Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cricket

Kohli engineered Anil Kumble’s exit, leaked email suggests

MUMBAI: The acrimonious exit of India’s cricket coach last year was given a fresh twist Wednesday as a leaked email suggested captain Virat Kohli had “frequently” worked behind the scenes against him. Former coach Anil Kumble quit over a rift with Kohli in June 2017, saying his relationship with the ...

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ICC bans Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced. Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month’s first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to ...

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Azhar Ali breaks into top 10 in ICC Test rankings

DUBAI: Veteran right-handed batsman Azhar Ali has moved up two places and is now positioned on the 10th place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings for batsman. The 33-year-old scored a century in the first innings during the third Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan went ...

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Shai Hope’s helps Windies level ODI series over Bangladesh

DHAKA: An exceptional third ODI century from Shai Hope saw the West Indies earn a nail-biting four-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Dhaka. Hope hit 146 from 144 balls, in an innings that featured 12 fours and three sixes, levelling the series after Bangladesh cruised to a ...

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Big Bash League replaces traditional coin toss with bat flip

LONDON: Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) has replaced the traditional coin toss with a bat flip for the upcoming season. The new season, which will begin from December 19, will feature a new rule where captains will call either ‘hills’ or ‘flats’ instead of ‘heads’ or ‘tails’. “For me it’s ...

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India withstand Australia’s gumption in famous win

ADELAIDE: Had it done enough to be classed as nerve-jangling? It was certainly engrossing. A wonderful Test match. India secured their first Test victory in Australia since 2008 and lead a series in the country for only the second time after a gripping 31-run win in Adelaide. Their quicks led ...

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Will consider stepping down if I fail to deliver: Sarfraz

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has admitted that his place can be in danger if he fails to deliver. Speaking with media on the book launching ceremony of noted sports journalist Saleem Khaliq, Sarfaraz said he would consider stepping down himself as Test captain if he felt he ...

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Finch has a lot of work to do: Ponting

ADELAIDE: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has questioned Aaron Finch’s shot selection after the opener had his stumps rattled for nought after attempting a booming cover-drive in the first Test against India in Adelaide as he was not pleased with Australians batting. “Everyone knows he struggles a little bit against ...

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England Lions claim T20 series win over Pakistan A

ABU DHABI: Liam Livingstone took three wickets and then hit an unbeaten 35 and the winning six as England Lions sealed a 2-0 T20 series victory over Pakistan A with a four-wicket triumph in Abu Dhabi. Livingstone (3-24) and Jamie Overton (3-24) limited Pakistan A to 139-9, a total swelled ...

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