newscricket20 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Afghanistan are desperate for good pacer to support spinners, says Gulbadin Naib

Gulbadin Naib has urged Afghanistan’s talent scouts to unearth quality pace bowlers over the next few years. Naib is of the belief that his team, who have been too reliant on their young spin sensations Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, are lacking a quality pacer to trouble the top teams.
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newscricket24 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | I do not have enough speed for this kind of surface, admits Gulabdin Naib

Gulabdin Naib has said that had Hamid Hassan played, he would not have bowled in the death overs himself which ended up costing his team a closely-contested match. He further stated that it was their game to lose but Pakistan played well under pressure and acknowledged their fighting spirit. 
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newscricket25 days ago

VIDEO | Sarfaraz Ahmed fails terribly while trying to pull off MS Dhoni style no-look run out

Sarfaraz Ahmed was not having the best of days behind the stumps in the must-win encounter against Afghanistan and the mediocrity continued to haunt him till the end of the innings. The Pakistani skipper tried to pull off a no-look run out, for which MS Dhoni is renowned for, but failed terribly.
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newscricketa month ago

6 things you missed | From Mosaddek Hossain shouting at Liton Das to Shakib Al Hassan record

Here we go again! I know that you are getting tired of me proving you wrong everyday that you have missed a lot of things during the match. Well, it's just a fact and I love rubbing it in! But I still like you and that is why I have collated 6 things that you missed during the match. Here you go!
Srijith Gopal
newscricketa month ago

VIDEO | Soft signal in focus again as Liton Das given out despite visible grounding of ball

Soft signal has been in the line of fire for quite some time now and the on-field umpiring signal being the eventual shot caller has been criticised by many. The discussion was bound to gain momentum once again as Liton Das was called Out despite a portion of the ball was caught while grounding.
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newscricketa month ago

VIDEO | Rashid Khan left embarrassed after forcing LBW review on thick inside edge

DRS’ value is humongous and shouldn’t be wasted as a team gets one per innings. The primary reason behind the existence if DRS is to eradicate blunders but Rashid Khan forced Gulbadin Naib to take a review for an LBW decision when the ball had taken an inside edge of the bat.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India will go all out against Afghanistan as well, says Harbhajan Singh

As India get ready to take on Afghanistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton today, Harbhajan Singh expects nothing less than 100 percent effort from the Men in Blue. The two-time World Cup winners and one of the tournament favourites, India have enjoyed a fine run in this edition so far.
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featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs AFG | Takeaways - Afghanistan’s lack of imagination and Joe Root’s contrasts in banality and orthodoxy

An Eoin Morgan special - easily one of the best World Cup innings of all-time - not only broke many ODI records, but it also ensured that England rose to the top of the table. While Morgan’s mayhem took the cake for the day, Joe Root put up a spectacle that was brutal and simple at the same time.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | We’ve done our homework on Rashid Khan & Co, says Gary Stead

Kiwi coach Gary Stead is confident that his batting line-up will do well against quality Afghanistan spin bowling department that boasts the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The Kiwis will take on Gulbadin Naib & Co. at the County Ground in Taunton today.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Afghanistan’s predicted XI for Sri Lanka outing

Afghanistan will back themselves to bounce back from an opening game loss to Australia as they gear up to face Dimuth Karunaratane-led Sri Lanka in their second match of the World Cup. Gulbadin Naib & Co. will take on Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday in the seventh match of the WC.
Daniel Arambur