Wednesday, 30 September 2020

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Australia’s Afghanistan test, one-day series v New Zealand postponed

MELBOURNE: Australia’s one-off test against Afghanistan and one-day series against New Zealand have been postponed to the 2021-22 season due to scheduling “complexity” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Australia were to play their first home test against Afghanistan in Perth from Nov. 21 and three ...

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Shaheen Afridi delivered a sensational spell in Vitality T20 blast

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi delivered a sensational spell of fast bowling on Sunday to help Hampshire defeat Middlesex by 20 runs in England’s Vitality Blast T20 competition. Afridi returned with stunning figures of 6/19 from his four overs and incredibly, all six of the wickets were clean-bowled: the last ...

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Dawid Malan replaces Babar Azam to claim top T20I ranking

ICC: England batsman Dawid Malan has seized the No.1 position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after a fruitful home series against Australia, which England won 2-1. The 33-year-old left-hander has progressed four places after a series-topping run aggregate of 129, which included a player of the match ...

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Australian women stars slam timing of India’s T20 Challenge

ICC @ Twitter SYDNEY: Some of Australia’s top women s cricketers on Monday blasted a decision by India to schedule its T20 Challenge during the Big Bash League as a “huge shame” and “sad for the game”. Indian cricket bosses on Sunday said the women s T20 Challenge will take place in ...

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ICC postpones T20 World Cup in Australia

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) postponed this year s Twenty20 World Cup, which was scheduled to begin in Australia on October 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement issued by the ICC, at today’s meeting … windows for the next three ICC men’s events were also agreed ...

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Younis Khan hails ‘world-class’ Rahul Dravid

LONDON: Pakistan batting legend Younis Khan recalled how his Indian counterpart Rahul Dravid helped him become a world-class batsman. “Dravid was a top-class professional and one of the greats of the modern era and I learned a lot from him,” Younis was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council ...

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Jack Leach focused on West Indies series

LONDON: Jack Leach wants to reclaim his role as England’s first-choice spinner in Tests as he returns from illness-enforced break. Jack Leach is aware of the competition for places in the England Test squad as he works his way back into the setup following the bout of sepsis that kept ...

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Babar Azam can break into the ‘fab four’: Alan Wilkins

MANCHESTER: Former English cricketer, commentator, Alan Wilkins believes Pakistani limited-overs captain Babar Azam can break into the  fab four  of batsmen and make it the  famous five . The  fab four  features India’s Virat Kohli, Australia’s Steve Smith, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England’s Joe Root. “Babar Azam has got ...

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Ben Stokes acknowledges Steve Smith as ‘genius’

ICC: Despite their steadfast on-field rivalry, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has acknowledged Australia’s Steve Smith as a “genius” and a batsman “on a different level”. England felt the brunt of Smith’s class during the Ashes last year, when the Australian, upon Test comeback after a year-long ban, helped his side ...

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ICC congratulates Sana Mir for a superb career

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated former Pakistan captain Sana Mir for an excellent career that saw her play 226 international matches, including 137 as captain. Sana, who was the first female bowler from Pakistan to take 100 ODI wickets, announced her retirement on Saturday. Her list of ...

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