SHAPOOR ZADRAN

  • From Peshawar to Afghanistan, Shapoor Zadran's road to fame 13 hours 1 minutes ago

    Shapoor Zadran cuts an impressive figure. Tall - not frightfully so like Mohammad Irfan or Curtly Ambrose or Joel Garner - but taller enough than your average Joe to stand out. Dreamy. Angry. Flowing hair. Piercing eyes. Majestic on the cricket field. A new-age action hero, the modern-day answer to...
  • Watch: Afghanistan Day at World Cup, Sri Lanka trounce Bangladesh, Day 13 highlights 3 days ago

    Afghanistan held their nerves to beat Scotland by a wicket for their first every win at ICC World Cup while the Sri Lankans jumped to No. 2 in Pool A by hammering Bangladesh. Watch all the highlights from Day 13. ...
  • Afghanistan's big day leads chorus of minnows at ICC World Cup 4 days ago

    If you tell Samiullah Shenwari, at the fag end of Feb 26 Thursday, that he reminded the world how the likes of Steve Waugh and Brian Lara used to get the tailenders bat around them, he may reply "Oh, come on! I am not that good." But his innings that...
  • Shenwari heroics help Afghanistan dump Scotland for first World Cup win 4 days ago

    Dunedin: At the world's southernmost cricketing outpost Thursday (February 26) dawned crisp and sunny, and while the sun bore down hard through clear blue skies, a cool southerly blew incessantly off the seas, as if in reminder that Antarctica was not all that far away. At the University Oval in...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Minnows giving ICC's '10-team formula' a hard time 5 days ago

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) may have made up its mind to reduce the 2019 World Cup to a 10-team event, but events in Australia and New Zealand suggest otherwise with minnows making their presence felt. The five most interesting matches at the ongoing ICC World Cup have involved...
  • Ireland, Scotland singing 'minnows no more' at World Cup February 18, 2015

    If the Ireland batsmen and Scotland bowlers were to combine into one playing XI, they would be more than handful for even the best of teams playing the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. While that's a fancy thought, Ireland beating West Indies and Scotland running New...
  • Some tips for Shapoor Zadran from legendary Wasim Akram March 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Known to have shaped careers of many, Pakistan legend Wasim Akram on Wednesday gave some valuable tips to mercurial Afghanistani leftarm pacer Shapoor Zadran. Akram was seen showing Shapoor how to deliver the ball from a high arm action as the Afghan pacer listened to him with rapt attention. The Pakistani...
  • India hammer Afghanistan to end a disappointing Asia Cup campaign March 5, 2014

    Eliminated from the race to the final, India wrapped up their Asia Cup campaign finishing third among the five teams after a thumping eight-wicket win over lowly Afghanistan at Mirpur on Wednesday. The match was rendered dead after Pakistan's historic chase to beat Bangladesh on Tuesday, which closed out any outside...
  • As it happened: India vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup, Match 9 March 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Out of the race to the final, India wrapped up their campaign ending third among the five teams after a thumping eight-wicket over lowly Afghanistan. After opening the tournament with a win over Bangladesh, India lost consecutive games against Sri Lanka...