Thursday, 13 December 2018

Cricket

Stokes wishes England newcomer Pope well

LONDON: Absent all-rounder Ben Stokes sent best wishes to his England team-mates, in particular debutant batsman Ollie Pope, ahead of the second Test against India at Lord’s. Stokes was left out of England’s squad’s for the second Test because of his ongoing trial on a charge of affray in Bristol, ...

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Afridi to miss Caribbean Premier League due to injury

JAMAICA: Shahid Afridi announced that he will not be taking part in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) due to a knee-injury. Taking to Twitter earlier today, Afridi made the announcement saying that he will ‘miss out on this year’s biggest party in the sport’. Due to my knee rehab I’ll ...

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Yousuf rates Pakistan as favorites to win ICC World Cup 2019

LONDON: Former batsman Mohammad Yousuf believes that Pakistan is favorites to win the 2019 ICC World Cup. The former stalwart batsman said that Pakistan’s bowling can put them on top in the ODI carnival of next year. Furthermore, Pakistan had also triumphed in the 2017 edition of the Champions Trophy ...

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Australia ball-tampering bans ‘shocked’ world cricket: Ponting

LONDON: Ricky Ponting believes the lengthy bans given to former Australia captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their roles in March’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa have been a beneficial “shock” to world cricket. Smith and his deputy Warner were given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia, with ...

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Hafeez considering retirement after demotion in central contract

LAHORE: Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is reportedly considering retirement from international cricket after being demoted from Category A to B in Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) list of centrally contracted players. The 37-year-old had been in Category A of PCB central contract, however, in this year’s contract his place in ...

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Ben Stokes lost control in street brawl, court told

RISTOL: England cricketer Ben Stokes lost his self-control and knocked two men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday as his trial for affray began. Stokes, acting in “revenge, retaliation or punishment”, was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”, prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis told ...

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Bowlers must step up during UAE tour against Pakistan: Mitchell Starc

MELBOURNE: Australia’s senior bowlers must step up to help captain Tim Paine lead an inexperienced team during their next tour against Pakistan, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said. Australia head to the United Arab Emirates for a Test series slated for October without two of their most experienced campaigners, with ...

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Woakes replaces Stokes as England drop Dawid Malan for 2nd Test

BIRMINGHAM: England recalled Chris Woakes in place of Ben Stokes and brought in Ollie Pope to replace the dropped batsman Dawid Malan when they named a 13-man squad on Sunday for next week’s second Test against India at Lord’s. Stokes took three wickets on Saturday, including the prize scalp of ...

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka, clinch ODI series

CAPE TOWN: Paceman Lungi Ngidi claimed four wickets as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third one-day international to clinch the series on Sunday. The visitors dismissed Sri Lanka, who were chasing 364 for victory, for 285 in 45.2 overs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead ...

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Bangladesh Level T20I Series Over West Indies

FLORIDA: Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a series-levelling 12-run win over the West Indies in the second fixture of a three-match T20 International series at the Central Broward Stadium in Florida on Saturday. Shakib belted 60 and senior opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 74 as the Bangladeshis posted a ...

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