Azhar Ali

Azhar Ali in Tests, Babar Azam to lead Pakistan in ODI and T20Is

Pakistan is slated to play nine Tests, six ODIs and 20 T20Is, besides the Asia Cup and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.

May 13, 2020, 17:25 PM IST

Coronavirus: PCB decides to help cricketers, match officials and staff members

With limited funds available, the PCB has decided an eligibility criteria to ensure only the deserving candidates are supported.

May 03, 2020, 14:20 PM IST

Pakistan Test Skipper Azhar Ali puts bat, jersey on auction to raise funds for COVID-19

Earlier, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and batsman AB De Villiers had put their kits from the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Gujarat Lions on auction to aid the battle against coronavirus.

Apr 28, 2020, 18:29 PM IST

Ahmed Shehzad fined 50% of match fee for breaching PCB's Code of Conduct

Meanwhile, Shehzad's team-mate Azhar Ali and Sindh fast-bowler Sohail Khan have received official reprimands for violating PCB's Code of Conduct during the same clash. 

Nov 02, 2019, 16:45 PM IST

Sarfraz Ahmed sacked as Pakistan captain, Azhar Ali to lead in Tests, Babar Azam named T20I skipper

While the new ODI captain will be finalised in due course, decision on vice-captaincy across the three formats will be made closer to the series.


Oct 18, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

Azhar Ali likely to replace Sarfaraz Ahmed as Pakistan's Test skipper

Pakistan's top-order batsman Azhar Ali is likely to replace Sarfaraz Ahmed as the national team's skipper in the longest format of the game while wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan could serve as his deputy.

Oct 17, 2019, 18:36 PM IST

Misbah-ul-Haq to lead Pakistan's conditioning camp ahead of new season

The camp has been set up to prepare the players for a competitive and challenging domestic and international cricket season, which is expected to begin with the prestigious Quaid-e-Azam Trophy from September 12.

Aug 16, 2019, 17:04 PM IST

Remove Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain: Mickey Arthur tells PCB

Akhtar had earlier lashed out at Sarfaraz following Pakistan`s defeat to India in the round-robin stage of the World Cup and had termed the 32-year-old as a "brainless captain".

Aug 05, 2019, 17:00 PM IST

Mickey Arthur seeks two-year extension as Pakistan head coach

Several senior Pakistani cricketers are not happy with Arthur`s performance as they believe the coach failed to bail the team out of difficult situations.

Aug 05, 2019, 12:09 PM IST

Faf du Plessis bags 'South African Cricket of the Year' award

Besides this, de Villiers has also bagged the 'ODI Cricketer of the Year' as well as 'SA Players' Player of the Year' awards.

Aug 04, 2019, 17:29 PM IST

Mickey Arthur likely to remain Pakistan coach, Azhar Ali to get Test captaincy

Pakistan were knocked out in the group stage of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

Jul 30, 2019, 12:52 PM IST

Pakistan lose wickets in bid to fight back versus South Africa

Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali went cheaply at the start of Pakistan’s second innings as they attempted to haul in a 254-run deficit after earlier bowling South Africa out for 431.

Jan 05, 2019, 17:51 PM IST

Gritty Azhar Ali leads Pakistan out of trouble against New Zealand

Azhar, who finished the day unbeaten on 62 off 169 balls, helped Pakistan recover from the loss of two early wickets to trail New Zealand by 135 runs with seven wickets remaining.

Dec 04, 2018, 22:20 PM IST

Former Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali retires from one-day internationals

The 33-year-old averaged 36.90 with the bat in his 53 one-day appearances for Pakistan, the last of which was against New Zealand in Dunedin in January.

Nov 01, 2018, 19:34 PM IST

Pakistan in control after seamer Mohammad Abbas wrecks Australia

Having dismissed Australia for a paltry 145 in their first innings, Pakistan stretched their lead to a daunting 281 by stumps on day two with Zaman`s 66 and an unbeaten 54 by Ali taking them to 144-2.

Oct 18, 2018, 00:17 AM IST

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed proud of England draw despite Headingley hammering

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insisted he was proud of his youthful side even after an innings and 55-run defeat at Headingley denied them a Test-series victory in England.

Jun 04, 2018, 10:07 AM IST

England complete rout of Pakistan inside three days

 England bounced back from their first test humiliation to rout Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs in the second test at Headingley on Sunday and square the two-match series 1-1.

Jun 04, 2018, 08:19 AM IST

Pakistan announce squad for New Zealand ODIs

Pakistan have recalled experienced opener Azhar Ali for their one-day international series in New Zealand next month but left batsman Ahmed Shehzad and allrounder Imad Wasim out of the squad.

Dec 23, 2017, 18:46 PM IST

SL vs PAK, 1st Test: Wily Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka to fighting victory over Pakistan

The veteran left-arm spinner took 6-43 -- 11-136 in the match -- to scupper Pakistan, set a modest 136-run target, for just 114 on a weary fifth day Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.

Oct 02, 2017, 18:49 PM IST

PAK vs SL: Azhar Ali rescues Pakistan in Abu Dhabi Test against Sri Lanka

The one-drop batsman was unbeaten on 74 but saw Babar Azam fell for 28 in the last over of the day as Pakistan finished on 266-4 on a Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch which has started to assist spinners.

Sep 30, 2017, 23:56 PM IST