Saturday, 28 November 2020

Sports

Joe Root underrated in white ball game, says Morgan

MANCHESTER: Joe Root will return to England s ODI team for the opening clash of the three-match series against Australia at Old Trafford on Friday with a ringing endorsement from his skipper Eoin Morgan. Test captain Root was left out of the T20 series which England won 2-1, but will be ...

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Dawid Malan replaces Babar Azam to claim top T20I ranking

ICC: England batsman Dawid Malan has seized the No.1 position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after a fruitful home series against Australia, which England won 2-1. The 33-year-old left-hander has progressed four places after a series-topping run aggregate of 129, which included a player of the match ...

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Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona for remainder of his contract

PARIS: After announcing his intention to quit the club, Lionel Messi said that he will now stay at Barcelona and honour the last year on his current contract. The Argentine player had informed the management at Barcelona that he wanted to exercise a clause in his contract that would allow ...

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Tom Moody has heaped praise on rising star Haider Ali

Former Australia batsman Tom Moody has heaped praise on Pakistan rising star Haider Ali, calling him a “special talent”. Moody’s comments come after Haider stole the spotlight in his international debut, which came during the third T20 International against England. The 19-year-old smashed a 33-ball 54, which included five boundaries ...

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Jos Buttler to miss final T20 against Australia

LONDON: England’s wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler will miss the final T20 match against Australia on Tuesday to be with his family, the country’s cricket board announced on Monday. The 29-year-old, who hit a match-winning unbeaten 77 in the second T20, left England’s bio-secure bubble on Sunday evening following the team’s ...

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Vlaeminck out, Perry a doubt for New Zealand series

SYDNEY: Fast bowler Tayla Vlaeminck has been ruled out of Australia’s limited overs series against New Zealand by injury, while all-rounder Ellyse Perry was named in the squad but subject to fitness. Vlaeminck suffered a stress fracture to her foot on the eve of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in ...

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Azhar Mahmood joins England for Pakistan T20s

LONDON: Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood and bowling coach will be a member of England s backroom staff when they face his native country during an upcoming three-match Twenty20 series. Mahmood, 45, has plenty of English county experience from his time with Surrey and Kent. Until last year he was a ...

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