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Toss Sri Lanka chose to bat v PakistanLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Haris Sohail hits it straight AFP Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat on an Abu Dhabi surface they expected to be full of runs, and unusually, also picked five specialist bowlers. Meanwhile, in their first Test under Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan fielded
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The Pakistan women’s team have been rocked by the refusal of their highest-profile player – Sana Mir – to attend a training session and fitness camp along with the rest of the team. In an email to her fellow players, which was leaked on social media, Mir stated, “I won’t be coming to the camp
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Pakistan’s selectors have come up with a plan to reintegrate Salman Butt into the national side. They are impressed with his domestic form since his return from his spot-fixing ban, and will look to pick him in the Pakistan A team to assess his case for a full international return. A similar scheme was shelved
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Multan Sultans, the newest franchise in the Pakistan Super League, has appointed Tom Moody, the former Australia allrounder, as its head coach. Moody will now coach in three T20 leagues concurrently – he is also head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and of Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League. Moody,
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Sharjeel Khan has appealed his five-year ban for spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League earlier this year. His lawyer Shaigan Ijaz told media that the appeal had been filed, and he was confident of getting the decision overturned. “We have find an appeal against the decision with the board of governors,” Ijaz said. “The file
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The World XI series became especially important to Pakistan, their captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said, because of the presence of a number of star players in the opposition line-up. The tourists were led by South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and included his team-mates Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir, David Miller and Morne Morkel. Two-time World
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Former Pakistan fast bowler and two-time head coach of the Pakistan team, Waqar Younis, has been appointed bowling coach and Director Cricket by Pakistan Super League franchise Islamabad United. The director’s role was previously held by Wasim Akram. Waqar and Akram had earlier been touted for a reunion on the Multan Sultans coaching staff, but
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World XI 175 for 3 (Amla 72*, Thisara 47*) beat Pakistan 174 for 6 (Babar 45, Shehzad 43, Malik 39, Thisara 2-23) by seven wickets Hashim Amla punches one into the off side AFP In a nutshell In a game that far exceeded its predecessor in electricity, intensity, quality and competitiveness, World XI edged Pakistan in
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Mistakes in the ticket pricing policy for Pakistan’s home series against the World XI have led to lower-than-expected crowd turnouts at the Gaddafi Stadium in the highest-profile series held in Pakistan since 2009. Though Gaddafi Stadium has been anywhere between 80-90% full in the two T20s so far, attendances have paled in comparison to the
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Pakistan 197 for 5 (Babar 86, Shehzad 39, Malik 38) beat World XI 177 for 7 (Sammy 29, du Plessis 29) by 20 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Babar Azam leaps to pull a short ball AFP In a nutshell Babar Azam showed why he is considered the future of Pakistan batting, as his 52-ball 86 carried
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The emerging theme from the series between Pakistan and the World XI is that it’s more than just cricket, with the feeling that this is the first time real, high-profile international cricket returns to Pakistan. The actual cricket looks to have taken a back seat, but Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is eager to push it
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The World XI side, led by coach Andy Flower along with head of the ICC’s Pakistan Task Team (PTT) Giles Clarke, arrived at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore in the small hours of Monday morning. World XI’s three-T20I series against Pakistan, which gets underway on Tuesday, will be the third attempt in the last
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Scotland will host Pakistan for a two-match T20I series in Edinburgh next year. It will mark the first face-off between the two sides in the 20-over format since they met in the group stage of the 2007 World T20 in South Africa, where Shahid Afridi’s all-round performance eased Pakistan to a 51-run win. The series,
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World XI captain Faf du Plessis chose to see the silver lining amid the dark cloud of uncertainty that hovers over international cricket in Pakistan, saying the presidential-style security afforded to the touring players made them feel like they “were in a movie”. Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam,
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