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Former Indian cricketer names two Pakistan players in all-time ODI XI

All-time Pakistan ODI XI revealed: Imran Khan, Wasim & Waqar all ...
India’s former cricketer Wasim Jaffer, in a tweet on Friday, revealed his all-time One-Day International (ODI) XI which included two former Pakistan players.
Wasim Jaffer played 31 Tests and two ODIs for India. He featured in the national side as a right-handed top-order batsman and has a highest score of 212 runs in Test match cricket.
The 42-year-old chose the greatest batsman India has ever produced Sachin Tendulkar along with the ‘Hitman’ batsman Rohit Sharma to open the innings for his all-time ODI XI.
The former cricketer went on to choose the hard-hitting trio of India’s skipper Virat Kohli, West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards and South Africa’s former skipper AB de Villiers to set up a dynamic and explosive middle-order.
Jaffer picked England’s World Cup hero Ben Stokes as the all-rounder for his all-time ODI XI while India’s legendary former skipper MS Dhoni was included as the wicketkeeper and captain of the side.
The former cricketer picked Pakistan’s Wasim Akram, Australia’s Glenn McGrath and West Indies’ Joel Garner to create an imposing fast-bowling unit while Australia’s Shane Warne or Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq could be picked as the spinners for the side.
Australia’s legendary former skipper Ricky Ponting was included as the 12th man in the side.
Wasim Jaffer’s all-time ODI XI:
Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Sir Vivian Richards, Virat Kohli, AD de Villiers, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (wk/c), Wasim Akram, Shane Warne/Saqlain Mushtaq, Joel Garner, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting (12th man)
Pakistan’s female all-rounder Javeria Khan has claimed that the recent Covid-19 outbreak that has brought the entire globe to a standstill is likely to hurt women’s cricket more than men’s.
According to espncricinfo, the 31-year-old blamed the lack of games for women along with the inability of capitalising on a successfully concluded T20 World Cup as the reason why women’s cricket will be hurt in the long run.
“I think women's cricket might be hurt more by this outbreak than the men's game because across formats in domestic and international cricket, we play fewer games than the men. After the T20 World Cup many new fans around the world will have wanted to watch more women's cricket, but now they can't,” said Javeria.
The all-rounder believed that the current circumstances provide a good understanding of the actual problems in the world contrary to the normal problems people usually stress about.
“When normalcy returns, I hope we realise how little we need and how much we actually have. If I get to walk out on a cricket field again, inshallah, I hope I enjoy the game for the love of it instead of worrying about performance. Cricket, for many of us players now is a lot about stress. We're now seeing what real stress is, as people fight for their lives all over the world,” she said.
Javeria revealed that her training makes her family wish the epidemic ends soon because of the noise she creates.
“I think I've become a sort of nuisance to my family. I live on the top floor of our house, so every day when I train, those who are below me need to put up with a lot of thumping noises. They've started wishing for the lockdown to be over so I can train outside!”
LONDON:
UEFA has lifted a ban on the live screening of Premier League games kicking off at 3:00 pm in England and Scotland for the rest of the season.
The blackout has long been in place to protect attendances at matches.
The move by European football’s governing body is seen a step towards restarting some domestic competitions in Britain behind closed doors in order to complete the season, interrupted by the coronavirus crisis.
A UEFA statement read: “UEFA has lifted the ‘blocked hours’ protection granted to the UEFA member associations for England and Scotland for the remainder of the 2019/20 football season, following requests from the relevant national associations as a result of measures taken in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The virus has caused mass postponements across league and cup competitions.
Football chiefs said on Friday that the game in Britain was on hold “until it is safe to resume”.
UEFA has warned that clubs in competitions that it deems have been cancelled prematurely may not be eligible to play in next season’s Champions League or Europa League.
It followed a move from the Belgian football league to recommend that the current season be declared finished early due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the present table accepted as final.
The Premier League and English Football League remain committed to completing the 2019/20 season.
It was reported earlier this week that a World Cup-style camp is one solution being considered by Premier League clubs as a way of completing the campaign.
Moody also named West Indies batting great Sir Vivian Richards and Australian leg-spinner, one of the finest to grace the game, Shane Warne alongside Akram.
Akram is arguably the greatest fast-bowler the world has seen due his bowling prowess. The left-arm pacer claimed 414 wickets in 104 Test matches at a fantastic average of 23.62. He also scored 2898 runs at a handy average of 22.64, while batting lower down the order.
In the 50-over format, Akram claimed 502 wickets in 356 matches at an average of 23.52 and economy rate of 3.89. He also accumulated 3717 runs at a strike-rate of 88.33 and with the help of six half-centuries.
Moody, who played eight Test matches and 76 One-day Internationals (ODI) for Australia between 1987 and 1999, also said that Akram was the best bowler he played against.

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