Thursday, 21 March 2019

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Alastair Cook confident England can end World Cup drought

LONDON: Alastair Cook believes England can end decades of World Cup disappointment with a triumph on home soil this year. England have never won the men’s World Cup, but with 100 days to go until the start of the latest edition, a team captained by Eoin Morgan are top of ...

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Harbhajan Singh calls for Pakistan World Cup boycott

NEW DELHI: Harbhajan Singh has called for India to boycott their World Cup game against Pakistan in June in protest at Pulwama attack which left more than 40 paramilitaries dead. India has accused its arch-rival neighbour of supporting the attack, and amid nationwide calls for reprisals, Singh said: “There is ...

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England expects as ICC World Cup looms into view

LONDON: With 100 days until the 2019 World Cup gets underway, might it be the year that England lift the global game s premier limited-overs trophy at long last? England – the pioneers of one-day cricket as a professional sport – have taken part in every World Cup since staging ...

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Three uncapped players named in Sri Lanka ODI squad

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka brought in three uncapped players to a 17-member squad for the five-match one-day international series against South Africa. Debutant right-hand batsman Oshada Fernando was among those named for the series, which starts on March 3. The other two newcomers include bowler Kamindu Mendis, 20, and all-rounder Priyamal ...

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Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup 2019

LONDON: Chris Gayle, a big-hitting West Indies opener, announced that he will retire from one-day international cricket after  World Cup 2019.  WIndies begin their bid for a third World Cup title on May 31 against Pakistan. Gayle said  that he can bow out in style after a 20-year career built ...

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Injured Josh Hazlewood confident of being fit for World Cup

SYDNEY: Australian pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood said on Thursday he was confident of being fit for the World Cup, with scans this week set to determine when he can make a comeback. The vice-captain missed Australia’s two recent Tests against Sri Lanka with a back injury and has also been ...

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Gabriel apologises over Joe Root sledge

ST LUCIA: West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel sought to clear the air over what he said to England captain Joe Root and extended an “unreserved apology” for his comments during the third Test against England in St Lucia. Gabriel, 30, had accepted a charge for breaching the International Cricket ...

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Vishwa Fernando shines as Sri Lanka defy odds

DURBAN, South Africa: Vishwa Fernando took four wickets as underdogs Sri Lanka heeded new captain Dimuth Karunaratne’s call to “compete in every session” on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead. South Africa, overwhelming favourites against a team seemingly in disarray, were bowled out for ...

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