Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Cricket

Afghanistan beat Pakistan in WC warm-up match

BRISTOL: Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by three wickets in their World Cup warm-up match at Bristol County Ground on Friday. Pakistan had set a 263-run target after they were bowled out in the 48th over in the match. Afghanistan achieved the required target in 49.4 overs at a loss of seven ...

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Rohit Sharma need calmness, not desperation

LONDON: In an interview, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma says It’s the ultimate dream. Any kid growing up begins to nurture dreams in whatever sphere of life he or she aspires for. As a cricketer, growing up, the idea of playing in a World Cup, to be part of that team, to ...

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Afghan spin the key for new captain at World Cup

KABUL: Afghanistan’s World Cup preparations were thrown off kilter when they controversially decided to replace successful captain Asghar Afghan with the little-known Gulbadin Naib two months before the tournament. Under Asghar, Afghanistan had made serious progress, beating Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at last year’s Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates ...

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Jason Holder sheds ‘Nice Guy’ tag

LONDON: There’s no more Mr Nice Guy from West Indies skipper Jason Holder as he plots to lead his country to glory at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Holder became the youngest captain in West Indiies history when replacing Dwayne Bravo for ODIs in early 2015, aged just ...

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Shahid Afridi: No excuse for balanced Pakistan World Cup squad

KARACHI: Former captain Shahid Afridi said Pakistan have injected the right amount of experience into their World Cup squad with the late inclusions of pacemen Wahab Riaz and Mohammed Amir, and have no excuse for poor performance now. In a video posted on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Twitter feed, he ...

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Foolproof security to be deployed in Indo-Pak WC match

LONDON: The British authorities have decided to deploy foolproof security during the much anticipated clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Manchester, UK. According to British media, the armed police will ensure the security to prevent any unforeseen incident during the clash of the arch-rivals in ...

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Khawaja struck on helmet by Russell bouncer

SOUTHAMPTON: Usman Khawaja has sent a scare through the Australia World Cup camp after being struck on the helmet while batting against West Indies in a warm-up match at Southampton. Khawaja went to hospital for scans on his jaw after suffering a nasty blow from an Andre Russell bouncer during ...

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Bayliss Says Morgan Could Hold Key To England World Cup Places

MANCHESTER: The final places in England’s World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss. Tournament hosts England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, have risen to the top of the one-day international rankings since ...

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Shahzad century fires Afghanistan to World Cup warm-up win

BELFAST: Mohammad Shahzad smashed a blistering 101 as Afghanistan fine-tuned their World Cup preparations with a 126-run thrashing of Ireland to draw the one-day international series on Tuesday. Afghanistan were put in to bat by the hosts in Belfast and Shahzad made them pay with his 87-ball century. Together with ...

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Wahab Riaz vows to live up to expectations

LONDON: Pacer Wahab Riaz has vowed to live up to the expectations by showcasing his talent during the World Cup 2019 by bringing the aggression and fire in his bowling. “Definitely, it will be a challenging event and I am lucky to get a last-minute call to be a part ...

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