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Pakistan hand Azam Khan maiden T20I call-up; Mohammad Abbas recalled to Test side

Pakistan have handed Azam Khan, the son of legendary Moin Khan, a maiden international call-up and have picked the hard-hitting right-hander for the T20Is against England and West Indies. Meanwhile, Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah have been recalled for the Windies Tests after being dropped.
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newscricketa month ago

Shoaib Malik slams Pakistan’s cricketing system; accuses PCB of nepotism

Having made his last appearance in 2020, Shoaib Malik has slammed Pakistan’s cricketing system and accused the Pakistan Cricket Board of nepotism. He also added that there were players that skipper Babar Azam wanted to be part of the squad who the board outrightly refused to select.
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newscricketa month ago

Our middle-order batting in white-ball cricket lacks experience, admits Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has reckoned that his team’s middle-order batting in white-ball cricket lacks experience but credited the top order and bowling for excelling. Misbah also hit out at the critics, stating that it’s not their fault that the opposition isn’t fielding a strong team.
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newscricketa month ago

ZIM vs PAK | Babar Azam should have scored 300-400 runs in Zimbabwe series, opines Shoaib Akhtar

Legendary Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar noted that Babar Azam has been ‘loose’ against Zimbabwe and claimed that the Pakistan skipper should have scored close to 400 runs against an inferior Zimbabwe side. Akhtar said that Babar lost focus owing to spending too much time ‘waiting’ for his turn.
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newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Babar Azam slips to 9th following golden duck; Pant breaks into Top 6

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who was sixth in the ICC Test batsman’s rankings last week, has slipped to ninth position following his golden duck against Zimbabwe at Harare. While Indian skipper Virat Kohli continues to remain fifth, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has surged into the Top 6.
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newscricket2 months ago

ZIM vs PAK | It was a collective collapse and we lost as a group, rues Babar Azam

Post-Pakistan’s first loss against Zimbabwe in T20Is, Babar Azam has rued the loss, stating that it was a collective collapse from the team and added that they lost the contest as a group. With the World T20 coming ahead, the skipper insisted that the openers didn’t adapt to the conditions well.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Luke Jongwe’s ‘boot’ celebration after Zimbabwe’s first-ever T20I win over Pakistan

Zimbabwe, on Friday, created history but not only defending 118 against a Babar Azam-led Pakistan side but when they also dismissed them for a total of 99 runs. It was Luke Jongwe, with figures of 4/18, who led Zimbabwe’s charge and also celebrated their victory with a unique ‘boot’ celebration.
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newscricket2 months ago

SA vs PAK | You need to change and evolve every day in modern cricket, admits Babar Azam

On the back of his 59-ball 122, Babar Azam has admitted that one has to constantly change and evolve in order to keep pace in modern cricket while adding that he was waiting for such an innings. The opener also insisted that the hundred felt really good and hoped to continue the good form.
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newscricket2 months ago

Babar Azam ends Virat Kohli’s four-year stay at top as Number one ODI batsman

Babar Azam has become the first batsman not named Virat Kohli to be ranked the Number one ODI batsman since October 2017 as on Wednesday, the Pakistan skipper reached the top of the batsman’s rankings. Azam’s 94 in the 3rd ODI vs SA meant that his last 5 ODI scores read 94, 31, 103, 125 and 77*.
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