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No replacement for Misbah at the moment, says Miandad

Pakistan legend Javed Miandad has blamed the country’s domestic structure for being unable to find Test captain Misbahul Haq’s replacement and believes this has caused the 42-year-old to delay his retirement call. Ramiz Raja, Wasim Akram urge Misbah to leave on a high “The problem is we don’t have anyone ...

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Ramiz Raja, Wasim Akram urge Misbah to leave on a high

KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricket heavyweights on Saturday asked Test captain Misbahul Haq to call time on his illustrious career, blaming his poor batting and uninspired captaincy for a 3-0 whitewash to Australia. Misbah, who at 42 is the oldest current international cricketer, capped a miserable series with a 220-run defeat ...

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Pakistan slide from third to fifth in Test rankings

Pakistan slipped down to fifth position in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test rankings after a 3-0 whitewash by Australia. The 220-run defeat in Sydney on Saturday, which was preceded by a 39-run loss in day-night Test in Brisbane and an innings and 18 runs defeat in Melbourne, saw Misbahul ...

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Big Bash performers rewarded with Australia call-up for Pakistan ODIs

SYDNEY: Uncapped middle-order batsman Chris Lynn was rewarded for his Big Bash League (BBL) pyrotechnics with a place in the Australia squad for the five match one-day international series against Pakistan on Saturday. The 26-year-old has been in impressive form in the domestic Twenty20 competition and hit a stunning 11 ...

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Pakistan facing defeat to Australia in final Test

Pakistan were fighting to stave off defeat to Australia on the final day of the third Test in Sydney with five wickets down on Saturday. The tourists, facing their 12th straight Test defeat in Australia, lost four wickets in the first session after resuming at 55 for one. At lunch ...

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BCCI appoint Kohli as India’s limited-overs captain

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have appointed star batsman Virat Kohli as ODI, T20I captain. NEWS ALERT: @imVkohli to lead the 15 member squad for ODIs and T20Is against England #INDvENG — BCCI (@BCCI) January 6, 2017 Kohli replaced former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who resigned from ...

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Farhan Mehboob beats Hong Kong’s Leo Au to win international Squash tournament

World number 49, Pakistan’s Farhan Mehboob, overcame world number 30 Leo Au of Hong Kong in the final of the First President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament 2017 at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad on Friday. Farhan, who had won the Serena Hotel Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship in ...

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Suspended Basit Ali likely to get his post back

Former Test batsman Basit Ali is likely to be reinstated as the chief of the junior selection committee by the Pakistan Cricket Board, it has been learnt. Ali was relieved by PCB of his duties as chief of the junior selection committee and head coach of national women’s team earlier ...

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PCB announces Women’s squad for ICC Women World Cup Qualifiers

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan approved the names of the 14-player squad and two stand-by players forwarded by Women’s National Selection Committee for the ICC Women World Cup Qualifiers, 2017. The matches will be played between Feb 7 to Feb 21. The women’s team practice camp for the world ...

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Can Younis Khan save Pakistan in Sydney?

The ball is pitched well outside off stump, but the long arms of Younis Khan reach for it as he sweeps Nathon Lyon towards deep backward square leg for four runs. The bat swing makes an immaculate semi-circle, while his back leg is securely planted inside the crease. It is ...

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