Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Cricket

Ramiz Raja wants Yasir Shah out of Big Bash League

Yasir Shah

OVAL: Pakistan former captain turned commentator Ramiz Raja has demanded the national cricket team to get Yasir Shah back from the Big Bash League (BBL) for the remaining One Day International (ODI) series with the New Zealand. Raja was of the view that Shah would form a formidable spin attack ...

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Virat Kohli welcomes lively Centurion pitch

Virat Kohli DHONI

CENTURION: India captain Virat Kohli has surprisingly welcomed the ‘lively’ pitch at SuperSport Park ahead of a must-win second test for his team against South Africa at Centurion on Saturday. After inspecting the pitch on Friday afternoon‚ a relaxed Kohli said it was what India had hoped for because both ...

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Pakistan can still comeback in series: Grant Flower

Grant Flower

WELLINGTON: Pakistan cricket batting coach Grant Flower believes that green shirts can still comeback in this series against New Zealand. “We’ve got a few things to work on such as batting, bowling and fielding and hopefully, we can get it right. There have been some soft dismissals but they have ...

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White replaces Lynn in Australia’s ODI squad

Cameron-White-Chris Lynn

SYDNEY: Cameron White has replaced injured Chris Lynn in Australia ‘s squad for this month’s ODI series against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The Victorian right-hander has been in outstanding limited-overs form with 285 runs at an average of 142.5 and a strike-rate of 115.85 for the Melbourne Renegades in ...

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Future stars ready to shine at ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

LONDON: Cricket royalty Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, David Warner, Joe Root, Shoaib Malik and Chris Gayle are just a few of the names to cut their teeth at the ICC Under-19 World Cup before going on to enjoy stardom at the elite level. BRENDON EGAN looks at five players to ...

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Hasan Ali teases fellow teammates for wasting time on mobile

HASAN-ALI-PAK-CRIC

WELLINGTON: Seems like the Pakistani cricketers still manage to hang out and have fun with each other, despite the tough schedule and intense training sessions of Pakistan cricket team players who are currently in Dunedin to play the crucial third ODI match of the series. World number 1 pacer Hasan Ali ...

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Sri Lanka cricket cleared of match-fixing allegations, board says

Sri Lanka Cricket match-fixing allegations

COLOMBO: Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday the sport’s global governing body had found no evidence of wrongdoing against it following allegations of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. The board said the International Cricket Council (ICC) had failed to uncover evidence of graft during an investigation into explosive accusations levelled ...

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Ahmad Shahzad returns for T20 series against New Zealand

Ahmad Shahzad

LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday announced the 15-member squad for the Twenty20 series against New Zealand which starts on 22nd January. The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq announced the 15-member T-20 squad for three-match T-20I series against New Zealand after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach ...

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How Pakistan can turn things around in New Zealand ODI’s

Pakistan New Zealand CRIC

WELLINGTON: Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the third ODI at Dunedin on Saturday, 2-0 down with New Zealand just one more win away from clinching the five-match series. Pakistan had actually come into the series on a nine-match winning streak that started with last year’s Champions Trophy win ...

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India’s Yusuf Pathan suspended for failed dope test

Yusuf Pathan

NEW DELHI: BCCI suspended former international all-rounder Yusuf Pathan for five months for taking a banned stimulant. The ban on the 35-year-old, who last represented India in 2012, was backdated so that it ends on January 14. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said the explosive batsman was ...

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