Over the years, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become an enigma, and more often than not, whatever he has touched has turned into gold. Today, we all know that the Indian skipper trusts his instinct under precarious circumstances, and it all began in the final of inagural edition of the ICC World T20, where he asked an unheralded Joginder Sharma to bowl the final over against Pakistan. The rest is history.
After facing criticism from many quarters, Pakistan Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now getting some support as well with former skipper Zaheer Abbas backing him to lead the side till the 2015 World Cup.
His team is on the verge of being knocked out of the Asia Cup after back-to-back losses but India`s stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said he is not at all shocked by the prospect as his side is massively inexperienced even though it has shown "character".
In-form Pakistan are seeking to build on their recent thrilling one-day triumph in South Africa when they take on dangerous but rusty Sri Lanka in a five-match series starting in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been rested from the team`s short limited-overs tour to South Africa this month to prevent the risk of aggravating a hip injury, the country`s cricket board said on Saturday.
The PCB might be airing concerns over its financial health owing to no international cricket in the country since 2009 but the current caretaker Chairman, Najam Sethi has wasted no time in announcing bonus cash awards for the national men`s and women`s cricket teams.
Title favourites India produced yet another clinical performance as they outplayed arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in a high-voltage group league encounter of the ICC Champions Trophy here on Saturday.