Pakistan vs Sri Lanka News

Pakistan’s Hafeez clears bowling action test

Karachi – Pakistani allrounder Mohammad Hafeez was cleared to bowl at the international level Wednesday, more than a year after his ban, cricket’s world governing body said as tests found his action was within allowed limits. C...

Akram says Sri Lanka has pace, needs swing

Colombo – Legendary Pakistani paceman Wasim Akram said that Sri Lanka had a promising crop of fast bowlers despite their traditional reliance on spin after holding a coaching session with the islanders Thursday. After spending ...

Bangladesh Premier League probed for match-fixing

Dhaka – A probe has been launched into allegations by a player that he was asked to fix matches during the latest scandal-hit Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said it would inves...

Sarfraz Ahmed grateful for Misbah inspiration

London – Sarfraz Ahmed hopes to put the lessons he has learnt from playing under the “inspirational” Misbah-ul-Haq to good use when he leads Pakistan in their Twenty20 international against England at Old Trafford on Wednesday....

Pakistan switch to one-day mode against Ireland

Malahide (Ireland) – Pakistan launch their quest to make sure of an automatic qualifying spot at the 2019 World Cup in England when they face Ireland in two one-day internationals at Malahide, near Dublin, on Thursday and Satur...

Shah stars as Pakistan beat England to draw series

London – Yasir Shah took five wickets as Pakistan marked the country’s Independence Day with a 10-wicket win over England in the fourth Test at The Oval on Sunday. Full Scorecard: 4th Test Pakistan vs England at The Oval Victor...

Yasir Shah hails Pakistan mentors after Lord’s triumph

London – Yasir Shah said he was grateful for the wealth of leg-spin knowledge in the Pakistan camp after his maiden 10-wicket Test haul set up victory over England at Lord’s. Full Scorecard: 1st Test Pakistan vs England at Lord...

Pakistan’s Misbah set to finally realise Lord’s dream

London (AFP) – Mohammad Amir may be the centre of attention in the build-up to the first Test against England at Lord’s, but Thursday’s match is also a milestone for Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq. Selection rows and fall-outs ...

Jake Ball to make England debut in first Pakistan Test

London (AFP) – Fast bowler Jake Ball is set to make his England debut against Pakistan at Lord’s on Thursday after captain Alastair Cook confirmed his place in the side a day before the start of the first Test. Ball was in the ...

All eyes on Amir as Pakistan return to Lord’s

London – Mohammad Amir will hope to put the 2010 spot-fixing scandal behind him once and for all when he returns to the scene of the crime in the first Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday. Six years ago, during a Lord’s ...

England’s Root ready for No. 3 role against Pakistan

London (AFP) – England batsman Joe Root is confident he can cope with the added responsibility of batting at number three during the upcoming Test series against Pakistan. Root has been promoted one place up the order following...

Injured England paceman James Anderson out of first Pakistan Test

London (AFP) – England’s all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson has been left out of a 12-man squad announced Thursday for next week’s first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s. Anderson has not recovered from a right shoulde...

England whitewash can help Pakistan top ICC Test rankings

LAHORE – Pakistan cricket team needs to whitewash England in the upcoming four-Test series as it can help it top the ICC Test rankings. The small difference in points among Pakistan, England and India throws up a number of inte...

Atherton insists Pakistan’s Amir ‘has served his time’

London (AFP) – Gifted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir should be allowed to “move on with his life”, former England captain Michael Atherton said Thursday. The paceman’s career came to a shuddering halt during a Test against Engla...

India expects as Twenty20 carnival comes to town

New Delhi – Twenty20 cricket’s showpiece tournament begins in earnest Tuesday as India, once so sniffy about the glitzy World T20, get the group stages under way for the first time on home soil. The build-up has been marred by ...

Key players in Group 1 & 2 of World Cricket T20

New Delhi – As the group stages of cricket’s World T20 begin this week, AFP takes a look at some of the players who are expected to light up the tournament. The following is a list of potential match-winners from the five teams...

Pakistan to play in World Twenty20 after security assurances

Islamabad – Pakistan on Friday announced it would send its national cricket team to India for the World Twenty20 following security assurances from New Delhi, ending months of uncertainty. The interior minister “Chaudhry Nisar ...

Bangladesh bowlers reported for suspect action

New Delhi – Bangladesh bowlers Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed have been reported for suspect bowling actions during their side’s opening match in the World Twenty20, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday. Off-spi...

ICC to conduct random dope tests in World T20

New Delhi – Cricket’s World T20 tournament organisers said Wednesday they will carry out random dope tests, following a series of drug scandals that have blighted the sports world including Maria Sharapova’s shock revelation. D...

Sri Lanka change skipper ahead of T20 title defence

Colombo – Defending champions Sri Lanka said Lasith Malinga was stepping down as captain of their World Twenty20 side Tuesday after the team’s disastrous Asia Cup showing, with Angelo Mathews to skipper the team in India. The a...