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Cricket great Kohli offers vision of India future

Sydney – Virat Kohli joined the greats with three double-centuries as India dominated Test cricket in a year where ‘homeless’ Pakistan soared and dived and Australia grappled with crisis. India’s cricket scaled new heights as the Test side reclaimed its world number one ranking during their 3-0 whitewash of the touring New Ze...

Pakistan’s Hafeez clears bowling action test

Karachi – Pakistani allrounder Mohammad Hafeez was cleared to bowl at the international level Wednesday, more than a year after his ban, cricket’s world governing body said as tests found his action was within allowed limits. Complete Coverage of Pakistan vs Australia with Live Scores, Fixtures, Squads & News The 36-year-old ...

Akram says Sri Lanka has pace, needs swing

Colombo – Legendary Pakistani paceman Wasim Akram said that Sri Lanka had a promising crop of fast bowlers despite their traditional reliance on spin after holding a coaching session with the islanders Thursday. After spending several hours with the national team’s main established strike bowlers and promising youngsters, Akr...

Sri Lanka brace for ‘huge challenge’ in South Africa

Colombo – Sri Lanka returned home victorious from their Zimbabwe tour on Tuesday but the national coach warned his side faced a “huge challenge” in South Africa next month. Having comfortably beaten Zimbabwe in both Tests in Harare, Sri Lanka also lifted the triangular series trophy on Sunday, beating the hosts by six wickets...

Bangladesh Premier League probed for match-fixing

Dhaka – A probe has been launched into allegations by a player that he was asked to fix matches during the latest scandal-hit Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said it would investigate after Rangpur Riders player Jupiter Ghosh alleged Monday that team manager Sanuar Hossain had...

Sarfraz Ahmed grateful for Misbah inspiration

London – Sarfraz Ahmed hopes to put the lessons he has learnt from playing under the “inspirational” Misbah-ul-Haq to good use when he leads Pakistan in their Twenty20 international against England at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The match will be the wicket-keeper/batsman’s first in charge since he was appointed Twenty20 capta...

Pakistan switch to one-day mode against Ireland

Malahide (Ireland) – Pakistan launch their quest to make sure of an automatic qualifying spot at the 2019 World Cup in England when they face Ireland in two one-day internationals at Malahide, near Dublin, on Thursday and Saturday. Pakistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Live Score & Updates The fixtures, Pakistan’s lead in to a five-mat...

Shah stars as Pakistan beat England to draw series

London – Yasir Shah took five wickets as Pakistan marked the country’s Independence Day with a 10-wicket win over England in the fourth Test at The Oval on Sunday. Full Scorecard: 4th Test Pakistan vs England at The Oval Victory saw Pakistan end the four-match series all square at 2-2 on an Oval ground where […]

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Yasir Shah hails Pakistan mentors after Lord’s triumph

London – Yasir Shah said he was grateful for the wealth of leg-spin knowledge in the Pakistan camp after his maiden 10-wicket Test haul set up victory over England at Lord’s. Full Scorecard: 1st Test Pakistan vs England at Lord’s Shah’s return of 10 for 141, including Sunday’s second-innings figures of four for 69, was […]

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Pakistan’s Misbah set to finally realise Lord’s dream

London (AFP) – Mohammad Amir may be the centre of attention in the build-up to the first Test against England at Lord’s, but Thursday’s match is also a milestone for Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq. Selection rows and fall-outs with previous Pakistan regimes mean that experienced batsman Misbah is now making his first Test tou...

Aussies smell South Asia cricket success in Sri Lanka

Colombo (AFP) – Australian skipper Steve Smith on Wednesday banked on the advice of retired local spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan to help deliver a victory on Sri Lankan soil as his team looks to reverse recent setbacks in the subcontinent. Muralitharan, the highest wicket taker in Test cricket history, has got a temporary j...

Jake Ball to make England debut in first Pakistan Test

London (AFP) – Fast bowler Jake Ball is set to make his England debut against Pakistan at Lord’s on Thursday after captain Alastair Cook confirmed his place in the side a day before the start of the first Test. Ball was in the squad for all three Tests without playing during England’s preceding 2-0 series […]

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All eyes on Amir as Pakistan return to Lord’s

London – Mohammad Amir will hope to put the 2010 spot-fixing scandal behind him once and for all when he returns to the scene of the crime in the first Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday. Six years ago, during a Lord’s Test, Amir and Pakistan new-ball partner Mohammad Asif deliberately bowled no-balls on […]

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Holder-captained West Indies without Ramdin, Taylor

St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) (AFP) – The Jason Holder-captained West Indies squad for the upcoming four test series against India was released on Monday, with Denesh Ramdin a frustrated absentee. Ramdin took to social media to express his displeasure at being overlooked for the series with the first Test starting in Antig...

England’s Root ready for No. 3 role against Pakistan

London (AFP) – England batsman Joe Root is confident he can cope with the added responsibility of batting at number three during the upcoming Test series against Pakistan. Root has been promoted one place up the order following former number three Nick Compton’s decision to take time out from cricket following a poor series a...

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