Samit Patel recalled to England Test squad
Samit Patel recalled to England Test squad

All-rounder Samit Patel has been recalled to the England Test squad for next month's tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play Pakistan as a replacement for the injured Zafar Ansari.

England must treat World Cup like Ashes: Paul Collingwood
England must treat World Cup like Ashes: Paul Collingwood

Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood believes the national side must give the 50-over World Cup as much importance as the Ashes to make the most of the younger players.

England to face Pakistan in UAE
England to face Pakistan in UAE

England will play three tests against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October and November this year, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday.

List of abandoned cricket tours
List of abandoned cricket tours

Friday`s dramatic announcement that the West Indies` tour of India was being cut short because of a pay dispute involving their players was not the first time a major international cricket series had come to an unexpected end.

Secret monitors to watch Pakistani cricketers

The Pakistan Cricket Board has planned to send a group of secret monitors to keep an eye on its cricketers during their May-June tour to England.

UDRS under scanner again after centurion Bell benefits in ODI against Windies

The controversy surrounding the application of the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) in the game of cricket at the international level refuses to die down.

PCB chief Ashraf defends Malik’s last minute inclusion in Pak squad

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has defended the last minute inclusion of all rounder Shoaib Malik in the recently-concluded ODI and Twenty20 series against England in UAE, saying that it wasn’t made under any pressure.

Flower confident of England recovery but won’t hesitate to drop under-performers

England team director Andy Flower has expressed his confidence in England’s batsmen to recover from the muddle of their first Test clean-sweep but has told them that he will not be afraid to drop players if they continue to under-perform.

England second team to lose a Test after removing opposition for below 100

England has joined South Africa by becoming only the second team in the last 105 years to lose a Test after bowling the opposition out for less than 100 in the first innings.

England win makes Pakistan a cricket power: Misbah

Winning captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team`s 3-0 routing of world number one England sends a strong message to the cricketing world -- Pakistan is a power and should be ignored no more.

Pakistan complete England whitewash

Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul were the chief destroyers as Pakistan won the third and final test by 71 runs.

England keep hopes alive against Pakistan

England were left to fight hard to save defeat and with it the humiliation of a first-ever series whitewash at the hands of Pakistan in the third and final Test at Dubai Stadium here on Sunday.

England pacer Tremlett may undergo back surgery

England fast bowler Chris Tremlett will find out in the next 48 hours whether he needs back surgery to save his career.

England needs to tackle Pak spinners to end their losing streak in third Test

England’s batsmen have to devise a strategy to specifically tackle Pakistan’s spinners in order to set up a formidable score in the third Test, an article in a daily has said.

Anderson upbeat despite spin-friendly pitches

England spearhead James Anderson has denied seamers are discouraged by the spin-friendly pitches in Dubai.

Malik to be recalled for ODI series against England

Pakistan`s former captain Shoaib Malik will be part of the one-day squad for the series against England as the national selectors believed that he is the best choice to take over after Misbah-ul-Haq steps down.

Panesar still hurting from England`s series defeat

Despite starring in his comeback match after more than two years out, England spinner Monty Panesar is still hurting from the 72-run loss that sealed a Test series victory for Pakistan.

England batsmen are ‘worst’ players of spin attack: Boycott

Legendary England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has described England’s current batsmen as the ‘worst’ players of spin bowling and their performance in Abu Dhabi as ‘shocking’.

Pakistan hand England shock defeat in second Test

Pakistan defeated England by 72 runs in the second Test to seal the series 2-0 on Saturday.

Cook misses hundred before Pakistan fight back

England opener Alastair Cook missed a century by six runs and Jonathan Trott made a half-century before Pakistan hit back with four wickets in the last session in the second Test.