Thursday, 18 October 2018

Cricket

Sehwag Sends Hilarious Warning to Zaheer Khan

MUMBAI: Virender Sehwag is known for his quirky birthday wishes and the former Indian opener lived up to the billing as he wished former left-arm pacemen Zaheer Khan in style on his birthday. In his style, Sehwag praised Zaheer, calling him one of India’s greatest bowler ever and person with ...

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Imam replaces Azhar as PCB names squad for Lanka ODIs

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee Friday announced 15-member squad for the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka to be played from October 13 to 23 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The final squad was announced by the cricket board after consultation with head coach ...

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Toothless tigers run into South African top-order on Day 1

CAPE TOWN: South Africa made runs while the sun shone in Bloemfontein on Friday‚ and a good thing too what with heavy rain forecast for Saturday morning. They were 428/3 at stumps on the first day of the second test against Bangladesh‚ South Africa’s joint second-highest score on a first ...

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India set to continue dominance vs Australia in T20 series

MUMBAI: The glory ride that Indian cricket team has been on since Virat Kohli took over as captain is showing no signs of slowing down, especially with the Men in Blue getting an extended run at home. The three-match T20I series against Australia, starting on Saturday, is expected to present ...

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Ben Stokes Ashes participation delayed

MANCHESTER: The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Ben Stokes will not travel to Australia with the rest of the Ashes squad as it stands. Stokes was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. He has still been awarded ...

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Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets engaged

NOIDA: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is set to focus on a new chapter in life after he became the latest Indian cricketer to make his engagement official. The 27-year-old got engaged to his fiancée Nupur Nagar in a private ceremony in Greater Noida on Wednesday, which was attended by relatives ...

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Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel voted Player of the Year

Samit Patel claimed another trophy as he was named Players’ Player of the Year MANCHESTER: Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has capped a trophy-laden summer by being voted the NatWest PCA Players’ Player of the Year. Patel had already won the PCA Most Valuable Player Award and added the Players’ Player ...

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Stokes and Hales to be offered new contracts by ECB

LONDON: The ECB are expected to offer Ben Stokes and Alex Hales new contracts on Friday, despite the ongoing investigation into the brawl outside a Bristol nightclub, Sky sources understand. Stokes is expected to be offered a new central contract, while Hales will also retain his incremental deal. Contracts for ...

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Malinga, Mathews not to play ODIs against Pakistan

DUBAI: Lasith Malinga has been omitted from Sri Lanka’s squad for the Pakistan One-day Internationals (ODIs), while Angelo Mathews is again unavailable through injury.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that Malinga was not considered due to his current form and in the context of Sri Lanka’s plans in view of the ...

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James Pattinson Ruled Out Of Ashes With Back Injury

MELBOURNE: Injury-prone James Pattinson has been ruled out of the Ashes series with England after aggravating a lower back stress fracture, dealing Australia’s fast bowling stocks a blow. It is the same problem that kept the 27-year-old out of Australia’s recent tour to Bangladesh, and he will now take an ...

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