Plagued by injuries and inconsistent performances, a jittery India will begin their title defence, taking inspiration from history when they lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in what promises to be a high voltage opening round clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup, here tomorrow.
Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE.
Pakistan's cricket team head coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of the International Cricket Council's ( ICC) crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup and has suggested that rules on bowling actions could be relaxed for spinners.
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities` crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners.
Riding high on a comfortable win over Dolphins in their last encounter, Chennai Super Kings will look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns with Lahore Lions in the Champions League T20 here on Thursday.
Lahore Lions skipper Mohammed Hafeez is glad that he could play a match-winning knock in a crucial game against Southern Express as the victory kept his them in hunt for a place in the main draw of the Champions League T20 tournament, on Tuesday.
Mohammed Hafeez led from the front with a blazing 67 as Lahore Lions trounced Sri Lankan side Southern Express by 55 runs in their penultimate Oppo Champions League Twenty20 qualifier, keeping their main-draw hopes alive, here on Tuesday.
Lahore Lions skipper Mohammed Hafeez feels his bowlers set the stage for victory over Mumbai Indians in their first qualifier of the Champions League T20 tournament, by restricting the opponents to a low score.
West Indies all rounder Dwayne Bravo today credited their experience of playing in the IPL for their stupendous victory over Australia, saying playing the T20 league has prepared them well to handle pressure situations.
Pakistan`s loss to India in their World Twenty20 opener has sparked massive criticism of skipper Mohammed Hafeez with former captains such as Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf demanding that he be replaced by flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi.
Pakistan may have been humbled in their World Twenty20 opener against India but former captain Javed Miandad is confident that Mohammed Hafeez`s men will stay alive to make the final where he expects them to face off against the arch-rivals once again.
Battered and bruised in the first quarter of 2014, India will aim to take fresh guard when they open their World Twenty20 campaign against traditional foes Pakistan here tomorrow in what promises to be a cracker of a contest.
Pakistan`s T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez is not bothered about the fact that they have never beaten India in World Twenty20 but he has a lot of expectations from Shahid Afridi as he wants the dashing all-rounder to yet again put up a match-winning performance against arch-rivals tomorrow.