PAKISTAN

  • India vs Pakistan: the most colourful of all rivalries February 13, 2015

    Not long after India wound up their first practice session at St Peter's College on Thursday (February 12) building up to their opening game of the World Cup, their opponents for Sunday's electric showdown touched down in Adelaide, their confidence high and their spirits buoyed by Wednesday's drubbing of England...
  • We salaam Pakistan for Sharjah but deserve Namaste for World Cups: Srikkanth February 12, 2015

    In three days from now, India and Pakistan will lock horns for the sixth time in an ICC World Cup, and the biggest question on everybody's mind is will India make it 6-0 or will Pakistan manage to break the hoodoo. Building up to the high-voltage clash, CNN-IBN and Pakistan's PTV...
  • I could have recovered in time for World Cup, says Mohammad Hafeez February 12, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez gave credence to speculation that he was sent back home from the World Cup against his wishes after a disagreement with the team management as he today said that he could have recovered from his injury in time for the showpiece event beginning on...
  • World Cup: Eight Pakistan players including Afridi fined for night out February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Eight Pakistan players, including maverick former captain Shahid Afridi, have been fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World Cup game against India, sources told AFP on Thursday. They have also been warned that a repeat offence will see them kicked out of the tournament which starts...
  • Pakistan players target first World Cup win against India February 12, 2015

    Sydney: If you talk to any Pakistani player ahead of Sunday's clash against bitter rivals India in Adelaide, the first words to emerge are "we want a win". Pakistan have not won a World Cup match against India in five attempts since their first clash in the 1992 event, also held...
  • World Cup 2015 Pool B analysis: Zimbabwe, Ireland can upset calculations February 12, 2015

    Two arch-rivals, a perennial choker, a once invincible team, and three minnows - this summarise the Pool B of the cricket World Cup 2015, which consist of India, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. At first gaze, it seems easy to guess which four teams...
  • India-Pakistan game a giant challenge: Sachin Tendulkar February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Retired great Sachin Tendulkar says Sunday's World Cup game against Pakistan could pose a challenge to the Indian team that is bigger than even playing in the final. Tendulkar told the Headlines Today news channel on Thursday that the pressure of playing rival Pakistan is always heightened, and said...
  • World Cup 2015: India return to practice after a day's break February 12, 2015

    Adelaide: India's location for the practice session here on a sunny Thursday morning was nothing short of scenic. The team took full advantage and went about their regular routine with the normal stretches and warm-ups before they walked out to the nets to prepare for the all-important World Cup tie...
  • 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...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan ponder options ahead of India clash February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan have found some momentum ahead of the World Cup but have not settled on their best line-up for their tournament opener against champions India this weekend, coach Waqar Younis said. Victories over Bangladesh and England this week have given the 1992 champions a real surge of confidence going into...
  • Three India vs Pakistan World Cup moments you can't forget February 12, 2015

    The mention of an India vs Pakistan match-up at the World Cup quickly pops up images of Javed Miandad jumping up and down or Venkatesh Prasad giving a send-off to Aamir Sohail, and for those young minds whose cricket memory serves best from the turn of the century, Sachin Tendulkar's...
  • Will ensure ban on groups proscribed by UN: Pakistan February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Amid confusion over the status of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led militant outfit JuD, Pakistan government on Tuesday said it will ensure that all organisations proscribed by the UN are banned in the country. "There is some confusion regarding the list of banned outfits but I want to make...
  • Pakistan wants early implementation of TAPI project: PM Sharif February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Terming it critical for the regional countries, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he wanted immediate implementation of construction work on the $7.6 billion 1,680 km-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. The Prime Minster said this project - with a design capacity to supply 3.2 billion cubic feet...
  • World Cup: Warm welcome for Team India at Adelaide Oval February 11, 2015

    India is set to take on Pakistan in their opening encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Adelaide Oval on February 15. ...
  • Pakistan likely sheltered Osama Bin Laden: Ex-ISI chief February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful spy agency most likely sheltered Osama bin Laden and hoped to use the al-Qaeda chief as a bargaining chip with the US to strike a deal on Afghanistan before he was killed in a covert Navy SEALs raid in 2011, an ex-ISI chief has said. "I cannot...
  • World Cup warm-up: Misbah guides Pakistan to win over England February 11, 2015

    Sydney: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scored a majestic 91 not out to lead Pakistan to a thrilling four-wicket victory over England in their final World Cup warmup at Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. The 40-year-old notched up five fours and two sixes in his 99-ball knock, turning the match in a fourth-wicket partnership...
  • India look back in form for Pakistan, but good practice for us: Mohammad Nabi February 11, 2015

    Afghanistan have played 45 One-Day Internationals in the past six years, and have won 24 of them. But only six of those matches have come against the full-member countries, four of them at the Asia Cup in Bangladesh last year. The gulf in standards between the established nations and the...
  • Vote! What do you think should be India's XI vs Pakistan? February 11, 2015

    With warm-up matches over, skipper MS Dhoni needs your help in deciding his eleven against Pakistan on February 15. What combination will work for India? 5 bowlers or 4? 6 batsmen or 7? Pick your XI....
  • 'Banned' terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa group thrives in Pakistan February 10, 2015

    Muridke (Pakistan) It is listed as a terror outfit by the UN and its chief has a USD 10 million US government bounty against him, but Jamaat-ud-Dawa operates freely across Pakistan, testing Islamabad's new resolve to tackle militancy. Pakistan vowed to end its tolerance of so-called "good" militants after a Taliban...
  • Saeed Ajmal wants Pakistan to thrash India in World Cup February 10, 2015

    Karachi: Offspinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he was disappointed at not playing the World Cup but he wanted to see Pakistan change history by defeating India in the mega event. "Who doesn't want to play in a mega event like the World Cup. I feel the same way. But even...
  • Pakistan determined to beat India in World Cup, says Waqar February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Losing to arch-rivals India in all the previous five World Cup clashes has certainly hurt Pakistan and they are determined to break the jinx this time around in the showpiece event beginning on Saturday, their coach Waqar Younis said. Waqar, who himself was part of two such defeats at the...
  • Kejriwal ji, kya AAP India ke liye World Cup khelenge? February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: India play Pakistan on February 15. Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's Chief Minister on February 14. The ceremony will take a couple of hours. From there, he can drive straight to the airport. The luggage can be dropped at the check-in point. Mr Kejriwal is Delhi's new...
  • India far superior side than Pakistan: Irfan Pathan February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Having played a stellar role many a time in India-Pakistan clashes, allrounder Irfan Pathan feels that the defending champions have a far superior unit and will do well against the arch-rivals in the high-voltage opening World Cup encounter on February 15 in Adelaide. "I think India is going to...
  • Pakistan's Sohaib Maqsood wants to do an Inzy '92 February 10, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan's newest batting star Sohaib Maqsood said on Tuesday that he hoped to emulate the heroics of his fellow Multan native Inzamam-ul-Haq by playing a key role at the World Cup. Maqsood, who hit an unbeaten 93 in Monday's three-wicket warm-up win over Bangladesh, said he still watched footage on...
  • Sohail Khan develops strain after warm-up match February 10, 2015

    Karachi: The beleaguered Pakistan team in Australia is facing another injury scare with just days remaining before the start of the World Cup 2015. The latest player to suffer a fitness problem is fast bowler, Sohail Khan who has developed a calf muscle strain after bowling just six overs in the...
  • Injured Junaid Khan still hoping to play in World Cup February 10, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan, who got married in his hometown of Swabi on Monday, is still hoping to play in the World Cup, despite being ruled out due to a hamstring injury. Junaid said he was making a quick recovery from his injury. "When I was ruled out of the tournament...
  • Love of country kept me going' after head injury, says Ahmed Shehzad February 9, 2015

    Dashing Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad said on Monday that his love for playing for his country kept him going after a head injury last year left him scared. The 23-year-old was hit by New Zealand seamer Corey Anderson's bouncer in the first Test in Abu Dhabi in November last year, barely...
  • World Cup warm-up: Sohaib Maqsood takes Pakistan to 3-wicket win over Bangladesh February 9, 2015

    Sydney: Sohaib Maqsood scored an unbeaten 93 from 90 deliveries to guide Pakistan to a three-wicket win over Bangladesh with 11 balls to spare in a World Cup warmup match on Monday. Mohammad Irfan took 5 for 52 to restrict Bangladesh to 246, with Mahmudullah (83) and Tamim Iqbal (81) sharing...
  • Pakistan can break World Cup jinx against India this time: Zaheer Abbas February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Batting great Zaheer Abbas feels that considering India's recent dismal show in Australia, Pakistan has a golden chance this time to break the jinx of not beating the defending champions in a World Cup match. Pakistan could never win against arch rivals India in the last five meetings of...
  • Sohail Khan injury scare as Pakistan's World Cup problems mount February 9, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan were hit by a fresh World Cup injury scare on Monday when fast bowler Sohail Khan was sidelined by a calf problem during a warm-up game against Bangladesh. The 30-year-old, a surprise inclusion in the squad, bowled six overs and took one wicket before he walked off the field...