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England's Anderson, Wood ruled out of Bangladesh tour LONDON: England bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood have been ruled out of next month's tour of Bangladesh due to injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday.The 34-year-old Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has not played since the fourth Test loss to Pakistan in August because of a shoulder injury.Durham seamer Wood, 26, has been having treatment for an ankle injury.England play three one-day internationals and two Tests on the tour, for which they leave on Thursday.Nottinghamshire's Jake Ball, named in the ODI squad for Bangladesh but not the Test party, may get the nod to stay on for the second half of the tour.Middlesex's Steven Finn has been added to the ODI squad and selectors will consider a further replacement for the Test squad at a later date.The first Test begins in Chittagong on October 20, with England having two two-day warm-up games ahead of ...

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Bangladesh recall spinner Mosharraf for Afghan ODI DHAKA: Bangladesh on Thursday recalled left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain for the crucial final one-day international against Afghanistan as they seek to clinch the series locked at 1-1.Afghanistan pulled off a two-wicket victory against Bangladesh on Wednesday to level the series, after losing a thrilling opening match days earlier by seven runs.Mosharraf, who played the last of his three three ODIs back in 2008, replaces pace bowler Rubel Hossain for the decider on Saturday in Dhaka. ...

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Afridi reveals Miandad’s special training Star All-rounder and former T20 Captain Shahid Afridi has expressed that Javed Miandad trained bowlers to cope with dew during his three different tenures as head coach of the national team.“He [Miandad] used to ask us to bring a bucket of water to the ground during training,” said Afridi during the pre-match analysis of the third T20I between Pakistan and West Indies.Then he used to throw the balls in that bucket and asked us to ...

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Skipper Sarfraz is a ‘born leader,’ says Latif Pakistan newly appointed T20I skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is flying high in the shortest format of the game. The leader enjoys a 100pc winning record while leading his side in all three matches of T20.Former Pakistani captain Rashid Latif has especially praised Sarfraz’s leadership ability in addition he admired the all-round display by the Men in Green.According to Express Tribune, “Sarfraz is a born leader. His domination on the field shows and he has great camaraderie ...

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Bangladesh assures England as tour begins DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities are promising England's cricketers unprecedented security when they begin a controversial tour Friday, desperate to prevent the country from becoming a no-go zone for international sport.An attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July that killed 18 foreigners threw a powerful spotlight on the dangers posed by Islamist extremists who have also slain dozens of activists and members of Bangladesh's religious minorities.After their own security expert carried out an assessment in Bangladesh, ...

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Afghanistan shock Bangladesh to level ODI series DHAKA: Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai top-scored 57 runs as his side shocked Bangladesh by claiming a two-wicket victory in the second one-day international to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka Wednesday.Bowlers set up the win for Afghanistan as leg-spinner Rashid Khan took 3-35 and Mohammad Nabi claimed 2-16 to help the visitors dismiss Bangladesh for a modest 208 runs on a slow pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.Man-of-the-match Nabi showed his all-round skill scoring ...

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England skipper Cook signs new Essex deal LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook has signed a one-year contract extension to stay at county side Essex until the end of 2018, it was announced Wednesday.Opening batsman Cook, a one-county man throughout his 13-year career, averaged more than 90 for Essex, based in Chelmsford, east of London, this season and scored 643 runs in between his Test commitments.The 31-year-old left-hander's runs helped Essex win the Second Division title and promotion to the top tier of ...