Saturday, 27 November 2021

Cricket

England name team for first India Test

LONDON: Continuing their old practice of announcing their starting XI on the eve of the Test match, England captain Joe Root has officially confirmed their playing XI for the first Test of the five-match series against India, starting on August 1 in Birmingham. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid and pacer Sam Curran ...

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New Zealand declines Pakistan’s invitation for T20 series

WELLINGTON: New Zealand has turned down Pakistan’s invitation to play a bilateral series in the country this year. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairperson Najam Sethi had sent letters to New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Australia, inviting the teams to play three-match T20 series in Pakistan. The Blackcaps will tour the ...

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India eager to cement No.1 status with series win in England

India may be the world’s top-ranked Test side but they still face accusations they are lions at home and lambs abroad. But a series win in England, where Virat Kohli’s men begin a five-Test campaign at Edgbaston on Wednesday, would go some way to ridding India of that unwanted tag. ...

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Sunil Gavaskar predicted Imran Khan as PM in 2012

Photos Of Former Cricketers Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis And Sunil Gavaskar At A Felicitation Function Before The World T20 Match Between India And Pakistan At Eden Garden In Kolkata  MUMBAI: Even before the polls called it, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar had predicted PTI chief and former captain of ...

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Tamim leads Bangladesh to series triumph against West Indies

BASSETERRE: Bangladesh held off a late charge from the West Indies to claim a series-clinching 18-run win in the decisive third and final match of their one-day international duel at Warner Park in St Kitts. After Tamim Iqbal’s second hundred of the series and a quickfire unbeaten half-century by Mahmudullah ...

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Pakistan favourites to win Asia Cup 2018, says Asad Shafiq

KARACHI: Middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq on Sunday said that Pakistan were favourites to win the Asia Cup 2018, which will be played later this year in September. Speaking to media in Karachi, Shafiq said that the team’s recent form has been remarkable and that the players are full of confidence. ...

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Sri Lanka bat first against South Africa in 1st ODI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Sunday. The hosts, upbeat after a 2-0 whitewash of the Proteas in the Test series, included two fast bowlers and two spinners in their starting eleven. ...

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Guptill hammers 102 off just 38 balls in T20 Blast

LONDON: Martin Guptill smashed 102 from just 38 balls as Worcestershire thrashed Northamptonshire by nine wickets in English county cricket’s Twenty20 Blast on Friday. Northamptonshire set a target of 188, visitors Worcestershire won with nearly seven overs to spare, with Joe Clarke making an unbeaten 61 off 33 balls. Clarke ...

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India sweat due to heat and Ashwin fitness

LONDON: India were made to sweat by Essex who reached 237-5 on the second day of their tour match at Chelmsford with their discomfort under sweltering sunshine compounded by fears over the fitness of key spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Virat Kohli’s team, playing their only warm-up match before the Test series ...

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Pakistan, India to face off in Asia Cup clash

Pakistan, India DUBAI: Pakistan and India will face off in Dubai after drawing the same group for this year´s Asia Cup, the International Cricket Council announced. India suspended bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai attacks but the two teams continue to play each other in international tournaments, ...

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