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Aussie test players to get domestic pink ball help In a bid to prepare for upcoming day-night tests, Australian’s cricket stars will have the chance to play two domestic games with pink ball.Cricket Australia on Tuesday released its domestic fixture list, with the Sheffield Shield structured to help players get ready for using a ball many have complained is hard to see under lights. The first round of the tournament on October 25 will feature day/night games in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, while the fifth round from December 5 will see the same format in Perth, Adelaide and Hobart.Day-night Tests using a pink ball are a central part of Australia’s home international schedule for 2016-17.“The way the schedule has been structured reinforces the significant role our domestic competitions play in helping players prepare for cricket at the international level,” Cricket Australia high performance manager Pat Howard said, Sydney Morning Herald reported.Copyright Business Recorder, 2016 ...

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President Mamnoon Hussain sends good wishes to Pakistan team, boxer Waseem Mamnoon Hussain passed on good wishes to Pakistan’s cricket team and Boxer Muhammad Waseem to bringing up a success to country.According to local media report, on Monday, President Mamnoon Hussain congratulated Pakistan cricket team over its historic win at the famous Lords cricket ground against England in the first test match. The President said that the hard work of team had led to success and expressed hope that they would keep it up.Test was more ...

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Captain Cook not happy with Pakistan’s celebration Pakistan celebrated their victory over England in the first Test at Lord's on Sunday by performing a series of press-ups although defeated England skipper Alistair Cook admitted it wasn't pleasant viewing.According to Daily Mail, England Captain Alastair Cook said, ‘I didn’t take offence, but certainly at that moment in time it’s not pleasant for the first 20 minutes when you’ve just lost a game of cricket. They’re entitled to do what they want. Obviously it’s ...

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Yasir Shah Hails Team Mentors for Lord's Victory Yasir Shah was Pakistan's hero as the leg spinner took 10 wickets in the match to help wrap up a 75-run win in the opening Test on Sunday.According to NDTV SPORTS, “My effort was to do well with bat, but I could not, so I tried to do it with the ball later on,” Yasir said. “The thing is the spinner is relied upon on the fourth and fifth day. I am fortunate that Mushy ...

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The trio named for second Test against Pakistan After a 75-run defeat against Pakistan in the first of the four-Test match series, James Anderson, Ben Stokes and Adil Rashid have been named in an expanded 14-man England squad for the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford that starts on Friday.The trio took no part in England's 75-run defeat by Pakistan in the first of a four-match series at Lord's on Sunday.Rashid played in all three of the Tests between England and Pakistan ...

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Bayliss ponders spin options ahead of second Pakistan Test LONDON: England coach Trevor Bayliss has said it's possible the team could field two specialist spinners at home after Yorkshire leg-break bowler Adil Rashid was called into the squad for the second Test against Pakistan.Joining Rashid in an unusually large 14-man party were the fit-again duo of James Anderson and all-rounder Ben Stokes, with England looking to bounce back after last week's 75-run defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's.Pace bowler Anderson, England's ...

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Aussie Test stars get domestic pink ball help SYDNEY: Australia's cricket stars will have the chance to play two domestic games with a pink ball to prepare for day-night Tests this summer against South Africa and Pakistan.Cricket Australia on Tuesday released its domestic fixture list, with the Sheffield Shield structured to help players get ready for using a ball many have complained is hard to see under lights.The first round of the tournament on October 25 will feature day/night games in Brisbane, Perth ...