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Warrican named in West Indies squad DUBAI: Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican was named on Monday in the West Indies' 15-man squad for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.Warrican was added to the 14 players chosen for the squad for the third and fourth tests against India last month.The three-match series opens with the two countries' first ever day/night fixture using the pink ball at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, from October 13.The second match is at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi starting October 21, with the closing test at Sharjah Cricket Stadium from October 30.West Indies squadJason Holder (capt), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Leon Johnson, Alzarri Joseph, Marlon Samuels, Jomel WarricanCopyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Pakistan target T20 whitewash over West Indies ABU DHABI: Coach Mickey Arthur urged Pakistan to be ruthless and achieve a rare clean sweep against world champions West Indies in the third and final Twenty20 in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Pakistan hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series after the nine wicket and 16-run victories in the two back-to-back matches in Dubai.Arthur said the series win is the first step in building a new team, five months after they crashed out ...

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Kohli hails 'priceless' Ashwin after NZ win KANPUR: Skipper Virat Kohli hailed Ravichandran Ashwin as "priceless" after he spun India to victory Monday over New Zealand, saying the off-spinner was one of cricket's ultimate match-winners and sharpest brains.Ashwin claimed six second innings wickets as India bowled out New Zealand for 236 on the fifth and final day of the first Test in Kanpur -- his 19th five-wicket haul in Tests.The 30-year-old finally put the tourists out of their misery when he dismissed ...

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Pakistan should not bother playing India: Miandad ISLAMABAD: Batting Legend Javed Miandad on Monday slammed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur's statement saying Pakistan should not bother about playing with India as it is always India who have backstabbed Pakistan whenever it comes to playing cricket.It may be mentioned that Anurag, who is also a leader of the ruling BJP in India, in a recent statement last week said that there was no question of playing cricket ...

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Misbah eyes Indo Pak cricket series, says sports is separated from politics Pakistan Test Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq expressed that sports must be separated from politics and added that he aims for a cricket series between Pakistan and India.According to Dawn report, "Pakistan is always ready to play against India but what can we do if they do not want to play. If India can play against Pakistan in ICC events then why not in bilateral series?" Misbah questioned.He added that sports, especially cricket can bring the people of ...

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India win first New Zealand Test by 197 runs KANPUR: Ravichandran Ashwin took six wickets as India stormed to a comprehensive 197-run victory over New Zealand in the first Test on Monday after bowling the visitors out for 236 in their second innings.New Zealand resumed the final day on 93 for four in pursuit of an unlikely 434-run victory target, but they were bowled out shortly after lunch in what was India's 500th Test match.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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PCB announces final ODI squad for West Indies series Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Sunday finalized the 16-member One Day International (ODI) team for three ODIs against the West Indies, starting in the UAE on Friday.Pakistan has recalled batsmen Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq for the upcoming three-match ODI series against West Indies in the UAE. Fast bowlers Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali have also been included in the 16-member squad. Sami Aslam and Umar Gul, who were in the squad for the England ODIs, ...