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Dhoni to rest before World Cup if back trouble worsens

MUMBAI: India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not hesitate to take time off before World Cup if his niggling back problem worsens during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), the stumper-batsman has said. Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni missed last week’s defeat by Sunrisers Hyderabad due to a back spasm and ...

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Pakistan team ready for ICC World Cup: Sarfaraz

LONDON: Sarfaraz Ahmed Captain of national cricket team has said that Pakistan team is ready for the ICC World Cup being held in England from 30th of next month. Speaking at a news conference, he expressed the hope that team will perform best in the mega event. Addressing a joint ...

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‘Shattered’: Sri Lankan cricketer recounts church bombing horror

NEGOMBO: Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka barely survived one of the deadly blasts that killed more than 320 people in the island nation on Easter Sunday, and says the horrific scenes have left him “scared” to go out. The 27-year-old all-rounder skipped Easter service at St Sebastian’s Church in his ...

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Kuldeep’s loss of form worrying for India before World Cup

NEW DELHI: Kuldeep Yadav is expected to lead India’s slow-bowling attack in the World Cup but his poor form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) could become a headache for Virat Kohli’s men with just over a month left before the 50-over tournament. The left-arm wristspinner sits at seventh ...

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Abid Ali: It’s my wish that I meet Sachin Tendulkar

LONDON: Pakistan’s newly selected opener Abid Ali has expressed a wish to meet his idol Sachin Tendulkar, and hopes that despite strained political relations between the two countries, the legendary batsman will give him a hug and a few batting tips at next month´s World Cup. The 31-year old has ...

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Smith says two weeks away from full recovery

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MUMBAI: Steve Smith has laid to rest concerns about his fitness and form ahead of Australia’s Cricket World Cup title defence and said he is two weeks away from completely recovering from the elbow surgery he underwent earlier this year. The 29-year-old scored a match-winning unbeaten 59 on Saturday, hours ...

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Gulbadin Naib-led Afghan World Cup squad

KABUL: The inclusion of Asghar Afghan, the former captain, and the return of Hamid Hassan, the fast bowler, was the big news as Afghanistan announced their 15-man squad for the ICC Men s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Monday. Hassan, 31-year-old fast bowler, last played the sport at a senior ...

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I am an opener and want to play as one: Hafeez

LONDON: It has been over two years since Mohammad Hafeez ceased to open batting for Pakistan. And with Babar Azam taking the role of one-drop, he had to move further down the batting order. Since the shift, which came about during Pakistan’s away ODI series against Australia in January 2017, ...

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Yasir Shah named for England series

LONDON: Yasir Shah has been named as wrist spinner Shadab Khan’s replacement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, which will be played from 5-19 May. Shadab has been ruled out of the series against England after tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, ...

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Hashim Amla included in South Africa’s WC squad

JOHANNESBURG: Hashim Amla, the right-handed batsman has been named in South Africa’s 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Thursday. Amla has been an accomplished player for the South African team, as he has scored almost 8000 runs in the ODI format at an ...

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