South Africa ‘gutted’ after painful loss, says Markram

South Africa ‘gutted’ after painful loss, says Markram

BRIDGETOWN: South African captain Aiden Markram said he was “gutted” after his team lost their first-ever T20 World Cup final by seven runs to India. Having ended a run of seven semi-final losses — in both short-form formats — with their victory over Afghanistan on Wednesday, the Proteas came agonisingly close to their maiden World […]

Cricket’s Duckworth-Lewis co-creator dies aged 84

Cricket’s Duckworth-Lewis co-creator dies aged 84

LONDON: Frank Duckworth, one half of the team who pioneered the Duckworth-Lewis method for calculating target scores in limited-overs cricket hit by bad weather, has died at the age of 84. Along with his fellow statistician Tony Lewis, Duckworth devised the formula that was officially adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1999. The […]

BCCI, Gautam Gambhir discuss India coach role

BCCI, Gautam Gambhir discuss India coach role

Coincidentally or not, Kolkata Knight Riders’ coaches and mentors have been eagerly sought after by international cricket boards. There are some facts, however, that are incontrovertibly accurate. Trevor Bayliss won KKR two IPL titles, in 2012 and 2014, and was negotiating for an extension when England and Wales Cricket Board’s Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss […]

Babar, Shaheen excel as Pakistan seal Ireland series

Babar, Shaheen excel as Pakistan seal Ireland series

DUBLIN: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and his short-term predecessor Shaheen Shah Afridi came together to outclass Ireland by six wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International at Castle Avenue on Tuesday and seal the series 2-1. While Shaheen, despite his struggles in the first two matches of the series, produced a clinical bowling show […]

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