Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Cricket

Ganguly names his favourites to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finals

NEW DELHI: The former India captain, who led the team to the 2003 World Cup finals expects that current round robin format will be one of the most “keenly contested” tournament. “My pick for the four semifinalists spot would be India, Australia, England and Pakistan. India are one of the ...

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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – Team Squads

LONDON: Full list of squads announced for the ICC Men s Cricket World Cup 2019, which gets underway on 30 May in England and Wales. All teams have announced 15-member provisional squads for the World Cup. Teams can still make changes until one week before the start of the tournament. England: ...

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India’s Rahane joins Hampshire after missing bus for World Cup

Batsman Ajinkya Rahane has missed out from India’s World Cup squad but is doing everything possible to keep himself ready if an opportunity arises by joining English County Championship side Hampshire. Rahane will be the first Indian to represent the club and the right-hander is set to play eight County ...

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Russell in WI World Cup squad, Pollard and Narine omitted

BARBADOS: All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine failed to make the cut as West Indies announced their 15-man squad for the World Cup with Jason Holder set to lead the team for the tournament in England and Wales. Hard-hitting opening batsman Chris Gayle, 39, was called up for what will ...

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Shoaib Akhtar believes England will win World Cup 2019

LONDON: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has picked England that he predicts would win the upcoming World Cup 2019, scheduled to begin in England and Wales on May 30. “The England cricket team once hold a reputation for not being serious with limited overs cricket, look at them now. ...

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Shane Watson 96 fires Chennai top of IPL

CHENNAI: Shane Watson smashed 96 off 53 balls to help Chennai Super Kings reclaim their top spot in the Indian Premier League with a six-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Watson struck form after a string of low scores in this edition of the Twenty20 tournament as defending champions Chennai chased ...

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Malinga one of the best in the world: Vaas

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka spearhead Chaminda Vaas praised fast bowler Lasith Malinga for always giving his best, whether for club or country. On Malinga’s selection for the World Cup, Vaas said: “There is no doubt that he (Malinga) is one of the best in the world and the best in ...

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Imam terms himself ‘automatic selection’ for World Cup

LONDON: Pakistan opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq has termed himself an ‘automatic selection’ for the World Cup 2019. The left-handed batsman maintained that he deserves a place in the World Cup squad owing to his performance in the one-day international (ODI) cricket. “My batting average of 55 in ODIs is an answer ...

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Aiden Markram stars as Hampshire beat Middlesex

LONDON: Aiden Markram impressed with both bat and ball as champions Hampshire made it three wins from as many One-Day Cup matches this season with a 119-run rout of Middlesex on Tuesday. South African opener Markram, who is warming up for the World Cup in England later this season, made ...

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Another injury scare for England

Jason Roy

LONDON: After England opener Alex Hales declared taking an ‘indefinite break’ from cricket due to ‘personal reasons,’ another opener of the side was feared to be in danger of missing the all-important ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. Jason Roy, a prolific run-scorer for England in last couple of years, suffered ...

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