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Watch: ‘India-Pakistan ke matches mei players star bante hai’ – says former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan | Cricket News – Times of India

Urging the boards and the governments from the two neighbouring countires to come forward and resume India-Pakistan cricket ties, former Pakistan captain and batsman Younis Khan said playing only in ICC tournaments creates more pressure on players.The two archrivals are set to face off in their group fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup on June 9 in New York. ALSO SEE: T20 World Cup ScheduleSpeaking to reporters in Pakistan, Younis said not having India-Pakistan matches often not only creates more pressure on the teams but also takes away the opporunity of producing more stars. "We (Pakistan players) have always said that India-Pakistan series must happen, I am not talking about just one or two matches. When it happens in a World Cup, whichever team that loses is under double pressure. So i...
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Misbah-ul-Haq praises India’s evolution: Their ability to handle pressure has improved… difficult task to break it

Former Pakistan cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq believes that the current Indian cricket team is a “different” team now, thanks to their formidable bowling line-up. Paying tribute to the evolution of the Indian cricket team ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies, Misbah named players like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Hardik Pandya as the reason behind India looking like a more skillful team than previous Indian sides. “It’s a different Indian team now, a skillful team with a very powerful bowling lineup. The batting has always been strong, but the quality of their fast bowling has really elevated their game. With bowlers like Bumrah, Shami, Siraj, and the all-round abilities of Hardik Pandya, the quality of Indian cricket has increased significant...
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T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up matches: India to play Bangladesh, no fixtures for Pakistan and England

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced the warm-up matches ahead of the T20 World Cup starting June in the USA and the Caribbean.The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will play Bangladesh in their sole practice match ahead of the marquee tournament on June 1. The venue for the game is yet to be declared. The fixture will cap off the 16 matches in the lead up to the tournament. Pakistan and England on the other hand have no warm up games, with the two teams set to lock horns in a four-match T20I series this month. “In a departure from the previous cycle, teams can now choose to play up to two warm-up matches, depending on their arrival time at the event,” the ICC wrote in their press release. “These warm-up fixtures will be 20 overs per side and will not have internatio...
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‘Playing against Pakistan is always tricky’: Harbhajan Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Harbhajan Singh, former off-spinner and member of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning team, believes it will be a challenging time for India when they face Pakistan in the upcoming edition of the mega event, as the two countries rarely play against each other internationally.The highly-anticipated 2024 T20 World Cup Group A match between India and Pakistan is now less than a month away.It will take place at the newly-built Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on June 9.In their seven encounters in the T20 World Cup, India have triumphed six times against Pakistan. The most recent clash occurred in October 2022 at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Virat Kohli's spectacular unbeaten 82 led India to a thrilling four-wicket victory over Pakistan."At the end o...
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Taking a cue from Virat Kohli, Mohammad Rizwan plays down value of stats: ‘If you look at average, you are an average player’

Mohammad Rizwan crisped 75 runs off 46 deliveries to help Pakistan pull one back against Ireland in the three-match T20I series with a seven wicket win in the second T20I on Sunday. Rizwan has been Pakistan’s leading run scorer in the format since 2020, amassing 2944 runs from 79 matches at a staggering average of 57.72. In fact, Rizwan is one of the only two T20I players with an average above 50 (having scored a minimum of 1000 runs in the format). The other being Virat Kohli. However, speaking post-match, Rizwan gave little value to the numbers. “I don’t look at my numbers, if you look at the average, you are an average player. If you look at the match situation and the conditions then it’s better,” Rizwan said. On him being the only other batter alongside Kohli to boast a 50 plus ave...