By Abdul Basit Sayeed Published: July 13, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The Pakistan Cricket Team poses with the trophy after winning the T20I Tri-Series final against Australia on July 8, 2018. PHOTO: PCB As far as the T20 format is concerned, Pakistan cricket has been on a roll since September 7, 2016, under Sarfraz Ahmed’s leadership. After a disastrous T20 World Cup in 2016, when Shahid Afridi and his men failed miserably and couldn’t qualify for the next round, Pakistan were under a tremendous leadership crisis. Enters Sarfraz. He was handed the captaincy and his first Test was against England, where Pakistan was coming in with a 4-1 defeat in the ODI series. However, we witnessed a complete turnaround as Pakistan comprehensively beat the pioneers of cricket with a nine-wicket triumph. Since then, records just kept coming in for the green shirts in the shortest format of the game. Retaining its number one ranking is not something expected from Pakistan … [Read more...] about If anything is coming home, it’s Pakistan with 2 trophies!
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BIRTHDAYS Tony Jacklin (golf) - 1969 Open champion, born 1944. Jeremy Guscott (rugby union) - former England and Lions centre, born 1965. Tom Kristensen (motor racing) - Danish driver who holds the record for wins in the Le Mans 24 Hour race with nine, born 1967. Wayne McCullough (boxing) - former Irish bantamweight, born 1970. Min Patel (cricket) - former Kent and England spinner, born 1970. Erik Zabel (cycling) - German who won six green jerseys at the Tour de France and later admitted using a performance-enhancing substance, born 1970. Michelle Kwan (olympics) - five-time world champion and twice Olympic medallist figure skater from the United States, born 1980. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (cricket) - former India captain and wicketkeeper, born 1981. Mohammad Ashraful (cricket) - former Bangladesh captain, born 1984. Alberto Aquilani (soccer) - Las Palmas midfielder, formerly with Liverpool, born 1984. Diarmuid Connolly (Gaelic games) – five-time All-Ireland winner with Dublin, born … [Read more...] about On This Day: July 7, 2013
By Abdul Basit Sayeed Published: June 29, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Pakistan will first take on Zimbabwe and then Australia for a 20-over tournament respectively, followed by a five-match ODI series with Zimbabwe. The clouds of concern have cleared, and Pakistan is now ready to take on Zimbabwe and the currently third-ranked (in T20Is) Australia in a couple of days. Due to a financial crisis, the Zimbabwe Cricket Board was very uncertain regarding sponsorship and players’ availability for the tri-series, but it seems now that everything is in place to get the show started. Pakistan will be starting the series as favourites, which is very rare. The last time this was the case was in 2014 when Pakistan entered the Asia Cup as favourites, since India was short of their most dependable players: Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni. Currently, hosts Zimbabwe are short of key players and Australia is coming in with a humiliating loss … [Read more...] about 5 ways Pakistan can turn the tri-series against Zimbabwe and Australia in their favour
ON THIS DAY 1899: The Headingley ground in Leeds was used for Test cricket for the first time when England and Australia fought out a low-scoring draw. 1967: Primo Carnera, once the heaviest world boxing champion, died at the age of 60. He weighed in at 19st 4lb when he made his second defence against Tommy Loughran in 1934. 2006: Arsenal were cleared by FIFA of any breach of rules concerning their relationship with Belgian club Beveren. The Gunners had an arrangement with Beveren to play friendly matches and loan players. 2009: Wimbledon's new Centre Court roof was used in a match at the tournament for the first time after rain interrupted the clash between Dinara Safina and Amelie Mauresmo. 2011: New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed Roberto Di Matteo as his assistant first-team coach at Stamford Bridge. Di Matteo would later succeed Villas-Boas on an interim basis following the sacking of the Portuguese and guide the club to a Champions League and FA Cup double before … [Read more...] about Champions League winner Roberto Di Matteo unveiled as assistant first team coach at Stamford Bridge
ON THIS DAY 1814: The MCC and Hertfordshire played the first match at the present-day Lord's, after the original ground laid by Sir Thomas Lord was moved to the St John's Wood site it still occupies. 1937: Joe Louis knocked out defending champion James J Braddock in Chicago to become world heavyweight champion. 2004: Inverness were promoted to the Scottish Premier League when top-flight clubs voted in their favour after they appealed against a decision to reject them. 2010: France captain Patrice Evra was dropped to the bench for his side's World Cup Group A match against South Africa following a row between the squad and coach Raymond Domenech. 2012: Danish Kaneria was handed a life suspension by the England and Wales Cricket Board after being found guilty of two charges of spot-fixing. His then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield was given a five-year ban after pleading guilty to one offence. 2014: Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton forced to settle for … [Read more...] about On This Day: June 22 2003