Pakistan’s real test will be against NZ & Australia

ABU DHABI: Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir on Tuesday said Pakistan’s real test would be in a series against New Zealand and Australia. Pakistan thumped West Indies by 133 runs in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Pakistan will play the third test on October 30. Qadir said the upcoming tours of Australia andRead More

Yasir Shah takes four as West Indies out for 224

 AFP – Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four wickets to help dismiss West Indies for 224 in their first innings on the third day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Shah finished with 4-86 and left-arm paceman Rahat Ali took 3-45 as West Indies conceded a lead of 228 over Pakistan’s first inningsRead More

End of the line for Ahmed Shehzad?

MIR SHABBAR ALI Despite their off-field camaraderie, T20 captain Shahid Afridi recently said Shehzad really needed to ‘prove his worth’. — AFP As India’s Virat Kohli rises to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 batting rankings, Ahmed Shehzad, who was dubbed as his ‘Pakistani version’ by many, continues his long run ofRead More

2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

The 2015 Cricket World Cup was the 11th Cricket World Cup, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015. Fourteen teams played 49 matches in 14 venues, with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney while New Zealand hosted 23 gamesRead More

Geof Lawson interview part 2

This is part 2 of the discussion with Geoff Lawson – recent Pakistan Coach – which I had the privilege of having during the 2009 Boxing Day Test….. This interview was conducted by Pak Awaaz sports correspondent Naeem Mohammed during the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne Cricket Ground. Naeem Mohammed: What did you takeRead More

Adnan Khwaja

During the first weekend of cricket this 2009/10 season, Adnan made the incredible score of 222 runs in a 40 over game for Pakistan Eagles. This score is a record for the VSCA competition which has been going for over 70 years in Melbourne. The double century included 31 fours and 7 sixes in a scintillating display of batting. An interview which Adnan did withRead More

The coach’s view – with Geoff Lawson. Parts I and II

Naeem Mohammad Geoff Lawson has played a significant role in the History of Australian Cricket. As an opening bowler, he was the one regular in the Australian side throughout the 1980’s (with Allan Border being the only regular batsman), having played 46 tests and taking 180 wickets between 1980 and 1989. He came in toRead More