Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Cricket

Azhar Mahmood joins England for Pakistan T20s

LONDON: Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood and bowling coach will be a member of England s backroom staff when they face his native country during an upcoming three-match Twenty20 series. Mahmood, 45, has plenty of English county experience from his time with Surrey and Kent. Until last year he was a ...

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We must move on from Old Trafford defeat: Misbah

MANCHESTER: Pakistan cannot dwell on their defeat by England in the first Test at Old Trafford as it would make it tougher for them to respond in the next two matches, coach Misbah-ul-Haq has said. England sealed an unlikely three-wicket victory on Saturday after slumping to 117-5 at one point ...

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Dom Sibley remains respectful of Pakistan attack

LONDON: England opening batsman Dom Sibley is still wary of Pakistan s bowlers heading into the second Test at Southampton on Thursday. The hosts lead the three-match series 1-0 after a three-wicket victory in the first Test at Old Trafford last week. It was a tough match for Sibley, however, with ...

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Lankan Premier League postponed by 3 months

COLOMBO: With health authorities stipulating a two-week quarantine period for foreign players, Sri Lanka’s cricket board decided to postpone the Lanka Cricket League (LPL) by three months. The postponement comes following the board stating in July that it hoped the nascent premier league tournament would get underway from August 28 ...

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England’s Limited-Overs Trip To India Postponed

LONDON: England’s short tour to India, for a limited-overs series during September-October, has been postponed. Instead, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are discussing the possibility of a full tour, covering all three formats, in early 2021. The BCCI took the ...

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James Anderson quashes retirement talk

  MANCHESTER: England’s most successful bowler James Anderson says he is not pondering his Test retirement but conceded the decision to step away could be taken out of his hands if he continues to underwhelm. The 38-year-old has endured a frustrating summer, managing just six wickets in his last three ...

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England’s Ben Stokes to miss rest of Pakistan Test Series

MANCHESTER: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the ongoing Test series against Pakistan for family reasons, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Sunday. “Stokes will leave the UK later this week and travel to New Zealand,” said an ECB statement. “He will miss England s two Test ...

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Wasim Akram disappointed with Azhar Ali’s captaincy

MANCHESTER: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali “missed a trick” several times in the opening test against England and their three-wicket loss will hurt the team and their fans, according to bowling great Wasim Akram. Ali and his men held the upper hand for most part of the series opener and had ...

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Chris Woakes England’s most under-rated cricketer: Hussain

MANCHESTER: Former England captain Naseer Hussain feels Chris Woakes is the most under-valued England cricketer and he would have the all-rounder in the side for the second Test against Pakistan over veteran James Anderson. Woakes stormed back to form with the bat as he hit a match-winning 84 not out ...

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