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Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to triumph

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to triumph KARACHI: If there is one team among the top eight at the World Cup which could either crash out embarrassingly in the first round or romp to the title, it’s Pakistan. The talented yet unpredictable side are haunted by injuries to their fast bowlers, the suspension of match winning spinner Saeed Ajmal and a tussle...


Sri Lanka bank on Sanga Mahela hit show

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Sri Lanka bank on Sanga Mahela hit show NEW DELHI:  Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for two successive heartbreaks. The missing link in the enduring partnership between the two 37 year old that started at the turn of the century is...


England face tough task to end World Cup jinx

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

England face tough task to end World Cup jinx LONDON: England have never won the World Cup, despite hosting four tournaments, including the first three editions, while it is nearly 25 years since they last appeared in a final. They certainly won’t be among the favorites in Australia and New Zealand, where they will have to conquer longstanding problems of a lack of penetration...


World’s largest cricket bat claim staked by UAE

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

World’s largest cricket bat claim staked by UAE ISLAMABAD: It is another feather in Dubai’s cap which celebrated the start of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with a Guinness World Record attempt. The 32-metre long and four-metre wide cricket bat was displayed on Monday at the ICC Academy in Dubai, Khaleej Times reported on Tuesday. It has been created by the leading pay...


Australia’s Watson in doubt for tri-series final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Australia’s Watson in doubt for tri-series final SYDNEY: All rounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was unsure if he would be fit for Australia’s one-day international final against England or India but has no intention of missing the upcoming World Cup. Watson, 33, was sidelined for Friday’s win over England and the washed out game against India in Sydney on Monday with...


Australia win toss and bowl

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th January 2015

Australia win toss and bowl SYDNEY: Australia won the toss and elected to bowl in their tri-series one-day international against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday. The start was delayed by persistent rain in Sydney, but no overs were docked from the length of the match. George Bailey returned from a one-match suspension to lead a revamped Australian...


Team New Zealand‘s President XI beats Pakistan in 1st warm-up match

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th January 2015

Team New Zealand‘s President XI beats Pakistan in 1st warm-up match New Zealand’s team ‘President  XI’ has achieved a big target of 313 runs against Pakistan in the first warm-up match on Sunday, Aaj News Reported. After winning the toss, Pakistan has elected to bat first and managed to score 313 runs in 50 overs in the first warm-up match against NZ team president XI. Skipper...


New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in 6th ODI, take series

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th January 2015

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in 6th ODI, take series DUNEDIN, New Zealand: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in the sixth one-day international in Dunedin on Sunday to take an unbeatable 4-1 lead in the seven-match series. After winning the toss, New Zealand elected to bat first and made 315-8 with Kane Williamson 97 and Ross Taylor 96. Sri Lanka, in reply,...


ICC will decide next week about Amir to first-class return

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th January 2015

ICC will decide next week about Amir to first-class return ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Amir could return to first-class cricket next month after the conditions of his five-year ban for spot-fixing were relaxed. The PCB had written a letter to the ICC in November, requesting that the governing body review the conditions of Amir’s spot-fixing ban and grant immediate relief to the player so that he could...


Ajmal set to reassess his action

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th January 2015

Ajmal set to reassess his action CHENNAI: Pakistan’s off spinner Saeed Ajmal has arrived Chennai to have bio mechanics test of his bowling action on Saturday. The international Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Saeed Ajmal for an illegal bowling action. The action had been taken by ICC, because he could not meet with the new criteria of ICC , ‘15’ degree...


Cricket: Smith guides Australian chase

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd January 2015

Cricket: Smith guides Australian chase HOBART, Australia: – Steve Smith’s incredible summer continued when he produced an unbeaten century to guide Australia to a three-wicket victory over England in a tri-series one-day international in Hobart on Friday. Promoted to the captaincy with regular skipper George Bailey suspended for a second slow over rate breach in 12 months, Smith’s unbeaten 102...


Inzamam for holding sportsman spirit in games

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd January 2015

Inzamam for holding sportsman spirit in games ISLAMABAD: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Inzamam ul Haq has said that countrymen need to learn to accept that defeats are part of the games. Imran Khan’s inexperienced “Cornered Tigers” had won the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992, but the Pakistan side in 1999 had more experience and, more importantly, we all went to...


92’ Champions VS Runner’s up: Warm-up game Pakistan VS England

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd January 2015

92’ Champions VS Runner’s up: Warm-up game Pakistan VS England DUBAI: International cricket council has been announced world cup 2015 warm up matches on January 22, Aaj News reported. According to the ICC, the warm-up matches will start from the second week of February. Pakistan will play two of their warm-up matches against Bangladesh and England in Sydney, Australia on Feb 9 and...


It’s time to support team Pakistan, urges Shoaib Malik

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 22nd January 2015

It’s time to support team Pakistan, urges Shoaib Malik KARACHI: Former captain Shoaib Malik has said that the Pak team squad has been finalized for the world cup 2015 and now it’s time to support team Pakistan, Aaj News Reported. Shoaib Malilk scored an aggressive 66 runs in domestic ODI season despite a long flight back from Australia. Speaking to media at Karachi, Shoaib...


Misbah unlikely to play in 2015 WC

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st January 2015

Misbah unlikely to play in 2015 WC ISLAMABAD: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s presence in the ODI’s against New Zealand and in the 2015 World Cup is doubtful due to the hamstring injury he had suffered in a match against the Kiwis last month. Talking to APP, a PCB official said Misbah hasn’t played even a single match after his injury due to which he...


Cricket: Jaywardene, Sangakkara set up Sri Lanka

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th January 2015

Cricket: Jaywardene, Sangakkara set up Sri Lanka NELSON, New Zealand, An innings of 94 from Mahela Jayawardene and 76 from Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka to reach 276 against New Zealand in the fourth one-day international at Nelson on Tuesday. The tourists were all out with three balls remaining in their innings after their last six wickets fell for only 31 runs....


Cricket-De Villiers smashes fastest ODI half-century

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th January 2015

Cricket-De Villiers smashes fastest ODI half-century JOHANNESBURG: Swashbuckling South African AB de Villiers struck the fastest half century in one-day international cricket on Sunday, taking 16 balls to pass the milestone against the West Indies at The Wanderers. After coming to the wicket following a massive 247-run opening stand between Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw, De Villiers compounded the tourist’ misery....


Cricket: Ton-up McCullum takes fight to Sri Lanka

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th January 2015

Cricket: Ton-up McCullum takes fight to Sri Lanka HAMILTON, New Zealand: A magnificent Brendon McCullum century gave New Zealand a flying start in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka before the vistors capitalised on a string of reckless errors to fight back into the match. The Blacks Caps, who lead the seven-match series 1-0, appeared set for a mammoth total when McCullum...


Cricket: N.Zealand make 248 in 2nd Sri Lanka ODI

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th January 2015

Cricket: N.Zealand make 248 in 2nd Sri Lanka ODI HAMILTON, New Zealand: New Zealand were all out for 248 in 50 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka at Hamilton’s Seddon Park on Thursday. Captain Brendon McCullum top scored with 117 before four careless run-outs derailed New Zealand’s innings, with Rangan Herath taking two...


Misbah to focus on Test cricket after retirement from ODIs

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th January 2015

Misbah to focus on Test cricket after retirement from ODIs ISLAMABAD: Incumbent captain of Pakistan cricket team Misbah-ul-Haq has said that after retiring from One-day Internationals and T20 cricket after 2015 and he would be focusing on longest format of the game. Talking to a private news channel, Misbah said that this was the best time for him to isolate himself from limited overs cricket...


PCB Committee to take action for indiscipline in Pentangular Cup: Intikhab

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th January 2015

PCB Committee to take action for indiscipline in Pentangular Cup: Intikhab KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Cricket Committee will take action against players for indiscipline in the ongoing Pentangular Cup, Director Domestic PCB Intikhab Alam said on Saturday. “We cannot tolerate any kind of indiscipline in PCB event and take action after receiving reports from the managers of five participating teams”, he told reporters at National...


Cricket: Smith joins greats as Australia pass 500

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th January 2015

Cricket: Smith joins greats as Australia pass 500 SYDNEY: Steve Smith joined the greats Wednesday as he plundered India’s bowlers for his fourth century of the series and Australia built their first innings beyond 500 on the second day of the final Test in Sydney. The Aussie skipper became only the third batsman along with Don Bradman and Jacques Kallis to score tons...


Cricket: Australia declare at 572 for 7 in 4th India Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th January 2015

Cricket: Australia declare at 572 for 7 in 4th India Test SYDNEY: Australia declared their first innings at 572 for seven after tea on the second day of the final Test in Sydney on Wednesday. Ryan Harris was caught in the deep after swinging his bat for a lusty 25. Source:...


Pakistan CWC squad to be named on Wednesday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th January 2015

Pakistan CWC squad to be named on Wednesday KARACHI: Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup (CWC) squad will be named on Wednesday as selectors have completed consultations with chief coach Waqar Younis and captain Misbah-ul-Haq. Waqar and Misbah have lengthy discussions with chief selector Moin Khan and co-selectors Shoaib Muhammad, Salim Yousuf, Muhammad Akram, Ijaz Ahmed and Wajahatullah Wasti to discuss and finalize the 15-member...


Pakistan not favorites, but capable of winning 2015 WC: Zaheer Abbas

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th January 2015

Pakistan not favorites, but capable of winning 2015 WC: Zaheer Abbas ISLAMABAD: Former captain Zaheer Abbas sees Pakistan not favorites for the 2015 World Cup but believes the green-shirts chances of winning the mega event cannot be written-off as when it comes to major tournaments the national team has always performed with all its might. The 2015 WC will be staged in Australia and New Zealand...


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