Severe Test Ahead For Misbah - Aamir Sohail

Former Pakistan opener Aamir Sohail believes his country's upcoming Test series in South Africa will provide a 'severe test of Misbah-ul-Haq's captaincy'. Pakistan take on the number one ranked side in three Tests in Johannesburg, Centurion Park and Cape Town with the opening Test beginning on Friday (1st February).
30 January 2013

Women's World Cup Preview - Pakistan

The development of women's cricket in Pakistan is still very much a work in progress, as shown by the country's non-appearance in all but two of the nine World Cups thus far. Indeed, cricket was not really played in Pakistan by women until the early 1990s and, even then, met with resistance from many owing to cultural and religious reasons.
30 January 2013

Pakistan Lose Final Warm-Up Game Against Odisha

Two Women's World Cup warm-up wins in two days proved beyond Pakistan as they were beaten by five wickets by the Odisha XI in Cuttack. They were bowled out for 154 in 46.1 overs and finally beaten when the Odisha side closed on 155 for five in 48.5 overs.
30 January 2013

Amla, Philander Passed Fit For South Africa

South Africa have been presented with boost ahead of the first Test against Pakistan in Johannesburg with Vernon Philander and Hashim Amla passed fit to play. Left-arm spinner Robin Peterson remains in doubt, however, after he split the webbing on his right hand during the One-Day International series defeat to New Zealand.
29 January 2013

Pakistan Attack 'Mouth-Wateringly Exciting' - Pybus

Ahead of the first Test between South Africa and Pakistan, which gets underway on Friday (1st February) at The Wanderers, Johannesburg, former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus believes the Pakistan bowlers have what it takes to trouble the home side. Writing for, he describes the attack that Misbah-ul-Haq has at his disposal 'mouth-watering'.
29 January 2013

Pakistan Beat Odisha XI By 95 Runs

Pakistan Women got onto the field and let their cricket do the talking during a 95-run win over an Odisha XI in their first World Cup warm-up game in Cuttack. With their presence in Mumbai forcing organisers to shift their matches to Cuttack, this win, set up by twin half-centuries from Bismah Maroof and Nain Abidi will be a huge boost for the World Cup outsiders.
29 January 2013

Van Jaarsveld, Ontong Deny Pakistanis Victory

Ahead of their three-match Test series against South Africa, the touring Pakistanis drew their only warm-up match with a South African Invitational XI. On the final day, Pakistan declared on 250 for nine, setting the home side 323 to win and thanks to a half-century from captain Justin Ontong, Pakistan's victory chances came to nothing.
28 January 2013

Imran Tahir Called Up As Cover For Robin Peterson

Imran Tahir has been added to South Africa's squad for the first Test against Pakistan as cover for fellow spinner Robin Peterson. Peterson split the webbing between the third and fourth fingers on his right hand during the second One-Day International against New Zealand and was subsequently ruled out of the third.
27 January 2013

Pakistan Add Extra Firepower Ahead Of South Africa Tests

Pakistan have bolstered the fast-bowling part of their squad ahead of what is likely to be a demanding Test tour of South Africa. Tanvir Ahmed and Rahat Ali have been called up and will join existing quick-bowlers Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan and Ehsan Adil in the now 18-strong party.
27 January 2013

Gul And Ajmal Warm-Up For First Test

Following a difficult second half to day one, the Pakistanis were back to near their best on day two to show just why the upcoming Test series against South Africa is so eagerly anticipated. Resuming on 178 for six, they were hauled up to 329 by the overnight pair of Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Gul. Gul then took two wickets in the ninth over of the South African Invitational XI's reply as they slipped to 31 for three.
26 January 2013

Pakistan Can Surprise South Africa - Zaheer Abbas

Former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas believes Pakistan could surprise their hosts South Africa during their three-match Test series in February. Pakistan get the tour underway on Friday (25th January) with a four-day match before playing the Proteas in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Centurion.
21 January 2013

Ireland Confirm Pakistan ODI Series In May

Ireland will host Pakistan for two One-Day Internationals in May as part of Pakistan's build-up to the ICC Champions Trophy in June. Pakistan have already confirmed two ODIs in Scotland on 17th and 19th May and they will then travel to Ireland for matches on 23rd and 26th May.
21 January 2013

Philander Returns To Strengthen South Africa Ahead Of Pakistan Visit

Vernon Philander has been named in South Africa's squad for the first Test against Pakistan, which begins in Johannesburg on 1st February. The 13-man squad is South Africa's first choice one, with Ryan McLaren, who was called up as cover for Philander, who missed the final Test against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury, omitted. Rory Kleinveldt and Jacques Rudolph are expected to be the spare bower and batsman in the party.
20 January 2013

Pace Bowlers Need To Deliver In South Africa - Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has called for his fast bowlers to 'stand up and be counted' as they take on South Africa, a team with arguably the best pace attack in the world. Matching an attack which can choose from Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and Rory Kleinveldt will be no easy task during a three-Test series which gets underway in Johannesburg on 1st February.
18 January 2013

Scotland To Host Pakistan For Two ODIs In May

Scotland will take on Pakistan in two One-Day Internationals on 17th and 19th May at Citylets Grange, Edinburgh in what will be the first matches between the two sides since 2007. They have not met since the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, when Pakistan ran out winners and the sides have played three ODIs between 1999 and 2007.
16 January 2013

Pakistan Name Test Squad To Tour South Africa

Pakistan have named a 16-man squad for their three-Test series in South Africa which gets underway in February. Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Irfan have been added to the squad after a series of impressive performances in the recent One-Day International series win over India.
11 January 2013

India Win Low-Scoring Third ODI

India emerged triumphant in the third One-Day International against Pakistan despite another dismal batting performance, this time in a chilly Delhi. Their total of 167 proved just enough to avoid the series whitewash as Pakistan too struggled with the bat and were all out for just 157. Pakistan's seamers had again caused India's top-order problems, while Saeed Ajmal polished off the middle and lower-order to end with five for 24.
6 January 2013

Karthik Flies In As Cover For Injured Dhoni

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may miss the third and final One-Day International against Pakistan due to a sore back and Dinesh Karthik has been added to the squad as cover. Dhoni has been India's outstanding performer with the bat in the two defeats, scoring 113 and 54 - both unbeaten - in Chennai and Kolkata.
5 January 2013

Jamshed, Hafeez, Ajmal Power Pakistan To Series Win

Nasir Jamshed earned a place in the history books with a third consecutive century for Pakistan against India which set up a convincing win in the second One-Day International in Kolkata.
3 January 2013

Jamshed Outshines Dhoni As Pakistan Win Opening ODI

Nasir Jamshed and Mahendra Singh Dhoni both scored fine unbeaten centuries in the opening One-Day International between India and Pakistan in Chennai, but it was Jamshed whose innings led his team to victory. India's captain Dhoni made 113 to haul his side from the desperate position of 29 for five to post 227 for six but Jamshed's effort of 101 helped Pakistan over the line with 11 balls to spare.
30 December 2012


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