Spotlight on Saeed Ajmal as Pakistan face Bangladesh
Spotlight on Saeed Ajmal as Pakistan face Bangladesh

Saeed Ajmal returns to centre stage after almost eight months hoping to strike early form with a remodelled bowling action when Pakistan open their tour of Bangladesh on Friday.

Azhar Ali promises tough fight in Bangladesh series
Azhar Ali promises tough fight in Bangladesh series

Newly appointed Pakistan one-day captain Azhar Ali Saturday said his team will not take Bangladesh lightly after their strong World Cup performance, promising a tough fight from his young players next week.

Pakistan coach wants right attitude in `new era`
Pakistan coach wants right attitude in `new era`

Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis Friday warned only players with the right attitude will represent the national team as it embarks on a "new era" with their Bangladesh tour next week. 

I can hit sixes and play aggressive cricket: Fawad Alam
I can hit sixes and play aggressive cricket: Fawad Alam

Pakistan's left-handed batsman Fawad Alam, who was left out of the World Cup squad despite an ODI average of 45, is now keen to reinvent himself and establish in the national team in all three formats of the game.

It won't be smooth sailing for Pakistan in Bangladesh: Rameez Raja
It won't be smooth sailing for Pakistan in Bangladesh: Rameez Raja

Pakistan's cricket community welcomed the new squads announced for the series in Bangladesh but former test captain Rameez Raja cautioned the team to expect a tough challenge from the hosts.

Pakistan name Azhar Ali as ODI captain
Pakistan name Azhar Ali as ODI captain

Inexperienced top-order batsman Azhar Ali was on Monday named as the new Pakistan ODI captain in a surprise move by the cricket Board, succeeding Misbah-ul-Haq who retired from the 50-over format after the cricket World Cup.

Moin Khan axed from Pakistan chief selector's post
Moin Khan axed from Pakistan chief selector's post

Pakistan under-fire chief selector Moin Khan has reportedly been axed from his position after a meeting of top officials of the cricket board on Saturday.

Azhar Ali set to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan's new ODI captain
Azhar Ali set to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan's new ODI captain

In a surprise move, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to appoint batsman Azhar Ali as the new captain of the national one-day team and name wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed as his deputy tomorrow.

PCB organises meet to discuss names for ODI captaincy
PCB organises meet to discuss names for ODI captaincy

Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday held a high level meeting of it's cricket committee in Lahore to discuss probable candidates for the ODI captaincy and the national selection committee.

Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal behaviour in World Cup report to PCB
Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal behaviour in World Cup report to PCB

Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez.

Cricket World Cup: PCB pulls up Ajmal for captaincy comment
Cricket World Cup: PCB pulls up Ajmal for captaincy comment

The PCB has not appreciated comments made by star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal where he has promoted the names of Muhammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the one-day squad.

Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Sohail Tanvir on standby for ICC World Cup 2015
Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Sohail Tanvir on standby for ICC World Cup 2015

Batsmen Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali, and pace bowler Sohail Tanvir have been put on standby in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, to be held from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand.

3rd Test, Day 1: Mohammad Hafeez`s ton puts Pakistan in commanding position against Kiwis
3rd Test, Day 1: Mohammad Hafeez`s ton puts Pakistan in commanding position against Kiwis

Opener Mohammad Hafeez hit a brilliant hundred to help Pakistan reach 186-3 at tea on the opening day of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday.

3rd Test: Pakistan steady after Shan Masood`s fall
3rd Test: Pakistan steady after Shan Masood`s fall

Pakistan recovered from the loss of opener Shan Masood to reach 82-1 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final Test against New Zealand on Wednesday.

2nd Test, Day 3: New Zealand push Pakistan hard in second Test
2nd Test, Day 3: New Zealand push Pakistan hard in second Test

New Zealand bowled with discipline and, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan`s half-centuries, looked set for a lead in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Wednesday.

Younis Khan fifty drives Pakistan in second Test against New Zealand
Younis Khan fifty drives Pakistan in second Test against New Zealand

In-form batsman Younis Khan hit a solid half-century to help Pakistan reach 118-2 at lunch on the third day of the second Test in Dubai on Wednesday.

1st Test, Day 4: Pakistan vs New Zealand - As it happened...
1st Test, Day 4: Pakistan vs New Zealand - As it happened...

Welcome to the day four live coverage of the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Abu Dhabi

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New Zealand 2nd Innings

Over 54 || Score 174/8

I was sledging, not chatting with Azhar Ali: Steve Smith
I was sledging, not chatting with Azhar Ali: Steve Smith

Australian batsman Steve Smith says his captain Michael Clarke may have misinterpreted his sledging with Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali during the second Test in Abu Dhabi as a friendly chat.

Steve Smith says was 'unsettling' Ali when Clarke 'sprayed' him for being too friendly
Steve Smith says was 'unsettling' Ali when Clarke 'sprayed' him for being too friendly

 Australian all-rounder Steve Smith has protested that he was trying to unsettle Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali when he copped a rocket from his skipper Michael Clarke for being too friendly in the recent Test series.

Misbah-ul Haq, Younis Khan lead Pakistan's charge in first Test
Misbah-ul Haq, Younis Khan lead Pakistan's charge in first Test

Younis Khan racked up another smart half-century to propel Pakistan to 471 for three by tea on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand on Monday.