Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup.
It is a measure of the heady attraction of an India-Pakistan cricket contest that South Australia, whose capital is Adelaide, has consciously bid for this World Cup match at the famed Adelaide Oval next month.
Retiring Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants his teammates to play fearless cricket in the upcoming ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and said lifting the prestigious trophy would be a fitting farewell gift for him.
The marquee cricket World Cup match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15 will be the most watched in the history of the game as it is expected to attract more than a billion viewers, according to a report.
Pakistan's surprise inclusion in the World Cup squad, fast bowler Sohail Khan is looking forward to making a mark against arch-rivals India in their opening match of the upcoming mega-event in Australia and New Zealand.
Experienced Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has completed testing on his bowling action at the ICC-accredited Biomechanics Laboratory here and the report will be sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board in a week's time.