It may not be a great day for African teams at the 2015 Cricket World Cup, but Saturday witnessed four batsmen from the continent occupying the top four spots in run-getters chart. The individual achievement, albeit temporarily, will not serve the team cause, but it nonetheless serve as consolations to great teams – South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Barely an hour after their brilliant win over formidable South Africa in the cricket World Cup here, Pakistan were embroiled in a controversy with coach Waqar Younis storming out of the mandatory press conference on being asked about an alleged tiff with a player.
Pakistan got themselves back in contention for a place in the quarter-finals and notched up a big win against South Africa in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. The Pool B encounter held at at the Eden Park in Auckland saw a clash of 'greens' and finally the lighter outfit coloured team rode on a fine bowling performance to get past the line.
Worried over constant failure of the top-order in the ongoing ICC cricket World Cup, Pakistan team management is set to draft in wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed in their crucial Pool B match against South Africa in Auckland on Friday.
Having beaten two minnow teams after a disastrous start in the tournament, an unpredictable but dangerous Pakistan take on formidable South Africa in their crucial cricket World Cup match here on Saturday, knowing fully well that a loss could put them on the brink.
South Africa once again fell inches short of a victory when Pakistan snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and stunned the hosts in the second ODI played at the St George`s Park, Port Elizabeth and won it by one run.
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.
Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)`s interim management committee, Najam Sethi has defended the performance of the national team in their ODI series against South Africa but indications are strong there will be changes in the team management soon.