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Pakistan face Australia with Twenty20 top ranking at stake

ABU DHABI (Web Desk) Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is confident his team can defend their world number one ranking in a stern challenge from Australia in a three-match Twenty20 series starting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.Sarfraz led Pakistan to a tri-series triumph by beating Australia in the final at Harare …

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PCB advertises new position of managing director

LAHORE (Web Desk) The Pakistan Cricket Board has advertised a new position of managing director who can play a leading role in implementing the changes arising from its review of domestic cricket and governance structure.As stated in the advertisement, candidates should possess a master’s degree or its professional equivalent in …

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Sri Lanka spin ace Herath to retire after first England Test

COLOMBO (Web Desk) Sri Lanka´s Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in Test history, will retire after the series opener against England in Galle next month, the country´s cricket board said on Monday.The 40-year-old, who has been managing knee injuries for several years, will bring down the curtain on …

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Asian Champions Trophy: Pakistan secures 3-1 victory against South Korea

MUSCAT (Web Desk) Pakistan hockey team beat South Korea by 3-1 to start their Hero Asian Champions Trophy campaign on a winning note at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat on Friday.Two-time Asian Champions, Pakistan started off positively defending a couple chances at the very start of the match.Ajaz Ahmed …

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Four-wicket Abbas brings Pakistan to verge of victory

Abu Dhabi (Web Desk) Pakistan’s medium pacer Mohammad Abbas took four wickets off just 23 balls to leave Australia reeling and his side on the brink of victory in the second Test on Friday.Australia were 155-7 at lunch on the fourth day as 28-year-old Abbas followed up his first innings …

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Australia begin day two with eight-wickets in hands against Pakistan

ABU DHABI (Web Desk) Australia will start the second day of the second Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, 262 runs behind with eight first-innings wickets in hand.Before the close of play on day one, Pakistan grabbed two wickets, including that of Usman Khawaja for three, as Australia finished …

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Last chance saloon for Pakistan to nip a blip in the bud

DUBAI (Web Desk) It’s funny how the Pakistan cricket team does not just represent Pakistan, it is the actual living embodiment of Pakistan.Back home the economy is in the gutter, the rupee in a bind, the stocks in free fall and (some) politicians in the slammer. Roughly 1,700 km away, …

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Pakistan coach admits Aussies being ‘dangerous’ proposition

DUBAI: (Web Desk) Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted on Friday that Australia will be a ‘dangerous’ proposition in the second Test after they clung on for an improbable draw in a thrilling series opener in Dubai. Australia put up a remarkable fightback to deny Pakistan victory on a wearing …

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THE RISE OF THE AFGHANS CRICKET

Passion, the ability to fight back and a formidable set of skills were the qualities that caught everybody’s attention during the recently concluded Asia Cup, in a cricket team that has come a long way — Afghanistan. But Afghanistan’s will to do well in the field of cricket was very …

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