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Pakistan squad for World T20 announced; Ahmed Shehzad dropped for Khurram Manzoor
Pakistan squad for World T20 announced; Ahmed Shehzad dropped for Khurram Manzoor

Shahid Afridi, as expected, will be leading the Pakistan teamPakistan have announced a 15-man squad that is to travel to India to compete in the World T20 from 8 March. Shahid Afridi will be leading the 15-man contingent.The biggest surprise is the axing of opener Ahmed Shehzad for 29-year-old Khurram Manzoor, who has never played a T20I. Manzoor has played 16 Tests and 7 ODIs before, but his game has never been seen as fit for the shortest forma

Feb 10 2016
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes

Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull

Feb 8 2016
Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets in last-over thriller in PSL
Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets in last-over thriller in PSL

Pietersen top-scored for the Gladiators with 35 to help them reach the target.The 7th match of the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) was played between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi at the Dubai international Cricket Stadium, Dubai. Quetta Gladiators won the match by three wickets in a last-over thriller.The captain of the Quetta Gladiators Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to field first. Peshawar Zalmi opened their innings with

Feb 8 2016
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla

On this day, Anil Kumble became the second player in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.Before February 7th, 1999 not many Indians would have heard about Jim Laker. But a certain turn of events on that foggy day in India’s capital New Delhi, meant that Laker was now a household name and a new phrase- perfect 10- was a part of the vocabulary of an Indian cricket fan. The protagonist of this event

Feb 7 2016
PSL, Day 3 Roundup: Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi sets the pace early on with second successive win
PSL, Day 3 Roundup: Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi sets the pace early on with second successive win

Shehzad won the MoM award for his knock of 71 from 46 ballsQuetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi go their second successive wins in the PSL with comfortable victories over Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars respectively at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Ahmed Shehzad was the hero for the Gladiators with a 46-ball 71 that helped his side to an 8-wicket victory while Zalmi had the match virtually under their bag early on as Qal

5 instances of sportsmanship between rival countries
5 instances of sportsmanship between rival countries

The history of cricket has been witness to several great rivalries over the years, the most epic ones being those involving some of the popular cricketing nations. When you think of rivalry between teams, the first two that instantly come to mind are the iconic Australia-England rivalry and the fierce India-Pakistan rivalry. Other than that, there have also been other memorable ones such as the ones India and Pakistan have had with the Australia

Jan 30 2016
Corey Anderson's magnificent comeback seals the series for New Zealand
Corey Anderson's magnificent comeback seals the series for New Zealand

The New Zealand team after winning the T20I series.After going 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, Pakistan lost the series 1-2 today in Wellington as New Zealand won the series-decider by 95 runs at Westpac Stadium. The victory came due to the heroics of Corey Anderson, who made a thundering return to international cricket after spending seven months away from the field due an injury.Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi won

Jan 22 2016
Highest partnership in T20 International helps New Zealand defeat Pakistan
Highest partnership in T20 International helps New Zealand defeat Pakistan

Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson set a partnership recordPakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the second T20 International vs New Zealand at Hamilton's Seddon Park stadium. Pakistan set a target of 168 runs over 20 overs. They lost 7 wickets in that span. They were led by Umar Akmal who had 56 unbeaten runs from 27 balls.Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson set the highest partnership record in T20s with their 171 runs to help Ne

Jan 17 2016
Yuvraj Singh's fastest fifty record: 6 batsmen who could break his record
Yuvraj Singh's fastest fifty record: 6 batsmen who could break his record

Records are meant to be broken. Sure, that is a cliche for a reason. But some records are almost impossible that to even contemplate breaking it seems a bit premature. One such record is Yuvraj Singh’s record of fastest fifty in a T20I, which he achieved by smashing Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in the inaugural World T20 in South Africa. Yuvraj’s 12-ball fifty is a record that no one has looked like beating since the day he

Jan 16 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
Fan pays for Shahid Afridi's meal after cricketer forgets to change currency at airport
Fan pays for Shahid Afridi's meal after cricketer forgets to change currency at airport

A fan pays for Afridi’s mealPakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi had a pleasant run in with a fan in New Zealand. A fan stepped in to pay Afridi’s meal when the McDonald’s refused to accept US dollars.The incident took place when Afridi and teammate Ahmed Shehzad had gone to buy meals at a McDonald’s restaurant inside the Auckland airport on January 11. The Pakistan team is in New Zealand for a limited-overs s

Jan 12 2016
5 instances when cricketers crossed the line while being on air
5 instances when cricketers crossed the line while being on air

With the rise of social media, cricketers have to be extra careful about how they conduct themselves as every action of theirs is scrutinised minutely. Since cricketers are very often celebrities idolised by millions, they have to be more responsible about their opinions and actions. Cricketers very often make stray comments on television and try to get away with it in the name of being funny. But most of these actions are evidently not funny, e

Jan 11 2016
10 cricketers whose reputation became larger than their teams'
10 cricketers whose reputation became larger than their teams'

There are superstars in every sport played anywhere around the world. Even cricket is no stranger to superstars as there have been plenty of them in the history of the game. These individuals have excelled in one or more departments and have given their respective teams several moments to cherish. While the success for many of these superstars went hand in hand with their team's success, there have been a few who built reputations which supe

Jan 10 2016
Humour: New Year's Resolutions in the World of Cricket
Humour: New Year's Resolutions in the World of Cricket

Note - The below article is a work of fiction and the contents are imaginations of the writer. Any resemblance to real life incidents is purely coincidental. As soon as one recovers from the hangover of New Year's eve party, the first task that many people perform is to take a New Year's resolution. While some may think that taking New Year's resolution is a new thing but interestingly origin of this custom goes back to the times of

Jan 6 2016
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