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2nd ODI: Pakistan seeks improvement with series on the line

When Pakistan began the tour of New Zealand, winning by 16 runs in the first Twenty20 International, it appeared that the side had the resources to push the home side. Fast forward to nearly two weeks later, and it seems that was just a minor hiccup on New Zealand’s part. While it’s easy to paper

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3rd T20: Pakistan up against NZ in series decider

Martin Guptill is an Auckland native, but Wellington Regional Stadium, where New Zealand and Pakistan play their third and final Twenty20 International on Friday (January 22), holds fond memories for him, a fact that won’t be lost on anyone in attendance come game day. It was at this venue that Guptill came up with a

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England drop struggling Bell for South Africa tour

Dubai – England have dropped under-performing batsman Ian Bell from their Test squad for the forthcoming tour of South Africa, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday. With 7,727 runs, Bell is the eighth-highest Test scorer in England’s history, but the 33-year-old has struggled for form of late and ha...

Pakistan, England tune up for ODIs with warm-up wins

Abu Dhabi – Pakistan and England tuned up for their four-match one-day series with comfortable wins against minnows Nepal and Hong Kong respectively in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Pakistan beat Nepal by 121 runs while England thumped Hong Kong by 163 runs in 50-over games to gear up for the bigger challenge starting later this

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Pakistan hopeful of resumption of India Tests despite protests

Dubai – Pakistan’s cricket chief said Tuesday he was not optimistic about resuming ties with India after hardline Hindu activists sabotaged talks between the two sides. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan was due to meet Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar on Monday but the...

Jayawardene wants England to keep things simple

Abu Dhabi – England’s batting consultant Mahela Jayawardene urged his new charges to keep things simple while countering Pakistani spinners and tough conditions in the three-match Test series starting in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The 38-year-old former Sri Lankan captain was hired to fast track England’s preparation for the chall...

Vettori to help England spinners

Dubai – England on Monday announced that New Zealand great Daniel Vettori is to help the country’s up-and-coming spinners in Dubai in an attempt to groom young slow bowlers for the future. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced over 20 English spin bowlers will play and train overseas this winter. “Seven promisin...

Anderson targets good start in Pakistan series

Abu Dhabi – England spearhead James Anderson said he was itching to stage a comeback in the first Test against Pakistan, starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday, hoping to get a good start in the series. The 33-year-old, who missed the final two Tests in England’s 3-2 Ashes triumph back home two months ago with

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Pakistan pose new spin threat for England Tests

ABU DHABI – England face the daunting prospect of overcoming Pakistan’s new-look spin line-up as the Ashes winners try to reverse the Test whitewash they suffered last time around on the dry pitches of the United Arab Emirates. When they met in the UAE in 2012, Pakistan annihilated what was then the world number one

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England “positive” ahead of Pakistan series

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – England assistant coach Paul Farbrace vowed Wednesday that England has laid to rest the memories of their rout at Pakistan’s hands in 2012 ahead of a Test series starting later this month. The two sides will meet in a three-match series starting in Abu Dhabi from October 13, and Farbrace

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Bilal Asif retained in ODIs against Zimbabwe

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan on Wednesday approved retaining right-arm off-break bowler Bilal Asif in the 16-man squad against Zimbabwe following the recommendation made by the national selection committee. The 30-year-old will be tested against Zimbabwe to see if he can fill in the space for banned...

Corruption will always be part of cricket: ICC boss

Dubai – The head of worldwide cricket’s anti-fraud body has admitted that corruption will never be totally driven out of the game, in an interview published on Wednesday. Sir Ronnie Flanagan, the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption chief, however added that fans should be reassured that administrators are doing “e...

Pakistan will not beg India for cricket series: Shaharyar

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan Tuesday ruled out giving an ultimatum to India to play a proposed cricket series, saying if it does not go ahead he will make alternative fixtures. Earlier this month the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wrote a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

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Revived Morgan ready for Australia T20 clash

London – England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan believes he is “twice the man” after taking several weeks off ahead of Monday’s match against Australia in Cardiff. The lone Twenty20 international at Sophia Gardens will be the Middlesex batsman’s first competitive fixture since August 1. Morgan was struggling for runs at domesti...

Doha/Qatar to host Pakistan Twenty20 league

Doha – Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar is poised to move into the lucrative international Twenty20 cricket market as the venue for the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL), officials said Tuesday. The head of the Qatar Cricket Association, Gul Khan told AFP there was a “70 percent” chance Doha would host the tournament, t...

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