AUSTRALIA VS PAKISTAN

  • 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...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq distances himself from Younis Khan comment September 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq has distanced himself from the axing of senior batsman, Younis Khan for the ODI series against Australia. "I don't want to comment on this issue because Younis is a senior teammate and I also have to look at the PCB code of conduct but...
  • Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson set to play against Pakistan September 28, 2014

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said Sunday that fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Johnson was withdrawn from the Twenty20 Champions League with a rib injury, but left with the national squad for the UAE on...
  • Angry Younis Khan blasts Pakistan selectors after ODI axe September 26, 2014

    Karachi: Upset at being dropped from the ODI side, Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Younis Khan on Friday lambasted the national selectors and said they should be held accountable if they fail to build a new team for the World Cup in February next year. A visibly angry Younis, who...
  • Mitchell Johnson to miss entire CLT20 due to injury September 26, 2014

    Cricket Australia said fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has a rib injury and he won't be released to play the ongoing Champions League T20 in India. Australian team performance manager Pat Howard on Friday said Johnson will continue to work with medical staff before approval is given for his return to action. Johnson...
  • Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback September 25, 2014

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke said on Thursday he will be guided by the team physio on whether he will play in next month's two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The 33-year-old plans to fly out on Tuesday, six days ahead of the rest of the Test squad,...
  • Aussies are not as formidable as they used to be: Moin Khan September 24, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's chief selector and national team manager, Moin Khan on Wednesday said that the currently Aussie team are not as formidable as they used to be in the past. "This Australian team is not as formidable as in the past and it is wrong to say we don't have a...
  • 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...
  • Injured Michael Clarke shaking up fitness regime September 22, 2014

    Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke will arrive in the United Arab Emirates five days ahead of the rest of the Test squad as he races to be fit for the twomatch series against Pakistan. The 33yearold blamed training directly after a longhaul flight for an injury to his left hamstring...
  • Injured Shane Watson out of Pakistan Test series September 21, 2014

    Australia allrounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury. The injuryprone Watson was recovering from an ankle he sprained in training which forced him out of last month's tri oneday series in Zimbabwe when...
  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says MisbahulHaq September 17, 2014

    Captain MisbahulHaq says Pakistan can "once again rule the world" by winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. The return of the tournament Down Under was a good omen for Pakistan, as that was where they won their only World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan's...
  • Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs September 17, 2014

    Sydney: Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month's oneday international series against Pakistan after the Australia captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury. Hughes, who was overlooked for the original squad despite scoring two halfcenturies against South Africa in the recent...
  • Captain Michael Clarke ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan September 16, 2014

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the limitedovers cricket series against Pakistan next month due to a hamstring injury that forced him home early from a recent series in Zimbabwe. In a statement Tuesday, Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said tests had confirmed "a significant hamstring injury" that would force...
  • Michael Clarke on track to play Test series against Pakistan September 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke seems to have overcome his hamstring problem and is on track to play the Test series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. There were fears that Clarke's hamstring injury was tendonrelated, but according to Sydney Morning Herald, the injury is not as serious...
  • Australia build artificial pitch for spin practice September 16, 2014

    Australia have built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help their batsmen deal with spinbowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past. The surface, which is intended to mimic the conditions in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,...
  • 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...
  • Shoaib Malik likely for Australia series and WC probables list September 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik is likely to be given another chance at reviving his international career when the national selectors name the squad for the upcoming series against Australia and the list of probables for the 2015 World Cup. A wellinformed source close to the national selection committee told PTI...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann September 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmanncoached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • Injured Michael Clarke in race to be fit for Pakistan series September 9, 2014

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke was on Monday in doubt for next month's oneday series against Pakistan as he recovers from a hamstring injury, chief selector Rod Marsh said. The 33yearold, who has a catalogue of hamstring trouble, broke down in a onedayer against Zimbabwe in Harare on August 31 and...
  • 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...
  • We stuck to plan to beat Pakistan: Starc August 29, 2012

    Sharjah: Lanky paceman Mitchell Starc on Wednesday said Australia stuck to their plans during their hardfought fourwicket win over Pakistan, negotiating rival spinners very well. Australia edged out Pakistan in the first limitedovers international here on Tuesday to take a 10 lead in the threematch series, with ManoftheMatch Starc returning career...
  • Aussies ready to bear UAE weather: Rixon August 23, 2012

    Dubai: Australia's acting coach Steve Rixon on Wednesday hoped his players will adjust to the hot conditions in United Arab Emirates during their matches against Afghanistan and Pakistan. Australia's squad arrived here on Wednesday with the temperature as high as 43degrees Celsius, but Rixon hopes sleeping late and breakfast at noon...
  • Australia use UAE heat as Twenty20 warmup August 22, 2012

    Dubai: Acting Australian coach Steve Rixon hopes oneday internationals against Afghanistan and Pakistan in the demanding heat of the United Arab Emirates will prepare his players for next month's Twenty20 World Cup in the tropics of Sri Lanka. Australia play Afghanistan in a oneoff ODI at Sharjah on Saturday ahead of...
  • Australia coach Arthur to skip Pakistan series August 20, 2012

    Sydney: Cricket Australia says Steve Rixon will coach the Australian team in their oneday internationals against Afghanistan and Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates later this month, temporarily taking the reins from head coach Mickey Arthur. Australia will play Afghanistan at Sharjah on August 25 ahead of three oneday matches against...
  • Australia plan to stay 'cool' in UAE July 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Australia won't let the UAE heat affect them in the forthcoming series against Pakistan there and the former world champions will do "everything possible" to stay cool, Pakistan Observer reported on Thursday. Peter Young, General Manager (Public Affairs) of Cricket Australia, has said that Australian team's physio Alex Kountouris...
  • Watson, Hilfenhaus out; Maxwell in for Pak ODIs July 16, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia have selected two squads for the short series against Pakistan next month with a focus on the World Twenty20 tournament in September, drafting in uncapped allrounder Glenn Maxwell to gain experience and including veterans Shane Watson and Ben Hilfenhaus for only half of the tour to the United...