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newscricket2 months ago

Babar Azam appointed ODI captain as Pakistan declare central contracts

Babar Azam, who was appointed Pakistan’s T20I skipper following Sarfraz Ahmed’s axing, has now been appointed as the country’s ODI skipper while Azhar Ali will lead in Tests. The PCB have also announced that Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir have been lost out on the central contracts.
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newscricket3 months ago

Pakistan players mentally prepared for pay cuts, reveals Azhar Ali

Azhar Ali has stated that should a situation arise in the future, the Pakistan team is mentally ready to take the pay-cut to stand in solidarity with the board. The Pakistan Test skipper has also added that it is not a good situation to be in for any country and he totally understands the dynamic.
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newscricket6 months ago

PAK v SL | We played well for two days, then Pakistan outplayed us, admits Dimuth Karunaratne

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne conceded that hosts Pakistan outplayed his Sri Lankan team, though the visitors were going strong for the first two days. After taking an 80-run lead in the first innings, Pakistan came back strongly to win the Test by 263 runs and the series 1-0 at Karachi.
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newscricket6 months ago

PAK vs SL | Grateful to Sri Lanka for giving us happiness by playing in Pakistan, elates Azhar Ali

Azhar Ali has thanked the Sri Lankan team for accepting Pakistan's request to finally play a Test in the country and expressed his gratitude towards the tourists for bringing 'happiness' to the whole of Pakistan. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in Karachi to win their first home series in over a decade.
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newscricket7 months ago

PAK vs SL | Hope Test cricket returns regularly to Pakistan, hopes Azhar Ali

Pakistan Test skipper Azhar Ali hopes that Test cricket will return to Pakistan frequently now that Sri Lanka will play a two-match Test series against them beginning from December 11. Test cricket has returned to Pakistan after a gap of ten long years and Azhar is positive about Pakistan's chances.
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newscricket7 months ago

Captaincy in Australia is unlike in other countries, Pakistan lacked in this department, criticizes Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has come hard at criticizing the inadequacy of Pakistan’s captaincy strategy in the recently concluded series down under. The hosts steamrolled over a clueless Pakistan, handing them an innings defeat across both games of the two-match Test series.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Fawad Alam’s recall: A decade-late apology filled with remorse

After ghosting Fawad Alam for 10 long years, the Pakistani selectors have finally gone back to the left-hander in desperate search of stability; an action filled with guilt and remorse, a last-ditch attempt towards reconciliation.
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newscricket7 months ago

AUS vs PAK | Pakistan's plans against David Warner failed, admits Azhar Ali

Following the 2-0 loss in Australia, Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali has admitted that their plans against David Warner failed, with Warner scoring a triple century. Further, he admitted that the bowlers did not utilise the conditions to the fullest and ended up playing catch-up to the Australian side.
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newscricket7 months ago

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan our biggest positives against Australia, says Azhar Ali

Skipper Azhar Ali has named top-order batsman Babar Azam and wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan as Pakistan’s biggest positives from their 0-2 series loss to Australia. Although he believes they picked their best side, Azhar called for extra preparation for the bowling unit to succeed Down Under.
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newscricket7 months ago

AUS vs PAK | Touring Australia needs better preparation time, reckons Azhar Ali

Pakistan continued their poor form in Australian soil as they finished with 2-Nil defeat with both losses being innings loss. Azhar Ali blamed on lack of preparation for their miserable outing. Pakistan were outplayed in all departments and they were not in comparison in any session of the series.
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