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Injury rules out Afridi from World XI – Windies T20 encounter

Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi will not be a part of ICC World XI’s squad for the Twenty20 fixture against West Indies scheduled to take place at Lord’s. Afridi has suffered a knee injury and has been advised four weeks of rest. “Went to see my doctor in Dubai,” Afridi tweeted on Thursday. “The knee hasn’t recovered…

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Afghan star Rashid Khan picked for world XI T20 match

London: Afghanistan’s mesmerising leg spinner Rashid Khan will play for a World XI in the one-off Twenty20 clash with West Indies at Lord’s to raise funds for stadiums damaged by last year’s hurricanes in the Caribbean. The 19-year-old — who is ranked number one in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 bowling rankings — said…

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Afridi, Malik to play for World XI against West Indies at Lord’s

KARACHI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has included Pakistan’s two star all-rounders in its World XI squad for T20i against West Indies. Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik have confirmed their participation and will be playing against West Indies at Lord’s on 31 May. According to ICC, the match is being organized to raise funds for stadia…

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Eoin Morgan to captain ICC World XI against Windies

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan will lead an ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies at Lord’s on 31 May 2018. The game will raise funds for two stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. Defending ICC World…

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COAS meets international hockey players

NEWS DESK: International Hockey players from World X1 and hall of fame including Pakistan hockey legends met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, according to a statement issued by ISPR. COAS appreciated PHF’ initiative for bringing the world players to Pakistan. COAS assured PHF of Pakistan Army’s support for provision of security for…

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Hope for the dominant World-XI show

By Muzamil Asif After quite a while, hockey will take centre-stage in the country as the World-XI has arrived in Karachi on Wednesday featuring some of the world’s top stars to join in its bid to bring international action to Pakistan. The star-studded World hockey XI will play two high-profile exhibition matches against Pakistan Junior’s…

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Tickets for Pak-World XI hockey series go on sale

LAHORE: Tickets for the Pakistan and World XI hockey series are available at selected outlets of TCS at Karachi and Lahore. “Entry into the stadium will be on tickets which are available at a reasonable price “, said a spokesman of the Pakistan Hockey Federation while talking to APP here on Thursday. The two match…

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Phenomenal rise of the Men in Green in the shortest format of the game

By Arsalan Iqtidar Khan Pakistan played Australia in the must win (by huge margin) match in the WT20 2016. The match ended with subdued speculation of poor performance from many seniors in the team who didn’t want Afridi to go on a high. This hearsay was further fueled by Shoaib Malik, who explained during the…

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Ahmed-Babar become Pakistan’s most successful T20 batting pair

LAHORE: After displaying wonderful performances in the Independence Cup, Pakistan batsmen Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam have become the most successful Twenty20 international pair for the country. According to a PTV Sports report, the pair have batted five times together and registered two century partnerships and two fifty partnerships with an average of 78.80. Ahmed…

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Why were Indian cricketers not part of World XI? Gavaskar has the answer

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has reacted bitterly to the absence of Indian cricketers from a World XI side which toured Pakistan for the Independence Cup. Players and officials from South Africa, England, Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe took part in the three-match T20 series against Pakistan in Lahore. But…

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Du Plessis hails Pakistan progress for international cricket

Lahore: South African skipper Faf du Plessis Saturday admitted he was nervous ahead of the World XI tour of Pakistan but praised the hosts for ensuring a safe series which he said would help its revival of international cricket. Apart from five limited-overs games against minnows Zimbabwe in 2015, Pakistan had not hosted top-level international cricket…

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ICC congratulates Pakistan for successful staging of Independence Cup

The International Cricket Council has congratulated Pakistan for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. In their video messages, which are available here for free download and editorial use, ICC Director, Mr Giles Clarke, and ICC Chief Executive, Mr David Richardson, have thanked…

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Watch: Ahmed Shehzad’s blistering batting against World XI

Ahmed Shehzad scored 89 runs from 55 balls to power Pakistan to 33-run victory over World XI in the third and final Twenty20 (T20) game of the Independence Cup on Friday.

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Watch: Misbah, Afridi get rousing welcome in lap of honour

Cricket fans at Gaddafi Stadium gave a rousing welcome to star cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi during the third Twenty20 (T20) between Pakistan and World XI.

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Video: Interesting moments of third T20 between Pakistan and World XI

Here are some of the most captivating moments of the third Twenty20 between Pakistan and World XI.

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Watch: Du Plessis thanks Pakistani crowd for hospitality

Captain of World XI team Faf du Plessis was all praise for the hospitality his side received during the tour of Pakistan.

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Video: Cricket the real winner as World XI conclude successful Pakistan tour

Cricket emerged the real winner as fans were treated to spectacular cricketing acting by Pakistan and World XI in the three-match Independence Cup at Lahore.

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Video: Spin wizards Imran Tahir, Shadab Khan compare notes

LAHORE: Spin wizards Shadab Khan and Imran Tahir may be on opposing ends when it comes to a Pakistan vs World XI encounter but that doesn’t stop them from comparing notes when the dust has settled.   

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Pakistan celebrate cricket return with series triumph

Pakistan celebrated the return of international cricket with a thumping 33-run win to clinch the final Twenty20 match and the series against a World XI team at Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium Friday. The hosting of the short series is a major step towards convincing international teams to begin touring Pakistan again, with Sri Lanka already due…

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Pakistan down World XI by 33 runs, clinch series 2-1

LAHORE: Pakistan clinched the series against World XI on Friday after defeating them by 33 runs in the series final of the Independence Cup series.  Ahmad Shehzad was awarded Player of the Match award for his match-winning knock of 89 runs. Babar Azam was awarded the Man of the Series award for scoring consecutively throughout…

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Video: Super Shehzad smashes Cutting for three huge sixes

LAHORE: Watch Ahmed Shehzad cut down Cutting in a single over for three huge sixes in his brilliant knock of 89. 

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