Shadab Khan is ready to play any number for the Pakistan team


While talking to the media at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, the white ball vice-captain said that if there is a decision on my request, I will definitely play in the middle order, but I have to look at the needs of the team, so I am ready to play at any batting number.

The all-rounder said that a busy schedule awaits the green shirts, points are important in every series in the ICC World Cup Super League, so the focus is now on the Netherlands tour, keeping that in mind, we are preparing hard.

He said that the entire team is united like a family and under the leadership of Babar Azam, if they play together, they will get success, all the players are eager to perform well in the upcoming matches.

Shadab Khan said about the chances of victory of Green Shirts against India in the Asia Cup that whoever the opponent is, we enter the field only to win, with the same thought we will compete against the traditional opponent.

For most sixes in international cricket, Rohit Sharma broke Shahid Afridi’s record with 477 sixes.


India’s all-format captain Rohit Sharma became the second batsman to hit sixes in international cricket, surpassing former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi.

35-year-old Rohit Sharma hit three sixes in the fourth T20 against West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium turf ground in Lauderhill, Florida, the USA on August 6, 2022. He scored 33 runs off 16 balls.

Rohit Sharma has now overtaken Shahid Afridi to become second in the list of most sixes in international cricket.

In his career from 1996 to 2018, the Pakistani legend hit 52 in 27 Tests, 351 sixes in 398 ODIs and 73 sixes in 99 T20 matches and his total number of sixes was 476.

Rohit Sharma now has 477 sixes to his name, of which 64 sixes are in 45 Tests, 250 sixes in ODI cricket, and 163 sixes in 131 T20Is.

First on this list is West Indian opener, Chris Gayle, with 553 sixes to his name.

Between 1999 and 2021, Rohit hit 98 sixes in 103 Tests, 331 sixes in 301 ODIs, and 124 sixes in 79 T20 matches. Former Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum is fourth in the list of batsmen with the most sixes in international cricket with 398 sixes while his compatriot Martin Guptill is in the fifth position with 379 sixes.

PCB will host the T20 series against England on Australian clay-less pitches


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to host the upcoming T20 series against England on clay-less pitches in Australia. Recently, the pitches were relayed at the National Stadium, Karachi and according to GeoSuper, the work is almost complete.

The square will be finalized in the coming days after the England tour is officially announced.
The plan to put Australian clay on these pitches has been delayed after Australian pitch curator Darren Hugh’s visit to Pakistan.

According to sources, Darren Hugh, who visited four Test centers in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi last month, did not give a ‘favorable opinion’ about making pitches like Australia in the country.

So, PCB will host England and possibly New Zealand and West Indies on pre-prepared pitches.

After about 13 years, PCB lost the old pitches in Karachi and Lahore to develop brand new pitches using special clay from Nandipur (a town near Gujranwala).

The English cricket team will visit Pakistan for 7 T20 matches from September 20 to October 2.

Junior League; Offer less than 25 percent to title sponsor


The first edition of Chairman PCB Ramiz Raja’s dream project Pakistan Junior League is to be held in October, forgetting the PSL, all the attention of the board is focused on this event these days. Reached, PCB kept a reserve price of around 45 crores (Rs 448 million) for 3 years, hoping that big companies would participate but it didn’t happen.

A total of three companies took part in the bidding, including Services Industries and Four Main Event Management along with Sargram Transworld, a longtime Pakistan cricketer, Services were disqualified for not submitting bid security.

Now there are 2 parties left in the field, both of them gave a bid of 9.9 crore rupees for 3 years, the amount of one year is 3 crore which is not even 25% of the reserve price. Informed of the price and asked to submit a new bid which will be opened on Friday.

In this regard, sources say that the market is under pressure these days, there have been problems due to the increase in the value of the dollar, then this is an event for junior cricketers, in this, who will give 45 crore rupees to PCB, from PJL. The dream of big financial gains does not seem realistic.

Emirates League; Pakistani cricketers could not get NOC


The first edition of the UAE Twenty League will be held from January 6 to February 12 next year.

The PCB did not look favorably on this event and therefore raised the issue of increasing league losses before the ICC.

It is also being considered to prevent the players from participating in the leagues of the associated countries in the future.

According to the sources, no Pakistani cricketer has been allowed to participate in the Emirates League so far, 2-star cricketers asked for NOC from the board but both were refused, others did not contact after seeing this, Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah. Afridi, Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Rizwan were approached by several players from various franchises, the reasons for refusal being cited as international cricket series and workload.

Pakistani cricketers will also participate in the PSL with series from New Zealand, West Indies, and England at the end of this year and early next year. also did not get permission to go to UAE, some time ago 2 players were offered 12,12 crore rupees, and others were also asked for heavy compensation, however, seeing the cold attitude of the board, the franchises have now turned to Pakistani cricketers. I have stopped watching.

When some players contacted the organizers, they were told that the PCB has not yet clarified the NOC policy, but according to sources, several million dollars have been demanded from the UAE for the permit.

It should be noted that the Indian boards give money to all the boards in return for allowing the cricketers to participate in the IPL, but the UAE has not made such a policy yet.

Babar Azam and Umar Gill became part of Wisden’s all-time T2011


Last year, Wisden named the all-time T20 World XI based on the ICC rankings.

The top 4 batsmen in the all-time rankings include a wicketkeeper. Along with three fast bowlers and two spinners, the highest-rated all-rounder was also named.

The ICC rankings are updated regularly as players reach the top positions in the rankings and often surpass others, so the ICC All-Time Rankings are also frequently changed.

South Africa’s Tabriz Shamsi has been in the limelight for his T20 performances over the last year or so and has managed to overtake West Indies’ Sunil Narine, who is regarded as the greatest spinner in T20s.

The left-arm wrist spinner has picked up 61 wickets since his debut in 2017 and has also maintained a good economy at an average of fewer than seven runs an over.

Aaron Finch, Babar Azam, David Malan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shane Watson, Daniel Vettori, Umar Gill, Samuel Badree, Tabriz Shamsi, and Shaun Tait in Wisden’s All-Time T2011 based on ICC rankings are

Test final race; Ricky Ponting’s refusal to exclude Pakistan


Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting says that Pakistan cannot be called out of the race for the ICC Test Championship final. Cricketers did not get a chance to play on their home grounds for a long time but their passion for the game did not die down, world-class players are continuously emerging from Pakistani soil.

The former Australian captain said that South Africa proved to be a surprise package in the World Test Championship, second-ranked Australia is also a strong candidate to play in the finals, but they have to perform well in the 4 Test matches played on the tour of India. Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka are also capable of surprising their opponents and reaching the decider.

A big blow to Pakistan’s team chances of playing the World Test Championship final


Pakistan’s team chances of reaching the final of the World Test Championship took a big blow.

The 246-run loss in the second Test against Sri Lanka dropped the national team from 3rd to 5th position in the ICC World Test Rankings. Pakistan had a strong chance of reaching the second position in case of victory, which has vanished.

In the ICC World Test Championship, Sri Lanka secured the third position by leveling the series against Australia and Pakistan.

On the points table, South Africa is first, Australia is second, Sri Lanka is third, India is fourth, Pakistan is fifth, West Indies is sixth, while the team England occupies seventh place.

It should be remembered that Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 246 runs in the second Test match to level the series 1-1.

On the last day of the second test match, the national team could only score 261 runs against Sri Lanka, captain Babar Azam played a resistance inning of 81 runs, but he failed to draw the match.

Babar Azam broke Javed Miandad’s record of 1,000 Test runs in the fewest innings as a national captain


Star batsman Babar Azam has broken Javed Miandad’s record of scoring 1000 Test runs in the shortest innings as a national captain.

Babar Azam completed 1000 runs in the 22nd innings of his 13th test match as a captain on the fourth day of the second test against Sri Lanka, he has so far scored 1022 runs at an average of 51.10 including 2 centuries and 7 fifties.

Saleem Malik holds the record for completing 1000 Test runs as a captain in the shortest innings for Pakistan, who accomplished this feat in 19 innings.

Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq is second in this list after completing 1000 Test runs in 21 innings, Inzamam-ul-Haq is also third in this list after completing 1000 runs in 22 Test innings like Babar Azam, Javed Miandad completed 1000 Test runs as a captain after playing 27 innings.

Fourth in this list, while Imran Khan and Mushtaq Muhammad as captains are at the 5th position in this list after completing 1000 Test runs in 31 and 31 innings respectively.

Sri Lanka has withdrawn from hosting the Asia Cricket Cup 2022


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) informed the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) of its decision to host the event.

According to Sri Lankan media, the SLC informed the ACC about their decision and said that they are not in a position to organize the Asia Cup cricket tournament in the country due to the current political and economic situation in the country.

The Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in August and September 2022 before the T20 World Cup in Australia.

The decision to hold the event in the UAE has not yet been made. However, the Asia Cricket Cup can be held in any Asian country including India.

Sri Lanka will likely request the UAE Cricket Board to choose a venue where they can host the event.