Pakistan Cricket News: What's Up in Pakistan Cricket Now


Here is the latest Pakistan Cricket News that has been circulating for quite some time.

Pakistan Management Making Changes in the Asia Cup Squad

After whitewashing the Afghanistan team in the ODI series, Pakistan management decided to make a few changes to their ODI squad announced for the Asia Cup.

Saud Shakeel who was not a part of the Pakistan Squad for the Asia Cup, has been called up in place of Tayyib Tahir who is still with the squad as a travelling reserve.

This decision was taken after the third ODI between Pakistan and Afghanistan in which Saud Shakeel was part of the team.

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Pakistan Team Whitewashed Afghanistan Team in ODI Series

From the latest Pakistan Cricket News, After a very close and crunch encounter with Afghanistan in the 2nd ODI, the Pakistan team beat Afghanistan in the 3rd ODI by 59 runs to clinch the series.

Pakistan Skipper won the toss and elected to Bat first.

However, both the openers failed this time and departed after scoring a few runs.

Then, captain Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan slowly and steadily built the partnership and later on the lower order of the Pakistan team smashed the Afghani bowlers.

Pakistan put a decent total of 268 on the board and in reply Afghanistan team was under pressure from the start losing quick wickets and pushing them on the back foot.

As the innings progressed, Wicket kept tumbling and Mujeeb Ur Rehman played a brilliant innings at the back end of the Afghanistan Innings.

However, the whole Afghanistan cricket team was bundled out for 209 in the 49th over.

A brilliant piece of Bowling from Shadab Khan and Rana Faheem sealed the deal for Pakistan.

With this victory, Pakistan Whitewashed the Afghanistan team in this ODI series.

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Pakistan team became No.1 team in ODI Rankings

With a recent series win against Afghanistan, Pakistan jumped up to the Number 1 position in the ICC ODI rankings.

This is the first time in the ODI cricket history that Pakistan has achieved the first position and is on the top of all the teams like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.

So, This means that the Pakistan team will be heading to the Upcoming Asia Cup and the Mega events like the World Cup as the Number 1 team in the world which gives the players and management a significant boost.

To achieve this feat, Pakistan has to beat Afghanistan 3-0 otherwise a single defeat would have pushed them to Number 3 in the rankings.

However, the Pakistan team did it by whitewashing the Afghanistan team.

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BCCI President to Visit Pakistan to Attend Asia Cup Matches

In the latest Pakistan Cricket News, It is confirmed that BCCI President, Roger Binny and BCCI Chairman Rajiv Shukla will be visiting Pakistan to attend Asia Cup 2023 matches that are going to happen in Lahore and Multan.

Pakistan Cricket Board invited the senior board members of all the teams participating in the Asia Cup to attend the matches.

Besides this, an honorary dinner is also planned in the Governor's House, Lahore for these respected board members.

The BCCI President and Chairman will visit Lahore for two days and they will enter Pakistan through the Wagah Border where security arrangements are under preparation.

Although the Pakistan Government and the Indian Government have cold relationships, the visit of the BCCI board members is a positive step towards restoring bilateral cricket between both nations.

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Pakistan Blind Cricket team defeated India to bag the Gold Medal

Among the latest Pakistan Cricket News, Pakistan Blind Cricket team beat the Indian Blind Cricket Team in the ongoing International Blind Sports Federation World Games in

Birmingham, England. In this event, the Pakistan team has already beaten England, Australia, and Bangladesh to reach the Finals.

In the Final, the Indian Blind Team batted first and posted a total of 185 on board. In reply, Pakistan's openers made a flying start by crossing the 50-run partnership in a mere 4.3 overs.

Later on, the quick fiery locks from the bats of Munzir and Salman sealed the deal for the Pakistan team in just the the 15th over of the innings.

Indian Bowlers gave away Extras as many as 42 of them literally making the chase easier for the Pakistan Team.

After the match, players really celebrated their Gold Medal victory by flying their green shirts in the Edgbaston Stadium. A large number of Pakistan team supporters made their presence felt by cheering and chanting for their team.

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Dilemmas of Pakistan Cricket Board

In other Pakistan cricket News, the PCB governing body and management are in a serious dilemma where there is a sense of uncertainty.

In the past one year, the Pakistan Cricket Board has changed three different Chairmen.

Due to the Political crisis going on in Pakistan, the chairmanship of the Cricket Board has become a joke where the ruling political party in Pakistan wanted to appoint their favourite person to the chairmanship seat.

First of All, Rameez Raja was the chairman who was appointed by Imran Khan to deal with Pakistan Cricket.

But with the fall of Khan’s government, Najam Sethi was appointed the chairman by the new Government Administration.

Due to differences in the administration, former chairman Zaka Ashraf is appointed the new chairman.

Now, the reports are coming that Zaka Ashraf will soon be terminated and again Najam Sethi will be appointed the chairman. That is all going on in Pakistan Cricket’s top management.

PCB announced Ticket Prices for the South Africa Women's Series

The South African Board recently announced their full-strength women's team for their tour to Pakistan.

After the schedule announced by PCB, all the matches will be played in Karachi starting from the first T20 on September 1, 2023.

The series comprises 3 T20 Internationals and 3 One Day international matches.

The price of tickets for VIP enclosures is kept at PKR 100 for the first two ODIs and T20s.

However, the price of a single ticket is PKR 150 for the 3rd ODI and T20 match. One can buy the tickets online from the booking website from 12:00 AM PST onwards.

For physical ticket purchases, one can buy them on match days from the box offices outside the National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi.