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Younis Khan clears the air about his sudden retirement from ODIs
Younis Khan clears the air about his sudden retirement from ODIs

Younis Khan played in 265 ODIs for PakistanThere was a big controversy in Pakistan cricket after former national skipper, Younis Khan, abruptly announced his retirement from One-day Internationals during Pakistan’s ODI series with England in November. The Asian giants had lost the series and many blamed Younis for the defeat.However, the 38-year-old has finally broken silence on his decision to retire. Younis said, "

Feb 2 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

Jan 7 2016
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
Top 10 run-getters in Test Cricket in 2015
Top 10 run-getters in Test Cricket in 2015

Steven Smith had a remarkable year in Test cricketAustralian captain Steven Smith, who won the ICC Cricketer of the year and the ICC Test cricketer of the year awards, couldn’t have asked for anything more as he finished 2015 as the leading run-scorer in Test cricket with 1474 runs at an average of nearly 74.Smith’s achievement requires special mention because he was handed the captaincy role at a time when Australia were humbled

Jan 2 2016
Waqar Younis disappointed with the franchises of the Pakistan Super League
Waqar Younis disappointed with the franchises of the Pakistan Super League

Waqar was disappointed that none of the franchises selected left-arm pacer, Rahat AliWaqar Younis, head coach of the Pakistan cricket team, has expressed his displeasure with the franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for not picking veteran batsman Younis Khan and left-arm pacer Rahat Ali.Having run into several roadblocks since the idea being first floated more than five years back, the inaugural edition of the PSL is finally set to take

Sportskeeda's Test Batsman of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1
Sportskeeda's Test Batsman of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1

Another riveting year for cricket is approaching its end and it is time for us to look back at all that has transpired in the past 12 months. The longest format of the game, in particular, has seen some gruelling action and several great performances with both bat and ball. While we have seen a few bowlers pick up wickets in heaps, some of the batsmen have been equally good at scoring big runs for their respective teams. As many as 6 b

Dec 29 2015
 Top 5 Test performances of the year 2015
Top 5 Test performances of the year 2015

2015 had in store some mouth-watering contests like the Ashes in England, India–South Africa Test series in India, New Zealand-Australia Test series in Australia, England-Pakistan Test series in UAE and various others. Many of the Tests played this year showed the world the real worth of Test matches and why Tests are the real litmus test of a cricketer. There were various epic performances this year in both home and away co

Dec 27 2015
5 batsmen who score runs even on the worst pitches
5 batsmen who score runs even on the worst pitches

The difference between the good and the great is a fine one. In the field of sports, the debates regarding this rage till the end of time. For a sport like, say, football, the different is a lot more apparent than it is in cricket. In the field of cricket, judging the difference is hard because of the subtlety of conditions. Generally, most batsmen labelled as 'good' have a 40+ average in 50-over games. The fact that pitches these days a

Dec 24 2015
Younis Khan criticises pitches made during India-SA Test series
Younis Khan criticises pitches made during India-SA Test series

Younis Khan is the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in TestsPakistan cricketer, Younis Khan joined the bandwagon of those who have been critical of the way India made the pitches for the Test series against South Africa. The Pakistani stalwart believed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should take measures to ensure that pitches are made more fairly all across the world.India dominated the four-match Test series by winning 3-0. Had the

Dec 23 2015
PSL draft day 2: Sangakkara and Ajmal get picked, no place for Younis and Jayawardene
PSL draft day 2: Sangakkara and Ajmal get picked, no place for Younis and Jayawardene

Jayawardene was left disappointed after day two of PSL draftThe second day of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft saw stalwarts like Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and Saeed Ajmal getting picked as supplementary players after the teams had exhausted their squads of 16 across the five categories.The drafts began with teams being asked to pick five players each from the Silver category which saw Mushfiqur Rahim, Babar Azam, and Sam Billi

Dec 22 2015
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
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings

Ricky Ponting is the player who has scored most centuries in 1st innings in Tests Every cricket player’s dream is to represent his country at Test level. After this achievement, every player’s dream is to make a century for his country in the longest format of the game and first Test century is always special. Every Test century gives the player a newfound confidence and in Tests, he has the opportunity to make a

Dec 22 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Sehwag's 319 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2008 There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400* or Matthew Hayden’s 380. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag’s two triple centuries in Tests or Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 against South Africa 

Dec 20 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
Why Rohit Sharma doesn't deserve the criticism he gets
Why Rohit Sharma doesn't deserve the criticism he gets

Rohit Sharma – with great talent comes greater criticismCricket is one of India’s biggest religions and no wonder cricketers are worshipped here. There are countless players who have the talent, get the opportunity and can sustain at the top level (read Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and the endless list of legends).There are some others who have the talent, get the opportunity but cannot sustain the momentum (read Vino

Dec 14 2015
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