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Afghans clinch Windies T20I series

WT24 Desk Teenage opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit an attacking half-century to set up Afghanistan’s 29-run series-clinching win over West Indies in the third Twenty20 international on Sunday, AFP reports. Gurbaz hit 79 off 52 balls as Afghanistan posted 156 for eight, a total their bowlers defended by restricting the West Indies to 127-7 in Lucknow. They won the series 2-1 ...

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17 years younger Tsitsipas shocks Federer in ATP Finals

WT24 Desk Stefanos Tsitsipas shocked six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the ATP Finals in his tournament debut on Saturday,. AFP reports. The Greek sixth seed, 17 years younger than his 38-year-old opponent, beat the Swiss at the Australian Open but had fallen to him twice since then. Federer was unrecognisable from the player who ...

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Bangladesh must learn from India demolition: Mominul

WT24 Desk After seeing his side demolished by India, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque said Saturday the players have tough lessons to learn from the world’s top Test side if they are to compete on an international level, AFP reports.. Bangladesh were bowled out for 213 on Saturday bringing defeat in the first Test inside three days by a humbling innings ...

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Mominul takes blame for batting collapse

WT24 Desk Skipper Mominul Haque took the blame for Bangladesh’s batting collapse after India’s pacemen combined to bowl them out for 150 on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday, AFP reports. Mohammed Shami claimed three wickets, while fellow quicks Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav took two apiece to pack off the tourists early in the final session ...

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Mominul sees India series a great opportunity for Tigers

WT24 Desk Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque said Wednesday the absence of banned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be like missing two players, as the team prepared for their two-Test series in India, AFP reports. Bangladesh arrived in India in shock after Shakib was handed a two-year ban, with one-year suspended, for failing to declare illegal approaches by a bookmaker in ...

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India eye win, Tigers in disarray

WT24 Desk India play their first day-night Test as part of a two-match series against Bangladesh this month and while there may be some apprehension about using the pink ball for the first time they are unlikely to lose any sleep about facing a team in disarray, Agencies report. Bangladesh were forced into a leadership change on the eve of ...

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Rakitic to miss Croatia qualifier through injury

WT24 Desk Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has withdrawn from the Croatia squad due to an Achilles injury, his club confirmed on Tuesday, AFP reports Rakitic will miss Croatia’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia on Saturday. Croatia sit top of Group E but only two points clear of Hungary with one game left to play. Rakitic will also be unavailable for ...

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Racists out of tune with changing world: Archer

WT24 Desk England’s fast-bowling sensation Jofra Archer says cricket fans who resort to racist abuse should realise times have moved on and the world is a much more multicultural place, AFP reports. The 24-year-old Barbados-born bowler has quickly become a favourite with the England fans since he became eligible to play for his adopted country earlier this year. The Sussex ...

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Man City goalkeeper Ederson to miss Liverpool clash

WT24 Desk Manchester City suffered a huge blow ahead of Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Premier League leaders Liverpool with goalkeeper Ederson ruled out through injury, AFP reports. The Brazilian international came off at half-time during Wednesday’s 1-1 Champions League draw at Atalanta with a muscular problem. “He’s not able to play,” said City manager Pep Guardiola at his pre-match press ...

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Tigers ready to roar

Series-decider against India today WT24 Desk Despite losing the chance of winning the series in the 2nd T20 match in Rajkot last Thursday, Tigers are ready to take another chance in Nagpur to seal the three-match T20I series against India, Agencies report. The 3rd and final T20I of the series will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in ...

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