Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Cricket

World Cup 2019 trophy reaches Lahore

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LAHORE:  The 2019 Cricket World Cup trophy reached Lahore as part of its world tour. On its arrival in the city, the Garrard-made trophy was held up by cricketer Mohammad Irfan and paraded on a bus from the Gaddafi Stadium to Mall Road, Badshahi mosque, and Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort). ...

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India tries teenage opener to fix top order

NEW DELHI: Skipper Virat Kohli said India are looking to “cement” the team’s misfiring top order as teenage opener Prithvi Shaw was named in the final 12 for the first Test against the West Indies. The world’s number one Test side suffered from inconsistent top order during their overseas tours ...

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Afridi backs Sarfraz as captain for World Cup 2019

KARACHI: Shahid Afridi has said that Sarfraz Ahmed should be retained as Pakistan cricket team’s captain till World Cup 2019. Sarfraz Ahmed’s captaincy and strategies in the Asia Cup 2018 have come under criticism. “It will be cruel to strip Sarfraz Ahmed from the captaincy on the basis of the ...

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England’s Sam Curran wins young cricketer award

LONDON: England all-rounder Sam Curran won the Cricket Writers’ Club young cricketer of the year award on Tuesday while his Surrey teammate Rory Burns was named County Championship player of the year. Curran, 20, made his Test debut against Pakistan in June and ended up as England’s man-of-the-series in a ...

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Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland replaced by insider

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia (CA) named insider Kevin Roberts – who spearheaded an ill-fated attempt to slash players’ pay last year – to lead the troubled organisation in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal. Roberts was appointed chief executive officer and on October 25 will formally replace James Sutherland, who announced ...

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Rashid Khan jumps to No.1 in ODI all-rounders rankings

KABUL: After his sensational performance with both bat and ball in the recently-concluded Asia Cup, Afghan star Rashid Khan has gained the number one spot in the latest ICC rankings for all-rounders, the world cricket body said on Sunday. Rashid topped the bowling charts, picking up 10 wickets from five ...

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Shane Warne calls Steve Waugh ‘selfish’ in new book

LONDON: Shane Warne has hit out at former Australian captain Steve Waugh, calling him “the most selfish player I ever played with and was only worried about averaging 50”. In an extract released to The Times from his upcoming book, No Spin, Warne wrote, “All that worship of the baggy ...

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Pakistan recalls Hafeez for Australia Tests

KARACHI: Pakistan’s national selection committee Monday recalled former opener Mohammad Hafeez for the two-match Test series against Australia to reinforce its batting following a failed Asia Cup campaign. The 37-year-old was not part of the original 17-member squad announced last week, but after Pakistan suffered losses at the hands of ...

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Bangladesh must overcome ‘mental block’ in finals: Mortaza

DHAKA: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza says his team must overcome a “mental block” in order to secure victory in crucial games after the Tigers lost their third international final this year. The national side were praised for their spirited showing in the Asia Cup final on Friday against India, who ...

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Australia opener Matt Renshaw a doubt for first Pakistan test

MELBOURNE: Australia opener Matt Renshaw is a doubt for the series-opening test against Pakistan after suffering a head injury in a tour match in Dubai. Renshaw, who has a history of concussions, exited the match against a Pakistan ‘A’ side after being hit by a pull shot from batsman Abid ...

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