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Jayden Seales (L) and Kemar Roach of West Indies celebrate winning on Day 4 against Pakistan. (Getty Images)

Windies penchant for Test drama shines through in thrilling win over Pakistan

By Somshuvra Laha, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2021 08:26 PM IST
  • The victory at Sabina Park, Kingston is the latest of the thrillers the Caribbeans, far from the Test force they once were, have been involved in.
Babar Azam in action.(REUTERS)
Babar Azam in action.(REUTERS)

Pakistan holds off late West Indies charge to win 2nd T20

PTI | , Providence
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Left-handed Pooran smashed six sixes and four boundaries on Saturday but his unbeaten 62 off 33 balls could carry the West Indies to only 150-4.
File image of Wasim Akram. (Getty Images)
File image of Wasim Akram. (Getty Images)

I want to meet that genius who is organising tours of Zimbabwe: Wasim Akram

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 07:02 AM IST
  • Former captain Wasim Akram has reacted strongly to Pakistan's recent series loss to England, saying the real blame needs to be given to organisers, who are frequently designing tour of countries like Zimbabwe.
Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis explains how Mohammad Amir can return to the international team.(Reuters)
Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis explains how Mohammad Amir can return to the international team.(Reuters)

'Have to do right things': Waqar Younis on how Amir can return to national team

UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 07:17 PM IST
  • Fast bowling great and Pakistan's bowling coach Waqar Younis has listed down pointers for Mohammad Amir to follow in order to make a comeback into the international side.
File image of Younis Khan.(AP)
File image of Younis Khan.(AP)

'I was very upset with his tone': Ex-Pak skipper on his ODI retirement

UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 07:50 PM IST
  • Younis was removed as the captain of the Pakistan cricket team in 2009 due to a player’s revolt. Younis was succeeded by Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi as captain of Pakistan’s Test and limited-overs side.
The Indian cricket team (FILE Photo)(Getty Images)
The Indian cricket team (FILE Photo)(Getty Images)

Former Pak cricketer on why 'Indian cricket system is much better than Pak'

UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 02:42 PM IST
  • Former Pakistan spinner stated that the Indian cricketing system is better than Pakistan's and how well they take care of their players.
Misbah Ul Haq has been Pakistan's coach since September of 2019. (PCB/Twitter)
Misbah Ul Haq has been Pakistan's coach since September of 2019. (PCB/Twitter)

'What is the head coach for… to write chart paper?'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 11:12 AM IST
  • Former captain Salman Butt has expressed concerns over Misbah-Ul-Haq's role as Pakistan head coach.
Mohammad Amir with Babar Azam: File Photo
Mohammad Amir with Babar Azam: File Photo

'We'll discuss the problems he is facing': Babar Azam on Amir

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 03:05 PM IST
Last year, Mohammad Amir had claimed that he won’t be able to continue with the ‘mindset’ of the current coaching staff.
Sarfaraz Ahmed reportedly missed flight for UAE. (Getty)
Sarfaraz Ahmed reportedly missed flight for UAE. (Getty)

'Otherwise, PCB are really alert with who was sleeping on flight, who was awake'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 09:38 AM IST
It was recently reported that several Pakistan players including Sarfaraz Ahmed missed their flights to the United Arab Emirates for the restart of the Pakistan Super League due to documentation issues.
File image of Wasim Akram. (Getty Images)
File image of Wasim Akram. (Getty Images)

'Not a fool, I don't tolerate misbehaviour': Akram on not coaching Pakistan

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 07:54 AM IST
  • Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has explained his reasons behind not wanting to coach the Pakistan cricket team.
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif in 2006(Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif in 2006(Getty Images)

'Had enough, so I called him up recently & told him to shut up': Asif on Akhtar

UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 03:42 PM IST
  • Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar had hit his teammate Asif with a bat. Akhtar was called back from the 2007 ICC World T20 in South Africa.
File Photo of Inzamam-ul-Haq(Twitter)
File Photo of Inzamam-ul-Haq(Twitter)

Inzamam-ul-Haq says Test cricket should not be sacrificed for T20 cricket

UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2021 05:24 PM IST
  • Legendary Pakistan batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq admitted the real beauty of the sport lies in Tests despite T20s providing entertainment.
Pakistan cricket team pose with the trophy after winning the series.(AP)
Pakistan cricket team pose with the trophy after winning the series.(AP)

'Already not playing against India & only 5, 6 other teams that we should play'

UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Pakistan registered a comfortable 2-0 clean sweep against Zimbabwe with the matches ending in three days. But former captain Rashid Latif did not mince his words when talking about the series.
Sami Aslam drops a catch during day five of the second Test match between Australia and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 30, 2016.(Getty Images)
Sami Aslam drops a catch during day five of the second Test match between Australia and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 30, 2016.(Getty Images)

‘Some players are living-off one innings, I performed regularly’: Fmr Pak batter

UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 10:02 PM IST
  • Aslam continued to say that some players lived off one innings while he was even getting picked in domestic cricket.
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Abid Ali celebrates his half-century, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Abid Ali celebrates his half-century, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)

Pakistan's Abid, Azhar score tons on opening day of Zimbabwe test

Reuters | , Harare
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:17 PM IST
The pair set a 236-run record for a second-wicket partnership in Harare as they provided Pakistan with a platform for an imposing first-innings total in a bid to replicate last week’s convincing first test win.
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Rizwan, right, plays a shot during the final cricket T20 match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.(AP)
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Rizwan, right, plays a shot during the final cricket T20 match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.(AP)

Pakistan wins series-deciding T20 in Zimbabwe

AP | , Harare, Zimbabwe
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2021 10:14 PM IST
  • Rizwan and skipper Babar (52) propelled Pakistan to 165-3 in 20 overs as the tourists batted first at Harare Sports Club.
Babar Azam scored a brilliant century for Pakistan in the 1st ODI. (PCB Media)
Babar Azam scored a brilliant century for Pakistan in the 1st ODI. (PCB Media)

'Treat to watch': Shahid Afridi lauds Babar Azam's hundred in 1st SA ODI

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 09:14 PM IST
  • Babar's century and gutsy knock by Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan ensured the visitors didn't falter in the game which saw too many twists and turns.
Pakistan's Hasan Ali(Action Images via Reuters)
Pakistan's Hasan Ali(Action Images via Reuters)

Hasan returns two negative tests for COVID-19, will join camp on Tuesday

PTI | , Karachi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 09:59 AM IST
The PCB has carried out a relentless schedule of COVID-19 tests on all the players and officials selected to travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe and only Hasan had tested positive in the initial tests.
File image of Shahid Afridi.(Getty Images)
File image of Shahid Afridi.(Getty Images)

'This is surprising to me': Shahid Afridi blames PCB for PSL 6's postponement

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 01:50 PM IST
Speaking at a function in Lahore on Wednesday, Afridi said that the Pakistan Super League should not have been postponed.
Pakistan Cricket Board(Twitter)
Pakistan Cricket Board(Twitter)

Pakistan to send cricket teams to South Africa, Zimbabwe by chartered flight

PTI | , Karachi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:41 PM IST
"The board is working on this option because the consensus is that sending so many players and officials on a commercial flight to Africa could be risky," a source in the board said.
Pakistan Cricket Board.(Twitter)
Pakistan Cricket Board.(Twitter)

Pakistan T20 tournament marks return of fans in stadiums

PTI | , Karachi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:59 AM IST
The government has allowed the Pakistan Cricket Board to admit 20 per cent capacity of fans inside the stadiums for the country's premier Twenty20 league, maintaining proper social distancing and making masks mandatory for spectators.
Shoaib Akhtar makes fun of PSL 6 anthem.(Screengrab)
Shoaib Akhtar makes fun of PSL 6 anthem.(Screengrab)

'You guys have scared my children': Akhtar hilariously roasts PSL 6 anthem

UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 01:49 PM IST
  • “Is this how you're taking PSL brand up? Going down every year. Kon banata hai yeh,” Akhtar said on Twitter.
South African head coach Mark Boucher.(AP)
South African head coach Mark Boucher.(AP)

Pakistan vs South Africa: Boucher bemoans mental frailties after series loss

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 01:58 PM IST
South Africa were defeated by 95 runs in Rawalpindi on Monday to lose the two-match series 2-0.
Pakistan's Babar Azam, left, and Mohammad Rizwan celebrate after winning the match against South Africa on the end of the second cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi.(AP)
Pakistan's Babar Azam, left, and Mohammad Rizwan celebrate after winning the match against South Africa on the end of the second cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi.(AP)

'Getting into the top five is promising': Babar urges Pakistan to aim high

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 08:51 PM IST
Already captain of Pakistan's T20 and ODI teams, Babar was appointed as skipper of the test side in November and was supposed to make his test captaincy debut in New Zealand.
Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan, who scored 115 not out, leaves the field at the end of the 2nd inning on the fourth day of the second cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi.(AP)
Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan, who scored 115 not out, leaves the field at the end of the 2nd inning on the fourth day of the second cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi.(AP)

Rizwan Ali confident of Pakistan win against South Africa on final day

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Even though South Africa appeared in control at 127 for one at the close of play on the fourth day chasing 370, the wicketkeeper-batsman, who ended with 115 not out in the Pakistan second innings, said his team will try to pull off a win.
Pakistan's Babar Azam bats during the fourth day of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the National Stadium, in Karachi, (AP)
Pakistan's Babar Azam bats during the fourth day of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the National Stadium, in Karachi, (AP)

Babar and Alam revive Pakistan to 145-3 on rain-hit Day 1

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 06:07 PM IST
  • Babar raised his 16th test half-century and was unbeaten on 77 with a dozen boundaries while left-handed Alam continued his rich batting form to be 42 off 138 balls at tea. They did not resume as rain washed out the last session.
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq(REUTERS)
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq(REUTERS)

Pakistan coach warns against complacency in 2nd test vs SA

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 03:44 PM IST
  • The home side fought back from 27-4 in its first innings at Karachi to beat the Proteas by seven wickets and take a 1-0 lead the two-match series. The second test starts at Pindi Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(Twitter)
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(Twitter)

Will be available to play for Pakistan again once Misbah and Co leave: Amir

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Having already retired from Tests, the 28-year-old quit international cricket last month alleging mental torture by the cricket board.
South Africa return to training. (Cricket South Africa)
South Africa return to training. (Cricket South Africa)

South Africa squad clears Covid tests after arriving in Pakistan

PTI | , Karachi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:37 PM IST
  • The South Africa squad, which includes 21 players, underwent their first Covid-19 tests soon after landing on Saturday.
South African head coach Mark Boucher throws the ball during the pre-warmup on day two of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Catherine Kotze)(AP)
South African head coach Mark Boucher throws the ball during the pre-warmup on day two of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Catherine Kotze)(AP)

Mark Boucher confident of South Africa team's safety on Pakistan tour

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:12 PM IST
South Africa start the first of two tests in Pakistan on January 26 as they return there for the first time since 2007. Their absence followed a militant attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009 that killed six policemen and two civilians.
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