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newscricket3 months ago

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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

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.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket4 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 7

As many as eight games were played in Round 7 of the ongoing County season, with as many as seven ending in draws, owing to the ever persistent rains. But that didn’t sway our attention from some engrossing cricket, with notable names putting up a show in an intense round of games.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 6

More than any other chant in the ground, ‘rain rain go away’ was the constant chirp as Somerset’s fixture against Surrey got rained off. However, elsewhere there was action, as some of the international stars flopped while the others breathed new life into their respective campaigns.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 5

Much to no one’s surprise, rain marred Round 5 of the 2021 County Championship as 4 games ended in a draw, but there was, nevertheless, enough time for individuals to leave their mark in the competition. We look at how every major individual fared in a round that had many interesting sub-plots.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket8 months ago

PAK vs SA | Pakistan axe Mohammad Abbas and Shan Masood for Tests; Hasan Ali gets recall

In the aftermath of the grim showing in New Zealand, PCB have axed the misfiring trio of Mohammad Abbas, Shan Masood and Haris Sohail for the two-match Test series against South Africa next month. While Haris Rauf has received a surprise call-up, the long-forgotten Hasan Ali has been recalled.
SportsCafe Desk
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
featurecricketa year ago

ENG vs PAK | Ageas Bowl - Wet outfield prevents result despite Abbas magic

After 11 overs were bowled on day 4, the fifth day was a long hope and pray for the cricket fans as even a long session could not separate the two sides. Both sides are set to walk away with 13 points next to their names on the Test Championship table as England climb up the leaderboard.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to ‘disappointed’ Rory Burns shushing Pakistani players after twin failure

Backing his first innings four, Rory Burns could only manage 10 in the second dig to end a disappointing Test and the disappointment was evident on his face. On top of that, seeing an aggressive Pakistani celebration, he couldn’t help but shush the fielders on his way back to the pavilion.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

ENG vs PAK | Old Trafford Day 3 Talking Points: Yasir ‘warne’ Shah and James Anderson regression

On Day 3 of the opening Test between Pakistan and England at Old Trafford, the visiting side tightened the grip in solid fashion, with an effective lead of 244 runs. While Yasir Shah (4/66) was absolutely fantastic with the ball for Pakistan, England were left to rue their Anderson-sized problem.
Bastab K Parida