Afridi

  • Misbah-ul-Haq to remain Pakistan captain till 2015 World Cup 22 hours 4 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to retain Misbah-ul-Haq 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...
  • Pakistan players unhappy with new central contracts July 1, 2014

    Pakistani players are unhappy with some of the clauses included in the nearly 200-page new central contract documents sent to them after a long delay by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Well-informed sources close to some of the players told PTI that one of the biggest complaints they had was that the...
  • Wasim Akram backs Shahid Afridi as Pakistan T20 captain June 12, 2014

    Karachi: Legendary pacer Wasim Akram has backed senior allrounder Shahid Afridi to succeed Mohammad Hafeez as the captain of Pakistan's T20 team. Akram said Afridi is the best choice to lead the national T20 team after Hafeez had stepped down from the post following Pakistan's dismal outing in the World T20...
  • Top Pakistan cricketers want bilateral series with India May 28, 2014

    Karachi: Some of Pakistan's top cricketers including Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have supported the restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India and hoped the issue was discussed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his flying visit to India. Former Pakistan speedster Akhtar pointed out that cricket had always played a...
  • Ashraf denies reports of bookie approaches to Afridi, Umar May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Sunday dismissed reports about bookmakers making approaches to Pakistani players, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal during the one-day series played against England in the UAE in 2012. The claim was made in a British newspaper and also partially confirmed by the present board...
  • IPL snub to Pakistan players dented India's image: Shahid Afridi May 24, 2014

    Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi feels Indian cricket's image has taken a hit worldwide due to the IPL organisers' decision to keep players from his country out of the Twenty20 event. Talking to reporters in Lahore, the former captain said it was strange to see that while cricketers from all over the...
  • Shahid Afridi may quit ODIs after 2015 World Cup May 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi says he might retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup next year and just concentrate on Twenty20s. Afridi quit Test cricket four years ago but the hard-hitting allrounder is a regular member of the limited-overs teams. He has played in three World Cups, and captained...
  • Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach April 24, 2014

    Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq on Thursday backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country's national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past. Pakistan is looking for a permanent coach after former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore's two-year tenure ended in February. Former Test wicketkeeper and...
  • Right time for Pakistan players to make IPL comeback: Wasim Akram April 15, 2014

    Time right for Pak players' comeback into IPL: Akram Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes that the time is right for Pakistani players to be allowed back into the Indian Premier League as it would help the event connect with more fans in not just the subcontinent but all over the...
  • PCB issues show cause notice to Shahid Afridi April 9, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show cause notice to flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi for speaking to the media after returning from Dhaka recently after taking part in the World T20 tournament. The notice was issued after some members of the national team relayed their reservations to the...
  • Shahid Afridi blames negative mindset for loss against Windies April 2, 2014

    Karachi: Senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi has blamed the negative mindset of the team for Pakistan's defeat at the hands of the West Indies in the must-win league match of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The defeat to the West Indies knocked Pakistan out of the tournament with former players and...
  • World T20: Clinical West Indies thrash Pakistan to seal semis spot April 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Defending champions West Indies pummelled a listless Pakistan by 84 runs to set up the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final clash against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Dwayne Bravo (46) and skipper Darren Sammy (42 not out) pulverised a decent looking bowling in the final three overs as West Indies put up...
  • World T20, Pak vs WI Match 32: as it happened April 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and Team news: West Indies have won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan. Both the teams are unchanged. It will be a battle between two world-class off-spinners as defending champions West Indies meet Pakistan in a 'Do-or-Die'...
  • Confident West Indies face upbeat Pakistan in final group game March 31, 2014

    Mirpur: It will be a battle between two world-class off-spinners as defending champions West Indies meet Pakistan in a 'Do-or-Die' final group league encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 on Tuesday. Both teams are on four points each and it will be a virtual quarter-final clash to decide on the second...
  • World T20: Pakistan stay alive in semis race by hammering Bangladesh March 30, 2014

    Mirpur: Talented opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred as Pakistan crushed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs in a Group 2 league encounter of the ICC World T20 to keep their semi-final hopes alive on Sunday. The result also eliminated Australia from the tournament and Pakistan and West Indies will...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, World Twenty20 March 23, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: Australia have opted to bowl. Pakistan have dropped Junaid Khan. Mohammed Hafeez and his boys would like to quickly forget the humiliating defeat against arch-rivals India on Friday and pose a serious challenge for a very quality...
  • India's performance was clinical, says Srikkanth March 22, 2014

    An all-round performance by India ensured a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over archrivals Pakistan in their World Twenty20 opener. ...
  • Miandad, Yousuf want Afridi as Pakistan captain March 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's loss to India in their World Twenty20 opener has sparked massive criticism of skipper Mohammed Hafeez with former captains such as Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf demanding that he be replaced by flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi. "Hafeez needed to be more attacking with his bowlers and field placings once...
  • India hammer Pakistan by seven wickets in their World T20 opener March 22, 2014

    India kept their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups intact as MS Dhoni & Co put up an all-round show to beat the archrivals by seven wickets in a one-sided match of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 at Mirpur. The 2007 champions restricted Pakistan to a modest 130 for 7...
  • Always want Afridi to be in good frame of mind: Hafeez March 20, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan's T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez is not bothered about the fact that they have never beaten India in World Twenty20 but he has a lot of expectations from Shahid Afridi as he wants the dashing all-rounder to yet again put up a match-winning performance against arch-rivals on Friday. It was...
  • Hafeez, Pak team management at loggerheads in World T20: Reports March 20, 2014

    Karachi: Trouble seems to be brewing in the Pakistan cricket team in the ongoing World Twenty20 Championships in Bangladesh with rumours circulating of differences between skipper Mohammad Hafeez and the team management. There are reports that Hafeez is not seeing eye to eye with the team management which includes head coach...
  • Fit-again Shahid Afridi raring to go at World Twenty20 March 15, 2014

    Karachi: Flamboyant Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi Saturday started training after recovering from a groin injury, hoping to play his part in the World Twenty20 starting in Bangladesh. The fifth edition of the World Twenty20 with 16 teams in competition will be held from March 16 to April 6. The 34-year-old Afridi,...
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five allrounders to watch out for March 14, 2014

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20, featuring 16 teams, will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on the allrounders to watch out for during the tournament. Shahid Afridi, Pakistan An aura of unpredictability always hangs around Shahid Afridi when he takes the cricket field. His swashbuckling batting and...
  • Shahid Afridi hopes to regain fitness ahead of World T20 March 14, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi said on Thursday he was hopeful of a quick recovery from injury in time for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next week after his exploits at the Asia Cup. The 34-year-old hurt his groin during the recent one-day tournament, which concluded last week and was...
  • Hafeez hopes Afridi gets fit before World Twenty20 March 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez hopes Shahid Afridi will be fit in time for the World Twenty20 after the hard-hitting allrounder delayed his departure to Bangladesh. Afridi played in the Asia Cup final on Saturday with painkillers after he hurt his hamstring with some powerful late hitting during two nail-biting victories...
  • Pakistan: Former World Twenty20 champions hope to repeat 2009 March 12, 2014

    Pakistan, who lost the Asia Cup final to Sri Lanka, could turn out to be the dark horses in this edition of the ICC World Twenty20. Pakistan have been one of the more consistent teams in the shortest format of the game - with their winning percentage of 63.46 at the...
  • Shahid Afridi to join Pakistan squad late for World T20 2014: report March 10, 2014

    Karachi: Allrounder Shahid Afridi may join the Pakistan squad late for the forthcoming T20 World Cup in Bangladesh due to a groin injury he sustained during the recent Asia Cup tournament. A reliable source in Pakistan Cricket Board said that the team management had been informed that Afridi would not accompany...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup Final March 8, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final. Team News: Pakistan have made two changes with Sharjeel Khan and Junaid Khan coming in, while Ajantha Mendis has been...
  • Pakistan hope Shahid Afridi is fit for Asia Cup final March 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Defending champion Pakistan are hoping big-hitting allrounder Shahid Afridi will be fit in time to play in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka on Saturday. Afridi, who helped pull off two dramatic last-over wins with an 18-ball 34 against India and a 25-ball 59 against Bangladesh, has a hip...