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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Shoaib Malik says next World T20 will be his last

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has set his sights on playing at least until the 2020 World Twenty20 and the 36-year-old is aware that he will have to perform consistently to achieve that goal. The former Pakistan captain retired from Test cricket at the end of 2015, three tests after earning a shock return to the side after a gap of five years. He has, however, been a regular member of Pakistan's limited-overs side. "The 2019 World Cup, 50-over cricket, is my last World Cup, but I want to play in the World T20 in…

Pakistan ready for World Cup push, says Azhar

ABU DHABI: Pakistan's one-day skipper Azhar Ali insisted Thursday that his fast developing team is well set to qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup. Pakistan whitewashed the West Indies 3-0 with a convincing 136-run win in the third and final one-dayer in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The series win lifted Pakistan one place to eighth in the current rankings and relegating the West Indies to ninth in the fight for a direct berth at the World Cup finals in three years' time. Hosts England and the top seven teams in the…