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September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan A squad announced for Australia four-day game

KARACHI: The national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced a 14-member Pakistan A squad to face Australia in a four-day first-class game at ICC Academy, Dubai, from September 29 to October 2. The team will depart for Dubai on September 26.Pakistan A: Sami Aslam, Abid Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asad Shafiq (C), Usman Salahuddin, Saad Ali, Agha Salman

September 23, 2018 3:33 PM Pakistan vs India Match Live Coverage: Asia Cup 2018

Shoaib Malik (78) and Sarfraz Ahmed (44) built a 100-run stand as Pakistan set India 238 to win in a Super Four match of the Asia Cup at Dubai Cricket Stadium in UAE on Sunday. Pakistan failed to finish the inning on high after Asif and Malik fell in quick succession. Shadab and Nawaz struggled to put bat on the ball in the final overs. Chahal to Asif, OUT, clean 3

September 20, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan team to leave for Socca World Cup tomorrow

KARACHI: Pakistan team will leave for Lisbon, Portugal, on Friday (tomorrow) to participate in the 32-team inaugural Socca Football World Cup, which will start from September 23. The team is scheduled to leave for Dubai from Karachi in the afternoon on September 21. From there the team will take a flight for Madrid, Spain. The team will then take a bus for Lisbon 8

September 20, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes, Hales picked for England ODI series against SL

LONDON: Ben Stokes and Alex Hales were named in England’s one-day squad to tour Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite being charged with bringing cricket into disrepute. The pair face a disciplinary panel hearing in London in December following a brawl outside a nightclub in the southwestern city of Bristol in September 2017.Stokes, 27, was last month cleared 7

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Springboks upset All Blacks 36-34

WELLINGTON: The Springboks upset 36-34 win over the world champion All Blacks was rated “awesome” but “lucky” by the South Africans as they tempered celebrations in Wellington on Saturday. South Africa’s first win in New Zealand since 2009 left the home side to chalk up their first Rugby Championship loss in three years. It also snapped the visitors’ 4

September 15, 2018 12:00 AM Steyn back in South Africa ODI squad after 2-year absence

JOHANNESBURG: Fast bowler Dale Steyn was on Friday named in a 16-man South African squad for three One-day Internationals against Zimbabwe, starting on September 30. Steyn, 35, has been plagued by injuries in recent years and has not played in a One-day International since October 2016. But he recently stated his determination to finish his white-ball 2

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM Bayliss confirms nervous wait for Jennings ahead of SL tour

LONDON: England opener Keaton Jennings faces a nervous wait to know if he is part of their plans for next month’s tour of Sri Lanka but his ability on spinning wickets could work in his favour, coach Trevor Bayliss has said. Jennings averaged just over 18 in their recent 4-1 series victory over India and has not scored a Test century since his debut

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM Taylor, Williams return to Zimbabwe squad for SA, BD tours

Zimbabwe are set to play three ODIs and as many Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa in September-October, before they proceed to Bangladesh to play three ODIs and two Tests in October-November. In addition to Taylor, Ervine and Williams, all of whom last played for Zimbabwe in the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018, returning, Kyle Jarvis and Solomon

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lanka suffer Gunathilaka setback

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Dhanushka Gunathilaka suffered a back injury and was ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup on Thursday, dealing a major blow to the islanders. Sri Lanka Cricket said the 27-year-old left-hand bat will return home from Dubai where he suffered a lower-back injury during practice. The tournament opens on Saturday (tomorrow)

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan favourites to win Asia Cup, says Zaheer Abbas

KARACHI: Zaheer Abbas on Wednesday declared Pakistan as title favourites for this month’s Asia Cup in the UAE. But in an interview with ‘The News’, the former Pakistan captain warned that the favourites tag shouldn’t make the national team complacent in the six-nation tournament to be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from September 15-28. “The way Pakistan 2