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Irfan injury not serious, says Pakistan coach Waqar

Napier (New Zealand) – Pakistan coach Waqar Younis erased doubts over the fitness of spearhead Mohammad Irfan who was injured during the World Cup 129-run win over the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. “I don’t think it’s a major concern,” said Waqar after the match. “He has an issue with his gluteus and ...

Clinical Pakistan march on with UAE victory

Napier (New Zealand) – Pakistan continued their World Cup revival with a professional batting and bowling performance in a 129-run win against United Arab Emirates in Napier on Wednesday. Opener Ahmed Shehzad fell seven short of his maiden World Cup hundred while Haris Sohail (70) and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq...

Pakistan’s Afridi joins 8,000 one-day run club

Napier (New Zealand) – Swashbuckling Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi joined the 8,000 one-day run club during his innings of 21 not out against the United Arab Emirates at the World Cup at Napier on Wednesday. The 35-year-old became the fourth Pakistani after Inzamam-ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Saeed An...

From Bradford to Napier, for love of Pakistan

Napier (New Zealand) – Haider Israr has three loves — wife Shazira, his adopted home of Bradford in the north of England and cricket. Well, Pakistan cricket in particular. The 49-year-old travels the world supporting Pakistan, leaving his fast food business in Bradford in the hands of others. “I was born a...

World Cup 2015 match preview: Pakistan vs United Arab Emirates

Pakistan’s world cup campaign is back on track following the hard-earned victory over Zimbabwe. It can get a massive fillip if they can score a big win over United Arab Emirates (UAE) tomorrow at McLean Park in Napier. So far in the tournament, Pakistan has appeared as if they are playing in flashback mode...

Pakistan down Zimbabwe to get campaign back on track

Brisbane (Australia) – Pakistan got their World Cup campaign back on track Sunday when the 1992 champions downed Zimbabwe by 20 runs to claim their first win of the tournament. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe in Pool B – 1st March 2015 Led by some patient batting from captain Mizbah-ul-Haq, who made 7...

World Cup 2015 Preview: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe – Match 23 Pool B

A fortnight has passed in the World Cup 2015, and Pakistan has not been arrived at the scene yet. Every other country has shown their presence felt – even the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan have. Pakistan remains a bunch of cricketing imposters who wear the same coloured jersey as Imran Khan and his ...

India unbeaten at World Cup after UAE rout

Perth (Australia) – India’s World Cup confidence continued to climb as they thrashed the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets in their Pool B match at Perth’s WACA Ground on Saturday. The UAE managed just 102 after winning the toss and electing to bat, the lowest ever total against India at a World Cup. Th...

England and Pakistan seek World Cup boost

Sydney – England and Pakistan will both look to revive their faltering World Cup campaigns on Sunday. England’s opening two matches against co-hosts Australia and New Zealand yielded thumping defeats by 111 runs and eight wickets respectively. They stopped the bleeding with a 119-run Pool A win over border...

World Cup 2015 Match Preview: South Africa vs West Indies

A world cup match between South Africa and West Indies goes beyond the boundaries of cricket and often evokes the memories of South Africa’s Apartheid past. That context is still intact when these two teams meet at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27. There will be a bit of added intrigue though. Sout...

World Cup 2015 match preview: Ireland vs United Arab Emirates

The match between Ireland and the United Arab Emirates, on February 25th at the Gabba in Brisbane, was supposed to be one of the meaningless matches in the World Cup 2015 and the entire history of this iconic ground – just like a meaningless filler in a grand movie. However, circumstances have conspired to...

India’s Dhawan making up for lost time

Melbourne – India’s World Cup batting hero Shikhar Dhawan is an unconventional cricketer who met his wife, an amateur boxer, via Facebook and splits his time between New Delhi and Melbourne. Long before he played two match-winning innings of 73 in India’s tournament opener against arch-rivals Pakistan in A...

India demolish South Africa, Sri Lanka survive Afghanistan World Cup scare

Sydney – Defending champions India demolished South Africa by 130 runs, dealing the Proteas their heaviest World Cup defeat in front of almost 87,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, while Sri Lanka survived a scare against Afghanistan. Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed a career-best 137 with 16...

India’s Dhoni excited by World Cup progress

Melbourne – Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his team was on the right track at the World Cup after hammering South Africa by 130 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Shikhar Dhawan hit 137 as the defending champions piled up 307 for seven and then bundled out the Proteas for 177 with al...

Cricket vies for attention as Aussie rugby battles drugs scandals

Sydney – The planet’s best cricketers may be in Australia for the World Cup, but the local media’s fascination is with a drugs scandal infiltrating the two rival rugby codes. The back-page headlines have been all about a drug scandal involving high-profile rugby union convert Karmichael Hunt and two player...

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