Pakistan cricket fraternity might rate Umar Akmal very highly but none among country's current batsmen can be "even distantly compared" with India's premier batsman Virat Kohli, feels former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar.
Twice world champions West Indies temporarily revived memories of their glory days when their opening bowlers swept aside the Pakistan top order to set up a 150-run victory in the World Cup Pool B match in Christchurch on Saturday.
Pakistan suffered their second consecutive loss as they were handed a crushing 150-run defeat by the West Indies who rode on Andre Russell's all-round show in a completely one-sided cricket World Cup match here on Saturday.
Pakistan team management on Wednesday denied reports that fielding coach Grant Luden had threatened to resign after a tiff with a few senior players and said that he will continue to serve in his current role.
Pakistan off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal alleged that ICC umpire, Steve Davis had victimized Pakistan after he ruled Umar Akmal caught behind on a referral decision during their high-octane World Cup opener against India in Adelaide. "Steve Davis never upheld any appeal when I bowled and I had to always ask for a referral to get a wicket when he was the umpire," Ajmal said on Dunya news channel.
Former Pakistan cricketers lashed out at the team for lack of planning and strategy after it went down to arch-rivals India by 76 runs in its cricket World Cup opening match at the Adelaide Oval. Batting great Zaheer Abbas pointed out that Pakistan committed too many mistakes on the field and also while selecting the team and felt that the players were not trying to learn from their previous blunders.
Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Imran Khan today said the move to play part-time wicketkeeper Umar Akmal in their cricket World Cup match against India was a mistake. The cricketer-turned politician said that Pakistan had blundered by going for Akmal.
The Pakistan cricket tour selectors face a huge dilemma over picking up the playing XI in the run up to their high octane clash against arch-rivals India in their World Cup opener, to be played in Adelaide on Sunday.
Pakistan champions Lahore Lions registered their first win in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 main draw as they outplayed Dolphins of South Africa by 16 runs to keep their hopes of booking a semi-final spot alive, here on Saturday.
Riding high on a comfortable win over Dolphins in their last encounter, Chennai Super Kings will look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns with Lahore Lions in the Champions League T20 here on Thursday.