Friday, 22 November 2019

Cricket

Ireland lead England by 122 after bowling hosts out for 85

MANCHESTER: Andrew Balbirnie top-scored for Ireland with 55 – the only 50 on either side so far in the match – with pacemen Sam Curran, Olly Stone and Stuart Broad taking three wickets apiece for England. There was time for just one more over in the day’s play when Ireland ...

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Jonty Rhodes Applies to Become India’s Fielding Coach

MUMBAI: Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes has applied for the position of Indian cricket men’s team’s fielding coach. The stalwart, who is known for his fielding abilities and is considered a renaissance who modernized that aspect of the game, stated that he wanted to scale greater heights as the ...

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Wasim Akram shares ‘humiliating’ experience at Manchester airport

MANCHESTER: Former Pakistan captain and bowling legend Wasim Akram shared about his ‘humiliating’ experience at the Manchester airport. “Very disheartened at Manchester airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed,” shared Akram in a tweet post. “I felt very ...

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Narine and Pollard recalled for T20Is against India

KINGSTON: Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard have been recalled to the West Indies T20I squad for the opening two matches against India, with uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Anthony Bramble also earning a call-up. Allrounder Andre Russell has been included subject to passing a fitness test following the knee injury which forced him ...

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Vote for Williamson, England’s Stokes tells New Zealanders

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he was flattered to be nominated for New Zealander of the Year but the country’s beaten World Cup cricket captain Kane Williamson should win it. Stokes, 28, was born in New Zealand but moved to England at the age of 12 when his father ...

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David Lloyd gets trolled for cheeky tweet on Dhoni

LONDON: Former skipper M.S. Dhoni’s decision to opt out of India’s upcoming tour of the West Indies as he wishes to train with the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army might have seen former England cricketer turned commentator David Lloyd put two teary-eyed laughter emoticons to the news, but the ...

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Colombo safe after blasts, says Bangladesh skipper Tamim

COLOMBO: Bangladesh were comfortable with the high level of security as they became the first foreign team to visit Sri Lanka since the Easter bombings, skipper Tamim Iqbal said. Speaking to reporters two days after arriving in Colombo, Tamim said security was not a concern for them although the hosts ...

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Guptill: World Cup final both best and worst day of my life

WELLINGTON: Still coming to terms with the heart-wrenching loss at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final, New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill feels the summit clash against England was both the best and worst day of his cricketing career. “Hard to believe it’s been a week since that incredible final ...

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Ireland set for landmark Lord’s Test against England

LONDON: Ireland’s march to becoming a fully fledged member of cricket’s elite will reach another important staging post when they play their first Test against England at Lord’s on Wednesday. The Irish men’s side only made their Test debut last year, suffering a final day defeat by Pakistan in Dublin ...

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Mark Wood eyes Ashes role despite injury blow

LONDON: England paceman Mark Wood has set his sights on recovering from injury in time to play a role in the Ashes against Australia. Wood will be out for up to six weeks after suffering a side strain during last Sunday s historic World Cup final victory over New Zealand. The ...

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