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Pakistan batsmen look forward to World Cup challenge

Pakistan batsmen look forward to World Cup challenge

LAHORE: Pakistan’s top batsmen are looking forward to the big challenge. Two days before departing from England where they face the hosts ahead of the World Cup, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam and Abid Ali seem quietly confident about Pakistan’s chances and their performances. Pakistan leave for England on Tuesday where they will play five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 before ...

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Paceman Hamid makes surprise return to Afghanistan squad

Paceman Hamid makes surprise return to Afghanistan squad

KABUL: Afghanistan named fast bowler Hamid Hassan, who last played for the national side in July 2016, in their 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup on Monday. Hamid, 31, has played 32 One-day Internationals for the war-torn nation and was also part of Afghanistan’s maiden appearance at the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand four years back ...

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Pakistan cricket team leaves for England to play ODI series World Cup

Pakistan cricket team leaves for England to play ODI series World Cup

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team  on Monday left for England  on  a  hectic tour during which green shirts will play one T20 practice match, a Twenty20 International, four 50-over warm-up matches and five ODIs before participating in  ICC World Cup. Pakistan  will play the T20I against England on may 5 at  Cardiff, while the first ODI  of five -match series  would ...

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Good to be World Cup underdogs says Pakistan captain Sarfraz

Good to be World Cup underdogs says Pakistan captain Sarfraz

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Monday that being underdogs in next month´s World Cup eases the pressure on his young team, who leave for the tournament this week. Pakistan will play three warm-up matches before taking on joint-hosts England in a five-match one-day series and a Twenty20. The 1992 World Cup winners start their campaign against the West ...

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Indian cricketers fined for derogatory remarks about women

Indian cricketers fined for derogatory remarks about women

MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has fined all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul  for making “sexist, disrespectful and racist” comments about women. The BCCI has  ordered each of them to pay Rs 2 million for their comments they made during a TV show. As per details, Pandya 25, and Rahul 27, were guests on ...

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Yasir Shah named for England series as Shadab replacement

Yasir Shah named for England series as Shadab replacement

LAHORE: Yasir Shah has been named as Shadab Khan’s replacement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, which will be played from 5-19 May. Yasir has taken 23 wickets in 24 ODIs, while on his last tour to England in 2016, he finished with 19 wickets in four Tests. Yasir, who was part of the 23 probables, will ...

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Pakistani opener Abid Ali wants World Cup advice from Indian great Tendulkar

Pakistani opener Abid Ali wants World Cup advice from Indian great Tendulkar

Lahore: Pakistan´s newly selected opener Abid Ali on Sunday expressed confidence that despite strained political relations India´s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar will give him a hug and a few batting tips at next month´s World Cup. The 31-year old has been a prolific run scorer in Pakistan´s domestic cricket and broke into the national one-day squad for the World Cup ...

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