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Bangladesh call Farhad, Taskin for tri-series

DHAKA: Injury-hit Bangladesh added all-rounder Farhad Reza and pace bowler Taskin Ahmed to their squad for a three-nation tournament in Ireland in May to prepare for the World Cup. Taskin in particular will be cover for key bowler Rubel Hossain, who has been suffering from a side injury, and fast ...

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Bismah Maroof confident of success in South Africa

LAHORE: Pakistan women’s team captain Bismah Maroof has expressed complete confidence in her side that will play South Africa in three ICC Women’s Championship ODIs, which will be followed by five T20Is. The series will be played from May6-23. Speaking ahead of her side’s departure for South Africa, Bismah said ...

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Pakistan beat Kent by whopping 100 runs

BECKENHAM: Pakistan won their first match of the England tour against Kent by a whopping margin of 100 run as Kent collapsed for 258 runs only. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first at Beckenham when the national cricket team piled up a humongous total of 358 runs for ...

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Shane Watson retires from Australian

SYDNEY: Powerful all-rounder Shane Watson retired from Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League Friday, but will continue playing select overseas tournaments. The 37-year-old, who quit international cricket in 2016, stood down as Sydney Thunder’s captain and all-time top run-scorer to spend more time with his family. “I have so many amazing ...

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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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