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Pakistan make a mauka-ry of critics, beat India for 1st time in a World Cup fixture

Pakistan make a mauka-ry of critics, beat India for 1st time in a World Cup fixture

Pakistan made history on Sunday night, defeating India for the first time in a World Cup fixture and ending a painful jinx that first began in 1992. The Green Shirts were famous for their meltdowns against their arch-rivals in World Cup matches and had lost 12 straight matches to the Men in Blue. They were […]

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Pacers need variety to ace weary pitches, says Aussie pacer Cummins

Pacers need variety to ace weary pitches, says Aussie pacer Cummins

DUBAI: Fast bowlers will need a varied skill-set to conquer the ‘tired’ pitches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Australia’s Pat Cummins said ahead of their Twenty20 World Cup opener against South Africa on Saturday. The pacers would be a worried lot heading into the World Cup looking for ways to master the dry and […]

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Morgan ready to drop himself in bid for T20 glory

Morgan ready to drop himself in bid for T20 glory

DUBAI: England captain Eoin Morgan has said he would be prepared to drop himself at the T20 World Cup if he cannot turn around his poor form. The 35-year-old left-hander has scored a mere 82 runs in seven Twenty20 International innings for England this year. And he only managed 133 runs at an average of […]

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‘Atmosphere in the dressing room will be better’ – Shakib after win over Oman

‘Atmosphere in the dressing room will be better’ – Shakib after win over Oman

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said that the win against Oman will bring some stability in the national dressing room as they are now much more relieved than before. Bangladesh lost the opening game against Scotland and had to earn a win against Oman in the qualifier in order to keep their hopes alive in the ongoing […]

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Afghanistan seek support ahead of crucial ICC moot

Afghanistan seek support ahead of crucial ICC moot

DUBAI: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has requested the support of other full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) ahead of next month’s crucial meeting where the game’s future in the South Asian country is likely to be decided. The strife-torn nation’s remarkable rise has been cricket’s biggest fairytale story in recent times but […]

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West Indies captain backs big-hitting Chris Gayle to deliver

West Indies captain backs big-hitting Chris Gayle to deliver

DUBAI: Chris Gayle has joined the West Indies for their title defence in the Twenty20 World Cup and skipper Kieron Pollard backs the big-hitter to come good in the United Arab Emirates. The self-styled ‘Universe Boss’ left the Indian Premier League in the UAE due to ‘bubble fatigue’ after months of franchise and international cricket […]

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Chennai Super Kings: The IPL outliers

Chennai Super Kings: The IPL outliers

That, from Stephen Fleming in the post-final press conference was perhaps the line of the season, and gave a peek into one of the foundation stones of Chennai Super Kings‘ legacy in the tournament. It’s been more than three years since an ageing CSK were meant to have been left behind by the fast-moving format. But three finals […]

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Comfortably placed Bangladesh look to avoid slip-ups

Comfortably placed Bangladesh look to avoid slip-ups

Of all the sides consigned to the qualifying “First Round” of the T20 World Cup, Bangladesh arguably have the most reason to feel hard done by. Ranked outside the top eight at the cut-off almost three years ago, recent success in the format has seen them rise to sixth. Despite the tournament being re-seeded Mahmudullah Riyad’s […]

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Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings quits after losing support

Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings quits after losing support

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings resigned on Wednesday, a day before he was due to stand for re-election at the board’s annual general meeting. Eddings, whose three-year chairmanship was marked by a near-constant division between member states, was under pressure after fellow board directors nominated by New South Wales and Queensland withdrew their […]

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Short camp for T20 World Cup starts

Short camp for T20 World Cup starts

LAHORE: Cricket is in full swing in Lahore as the Pakistan team’s training camp for the ICC T20 World Cup also started on Monday at the LCCA ground, located just a few hundred yards away from the Gaddafi Stadium where the National T20 Cup is also in progress. The first day of the short camp […]

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