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Pakistani players are fighters and can beat India in World Cup; Saqlain Former Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq believes that Pakistani cricket team can surprise everyone with their killer performance in an upcoming World Cup. Mushtaq also feels that they will be a different team when they face India in their World Cup opener next month.According to local media reports, Mushtaq said in an interview, “Although Pakistan have never won a World Cup match against India, their approach should be positive. Pakistan players are fighters who are unwilling to give up easily. Most of our cricketers have learnt the game at the grass-roots level and many haven’t attended any academy but they have that killer instinct to help them become positive cricketer”. “On their day, Pakistan can do wonders, and India must be careful of this killer instinct,” he added. Praising Pakistani cricket squad for the mega event of cricket, Saqlain warns Indian cricket team to be careful of Pakistan’s bowling attack despite ...

India vs Pakistan minus Sachin Tendulkar - a first in World Cup history ISLAMABAD: For the first time in ICC World Cup history, Sachin Tendulkar will not be part of an India vs Pakistan encounter.Five matches spanning across five World Cups played over a period of 23 years, but the sixth meeting at the Adelaide Oval in Australia will be strikingly different, as Tendulkar is not playing against Pakistan.The batting legend remained a central figure in Indo-Pak encounters right from 1992 to 2011.In all, Tendulkar scored 313 runs ...
South Africa; hot favorite for World Cup 2015 With the World Cup barely two weeks away South Africa is grabbing most of the attention due to their best form and dedication towards the mega event of cricket. Yet now that AB de Villiers has become the world’s most outrageous strokemaker there is reason to believe-in again in South African team. He stands on a pedestal as a man who can change a game in the blink of an eye. Hashim Amla on the ...
ICC announces umpire and match referee for cricket world cup 2015 ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the pool stage matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be staged in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires for the tournament opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch on 14 February. S. Ravi and Simon Fry will be the third ...
India dismissed for 200 against England SYDNEY: India were dismissed for 200 in their tri-series one-day international against England at the WACA Ground on Friday.Ajinkya Rahane top-scored with 73.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
'Positive' Clarke to test fitness on road to World Cup SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke will bat in a local game this weekend as he embarks on a gradual return to competitive cricket in a bid to be fully fit for the World Cup after hamstring surgery.Cricket Australia said the 33-year-old, who also suffers from a chronic degenerative back condition, would turn out for Sydney's Western Suburbs on Saturday and Sunday.Then, if all goes well, for a Cricket Australia XI against a Bangladesh XI on ...
Woods struggles in first tournament of 2015 SCOTTSDALE: Tiger Woods admitted it had been "a grind" after he labored to a 73 Thursday in the opening round of the Phoenix Open, his first full-field tournament of the season.Ryan Palmer fired a seven-under 64 to lead the PGA Tour event at TPC Scottsdale, which is just down the road from where the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will meet in Sunday's NFL Super Bowl spectacle.But there was nothing spectacular about the form ...


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