England cricket chiefs on Monday withdrew their men’s and women’s teams from next month’s series in Pakistan citing “increasing concerns about travelling to the region”.
New Zealand’s decision to call off their series in Pakistan on Friday just as the first ODI was about to start is not the first time the global cricket calendar has been upended by an abandoned tour.
New Zealand Cricket officials on Saturday threw a veil of secrecy over the security threat that forced the abrupt cancellation of their Pakistan tour.
New Zealand cancelled their tour of Pakistan over security concerns just minutes after the first match was due to start on Friday.
New Zealand cricket coach Glenn Pocknall on Tuesday said his team were ready to have a crack at Pakistan, insisting the heavy security surrounding the players would not be a distraction.
Former Proteas speedster Vernon Philander has been put in charge of Pakistan’s bowling for the T20 World Cup.
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq resigned on Monday, leaving team preparations for next month’s T20 World Cup in tatters.
Pakistan selectors on Monday announced a 15-man squad for next month’s T20 World Cup but resisted calls to include veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik despite the team struggling with middle-order batting for two years.
Two wickets in two balls by Mohammad Abbas just before the close of play put the West Indies immediately on the back foot in reply to Pakistan’s first innings total of 217 on the rain-affected opening day of the first Test at Sabina Park on Thursday.
Pakistan’s versatile bowling attack did just enough to restrain a rampant Nicholas Pooran and come away with a seven-run victory over the West Indies in the second T20 International of the four-match series at the National Stadium in Guyana on Saturday.
Rewind to this remarkable match when Afghanistan nearly claimed a stunning victory over Pakistan at the 2019 World Cup.
Pakistan were thwarted by bad light this past Sunday, one wicket short of a second successive innings win over Zimbabwe, but could afford to start contemplating a clean sweep of series wins on their southern-Africa tour.
Proteas batsman Rassie van der Dussen says the absence of Temba Bavuma and the six IPL players was evident throughout the T20I series defeat by Pakistan.
Pakistan inflicted further misery on the Proteas with a narrow three-wicket victory in the final T20I at SuperSport Park on Friday, wrapping up a 3-1 series win.
Wiaan Mulder will make his T20I debut with the Proteas batting first again after Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first in Friday’s fourth and final clash in Centurion.