newscricket16 days ago

Stress fracture not caused by Bumrah’s bowling action, says Ashish Nehra

Former cricketer Ashish Nehra has said that Jasprit Burah’s stress fracture, has nothing to do with his bowling action. Bumrah who was named in the 15 man squad for the Test series against South Africa had to be replaced after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture on his lower back region.
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newscricket25 days ago

PAK vs SL | Players unwilling to tour Pakistan should be barred from PSL, opines Saeed Ajmal

Veteran spinner Saeed Ajmal has stressed that the Sri Lankan players who opted out of the upcoming Pakistan tour should be barred from playing in the Pakistan Super League. The former Pakistan cricketer was "very hurt" when a bunch of Lankan players pulled out of the tour citing security concerns.
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newscricketa month ago

Sri Lankan players under pressure from IPL franchises to opt out of Pakistan series, claims Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has claimed that it is because of pressure from IPL franchises that several Sri Lankan players have opted out of the team’s tour of Pakistan later this month. The bizarre claim comes less than a week after minister Fawad Chaudhry made a similar statement.
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newscricketa month ago

Pakistan recall Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad as Sri Lanka series hangs in doubt

Pakistan’s chief selector and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq confirmed that batsmen Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal have been recalled into the probables squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. However, whether the series will take place or not is yet to be confirmed.
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newscricketa month ago

Pakistan must only care about their performance regardless of the visitors' squad quality, says Javed Miandad

After some top Sri Lankan cricketers opted out of their upcoming tour of Pakistan due to security reasons, former skipper Javed Miandad has advised the team to not focus on the touring party and urged them to put on their best show. Three ODIs and as many T20Is are scheduled in the tour.
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newscricketa month ago

SLC to reexamine security arrangements in Pakistan

The Sri Lanka Cricket board (SLC), after being reassured about the security situation in Pakistan, has now reached out to the Sri Lankan government for assistance to conduct a reexamination of the same. The team is scheduled to tour Pakistan for a limited-overs tour later in September.
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newscricketa month ago

10 Sri Lankan players opt out of Pakistan tour as PCB's plans of hosting Test cricket in Pakistan left in quandary

Pakistan Cricket Board's hopes of hosting Test cricket in the country suffered a major setback as 10 players have decided to opt out of the limited-overs tour of Pakistan, citing security reasons. Lasith Malinga and Dimuth Karunaratne's decision makes the Sri Lankan team bereft of any star names.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | Continued refusal of senior Sri Lankan players to tour Pakistan worries PCB

The continued refusal of senior Sri Lankan players including captain Dimuth Karunaratne, Lasith Malinga and Angelo Matthews to tour Pakistan has left the PCB authorities worried. It is understood that the family members of the players have reservations about the security measures in the country.
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newscricketa month ago

I always think I can turn the game around, claims Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga has recounted the experience of picking up four wickets in as many balls for the second time as he explained the thought process that went behind pulling off the feat. He also discussed what the achievements meant to him and hoped he had managed to inspire the next generation.
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newscricketa month ago

VIDEO | Lasith Malinga recreates 2007 WC heroics claiming four wickets in four balls against New Zealand

Jeez this was for real! The Slinga Malinga is still firing on all cylinders like the way he used to all those years and how beautifully those yorkers are coming up. Today, he recreated his 2007 World Cup heroics by dismissing four Kiwi batsmen in four deliveries in the third T20 in Colombo.
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