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September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Chandimal to lead all SL sides after Asia Cup flop

COLOMBO: Batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been installed as Sri Lanka captain across all three formats after Angelo Mathews lost his role as skipper of the country’s limited-overs teams following their exit from the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The 31-year-old Mathews was renamed as Sri Lanka’s limited-overs skipper in January, six months after

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM Bangladesh can deliver at Asia Cup: Mahmudullah

DHAKA: Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah has said that his team can do well at Asia Cup 2018, which starts on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates. Bangladesh start their campaign against Sri Lanka in Dubai on the opening day, a match they must win to be in front when the second group-stage game against Afghanistan takes place on September 20. “I think

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lanka recall Malinga for Asia Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket selectors Saturday recalled fast bowler Lasith Malinga after a year in limbo and included him in a 16-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament. The injury-prone 35-year-old had been largely ignored since his last ODI appearance in September last year against India in Colombo when he took just one wicket for 35 runs. Sri Lanka

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Warner sets sights on WC 2019

DARWIN, Australia: Banished opening batsman David Warner says he is looking to be part of Australia’s World Cup defence in England next year after his first hit-out at home on Saturday. The pugnacious Warner smacked 36 runs off 32 balls in the Northern Territory Strike League in Darwin as he searches for match practice to gear for his return to top-level 9

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Quetta Gladiators, Red Bull to hold universities T20 event

KARACHI: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday announced its partnership with Red Bull for the forthcoming national campus cricket tournament, an event for the university students of the country. The event, in which teams from 96 campuses will be taking part, will be conducted in Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta, Multan, Lahore 10

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Maxwell sorry after missing handshake in T20 final

HARARE: Glenn Maxwell, the Australia allrounder, has admitted his apparent snub to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed following Pakistan’s victory in the triangular series final in Harare appeared to be an “unsportsmanlike” gesture, though he maintained it was a “genuine oversight”. Television cameras captured the moments after Pakistan secured their six-wicket 2

July 10, 2018 12:00 AM Fakhar rises to second place in T20 rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman moved up 44 places to reach second spot with 842 points in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen following his incredible form in Zimbabwe, which featured a career-best 91 off 46 balls in the final that helped Pakistan seal a record chase against Australia in Harare on Sunday. Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch jumped three 6

July 9, 2018 12:00 AM Zaman leads Pakistan to T20 tri-series title

HARARE: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said Fakhar Zaman was in the "best form of his life" after the opener cracked a career-best 91 to help set up Pakistan’s six-wicket win over Australia in the final of the Twenty20 tri-series at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. "I think nowadays he’s in the best form of his life," Ahmed said of Zaman, who was named 6

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM England square Twenty20 series with India

CARDIFF: Alex Hales kept his nerve with 58 not out to see England home and square the international T20 series against India 1-1 with one to play in Cardiff on Friday. Set 149 to win off their 20 overs England needed 12 off the final over and Hales put Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the Cardiff ground off the first ball and the second for four. A single followed 6

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Thakur to replace Bumrah in India’s ODI squad

NEW DELHI: Fast bowler Shardul Thakur will replace injured Jasprit Bumrah in India’s One-day International squad in England, the country’s cricket board said on Friday. The Virat Kohli-led India, who are slated to play three ODI matches after the ongoing Twenty20 series, will also take on the hosts in five Tests in their almost three-month long tour that started 5