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England axe Finn, Ball from squad for second Pakistan Test

Manchester (United Kingdom) – England have dropped Steven Finn and Jake Ball from their squad for the second Test against Pakistan as they seek to level the series, captain Alastair Cook announced Thursday. The fast bowlers, who both played in England’s 75-run defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’s...

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’s Shah’s return of 10 for 141, including Sunday’s second-innings figures of fou...

Pakistan celebrate Test win with press-ups, military salute

London – Pakistan celebrated their victory over England in the first Test at Lord’s on Sunday by performing a series of press-ups although defeated skipper Alistair Cook admitted it wasn’t pleasant viewing. Full Scorecard: 1st Test Pakistan vs England at Lord’s Misbah-ul-Haq’s side went on an army boot cam...

‘Old Man’ Misbah leads from front with Lord’s ton

London – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest player to score a Test century for 82 years as he helped his side recover against England at Lord’s on Thursday. Full Scorecard: 1st Test Pakistan vs England at Lord’s Misbah was 110 not out in a Pakistan total of 282 for six at stumps on the […]

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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 with previous Pakistan regimes mean that experienced batsman Misbah is now makin...

Pakistan captain Misbah puts his trust in Amir

London (AFP) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is confident Mohammad Amir can deal with all the emotion and hype surrounding the disgraced bowler’s return to Test cricket at Lord’s on Thursday. This will be Amir’s first Test since he nearly terminated his career through getting caught up in the 2010 spot-fi...

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 squad for all three Tests without playing during England’s preceding 2-0 series ...

Pakistan unites behind Amir ahead of Lord’s return

Karachi (AFP) – When Pakistan’s convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Amir takes to the field at Lord’s on Thursday, the bowler can expect overwhelming support from his homeland as he faces a potentially prickly reception from the English crowd. The 24-year-old appears almost certain to make his return to Test cri...

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 Test, Amir and Pakistan new-ball partner Mohammad Asif deliberately bowled no-ba...

Yasir Shah ready to be the difference for Pakistan over England

LONDON: In only one department can Pakistan consider themselves better than England, as the two sides converge on Lord’s for the opening Test on Thursday. In fielding England are distinctly superior. In pace bowling there is little between the teams, although Pakistan will have three practitioners to Engla...

Shahid Afridi keen on joining politics

London, July 11: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has expressed his desire to join politics later in life but insisted that he would mainly concentrate on his charity work for now. The 36-year-old also stated he had no intention of making a comeback to the One-Day Internationals from which he retired ...

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 former number three Nick Compton’s decision to take time out from cricket follo...

Five great England-Pakistan flare-ups

London (AFP) – Cricket matches between England and Pakistan have often been a fraught affair, with rows over umpiring, ball-tampering, abandoned fixtures and a spot-fixing row all contributing to a tense relationship which is set to be renewed when the teams meet for the first Test at Lord’s on Thursday. B...

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 shoulder injury sustained in the third Test against Sri Lanka last month. England won t...

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 interesting scenarios. Pakistan is all set to take on England in Test series, knowin...

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