South Africa start their tour of New Zealand with an all important three-match ODI series in Auckland on Saturday (January 23). All three games are crucial points for both teams in the ICC Championship, with South Africa one point behind Pakistan in fifth place and the hosts a further two points back on 14 points.
India A and India B were to clash in the opening match of the Senior T20 Challenger, but rain threat looms large on Saturday (Jan 4).
Pakistan slipped from poor in the ODIs to abysmal in the T20I format to concede the series, 2-0, against England with one game to spare. In the second T20I, they faced 17 consecutive dot balls, using up 12.2 overs of their innings without scoring. Chasing a daunting target of 186, the situation required for them
While England seemed to have found their mojo after the Ashes debacle, Pakistan have some soul-searching to do with the series on the line.
There was a shift in approach for Pakistan in the last ODI of the rain-affected third match. For the first 20 overs, Pakistan batted exceedingly well. They posted their highest-ever opening partnership in ODIs – 96 runs – which laid the platform for the rest of the line-up. That they didn’t capitalise is something the
In the second ODI against Pakistan, England posted another mammoth total, while the hosts crumbled again. Chasing 328 was never a realistic prospect for Pakistan, and the fact that they lost wickets at regular intervals meant they ultimately folded for 200. In contrast to the first ODI, Pakistan began game two on a positive note.
The momentum Pakistan built at home was interrupted at their ‘other home’, Kuala Lumpur. In the ongoing ICC Women’s Championship ODI series, the Asian-side failed to grab two early points following their 75-run defeat in the opening match at the hands of England, who have already qualified for ICC Women’s World Cup 2021. To keep
Pakistan minus Sana Mir take on England minus Sarah Taylor, Jenny Gunn and Mark Robinson with some new faces in the first ODI.
India were outclassed in the World T20 2018 semi-final in the Caribbean. A year later, the same soil has healed the team though it has come in a bilateral series against West Indies. India, with an unassailable lead of 4-0, will aim to whitewash the hosts when the sides meet for the fifth and final
India have so far run away with three victories on the T20I-leg of their tour of the West Indies. They have not had to break a sweat. They haven’t had to fight for a win. And worst of all, they haven’t had the chance to have a good, hard look at their batting unit. In