SHOAIB MALIK

  • Pakistan think-tank has 2015 World Cup in mind December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE. A reliable source close to the national team management told PTI that new bowlers,...
  • Shoaib Malik fears 'chucking' calls, reluctant to play World Cup: reports December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik is reluctant to make himself available for national selection for the World Cup due to his bowling action and the prevailing environment in the team. Sources close to Malik told PTI that the all-rounder's reluctance stemmed from the fact firstly over the treatment he had...
  • Shoaib Malik relieved his bowling action not reported November 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has heaved a sigh of relief after the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that his bowling action has not been reported by the match officials during a recent game in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. "Malik's action was scrutinised by the umpires and the match referee during a...
  • PCB rubbishes reports on Shoaib Malik's action being suspect November 2, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has clarified that former captain Shoiab Mailk's action was not under scanner as reported in the media. An unnamed PCB spokesman was quoted as saying by the 'Dawn' newspaper that media reports that claimed that Malik's action was reported for being suspect, were baseless. "We have...
  • Malik says accepting Pakistan captaincy in 2007 World Cup was a mistake October 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and discarded allrounder Shoaib Malik has said he made a mistake in his career to accept the captaincy of the national team after the 2007 World Cup. "In retrospect, I think it would have been better if I had not accepted the captaincy in 2007. But I...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, CLT20, 1st semifinal October 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll having remained unbeaten in the CLT20...
  • CLT20: Clinical Hurricanes beat Tridents by 6 wickets to enter semis September 28, 2014

    Hobart Hurricanes produced a professional performance as they beat Barbados Tridents in convincing manner to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Sunday. In their final group league encounter against the Caribbean outfit, Hobart bowlers stuck to their task dismissing the opposition for a paltry 113 in 19.4 overs...
  • CLT20: Hurricanes register easy 86-run win over Knights September 23, 2014

    Raipur: Hobart Hurricanes produced a commanding performance to beat Northern Knights by 86 runs in a Group B match to keep their hopes afloat in the Champions League Twenty20 here on Tuesday. Sent into bat, the Hurricanes rode on a brilliant half-century from Aiden Blizzard and Shoaib Malik's quickfire 45 to...
  • CLT20, Cobras vs Hurricanes: as it happened September 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After losing their star allrounder JeanPaul Duminy, an injuryhit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Sunday. Both the teams have lost their first games in Group...
  • 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...
  • Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 WC, says Malik August 29, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace MisbahulHaq as skipper for next year's World Cup. Malik, 32, said that if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to change the captain of the national oneday team it should...
  • Unfair to compare MS Dhoni and Misbah, says Shoaib Malik August 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of MisbahulHaq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by critics and some former players to replace Misbah in Pakistan and...
  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation July 25, 2014

    Bridgetown: Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an onfield altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been...
  • I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life, says Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday broke her silence on the controversy over her appointment as the brand ambassador of newly carved state Telangana. Sania said that she is an Indian and will remain so until the end of her life. She said, "I am married to Shoaib...
  • Photo: Sania Mirza tweets a romantic photo of Shoaib Malik down on a knee, proposing to her with a red rose all over again! July 9, 2014

    Tennis player Sania Mirza tweeted a romantic picture that she called a 'proposal after a proposal'. Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik went down on his knee to propose to wife Sania Mirza all over again with a red rose in his hand. Sania Mirza is all smiles in the heart warming...
  • Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik ignored from Pakistan training camp April 29, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan players Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal do not feature in a list of 36 players selected for a monthlong training camp to be held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore starting May 6. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) though has included a number of outoffavour players like Nasir...
  • Sania Mirza dispels rumours of differences with husband Shoib Malik April 9, 2014

    Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has dismissed reports that her marriage with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is in trouble. The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player, who was on a private visit...
  • India restrict Pakistan to 130/7 in WT20 Super10 opener March 21, 2014

    India limited Pakistan to 130 for 7 in the Super 10 opener of the 2014 World Twenty20 played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Bangladesh. While spinners backed MS Dhoni's decision to bowl, there were key moments in the match that allowed India to limit their neighbours to a...
  • Kamran, Malik summoned for T20 WC; Fawad Alam for Asia Cup February 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan summoned seemingly forgotten wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and allrounder Shoaib Malik on Friday for the Twenty20 World Cup and recalled middleorder batsman Fawad Alam for the preceding Asia Cup. Kamran will challenge his brother Umar for the wicketkeeping slot as the younger brother has been keeping wickets regularly since...
  • PCB stops Shoaib Malik from holding press conference over fixing February 14, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik was on Friday stopped by the PCB from holding a press conference to speak on the allegations of fixing made against his team by former Test batsman Basit Ali. Malik was due to hold the press conference after a match between his team Sialkot Stallions...
  • PCB summons Shoaib Malik back from Big Bash February 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain and senior allrounder Shoaib Malik is unhappy after the PCB summoned him back from Australia where he was playing in the Big Bash and told him to make himself available for the domestic T20 tournament ahead of World T20 selections. "Yes, I was told to return home for...
  • Akmal, Malik return in Pakistan's initial World Twenty20 squad January 20, 2014

    Lahore: Wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal and former captain Shoaib Malik were Monday named in Pakistan's preliminary 30man squad for the World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh. Malik led Pakistan to runnersup spot in the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007 and was part of Pakistan's Twenty20 squad...
  • Malik may face disciplinary action over his participation in Big Bash December 24, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik may face disciplinary action from his home department for flying off to Australia for the Big Bash T20 tournament while the domestic season was still on in the country. A senior official in the sports division of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) told PTI that the authorities...
  • Malik rubbishes disciplinary issue for his return November 23, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik and senior player Abdul Razzaq have dismissed rumours that they were sent back home from South Africa because of disciplinary issues. "It is all rubbish. We faced no disciplinary issue at all with the team management or anyone else," Malik said after the duo returned...
  • 1st T20: Pakistan look to redeem in return series November 19, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa would be confident for the return limitedover series against Pakistan, which starts with two T20s and three ODIs. In the United Arab Emirates, South Africa clinched the fivematch ODI series 20 and this would boost their hopes of moving up the ranks in rankings. Moreover, Pakistan have injury problems...
  • Razzaq and Malik ruled out of South Africa tour November 19, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan allrounders Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik were ruled out by injuries from the limitedovers series in South Africa and will return home without being replaced. The Pakistan Cricket Board announced the decision on Tuesday. Razzaq pulled a hamstring during practice at the Wanderers last Sunday, while Malik could not recover...
  • Razzaq, Malik recalled for T20s against South Africa November 5, 2013

    Karachi: Experienced Pakistan allrounders Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik were on Tuesday recalled for the two T20 internationals against South Africa in Dubai. Razzaq, 33, returned to the side after he last played against Australia in the 2012 World T20 Cup in Sri Lanka and developed a rift with captain Mohammad...
  • Pakistan to recall Malik, Razzaq for T20s against SA November 1, 2013

    Karachi: Experienced Pakistan allrounders, Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq will return to the national team for the Twenty20 series against South Africa, according to a source in the Cricket Board (PCB). A reliable source close to the PCB selection committee told PTI today that it had been decided to recall the...
  • Hafeez has no problem playing alongside Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq September 26, 2013

    Karachi: With Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq expected to make a comeback to Pakistan's T20 and ODI sides, national Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez has made it clear that he does not have any problem playing along side the senior cricketers. "I have always said that I would respect the selectors and...