Thursday, 19 September 2019

Cricket

Abid Ali: It’s my wish that I meet Sachin Tendulkar

LONDON: Pakistan’s newly selected opener Abid Ali has expressed a wish to meet his idol Sachin Tendulkar, and hopes that despite strained political relations between the two countries, the legendary batsman will give him a hug and a few batting tips at next month´s World Cup. The 31-year old has ...

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Smith says two weeks away from full recovery

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MUMBAI: Steve Smith has laid to rest concerns about his fitness and form ahead of Australia’s Cricket World Cup title defence and said he is two weeks away from completely recovering from the elbow surgery he underwent earlier this year. The 29-year-old scored a match-winning unbeaten 59 on Saturday, hours ...

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Gulbadin Naib-led Afghan World Cup squad

KABUL: The inclusion of Asghar Afghan, the former captain, and the return of Hamid Hassan, the fast bowler, was the big news as Afghanistan announced their 15-man squad for the ICC Men s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Monday. Hassan, 31-year-old fast bowler, last played the sport at a senior ...

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I am an opener and want to play as one: Hafeez

LONDON: It has been over two years since Mohammad Hafeez ceased to open batting for Pakistan. And with Babar Azam taking the role of one-drop, he had to move further down the batting order. Since the shift, which came about during Pakistan’s away ODI series against Australia in January 2017, ...

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Yasir Shah named for England series

LONDON: Yasir Shah has been named as wrist spinner Shadab Khan’s replacement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, which will be played from 5-19 May. Shadab has been ruled out of the series against England after tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, ...

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Hashim Amla included in South Africa’s WC squad

JOHANNESBURG: Hashim Amla, the right-handed batsman has been named in South Africa’s 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Thursday. Amla has been an accomplished player for the South African team, as he has scored almost 8000 runs in the ODI format at an ...

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British envoy hosts Pakistan cricket team

ISLAMABAD – British High Commissioner in Islamabad Thomas Drew CMG hosted a reception in honour of Pakistan cricket team in Islamabad at British High Commission on Friday. According to official statement of British High Commission, an event to wish the Pakistan national cricket team good luck ahead of next month’s ...

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Without Amir, team lack edge in pace attack: Shoaib Akhtar

KARACHI: Shoaib Akhtar has expressed his concern about Pakistan’s World Cup 2019 squad which was announced on Thursday. The former Pakistan fast bowler seemed dissatisfied with the pace attack without Mohammad Amir, who has not been named in the 15-man squad. Expressing this on Twitter, he wrote, “My biggest concern ...

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England’s Archer takes aim at Pakistan as World Cup looms

LONDON: Jofra Archer insisted his focus was on Pakistan following an England call-up that could see him make a late charge into the hosts World Cup squad. Dynamic all-rounder Archer was included Wednesday in a 17-man squad for next month s one-day internationals against Pakistan and Ireland. The Barbados-born rising ...

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Virat Kohli defends Dhoni

NEW DELHI: India’s Virat Kohli has gone to bat for his former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying it was unfortunate to see so many people going after the veteran player. Dhoni, 37, led India to World Cup victory at home in 2011 but his patchy form in recent times has ...

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