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PCB grants NOCs to pacers Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, leg-spinner Usama Mir for Big Bash League | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday issued no-objection certificates to fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Zaman Khan, along with leg-spinner Usama Mir, allowing them to participate in the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).PCB released an official statement to announce the approval for NOC to the players which read, "The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued no-objection certificates (NOC) to fast bowlers Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan and leg-spinner Usama Mir for the Big Bash League 2023-24.The board has issued the NOCs considering the workload of players and the future tours programme of the national men's team."Rauf and Mir have been granted permission to participate in five matches each, whereas Zaman will be featured in four matches. The specified matches are sche...
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‘Extremely ordinary’: Gautam Gambhir on Babar Azam’s captaincy after Pakistan’s Asia Cup ouster – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir expressed strong criticism of Babar Azam's captaincy terming it 'extremely ordinary' following Pakistan's failure to reach the Asia Cup final after losing to Sri Lanka in a rain-hit Super 4 clash in Colombo on Thursday.Babar's team suffered a defeat in a nail-biting contest that concluded with Charith Asalanka stealing six runs in the final two balls of the match.Read Also'We weren't up to the mark...': Babar Azam after loss against Sri LankaSri Lanka secured a thrilling last-ball victory over Pakistan in the Asia Cup Super Four match, leaving cricket fans in awe. Pakistan's skipper, Babar Azam, acknowledged Sri Lanka's superior performance, stating that they played better cricket than them. The contest, which left spectators and'We c...
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‘Just told Pathirana to run hard…’: Charith Asalanka on last-ball heist against Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Allrounder Charith Asalanka played a sensational knock of unbeaten 49 against Pakistan to take Sri Lanka into the final of the Asia Cup 2023 on Thursday. Sri Lanka were in a spot of bother when they lost their 8th wicket in the final over as they still needed six off the last two balls. Asalanka then hit a four and ran a two off debutant pacer Zaman Khan to register a thrilling two-wicket win as Sri Lanka chased down a DLS target of 252 in the last delivery."I just thought how can I get two to hit a gap and run hard because it is a big field and just told Pathirana to run hard," Asalanka said after the match.The 26-year-old Asalanka described his sensational 47-ball 49 not out as the second best knock of his career. "I thought either he will bowl a bouncer or a yorker a...
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Pakistan unleash ‘slinger’ Zaman Khan: From tape ball cricket to ODI cauldron | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] COLOMBO: The endless chain of fast bowlers that Pakistan has produced over the years has been the envy point of other cricketing nations. Zaman Khan is the latest to join that illustrious line.But there is a slight difference to Zaman. Perhaps, he is the first slinger fast bowler a la Lasith Malinga to play for Pakistan in international cricket.Zaman was drafted into Pakistan's Asia Cup squad on Wednesday after Naseem Shah was ruled out due to a shoulder injury.Now, the cricketing world might be engaged in a frantic Google search to know more about Zaman, but the 21-year-old had to waddle through layers of difficulties to even start playing cricket.The ever-endearing rags to riches story, if you may.As it happens with many other Pakistan pacers, Zaman too cut his teeth in tape bal...
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Asia Cup: PoK-born pacer Zaman Khan set to make ODI debut for Pakistan

[ad_1] Pakistan Occupied Kashmir-born cricketer Zaman Khan is all set to make his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in the must-win Asia Cup match in Colombo on Thursday. Zaman, a young fast bowler who has had a typical rag to riches story, belongs to a poor family from Mirpur in PoK. He played first for Rawlakot Hawks in the Kashmir League and has now appeared in T20 leagues in Canada and Sri Lanka. Zaman has not played any first class game but has represented Pakistan in six T20 Internationals against Afghanistan and New Zealand. He is set to replace injured Naseem Shah, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. Our playing XI for the #PAKvSL match 🇵🇰#AsiaCup2023 pic.twitter.com/lhT5Vl8RtX — Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 13, 2023 The play...
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Asia Cup: PoK-born pacer Zaman Khan set to make ODI debut for Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Zaman Khan, a talented fast bowler hailing from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, is on the brink of making his ODI debut in a crucial Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Thursday.Zaman's journey to this point is nothing short of inspiring, characterised by a classic rags-to-riches narrative. Born into a modest family in Mirpur, PoK, he initially began his cricketing career with the Rawalakot Hawks in the Kashmir League. Over time, Zaman's skills caught the eye of scouts, and he went on to participate in T20 leagues not only in Canada but also in Sri Lanka.Remarkably, Zaman hasn't had the opportunity to feature in any first-class cricket matches yet. However, he has already represented Pakistan in six T20 Internationals, facing off against teams like Afghanistan and...
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Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah ruled out of Asia Cup, to be replaced by Zaman Khan – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Pakistan on Wednesday received a major setback as fast bowler Naseem Shah was ruled out for the remainder of the Asia Cup due to a shoulder injury.This unfortunate development comes at a crucial juncture for Pakistan, especially ahead of their pivotal clash against Sri Lanka in Colombo scheduled for Thursday.The match against Sri Lanka can be seen as a virtual semi-final, with the winner earning the opportunity to compete in Sunday's final against India.Read AlsoAsia Cup 2023, SL vs PAK: Injury-hit Pakistan, spirited Sri Lanka face-off for place in finalPakistan, grappling with injuries, is set to confront a resilient Sri Lanka in a crucial Super 4 match that will determine a spot in the Asia Cup final. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka currently hold two points each, and the...
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Asia Cup: Injured Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah doubtful for Asia Cup; Shahnawaz Dahani and Zaman Khan added as back-ups | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The participation of Pakistan's fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah in the remaining matches of the Asia Cup has been thrown into uncertainty after both sustained injuries during the Super Four encounter against India.Team management for Pakistan has taken precautionary measures, enlisting fast bowlers Shahnawaz Dahani and Zaman Khan as backups in the Asia Cup squad.A statement from the Pakistan team indicated, "Pakistan have called up Shahnawaz Dahani and Zaman Khan as backups. The two have been called up after Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah picked up niggles in the match against India."13:11KL Rahul's comeback, Virat Kohli's record-breaking streak and Kuldeep Yadav's fiver: Big takeaways from India's record win over PakistanThe statement also clarified the reasoning b...