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Warner on slow road to recovery after breaking thumb SYDNEY: Injured Australian opener David Warner said Tuesday he was confident of being ready for the first Test against New Zealand next month as he slowly recovers from a broken thumb.The Test vice-captain suffered the injury when he got in a tangle trying to play a Steven Finn bouncer against England in a one-dayer five weeks ago.He has not played since but is hopeful of returning for New South Wales's day-night Sheffield Shield match ahead of the Test series against New Zealand which gets under way on November 5.The left-hander revealed that his last X-ray, taken 11 days ago, had showed the thumb was still broken, but had been told this was quite normal. "Today is five weeks, it should have healed by the end of this week," he told reporters on joining a 19-man squad for light training in Sydney as preparations for the series got started."Next Monday I ...

Tendulkar bats for sanitation to save children COLOMBO: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar launched an initiative in Sri Lanka Monday to improve hygiene among children in South Asia, where hundreds of millions have no access to toilets.The Indian superstar showed local children at a deluxe hotel in Colombo how to use soap and water to wash their hands before meals and avoid the risk of disease."A simple act of washing hands with soap can keep children safe and healthy and protect them ...
Vettori to help England spinners DUBAI: England on Monday announced that New Zealand great Daniel Vettori is to help the country's up-and-coming spinners in Dubai in an attempt to groom young slow bowlers for the future.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced over 20 English spin bowlers will play and train overseas this winter."Seven promising spinners will follow Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Samit Patel to the UAE this autumn, when their coaches on the England Performance Programme (EPP) ...
Pakistan sweat on Yasir Shah's fitness ABU DHABI: Key Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah suffered a back spasm during team training on Monday, a day before the start of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi.The 29-year-old leg-spinner apparently hurt his back as he attemped to stop a bowler's back drive in the nets."Yasir's injury is concerning and could be a jolt," skipper Misbah-ul-Haq told a press conference. "We are looking into it and hope that he is okay by tomorrow ...
Pakistan get Yasir scare, Finn out for England ABU DHABI: Pakistan's chances of defeating England in Tuesday's opening Test match in Abu Dhabi suffered a blow on Monday when key leg-spinner Yasir Shah suffered a back spasm during practice.The 29-year-old Shah stumbled in his follow-through and apparently hurt his back."Yasir's injury is a concern and could be a jolt," skipper Misbah-ul-Haq told a press conference on Monday. "We are looking into it and hope that he is okay by tomorrow morning."Pakistan are relying ...
Malik ready for first Test in five years ABU DHABI: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik said he was well geared up to stage a comeback in the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi starting on Tuesday -- his first match in the longer format for five years.Malik played the last of his 32 Tests in 2010, also against England, before losing his place to youngsters Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq.Malik was only added to the Pakistan squad last week as the 16th ...
England's Finn ruled out of first test against Pakistan ABU DHABI: England fast bowler Steven Finn has been ruled out of the first test against Pakistan due to a foot injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Monday. Finn took four wickets in a warm-up game against Pakistan A last week and was expected to be named in the team for the match in Abu Dhabi which starts on Tuesday. "It's a bitter blow for him, he's had a huge 12 months," ...


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