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Pakistan might play one more Day/Night test ahead of Australia tour
Pakistan might play one more Day/Night test ahead of Australia tour

Action during the clash between Pakistan and Australia during the World T20.Pakistan are keen to host the West Indies in a Day/Night Test in October leading up to the ultimate pink ball showdown with Australia in December. The PCB have reportedly sent a proposal to the West Indies cricket board to play a D/N Test during their Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in October.If the WICB accept the offer, the Pakistan team will get some much-need

Apr 25 2016
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Stuart Broad is the number one ranked Test bowler in the worldStuart Broad has rallied his troops by laying down the gauntlet ahead of a packed English summer. Speaking to Sky Sports, the tall fast bowler wants to clean sweep both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in front of lively crowds.Apart from Sri Lanka and Pakistan, England currently hold all the Test trophies which are on offer. Broad wants to extract revenge for the tense 0-1 loss at home against

Apr 23 2016
Misbah-ul-Haq considers staying until next year's Australia tour
Misbah-ul-Haq considers staying until next year's Australia tour

Misbah faces a stern test of his resolve during Pakistan’s upcoming away toursSeasoned Pakistani Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has announced his intentions to end a stellar career by touring Australia in the 2016-17 season. ESPNCricinfo reported the 41-year old opening up about his future plans and dispelling rumors surrounding fitness issues.After being ruled out of the National One-Day Cup with a calf strain, the Mianwali-born veteran reboun

Apr 18 2016
PCB Chairman says Pakistan may have interim coach for England tour
PCB Chairman says Pakistan may have interim coach for England tour

Shaharyar Khan’s statements have added to the chaos in PCBWhen the Pakistani cricketers board the flight for a testing tour to England, they could very well find themselves with only an interim coach. NDTV Sports reported the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hinting at a possible short-term successor to Waqar Younis for handling the national team.While asserting that the board was still looking at both local and foreign contesta

Apr 15 2016
5 T20 players who are proving age is just a number
5 T20 players who are proving age is just a number

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” - Leroy "Satchel" PaigeThis famous quote by a former American baseball player must surely has inspired many a sportsman. In the case of cricket, it is presumably thought to be a young man’s game. However, the very notion has been challenged time and time again by cricketers who have often proved it wrong.Some cricketers who are well

5 memorable last-ball wins in ICC World T20 history
5 memorable last-ball wins in ICC World T20 history

The price of victory is an insurmountable amount of sweat dripping from players’ bodies as they give it their all in order to win. Some wins come easier than others. When a team is in its optimum form, and wrecks the opposition in all three departments, the struggle to win doesn’t even seem to exist.However, in some games, the players have run over every blade of grass on the ground and yet can’t predict the output of a game bef

Apr 3 2016
7 star players from past India-Pakistan T20 World Cup encounters
7 star players from past India-Pakistan T20 World Cup encounters

As we draw closer to yet another T20 World Cup clash between arch rivals India and Pakistan, it is time to look back at the history of this epic battle in the marquee event of T20 cricket. Ever since the tournament was conceived, the Indians stretched their winning streak over Pakistan in World Cup cricket to the shortest format as well.However, this does not imply that the Pakistanis allowed their neighbours to steamroll them every time. They pu

Mar 19 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Misbah-ul-Haq believes no one should underestimate this Pakistani side
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Misbah-ul-Haq believes no one should underestimate this Pakistani side

Misbah backs Pakistan to steal the show in the ongoing World T20After Pakistan’s emphatic 55 run win over Bangladesh in their first match at ICC World T20s, Pakistan’s Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq said on Thursday that it will be a mistake to underestimate this Pakistani side.He believes Pakistan can rise from the dust of recent defeats and steal the show in the ongoing World T20. He said, “Being a Pakistani, I would certainly bac

Mar 18 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Misbah-ul-Haq urges Pakistan not to lose against India
ICC World T20 2016: Misbah-ul-Haq urges Pakistan not to lose against India

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq backs Pakistan to win the match against IndiaPakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq said nothing else matters for him as long as Pakistan beats India at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.The two neighboring countries have shared one of the most intense rivalries in the sport with a strong emotional attachment of the fans. The much awaited World T20 clash will once again ignite the passion among the supporter

Mar 16 2016
Misbah ul Haq and Wasim Akram criticize shameful behavior of Pakistani fans
Misbah ul Haq and Wasim Akram criticize shameful behavior of Pakistani fans

Pakistani supporters are often seen venting their fury on senior cricketersIn what is becoming a common practice in the subcontinent, fans are resorting to burning effigies and raising offensive slogans when their national teams do not perform as expected. Deccan Chronicle reported iconic cricketers such as Misbah ul Haq and Wasim Akram condemning such over-the-top reactions from Pakistani fans following their team’s abject show in the 2016

Mar 6 2016
Shahid Afridi receives flak for dismal performance at the Asia Cup
Shahid Afridi receives flak for dismal performance at the Asia Cup

Time to say goodbye?The future of the talismanic Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is in serious doubt as his team crashed out of the Asia Cup after an embarrassing defeat to Bangladesh. Former Pakistani cricketers also blamed the inefficient Pakistani batsmen for this debacle.Afridi faces the flak because of his string of poor performances with both bat and ball. Even his captaincy is under the scanner, as Misbah-Ul-Haq and Saeed Ajmal ha

Mar 3 2016
Pakistan won't tour India for bilateral series until BCCI reciprocates, says PCB
Pakistan won't tour India for bilateral series until BCCI reciprocates, says PCB

Najam Sethi was credited to have masterminded a successful PSLIf we are go by the opinions of both BCCI and PCB, the India-Pakistan rivalry faces a strong hurdle to extrapolate outside of ICC events.DNA India reported the Pakistan Cricket Board standing firm on their stance of not giving into BCCI’s demands by refusing to tour India unless a bilateral series happens on Pakistan’s ‘home’ venues.Najam Sethi, head of PCB&rsqu

Feb 27 2016
PSL 2016: Islamabad United beat Quetta Gladiators to become inaugural champions
PSL 2016: Islamabad United beat Quetta Gladiators to become inaugural champions

Dwayne Smith and Brad Haddin with Wasim Akram (File Photo – via Twitter)Islamabad United won the first edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after they defeated the Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq scored the winning runs after coming into bat with 2 runs required.Chasing 175 to win, Islamabad United got off to a blazing start, with Dwayne Smith and Sharjeel Kha

Feb 23 2016
Asia Cup: History of the continental cricket tournament
Asia Cup: History of the continental cricket tournament

Sri Lanka have been the most dominant team of the Asia CupAsia is probably the only continent which has a sizeable number of nations playing international cricket. Of the ten test playing nations, currently four countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh) are from Asia. Though Bangladesh is a relatively newer entrant to the test Cricket club; India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka have been regular test playing nations for a long time.As a r

Feb 23 2016
Sharjeel Khan's 62-ball 117 takes Islamabad United to PSL final
Sharjeel Khan's 62-ball 117 takes Islamabad United to PSL final

Sharjeel Khan became the first batsman in the PSL history to score a centurySharjeel Khan scored a swashbuckling 50-ball 100 to power Islamabad United to Pakistan Super League final. United defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 50 runs after defending 177 runs target in the 3rd qualifying final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.Sharjeel also became the first centurion in the history of PSL. His knock came at the utmost important time for team

Feb 22 2016
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