Thursday, 16 August 2018

Sports

Delhi Daredevils edge past Rajasthan Royals to stay alive

NEW DELHI: Captain Shreyas Iyer and stumper Rishabh Pant struck rollicking half centuries to keep Delhi Daredevils’ play-off hopes alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the hosts pipped Rajasthan Royals by four runs by D/L method in a rain-truncated clash at the Ferozshah Kotla yesterday. With sporadic rain ...

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ODI rankings: England overtake India to claim top spot

Reuters LONDON: England’s rise up the table is largely because of a forgettable 2014-15 season which saw them winning only seven out of 25 ODIs against other Full Members. The 2014-15 season has been dropped from the latest calculations while those from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons are weighted at ...

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Pakistan lead annual ICC Twenty20 cricket rankings

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: Pakistan retained the top spot in the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 cricket rankings after delivering stellar performances in T20 tournaments over the past year. In the T20I rankings led by Pakistan, there is no change in the top seven places but Afghanistan are now ahead ...

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New Zealand weighing cricket series in Pakistan

© Getty WELLINGTON: New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years after an invitation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). New Zealand have not played in Pakistan since 2003 due to security concerns but had been asked to play T20 matches in ...

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Rohit Sharma’s Wife Ritika Was Trolled

MUMBAI: Rohit Sharma who is called the Hitman in the Indian Squad recently posed for a picture on a magazine and proud wife Ritika Sajdeh shared this picture on her Instagram handle which didn’t go very well with MS Dhoni’s fans. Now you might be wondering what’s the connection between ...

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ICC clears Hafeez to bowl again

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday cleared all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez’s bowling action after he underwent a test at Loughborough University a fortnight ago. The 37-year-old was barred from bowling after his action was found suspicious during an ODI against Sri Lanka in November last year. Hafeez ...

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Shoaib Akhtar warns Pakistan cricket team against ‘tricky’ England

AFP LONDON: Former Pakistan pace sensation and record breaking fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has once again cautioned skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s men for tour of England and Ireland, as the speedster believes that the English conditions would prove ‘tricky’ for Pakistani batsmen. “The English conditions will prove to be tricky for ...

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Gayle believes that Preity Zinta deserves the IPL trophy

AFP MUMBAI: The Kings XI Punjab have participated in every season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ever since the inception of the tournament back in 2008. However, they haven’t won the league even a single time. Meanwhile, Preity Zinta, who has been associated with the franchise from the opening ...

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Pakistan Struggle Against Kent

CANTERBURY: Heavy overnight and early morning rain resulted in the abundance of play on the third day of the tour game between Pakistan and Kent without a ball being bowled. It was the second successive day in this four-day fixture where play had been completely washed out. But the umpires waited ...

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Pakistan’s Shan beats Kohli, de Villiers, Dhoni

LONDON: Pakistani opening batsman Shan Masood may not have the best international cricket stats to boost about, having only one century and three fifties to his name in 12 Test matches at an average of under 25. However, the 28-year-old, who has so far struggled at the international circuit, is ...

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