Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tag Archives: England

Gayle, Samuels return to Windies squad for England ODIs

BENGALURU: There was some rare good news for West Indies cricket when Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels were included in the one-day squad for next month’s series against England on Monday. Batsman Gayle, one of the biggest drawcards in world cricket, has not represented West Indies since the 2015 World ...

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Ian Bell steps down as Warwickshire captain

LONDON: Former England batting great Ian Bell has taken the drastic step of resigning as Warwickshire captain in order to resolve his lack of runs. The 35-year-old – who played the last of his 118 Tests against Pakistan in 2015 – has failed to sparkle with the bat this term ...

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Broad tops Botham as England rout West Indies

BIRMINGHAM: Stuart Broad starred as England thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs to ensure the inaugural day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston. West Indies, following-on, lost 19 wickets for 261 runs in the day’s play as England surged to a 1-0 lead ...

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Housing market in central England defies national average

LONDON: Swathes of central England are seeing a “mini-boom” in house price growth, which is rising at more than double the national average rate, according to an index. Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Norfolk were identified by property website Rightmove as the “hottest markets”, with asking prices in these counties surging annually ...

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Alastair Cook climbs to No. 6 in Test rankings

MANCHESTER: Alistair Cook has made a strong charge on the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a stellar performance in the day/night Test against the Windies, which England won by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston on Saturday. Cook not only walked away with the Player ...

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Anderson triggers Windies collapse

LONDON: It’s hard to see where the next spark of inspiration is going to come from for Windies in Test cricket, especially after seeing them shoot themselves in the foot repeatedly on the third afternoon of the pink-ball Test against England. In a game in which they’ve been chasing shadows ...

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England are ‘beatable’ says Windies great Richards

BIRMINGHAM: Vivian Richards has insisted England are “beatable” as he urged the West Indies to restore a sense of pride during their Test series against Joe Root’s men. The first of a three-match contest starts at Birmingham’s Edgbaston ground on Thursday with the inaugural day/night Test in England. West Indies ...

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Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir to be included in World XI squad

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan Cricket Board has made commendable positive progress in negotiations with foreign cricketers for the tour with just a few weeks to go until the ICC World XI team comes to Pakistan for a three-match T20 series. PCB sources report that South Africa’s star batsman Hashim Amla and ...

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Malala Is Going To Oxford

Malala Yousafzai is congratulated after collecting her A-level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England. BIRMINGHAM: Malala Yousafzai was only 15 when she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for the education of girls. Now, she has been accepted to Oxford, one of ...

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Jos Buttler signs Bangladesh T20 deal

DHAKA: Jos Buttler has agreed a contract understood to be worth £200,000 to play in the Bangladesh Premier League in November – a move that will hinge on whether England give permission on security grounds or select him as their reserve wicketkeeper for the Ashes. Buttler, who has agreed to ...

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