Friday, 21 February 2020

Cricket

Chris Gayle: I am known as a six machine

JAMAICA: Cricket master blaster talked about his six-hitting ability in an interview with former cricketer Ian Bishop and said he is known as a six machine. The 39-year-old left-handed batsman said it is natural for him to try to hit sixes. Seeing the ball flying over the boundary gives me ...

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Top Afghan cricket players criticise change of captain

KABUL: Afghanistan has named a new captain to lead the cricket team into the forthcoming World Cup – a move that has not gone down well with some of the players. The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced Gulbadin Naib would skipper the one-day side, Rashid Khan the Twenty20 team and Rahmat ...

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Smith backs fellow ball-tamperer Bancroft as Durham captain

SYDNEY: Shamed former Australia captain Steve Smith has backed fellow ball-tamperer Cameron Bancroft as an astute choice to skipper English county side Durham after his appointment raised eyebrows. Smith, Bancroft and David Warner were all banned over the scandal involving sandpaper to alter the ball in South Africa last year, ...

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Hot English summer to aid subcontinent teams: Kevin Pietersen

LONDON: The English weather will play a major role during the World Cup and teams from the Indian subcontinent stand to gain if hot and dry conditions prevail during the May 30-July 14 tournament, former captain Kevin Pietersen has said. England, which last hosted the quadrennial showpiece in 1999, has ...

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Alzarri Joseph breaks Sohail Tanveer’s record in IPL

HYDERABAD: West Indies paceman Alzarri Joseph enjoyed a dream Indian Premier League (IPL) debut  claiming  beast ever figures of 6-12  to break Pakistan’s Sohail Tanveer’s 8-year-old record. The Caribbean fast bowler created history in his IPL debut  for Mumbai Indians  as he went past the previous best bowling effort of ...

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South Africa Women’s World Cup cricketer dies in double tragedy

JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa Women´s World Cup cricketer Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie and her child were killed in a car crash this weekend, police confirmed Sunday. The fatal accident occurred in the northwestern mining town of Stilfontein, a police spokesman told AFP. All-rounder Theunissen-Fourie, 25, represented South Africa in four internationals – ...

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Pakistan cricket team lacking in opening slot: Mohsin Khan

LONDON: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Committee Mohsin Hassan Khan said Pakistani team was lacking specialized opening slot which would be a major drawback in World Cup 2019. Talking to private news channel, he said they could not set their middle order due to which only two players bear all the pressure. ...

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Ben Stokes: I want to do things on the field to be remembered for

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has expressed how he has “changed the way he does things” in the aftermath of an incident in Bristol, insisting that he wants to be remembered for his exploits on the cricket field. Stokes, speaking to The Daily Mirror, commented on lifestyle alterations he has ...

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IPL: Du Plessis 50 helps Chennai tame Punjab

CHENNAI: South Africa’s Faf du Plessis struck a brisk half-century in his first Indian Premier League game of the season to help Chennai Super Kings outplay Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs on Saturday. Du Plessis made 54 off 38 deliveries in his team’s 160-3, a total their bowlers defended ...

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Ashwin has no regrets over Jos Buttler ‘mankading’ controversy

NEW DELHI: Indian star Ravichandran Ashwin has insisted he has no regrets over his controversial ‘Mankad’ dismissal of England batsman Jos Buttler which sparked a worldwide debate. “You can’t say that Ashwin is a villain,” the Indian all-rounder insisted in his first interview since the storm erupted after he ran ...

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