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Cook's World Cup captaincy in doubt LONDON: Alastair Cook's role as England captain for next year's World Cup was cast into doubt when head coach Peter Moores said his position would be reviewed after the team's current one-day series in Sri Lanka.Cook was last week named as skipper of a provisional 30-man squad for next year's tournament in Australia and New Zealand but has continued to cut a beleaguered figure at the helm of the one-day side.The 29-year-old has averaged under 18 with the bat as the tourists slipped to a 4-2 series defeat in Sri Lanka with one game remaining."We review everything at the end of every series, we've always said that," Moores told Sky Sports when asked if Cook would be captain at the World Cup."We make no bones that we're passionate to try and get our best side to go out and win a World Cup. Cook needs runs but he's also had ...

Misbah injury concern, Pakistan call up Shah KARACHI: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been called into the Pakistan squad for the rest of the one-day series against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates to replace injured pace bowlers Umar Gul and Bilawal Bhatti.Shah was added to the squad after Gul and Bilawal were sent home with tendon and hand problems respectively. Young all-rounder Anwar Ali was also called up for the remaining three games in the series.The fitness of captain Misbah-ul-Haq is ...
Sri Lanka beat England in sixth ODI, clinch series KANDY: Sri Lanka defeated England by 90 runs in the sixth one-day international in Kandy on Saturday to clinch the seven-match series 4-2.The hosts bowled out England for 202 off 41.3 overs after scoring 292-7 in their 50 overs. The seventh and final game will be played in Colombo on Tuesday.Brief scores:Sri Lanka 292-7 in 50 overs; England 202 in 41.3 overs.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Injured Clarke out of India series, doubts on future ADELAIDE: Injury-jinxed Michael Clarke says there is a chance he may never play cricket again after another setback forced him out of Australia's first Test triumph and the rest of the India series on Saturday.The Australia skipper suffered a new injury after pulling up sharply while fielding after lunch, forcing him to watched on as his team-mates pulled off a thrilling 43-run victory over the Indians to go one-up in the four-match series."There's no doubt, ...
Shaun Marsh to replace injured Clarke for Brisbane Test ADELAIDE: Shaun Marsh will replace injured captain Michael Clarke in the Australian team for next week's second Brisbane Test, Cricket Australia said on Saturday.Clarke said scans have shown he has a torn right hamstring after coming off during the final day of the opening Adelaide Test and will take no further part in the series against India.Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is expected to assume the Test captaincy for the remaining three Tests.Australia called on West Australian ...
Ton-up Sangakkara takes Sri Lanka to 292-7 KANDY: Kumar Sangakkara slammed his 20th one-day century to steer Sri Lanka to an imposing 292-7 in the crucial sixth one-day international against England in Kandy on Saturday.Sangakkara, 37, scored a run-a-ball 112 after being dropped by England captain Alastair Cook on 41, a mistake that could cost the visitors dearly. England must win the game to keep their chances alive of pocketing the seven-match series which they currently trail 3-2.Sangakkara, playing his last international ...
Heroic Kohli happy to hand back India captaincy to Dhoni ADELAIDE: Virat Kohli may have scored one of Test cricket's greatest final innings centuries and led India within sight of beating Australia, but he's more than happy to hand the captaincy back to MS Dhoni for the next Test.Kohli led a bold run chase on Saturday's gripping final day of the opening Adelaide Test, but the tourists ultimately went down by 48 runs to the home side chasing a formidable 364 for victory.Kohli's highest Test ...


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