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No Pakistani player featured in ICC Test, ODI teams of the year

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year. But none of the Pakistan players could make it to either of the teams. According to ICC, former Test stalwarts Rahul Dravid, Gary Kirsten and Kumar Sangakkara selected the sides based on players’ performances in the period from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016. Pakistan is currently ranked 3rd in the ICC Test rankings, and 8th respectively in the ODI rankings. Pakistan team made history in August this year when it…

Cricket: England’s Alastair Cook still waiting for 10,000th Test run

Left-handed opener Cook, who won the toss and elected to bat, started his innings knowing he needed to make 20 to become the first Englishman and only 12th player in history to score 10,000 Test runs. But he fell for 15 when, not moving his feet, he was drawn into steering recalled paceman Suranga Lakmal to second slip, where Dimuth Karunaratne held a good, two-handed, diving catch. Cook's exit left England 39 for one in the 14th over. He could still reach the landmark total of 10,000 Test runs if England bat again in…