Saturday, 16 October 2021

Cricket

Pakistan recalls Hafeez for Australia Tests

KARACHI: Pakistan’s national selection committee Monday recalled former opener Mohammad Hafeez for the two-match Test series against Australia to reinforce its batting following a failed Asia Cup campaign. The 37-year-old was not part of the original 17-member squad announced last week, but after Pakistan suffered losses at the hands of ...

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Bangladesh must overcome ‘mental block’ in finals: Mortaza

DHAKA: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza says his team must overcome a “mental block” in order to secure victory in crucial games after the Tigers lost their third international final this year. The national side were praised for their spirited showing in the Asia Cup final on Friday against India, who ...

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Australia opener Matt Renshaw a doubt for first Pakistan test

MELBOURNE: Australia opener Matt Renshaw is a doubt for the series-opening test against Pakistan after suffering a head injury in a tour match in Dubai. Renshaw, who has a history of concussions, exited the match against a Pakistan ‘A’ side after being hit by a pull shot from batsman Abid ...

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Shahid Afridi joins UAE T20x

DUBAI: Shahid Afridi is the latest star player to join the upcoming UAE T20x League. The announcement of Afridi being a part of the initial staging of the tournament was made on Sunday and the swashbuckling cricketer himself tweeted about the exciting developments. The tournament is all set to kick ...

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South Africa stutter before beating Zimbabwe

KIMBERLEY: South Africa had some anxious moments before beating Zimbabwe by five wickets in the first one-day international at the Diamond Oval on Sunday. It looked like being an easy day for the hosts when Zimbabwe crashed to 117 all out, their lowest total in 39 one-day internationals between the ...

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Morkel burst not enough as champions Surrey lose last-wicket thriller

LONDON: Morne Morkel s four-wicket haul could not stop county champions Surrey falling just short in their quest for an unbeaten First Division campaign as they suffered a dramatic one-wicket defeat by Essex at the Oval on Thursday. The final day of the 2018 English season ended in thrilling fashion, ...

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Amir dropped for Australia Tests

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dropped struggling pacer Mohammad Amir from the 17-member Test squad for the two-match Test series against Australia starting in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has said the team was selected keeping in mind the conditions in the UAE, where Pakistan ...

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Bangladesh look to shock India in Asia Cup final

DUBAI: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza called on his players to ignore the absence of veteran stars Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan when they face defending champions India in today’s (Friday) Asia Cup final. Bangladesh upset Pakistan by 37 runs in the last Super Four match in Abu Dhabi to ...

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Afghanistan fire warning to World Cup teams

DUBAI: Before the start of the Asia Cup Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan had warned his team would not only compete but would achieve something special. Despite not qualifying for Friday’s final the team from the warn-torn nation achieved enough to sound warning bells for World Cup 2019 teams. Afghanistan finished ...

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Irfan keen to make comeback to resolve Pakistan bowling woes

RAWALPINDI: Out-of-favour Muhammad Irfan has claimed that he is fully fit and ready to resolve Pakistan team bowling woes if provided with opportunity. In an interview, Irfan said: “I was never dropped from the team on the basis of performances, instead it was my fitness issues due to which I ...

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