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Stead confident New Zealand openers can rediscover form

LONDON: New Zealand coach Gary Stead is confident opening batsmen Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will rediscover their scoring touch as the Cricket World Cup reaches the knockout phase. Stead’s unbeaten team, who top the standings, play Pakistan on Wednesday at Edgbaston before they meet two of the tournament favourites ...

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Babar Azam needs to learn how to finish the game: Wasim Akram

LONDON: Pakistan top order batsman Babar Azam has been one of the most consistent performer for his side for quite some time, minting runs on command, however, his inability to finish the game for his side is what concerns Pakistan former captain and fast bowling great Wasim Akram. “He [Babar] ...

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Shakib goes top of CWC run chart against Afghanistan

SOUTHAMPTON: Bangladesh´s Shakib Al Hasan became the leading run scorer in this year´s World Cup so far as he made a confident start in Monday´s match against minnows Afghanistan. Shakib´s unbeaten 31 took him to 456 runs in the tournament, while Mushfiqur Rahim was six not out in Bangladesh´s 95-2 after ...

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Jason Roy Ruled Out Of Australia World Cup Clash

MANCHESTER: England suffered a major setback as opener Jason Roy failed to recover in time and will miss the World Cup 2019 clash against Australia on Tuesday, according to reports in the British media. Jason Roy pulled his hamstring in the match against the West Indies on June 14 and ...

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Du Plessis hopes to fix South Africa problems

LONDON: If Faf du Plessis were Sarfaraz Ahmed, he would have lost his job by Monday morning. After all he was at the helm of a catastrophic South African World Cup campaign that ended on Sunday here at Lord’s with a 49-run defeat against Pakistan. After having won just one ...

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Black caps beat Windies by five runs despite Brathwaite fireworks

MANCHESTER: New Zealand boosted their bid to reach the World Cup semi-finals as Kane Williamson’s 148 set up a dramatic five-run win over the West Indies on Saturday. Williamson’s imperious 154-ball innings laid the foundations for New Zealand’s 291-8 at Old Trafford. In a thrilling run-chase, West Indies all-rounder Carlos ...

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Shami hat-trick helps India survive Afghanistan scare

SOUTHAMPTON: Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick denied Afghanistan a historic and shock World Cup victory over India in Southampton on Saturday. India looked in danger of losing when Afghanistan struck a boundary off the first ball of the final over to move to within 12 runs of victory. However, Shami had Mohammad ...

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South Africa aim to sign off from World Cup with a flourish

BIRMINGHAM: Struggling South Africa need a miracle to make the World Cup semi-finals but coach Ottis Gibson said the team have plenty to play for in their remaining three matches. The Faf du Plessis-led side have flopped badly at the 50-over event in England and Wales, recording just one win, ...

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No ‘grouping’ within Pakistan team, insists Hafeez

LONDON: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has rubbished reports of “grouping” within the Pakistan cricket team, questioning “why such speculation does not happen when the team is winning.” The cricketer nickname Professor aired his views while speaking to media personnel following a team practice session in London. “Whenever we lose this talk ...

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Dominant England seek to continue upward march

LEEDS: Sri Lanka are hanging in around the middle of the table as of now, but won’t be there for long unless they rack up some wins, starting with the match against England on Friday. This is the ultimate David v Goliath face-off at this ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. ...

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