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India name former captain Kumble as head coach MUMBAI: Former captain Anil Kumble will be India's head coach for the next year, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday. "After discussions we have taken a final call that for one year Anil Kumble will be the head coach," BCCI President Anurag Thakur told reporters in Dharamsala. Former leg-spinner Kumble, 45, is India's most successful bowler and took 619 wickets in 132 tests and 337 from 271 one-day internationals. The coach's post was vacant since Ravi Shastri's tenure as the team director ended with India's semi-final exit at the World Twenty20 tournament on home soil earlier this year. For the post, the board received 57 applications which were made available to an advisory panel that included former captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and former batsman VVS Laxman. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Sohaib Maqsood hoping for comeback Pakistan middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood is hoping for limited overs' comeback for tour of England.I’ve recovered from the injury which was hampering my strokes, which is why I’m confident that I’ll be able to do well if recalled by the selectors against England,” Maqsood told to local media. “If the selectors call me in the limited-over matches against England, I’ll be on cloud nine. If not, then I’ll focus on scoring heavily for UBL in ...

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Asif Eyeing Pakistan Comeback Disgraced Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif expressed his confidence to make his international comeback when his country’s side travels to Australia at the end of this year.Asif, whose ban from spot-fixing expired at the end of Pakistan's domestic cricket season last year, made his List-A return in the National One-Day Cup , where he bagged a total of seven wickets in as many games at the strike rate of 43.According to local media report, “Hopefully I ...

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England's women run riot against Pakistan LONDON: England's women made history with their highest ever one-day international score as openers Tammy Beaumont and Lauren Winfield scored centuries in a 212-run victory over Pakistan at New Road on Wednesday.England's total of 378-5 from 50 overs helped them establish a winning 2-0 lead in the series.It also forms part of the ICC World Championship and England have climbed to third spot in the table behind Australia and the West Indies, with the top ...

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Woakes says best England years are still ahead NOTTINGHAM: England all-rounder Chris Woakes believes he has more to offer on the international stage after an impressive display in a tied one-day series opener against Sri Lanka.Woakes's unbeaten 95 under the Trent Bridge floodlights on Tuesday was, remarkably, his maiden fifty in 116 limited overs appearances for both Warwickshire and England.It was also the highest score by a number eight batsman in one-day international history.Liam Plunkett may have secured the tie in dramatic style ...

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Jadhav spares Indian blushes against Zimbabwe HARARE: Kedar Jadhav spared India's blushes as his half-century guided them to a competitive total in the third and decisive Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.After being put in to bat for the first time on the tour, India found themselves in early trouble at 27 for three before Jadhav's 58 carried them to 138 for six.Although Zimbabwe scored 170 as they won the first Twenty20 clash of the series, Wednesday's ...

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Zimbabwe win toss, bowl against India in 3rd T20I HARARE: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl in Wednesday's third and decisive Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club, giving India their first opportunity to post a total on their short tour.Zimbabwe had batted first in all three games of the one-day internationals, which India swept 3-0, as well as the first two Twenty20s.The hosts made three changes for the final game of the tour, with batsmen Sikandar Raza Butt and Tinotenda Mutombodzi, and ...