Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, Pakistan tour of England 2020, 3rd T20I

Big picture For England in particular, this series has been all about building for the future, broadening their selection base ahead of next year’s postponed T20 World Cup, and ramping up the competition for places that was such an integral aspect of their rise to become last summer’s 50-over champions. But if it has been … Read more

England v Pakistan 2020 – Moeen Ali credits Eoin Morgan support after emerging from form slump with

Moeen Ali has praised the leadership of Eoin Morgan for providing him with the confidence to rediscover his form with the bat. Moeen went into the final match of the T20I series against Pakistan having reached double-figures only five times in 19 innings across international formats. But although his 61 at Emirates Old Trafford was … Read more

England v Pakistan – Tom Banton zooms up batsmen’s rankings after solid run

England opener Tom Banton and Pakistan middle-order veteran Mohammad Hafeez have both made big gains in the ICC rankings for T20I batsmen at the end of the three-match series that ended 1-1, while Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain in the format, held on to the top spot, opening up a 45-point lead over second-placed KL Rahul. … Read more

T20 Blast – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim confirm Hampshire, Nottinghamshire deals

Shaheen Shah Afridi and Imad Wasim will join Pakistan team-mate Babar Azam in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast, after confirming deals with Hampshire and Nottinghamshire respectively. Hampshire have been in discussions with Afridi’s agent ever since the Blast’s fixtures were confirmed, and have confirmed his availability for their seven remaining group games, plus the knockout … Read more

PCB chief Ehsan Mani – ‘Healthier’ to not have next ICC chairman from ‘Big Three’

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani doesn’t think the new ICC chairman should come from any of the “Big Three” boards, even as the global governing body is yet to agree on a process to choose Shashank Manohar‘s successor. Mani said it would be “healthier” for someone from another board to lead the ICC … Read more

Iqbal Qasim resigns as PCB cricket committee head

Iqbal Qasim has resigned from his position as the PCB cricket committee head, calling the role “toothless”. According to the former cricketer, the position only sounds like an important one, while the actual decision are mainly taken by the PCB executives on their own. The PCB, on accepting Qasim’s resignation, insisted that the responsibilities delegated … Read more