Monday, 9 December 2019


Neesham says New Zealand can shrug off Pakistan World Cup defeat

BIRMINGHAM: All-rounder Jimmy Neesham is confident that New Zealand’s defeat against Pakistan in Birmingham on Wednesday will not derail their World Cup bid. The 2015 runners-up lost by six wickets to a resurgent Pakistan, on the back of a brilliant unbeaten 101 by Babar Azam and three wickets from teenage ...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand, keeps hopes alive

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan kept their hopes of a World Cup semi-final place alive as they moved to within a point of England with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand. Babar Azam’s century saw Pakistan home in front of a partisan crowd at Edgbaston after Shaheen Shah Afridi had ripped through New ...

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Win or lose, we stick to our ‘mantra’, says England’s Morgan

Eoin Morgan

LONDON: England captain Eoin Morgan defended his team’s high-risk/high reward mantra in the World Cup after another display of rash batting contributed to a heavy defeat by Australia on Tuesday that left the hosts in danger of missing out on the semi-finals. Despite being outclassed during the 64-run defeat, Morgan ...

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Morgan won’t tell fans how to react to Smith, Warner

LONDON: England captain Eoin Morgan insists it is not his job to tell supporters how to react to shamed Australia stars David Warner and Steve Smith when the arch rivals meet in a crucial World Cup clash on Tuesday. Warner and Smith have found themselves booed by some fans in ...

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Stead confident New Zealand openers can rediscover form

LONDON: New Zealand coach Gary Stead is confident opening batsmen Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will rediscover their scoring touch as the Cricket World Cup reaches the knockout phase. Stead’s unbeaten team, who top the standings, play Pakistan on Wednesday at Edgbaston before they meet two of the tournament favourites ...

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Babar Azam needs to learn how to finish the game: Wasim Akram

LONDON: Pakistan top order batsman Babar Azam has been one of the most consistent performer for his side for quite some time, minting runs on command, however, his inability to finish the game for his side is what concerns Pakistan former captain and fast bowling great Wasim Akram. “He [Babar] ...

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Shakib goes top of CWC run chart against Afghanistan

SOUTHAMPTON: Bangladesh´s Shakib Al Hasan became the leading run scorer in this year´s World Cup so far as he made a confident start in Monday´s match against minnows Afghanistan. Shakib´s unbeaten 31 took him to 456 runs in the tournament, while Mushfiqur Rahim was six not out in Bangladesh´s 95-2 after ...

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Jason Roy Ruled Out Of Australia World Cup Clash

MANCHESTER: England suffered a major setback as opener Jason Roy failed to recover in time and will miss the World Cup 2019 clash against Australia on Tuesday, according to reports in the British media. Jason Roy pulled his hamstring in the match against the West Indies on June 14 and ...

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Du Plessis hopes to fix South Africa problems

LONDON: If Faf du Plessis were Sarfaraz Ahmed, he would have lost his job by Monday morning. After all he was at the helm of a catastrophic South African World Cup campaign that ended on Sunday here at Lord’s with a 49-run defeat against Pakistan. After having won just one ...

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