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newscricket9 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Shoaib Malik replaces injured Sohaib Maqsood in Pakistan squad

Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has been named as a replacement for the injured Sohaib Maqsood for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman which begins on October 17. Maqsood, who was part of the 15-member squad, had sustained a back injury during the National T20 Cup in Lahore.
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newscricket10 days ago

‘It was disappointing for everyone involved’ - Martin Guptill reflects on Pakistan tour cancellation

Martin Guptill feels that the cancellation of New Zealand's white-ball series in Pakistan was disappointing for everyone involved. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) had decided to abandon the entire tour just before the start of the first ODI in Rawalpindi last month, citing security concerns.
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newscricket12 days ago

‘It’s scary how people behave on social media’ – Wasim Akram on his reluctance to coach Pakistan

Wasim Akram has stated that the way people behave in social media is scary, and that is the major reason for his reluctance to coach the Pakistan cricket team. Akram further added that he does not have the patience to tolerate the misbehaviour against coaches and seniors on social media.
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newscricket12 days ago

'The same Western arrogance' – Michael Holding slams ECB over Pakistan tour cancellation

Michael Holding is of the opinion that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is citing reasons without any substance for having pulled out from the Pakistan tour. The former West Indies great further added that the ‘western arrogance’ of the ECB is the main reason behind the cancellation.
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newscricket12 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Australia have got the squad to win T20 World Cup, states Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch has stated that Australia have got a squad that can win the T20 World Cup, which begins on October 17 in the UAE and Oman. The Australia captain stressed on the importance of the warm-up matches against India and New Zealand in lead up to their campaign which gets underway on October 23.
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newscricket13 days ago

T20 WC 2021 | Sam Curran ruled out of IPL and T20 World Cup with lower-back injury

England all-rounder Sam Curran has been ruled out of the IPL and T20 World Cup with a lower-back injury. Curran complained about the back pain after Chennai Super Kings' match against the Rajasthan Royals on Saturday. Brother Tom has been roped in as his replacement in England's T20 World Cup squad.
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newscricket14 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Half the England squad playing in IPL is an advantage ahead of T20 WC, says Tymal Mills

Tymal Mills believed that England are at advantage ahead of the T20 World Cup, with half of the side featuring in IPL 2021 in the UAE. Mills, who was drafted into England's 15-member squad for the tournament, was confident that the Eoin Morgan led-side could challenge any side on a given day.
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newscricket14 days ago

Mitchell Starc was reluctant to play India series due to father's illness, reveals Alyssa Healy

Mitchell Starc’s wife Alyssa Healy said that the Australian pacer was reluctant to feature in the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar trophy due to his father's illness. However, Starc joined the team after his father convinced him to play the series, and scalped 11 wickets from four Tests against India.
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newscricket14 days ago

Ashes 2021 | Proud of England’s Test team who kept the show on road in difficult circumstances, says Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain has stated that he is proud of England’s Test team who kept the show on road during the challenging covid-19 pandemic. He further lashed at Cricket Australia's criticism, as he stressed upon the difficulties players face while spending long time in strict bio-bubbles.
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newscricket19 days ago

Mohammed Hafeez ruled out of National T20 league with dengue, doubtful for T20 World Cup

Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out from the National T20 league after contracting dengue and is also doubtful of featuring at the T20 World Cup. Hafeez, who is a part of the Pakistan squad for the T20 World Cup, has played 55 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 113 T20 internationals.
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