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Stokes back as England bat first against New Zealand

HAMILTON: Ben Stokes was confirmed in the England line-up as New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first in the opening one-day international in Hamilton on Sunday. All-rounder Stokes has been out of action since his arrest following a nightclub incident last September and only rejoined the England squad in New Zealand last…

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CM takes notice of minor girl assault in Dunyapur

CM takes notice of minor girl assault in Dunyapur LAHORE:Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of rape and murder of a minor girl in Dunyapur and sought a report from the IG Punjab. The chief minister said brutality with the minor girl was extremely painful and highly condemnable and those who were…

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High hopes for the PSL 3

By M Muzamil Asif Cricket runs like blood in our veins. It has now become the most popular sport thus holds huge fan following in the country. Pakistan’s National game is hockey which was the reckoning sport in the late 90’s but the current situation has diminished its interest. Cricket is a game which brought…

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Video: Mohammad Hafeez scores impressive fifty in PSL opener

DUBAI: Watch Mohammad Hafeez score a brilliant fifty against Multan Sultans in the PSL 3 opener on Thursday.    Multan Sultans shocked the defending champions when they routed them in the PSL opener with seven wickets to spare.  

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Pakistan retain top T20 ranking after ICC error

WELLINGTON: Australian cricket chiefs have clarified that Pakistan still top the Twenty20 world rankings, despite Australia’s victory in the T20 tri-series also featuring New Zealand and England. Cricket Australia said this week that Australia would take the number one spot if they were unbeaten in the tri-series, a feat they achieved with a 19-run win…

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PSL 2018: Umar Gul gears up for Multan-Peshawar game

MULTAN: Veteran pacer Umar Gull said on Thursday he was geared up and excited for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Gul will be seen in action today playing for his side Multan Sultans against the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi. He last played for Quetta Gladiators, where he had a lackluster and…

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For those in Bangladesh, India here’s where you can follow PSL live updates

DUBAI: The upcoming PSL 2018 tournament will feature viewers from around the globe. For those of you who want to follow live updates of each and every match from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and other parts of the world. In the opening fixture, Multan Sultans beat Peshawar Zalmi   Date Fixture Time (pm PST) Venue…

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Samaa cartoon

Sabir Nazar’s latest offering for Samaa on the recent setback suffered by Nawaz Sharif.

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Touch of Klaasen as South Africa beat India by six wickets

CENTURION: For the second time in his short career, Heinrich Klaasen halted India’s cricketing juggernaut as South Africa won the second Twenty20 international by six wickets at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Klaasen slammed seven sixes in hitting 69 off 30 balls as South Africa chased down a target of 189 with eight balls to spare….

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Australia join Pakistan in ICC T20I Rankings

Australia have joined Pakistan on 126 points in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings after a stupendous run in the Trans-Transman tri-series but Pakistan remain the number one team, ahead on decimal points. Although both Australia and Pakistan are on 126 points, when the points are rounded off Australia finish on 125.65 points, 0.19 points…

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Australia down New Zealand in T20 final, take number one ranking

Auckland:Australia cruised to a 19-run victory in a rain-affected T20 tri-series final with New Zealand Wednesday to claim the world number one ranking in the shortest form of the game for the first time. New Zealand struggled to 150 for nine after electing to bat first at Auckland’s Eden Park but failing to repeat the…

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England’s Hales turns back on Test cricket

London: Alex Hales announced on Tuesday he is turning his back on Test cricket after signing a new limited-overs contract with county side Nottinghamshire following a similar decision by England team-mate Adil Rashid. Rashid last week said he intended to focus solely on shorter, white-ball cricket for Yorkshire this season and Hales has penned a…

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Priya Prakash reveals name of favorite cricket star

Ever since budding Indian actress Priya Prakash Varrier broke the Internet with a wink, there seems to be no stopping her ever-rising popularity in India, Pakistan and beyond. In a recent interview, the Malayalam actor has revealed that she is a fan of none other than former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Priya turned into…

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Rashid Khan becomes the youngest No.1 in men’s cricket

  At just 7,092 days of age, Afghanistan’s teenage leg-spinning sensation has become the top-ranked ODI bowler, making him the youngest ever No.1 in men’s rankings history. After a year in which Rashid Khan left plenty of records in his wake – and for which he was given the ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year award…

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India’s run-machine Kohli attains rare double in ICC Rankings

Virat Kohli becomes the second batsman to cross 900-point mark in both Tests and ODIs; Rashid shares top spot with Bumrah amongst bowlers. ⦁ India captain becomes only the second batsman to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs ⦁ Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah take joint-top position among bowlers; Rashid also moves…

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PSL 3 trophy unveiling ceremony held in Dubai

DUBAI: The HBL PSL trophy ceremony was underway in Dubai, two days before the third edition of the cricketing event is set to take place. The excitement, drama and anticipation cannot be more higher as only two days are left for PSL 2018 to begin. All the captains of the respective franchises are taking part…

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Young cricketer from Karachi commits suicide after being dropped

KARACHI: A Karachi-based cricketer committed suicide on Tuesday after he was dropped from the Under-19 team.  According to details, Mohammad Zaryab, son of former international cricketer Amir Hanif, committed suicide after he was dropped from Karachi’s Under-19 team for being older than the standard requirement. Zaryab did not take well news of his expulsion from…

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England coach wants T20 internationals scrapped

England coach Trevor Bayliss has called for Twenty20 matches to be cut from the international calendar to ease the burden on top players and coaches. Speaking after his side failed to qualify for the trans-Tasman T20 series final in New Zealand, Bayliss questioned the wisdom of retaining the format at the top level. Instead, he…

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16-year-old record-breaker Mujeeb spins Afghanistan to victory

SHARJAH: Teenage leg-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman became the youngest bowler to claim five wickets in a one-day international when he inspired Afghanistan to a 10-wicket rout of Zimbabwe in the fourth ODI on Friday. The 16-year-old finished with 5-50 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for just 134 in 34 overs. Afghanistan then cruised to victory…

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PSL 2018: Tickets go on sale

LAHORE: Tickets of the third season of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) are available online now. The tickets can be purchased online from Q-Tickets (UAE matches). Get PSL tickets online for matches in Pakistan on Yayvo.com. If you are looking to buy VIP Box, Super Hospitality and Corporate Box tickets, please visit PSLticket.com. Last year marked…

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England batsman Rikki Wessels, pacer Umaid Asif join Peshawar Zalmi

Lahore 15 February 2018: All rounder Umaid Asif will join Peshawar Zalmi as cover for fast bowler Hasan Ali who is recovering from an ankle injury. England batsman Rikki Wessels will join Peshawar Zalmi as the seventh foreign player in place of Evin Lewis. Wessels joins at the back of a successful Natwest T20 Blast where…

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