Thursday, 13 December 2018

Cricket

Focus is big on spin, says Latham

MUMBAI: New Zealand’s batsmen know they will have to subdue India’s spinners if they are to have any chance of winning their three-match One Day International series starting Sunday. Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and right-arm leg break Yuzvendra Chahal have established themselves as India’s latest attacking combination, keeping veterans ...

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Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in fourth ODI

SHARJAH:Pakistan ruled the roost in the fourth One-Day International as well as Sri Lanka folded for 173 in 43.4 overs after opting to bat in Sharjah on Friday (October 20). Only Lahiru Thirimanne (62) got going but with little support, as the visitors could only muster a paltry score. After ...

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Cricket ODI rankings: Hasan Ali jumps to number one bowler

DUBAI: Pakistan right-arm pacer Hasan Ali on Friday jumped six places to become the number one bowler in International Cricket Council’s ODI rankings. The 23-year-old, the highest wicket-taker in the 2017 Champions Trophy, has 743 points as compared to South African spinner Imran Tahir, who has 726. He recently starred ...

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NZ spinner Astle out of India tour, replaced by Sodhi

SYDNEY: New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle’s hopes of finally making his one-day international debut were dashed when he was ruled out of the side’s limited overs tour of India with a groin strain on Thursday. The 31-year-old Astle had been in India with New Zealand’s ‘A’ team and was elevated ...

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Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

DUBAI: Pakistan’s off-spinner Muhammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, the International Cricket Council said Thursday. The ICC said the match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team management, cited concerns about the ...

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Ravi Shastri earns more salary than Kohli

NEW DELHI: Team India head coach Ravi Shastri is the world’s highest-earning cricket coach in the world. According to a report by Cricinfo, Shastri’ draws a salary of 1.17 million dollars per year from the BCCI which is even more than skipper Virat Kohli. But most importantly it does not ...

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The best I can do is answer with my bat: Imam-ul-Haq

DUBAI: A couple of weeks back, when Pakistan announced their One-Day International squad for the five-match series against Sri Lanka, questions were raised over the selection of Imam-ul-Haq. Imam, who received his maiden ODI call-up, had proven his credentials as far as his cricketing skills were concerned but being the ...

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Hassan, Imam bring series victory for Pakistan against Lanka

ABU DHABI: Debutant Imamul Haq scored a century and propelled Pakistan to a comfortable win against Sri Lanka in the third ODI at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. A brilliant century by Imam, who scored 100 off 125 balls, set the stage for Pakistan to win the five-match ODI series 3-0. ...

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I was suspended for a lot less, says Warner

LONDON: Australia’s vice-captain David Warner has compared the Ben Stokes affair to his 2013 suspension for punching Joe Root, saying his transgression was “a lot less than we’ve seen on the footage” of the England allrounder in a Bristol bar. Warner’s glancing blow at Root was called a “despicable thing” ...

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