Monday, 27 January 2020

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Naseem deserves chance in second Test: Wasim Akram

Wasim AKRAM

ADELAIDE: Former skipper Wasim Akram believes that pacer Naseem Shah deservers chance in the second Test against Australia scheduled to take place in Adelaide from November 29.  The 16-year-old made his international debut in the first Test in Brisbane and dismissed Australia opener David Warner for 154 to get his ...

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Tim Paine will lead the Kangaroos against Pakistan

SYDNEY: Australia have announced 14-man squad for the upcoming two-match series, starting in Brisbane next week followed by Adelaide, against Pakistan. Tim Paine will lead the Kangaroos against Pakistan while former captain Steve Smith and David Warner are also part of the team. It is pertinent here to mention that ...

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Babar Azam hits 24 boundaries during unbeaten 157

PERTH: Pakistan batting mainstay Babar Azam continued his run-making form during the ongoing tour of Australia by hitting a quickfire unbeaten century in the day-night warm-up match against Australia ‘A’ on Monday. Batting first at the Perth Stadium, Pakistan were in trouble at 60-3 with their top order – including ...

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PCB sacks Sarfraz, names Azhar, Babar as Test, T20 captains

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sacked Sarfraz Ahmed as the national cricket team skipper across all formats while Azhar Ali and Babar Azam were named as new Test and T20 captains respectively. The cricket board has taken this decision to Sarfraz Ahmed’s drop in overall form, which has also ...

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Azhar Ali aims at improving team’s ranking

LONDON: Pakistan’s newly-appointed Test captain Azhar Ali has said that his main aim is to improve the team’s international ranking and turn make it a winning combination by displaying fearless cricket. Addressing his maiden press conference as Test captain here at Gaddafi Stadium, Azhar said: “There are a lot of ...

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Babar Azam to play for Somerset in County Championship

MANCHESTER: Pakistan batsman Babar Azam will be available to play for Somerset in their County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston on 18 August. The 24-year-old is currently playing for Somerset in the T20 Blast, but has now also agreed to face the Bears. Babar, who scored 474 runs for ...

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Azhar Ali ‘annoyed’ with Pakistan’s unpredictability

Pakistan’s former limited-overs captain Azhar Ali has said he is not a big fan of the ‘unpredictable’ tag given to his side, but admitted that they deserve it due to their ability to ‘bounce back.’ “It’s annoying for us to keep being unpredictable, but it’s true,” Azhar told ICC. The middle ...

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Azhar Ali says Pakistan needs ‘top-order’ in World Cup

LONDON: Pakistan former cricket captain and senior batsman Azhar Ali has said that his side has a ‘very good chance’ of winning the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, provided the batting top order delivers in the tournament. “Pakistan is strong in all areas, but the key will be getting a ...

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3-0 defeat doesn’t sit well with us: Arthur

JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur has said that he extremely disappointed with team’s performance. “It obviously is [a reality check],” he said. “I am extremely disappointed. We’ve had our moments and we did not take them. Having said that, South Africa were outstanding. Their bowling kept coming at us ...

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Abbas clinches 3rd place in ICC Test bowler rankings

DUBAI: Pakistani Bowler Abbas has soared into the top three of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test bowler rankings, whereas veteran right-handed batsman Azhar Ali secured tenth place in the ICC Test batting rankings. New Zealand moved up to number third, pushing South Africa to fourth. India skipper Virat Kohli ...

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