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Suryakumar Yadav named ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Swashbuckling India middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who had an outstanding run in the shortest format in year 2022, was on Wednesday named the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year by the sports' global governing body. Surya had a phenomenal run last year where he broke a plethora of records in the T20Is.Popularly known as 'SKY', the 32-year-old amassed 1164 runs in 31 T20I matches at an average of 46.56 and a strike-rate of 187.43 last year. He beat the likes of Sam Curran, Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan and Zimbabwe's batting all-rounder Sikandar Raza for the top honour.However, India vice-captain and last year's Cricketer of the Year Smriti Mandhana lost out to Australia's Tahlia McGrath in the women's category.In 2022, Surya became just the second batter to mak...
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Before New Year, Babar Azam surprises Pakistan cricket fan with heartwarming surprise

Babar Azam surprised a young Pakistan cricket fan, currently undergoing treatment in a hospital, with a heartwarming gesture before the New Year. In a video shared by the PCB, it can be seen that Azam met the fan, who was all smiles, after meeting his idol. During the interaction, the fan said that his favourite cricketers include Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi. Babar then enquired whether the youngster wanted to speak to Rizwan. “Rizwan se baat kare? (Want to talk to Rizwan),” asked Babar. The boy immediately nodded his head and to his delight was connected to the wicket-keeper batter through Babar’s phone.The fan was then seen talking to Rizwan via a video call. Our captain @babarazam258 met the number one fan of the Pakistan cricket team. pic.twitter.com/IgIoN...
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Arshdeep Singh among nominees for ICC Emerging Cricketer of Year Award | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh was on Wednesday nominated for the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year honour alongside Marco Jansen, Finn Allen and Ibrahim Zadran.Voting for the award will begin in January, said the ICC in a release.Arshdeep has made the shortlist less than six months after making his international debut.In 21 T20 Internationals, the lanky pacer took 33 wickets at an average of 18.12, providing breakthroughs both with the new and old ball.Building on a strong IPL career, India's national setup took on the left-arm quick, and he made the most of the chance with the team looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2021 T20 World Cup.🇿🇦 🇦🇫 🇳🇿 🇮🇳 Presenting, the nominees for the ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2022 🌟 Find out ⬇️… https://t.co/3qEIzDKJe8...
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Watch: Sarfaraz or Rizwan? Confusion over Pakistan captain in absence of Babar Azam | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The third day of the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi witnessed a bizarre incident with confusion arising over who is leading the home side in the absence of regular skipper Babar Azam.Mohammad Rizwan, who is not a part of Pakistan's playing XI, came out as a substitute and replaced the unfit Babar on the field. Rizwan was also seen setting the field as he took over the leadership responsibilities, after the Pakistan team management had nominated him as the acting captain of the side.Rewarded for the tight lines maintained this morning ☝️Excellent review 👏#PAKvNZ | #TayyariKiwiHai https://t.co/jejexv1v7n— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1672206021000But confusion came when wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed opted for a review after Devon Conway was given not out...
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England dismiss Pakistan for 304 on opening day of third Test | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI (Pakistan): England dismissed Pakistan for 304 on the first day of the third and final Test of the series at Karachi's National Stadium on Saturday, with home side skipper Babar Azam and Agha Salman putting on defiant half-centuries. Babar hit a superb 78 at the top of the order while Salman made 56 later in the innings to take them to a respectable total as wickets fell regularly around them. England were 7-1 at stumps with Ben Duckett (4) and Ollie Pope (3) batting together after Zak Crawley was trapped in front of the wicket for a duck in Abrar Ahmed's opening over. Pakistan, who have already lost the series with defeats in Rawalpindi and Multan, won the toss and opted to bat on another flat track. But the hosts were rocked by England, who made early inroads in the first sess...
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Shopkeepers in Pakistan refused to take money from me after 2021 T20 WC win over IND: Mohammad Rizwan

Swashbuckling Pakistan batter Mohammad Rizwan in an interview with Michael Atherton said that shopkeepers in Pakistan refused to take money from him after his unbeaten knock against India in the 2021 T20 World Cup. “When we won against India, that time, I thought it was only a match for me. But when it comes to Pakistan, I saw the love from my people. After that, whenever I went to a shop, they won’t take money from me. They would say, ‘you go, you go. I won’t take money from you! And it’s the same for Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi as well,” he said in the video shared by Pakistan Cricket. In the 2021 match, Pakistan had brought to an end India’s near-three-decade domination of them in the world stage in the most convincing fashion, embarrassing their arch-rivals by 10 wickets in t...
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Pakistan name mystery spinner for Tests against England | Cricket News – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan named uncapped mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed and fast bowler Mohammad Ali in their 18-member squad for next month’s three-Test home series against England. The 24-year-old Ahmed is in top form in the ongoing domestic first-class tournament, where he has picked up 43 wickets at an impressive average of 21.95. Ali has made his way into the Test squad after grabbing 56 wickets in the last two domestic seasons and his tally of 24 wickets this season are the most by any fast bowler in the tournament. England will play a Test series in Pakistan 17 years after last touring the country in 2005. Pakistan have twice hosted England during this period in the United Arab Emirates. England toured Pakistan before the T20 World Cup in Australia for a seven-match Twenty20 series and we...
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Ben Stokes imprints his name on England triumph; Adil Rashid shines; Babar backs his brave bowlers & Rizwan chirps away

As soon as he hit, Ben Stokes started to backpedal, roar, and kept roaring till first Livingstone hugged him. And then the rest of his team-mates. Perhaps, no other contemporary cricketer seizes big moments like him. He is imprinted in all the biggies. The 2019 World Cup final. Even when he was sprawled on the ground, the ball ricocheting off his bat, became the image. The Ashes when he couldn’t even see his partner Jack Leach bat, hunched as he was at the non-striker covering his eyes. And then that gobsmacking smack off Pat Cummins. And now, in another World Cup, he has caught hold of the big moment and pocketed it with steel and ambition. Even in that last over that England lost in Kolkata, it was him with the bowling but where it could have scarred a lesser mortal, he has wiped it ...
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England vs Pakistan: Head-to-head stats ahead of T20 World Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Following are some England-Pakistan head-to-head stats in white-ball cricket ahead of their T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. * England and Pakistan will meet in a World Cup final again after 30 years. * At the same venue of MCG, Pakistan had won their only ODI World Cup, defeating England by 22 runs in 1992. * There are more striking similarities with the 1992 World Cup. Thirty years ago too, Pakistan had beaten New Zealand en route to the final. * In the T20 World Cup, England and Pakistan have met twice so far with the former winning on both occasions, by six wickets in 2010 and by 48 runs in 2009. * In the ODI World Cup, Pakistan have a better head-to-head record of 5-4 from 10 matches. One match was a no result. * Both Pakistan and England suffered set...
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Pakistan create record of most wins over a team in T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Following their seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the first semifinal in the ICC T20 World Cup in Sydney, Pakistan recorded their 18th T20I win over the Kiwis. Pakistan's total of 18 wins in T20Is over New Zealand is a record for most wins by a team the other in the history of the shortest format. The second and third positions are held by India, which has 17 wins each over West Indies and Sri Lanka in T20Is. Lastly, it is England which has 17 wins over Pakistan in T20Is. Coming to the match, opting to bat first, New Zealand posted 152/4 in their 20 overs. Left struggling at 49/3 in eight overs, skipper Kane Williamson (46 off 42 balls) built a 68-run stand with all-rounder Daryl Mitchell, who scored a valuable 53* off 35 balls consisting of three fours and a six. Mitchell an...
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T20 World Cup: It’s a tough pill to swallow, says Kane Williamson after semi-final loss | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: A crestfallen New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said losing the T20 World Cup semifinal was a "tough pill to swallow" but admitted that his team was not disciplined enough to challenge a far-superior Pakistan here on Wednesday. New Zealand, last edition's runners-up, were outclassed in the semifinal by Pakistan, who dished out a clinical show to notch up a comfortable seven-wicket win to sail into their third T20 World Cup final. As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand"Very disappointing to not make Pakistan work a lot harder. They were outstanding. We were outplayed. It's a tough pill for us to swallow. Babar (Azam) and (Mohammad) Rizwan put us under pressure," Williamson said during the post-match presentation ceremony. Pakistan first restricted New Zealand to 152 for four o...
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‘This World Cup deserves India-Pakistan final’: Twitter reacts after Pakistan’s win over New Zealand in semis | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Having been on the verge of elimination after suffering defeats against India and Zimbabwe in their first two games of the tournament, Pakistan have made it to the final of the 2022 T20 World Cup. Paceman Shaheen Afridi led the way with 2-24 as the Black Caps were restricted to 152-4 before openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam finally found their scoring touch with half centuries in a 105-run stand to lay the foundation for victory. The 2009 champions will meet either England or India -- who play on Thursday in Adelaide -- in the November 13 decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The former cricketers took to Twitter to extend their wishes for the victorious Pakistan team. This World Cup deserve india/pak final— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1667994138000Yay 😀 clinical pe...
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T20 World Cup Semi-final: Pakistan in final after 7-wicket win over New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: A rejuvenated Pakistan lifted their game when it mattered the most and stormed into the T20 World Cup final with a convincing seven-wicket win over New Zealand here on Wednesday. Pakistan first restricted New Zealand to 152 for four on a slow SCG track and then chased down the target with consummate ease, riding on skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan's attacking fifties to book their place in the final after 13 years. This will be Pakistan's third appearance in the T20 World Cup final. They had finished runners-up to India in the inaugural edition in 2007 before claiming the title two years later. As it happened: Pakistan vs New ZealandThe win over New Zealand, last edition's runners-up side, also kept the prospect of a mouth-watering India-Pakistan final in Melbourne on Sund...
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T20I Rankings: Suryakumar Yadav consolidates top spot, Arshdeep Singh surges to career-best 23rd | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: In-form India batter Suryakumar Yadav consolidated his top spot in the batting chart, while left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh climbed to a career-best 23rd position among bowlers in the latest ICC T20I rankings released on Wednesday. Yadav, who has been in sizzling form, has amassed 225 runs from five matches at a strike-rate of almost 200 in the ongoing T20 World Cup. He achieved a career-high rating of 869 points to continue as the number one batter in the format. In India's last group match, Yadav blasted a 25-ball 61 as he added six points in the weekly rankings update to go 39 points clear of second-placed Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan. Next in the list is New Zealand's Devon Conway, 90 points adrift of Yadav, while Pakistan captain Babar Azam is a further seven points behind the ...
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T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Pakistan: Matthew Hayden backs Pakistan captain Babar Azam to fire in semis | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Pakistan mentor Matthew Hayden is backing struggling captain Babar Azam to produce something special in the knockout stages of the Twenty20 World Cup, starting in Wednesday's semi-final against New Zealand. Opener Babar put together his first innings of note against Bangladesh in their final group match on Sunday as Pakistan scraped into the semi-finals courtesy of the Netherlands' upset of South Africa. The 25 runs Babar scored at Adelaide Oval came after just 14 over his four previous matches at the tournament and former Australia opener Hayden thought an even bigger innings was on the cards on Wednesday. "Don't be surprised whatsoever if you see some fireworks because very special players don't often stay down for long," Hayden told reporters. "Babar has been under some adver...
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T20 World Cup: Shahid Afridi calls on Babar Azam to move down the order | Cricket News – Times of India

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam should stand aside and give Mohammad Haris his opener slot to boost their top order firepower in Wednesday's Twenty20 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, former captain Shahid Afridi said. Pakistan, the 2009 champions, looked set to exit the competition until the Netherlands pulled off a major upset by beating South Africa on Sunday. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar went into the tournament ranked as the top two T20 batters but neither has managed a fifty in the tournament so far. Rizwan has scored at a run-a-ball rate while Babar, Pakistan's premier batsman, has a strike rate of 61.90. Both will have to up their game against last year's runners-up New Zealand in the first semi-final in Sydney. India play England in the second semi in Adelaide on Thursday. "Ba...
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T20 World Cup, Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Pakistan make it to semifinals with five-wicket win over Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Pakistan qualified for the semifinals of the T20 World Cup after defeating Bangladesh by five wickets here on Sunday. In their high-stake last Super 12 match, Pakistan rode on Shaheen Afridi's four for 22, his career-best T20I figures, to first restrict Bangladesh to 127 for eight and then chased down the target in 11 balls to spare. Opting to bat, Bangladesh opener Najmul Hossain Shanto made 54, while Afif Hossain remained unbeaten on 24. Pakistan keep their calm and are through to the #T20WorldCup semi-final 👏#PAKvBAN | 📝: https://t.co/vXUjRfB2l0 https://t.co/DaSmLEN6O8— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1667720360000Later, Pakistan chased down the target with consummate ease, reaching 128 for five in 18.1 overs. Mohammad Rizwan made a run-a-ball 32, while Mohammad Haris scored a...
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Watch: Pommie Mbangwa’s elation at commentary box after Zimbabwe’s famous win over Pakistan

Mpumelelo Mbangwa gave one of the iconic commentary moments on Thursday at Optus stadium in Perth.In a T20 World Cup thriller, Zimbabwe snatched a famous victory from the Men in Green by one run. Pommie Mbangwa who was in the AIR at the time as a commentator was over the moon as Zimbabwe was victorious at the end. His reactions were lauded by the netizens and many former and current cricketers. Commentary on the final ball.When Zimbabwe beat Pakistan.#PAKvsZIM #PAKvZIM#ZIMvPAK #ZIMvsPAKpic.twitter.com/JAN715h6wx — Cricket Videos🏏 (@Crickket__Video) October 27, 2022 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Pakistan’s Bazid Khan who was next to the former Zimbabwe player seemed shellshocked by what had just happened.Pakistan entered as favourites into the World Cup with a formidable pace ...
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Zimbabwe stun Pakistan: Big turning points of the T20 World Cup thriller in Perth | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan experienced their worst nightmares of recent times on Thursday as they suffered a shock one run defeat against minnows Zimbabwe in Perth. Chasing a par 131 for victory, Pakistan could only get to 129 in stipulated 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. Sikandar Raza was the star of the match for the African nation as his bowling effort of 3 for 25 along with disciplined bowling from the rest of his teammates helped Zimbabwe secure a historical win at the cricketing carnival Down Under. One for the history books 👏Iconic moments captured after Zimbabwe's astonishing one-run win against Pakistan.… https://t.co/W3OlgVSZJ6— ICC (@ICC) 1666884258000Pakistan who were pretty good in the first half of the match only had themselves to blame as their batters had a horrible outing ...
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Anchors at the top as teams go slow in Powerplay in bowler-friendly conditions in Australia

This is the first time the T20I showpiece event is held in Australia. This iteration of the T20 World cup started a month sooner than the actual Australian international cricket calendar. Cricket in Australia generally starts in mid-November. After four world cups back to back in the subcontinent this is a world cup in completely different conditions. The variation in approach by the teams has been notable so far. 32-2 and 32-3 are the totals after the first six overs in the India vs Pakistan game. The ball was seaming all over the place. The conditions were reminiscent of the day one Test pitch at Lord’s. The average Powerplay total at the 2021 T20 World cup in UAE was 40.83 and in the 2022 World Cup so far, including the game between Pakistan and Zimbabwe on October 27, is 39.21. Apar...