Pakistan v England 2015
Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Zahid has termed the performance of the national team in the limited overs internationals as "horrific" after the recent losses to England.
The International Cricket Council on Friday has declared Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif's bowling action to be legal after reports indicated that his elbow extension was within the allowed limits.
England fast bowler Reece Topley expressed satisfaction over his performances in the recently concluded One-Day International series against Pakistan.
Pakistan romped home by six wickets riding on the shoulders of Mohammad Hafeez's unbeaten century as they chased down England's total of 216 in the first One-Day International in Abu Dhabi to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan hailed his team's six-wicket victory in the third One-Day International against Pakistan on Tuesday as a "magnificent win".
England middle order batsman Sam Billings expressed that it was a pleasure to watch Jos Buttler's 46-ball century against Pakistan in the fourth One-Day International in Dubai.
We look ahead to the Pakistan-England series in the United Arab Emirates as well as three other series either starting this week or already underway in our latest Mr Predictor show.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum feels that England will have to take a flexible approach to team selection and strategy to succeed in their upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is all set to retire from the One-Day Internationals after the first game against England which gets underway in Abu Dhabi on 11th November.
Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz believes the World Cup quarter-final spell he bowled to Shane Watson has made him a completely different bowler.
A win over Zimbabwe, a clean sweep for the women's side, but Bilal Asif being reported for a suspected illegal bowling action means it hasn't been all good news for Paksitan in an otherwise positive week so far.
We take a look back at the Pakistan-England Dubai Test and preview the Sharjah Test in our latest Cricket World Hot Spot with John Pennington and Rob Johnston in an audio show instead of our usual video update.
John Pennington and Rob Johnston join forces once again to review the third Test between Pakistan and England in Sharjah as well as preview the upcoming ODI series.
England leg-spinner Adil Rashid asserted that having the backing of the head coach Trevor Bayliss is a huge confidence booster for him ahead of the series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates.
England fast bowler Mark Wood opined the bowlers need to take early wickets on day two after Pakistan finished on a strong note at the end of the play on the first day of the second Test in Dubai.
John Pennington and Rob Johnston look back on an eventful Pakistan-England One-Day International series and preview the three-match Twenty20 International series that begins later this week.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is confident that the current team will perform well when they tour the United Arab Emirates to face Pakistan in October and November.
After England completed a 3-0 Twenty20 International series win over Pakistan, we review the Tests, One-Day Internationals as well as the T20s with Rob Johnston joining John Pennington.
We preview the One-Day International series between Pakistan and England in the United Arab Emirates that gets underway in Abu Dhabi in our latest cricket news video.
The Pakistan selectors have decided to include Umar Akmal in the Twenty20 International squad to face England in a three-match series in the United Arab Emirates.
England limited overs captain, Eoin Morgan confirmed that Jos Buttler has recovered from the finger injury and is fit for selection ahead of the One-Day International series against Pakistan.
England managed to pick three wickets late in the day, but it was Mohammad Hafeez, who stole the show in the final session with an unbeaten knock of 97, taking Pakistan's lead to 74 at stumps on day three of the third Test in Sharjah.
Alastair Cook struck his 28th Test century on day three of the first Test in Abu Dhabi, also passing 1,000 runs in the calendar year, to help reduce England's deficit to Pakistan to 233 runs at stumps.
Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim is targeting a return to international cricket in the upcoming Twenty20 International series against England in the United Arab Emirates.
Shoaib Malik has set his sights on a perfect farewell by dismissing Moeen Ali and Ian Bell to leave England needing 238 more runs to win on the final day of the third Test in Sharjah to level the series.
Former Pakistan cricketer Bazid Khan reckons that the conclusion of the ongoing Test series against England will be the ideal time for skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to announce his retirement.
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis admitted that the retirement of senior batsman Younis Khan from the One-Day International format came as a shock for the players and the team management.
Mohammad Rizwan scored an unbeaten 38-ball 55 as Pakistan defeated Hong Kong by 64 runs in their Twenty20 warm-up game in Dubai.
Jos Buttler smacked the fastest century by an England batsman in One-Day Internationals as Eoin Morgan's men crushed Pakistan in the fourth and final ODI in Dubai by 84 runs to win the series 3-1.
The England team management have reported Wahab Riaz for kicking the ball during the final session on the fourth day of the second Test in Dubai.
Former England captain Michael Atherton is of the view that England will be taking a huge chance by opting to open with Moeen Ali in the upcoming Test matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has announced his retirement from Test cricket at the conclusion of the ongoing third match against England in Sharjah.
Pakistan's spinners maintained their grip over England's batsmen to win the third and final Test in Sharjah and we review the match which saw Pakistan rise to second in the ICC Test rankings.
England batsman Jason Roy expressed his eagerness to score his maiden One-Day International hundred in the ongoing four-match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
England batsman Joe Root asserted that leg-spinner Adil Rashid will be a key performer in the upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali opined that England are not too worried to face the Pakistan spinners in the second Test in Dubai as they have the best player of spin bowling in Joe Root.
England fast bowler Liam Plunkett will replace the injured Mark Wood in England's One-Day International and Twenty20 International squads to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
We briefly review the career of Shoaib Malik following the announcement that he will be retiring from Test cricket at the end of the series against England in Sharjah.
Join Rob Johnston and John Pennington as they preview England's upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
As Pakistan and England are battling it out in the United Arab Emirates, Rob Johnston rewinds to the 1987 Test series between the two teams.
We review day one of the first Test between Pakistan and England in Abu Dhabi in our latest cricket TV news report on the day that Younis Khan became his country's leading Test run-scorer.
A rare possibility surfaced – no international cricket for a fortnight, anywhere in the world. That hasn’t happened in a long while, definitely not this year. But, what follows the empty fortnight is a barrage of matches, with half a dozen teams playing each other quite a bit.
Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah believes that the England batting line up has a weakness against leg-spin bowling which he hopes to exploit in the second Test in Dubai.
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been excluded from the Twenty20 International squad for the series against England after receiving a show cause notice from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Pakistan left it late to beat England by 178 runs in the second Test in Dubai, and our latest cricket news video reviews the action after they moved into an unassailable 1-0 series lead.
With the 2016 World Twenty20 just three months away, both Pakistan and England will look to gain momentum as they lock horns in the first T20I in Dubai.
Pakistan veteran batsman Younis Khan, who was recently called up to the One-Day International squad against England, iterated that it was a matter of pride to represent his country in the 50-over format.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is confident of doing well against England in the upcoming Test series in the United Arab Emirates as he feels that the team morale is very high.
Shoaib Malik hit his maiden Test double hundred while Asad Shafiq notched a century as Pakistan posted a mammoth total of 523 for eight to claim the honours on day two of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi.
The Pakistan selectors have recalled senior batsman Younis Khan to the squad for the One-Day Internationals against England after a successful run of form in the recently concluded three-match Test series.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq expressed that his side is confident of performing well in the upcoming three-match Test series against England in the United Arab Emirates.
James Taylor notched an unbeaten half-century after Chris Woakes' four-wicket haul wrecked the Pakistan batting line-up as England won the third One-Day International in Sharjah and went 2-1 up in the series.
England captain Alastair Cook expressed his frustration over his side's batting collapse on the third day of the second of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
England snatched a three-run victory against Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International in Dubai, overcoming a terrific all-round display from Shahid Afridi to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Shoaib Malik crafted a sublime century on his comeback while Mohammad Hafeez hit 98 as the duo made England pay a heavy price for shelling wicket-taking opportunities on day one of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
England batsman, Ian Bell, is eager to work with Mahela Jayawardene, who was appointed as the team's batting consultant for the three-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat has praised the efforts of his counterpart Wahab Riaz in the first Test match against England in Abu Dhabi which ended in a thrilling draw.
Former Pakistan captain Aamer Sohail believes that the Pakistan Cricket Board is not interested in looking at long-term solutions to address problems with the team.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has voiced his support for Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler both of whom have been struggling to be among the runs in the ongoing Test series against Pakistan.
Pakistan's resounding 127-run win against England in Sharjah is a statement about their resurgence, given that there has been no Test cricket played at home for the last seven years, writes Tahir Ibn Manzoor.
The England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday announced the schedule for England's tour to United Arab Emirates for the series against Pakistan.
The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has urged Misbah-ul-Haq to continue playing Test cricket for Pakistan for at least a year.
Sam Billings struck his maiden Twenty20 International fifty as England romped home to a 14-run victory against Pakistan in the first game in Dubai to take a 1-0 lead the three-match series.
Cricket being the game of glorious uncertainties was being proved again over after over as England almost saved the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai, writes Tahir Ibn Manzoor.
Ahead of the second Pakistan v England Test in Dubai, John Pennington and Rob Johnston give their thoughts on what they saw in Abu Dhabi and then preview the second Test.
England limited overs captain, Eoin Morgan, is confident of facing the short deliveries after recovering from a concussion, he suffered in the fifth and final One-Day International against Australia in September.
Moeen Ali picked up three wickets as Iftikhar Ahmed and Fawad Alam hit half-centuries to help Pakistan A keep England at bay on the second and final day of the first tour game in Sharjah.
England were dealt a late injury blow as fast bowler Steven Finn has been ruled out of the first Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi with a foot injury.
England fast bowler Liam Plunkett feels that his hard work over the last few weeks has finally paid off after a man of the match performance in the second Twenty20 International against Pakistan in Dubai.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq expressed his happiness at the efforts of his batsmen after defeating England by 178 runs in the second Test match in Dubai to claim an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series.
Spinners Zulfiqar Babar, Shoaib Malik and Yasir Shah shared nine wickets as Pakistan dismissed England for 156 to win the third and final Test in Sharjah by 127 runs and claim a 2-0 series win.
We focus on the four areas which England needs to improve ahead of their upcoming tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
The England selectors have named all-rounder Samit Patel as the replacement for Zafar Ansari in the Test squad for the upcoming tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan.
England coach Trevor Bayliss is aiming at a victory in the upcoming 2016 World Twenty20 after the success in the recently concluded One-Day International series against Pakistan.
Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor is ecstatic to be back in the England Test squad to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after a gap of more than three years.
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood feels that Pakistan will face a tough contest against England in the upcoming three-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan Twenty20 International captain Shahid Afridi is adamant that his team will be doing their best to win in the upcoming three-match series against England.
Former England coach David Lloyd is pleased with the performance of the opening batsmen Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali after Pakistan declared at 523 for eight on day two of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
The England selectors have called up batsman Alex Hales and all-rounder Zafar Ansari to the Test squad which will face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates for a three-match series starting 13th October.
England fast bowler James Anderson is hopeful of his team chasing down the target of 284 on the fifth day of the third Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.
Pakistan will miss the services of Imran Khan for the final Test against England in Sharjah due to an injury to his bowling hand.
An impressive and disciplined bowling performance led by a four-wicket haul from James Anderson helped England dismiss Pakistan for 234 at stumps on day one of the third Test in Sharjah.
Pakistan managed to overcome a stubborn resistance from England's lower-order led by Adil Rashid on the fifth day to win the second Test in Dubai by 178 runs.
Having lost the first ODI, England's search for their first win over Pakistan in the tour continues when they lock horns in the second game on Friday in Abu Dhabi.
Pakistan selectors have recalled left-handed batsman Fawad Alam to the Test squad which will face England in a three-match series in the United Arab Emirates next month.
Steven Finn and Adil Rashid shared seven wickets between them as England ran through Pakistan A in the second tour game in Sharjah despite Adnan Akmal’s unbeaten fifty.
England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan stressed on the importance of their side to keep pushing the boundaries in order to improve as a team.
Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif is all set to join the squad for the second Test against England in Dubai after undergoing an assessment of his bowling action.
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis termed his team's 3-0 defeat in the Twenty20 International series against England as an "eye opener" and has called for a deep introspection into the performance.
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has urged his team to play positively in the upcoming third One-Day International against England in order to win the game.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to include senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik as the 16th member of the Test squad which will face England in a three-match series in the United Arab Emirates.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has suspended Saeed Ajmal's central contract over the comments he made against the International Cricket Council regarding illegal bowling actions.
Rob Johnston previews the Pakistan-England One-Day International series, which gets underway in Abu Dhabi, calling it "unlikely but not unthinkable" that England could repeat their 4-0 series win of 2012.
England fast bowler James Anderson is hoping to play for another five years for his national team before hanging up his boots.
Alex Hales smacked his maiden century as England produced an all-round performance to beat Pakistan by 95 runs in the second One-Day International in Abu Dhabi and level the series 1-1.
The last time England were in the United Arab Emirates they were ground to dust. Now they face the same adversary from Pakistan who are brimming with the confidence from a rare away series win against Sri Lanka under their belt.
England captain Alastair Cook expressed his readiness for a grueling contest when his side will take on Pakistan in the three-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates later this month.
Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq asserted that recreating the 3-0 victory in 2012 against England was not on their agenda when the two sides meet again in the United Arab Emirates in October.
Having lost the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai, England are in a must-win situation in the third Test which kicks-off on 1st November in Dubai.
England pacer Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third and deciding Test against Pakistan in Sharjah because of a chronic ankle injury.
England batsman Ian Bell praised James Taylor as a wonderful player of spin bowling after the 25-year-old notched up a crucial half-century on the second day of the third Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.
England batsman James Vince, who made an impressive debut in the ongoing Twenty20 International series against Pakistan, has expressed his desire to represent England in all formats of the game.
England vice-captain Joe Root has reclaimed the pole position in the International Cricket Council player rankings after scoring consecutive fifties in the recently concluded encounter against Pakistan in Dubai.
With the series level at 1-1, both Pakistan and England will look to seize the lead when they lock horns in the third One-Day International on Tuesday. Robert Johnston previews the action.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes felt that his teammate Adil Rashid was unlucky not to have wickets to show for his hard work in the first innings of the first Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace clarified that Alastair Cook is not suffering from an injury, despite seeming to be in discomfort while batting in the second innings of the Dubai Test against Pakistan.
England fast bowler Steven Finn has asserted that he has made a strong case for his selection for the Pakistan Tests after taking a four-wicket haul in the second practice game against Pakistan A in Sharjah.
James Taylor, made a remarkable comeback in the longer format with an unbeaten gritty knock of 74, taking England to 222 for four at stumps on day two, just 12 behind Pakistan's first innings total, in the third Test in Sharjah.
Pakistan off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal has formally apologised to the Pakistan Cricket Board for the remarks he earlier made over the review of his illegal bowling action.
Pakistan bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed has urged his players to improve their fitness levels and fielding skills to become a better team ahead of the 2016 World Twenty20.
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has praised James Taylor for grabbing his opportunities with a string of superlative performances against Australia and Pakistan in One-Day Internationals.
England batsman James Taylor feels that the third Test between England and Pakistan in Sharjah is in the balance heading into the fourth day's play.
England opening batsman Adam Lyth is extremely disappointed after having been left out of the squad to face Pakistan in the three-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates.
James Taylor and Ian Bell hit fifties as left-arm pacer Mir Hamza rattled England with a four wicket-haul in the second practice game in Sharjah.
Blistering knocks from Alex Hales and Jason Roy combined with a clinical bowling performance helped England defeat United Arab Emirates by 79 runs in their Twenty20 warm-up encounter in Abu Dhabi.
England all-rounder Samit Patel, who was recalled to the Test squad for the upcoming tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan after a gap of almost three years, admitted that the news was a pleasant surprise.
Chris Jordan delivered a dramatic one-over eliminator victory for England in the third Twenty20 International against Pakistan in Sharjah to complete a 3-0 whitewash despite a fighting knock of 75 from Shoaib Malik.
Former England captain Alec Stewart opined that England will face a tough battle against Pakistan in their upcoming three-match Test series which begins on 13th October in Abu Dhabi.
England pacer Steven Finn has been ruled out of the ongoing United Arab Emirates tour due to a bone stress injury on his left foot.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad is expecting his team to have a good second day in the third Test match against Pakistan after having bowled out the opposition for 234 runs on the first day.
Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has put retirement thoughts on the backburner ahead of the United Arab Emirates tour in October against England.
Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz opined that leg-spinner Yasir Shah will play a major role on the fourth and fifth day of the second Test against England in Dubai.
In England's year of seemingly endless Test cricket, they move from the green, lush comforts of home to the arid and searing heat of the United Arab Emirates for a three Test match series against Pakistan.
Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis is confident about his team’s chances when they face England in the three-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates in October.
Surrey all-rounder, Zafar Ansari, who was called up to the England Test squad to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month, has dislocated his thumb in a game against Lancashire at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Fifties from Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan claim a 358-run lead after Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah bundled out England for 242 runs on the third day of the second Test in Dubai.
England pace spearhead James Anderson has refuted Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq's view that the visitors are a weaker side compared to the squad which took part in the 2012 Test series.
England coach Trevor Bayliss admitted that Moeen Ali will be the preferred player to partner Alastair Cook at the top of the order in the upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
With Yasir Shah set to make a comeback into the Pakistan team, England will be wary of the spin challenge when they head into Dubai for the second Test. Rob Johnston previews the match.
Jonny Bairstow top scored with an unbeaten knock of 66 runs as England batsmen faced 50 overs of spin bowling in the tour game against Pakistan A in Sharjah.
England Test captain Alastair Cook is aiming to carry forward the momentum his side has gained from an incredible victory in the 2015 Ashes when they take on Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad opined that the presence of maverick batsman Joe Root brings about a sense of calm in the batting order.
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has been ruled out of the first Test match against England in Abu Dhabi after failing to recover from a toe injury he picked up in the series against Zimbabwe.
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has stressed on the need to start winning matches ahead of the second One-Day International against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez opined that his team were well served by adopting a positive approach against England on day one in the first Test match in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Riding on the back of a splendid unbeaten century from Misbah-ul-Haq and fifties from Younis Khan and Shan Masood, Pakistan seized the advantage on the first day of the second Test match against England in Dubai.
Australian great Shane Warne has expressed his willingness to mentor England leg-spinner Adil Rashid whenever he gets an opportunity.
Adil Rashid picked up a game-changing five-wicket haul as 15 wickets fell on a dramatic final day in Abu Dhabi with England falling short of a phenomenal victory by 25 runs in the first Test against Pakistan.
Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit fluent fifties to lead England’s comeback after Pakistan were bowled out in the first session of day two of the second Test match in Dubai.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad reckons that England can take heart from the fact that they were able to pick up four wickets on a flat pitch in the first day of the first Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Alastair Cook was dismissed for 263 on day four of the opening Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi after batting his side into the lead, England closing on 569 for eight in reply to Pakistan's 523 for eight declared.
England captain Alastair Cook opined that his team will need to get to a total of at least 500 after the kind of start they have had in their first innings of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace stated that a decision on Alastair Cook's opening partner will be taken after the ongoing second practice match against Pakistan A in Sharjah.
It has become harder than ever for Test teams to win away from home. Excluding Tests involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, the 2010s have seen only a 50 per cent win ratio for teams away from home.
Joe Root's fighting half-century helped England post 130 for three at stumps on day four after Pakistan set them a mammoth target of 491 runs riding on the back of Younis Khan's splendid hundred in the second Test in Dubai.
England captain Alastair Cook expressed his desire to see his team become the first team ever to beat Pakistan in a full Test series in the United Arab Emirates.
England batsman Joe Root admitted that the performance of his team on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan left a lot to be desired.
England captain and opening batsman Alastair Cook is hoping that the selectors can find a long-term solution to the conundrum at the top of the batting order.
England batsman Joe Root has expressed that Alastair Cook's marathon record breaking innings has given his team a chance to push for a win in the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi