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Azhar Ali: English conditions to favor pace bowlers

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LAHORE: Pakistan opener Azhar Ali believes English condition will favor fast-bowlers and his compatriot pacers have the ability to trouble the hosts. The right-handed opener was talking to media when he said that England will have home advantage but Pakistan is ready for the challenge. “Home side always has an advantage ...

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Pakistan batsmen hit form in practice match win

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NELSON: Blazing the New Zealand XI bowlers to all parts of Saxton Oval, Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman hit 12 fours and three sixes in his knock of 106 in the tour opener. He’s yet to taste defeat in nine one-day cricket internationals for Pakistan , averages 44 with the bat and ...

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PCB announces ODI squad for New Zealand series, Imad Wasim dropped

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KARACHI: All-rounder Imad Wasim has been dropped while former captain Azhar Ali made a comeback as Pakistan announced a 15-member squad for the five-match series against New Zealand. Junaid Khan was also not included in Pakistan’s squad and was replaced by Amir Yamin in the team. “Imad Wasim was again ...

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Azhar Ali optimistic about NZ series comeback after injury

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LAHORE: Former skipper Azhar Ali said on Tuesday that although his doctors would make the final call on his fitness and availability for the upcoming series against New Zealand, he was optimistic about his chances for a return to international cricket. Ali was incapacitated following a hamstring injury in an ...

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Imam replaces Azhar as PCB names squad for Lanka ODIs

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee Friday announced 15-member squad for the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka to be played from October 13 to 23 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The final squad was announced by the cricket board after consultation with head coach ...

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Herath can adjust, counter plans against him, says Azhar Ali

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DUBAI: The only series in recent memory when Pakistan negated the threat of Rangana Herath effectively was in 2015 when the Sri Lanka left-arm spinner managed only two wickets in two home Tests, a success which came about after a specific plan against the bowler. In the wake of Pakistan’s ...

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Ultimate goal to prepare Pakistan for World Cup: Arthur

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LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur has said that the ultimate goal is to prepare the team for World Cup 2019 and making it number one by finding suitable replacements of iconic cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Younus Khan. Talking to the reporters here at the National Cricket Academy on ...

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A real challenge to follow Misbah, says Sarfraz

Sarfraz Ahmed

KARACHI: The hardest part, Sarfraz Ahmed might reasonably think, is over. Becoming Pakistan’s limited-overs captain always loomed as the greater challenge, given the depths to which they have fallen there. But he’s come through that with flying colours, the Champions Trophy win the icing on a captaincy record that currently ...

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Pakistan rout India to win maiden ICC Champions Trophy title

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OVAL: Pakistan completed a stunning turnaround by thrashing arch-rivals India by 180 runs to claim their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title at the Oval. Sarfraz Ahmed’s side suffered a shambolic 124-run loss to India on DLS in their first match a fortnight ago but closed the campaign a team transformed ...

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