Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Tag Archives: cricket

Figo, Kaka seek ‘promise’ of football in cricket-mad Pakistan

KARACHI: Portuguese great Luis Figo and Brazilian star Kaka Thursday vowed to help develop the “great promise” of football in Pakistan, a country obsessed with cricket and twice banned from international soccer. The two legends – who both played for Spanish club Real Madrid – are in Pakistan for a ...

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Albie Morkel announces retirement

CAPE TOWN: Former South Africa international all-rounder Albie Morkel has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, ending a two-decade career that earned him a reputation as a clean striker of the ball and a bowler full of guile. The 37-year-old, the older brother of fast bowler Morne Morkel, ...

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South Africa eye series sweep against Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa are set to hand a debut to batsman Zubayr Hamza in the third and final test against Pakistan starting at the Wanderers on Friday as they seek a clean sweep of the series against a battered touring side. Hamza, 23, will be a replacement for captain Faf ...

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Kusal Perera included for Australia Tests

NELSON: Selectors have included aggressive left-handed batsman Kusal Perera in the 16-man squad for the Test series in Australia. Perera was not in the squad for the Test series in New Zealand recently, with his most recent Test appearance coming in June last year during the series in the Caribbean. ...

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Wasim Akram Cricket Academy to be set up in Pakistan

KARACHI: Legendary cricketer Wasim Akram announced establishment of “Wasim Akram Cricket Academy” in DHA Multan besides announcing himself as Brand Ambassador of Rumanza Golf Course DHA Multan. Addressing a presser at a local hotel here, he said that the Wasim Akram Cricket Academy will be a state-of-the-art academy with all ...

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Poor selection behind Pakistan team debacle: Kamran Akmal

ISLAMABAD: Test-discard opening batsman Kamran Akmal has said that with such average pace and poor team selection, Pakistan team is bound to suffer more even at the hands of average teams like Bangladesh. Kamran said: “I am surprised that not a single Pakistani bowler is bowling in the range of ...

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India wins first ever Test series in Australia

SYDNEY: India ended a 71-year wait for a test series victory in Australia on Monday, their 2-1 triumph finally confirmed when the rain-affected fourth and final test ended in a draw at Sydney Cricket Ground early on Monday afternoon. The finale may have ultimately have turned out to be a ...

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In-form Ross Taylor puts ‘big focus’ on World Cup

NELSON: Mammoth totals for the team, an excellent run of scores for himself – all of this is just helping New Zealand pick up speed as they head towards the World Cup, according to Ross Taylor. Batting first in both matches in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand set Sri Lanka targets ...

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Yadav, Jadeja, Shami ensure India’s dominance

SYDNEY: A Test-series win for India in Australia has never looked so close, nor been better deserved. Indeed, through large parts of this tour, they have dictated terms in much the way Steve Waugh or Ricky Ponting’s men had done, amassing big totals and suffocating opposition batsmen out. Cheteshwar Pujara ...

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