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Pakistan favourites to win Asia Cup: Rashid Latif

DUBAI: Former captain Rashid Latif has said that Pakistan cricket team is favourite to win the Asia Cup 2018, to be held in UAE. Talking to media, Latif said: “As UAE is home for Pakistan cricket for last decade and green caps are fully aware about the conditions, they have ...

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Alastair Cook announces retirement from international cricket

ICC: Former England captain Alastair Cook on Monday announced retirement from international cricket. Cook, best-known for his Test run scores, announced that the ongoing Test series against India will be his last. England will be playing the last Test match against India from 7th September after which Cook won’t be ...

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Moeen Ali credits Saqlain after picking nine wickets against India

LONDON: Making a comeback in a decisive match against India, England allrounder Moeen Ali picked up nine wickets and earned the man of the match award. During the post-match ceremony, Moeen credited his mentor Saqlain Mushtaq for helping him in the training. He attributed his tremendous performance to the Pakistani ...

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Ali bowls England to series win over India

LONDON: Moeen Ali bowled England to a series-clinching 60-run win in the fourth Test against India at Southampton on Sunday. Victory, achieved with more than a day to spare, left England an unassailable 3-1 up in the five-match series against India, the world’s number one ranked Test side, ahead of ...

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West Indies reveal dates for England tour in a decade

BARBADOS: Cricket West Indies announced Friday the dates for what they said was the “biggest” England tour in a decade. The all-format two-month visit by England, which begins in January, will see them face the West Indies in three Tests, five one-day internationals and two T20 internationals. A CWI statement ...

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BCCI names Kohli less Asia Cup squad

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli has been rested for the 2018 Asia Cup, starting on 15 September, and Rohit Sharma will stand in as captain, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Saturday. Manish Pandey returned to the side while Khaleel Ahmed, the left-arm medium-pacer from Rajasthan who ...

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Sri Lanka recalls Malinga for Asia Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket selectors Saturday recalled fast bowler Lasith Malinga after an year in limbo and included him in a 16-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament. The injury-prone 35-year-old had been largely ignored since his last ODI appearance in September last year against India in Colombo when ...

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Bangladesh axe Sabbir, Anamul from Asia Cup squad

DHAKA: Bangladesh have dropped batsmen Sabbir Rahman and Anamul Haque from their 15-man squad for the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates next month, a cricket official said. Middle-order Sabbir and opener Anamul paid the price for poor performances during Bangladesh’s win over the West Indies in a three-match ...

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Shahid Afridi reveals Ravi Shastri gave him the name Boom Boom

LAHORE: Shahid Afridi, one of the most destructive batsmen to play cricket ever Monday revealed an Indian cricketer had given him the name ‘Boom Boom.’ Talking to fans during a Q&A session on Twitter, one of his fans asked him about the person who gave him the famous ‘Boom Boom’ ...

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Fresh allegations against Aussie players set to be aired

SYDNEY: Fresh allegations of spot-fixing against “current and former Australian players” are set to be aired by the television news network Al Jazeera in a follow-up to the investigative documentary aired earlier this year. Cricket Australia has confirmed the allegations relate to “historical matches from 2011”, a year in which ...

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