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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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

Mohammed Rizwan, Fawad Alam promoted to PCB Grade A and C contracts respectively in fresh upgrade

Mohammed Rizwan, who is enjoying the form of his life, has been upgraded to the Grade A category, becoming only the fourth player in the Elite Group after Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, and Shaheen Shah Afridi. Meanwhile, Fawad Alam, who has made a roaring comeback to Test cricket, is promoted to C Grade.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

PAK vs SA | The way Fawad and Azhar revived our innings was brilliant, credits Babar Azam

Pakistan skipper was full of praise for his side after their emphatic win over the Proteas and lauded the pair of Fawad Alam and Azhar Ali for their brilliant partnership to revive their innings in teh first innings. He also praised debutante Nauman Ali for showing his domestic experience.
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newscricket6 months ago

PAK vs SA | Want to redeem myself in whatever cricket that is left in me, stresses Fawad Alam

Fawad Alam, who returned to Pakistan outfit after ten years, has stressed that he wants to redeem himself in whatever way possible on the field and insisted that he did not blame anyone for his absence. He also thanked Misbah-ul-Haq for supporting him after the two failures in England.
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featurecricket7 months ago

20 from 2020: The events that a tumultuous year of cricket will be remembered for

2020 was basically like every other year of cricket, except on DMT. 12 months of action and more were sandwiched into six, and so intense, high-octane, and hyper was the action that is, to date, feels like one long-drawn-out trip.
Anirudh Suresh
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
reportcricketa year ago

ENG vs PAK | James Anderson creates history as Pakistan survive rain-marred Day 5

James Anderson becoming the first pacer in Test history to pick 600 Test wickets was the only highlight on Day 5 as England and Pakistan played out a dull draw on a rain-marred final day. Needing 8 wickets to win, the hosts managed to pick just two, but walked away with a 1-0 series win.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

ENG vs PAK | Ageas Bowl Day 3 Talking Points - Pakistan’s Shafiq excuse and England’s Archer blunder

On a day where Pakistan looked like they were destined to get bowled out twice, Azhar Ali, of all people, did the unthinkable and scored a warrior-like ton to keep the visitors’ hope of drawing the Test alive. It was a bittersweet day for Anderson, whose teammates denied him wicket number 600.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to 'poor man's Ravindra Jadeja' Fawad Alam trying to copy the Indian on the field

Fawad Alam made his Test debut for Pakistan in 2009, and scored a ton on debut - becoming the first Pakistan batsman to hit a ton on debut, away from home. After more than 10 years, Alam has returned to the Test side only to get trolled by the Twitterati after he was found guilty of copying Jadeja.
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featurecricketa year ago

Fawad Alam’s wild-card selection embodies faith in Pakistan’s ‘experienced’ selection-theory

When Pakistan’s skipper Azhar Ali revealed the playing XI for the second Test against England, it included a certain soon-to-be 35-year-old Fawad Alam on the team sheet. That sent a wave of surprise across cricket fans worldwide, both puzzling and at the same time inducing excitement on their faces.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam