FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintA decade ago, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir lit up an overcast English summer, heirs apparent to some of the most exhilarating fast-bowling pairings you could think of. They bowled Australia out for 88, beating for the first time in 15 years an opponent they didn't know how to beat, before turning their focus to England, against whom Amir was Player of the Series despite Pakistan losing it 3-1, and despite - well, you know what. They combined for 53 wickets across six Tests over that delirious English summer. They were 27 and 18, and they were the future. … [Read more...] about Will this be the summer of Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi?
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Root confirmed that Stuart Broad was a probable starter after his ten-wicket haul in the third Test against West Indies, adding that the team would be keen to select at least one of their two fastest bowlers, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood. And even though the exact balance of the team is still to be confirmed, he added that Stokes could play a role with the ball late in the game even if they took the cautious route initially. … [Read more...] about England wait on Ben Stokes’ bowling fitness after delaying final team
The Indian men's team has been placed in Group C alongside 2016 champions Denmark, Germany and Algeria, while the women's side has been clubbed with 14-time winners China, France and Germany in group D in the draw which was staged at BWF headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. … [Read more...] about Badminton: India handed relatively easy draw in Thomas and Uber Cup Final
Woods was five off the lead after the first day at Augusta in 2001, but came back strongly to lead by a shot heading into the final day. A 68 on the Sunday meant he saw off the challenge of David Duval to finish on 16 under and also meant he held all four majors at the same time. … [Read more...] about Successful defences: Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo and now Brooks Koepka … twice!
This is the third Test being played in a row at Old Trafford, and we do expect some tough batting conditions. With two high-quality bowling sides, the batsmen may find runs a bit hard to come by. Pack your team with as many bowlers as possible to maximise points. … [Read more...] about Fantasy Picks: Lead with Ben Stokes, don’t leave out Shaheen Afridi