Tuesday, 16 October 2018

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Pakistan recalls Hafeez for Australia Tests

KARACHI: Pakistan’s national selection committee Monday recalled former opener Mohammad Hafeez for the two-match Test series against Australia to reinforce its batting following a failed Asia Cup campaign. The 37-year-old was not part of the original 17-member squad announced last week, but after Pakistan suffered losses at the hands of ...

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South Africa stutter before beating Zimbabwe

KIMBERLEY: South Africa had some anxious moments before beating Zimbabwe by five wickets in the first one-day international at the Diamond Oval on Sunday. It looked like being an easy day for the hosts when Zimbabwe crashed to 117 all out, their lowest total in 39 one-day internationals between the ...

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Bangladesh look to shock India in Asia Cup final

DUBAI: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza called on his players to ignore the absence of veteran stars Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan when they face defending champions India in today’s (Friday) Asia Cup final. Bangladesh upset Pakistan by 37 runs in the last Super Four match in Abu Dhabi to ...

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Irfan keen to make comeback to resolve Pakistan bowling woes

RAWALPINDI: Out-of-favour Muhammad Irfan has claimed that he is fully fit and ready to resolve Pakistan team bowling woes if provided with opportunity. In an interview, Irfan said: “I was never dropped from the team on the basis of performances, instead it was my fitness issues due to which I ...

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Shoaib Akhtar schools Indian journalist over mocking attempt

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has schooled an Indian journalist after she tried to mock the Pakistan cricket team over its defeat against India in the Asia Cup. In a video making rounds over the internet, Akhtar tells the anchorperson to speak to him with respect after she ...

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Australia scared of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah

DUBAI: Surviving the wiles of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah is Australia’s “number one plan” in the upcoming test series in the United Arab Emirates, fast bowler Peter Siddle has said. Yasir played a key role in Australia’s unravelling during the last UAE tour in 2014, when the legspinner took 12 ...

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Afghanistan, India tie Asia Cup thrilling match

DUBAI: Afghanistan pulled off a sensational tie off the penultimate ball against India in the Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup in Dubai on Tuesday. Mohammad Shahzad’s 124 lifted Afghanistan to 252-8 in 50 overs while India were all out in 49.5 overs with the scores level. Title ...

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I’m a ‘scapegoat’ says Sri Lankan captain Mathews

Sri Lanka’s sacked skipper Angelo Mathews accused the country’s cricket board Monday of blaming him solely for the island’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup. The 31-year-old all rounder has threatened to retire from the two shorter formats of the game after being dumped on Sunday as captain of Sri ...

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Moeen Ali’s ‘Osama’ probe closed by cricket Australia

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday closed an investigation into Moeen Ali’s complaint of being addressed as “Osama” by an Australian player during the 2015 Ashes series as no fresh details emerged during the inquiry. Moeen had made the claim in his autobiography earlier this month. “An Australian player turned ...

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Pakistan players have ‘confidence crisis’: Mickey Arthur

ICC: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur feels the results have given his team a ‘reality check’, adding players are faced with a confidence crisis after two consecutive defeats against India. The first game between the two countries, in the Asia Cup 2018 group stage, went India’s way by eight wickets. If ...

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