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newscricket3 months 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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featurecricketa year 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
newscricketa year 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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featurecricketa year 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
newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year ago

Sikandar Raza joins Peshawar Zalmi for PSL semi-finals on Tuesday

Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza is all set to join Peshawar Zalmi's squad as a silver category player. He will be available for Zalmi in the semi-final of Pakistan Super League against table-toppers Multan Sultans, which is to be played at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore on Tuesday, March 17.
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newscricketa year ago

I admire Sachin Tendulkar and have tried modelling my game after him, reveals Abid Ali

Abid Ali revealed that Sachin Tendulkar was his inspiration and that he shaped his batting style watching the Indian legend's videos. Abid, who hit two centuries in his first two Tests, revealed that he'll be looking complete a hattrick of tons against Bangladesh, but admitted that it won’t be easy.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK v SL | Domestic cricket I’ve played has served me well, says Abid Ali

Pakistan’s latest Test star Abid Ali has revealed that his years of toil in the domestic cricket has served him well on the international stage. The 32-year-old right-handed batsman followed up his century on debut with a classy 174 off 281 balls in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi.
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