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Batsmen should look for personal pride to win maiden series vs SA: Aamir Sohail KARACHI: Former left hander Test opener and former skipper Aamir Sohail has called upon the top batsmen to play for their personal pride to win the maiden ODI series against South Africa."Is the time for Hafeez, Misbah & Company to play for their personal and team's pride to win the away series for Pakistan," he told APP in an interview on Tuesday ahead of the second tie in Port Elizabeth's St.George Park on Wednesday where South Africans will be playing their 500 ODI.He firmly believed that top batsmen should take clue from young Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti how to handle formidable South African bowling attack under pressure."It should be a lesson for our top batmen to learn from these youngsters who steered Pakistan to remarkable victory in Cape Town in the first One-Dayer," he commented.He said after struggling in recent weeks it was time for Muhammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, ...

Sarfraz for changes in batting order ISLAMABAD: Former Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has proposed a few changes in batting order of the national side which he feels will bring improvement in overall performance of the team.Talking to APP he said sending Muhammad Hafeez on number three disturbs the whole batting order saying that he should bat as an opener while Nasir Jamshed,being in poor form, should be rested in the remaining ODIs.Pakistan won the first ODI against South Africa by 23 ...
Jayawardene to skip ODI, T20 series against Pakistan COLOMBO: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene has opted out of Sri Lanka's limited-overs series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month due to personal reasons, an official said on Tuesday.Jayawardene, 36, will miss two Twenty20 games and five one-dayers to be played from December 11-27, but was expected to be available for the three Test matches that start on December 31."Mahela was not considered for the limited-overs part of the tour as he had ...
Warne sells Melbourne mansion for $13.7mn SYDNEY: Australian spin legend Shane Warne has sold his sprawling Melbourne home for around Aus$15 million (US$13.7 million), reports said Tuesday, amid speculation he is relocating to Britain.Warne has been looking to sell the Victorian Italianate mansion, Kilkerran, for more than a year, the Sydney Morning Herald said, so he could be closer to UK-based model and actress partner Liz Hurley.The trophy five-bedroom Melbourne home had an asking price of Aus$15 million and sold within ...
Root seen as Trott's replacement at three SYDNEY: Mike Atherton Tuesday said Joe Root was the obvious replacement at number three for troubled Jonathan Trott as Australian newspapers came under fire for being insensitive in their treatment of the player.The former England captain said the baby-faced Root had proved he could handle fiery paceman Mitchell Johnson in the tense climax of the first Ashes Test on Sunday to survive on 26 not out."I thought Root played really well at the dying end ...
Anderson threatened to punch Bailey: Warne SYDNEY: Spin great Shane Warne says a threat by Jimmy Anderson to punch debutant George Bailey sparked the furious reaction by Australian skipper Michael Clarke in the first Test against England.Clarke was fined 20 percent of his match fee on Monday after being caught by a stump microphone telling the fast bowler to expect a broken arm in the final stages of Australia's 381-run victory in Brisbane Sunday.The usually mild-mannered Clarke also wagged his finger ...
Vettori to miss West Indies series WELLINGTON: New Zealand spinner Dan Vettori said Tuesday he will miss the upcoming series against the West Indies because his injured ankle is not ready for the rigours of international cricket.Vettori had surgery on a recurring Achilles tendon problem in June and returned to domestic cricket earlier this month.But the 34-year-old said he did not want to attempt a premature international return and would sit out the West Indies tour, which opens with a warm-up ...


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