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Hughes to replace injured Clarke in Pakistan series SYDNEY: Batsman Phil Hughes will replace injured captain Michael Clarke in next month's one-day series against Pakistan, Cricket Australia said Wednesday.Clarke was ruled out on Tuesday after scans revealed the hamstring injury that cut short his Zimbabwe tour was worse than first thought and included tendon damage.The national selection panel confirmed Hughes will replace him in the three-game series in the United Arab Emirates.Hughes had been named in the Test squad to play Pakistan and was set to travel to the UAE earlier than his teammates to work on his batting against spin with coaching consultant and Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan.The three-game one-day series against Pakistan, the last for Australia before it hosts the World Cup next year, starts on October 7 with the first of two Tests not until October 22. Cricket Australia said Tuesday it hoped that Clarke, who has a history of back and hamstring trouble, ...

Chanderpaul emulates Lloyd to turn screw on Bangladesh GROS-ISLET: Shivnarine Chanderpaul's 30th Test century put the West Indies firmly on course to win the second Test with Bangladesh as the tourists were struggling on 55-2 at lunch in their second innings chasing an unlikely target of 489 on the fourth day of the match at Beausejour Stadium on Tuesday.Following unbeaten innings of 85 and 84 previously in the series, 40-year-old Chanderpaul's unbeaten 101, together with 66 not out from Jermaine Blackwood, allowed home ...
Australia captain Clarke ruled out of Pakistan ODIs SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of next month's one-day international series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates due to a hamstring injury and is doubtful for the test series to follow.Australia's leading batsman, Clarke flew home from Zimbabwe recently after aggravating his left hamstring injury during a one-day international tournament."Since returning to Australia Michael has had a series of investigations that have confirmed a significant hamstring injury," Cricket Australia physiotherapist ...
Miandad wants Afridi to prove he is the right man for T20 ISLAMABAD: Legendary Batsman Javed Miandad on Tuesday while terming the appointment of Shahid Afridi as the next Twenty20 skipper, a wise decision said now the all-rounder needs to work harder on his form and prove he was the right man for the right job.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced Afridi as the T20 captain till the next 2016 T20 World Cup while also retained Misbah-ul-Haq as the captain of Test and ODI squads ...
PCB announces Shahid Afridi the new T20 captain Pakistan’s all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been appointed as the captain of the Pakistan T20 team. Mohammad Hafeez has resigned from the captaincy after the unsuccessful ICC World T20 2014. Afridi thus comes back for a second stint as captain of Pakistan. Apart from Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood was one of the candidates for the captaincy. Shahid Afridi has been announced today as a captain of Pakistan crickey team till World T20 in 2016. Afridi captained Pakistan ...
I will make a come back says Saeed Ajmal LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team's suspended spin master, Saeed Ajmal has vowed to make a come back before next year's world cup by undergoing corrective measures under the able guidance of former spin great Saqlain Musthaq. "The suspension is a set back which has not only disappointed me but also the entire nation but I am fully determined to resume my international cricket hopefully before the world cup",he told mediamen here on Monday. Saeed said ICC ...
England's Ali urges British Muslims to shun Islamic State LONDON: England cricketer Moeen Ali has "strongly advised" his fellow British Muslims against joining Islamic State or other similar groups fighting in Iraq and Syria.Asked what his advice would be to his compatriots contemplating such action, Ali told the Huffington Post website in an interview: "I would strongly advise them not to go."Ali insisted groups such as IS, which has beheaded three Western hostages in the past month, did not represent his faith."If you look ...


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