Thursday, 21 November 2019

Cricket

Rain washes out opening England-Pakistan 1st ODI

LONDON: Jofra Archer continued his bid to earn a place in England’s World Cup squad with a hostile opening spell against Pakistan before rain meant there was no result in Wednesday’s first one-day international at The Oval. Archer conceded just six runs in four overs in a wicket-taking spell after ...

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ICC, PCB congratulate Aleem Dar on completing 200 ODIs

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have congratulated Aleem Dar of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for completing 200 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in the second match of the Ireland tri-series between Bangladesh and the West Indies in Dublin on Tuesday. The 50-year-old Dar ...

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Australia paceman Jhye Richardson out of World Cup

SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson was ruled out of the World Cup Wednesday after failing to recover from a dislocated shoulder, with namesake Kane Richardson replacing him. He picked up the injury during Australia’s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in March, but was included in the ...

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‘Finding a way to win’ was crucial for preparations: Joe Root

LONDON: Joe Root believes that England are building momentum heading into a landmark season of international cricket. Root, who combined with man-of-the-match Eoin Morgan for a 65-run partnership which guided England to victory in a high-pressure T20 against Pakistan in Cardiff on Sunday, said there was a sense the summer ...

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Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for World Cup

JAMAICA: Chris Gayle has been named as the vice captain of West Indies for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30. Gayle, a former captain who last led West Indies in ODIs in June 2010, will be the deputy for Jason Holder ...

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Transformed England favourites to win World Cup, says Gavaskar

MUMBAI: India batting great Sunil Gavaskar believes England are a transformed one-day international side since their shock exit from the 2015 World Cup and rates them as favourites to win their maiden crown on home soil in July. Eoin Morgan’s side, whose quest for a first 50-overs title begins against ...

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Gambhir’s ‘hilarious’ reaction to Afridi’s book

LAHORE/MUMBAI: Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been making headlines ever since his autobiography “Game Changer” released. Be it his views on Kashmir or “age” revelation, Afridi has created quite a stir. In his autobiography, Afridi has slammed Gautam Gambhir, saying the former Indian opener lacked personality and has an ...

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Sana scripts Pakistan’s biggest ODI win against South Africa

CAPE TOWN: A four-wicket haul by Sana Mir helped Pakistan record their biggest ODI victory to date in terms of deliveries remaining as the visitors registered a convincing eight-wicket victory over South Africa in the ICC Women’s Championship fixture in Potchefstroom. Sana had figures of 6-1-11-4 as South Africa, put ...

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Imad Wasim moves to second position in T20I rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Imad Wasim has moved up to second position in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings after the one-off match against England, which his side lost by seven wickets in Cardiff on Sunday. Imad, who had topped the rankings two years ago, has leapfrogged leg-spinners Shadab ...

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