Saturday, 15 August 2020

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NZ spinner Astle out of India tour, replaced by Sodhi

SYDNEY: New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle’s hopes of finally making his one-day international debut were dashed when he was ruled out of the side’s limited overs tour of India with a groin strain on Thursday. The 31-year-old Astle had been in India with New Zealand’s ‘A’ team and was elevated ...

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Ravi Shastri earns more salary than Kohli

NEW DELHI: Team India head coach Ravi Shastri is the world’s highest-earning cricket coach in the world. According to a report by Cricinfo, Shastri’ draws a salary of 1.17 million dollars per year from the BCCI which is even more than skipper Virat Kohli. But most importantly it does not ...

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I was suspended for a lot less, says Warner

LONDON: Australia’s vice-captain David Warner has compared the Ben Stokes affair to his 2013 suspension for punching Joe Root, saying his transgression was “a lot less than we’ve seen on the footage” of the England allrounder in a Bristol bar. Warner’s glancing blow at Root was called a “despicable thing” ...

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BCCI slammed over Kumble birthday post

NEW DELHI – India’s powerful cricket board hastily deleted a birthday message for record Test wicket-taker Anil Kumble Tuesday after irate fans took offence at the spinning great being described simply as a “former bowler”. The row follows Kumble’s acrimonious departure as national coach in June, when he quit saying ...

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Amir and Hafeez return for Sri Lanka T20s

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced the 16-member Pakistan squad for the Twenty20 series against Lanka. Experienced all-rounder M Hafeez has returned to the T20 side, as the PCB has made only one change in the squad that faced star-studded World XI ...

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Khawaja Criticises Cricket Australia Selection Policy

SYDNEY: Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has criticised the country´s selection policy and says the constant team changes hampered his attempts to develop his all-round game. The 30-year-old left-hander scored 55 runs in four innings during Australia´s 3-0 test series defeat in Sri Lanka in 2016 before being dropped for the ...

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Babar, Shadab lead Pakistan to win against Sri Lanka in second ODI

ABU DHABI: Babar Azam scored a second successive hundred while Shadab Khan gave his career best bowling and batting to help Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Monday. One-drop batsman Babar knocked a fighting 133-ball 103 while Shadab scored a ...

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Sri Lanka Cricket confirm Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket authority confirmed on Monday that it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan later this month for the third and final T20I match despite security concerns expressed by several players. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said its executive committee agreed unanimously that the October 29 match ...

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Pakistan look to keep up momentum against Sri Lanka

ABU DHABI: After flaying Sri Lanka out with their fiery pace in the first One Day International, Pakistan will be looking to carry their momentum into the second day-night encounter at the Shaikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Monday. The action starts at 3pm. Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali (3 for 36) ...

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Black Caps coach wary of India

WELLINGTON: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said Thursday his players need to hit the ground running in India if they want to challenge the world’s top-ranked one-day international team on their home turf. New Zealand, rated fifth in the world, play the first of three one-dayers against India in Mumbai ...

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