Monday, 10 May 2021

Sports

Shane Watson includes Shahid Afridi among top five T20 Bowler

LONDON: Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes Pakistani Erstwhile Skipper Shahid Afridi was a perfect Twenty20 bowler and has ranked Boom Boom on Number two in his list of the top five Twenty20 bowlers of all-time. The 39-year-old added Afridi at number two on his list due to his ability to take wickets at a very low economy ...

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ICC forging ahead with World Test Championship despite virus

(AP) Cricket’s global governing body is forging ahead with plans to stage an inaugural World Test Championship final in 2021, despite the disruption caused to the international game by the coronavirus outbreak. The International Cricket Council devised the championship to give some context to dozens of test series taking place ...

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CSK’s Watson, du Plessis Outclass win over KXIP

ABU-DHABI: Chennai’s veteran cricketers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis on Sunday thumped Kings XI Punjab with 10-wicket Indian Premier League win. Watson, aged 39, struck form with an attacking 83 in an unbeaten 181-run opening stand with the 36-year-old du Plessis, who plundered 87. Led by 39-year-old Mahendra Singh ...

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India’s Dhoni becomes most-capped IPL player

DUBAI: India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the most-capped IPL player even as his Chennai Super Kings team – currently bottom of the table – faltered in yet another run chase. The 39-year-old has now played 194 Indian Premier League matches, and overtook on Friday his former India and CSK ...

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David Hemp appointed Pakistan women’s cricket coach

LAHORE: Australia-based David Hemp has been appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan women’s national cricket team following a robust and transparent recruitment process. Hemp, who turns 50 next week, has previously coached the Melbourne Stars’ and Victorian women’s cricket teams in Australia’s Women s Big Bash League between 2015 ...

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Rohit’s, Pollard and Hardik’s power give MI win

DUBAI: Rohit Sharma’s elegance mingled with the belligerence of his two six-hitting lieutenants as Mumbai Indians humbled Kings XI Punjab by 48 runs in an IPL match here on Thursday. Invited to bat, the classy Rohit laid the foundation with a 45-ball 70, lacing his innings with eight fours and ...

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Quarantine rules delay Sri Lanka Premier League

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket Premier League tournament has been put off a second time due to strict quarantine rules for foreign players, the game s national governing body said Wednesday. The 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL), originally due to start in August, was rescheduled for November 14, but has now been ...

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‘Too exciting a game for a pregnant lady’: Anushka on IPL win

MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma was elated on the match-winning performance of Virat Kohli after the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper led his team to the stunning victory against Mumbai Indians in an important Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match on Monday. “Phew! too exciting game for a pregnant lady. What a team this ...

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Bangladesh call off Sri Lanka Test series

DHAKA: Bangladesh called off the forthcoming Test series in Sri Lanka because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by the hosts they say make preparing impossible. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the decision after Sri Lanka refused to ease stringent quarantine measures – which included players being confined to their rooms ...

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Australia’s Afghanistan test, one-day series v New Zealand postponed

MELBOURNE: Australia’s one-off test against Afghanistan and one-day series against New Zealand have been postponed to the 2021-22 season due to scheduling “complexity” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Australia were to play their first home test against Afghanistan in Perth from Nov. 21 and three ...

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