Friday, 22 June 2018

Sports

Moeen Ali fears for Test cricket future

LONDON: England batting all-rounder Mooen Ali has expressed his concerns over the future of Test cricket after he observed low crowd attendance in this winter’s Ashes Test Series against Australia. Ali said that he was ‘disappointed’ by low turnout in the Ashes. “I feared in the Ashes actually. The crowds ...

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Adil Rashid admits ‘heart’s not in red-ball cricket

LONDON: England leg-spinner Adil Rashid admitted that he signed an only white-ball contract with Yorkshire because his heart is no more in the red-ball cricket. Rashid was the lead-wicket-taker for England Test side during Bangladesh and India tour in 2016-17, despite his form the right-arm bowler was excluded from this ...

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PSL: Sultans beat Qalandars, Karachi Kings beat Gladiators

DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators were beaten on Friday by Karachi Kings by 19 runs in second match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 in Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Imad Wasim-led Kings cruised to victory as Gladiators could not meet 150 target in 20 overs. Rossouw was caught on Wasim’s delivery at ...

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Replacement for Chris Lynn, Lahore Qalandars sign Dinesh Ramdin

Dinesh Ramdin

SYDNEY: Australia’s explosive batsman Chris Lynn has been ruled out of the entire Pakistan Super League season due to a shoulder injury and Lahore Qalandars have named West Indies’ Dinesh Ramdin as his replacement. The 32-year-old carries tremendous experience and will also provide a good wicket keeping option for the ...

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Pakistan retain top T20 ranking after ICC error

WELLINGTON: Australian cricket chiefs have clarified that Pakistan still top the Twenty20 world rankings, despite Australia’s victory in the T20 tri-series also featuring New Zealand and England. Cricket Australia said this week that Australia would take the number one spot if they were unbeaten in the tri-series, a feat they ...

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Asela Gunaratne ruled out of T20I tri-series

COLOMBO: In a major blow to Sri Lanka, batsman Asela Gunaratne has been ruled out of the Nidahas Trophy T20I tri-series, also featuring India and Bangladesh due to a right-arm injury. The 32-year-old sustained an injury on his right arm while diving during one of the fielding drills and getting ...

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Kapil Sharma performs for Peshawar Zalmi

DUBAI: Indian comedian Kapil Sharma performed for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai on the eve of the third edition of the cricket league. Sharma made everybody laugh in the light-hearted session as he shared some jokes with renowned names like West Indian bowling all-rounder Darren Sammy, ...

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McCullum unveils Qalandars’ strategy for PSL3

DUBAI: Revealing Lahore Qalandars’ strategy for the third season of Pakistan Super League (PSL), New Zealand legend Brandon McCullum said his team would continue to play fearless cricket in the tournament. Speaking ahead of his team’s first match against debutants Multan Sultan, the Lahore Qalandars captain said, “If you look ...

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Australia down Black Caps in T20 final, take No.1 ranking

WELLINGTON: Having led the Australians to win the T20 Tri-Series in Auckland, David Warner has plenty of time to reflect on his success. He’ll be 19 hours in the air from Auckland to Johannesburg to join his Test teammates for the long-awaited four-Test series against South Africa. Last night in ...

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Pakistan Super League set to be bigger and better in 2018

Kevin Pietersen will play for Quetta Gladiators again in 2018 MELBOURNE: The 2018 Pakistan Super League promises to be the best yet, says Saj Sadiq, and there will be plenty of English interest… On a beautiful starlit March night in Karachi, the iconic National Stadium reverberates with the sounds of ...

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