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BCCI to keep UAE as backup option for T20 World Cup amid coronavirus

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shared that it is keeping UAE as a backup venue for the 2021 men’s T20 World Cup becasue of the coronavirus pandmic, reported cricket portal ESPNCricInfo. “I hope so. I am doing everything we can to make sure that it happens,” said Dhiraj Malhotra, the …

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Shaheen Shah Afridi now shares a unique record with bowling legend Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi  Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi now shares a unique record with bowling legend Wasim Akram as he has completed 50 Test wickets in the same number of matches and at the same age, just like the former captain. On Thursday, Shaheen took his …

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Pakistan dominate first Test innings after Hasan, Shaheen skittle Zimbabwe

— PCB Pakistan dominated the opening day of the first Test against Zimbabwe on the back of some destructive pace bowling by Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi in Harare on Thursday. Hasan finished with 4-53 while Afridi grabbed 4-43 as Zimbabwe — who won the toss and batted — were dismissed for a paltry …

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Shoaib Akhtar says Pakistan captain Babar Azam was ‘quite a prodigy’ even when he was young

Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar (L) and current Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Photo: File  Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Wednesday recalled that, after bowling to current Pakistan captain Babar Azam in the nets when he was young, made him realise that he was “quite a child prodigy”. “Even back then Babar Azam was …

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Pakistani skipper Babar Azam adds another feather to his cap

Pakistani captain Babar Azam Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has added another feather to his cap by amassing 2 million followers on Twitter.  This makes Azam one of the most popular Pakistani cricketers on  Twitter.  Previously, all-rounder Imad Wasim had achieved the impressive feat of garnering two million followers on Twitter. The Pakistani skipper is in …

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Zimbabwe include five uncapped players for Test series against Pakistan

Pakistan players celebrating after taking a wicket in the file photo. Zimbabwe has decided to include five uncapped players in its Test series against Pakistan which begins on Thursday.  Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Roy Kaia, Milton Shumba, and Tanaka Chivanga have all been named in the 16-player Test match squad for the Pakistan series. Jongwe …

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Nadal outlasts Tsitsipas to claim 12th Barcelona Open title

Rafa Nadal saved a match point before defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-7(6) 7-5 to claim a record-extending 12th Barcelona Open title on Sunday, ending his Greek opponent’s nine-game unbeaten start to the European claycourt swing. Having collected his first title of the 2021 season, Nadal, 34, will leapfrog Russian Daniil Medvedev to take back the …

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‘King’ Babar Azam breaks Virat Kohli’s record by becoming fastest batsman to 2,000 T20I runs

Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. AFP/File Pakistani skipper Babar Azam made history once again by shattering a record previously held by Virat Kohli, becoming the fastest batsman to get to 2,000 T20I runs.  Azam was able to achieve the impressive feat from just 52 T20I innings whereas Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who previously held the record, …

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