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Arthur should use Pakistan's former greats, urges former coach Former Pakistan head coach Geoff Lawson has believed to new Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur to use valuable experience and expertise of former greats like Wasim Akram and Javed Miandad to improve the national team.According to media reports, Lawson said Arthur should understand the local culture first rather than try to force his viewpoint. "As long as Arthur understands how the local culture works and how to get the best out of the players, he will succeed," he said in an interview to Mid-Day.Geoff said there will be pressure from ex-players and the media, but as long as Arthur gets them on their side, he will do fine. “It is a big advantage to be a foreign coach in Pakistan as you don’t have to worry about what other people think. Rather than fighting with ex-players, he needs to get them on his side.”“Their experience is valuable and you got ...

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Hafeez unlikely to tour England, as injury woes continues Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the skills camp beginning on May 28 at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore is in doubt to play in the upcoming tour to England.According to ESPN Cricinfo report, Hafeez who last played for Pakistan at the World T20 in March, sustained the knee injury after a bone contusion in his femur. He has been resting since then and been undergoing extensive treatment as a part ...

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Woakes gets England nod for 2nd Sri Lanka Test CHESTER-LE-STREET: Chris Woakes will replace the injured Ben Stokes in England's side for the second Test against Sri Lanka, skipper Alastair Cook said on Thursday.Durham all-rounder Stokes had already been ruled out of the match at his Chester-le-Street home ground starting on Friday after suffering a knee injury during England's crushing innings and 88-run win in the first of a three-match series at Headingley last week.Warwickshire's Woakes, a similar player in that he is a ...

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Mathews says it's time Sri Lanka came on in the cold CHESTER-LE-STREET: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the "weather can be a factor but it can't be an excuse" as his side looked to draw level in their Test series against England.Mathews' men were thrashed by an innings and 88 runs in the first Test as they went 1-0 down in the three-match series at a cold and grey and Headingley ground in Leeds, northern England last week.Similarly miserable conditions have greeted Sri Lanka in ...

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VIDEO; Kohli, Gayle performs Bhangra after reaching final Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli fellow player Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh perform Bhangra moves after a RCB win in IPL. Virat Kohli was a happy man yesterday after his IPL team the Royal Challengers defeated Gujarat Lions by 4 wickets. Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are considered to be among the foremost hard-hitters of today’s game. Fellow RCB mate Mandeep was ‘leading’ the team while his RCB teammates Virat and Gayle tried ...

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Second chance for Yasir Shah Pakistan Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq expressed that the selectors did a lot of hard work to finalize players for the England tour and Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is likely to be included in the squad for the tour of England which is scheduled to begin in July.According to local media reports, Inzamam also made it clear that while leg spinner Yasir Shah was called up for the camp, but the medical panel had said he would ...

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Broad warning for Sri Lanka as England eye series win CHESTER-LE-STREET: England may come into the second Test against Sri Lanka in Durham on the back of a crushing win in the series opener, but according to Stuart Broad the hosts have still to hit top form.Propelled by a hundred from Jonny Bairstow and match figures of 10 for 45 from James Anderson, England thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the first Test at Headingley last week to go 1-0 up ...