T20s

  • It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers, says Saeed Ajmal April 19, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best offspinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket. The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule changes in 50-over matches have made a real difference. "Times have changed and there is hardly any respect for bowlers...
  • South Africa retain Du Plessis as T20 captain February 20, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa have retained Faf du Plessis as captain of their T20 squad for the twomatch cricket series against Pakistan starting on March 1 after AB de Villiers asked not to be considered for the role. De Villiers will remain in charge of the oneday international (ODI) setup, giving South...
  • 1st T20: Focus on Taylor, Broad as series gets underway February 8, 2013

    Auckland: It will be battle for oneupmanship between hosts New Zealand and England as a lengthy series gets underway with the first of three Twenty20 internationals at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday. With three matches in each format lined up over the next seven weeks, getting familiar with the opposition's...
  • BCCI comes clean on PCB tickets row December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: In response to media reports that the Pakistan Cricket Board hasnt received the 3,000 tickets as promised by the BCCI for the upcoming tour, the Indian cricket board has said that the board across the border now wants fewer tickets, also adding that some tickets have already been...
  • Morgan excited to captain England in T20s December 19, 2012

    Pune: England's standin Twenty20 skipper Eoin Morgan on Wednesday said that his team will carry the confidence of 21 Test series victory over India into the twomatch T20 series, commencing at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here on Thursday. "As you have seen in the past when the Test side has...
  • Faf du Plessis to lead SA in T20s against NZ December 13, 2012

    Cape Town: Faf du Plessis will lead South Africa in the threematch Twenty20 series against New Zealand later this month to free regular limited overs skipper AB de Villiers from the burden of captaincy, the cricket board said on Thursday. De Villiers remained part of the 15member squad, which includes four...
  • Injured Manoj Tiwary out of England T20s December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A serious back injury will keep Manoj Tiwary out of competitive cricket for at least a month and half and the talented Bengal captain will not be a part of the Indian squad for the upcoming twin T20 Internationals against England. Tiwary has suffered a muscle tear and is...
  • Viv Richards set for mentor role with Melbourne Stars October 25, 2012

    Melbourne: West Indian batting legend, Vivian Richards is set to team up with spin great Shane Warne as Melbourne Stars team mentor in the Australian Big Bash Twenty20 League this season, according to a report. Richards, one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, was approached by Melbourne captain Warne...
  • Weekend action will help Pak cricket: Ehsan Mani October 19, 2012

    Karachi: International cricket of a sort returns to Pakistan this weekend for the first time since the Sri Lanka team was attacked in 2009, but a resumption of tours by overseas sides remains a distant prospect. An International World XI captained by Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya and featuring several former...
  • Wadekar slams Test truants for T20s October 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Former India captain and excricket manager Ajit Wadekar has criticised the tendency of some players who report sick and miss Tests before recovering magically in time when lucrative T20 games come around. "There's a tendency for some players to fall sick and make themselves not available for Test cricket, but...
  • Dhoni ready for Pakistan battle July 17, 2012

    India captain MS Dhoni says his team is looking forward to playing archrivals Pakistan in 3 ODIs and 2 T20s in DecemberJanuary. ...
  • Pak release dates for Aus series in UAE July 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan will play three oneday internationals and three Twenty20 matches against Australia between Aug. 28 and Sept. 10 in the United Arab Emirates. The Pakistan Cricket Board released the schedule on Thursday, with Sharjah hosting the first and third ODIs on Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 and Abu Dhabi staging...
  • Florida T20s a bold, successful move: Hunte July 5, 2012

    Kingston, Jamaica: West Indies Cricket Board president Julian Hunte says he is pleased with the impact of the two historic Twenty20 Internationals played in Florida, US, last weekend. For the first time in a West Indies bilateral series, the regional side played matches outside the Caribbean a doubleheader against New...
  • We must repeat our performance: Gayle July 1, 2012

    Fort Launderdale, Florida: Opener Chris Gayle praised the West Indies batting following their 56run win over New Zealand in the opening Twenty20 international here but said it was important the Caribbean side kept up the pressure in Sunday's second match. The lefthanded Gayle was at the centre of the victory, paving...
  • Narine undaunted by England failure June 29, 2012

    Florida: West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine says his confidence has not been dented following a disappointing tour of England earlier this month. The Indian Premier League (IPL) star entered the fourmatch limited overs series with a huge reputation but made little impact as West Indies failed to win a single...
  • WI include Badree for next two T20s June 26, 2012

    Nottingham: Uncapped legspinner Samuel Badree was included in the West Indies squad announced on Sunday for two Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand in Florida this coming weekend. The 31yearold Trinidad and Tobago bowler was the only player from outside the party selected for the tour of England to be included in...
  • ICC says no to Pak T20 proposal June 6, 2012

    Lahore: The ICC has initially rejected Pakistan Cricket Board's request to allow it to host more than three Twenty20 matches against Australia in AugustSeptember. The ICC has advised the PCB to take up the issue for discussion at the ICC Chief Executive's meeting to be held in Kuala Lumpur at the...
  • Gambhir can captain India in Tests: Ganguly May 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly once again raised a question mark over Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy in Test cricket and said Gautam Gambhir's success in the IPL can give the selectors an option as far as appointing a captain for the longer version is concerned. Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • India may host series against Australia: PCB May 22, 2012

    Lahore: PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf hinted on Tuesday that Pakistan will not be shy of asking India to host their upcoming oneday series against Australia as bilateral cricket relations have recently improved between the two nations. The PCB is still searching for venues to host the five ODIs and three T20...
  • Anjum axed, Mithali named captain for England tour May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI's senior women's selection committee reinstated Mithali Raj as the captain of the Indian women's team for the England tour on Monday, replacing veteran batsman Anjum Chopra, who has also been dropped from the 15member squad. The decision was on the cards as Chopra's appointment as captain of...
  • Hafeez named Pakistan skipper for T20s May 10, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan selected allrounder Mohammad Hafeez as its new Twenty20 captain on Thursday for next month's series against Sri Lanka, leaving MisbahulHaq in charge of the Test and oneday teams. Pakistan's selectors also picked three different wicketkeepers for the three formats and dropped Misbah from the Twenty20 team. Pakistan will play...
  • Coach clueless about Pak failure in ODIs, T20s February 29, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's interim coach Mohsin Khan on Wednesday said that he has no clue as to what went wrong in the justconcluded limited overs series, especially after the team's 30 whitewash over England in the preceding Test rubber in the UAE. After the commanding performance in the Test series, Pakistan were...
  • India have lost the mental edge: Brett Lee February 3, 2012

    Melbourne: Veteran Australia pacer Brett Lee believes India have lost the mental edge this summer and his team can take full advantage of the tourists' slump by preventing them from getting on board in any format. India were blanked 04 in Tests and also lost the first of the two Twenty20s...
  • Indians thwarted by wet practice pitches January 30, 2012

    Sydney: Desperate to redeem pride in the shorter formats after being embarrassed in the Test series, the Indian team was left frustrated on Monday by wet practice pitches at the ANZ Stadium the venue of the first Twenty20 international against Australia on Wednesday. The Indians, who were outplayed 04 in...
  • Haddin may not be picked for first three ODIs January 29, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia's woefully outofform wicketkeeper Brad Haddin could be replaced by Matthew Wade behind the stumps in the first three onedayers of the triseries against India and Sri Lanka, starting on February 5. Haddin, who has retired from Twenty20 cricket, was criticised for a belowpar show in the Test series against...
  • Spotfixing still a worry, believe Australians January 29, 2012

    Adelaide: A survey has revealed that a large number of Australian cricketers believe that spotfixing still remains a problem in international cricket, but they are sure that their domestic game is clean. The survey was conducted by Inside Cricket magazine in conjunction with the Australian Cricketers' Association. Out of 110 cricketers...
  • Can past exploits inspire Zimbabwe? January 25, 2012

    There was a time when New Zealand and Zimbabwe were wellmatched on the international scene, even though it was not for top honours on the rankings chart. Though none of the current squad was present during Zimbabwes previous tour of the country more than a decade ago, they would be well...
  • IndoPak Test series not possible before 2013 January 22, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has admitted that any realistic chance of a bilateral Test series with India would not be possible before 2013. Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad told PTI that in the new ICC Future Tour Programme (FTP) to be enforced from April this year, it appeared that...
  • Lee not in favour of rotation policy for pacers January 21, 2012

    Melbourne: Veteran pacer Brett Lee has warned Cricket Australia against the temptation to "baby" the nation's fast bowlers with a rotation system that was designed to protect them from injury, saying the selectors' job was to pick the best players to spearhead the Test attack. "I'm here or there with the...