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Smith hundred sets up Australia warm-up win over England

SOUTHAMPTON (DNA) – Steve Smith ignored the jeers of the crowd to mark his first match against England since a ball-tampering ban with a century that set up Australia’s 12-run win in a World Cup warm-up clash at Southampton on Saturday.Smith’s 116 was the centrepiece of world champions Australia’s 297 for nine.A target of 298 proved just beyond England, without four first-choice players including captain Eoin Morgan and fellow batsman Joe Root, as the World Cup hosts and favourites were dismissed for 285 with three balls left.

ICC partners with Uber for World Cup 2019

The International Cricket Council today announced that Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, would be an official sponsor of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.The partnership will make Uber the first mobility and food delivery app to strike a sponsorship deal with the ICC for the Men’s Cricket World Cup, one of the most watched sporting events, which will be played in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July with an estimated global viewing audience of 1.5 billion.

ICC announces match officials for Cricket World Cup 2019

DUBAI APR,26 (DNA) – The International Cricket Council  announced the appointments for the league phase of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, on Friday. which comprises the best 22 match officials from around the globe.The 16 umpires and six match referees finalised for the 48-match tournament include prominent members of past World Cup-winning sides who will play a vital part in the delivery of the 30 May-14 July tournament that brings together the world’s top 10 ODI sides.

Imran Khan, Wasim Akram part of Cricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI

The World Cup winning captain of Pakistan Imran Khan and ‘Sultan of Swing’ Wasim Akram has been named in ESPNcricinfo all-time World Cup XI.Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to the first and only World Cup title till date in 1992, will lead the side and is one of the two all-rounders of the star-studded team.Wasim Akram will lead the pace attack while Lance Klusener has been designated as an all-rounder. Glenn McGrath is another fast bowler while the spin department features Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne.

South Africa’s Markram stars as Hampshire beat Middlesex

LONDON (DNA) – Aiden Markram impressed with both bat and ball as champions Hampshire made it three wins from as many One-Day Cup matches this season with a 119-run rout of Middlesex on Tuesday.South African opener Markram, who is warming up for the World Cup in England later this season, made 88 off just 90 balls in a total of 301 for nine before his part-time off-spin yielded figures of three for 39.Liam Dawson (three for 37) and former Proteas fast bowler Kyle Abbott (three for 36) were also in the wickets as Hampshire won with 80 balls to spare at Southampton.

Pakistan team depart for England for ODI series, World Cup

LAHORE (DNA) – Pakistan cricket team left Lahore in the wee hours of Tuesday for England via Dubai to play ODI series against England and also participate in the ICC World CupPakistan will play a Twenty20 International and five ODIs against England before participating in ICC World Cup.A 17-member team included Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain. Muhammad Amir and Asif Ali were selected for England series.

Cricket – Australia’s Smith says two weeks away from full recovery

MUMBAI, (DNA) – Steve Smith has laid to rest concerns about his fitness and form ahead of Australia’s Cricket World Cup title defence and said he is two weeks away from completely recovering from the elbow surgery he underwent earlier this year.The 29-year-old scored a match-winning unbeaten 59 on Saturday, hours after being named the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, replacing Ajinkya Rahane at the helm for the remainder of the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League.