UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • World Cup: Mohammed Tauqir praises UAE's 'Sir Viv Richards' Shaiman Anwar 2 days ago

    United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Tauqir found a positive in his team's 129-run defeat against Pakistan at the World Cup in Napier on Wednesday - his shining star Shaiman Anwar. Anwar, born in Sialkot in Pakistan before migrating to the UAE, struck 62 in UAE's 210-8 in reply to Pakistan's 339-6...
  • World Cup 2015: Much needed win for us, says Misbah-ul-Haq 2 days ago

    Napier: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that Wednesday's 129-run win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the McLean Park was much needed. "That's a much needed win for us and obviously we won by a big margin. So, now we can just relax a...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi joins 8,000 one-day run club 2 days ago

    Napier: Swashbuckling Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi joined the 8,000 one-day run club during his innings of 21 not out against the United Arab Emirates at the World Cup at Napier on Wednesday. The 35-year-old became the fourth Pakistani after Inzamam-ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Saeed Anwar to make 8,000 one-day runs...
  • World Cup: Pakistan move into top four after UAE's 129-run rout 2 days ago

    Napier: Pakistan topped 300 for the first time in the tournament, with some help from the United Arab Emirates, whose catching let them down, and not only secured two more points but also bolstered their net run-rate, going from -0.1373 to -0.385. Save for Nasir Jamshed, every batsman made runs, pushing...
  • World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq hopes Pakistan handle flights and fights 3 days ago

    Napier: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his team's exhausting trans-Tasman flight schedule won't undermine their World Cup hopes as they prepare to tackle the amateurs of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. "The next six days are going to be very tough for us with flights and three games but that's how...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan look to continue winning momentum against UAE 3 days ago

    Napier: When the going is good, there are few jobs in cricket that guarantee adulation as readily as that of captain of a team such as India or Pakistan. Such is the fervour among cricket fans in the two countries that share a border, that it is often said that...
  • UAE's fan base growing after World Cup show 5 days ago

    UAE played their third match of the World Cup against India on Saturday. They went in after a close loss to Ireland with confidence and a set of players that showed they could make a Test-playing nation (Zimbabwe) step back and take notice. Did they do well enough? Not really. Did the UAE...
  • World Cup: Is Dhoni right in saying India can't play Associates more? 5 days ago

    When Mahendra Singh Dhoni made an impassioned plea for India to not be made to play against associate nations beyond the ambit of ICC-conducted tournaments, you went, 'Come on'. Literally seconds earlier, the Indian captain had spoken at length about nurturing cricket in the smaller nations, and taking the sport...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup 5 days ago

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir 6 days ago

    Perth: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC World Cup on Saturday. Ashwin took four for 25 as India bundled out UAE for 102 before romping home by nine...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates 6 days ago

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned...
  • World Cup: I focused on basics and it came off well, says R Ashwin 6 days ago

    Perth: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun a web against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsmen in a World Cup Pool B encounter here Saturday at the WACA, said focussing on his basics brought such results for him. Ashwin picked up his career best One-day International (ODI) figures of four for...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: UAE cricketer an officer with Dubai police 6 days ago

    Perth: Remember Dwayne Leverock? The big man from Bermuda who defied girth and gravity to smartly grab on to an edge from Robin Uthappa at the 2007 World Cup? Remember what his day job was? Yeah, a cop. Surely, crime rates in Bermuda must be pretty low? Now, meet Fahad Alhashmi....
  • World Cup 2015: Shaiman Anwar opening new doors for himself 6 days ago

    Perth: Until Wednesday afternoon, Shaiman Anwar was a relatively anonymous cricketer playing for an unfashionable team in the 2015 World Cup. Then, he smashed a 79-ball hundred against Ireland, the fastest by a UAE batsman in one-day international cricket, and his world hasn't been the same since. By his own admission,...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 6 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against...
  • World Cup: India focus on fielding before UAE clash February 26, 2015

    Team India had lots of laughter and tomfoolery during the training session at WACA, Perth. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pool B turning into 'Group of Death' February 26, 2015

    While many would sit back and wait for the knock-out stages to kick off, Ireland have certainly given the apex body more than something to think about. A lot of us sitting in our drawing rooms might have thought it would be a cake walk for the top Test nations...
  • ICC World Cup: Krishna Karate makes India vs UAE a special contest February 26, 2015

    At noon on February 28, the more enthusiastic cricket lovers of the village of Kollengode, some 20 km from the town of Palakkad in Kerala, will gather at a clearing and congregate before a giant screen erected to showcase one match. India will be playing a World Cup match in...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland on course, says match-winner Gary Wilson February 26, 2015

    Brisbane: Ireland's Gary Wilson said the side had done all that could be asked of them ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa after they made it two wins out of two with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates. Wilson's composed 80 and a quickfire 24-ball fifty...
  • Watch: Ireland edge UAE in last-over finish, ICC World Cup, Day 12 highlights February 26, 2015

    The Associates brought fans to the edge of their seats in the Pool B encounter at The Gabba in Brisbane, but the Irish held their nerves to win in 49.2 overs. Watch all the highlights from the exciting encounter. ...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 February 25, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the larger...
  • Cricket World Cup: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: The United Arab Emirates believe their Pool B match against Ireland in Brisbane on Wednesday offers them a "wonderful opportunity" of a World Cup win, according to batsman Khurram Khan. Both associate or non-Test nations know each other well, having played each other repeatedly in various lower-level International Cricket...
  • World Cup: Associate teams have pulled their weight, says William Porterfield February 24, 2015

    Melbourne: The four non-Test playing nations at the World Cup have performed well in cricket's global showpiece and it wouldn't be the same tournament with less teams, according to Ireland skipper William Porterfield. The International Cricket Council is chopping the 14-team format to one with 10 for the next World Cup,...
  • World Cup 2015: After West Indies high, Ireland aim win against UAE February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: High on confidence after their stunning win against the West Indies, giant-killers Ireland will look to continue the momentum when they lock horns with United Arab Emirates in a Group B match of the World Cup here on Wednesday. Ireland's Kevin O'Brien has already warned his side that the win...
  • Zimbabwe target Windies in World Cup after UAE win February 20, 2015

    Nelson: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura targeted victory over the slumping West Indies on Thursday after a four-wicket triumph against the United Arab Emirates breathed new life into their World Cup campaign. After losing their opener to South Africa, Zimbabwe allowed the UAE to carve out the Middle East nation's highest one-day...
  • ICC World Cup: UAE appeal for more high-level fixtures February 20, 2015

    Nelson: The United Arab Emirates challenged the International Cricket Council to ensure more top-flight matches for associate nations after narrowly losing to Zimbabwe in their World Cup clash on Thursday. "The more we play at the highest level the more we can improve our cricket," UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir said after...
  • Watch: UAE return to Cricket World Cup, Day 6 Highlights February 20, 2015

    The team from the Emirates returned to the biggest cricket stage after a 19-year gap and made Zimbabwe sweat before losing the closely-contested game. ...
  • World Cup: We gave a good account of ourselves says, Mohammad Tauqir February 19, 2015

    Nelson: United Arab Emirates (UAE) captain Mohammad Tauqir took positives from their four-wicket loss to Zimbabwe in a Group B World Cup encounter on Thursday saying they played well and expected the result to go in their favour. Zimbabwe at a stage were tottering at 167 for five in the 33rd...
  • World Cup 2015: We batted well, disappointed with fielding, says Elton Chigumbura February 19, 2015

    Nelson: Although pleased with the batting efforts of his team, Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura Thursday said he was disappointed with his team's fielding after they beat United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a Pool B World Cup encounter. Zimbabweans were loose on the field, as they let UAE post a decent total...
  • World Cup 2015: I tried not to feel the pressure, says Sean Williams February 19, 2015

    Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams, awarded the Man-of-the-Match for his all round performance against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter, said he batted according to the match situation and patiently built up his innings not allowing pressure get the better of him. Chasing a formidable 285,...