Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Tag Archives: Pakistan Cricket

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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‘Mentally unfit’ Nic Maddinson out of Pakistan tour

MELBOURNE: Nic Maddinson has withdrawn from Australia A’s match against Pakistan on mental health grounds, Cricket Australia said yesterday. Maddinson, who played three Tests for Australia in 2016, has previously struggled with mental health issues and took a break from the game in 2017 after being dropped from the Test ...

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Shadab shines as Pakistan start Australia tour with resounding win

SYDNEY: It’s dangerous to read too much into one warm-up match against modest opposition, but the early signs are that Pakistan’s attack will provide a much sterner test for Australia than they have faced from Sri Lanka. An experienced bowling unit put in a solid display at Bankstown Oval to ...

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Naseem Shah could be ‘surprise package’ in Australia – Misbah

SYDNEY: Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq is eager to see what schoolboy paceman Naseem Shah can produce on Australia’s fast pitches despite concerns over the 16-year-old’s readiness for the rigours of test cricket. Naseem, who has played only five first class matches since his 2018 debut for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, was ...

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New T20 captain Babar Azam up for Australia challenge

SYDNEY: Newly-installed Pakistan captain Babar Azam admitted his team will face a stern test during next month’s tour of Australia, but vowed his players will go for victory. Azam last week replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was dumped as skipper and left out of the squad following the shocking 3-0 rout ...

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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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Ex-captain finds Misbah-ul-Haq unfit for modern cricket

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain-turned-cricket commentator Ramiz Raja has dismissed Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) idea of introducing dual roles in Pakistan cricket and has also voiced against the likely appointment of Misbah-ul-Haq as chief selector and head coach. “The idea of dual roles can work in the western block where the ...

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Sri Lanka T20 series loss ‘an eye-opener’: Misbah-ul-Haq

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has come down hard on his players after the T20 series loss against Sri Lanka , terming it as an eye-opener for the national team. “Losing is never good, especially against the second-leg Sri Lankan team, which is without their major players and ...

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Fakhar, Haris lead Pakistan to ODI series win over Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan cruised to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI in Karachi on Wednesday to clinch the three-match series 2-0 at the National Stadium. Pakistan had won the second ODI by 67 runs while the first match was washed out without a ball being ...

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Babar Azam star in Pakistan’s 67-run win over Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket fans left the National Stadium Karachi with big smiles on their faces as the national team registered a thumping 67-run win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the three-match series on Monday. Pakistan rode on a magnificent hundred from ...

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