Friday, 24 January 2020

Cricket

Stokes, Archer help England begin WC with a bang

LONDON: Ben Stokes’ innings of 89 and excellence in the field, alongside a sterling bowling performance from Jofra Archer, helped England to a 104-run win over South Africa in the first match of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. South Africa won the toss and chose to field, and ...

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Why Malala Trolling India at World Cup Opening Ceremony

LONDON: The ICC World Cup 2019 opening ceremony brought cricketers and celebrities from all the 10 participating nations together for a fun 60-second challenge of gully cricket. After the challenge, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousufzai, who attended the event in front of Buckingham Palace in London, couldn’t help but ...

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Hosts England take on South Africa in World Cup 2019 opener

LONDON: The countdown to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 finally comes to an end, as England, the tournament hosts and No.1-ranked ODI side in the world, face off against third-ranked South Africa at The Oval on Thursday, 30 May (today). England’s batting line-up is laden with superstars, headed ...

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‘Royal & Majestic’ opening ceremony for World Cup

LONDON: The 2019 ICC World Cup officially kicked off with captains of all the ten nations coming together in an exciting opening ceremony which was presented by former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Shibani Dandekar opposite the Buckingham Palace in London. Ahead of the lively ceremony at the ...

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Pakistan to host Asia Cup next year

SINGAPORE: The upcoming edition of Asia Cup T20 will be hosted in Pakistan in 2020, after a decision was made during the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in Singapore. The tournament is scheduled to be held in September ahead of the World T20 in Australia. Pakistan Cricket Board (PC) Chairman ...

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Britain confident with World Cup security amid moderate threat

Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Eoin Morgan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Dimuth Karunaratne, Gulbadin Naib, Aaron Finch, Mashrafe Mortaza and Jason Holder of West Indies pose for a group photo. (Image: ICC) LONDON: Britain may be dealing with a national threat level of ‘severe’ but officials are confident they have ...

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‘Mystery’ a must in this World Cup says Hafeez

LONDON: With the ICC World Cup 2019 just around the corner, Pakistan senior cricketer Mohammad Hafeez believes that a ‘mystery’ bowler would be a must for a side to dismantle the opposition. “Your spinners will play a major role and at the same time you must have some mystery in ...

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Dhoni hit tons as India overpower Bangladesh

CARDIFF: India bounced back from a disappointing outing in their previous warm-up game with a 95-run victory over Bangladesh in Cardiff. KL Rahul hit a fluent 108 from No.4, before a destructive MS Dhoni smashed a 78-ball 113, which contained seven sixes. India posted 359/7 on Tuesday, 28 May, in ...

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England dismiss Afghanistan in World Cup warm-up

LONDON: Afghanistan were bowled out for 160 against England as Jofra Archer and Joe Root took three wickets apiece in a World Cup warm-up match here at the Oval. Fast bowler Archer struck twice with the new ball before ending some late resistance from Mohammad Nabi. Afghanistan were in danger ...

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Morgan tells England to ’embrace’ World Cup excitement

LONDON: England captain Eoin Morgan has urged his side to enjoy the pressure and expectation that comes with opening the World Cup. Tournament hosts and favourites England launch the showpiece event against South Africa at the Oval on Thursday. Their last warm-up match saw them rout Afghanistan by nine wicket ...

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