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Flintoff calls for Cook backing LONDON: Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has said struggling current skipper Alastair Cook deserves fans' as he goes through a "blip" in his career.Left-handed opener Cook, who only turned 30 in December, has scored an England-record 25 Test hundreds. But he not reached three figures for England in a Test for more than a year-and-a-half, with the ongoing first Test against the West Indies in Antigua -- his 110th -- seeing the Essex batsman dismissed for low scores of 11 and 13But Flintoff, who bowed out of Test cricket when playing in the same 2009 Ashes-winning side as Cook, said the criticism of his former team-mate was unjustified."I get fed up of people having a go at Alastair Cook," Flintoff told Sky Sports News on Thursday as he helped to launch this year's English domestic Twenty20 Blast competition at Edgbaston, where he came within one boundary hit of winning the ...

Azhar to be under pressure as captain in ODI series vs BD: Zaheer Abbas KARACHI: Former batting great, Zaheer Abbas believed that appointment of Azhar Ali as Pakistan one-day captain will put him under pressure in the series against Bangladesh starting on Friday."Azhar was not inducted in Pakistan ODI team for the past two years and now suddenly he was named captain which is surprising," he told APP in an interview on Thursday on the eve of the series.He said like many experts and players, he was also surprised ...
BD series offers chance to Pakistan to reduce England's advantage in ICC Ranking ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will have a chance to reduce England's six point advantage by one point if they win the series 3- 0 against Bangladesh, which starts in Mirpur Bangladesh on Friday.They (Pakistan) would also have to avoid a 3-0 series defeat against Bangladesh to maintain their seventh place ranking in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings when the two sides face off in the first of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), according to an article published ...
Waqar Younis reply back to Razzaq’s allegations Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis replied back to senior Pakistani cricketer Abdul Razzaq who blamed him for neglecting experienced players for the Pakistani cricket squad. According to media reports, Waqar Younis said in the statement, “It is wrong to say I look down on anyone or can't forget I was a superstar once. Yes I believe that as a coach you shouldn't have players in the side who have played with you but I have ...
Pakistan lose injured Shah for Bangladesh series DHAKA: Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah was on Thursday ruled out of the upcoming one-day series against Bangladesh, a third injury setback for the tourists in the past two weeks.Shah, 28, needed three stitches on his left thumb after being hit during a practice match on Wednesday ahead of the first of three one-day internationals in Dhaka on Friday.Team manager Naved Cheema told AFP that a replacement for Shah will be named shortly, but it was ...
Blackwood leads West Indies fightback NORTH SOUND: Jermaine Blackwood continued to ride his luck in defying England as the West Indies reached 234 for six in reply to the tourists' first innings total of 399 at lunch on the third day of the first Test on Wednesday The teams have stopped for lunch at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.Reprieved when he offered a slip catch off a no-ball delivered by Ben Stokes on the second evening, Blackwood enjoyed ...
England take first innings lead of 104 runs NORTH SOUND: Jermaine Blackwood's maiden Test century held the West Indies innings together but England still gained a healthy first innings lead of 104 in dismissing the home side for 295 at tea on the third day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday.Defending a total of 399, English perseverance in the field on another sweltering day's play eventually paid off and was highlighted by the effort of ...


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