YOUNIS KHAN

  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Younis Khan January 15, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan feels that this year's ODI World Cup will provide the country's cricketers another opportunity to break the jinx of having never beaten India in the quadrennial event. "History is there to be changed and my feeling is this time we can change it and win...
  • Younis Khan has no plans to quit after the World Cup January 15, 2015

    Islamabad: Younis Khan has no plans to quit limited-overs cricket after the World Cup and says as long as he stays fit he wants to represent Pakistan in both one-day internationals and Test matches. Khan is one of Pakistan's fittest players and says, "whenever I feel my body is not allowing...
  • New Zealand donate kit, funds to Pakistan school massacre survivors December 31, 2014

    Peshawar, Pakistan: Senior Pakistani batsman Younis Khan has delivered players' kits and a financial donation from the New Zealand cricket team to the child survivors of Pakistan's worst ever terror attack. Younis visited the army school in Peshawar where Taliban gunmen slaughtered 150 people on December 16, the vast majority of...
  • Pakistan in no mood to play after killing spree: Younis Khan December 17, 2014

    Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan says it will be extremely tough for the cricketers to go ahead with Wednesday's fourth one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi following the killing spree at a Peshawar school. Witnesses said at least 132 students and nine staff members died on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • Pressure on Younis Khan to perform in NZ ODIs: Shoaib Akhtar December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former star players Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf feel that the next few one-day games against New Zealand will decide the future of senior batsman Younis Khan in limited-overs cricket. Both the players felt that Younis must be feeling the pressure now to perform and justify his place in...
  • Pakistan's Younis Khan happy to be back in ODI fold December 7, 2014

    Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan on Sunday expressed his delight at being recalled to the one-day team which raised hopes of a final campaign in next year`s World Cup being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The 37-year-old was recalled to the one-day squad, as well as the 30-man World Cup...
  • I would like to bat at number three, says Younis Khan December 1, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has expressed his desire to play at number three position in the batting line-up in the upcoming one-day series against New Zealand. Younis, who has been recalled to the one-day squad after much bitterness with the selectors over his place in the 50-overs format and...
  • Younis Khan recalled for ODI series against New Zealand November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan selectors on Sunday gave in-form batsman Younis Khan a chance to make the World Cup by naming him in the squad for the first two games of the five-match one-day international series against New Zealand. Khan criticized selectors for dropping him from the ODI series against Australia but the...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan survive scare as match ends in draw November 21, 2014

    Dubai: A defiant fifth-wicket stand of 74 between Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq ensured Pakistan secured a draw in the second Test against New Zealand on Friday to maintain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing 261 for victory, Pakistan were 196 for five when the teams agreed to a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 November 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round up: New Zealand bowled with discipline and, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan's half-centuries, looked set for a lead in the second Test. Pakistan lost Asad Shafiq in seamer Tim Southee's penultimate over for 44 to close the...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand bowlers put Pakistan on mat on Day 3 November 19, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand were eyeing a vital lead in the second Test as they exposed Pakistan's tail for the first time in the series despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan scoring half centuries on Wednesday. New Zealand made a strong comeback in the last session on day three to claim three...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3 November 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's batting tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings before they returned to dismiss Pakistan's openers on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. After frustrating the Pakistani bowlers...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 November 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Fast bowler Rahat Ali's rich haul of 4 for 22 helped to give Pakistan firm control of the first Test against New Zealand on Tuesday despite opening batsman Tom Latham hitting a fighting maiden Test century. New Zealand...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan finish day three on top, lead New Zealand by 319 runs November 11, 2014

    Fast bowler Rahat Ali's rich haul of 4 for 22 helped to give Pakistan firm control of the first Test against New Zealand on Tuesday despite opening batsman Tom Latham hitting a fighting maiden Test century. New Zealand failed to cope with Ali's reverse swing in a miserly bowled 17 overs...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3 November 11, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 while Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq struck unbeaten centuries before Pakistan declared their first innings on 566 for three wickets in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Monday. In...
  • Younis Khan wishes good form had come in Pakistan November 10, 2014

    Abu-Dhabi: High-scoring batsman Younis Khan on Monday wished his run of big scores had come in Pakistan where international cricket is suspended due to terrorism. Pakistan have been forced to play international cricket on the neutral venues of United Arab Emirates since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in...
  • Saeed Ajmal included in Pakistan's provisional World Cup squad November 10, 2014

    Karachi: Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been included in Pakistan's provisional World Cup squad of 30 players but it is subject to him clearing the informal biomechanics test in the United Kingdom. Ajmal who is already in the UK is scheduled to undergo the informal test on Monday with former Pakistan...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand under pressure after Pakistan's 566/3 November 10, 2014

    Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 while Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq struck unbeaten centuries before Pakistan declared their first innings on 566 for three wickets in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Monday. In a lop-sided contest between bat and ball at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Azhar...
  • Pakistan name unchanged Test squad for New Zealand series November 6, 2014

    Karachi: Riding on a wave of success, Pakistan selectors on Thursday retained the 16-member squad that outplayed Australia recently, for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. There were speculations that Hafeez might get the axe for the Tests against New Zealand as he struggled while opening against Australia, but chief...
  • We never ignored Younis Khan for Tests: Moin Khan November 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's manager and chief selector Moin Khan has shot back at his critics insisting senior batsman Younis Khan was dropped from the one-day squad only for the Australia series and that he was always in reckoning for the Test rubber. "I just want to make it clear once and for...
  • Retirement crossed my mind after ODI snub, says Younis Khan November 4, 2014

    Karachi: He stole the limelight with his batting prowess in the just-concluded Test series win over Australia, but senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has said that he thought about quiting cricket after being dropped unceremoniously from the ODI squad last month. "Yes the thought of retirement crossed my mind. I was...
  • Pakistan jump to third position in Test rankings November 3, 2014

    Pakistan have vaulted into third position in the ICC Test Team Rankings, their best Test ranking in seven years, following the conclusion of their series against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Pakistan, who defeated Australia for their first series win in 20 years, have leapfrogged England, Sri Lanka and India...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 5 November 3, 2014

    (For ball by ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) All-round performance from Pakistan batsmen and bowlers helped them win the 2nd Test by 356 runs and bag a series (2-0) against Australia after 20 years. Day 4 Roundup: Pakistan were on the verge of their first series...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 November 2, 2014

    (For ball by ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Pakistan dismissed Australia for 261 runs to take a first-innings lead of 309. Captain Misbah-ul Haq could have enforced a follow-on, but opted to bat again and set an even bigger target for the opposition....
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan close third day on 61/2, lead Australia by 370 November 1, 2014

    Pakistan took a stranglehold on the second Test match against Australia when they opened up a lead of 370 runs at the end of the third day's play on Saturday. Pakistan dismissed Australia for 261 runs to take a first-innings lead of 309. Captain Misbah-ul Haq could have enforced a follow-on,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 November 1, 2014

    Day-2 Roundup: Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570 for 6 declared in their...
  • Prolific Younis Khan wants to be remembered as a 'team man' November 1, 2014

    Team-man not greatness is what Younis Khan wants to be remembered for in Pakistan's cricket history after his epic double hundred in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Younis, 36, cracked a magnificent 213 to guide Pakistan to an imperious 570-6 declared in their first innings, leaving...
  • 2nd Test: Australia fight to save match after Younis Khan's epic 213 October 31, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570 for 6 declared in their...
  • Younis Khan - the gentle 'record-breaking' giant October 31, 2014

    If ever there was a fitting reply, Younis Khan has given it. Overlooked for the ODIs, fighting courtroom battles and at times meted out treatment equalling disrespect of a veteran servant of the game, Younis has sent out a message the way it should be - by performing on the field. 28...