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featurecricket2 months ago

2021 CPL Draft full squads ft. Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Smit Patel

It was not an entirely shocking draft on display for the 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League, with Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Wanindu Hasaranga all being picked. However, elsewhere, there were some surprising decisions, with Smit Patel being picked by the Barbados Tridents.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months 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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newscricket8 months ago

Reports | Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz and Amir to receive Category A match fees

According to reports, PCB has agreed to offer Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, and Mohammad Amir Category A match fees due to their seniority. While Hafeez and Malik lost the contract due to bad performances, Amir and Riaz were demoted to Category C after their retirement from Tests.
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newscricket9 months ago

NZ vs PAK | Hafeez and Riaz picked in T20I squad; Amir and Shoaib Malik left out by selectors

In a statement issued by PCB, Mishab-ul-Haq has revealed that the selectors have dropped veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik and pacer Mohammad Amir from the squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour as they prefer youth over them. Asad Shafiq too doesn’t feature in the squad due to lack of form.
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featurecricket9 months ago

Capitals now, Daredevils then: A trip down the memory lane with Greg Shipperd

‘One of my proteges, Ricky Ponting, is the new coach. I still talk to him, I still have a big place in my heart for Delhi and I see Shikhar Dhawan and Amit Mishra, who were there when I was coaching, still playing, so I gravitate towards Delhi.’
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket10 months ago

Abdullah Shafiq earns maiden Pakistan call-up in place of Shoaib Malik for Zimbabwe Series

Uncapped batsman Abdullah Shafiq has been rewarded for his performances in the domestic circuit with a maiden Pakistan call-up in place of Shoaib Malik for the Zimbabwe series. Misbah-ul-Haq insisted that some senior players are not picked for the series but they shouldn’t worry about their career.
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newscricketa year ago

Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz among six cricketers cleared to fly to England

Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz are among six Pakistan cricketers who have returned negative results for COVID-19 for the second time and are now cleared to fly out to England. These six players will join the 20-man squad, in England, that already flew out from Pakistan on June 28. 
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newscricketa year ago

Shame Pakistan don’t play India in bilateral series anymore, reckons Shoaib Malik

Comparing the rivalry to Australia-England, Shoaib Malik reckons that it is a shame that Pakistan don’t play India in a bilateral series anymore, with the last series between the two sides coming back in 2012. Malik also reckoned that cricket badly needs the rivalry between the two sides to resume.
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newscricketa year ago

Babar Azam picks six Indians in Indo-Pak T20 XI; opts for both himself and Kohli

Pakistan’s golden boy Babar Azam, in a conversation with Harsha Bhogle, picked his Indo-Pak T20 XI, and interestingly opted for six Indians in his side, including both himself and Virat Kohli. Babar’s Indo-Pak T20 XI also included Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Amir.
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featurecricketa year ago

Super Sixes SRL | Pak vs Ind Evaluation Chart - Shoaib Malik-Asif Ali partnership helps Pakistan sail Indian boat

Opting to bowl first, Pakistan got off to the best of starts, reducing the Indian batting-order to 53/3 before a late splurge from Pant and Iyer took them to 162/6. The chase was rather easy for the hosts, with a five-star start from the openers before Shoaib Malik took them home comfortably.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam