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Paine casts doubt on ODI future after whitewash

Australia captain Tim Paine has cast doubt over his one-day international future after his touring side were thumped 5-0 by England, who sealed the series whitewash with a one-wicket victory in Manchester on Sunday. The 33-year-old Paine, Australia’s test captain, was handed the role for the one-day portion of their limited-overs tour of England but chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said at the time it was probably only a stop-gap measure. The wicketkeeper, leading the side while regular captain Steve Smith serves a…

Rising Pakistan aim series whitewash

LEEDS: Pakistan had come to the United Kingdom to learn and progress as a new Test combination and had aimed to learn even if they lose against a formidable and experienced England team. On Friday they will start as favorites to clean sweep England in a short two-match series and jump from seventh in the Test ranking to fifth following their surprising yet emphatic nine-wicket win at Lord’s. So confident is Pakistan that they didn’t keep their final eleven until Friday morning but instead announced long-time tourist…