"Fazal leapt for joy looking around for someone to hug. Some of the others ran towards Hanif. Some clapped politely as one might after a boring speech. Imtiaz, gloved hands behind his back, looked sheepish as if he might have broken something and was subsequently trying to avoid suspicion" Fifteen minutes before the start of play and Kardar still wasn't sure of his opening ploy. A senior Pakistani government official arrived in the dressing room, a needless distraction. Only when he left five minutes before play began did Kardar finally decide to back his own instinct for pace and open with Hussain and Fazal. It almost paid off immediately, but Alimuddin dropped Wardle at second slip on 129 - off Hussain - and it seemed the slip might prove costly for Pakistan. … [Read more...] about Fazal swings it Pakistan’s way
India v australia test series
"The families will also not be allowed to enter the PMOA (players and match officials area) and field of play at any time during the training and matches. And anyone who breaches the bio-secure protocols, will have to be in self-isolation for seven days and return two negative tests on day 6 and 7 to be allowed to re-enter the bio-bubble," the official added. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Players to be tested every 5th day during IPL, seven-day quarantine for kin who breaches bio-bubble
Wasim often holds camps to train emerging fast bowlers, swelling Pakistan’s ranks. “When I came I always wanted to be a fast bowler and then a crop of fast bowlers came, and now we have Naseem, Shaheen, Mohammad Hasnain and Musa Khan who bowl at 140-150 kph (87-93 mph),” he said. … [Read more...] about Even The Prime Minister is a Fast Bowler: Pakistan Cricket’s Need for Speed
Shah, who would play just the first of those two Tests, would experience the worst either cricket or life had to offer, making his debut the day after the death of his mother 11,000 km away, and dismissing David Warner for his first Test wicket, only for it to be called a no-ball (he would not be deprived, however, making Warner his first Test wicket later). He would follow that up with a blitz of a home summer, becoming the youngest fast bowler to take a Test five-for, against Sri Lanka in Karachi, and the youngest to take a hat-trick, against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi a few months later. … [Read more...] about Will this be the summer of Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi?
But several voices have been raised against having Vivo as the title sponsor in the wake of the present stand-off. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Home Minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, expressing their protest against BCCI's decision. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 title sponsor VIVO likely to pull out of sponsorship: Reports