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PSL '16, Match 9: Islamabad United openers help demolish Lahore Qalandars by eight wickets
PSL '16, Match 9: Islamabad United openers help demolish Lahore Qalandars by eight wickets

A Shane Watson-led Islamabad United thumped Lahore Qalandars by eight wickets (Image courtesy: PSL)In the ninth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), bottom-placed teams, Islamabad United and the Lahore Qalandars faced off at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both of them went into the match needing a win to move up the rankings in the table.Islamabad United missed the services of their captain, Misbah-ul-Haq with Shane Watson deputising for the P

Feb 11 2016
Luke Wright's 86* lights up opening day of PSL as Quetta Gladiators thrash Islamabad United
Luke Wright's 86* lights up opening day of PSL as Quetta Gladiators thrash Islamabad United

Mohammad Nawaz, a 21-year-old spinner, was the other star on the opening day of PSL, apart from Luke WrightThe long-awaited Pakistan Super League finally got underway in the UAE on Thursday, and a domestic talent has already been unearthed from the first match itself. 21-year-old left arm spin bowling all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz of the Gladiators took figures of 4/13 on a slow turning track, responding to his captain's call to opt to bowl firs

Feb 5 2016
History of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
History of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Cricket’s finest young talent will be on display when the 11th edition of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is played across four cities in Bangladesh from 27 January to 14 February 2016. The tournament, now a full-fledged biennial marquee event after taking its first tentative steps in 1988, is the stepping stone for wide-eyed youngsters towards fulfilling their dream of playing at the highest level. Players get a first-h

Jan 11 2016
5 difficulties Pakistani players faced with the pink ball
5 difficulties Pakistani players faced with the pink ball

The Pakistan Cricket Board opted to use the pink ball in Pakistan domestic cricket, in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. It was played between United Bank Limited, captained by Younis Khan, and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, captained by Misbah-ul-Haq. SNGPL won the match with a score of 238 runs against 208 runs of UBL.   The resulting feedback on the use of the pink ball was far from positive, as the players found it diffic

Jan 8 2016
Misbah-Ul-Haq wants to carry on captaining Pakistan in Test cricket
Misbah-Ul-Haq wants to carry on captaining Pakistan in Test cricket

Misbah said that he would like to captain Pakistan in the "challenging” series against EnglandPutting an end to speculation regarding his retirement from international cricket, Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq revealed that he is looking forward to leading his side in the four-match Test series against England, scheduled to begin in July, Hindustan Times reports. Having retired from the other formats of the game, Misbah sa

Pink ball to be used for Pakistan's Quaid-e-Azam trophy final
Pink ball to be used for Pakistan's Quaid-e-Azam trophy final

The match will feature a number of Pakistan Test cricketers including Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis KhanThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are set for their biggest experiment with the pink ball yet with the Quaid-e-Azam trophy final on Sunday, The Indian Express reports. With a day-night Test between Pakistan and Australia very much a possibility later this year, the PCB will be using the latest versions of the ball imported from Down Under for the sho

Jan 3 2016
5 surprises from the PSL Draft 2015
5 surprises from the PSL Draft 2015

Former cricketers during the second day of the PSL Draft Many former and current cricketers of the Pakistan cricket team have found themselves picked by their respective franchises, in the ongoing Draft of the Pakistan Super League. Though most names were expected to be picked, there were some surprises in store, for some former and current cricketers. For instance, a player with a significant amount of experience in international cricket,

Dec 22 2015
5 delicious duels we will see in the PSL
5 delicious duels we will see in the PSL

The preparations for the inaugural season of the PSL (Pakistan Super League) are in full blow with the first session of the players draft taking place today. The line-ups for each of the five franchises have quite an explosive look to them already and things will only get better once the draft gets over tomorrow. Most of the big names featuring in the tournament have already made their way into one of the 5 teams. This sets us up for some intere

Dec 21 2015
Pakistan national team cricketers furious over Shakib Al Hasan's behaviour
Pakistan national team cricketers furious over Shakib Al Hasan's behaviour

Shakib was banned for abusing an umpire during BPL The recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) season three helped many Pakistani players to regain match practuce, albeit certain exceptions. Pakistani players were left frustrated with the “lack of respect” and opportunities in the month long cricket bonanza. According to reports, the national team Test captain Misbah ul Haq was the most furious of the l

Dec 21 2015
Younis Khan, Misbah ul Haq threaten to not play PSL if not given leadership
Younis Khan, Misbah ul Haq threaten to not play PSL if not given leadership

The PCB ignored Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq from the list of icon players. Former Pakistan captains Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq have raised their concerns over being excluded from the inaugural Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) icon players list and are willing to skip the Twenty20 tournament if they are not given captaincy.  The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced its list of icon players for the u

Dec 18 2015
Misbah discontent with BPL
Misbah discontent with BPL

The Pakistani captain expressed his displeasure with the way things were run in the BPL Out of the many Pakistani players who participated in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), many are unhappy and discontent after being sidelined by the owners and the management. Misbah-ul-Haq who played for the Rangpur Riders has expressed his disappointment after not being preferred over other foreign players. Misbah was not in the first team s

Dec 16 2015
5 brilliant decisions that prove Dhoni is the cleverest ever Indian captain
5 brilliant decisions that prove Dhoni is the cleverest ever Indian captain

MS Dhoni is the most successful Indian cricket captain His greatest critics have called him the mindless gambler while some consider him to be blessed by luck herself. Call him what you will, MS Dhoni has to be the most extraordinary captain India has ever produced. Statistically, he is now the most successful Indian captain. Kapil Dev was the first Indian captain to lift the world cup trophy and Sourav Ganguly could easily be the most astu

Dec 4 2015
Shakib al Hasan receives one-match suspension for misbehaving with umpire
Shakib al Hasan receives one-match suspension for misbehaving with umpire

Shakib al Hasan’s angry outburst in the 13th over Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan, currently leading the Rangpur Riders in the 2015 Bangladesh Premier League, has been fined Taka 20,000 and been suspended for one match for using abusive language, thereby breaching the BCB's code of conduct. The incident happened during the match against Sylhet Super Stars on Thursday.  Shakib was reported by the on-field umpires

Nov 27 2015
Video: Spoof of a cricket match between India and Pakistan (In Punjabi)
Video: Spoof of a cricket match between India and Pakistan (In Punjabi)

File picture of the World Cup 2015 match between India and Pakistan Cricket is more than just a game whenever India and Pakistan play each other. Office goers take offs, students bunk classes, two nations come to still. The history behind two neighbouring countries make it even more intense for the people watching the game live on their television sets. But what if the match, which is suppose to be intense, heartbreaking, nail-biting,

Nov 25 2015
5 batsmen who broke their stereotypes to excel
5 batsmen who broke their stereotypes to excel

There are a number of factors which separate great batsmen from good batsmen – versatility is one of those factors. We remember the sport’s brightest stars for doing what they do best: for Virender Sehwag it was his trashing qualities that delighted us, while when watching Rahul Dravid, we marvelled at his stoic-like, obdurate approach. But the very best have far more to their arsenals than a single, shining style, and it was when th

Nov 24 2015
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