Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sports

Black Caps coach wary of India

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WELLINGTON: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said Thursday his players need to hit the ground running in India if they want to challenge the world’s top-ranked one-day international team on their home turf. New Zealand, rated fifth in the world, play the first of three one-dayers against India in Mumbai ...

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Nadal and Federer on collision course in Shanghai

Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer

SHANGHAI:  Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer breezed into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday and Juan Martin del Potro defeated racquet-smashing Alexander Zverev. World number one Nadal blew away Fabio Fognini in 63 minutes and plays sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov as he pursues one of the few tournaments ...

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Starc urges Aussie fans to unleash hell on Stokes

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SYDNEY: Fast bowler Mitchell Starc has urged Australian fans to “get stuck into” England bad boy Ben Stokes if he makes the trip for the upcoming Ashes, calling for them to be “very loud”. Test vice-captain Stokes was arrested last month in Britain on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm ...

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Babar, Malik guide Pakistan to win against Sri Lanka

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DUBAI: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 83 runs in the first one-day international in Dubai on Friday, taking a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Pakistan piled up 292-6 with Babar Azam scoring 103 and Shoaib Malik striking a quickfire 81, before restricting Sri Lanka for 209-8 in 50 overs. ...

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Want to continue Champions Trophy form, says Fakhar

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DUBAI: Pakistan’s young batting sensation Fakhar Zaman wants to continue with the top form he showed at the ICC Champions Trophy earlier this year. “Definitely, I want to continue with that performance”, the young ODI opener said. “It is in my mind to perform well for Pakistan’s victories.” Fakhar mentioned ...

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Wahab Riaz speaks about hostile bowling spell to Shane Watson

Wahab Riaz - Shane Watson

DUBAI: Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz spoke about the hostile bowling against Australia’s Shane Watson in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015,. In an interview to ICC 360, Wahab recalled the exchange of words between him and Australian players Shane Watson and Mitchell Starc when he was batting in the ...

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New international Test and ODI leagues agreed by ICC

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DUBAI: The Test series league will see nine teams play six series over two years – three home and three away, while the ODI league will be a direct qualification pathway towards the ICC Cricket World Cup and will be contested by the 12 Full Members plus the winners of ...

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Pakistan look to bounce back in ODI series against Sri Lanka

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DUBAI: Pakistan are counting on a change in format and players to overcome a resurgent Sri Lanka in the five-match one-day series starting in Dubai from today (Friday). Pakistan were upset 2-0 in the preceding Test series but they are hoping to change their fortunes and carry the limited over ...

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Stokes apologises for mocking Katie’s disabled son, loses contract

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LONDON: England cricketer Ben Stokes has lost his sponsorship contract with sportswear giant New Balance following his arrest outside a nightclub which also left his Ashes series in doubt. Stokes, who was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, also issued an apology after video emerged of him mimicking ...

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Without Ben Stokes, We Will Win Ashes: Steve Waugh

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SYDNEY: Test great Steve Waugh says England can’t win the Ashes without Ben Stokes and the bad boy allrounder would have been dumped immediately if he was Australian. England vice-captain Stokes was arrested last month in Britain on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and suspended from internationals until further ...

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