Pakistan Cricket Team

Imad Wasim signs with Melbourne Renegades for second half of BBL 2020-21

Pakistan bowling allrounder will join the Renegades from December 26 following Pakistan's T20I series with New Zealand
July 12, 2024

Afridi to return to Pakistan from LPL for 'personal emergency'

The former Pakistan captain said he would rejoin the LPL once his situation was resolved
July 11, 2024

Dilbar Hussain returns to Melbourne Stars for BBL 2020-21

He returns to the Stars for the entire season after his surprising debut in last years BBL against the Brisbane Heat
July 12, 2024

PCB chief Wasim Khan assures Babar Azam of long-term captaincy

"He is our best batsman, young and mentally very strong and he himself wanted to take on the responsibility for all three formats"
July 12, 2024

Raza Hasan 'expelled' from Quaid-e-Azam trophy after Covid-19 protocol breach

PCB's High Performance Director calls spinner's actions "irresponsible and damaging"
July 12, 2024

ICC makes U-turn, to revisit plan for extra global event in next eight-year cycle

Those reliant on ICC revenue want it, while ones that earn more from bilateral series don't
July 13, 2024

Shahid Afridi to end his quarantine early, cleared to play Galle Gladiators' opening LPL game

He arrived in Sri Lanka only on Tuesday having missed his flight the day before, and took an antibody test soon after arrival
July 12, 2024

India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 - the match that changed everything for Lancashire chief

How Old Trafford encounter inspired English club's foray into Indian market
July 12, 2024
ICC news

Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root nominated for ICC men's cricketer of the decade award

Kohli is the only men's player who has been nominated for all major awards
July 16, 2024

Asad Shafiq hundred, thrilling draw headline fourth QeA round

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa went to the top of the table with their second win in four, after a win over Central Punjab
July 12, 2024

Shahid Afridi misses flight to Sri Lanka, likely to miss two LPL matches

Details of his next attempted flight have not been firmed up, although Gladiators hope he can arrive by Wednesday
July 12, 2024

Imran Khan's Kabul visit might help revive Afghanistan vs Pakistan bilateral cricket

"Afghanistan playing Pakistan has a big [commercial] potential and a big viewership," PCB CEO Wasim Khan says
July 12, 2024

Amir, Hafeez, Malik, Wahab secure preferential PCB treatment for seniority

The four players will continue to receive Category A fees, while other non-contracted players get Category C fees
July 12, 2024

LPL 2020 - Sohail Tanvir, Canada batsman Ravinderpal Singh test positive for Covid-19

The Colombo Kings player's participation is now contingent on his recovery and signoffs from medical authorities
July 11, 2024

ICC confirms altered points system for World Test Championship

The board also introduced a minimum age restriction for international cricket which will apply across all cricket
July 11, 2024

2022 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa postponed to February 2023

The major tournaments on the women's calendar for 2022 now include the ODI World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Ashes
July 15, 2024

Sami Aslam is considering quitting Pakistan cricket

It is likely he would be involved initially in the T20 franchise league USA Cricket is trying to establish
July 12, 2024

England plan for full calendar and return of crowds in 2021 home season

Five Tests against India, women's tours by New Zealand and South Africa included in provisional schedule
July 11, 2024

England confirm October 2021 dates for historic return to Pakistan

Two T20Is in Karachi, in first visit for 16 years, will form part of T20 World Cup build-up
July 07, 2024

Imad Wasim confident in 'game-changing' Karachi players ahead of historic final

Karachi Kings captain also stressed his players had great respect for Lahore Qalandars
July 15, 2024

England's proposed tour of Pakistan postponed until late 2021

Planned goodwill trip in New Year off the agenda for now due to cost, availability issues
July 12, 2024

Pakistan's biggest rivalry set to light up PSL final

Karachi's process vs Lahore's momentum. The game needs no more billing than that
July 15, 2024

Wiese, Rauf set up Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings PSL final clash

The winner will face Karachi Kings in the PSL final
July 12, 2024

Babar, Wasim and Amir put Karachi in the PSL final after dramatic Super Over

Imad Wasim felt he was confident his batsmen had the ability to chase whatever was set.
July 15, 2024

FICA wants 'clear global solutions' to tackle contract breaches in sanctioned cricket

Body calls on ICC and its member boards to show "willingness to prioritise and act on" the matter
July 15, 2024

Younis Khan to be Pakistan's batting coach till 2022 T20 World Cup

The PCB also has the option to extend his contract till the 2023 50-over World Cup.
July 12, 2024

Babar Azam replaces Azhar Ali as Pakistan Test captain

Azam is now the captain across all three formats, bringing to an end Azhar's brief second stint
July 15, 2024

Usman Qadir takes four as Pakistan sweep Zimbabwe 3-0

Pakistan have handed a debut to batsman Abdullah Shafique
July 15, 2024

PCB appoints Board of Governors' first female director in Alia Zafar

The changes made to the constitution of the PCB take effect, with four independent directors nominated to the Board of Governors
July 15, 2024

Confident Pakistan target clean sweep against lacklustre Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe need their experienced hands to show the way, while Pakistan might be tempted to experiment with their XI
July 15, 2024

Usman Qadir finally hits the zone, and puts on a show to remember

It's taken him time to get to international cricket, and on Sunday, he showed that he belonged there
July 15, 2024

Usman Qadir leads fine Pakistan bowling performance to seal series

Haider Ali and Babar Azam slam fifties to make quick work of small chase
July 15, 2024

Unchanged Pakistan opt to bowl, Zimbabwe bring in Donald Tiripano for Tendai Chatara

This is also the 50th T20I for umpire Ahsan Raza, the first to reach the landmark
July 15, 2024

Babar Azam's 82 trumps Wesley Madhevere's 70* as Pakistan take 1-0 lead

Zimbabwe brought in Elton Chigumbura, Ryan Burl and Tendai Chatara, while Mohammad Hafeez returned for Pakistan
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB wants Younis Khan to lead High Peformance Centre in Karachi

This, in addition to his role as Pakistan's batting consultant
July 15, 2024

Foregone conclusion? Anything but, as Pakistan and Zimbabwe switch focus to T20Is

Their win in the final ODI should give the visitors enough confidence to put their best game on display
July 15, 2024

Hasan Ali injures himself again, after returning to Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

He has sustained a strain in his groin after five months of extensive rehabilitation of his back
July 12, 2024

Balochistan's Bismillah Khan tests positive for Covid-19

He had shown symptoms during the second round match against Southern Punjab in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy
July 12, 2024

Back-to-back wins give Southern Punjab big lead at the top

Northern beat Central Punjab, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa escape with a draw against Sindh
July 12, 2024

Blessing Muzarabani the hero, twice, as Zimbabwe win final ODI in Super Over shootout

The visitors have lost the series but the World Cup Super League points still up for grabs
July 15, 2024

Pakistan eye clean sweep; Zimbabwe search for top-order form

Zimbabwe may feel some progress has been made if they don't walk away empty handed
July 15, 2024

DRS: Should Haider Ali have been given out?

What happens when technology and the naked eye contradict each other, as was the case in the second ODI?
July 15, 2024

Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam script series win for Pakistan

Pakistan hand debuts to Muhammad Musa and Haider Ali
July 15, 2024

Aleem Dar set to break record for most ODIs as on-field umpire

The Pakistani official has stood in 387 international games so far, also a world record
July 15, 2024

Expect Pakistan to shake off the rust and hit the next gear in second ODI

Zimbabwe might rue not getting over the line in the first game against an off-colour opposition
July 15, 2024

Brendan Taylor: 'Pakistan's death bowling took game away from us'

Azam lauds Riaz and Afridi, but calls for a better performance on the batting front
July 15, 2024

Wasim Khan considers options before committing to new PCB deal

Chief executive has year to run on contract but may put family first after pressures in role
July 12, 2024

Shaheen Afridi tops Brendan Taylor to make it 1-0 for Pakistan

International cricket returns to the subcontinent with the first ODI in Rawalpindi
July 15, 2024

Babar Azam: Can't afford to take anything for granted against Zimbabwe

"This time around the competition will be good; they have brought in experienced players and you will see different cricket"
July 15, 2024

Nasir Jamshed granted bail in wait for deportation hearing

Former Pakistan cricketer was sentenced to 17 months in prison for role in spot-fixing
July 12, 2024

Sarfaraz Ahmed trumps Azhar Ali as Sindh win, Hussain Talat 253 routs Northern

In Karachi, Yasir Shah finished with eight wickets in Balochistan's win
July 12, 2024

Bradburn looks to revolutionise Pakistan's coaching structure

Wants country's coaches to prioritise match-winning performances over individual statistics
July 15, 2024

Saleem Malik dealt blow after judge terms appeal 'unnatural'

Saleem Malik was dealt a blow after the independent adjudicator said there was no obligation on the PCB to reintegrate him into the fold
July 12, 2024

With no 'future with Pakistan' in Test cricket, Salman Butt turns focus to non-playing role

PCB has offered the former captain a commentator's job for the upcoming season of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PSL, Zimbabwe games moved from Lahore due to smog

"Cannot compromise on heath of players or officials," says PCB chief executive
July 15, 2024

PCB tweaks Quaid-e-Azam trophy points system to encourage attacking cricket

Batting sides with higher scoring rates will get additional bonus points, as will bowling sides for taking more wickets inside 100 overs
July 12, 2024

Azhar Ali set to lose Test captaincy

ESPNcricinfo understands the change is likely to happen as early as Pakistan's upcoming tour of New Zealand in December
July 15, 2024

Nasir Jamshed faces extended prison term for spot-fixing role

Former Pakistan cricketer faces deportation under home office rules governing length of sentence
July 12, 2024

Warwickshire among England counties considering Pakistan for pre-season tour

Club mulling visit to Lahore to prepare for 2021 season after revelations England may travel to the country
July 15, 2024

Zimbabwe land in Pakistan but head coach Lalchand Rajput pulls out

The former India batsman did not travel despite getting clearance from Pakistan's foreign office
July 15, 2024

PCB to ICC: Ensure visas for Pakistan players for T20 World Cup 2021 in India

Wasim Khan also says bilateral India-Pakistan series can't happen in the foreseeable future
July 15, 2024

Amir dropped for Zimbabwe series, Shadab appointed white-ball vice captain

No place for Malik, Sarfaraz and Amir in 22-member squad
July 15, 2024

'Completely unacceptable': PCB 'disturbed' as nine Pakistan players breach Covid-19 protocols

"They have put at risk the integrity of the tournament and health and safety of their colleagues"
July 15, 2024

Umar Gul retires from all forms of cricket

He made the decision after his side, Balochistan, were eliminated from the National T20 Cup
July 12, 2024

Women's cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day

The eight-team women's T20 competition will begin on July 29 and will be contested over eight days at Edgbaston
July 15, 2024

ECB confirms plans to undertake first tour of Pakistan in more than 15 years

'Short white-ball tour' in early 2021 could be England's first visit since 2005
July 06, 2024

Once-ridiculed Azam Khan steps out of his father's shadow

Azam Khan was mocked when he first made his debut at last year's PSL, but no one's laughing at him now
July 12, 2024

Pakistan domestic cricketer reports corrupt approach during National T20 Cup

The player in question has not represented Pakistan in international cricket
July 12, 2024

Azam Khan and Anwar Ali the stars as Sindh book semi-final spot

Sarfaraz Ahmed's team trumps table-toppers Northern by 25 runs in high-scoring contest
July 15, 2024

Misbah-ul-Haq to quit Pakistan chief selector's role; set to continue as head coach

He will continue to be the team's head coach
July 16, 2024

Verdict reserved in landmark Saleem Malik case

Case is being heard by retired judge Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, and judgement is expected in 15 days
July 12, 2024

Eight days off from release, Nasir Jamshed faces prospect of deportation to Pakistan

Jailed former Pakistan batsman likely to learn of his immediate fate next week
July 11, 2024

Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim put Northern in semi-finals

Southern Punjab slide to fifth loss in six games to sit bottom of the table
July 12, 2024

Rawalpindi to host Zimbabwe ODIs, Lahore gets T20Is

The PCB has swapped the venues but the tour dates remain the same
July 15, 2024

Lahore to replace Multan as partial host for Zimbabwe tour

Multan was originally scheduled to host the three-match ODI series
July 15, 2024

Legal battle looms as players seek commercial rights protections from ICC

FICA has written to ICC seeking recompense for players' commercial exploitation with ICC partners
July 11, 2024

Shaheen Afridi's second five-for seals dominant Khyber Pakhtunkhwa win

Afridi took 5-21 while Imam-ul-Haq made 88 to give Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan their third win each
July 12, 2024

Northern maintain perfect start; Southern Punjab stay winless

South Punjab were undone by Balochistan to fall to their fourth straight loss, while Northern made it four wins in four thanks to a half-century from Zeeshan Malik
July 12, 2024

All-round Shadab Khan maintains Northern's perfect start

Meanwhile, Southern Punjab fell to their third successive defeat
July 16, 2024

Shaheen Afridi five-for gives Khyber Pakhtunkhwa first points

Sohail Khan and Sharjeel Khan star as Sindh get past Central Punjab
July 12, 2024

Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf star as Northern see off Southern Punjab

The pair took seven wickets between them, ensuring Zeeshan Ashraf's 37-ball 73 went in vain
July 16, 2024

Former Bermuda batsman David Hemp appointed Pakistan women's coach

Hemp, 49, is presently based in Australia and has worked with Melbourne Stars and Victoria in the Women's Big Bash League
July 15, 2024

Balochistan snatch thrilling two-run win against Sindh

Sindh needed three off the last two deliveries, but successive run-outs condemned them to defeat.
July 12, 2024

PCB, PSL to settle financial dispute out of court

The PCB agreed to meet with the PSL owners on October 7 to try and resolve their long-standing issues
July 12, 2024

Who is Abdullah Shafique?

All you need to know about the 20-year old batsman whose debut century handed Central Punjab a win against Southern Punjab
July 16, 2024

National T20 Cup: Northern, Central Punjab start with wins as batsmen make merry on opening day

Kamran Akmal, Abdullah Shafique and Haider Ali among the heavy scorers on the day in Multan
July 12, 2024

Pakistan to tour New Zealand for two Tests and three T20Is in December

No bio-secure bubble needed after mandatory 14-day quarantine period on arrival
July 15, 2024

Faisal Iqbal gets NOC to rejoin Balochistan

PCB says it's pleased the coach has "promptly and swiftly" resolved the issues that led to the NOC being denied earlier
July 15, 2024
Pakistan cricket

PCB vs PSL franchise owners - board commits to finding 'practicable and acceptable' solutions

Franchises' petition "misdirected and was liable to be dismissed", says PCB's legal counsel
July 12, 2024

PCB withdraws Balochistan first XI coach Faisal Iqbal from National T20 Cup after PIA delays NOC

The former Pakistan batsman also breached quarantine protocols for domestic cricket
July 15, 2024

Shaheen Afridi 'focusing on all formats' with red-ball cricket 'not going anywhere'

The fast bowler is keen to maintain his fitness in order to play all three formats for Pakistan
July 15, 2024

Cricket for some, not for all - where does the women's game stand?

As top-level women's cricket resumes this week, what's the state of the game among the major nations after six months of Covid-19 hiatus?
July 14, 2024

Bypassed for meeting with Imran Khan, Ehsan Mani summons Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali

PCB chairman displeased at being bypassed by the head coach and selector and Test captain
July 12, 2024

Imran Khan rejects players' plea to reinstate department cricket in Pakistan

Prime Minister says he convinced Misbah, Ali and Hafeez with "great difficulty" on new system's virtues
July 12, 2024

Official confirmation of Pakistan tour 'imminent' - ZC chairman Mukuhlani

Zimbabwe Cricket are set to obtain government clearance to visit Pakistan for a limited-overs series next month
July 07, 2024

Independent adjudicator for Saleem Malik sting operation appeal set

An independent adjudicator has been appointed to hear the appeal in the case involving a sting operation potentially implicating Saleem Malik in April 2000
July 12, 2024

Umar Gul: We need departmental cricket back in Pakistan

Misbah-ul-Haq says cricketers who have lost livelihoods shouldn't be left "deserted" by the PCB and the government
July 12, 2024

Michael Holding: England, Australia reasons for not continuing to take a knee are 'lame'

ECB says it remains committed to "critical change" after comments from West Indian great
July 10, 2024

Sarfaraz Ahmed was hesitant to play third T20I against England

The wicketkeeper-batsman was concerned that his tour would be judged on the basis of just one game
July 15, 2024

Salman Butt refuses to play National T20 Cup after Central Punjab demotes him

He was due to captain their second XI, but it didn't turn out that way
July 12, 2024

Pakistan were on a T20I losing streak when I took over - Misbah-ul-Haq

He calls for more patience as he looks to lead Pakistan to the top of the T20I charts
July 12, 2024

Iqbal Qasim resigns as PCB cricket committee head

Says the role was "toothless" and the board wasn't paying heed to the committee's recommendations
July 12, 2024

PCB amps up white-ball formats with eye on ICC tournaments in 2021-22

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will be held in Karachi; domestic season to begin September 30
July 12, 2024

Ehsan Mani: 'Healthier' to not have next ICC chairman from 'Big Three'

PCB chairman says "ICC is crying out for more independent directors"
July 13, 2024
Pakistan news

PSL 2020 to conclude in mid-November as cricket returns to Pakistan

The National T20 Cup set to begin later this month, followed by the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
July 12, 2024

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim confirm Hampshire, Nottinghamshire deals

They join Pakistan team-mate Babar Azam in the competition
July 16, 2024

Tom Banton zooms up T20I batsmen's rankings after solid run against Pakistan

Babar Azam holds on to top spot, Mohammad Hafeez makes big gains, Dawid Malan re-enters top five
July 15, 2024

Moeen Ali credits Eoin Morgan support after emerging from form slump with bat

Morgan asked allrounder to give team talk ahead of game as part of vice-captaincy role
July 15, 2024

Top-order options, and Powerplay woes - six T20 talking points for England

Six talking points after England were held to a 1-1 draw in their T20I series against Pakistan
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Old Trafford

Last call for England's fringe players to make their mark in series decider

Imminent return of England big guns puts spotlight on understudies
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Old Trafford

Eoin Morgan puts best form down to 'experience and confidence' in batting role

England captain confident in ability to float up and down the order as required
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Old Trafford

Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan lead England home in tall chase for 1-0 series lead

Pakistan stick with Haris Rauf above Wahab Riaz
July 15, 2024

Babar Azam: Somerset confirm batsman's Vitality T20 Blast availability

Babar available for seven group games plus knockouts if Somerset qualify
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Old Trafford

England and Pakistan try again after rain ruins nip-and-tuck night

Sides look evenly matched as cricket returns to free-to-air TV in the UK
July 15, 2024

Tom Banton wages lone battle against Pakistan before rain wins

Gregory and Malan among inclusions for England as white-ball leg begins
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st T20I

England v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Fantasy Pick, team predictions

Fantasy suggestions for the 1st T20I between England and Pakistan in Manchester
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Old Trafford

England, Pakistan begin building effort towards postponed T20 World Cup

Visitors must move on from Test disappointments as England white-ball team enters bubble
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Old Trafford

Eoin Morgan challenges young players to seize chance to cement T20 World Cup roles

World Cup postponement offers fringe players chance to gain valuable experience
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Old Trafford

Jason Roy ruled out of Pakistan T20Is after suffering side strain

Batsman sustains injury in build-up to three-match series against Pakistan
July 15, 2024

Azhar Ali rues the one that got away: 'Unfortunately, the session that mattered most we lost'

Hints at batting promotion for Mohammad Rizwan and more chances for Shadab Khan
July 15, 2024

James Anderson looks to next challenge: 'Can I reach 700? Why not?'

England management keen to have Anderson available for 2021-22 Ashes
July 15, 2024

England take series 1-0 after James Anderson reaches 600

Overnight rain pushed the start back to 4.15pm, eating away any chance of England pushing for victory
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

Dom Bess: Light was 'seriously dangerous' for tailenders to bat in

Spinner critical of umpires' decision to play on, calls for "common sense" around player wellbeing
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

Not for the first time, Azhar Ali finds a quietly dignified way through a sticky situation

As the day wore on and the pitch eased up, glimpses of an Azhar seen less frequently during his career emerged
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

James Anderson five-for allows England to enforce follow-on despite Azhar Ali century

Anderson endures three dropped catches, while Mohammad Rizwan chimes in with fifty
July 15, 2024

Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Abbas and Lisa Sthalekar enter ICC's Hall of Fame

They become the fourth South African, fifth Pakistani and fifth Australian woman respectively to join the elite list
July 13, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

Jos Buttler investment begins to return dividends for England

Second Test hundred shows Joe Root's faith in Buttler is starting to pay off
July 15, 2024

Where did it all go wrong for Pakistan's bowlers?

It's so rare that a partnership on its way to 359 needs breaking - for an inexperienced attack, even more so
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

James Anderson closes in on 600th wicket after Zak Crawley, Jos Buttler ice their innings

Anderson claims three with Pakistan already on the ropes, thanks to Crawley's 267 and 152 for Buttler
July 16, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

Zak Crawley's 267 second-highest maiden century by an England batsman

Crawley's innings during the third Test against Pakistan in numbers
July 15, 2024

Zak Crawley says reaching a century makes all the hard work 'worth it'

Young batsman describes 'unbelievable feeling of elation' as long, lonely nets flash before his eyes
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

Zak Crawley's arrival in a different league

Against a fine attack, in demanding conditions, Crawley didn't just eke out a score, he thrived
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

Mushtaq Ahmed defends bowlers despite Pakistan's tough first day

Spin coach hopes seamers can expose England's "long tail" on second day
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

Zak Crawley's maiden Test century puts England in driving seat against Pakistan

Crawley shares unbroken 205-run partnership with Jos Buttler, who is 87 not out
July 15, 2024

ECB chairman Colin Graves says ICC can 'recut the pot'

Adds a fresh finance model needed to keep all countries 'sustantainable'
July 15, 2024

Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman return to Pakistan T20I squad

Mohammad Amir returns to the side as Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik keep their places
July 15, 2024

'We know we're not the finished article,' Joe Root says as England eye Test No. 1 spot

George Dobell examines England's progress and challenges over the summer of 2020
July 15, 2024

Joe Root hints at return for Jofra Archer in third Test

Archer's job to 'get the ball zipping around at 90-plus mph' if selected, England captain says
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Mohammad Yousuf, Mohammad Zahid appointed to High Performance centre as batting, bowling coaches

PCB also makes substantial changes to domestic set-up, with as many as 16 coaches losing their jobs
July 12, 2024

Abbas opens up on Stokes dismissal

Mohammad Abbas spoke about how opponents batting outside their crease doesn't bother him
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton

After the deluge, can Pakistan come storming back?

England hold a 1-0 lead but Pakistan are looking to preserve an unbeaten series record stretching back to 2010
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Umar Akmal files appeal to overturn 18-month ban

This comes after the PCB challenged the ban's reduction from its original three-year term
July 15, 2024

Early start times allowed for third England-Pakistan Test if play lost to bad weather

ECB says play can begin at 10.30am with early starts possible in future series too
July 15, 2024

Chris Silverwood joins calls for earlier Test start times in England

England coach says 'no complaints from us' if 10.30am start is introduced for third Test against Pakistan
July 15, 2024

Joe Root: 'I'd love to go and visit Pakistan'

The England captain has echoed coach Chris Silverwood's openness to a possible tour of the country
July 15, 2024

Stuart Broad becomes No. 2 Test bowler, Babar Azam fifth among batsmen

Both gained one spot in their respective rankings after the draw in the rain-hit second Test
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Southampton

Joe Root: Bad light issue 'needs to be addressed' by game's authorities

England captain suggests earlier start times, better floodlights and "lighter" balls
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Southampton

Zak Crawley makes most of chance as second Test ends in predictable draw

Young batsman reaches half-century at scene of career-best Test knock
July 15, 2024

ICC mulling possible changes to bad light regulations

Cricket committee likely to discuss approach to poor light and wet weather after farcical scenes in Southampton
July 15, 2024

Wasim Akram calls for reciprocal England tour - "You boys owe Pakistan cricket"

Former captain says England should reciprocate after Pakistan came on tour at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Southampton

Rain deals cruel blow after tantalising first hour

Match squelching towards a draw despite teasing with enthralling contest early on fourth day
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Southampton

Play abandoned without a ball bowled on weathered third day

Rain and bad light again scupper any chance of action at the Ageas Bowl
July 15, 2024

Zak Crawley frustrated by bad light issue but warns of 'life changing' consequences

"Who's to say, if we come out and it's dark, someone doesn't break their arm or get hit in the head?"
July 15, 2024

England v Pakistan stoppages: Cricket still in the dark ages over issue of bad light

The ICC cites the issue of safety without appreciating that the world has changed
July 15, 2024

Abdul Qadir conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the third-highest civilian award in Pakistan

Among recent cricketers to have received this honour are Yasir Shah and Sarfaraz Ahmed
July 15, 2024

'We expect to contain England,' says Mohammad Rizwan after fighting display with bat

Pakistan wicketkeeper warns "it will be very difficult for them too" after marshalling lower-order resistance
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Southampton

Mohammad Rizwan lifts Pakistan on truncated day against England

Pakistan grateful to wicketkeeper's second Test fifty before bad light brings early close
July 15, 2024

Umpire Richard Kettleborough spoken to by anti-corruption officials over smartwatch

Kettleborough wore the device on the first morning of the second England-Pakistan Test
July 15, 2024

Fawad Alam and the cruelty of batting: a 10-year wait ends in a duck

Mountains of first-class runs and not a chance, then asked to play against the moving ball in England
July 15, 2024

Mohammad Hafeez back with Pakistan squad after negative Covid-19 test

Mohammad Hafeez is out of self-isolation after breach of bio-security protocols on golf course
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Southampton

James Anderson repays faith as England seize opportunity on stop-start day

Two wickets for veteran seamer puts hosts on top despite Abid Ali half-century
July 15, 2024

Were Kohli, Smith and Williamson Test cricketers the last time Fawad Alam played?

Were some of today's superstars playing international cricket the last time Fawad Alam played a Test match?
July 15, 2024

Domestic toilers who waited their turn

A list of domestic performers who were recognised belatedly as international prospects
July 15, 2024

Asad Shafiq and Fawad Alam: A tale of intertwined destinies

They were born months apart and come from the same city, but their careers belong in different universes
July 15, 2024

Waqar Younis backs 'instrumental' bowlers ahead of second Test

He also showed confidence in Azhar Ali, who he expects to "deliver in the upcoming matches"
July 15, 2024

England eyeing series win despite Ben Stokes' absence

Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler highlighted hosts' depth in Manchester
July 15, 2024

Mohammad Hafeez self-isolating after biosecurity protocol breach

Hafeez tweeted a photo of him interacting with a member of the public
July 15, 2024

PCB to challenge Umar Akmal's ban reduction in Swiss court

His three-year ban was reduced to 18 months by an independent adjudicator
July 12, 2024

Misbah-ul-Haq 'frustrated' at Pakistan's lack of fortune on final day

The head coach, however, defended the selection and use of Shadab Khan at Old Trafford
July 15, 2024

England are lucky to have Chris Woakes

In another era, match-winning allrounder may have played a hundred Tests and been a household name
July 15, 2024

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali: 'We had the game in the palm of our hands'

Azhar praises Buttler-Woakes partnership, saying his team were "one punch away" from victory
July 15, 2024

Joe Root calls for patience as Jofra Archer struggles to keep up with Test pace

Captain says fast bowler will be backed by team so long as he learns from his mistakes
July 15, 2024

Jos Buttler feared he was playing his 'last game' before crucial knock

Buttler's 75 under intense pressure came despite father's hospitalisation the previous day
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Old Trafford

Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler lead England home in memorable fourth-innings chase

Stand of 139 for the sixth wicket sees England claim fighting win to go 1-0 up in the series
July 15, 2024

Mushtaq Ahmed confident that Pakistan errors won't derail victory push

Spin coach backs legspinners to shine in fourth innings as Pakistan secure precious lead
July 15, 2024

'Miracle-worker' Ben Stokes has instilled England belief, says Chris Woakes

Allrounder promises positive approach with the bat as England face tough fourth-innings challenge
July 15, 2024

Yasir Shah takes confidence-boosting haul for Pakistan

Captain may believe his role in the side has changed, but Yasir will want to emphasise his importance hasn't
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Old Trafford

Wickets tumble but Yasir Shah's four-for gives Pakistan the edge

Pakistan closed eight wickets down and 244 runs ahead as England's seamers battled back on the third evening
July 15, 2024

No, no way! You cannot do that, Mohammad Abbas!

The more you watch the Ben Stokes dismissal, the more you break it down, the better it gets
July 15, 2024

Shadab Khan is a 'very attractive package', says Misbah-ul-Haq after vital innings

Legspinner digs in to give Shan Masood key support in agenda-setting innings
July 15, 2024

Mohammad Abbas transforms contest to leave England's outlook cloudy

Pakistan's cool kids may take the limelight but an innocuous-looking 30-year-old was their star seamer
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Old Trafford

Shan Masood 156 sets stage before Pakistan seamers tear things up

Opener's 319-ball innings leads Pakistan to 326 before Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Abbas strike
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Covid-19: PCB offers financial support to 25 unemployed Pakistan women cricketers

They will receive a monthly stipend of PKR 25,000 (USD 150) each from August to October
July 14, 2024
ICC News

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma retain top two spots in ICC ODI rankings; Babar Azam at No. 3

Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah held on to the No. 2 spot, marginally behind Trent Boult
July 06, 2024

James Anderson has earned the right to be judged on more than one three-over spell

At some stage, all those overs, all those miles, all those long spells are going to show
July 15, 2024

Shan Masood in no mood to dwell on past, as he seizes chance to prove his progress

Opener's work ethic pays off in vital first-day performance as he lays ghosts of 2016
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Old Trafford

Babar Azam, Shan Masood lift Pakistan on stop-start day

England bowlers struggle after lunch on rain-affected first day
July 15, 2024

Chris Silverwood welcomes prospect of Pakistan tour after PCB chief issues invitation

PCB chief executive hopeful that T20 series could be arranged outside of FTP schedule
July 15, 2024

TV umpire to call front-foot no-balls in England-Pakistan Test series

The system was recently introduced as part of TV umpires to call front-foot no-balls in World Cup Super League
July 15, 2024

Azhar Ali, the survivor, steps into another storm

He was in England 10 years ago, didn't look likely to be back, but here he is, as one of Pakistan's best
July 15, 2024

No excuses for another slow start as Joe Root lauds fast-bowling 'battery'

England's three Tests against West Indies give team 'head start', says captain
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Old Trafford

Situation normal as Pakistan prepare to rise to England challenge again

Azhar Ali's men start as underdogs, their preferred role in their favourite hunting ground
July 15, 2024

England wait on Ben Stokes' bowling fitness after delaying final team

Poor weather limits chance to assess allrounder after groin niggle in second Test
July 15, 2024

Pakistan lean towards twin spinners as Misbah-ul-Haq targets dry conditions

Shadab Khan in line for recall as visitors seek to build on successes in 2016 and 2018 tours
July 15, 2024

Haris Rauf finally tests negative for Covid-19, set to fly to England

He had undergone six Covid-19 tests until July 20, out of which five were positive
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Umar Akmal's ban halved from three years to 1.5 years

He will remain suspended effectively from February 2020 till August 2021
July 15, 2024

Wahab Riaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed in 20-man Pakistan squad for England Tests

Riaz replaces Haris Sohail while Ahmed slots in as the second-choice wicketkeeper
July 15, 2024

Pakistan domestic cricket likely to start with T20 Cup in September

Matches of a single tournament maybe limited to one venue to manage logistics
July 12, 2024
Pakistan in England, 2020

Pakistan team faced with legal threat of equipment being seized

Cricket team caught in crossfire of dispute between a private firm and the Pakistan government
July 15, 2024
Men's Future Tours Programme

Explainer: Men's ODI World Cup Super League

With a handful of days left for the ODI World Cup Super League, here's all you need to know about it
July 11, 2024

Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi among wickets as batsmen continue to struggle

Abid Ali and Azhar Ali again fail to make most of opportunities for time in the middle
July 15, 2024
Pakistan in England 2020

PCB came under pressure over England tour after positive Covid-19 tests, says CEO

But, he says, the Pakistan board decided to go ahead with the series to do its part for the resumption of cricket
July 15, 2024

Will delay retirement if T20 World Cup is postponed - Mohammad Hafeez

Veteran says he wants to go out on a winning note
July 15, 2024

Sarfaraz Ahmed returns, Haider Ali the new face in 29-man Pakistan squad for England Tests and T20Is

The touring party is expected to fly out later this month, at least five weeks before the series formally starts
July 15, 2024

2020 T20 World Cup prospects fade, as alternatives sought

A board official says hosting it this October would be 'too big a risk'
July 15, 2024

Playing cricket in empty stadiums will be 'strange' - Imam-ul-Haq

The Pakistan opener believes the charm of cricket exists because of fans at venues
July 15, 2024

Cricketing heads meet to plot way out of crisis

Thursday's ICC meeting starts contingency planning process
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Azhar Ali backs Misbah-ul-Haq's call to extend World Test Championship

Pakistan Test captain happy to play behind closed doors if that helps cricket return to TV
July 12, 2024
Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2019

Sri Lanka Cricket to reassess security in Pakistan after terror threat

Development follows a warning from the prime minister's office of a possible attack on the team
July 11, 2024
Pakistan news

Iconic Pakistan legspinner Abdul Qadir dies aged 63

The man who revived the art of legspin bowling passed away in Lahore from a cardiac arrest
July 12, 2024

'Priority is to build a team that can dominate' - Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq

"But then at certain times you have to assess the strength of the opponent and make your strategy accordingly."
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB bats away conflict of interest issue

Misbah was named the head coach and chief selector of Pakistan and is also on the verge of becoming Islamabad United's head coach
July 12, 2024

All-powerful Misbah-ul-Haq named Pakistan coach and chief selector

Waqar Younis also returns as bowling coach but there are likely to be conflict of interest queries around Misbah's appointment
July 12, 2024
Pakistan domestic news

Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides

High-profile captains named for each association's team; number of first-class players cut to 96
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB unveils new domestic set-up with 'stay at the top' mantra

Three-tiered structure to be spread across the three provinces, beginning with the city associations and ending with talented players moving up to the highest level
July 14, 2024
Pakistan news

Petition to prevent changing PCB constitution dismissed

The PCB has been given the all-clear for the recent amendment it made to its constitution, allowing, among other things, reforms to domestic cricket
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Misbah-ul-Haq applies for the role of Pakistan's head coach

Misbah-ul-Haq has resigned from the PCB cricket committee and applied for the position of head coach of the Pakistan national side
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Ijaz Ahmed is the new Pakistan Under-19 coach

The former batsman has been appointed coach of the U19 side, but his work will extend to overseeing the A team as well as the U16s
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan for limited-overs series in September

Karachi is set to host three ODIs while three T20Is will be staged in Lahore, marking the first international action in Pakistan in 18 months
July 13, 2024
Pakistan news

Is Misbah-ul-Haq going to be Pakistan's next head coach?

ESPNcricnfo understands the former Pakistan captain has been offered the role despite lacking the necessary experience, but he is yet to make a decision
July 12, 2024

Somerset set to sign Vijay, Northants swoop for Roach

Subject to clearance from his state association, Vijay will play the final three games of Somerset's title push
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB constitution tweaked to tone down prime minister's powers

It means the country's prime minister has no power to dissolve the board or remove the chairman, with that clause being removed completely
July 12, 2024

England confirm Pakistan, West Indies Tests for 2020, 12 white-ball internationals

Home summer to start with West Indies Tests in June, with Ireland and Australia white-ball tours and The Hundred window all confirmed
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB waives Sharjeel Khan's suspended sentence following 'unconditional apology'

He is set to return to top-flight cricket by the end of the year after he met with the PCB and both parties agreed on a roadmap for his return
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2019-20

Sri Lanka mull playing Test cricket in Pakistan

An SLC security delegation to Lahore and Karachi has returned 'very positive' feedback, opening up the possibility of Test cricket returning to Pakistan after a decade
July 11, 2024
Pakistan news

Misbah-ul-Haq to lead training camp in coaching-staff vacuum

Twenty players will take part in the camp ahead of a season in which most of Pakistan's international commitments will be in the five-day format
July 12, 2024

Mohammad Hafeez joins Middlesex as AB de Villiers' replacement

Pakistan batsman signs for three Vitality Blast group games
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB's new constitution confirms overhaul of domestic structure

Departments will no longer be able to maintain first-class cricket teams, while a board of governors that includes independent directors will be formed
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

The questions PCB's central-contracts list throws up

For example, why do Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq not make the top category in a list that is meant to prioritise Tests
July 13, 2024
Pakistan news

Malik, Hafeez dropped from PCB's pruned annual contracts

The PCB has trimmed the pool from 33 to 19, reducing the number of categories from five to three
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

No new contracts for Mickey Arthur & Co as PCB plans post-World Cup overhaul

Head coach, as well as other support staffers Grant Flower, Azhar Mahmood and Grant Luden, to be discarded next week
July 13, 2024
Pakistan news

Will the PCB waive Sharjeel Khan's suspended sentence?

The opener is yet to accept his guilt, express remorse or take part in a rehabilitation programme
July 16, 2024
PSL news

Rawalpindi, Multan among four Pakistan cities to host PSL 2020

The PCB has reaffirmed its commitment to host the PSL next year in Pakistan in its entirety, but the UAE remains a back-up venue
July 12, 2024

Mohammad Amir cleared for Essex stint after visa application approved

Pakistan seamer had missed first four Vitality Blast games after a hold-up stalled the progress of his visa application
July 15, 2024
ICC news

FAQs: All you need to know about the 2019-21 World Test Championship

Nine teams will contest a total of 27 bilateral series in the inaugural World Test Championship between 2019 to 2021
July 15, 2024
Pakistan cricket

'Amir could have managed those five years better' - Mickey Arthur

The Pakistan coach believes Amir could have managed his workload better had he looked after his body during the banned period
July 12, 2024
World Test Championship

FAQs - What happens if World Test Championship final ends in a draw or tie?

We get two winners. Here's everything you need to know about the tournament that will bring new meaning to Test cricket
July 14, 2024

Imad Wasim joins Nottinghamshire for Vitality Blast stint

Spin-bowling allrounder becomes fifth Pakistan international to sign up for tournament
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Mohammad Amir announces retirement from Test cricket

The fast bowler has stated that he wants to focus on white-ball cricket
July 15, 2024
Caribbean Premier League 2019

Mohammad Hafeez replaces Rassie van der Dussen in St Kitts and Nevis Patriots squad

The Pakistan allrounder is set for second stint with the CPL franchise, for whom he previously played in 2017
July 07, 2024
Pakistan news

Lahore biomechanics lab awarded ICC accreditation

Lahore University of Management Sciences struck a partnership with the PCB in 2016 which now sees the sixth ICC-accredited biomechanics facility in the world set up in Lahore
July 16, 2024
ICC news

PCB chief Ehsan Mani to lead ICC Finance committee

Ends Big Three's decade long control of the Finance & Commercial Affairs committee
July 15, 2024
Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan

Sri Lankan security delegation to decide on Test series in Pakistan

The October matches will be the first Test series for both teams under the World Test championship
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Inzamam-ul-Haq defends Imam-ul-Haq's selection, wants captains appointed long-term

The outgoing chief selector says it was batting coach Grant Flower who first mooted the idea of including Imam in the international side
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Inzamam not to renew contract as chief selector after July

In what may yet be the first of several departures in the PCB's coaching and management set-up, Inzamam is set to leave his post after a three-year stint
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

QeA Q&A: What the new domestic structure means for Pakistan cricket

The PCB has changed the domestic structure of Pakistan cricket once more, but this time really is different
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Future after Inzamam's stint? 'I don't care,' says Imam-ul-Haq

Inzamam-ul-Haq's stint as chief selector has ended, leading to speculation about the future of the young Pakistan opener
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Pakistan captaincy decision in PCB's hands - Sarfaraz Ahmed

Sarfaraz Ahmed confirms his wish to stay on as captain in all three formats despite World Cup exit
July 16, 2024
World Cup 2019

BCCI asks ICC to ensure no repeat of airplane political messages

Banners carrying political messages flew over Headingley during two round-robin matches of the World Cup
July 15, 2024
ICC rankings

Rohit Sharma closes in on Virat Kohli on top of ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Big movers after the round-robin stage of the World Cup include Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Starc and Mujeeb Ur Rahman
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, Lord's

No 'miracle' for Pakistan but Sarfaraz Ahmed happy to go out on a high

Pakistan captain happy with his team's final effort despite not getting close to the record-breaking win they needed
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Bowling and fielding a massive letdown - Mashrafe

Bangladesh captain says team didn't do justice to Shakib's performances as he reflects on their tournament
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

You can try, but you can never out-Pakistan Pakistan

They might have won the World Cup just once, but each World Cup really only belongs to Pakistan
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Bangladesh, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Shaheen Afridi's record haul not enough to pull Pakistan through

Becomes youngest to take five-for at a World Cup; Imam, Babar also impress as Pakistan bow out on happy note
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Lord's

At Lord's, a sea of green, a celebration of cricket, and a lesson for the future

Norms must be broken for a new generation to fall in love with the game, as the fans at the Bangladesh v Pakistan game showed
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2019 World Cup, Lord's

Australia loss was the turning point - Sarfaraz

Pakistan have an impossible task ahead of them. Their opponents, Bangladesh, can't make the semi-finals either. But neither team is looking at this game as a dead rubber
July 16, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Pakistan, Bangladesh look to end campaigns on high note

Pakistan's hopes of qualifying are purely mathematical, with the team needing a victory of at least 316 runs to pip New Zealand to fourth spot
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

How England's win affects Bangladesh and Pakistan

India and New Zealand are through for all practical purposes, along with Australia. One spot remains to be taken
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Pakistan, World Cup 2019

The pain of Wahab and Hamid, in victory and defeat

A match riddled with political tension off the field was eventually won by a player who wasn't going to be there when the Afghanistan captain's gamble failed
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Afghanistan, World Cup 2019, Headingley

Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz's heroics keep Pakistan alive

Gulbadin's miscalculation and costly overs undo spin trio's choke as Afghanistan stumble under pressure
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Headingley

Clashes in stands at Headingley as Afghanistan-Pakistan turns ugly

There had been clashes between the fans outside the stadium before the match began, and it also carried on outside after the eviction
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Leeds

An opportunity to keep the Afghanistan-Pakistan rivalry dignified

In the way of a second India-Pakistan fixture stands a rivalry that comes with its own history; but it is not completely untenable yet
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Leeds

Surging Pakistan look to sustain momentum against Afghanistan

Pakistan need to win to give themselves the best chance of upstaging England and clinching a semi-final berth
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB's 'great story' for women's cricket strikes an odd note

Contracts must be earned and not seen as a privilege, argues Urooj Mumtaz, chairperson of the PCB's women's selection committee
July 12, 2024
World Cup 2019

You'd better believe, It is on Pakistan

The stars are aligning, the wins are coming, it's no joke any more. Pakistan are getting on one of those rolls
July 15, 2024

Welcome to the age of Babar Azam

At this of all moments, in this increasingly heady campaign, let's not be shy - let's call this innings for what it is, a coming of age for sure, and perhaps an all-timer
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

Second spinner might have helped New Zealand, admits Santner

New Zealand concede pitch turned 'more than we though it would' as Babar Adam and Harris Sohail take game away
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

Babar, Haris and Shaheen's genius keep Pakistan alive

New Zealand were kept to 238 thanks to a brilliant new-ball burst from Shaheen and they were then taken out of the game by a century Babar Azam and a fifty from Haris Sohail
July 15, 2024
ICC World Cup 2019

Which is the best ball of the World Cup?

Which of these do you think is the ball of the tournament so far?
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

The eerie similarities between 1992 and 2019 for Pakistan

The inescapable conclusion is that for Pakistan, the 2019 World Cup is going the exact same way as the 1992 tournament
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Catches can win matches - so can a lot else for Pakistan

They have conceded more runs in the field than they have saved in this World Cup, but Pakistan are finding ways around that
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB brings down contracted women players from 17 to 10, raises salaries

The contracted players will, however, earn more than they did earlier
July 12, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Birmingham

Pakistan reaching last chance saloon, New Zealand look to sew up final-four berth

It's a high-stakes match, especially for Sarfaraz Ahmed's side, as another defeat will significantly diminish their chances of qualifying for the semi-final
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

When Pakistan needed some magic, Haris Sohail conjured the spell

Haris unfurls a magical mystery tour at Lord's to keep Pakistan hopes alive as South Africa's vanish
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

The World Cup of Mohammad Amir, the nerd

As much as he's been bowling as part of Pakistan's attack, he's also seemed like a child messing around alone in the school's chemistry lab
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Haris blitz ends South Africa's World Cup dream

An inspired, backs-to-the-wall performance from Pakistan, led by Haris Sohail, knocked South Africa out of the 2019 World Cup
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Flake it from the top - Pakistan's batting problems

Imam, Babar and Fakhar have not been able to convert their starts into big scores and that's been affecting the team's performance at the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Criticise us, but don't abuse us - Sarfaraz Ahmed

The Pakistan captain understands the frustrations of their fans but pleaded with them not to get personal
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Misfiring Pakistan and South Africa face off with time running out

South Africa are likely to stick with their XI from the New Zealand game, while Pakistan could well leave out Shoaib Malik and Hasan Ali
July 15, 2024

Don't bring players' families into criticism - Wahab

The paceman insisted that Pakistan were still together as a team despite their World Cup hopes hanging by a thread
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

How Pakistan's fielding hit a fumbling block after Steve Rixon's exit

Fielding wasn't supposed to be one of Pakistan's problems at the World Cup, but they seem to have lapsed right back to their poor standards
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Mohsin Khan resigns from PCB committee

Managing director Wasim Khan will take over the role of leading the committee, the first order of business being a review of the past three years
July 12, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Samiuddin: Pakistan need to first figure out what their best XI actually is

Beaten Pakistan have made six changes over three games after their opening match
July 16, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Kohli's India, a scary machine

India out-muscled South Africa then Australia and now Pakistan in every department
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav put India 7-0 ahead

On its biggest stage, cricket's most fraught rivalry once again failed to live up to its billing as a meek Pakistan were thoroughly outclassed
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Bhuvneshwar out for two-three matches with hamstring injury

The new-ball bowler pulled up after delivering the fourth ball of his third over, and went off the field immediately
July 15, 2024

What India need to do against Pakistan's key players

How they face up to Fakhar, Babar, Hasan and Amir will be crucial
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Tactics Board: Where the India-Pakistan game could be won and lost

What do India need to get right to extend their unbeaten World Cup record against Pakistan? And what should Sarfaraz Ahmed and Co do to upstage them?
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

The meaning of India-Pakistan, for India and for Pakistan

For one of these two great rivals, this is just another game. For the other? Well, it's complicated
July 15, 2024
IIndia v Pakistan, ICC World Cup 2019

How big is India-Pakistan really?

Busting some myths about the supposed 'biggest game of the tournament'
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

How Maradona mania can explain India-Pakistan madness

When the football great once stepped out in the heaving San Paulo Stadium he said: "When you are on the pitch, life goes away. Everything goes away". India-Pakistan will be no different
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Pakistan captain, coach throw their weight behind 'incredible' Shoaib Malik

The senior allrounder, in his last campaign for the national team, has been poor with the bat and just about handy with the ball so far
July 16, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Weather looms large over World Cup's most anticipated clash

India will want to treat it like any other match, because viewing it through the prism of history might just play into Pakistan's hands
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

India v Pakistan: will rain affect the World Cup's biggest rivalry?

Light showers are forecast for Sunday in Manchester, but the indications are that we will have a proper contest
July 12, 2024
World Cup 2019

Pressure exists for every team, not just Pakistan - Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir opens up on his strategy against Australia that fetched him his maiden career ODI five-wicket haul
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Error-prone Pakistan squander their advantage

Inconsistent bowling among the quicks - Mohammad Amir excepted - fielding errors and mistakes with the bat all cost Pakistan
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup, Superstats

Pat Cummins the enforcer, and Asif Ali's costly miss

Why Pat Cummins was the biggest contributor to Australia's win, and how much Asif Ali's drop cost Pakistan
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Missing scorer leads to last-minute call up for Australia-Pakistan match

James Emmerson deputises after official match scorer fails to show up for World Cup game
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

David Warner hundred enough for Australia as Pakistan comeback falls short

Mohammad Amir five-for and heroics from the tail not enough as Australia hold on for 41-run win
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Live Report - Australia v Pakistan

ESPNcricinfo's Live Report for Australia's game against Pakistan in Taunton
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Imam, Babar and Fakhar - Pakistan's batting heartbeat

One opener goes harder than the other, and the number three is the anchor around whom everyone else bats
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Australia's balance in question against Pakistan threat

A few months ago Pakistan were beaten 5-0 by their next World Cup opponents but they have already shown that recent form can go out of the window if things click
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Former Pakistan batsman Akhtar Sarfraz dies aged 43

He played four ODIs between December 1997 and October 1998, scoring 66 runs in four innings
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Bristol

Persistent rain forces Pakistan v Sri Lanka washout in Bristol

The teams split points, which meant Sri Lanka moved to third on the table by virtue of a superior run-rate
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Amir and Shadab make Pakistan smile again

They only played together in two of Pakistan's 11 losses in a row, and their tandem act contributed significantly to ending that losing streak
July 15, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, World Cup, Bristol

Sri Lanka warm to their task at last in spite of Brizzle drizzle

Half-fought victory settles the nerves, but a woeful World Cup record against Pakistan doesn't augur well
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2019 World Cup, Bristol

Struggling Sri Lanka in need of batting lift

Pakistan will be rejuvenated after breaking an 11-match losing streak by beating England
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v England, World Cup 2019, Cardiff

Mark Wood backs England to bounce back against Bangladesh

With first-match nerves out of the way, fast bowler is ready to help his side overcome loss to Pakistan
July 15, 2024

'Don't panic!': Joe Root calls for calm after England's stumble against Pakistan

Root scored the first century in the 2019 tournament but was unable to help his side complete the highest World Cup run-chase
July 15, 2024

Umpires step in to curtail England, Pakistan ball-roughing tactics

Both sides scrutinised for tactic of throwing ball in on the bounce to obtain reverse swing
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

Samiuddin: Victory a tangle of threads that can't be untangled, unless it's Pakistan doing the untangling

Trying to make sense of Pakistan's win over favourites isn't easy
July 15, 2024

Jos Buttler falls short of a miracle but his genius is unmistakable

There were reasons why England lost to Pakistan, but none of them had anything to do with their greatest one-day batsman
July 15, 2024

Eoin Morgan admits England paid the price for 'a really bad day in the field'

After setting new standards in the field in the World Cup opener, England lost concentration in dramatic fashion at Trent Bridge
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

Live report - England v Pakistan

All the relevant stats, graphics and chat from England's World Cup game against Pakistan
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Nottingham

Can Pakistan help Hasan Ali break early-career slump?

Pakistan's lack of success with the new ball means one thing - for the quick to come good, the entire attack needs to come good
July 15, 2024

England won't take Pakistan lightly in World Cup clash - Eoin Morgan

'To get anywhere near 481 you have to play unbelievably well' - England skipper
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

England, Pakistan look poles apart heading into World Cup match on record pitch

Pakistan's surrender to short bowling in opening game means they can expect more of the same from hosts
July 15, 2024

Azhar Mahmood backs Pakistan to stop England breaking their own world record

'They have to play 300 balls to reach record, we have to bowl 10 good balls to get 10 wickets' - Pakistan bowling coach
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Adaptability may be key in unpredictable World Cup - Kane Williamson

The New Zealand captain expects a diversity of conditions through the tournament, and says 'there won't be one way to play'
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, World Cup 2019, 2nd match

Andre Russell's fast show ignites World Cup fire for West Indies

Short and smart was the strategy as Andre Russell shook up Pakistan's batsmen during a thrilling spell
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB hopeful of South Africa touring Pakistan within 12 months

The PCB managing director Wasim Khan has extended the invitation although it is understood South Africa have not committed to it just yet
July 14, 2024
World Cup 2019

ICC to give full refunds after Trent Bridge ticket delays

Queues of "1600-1700 people" caused some fans to miss the start of Pakistan-West Indies game
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, World Cup 2019, 2nd match

Russell's spell was the turning point - Sarfaraz Ahmed

The Pakistan captain refuted the idea that his batsmen couldn't handle West Indies' short-pitched bowling, and put their heavy defeat down to poor shot selection
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Nottingham

Pakistan crash to their biggest World Cup defeat

Chris Gayle surpassed AB de Villiers to become the leading six-hitter in World Cup history
July 15, 2024

Oshane Thomas and Andre Russell keep it short and to the point as Pakistan are routed

West Indies lay a marker by crushing Pakistan with 36.2 overs to spare at Trent Bridge
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

As it happened - Pakistan v West Indies

All the analyses, stats, tweets and chatter from the Pakistan v West Indies game
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Pakistan have the runs, but do they have the quick scoring rate?

With two power-packed line-ups in West Indies and England first up at a high-scoring Trent Bridge, Pakistan's top order might need to look at their scoring rates
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, 2019 World Cup, Nottingham

Pakistan need quick fixes to break 10-match rut

At a ground where England made 481 not too long ago, their task will be cut out against West Indies
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

World Cup 2019 opening party - live

Get in the World Cup mood with updates from the tournament opening party on the Mall
July 16, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, World Cup Warm-up, Cardiff

Live Report - Bangladesh v Pakistan, warm-up

Follow ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the World Cup warm-ups, featuring stats, analysis and graphics. If the blog doesn't show, please refresh the page. Oh and enjoy the game
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB allows families to stay with players after Australia match

Pakistan's World Cup squad will not be allowed to have their wives alongside them for the duration of the competition
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

'Very tough event for corruptors to come near' - ICC ACU chief

Alex Marshall says he has written to known unscrupulous elements on ACU's radar and warned them they are "not invited" to the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Bristol

Hashmatullah Shahidi's unbeaten 74 sets up Afghanistan's win over Pakistan

Catch all the action, analysis, numbers, tweets, banter and more from the Afghanistan v Pakistan warm-up match
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Who will win the World Cup? The captains have their say

Is it England? Or India? Or Australia? Or is there a dark horse lurking?
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 5th women's ODI, Benoni

Bowlers, Lizelle Lee secure series for South Africa women

After Pakistan were limited to 125 for 5, the opener hit an unbeaten 75 to help the hosts ace the chase with nine wickets and nearly five overs to spare
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 4th women's ODI, Benoni

Nida Dar's all-round brilliance in vain as South Africa level series

Dar slammed a 20-ball fifty and followed it with figures of 1 for 21, but Lee's boundary-laden 60 helped South Africa chase down 173
July 06, 2024
World Cup 2019

Bereaved Asif Ali to play in World Cup

The middle order batsman has lost his 19-month old daughter after a long battle with illness, but is scheduled to join the squad for the warm-up matches
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Wahab, Amir, Asif Ali included in Pakistan World Cup squad

Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Abid Ali have been removed from the provisional squad
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Headingley

Pakistan have made strides but fielding a 'real worry' - Mickey Arthur

Mohammad Amir still in contention for World Cup after recovering from chicken pox, says coach
July 16, 2024
England v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Headingley

'Every squad member should expect to play a World Cup role' - Eoin Morgan

Length of tournament, and nature of injuries, means that players who miss cut should not give up hope of involvement, says skipper
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Headingley

The scramble for England's World Cup 15 - how the contenders match up

England's squad candidates have done all they can, now it's over to the selectors to make one of the toughest calls ever
July 15, 2024
South Africa women v Pakistan women, 3rd T20I, Pietermaritzburg

Iram Javed, Nida Dar steer Pakistan to 2-1 lead

Having slipped to 3 for 3 in pursuit of South Africa's 138 for 3, Pakistan were revitalised by a 77-run stand between the duo
July 10, 2024
England v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Headingley

Chris Woakes' five-for shines at end of England's spotless World Cup warm-up

England rested several key players with Eoin Morgan choosing to bat first in fresh conditions as preparation for the World Cup
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Headingley

England keep their foot down, Pakistan battle to keep up

With the series decided, Headingley offers a final chance for those on the brink of World Cup selection to impress
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Pakistan Under-19s' tour of Sri Lanka to begin on May 23

The tour was originally scheduled to begin in early May, but was postponed following the Easter Sunday blasts in Colombo
July 15, 2024

Jason Roy scores emotional hundred after daughter's hospital dash

Opener steps up after sleepless night, as infant daughter is taken ill on eve of game
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Instability of PCB hampering efforts to attract former players

The PCB's history of unpredictability and internal strife has made it difficult for the new setup to attract recently retired players to work in the organisation
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

Ben Stokes leads rescue as Jason Roy ton sets up England victory

Wood, Archer form pace duo for England, Pakistan ring in three changes
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

Mark Wood steps up to make World Cup case

Tough gig as fast bowler becomes next to press his claims for selection on batsman-friendly pitch
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

Another big run-fest on the cards as England face Pakistan at Trent Bridge

As England close in on 500-run innings, what better place to reach it than in Nottingham, scene of their world-record 481
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st women's T20I, Pretoria

Sana Mir and Nida Dar trample South Africa women

After the two bowlers shared five wickets between them to limit the hosts to 119 for 7, Dar starred with the bat as well to put her side 1-0 up
July 13, 2024
Pakistan news

Was frustrated on learning I had hepatitis - Shadab Khan

The Pakistan legspinner thanked family and friends for their support as he faced a difficult month recovering from a bout of hepatitis
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Bristol

England's rampant batsmen again make the impossible look inevitable

Blistering run-rate leaves no total safe as Bairstow and Roy take partnership to new level
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Bristol

Liam Dawson awaits World Cup SOS as Joe Denly fails his audition

Hampshire allrounder in line for late call-up as England find themselves short of reliable spin back-up
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Shadab Khan fit for World Cup, set to return to England

Shadab Khan will be available for the World Cup, with Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed confirming he was fit
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Bristol

Jonny Bairstow fires England as Imam-ul-Haq's 151 goes in vain for Pakistan

England opt to field first, having brought in Joe Denly and Tom Curran for auditions with the ball
July 15, 2024

Joe Denly's big audition: The pros and cons of handing him a World Cup spot

Replacing leg-spinner Adil Rashid for third ODI, Denly has a chance to prove his worth as a back-up option
July 15, 2024

Ageas thriller sets stage for Bristol as England, Pakistan test World Cup options

Changes expected on both sides as final selections draw near
July 15, 2024

ICC satisfied England did not tamper with ball against Pakistan

Governing body say they are aware of unverified footage on social media and are 'comfortable that there was no attempt to change the condition of the ball'
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

How Asif Ali's brief burst of power may change Pakistan selectors' mind

A late display of six-hitting carried Pakistan's unlikely chase deep into the final overs, and may have forced a change to the World Cup 15
July 15, 2024

Jos Buttler finds another echelon as spotlight falls again on England's bowlers

Buttler scores second-fastest England ODI ton as Pakistan fall just 12 runs short of giant target to give hosts 1-0 series lead
July 15, 2024

Jos Buttler on top of the world as Pakistan make England work for win

Both sides ring in changes, Jofra Archer rested
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Ageas Bowl

Moeen Ali, Jason Roy, Shoaib Malik in contention after not-so-dry run

Both England and Pakistan could make changes as the teams head south with the series square
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Talks between PCB and Younis Khan on Under-19 role fall through

Remuneration, and the former captain's demand for a say in selection matters, emerged as the main sticking points
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st ODI, The Oval

Jofra Archer may have punched his World Cup ticket with fiery spell on damp day

England chose to bat after rain reduced the game to 47 overs and the possibly of DLS coming into play
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Ageas Bowl

James Vince's perfect timing revives England World Cup hopes

A magnificent 190 for Hampshire and the misfortune of a few others has put James Vince back in the frame
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Mohammad Amir seeks Oval encore in bid to revive World Cup prospects

Paceman returns to scene of Champions Trophy glory with hopes of emerging from lean 50-over form
July 15, 2024
England news

Alex Hales' dropping a message bad behaviour 'won't be tolerated'

England coach Trevor Bayliss says batsman deserved his punishment but left door open for a future return
July 15, 2024
England news

Liam Dawson could replace Joe Denly in World Cup squad - Trevor Bayliss

Denly faces a couple of defining games over the next few days
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Sarfaraz wants to 'bat four or five', and that can only help Pakistan

The captain moving up the order is good for the team, but the strike rates of the other top-order batsmen needs quite a lot of work
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st ODI, The Oval

World Cup preparations dominate agenda as England and Pakistan face off

The Jofra Archer audition process continues, while Pakistan are hoping for a sign from Mohammad Amir
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Revamping domestic cricket structure still high on Imran Khan's agenda

Provincial - and not departmental - teams must make up the domestic structure, reiterates the country's prime minister
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st women's ODI, Potchefstroom

Sana Mir routs South Africa women for 63

The offspinner took 4 for 11 in her six overs to dismiss the hosts for their second-lowest total in ODI cricket
July 12, 2024

Joe Denly's jack-of-all-trades attributes face their defining test

England's utility option is a fine cricketer in his own right, but does he offer enough in each of his roles to be the World Cup stand-by?
July 15, 2024

Jofra Archer settles in, Eoin Morgan guides England to hard-fought win

Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Jofra Archer and Ben Foakes also on T20I debut in Cardiff
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, only T20I, Cardiff

Jofra Archer watch continues as England, Pakistan seek World Cup pointers

England have called up Phil Salt as batting cover, while Ben Foakes, Ben Duckett and Mohammad Hasnain are in line for T20I debuts
July 15, 2024
County news

Pakistan's Babar Azam joins Somerset for T20 Blast stint

No. 1-ranked T20I batsman will be available for all 14 group-stage matches and any potential quarter-final
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Shoaib Malik given ten days' leave from Pakistan's tour of England

PCB grants all-rounder time off to deal with 'personal issues'
July 12, 2024
Kent v Pakistan XI, Tour match, Beckenham

Imad Wasim fires Pakistan to comprehensive win in opening tour game

There were fifties from Fakhar Zaman and Harris Sohail to go with Imad Wasim's 117 not out as Pakistan notched a 100-run win
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Shadab Khan prescribed medication and rest in bid to be fit for World Cup

The legspinner saw a specialist in London and is set to return to Pakistan where he will undergo further tests
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Pakistan's Under-19 tour of Sri Lanka called off

Sri Lanka Cricket says they 'didn't want to take chances' in the wake of the security situation after Colombo blasts
July 14, 2024
Pakistan news

'All bases covered' for England-bound Pakistan - Mickey Arthur

Despite being underdogs, according to captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, coach Mickey Arthur believes Pakistan have what it takes to go all the way at the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Haris Sohail and Babar Azam play down Pakistan's power-hitting concerns

The middle-order anchors believe they have the extra gears needed for putting up totals that will challenge the best ODI teams in the world
July 15, 2024
Pakistan in England 2019

Shadab Khan ruled out of England series with virus

Pakistan legspinner to meet specialists in England after "tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks"
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Why Mohammad Amir isn't in Pakistan's World Cup squad (yet)

The numbers say one thing about Amir, but many a Pakistani heart is at odds with that. He has one more chance before the World Cup to beat his bowling blues
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB board meeting abandoned as five members demand MD Wasim Khan removal

The PCB's first-ever board of governors meeting in Quetta had to be adjourned after five members walked out, demanding, among other things, the removal of managing director Wasim Khan
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Imad Wasim allowed extra time to pass fitness test

The allrounder is recovering from a knee injury, and medical staff believe the problem will clear by the time the World Cup begins
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Flower sees Pakistan batting positives despite Australia whitewash

Grant Flower, the side's batting coach, was encouraged by strong showings from a few Pakistan batsmen during the ODIs against Australia
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Habib Bank 'demobilises' cricket team, to continue investing in PSL

The company's move aligns well with the PCB's in-principle decision to scrap departments from the first-class structure
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Fitness standards 'not where they needed to be' in UAE - Mickey Arthur

Arthur has been a major proponent of changes in the fitness standards of international cricketers in Pakistan since his appointment in 2016
July 12, 2024
World Cup 2019

Decision time - how are World Cup squads stacking up?

Injury concerns, big calls, wildcard selections. World Cup squads need to be named by April 23 so here's a rundown of how the teams stand.
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Umar Akmal fined for breaking team curfew

Batsman loses 20 percent of his match fee for disciplinary breach ahead of the fifth ODI against Australia in Dubai
July 12, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Dubai

Haris Sohail's ton in vain as Australia complete clean sweep

Australia also made one change with Jason Behrendorff replacing Nathan Coulter-Nile
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 5th ODI, Dubai

Can Australia sign off Asian leg with whitewash?

Can an improved Pakistan showing in the fourth game galvanise them sufficiently to stave off another whitewash?
July 13, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 4th ODI, Dubai

Australia muscle to six-run victory despite Mohammad Rizwan and Abid Ali brilliance

Meanwhile, Australia make two changes in their fast bowling department
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 4th ODI, Dubai

Shoaib Malik out injured, one more chance for fringe players to impress

With the series already wrapped up, both Australia and Pakistan will view the remaining two games at the Dubai International Stadium as World Cup primers.
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Imran Khan rejects PCB's new domestic model

Imran Khan, the Pakistan prime minister and patron of the PCB, has rejected the board's new proposed domestic cricket model, insisting that departments should have no role in the game
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Maxwell and Cummins the difference as Australia take series

Pakistan bring in Usman Shinwari and Junaid Khan as they bid to keep the series alive
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

'Nobody more worried about Amir's form than Amir' - Arthur

With the World Cup less than two month's away, Pakistan's head coach has cast doubts over the fast bowler's inclusion in the side "going forward"
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Problems galore for Pakistan as Australia eye series win

Following a meek performance in Sharjah, the onus is on Shoaib Malik and his men to stave off a series loss in Abu Dhabi
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd ODI, Sharjah

Who is Mohammad Hasnain?

The 18-year-old quick has got people talking after his performance in the PSL and gave Aaron Finch a few things to think about on his ODI debut
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Sharjah

Aaron Finch's career-best 153 not out keeps Australia rolling

The 18-year-old pace bowler replaced Mohammad Amir in the Pakistan XI, even as Australia fielded an unchanged side
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd ODI, Sharjah

Finch's Australia keep defying expectations as World Cup nears

Pakistan, meanwhile, are experimenting with their squad and while that is necessary their performance in Sharjah on Friday was rather listless
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st ODI, Sharjah

Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh the heroes as Australia take 1-0 lead

Umar Akmal was a notable inclusion after spending over two years out of the side
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st ODI, Sharjah

Shoaib Malik's captaincy in focus as Pakistan seek ODI turnaround

Australia are coming off an unexpected triumph against India, but will be without the ill Glenn Maxwell for the first ODI
July 12, 2024
Pakistan news

Urooj Mumtaz to head PCB's all-women selection panel

Asmavia Iqbal and Marina Iqbal part of panel in PCB's quest to revamp women's cricket
July 15, 2024
2nd T20I, Pakistan women tour of Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar

Bangladesh women routed for 30 against Pakistan

Pakistan hammered Bangladesh by 58 runs as the hosts were dismissed for their lowest-ever total
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Shoaib Malik to lead as Umar Akmal, Junaid recalled

The decision to rest six players, chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said, was taken largely to ensure they got adequate rest before the World Cup
July 12, 2024

Glory against all odds - six times the underdogs had all the fun

India's triumph in the 1983 World Cup, South Africa's ambush of England in 1905-06, Sri Lanka's other fairy tale and more
July 11, 2024
India news

BCCI wants cricket community to 'sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates'

IPL 2019 opening ceremony to be scrapped, money will be distributed to families of victims of Pulwama terror attack instead
July 15, 2024
India-Pakistan tensions

'Would personally hate to give them two points' - Tendulkar

What players, coaches and other voices from the cricket world have said about India potentially boycotting their World Cup meeting with Pakistan
July 15, 2024
India news

BCCI mulls asking for Pakistan World Cup ban

Draft letter to ICC prepared, government ministries to be consulted after internal discussions
July 15, 2024
PSL news

Hand injury casts doubt on Hafeez's PSL and World Cup

The incident took place in the 13th over of Karachi's run-chase, when Colin Ingram hammered one straight back to Hafeez, and the ball burst through his fingers
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, 3rd women's ODI, Dubai

Ameen, Sandhu, Baig give Pakistan women historic series win

Ameen scored 52 to guide the chase after Baig and Sandhu took three-fors to dismiss West Indies for 159 in the series decider
July 07, 2024
Australia tour of UAE 2019

Warner, Smith bans to expire during Pakistan series in March

All of the five matches will be played in UAE from March 22, with the fourth one significant to Australia because Warner and Smith will have served out their bans
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

Will consider PSL performances to finalise World Cup squad - Arthur

The head coach also backed captain Sarfaraz Ahmed for his wicketkeeping form over recent months
July 15, 2024
Pakistan women v West Indies women, 1st ODI, Dubai

Deandra Dottin's all-round brilliance demolishes Pakistan

She followed her dominant 96 with 3 for 14 to hand Pakistan a 146-run loss in the first ever women's ODI at the Dubai International Stadium
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Centurion

Shadab and Amir star in Pakistan's consolation win

Hasan Ali and Usman Shinwari were the two bowlers left out of Pakistan's final game of the tour
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Centurion

Mulder T20I debut likely as Pakistan look to avoid whitewash

The last time Pakistan failed to win any game in a three-match T20I series was against England in the UAE in November 2015
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg

South Africa hold nerve after Babar Azam 90 to seal series

In a must-win game for Pakistan, Faheem Ashraf made way for Shaheen Afridi
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, 3rd women's T20I, Karachi

Nida Dar, Anam Amin lead Pakistan to victory in Sana Mir's 100th T20I

West Indies take T20I series 2-1 despite going down by 12 runs in the final fixture
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg

Miller to captain SA as Pakistan eye redemption

Trailing the series 0-1, with both Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock out, the visitors couldn't hope for a better chance to kick off a fightback
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

India to play New Zealand and Bangladesh in 2019 World Cup warm-ups

The ten participating teams will play two warm-ups each
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Cape Town

Du Plessis, Hendricks and Miller subdue Pakistan

Pakistan have put South Africa in to bat after winning the toss in the first T20I at Newlands, but will be without an injured Mohammad Hafeez
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Cape Town

Odds tilted Pakistan's way as Newlands prepares for T20I series

Pakistan have won 11 T20I series in a row coming into this fixture against a home side that has several new faces to try out
July 15, 2024
Pakistan women v West Indies women, 1st T20I, Karachi

Dottin blitz helps West Indies brush past Pakistan in series opener

She struck an unbeaten 90 off 60 balls and followed it with a wicket to consign the hosts to a 71-run loss in Karachi
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Cape Town

Quinton de Kock and seamers seal South Africa's series win

The team batting second has won the last four games at the ground
July 07, 2024
T20 World Cup 2020

No India-Pakistan game in group stage of 2020 T20 World Cup

Pakistan and India are No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the T20I rankings, and have been placed in different groups for the next T20 World Cup as a result
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Cape Town

Shoaib Malik's influence has Pakistan dreaming of the trophy

South Africa appear to be more interested in testing their bench strength than winning the series, but that mindset may change in the deciding ODI in Cape Town
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Shinwari's four-for helps Pakistan draw level

Pakistan had a new captain in Shoaib Malik, after ICC announced a four-match suspension for Sarfraz Ahmed
July 12, 2024
Pakistan in South Africa 2018-19

Sarfraz Ahmed gets four-match suspension for racist comment

ICC and PCB yet to officially announce the penalty, but Shoaib Malik comes out to the toss in Johannesburg
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Can Pakistan end South Africa's PinkDay invincibility?

The hosts have won all seven ODIs at the Wanderers since they started wearing pink for this fixture, and will wrap up a series win if they make it eight in a row
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Centurion

Imam-ul-Haq thanks the haters

The batsman made a yapping-mouth gesture after reaching his hundred, and later said it was directed at 'all the people who criticised me over the years'
July 12, 2024
Pakistan in South Africa 2018-19

Sarfraz apologises to Phehlukwayo in person for racially-charged taunt

The Pakistan captain tweeted a picture of himself shaking hands with the South Africa allrounder before the third ODI in Centurion
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Centurion

Reeza Hendricks stars in rain-hit game as South Africa go 2-1 up

Dale Steyn, Quinton de Kock, Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim all returned to their respective sides with the series locked 1-1
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Centurion

Hafeez vs Steyn set to resume as focus returns to cricket

Quinton de Kock is also set to return for South Africa, on a SuperSport Park surface that is likely to enthuse fast bowlers from both sides
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Centurion

'We forgive him because he said sorry' - Faf du Plessis on Sarfraz Ahmed's taunt

'This is not something that we take lightly as a team, but the fact that he apologised straight away means there is regret on his part'
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Durban

On-field taunt could land Sarfraz Ahmed in the dock

In the 37th over of South Africa's innings, Pakistan's captain was caught on the broadcast stump mics making what seemed to be a racist comment against Andile Phehlukwayo
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Durban

Van der Dussen, Phehlukwayo usher South Africa home in low-scoring match

Pakistan handed an ODI debut to seam-bowling allrounder Hussain Talat in place of Imad Wasim
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Durban

South Africa look to overturn recent record against Pakistan

The hosts have beaten Pakistan only once since late 2013 and will be bothered by how they've started in a World Cup year
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Port Elizabeth

Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez ace chase to put Pakistan 1-0 up

Pakistan, meanwhile, included Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari, while Fakhar Zaman, too, returned after being dropped form the third Test
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Port Elizabeth

Returning Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez key against resurgent South Africa

Pakistan have never lost at St George's Park in three matches, but they'll have to be wary of David Miller, who returns to his favourite ground in South Africa
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Mickey Arthur disappointed at loss, but confident in long-term plans

Arthur said he can't fault the attitude and work ethic of his players, but added that the 0-3 loss was unacceptable
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada end Pakistan resistance for 3-0 sweep

South Africa demonstrated the ruthless instinct that has brought them seven straight series win at home, rounding up the seven Pakistan wickets they needed before lunch
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Azhar Mahmood points out inexperience in Pakistan's attack

The Pakistan bowling coach said that the pitch had flattened out and his was a young attack which, admittedly, could have bowled better
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

How Pakistan lost their last glimmer of hope

Pakistan began the day sharply, but, by the end of it, they were left facing a chase every bit as daunting as could be expected
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Pakistan fight in pursuit of 381 after Quinton de Kock century

Quinton de Kock's half-century carried South Africa's lead past 300 as Pakistan were made to struggle for inroads
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Sarfraz Ahmed rues 'three bad shots' in Pakistan's collapse

He included his own dismissal among the avoidable ones that he felt had cost Pakistan the chance of getting close to South Africa's first-innings total
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Stirring Saturday an ode to a thriving Test game

South Africa's series against Pakistan has given an indication that Test cricket's recent tendency for drama, intensity and results won't be abating any time soon
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq flounder on another day of what-ifs

They have struggled to fill the shoes of the retired Misbah and Younis, and their twin ducks at the Wanderers began the process of Pakistan squandering another promising position
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Duanne Olivier, Hashim Amla wrest control for South Africa

Thanks to a combination of bad catching, good fortune and no little fortitude, Pakistan reached the interval five down but still in the fight
July 16, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Four drops and a missed run-out: South Africa's sloppy first hour

South Africa saw as many as six chances go begging as Pakistan made it through the first hour of day two intact at the Wanderers
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

'Plan of controlling run rate worked' - Amir

Left-arm fast bowler believes it's still only "50-50" despite Pakistan's outstanding bowling day
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

'Probably the best I've batted in a session' - Markram

He put on 126 with Hashim Amla, hitting 14 boundaries before lunch alone to quickly put Pakistan on the defensive
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Mohammad Amir peeved by Sarfraz Ahmed's criticism

'Leave this question,' the fast bowler said when probed about his captain's remarks. 'Are we done?' Five minutes into his press conference, he walked out
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Yasir Shah dropped as career record goes south

In Southern Hemisphere countries inhospitable to spin, Yasir Shah has failed to raise his game to the level Pakistan need
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Pakistan seamers hit back after Aiden Markram sets punishing tone

Sour Africa brought in Zubayr Hamza for the suspended Faf du Plessis while Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali all returned for Pakistan
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

No let up for Pakistan as South Africa eye whitewash

South Africa could include two debutants, in Pieter Malan and Zubayr Hamza, while Pakistan are mulling whether to play allrounder Faheem Ashraf
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Pakistan consider changes after 'disappointment' of series defeat

Azhar Ali admitted Pakistan could alter the balance of their side for the third and final Test
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Pakistan bowling 'not up to the mark', laments Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan captain critical of his seamers' lack of pace after his team were beaten by nine wickets in Cape Town
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Amla injured but Elgar seals South Africa's fourth-morning victory

Hashim Amla was forced to retire hurt as South Africa ticked off the 41 runs required for victory
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Counterattacking approach brings runs but little joy for Asad Shafiq

The Pakistan batsman went after the short ball and scored a high-quality 88 on a bittersweet day when his side slid to the brink of defeat
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Fakhar Zaman's eight-ball horror show exemplifies Pakistan's horror tour

Out of position, out of sorts, and seemingly out of his depth - every questionable call made by the team management was distilled into one brief and forgettable innings
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Pakistan live to die another day after spirited fightback

South Africa's tail wagged on the third morning at Newlands, as their fast bowlers helped to add a further 49 runs to their overnight total
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Why are Pakistan ignoring Faheem Ashraf?

He couldn't do too much worse than the current top six, and his bowling would take some of the load off an overworked pace attack. So why isn't he playing?
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, 2nd Day, Cape Town

Centurion, Cape Town pitches not good enough for Test cricket - Mickey Arthur

South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma, who scored 75 on the second day, said the Newlands surface was 'tricky and challenging', but not 'dangerous'
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Faf du Plessis' century leaves Pakistan with mountain to climb

South Africa overcame the early loss of Hashim Amla to inch themselves into a first-innings lead on the second morning at Cape Town
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Soft signal, hard luck, as Pakistan suffer more third-umpire woe

July 11, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Pakistan's gloom deepens in Table Mountain's shadow

With pretty much the same core group of batsmen, minus MisYou, Pakistan have lost 13 of their last 20 Tests; 14 out of 21 now seems almost certain
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Azhar Ali struggle versus Duanne Olivier the microcosm of a mismatch

For the third time in as many innings, Pakistan's senior batsman found himself bounced out by Duanne Olivier
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Aiden Markram and Duanne Olivier put South Africa in full control at Newlands

July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Vernon Philander's return amps up pressure on Pakistan's middle order

One source of hope for the visitors is the potential presence of Mohammad Abbas, who missed the first Test with a shoulder injury
July 06, 2024
Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19

Knee injury forces Haris Sohail out of South Africa tour

Haris had missed the Boxing Day Test in Centurion, where Shan Masood was named his replacement in the playing XI just 90 minutes ahead of the scheduled start
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Pakistan stick with under-fire top six for Newlands examination

Sarfraz Ahmed backed his batsmen to come good as he ruled out changes or the inclusion of an allrounder
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Clash of the medium pacers: Abbas arrives on Philander's patch

Mohammad Abbas has carved a superb record in unhelpful conditions - but how will go against the master, Vernon Philander, on his home ground?
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Azhar took a 'clean' catch, on-field decision should have stayed - Sarfraz

The Pakistan captain drew parallel with the catch that dismissed Virat Kohli in Perth, even as the coach Mickey Arthur got one demerit point for 'showing dissent'
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd Day

Sarfraz laments "mental challenges" of pressure in second innings

Pakistan's captain said the responsibility to turn things around rested with everyone, including the coaching staff, for a problem that's been recurring for the past two years
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd Day

Olivier, Amla, Elgar shine as South Africa go 1-0 up

The pair put behind Aiden Markram's early departure and a pressure filled first hour to keep the home team in sight of victory
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion

Arthur gives Pakistan's seniors dressing-room dressing down

Coach's focus on the 'soft dismissals' of Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq, with talk emerging of 'big changes' in the next Test
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Will the real Pakistan middle-order please stand up?

The trio of Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed has been parched for substantial runs since MisYou, collectively managing 1838 runs at 31.15 in the period
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

South Africa to chase 149 after Olivier takes 11

Bavuma's composed fifty and de Kock's enterprising batting with the tail pushed South Africa to 223 all out at lunch on the second day
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

Steyn record lights up bowlers' day out

Dale Steyn will get the opportunity to become South Africa's highest ever Test wicket-taker
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion

Injury blow for Pakistan as Haris out, Masood in

The Pakistan team management confirmed to ESPNcricinfo the change would have to be made just 90 minutes ahead of the scheduled start in Centurion
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion

Chasing history, Pakistan seek batting solidity against Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada

Having arrived with a strong bowling attack, this could be Pakistan's best-ever chance to finally win a Test series in South Africa
July 07, 2024
Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19

The age of Babar begins

The 24-year old is no longer just a white-ball cricketer and aims to prove that against Dale Steyn and company
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion

Mohammad Abbas ruled out of Centurion Test

The fast bowler is yet to fully recover from his shoulder injury. Shadab Khan is out too, but Fakhar Zaman is fit to play
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion

'World-class' Yasir Shah gives Pakistan an advantage - Sarfraz Ahmed

The conditions are expected to favour the seamers, but Pakistan's captain has singled out his legspinner as a potent threat to South Africa's batsmen
July 12, 2024
CSA Invitation XI v Pakistanis, Tour Match, Day 3, Benoni

Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Amir star in warm-up win

Fifties from Sohail and Imam on the final day of the three-day warm-up fixture helped Pakistanis complete a win against Cricket South Africa Invitation XI in Benoni
July 15, 2024
CSA Invitation XI v Pakistanis, Tour Match, Benoni, Day 2

Babar Azam, Azhar Ali centuries rescue Pakistanis

Three wickets from seamer Thandolwethu Mnyaka had overseen a disappointing top-order collapse early, with Pakistan reduced to 112 for five at one point
July 12, 2024
CSA Invitation XI v Pakistanis, tour match, Benoni, 1st day

Mixed results for Pakistani bowlers on SA tour's opening day

Fakhar Zaman, who was nursing an injured knee before the tour, batted for the tourists before stumps on the first day in Benoni
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi

Under-fire Sarfraz Ahmed sees possibility of giving up captaincy

'If I make mistakes, or it is because of me that the team is losing then I will definitely think about it, and if there is someone better than me to do the Test captaincy, then he should'
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Four hours and 49 minutes of same old Pakistan

Edgbaston, the MCG, Hamilton. Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi. A litany of final-day meltdowns just grew a little longer
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi

Pakistan's misfortunes since MisYou's farewell

Williamson's 228 runs were the most by a New Zealand batsman in a Test against Pakistan
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd day, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

After 49 years, New Zealand conquer Pakistan away

The visitors smashed 81 in nine overs on the final morning before declaring on 353 for 7
July 15, 2024

'Yasir Shah does a Usain Bolt'

Praise from former and current Pakistan players after Yasir Shah became the fastest to 200 Test wickets
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Yasir Shah fastest to 200 Test wickets, breaks 82-year-old record

The legspinner took just 33 Tests to reach the landmark as compared to Clarrie Grimmett's 36
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Kane Williamson ton, Henry Nicholls 90* put New Zealand in control

Earlier, Yasir Shah broke Clarrie Grimmett's 82-year-old record to become the fastest bowler to reach 200 Test wickets
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Azhar and Shafiq answer the call, and yet...

This should have been a redemptive day for Pakistan's two senior batsmen, and it very nearly was, until... well, you know what happened next
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq tons headline see-saw day

New Zealand's first innings score of 274 is only 50 runs away
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Azhar Ali anchors Pakistan in reply to New Zealand's 274

Pakistan lost Mohammad Hafeez at the stroke of lunch after Bilal Asif grabbed the last three New Zealand wickets to finish with 5 for 65
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Shaheen Afridi - three first-class matches old, and primed for Test cricket

His entry might mirror Wasim Akram's in terms of game-time, but Afridi has been gently lowered into the top level, rather than thrown into the pit
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Williamson, Watling hold off Pakistan's surge on even first day

New Zealand elected to bat in the Test series decider in Abu Dhabi, handing a debut to Will Somerville, while Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi made his Test debut, picked in place of Mohammad Abbas
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi

Shaheen Afridi likely to make Test debut in Abu Dhabi

A shoulder injury to Mohammad Abbas in the second Test in Dubai is set to pave the way for the 18-year-old in the deciding Test of the series against New Zealand
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi

Are Pakistan mulling a return to three seamers?

Is Sarfraz Ahmed considering picking the allrounder Faheem Ashraf in place of the offspinner Bilal Asif?
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi

Starting well the key as series returns to Abu Dhabi for decider

The toss may again prove crucial, lending a distinct advantage to whoever bats first
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, 4th day, Dubai

Yasir's match figures second only to Imran

Only two other legspinners in Test history have better figures than Yasir
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

Yasir Shah bags 14 as Pakistan wrap up innings win

New Zealand fought hard, adding 91 runs to the overnight score. But having conceded such a huge lead in the first innings, the feeling that are delaying the inevitable lingers
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Dubai

'Everyone expects me to pick wickets in UAE' - Yasir

Forget being the world No. 1, being Pakistan's best will do for the 32-year old legspinner
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Abu Dhabi

Yasir Shah joins Abdul Qadir in select club

All the records Yasir triggered during the course of his magical spell in Dubai
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Yasir Shah's 10-wicket day leaves New Zealand with uphill battle

After an opening stand that had looked like frustrating Pakistan in the morning, the legspinner tore through New Zealand's middle order to turn the game on its head
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

There was no pressure of scoring a Test hundred - Babar Azam

For a man with a supposed inaptitude to Test cricket, Babar Azam does end up with an awful lot of big scores in the format
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Pakistan declare at 418 after Haris marathon, Babar ton

Pakistan grew their advantage in a nearly chanceless session where Hairs Sohail and Babar Azam brought up their century stand
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai, 1st day

Azhar and Sohail make 81 each on attritional first day

On a cool morning, Sarfraz Ahmed said the pitch was ripe for setting up the game with a handy first innings total, insisting the team had put the loss in Abu Dhabi behind them
July 15, 2024
New Zealand in UAE 2018-19

Will Abu Dhabi debacle haunt Pakistan in Dubai?

Pakistan and New Zealand meet in Dubai a few days after an astonishing implosion saw the visitors take a 1-0 lead in this three-match Test series
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Abu Dhabi win ranks as 'one of our best' - Williamson

Kane Williamson was delighted with the fighting spirit his charges showed as they snatched a dramatic four-run win in the first Test in Abu Dhabi against Pakistan
July 15, 2024
Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Struggling Sarfraz laments "soft, cheap dismissals"

The Pakistan captain pointed to Babar Azam's run out as the turning point, while admitting to being disappointed with the shot he himself played to get out
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

The five narrowest Test wins

New Zealand's four-run victory over Pakistan in Abu Dhabi was the fifth closest win by runs in Test history
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

The fifth-narrowest win in Test cricket

New Zealand won by four runs, handing Pakistan their narrowest defeat in Test cricket
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

'Holy scccchmoly! What a Test match!'

A memorable finish in Abu Dhabi got many talking about the longest format on Twitter
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Debutant Ajaz Patel scripts stunning four-run win for New Zealand

The duo added 82 for the fourth wicket after the New Zealand spinners had reduced Pakistan to 48 for 3 in chase of 176
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah take five-fors as Pakistan rally

The fast bowler removed Raval and Taylor in one over to stall the visitors' progress in Abu Dhabi
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Trent Boult and spinners lead New Zealand's fightback

Trent Boult bowled an excellent spell, but the two batsmen steadily chipped away at the deficit
July 15, 2024

'Oye Hoye'! Is that the most bizarre trophy in cricket?

It's not been a month since the 'biscuit' trophy, and we have another fascinating one for the Pakistan-New Zealand Tests. Where would you rank the Oye Hoye Cup when it comes to the most bizarre trophies in cricket?
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Kane Williamson the lone bright spot in New Zealand wreckage

Pakistan stuck with Hasan Ali as the second seamer alongside Mohammad Abbas, while Imam-ul-Haq returned to partner Mohammad Hafeez at the top
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, Women's World T20, Group B

Spinners strangle Pakistan in big New Zealand win

Both teams had got off to strong starts with the bat, but New Zealand's spinners were the difference in a 54-run win
July 15, 2024
Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Red-hot Mohammad Abbas Pakistan's trump card with Kane Williamson set to play

Pakistan will look to pick up where they left off against Australia last month, while New Zealand play their first Test match since March
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Ireland, Women's World T20 2018

Javeria Khan's 74* keeps Pakistan alive

Sandhu's record spell helps Pakistan bowlers apply the squeeze after Javeria's enterprising half-century in a must-win game
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, Women's World T20, Group B, Guyana

Mithali Raj fifty steers India to victory

Her 15th T20I half-century wrapped up India's victory over Pakistan with six balls and seven wickets to spare
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, Women's World T20, Guyana

Pakistan penalised twice for running in danger area of pitch

Repeated indiscretions from Pakistan resulted in India beginning their chase on 10 for 0, before a ball was bowled
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Dubai

Rain ruins decider after Babar, Haris fire

Tom Latham stood in as New Zealand captain in the absence of Kane Williamson
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Dubai

Confident Pakistan well-placed for first series win against NZ in seven years

Aside from a Trent Boult spell and an indifferent slog-overs bowling performance in the first ODI, Pakistan have been on top of the visitors through the series
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, Women's World T20, Group B, Guyana

Alyssa Healy's fireworks set up convincing Australia win

The wicketkeeper-batsman's blistering 48 set the tone in a match that made the gulf between the two teams painfully obvious
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Imam-ul-Haq's scans clear after helmet blow

Pakistan opening batsman was struck on the grille by a Lockie Ferguson bouncer
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar help Pakistan draw level

Pakistan forced to make one change, with Junaid Khan ruled out of the series due to a toe injury; Faheem Ashraf comes into the XI
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Pakistan need quick fix for batting woes

Pakistan have never beaten New Zealand in a bilateral ODI series in UAE, and they've got their backs to the wall again
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi

Sarfraz slams 'disgraceful' Ross Taylor in Hafeez action controversy

Ross Taylor appeared to publicly question its legality during the course of the first ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand in Abu Dhabi
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi

Trent Boult's hat-trick headlines New Zealand's emphatic win

Pakistan, who are looking to snap an 11-match losing streak against their opponents, brought back regular opener Imam-ul-Haq
July 10, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi

Can Pakistan rediscover ODI form against traditional whipping boys?

Pakistan have been dismal against the top ODI sides lately, but a 3-0 sweep in the T20Is, and a proud past ODI record against New Zealand should give them the ideal opportunity to set that right
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd T20I, Dubai

New Zealand lose eight for 23 as Pakistan complete 3-0 sweep

New Zealand made three changes, with Mark Chapman, Seth Rance and Lockie Ferguson coming in for Adam Milne, Ajaz Patel and the injured Corey Anderson
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd T20I, Dubai

New Zealand strive to halt Pakistan's dominant run

Pakistan will hope to extend their T20I winning run to nine in a row having already sealed an 11th consecutive series victory
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Dubai

Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez wrap up series for Pakistan

Kane Williamson has also made no changes to the side that lost to Pakistan off the last ball on Wednesday
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Dubai

Impressive New Zealand face a must-win game

They stretched Pakistan in the opening T20I but could not get over the line. Now Pakistan sniff an 11th straight T20I series victory
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st T20I, Abu Dhabi

Hafeez, Hasan star in thrilling Pakistan win

New Zealand hand debut to 30-year old left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel in their first international fixture in seven months
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st T20I, Abu Dhabi

Pakistan's T20I juggernaut awaits New Zealand's challenge

Sarfraz Ahmed and his men are chasing an 11th successive series win, but New Zealand have a squad that has done the rounds in T20 leagues and would fancy causing an upset
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 3rd T20I, Dubai

Shadab Khan's choke headlines Pakistan's 3-0 whitewash against Australia

Australia went in with an extra spinner in Nathan Lyon in a bid to earn a consolation win in Dubai
July 13, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 3rd T20, Dubai

Can embattled Australia stave off whitewash?

Their best chance could be to target Pakistan's shaky middle order that is heavily reliant on top-order contributions from Babar and Hafeez
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd T20I, Dubai

Maxwell heroics in vain as Pakistan win 10th T20I series in a row

Ashton Agar and Hussain Talat were left out, while Mitchell Marsh and Shoaib Malik returned to their respective XIs
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd T20I, Dubai

Humiliated Australia seek to prove their mettle

Pakistan will be boosted by Shoaib Malik's availability, while Australia expect a better show from a top-order quartet that is the envy of T20 franchises around the world
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st T20I, Abu Dhabi

Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf knock out Australia for 89

Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez returned for Pakistan, who are without Shoaib Malik for the first T20I
July 07, 2024

Vote - The most bizarre trophy in cricket

The trophy unveiled for the Pakistan-Australia T20I series caught the attention of many. But does it take the biscuit when it comes to cricket trophies?
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st T20I, Abu Dhabi

Aaron Finch leaves Test series baggage behind

Australia are bolstered by Big Bash stars, including Chris Lynn who is making another return from shoulder problems
July 12, 2024
Women's news

Sana Mir becomes top-ranked ODI bowler

Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning retained their top and second positions respectively on the rankings for batsmen
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st T20I, Abu Dhabi

Australia, Pakistan begin T20I leg on even keel

Shoaib Malik is not available for the first T20I, which allows the trio of allrounders - Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf - to all start
July 12, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, 3rd women's ODI, Kuala Lumpur

Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner complete 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan

The pair made explosive half-centuries to lift Australia to 324, a total Pakistan never threatened to surpass
July 12, 2024
Pakistan women v Australia women, 2nd ODI, Kuala Lumpur

Meg Lanning ton leads Australia women to series win

Skipper's 181-run stand with Rachael Haynes flattened the Pakistan bowling, after which Sophie Molineux's 4 for 14 bowled Pakistan out for 123
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Samiuddin: Adversity? Pakistan call it opportunity

Pakistan's scoreline of 57 for 5 on the first day represented the seventh time in Tests that they've been at that score or worse and yet gone on to win
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

'Atmosphere wasn't especially polite' - Sarfraz

In the aftermath of Sandpapergate, Australia have undergone cultural reviews for their on-field behavior, but that hasn't meant the end of the verbals
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Abbas' Test average best in 100 years

He became only the second Pakistan fast bowler in the last 28 years to take a 10-wicket haul against Australia
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Abbas takes ten-for as Pakistan seal 1-0 series win

At lunch on the fourth day, Australia were seven down and 383 runs away from their improbable target of 538
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

"I see a new No. 1 Test bowler coming... Mohammad Abbas"

All the reactions from the cricketing world as Mohammad Abbas produced another incisive spell on the fourth day of the Abu Dhabi Test
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Sarfraz sent to hospital for precautionary scans

Hit close to his left ear while ducking a bounce on Thursday, the Pakistan captain woke up with a headache and didn't take the field
July 12, 2024
Australia in UAE 2018

Mohammad Amir dropped for Australia T20Is too; Imad Wasim returns

Uncapped left-arm seamer Waqas Maqsood found a place in the squad after impressing for Pakistan A
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

'Missing hundred hurts' - Babar Azam

But his performance in Test cricket this year - he averages 54 - suggests it is only a matter of time before he gets that maiden century
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Six fifties, three nineties, no hundreds

Babar Azam was the closest to a century, falling one short in the end
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st women's ODI, Kuala Lumpur

Schutt, Carey skittle Pakistan for 95 for dominant win

The two seamers shared six wickets between them before Australia women chased down a revised D/L target of 92
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Babar 99, Sarfraz 81 ensure Australia need a whopping 538 for victory

It had begun firmly as Australia's session, but by lunch, Pakistan had crushed any challenges to their authority, firmly establishing themselves in total control once more
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Azhar and Shafiq's collective brainfade

A hundred and thirty Tests between them, and the two managed to become involved in one of the most bizarre run-outs ever, even by Pakistan's standards
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

All-conditions Abbas confident of not fading away

Quite a few rare talents from Pakistan have disappeared after record-breaking starts. But Abbas is here to stay
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

How'd you like a bit of Fakhar Zaman then?

In a country that is used to seeing openers who build by attrition rather than fire, Fakhar Zaman is a raging strokemaker who doesn't allow himself to get tied down by circumstances
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Tim Paine seeks clarification on 3-metre rule

Azhar Ali was ruled not out on referral, despite ball-tracking showing the ball hitting middle and off stumps halfway up, since the point of impact with his pad was more than 3m from the stumps
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Mohammad Abbas, Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali extend Pakistan's dominance

Mohammad Abbas added two more wickets to his overnight tally and Bilal Asif struck twice before lunch as Australia wobbled their way to lunch, still 191 behind with only three wickets in hand
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Fakhar Zaman: 'Changed my game because of the situation'

He was brought in to inject positivity, but Pakistan gladly took his strike rate of 47.47 during the course of his debut 94
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Pakistan could call up Rizwan as substitute wicketkeeper for Sarfraz

The MCC introduced a rule last year confirming that substitute fielders will be allowed to keep should the original wicketkeeper suffer an injury during play
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Brooding Sarfraz Ahmed cuts loose to rediscover his groove

With the pressure "coming from all corners" and his side 57 for 5, Sarfraz Ahmed produced the sort of punchy innings that used to be his trademark
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Abbas strikes after Fakhar, Sarfraz rescue act

Australia have named an unchanged side
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi

Australia seek desert glory; Fakhar eyes Test cap

If Dubai was anything to go by, Australia have shown they're up for a fight. For a bruised Pakistan, nothing but a win will do
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi

Sarfraz backs Fakhar in Arthur's evolutionary plan

In a phase where Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf were pulled into Test cricket, Fakhar Zaman's entry is an exciting prospect for a team that normally takes two days to make a play
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Anu Dhabi

Important to believe a good knock will get things rolling - Azhar

Constant shuffling around the order and a scratchy start to the series have made Azhar look like a diluted version of his fluent 2016 self, but his record against Australia should give him heart
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 5th day

Dangerous times for Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz Ahmed, and as a result his bowlers, ADHD'ed their way through the innings, not sticking to anything long enough to know whether it would work or not
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 5th day

Record fourth-innings effort from Australia in Asia

Usman Khawaja's 141 off 302 balls and Australia's score of 362 broke several fourth-innings records in the UAE and Asia
July 06, 2024
Pakistan news

Imam-ul-Haq out of Abu Dhabi Test with finger injury

The Pakistan opener sustained the injury while diving for the ball in the field on the final day of the first Test
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 5th day

Paine, Khawaja the heroes in Australia's great escape

Usman Khawaja and Travis Head disregarded history as they kept Pakistan's spinners waiting on a fifth-day Dubai track, and going into lunch without having lost a wicket
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 4th day

Abbas three-for puts Pakistan seven wickets away from victory

The pair's half-century stand negated any hopes Australia may have had after picking up three late wickets on Tuesday
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v Australia 2018-19

Indifferent results prompt PCB to drop day-night Test this season

The adverse effect the pink ball and the dew have on Yasir Shah's bowling and Pakistan's iffy results in day-night Tests have led to the move
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai

Samiuddin: Don't tell Bilal Asif he's not a Test cricketer

Before the first Test there were a lot of questions around why Bilal Asif shouldn't be in the Pakistan side. In one spell he showed why he should be
July 06, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, 3rd day, Dubai

Australia suffer one of the worst collapses in Test history

Australia made their second-highest opening stand in Asia but the numbers after that weren't flattering
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Bilal's six-for gives Pakistan the grip despite late blows

Australia's openers showed that there were still no demons in the pitch in Dubai, taking their team to 137 without loss on lunch on day three
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Haris Sohail breaks through with innings of unhurried intelligence

He learned plenty about batting at Test level during Pakistan's tour of the UK without quite making the big scores to show for it. Now, in Dubai, he made all that learning count
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, one-off women's ODI, Cox's Bazar

Khadija's six-for sets up six-wicket Bangladesh win

It was a comeback of sorts for the home team, which had lost the T20I series 3-0 only two days ago
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Haris Sohail's maiden Test ton sets Australia uphill task

Pakistan inched their way towards and then beyond 300, with the loss of just their nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas, extending their command over the Test
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day

Shoaib Akhtar talked Mohammad Hafeez out of retiring

After scoring a comeback century on the first day of the Dubai Test, Hafeez revealed that his wife and Akhtar convinced him against taking 'drastic steps'
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai

Life, the universe, and Mohammad Hafeez

Here today, gone tomorrow, and back again, he's made enough comebacks for all of us to have a favourite. Which one is yours?
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day

Mohammad Hafeez and Imam-ul-Haq achieve rare feat against Australia

This was only the 10th double-century opening stand ever made against Australia in Test cricket
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day

Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq grind Australia in the Dubai heat

Australia lost the toss in their first full Test series since the infamous South Africa tour earlier this year
July 14, 2024
Australia tour of UAE 2018/19

Hello again, Yasir Shah

Injury and Pakistan's sparsely-filled Test calendar may have caused him to slip off your radar, but he's back now, waiting to unleash a new and improved googly
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai

Paine's new Australia face first Test of their quality

After nearly giving up playing cricket in 2017, Paine will be at the forefront of Australia's rebuild operation, of performance and public trust, among other things
July 13, 2024
Australia tour of UAE 2018/19

(Hand)shaken, not stirred?

One of the first things Tim Paine did after finding himself cleaning up the mess post-Newlands was to make it a point for his team to shake hands with the opposition
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai

Batsmen need to take greater responsibility - Sarfraz Ahmed

The Pakistan captain hoped that they could execute their plans against a vastly-improved Nathan Lyon
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai

Who is Bilal Asif?

A lowdown on Pakistan's newest Test debutant, who can bat and bowl sharp offbreaks as well as the doosra
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai

Shadab injury rules out twin legspinners attack for Pakistan

Bilal Asif set for debut, while Mohammad Hafeez is expected to be part of the XI for the first Test against Australia
July 12, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, 4th Women's T20I, Cox's Bazar

Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar help Pakistan women clinch T20I series

The spin duo shared four wickets to restrict Bangladesh to 88 before Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan steered the visitors home
July 12, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Women's T20I, Cox's Bazar

Pakistan go 1-0 up as Bangladesh collapse to 30 all out

Anam Amir finished with figures of 3 for 0 as the hosts capitulated to the fourth-lowest total in Women's T20I history
July 16, 2024
Pakistan news

Hafeez called up to Test squad for Australia series

The allrounder, who last played Test cricket in August 2016, will be the 18th member of Pakistan's squad for the two-Test series
July 12, 2024
Australians v Pakistan A, Dubai, Tour match, 3rd day

Marsh brothers, Head punish Pakistan A on third day

A Pakistan A side with no specialist spinners was made to toil on the third day as the Australians went 216 ahead on the back of Mitchell Marsh's 162 and nineties from Shaun Marsh and Travis Head
July 12, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup Super Four, Abu Dhabi

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman lift Bangladesh into Asia Cup final

Bangladesh brought in Soumya Sarkar, Rubel Hossain and Mominul Haque while Pakistan included Junaid Khan for his first game of the tournament
July 12, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018, Super Fours, Abu Dhabi

Two unpredictable teams gear up for knockout encounter

Pakistan have issues with their bowling, their batting and their fielding to address in a winner-takes-all game against a hungry Bangladesh
July 12, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018, Abu Dhabi

Has Rixon's departure affected Pakistan's fielding?

In this Asia Cup, the first since a new fielding coach was appointed, Pakistan have caught four and dropped nine outfield catches, barely a 30% success rate
July 12, 2024
India v Pakistan, Super Fours, Asia Cup 2018, Dubai

India's biggest win by wickets against Pakistan

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan rewrote many records during their 210-run opening stand as India beat their arch-rivals by nine wickets
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018, Super Fours, Dubai

Dhawan, Rohit, Bumrah consign Pakistan to nine-wicket defeat

Here's ESPNcricinfo's live blog with all the news, views, social media buzz and key stats from the Super Four game between India and Pakistan at the Asia Cup
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, Super Four, Asia Cup 2018, Dubai

Damp squib or a blockbuster? India-Pakistan rivalry eyes quality revival

After the drubbing India handed them three nights ago, can Pakistan counter India's spin attack to avert yet another one-sided contest?
July 16, 2024
Asia Cup 2018

India v Pakistan classics from the UAE before social media era

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you talk India v Pakistan in the UAE?
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Afghanistan, Super Four, Asia Cup

Shaheen Afridi suffers as Pakistan spill five chances

Pakistan's 18-year old debutant Shaheen Afridi was involved in all the lapses. He was the unlucky bowler three times, but he also dropped two himself
July 06, 2024
Afghanistan v Pakistan, Super Four, Asia Cup

Shoaib Malik the hero as Pakistan survive serious scare

The unfit Shadab Khan was replaced by Mohammad Nawaz, and batting allrounder Haris Sohail came in for Faheem Ashraf; Afghanistan made a solitary change, bringing in Najibullah Zadran for Samiullah Shenwari
July 08, 2024
Afghanistan v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Abu Dhabi

Political tensions add to Afghanistan-Pakistan rivalry

Afghanistan and Pakistan's relationship has far less to do with cricket than it ideally should
July 08, 2024
Pakistan v India, Asia Cup 2018, Group A, Dubai

Bhuvneshwar finds rhythm, Bumrah redemption against Pakistan

India's first-choice pacers worked in tandem as one stifled the openers and the other reaped tangible rewards by dislodging them early
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018, Group A, Dubai

Bhuvneshwar, Jadhav's three-wicket hauls set up easy win for India

July 12, 2024
India v Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018, Group A, Dubai

All roads lead to Dubai as cricket's most colourful rivalry resumes

India might hold the edge on paper but they have the scars of their last encounter against Pakistan, and the absence of their best batsman, weighing against them
July 12, 2024
Asia Cup 2018

Dormant historic rivalry on the cusp of eruption

India and Pakistan haven't met since the Champions Trophy final last year. The sleeping giant of a rivalry is itching to renew itself on a much grander scale at the Asia Cup
July 12, 2024
India v Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018, Group A, Dubai

Sarfraz miffed by skewed Asia Cup scheduling

Pakistan captain asks why India don't have to switch back and forth between venues when all the other teams do
July 12, 2024
India v Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018, Group A, Dubai

Is Amir too big to drop for Pakistan?

Pakistan don't have too many who can emulate Mohammad Amir at his best, but the quick's numbers since 2016 have been unflattering
July 16, 2024
Hong Kong v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Asia Cup 2018, Dubai

Pakistan overpower Hong Kong to open Asia Cup campaign

It is Hong Kong's first ODI against a top-eight side since the Asia Cup in 2008, which is also when Honk Kong and Pakistan last met
July 12, 2024
Asia Cup 2018

Sarfraz in an oasis of calm amid World Cup chatter

Both the Pakistan captain and his team appear incredibly relaxed - joking around at training and enjoying each other's company - even as they build for next year's World Cup
July 12, 2024
Hong Kong v Pakistan, 2nd match, Asia Cup 2018, Dubai

Young Hong Kong a banana peel for Pakistan

A young Hong Kong side under Anshy Rath will look to make a mark in the side's first Asia Cup match since 2008
July 12, 2024
Asia Cup 2018

What does it really mean to be Asia Cup champions?

In any other major subcontinental sport, the Asian championships are a significant event. But is it really so in cricket?
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia 2018

Maxwell, Handscomb dumped for Tests against Pakistan; Finch, Siddle recalled

The Queensland trio of Labuschagne, Neser and Doggett were also named in the 15-man squad. The first Test begins on October 7 in Dubai
July 07, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Bulawayo

Fakhar fastest to 1000 ODI runs, scores 515 in last five innings

Pakistan's top-order rewrote the record books even as Fakhar Zaman became the quickest to 1000 ODI runs
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Bulawayo

Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam tons help Pakistan rout Zimbabwe 5-0

Zimbabwe, meanwhile, brought back Christopher Mpofu and Liam Roche
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Bulawayo

Fakhar Zaman - from king of Katlang to pride of Pakistan

From being a 17-year-old who joined the navy, Fakhar Zaman had to travel thousands of miles - both literally and figuratively - before breaking a new record for Pakistan
July 15, 2024
Fakhar Zaman goes past Saeed Anwar

Before #Fakhar210, there was #Anwar194. How well do #YouRemember it all?

Look away, India fans. Hello, Pakistan fans. Welcome on board for some sweet nostalgia. See how well you remember Saeed Anwar's 194 all those years ago
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Bulawayo

'To break Saeed's record needed a special knock'

July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Bulawayo

Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq smash records in Bulawayo

Fakhar Zaman became Pakistan's first double-centurion while putting on the highest ever opening stand by any team
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Bulawayo

Fakhar's 210* secures Pakistan's 244-run win

After Pakistan's crushing win in the third game that wrapped up the series, the visitors go into this one with an unchanged line-up, while Zimbabwe hand a debut to Kamunhukamwe
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Bulawayo

Pakistan look for fourth straight win over dispirited Zimbabwe

The hosts are looking to avoid a repeat of the chastening defeat in the third ODI, in which they were bowled out for 67
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Bulawayo

Faheem five-for razes Zimbabwe in record win

Zimbabwe make four changes to the side that lost by nine-wickets two days ago
July 16, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Bulawayo

Pakistan aim to seal series against depleted Zimbabwe

Pakistan will once more be overwhelming favourites, with victory wrapping up the five-match series at the earliest possible opportunity
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo

Fakhar Zaman 117* as Pakistan cruise to big win

Pakistan too don't make any changes and stick with the four-pronged pace attack
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo

Humbled Zimbabwe yearn for validation against mighty Pakistan

A result margin of 201 runs has strengthened the perception of the mismatch between the two sides, but Zimbabwe have nothing to lose, which could prove to be their biggest weapon
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Bulawayo

Imam's 128 leads Pakistan to first ODI win in 2018

The home side has handed debuts to wicketkeeper Ryan Murray and offspinner Liam Roche
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Bulawayo

Buoyant Pakistan overwhelming favourites against depleted Zimbabwe

Pakistan will be heavily favoured to break their ODI duck this year at the Queen's Sports Club in Bulawayo
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, T20 tri-series, Harare

'Big match' Fakhar the hero as Pakistan veer from dire to delightful

From dropped catches to blinders, from 2 for 2 to completing a record chase; Pakistan were at their most mercurial, but they had a match-winner with an appetite for the big occasion
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, T20I tri-series final, Harare

Fakhar Zaman's 91 seals record chase to give Pakistan the title

Australia bring back D'arcy Short, while Hasan Ali also returns for Pakistan
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, T20I final, Harare

Finch the key against Pakistan's fearsome attack

Pakistan and Australia have seen the quality of their play veer from one extreme to another in Zimbabwe, paving the way for a final that is brimful of possibilities
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Australia, 5th T20I, tri-series, Harare

After PSL, no international match is tough for me - Shaheen Afridi

On a day where he took his maiden international wicket, Afridi also confessed that the conditions in Harare were the coldest he's ever played in
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, T20I tri-series, Harare

Pakistan thump Australia in dress rehearsal for final

Pakistan included the youthful Shaheen Afridi for his second T20I in place of Hasan Ali, while Usman Khan came in for Mohammad Nawaz
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 4th T20I, Zimbabwe tri-series, Harare

Sarfraz's criticism helps us play better - Fakhar Zaman

Zaman shrugged off Sarfraz's histrionics, suggesting that the team are comfortable under their captain and that, perhaps, a bit of sound and fury was what was needed to sharpen them up
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, T20 Tri-Series, Harare

Zimbabwe knocked out despite Solomon Mire's 94

Haris Sohail has come in for Mohammad Hafeez, while Zimbabwe have brought in Malcolm Waller, Wellington Masakadza and Chris Mpofu
July 15, 2024
Australia v Pakistan, T20I tri-series, Harare

Stanlake and Finch lead rout of Pakistan

Aaron Finch's XI featured the left-hander Nic Maddinson, who was included in the squad despite losing his state contract with New South Wales
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe T20I tri-series

Ailing Australia brace for another trial by spin

They had struggled against England's slower bowlers, and could face similar troubles in Zimbabwe, where the conditions are more suited to the spinners
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, T20I tri-series, 1st match, Harare

Fakhar, Asif lead rout of Zimbabwe in tri-series opener

Pakistan have gone in for an almost full-strength side, apart from bringing in Usman Khan for Mohammad Amir
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Pakistan, T20I tri-series, Harare

Crisis-ridden Zimbabwe can't expect sympathy

A side missing as many as five frontline players for various reasons will run into the format's No. 1 side
July 15, 2024
Scotland v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Edinburgh

Malik, Usman lead Scotland rout of 84 runs

Scotland made one change to their XI, meaning they fielded the same side that beat England on Sunday
July 12, 2024
Scotland v Pakistan, Only T20I, Edinburgh

Sarfraz and Shadab, the stars of a power-packed show

Scotland have made just one change from the side that beat England, replacing seam bowler Chris Sole with left-arm spinner Hamza Tahir
July 12, 2024
Scotland v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Edinburgh

Can Scotland topple the No.1 T20I team too?

Two days after beating the No.1 ODI team England, Scotland will look to upset Pakistan
July 13, 2024
India v Pakistan, Women's T20 Asia Cup 2018, Kuala Lumpur

India march to seventh straight Asia Cup final with Bisht three-for

Pakistan played out 69 dots, hit four fours and limped to 72. It proved too little against the six-time champions
July 15, 2024
Malaysia v Pakistan, Women's Asia Cup, Kuala Lumpur

Nida Dar's four-for destroys Malaysia

Nida Dar struck 41 off 27 balls before taking 4 for 5 as Pakistan dismantled Malaysia by 147 runs to rise to the top of the table
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Women's T20 Asia Cup 2018, Kuala Lumpur

Maroof 60*, Dar record five-for strangle Sri Lanka

Captain Bismah Maroof struck an unbeaten 60, to go with her 1-14, before offspinner Nida Dar's record T20I haul of 5 for 21 set up Pakistan's 23-run win against Sri Lanka
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, Women's Asia Cup T20, Kuala Lumpur

Fahima the star as Bangladesh stun Pakistan

Allrounder makes 23 not out and picks up the crucial wicket of Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof as Bangladesh register first win
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Sarfraz Ahmed: We lacked discipline in both innings

The captain was disappointed by the lack of application Pakistan showed in the second Test, but insisted 1-1 was a good result
July 13, 2024
England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Leeds

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq dip when Pakistan need them most

As much as the runs what Azhar and Shafiq need to bring Pakistan's batting is the unmistakable sense that they are in charge
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Mickey Arthur: 'We need to dish out a couple of hidings tonight'

Pakistan coach rues the inconsistency in his young team as England bounce back from a humbling defeat at Lord's
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Thailand, Women's Asia Cup 2018

Nahida, spinners thump Thailand on triple-header Sunday

Two-time Asia Cup runners-up Pakistan restricted Thailand to 67 for 8 before an unbeaten 24-run stand between Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan sealed the chase
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Dom Bess saves his best for last, after Jos Buttler blitz floors Pakistan

Our rolling Live Report, featuring news, updates, statistics, graphics and insight from our reporters at Headingley for the second Test
July 11, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Chasing the left-armer catches up with Joe Root again

The England captain didn't quite get far enough for another conversation about conversion, but there was still familiarity in how his innings ended
July 07, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Mohammad Amir is unlucky, but was he really that good before his ban?

He has now played more Tests since the break in his career than before, but his reputation is largely formed on one season when even Shane Watson was a handful
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

England batsmen put all hands to the pump to secure advantage against Pakistan

Our rolling Live Report, featuring news, updates, statistics, graphics and insight from our reporters at Headingley for the second Test
July 14, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Live Report: England v Pakistan

An archive of our rolling Live Report, featuring news, updates, statistics, graphics and insight from our reporters at Headingley for the second Test
July 16, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Pakistan go from perfect at Lord's to, well, less than perfect in Leeds

It was a case of role reversal on the opening day at Headingley. Did the sun work against Pakistan?
July 06, 2024
England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

England quicks swing the momentum as Pakistan rue a missed opportunity with the bat

Our new Live Report, featuring news, updates, statistics, graphics and insight from our reporters at Headingley for the second Test
July 14, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Sarfraz Ahmed takes pride in triumph of inexperienced Pakistan

Captain credits tough Test against Ireland for battle-hardening his team ahead of famous victory
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Mohammad Amir conjures the Wasim Akram dream

July 10, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Dobell: England's humiliation at Lord's was an accident waiting to happen

England's crushing defeat at Lord's exposed a regime and a system that has abandoned its responsibility to Test cricket
July 10, 2024
England vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Kimber: Clinical Pakistan produce the unexpected dissection of England

Pakistan were clinical and pragmatic in wrapping up a comfortable win at Lord's, two qualities that haven't always been associated with them
July 11, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Another England collapse opens door for Pakistan's nine-wicket rout

ESPNcricinfo's Live Report, featuring match updates, graphics, statistical nuggets and breaking news from the first Test at Lord's
July 15, 2024
England vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Recriminations postponed as England revival masks dire day at Lord's

A spirited late revival papered over several cracks, but England's dire performance has not been entirely masked
July 12, 2024
England vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

"No nervousness" as tricky fourth-innings chase looms - Shafiq

Pakistan were on course for an innings win but a three-figure partnership between Jos Buttler and debutant Dominic Bess has set up a nervy fourth day
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Jos Buttler and Dom Bess give Pakistan the jitters after rescuing England from humiliation

ESPNcricinfo's Live Report, featuring match updates, graphics, statistical nuggets and breaking news from the first Test at Lord's
July 10, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Babar Azam's unlucky break provides the poignancy of which memories are made

A batsmen with all the talent in the world looked to be producing his defining innings until that Ben Stokes bouncer
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Babar Azam ruled out of tour with fractured forearm

Babar was on 68 when he was struck by a short ball from Ben Stokes and retired hurt
July 12, 2024
England vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Ben Stokes makes it happen but England still flounder

England weren't poor by any means, but what they tried didn't seem to come off for them the way it did for Pakistan
July 09, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Pakistan's team effort builds hefty lead as England pay for mistakes

Follow day two of the Lord's Test with our rolling report, featuring graphics, stats nuggets and updates from our reporters
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

#Abbasif? Mohammad Abbas's skills revive memories of Asif's best

The working over of Mark Stoneman was a masterclass in seam and swing bowling which set Pakistan on their way to a dominant day
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Pakistan's Apple watches get timed out

Anti-corruption officers have sought clarification from the Pakistan team management after a couple of their players were seen wearing what appeared to be smart watches
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Pakistan seize control at Lord's as Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali capitalise on England's errors

Follow the first Test of the English summer with our live rolling report
July 08, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Chastened England wait on Stokes as Pakistan target series win

Pakistan aim for repeat performance as England seek a response to Lord's humiliation
July 06, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

England and Pakistan looking to forge new Test identity in mid-table battle

England will include debutant spinner Dom Bess and Jos Buttler at No. 7, while Pakistan face a decision over their third seamer
July 13, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

England and Pakistan looking to forge new Test identity in mid-table battle

England will include debutant spinner Dom Bess and Jos Buttler at No. 7, while Pakistan face a decision over their third seamer
July 15, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Sarfraz Ahmed: The Pakistan captain who's yet to take the lead

He was widely credited for his role in the Champions Trophy win, but Pakistan's wicketkeeper has struggled to make his mark on the Test team
July 12, 2024
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

What do Pakistan need to do to beat England (or not lose, at least)?

Pakistan are a far less experienced side than the one which drew 2-2 in England in 2016
July 12, 2024
Leicestershire v Pakistanis, Tour match, 2nd day, Grace Road

Desultory Pakistan have much to prove at Lord's

Mohammad Amir should be fir for the first Test and that was the most positive aspect that could be drawn from Pakistan's final workout against Leicestershire
July 14, 2024
Leicestershire v Pakistanis, Tour match, Grace Road

Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman lead way against modest attack

There were half-centuries for Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Usman Salahuddin as Pakistan enjoyed a gentle workout in Leicester
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 4th day

Sarfraz Ahmed hails 'important' win after Pakistan pass fourth-innings test

Pakistan's captain admitted he had been worried about chasing when considering whether to enforce the follow on against Ireland
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 5th day

Imam-ul-Haq guides Pakistan home after Ireland scare

Follow Ireland's maiden Test with our new rolling report, featuring updates from the ground, stats and graphics, end-of-session reports, and more
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, Only Test, Malahide

Mohammad Amir's fitness just one part of Pakistan's puzzle

The Test against Ireland has posed some familiar questions for Pakistan which they need to answer before facing England
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Kevin O'Brien joins a rare club

Kevin O'Brien became the fourth batsman to hit a hundred in his team's first Test match
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

'Bangalore century still No.1' says Kevin O'Brien after another slice of Ireland history

Despite the emotion of becoming Ireland's maiden Test centurion, batsman believes his finest hour has already happened
July 13, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 4th day

Kevin O'Brien's maiden Test hundred allows Ireland to dream

Follow Ireland's maiden Test with our new rolling report, featuring updates from the ground, stats and graphics, end-of-session reports, and more
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, Only Test, Malahide

Mohammad Amir, a mighty fast bowler who's mislaid his purpose

He is still undoubtedly the leader of Pakistan's attack, but Amir is not the bowler he used to be.
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, Only Test, Malahide

Kimber: After the dream, the reality for Ireland

Ed Joyce, William Porterfield and Niall O'Brien have waited most of their professional career for a chance at Test cricket: their first innings were done insight eight overs
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

'Chronic' knee problem revives worries about Mohammad Amir's workload

Azhar Mahmood, bowling coach, warns that fast bowler's workload must be managed across all three formats of the game
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 2nd day

Ed Joyce shows resolves after Ireland follow on

Follow Ireland's maiden Test with our new rolling report, featuring updates from the ground, stats and graphics, end-of-session reports, and more
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Asad Shafiq steps out of the shadows as Pakistan's new senior pro

He's been a specialist No.6 for much of his career, but Shafiq's half-century at No.4 was a glimpse of post-MisYou stability
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Pakistan's rookies Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan reveal the limits of Ireland's discipline

Ireland's hugely experienced debutants played a canny game, but the limits of their abilities had been revealed by the close
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 2nd day

Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan revive Pakistan after Ireland's early joy

Follow Ireland's maiden Test with our new rolling report, featuring updates from the ground, stats and graphics, end-of-session reports, and more
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin

Live Report: Ireland v Pakistan

The full archive of our rolling report on Ireland's debut Test against Pakistan at Malahide
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin

Ireland's Test bow delayed by persistent rain

July 15, 2024
Ireland's first Test match

The brief and untold history of Ireland-Pakistan

This might be the first men's Test between the two nations, but their cricketing trajectories have many surprising intersections
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Ireland's golden generation reach the promised land of a maiden Test match

ESPNcricinfo previews Ireland's historic inaugural Test match against Pakistan at Malahide
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

An honour to play this historic Test - Sarfraz

Almost the entire focus has been on Ireland in their debut Test, which will suit Pakistan just fine as they look to start their tour on a winning note
July 12, 2024
Northamptonshire v Pakistan, Tour match, 4th day

Run-out adds to Azhar Ali's lean time but Pakistan buoyed by victory

Pakistan finally broke the back of Northamptonshire's resistance as Shadab Khan completed a 10-wicket haul and Mohammad Abbas also impressed
July 12, 2024
Northants v Pakistan, Tour match, 3rd day

Pakistan handed demanding workout by Rob Newton's century

July 16, 2024
Pakistan tour of Ireland, England and Scotland

Asad Shafiq century headlines dominant day for Pakistan

A hundred for Asad Shafiq and fifties for Haris Sohail and Babar Azam moved Pakistan into a dominant position on the second day against Northampton
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Northamptonshire, Tour Match, 1st day, Northampton

Shadab capitalises on Yasir's absence with six-for

Adam Rossington's 90 revived Northamptonshire to 259 after a stuttering start on the first day of the warm-up game
July 15, 2024
Kent v Pakistan, Canterbury, 4th day

Joe Denly scores hundred as Kent, Pakistan play out draw

A match ruined by rain ended in an inevitable draw in Canterbury
July 12, 2024
Kent v Pakistan, Tour match, Canterbury, 1st day

Imam-ul-Haq makes fifty as Pakistan batsmen struggle

A half-century from Imam-ul-Haq was the one bright spot for Pakistan as they began their tour of the UK and Ireland by being bowled out for 168 against Kent
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, 3rd T20I, Karachi

Babar, Fakhar lead Pakistan to 3-0 sweep

Pakistan rest Amir, Hasan Ali; West Indies hand debut to Andre McCarthy in dead rubber
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, 2nd T20I, Karachi

Azam, Talat help Pakistan thrash West Indies and seal series

With Veerasammy Permaul's injury, West Indies were forced to make a change in the second T20 of the series
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v West Indies, 1st T20I, Karachi

Jet-lagged West Indies slump to massive defeat

Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Hussain Talat and Asif Ali have all been handed new T20I caps
July 15, 2024
Pakistan vs West Indies 2018

In-form Pakistan heavy favourites against inexperienced West Indies

As Karachi gears up for its first international match in nine years, the mood around the game is not so much about the revival of big cricket in Pakistan as much as its normalisation
July 15, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd women's T20I, Colombo

Javeria, spinners help Pakistan seal 2-1 series win

Sana Mir, Nashra Sandhu, Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar returned combined figures of 15-0-41-3 as Pakistan, defending 113, restricted Sri Lanka to 75 for 8
July 14, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Colombo

Siriwardene leads rout of Pakistan in record SL win

Sri Lanka posted their first home win in a T20I against Pakistan as Shashikala Siriwardene's four-for flattened the visitors to 72 all out in Colombo
July 11, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Women's T20I series, Colombo

Javeria's record fifty helps Pakistan clinch thriller

Pakistan lose 6 for 38 in small chase before No. 11 debutant Fatima hits boundary off the penultimate delivery to seal one-wicket win
July 12, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd women's ODI, Dambulla

Spinners lead Pakistan women to 3-0 sweep

Sana Mir, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof claimed all ten wickets among them to roll over Sri Lanka women for 107 in their pursuit of 216
July 11, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd women's ODI, Dambulla

Maroof, Mir seal ODI series for Pakistan

Pakistan climbed to the top half of the ICC Women's Championship table with a resounding win against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, on the back of a half-century from captain Bismah Maroof and a four-for from offspinner Sana Mir
July 14, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, ICC Women's Championship, 1st women's ODI, Dambulla

Javeria's ton puts Pakistan 1-0 up

Bismah Maroof helped Pakistan bowl out Sri Lanka for 181 with figures of 3 for 17, completing a 69-run win in Dambulla
July 07, 2024
Sri Lanka news

Sri Lanka women to host Pakistan in March for ODIs, T20Is

All three ODIs will take place in Dambulla and will count for the ICC Women's Championship. The T20 series will shift the action to Colombo for the three matches
July 16, 2024
India U-19s v Pakistan U-19s, semi-final, Under-19 World Cup

Pakistan U-19 captain Hasan Khan rues missed chances

Four dropped catches and three missed run-outs - had Pakistan taken a few of them, the semi-final against India could well have taken a different course
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, Under-19 World Cup 2018, semifinal, Christchurch

Gill and Porel power India into World Cup final

The three-time champions will not face Australia in the final on Saturday
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, Under-19 World Cup 2018, semi-final, Christchurch

Nerveless Fawad to prodigious Sarfaraz, the best of India v Pakistan

India-Pakistan clashes have never been short of passion and excitement at the Under-19 World Cup. We look at five memorable clashes from previous editions
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, Under-19 World Cup 2018, semifinal, Christchurch

Another India-Pakistan duel, but without the hype

You wouldn't find fans hassling for tickets, security personnel rushing to get mechanisms in place, television cameras trailing players, and lengthy press conferences, but that is not to say there is no excitement
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Mount Maunganui

Pakistan clinch series 2-1, claim No. 1 spot on T20I rankings

Hasan Ali dropped out after he twisted his ankle playing football
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Mount Maunganui

New Zealand, Pakistan battle to end series on a high

Pakistan have the opportunity to secure the world number one T20I ranking with victory in the decider against New Zealand
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Auckland

Fakhar, Babar fifties keep series alive

The visitors are trailing New Zealand 1-0 in the three-match contest, after having lost the ODIs 5-0
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Auckland

Ruthless New Zealand look to seal series win

New Zealand go into the second T20I looking to stretch their unbeaten run. Can Pakistan keep the series alive?
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, Under-19 World Cup, quarter-final, Christchurch

Zaryab the 'wall' of Under-19 team - Pakistan captain

The opposing captain also praised Ali Zaryab, saying he showed "great maturity" in a tense chase
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, Under-19 World Cup, quarter-final, Christchurch

Zaryab 74* sees Pakistan through to semi-finals

Chasing 190, Pakistan were wobbling at 111 for 5 before Ali Zaryab scored an unbeaten and patient 74 off 111 balls to see his side through
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Wellington

Munro, Southee and Rance dismantle Pakistan

Pakistan have gone with a young side that has no place for Ahmed Shehzad or Mohammad Hafeez
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Wellington

Pakistan hope change in format brings change in fortunes

They are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in T20Is, but New Zealand have a clear psychological edge going into Monday's game at the Westpac Stadium, having won 12 matches on the bounce against Pakistan across formats
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Under-19 World Cup, Group D

Pakistan seal quarter-final berth, Sri Lanka knocked out

A slim and slightly tense chase helped Pakistan seal a three-wicket win and a quarter-final berth, led by a combined five wickets between their quick bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Suleman Shafqat
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Wellington

New Zealand overcome late surge to seal 5-0 sweep

In the final ODI of the series, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first, putting it down to playing on the same surface that the first ODI was played on
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, Wellington, 5th ODI

New Zealand eye whitewash against wilting Pakistan

Can Pakistan end the five-match ODI series with something positive to take into the T20s, or will a sizzling New Zealand hammer the final nail in the visitors' coffin?
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Hamilton

Shoaib Malik suffers delayed concussion signs

The allrounder was hit in the back of the head by a throw when Pakistan batted - he came out helmet-less - and did not take the field when they bowled
July 16, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, Under-19 World Cup, Group C, Whangarei

Shaheen Shah Afridi razes Ireland U-19 with six-for

Pakistan Under-19 needed less than 40 overs to beat Ireland Under-19
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Hamilton

De Grandhomme and Munro overcome Pakistan's fight

Colin de Grandhomme replaces Todd Astle for New Zealand, as Kane Williamson's men look to move closer to a series sweep
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Hamilton

Pakistan's bid to salvage pride against red-hot NZ

They have been outplayed over the first three ODIs on the tour, and now with the series gone, perhaps they might finally bat with a little more freedom
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v Afghanistan, Under-19 World Cup, Whangarei

'It was like a home game in Kabul' - Afghanistan captain Naveen-ul-Haq

After Afghanistan Under-19s upset Pakistan, around 300 Afghan fans stormed into the Cobham Oval, which resulted in a rescheduling of a congratulatory call from the Prime Minister
July 15, 2024
3rd ODI, Pakistan tour of New Zealand at Dunedin, Jan 13 2018

Boult's new high, and a top-order in shambles

The lowest total for a visiting side in New Zealand, Pakistan's losing streak, and other statistical highlights from the third ODI in Dunedin
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v Afghanistan, Under-19 World Cup, Whangarei

Afghanistan U-19s upset Pakistan with Rasooli's 76*

Just like the senior side on Saturday, the Pakistan Under-19 team also suffered a match-changing collapse, losing 7 for 42 as Afghanistan cruised to a five-wicket win
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dunedin

Boult takes five-for, Pakistan routed for 74 in huge loss

Zaman replaced Imam-ul-Haq as both captains indicated their inclination towards batting first in overcast conditions
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dunedin

Embattled Pakistan in a fight to keep series alive

Pakistan have a tendency to perform at their best when expectations of them are lowest, but New Zealand are looking increasingly unstoppable and are gunning for their tenth successive win across formats
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Nelson

Guptill overcomes rain and Pakistan

New Zealand made no changes to the team that beat Pakistan in the first ODI
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Nelson

Pakistan look to seniors to break New Zealand's dominance

New Zealand looked formidable in the first ODI in Wellington, and Pakistan need to turn things around quickly to push out fears of their recent unbeaten run being a flash in the pan
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Wellington

Williamson makes ton as New Zealand go 1-0 up in the rain

Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain, elected to bowl in windy conditions, on a Wellington pitch with a smattering of grass on it
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Wellington

In-form sides fight for attention

The neutral fan might find it difficult to look away from higher-profile matches in Australia and South Africa, but this New Zealand-Pakistan series, pitting two closely-matched and in-form ODI sides, promises to be a cracker
July 16, 2024
Afghanistan v Pakistan, Under-19s Asia Cup, final, Kuala Lumpur

Faizi ton, Mujeeb five-for hand Afghanistan maiden U-19 Asia Cup title

Pakistan Under-19s were once again tormented by offspinner Mujeeb Zadran, who took 5 for 13 in the final to bowl them out for a mere 63
July 13, 2024
Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st semi-final, U-19 Asia Cup, Kuala Lumpur

Taha's 92 takes Pakistan to U-19 Asia Cup final

In response to Bangladesh's 274 for 6, Pakistan were two runs ahead of the DLS par-score of 197 when rain stopped play after 39 overs
July 12, 2024
Pakistan women v New Zealand women, 4th T20I, Sharjah, November 14, 2017

New Zealand hand out thumping to complete 4-0 whitewash

Following a blitz that all but sealed the deal for New Zealand, Sophie Devine collected both the Player-of-the-Match and the Player-of-the-Series awards
July 06, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Women's T20I, Sharjah

Bates 65* leads New Zealand to series-clinching win

Hannah Rowe and Amelia Kerr run through Pakistan women to bowl them out for 84 in a chase of 127
July 06, 2024
Pakistan women v New Zealand won, 2nd T20I, Sharjah

Devine, Bates take NZ women 2-0 up

Dramatic New Zealand, who lose four wickets in five balls, stifle Pakistan to emerge comfortable winners
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Women's T20I

Devine, bowlers subdue Pakistan

Opener Sophie Devine struck 41 off 29 balls and followed it with the wicket of Ayesha Zafar to underpin New Zealand's 15-run victory in the first T20I in Sharjah
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Women's ODI, Sharjah

Sana Mir four-for leads Pakistan women to historic win

Bismah Maroof piloted a chase of 156 as Pakistan women wrapped up their first win against New Zealand women in 13 attempts
July 10, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, ICC Women's Championship, Sharjah

New Zealand spinners, Devine rout Pakistan

Amelia Kerr took 3 for 35 to topple Pakistan over for just 147, a score they chased down with 26 overs and seven wickets in hand
July 10, 2024
Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, ICC Women's Championship, Sharjah

Pakistan lose 5 for 15 in thrilling eight-run loss

Sophie Devine's second ODI hundred, 103 off 119 balls, set New Zealand's defense up by carrying them to 240 before Pakistan's lower-order collapse
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Lahore

'We are happy and privileged to be here' - SLC president

Thilanga Sumathipala sent out a message of solidarity with Pakistan, reiterating that the PCB and and the government of Pakistan have stood by Sri Lanka in the past
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Lahore

Pakistan cruise to win on Lahore's big night

The series is already decided, but the match still holds a lot of meaning as Sri Lanka return to Pakistan for the first time since 2009
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Lahore

SL team surrounded by 'extraordinary' security arrangements in Lahore

With roads sealed off and huge security convoys, the security arrangements provided to the Sri Lanka team are similar to the protocol followed for a presidential visit
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Lahore

The hidden benefits of Sri Lanka's return to Lahore

The SLC has gone out of its way to ensure the tour goes ahead, and its president Thilanga Sumathipala stands to gain considerable favour
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Lahore

Lahore readies itself for that international feeling

The city might be gaining a new familiarity with the feeling of hosting international cricket, but there is additional meaning to this latest match, given the identity of the visiting team
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Abu Dhabi

Shadab swings low-scoring scrap with ball and bat

Sri Lanka need to win on Friday to keep the series alive
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Abu Dhabi

Hasan, Malik star in emphatic Pakistan win

A listless batting effort resulted in an inexperienced Sri Lanka side remaining winless in the limited-overs leg of the series
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Abu Dhabi

Embattled Sri Lanka seek inspiration to improve wretched 2017

Pakistan, on the other hand, are coming into the T20 series with the confidence of a fantastic run in limited-overs matches this year
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Sharjah

Twenty-one balls of deja vu

Until today, Usman Khan was best known for a destructive spell of pace and movement in a domestic T20 final. He has now bowled an eerily similar spell in international cricket, and given Pakistan a sweet selection headache when all their pace options are
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Sharjah

Sri Lanka suffer 12th straight defeat

All the statistical peaks Pakistan scaled and the statistical troughs Sri Lanka plumbed during the fifth ODI in Sharjah
July 13, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Sharjah

Pakistan complete 5-0 after Usman bags five in 21 balls

Sri Lanka bolstered their bowling with the inclusions of Dushmantha Chameera and Vishwa Fernando, while Pakistan brought in another all-round option in Faheem Ashraf
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Sharjah

Can Sri Lanka avoid another whitewash?

Sri Lanka have been at the wrong end of 5-0 scorelines twice this year, against South Africa and India. Can they find a way to evade the same fate against Pakistan?
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Sharjah

Hasan Ali, spinners make it 4-0 for Pakistan

Sri Lanka have won the toss and chosen to bat first in the fourth ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Sharjah

Dispirited Sri Lanka desperate to end 10-match rut

With the series wrapped up and the series moving to a venue at which Pakistan will feel closest to home, their next goal will be to extend their own seven-game winning streak
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Hasan five-for, Imam debut ton sink Sri Lanka

In a must-win game for Sri Lanka, their captain Upul Tharanga opted to bat, saying the side aimed to put runs on the board for the first time this series
July 14, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Must-win for sinking Sri Lanka against soaring Pakistan

Sri Lanka have lost nine ODIs in a row. Pakistan have won eight of their last nine. Is there any way for Sri Lanka to keep the series alive?
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Five consecutive tons in the UAE for Babar Azam

Babar Azam brought up his fifth consecutive ODI century in the UAE
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Azam, Shadab complete Pakistan's incredible comeback

The pitch is expected to slow down through the day, but dew is also expected - so how things pan out in the second innings remains to be seen
July 14, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Unchanged Pakistan eye more dominance in ODI series

Pakistan look significantly stronger than their opponents at the moment but Sri Lanka will be looking to bounce back on the back of their undoubted ability
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dubai

Babar's ton, Malik's 81 take Pakistan 1-0 up

On a dry surface that has historically favoured chasing teams, captain Upul Tharanga preferred batting second, perhaps also mindful of the dew factor
July 11, 2024
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Dubai

SL carry edge heading into ODIs after Test triumphs

Having suffered a 2-0 defeat in the longest format, Pakistan will look to channel their inner Champions Trophy winners to wrest the momentum from the visitors in the ODI series opener
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Understudy's understudy takes centre stage

Dilruwan Perera might have missed out on selection but instead stepped forward to give Sri Lanka balance and options - and a famous series win
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

How Pakistan's winning streak screeched to a halt

Pakistan's invincibility in the UAE came crashing down, but the symptoms had appeared earlier - they've now won only nine of their last 11 Tests
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

The 5467-day wait to beat Pakistan in UAE

Fifteen years, 5467 days on, Pakistan suffered a Test series defeat in the UAE at the hands of Sri Lanka, who pulled off a feat beyond Australia, South Africa and England
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, 5th day, Dubai

Will try not to sweep in crucial moments again - Sarfraz

Pakistan's captain makes a lot of runs with the shot, but his top-edge while attempting it on the final day in Dubai opened a gate for Sri Lanka
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

End of Pakistan's spotless decade in the UAE

Statistical highlights of the fifty day of the second Test in Dubai between Sri Lanka and Pakistan
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Dilruwan's five-for seals memorable series sweep

Asad Shafiq's fighting 112 was not enough as Sri Lanka picked up the last five wickets in the first 90 minutes of the final day
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

Pakistan's problems: 'It's kept me awake at night'

The opening partnership, Babar Azam's form, the middle-order positions and balance of the attack: Mickey Arthur has admitted he has a lengthy list of issues to resolve
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

Sri Lanka's first-innings feast, second-innings famine

Statistical highlights of Sri Lanka's third-innings collapse in Dubai against Pakistan
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

Shafiq, Sarfraz revive Pakistan to set up thrilling fifth day

Wahab finishes with 4 for 41 in a fiery effort to dismantle Sri Lanka in just 26 overs early on the fourth day
July 16, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

How Sri Lanka's fast bowlers have outdone Pakistan's

For the work they have put in against the heat, and the helpless pitches, Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep deserve much praise
July 11, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Babar Azam needs to break the habit

In his short Test career, he has had a problem, namely that he keeps getting out close to lunch, tea or stumps and it is hurting Pakistan
July 12, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Sri Lanka take control after 15-wicket day

Sri Lanka took four large strides towards claiming a tight grip on the Dubai Test, removing Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam in the first session of day three
July 14, 2024
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, day 2

'Tired' Yasir not interested in records

Yasir Shah has continued to be play the role of both workhorse as well as strike bowler ever since Pakistan started playing three fast bowlers more often
July 12, 2024