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T-10 might harm Test format

By Muzamil Asif Cricket has now entered to the business world as almost all cricket playing nations have started their individual leagues one after the other, which in fact is growing the interest of all those big fishing company owners of the world who are seeking to invest their money to earn some quality profits….

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Young players looking for chance

By Muzamil Asif Pakistan is slowly but surely building up the strong combination in sports as they are producing match winning young talented players one after the other. Pakistan Super league (PSL) has done the same miracle which IPL performed for Indian cricket which transformed into a festival for the country. PSL provided the right…

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PAK vs SL : 2nd Test Preview

Pakistan will have plenty of questions to answer in their day-night test against the Sri Lankans. In a series many expected them to win comfortably, Pakistan continued their long-standing tradition of collapsing on the fifth day in the first test of the series and can now only manage another unsatisfying draw, at best.   Pakistan’s…

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Brilliant captains, brilliant leaders: Pietersen pays tribute to Misbah, Younis

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen paid glittering tributes to recently-retired Pakistani batsmen Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, calling them ‘great captains and great leaders’.  Ever since Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan have hung their boots, praises and tributes have poured in from across the world. Kevin Pietersen is one individual who has often played against the two stellar…

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A tribute fit for the legends: Mural pays homage to Misbah, Younis

KARACHI: A befitting tribute for the two legends of Test cricket. Watch these painters paint a beautiful mural of former Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and ex-middle order batsman Younis Khan outside the wall of the National Stadium. Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan both bid farewell to international cricket in heroic fashion as Pakistan pulled off a…

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Bowlers ensure befitting farewell for dynamic duo

By: Omair Alavi It was a sight to die for … the players carrying captain Misbah ul Haq and former skipper Younis Khan on their shoulders after a victory that they snatched from the jaws of a draw. The whole team showed their gratitude to Younis Khan and Misbah ul Haq for their contribution to…

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It’s Do or Die for Pakistan!

By:Omair Alavi Pakistan went into the Test series against the West Indies as clear favorites but the tables have turned. Now before the third and final Test between the two teams, the series is poised at 1-1 with the hosts looking favourites despite not having big names in their ranks. On the other hand, the…

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IT’S PAKISTAN, ALL OVER AGAIN!

By: Omair Alavi The script is similar to the one they have followed in the past – Misbah and his men were part of a self-destruction process that is too common for those who cheer for them. Pakistan became the first team in the history of the game to have lost a match after declaring…

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Issues before Sydney test

By: Saim Khan Pakistan cricket team playing its 12th test series in Australia with the first series being played in 1964/65 of only one match which was played in Melbourne. That drawn test match was Pakistan’s first visit to Australia. Now in 2016, Pakistan test team is in Australia and facing some difficulties. This series…

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Younis, Azhar stonewall Australia’s push for victory

Brisbane, Australia: Younis Khan and Azhar Ali batted through the first session as Pakistan stonewalled Australia’s push for victory on the fourth day of the day-night first Test at the Gabba on Sunday. The pair got through the opening two hours of play as a storm sent the players from the field just before tea….

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Misbah must be aggressive against Australia

Omair Alavi In a matter of hours, the Cricket teams of Australia and Pakistan will take the field in what is going to be the first day-night Test encounter between the two sides. While the hosts have a new look squad, the tourists are likely to field the usual suspects and that is one reason…

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Younis undaunted by English attack in Lord’s return

LAHORE: Pakistan’s top Test batsman Younis Khan has brushed aside the threat posed by England’s in-form pace attack as his team prepare to return to the scene of an infamous spot-fixing scandal in 2010. Khan said Pakistan’s familiarity with the likes of Stuart Broad and James Anderson would blunt their potency when they open a…

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Hafeez up, Younis down in ICC Test ranking

KARACHI: Pakistan opener Muhammad Hafeez earned career best ranking and  England’s James Anderson and Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan are the biggest movers in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, which were released on Friday following the conclusion of the Sharjah Test. Hafeez has every reason to be cheerful as his contributions of 27 and 151…

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Pakistan press for victory after Younis’s hundred

DUBAI: Pakistan grabbed three wickets including the key scalp of Alastair Cook to sense victory in the second Test against England after Younis Khan smashed a century in Dubai on Sunday. Pakistan will need another seven wickets to force a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after Younis’s brilliant 118 helped them set a daunting…

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More to come from me, says Younis

ABU DHABI: Younis Khan has come a long way to be Pakistan’s highest run-getter in Test cricket, but he says he is still not satisfied. The 37-year-old overhauled Javed Miandad’s aggregate of 8832 runs on Tuesday during his knock of 38 against England in the first Test in Abu Dhabi, adding to his already achieved…

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Younis poised to pass ‘legend’ Miandad’s Pakistan run record

ABU DHABI: Younis Khan is poised to surpass Javed Miandad as Pakistan’s greatest Test match run scorer, but refuses to be considered the equal of a man he describes as a “legend and an idol”.

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Younis won't retire before winning in Australia, England

KARACHI: Pakistan veteran Younis Khan has vowed to hold off retiring until he has guided his team to Test series victories in England and Australia to cap off a remarkable career. The 37-year-old played his hundredth Test on the tour of Sri Lanka earlier this month and struck a brilliant 171 not out in Pakistan's…

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Younis brings Pakistan closer to series win

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka: Younis Khan scored 142 not out as Pakistan closed in on a series-clinching victory in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Tuesday. The tourists, set a challenging target of 377 runs, moved from their overnight score of 230-2 to 321-3 in their second innings by lunch on…

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Pakistan drop Younis for ODI series against S. Lanka

LAHORE: Pakistan selectors on Friday announced a 16-men squad for the upcoming one-day series against Sri Lanka, dropping Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail and Sohaib Maqsood over injury woes. “Mukhtar Ahmed has shown tremendous improvement during this period and performed well at international level in T20 format. Selection committee feels that it is the right time…

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Younis, Azhar hammer luckless Bangladesh

DHAKA: Younis Khan and Azhar Ali hit centuries as Pakistan capitalised on Bangladesh's misfortune to post a commanding 323 for three on the opening day of the second and final Test on Wednesday. Younis made 148 and Azhar was unbeaten on 127, the pair having shared a third-wicket stand of 250 to rescue the tourists…

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Misbah, Younis bolster struggling Pakistan

KHULNA: Bangladesh: Pakistan hope the return of skipper Misbah-ul Haq and experienced batsman Younis Khan will help them bounce back on the miserable tour of Bangladesh when a two-Test series opens in Khulna on Tuesday. The tour has been a nightmare for the Pakistanis so far, with a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day series being…

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