Sunday, 19 November 2017


Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis has a confidence problem


LONDON: Kusal Mendis was dropped from the Sri Lanka Test squad for their tour of India to protect him from a loss of confidence. That’s according to Graeme Labrooy, the side’s chief selector. The batsmen endured a sorry series against Pakistan scoring 10, 18, one and 29. And even though ...

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India claim first T20 series win over New Zealand

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli’s India beat New Zealand in a tense eight over a side clash to take a first T20 series against the Kiwis and strengthen their claim to be the world’s best team. Rain reduced the third match of the series in Thiruvananthapuram to a 48 ball lottery and ...

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BPL: Tharanga and Fletcher lead Sylhet to third straight win

Tharanga and Fletcher

Andre Fletcher and Upul Tharanga added their third fifty-plus opening stand in three matches to power Sylhet Sixers to their third successive win the BPL. After toppling defending champions Dhaka Dynamites and former champions Comilla Victorians, Sylhet beat Rajshahi Kings by 33 runs. It was the second successive defeat for ...

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Starc makes history with two hat-tricks in first-class game

Mitchell Starc

SYDNEY: Australia’s Strike bowler Mitchell Starc became the first man to take two hat-tricks in the same first-class game in Australia on Tuesday as he hit ominous form ahead of the Ashes Test series against England . The left-arm pacer became only the eighth player in first-class cricket history – ...

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Anderson keen to make most of pink-ball chance

WA XI v England - Two Day Tour Match

PERTH: England paceman James Anderson is eager for his team to make the most of their day-night tour match in Adelaide beginning on Wednesday. Anderson took four wickets in England’s opening tour game, a two-day clash against a Western Australia XI in Perth. The 35-year-old described that as an opportunity ...

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Virat Kohli calls Shoaib Akhtar a terrifying bowler


  MUMBAI: Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has called Shoaib Akhtar a terrifying bowler for batsmen to face. During an interview with Breakfast with Champions, Kohli said after Akhtar the next bowler he was terrified of facing was Pakistan’s 7-foot left-arm paceman Mohammad Irfan. Kohli also spoke about his relationship with Indian ...

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BPL: Sylhet Sixers beat Dhaka Dynamites by nine wickets


SYLHET:  Sylhet Sixers defeated holder Dhaka Dynamites by nine wickets in the opening match of the BPL T20 5 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Saturday. Asked to bat first, Dhaka posted 136 runs for the loss of seven wickets, Kumar Sangakkara top-scoring with 32 off 28 balls. Sylhet’s Nasir Hossain, ...

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Australia batsmen hold key to potential Ashes whitewash: McGrath

Glenn McGrath

SYDNEY: Legendary Australian paceman Glenn McGrath is fond of predicting Ashes whitewashes for his compatriots over England – but this time round he is not so sure. The 47-year-old, who brought the curtain down on his stellar Test career 10 years ago with a 5-0 cleansweep of England, told Saturday’s Daily ...

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New Zealand must lift its game to keep series alive

New Zealand

ICC: After a dominant performance in the first T20I, India will back itself to maintain its hold over the visiting side. India had lost five of its six Twenty20 Internationals, with one washed out, against New Zealand until the first game of the ongoing series in New Delhi on Wednesday. ...

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BCCI’s anti-corruption unit denies Sreesanth’s discrimination claims


NEW DELHI: Indian cricket board’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit has rejected S Sreesanth’s allegations that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has separate rules for him and he is being singled out in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case. “I don’t think there is any discrimination. ...

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