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After Pakistan meandered to 96 for 9 in the T20 last week, Waqar Younis, the Pakistan coach, had said, “The major focus for us is how are we going to deal with 50 overs?” Misbah-ul-Haq then talked about the loss of confidence after the defeat in the one-dayer on Tuesday. Those assessments suggest...

No Sunil Narine, no Chris Gayle, losses in the two practice games followed by a dispute between players and the board on the eve of the first match. When Dwayne Bravo’s letter to WICB mentioned the West Indies team morale was at “an all-time low”, no one would have doubted it. Still, the visitors somehow found a way to galvanise. Marlon Samuels, playing...

Are you missing it? The big, stuff: definitely. Absolutely. You said in the book that, for a while at least, you hated playing for England? I did. Some of the stuff that was going on in the dressing room meant I didn’t want to be there. I still produced the results on the field, because I felt incredibly free when I was batting. I loved it; I loved batting. Should...

Fast bowler Junaid Khan has been ruled out of Pakistan’s series against Australia in the UAE, after injuring his knee during practice. Junaid had twisted his knee during a fielding drill on the eve of the first ODI, and following an MRI scan was advised four to six weeks’ rest. As a result, he did not play in Tuesday’s one-dayer, in which Pakistan stumbled...

Glenn Maxwell spun out the first three Pakistan wickets on a slow turner as the hosts limped to 96 and lost the only T20 international to Australia by six wickets. Had it not been for 20 extras, the second-highest contributor to the innings after debutant Saad Nasim‘s 25, Pakistan would have struggled to get anywhere close to 100. Pakistan’s spinners, in...

SUZUKA: Four-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will leave Red Bull at the end of the season and is expected to soon announce a deal with Ferrari. Vettel told Red Bull chief Christian Horner on Friday night that he intended to leave, and the team made the formal announcement on Saturday ahead of qualifying at the Japanese Grand Prix. “Sebastian Vettel...

DUBAI: Pakistan and Australia look to build up their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone Twenty20 International here on Sunday, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without their key spinner Saeed Ajmal who is suspended from international cricket after his bowling action was found illegal...

Taking full advantage of banned spinner Sunil Narine’s absence, star Indian batsman Suresh Raina dominated Saturday Kolkata Knight Riders attack for his third T20 century to lead his team Chennai Super Kings to their second Champions League T20 title. Raina’s aggressive batting made a decent target of 181 look easy and achieved the 8-wicket victory with an over...

LAHORE: While dispelling rumours suggesting Younis Khan will be included in national team for the ODI series against Australia in the UAE, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman on Thursday said the Board had decided to seek help from both the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) for reviving its bilateral ‘A’ team tours. “I have...

DUBAI: Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis urged his bowlers to step up and fill the big void left by the absence of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in the limited over and Test series. Ajmal, ranked number one in one-day cricket, was last month suspended after his bowling action was found illegal following an assessment in a bio-mechanical laboratory...

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