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Pakistan bats in first Australia Test DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.Pakistan, without their ace spinner Saeed Ajmal who was last month suspended for illegal bowling action, gave debuts to leg-spinner Yasir Shah and paceman Imran Khan.They have also included a second spinner, left-armer Zulfiqar Babar.Australia handed Test caps to allrounder Mitchell Marsh and left-armer Steve O'Keefe, and second spinner to Nathan Lyon. The second and final Test is in Abu Dhabi from October 30.Teams: Pakistan: Misbah-ul Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah. Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), David Warner, Chris Rogers, Alex Doolan, Steven Smith, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Johnson, Steve O'Keefe, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon. Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Marais Erasmus (RSA) TV umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG) Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle ...

West Indies seek India meeting in bid to solve crisis BRIDGETOWN: West Indies Cricket Board directors are seeking a meeting with their Indian counterparts in a bid to minimise the potentially colossal consequences of the unprecedented abandonment of the tour of India by the Caribbean side last week.The West Indies cut short their tour last Friday because of an internal pay dispute, even though the fifth one-day international, a Twenty20 match and three Tests still remained to be played.India retaliated by cancelling a tour scheduled ...
Clarke, Misbah ready for spin challenge DUBAI: Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq Tuesday agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan starting in Dubai from Wednesday.Australia have practiced on a specially prepared spin pitch at Brisbane in the lead up and hired world record Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan to learn how to bowl and play spin.Despite ace spinner Saeed Ajmal being suspended due to an illegal bowling action, Pakistan will ...
West Indies face financial crisis after India cancel tour NEW DELHI: West Indies cricket faces a potentially crippling financial crisis after a peeved India Tuesday suspended future visits to the Caribbean following the abandonment last week of the tour to India.The West Indies cut short their tour last Friday because of an internal pay dispute, even though the fifth one-day international, a Twenty20 match and three Tests still remained to be played.India retaliated by cancelling a tour scheduled for February and March 2016 to ...
FCW clinches HED Inter-College Girls Table Tennis title PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa No. 1 Qainat Khan and national Under-15 silver medalist Iqra guided Frontier College for Women to clinch the trophy after defeating Girls College Tajo Bibi, Charsadda in the final of the Inter-College Girls Table Tennis Championship played under the aegis of the Directorate of Sports Higher Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here at indoor hall of Hayatabad Girls College on Tuesday.Principal Hayatabad Girls College Shabnam Ikram was the chief guest on this occasion. ...
Pakistan gets a chance to climb up in ICC Rankings ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has a chance to climb up to the third spot in the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings if it beats Australia 2-0 in the two-Test series at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.A one-nil victory for sixth-place Pakistan, which currently lies level on points with India, will move it up two ratings places to fourth, while a 2-0 win will push them even further up ...
Miandad sees Test series as a comeback to form for Misbah ISLAMABAD: Legendary Batsman, Javed Miandad sees Pakistan-Australia Test series as a comeback one for the skipper Misbah-ul-Haq saying Misbah should aim in winning the series and regain his lost form.Pakistan will play two Tests against Australia between October 22 and November 3, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.Talking to APP, Miandad advised Misbah to not repeat mistakes in the Tests that were made in the ODI series saying defeating Aussies won't be easy as they have ...


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