Shoaib Malik

  • Shoaib Malik likely for Australia series and WC probables list 4 days ago

    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 well-informed 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 Misbah-ul-Haq 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 one-day 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 Misbah-ul-Haq 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 on-field 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 month-long training camp to be held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore starting May 6. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) though has included a number of out-of-favour 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 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan summoned seemingly forgotten wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and allrounder Shoaib Malik on Friday for the Twenty20 World Cup and recalled middle-order 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 all-rounder 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: Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and former captain Shoaib Malik were Monday named in Pakistan's preliminary 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh. Malik led Pakistan to runners-up 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 limited-over series against Pakistan, which starts with two T20s and three ODIs. In the United Arab Emirates, South Africa clinched the five-match ODI series 2-0 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 limited-overs 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 all-rounders, 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...
  • Razzaq, Malik hope for a national team recall September 20, 2013

    Karachi: Senior cricketers Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik have stepped up their campaign to earn a recall to the national team after Pakistan's dismal show in their recent tour to Zimbabwe. Pakistan lost second Test against a lowly-ranked Zimbabwe to level the two-match series 1-1. They had also lost a...
  • Malik, Santokie top CLP batting and bowling averages August 28, 2013

    Port-of-Spain: Shoaib Malik of the Barbados Tridents and Krishmar Santokie of the Guyana Amazon Warriors finished as the top run-scorer and wicket-taker, respectively, of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Malik tallied 272 runs in eight games to edge Guyana's Lendl Simmons (266 runs) and St Lucia Zouks' Andre Fletcher (238...
  • Malik predicts a bright CPL future August 23, 2013

    Port of Spain: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik of the Barbados Tridents has predicted that the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) will become "huge" after the success of the ongoing inaugural tournament. "After the IPL and the Big Bash League you can take this as third in the world and it...
  • I have five or six years of cricket in me: Shoaib Malik August 22, 2013

    Port-of-Spain, Jamaica: Discarded Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik has backed himself to play at the international level for at least five more years as he makes a bid for a recall. He also sent a message to Pakistan's selectors that if chosen to play for the country, he should be batted...
  • Malik, Pollard script Barbados win to open CPL July 31, 2013

    Half-centuries from former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik and West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard enabled Barbados Tridents to beat St. Lucia Zouks by 18 runs on the opening day of the 2013 Caribbean Premier League. Playing at home, Barbados decided to bat, but the decision backfired as the hosts found themselves...
  • Need to have an IPL-style T20 league in Pakistan: Younis, Shoaib July 26, 2013

    Karachi: Former skippers, Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik, have called on the cricket authorities in Pakistan to organise a domestic Twenty20 league on the lines of the hugely-popular Indian Premier League (IPL) to help revive international cricket in the strife-torn nation. The two seasoned campaigners spoke at the prize distribution ceremony...
  • Afridi, Akmal may face action for criticising selection decisions July 7, 2013

    Karachi: Just-recalled Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi and batsman Umar Akmal along with former skipper Shoaib Malik, who was dropped from the national side for the West Indies tour, could be reprimanded by PCB for criticising the selection decisions in media. Afridi, Akmal and Malik criticised PCB on selection decisions and a...
  • Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal dropped from West Indies tour probables June 22, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan selectors on Saturday decided to drop the senior trio of Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Imran Farhat from the probables list in the wake of team's failure in the Champions Trophy but at the same time recalled veterans Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan for West Indies tour. A...
  • Ex-Pakistan players criticize team's early CT exit June 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Poor team selections are to blame for Pakistan's exit from the Champions Trophy group stage in England, say former internationals Sarfraz Nawaz and Rashid Latif. Nawaz, who helped Pakistan reach the World Cup semi-finals in 1979 and 1983, and Latif, who reached the 1996 World Cup quarterfinals, targeted opening...
  • Visa issue delays Shoaib Malik's departure for Ireland May 14, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain, Shoaib Malik and the vigilance officer Major (retd) Asghar could not leave with the national team for Ireland early Tuesday morning due to visa problems. While the rest of the squad departed as per schedule from Lahore airport, Malik and Asghar were left behind and will...