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Match 2, PSL: Mohammad Amir's hat-trick steals the show as Karachi Kings thrash Lahore Qalandars
Match 2, PSL: Mohammad Amir's hat-trick steals the show as Karachi Kings thrash Lahore Qalandars

Amir bagged the first hat-trick of the PSL picking up the wickets of Bravo, Zohaib and Kooper in successive deliveriesHis off-field troubles aside, Mohammad Amir proved yet again why he is considered one of the best fast bowlers in the world as the 23-year-old bagged a hat-trick for Karachi Kings in their inaugural match in the PSL against Lahore Qalandars. Disciplined bowling by the Kings bowlers restricted Qalandars to a total of just 125 in th

Feb 5 2016
Shoaib Akhtar believes this generation is missing out on the beauty of the India-Pakistan rivalry
Shoaib Akhtar believes this generation is missing out on the beauty of the India-Pakistan rivalry

Shoaib Akhtar has expressed his disappointment over the lack of matches between India and Pakistan. There has been much speculation about the India-Pakistan series whether it will occur or not. Both sets of fans are very disappointed by the lack of matches between the two arch-rivals. The last time these two neighboring nations faced each other in a bilateral series was in 2012 when Pakistan came to India, since then they have only

Feb 4 2016
Waqar Younis believes Mohammad Amir is slowly getting back to his peak
Waqar Younis believes Mohammad Amir is slowly getting back to his peak

Amir returned to international cricket after a five-year ban for charges of corruption.Waqar Younis praised comeback fast-bowler Mohammad Amir for his performances in the just concluded ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand but believes he is still a long way from his best, ESPN Cricinfo reports. The 23-year-old left-arm fast bowler, playing his first international series since making his comeback to the national team having serve

Jan 31 2016
New Zealand seal ODI series by winning the 3rd ODI against Pakistan
New Zealand seal ODI series by winning the 3rd ODI against Pakistan

Jubilant New Zealand players with the winners trophy.After winning the three-match T20I series against Pakistan, New Zealand also won the three-match ODI series today at Eden Park, Auckland. The New Zealand cricket team have won every home series they have played since October 2014, in all formats.They won the series 2-0 with the second match was abandoned due to rain. The third ODI was also interrupted briefly by nature but in the end, the

Jan 31 2016
Ranchi Rays beat Kalinga Lancers in eastern derby to top the HIL table
Ranchi Rays beat Kalinga Lancers in eastern derby to top the HIL table

A scene from the eastern derby between Ranchi Rays and Kalings Lancers.Defending champions Ranchi Rays beat Kalinga Lancers 3-2 to register and their third straight victory that took them to the top of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) table at the Birsa Munda Astro Turf Hockey Stadium here on Thursday.After a goaless first half, Malak singh gave Lancers a 2-0 lead in the 33rd minute with a field goal which is counted as two in this editio

New Zealand Cricket apologise to Pakistan after Mohammad Amir was mocked by a cash-till sound
New Zealand Cricket apologise to Pakistan after Mohammad Amir was mocked by a cash-till sound

Mohammad Amir during the game in question versus New ZealandNew Zealand Cricket has issued an apology to the Pakistan team currently on tour there for the T20 series. The need for an apology surfaced after the announcer in the stadium played a cash-till sound right before Pakistan’s pacer Mohammad Amir began his over.This was an attempt to taunt the 23-year old fast bowler who has just returned from a spot-fixing ban which was issued o

Jan 28 2016
Mohammad Hafeez steps in to protect Mohammad Amir from crowd sledging
Mohammad Hafeez steps in to protect Mohammad Amir from crowd sledging

Mohammad Amir picked up his third best ODI figures ever in his comeback matchPakistan’s Mohammad Amir played his first ODI on Monday since June 2010. Returning from a five-year spot-fixing ban, the 23-year-old came up with one of his best ever bowling spells. His 3/28 on the day accounted for Tom Latham, Corey Anderson and Luke Ronchi, and was his third best bowling display ever after figures of 4/28 and 3/24 picked up in consecutive matche

Jan 26 2016
Pakistan ODI skipper Azhar Ali sorts out differences with Mohammad Amir
Pakistan ODI skipper Azhar Ali sorts out differences with Mohammad Amir

Azhar Ali said that he has sorted out all issues with Mohammad Aamir Pakistan ODI skipper Azhar Ali revealed that he had made peace with controversial pacer Mohammad Amir and said that he is solely focussed on leading his side against New Zealand in the three-match ODI series which begins tomorrow, ESPNCricinfo reports. Pakistan’s preparations for the tour to New Zealand was thrown into turmoil four weeks back when Azhar, along wi

Jan 24 2016
Recipient of a lifetime ban, Saleem Malik believes sports can never be rid of corruption
Recipient of a lifetime ban, Saleem Malik believes sports can never be rid of corruption

Saleem Malik played 103 Tests of Pakistan before he was banned for life in the year 2000.Former Pakistani cricketer Saleem Malik, who has been banned for life by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for match fixing, is convinced that cricket or any other sport can never be rid of corruption.“These fixing matters they can never be completely eradicated from cricket or other sports,” Malik told PTI in an interview.“T

Jan 21 2016
5 cricketers who came back strongly after being banned
5 cricketers who came back strongly after being banned

It might have been described as “The Gentleman’s Game’ for years now, but cricket has seen a lot of controversies in the past few decades. From ball tampering to match-fixing and from drug usage to throwing, the game’s clean image has taken a nasty hit. Recently, Mohammad Amir, whose young career took a turn for the worse in 2010, made a solid comeback in the domestic circuit and clawed his way back into the Pakistani tea

Jan 21 2016
Mohammad Amir booed on his return to international cricket
Mohammad Amir booed on his return to international cricket

The Auckland crowd didn’t particularly like Amir’s presence on the field.Mohammad Amir's return to international cricket after a five-year gap was not a happy one as the controversial Pakistan pacer was booed by the crowd during the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand at the Seddon Park, Auckland on Friday.The 23-year-old was making his first appearance for Pakistan since returning from a five-year ban for bein

Jan 15 2016
Stats: NZ vs PAK 1st T20I- Afridi the all-rounder does it again for Pakistan
Stats: NZ vs PAK 1st T20I- Afridi the all-rounder does it again for Pakistan

Both the captains tried to steer their side to victory, but Afridi edged out Williamson.Mohammad Hafeez scored a quickfire half-century before the Pakistani bowlers combined to dismiss New Zealand for 155 in reply to their total of 171/8 thereby winning the first game of the 3-match T20 series by 16 runs.Shahid Afridi, before picking up 2 wickets, played a blitzkrieg innings of 22 from just 8 balls that saw him scoring 20 runs off a Matt Henry ov

Jan 15 2016
Pakistan beat New Zealand in the first T20 International in Mohammad Amir's comeback
Pakistan beat New Zealand in the first T20 International in Mohammad Amir's comeback

Mohammad Amir in action in his international comebackMohammad Amir made a good all round performance in the first Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland. All eyes of the cricketing world were on Amir as he made his international comeback in this match.Amir was banned for five years by the ICC for spot-fixing in 2011. The Kiwis were looking to continue their super show, but the visitors took the aggression to them by wi

Jan 15 2016
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis believes Mohammad Amir is returning to his best
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis believes Mohammad Amir is returning to his best

Amir is set for an international comebackPakistani pacer Mohammad Amir is returning to the national side after serving a five-year ban from international cricket. And according to Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis, the pacer is nearing his best.The fast bowler was only 18 when he was banned in 2011 for five years for his involvement in spot-fixing. He also served three months of a six-month prison term.Since serving his ban, Amir has excelled in d

Jan 12 2016
Mohammad Amir granted a New Zealand visa, will travel with the team on January 9
Mohammad Amir granted a New Zealand visa, will travel with the team on January 9

Amir could be seen doing this for the first time in five years, come January 15.The last hurdle in Mohammad Amir’s comeback quest has finally been cleared by the New Zealand Immigration Authority, as it granted the cricketer a visitor visa, thereby enabling him to travel with the Pakistan Cricket Team for their limited-overs fixtures this month.Amir was picked for the ODI and T20I squad for the New Zealand tour on January 1. Speculations we

Jan 7 2016
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