Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cricket

Shoaib Akhtar believes England will win World Cup 2019

LONDON: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has picked England that he predicts would win the upcoming World Cup 2019, scheduled to begin in England and Wales on May 30. “The England cricket team once hold a reputation for not being serious with limited overs cricket, look at them now. ...

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Shane Watson 96 fires Chennai top of IPL

CHENNAI: Shane Watson smashed 96 off 53 balls to help Chennai Super Kings reclaim their top spot in the Indian Premier League with a six-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Watson struck form after a string of low scores in this edition of the Twenty20 tournament as defending champions Chennai chased ...

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Malinga one of the best in the world: Vaas

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka spearhead Chaminda Vaas praised fast bowler Lasith Malinga for always giving his best, whether for club or country. On Malinga’s selection for the World Cup, Vaas said: “There is no doubt that he (Malinga) is one of the best in the world and the best in ...

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Imam terms himself ‘automatic selection’ for World Cup

LONDON: Pakistan opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq has termed himself an ‘automatic selection’ for the World Cup 2019. The left-handed batsman maintained that he deserves a place in the World Cup squad owing to his performance in the one-day international (ODI) cricket. “My batting average of 55 in ODIs is an answer ...

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Aiden Markram stars as Hampshire beat Middlesex

LONDON: Aiden Markram impressed with both bat and ball as champions Hampshire made it three wins from as many One-Day Cup matches this season with a 119-run rout of Middlesex on Tuesday. South African opener Markram, who is warming up for the World Cup in England later this season, made ...

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Another injury scare for England

Jason Roy

LONDON: After England opener Alex Hales declared taking an ‘indefinite break’ from cricket due to ‘personal reasons,’ another opener of the side was feared to be in danger of missing the all-important ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. Jason Roy, a prolific run-scorer for England in last couple of years, suffered ...

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Dhoni to rest before World Cup if back trouble worsens

MUMBAI: India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not hesitate to take time off before World Cup if his niggling back problem worsens during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), the stumper-batsman has said. Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni missed last week’s defeat by Sunrisers Hyderabad due to a back spasm and ...

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Pakistan team ready for ICC World Cup: Sarfaraz

LONDON: Sarfaraz Ahmed Captain of national cricket team has said that Pakistan team is ready for the ICC World Cup being held in England from 30th of next month. Speaking at a news conference, he expressed the hope that team will perform best in the mega event. Addressing a joint ...

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‘Shattered’: Sri Lankan cricketer recounts church bombing horror

NEGOMBO: Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka barely survived one of the deadly blasts that killed more than 320 people in the island nation on Easter Sunday, and says the horrific scenes have left him “scared” to go out. The 27-year-old all-rounder skipped Easter service at St Sebastian’s Church in his ...

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Kuldeep’s loss of form worrying for India before World Cup

NEW DELHI: Kuldeep Yadav is expected to lead India’s slow-bowling attack in the World Cup but his poor form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) could become a headache for Virat Kohli’s men with just over a month left before the 50-over tournament. The left-arm wristspinner sits at seventh ...

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