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Pakistan has ability to whitewash WI in ODI series ISLAMABAD: Former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Zaheer Abbas on Thursday said the morale of the green-shirts is all pumped-up after 3-0 victory in the Twenty20s and predicted another whitewash in the fourthcoming ODI series against the Carribeans.Pakistan whitewashed West Indies in the three-match T20 series. Pakistan beat West Indies by eight wickets in the Third T20 while in the first and second T20, Pakistan defeated West Indies by nine wickets and 16 runs, respectively.Pakistan will play three ODIs and as many as Tests against West Indies. The ODI series will be played from September 30 while the Test series will begin from October 13.Talking to APP, Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas said green-shirts should not at all have any problem in beating West Indies in the ODI series as the players have already proved their metal in T20s."The players put up a fantastic show in the T20 series therefore hopes ...

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Pakistan, West Indies launch World Cup fight SHARJAH: Former champions Pakistan and the West Indies start a narrow two-way fight for an automatic place in the 2019 Cricket World Cup in a three-match one-day series starting in Sharjah Friday. Pakistan, the 1992 champions, need to win the series 3-0 to rise one place from ninth while their opponents -- champions in the first two World Cups in 1975 and 1979 -- need to avoid a clean sweep to maintain their current eighth ...

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Kohli shrugs off pressure of regaining top Test spot from Pakistan KOLKATA: Skipper Virat Kohli shrugged off pressure Thursday for India to regain the top spot in the world rankings, saying he's not interested in numbers, ahead of the second Test against New Zealand.After securing a comprehensive 197-run victory against New Zealand in the first Test, India could regain the number one position if they win the second Test starting in Kolkata on Friday and clinch the three-match series.But Kohli said he was not motivated by ...

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Pakistan has ability to whiteawash WI in ODI series: Zaheer Abbas ISLAMABAD: Former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Zaheer Abbas on Thursday said the morale of the green-shirts is all pumped-up after 3-0 victory in the Twenty20s and predicted another whitewash in the fourthcoming ODI series against the Carribeans.Pakistan whitewashed West Indies in the three-match T20 series. Pakistan beat West Indies by eight wickets in the Third T20 while in the first and second T20, Pakistan defeated West Indies by nine wickets and 16 runs, respectively.Pakistan ...

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England's Anderson, Wood ruled out of Bangladesh tour LONDON: England bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood have been ruled out of next month's tour of Bangladesh due to injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday.The 34-year-old Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has not played since the fourth Test loss to Pakistan in August because of a shoulder injury.Durham seamer Wood, 26, has been having treatment for an ankle injury.England play three one-day internationals and two Tests on the tour, ...

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Bangladesh recall spinner Mosharraf for Afghan ODI DHAKA: Bangladesh on Thursday recalled left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain for the crucial final one-day international against Afghanistan as they seek to clinch the series locked at 1-1.Afghanistan pulled off a two-wicket victory against Bangladesh on Wednesday to level the series, after losing a thrilling opening match days earlier by seven runs.Mosharraf, who played the last of his three three ODIs back in 2008, replaces pace bowler Rubel Hossain for the decider on Saturday in Dhaka. ...

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Afridi reveals Miandad’s special training Star All-rounder and former T20 Captain Shahid Afridi has expressed that Javed Miandad trained bowlers to cope with dew during his three different tenures as head coach of the national team.“He [Miandad] used to ask us to bring a bucket of water to the ground during training,” said Afridi during the pre-match analysis of the third T20I between Pakistan and West Indies.Then he used to throw the balls in that bucket and asked us to ...