Friday, 22 February 2019

Cricket

Shoaib Akhtar: ‘I am coming back’

LONDON: The world’s fastest-bowler Shoaib Akhtar made an intriguing announcement of his come back and challenged the youngsters to witness the real speed. The speedster posted a video on his official Twitter handle, said he will make a comeback on 14 Feb and teach kids of today what speed is. ...

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Shannon Gabriel warned for abusive language

ST LUCIA: West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was warned by on-field umpires for using abusive language following interaction with England captain Joe Root during the third day of the third Test in St Lucia on Monday, according to British media reports. According to The Guardian, Gabriel’s comments were not picked ...

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PSL 4 – Sarfraz eyes title for Quetta Gladiators

DUBAI: Two-time runner-up Quetta Gladiators’ captain Sarfraz Ahmed has expressed his intentions to do the unprecedented by landing the title in the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). While talking to a local media outlet, the national skipper said that “Gladiators have a great combination with Sohail Tanvir and ...

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ICC T20I rankings: Imad Wasim, Yadav, Pandya moved up

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Imad Wasim has moved up five places to fourth position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings. India spinner Kuldeep Yadav has also moved up one place to take a career-best second position in the rankings after grabbing 2 for 26 in the final match against ...

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Babar Azam maintains top position in T20I rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Babar Azam continues at the top of the batsmen’s list in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after scoring 151 runs in the South Africa series while Hussain Talat has gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi has moved up 28 ...

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England take first day honours against Windies

ST LUCIA: Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler compiled an unbeaten fifth-wicket stand of 124 to guide England to 231 for four at the close on day one of the third test against West Indies in St Lucia. Stokes enjoyed a most unusual reprieve when he was caught-and-bowled for 52 by ...

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Ponting: Australia can contend at World Cup with Smith, Warner

MELBOURNE: Australia’s new assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes the inclusion of Steve Smith and David Warner will help the nation shrug off a woeful run of form in one-day cricket and transform them into genuine contenders at the World Cup in England. Smith and Warner’s ball-tampering bans expire on March ...

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Amir ‘excited’ for county return with Essex

LONDON: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir insists he is ‘excited’ for his return to county cricket after signing a T20 Blast deal with Essex. The 26-year-old will be available for eight T20 matches this summer before travelling to the Caribbean to play in a franchise tournament. Amir took 28 wickets for ...

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Pakistan level series against Windies

DUBAI: Pakistani bowler Diana Baig ensured that the good work by batters Sidra Amin and Nida Dar doesn’t go to waste as Pakistan women made a strong comeback in the three-match ODI series against West Indies women with a 34-run win in the second ODI played at the ICC Academy, ...

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Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of New Zealand ODIs

DHAKA: Bangladesh suffered a fresh injury blow ahead of next week’s one-day international series against New Zealand, after the Bangladesh Cricket Board said all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had been ruled out with a finger fracture. Shakib sustained the injury to his left ring finger while batting in the final of ...

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