Friday, 19 April 2019

Cricket

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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Smith backs fellow ball-tamperer Bancroft as Durham captain

SYDNEY: Shamed former Australia captain Steve Smith has backed fellow ball-tamperer Cameron Bancroft as an astute choice to skipper English county side Durham after his appointment raised eyebrows. Smith, Bancroft and David Warner were all banned over the scandal involving sandpaper to alter the ball in South Africa last year, ...

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Hot English summer to aid subcontinent teams: Kevin Pietersen

LONDON: The English weather will play a major role during the World Cup and teams from the Indian subcontinent stand to gain if hot and dry conditions prevail during the May 30-July 14 tournament, former captain Kevin Pietersen has said. England, which last hosted the quadrennial showpiece in 1999, has ...

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Alzarri Joseph breaks Sohail Tanveer’s record in IPL

HYDERABAD: West Indies paceman Alzarri Joseph enjoyed a dream Indian Premier League (IPL) debut  claiming  beast ever figures of 6-12  to break Pakistan’s Sohail Tanveer’s 8-year-old record. The Caribbean fast bowler created history in his IPL debut  for Mumbai Indians  as he went past the previous best bowling effort of ...

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South Africa Women’s World Cup cricketer dies in double tragedy

JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa Women´s World Cup cricketer Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie and her child were killed in a car crash this weekend, police confirmed Sunday. The fatal accident occurred in the northwestern mining town of Stilfontein, a police spokesman told AFP. All-rounder Theunissen-Fourie, 25, represented South Africa in four internationals – ...

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