YOUNIS KHAN

  • Misbah, Younis guide young players at training camp 3 days ago

    Karachi: Much to the delight of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and senior batsman Younis Khan spent the last two days at a training camp in Lahore, guiding the youngsters. The members of the Pakistan A squad, set to visit Sri Lanka later this month and the national T20...
  • As it happened; Australia vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final March 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Hosts Australia will have to counter a rising and unpredictable Pakistan in the third cricket World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval. While four-time World Cup winners Australia can easily be termed as favourites going by the past performance and the arsenal they...
  • Bob Woolmer's death dominates Younis Khan's memory of 2007 World Cup March 13, 2015

    In the immediate aftermath of their 2007 World Cup match, the Irish players were celebrating an upset victory while a dejected Pakistan squad was coming to terms with an unexpected early exit from the tournament. It was nothing like what they'd have to endure the following day when Pakistan coach Bob...
  • World Cup: I am always ready to bat anywhere for Pakistan, says Younis Khan March 11, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman Younis Khan, who has been struggling to retain his place in the ODI playing XI, says he is ready to bat anywhere in the line-up as he wants to do well for his team in the ongoing ICC cricket World Cup. "I am always ready to bat...
  • World Cup: Winless Pakistan can ill-afford taking Zimbabwe lightly February 28, 2015

    Brisbane: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's side were when they took on Australia in Perth all those...
  • World Cup: Moin's return, Younis' retirement gaffe add to Pakistan turmoil February 25, 2015

    Pakistan's World Cup campaign hit another jarring note on Tuesday as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) asked Moin Khan, the chief selector, who was touring with the team, to return home to give an account of himself, following an alleged visit to a casino in Christchurch two days prior to...
  • ICC World Cup: Younis Khan not retiring, says tweet was fake February 25, 2015

    Out of form senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan denied on Wednesday tweeting a plan to retire from one-day internationals after the ongoing World Cup, saying he was working hard to come good for his team. A tweet from a supposedly official Younis account on Tuesday said he was going to retire...
  • ICC World Cup: Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younis Khan February 24, 2015

    Speculation is rife that Younis Khan will quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan's modern batting greats. Runs have dried up, his team's World Cup campaign is in disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits,...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India favourites, Pakistan so far hopeless, says Zaheer Abbas February 24, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) While there are a lot of similarities between India and Pakistan, cricket has always been one of...
  • World Cup: Younis Khan should retire now, says Shoaib Akhtar February 21, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, toast of the nation three months ago after reeling off four Test hundreds, has become the target of criticism after the team's humiliating World Cup losses with senior players calling on him to retire. After he failed again in Pakistan's demoralising defeat to the West...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan set new record for worst start to ODI innings February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan set a new record for the worst start to a one-day international innings when they collapsed spectacularly to 1 for 4 against the West Indies after 3.1 overs in their Pool B match in Christchurch on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) posted a message on official Twitter account...
  • Pakistan veteran Younis Khan rejoins Yorkshire February 15, 2015

    London: Pakistan veteran Younis Khan will return to Yorkshire for the opening weeks of the 2015 season, the English county side announced on Saturday. The 37-year-old first played for Yorkshire in 2007 and will return to Headingley after representing Pakistan in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "It is...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar hopes struggling Younis Khan comes good February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Thursday backed senior batsman Younis Khan to return to form in the World Cup despite a worrying slump. The 37-year-old has managed just 1, 7, 9, 11, 25 and 19 in the six matches Pakistan have played since arriving in New Zealand last month. Younis was...
  • Younis Khan to retire from ODI format after World Cup: sources January 21, 2015

    Karachi: Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is likely to announce his retirement from the one-day format after the World Cup, sources claimed on Wednesday. It means that after the mega event in Australia and New Zealand, Pakistan will lose Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi and Younis. A source close to Younis told PTI that...
  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Younis Khan January 15, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan feels that this year's ODI World Cup will provide the country's cricketers another opportunity to break the jinx of having never beaten India in the quadrennial event. "History is there to be changed and my feeling is this time we can change it and win...
  • Younis Khan has no plans to quit after the World Cup January 15, 2015

    Islamabad: Younis Khan has no plans to quit limited-overs cricket after the World Cup and says as long as he stays fit he wants to represent Pakistan in both one-day internationals and Test matches. Khan is one of Pakistan's fittest players and says, "whenever I feel my body is not allowing...
  • New Zealand donate kit, funds to Pakistan school massacre survivors December 31, 2014

    Peshawar, Pakistan: Senior Pakistani batsman Younis Khan has delivered players' kits and a financial donation from the New Zealand cricket team to the child survivors of Pakistan's worst ever terror attack. Younis visited the army school in Peshawar where Taliban gunmen slaughtered 150 people on December 16, the vast majority of...
  • Pakistan in no mood to play after killing spree: Younis Khan December 17, 2014

    Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan says it will be extremely tough for the cricketers to go ahead with Wednesday's fourth one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi following the killing spree at a Peshawar school. Witnesses said at least 132 students and nine staff members died on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • Pressure on Younis Khan to perform in NZ ODIs: Shoaib Akhtar December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former star players Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf feel that the next few one-day games against New Zealand will decide the future of senior batsman Younis Khan in limited-overs cricket. Both the players felt that Younis must be feeling the pressure now to perform and justify his place in...
  • Pakistan's Younis Khan happy to be back in ODI fold December 7, 2014

    Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan on Sunday expressed his delight at being recalled to the one-day team which raised hopes of a final campaign in next year`s World Cup being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The 37-year-old was recalled to the one-day squad, as well as the 30-man World Cup...
  • I would like to bat at number three, says Younis Khan December 1, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has expressed his desire to play at number three position in the batting line-up in the upcoming one-day series against New Zealand. Younis, who has been recalled to the one-day squad after much bitterness with the selectors over his place in the 50-overs format and...
  • Younis Khan recalled for ODI series against New Zealand November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan selectors on Sunday gave in-form batsman Younis Khan a chance to make the World Cup by naming him in the squad for the first two games of the five-match one-day international series against New Zealand. Khan criticized selectors for dropping him from the ODI series against Australia but the...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan survive scare as match ends in draw November 21, 2014

    Dubai: A defiant fifth-wicket stand of 74 between Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq ensured Pakistan secured a draw in the second Test against New Zealand on Friday to maintain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing 261 for victory, Pakistan were 196 for five when the teams agreed to a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 November 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round up: New Zealand bowled with discipline and, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan's half-centuries, looked set for a lead in the second Test. Pakistan lost Asad Shafiq in seamer Tim Southee's penultimate over for 44 to close the...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand bowlers put Pakistan on mat on Day 3 November 19, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand were eyeing a vital lead in the second Test as they exposed Pakistan's tail for the first time in the series despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan scoring half centuries on Wednesday. New Zealand made a strong comeback in the last session on day three to claim three...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3 November 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's batting tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings before they returned to dismiss Pakistan's openers on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. After frustrating the Pakistani bowlers...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 November 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Fast bowler Rahat Ali's rich haul of 4 for 22 helped to give Pakistan firm control of the first Test against New Zealand on Tuesday despite opening batsman Tom Latham hitting a fighting maiden Test century. New Zealand...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan finish day three on top, lead New Zealand by 319 runs November 11, 2014

    Fast bowler Rahat Ali's rich haul of 4 for 22 helped to give Pakistan firm control of the first Test against New Zealand on Tuesday despite opening batsman Tom Latham hitting a fighting maiden Test century. New Zealand failed to cope with Ali's reverse swing in a miserly bowled 17 overs...