Pakistan vs Sri Lanka News

3rd ODI: Guptill, Williamson set up New Zealand two-ball win

Auckland – A record partnership by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson gave New Zealand victory with two balls to spare in a tense third one-dayer against Pakistan in Auckland on Sunday. The three-wicket win in the rain-abridged...

2nd T20: New Zealand draw T20 series with massive win

Wellington – New Zealand have weighed up the impact of their record win over Pakistan in Sunday’s Twenty20 and concluded the benefits far outweigh the downside. Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson’s unbroken 171-run stand to win...

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 16 runs in Twenty20

Wellington – Pakistan outsmarted New Zealand by stifling their feared batting barrage to win the opening Twenty20 by 16 runs at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. Match Scorecard: 1st T20 Pakistan vs New Zealand in Auckland One-t...

Preview: In-form New Zealand faces challenge from Pakistan bowlers

All eyes on Amir on his international return, even as both teams aim to sort out ideal combination ahead of ICC World T20 2016. While the first Twenty20 International between Pakistan and New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland pr...

Pakistan expect ‘no-ball’ Amir to fire in New Zealand

Auckland – The eyes of the cricket world will be on Pakistan in New Zealand on Friday with Mohammad Amir set to make his international comeback after serving a jail term and five-year ban for spot-fixing. The 23-year-old is exp...

Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah suspended for doping – ICC

Dubai – Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah was on Sunday provisionally suspended for failing a dope test by the International Cricket Council (ICC). “Shah has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation on a sample he provid...

ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Year 2015 announced

Alastair Cook named captain of the Test side that includes three Englishmen in Stuart Broad and Joe Root. The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by...

Buttler’s fastest ton steers England to series win

Dubai – Jos Buttler hit the fastest one-day hundred by an Englishman to guide England to an 84-run win over Pakistan in the fourth and final day-night international in Dubai on Friday for a 3-1 series triumph. Buttler’s 52-ball...

Pakistan’s Wasim out, Akmal in for England Twenty20 series

Lahore (Pakistan) – Fast-rising allrounder Imad Wasim has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 series against England starting next week after failing to recover from a hand injury, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced Fr...

Electric crowds cheer Sachin, Warne at New York cricket match

New York – Amid a sea of Indian shirts, fluttering Pakistan flags and deafening roars, New York cricket fans turned out in their thousands to watch greats of the game face off against each other — in a baseball stadium. Austral...

Jayawardene wants England to keep things simple

Abu Dhabi – England’s batting consultant Mahela Jayawardene urged his new charges to keep things simple while countering Pakistani spinners and tough conditions in the three-match Test series starting in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. T...

Pakistan sweat on Yasir Shah’s fitness

Abu Dhabi – Key Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah suffered a back spasm during team training on Monday, a day before the start of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi. The 29-year-old leg-spinner apparently hurt his back as he...

Younis Khan 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”. The 37-year-old needs just 19 more...

Sri Lanka, West Indies face off with young guns

Galle (Sri Lanka) – Sri Lanka and the West Indies will look to offload past baggage and begin a new era with fresh young talent when a two-Test series starts in Galle on Wednesday. Sri Lanka are rebuilding following the retirem...

Pakistan pose new spin threat for England Tests

ABU DHABI – England face the daunting prospect of overcoming Pakistan’s new-look spin line-up as the Ashes winners try to reverse the Test whitewash they suffered last time around on the dry pitches of the United Arab Emirates....

200 foreign players keen on Bangladesh Cricket T20

Nearly 200 foreign cricketers have expressed interest in the Bangladesh Premier League despite security threats that forced the Australian team to cancel its tour of the country, officials said Sunday. Tainted Pakistani fast bo...

Root braced for spin and sun challenge against Pakistan

Abu Dhabi – England batsman Joe Root insisted Saturday that his side can cope with the twin challenge of Pakistan spin and the searing heat of the Gulf in their three-Test series. As underdogs, England regained the Ashes at hom...

England “positive” ahead of Pakistan series

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – England assistant coach Paul Farbrace vowed Wednesday that England has laid to rest the memories of their rout at Pakistan’s hands in 2012 ahead of a Test series starting later this month. The t...

8 Teams confirmed for ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Bangladesh will return to the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006 after the eight sides were confirmed for the 2017 tournament, which will be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) from 1 to 18 June....

Wasim stars as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 13 runs

Harare – Left-armer Imad Wasim took four wickets to spin Pakistan to a 13-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Although Zimbabwe put in a disciplined performance...