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Bruised Afghanistan battle to stay alive

Heading into the penultimate round of the World Cup Qualifier group stage, favourites Afghanistan are hanging onto their dreams of progressing to the World Cup by a thread, whilst Papua New Guinea find themselves in something of a quandary. Both the cruelties and the absurdities of the tournament format are …

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Clinical New Zealand hand Windies second loss

New Zealand Women picked up their fifth win of the ICC Women’s Championship as they trounced Windies Women by eight wickets at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln on Thursday (March 8). With the win, New Zealand also picked up a 2-0 lead in the three-match series after winning the first game …

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Quetta steal two-wicket win in thriller

It was never was going to be easy to bat for the Quetta Gladiators on a pitch that wasn’t assisting the batsmen. Umar Gul made it tougher with a spectacular spell of 6 for 24 in four overs. Yet, somehow, they managed to stun Multan Sultans to eke out a …

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Tamim urges team to go back to basics

Bangladesh will aim to get back to the basics and avoid panicking as they prepare for their Nidahas Trophy campaign on the back of a disappointing performance in recent past. Bangladesh’s misery began with the tour of South Africa and continued in the home series against Sri Lanka. They were unable to sustain …

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Everyone is gonna come hard at us: Jason Holder

Windies captain Jason Holder says he is expecting opposition teams to “come hard” on his side ahead of the favourites’ World Cup Qualifiers opener in Harare on Tuesday (March 6). Windies open their account against the United Arab Emirates at Old Hararians, a venue the Barbadian all-rounder says offers plenty of runs. …

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