Leading the Pakistani cricket team- no mere feat

By Peter Oborne

Who is the most admirable cricketer in the world? Some might name Michael Clarke, who has done so much to turn the Australian team around, both with the bat and also brilliant captaincy.

Some might well suggest Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who again and again digs the woeful West Indian batting line up out . . . → Read More: Leading the Pakistani cricket team- no mere feat

Cricket: Pak secures 11-run win against Sri Lanka

Pakistan 322 for 5 (Hafeez 122, Maqsood 73, Sharjeel 61) beat Sri Lanka 311 (Kusal 64, Junaid 3-44) by 11 runs

Misbah-ul-Haq had implored his top order to produce an innings of substance in the approach to the series but even he may not have expected his top four to respond as emphatically as they did. Two young . . . → Read More: Cricket: Pak secures 11-run win against Sri Lanka

The green shirts are back

By Hamza Faraz Karamat

Pakistan cricket team’s performance is not that bad though it needs a boost

Over the past few months in the world of cricket, Pakistani people began growing worrisome of the performance of their beloved team. The team had previously been on a disappointing streak which left many Pakistanis wondering: . . . → Read More: The green shirts are back

Misbah likely to carry on as Captain despite Zimbabwe defeat

Misbah-ul-Haq is likely to survive as Pakistan captain in spite of his team’s embarrassing Test defeat against minnows Zimbabwe earlier this month after a top official said on Wednesday that the timing is not right for a change at the top.

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Hafeez and Junaid lead Pakistan to victory

A commanding century by Mohammad Hafeez and a four-wicket haul from left-arm seamer Junaid Khan led Pakistan to a series-levelling victory over Zimbabwe in the second one-day international on Thursday. After Hafeez had carried Pakistan to an imposing total of 299 for four with an unbeaten 136, Junaid stubbed out a promising run chase by . . . → Read More: Hafeez and Junaid lead Pakistan to victory

Akhtar amazed at Pakistan’s loss

Former express fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he was amazed at Pakistan’s disappointing performance in the second One-day International (ODI) against the West Indies in Georgetown (Guyana) on Tuesday.

“Pakistan team gave dead West Indies team a new lease of life with dismal show after a thrashing them by 126 runs in the other day,” . . . → Read More: Akhtar amazed at Pakistan’s loss

Pakistan campaigns for home grounds in S Africa

By Telford Vice

PAKISTAN used their arrival in South Africa yesterday to campaign for the return of international cricket to their country.

Misbah-ul-Haq’s men have not played a Test at home since March 2009 – when militants attacked the visiting Sri Lankan team’s bus, killing six policemen and two civilians and wounding six . . . → Read More: Pakistan campaigns for home grounds in S Africa

Challenging India to a series in Pakistan

Pakistan remains optimistic about playing a full series with India later this year despite reports that the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has refused to send its team to Pakistan due to security concerns and also has ruled out the possibility of playing at any neutral venue.

The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf, who returned . . . → Read More: Challenging India to a series in Pakistan

Kamran, Razzaq selected for World Twenty20 while Misbah is rejected

Pakistan Cricket Board announces 30 member squad for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, while Test and ODI skipper Misbah ul Haq finds no place in the probables list that was announced on Wednesday.

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Sarfaz Nawaz advocates Hafeez as T-20 captain

Former test bowler, Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board that batsman Mohammad Hafeez be appointed as the captain of national T-20 team and the present skipper, Misbah ul Haq be given the task to lead the side in one-day and test matches.

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