Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Cricket

England appoint Jeetan Patel as spin-bowling consultant

LONDON: Former New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed as England s spin bowling consultant for their upcoming tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka. Patel had performed a similar role during the T20I leg of England s tour of New Zealand, which England won 3-2. The 39-year-old will ...

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Former England cricket captain Bob Willis dies

LONDON: Former England captain and fearsome pace bowler Bob Willis has died aged 70, his family announced on Wednesday. Willis, who captained his country between 1982 and 1984, played in 90 Test matches with his most memorable performance taking eight for 43 in the Australian second innings of the third ...

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Javeria seeks consistent flow of runs in England ODIs

LONDON/LAHORE: High-profile contests serve crucial opportunities to players – on either side of the experience scale – to leave ever-lasting impressions. One player who is eager to make the most of the upcoming ICC Women’s Championship ODIs between Pakistan and England is Javeria Khan. The top-order batter, who boasts a ...

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Nepal’s Anjali claims T20 cricket bowling record

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Anjali Chand claimed the best-ever bowling figures of six for nought in a women’s Twenty20 international at the South Asian Games on Monday. Chand, making her international debut, bowled 2.1 overs without conceding a single run as Nepal bowled out Maldives women for 16 in 10.1 overs in ...

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Ganguly wants India to play pink-ball Tests in every series

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly believes pink-ball Tests are here to stay and wants the team under Virat Kohli to play at least one such match in every series. India became the last major cricket nation to embrace day-night Tests when they hosted neighbours Bangladesh in front ...

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New Zealand win series after rain brings early end

WELLINGTON: New Zealand secured a 1-0 series victory over England on Tuesday after the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton ended in a draw with rain washing out the final two sessions of play. New Zealand, who won the first match of the two-Test series at Bay Oval in ...

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Nasir Jamshed faces UK trial on bribery charges

LONDON: Former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed will go on trial in Britain on Tuesday accused of being part of an alleged spot-fixing bribery conspiracy in the Pakistan Super League. Yousef Anwar, 36, and Mohammed Ijaz, 34, admitted Monday conspiring to offer bribes to professional cricketers, before a scheduled trial in ...

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Iceland Cricket mocks Imamul Haq

LONDON: Cricket Iceland took a dig at Pakistani opener Imamul Haq after he failed to perform in both innings of the ongoing day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide. After managing only two runs in the first innings, Imam was trapped leg-before-wicket by Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood and departed without opening ...

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Akhtar rips apart Pakistan bowlers for poor show in Adelaide

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s legendary former fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar, through a tweet, ripped apart the Pakistan bowlers after their poor showing against Australia on the second day of the second Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The Rawalpindi Express stated that the Men in Green’s bowlers were clueless on ...

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Spin bowler Yasir Shah scores maiden Test century

ADELAIDE: Yasir Shah scored a fighting maiden Test century on Sunday as Pakistan battled back against Australia in the day-night second Test in Adelaide. Best-known as a spin bowler, the 33-year-old’s highest score in his previous 36 Tests was just 42. But after playing second fiddle to Babar Azam in ...

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