2nd T20: Shahid Afridi, Anwar Ali help Pakistan win thriller against Sri Lanka
2nd T20: Shahid Afridi, Anwar Ali help Pakistan win thriller against Sri Lanka

Shahid Afridi and Anwar Ali played key roles as Pakistan ended a successful tour of Sri Lanka with a thrilling one-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 international in Colombo on Saturday.

Shahid Afridi, Waqar Younis criticised for resting Sarfaraz Ahmed
Shahid Afridi, Waqar Younis criticised for resting Sarfaraz Ahmed

Pakistan's T20 captain, Shahid Afridi and head coach Waqar Younis have come under fire after deciding to "rest" wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed from the first T20 international against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Pakistan include in-form Yasir Shah in Twenty20 squad
Pakistan include in-form Yasir Shah in Twenty20 squad

Fast-rising spinner Yasir Shah is set to make his Twenty20 comeback in Pakistan`s upcoming series against Sri Lanka while injured pacer Wahab Riaz could also make a return subject to fitness, chief selector Haroon Rasheed said Wednesday.

Pakistan announce Twenty20 squad for Sri Lanka series
Pakistan announce Twenty20 squad for Sri Lanka series

Pakistan Wednesday announced a 15-man squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka in Colombo on July 30 and August 1.

Allrounder Shahid Afridi will lead the squad. 

Younis Khan wants to lead Test side before retirement
Younis Khan wants to lead Test side before retirement

Senior Pakistan batsman and former captain Younis Khan has reiterated his desire to lead the national team one more time before his retirement.

Pakistan Cricket Board set to give fresh central contract to players
Pakistan Cricket Board set to give fresh central contract to players

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to give out fresh one year central contracts to the players for the period starting July 1st 2015 to June 30 2016.

Shahid Afridi backs under-fire MS Dhoni after Bangladesh debacle
Shahid Afridi backs under-fire MS Dhoni after Bangladesh debacle

Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have faced lot of flak for his team's embarrassing ODI series defeat against Bangladesh but Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi is "not happy" in the manner the Indian ODI skipper was being targeted.

Home conditions give England edge over Australia in Ashes: Shahid Afridi
Home conditions give England edge over Australia in Ashes: Shahid Afridi

"Pakistan's veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said England’s home ground advantage gives them an edge over Australia in the upcoming Ashes series, which starts in less than a month in Cardiff, England.

PCB to give preference to seniors in Central Contract system
PCB to give preference to seniors in Central Contract system

The PCB has decided to give seniority the priority in finalizing the new central contracts for 2015 with the captains of all three formats of the game being placed in the top category.

Waqar Younis confident about reaching targets on Sri Lanka tour
Waqar Younis confident about reaching targets on Sri Lanka tour

Pakistan`s coach Waqar Younis expressed confidence the cricket squad would achieve targets in Tests and one-day series as they set off for a tour of Sri Lanka on Monday.

We want to create pool of T20 players: PCB
We want to create pool of T20 players: PCB

Pakistan cricket team's chief selector Haroon Rasheed is confident that with a new talent pool it will be possible to create a specialist T20 squad which will benefit them in near future.

Pakistan fans turn up in large numbers for cricket's return
Pakistan fans turn up in large numbers for cricket's return

Fans celebrated international cricket’s return to Pakistan after six years with the home team sweeping both the Twenty20 Internationals against Zimbabwe here.

Pakistan pip Zimbabwe to clinch T20 series 2-0
Pakistan pip Zimbabwe to clinch T20 series 2-0

Pakistan edged Zimbabwe by two wickets in the second and final Twenty20 International on Sunday to clinch the series 2-0 at a boisterous Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Shahid Afridi hopes other teams follow Zimbabwe in touring Pakistan
Shahid Afridi hopes other teams follow Zimbabwe in touring Pakistan

Pakistan's national T20 captain Shahid Afridi has said that he is not worried with his recent form in limited overs cricket and playing the first series against a Test side on Pakistani soil in six years would lift his game.

Shahid Afridi praises courage shown by Zimbabwe cricketers
Shahid Afridi praises courage shown by Zimbabwe cricketers

Pakistan`s Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi Tuesday led his country in welcoming the Zimbabwe team and praised the visitors` "courage" after they became the first Test-playing nation to visit in six years.

PCB to announce 2015 central contracts after Zimbabwe series
PCB to announce 2015 central contracts after Zimbabwe series

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to hold the announcement of the new central contracts until the end of the limited over series against Zimbabwe.

Shahid Afridi to quit international cricket after T20 WC next year
Shahid Afridi to quit international cricket after T20 WC next year

 Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi today announced that he will retire from international cricket after the T20 World Cup to be held in India next year.

Will quit T20s before next year's World Cup if I am a burden on team: Shahid Afridi
Will quit T20s before next year's World Cup if I am a burden on team: Shahid Afridi

Flamboyant Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has said he is ready to retire from international cricket the day he feels he is a burden on the team.

The comeback conundrum for cricketing legends

In the recently concluded Cricket World Cup, while we witnessed some of the most outstanding performances from different cricketers, one which overshadowed the rest was of Kumar Sangakkara hitting four consecutive centuries. That the veteran was playing in his last World Cup, made the feat all the more special. While most of his contemporaries found it difficult to shine in cricket's biggest extravaganza, Sanga, who is one of the most underrated cricketer in world cricket, showed yet again why he deserves to go down as one of the finest cricketers to have played the game.

Give new team, Saeed Ajmal some time to settle: Misbah-ul-Haq
Give new team, Saeed Ajmal some time to settle: Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq Wednesday urged fans to have patience with the struggling one-day team and returning off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, following below-par performances in Bangladesh.