“A structure of bonding is born and nourished when Pakistan tours India,” said Pakistani cricketing legend the Late Hanif Mohammad

“A structure of bonding is born and nourished when Pakistan tours India,” said Pakistani cricketing legend the Late Hanif Mohammad

By, Hanif Mohammad/Outlook My first recollection of an Indo-Pak tie dates back to Pakistan’s maiden Test series in 1952-53 in India. Since then, cricket has indeed changed a lot. The first Test in 1952 was at the Ferozeshah Kotla and we lost by an innings and 70-odd runs. It wasn’t a very memorable game for […]

India becomes world’s number 1 Test team replacing Pakistan

India becomes world’s number 1 Test team replacing Pakistan

Kolkata, October 3 (ESPNcricinfo):  At the historic Eden Gardens, in front of 12,068 people, India became the No. 1 team in the world with a 178-run victory over New Zealand and captured their fourth series trophy on the trot. It isn’t groundbreaking for a team to dominate in their own conditions. And granted, the heat […]

Three Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009 killed in an encounter on Saturday

Three Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009 killed in an encounter on Saturday

Lahore,  August 28 (Dawn): Four accused terrorists ─ three of whom had been charged with involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3,2009  in Lahore ─ were killed Saturday night, Punjab’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said in a statement early Sunday. “On Aug 27 at about 11pm, a CTD team was […]

Pakistan becomes number one Test team in the world

Pakistan becomes number one Test team in the world

Karachi, August 22 (Dawn):  Pakistan’s Test team made history Monday as it clinched the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings after the rain-hit fourth and last Test between the West Indies and India ended as a draw. Misbah-ul-Haq was delighted to become the first Pakistan captain to inspire his side to the top […]

Sri Lanka picks 18 year old Avishka Fernando for first two ODIs against Australia

Sri Lanka picks 18 year old Avishka Fernando for first two ODIs against Australia

Andrew Fidel Fernando Colombo, August 20 (ESPN Cricinfo):  A starring turn in the recent Sri Lanka Under-19 team’s tour of England has earned top-order batsman Avishka Fernando a call-up to Sri Lanka’s squad for the first two ODIs against Australia. Left-arm spinner Amila Aponso has also been named in a national squad for the first time, following good outings in […]

Legendary Cricketer Hanif Mohammad is fighting for his life in a Karachi hospital

Legendary Cricketer Hanif Mohammad is fighting for his life in a Karachi hospital

Karachi, August 8 (NIA): Pakistan’s cricket great Hanif Mohammad was on Monday shifted to a ventilator after he faced respiratory complications during an ongoing treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital here, his son Shoaib Mohammad told DawnNews. A batting legend, the 81 year old Hanif was suffering from lung cancer and had been admitted to […]

Australia lose two openers after dismissing Sri Lanka for 281

Australia lose two openers after dismissing Sri Lanka for 281

Brydon Coverdale ESPNcricinfo Galle, August 4: A wicket fell from the first ball of the first innings of this Test. A wicket fell from the second ball of the second innings. Ten others tumbled throughout the opening day in Galle, where Mitchell Starc’s  reverse swing was just as much of a weapon as the anticipated […]

Coach Mickey Arthur asks Pakistan to raise their game considerably

Coach Mickey Arthur asks Pakistan to raise their game considerably

Mickey Arthur, the Pakistan team’s coach, has warned his players that they will have to raise their game “considerably” if they are to defeat England in the third Test at Edgbaston, George Dobell writes in ESPNcricinfo Arthur, the Pakistan coach, admitted that he was “really disappointed” by his side’s performance in defeat at Old Trafford […]

Injured Nuwan Pradeep in doubt for Galle test against Australia

Injured Nuwan Pradeep in doubt for Galle test against Australia

Seam bowler Nuwan Pradeep has become the latest Sri Lanka bowler to sustain an injury, putting him in serious doubt for the second test match against Australia to be played in Galle from August 4 to 8, says Andrew Fidel Fernando in ESPNcricinfo. Pradeep had been Sri Lanka’s only frontline quick in the Pallekele Test, but […]

Zimbabwe-Sri Lanka Tests could be replaced by tri-series

Zimbabwe-Sri Lanka Tests could be replaced by tri-series

Just as Zimbabwe are getting back to Test cricket, they face the prospect of another lengthy stint without matches in the longest format. Sri Lanka’s tour of Zimbabwe in October-November, pencilled into the FTP as two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I, may instead consist of a triangular ODI series featuring Sri Lanka and West […]