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Unfazed Wasim Akram to continue bowling camp

KARACHI: After escaping unhurt in a traffic accident and subsequent firing at his vehicle, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram will continue with his hunt for premium fast bowlers in the country. “Wasim Akram is in trauma but all right. He is staying in Karachi and will continue supervising the camp ...

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‘Make or break time for Aussie captain’

SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke’s Test career could be over if he fails with the bat during the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, Australian media said on Tuesday, saying he looks ‘lost’ and knows the end is near. Scores of 10 and three during Australia’s eight-wicket defeat by England in ...

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Johnson revels in ‘compliment’ of crowd abuse

NOTTINGHAM: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has insisted he is relishing the role of being the man English crowds love to hate. Johnson was subjected to prolonged vocal abuse as England won the third Ashes Test by eight wickets inside three days at Birmingham’s Edgbaston ground to take a 2-1 ...

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Hat-trick on first three balls of match

LONDON: Worcestershire bowler Joe Leach claimed a hat-trick with the first three balls of his side’s Royal London One-day Cup match against Northamptonshire on Sunday. Leach had Richard Levi and Rob Keogh caught behind by Ben Cox with the opening two balls of the match before Ben Duckett was pouched ...

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Pakistan look to end SL tour on winning note

COLOMBO: Pakistan play their final match of their Sri Lanka tour here at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday, when they take on the hosts in the second and final Twenty20. Playing some top-class cricket, the visitors first knocked out Sri Lanka in the three-Test series, and then they outclassed ...

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1st T20: Tanvir, Akmal star as Pakistan down Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Umar Akmal smashed 46 off 24 balls and Sohail Tanvir grabbed three wickets as Pakistan beat top-ranked Sri Lanka by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Thursday. Pakistan piled up 175-5 after electing to bat and then restricted the reigning World Twenty20 champions to 146-7 ...

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Pakistan series will go ahead: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman

HARARE: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Wilson Manase says Pakistan’s incoming tour will go ahead next month with a revised schedule. Pakistan was set for a month-long visit from Aug. 17, then reportedly decided to delay the limited-overs series so as not to jeopardise its qualification for the 2017 Champions Trophy, which ...

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England aim to overcome Mitch hitch in third Test

BIRMINGHAM: Joe Root is confident England’s latest collapse against an Australia pace attack led by Mitchell Johnson won’t still haunt them come the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday. Left-arm fast bowler Johnson took 37 wickets at 14 apiece as Australia thrashed England 5-0 on home soil to ...

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I will retire after India series: Misbah

Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has revealed he will hang up his boots after taking on traditional rivals India for one last time. The 41-year-old Misbah, who retired from ODIs after the 2015 World Cup, remained optimistic about a possible showdown against India after officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and ...

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Akram slams selectors over mistreatment of Junaid

Pace bowling great and former captain Wasim Akram has slammed the Pakistan team management for its ‘mistreatment’ of fast bowler Junaid Khan, terming the decision of benching the left-armer as ‘confusing’. Does Junaid Khan deserve a spot in the Pakistan side? YesNo VoteView Results The 25-year-old Junaid, who burst onto ...

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