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Mar 7, 2015

Pocket dynamo Mushfiqur key to Bangladesh fortunes

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Mushfiqur Rahim may not be in the same league as the leading stumper-batsmen at the World Cup such as Brendon McCullum and Kumar Sangakkara but the diminutive Bangladesh glovesman has proved he is no less crucial to his team’s progress.

New Zealand’s success depends to some extent on the kind of start McCullum provides while Sangakkara’s role for Sri Lanka is more nuanced, a combination of protector and punisher who must rescue as well as rampage according to match situations.

Mar 7, 2015

Cricket-Pocket dynamo Mushfiqur key to Bangladesh fortunes

March 7 (Reuters) – Mushfiqur Rahim may not be in the same league as the leading stumper-batsmen at the World Cup such as Brendon McCullum and Kumar Sangakkara but the diminutive Bangladesh glovesman has proved he is no less crucial to his team’s progress.

New Zealand’s success depends to some extent on the kind of start McCullum provides while Sangakkara’s role for Sri Lanka is more nuanced, a combination of protector and punisher who must rescue as well as rampage according to match situations.

Feb 28, 2015

Malinga gamble starting to pay dividends for Sri Lanka

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – The toe-crusher is hitting the target, the bouncer is coming out well and, most importantly, the wicket column is swelling again.

Three games into the World Cup and Sri Lanka’s calculated gamble on Lasith Malinga appears to be paying off.

Feb 28, 2015

Cricket-Malinga gamble starting to pay dividends for Sri Lanka

Feb 28 (Reuters) – The toe-crusher is hitting the target, the bouncer is coming out well and, most importantly, the wicket column is swelling again.

Three games into the World Cup and Sri Lanka’s calculated gamble on Lasith Malinga appears to be paying off.

Feb 24, 2015

Feature – Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younus

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Speculation is rife that Younus Khan will quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan’s modern batting greats.

Runs have dried up, his team’s World Cup campaign is in disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits, including some of his former team mates, consider him a burden on a team beset with many other problems.

Feb 24, 2015

Feature: Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younus Khan

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Speculation is rife that Younus Khan will quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan’s modern batting greats.

Runs have dried up, his team’s World Cup campaign is in disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits, including some of his former team mates, consider him a burden on a team beset with many other problems.

Feb 24, 2015

Cricket-Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younus

Feb 24 (Reuters) – Speculation is rife that Younus Khan will
quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it
would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan’s
modern batting greats.

Runs have dried up, his team’s World Cup campaign is in
disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits, including some
of his former team mates, consider him a burden on a team beset
with many other problems.

Feb 20, 2015

Golf-Flawless Chawrasia grabs Indian Open lead

NEW DELHI, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Local favourite SSP Chawrasia’s 36-hole bogey-free run at his happy hunting ground earned a one-shot halfway lead over holder Siddikur Rahman at the Delhi Golf Course (DGC) on Friday.

The ever-smiling Indian birdied the opening hole and picked up three more shots on the back nine for a two-day total of 10-under 132 at the course where he has won twice, including his maiden European Tour title at the 2008 Indian Masters.

Feb 19, 2015

Golf-Holder Siddikur joins local favourite Chawrasia in Indian Open lead

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Holder Siddikur Rahman made a resounding start to his Indian Open title defence, firing a six-under-par 65 to grab a share of the opening round lead at the Delhi Golf Course (DGC) on Thursday.

The 30-year-old from Bangladesh sank in a five-foot putt on the final hole for his sixth birdie in a blemish-free round to join local favourite SSP Chawrasia in the five-way tie for the lead.

Feb 14, 2015

World Cup glory beckons, arise ‘Sir’ Jadeja

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In his sprawling farmhouse at Jamnagar in Gujarat, Ravindra Jadeja is often seen riding one of his four horses without even a saddle.

The 26-year-old all-rounder brings the same insouciance into the cricket field — whether he is bowling, batting or running backwards chasing a skier.