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Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah and Shan Masood miss out on central contracts; Rizwan promoted to Category A

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the Men’s central contract list for the 2021/22 season, which sees Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shan Masood, Haider Ali and Asad Shafiq miss out on contracts. Meanwhile, the duo of Hasan Ali and Mohammad Rizwan have been promoted to Category A.
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newscricketa month ago

Azam Khan and Sohaib Maqsood could be tried in Pakistan’s middle-order, asserts Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has mentioned that Azam Khan and Sohaib Maqsood will be considered in the team’s middle-order in their upcoming limited-overs series against England that starts on July 8. Misbah also said that a majority of players are in good form, heading into the series.
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newscricketa month ago

PCB suspend Peshawar Zalmi’s Haider Ali and Umaid Asif ahead of PSL final

Peshawar Zalmi have endured a big blow ahead of their PSL final against Multan Sultans as Haider Ali and Umaid Asif have been suspended by the PCB for breaching the bio-bubble a day before the final. Haider has also been withdrawn from Pakistan's squad set to tour England and West Indies.
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newscricket9 months ago

Twitter reacts to karma striking Pakistan as Babar Azam misfields to hand Zimbabwe victory

In what was one of the most topsy-turvy ODI clashes in recent memory, Zimbabwe trumped Pakistan by chasing down a paltry 3 runs in the Super Over. Pakistan were victims of karma as while a last-ball misfield from Zimbabwe enforced a Super Over, a Babar Azam misfield handed ZIM the victory.
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newscricketa year ago

Zimbabwe series best opportunity to give exposure to youngsters, reckons Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez has reckoned that the series against Zimbabwe in Pakistan will provide a great opportunity to provide more exposure to the youngsters. He praised Haider Ali for his tremendous confidence at the international level but pointed out that he needs to work on his technique.
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newscricketa year ago

Haider Ali tests COVID-19 negative for second time; six other players join Pakistan squad in England

Haider Ali, who was among the first batch of Pakistan players to test positive for Covid-19 just over a week ago, confirmed on Twitter that he has now tested Covid-19 negative for the second time. Meanwhile, Hafeez and Riaz are among six Pakistan players who have now joined the squad in Worcester.
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newscricketa year ago

Gill, Jaiswal, Shaw among Aakash Chopra’s 10 players to look forward to in 2020s

Aakash Chopra has picked Yashasvi Jaiswal and Prithvi Shaw among his list of 10 players to look forward to in 2020s. Apart from the Mumbai duo, Chopra has also listed the likes of Shubman Gill, Shaheen Afridi, Tom Banton, Gerald Coetzee, Naseem Shah and Haider Ali.
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newscricketa year ago

Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf test positive for Coronavirus

Pakistan’s preparation for the England series has suffered a massive blow after Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan tested positive for Covid-19. PCB announced that in a media release that the three, who were supposed to be with the team, have been advised to immediately go into self-isolation.
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newscricketa year ago

Want to score big and finish games like Rohit Sharma, states Haider Ali

Rohit Sharma’s ability to score big and finish games for India has not only had its effect on the Indian players but also Pakistan’s latest batting sensation, Haider Ali, who wants to emulate the opener. Alongside that, Ali also heaped praise on Rohit’s ability to adapt in all three formats.
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newscricketa year ago

Rohit Sharma is my idol, reveals Haider Ali

Pakistan cricket’s rising talent Haider Ali has revealed that India’s limited-overs vice-captain and opening batsman Rohit Sharma is his idol. The 19-year-old right-hander scored 239 runs in nine matches of PSL 2020 for the Peshawar Zalmi’s, before the T20 league was postponed due to COVID-19.
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