Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tag Archives: Azhar Ali

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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Hundreds for Azhar, Babar as Pakistan set for Proteas

BENONI: Time at the crease was the goal for Pakistan’s batsmen on day two of their tour match against an SA Invitation XI in Benoni, and for the most part, that’s what they got. There was the added bonus of some big scores for two players likely to be critical ...

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Azhar Ali breaks into top 10 in ICC Test rankings

DUBAI: Veteran right-handed batsman Azhar Ali has moved up two places and is now positioned on the 10th place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings for batsman. The 33-year-old scored a century in the first innings during the third Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan went ...

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Azhar Ali to retire from ODI cricket

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Azhar Ali has announced retirement from limited format of the cricket. As per details garnered, Azhar Ali will hold presser today to announce retirement from 50-over format. Further, the source said, “The 33-year-old believes that youngsters in the team are playing good cricket and can take the ...

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