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  • Misbah is the best man to lead Pakistan in World Cup: Shahid Afridi November 8, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi has said that the captaincy issue of the national one-day team for the World Cup should be laid to rest as Misbah-ul-haq was the best choice to lead the side in the mega event. Afridi told reporters in Islamabad on Friday that Misbah had so...
  • Afridi shouldn't be in team, says former PCB chairman October 17, 2014

    Karachi: Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Ejaz Butt doesn't appear to have forgotten his three-year-old dispute with flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi as he said that the former captain didn't deserve to be in the national team. After an impromptu meeting with the serving chairman, Shaharyar Khan at the Gaddafi...
  • Afridi backs Misbah as skipper for next World Cup October 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board moved to end a controversy surrounding the captaincy of the national team and issued a statement by Shahid Afridi in which the allrounder threw his weight behind struggling Misbah-ul- Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. The board said in a late night release that...
  • PCB to investigate Shahid Afridi's comment on captaincy issue October 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will look into comments made by stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi which fuelled speculation about the future of captain Misbah-ul-Haq, board chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Misbah had opted to sit out Pakistan's third one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi and all-rounder...
  • PCB to discuss World Cup captaincy in meeting October 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will convene a meeting of its Board of Governors next week to discuss the thorny issue of national team's captaincy for next year's World Cup. Sources in the board said Chairman Shaharyar Khan had called for the meeting after the spate of incidents in Abu Dhabi...
  • Shahid Afridi unsure about Pakistan's fate in World Cup October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi believes Pakistan's abysmal performance in their 3-0 rout by Australia will hurt the team's chances at next year's World Cup. Pakistan spurned a good chance of salvaging some pride in the third and final one-dayer on Sunday, losing by one run in the final over...
  • Misbah can lead or leave, says PCB chief October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Beleaguered Misbah-ul Haq won't be forced to stand down as Pakistan captain but the country's top cricket official said that potential successors were already being assessed. Misbah withdrew from the third and final one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, after a poor run of form...
  • Former Pakistan cricketers worried with team's poor run of form October 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's run of poor form against Australia in the United Arab Emirates has prompted former greats to express concerns over the national team's chances of doing well in the 2015 World Cup. "I watch the way our batsmen play today and I feel sad because one sees a total lack...
  • 1st ODI: Steven Smith ton helps Australia thrash Pakistan by 93 runs October 8, 2014

    Steven Smith scored a maiden one day hundred while paceman Mitchell Johnson took three wickets to help Australia beat Pakistan by 93 runs in the first day-night international on Tuesday. Smith, who had never scored a half-century in one-day games before, managed a sedate 118-ball 101 to guide Australia to a...
  • Australia beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in one-off Twenty20 October 6, 2014

    Dubai: Offspinner Glenn Maxwell polished off Pakistan's top order with the new ball and opening batsman David Warner anchored the run chase with an unbeaten 54 as Australia comfortably won the one-off Twenty20 match by six wickets on Sunday. Maxwell finished with 3 for 13 after removing opening batsman Awais Zia...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, One-off Twenty20 in Dubai October 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone T20 international, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without...
  • Pakistan, Australia face off in Twenty20 October 4, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone Twenty20 international in Dubai on Sunday, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without their key spinner Saeed Ajmal who...
  • Pakistan will miss Ajmal, says T20 captain Afridi October 2, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi admitted his team will miss suspended ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in Dubai on Sunday. The 36-year-old offspinner is serving suspension on illegal bowling action and will not be available to play internationally until he is cleared after remedial work and reassessment. Ajmal...
  • Shahid Afridi wants dignified exits for Pakistan seniors September 30, 2014

    Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi said the team's senior cricketers should be given dignified farewells, after veteran batsman Younis Khan was unceremoniously axed from the one-day squad. An incensed Younis lashed out at selectors last week for not including him in their plans for next month's series against Australia, a decision...
  • Pakistan axe Younis Khan for Australia one-day series September 24, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan have axed senior batsman Younis Khan for next month's one-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates as they announced their ODI and Twenty20 squads on Wednesday. After a one-off T20 match on Oct. 5, Pakistan will play Australia in three one-dayers over the following week before the...
  • PCB penalise Afridi and others for not maintaining fitness September 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder, Shahid Afridi along with three other cricketers have been penalised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for failing fitness evaluation tests. Besides Afridi, spinners, Abdul Rehman and Reza Hasan and batsman, Umar Akmal have been penalised 25 per cent of their monthly central contract salaries for four...
  • Mohammad Hafeez backs Shahid Afridi as Twenty20 captain September 20, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez has come out in support of the appointment of Shahid Afridi as the national T20 captain. The former national T20 captain, who is presently leading the Lahore Lions team in the Champions League in India, said he had no regrets over the appointment of Afridi. "When I...
  • Shahid Afridi may quit other formats to focus on T20 September 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder and national T20 captain Shahid Afridi may join the growing band of international cricketers who have opted to retire from other formats to focus only on T20 cricket. Afridi told reporters at the national stadium that he could quit oneday internationals after the 2015 World Cup to...
  • Pakistan: Tribunal seeks record of Dr Afridi who tipped CIA on Osama September 18, 2014

    Peshawar: A tribunal in Pakistan's tribal area on Thursday directed authorities to produce records of the case of Dr Shakil Afridi who tipped the CIA to trace Osama bin Laden in the country in 2011. Afridi, who helped the American spy agency in tracing the then alQaeda chief bin Laden through...
  • Shahid Afridi urges teammates to rally for World Cup 2015 September 18, 2014

    Karachi: Veteran Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi urged his teammates to back one another if they were to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and end the country's 23year long wait for the coveted trophy for the second time. Afridi, who has been reappointed the Twenty20 captain, said...
  • Afridi shouldn't take captaincy for granted: Miandad September 17, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan batting legend Javed Miandad has supported the decision to reappoint Shahid Afridi as the Twenty20 captain but cautioned the allrounder against taking the position for granted. Afridi was sacked from the post in 2011 after a bitter feud with then coach Waqar Younis. Miandad said Afridi's batting form would...
  • Players need to shed their 'fear' of defeat: Shahid Afridi September 16, 2014

    Karachi: Soon after being reappointed as Pakistan Twenty20 captain, flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi on Tuesday urged his players to shed of any "fear" of losing and play their "natural" game. In his first message after being given the responsibility by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) till the 2016 World T20, Afridi,...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper September 16, 2014

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while MisbahulHaq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan's unimpressive performance at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year. Afridi has led Pakistan...
  • PCB considering Sohaib Maqsood for T20 captaincy: sources September 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is seriously considering young batsman, Sohaib Maqsood for the national T20 captaincy. Reliable sources told PTI that although Shahid Afridi was the front runner for the T20 captaincy but some of the selectors and a strong lobby in the board were in favour of a younger...
  • Abdul Razzaq backs Shahid Afridi as limitedovers captain September 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's outoffavour allrounder Abdul Razzaq has once again spoken out in favour of appointing Shahid Afridi as the captain of the national oneday and Twenty20 teams before the 2015 World Cup. Razzaq, who is these days playing league cricket in England, said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needed to...
  • PCB to announce Twenty20 skipper on September 16 September 12, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce their new national Twenty20 captain on September 16 and by that time they also hopes to finalise a pool of players for the World Cup. Shaharyar Khan, who heads the board, told reporters in Lahore that before September the selectors and the...
  • Shahid Afridi, Fawad Alam frontrunners for Pakistan T20 captaincy September 8, 2014

    Karachi: While Shahid Afridi and Fawad Alam have emerged as frontline candidates to be named as the national Twenty20 captain this week, confusion reigns on whether MisbahulHaq will be retained as skipper of the oneday squad. The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has not helped matters by...
  • Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 WC, says Malik August 29, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace MisbahulHaq as skipper for next year's World Cup. Malik, 32, said that if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to change the captain of the national oneday team it should...
  • Shahid Afridi says his feud with Waqar Younis a thing of the past August 17, 2014

    Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi left for Sri Lanka for the threematch ODI series by declaring that his feud with the national team's head coach Waqar Younis in 2011 was a thing of the past. "Yes there were problems between me and Waqar mainly due to ego issues but now everything...
  • MisbahulHaq to remain Pakistan captain till 2015 World Cup July 28, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to retain MisbahulHaq as Test and ODI captain until the next World Cup in 2015 in order to crush apparent unrest in the national team over the captaincy issue. Outgoing chairman of the board, Najam Sethi, said on Geo TV that there was...