Sunday, 15 December 2019

Cricket

Brendon McCullum announces retirement

TORONTO: Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will retire from all forms of cricket when the Global T20 Canada league finishes this weekend, bringing the curtain down on a 20-year professional career, the 37-year-old said on Monday. The explosive batsman, whose decision comes three years after his retirement from international ...

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Fast bowler Dale Steyn calls time on Test career

CAPE TOWN: South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from test cricket, but will be available for one-day international and Twenty20 cricket, he confirmed on Monday. Steyn, who has battled a recurring shoulder injury that kept him out of the recent World Cup in England, said he ...

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Shoaib Akhtar joins Brett Lee to reverse decision on new Test kit

LONDON: Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has joined his former speed rival Brett Lee to urge the International Cricket Council (ICC) to reverse its decision of introducing the player’s name and number on Test kit. “Player’s name and number on the white Test Match kit looks awful. Should not be ...

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Veteran Malik impresses in GTL, guides team to easy win

TORONTO: Shoaib Malik guided the Vancouver Knights to an easy win against Brampton Wolves at the ongoing Global T20 League in Canada. Malik, who called for retirement from One Day International (ODI) cricket just days after Pakistan returned from their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign, showed that he still has ...

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India win second T20I via DLS method in Florida

LAUDERHILL: India won the second Twenty20 International against West Indies by 22 runs on DLS method at Fort Lauderhill in Florida, USA. Chasing the target of 168 runs for victory, West Indies scored 98 runs for the loss of four wickets in15.3 overs, with 70 needed off 27 balls to ...

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Andre Russell bends the knee for Global T20 Canada

TORONTO: This is a curious case of Andre Russell’s fitness. The all-rounder, known for his ability to clear the boundary at ease, recently pulled out of the West Indies’ first two T20I against touring India because of injury. Earlier in the ICC World Cup 2019, he was forced to quit from the tournament ...

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AMIR NOT A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR YOUNG CRICKETERS: KAMRAN AKMAL

KARACHI: Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has criticised Mohammad Amir for quitting Test cricket at the tender age of 27, saying that the fast bowler’s decision “has not left a good example for young cricketers”. Akmal, in an interview with CricketPakistan, said that Amir has made the wrong call by retiring from the five-day ...

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Glamorgan’s Fakhar Zaman impresses at Vitality Blast 2019

MANCHESTER: Pakistan’s aggressive top order batsman Fakhar Zaman finally got his act right as the batsman starred for his side Glamorgan in a dramatic match against Gloucestershire at the Vitality Blast 2019. Zaman top scored with 58 runs off 43 deliveries featuring eight boundaries and one maximum, allowing his side ...

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Pakistan need practical trainers not laptop coaches: Javed Miandad

LONDON: Former captain Javed Miandad believes that Pakistan needs practical trainers and not laptop coaches to meet the challenges of international cricket. “You may hire coaches at the district level. These coaches may use laptops or other digital coaching methodologies for the strength and conditioning of our upcoming players. But ...

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