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Waqar Younis blames Shahid Afridi for Pakistan's T20 fiasco
Waqar Younis blames Shahid Afridi for Pakistan's T20 fiasco

Waqar said that Afridi’s pressure brought the entire team downFormer Pakistan coach Waqar Younis blamed ex-skipper Shahid Afridi for the team's early exit from the World T20 and Asia Cup, and also said that Umar Akmal has to be dropped from the side.These defeats had lead to the sacking of Pakistan's national selection committee, and Waqar and Afridi stepping down from their respective positions. In his compiled report about the Pak

Apr 29 2016
Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad court controversy again
Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad court controversy again

Both the Pakistani players have created enough furore in the past with their off-field anticsPakistani international Umar Akmal was reportedly involved in a brawl at a theatre in Faisalabad after he demanded a song to be replayed. The administration’s reluctance to oblige resulted in the fight.Things calmed down when he was forced to leave the hall after the audience recognised him as a Pakistani International Crick

Apr 26 2016
Video: How Virat Kohli responded when Shoaib Akhtar asked him to help out Pakistan batsmen
Video: How Virat Kohli responded when Shoaib Akhtar asked him to help out Pakistan batsmen

Will Pakistan batsmen take cricket lessons from Virat Kohli?Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar revealed an interesting conversation he recently had with India’s batting mainstay Virat Kohli. In a TV interview this week, Akhtar was discussing the frailties of the Pakistani batting order. He was saying that batsmen like Ahmed Shahzad and Umar Akmal have the talent of Kohli, but lack his application.He seemed to point out the reason for

Apr 13 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Waqar Younis launches no-holds barred criticism on Shahid Afridi
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Waqar Younis launches no-holds barred criticism on Shahid Afridi

Waqar Younis has delivered a searing attack on several Pakistani cricketersIn a strongly worded report submitted to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Head Coach Waqar Younis has slammed the approach of skipper Shahid Afridi. ESPNCricinfo reported the 44-year old also criticizing the selectors for succumbing to the media pressure and not dropping under-performing players.Akin to a disclaimer, Waqar’s report began with a solid introduction. &

Mar 31 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Pakistani cricketers greeted with
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Pakistani cricketers greeted with "Shame, shame" slogans upon their arrival at Lahore

A dejected set of Pakistani cricketers after their loss against New Zealand2016 has not been kind to the Pakistan cricket team so far; they have had a couple of forgettable outings as far as multi-nation tournaments are concerned. The 'Men in Green’ had fared very poorly at the Asia Cup in Bangladesh as they failed to qualify for the final, losing their respective group stage matches to India and Bangladesh quite convinci

Pakistan cricket team divided into groups, claims report
Pakistan cricket team divided into groups, claims report

Mohammad Amir (middle) celebrating with his teammates The Pakistan cricket team which is currently playing in the ongoing ICC World T20 in India is clearly divided into groups as claimed by The Nation. Pakistan has lost two of the three matches they played in the tournament so far. They claimed that a reliable source, who is also regarded as one of the best cricketers of the country has confirmed that a five-man powerful group has

Mar 25 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: The journey of the class of 2008
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: The journey of the class of 2008

The world stood up and appluaded when Virat Kohli took India home on Saturday. It was a tricky target to chase on a dicey pitch, often interrupted by unnecessary dismissals. But the modern master stood strong at one end. Unflappable, unbeatable, and taking his team closer to yet another World Cup win over Pakistan.But behind the success story of every genius, there is a starting point. For Kohli, the starting point was him leading India to the U-

Mar 23 2016
6 signature moments from the India vs Pakistan match that don't fade away
6 signature moments from the India vs Pakistan match that don't fade away

India defeated Pakistan yet again in a World Cup clashAfter having lost the tournament opener against New Zealand, India were on the verge of elimination and were facing Pakistan at Eden Gardens in a high-octane clash.There was a dispiriting rain delay that greeted the players though, and the match finally started after conceding four overs to the rain gods. The most anticipated match of the group stages of the ICC T20 World C

Mar 20 2016
Stats & Records, India v Pakistan: Supreme Virat Kohli innings gives India easy 6-wicket win
Stats & Records, India v Pakistan: Supreme Virat Kohli innings gives India easy 6-wicket win

Kohli's 37-ball 55* gave India a comfortable winIndia's dominance over Pakistan in world tournaments continued as they put up a top-quality performance at the Eden Gardens to get their first World T20 win. Virat Kohli came up with an innings that exuded class and elegance and it seemed like he was playing on a different pitch than the other batsmen.In a match that was shortened to 18 overs, Pakistan put up a total of 118 in 20 that seemed

Mar 19 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: India vs Pakistan - 5 Talking Points
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: India vs Pakistan - 5 Talking Points

Both teams line up for the national anthems on the eve of the high-voltage clashThe cricket world's eyes were transfixed at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata as arch-rivals India and Pakistan locked horns with each other. The home side needed to bring their campaign back on track after a demoralizing loss against New Zealand on a raging turner.On the other hand, Pakistan went into the match on the back of a thumping victory against Bangladesh. Beleague

Mar 19 2016
ICC T20 WC 2016: India vs Pakistan LIVE streaming info, Ball by Ball commentary, Score updates, date, time, team news, squad
ICC T20 WC 2016: India vs Pakistan LIVE streaming info, Ball by Ball commentary, Score updates, date, time, team news, squad

India will look to Virat Kohli who is a proven big-match playerAfter all the hype surrounding Pakistan’s arrival into Indian soil, it is the hosts who are feeling the pressure with the prospect of a must-win encounter. After a dreadful performance against New Zealand at Nagpur, India’s net run-rate took a nosedive and they cannot afford another slip-up.Follow ball by ball commentary and live scores here with us on Sportskeeda. Wh

Mar 19 2016
Stats: ICC T20 World Cup 2016, Chris Gayle breezes past Brendon McCullum's record of maximum sixes in T20 internationals
Stats: ICC T20 World Cup 2016, Chris Gayle breezes past Brendon McCullum's record of maximum sixes in T20 internationals

Gayle remained unbeaten on 100 off just 48 balls – a knock which included as many as 11 sixesThe sudden retirement of New Zeland’s enigmatic Brendon McCullum just prior to the World T20 might have come as a dampener to the Indian crowd who might have been hopeful of seeing the fearless batsman go berserk during the tournament. But the T20 format has given rise to a number of powerful big-hitters and no one exemplifies the fact more th

Mar 16 2016
Bangladesh - Pakistan T20I combined XI
Bangladesh - Pakistan T20I combined XI

The ICC World T20 has begun and eternal rivals Bangladesh and Pakistan face off in the second match of the tournament. This is a clash that has a lot of historical significance with tensions always running high during the encounter.There was once a time when Bangladesh – Pakistan encounters were nothing but a formality with the latter battering the Tigers with ease. However, the tables have turned. In fact, they hav

Mar 16 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Pakistan vs Bangladesh- Player vs Player stats
ICC World T20 2016: Pakistan vs Bangladesh- Player vs Player stats

Bangladesh had defeated Pakistan in the Asia Cup match between the two sidesPakistan and Bangladesh clash for the second time in two months when the teams lock horns for a league game of the ICC World T20 2016 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, having previously met in the Asia Cup T20 2016 concluded recently in Bangladesh.Also read: Pakistan vs Bangladesh Match, T20 World Cup: LIVE Streaming, Ball by Ball Commentary, Score Updates While the

Mar 16 2016
ICC World T20: 10 power hitters expected to make an impact in the tournament
ICC World T20: 10 power hitters expected to make an impact in the tournament

In the Twenty-20 format power hitters are by far the most crucial players of the teams, possessing the ability to turn a game overhead in a span of an over. Be it the epic Yuvraj Singh innings of 16-ball-58 where he slammed Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in an over or Colin Munro's 14-ball-50 against Sri Lanka, it has become very important for teams to have one of these slaughters.These batsmen are a bowler's nightmare and can also send mishits

Mar 13 2016
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