Pakistan

4:51 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Following the five-hour-long Pakistan Super League 2020 draft at Lahore’s National Cricket Academy, here’s what the six 18-man squads – including two supplementary players – look like. Quetta Gladiators Platinum: Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Jason Roy Diamond: Shane Watson (mentor), Ahmed Shehzad, Ben Cutting Gold: Umar Akmal (ambassador), Mohammad Hasnain,
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9:43 AM GMT Pakistan captain Azhar Ali will consider changes to his batting line-up in addition to the likely recall of Mohammad Abbas after his side’s defeat to Australia in the first Test, in which the visitors offered up numerous promising phases but still left the Gabba bruised and smarting from an innings defeat. Haris
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2:55 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Regret from an uncharacteristically careless early swipe in the first innings led Babar Azam to a second Test hundred, cementing his growing reputation among the world’s foremost all-format batsman. Azam’s hundred, alongside Mohammad Rizwan’s 95, provided some resistance on the fourth day at the Gabba, though ultimately not nearly enough
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10:18 AM GMT Mohammad Abbas is still Pakistan’s “main man” according to Waqar Younis and will be seriously considered for the second Test in Adelaide after the visitors turned in a listless bowling display in his absence at the Gabba, leaving them facing the likelihood of an innings defeat inside four days. The decision to
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4:45 PM GMT Subhan Ahmed, one of the PCB’s longest-serving officials, has decided to part ways with the board, after 25 years. Ahmed was currently the board’s chief operating officer but over the years has been a central figure in the administration in a number of roles – and until Wasim Khan’s arrival, he was
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9:49 AM GMT Naseem Shah was denied a first Test wicket by the calling of a no ball after the fact, but he had consolation in a generous assessment by David Warner, who made the most of the second chance to bat through day two of the Gabba Test for Australia. “He’s quite skiddy, got
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8:53 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan believes Sarfaraz Ahmed‘s axing does not necessarily spell the end of his international career. Imran, who is currently Pakistan’s prime minister, has almost completely stayed away from any public comment on the nation’s cricket team since he took over the top job. But, taking a
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