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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | PSL unlikely to resume in the Middle East after travel restriction due to COVID-19

On Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board were dealt with a blow, as the UAE government has restricted travel from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the travel ban coming into effect from Wednesday, PCB have to look elsewhere to host the tournament.
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newscricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | My suggestion to Dhoni will be to increase his exercise drills and batting time, insists Javed Miandad

Javed Miandad has insisted that his suggestion to MS Dhoni would be to increase his exercise drills and batting time at the nets to increase his match fitness. He added that he used to play cricket with his brain and if the same is done then the player can play irrespective of his age.
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newscricketa year ago

Wish there were microphones during my time in India-Pakistan matches, quips Kiran More 

Kiran More has suggested that had there been microphones during his time, some fun sledging incidents could’ve been recorded during India-Pakistan clashes. The former India wicketkeeper has attested that those incidents, if recorded, would’ve been hilarious for the fans to listen to.
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newscricketa year ago

Better if people compared me with Pakistan greats instead of Virat Kohli, reckons Babar Azam

Tired of the comparisons with Virat Kohli, Babar Azam has reckoned that it would be better if the critics compared him with the Pakistan legends like Younis Khan or Javed Miandad. He also admitted that Pakistan’s young pace bowling attack will surely trouble the English top-order at their own home.
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newscricketa year ago

Cannot compare ‘admirable’ Virat Kohli to Steve Smith or Babar Azam, believes Javed Miandad

While praising Virat Kohli’s ability to learn from his mistakes, Javed Mianded has voiced his opinion that contemporary players cannot be compared to one another. The former Pakistan star also added that producing a Sunil Gavaskar or Sachin Tendulkar is extremely difficult due to their class.
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newscricketa year ago

The 1985 World Series side could have beaten Virat Kohli’s men, feels Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has stated that the 1985 World Series side had the right combination of youth and experience and even could have beaten the current Indian side. He further added that New Zealand could be named as the strongest competitors in the Championship after runners-up Pakistan.
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newscricketa year ago

Our batsmen took Bedi, Prasanna, Chandrasekhar to cleaners, reveals Javed Miandad

Javed Miandad has revealed that during India’s tour of Pakistan in 1978-79, Pakistani batsmen attacked Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Erapalli Prasanna with sheer disdain. Miandad further talked about how he and Zaheer Abbas brilliantly complement each other during their partnership.
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newscricketa year ago

Javed Miandad’s disrespectful comments during 2003 series irked my father, reveals Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan recalled how a disrespectful comment from Javed Miandad, who was the coach of Pakistan during the ‘03/04 tour, infuriated his father, who then stated that he personally wanted to meet the Pakistan coach. Pathan also recalled fond memories of the good hospitality in Pakistan.
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newscricketa year ago

Aakash Chopra names his all time Indo-Pak ODI XI; only 5 Indians make the cut

Former cricketer and renowned commentator Aakash Chopra, on Friday, named his all-time India-Pakistan ODI XI, a team which comprised 5 Indians and 6 Pakistan players with Imran Khan as the captain. Earlier, Chopra also named his all-time India-Pakistan Test XI that featured 7 Indian players.
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newscricketa year ago

Spot-fixing no different to killing, opines Javed Miandad

Former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has suggested for the law to give the harshest punishment available to spot-fixing crimes and attested that it is no different from killing. Miandad was further critical of the PCB for trying to re-integrate tainted players back into the team.
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