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Ex-Pakistan players call for Misbah to retire

KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricket heavyweights on Saturday asked Misbah-ul-Haq to call time on his illustrious career, blaming his poor batting and uninspired captaincy for a 3-0 whitewash to Australia. Misbah, who at 42 is the oldest current international cricketer, capped a miserable series with a 220-run defeat in the third and ...

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You will always be my captain Dhoni bhai, tweets Virat Kohli

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli, who is expected to be anointed captain of the limited overs teams after Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to step down from the job, took to Twitter to acknowledge his former skipper for the contributions he did for the Indian cricket team. “Thanks for always being the leader ...

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Abbott expected to shelve South Africa for Hampshire deal

CAPE TOWN: South African cricket was rocked on Thursday when it was announced that Test fast bowler Kyle Abbott had quit the national team in order to play county cricket in England. Cricket South Africa (CSA) immediately cancelled Abbott’s contract and said it was in the process of doing the ...

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Pakistan out for 315, Australia do not enforce follow-on

SYDNEY: David Warner smashed the second fastest 50 in Test history to give Australia a flying start in their chase for runs and a declaration on the fourth day of the third Test against Pakistan Friday. At tea, the home team had stretched its lead to 340 runs at 117 ...

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MS Dhoni quits as India captain

NEW DELHI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has resigned as India’s cricket captain. He was leading the Indian team in ODIs and T20 ever since he retired from Tests on December 30, 2016. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian ...

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Aleem Dar breaks record for officiating most international matches

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Aleem Dar broke the record for having officiated in the most number of matches across all three formats of cricket. The 48-year-old started officiating in the Sri Lanka-South Africa test match which is his 332nd international cricket match as an umpire, thereby surpassing South African Rudi Koertzen’s record ...

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Pakistan fight back after big Aussie declaration

Australia v Pakistan:  Azhar Ali’s run-out ended a stubborn century stand SYDNEY: Younis Khan and Pakistan maintained a solid vigil at the crease after play finally resumed on a rain-blighted Jane McGrath Day of the SCG Test match. Play was delayed until 2.45pm by light but persistent showers, reducing the ...

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Rabada pushes Sri Lanka to brink of defeat

CAPE TOWN:  Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada said South Africa would rely on the pace and bounce of the Newlands pitch when they press for a series-clinching win in the second Test against Sri Lanka at Newlands. Rabada took two wickets in successive overs to send the tourists plunging towards defeat. ...

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Yasir Shah suffers hamstring strain

SYDNEY: Yasir Shah’s difficult tour of Australia continued on the second day of the final Test in Sydney when he picked up a low-grade hamstring strain in his left leg. Yasir struggled through the warm-ups in the morning. He did come out to field, though his movements were limited and ...

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Daniel Vettori signs as Middlesex T20 coach

LONDON: Daniel Vettori, the former New Zealand spinner, has joined Middlesex on a three-year contract to serve as the club’s head coach for the T20 Blast. Vettori, 37, is currently head coach of Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash, and occupies the same position with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ...

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