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‘Against India, players are scared. Pretty sure there were dressing room issues’

Pakistan had a poor start to their World Cup preparation, losing by five wickets to New Zealand in their first warm-up match.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma shakes hands with Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam after their Super Fours match in the Asia Cup 2023, at R. Premadasa Stadium, in Colombo on Monday. India won by 228 runs against Pakistan.
(ANI )
Published on Oct 01, 2023 12:29 PM IST

'If these are the pitches, Pakistan have to score 400': Ramiz's far-fetched take

New Zealand chased down a 346-run target against Pakistan with over seven overs to spare in the warm-up game on Friday.

Pakistan's captain Babar Azam, left, and Mohammad Rizwan encourage each other during the ICC Cricket World Cup warmup match between New Zealand and Pakistan(AP)
Published on Oct 01, 2023 07:39 AM IST

Zaka Ashraf takes U-turn on 'dushman mulk' remark; PCB issues clarification

The PCB issued a statement following Zaka Ashraf's controversial remark on India after Pakistan's players arrived in the country for the 2023 World Cup.

BCCI President Roger Binny (L) and Vice President Rajeev Shukla with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairperson Zaka Ashraf (C) (PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 09:23 AM IST

PCB chairman's controversial ‘dushman mulk’ remark as PAK players land in India

Babar Azam's Pakistan side received a brilliant welcome at the Hyderabad airport but PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf sparked controversy with an unexpected remark.

Zaka Ashraf fuels controversy with an unexpected remark following Pakistan players' arrival in India for 2023 World Cup(Twitter/PTI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 01:49 PM IST

'Naseem constantly complained but medical team didn't take it seriously'

Naseem Shah was ruled out of the 2023 World Cup with a shoulder injury, with Hasan Ali replacing the youngster.

Pakistan's Naseem Shah, left, gestures as he unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of India's Rohit Sharma(AP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 02:06 AM IST

Babar ‘overwhelmed’ as Pakistan stars react to ‘amazing’ welcome in India

Pakistan stars arrived in India on Wednesday for the 2023 edition of men's ODI World Cup, starting October 5.

Babar Azam arrives in India on Thursday(Instagram/Babar Azam)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 12:35 PM IST

'Top-4 is low...': Babar's uber-confident reply on experts' prediction on PAK's

Babar has his eyes on the bigger prize, with the aim to emulate what the Imran Khan-led side had achieved in 1992.

Pakistan's captain Babar Azam gives a press conference regarding team's preparation for upcoming Cricket World Cup, in Lahore(AP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 07:13 PM IST

Babar Azam breaks silence on alleged dressing-room spat with Shaheen Afridi

Days after the fast bowler addressed the issue, Babar broke his silence on the matter on the eve of Pakistan's departure for the World Cup.

Babar Azam has his say on the rumours of a rift with Shaheen Afridi
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 08:01 PM IST

Why Pakistan's India visa for World Cup was delayed: Detailed series of events

The most recent drama surrounding the World Cup relates to Pakistan's visa delay issues.

Led by Babar Azam, the Pakistan team will arrive in India on Wednesday after their visas were issued.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 02:15 PM IST

Babar Azam slapped with fine for two traffic violations in Lahore

The development came just 36 hours before the Pakistan cricket team left for India for the ODI World Cup

Babar Azam and his Pakistan side are all set to leave for India in the next 36 hours for the ODI World Cup(AFP)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 08:01 PM IST

The issues will prevent IND from winning WC: PAK legend outlines 'terrible' flaw

While the Pakistan legend admitted that India are the favourites to lift the World Cup, he outlined two factors that could also prevent them.

India's captain KL Rahul (2L) demands for DRS against Australia's Sean Abbott during the second one-day international (ODI) cricket match between India and Australia(AFP)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 02:14 PM IST

‘Shadab said, I want to bring you to WC camp’: Afridi's major revelation

Shadab Khan, who has been struggling with his bowling at the moment, is also the vice-captain of Pakistan for the World Cup.

Pakistan's Shadab Khan, with out a cap, is congratulated by teammates for taking the wicket of India's Rohit Sharma during the Asia Cup(AP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 06:49 AM IST

'Kuldeep ko Pakistan select nahi kar sakta': Chief selector Inzamam stumps all

Inzamam-ul-Haq had a witty remark as he replied to a question about Pakistan spinners underperforming in ODIs.

Pakistan's cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq announces World Cup squad during a press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on September 22, 2023.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 09:09 AM IST

India dethrone Pakistan in ODIs, script history by becoming No.1 across formats

With a win against Australia, India dethroned Pakistan to become the world No. 1 ranked ODI side and subsequently achieved a rare feat in rankings history.

Indian players celebrate against Cameron Green during the first one day international match between Australia and India in Mohali, India, Friday, September 22, 2023(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times.)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 06:40 AM IST

How Hasan Ali replaced 150kph star Naseem Shah in Pakistan's World Cup squad

Hasan Ali was a surprise inclusion in Pakistan's World Cup squad, replacing the injured Naseem Shah.

Pakistan's Hasan Ali in action for the side during T20Is against England in 2022(AFP)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 10:37 PM IST

No Naseem Shah for Pakistan in 2023 World Cup as PCB announces 15-member squad

Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the 2023 World Cup, with Hasan Ali replacing the player in the 15-member squad.

Pakistan's Naseem Shah celebrates taking the wicket of India's Shardul Thakur during the Asia Cup (AP)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 12:08 PM IST

Furious Inzamam skips PCB review meeting, Hafeez resigns right before WC

Pakistan cricket is hit with controversies right before the World Cup as a poor performance in the Asia Cup has shaken- up the higher authorities at PCB

Inzamam-ul-Haq skipped the PCB review meeting while Mohammad Hafeez resigned from the technical committee on Thursday night(Files)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:00 AM IST

‘You look at Pakistan and think they’d have no chance at WC': Ex-England star

Pakistan were knocked out in the Super 4 stage in the Asia Cup earlier this month and former England star Dominic Cork made a key remark on Babar Azam's men.

Pakistan's captain Babar Azam (L) with teammates walks back to the pavilion after Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets during the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four(AFP)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 02:13 PM IST

'They will encounter some hostility': Miandad's unusual message to Babar and co

Javed Miandad spoke about the criticism of Babar Azam and further had an unusual advice for Pakistan ahead of the 2023 World Cup in India.

Javed Miandad (R) had a message for Babar and the rest of Pakistan team ahead of 2023 WC in India(AP/YouTube)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 02:55 PM IST

Shaheen Afridi breaks silence on rumours of dressing-room rift with Babar Azam

On Tuesday, Shaheen put all the rumours to rest with a stunning one-word post.

Shaheen, on Tuesday, broke silence on the matter with a one-word social-media post.
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 07:20 AM IST

Shahid Afridi on claims of wanting Shaheen as PAK captain amid Babar dispute

The former Pakistan captain was also left baffled at how certain remarks are being portrayed by the media.

Shahid Afridi vehemently denied it adding that he has rather suggested Shaheen to stay away from the captaincy role.
Published on Sep 19, 2023 06:00 PM IST

Pakistan vs New Zealand World Cup warm-up to be played behind closed doors

The September 29 game will be played without spectators after the Hyderabad Police expressed their inability to provide security on that day.

Pakistan's captian Babar Azam (C) speaks with Zaman Khan (R)(AFP)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 06:32 PM IST

How can India dethrone Pakistan in AUS series to become No. 1 ODI side before WC

The final ODI series ahead of WC, between India and Australia, will decide which team will head to the big tournament as the No. 1 ranked side.

India players celebrate during the Asia Cup 2023 final match against Sri Lanka, at R.Premadasa Stadium, in Colombo (ICC Twitter)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 07:05 AM IST

Pakistan player breaks silence on Babar, Shaheen's alleged bust-up - Report

It was reported that Babar and Shaheen came at loggerheads following Pakistan's elimination from Asia Cup earlier this week.

Pakistan's captain Babar Azam (front) looks on before the start of the Asia Cup 2023 super four one-day international (ODI) cricket match vs Sri Lanka(AFP)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 10:06 AM IST

Gavaskar makes bold 'Pakistan' comparison after Siraj's 6-fer in Asia Cup final

Sunil Gavaskar made a bold ‘Pakistan’ comparison for India's pace bowling department after Mohammed Siraj's record six-wicket haul in the Asia Cup final.

Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag had special praise for Mohammed Siraj.
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 08:11 PM IST

Akhtar's king-sized reaction as Siraj destroys Sri Lanka in Asia Cup final

Shoaib Akhtar had a brilliant reaction after Mohammed Siraj registered figures of 6/21 in the Asia Cup final vs Sri Lanka.

Mohammed Siraj (R) celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's captain Dasun Shanaka (AFP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 06:41 PM IST

‘If you can’t handle this pressure…': Younis pulls no punches at Babar Azam

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been facing significant criticism after the side's performances in the Asia Cup 2023.

Pakistan Babar Azam (R) and Pakistan's Shaheen Shah Afridi (L) chase the ball during the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4(AFP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 11:13 AM IST

'Superstar na bane': Babar, Shaheen at loggerheads after PAK's Asia Cup exit

Following the shocking exit from Asia Cup, reports emerged that Babar had lost his cool in his dressing room chat with the team.

Babar Azam was left furious in the dressing room after Pakistan's Asia Cup loss to Sri Lanka
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 06:18 AM IST

'228 naa akele Babar ko karne the, naa usne khaaye': Hafeez attacks PAK players

Mohammad Hafeez didn't mince his words as he talked about the severe criticism of Pakistan captain Babar Azam following elimination from Asia Cup.

Pakistan's captain Babar Azam reacts after his dismissal by India's Hardik Pandya (not pictured) during the Asia Cup 2023 super 4(AFP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 06:40 AM IST

Pakistan can reclaim No. 1 ODI ranking after India's shock BAN defeat

As it stands, even with a win on Sunday against Sri Lanka to extend their supremacy in Asia, India will not be able to become the No. 1 ranked ODI side

Pakistan lost their No.1 spot after crushing defeats to India and Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup
Published on Sep 16, 2023 07:04 PM IST
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