Saturday, 23 June 2018


Steyn returns to South African squad

Cricket - Australia v South Africa - First Test cricket match - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia - 4/11/16. South Africa's Dale Steyn reacts after injuring himself at the WACA Ground in Perth. REUTERS/David Gray

REUTERS/David Gray JOHANNESBURG: Much-injured fast bowler Dale Steyn was on Monday named in a 15-man South African squad for two Test matches in Sri Lanka next month. Steyn, who turns 35 on June 27, has missed 27 of South Africa´s most recent 32 Test matches. He has been plagued by ...

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Sourav Ganguly: Indian team favourites for England tour

KOLKATA: Sourav Ganguly said Virat Kohli and Co are overwhelming favourites to win the next month’s full series in England. “I’m very hopeful that India will win in England. The way they have played the ODI series in South Africa, if they are able to hold back the momentum, they ...

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Afghan captain hopes to win first Test for nation

GREATER NOIDA: Afghanistan’s cricketers hope to lift a nation pounded by decades of conflict when they proudly take their place as only the 12th Test nation next month. The match from June 14 against India in Bangalore will cap one of the great sporting fairy tales after players from the war-torn ...

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Ponting to join Australia coaching staff in England

LONDON: Australia great Ricky Ponting will join the backroom staff of head coach Justin Langer during the team s tour of England. Former Australia captain Ponting, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, was already due to be in Britain to commentate on the five-match one-day international series against 2019 ...

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Pakistan collapse gives England early edge in second Test

LEEDS: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was left pondering his decision to bat first after a collapse handed England the advantage on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday. England were 106 for two at stumps, just 68 runs behind Pakistan’s lowly first-innings 174 all out. England ...

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Sri Lanka cricket chief hits back at Ranatunga

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket chief on Thursday lambasted former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga for casting a corruption shadow over the country’s 2011 World Cup defeat and in turn questioned Ranatunga’s actions as a player. Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said Ranatunga, who captained the country to its 1996 World Cup ...

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Cricket world bids farewell to Boom Boom Afridi

LONDON: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s illustrious international career finally came to an end at the ‘Home of Cricket’ Lord’s on Thursday, as cricket world bid farewell to the star all-rounder. The star all-rounder was given guard of honour by World XI players as he stepped on the field for ...

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Amir eyes golden memory with series win in England

LONDON: Muhammad Amir claims bowling Pakistan to a Test series win in England would be “the best memory” of his life. Fired-up Amir was a key figure in Pakistan’s nine-wicket win over England in the first Test at Lord’s. The 26-year-old pace bowler took five wickets in a triumph that ...

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Bangladesh recall Abul Hasan for Afghan T20s

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Wednesday recalled medium pacer Abul Hasan to replace the injured Mustafizur Rahman for next month’s Twenty20 series against Afghanistan in India. Mustafizur was ruled out after sustaining a toe injury during an Indian Premier League match for Mumbai Indians on May 20. Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for ...

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