England tour against Kent by a whopping margin of 100 run as Kent collapsed for 258 runs only. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first at Beckenham when the national cricket team piled up a humongous total of 358 runs for ...

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Shane Watson retires from Australian

SYDNEY: Powerful all-rounder Shane Watson retired from Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League Friday, but will continue playing select overseas tournaments. The 37-year-old, who quit international cricket in 2016, stood down as Sydney Thunder’s captain and all-time top run-scorer to spend more time with his family. “I have so many amazing ...

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Ganguly names his favourites to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finals

NEW DELHI: The former India captain, who led the team to the 2003 World Cup finals expects that current round robin format will be one of the most “keenly contested” tournament. “My pick for the four semifinalists spot would be India, Australia, England and Pakistan. India are one of the ...

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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – Team Squads

LONDON: Full list of squads announced for the ICC Men s Cricket World Cup 2019, which gets underway on 30 May in England and Wales. All teams have announced 15-member provisional squads for the World Cup. Teams can still make changes until one week before the start of the tournament. England: ...

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India’s Rahane joins Hampshire after missing bus for World Cup

Batsman Ajinkya Rahane has missed out from India’s World Cup squad but is doing everything possible to keep himself ready if an opportunity arises by joining English County Championship side Hampshire. Rahane will be the first Indian to represent the club and the right-hander is set to play eight County ...

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Russell in WI World Cup squad, Pollard and Narine omitted

BARBADOS: All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine failed to make the cut as West Indies announced their 15-man squad for the World Cup with Jason Holder set to lead the team for the tournament in England and Wales. Hard-hitting opening batsman Chris Gayle, 39, was called up for what will ...

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