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Pakistan got golden opportunity to beat depleted West Indies: Rashid Latif KARACHI: Former skipper Rashid Latif beleived that Pakistan has got the golden opportunity to beat depleted West Indies team in their second pool "B" match of Cricket World Cup being staged at Christchurch on Saturday."If Pakistan cannot beat the weakened team from the Caribbean Islands, Pakistan don't deserved to be playing in the World Cup," he told APP in an interview here on Thursday.He said West Indians are without their top four players including star batsmen including Bravo, Pollard and spinner Narine and Badree."Absence of these ace players has created a grand opportunity to for Pakistan to salvage their pride by beating Jason Holder's team," he commented."It would be disastrous if they failed to beat West Indies keeping in view their weakness against leg-spinners," he maintained.However, he said for achieving their objective, Misbah-ul-Haq team's batsmen like Younis Khan and Ahmed Shahzad play big innings."Pakistan batting must click with at least ...

Deflated Afghan fans rue Bangladesh defeat KANDAHAR: Cricket fans across Afghanistan generated a party mood for their team's World Cup debut on Wednesday, but there were long faces as their side crumbled to a big defeat by Bangladesh.In towns and villages across the country, crowds gathered round TVs in restaurants, cafes and even in the street to watch the game.Hundreds huddled together in front of a big-screen TV outside a wedding hall in the southern city of Kandahar, once the heartland ...
No dream debut for Afghanistan as Bangladesh triumph CANBERRA: Afghanistan never recovered from a horror start as Bangladesh overpowered the World Cup newcomers by 105 runs at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Wednesday.The Afghans marked their World Cup debut by holding Bangladesh to 267 all out after losing the toss but crumbled to three for three in the opening three overs of their reply.Their chaotic start with the bat meant Afghanistan were never likely to repeat their win over Test nation Bangladesh at last ...
Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 105 runs CANBERRA: Afghanistan's World Cup debut ended in a disappointing 105-run defeat by Asian rivals Bangladesh at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Wednesday.Chasing a target of 268, Afghanistan never recovered from slumping to three for three inside three overs in the Pool A game and were dismissed for 162 in the 43rd over.Bangladesh had been bowled out for 267 off the last ball of their 50 overs, with Mushfiqur Rahim top-scoring with 71 off 56 balls while ...
Williamson agrees Yorkshire return LONDON: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has agreed to return to Yorkshire for a third successive season, the English county champions announced on Wednesday.Williamson, 24, helped Yorkshire to the County Championship title last year, but will probably be able to play in only their last three matches this year due to New Zealand's one-day tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa."I'm delighted to be returning to Yorkshire for my third spell," Williamson said in a statement ...
Zimbabwe v United Arab Emirates teams NELSON: Squads and officials for Thursday's World Cup Pool B match between Zimbabwe and United Arab Emirates at Saxton Oval (11:00 local/22:00 GMT, Feb 18):Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Solomon Mire, Tawanda Mupariwa, Tinashe Panyangara, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean WilliamsUAE: Mohammad Tauqir (capt), Khurram Khan, Amjad Ali, Amjad Javed, Andri Berenger, Fahad Alhashmi, Manjula Guruge, Kamran Shazad, Krishna Chandran, ...
Akram keen to help revive Pakistan's World Cup campaign KARACHI: Former captain Wasim Akram is eager to help the Pakistan players salvage their World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand, he said on Tuesday.Pakistan lost their opening match of the tournament by 76 runs to arch-rivals India."The irony is neither the Pakistan cricket authorities nor anyone in the team has approached me to help or advise them," Wasim said on the Geo News Channel.One of the world's great fast bowlers during his pomp, ...


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