Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Sports

George Bailey appointed Australia cricket selector

SYDNEY: Former Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey was appointed as one of the country s three national selectors, replacing the retired Greg Chappell. He joins chairman Trevor Hohns and coach Justin Langer and draws the curtain on his long playing career after the domestic Big Bash League in early February ...

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Daryl Mitchell to replace injured Grandhomme

HAMILTON:  Daryl Mitchell has been named to make his cricket debut for New Zealand in the second Test against England just weeks after cheering England´s win over New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup. The all-rounder is the son of John Mitchell, the former All Blacks coach who is now ...

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Cornwall puts West Indies in command against Afghanistan

Rahkeem Cornwall

LUCKNOW: Rahkeem Cornwall picked up a career-best 7 for 75 as Afghanistan squandered a sound start to be dismissed for 187 on the first day of the inaugural Test at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. In response, West Indies lost two early wickets before John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks took them ...

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Steve Smith to be more disciplined against Yasir Shah

ADELAIDE: World number 1 Australia batsman Steve Smith says he is determined not to be dismissed again by Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah when the teams meet in the second test at Adelaide starting on Friday. Yasir Shah has now dismissed Steve Smith seven times in Test cricket – and knows ...

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Gayle says ‘I don’t get respect’ after leaving Jozi Stars

PARIS: West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle demanded more respect on Monday after waving goodbye to South Africa’s Mzansi Super League with his team Jozi Stars yet to win a game in the current campaign. Former West Indies captain Gayle, 40, scored just 101 runs in six innings before his ...

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England’s Anderson to continue recovery in South Africa

LONDON: England paceman James Anderson will step up his recovery from a calf injury at a specialist pace bowling camp in Potchefstroom ahead of a four-test series in South Africa starting next month, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said. Anderson, England’s top test wicket-taker with 575 victims, ...

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Sourav Ganguly’s daughter Sana Ganguly trolls him on Instagram

NEW DELHI: Sourav Ganguly’s daughter Sana Ganguly trolls him: The President of the BCCI got a couple of hilarious replies from his daughter. Former India captain and current BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) President Sourav Ganguly has allured plentiful limelight in the last few days for successfully ...

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Ali Zaidi, boxer Amir Khan get in Twitter feud over Riffat Khan

KARACHI: British Asian boxer Amir Khan and Pakistani Federal minister Ali Haider Zaidi have come confronted with each other on Twitter over taking credit for supporting former Pakistan number one squash player Riffat Khan. Riffat Khan underwent knee surgery last week at Shiffa International Hospital to revive her career. She ...

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Bangladesh need more top level Tests, says Mominul

KOLKATA: Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque said that playing more Tests against top sides was the only way forward after they suffered a crushing loss to India in a day-night Test. The tourists went down by an innings and 46 runs in Kolkata to be whitewashed in the two-match series. The ...

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England dig in to save first Test after Root falls cheaply

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: England lost captain Joe Root while crawling to 98 for four at lunch Monday as they battled to save the first Test against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui. Just 43 runs were scored from 31 overs in a two-hour session on the final morning during which Root was ...

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