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Pakistan vs Australia first Test today: Aus win toss, bat first

BRISBANE: Australia won the toss and elected to bat first in the day-night series opener between Pakistan and Australia being played at Brisbane today (Thursday). Australia kept an unchanged side from last month’s day-night third Test win over South Africa with spinner Nathan Lyon preferred over paceman Chadd Sayers. Pakistan made …

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No chance of Pak-India cricket series in 2017: Sethi

KARACHI:  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executive committee chairman Najam Sethi says he does not see any Pakistan-India bilateral series taking place next year owing to the strained relations between the two countries. Najam Sethi, who also heads the Pakistan Super League, said Sunday that it was highly unlikely that Pakistan …

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Pakistan confident Yasir will be fit to face Australia

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is confident leg spinner Yasir Shah will be fit to face Australia in this week’s day-night opening test of a three-match series at the Gabba in Brisbane. Yasir, who was left out of Pakistan’s final test of the recent series in New Zealand, missed last week’s …

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Australia thrash New Zealand to complete clean sweep

MELBOURNE: (Web Desk) Opener David Warner smashed his second straight hundred and Mitchell Starc bowled lethal reverse swing to spearhead Australia to a third big win over New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy in Melbourne on Friday. The Australian vice-captain was run out on the last ball of the innings …

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Wasim Akram will not coach Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2017

Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram announced Saturday he will not be the bowling coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) season on account of other “professional commitments and time constraints”, ESPN reported. “We will miss Wasim bhai who has been part of …

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Pakistan beat Cricket Australia by 210 runs in warm up clash

CAIRNS – Pakistan thrashed Australia XI by 210 runs in only practice match here at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns. live score: Pakistan won by 210 runs. Score: Pakistan, 208 & 216/6d Cricket Australia XI 114 & 109/9 (15.4 ov) On the last day of a three-day Test, Pakistan declared innings …

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Australia remain unchanged for day-night Test against Pakistan

MELBOURNE: Australia named an unchanged squad on Thursday for the first Test against Pakistan starting next week, which will be the first day-night Test held at Brisbane’s Gabba. Steve Smith’s team, drastically overhauled following their series-losing second Test defeat by South Africa in Hobart, salvaged pride by beating the Proteas …

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FIFA head of security leaves post

ZURICH: The man who was leading FIFA’s fight against match-fixing has left his post, football’s world governing body said on Monday. FIFA confirmed that former German police chief Ralf Mutschke, who had been their head of security for 3-1/2 years, had departed, without giving any further details. Mutschke was senior …

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Yasir Shah suffers back injury during practice as Australia tour looms

CANBERRA: (Web Desk) Leg spinner Yasir Shah suffered a back injury during a practice session at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns, Australia, Pakistan Cricket Board officials said on Tuesday. Shah, who is receiving treatment for the injury in Cairns, has been advised to rest for two days, the officials said, adding …

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