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South Africa eye series-levelling punch in tough summer finale

[ad_1] Big picture The end of South Africa’s summer is approaching and they have everything to play for. Although victory in the fourth and final T20I against Pakistan won’t give them a second trophy this season, it will mean they will share the spoils in a series where they were without seven first-choice players, and […]

South Africa eye series-levelling punch in tough summer finale

[ad_1] Big picture The end of South Africa’s summer is approaching and they have everything to play for. Although victory in the fourth and final T20I against Pakistan won’t give them a second trophy this season, it will mean they will share the spoils in a series where they were without seven first-choice players, and […]

Twitter lashes out at Shoaib Akhtar for criticising Babar Azam after 2nd T20

[ad_1] Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar. Photo: File Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was criticised on Thursday for his criticism earlier against Babar Azam. After Azam scored a run-a-ball half-century in the second T20I, Akhtar had subjected him to criticism.   However, when the Pakistani skipper smashed a swashbuckling century in the third T20I, […]

Shahid Afridi recalls moment he scored a blistering century

[ad_1] Former Pakistan all rounder Shahid Afridi. Photo: File Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi recalled 16 years ago how he had smashed a century off just 45 balls.  The former Pakistan captain recalled how he regretted to this day, blocking the delivery he faced after scoring a century that ultimately led to his dismissal.   “Fondly […]

Babar Azam vs Kohli: A look at the batsmen’s first 78 ODI innings

[ad_1] Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Indian captain Virat Kohli. Photo: Files Babar Azam has managed to win a lot of laurels after playing in just 78 ODIs. With all the Kohli comparisons doing the rounds on the internet these days, one can’t help but wonder, how many runs did the Indian skipper score when […]

Pak vs SA: Batting coach Younis Khan all praises for Babar Azam for achieving double feat

[ad_1] Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Batting coach Younis Khan. Photo: File Pakistan leading Test run scorer Younis Khan on Wednesday lauded Babar Azam for the double feat achieved during the ongoing series between Pakistan and South Africa. Younis, who is also the batting coach of the team, lauded Pakistan for their “superb performance” throughout […]

Babar Azam ‘blessed and honoured’ by love shown by fans and country

[ad_1] Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam celebrates after scoring a century as Mohammad Rizwan looks on during the third Twenty20 international between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion on April 14, 2021. Photo: AFP Pakistan captain Babar Azam is feeling “blessed and honoured” by the love shown by his fans and people of […]

Tokyo Olympics may get cancelled if coronavirus crisis becomes dire: Japanese official

[ad_1] Tokyo Olympics might yet be cancelled due to COVID-19, says a Japanese official. World’s biggest sporting event has already been delayed by a year. Japan is grappling with rising coronavirus infections, with numbers trending higher in Tokyo after the government ended a state of emergency. TOKYO: A senior Japanese ruling party official said cancelling […]

On the ICC’s table: future of ODIs, more teams in WTC, the extra ICC event

[ad_1] Chief executives of cricket boards will start hammering out on Thursday what cricket’s next eight-year calendar will look like. CEC (the ICC’s chief executives’ committee) meetings on the 2023-31 cycle have so far been exploratory in nature, in trying to suss out member views on various competitions, ICC events, and the growing space domestic […]

Mohammad Rizwan makes it to Wisden’s 2021 list of ‘cricketers of the year’

[ad_1] File photo of Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan. Photo: Mohammad Rizwan’s Twitter account Wisden includes Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan in its 2021 list of ‘cricketers of the year’. Rizwan is named among Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jason Holder and Darren Stevens. The cricketer is the 18th Pakistani in history to feature among cricketers of the year by the […]

On the ICC’s table: Future of ODIs, more teams in WTC, the extra ICC event

[ad_1] Chief executives of cricket boards will start hammering out on Thursday what cricket’s next eight-year calendar will look like. CEC (the ICC’s chief executives’ committee) meetings on the 2023-31 cycle have so far been exploratory in nature, in trying to suss out member views on various competitions, ICC events and the growing space domestic […]

Had been waiting for such an innings ‘for a long time’ – Babar Azam

[ad_1] News Rizwan, meanwhile, said he felt “the same joy as if I’d done it myself” when Babar reached his hundred Babar Azam celebrated reaching the top of the ODI rankings with a performance for the ages in the shortest format, scoring his maiden T20I hundred, and the highest score by a Pakistani in T20I […]

Had been waiting for such an innings ‘for a long time’ – Babar Azam

[ad_1] News Rizwan, meanwhile, said he felt “the same joy as if I’d done it myself” when Babar reached his hundred Babar Azam celebrated reaching the top of the ODI rankings with a performance for the ages in the shortest format, scoring his maiden T20I hundred, and the highest score by a Pakistani in T20I […]

Heinrich Klaasen: Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan ‘made a lot of good balls look bad’

[ad_1] News In excellent conditions for batting, South Africa’s captain felt his team had finished “about 10 runs short” He may not have wanted it but Heinrich Klaasen can recognise he had a front-row seat to one of the smoothest T20I innings the game has seen, as Babar Azam notched up his first century in […]

Pak vs SA: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan create records after beating South Africa

[ad_1] Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam (R) and Pakistan´s Mohammad Rizwan (L) run between the wickets during the third Twenty20 international cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion on April 14, 2021. — AFP Babar Azam’s inning of 122 is the highest individual total by a Pakistani batsman in T20Is. Babar […]