MIRPUR: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq blamed his bowlers for the team losing the Asia Cup crown to Sri Lanka, stating that they failed to create pressure on the opposition.
“We need early wickets in such matches but we could not get them. Saeed (Ajmal) gave us good breakthroughs. In bowling also [...]
MIRPUR: Sri Lanka have not won a major title for a long while and captain Angelo Mathews today said that his side were happy to have broken the “barrier of finals” by defeating Pakistan in the summit clash to lift the Asia Cup here.
Sri Lanka were runners-up [...]
DHAKA: Far from being bogged down by captaincy, Virat Kohli said he is looking forward to leading an under-fire Indian cricket team in the Asia Cup starting tomorrow even though it is a tough position to be in.
Kohli has been made stand-in captain for the regional mega-event [...]
DHAKA: India and Pakistan get a rare chance to score brownie points when they renew their intense, but intermittent, cricket rivalry in the Asia Cup one-day tournament which opens in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
On-field contests featuring the traditional foes, which attract millions of viewers around the cricket [...]
What went wrong with the Indian cricket team on their just concluded tour to New Zealand? A ritualistic post-mortem has greeted the team when it returned home.
It has to, as usual, start at the top. Should MS Dhoni continue as captain after his team’s string of defeats overseas in [...]
DHAKA: Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss Saturday’s final one-dayer against Sri Lanka and the first two matches of the Asia Cup after being banned for making a lewd gesture on live television.
Shakib pointed towards his crotch and then towards the camera that [...]
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s veteran batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is in doubt for the upcoming Asia Cup after picking up a finger injury which has ruled him out of the rest of the ongoing series against Bangladesh.
“He would return home today,” Sri Lanka Cricket announced.
He may [...]
NEW DELHI: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal’s joke on Sachin Tendulkar may not go down well with the batting legend’s fan. In an interview to Wisden India, Ajmal has jokingly said that Tendulkar was forced to retire from ODI after being dismissed by him in the Asia Cup last year.
KARACHI: Fans and former players slammed Pakistan’s preparation and tactics on Monday after the side’s heavy defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India in the World Twenty20.
Pakistan, one of the pre-tournament favourites, went down by eight wickets in the Super Eights match at Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Sunday, watched by millions [...]
COLOMBO: This is a warm-up match that actually isn’t one. The idea of a warm-up is to try out different combinations that works best for the team, give players a feel of the real thing and at the same time gauge the strengths and weaknesses of your squad as well as that of your [...]
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