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Pakistan’s catching rate has improved since 2017

Head coach Mickey Arthur had vowed to improve the fielding standards of Pakistan since taking charge in May 2016

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No selection of Kamran Akmal till his fielding improves: Mickey Arthur

KARACHI: Head coach Mickey Arthur has said that Kamran Akmal will not be selected unless his fielding improves. Talking to media in Karachi, the coach said that Kamran Akmal cannot field and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is playing as the wicket keeper. “We gave Kamran a go in West Indies last year and he didn’t perform…

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Watch: Great catches in PSL 2018

Some amazing catches were taken in 2018 edition of Pakistan Super League. Shahid Afridi, Chadwick Walton, Ahmed Shehzad, Joe Denly and Mohammad Sami thrilled the fans with their fielding skills in this year’s tournament. Here is a compilation on some of the best catches of the league.

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Watch: Kings put up shocking fielding display

DUBAI: Karachi Kings put on a bad display of fielding in the Pakistan Super League 2018 qualifier against Islamabad United. The team’s fielding was all over the place as Islamabad United batsmen feasted on the bowling. The team dropped catches – including Luke Ronchi at least two times – and could not collect the ball…

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WATCH: Exceptional fielding by Pakistan in 2nd T20

Pakistan were excellent in the field against Sri Lanka in the 2nd Twenty20 international at Abu Dhabi. Watch their performance in this clip.

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Haddin joins Australia’s coaching staff

SYDNEY: Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has joined the Australian team support staff as fielding coach until the end of 2019, Cricket Australia said Thursday. Haddin replaces former Australia batsman Greg Blewett, who has taken up a position with the South Australian Cricket Association. Haddin, 39, has coached the Australia A side and was an…

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Video: Excellent fielding by Azhar Ali

Pakistan Captain Azhar Ali showed off his outstanding fielding skills against Australia in the first of five one-day internationals in Brisbane on Friday…

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Training session of Pakistan team in Britain

Pakistan cricket players are busy in training session at County Hampshire of Britain. The Green Shirts will play their first Test match against England on July 14th at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. Watch in this report

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I didn’t wilfully handle the ball against Australia: Stokes

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he did not wilfully handle the ball that led to his controversial dismissal for “obstructing the field” in the second one-dayer against Australia on Saturday. The 24-year-old became just the second England batsman after Len Hutton in 1951 to be given out for obstructing the field after paceman…

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Pakistan opt to field in Sri Lanka Test

GALLE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss in overcast conditions and sent Sri Lanka in to bat on the second day of the rain-hit first Test in Galle on Thursday. Bad weather washed out the entire first day's play without a ball being bowled and the match is set to begin at 12 noon…

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Australia's Henriques in fielding collision

LONDON: Australia's Moises Henriques was involved in a sickening collision after running into a Surrey team-mate while attempting to take a catch during an English county Twenty20 match on Sunday. Henriques and Rory Burns appeared to clash heads as they went for a chance against Sussex at Arundel on England's south coast. Three ambulances made…

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Young player dies in Kolkata after fielding collision

MUMBAI: Tragedy struck Indian cricket on Monday when a 20-year-old player died as a result of a freakish on-field collision with a team mate during a club match in Kolkata. Four months after Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes died after being hit by a bouncer, Ankit Keshri, a former captain for his state's under-19 team, battled…

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Pakistan fielding coach quits after players ‘misbehave’

SYDNEY: Pakistan cricket team’s fielding coach Grant Luden has reportedly stepped down after misbehaviour from three senior players of the team. Sources said Shahid Afridi, Ahmad Shehzad and Umar Akmal misbehaved with the coach during a World Cup training session in Australia yesterday. The altercation prompted the coach to quit his post, it was reported….

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Thirimanne blames sloppy fielding for loss to NZ

CHRISTCHURCH: Senior Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne blamed sloppy fielding for their 98-run hiding by New Zealand in the World Cup opener at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday. Despite yet another batting collapse — nine wickets falling for 109 in a similar meltdown to their pre-tournament matches over the past month — Thirimanne said…

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Pakistan need to improve fielding, says Waqar

ABU DHABI: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis warned his team needed to improve before the World Cup while Kane Williamson hailed a “great achievement” after New Zealand win the one-day series 3-2 on Friday. Pakistan fell 68 runs short in their 276-run chase which prompted Waqar to call for extra hard work in fielding and batting…

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Hafeez blames fielding for defeat against KKR

KARACHI: Mohammad Hafeez, captain of Lahore Lions, has put the blame on weak fielding for his team’s defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in a Champions League match last night in Hyderabad, India. According to details gathered by Samaa’s sports reporter, Hafeez lamented over the fact that his team is taking part in the league without…

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Grant Luden hired to hone Pakistan's fielding skills

LAHORE: Pakistan on Friday appointed South African Grant Luden as the national cricket team's new fielding coach, completing a recruitment drive with an eye on winning next year's World Cup. Luden quit as Bangladesh's trainer earlier this month and has signed a two-year contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). PCB chairman Najam Sethi told…

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Poor fielding, weather led to ODI series defeat against Australia: Misbah

Staff ReportLAHORE: Captain Misbah ul Haq has cited team’s poor fielding and humid weather in Abu Dhabi as reasons behind Pakistan’s debacle against Australia, SAMAA reports.Australia sealed the series 2-1, beating Pakistan by three wickets in the third and final One Day International (ODI) cricket match on Tuesday.“Poor fielding was a major problem in the…

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Butt demands fielding improvements

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan must improve their lacklustre fielding before the third test against England, captain Salman Butt said on Monday after counting 14 missed catching chances in the nine-wicket loss at Edgbaston. Pakistan are now 2-0 down in the four-match series and Butt realises if they are to salvage a drawn series by winning at The…

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Fielding errors leave Pakistan frustrated

BARBADOS: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis made no attempt to hide his frustration after the defending World Twenty20 champions poor fielding played a major role in their six-wicket loss to England. For all their undeniable brilliance with bat and ball, Pakistan in recent times have been almost comically inept in the field. But even by their…

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PML-N fielding candidates for all Gilgit seats

Staff Report LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz announced Tuesday that it would field candidates for all seats in the forthcoming general elections for the Gilgit-Baltistan assembly. Senator Raja Zafar-ul Haq said that his party has received four to five applications from candidates of each constituency. The candidates will be nominated for all 24 seats. Nawaz…

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