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PSL 2018: From Islamabad United to Multan Sultans, analysing the strengths and weaknesses

Web Desk: Action-packed month of cricketainment awaits fans across the world as HBL Pakistan Super League season three (PSL 3), is set to start from February 22, 2018. The first match of the PSL 2018 will be played on February 22nd, 2018 between defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans at Dubai. The glittering trophy unveiling ceremony of PSL 3...

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Pakistan sets a target of 182 for New Zealand to win decider

MAUNGANUI: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the series-deciding third and final Twenty20 against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui on Sunday. A Pakistan win would also see them overtake New Zealand as the top-ranked T20 side in the world. "It looks like a good batting wicket," said captain Sarfraz Ahmed. "If we can win we will...

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Hassan Ali injured before all important decisive cricket match

Pakistan's paceman and ICC's emerging player of the year, Hassan Ali injured while playing football in a practice session before the final T20i against New Zealand. After a dismal outing by Pakistan on the current tour Pakistan is set to end the tour on a positive note if they defeat the hosts in the final and decisive T-Twenty International being...

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Shami’s fiver helps India to win third Test in South Africa, lose series 1-2

Johannesburg: India, with a splendid bowling performance in the final session of day's play, bundle out South Africa for 177 in the second innings to register an emphatic 63-run win in the third Test. India couldn't out Dean Elgar at all, but found a way around him to complete their Test win in South Africa. He was ridiculed on the...

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IPL 2018: Ben Stokes costliest at Rs £1.4m, Chris Gayle goes unsold

English all rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive sale in IPL Auction 2018. He was sold for INR 12.5 cr. to Rajasthan Royals. West Indian swashbuckler Chris Gayle surprisingly went unsold despite his well-established T20 batting credentials. England Test captain Joe Root also went unsold. Rishabh Pant, 20 years old wicket keeper batsman became the most expensive sale in...

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Halep and Wozniacki clash for Australian Open glory

MELBOURNE: Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki face off for the Australian Open title on Saturday in a culmination of two weeks of intense tennis that will see a new name engraved on the trophy. The Romanian is the top seed and the Dane number two, with the evening decider on Rod Laver Arena having an extra enticement for both players...

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Entire USA Gymnastics board to resign in wake of sex abuse scandal

The remaining directors of the U.S. gymnastics governing body are resigning in the wake of this week’s sentencing of the former national team doctor for molesting female athletes, USA Gymnastics said on Friday, complying with a demand by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The doctor, Larry Nassar, was sentenced on Wednesday to between 40 and 175 years in prison by a...

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Get ready fans to witness ‘king of swing’ in action

Web desk: Cricket lovers will have an opportunity to see ‘King of swing' Wasim Akram live in an action next month at Multan Cricket Stadium on Feb 04. The star bowler and former captain takes to the field to play an exhibition match at the launch event of his PSL team Multan Sultans. The #SultanOfSwing @wasimakramlive will be spearheading the...

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Roger Federer into Australian Open final as Chung retires injured

Defending champion Roger Federer strolled into the Australian Open final in a bitter-sweet win after Chung Hyeon's retired injured in their semi-final on Friday. The Swiss star was leading 6-1, 5-2 when the South Korean called it quits with foot blisters and will now face Marin Cilic in Sunday's final. Chung, the first South Korean man or woman to play...

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PCB to hire two integrity officer to monitor possible corruption approach during PSL

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to hire two Integrity Officers to watch over players during the upcoming third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in a bid to prevent any corruption approach. The PCB has floated an advertisement informing of two new openings for the post. The ad lists down the eligibility requirements for two Integrity...

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Federer faces Chung hurdle to 30th Slam final

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer steps on court against new South Korean star Chung Hyeon Friday with the prospect of an Australian Open final against Marin Cilic at stake. The hugely experienced Swiss ace is an overwhelming favourite as he targets a 20th Grand Slam title, but the unseeded 21-year-old has already sent Novak Djokovic packing, proving anything can happen. Cilic is...

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Big names skip Windies’ World Cup qualifiers for PSL

ST. JOHN´S, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: Chris Gayle was named in the West Indies´ squad for the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament on Thursday, but other leading players ruled themselves out in order to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell, spinner Sunil Narine and batsman Darren Bravo have all decided to miss the qualifiers...

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Australian Open: Halep to meet Wozniacki in Final

Simona Halep survived a three-set thriller against Angelique Kerber Thursday to set up a winner-takes-all Australian Open final against Caroline Wozniacki, where the number one ranking will be on the line. The Romanian said for a fleeting moment she thought "everything had gone" when facing two Kerber match points before battling past the former champion 6-3, 4-6, 9-7. But the...

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PCB in talks with WestIndies to play T20 games in Pakistan: Sethi

Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Ali Sethi Thursday has said that PCB is in constant touch with Westindies cricket board to play three Twenty20 internationals in March in Pakistan. “We have told the WICB that the security situation has improved tremendously in Pakistan,” he said. He appreciated players over victory in today’s match, adding that captain Sarfraz’s decision...

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Pakistan leveled series by 1-1 in Second T20 match against Kiwis

AUCKLAND: Pakistan leveled T20 series 1-1 against New Zealand as Pakistan beat the kiwis by 48  runs at Eden park. When New Zealand came out to chase, there was no one, despite their well-deserved reputation, to carry the innings through, and Pakistan clinched victory by 48 runs. Fakhar and Shehzad were brilliant at manipulating the fielders and finding gaps, with...

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New Zealand to chase 202 runs to win Second T20

AUCKLAND : Pakistan has set a target of 202 for New Zealand in Second T20 match today. Pakistan won the toss today and chose to bat. Pakistan's young cricketers Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman bagged their half centuries in first innings. However, Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad replaced by Mohammad Nawaz also played aggressively against the Kiwis. Pakistan scored...

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Fast bowlers dominate first day of final Ind-SA Test

JOHANNESBURG: Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara hit half-centuries for India but South Africa´s fast bowlers dominated the first day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Wednesday. India were bowled out for 187 despite contrasting innings of 54 by Kohli and 50 by Pujara. South Africa were six for one at the close. Kohli and Pujara...

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