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Bangladesh recall Rubel for New Zealand tour

Dhaka – Bangladesh have recalled paceman Rubel Hossain for injured fast bowler Mohammad Shahid in their squad for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand, a team official said on Tuesday. Rubel last played for the national team during the home series against Afghanistan in September, but he was left out of the ensuing series agai...

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...

Yasir Shah ready to be the difference for Pakistan over England

LONDON: In only one department can Pakistan consider themselves better than England, as the two sides converge on Lord’s for the opening Test on Thursday. In fielding England are distinctly superior. In pace bowling there is little between the teams, although Pakistan will have three practitioners to England’s four, while in ...

Afghans philosophical after going down fighting at World T20

Kabul – Afghans rallied behind their defeated national cricket team Thursday after Asghar Stanikzai’s side went down fighting at the World Twenty20 in Delhi, crashing out of the tournament despite giving England a scare. The third straight loss came despite Afghanistan’s slow bowlers making England sweat on Wednesday, reducin...

Twenty20’s unstoppable rise fuels fears for Test cricket

Mumbai – As he joined the sell-out crowd for a Twenty20 match at the home of Indian cricket, Kaushal Loday said he wouldn’t have come if the game was a Test. “I’m not interested in five-day cricket, it’s too long,” said Loday outside Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, ahead of a showdown between India and South Africa. […]

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Unsettled champs Sri Lanka face Afghan challenge at World T20

Kolkata – Afghanistan will try to exploit the disarray in the ranks of holders Sri Lanka in their World Twenty20 opener in Kolkata on Thursday, with their destructive opener Mohammad Shahzad looking to extend his trail of carnage. A victory for the defending champions against the tournament’s rank outsiders would normally be ...

India expects as Twenty20 carnival comes to town

New Delhi – Twenty20 cricket’s showpiece tournament begins in earnest Tuesday as India, once so sniffy about the glitzy World T20, get the group stages under way for the first time on home soil. The build-up has been marred by rows over security for Pakistan and the late release of tickets, while the holders Sri […]

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Key players in Group 1 & 2 of World Cricket T20

New Delhi – As the group stages of cricket’s World T20 begin this week, AFP takes a look at some of the players who are expected to light up the tournament. The following is a list of potential match-winners from the five teams competing in Group 1, which features the West Indies, South Africa, England, […]

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Nabi helps Afghanistan into World T20 Super 10s

Nagpur (India) – Mohammad Nabi’s brisk fifty and a clinical bowling show helped Afghanistan knock Zimbabwe out of the World T20 with an emphatic 59-run win to storm into the Super 10s in Nagpur on Saturday. Full Scorecard: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe World T20 Match 2016 Batting first, Afghanistan rode on a 98-run stand between N...

Zimbabwe eliminate Scotland from World T20

Nagpur (India) – Sean Williams stroked a brisk fifty before the bowlers ensured a second straight win for Zimbabwe, beating Scotland by 11 runs in the World Twenty20 in Nagpur Thursday. Electing to bat, Zimbabwe suffered from regular wicket-fall but Williams’ 36-ball 53 enabled the side to post 147 for seven, a score which pr...

Sri Lanka sack selectors ahead of World Twenty20

Colombo – Sri Lanka’s sports minister sacked the country’s cricket selectors Tuesday and appointed a new panel headed by former player Aravinda de Silva, just days before they begin their World Twenty20 campaign. Dayasiri Jayasekera dismissed the panel appointed in April last year following Sri Lanka’s failure at the recently...

Zimbabwe, Afghanistan register opening wins

Nagpur (India) – Zimbabwe and Afghanistan got off to winning starts on the opening day of the World Twenty20 after respectively overcoming a scandal-hit Hong Kong and a spirited Scotland in Nagpur Tuesday. Vusi Sibanda struck a fluent half-century to help Zimbabwe defeat Hong Kong by 14 runs in the first group encounter of Ro...

Corruption warning to minnows as World T20 begins

Nagpur (India) – Cricket’s governing body has warned that match-fixers are now targeting the game’s minnows as they prepared to get the World Twenty20 under way in India Tuesday. Hong Kong, who play Zimbabwe in the opening match, have been rocked by a corruption scandal in the build-up to the T20 world championship which has ...

Afghans hope for T20 glory in adopted homeland

New Delhi – Afghanistan, whose cricketing fairytale has captured the hearts of fans around the world, hope to do their own supporters proud in their adopted Indian homeland with the start of the World Twenty20 on Tuesday. Since overcoming the odds to compete in the 2010 World T20 in England, the Afghan team has managed […]

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World T20: Warm-up matches to be played as double-headers in Mohali

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced that warm-up matches ahead of the World T20 in India will be played as double-headers at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, which starts from March 4. The warm-up matches were originally scheduled to be held at Sector 16 Stadium in Chandigarh. The updated Mohali warm-u...

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