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I was better off not bowling to Virat Kohli, says Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar praises Virat Kohli. Admitting that he was fortunate to not face the Pakistani speedster at his peak, Indian captain Virat Kohli has hailed Shoaib Akhtar’s propensity to intimidate opposition batsmen with unbridled pace. In his official Twitter account, the former fast bowler responded to the star batsman’s lavish praise by declaring that he

Mohammad Amir dismisses `ridiculous` retirement rumours

Melbourne [Australia], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has dismissed rumours about his retirement from Test cricket.Earlier in May, unsubstantiated media reports claimed that Amir was considering drawing curtains on his Test career in order to prolong his white-ball career.However, the left-armer has now put an end to any speculation about his Test future.“I

Hafeez to appear for bowling assessment test on Nov 17

Karachi: Pakistan’s seasoned all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez’s international career now depends solely on him clearing a bowling assessment test of the International Cricket Council to be held on November 17 in Brisbane. Hafeez, 36, remained a permanent member of the national side in all three formats due to his ability to open the innings and bowl

Pakistan name allrounder Mahmood bowling coach

Lahore: Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood was on Wednesday appointed the national cricket team’s bowling coach for two years. Mahmood, whose assignment will start with the tour to New Zealand from November 4, had worked with the Pakistan side on two previous occasions. The 41-year-old had first been brought on as a temporary replacement for

Starc back bowling after grisly accident

Sydney:  Australian bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc says he is focused on being ready for the first Test against South Africa after declaring himself available for selection following a grisly training accident. The 26-year-old suffered deep cuts after colliding with training equipment at a Sydney ground last month, needing nearly three dozen stitches to his left

ICC clears bowling action of Bangladesh’s Taskin, Sunny

Dhaka: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed and spinner Arafat Sunny to bowl in international matches after finding their remodelled bowling actions to be legal. The bowling actions of Sunny and Taskin have been found to be legal, and both bowlers can now resume bowling in international cricket, effective immediately,

Harris named Australia bowling coach for S. Africa tour

Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Friday named former pacer Ryan Harris as the bowling coach for the national team’s upcoming ODI tour of South Africa. He joins head coach Darren Lehmann and assistant coach David Saker in Australia’s coaching staff. Harris, who took 11 Test wickets from 113 matches, retired from international cricket in July 2015.

Bangladesh appoint West Indies ex-pacer Walsh as bowling coach

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday appointed former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh as the national team’s pace bowling coach. Walsh, who boasts of a tally of 519 Test wickets, has signed a three-year contract to stay with Bangladesh until the 2019 World Cup, the board confirmed, reports bdnews24.com. The West Indies

Dhoni praises Mishra, Ashwin for fantastic bowling effort

Lauderhill (Florida): India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praise on off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and leg-spinner Amit Mishra for putting up a “fantastic effort” to bowl out the West Indies for a low score in the second Twenty20 International cricket match here. After the one-run defeat in the high-scoring first game, Indian bowlers came back well

India’s bowling attack gains more rounded look

Gros Islet: India’s comprehensive victory margin in the third Test against the West Indies firmly indicated that the gulf between the two sides is still very much existent, despite the hosts’ valiant fight back in Jamaica. There were obvious differences in the course of day five of these two respective Tests. Rain on day four

Chaminda Vaas to spearhead SLC’s fast bowling feeder system

Sri Lanka’s most successful fast bowler Chaminda Vaas will be back with Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) Coaching Staff, revealed SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala yesterday. According to Sumathipala, Vaas will be handed the responsibilities of training Sri Lanka’s fast bowling squad which will comprise fast bowlers coming through District, Provincial and Developments Squads. “We have requested

Kylie Jenner enjoys bowling date with rapper PartyNextDoor

Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kylie Jenner and rapper PartyNextDoor were recently spotted enjoying a few rounds of bowling together. The pair, who reportedly started dating after the teenager split from boyfriend of two years Tyga earlier this month, enjoyed a bowling date on Wednesday night. The rapper even teased their time at the alley