Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Sports

Morgan admits uncertainty over England’s best T20 side

CAPE TOWN: England captain Eoin Morgan says he does not know his best XI going into the three-match Twenty20 International series against hosts South Africa that starts at Newlands on Friday. England have a full-strength squad to choose from for the first time this year and Morgan admits there is ...

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Six members of Pakistan squad test positive for COVID-19

WELLINGTON: Six members of Pakistan’s touring squad have tested positive for COVID-19, New Zealand Cricket confirmed Thursday, throwing preparations for the series into turmoil. “Two of these six results have been deemed “historical”; four have been confirmed as new,” New Zealand Cricket said. “This means that, in line with the ...

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Run-machine Smith warns India he’s back in top gear

SYDNEY: Australia’s Steve Smith warned India on Tuesday that his game had finally “clicked” and he was ready to justify his ranking as the world’s top Test batsman. Smith admitted he was unhappy with his recent displays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, saying “I never really got ...

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Pakistan team reach New Zealand, to remain in quarantine for 14 days

AUCKLAND: Pakistan cricket team have Tuesday reached New Zealand to play three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and two Test matches against the Kiwis. The 54-member squad – including players and support staff – landed in Auckland and then reached Christchurch. All members will remain under complete isolation for three days during ...

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Olly Stone, Root shine in England T20 warm-up match

PAARL: Fast bowler Olly Stone and Test captain Joe Root played leading roles in an England intra-squad Twenty20 warm-up match at Boland Park in Paarl. Neither Stone nor Root is in England s T20 squad but will be part of the one-day international set-up for a three-match series that will follow ...

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Moeen says he’s ‘never experienced’ racism in English cricket

LONDON: Moeen Ali has insisted “hand on heart” he has not experienced any racism during his time in English cricket following a welter of allegations. Tuesday saw the England and Wales Cricket Board accused of “institutional racism” by former international umpire John Holder and aspiring official Ismail Dawood, who both ...

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England Cricket Board confirms Pakistan tour

BIRMINGHAM: England has confirmed to send its cricket team to Pakistan for a short tour next year in October to mark their first visit to the country since 2005. A joint announcement by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that England men’s team ...

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Karachi Kings dedicate PSL final win to Dean Jones

KARACHI: The Pakistan Super League 2020 champions Karachi Kings have dedicated their victory to their late coach Dean Jones, saying that it was his hard work that enabled them to achieve the task. The Karachi Kings’ coach filling in for Jones, Wasim Akram, said: “Of course this win is for ...

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‘A bit of happiness’: Ben Stokes dedicates to ailing dad

DUBAI: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has dedicated his biggest Indian Premier League innings to his father, who is battling cancer in New Zealand. Stokes smashed an unbeaten 107 off just 60 balls to help Rajasthan Royals beat holders Mumbai Indians by eight wickets on Sunday, keeping the inaugural IPL champions ...

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Kohli most complete player around: Joe Root

NEW DELHI: England Test captain Joe Root considers his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli as currently the most complete player around and said he expects England team-mate Jos Buttler to soon replicate his limited-overs dominance in Test cricket. Root himself is considered one of the four best batsmen in contemporary cricket, ...

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