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T20 World Champions Sri Lanka look for a fresh beginning
T20 World Champions Sri Lanka look for a fresh beginning

Kusal Perera will be hoping to score big again Sri Lanka were comprehensively beaten in both ODIs and Tests by a resurgent Pakistan and now the redundant Twenty20 series provides some respite for the seniors. It also allows the flexibility to field an experimental eleven. The two sides face off at Colombo on a pitch that is expected to be a batting paradise. A run fest awaits the spectators, as the teams look to build a tentative XI for th

Jul 30 2015
Pakistan must be applauded for their ODI series win over Sri Lanka
Pakistan must be applauded for their ODI series win over Sri Lanka

Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 3-2 Pakistan were well and truly hammered in the 5th ODI against Sri Lanka, but it must not overshadow what was a remarkable series win in the Island after 9 years. This was also Pakistan's first ODI series win against a top-eight side since December 2013. Yes, Pakistan had gone on for a year and a half without winning a bilateral ODI series against a what can be termed a ‘top tier’ team. Ther

Jul 30 2015
Ganguly backs BCCI on India-Pakistan series decision
Ganguly backs BCCI on India-Pakistan series decision

Ganguly was the captain when India won the ODI and Test series touring Pakistan in 2004 Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, as reported by crictracker.com has backed the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to scrapped the India-Pakistan series. Recently, the BCCI's secretary Anurag Thakur announced that a bilateral series between the two neighbours was unlikely because of the political instability. Thakur spo

Jul 29 2015
Pakistan to tour Zimbabwe from September 24 to October 5
Pakistan to tour Zimbabwe from September 24 to October 5

Zimbabwe have toured Pakistan recently Pakistan cricket team will be touring Zimbabwe from the 24th of September to the 5th of October. Three twenty20 international and three one-day international matches will be played during the fortnight. “We have dealt with the tour outline with my PCB counterpart Shahryar Khan. The management of our respective boards will now continue to fine-tune the tour schedule,” said Zimbabwe Cricket

Jul 29 2015
5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship
5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship

As an international cricketer you live an exciting lifestyle, travelling all around the world for various competitions. Unfortunately for some players, this also means spending a lot of time with your teammates at close quarters. This high pressure environment has gotten the better of many a man, as throughout history there has been countless occasions of big-name players butting heads. From dressing room scuffles to on-

Former PCB Chairman accuses BCCI of conspiracy to keep out key Pakistan players
Former PCB Chairman accuses BCCI of conspiracy to keep out key Pakistan players

Former PCB Chairman has ignited India-Pakistan controversy Former PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf has ignited controversy by making a slightly bizarre accusation, that the BCCI has hatched a conspiracy against key Pakistan players so that they are not allowed to play cricket. Speaking to The Dawn, Ashraf said, "It's a conspiracy hatched against Pakistan cricket by the Indian lobby to get our key spinners suspended. PCB should ha

Jul 29 2015
Video: Ahmed Shahzad drops catch, but claims the wicket anyway
Video: Ahmed Shahzad drops catch, but claims the wicket anyway

Ahmed Shahzad celebrates with Pakistan teammates Pakistan opener Ahmed Shahzad had a great series against Sri Lanka in terms of cementing his place in the team, but got embroiled in a bit of controversy as well. One of the biggest talking points from the ODI series between the two Asian countries was the moment when Shahzad wrongfully claimed a catch. In the 40th over of the 4th ODI, with Lahiru Thirimanne at 84, the batsman swep

Jul 29 2015
Top 5 Gains for Pakistan from their Sri Lanka tour
Top 5 Gains for Pakistan from their Sri Lanka tour

A lot of Pakistan fans have just been gifted the memory of a lifetime. Pakistan has beaten Sri Lanka in its own den, one of the hardest things to do in the game of cricket. More importantly, Pakistan has outclassed the hosts in the Tests and then in the ODIs. Pakistan won the Test series 2-1, which includes an unbelievable fourth innings chase in the last Test of the series. They then went on to dismember the Sri Lankan attack winning the ODI se

Jul 28 2015
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful

From pacers to swingers There is somewhat of an amazing feeling to see a fast bowler run at full speed towards the crease, take a leap and release the ball with all his might. If the bowler possesses silky curls or waves for hair, the ‘cool factor’ goes up by a notch or two. Let’s be honest here, there aren’t many – or any – people who haven’t felt a rush of adrenaline pumping through their veins a

Jul 28 2015
India-Pakistan series in doubt
India-Pakistan series in doubt

India-Pakistan played during 2015 World Cup in Australia The most awaited cricket series between India and Pakistan is likely to get scrapped because of the political turmoil between the two countries. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said that a bilateral series between the two neighbours was unlikely because the political condition is still not stable between the neighbours. "Ev

Jul 27 2015
Yuvraj Singh 'moonwalks' his way through Shoaib Malik's dance challenge
Yuvraj Singh 'moonwalks' his way through Shoaib Malik's dance challenge

Yuvraj Singh responded in MJ style to Shoaib’s dance challenge Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is not one to shy away from any challenge. His life is enough proof of it and it was no different when it come to a dance challenge issued by Shoaib Malik as part of a friendly banter on Twitter.  It all started out when the Shoaib Malik posted a Dubsmash video featuring his wife Sania Mirza and several Pakistani cricketers celebrating t

Jul 27 2015
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club

Tillakaratne Dilshan – Getting better with age As soon as Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first, all eyes were set on the opener Tilakaratene Dilshan, who was just 55 runs away from reaching the 10,000 runs milestone. He didn’t upset the crowd too, reaching the new height and becoming the fourth Sri Lankan to ever score 10,000-plus runs in an ODI career. The home team, Sri Lanka restore their pride by winning the

Jul 27 2015
Riot in Sri Lankan aisles - Deteriorating culture, heightened nationalism or ugly politics?
Riot in Sri Lankan aisles - Deteriorating culture, heightened nationalism or ugly politics?

Sri Lankan police escort Pakistan players to safety as play is brought to a halt for violence in the stands during the recent series   For a nation that has been hit by war, riots and violence, armed men invariably elicit only one feeling. 6 years ago, we had an armed man every 10 meters. Cities were garrisoned with sentry points and check points. In short, Sri Lankans were mere prisoners of war. In the six years since 2009,

Jul 27 2015
When a cat's purr turned into a tiger's roar
When a cat's purr turned into a tiger's roar

This wasn’t a shocker afterall When Bangladesh whitewashed Zimbabwe 5-0 in December last year, nobody batted an eyelid. Then at the 2015 ICC World Cup, another feather was added to their cap when they knocked England out of the group stage to book a ticket in the knockout stages for themselves. But then it was deemed that English Cricket had reached its lowest ebb in limited overs cricket and Bangladesh had been at the right place and

Jul 26 2015
Sri Lanka restore pride with a massive win in the final ODI
Sri Lanka restore pride with a massive win in the final ODI

Dilshan went past 10.000 ODI runs today Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 165 runs in the final ODI at Hambantota to end the series on a winning note. Pakistan already wrapped up the series when they won the 4th ODI and thus completed a double as they also won the Test series earlier.  Angelo Mathews won the toss and had elected to bat first on a good looking wicket. Sri Lanka made a bold statement by dropping Lasith Malinga from the pla

Jul 26 2015
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