India vs Pakistan 2012

  • I knew Kohli would find it difficult to pick my length: Junaid Khan January 21, 2013

    Karachi: After dominating Virat Kohli in the ODI series against India last December, Pakistan's promising left-arm pacer, Junaid Khan says he knew the batsman would struggle to pick "my length". Kohli was dismissed by Junaid in all the three one-dayers. "Before the one-day series I remember Kohli and I came cross...
  • Difficult for India to beat us in Pakistan: Ajmal January 9, 2013

    Karachi: Buoyed by their recent success in India, offspinner Saeed Ajmal has challenged the arch-rivals to beat Pakistan in their own backyard. Ajmal said the Indian team would find it difficult to beat Pakistan on their home turf. "We looked at it as a challenge. We felt if we beat them...
  • Umar Akmal draws criticism from former players January 8, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's young batsman Umar Akmal has drawn flak from former players and critics for his below-par performance during the just-concluded tour of India. Even Pakistan's former captain Wasim Akram singled out Umar for criticism after the third and final one-dayer in Delhi on Sunday. "When will Umar learn to play...
  • MOM award handed to Dhoni to boost his morale: Report January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: In a report that threatens to shake the foundations of Indian cricket, it has been alleged that a panel of TV pundits adjudicated the Man-of-the-Match award in Sunday's ODI to Indian captain MS Dhoni to 'boost his morale'. A leading Indian English newspaper on Tuesday quoted a former cricketer,...
  • CNN-IBN panel of experts chooses India-Pakistan ODI Dream Team January 7, 2013

    Waqar Younis and Kris Srikkanth choose their India-Pakistan ODI Dream Team on a CNN-IBN show. ...
  • Shami Ahmed credits Akram and Gambhir for success January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: India's promising young pacer Shami Ahmed has credited Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram and India opener Gautam Gambhir for his success. The 22-year-old on his debut against Pakistan in the third and final ODI at the Ferozeshah Kotla Sunday bowled a game-changing 48th over which gave India a 10...
  • Pakistan is safe for international cricket: Ashraf January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf said on Monday that Pakistan is a safe venue and talks are on with International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for resumption of cricket ties in the country. Ashraf told IANS that he met ICC chief executive...
  • Wasim told me to bowl in-swingers to Indian batsmen: Junaid January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The most impressive among the Pakistani pacers who made life difficult for Indian batsmen, Junaid Khan revealed that the legendary Wasim Akram's inputs about the host batsmen's "weaknesses" helped him get eight wickets in the just-concluded three-match ODI series. "I have been a bowler who has relied on bowling...
  • Misbah blames 'cold' weather for defeat in 3rd ODI January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Blaming the cold weather conditions responsible for his team's 10-run loss to India in the third ODI here, Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq on Sunday said the Kotla pitch changed its behaviour as the fog descended on the ground which made the run chase "very difficult". "The weather made all the...
  • Ind-Pak, third ODI: as it happened January 6, 2013

    Needing 168 to win, the tourists could only manage 157. They still win the three-match series 2-1....
  • Fast bowling has been the difference: Misbah January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday praised his bowlers' performance against India in the ongoing three-match series and said the pacers had been the difference between the two sides. Pakistan lead the series 2-0 and for the first time have a chance to whitewash India 3-0 in their own backyard...
  • Selectors speak to under-fire Virender Sehwag January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: With speculation building over the likely axing of Virender Sehwag from India's ODI team for the home series against England, selectors Vikram Rathore and Saba Karim had a long chat with the under-fire opener ahead of the third and final ODI against Pakistan here Sunday. Rathore and Karim,...
  • MS Dhoni backs under-fire Duncan Fletcher January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Duncan Fletcher's role may be under scanner following India's prolonged poor run of form but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday refused to blame the coach, saying the utmost responsibility for performance lies with the players. Dhoni was asked about the role played by Fletcher as India have...
  • Dhoni should be rested as T20 captain, feels Abbas January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan batting legend Zaheer Abbas feels that under-fire Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni should take a break from Twenty20 captaincy to reflect on his game. "He (Dhoni) should give up the Twenty20 format. He should be rested from the format as a captain. He should remain part of the...
  • Broken India look to save face in dead rubber January 5, 2013

    One thing is abundantly clear – India no longer boast any home advantage. Having lost the Test series to England, drawn two short Twenty20 series and then surrendering this ODI series to Pakistan, the hosts are now staring at a total blackout ahead of the final match in Delhi on...
  • Gavaskar, Imran blame IPL for India's poor show January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Two legends of world cricket, Sunil Gavaskar and Imran Khan on Friday held IPL responsible for the Indian team's recent downfall, with the former going on to say that for some Indian players national duty comes second to the cash-rich Twenty20 league. Without naming anyone, Gavaskar questioned some Indian...
  • Pakistan outclassed India in every department: Rashid Latif January 3, 2013

    Former Pakistan players have described the performance of the national side, which beat India by 85 runs in the second ODI at Kolkata to take an unassailable 2-0 lead, as one of the most clinical in recent times. "Pakistan today completely outclassed India in every department of the game. And I...
  • Misbah hails Pakistan's team effort January 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Thursday credited a team effort with a special mention for his bowlers after his team won the crucial second onedayer at the Eden Gardens here to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against India. "Our opening batsmen gave us a fantastic start and...
  • Team India surrendered in a big way today: Srikkanth January 3, 2013

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discuss Team India's performance in second ODI against Pakistan. Pakistan won second ODI by 85 runs. ...
  • Dhoni blames seniors for defeat in Kolkata ODI January 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni on Thursday blamed another "disappointing batting performance" for the loss against Pakistan in the crucial second one-dayer at the Eden Gardens here, which allowed the visitors to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. "Our bowlers did well to restrict them to 250 runs...
  • PCB wants Ashes-like series with India January 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Stating that relations between the two neighbouring nations have improved, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf on Thursday said he wants an Ashes-like cricket series with arch-rivals India. "We have thought of it. The idea has been floated with the BCCI if an Ashes like series can be...
  • Tendulkar is a great ambassador for game: Alam January 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Former Pakistan cricket captain Intikhab Alam on Thursday described batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as a 'great ambassador' of cricket and said the player should be left alone to decide on his retirement from Test cricket. "Sachin Tendulkar has done wonders for India. I still remember a 16-year-old Sachin playing...
  • Pakistan is lucky to have Nasir Jamshed: Alam January 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Former Pakistan cricket captain Intikhab Alam on Thursday heaped lavish praise on compatriot Nasir Jamshed, who struck a masterly century in the second One-Day International (ODI) against India at the Eden Gardens here. "Jamshed was a injury prone guy but is an exceptional talent. I am really very pleased with...
  • Ganguly ideal to coach Team India: Gundappa Viswanath January 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Former captain Gundappa Viswanath feels that Sourav Ganguly is ideal candidate to replace Duncan Fletcher as the coach of the Indian cricket team. "If Gary Kirsten can become India coach, why can't Ganguly? But it all depends on the BCCI and Ganguly to take a decision on this matter," said...
  • Miandad granted visa to watch final Indo-Pak ODI January 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has been granted an Indian visa that will allow him to attend the final one-dayer of the ongoing limited-over cricket series between the two countries in New Delhi on January 6. Due to Miandad's family ties with Dawood Ibrahim, India's most wanted terrorist, there had...
  • India need a genuine allrounder, says Dhoni January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday said that his side was finding it increasingly difficult to win matches with part-timers and would now need a genuine allrounder keeping in mind the recent changes in one-day International cricket rules. He said the new ODI rules which stipulate...
  • Fit-again Virat available for crucial Eden ODI January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Indian batsman Virat Kohli who suffered a foot injury in the first match in Chennai is available for selection for the crucial second One -Day International against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. "Virat is available for selection for the match," Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni said on Wednesday...
  • Junaid can be another Akram, says Younis Khan January 1, 2013

    Kolkata: Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan on Tuesday heaped praise on Junaid Khan, saying the young left-arm pacer has the traits of becoming someone like legendary seamer Wasim Akram. The 23-year-old pacer had left India in tatters reducing them to 29 for five to set up Pakistan's six-wicket win in...
  • Tendulkar's retirement announcement came suddenly: Sadiq January 1, 2013

    Kolkata: Former Pakistan opener Sadiq Mohammad questioned the timing of Sachin Tendulkar's ODI retirement, saying the Indian could have called it quits in a more organised manner, which would have given his team a chance to give him a "grand farewell". "His retirement announcement came suddenly. Normally, a big player announces...
  • We can groom our own coach: Waqar Younis December 31, 2012

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis said that a team can groom their own coach. ...