Saturday, 11 July 2020


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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Here are some innovations of the ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on April 21, 2020 celebrated World Creativity and Innovation Day by listing out a few innovative ideas that helped transform and enhance the game. Here are a few of them that the world cricket body shared. 1992: Coloured kits at World Cup and Third Umpire in ...

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Umpire Aleem Dar set to break record for most Tests

LONDON: ICC Elite Panel Umpire Aleem Dar is set to break Steve Bucknor’s record of most Tests during the first Test between Australia and New Zealand in Perth today (Thursday).  The 51-year-old, who took up umpiring after playing first-class cricket in Pakistan, is standing in his 129th Test match as ...

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