Friday, 19 April 2019

Cricket

Pakistan cricket team lacking in opening slot: Mohsin Khan

LONDON: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Committee Mohsin Hassan Khan said Pakistani team was lacking specialized opening slot which would be a major drawback in World Cup 2019. Talking to private news channel, he said they could not set their middle order due to which only two players bear all the pressure. ...

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Ben Stokes: I want to do things on the field to be remembered for

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has expressed how he has “changed the way he does things” in the aftermath of an incident in Bristol, insisting that he wants to be remembered for his exploits on the cricket field. Stokes, speaking to The Daily Mirror, commented on lifestyle alterations he has ...

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IPL: Du Plessis 50 helps Chennai tame Punjab

CHENNAI: South Africa’s Faf du Plessis struck a brisk half-century in his first Indian Premier League game of the season to help Chennai Super Kings outplay Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs on Saturday. Du Plessis made 54 off 38 deliveries in his team’s 160-3, a total their bowlers defended ...

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Ashwin has no regrets over Jos Buttler ‘mankading’ controversy

NEW DELHI: Indian star Ravichandran Ashwin has insisted he has no regrets over his controversial ‘Mankad’ dismissal of England batsman Jos Buttler which sparked a worldwide debate. “You can’t say that Ashwin is a villain,” the Indian all-rounder insisted in his first interview since the storm erupted after he ran ...

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Azhar Ali says Pakistan needs ‘top-order’ in World Cup

LONDON: Pakistan former cricket captain and senior batsman Azhar Ali has said that his side has a ‘very good chance’ of winning the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, provided the batting top order delivers in the tournament. “Pakistan is strong in all areas, but the key will be getting a ...

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IPL: Jonny Bairstow, bowlers take Hyderabad to top

NEW DELHI: A quickfire 48 by England’s Jonny Bairstow and disciplined bowling helped Sunrisers Hyderabad climb to the top of the Indian Premier League table after a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals. Chasing a modest 130 for victory, Hyderabad depended on Bairstow’s 28-ball blitz to achieve the target with nine ...

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ICC joins hands with Interpol to fight corruption

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has met with Interpol to discuss closer working relations as part of its ongoing efforts to combat corruptors in the game, a press release said. General Manager of ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit, Alex Marshall, was at Interpol headquarters in Lyon last week to explore how ...

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IPL match-fixing allegations: Former Indian coach arrested

MUMBAI: Former Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe was arrested, in Indian district Vadodara, in connection with Indian Premier League (IPL) betting charges along with 18 others. The Detection of Crime branch officials arrested Arothe with the betting racket during a raid in his café. DCB arrested 19 persons ...

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Finch moves into top 10 of the ICC ODI Player Rankings

DUBAI: Australia captain Aaron Finch has moved into the top 10 of the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after a superb run in the series against Pakistan which his side won 5-0 to bolster its confidence just two months before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. The 32-year-old’s player ...

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