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Azhar Mahmood joins England for Pakistan T20s

LONDON: Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood and bowling coach will be a member of England s backroom staff when they face his native country during an upcoming three-match Twenty20 series. Mahmood, 45, has plenty of English county experience from his time with Surrey and Kent. Until last year he was a ...

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Dom Sibley remains respectful of Pakistan attack

LONDON: England opening batsman Dom Sibley is still wary of Pakistan s bowlers heading into the second Test at Southampton on Thursday. The hosts lead the three-match series 1-0 after a three-wicket victory in the first Test at Old Trafford last week. It was a tough match for Sibley, however, with ...

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Shan Masood joins elite list with century in first England Test

MANCHESTER: On a largely gloomy day, Shan Masood and Pakistan fast bowlers lit up Old Trafford. The opener Masood’s 319-ball 156 drained England bowlers and laid the foundation of a competitive total before his pace colleagues dealt early blows to leave England tottering at 92 for 4 at stumps. If the indication ...

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Michael Vaughan warns England to ‘not underestimate Pakistan’

MANCHESTER: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has warned the host team to not underestimate Pakistan’s potential in the upcoming Test series, maintaining that the green squad is much better than the West Indies team they just defeated 2-1. The Caribbean side, not known to be a team cut for the ...

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England’s Willey takes five to victory against Ireland

SOUTHAMPTON: David Willey marked his return to England duty with a maiden five-wicket one-day international haul after sparking an Ireland collapse as white-ball cricket resumed Thursday following the coronavirus lockdown. The left-arm paceman was appearing in his first ODI since being left out of England s World Cup-winning squad for Jofra ...

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England names unchanged Test squad against Pakistan

OLD TRAFFOD: The England National Selectors announced the unchanged English squad for the first Test against Pakistan that is scheduled to begin from August 5 at Emirates Old Trafford. “After three Tests in quick succession against the West Indies, we now turn to an equally condensed Test series against Pakistan, ...

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England seal West Indies series win

MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad joined one of cricket s most exclusive clubs when he took his 500th Test wicket as England completed a series-clinching win over the West Indies at Old Trafford. The 34-year-old became just the seventh bowler and fourth pacemen to reach the landmark when he had opener Kraigg Brathwaite ...

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20 Man Pakistan Squad for England Tests

BIRMINGHAM: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 20-man shortlisted squad for the three-Test series against England starting August 5. The experienced pair of Wahab Riaz and wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed has returned to the Test set up, while middle-order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed has been left out. Initially, the PCB had ...

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Ben Stokes becomes top ranked Test all-rounder

LONDON: England vice-captain Ben Stokes’ match-winning performance in the second test against West Indies hoisted him above Windies skipper Jason Holder to become the top-ranked all-rounder in the game’s longest format, the International Cricket Council said. Stokes followed up his 176 in the first innings with an unbeaten 78 in the second ...

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Amir needs one more negative test for England departure

LONDON: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has tested negative for the coronavirus and now requires just one more negative test before he can depart for England. “It was the first test and the second one will be carried out on Wednesday,” a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman was quoted as saying ...

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