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Captain Misbah joins the elite ‘Top 10’ club Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq climbed one spot to reach at the 10th spot in the latest rankings for Test batsmen released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday.Misbah’s ascend comes after impressive batting displays against England last month, which proved vital for Pakistan that became the number one Test side for the first time after a 2-2 series draw on the English soil.Veteran Pakistani batsman Younis Khan maintained his grip at the fifth spot in the rankings, becoming the highest ranked Pakistani batsman, thanks to his blistering double ton at the Oval, last month. However, Australian captain Steve Smith ruled the rooster, being the top ranked ICC Test batsman for the second month.Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain and its best batsman has improved one place on the ICC's latest test rankings to second on the list.In the bowling department, South African pacer Dale Steyn retained the title of ...

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Pakistan to carry on ruthless approach against West Indies: Arthur  Pakistan’s cricket coach Mickey Arthur has urged green shirts to be ruthless and achieve a clean sweep against current world champions West Indies in the third and final Twenty20 to be played today (Tuesday) in Abu Dhabi.Pakistan has already won the bilateral series against the West Indies, thanks to an unassailable lead of 2-0 backed by a potent bowling attack and shrewd captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed. “We want to make it 3-nil. We are not ...

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Ireland choose to bat against Australia BENONI: Ireland won the toss and decided to bat in a one-day international against Australia at Willowmoore Park on Tuesday.Australia gave a first international cap to seam bowler Daniel Worrall, one of three newcomers in their squad for a tour which also includes five one-day internationals against South Africa, starting at Centurion on Friday.Ireland, who lost by 206 runs against South Africa at the same venue on Sunday, were again without experienced batsman Niall O'Brien, ...

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Misbah gives thumbs up to Day-Night Tests; says future belongs to it Pakistan’s veteran Test skipper Misbah ul Haq, has given a green signal to day-night Test cricket, as the 42 years old is of the view that "future belongs to night Tests."Day-night test cricket is a debatable alternative suggested by the ICC to overcome the apparent drop of attendance in Test matches. "Future belongs to night Tests and this should be played frequently," stated Misbah. The captain of world leading test side was of the view ...

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PCB not to renew central contracts of Afridi, Ajmal ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will not be renewing the central contracts of former Twenty20 Skipper Shahid Afridi and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal as they are not representing the country in any format anymore.Prior to this the PCB renewed the central contracts for a period of July 2015 to June 2016. PCB also put a raise by 10% in the monthly salary plus match fee. Team and Individual performances bonuses were also added in all four ...

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Pakistan targets whitewash against T20 Champions West Indies After claiming the T20 series against West Indies, the Green Shirts eyes a complete whitewash, as both teams’ inches towards their final T20 encounter today (Tuesday) at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium.Pakistan is riding high under the spirited captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed, who at the moment is in an almost perfect batting form, backed by a wily bowling attack. Whereas, the Calypso kings seems to have loct their edge, particularly in the batting department.Carlos Brathwaite, ...

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Warrican named in West Indies squad DUBAI: Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican was named on Monday in the West Indies' 15-man squad for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.Warrican was added to the 14 players chosen for the squad for the third and fourth tests against India last month.The three-match series opens with the two countries' first ever day/night fixture using the pink ball at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, from October 13.The second match is at ...