Thursday, 21 November 2019

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Wahab Riaz takes indefinite break from Test cricket

LAHORE: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz has decided to take an indefinite break from red-ball cricket in order to focus on limited-overs formats. He has also withdrawn from the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, just two days before the start of the tournament, where he was set to represent his domestic side Central ...

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Sri Lanka ‘reassessing’ Pakistan tour after security threat

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan cricket association (SLC) said it was reassessing the security situation in Pakistan after receiving a warning “of a possible terrorist threat” to its team. The team was scheduled to leave for the tour in less than two weeks, but the tour now hinges on a “reassessment ...

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Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan dislikes Test cricket

DHAKA: Bangladesh cricket chief Nazmul Hassan said Shakib Al Hasan will remain as Test captain despite disliking the format and expressing his reluctance to stay on following this week’s embarrassing defeat to Afghanistan. Nazmul admitted the all-rounder had shown little interest or enthusiasm for the five-day game – an attitude ...

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Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia

SYDNEY: Former skipper Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia again after his incredible Ashes exploits, as support mounts for the 30-year-old to be given a second chance. Smith was banned for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his captaincy in a ...

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Thirimanne, Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka on Pakistan tour

COLOMBO:  were named Sri Lanka’s one-day international and Twenty20 international captains respectively for the upcoming tour of Pakistan after 10 players opted out of the series over security reasons. The announcement on Wednesday comes two days after Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga, the incumbents, informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of ...

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Pollard named new West Indies captain for ODIs and T20I

JAMAICA: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been named as the new captain of their one-day international and Twenty20 teams, the country’s cricket board (CWI) said. Pollard, who has not played an ODI for West Indies since October 2016, replaces Jason Holder at the helm. Holder, who led the team ...

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Rashid leads Afghanistan to famous Test win over Bangladesh

CHATTOGRAM: Rashid Khan picked up six second innings wickets to lead Afghanistan to a famous 224-run win over Bangladesh in the maiden Test match between the two sides at Chattogram. Racing against time to complete a win with less than four overs left in the weather-hit match, the longest-format rookies ...

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Shoaib Akhtar ‘shocked’ that Misbah was not made PCB chairman

LONDON: After Misbah-ul-Haq assumed two major roles of Pakistan national side’s head coach and chief selector, which is a first in the history of Pakistan cricket, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said he was ‘shocked’ he was not made Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. “I was shocked that ...

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Smith overtakes Kohli to reclaim No.1 spot in Test rankings

DUBAI: Australia’s run-machine Steve Smith has edged past Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the best Test batsman in the world, based on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings. Kohli’s side moved to the top of the new ICC World Test Championship table with a 2-0 series sweep against West ...

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Rahmat Shah makes first Afghanistan Test hundred

CHITTAGONG: Rahmat Shah became the first from Afghanistan to hit a Test hundred as a resolute batting performance against Bangladesh earned them the first-day honors. Rahmat’s 102 and Asghar Afghan’s 88 not out led Afghanistan to 271-5 at stumps in the one-off Test, the visitors’ third ever. Rahmat and Asghar ...

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