• ‘Little margin of error for Yasir against Cook and Root’

    Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistan's bowling coach, says legspinner Yasir Shah bowled too quickly on the opening day of the second Test against England at Old Trafford in Manchester, and paid the price for it.

  • Anderson fitness debate a 'messy affair'

    England captain Alastair Cook says he is surprised by the row over the decision to omit seamer James Anderson for the first-Test defeat by Pakistan.

  • 'England trio's return will have impact'

    Legendary fast-bowler Wasim Akram says that the return of Ben Stokes and James Anderson will prove to be pivotal for the English cricket team when they face Pakistan in the second Test at Old Trafford.

  • 'Lord's win was special'

    Pakistan captain, Misbahul Haq describes the win over England at Lord's in the first Test as "special" and says he had always dreamt of seeing the team win at the home of cricket.

  • Steven Finn

    Finn, Ball dropped

    England captain Alastair Cook announces that the hosts had reduced their squad for the second Test against Pakistan from 14 to 12 after dropping Steven Finn and Jake Ball.

  • Pommies turn to Saqlain to solve spin problem

    England are in a spin in more ways than one as they head into the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday looking to level the four-match series at 1-1.

  • Yasir best since Warne: Stokes

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes hails Pakistan's Yasir Shah on Wednesday as the best leg-spinner since Australia great Shane Warne.

  • Eng coach mulling two spinners

    England coach Trevor Bayliss says it's possible the team could field two specialist spinners at home after Yorkshire leg-break bowler Adil Rashid was called into the squad for the second Test against Pakistan.

  • James Anderson

    Anderson, Stokes & Rashid called up

    England add premier pace bowler James Anderson, all-rounder Ben Stokes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid into an expanded 14-man squad.

  • Yasir tops ICC rankings

    Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has knocked England's James Anderson off the top of the International Cricket Council Test rankings in the aftermath of his match-winning heroics at Lord's.

  • Baloch's father in emotional goodbye

    The father of Qandeel Baloch speaks out in support of his daughter, who was killed by her brother for "dishonouring" the family, local media report.

  • Yasir Shah: Numero Uno

    Leg-spinner Yasir Shah has become the number-one ranked bowler in the world after he bowled Pakistan to 75 runs victory over England in the first Test at Lord’s on Sunday.

  • Masters of making the ball talk

    The one constant in Pakistan cricket is the inherent quality and variety of the bowling. These men rejoice in making a cricket ball talk. The use of the ball, its leather and its seam, is a culture, forensically explored and widely envied.

  • Pakistan's bulletproof plan

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has bought four bulletproof buses as it tries to convince other teams to shed their security apprehensions and visit the country.

  • Misbah ul Haq

    Lord's ton Misbah's 'top innings'

    Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq said his century against England at Lord's on Thursday was the "top innings" of an impressive Test career.

  • Ball to make Eng debut

    Jake Ball is set to make his England debut against Pakistan at Lord's on Thursday after captain Alastair Cook confirmed his place in the side a day before the start of the first Test.

  • Root ready for No 3

    England batsman Joe Root is confident he can cope with the added responsibility of batting at number three during the upcoming Test series against Pakistan.

  • ‘Deplorable when sportsmen, artistes become victims of hate’

    Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, popularly known as 'Rawalpindi Express', says it is "unfortunate and deplorable" when they become victims of hate or crime.

  • Pakistan off to strong start

    Azhar Ali's fine form with the bat gave Pakistan the perfect boost ahead of the first Test with England next week as he stroked

  • Amir on song despite Cook's warnings

    The sub-plot of the England cricket summer, as Pakistan turn the screw on Somerset on the second day of their first practice match of the tour on Monday, is how Mohammad Amir will fare and be received upon his return to the country where he served a jail term in 2010.

  • Jos, Ben in line for Test recalls

    England coach Trevor Bayliss believes both Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes could be selected as specialist batsmen for this month's first Test against Pakistan.

  • 'He must enjoy the game'

    Pakistan legend Wasim Akram says expected hostility from England fans will not deter convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Amir from leading his country's bowling attack when he returns to the scene of his crime at Lord's next week.

  • James Anderson

    Jimmy hopes to be fit for Pakistan series

    England fast bowler James Anderson is "optimistic" he will be fit to play in the first Test against Pakistan after taking tentative steps in his recovery from a rare shoulder injury.

  • ‘Two-tier system will bring the death of Int’l cricket’

    Test cricket's newest nations are in despair at plans to split the format into two divisions, fearing it could undo decades of hard-fought progress on the field and kill interest in the game.

  • Misbah backs Amir to come good

    Mohammad Amir can still become the best bowler in the world despite serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing, Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan's Test captain, opined on Monday (June 27).

  • 8 soldiers killed in terrorist attack in Kashmir's Pulwama

    Eight soldiers have been killed and over 20 injured in a terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

  • Pakistani singer Amjad Sabri

    Pakistani singer Amjad Sabri shot dead

    Renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri has been shot dead in Karachi, after unknown assailants fired at his vehicle in the city's Liaquatabad area.

  • Misbah ul Haq

    Misbah hopes for cricket's return

    Pakistan cricket captain Misbahul Haq hopes the upcoming Test series in England will help spur the return of international cricket to the South Asian nation after a seven-year absence due to security fears.

  • Younis unfazed by familiar foes

    Pakistan's top Test batsman Younis Khan has brushed aside the threat posed by England's in-form pace attack as his team prepares to return to the scene of an infamous spot-fixing scandal in 2010.

  • 'England ready for Pakistan'

    England Test skipper Alastair Cook believes his batsmen are well-prepared to deal with Pakistan's fiery attack next month after getting plenty of practice in the middle against a weakened Sri Lanka side.

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