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Coach Arthur looks to emerging talent for SL series

LAHORE (Web Desk) While anticipating good competition even from a struggling Sri Lankan team in the UAE playing conditions during the forthcoming series, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur believes there are players in national ranks who can replace stalwarts Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan who quit the game early this year.In …

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Pakistan will struggle without Younis, Misbah: Herath

COLOMBO (Web Desk) Veteran Rangana Herath is relieved that he will not have to bowl at senior Pakistani duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan any longer.While Younis is the only Pakistani to score more than 10,000 runs in Test cricket, Misbah is the country’s most successful Test captain, having won …

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Mathews ruled out of first Test against Pakistan

COLOMBO (Web Desk) Sri Lanka all-rounder and former skipper Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi next week with a calf injury, but the uncapped Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva and Lahiru Gamage are in the squad.Middle-order batsman Silva could be given the …

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No room for Oceania in Asian Games: OCA chief

ASHGABAT (Web Desk) The influential head of the Olympic Council of Asia has dashed hopes that athletes from Oceania nations, including Australia and New Zealand, might be able to compete in the Asian Games from 2022.Athletes from the two countries took part in the Asian Winter Games as “guests” in …

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Amla impressed by Independence Cup arrangements

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The arrangements, including those concerning security, made by the local administration in Lahore and the Pakistan Cricket Board for the Independence Cup T20 series staged between Pakistan and the ICC World XI early this month have received a thumbs up from South African batting maestro Hashim Amla.Talking …

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Khalid likely to be banned, fined by PCB anti-corruption tribunal

LAHORE (Web Desk) The Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption tribunal will announce its short verdict against batsman Khalid Latif in the spot-fixing case here on Wednesday.A PCB official has confirmed that the tribunal had issued the order about announcement of the decision.Sources told Dawn that the tribunal is likely to announce …

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Pandya’s all-round show sinks Australia in rainy Chennai

CHENNAI (Web Desk) All-rounder Hardik Pandya starred with the bat and ball to help India defeat Australia by 26 runs in the rain-hit opening One-day International in Chennai on Sunday.Chasing a revised target of 164 in 21 overs, the visitors were frustrated by wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav …

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Mir Hamza over the moon after Test camp call-up

KARACHI (Web Desk) Since the legendary Wasim Akram’s golden era, Pakistan seldom have been in dearth of quality left-arm pace bowlers. Mohammad Amir is now carrying the bastion as the country’s spearhead in international cricket while there have been several upcoming youngsters who are striving to make the grade.Mir Hamza …

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Kohli declares spin war against Australia on eve of first ODI

CHENNAI (Web Desk) India skipper Virat Kohli declared an all-out spin war against world champions Australia, saying the quality of his bowlers gives him confidence for the One-day International series starting Sunday.Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal add variety to the Indian attack that saw pacemen Mohammed …

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