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Afghan spin the key for new captain at World Cup

KABUL: Afghanistan’s World Cup preparations were thrown off kilter when they controversially decided to replace successful captain Asghar Afghan with the little-known Gulbadin Naib two months before the tournament. Under Asghar, Afghanistan had made serious progress, beating Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at last year’s Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates ...

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Jason Holder sheds ‘Nice Guy’ tag

LONDON: There’s no more Mr Nice Guy from West Indies skipper Jason Holder as he plots to lead his country to glory at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Holder became the youngest captain in West Indiies history when replacing Dwayne Bravo for ODIs in early 2015, aged just ...

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Foolproof security to be deployed in Indo-Pak WC match

LONDON: The British authorities have decided to deploy foolproof security during the much anticipated clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Manchester, UK. According to British media, the armed police will ensure the security to prevent any unforeseen incident during the clash of the arch-rivals in ...

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Bayliss Says Morgan Could Hold Key To England World Cup Places

MANCHESTER: The final places in England’s World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss. Tournament hosts England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, have risen to the top of the one-day international rankings since ...

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Wahab Riaz vows to live up to expectations

LONDON: Pacer Wahab Riaz has vowed to live up to the expectations by showcasing his talent during the World Cup 2019 by bringing the aggression and fire in his bowling. “Definitely, it will be a challenging event and I am lucky to get a last-minute call to be a part ...

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Junaid sends obscure message to selectors after World Cup axe

LONDON: Junaid Khan was included in Pakistan’s provisional ICC World Cup 2019 squad ahead of Mohammad Amir and it seemed certain that the 29-year-old fast bowler will be travelling for the tournament. However, that was not the case as the selectors decided to replace Abid Ali and Junaid Khan with Asif ...

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Rivals wary of India’s all-surface attack, says Kumar

NEW DELHI: Batting has traditionally been India’s strength but their World Cup rivals will also be wary of their all-surface pace attack, swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said. The 29-year-old is a key member of the twice world champions’ three-pronged pace attack, which also includes Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. ...

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Pakistan look to save ODI series against England today

NOTTINGHAM: Pakistan will lock horns with England in the 4th one-day international (ODI) match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Friday (today) in order to save the series. England lead the five-match series 2-0, and a defeat in today’s game will bring Pakistan’s chances to save the series to an end. ...

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ECB, CA to help Pakistan in int’l cricket revival: Wasim Khan

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan looks highly positive about his meetings with different English Counties and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison and says cricket-mad Pakistani fans will soon hear a number of good news and witness great international cricketing activities ...

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Nida inspires Pakistan women to T20 win over South Africa

PRETORIA: All-rounder Nida Dar scored a half-century and took two wickets to lead Pakistan to a seven wicket win against South Africa in the first T20I match played at LC de Villiers Oval in Pretoria on Wednesday, Pakistan have taken a 1-0 lead in the five match series. Nida, who ...

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