newscricketa day ago

Abu Dhabi T10 | Mohammad Amir No.1 pick, Lasith Malinga and Mohammad Hafeez also feature

The upcoming Abu Dhabi T10 edition will sport big names like Mohammad Amir, Lasith Malinga, Mohammed Hafeez and Kieron Pollard. The annual player draft of the showpiece 10-day tournament was revealed, on Thursday, with 110 cricketers being allocated amongst the eight participating franchises.
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newscricketa day ago

AUS vs SL | Lasith Malinga returns to Sri Lanka T20I squad for Australia tour

After sitting out for the Pakistan tour, Lasith Malinga is among four players to have returned to the Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series in Australia. Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, and Kusal Mendis have returned to the squad after pulling out due to the same reason.
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newscricket2 days ago

Abu Dhabi League sees names like Mohammad Amir, Lasith Malinga being picked for lucrative price

The 10-day Abu Dhabi T-10 league tournament, which has been scheduled to be held from November 15, saw Pakistan and Sri Lanka stars Mohammad Amir and Lasith Malinga going under the hammer in the auction. The annual player draft saw as many as 110 players allocated across eight teams.
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newscricket3 days ago

The Hundred | Chris Gayle, David Warner, Steve Smith and Lasith Malinga among most expensive players

The brand new 100-ball format is set to make its debut next year and ECB has released the reserve price of the 570 players who will be up for grabs at the main draft. Chris Gayle, David Warner, Steve Smith, Lasith Malinga and Kagiso Rabada have registered with the highest base price of £125,000.
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newscricket3 days ago

Andy Flower named as head coach of Maratha Arabians

Days after ending his 12-year association with the England Cricket Board (ECB), Andy Flower has been named as the head coach of T10 side Maratha Arabians. This stint in the T10 league will also be Flower's first coaching role since leaving the ECB, amidst speculation he might tie-up with IPL teams.
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newscricket20 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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newscricketa month 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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