newscricket10 months ago

AUS vs PAK | Pakistan announces 16-member squad for Australia Tests

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday, February 9 announced a 16-member squad for the historic Test series at home against Australia, which is scheduled to begin from March 4. Saqlain Mushtaq will continue as head coach of the team, and Shaun Tait has been roped in as the fast bowling coach.
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newscricketa year ago

Abid Ali hospitalized after complaining of chest pain

Pakistan opening batter Abid Ali was taken to hospital after complaining of chest pain midway during Central Punjab’s last round clash against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Karachi on Tuesday, December 21. The right-hander was batting on 61 when he left the field.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs PAK | ‘Opening in Tests isn’t an easy task’ - Rizwan backs out-of-form Abid and Imran

Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has thrown his weight behind the under-fire openers and stated that opening isn't an easy task in Test cricket and there's a need to back them. He also admitted that Pakistan have failed to capitalize on winning situations in overseas Tests.
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newscricket2 years ago

ZIM vs PAK | Important to give Test regulars some game time ahead of West Indies tour, admits Babar Azam

Babar Azam, ahead of Pakistan’s second test against Zimbabwe, has admitted that it is very important to give Test regulars some time in the field before the West Indies tour. While crediting the openers for giving them momentum, he praised Fawad Alam and his experience for helping them.
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featurecricket2 years ago

From Yasir Shah’s valiant A to Asad Shaifq’s hideous F: Grading every PAK player who featured in the series

There was fight, there was disappointment, there was courage, and most importantly there was unpredictability - the England Tests served as an all-in-one package of Pakistan cricket. But the series is now over and what it means is that it’s scrutiny time. Let’s bring out the report cards, shall we?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 years ago

Twitter reacts to England reducing Pakistan to 126-5 as rain prevails

Batting first in overcast conditions, Pakistan were reduced to 6/1 early on before Abid Ali and Azhar Ali rescued them to 78/2. However, post that England captured the day restricting the visitors to 126/5, with Babar Azam strong on 25 before rain ruled out the proceedings at the Rose Bowl.
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featurecricket2 years ago

ENG vs PAK | Old Trafford Day 1 Talking Points: The Masood reinvention and Pakistan’s enhanced approach

In a rain-curtailed day in Manchester, Pakistan found their innings beautifully paced, much better than anyone would have expected, to end the Day 1 in a commanding position. However, that couldn’t make up for the frustration of the part-lifeless wicket, landing a new question for the ECB.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 years ago

Twitter reacts to Jofra Archer's rip-snorting delivery taking Abid Ali's stumps for a walk

Archer gave England their first breakthrough in the first session of the opening day in the Manchester Test. Jofra Archer castled Abid Ali for 16 with an absolute ripper. Cricket fans on twitter went berserk after watching Archer's beautiful delivery to Abid and reacted on the same.
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newscricket2 years ago

ENG v PAK | Abid Ali cleared of concussion after blow in the warm-up game

After being hit on the helmet during the intra-squad match, Pakistan’s Abid Ali on Monday has been cleared of concussion ahead of the last two days. However, Ali is instructed not to take the field for day four and five of the intra-squad match as a precautionary measure ahead of the Test series.
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newscricket2 years ago

ENG vs PAK | Fractured thumb during training rules Khushdil Shah out for three weeks

Pakistan are sure to miss the services of Khushdil Shah for the first Test as a fractured thumb sustained during the training session in Derby resulted in the all-rounder being ruled out for three weeks. However, it wouldn’t hurt the team’s preparations a lot for Shah was majorly a T20 player.
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