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Pakistan's cricket team is in good shape? Pakistan’s team manager for England tour, Intikhab Alam has expressed that the team is in good shape ahead of the four-Test series against England."The ongoing camp is a golden chance for the team to get used to the English conditions," said Alam, while speaking to local media news from Hampshire.Pakistan is currently playing a 3-day practice match to acclimatize to the alien conditions. “It has been learnt that Mohammad Hafeez is doing good and he batted for 85 runs during the first of the three-day matches. Apart from Hafeez, the experienced duo of Misbah Ul Haq and Younis Khan are also looking decent with the bat,” he added.The national side tour officially kicks off on July 14 at Lord’s in London. However, Pakistan is scheduled to play four-match test series, five-match one day international series and a T20 international on the English shore. Copyright Business Recorder, 2016 ...

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Buttler blames himself for Sri Lanka 'Mankad' BIRMINGHAM: Jos Buttler has accepted he was responsible for being run out in controversial fashion the last time England and Sri Lanka met in a one-day international at Edgbaston.The final match of the 2014 ODI series between the two countries saw England batsman Buttler run-out at the non-striker's end by bowler Sachithra Senanayake after Sri Lanka twice warned him for moving out of his ground backing up.Sri Lanka won the match, and with it the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...