Team will give its best, play quality cricket during the World Cup: Sarfaraz
Head coach Mickey Arthur on Monday said the Pakistan team is fully prepared for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, and expressed faith in the players’ ability to win the trophy.
Addressing a joint press conference at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, on the eve of the team’s departure to England for a bilateral ODI series and T20I, Arthur stressed that the players will have to give it their all.
“We have worked really hard over the past two years. We are as prepared as we can be [for the World Cup]. We have to bring [out] all our capabilities to produce results in our favour,” the coach said.
On Yasir Shah’s call-up as a replacement for Shadab Khan, who has been ruled out of the England series due to a virus-related illness, Arthur said it was a “like for ...
Yasir Shah replaces Shadab Khan for England series
Yasir Shah has been named as Shadab Khan’s replacement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, which will be played from May 5-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a press release on Sunday.
Spinner Shadab Khan was earlier ruled out of the series against England following a diagnosis of a virus-related illness, which will require treatment and rest for at least four weeks.
The PCB will set up Shadab’s appointment with specialists in England to help him fully recover before Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup 2019 opener against the Windies on May 31 at Trent Bridge.
Yasir has taken 23 wickets in 24 ODIs. On his last tour to England in 2016, he finished with 19 wickets in four Tests.
Yasir, who was part of the 23 probables, will travel with the side to England on April 23. Pakistan, like any other participating side, has the flexibility to make changes to their ...
Ronaldo '1,000 percent' committed as Juventus claim eighth successive title
Cristiano Ronaldo said he was "1,000 percent committed to staying" with Juventus next season as he claimed his first Serie A title and Juventus their eighth in a row on Saturday.
Massimiliano Allegri's side had needed just one more point for a 35th Scudetto and their latest title triumph helped ease some of the pain of their shock Champions League exit at the Juventus Stadium to Ajax on Tuesday.
A come-from-behind 2-1 win over Fiorentina was enough to give them a 20-point lead on nearest rivals Napoli with five games to play.
Serbian defender Nikola Milenkovic put Fiorentina ahead after less than six minutes.
But Alex Sandro's diving header on 37 minutes and an own goal from Fiorentina defender German Pezzella after a Ronaldo cross in the 53rd minute sealed another title to ease their European disappointment.
"It was a great season and I adapted well. We won the Scudetto and the ...