Sri Lanka will be tough, warns Whatmore

Dav Whatmore has warned his Pakistan players they face a battle on next month's tour of Sri Lanka. The Australian backed the six uncapped players picked across Pakistan's Test, one-day and Twenty20 squads to make an impact on the tour, which starts with a Twenty20 international in Hambantota on June 1. Pakistan began a short training camp in Lahore on Wednesday ahead of the tour, where they play two Twenty2 ...

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Pakistan out of practice for international cricket

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez is unhappy his squad hasn't played enough recent international cricket ahead of the start of its tour to Sri Lanka next month. Bangladesh's proposed tour of Pakistan in April was postponed because of security concerns, meaning the country's last international match was when it beat Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final in March. No Pakistani player is taking p ...

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Chanderpaul resues West Indies

Shivnarine Chanderpaul fought a typical rearguard action to lead West Indies to 146 for four at tea on the first day of the opening Test against England at Lord's on Thursday. The tenacious left-hander was unbeaten on 42 at the interval with Marlon Samuels on 14 after the touring side lost two more wickets in the afternoon session. Opener Adrian Barath was first to go for 42, driving loosely at a wide ball ...

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‘Pain over with Asif’s release’

PAKISTAN cricketer Mohammad Asif’s release from prison has brought an end to six months of pain for his family, his father has said. Asif, 29, was yesterday freed from jail in Britain after serving half of a 12-month sentence over a spot-fixing scandal and was taken by his friend Mohammad Haroon to his house in suburban London. "Asif was very happy at his release and his first words were 'thanks Almighty,'" ...

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Sri Lanka to host Pakistan in Pallekele

Colombo: Sri Lanka will host Pakistan for a Test match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium for the first time during a major Test, ODI and T-20 cricket series starting next month. Pallekele has hosted just one Test after it was commissioned in preparation for the 2011 World Cup and the match, which was against the West Indies, was a washout in November 2010. The Pakistanis are scheduled to arrive ...

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Meeting Mr Miandad How the Pakistani great's biographer came to write his life story Saad Shafqat Get him in front of a TV when a Pakistan match is on Like all Javed Miandad fans, I had waited patiently to read the story of his life. I assumed it would appear soon after he retired. Yet years passed and nothing emerged. Pakistan's cricket stars are not known for their written output, but there was a feeling ...

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3rd Test: Clarke five-for helps Aus beat WI by 75 runs

Roseau, Dominica: Australia won the third and final Test against West Indies by 75 runs on Friday to secure a 2-0 series victory despite a valiant second-innings effort from the home side. Set a daunting target of 370, West Indies resumed on 173 for five and were bowled out for 294 shortly before lunch on the fifth and final day. Australia captain Michael Clarke finished with five wickets for only the secon ...

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Misbah to stay on as captain: Zaka Ashraf

“As far as people calling my batting too defensive is concerned, I play according to the situation. I’m the captain and I have an added responsibility.” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has reiterated that he has no plans of changing Misbah-ul-Haq as the captain of the national team. “We have not decided about the selection of the captain,” a local newspaper quoted him, as saying. Ashraf’s ...

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