Friday, 31 March 2017

Tag Archives: England

Sri Lanka eager to hit back after Test whitewash

CENTURION: Sri Lanka are eager to regain some pride after a dismal Test series when they start the limited-overs section of their tour with the first of three Twenty20 internationals on Friday (. They will face an inexperienced South African team in the T20 series before playing the hosts in ...

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Joe Root ready to captain England should Cook quit

LONDON: England’s Joe Root has said he is ready to take on the mantle of Test skipper should Alastair Cook decide to relinquish the captaincy. Root, part of the England limited-overs squad currently in India, has been widely tipped to take over the Test reins if Cook decides to stand ...

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‘No regrets’ for Morgan as he resumes captaincy

LONDON: England’s Eoin Morgan insisted on Monday he had no regrets over his controversial decision to skip last year’s tour of Bangladesh, ahead of his return to the One-day International (ODI) captaincy in India this week. Morgan, skipper of England’s Twenty20 and 50-over sides, came in for criticism for opting ...

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Billings’ 93 helps England hunt down 305

Sam Billings gears up for a reverse sweep, India A v England XI, Mumbai. MUMBAI: Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh scored half-centuries, and the relatively less-heralded Ambati Rayudu scored a hundred. But, the magic the crowd thirsted for had to be conjured by the man they had assembled in large ...

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Abbott expected to shelve South Africa for Hampshire deal

CAPE TOWN: South African cricket was rocked on Thursday when it was announced that Test fast bowler Kyle Abbott had quit the national team in order to play county cricket in England. Cricket South Africa (CSA) immediately cancelled Abbott’s contract and said it was in the process of doing the ...

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Broad’s Aussie welcome … with an expiry date

LONDON: England and Hobart Hurricanes quick has some fun on social media with Australian cricket’s governing body. England quick Stuart Broad is having plenty of fun on social media during his six-week stint in Australia with Hobart Hurricanes. Fresh from some banter with cricket.com.au regarding the issue of walking after ...

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Cab Driver Bitten, Punched By Woman And Friend In UK

LONDON: A Muslim taxi driver in the UK was thrashed and punched by a drunk woman and her accomplice with a passerby filming the “horrific incident” and uploading it on social media, media reports said. Shahid Iqbal, 50, who works as a freelance driver in Normanton in England, said the ...

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UK business morale hits 18-month high in the fourth quarter

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  LONDON: Morale in large British companies hit an 18-month high in the fourth quarter, bolstered by robust economic growth and recovering fully from a slump that followed the Brexit vote, a survey showed on Thursday. However, uncertainty about Britain’s divorce from the European Union meant businesses were still loath ...

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British pop superstar George Michael dies

LONDON: Pop superstar George Michael’s death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as “unexplained but not suspicious”. The 53-year-old has died peacefully at home, his family said on Sunday night. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother ...

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