Friday, 15 December 2017

Cricket

Gayle, Samuels return to Windies squad for England ODIs

Gayle, Samuels

BENGALURU: There was some rare good news for West Indies cricket when Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels were included in the one-day squad for next month’s series against England on Monday. Batsman Gayle, one of the biggest drawcards in world cricket, has not represented West Indies since the 2015 World ...

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Ian Bell steps down as Warwickshire captain

Ian Bell

LONDON: Former England batting great Ian Bell has taken the drastic step of resigning as Warwickshire captain in order to resolve his lack of runs. The 35-year-old – who played the last of his 118 Tests against Pakistan in 2015 – has failed to sparkle with the bat this term ...

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Broad tops Botham as England rout West Indies

Broad

BIRMINGHAM: Stuart Broad starred as England thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs to ensure the inaugural day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston. West Indies, following-on, lost 19 wickets for 261 runs in the day’s play as England surged to a 1-0 lead ...

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Essex allows Amir to attend PCB fitness tests

AMIR

BIRMINGHAM: English county Essex has confirmed that its overseas signing, Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir, has been allowed to travel back to Pakistan to attend fitness tests being conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). In a statement, the county said that Amir has been released on the request of ...

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Sri Lanka coach slams selection policy after defeat

Sri Lanka coach

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket coach, Nick Pothas, has blamed outside interference for a string of poor performances, saying frequent changes to the selection line-up had made his job ‘very difficult’. Pothas hit out after Sri Lanka, who suffered a 3-0 Test whitewash at home last week, went down to India ...

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Alastair Cook climbs to No. 6 in Test rankings

Alastair Cook

MANCHESTER: Alistair Cook has made a strong charge on the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a stellar performance in the day/night Test against the Windies, which England won by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston on Saturday. Cook not only walked away with the Player ...

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Mominul back in Bangladesh squad for Aussie Test

Mominul

DHAKA: Batsman Mominul Haque has been recalled to the 14-man squad for the opening Test match against the visiting Australians, starting 27 August in Mirpur. Mominul replaced all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain as Mosaddek has not recovered from an eye infection, said Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Sunday. Despite having the highest ...

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Sarfraz Nawaz meets British Crime Agency officials

Sarfraz Nawaz

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has had a two-hour meeting with the investigators of National Crime Agency (NCA) in Britain to discuss alleged corruption in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which recently resulted in investigations against cricketers Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed ...

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India power to 9-wicket ODI win over Sri Lanka

dawan

Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing century and a disciplined effort by the spinners powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international on Sunday. Chasing a modest 217 for victory, India rode on an unbeaten 197-run stand between Dhawan, who smashed 132, and skipper Virat Kohli, who ...

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Anderson triggers Windies collapse

ENDERSON

LONDON: It’s hard to see where the next spark of inspiration is going to come from for Windies in Test cricket, especially after seeing them shoot themselves in the foot repeatedly on the third afternoon of the pink-ball Test against England. In a game in which they’ve been chasing shadows ...

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