Faheem Ashraf excels in the Big Bash League with his all-around performance.

In the 12th season of the Big Bash League (BBL), Pakistani all-rounder Faheem Ashraf helped Hobart Hurricanes defeat Brisbane Heat by a mere two runs on Wednesday.

When the all-rounder entered the crease, the Hurricanes were in trouble at 93-5 after 16.2 overs. Faheem was left stranded at the other end and his team needed to pick up the pace but they kept losing wickets. Ashraf led his team to 120-9 in 20 overs while being unbeaten at 11 from 6 balls.

To protect the narrow target, Hobart needed quick victories, which Faheem provided by taking down the dangerous opener, Josh Brown, on the powerplay.

Before Faheem returned to hit the winning blow, Sam Hain and Jimmy Peirson were cruising to the mark and had stitched a crucial 73-run partnership. In the 17th over, the right-arm bowler bowled out Hain for 26 to put Hobart back in the contest.

Heat’s chase effort was unsuccessful by two runs. Faheem completed his four-over performance with outstanding figures of 2/19.

In the current BBL 12, Ashraf has collected seven wickets in nine games.



In a secret ceremony, Shadab Khan marries Saqlain Mushtaq’s daughter.

Shadab announced the information on Twitter and asked for his and his wife’s privacy.

Shadab Khan, a Pakistani all-rounder, recently wed the previous Pakistani head coach’s daughter in a secret ceremony.

He announced the information on Twitter and asked for his wife and himself to have some privacy.


“Thank God, I performed my Nikkah today. It’s a significant day for me and the beginning of a new chapter. Please respect the decisions I, my wife, and our family make. prayers and love to everyone “Shadab said.

This is the latest in a recent string of marriages by Pakistani cricketers, including members of the national squad Haris Rauf and Shan Masood.


Additionally, the daughter of former all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi will be Shaheen Shah Afridi’s bride in February of this year.



Shaheen Shah Afridi, a pacer, performs the Umrah.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, a star pacer for Pakistan, recently had the opportunity to perform Umrah when he was in Saudi Arabia.

Shaheen doesn’t avoid social media and regularly updates his followers on his activities.

The quick bowler posted a photo of himself at the Khana-e-Ka’aba on Twitter and Instagram, two social media sites.

Alhamdulillah, he wrote as the picture’s caption.

Soon after Shaheen shared the photo, admirers and supporters flocked to the comments section to show their support for one of the best bowlers.

Sajid Khan, a cricket player for Pakistan who made his debut with the squad in April 2021, complimented Shaheen.



The speedster has been unable to perform his job owing to a knee ailment. Since November 2022, is now fully recovered and is ready to pick up where he left off.

In his remarks to the media, Shaheen stated, “I have approximately 55 overs under my belt during training and I’m ready to feature in all kinds of cricket.”


Since Shaheen, 22, sustained a knee injury during the T20 World Cup 2022 final against England on November 13, he is not now a member of the Pakistani team.

“I found it difficult to watch from the sidelines. The squad needed me, therefore I made the decision to compete in the T20 World Cup. The outcome would have been different if I had entered the T20 World Cup running in to throw, “Speaking about his time off the field, the pacer remarked

Shaheen also lamented missing out on the home season, which featured England and New Zealand tour appearances.

“Missing the home series against England and New Zealand saddened me. I wanted to play for the squad and win in front of my family,” he stated.

The lanky pacer will lead Lahore Qalandars in the 2018 Pakistan Super League (PSL), where his team is defending champion.


Depending on how well, Shaheen may play cricket again internationally. Whether or not the medical team thereafter grants the athlete the all-clear, the fast bowler competes in the rehabilitation program.

Shaheen recently posted footage of his practice session on Twitter.



Afridi questions Shan Masood’s selection as the ODI team’s vice-captain.

Najam Sethi made the choice to make Shan Masood the vice-captain of the Pakistani side.

Shahid Afridi, a former interim chief selector, has made it plain that PCB was keen on keeping him on as chairman of the committee.

Shahid Afridi explained in an exclusive interview with a local media news station that he was unable to prolong his contract because of other obligations.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was interested in extending my position as the team’s chief selector, but I also have charitable and other obligations. However, in the future, I want to work to support the growth of U19 cricket players “Shahid Afridi stated.

In addition, Afridi declared that Shan Masood’s recent selection as vice-captain of the ODI team against New Zealand was unjustified.

“Shan Masood shouldn’t have been selected as the ODI team’s vice-captain. “The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should have trusted the captain or chief selector; during the first two ODIs against New Zealand, neither Babar Azam nor I gave him a second thought,” remarked Afridi.

According to Shan Masood’s performances for Derbyshire, he “cannot be named as captain or vice-captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team.

When asked about three formats and three captains, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi responded, “Babar Azam’s captaincy, in my opinion, has a lot of opportunity for development. I think it would be better to name one captain for ODI and Test cricket and a different commander for T20s as opposed to three different leaders for the various game formats.”

With these admissions made by Shahid Afridi, it is evident that it was Najam Sethi, the chairman of the PCB Management Committee, and not Afridi or Babar Azam who made the decision to name Shan Masood the vice-captain of the team for the ODI against New Zealand.


Babar’s batting problems have a solution, according to Mohammad Azharuddin.


According to the former Indian captain Azharuddin, Babar Azam’s batting at lower scores in T20 cricket is not a problem. Who also mentioned the possibility that the rigours of leadership may be wearing on the young batter.

According to the data, former Indian captain Azharuddin claimed that Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan would have squandered more overs in the top order of T20 in the beginning during a special interview with Cricket Pakistan, the largest website for Pakistani cricket, in Dubai.

Yes, the Pakistani team’s skipper is not a natural opener; if there is a form issue,He struggles to score runs; it’s not an issue if he bats in lesser numbers as well; the stress of acting as a leader overwhelms him.

Additionally, he claimed that Virat Kohli is somewhat superior to Babar Azam due of his extensive experience.

“There is no comparison because both players play according to their unique styles, but the Indian batter is the best because of his extensive experience.Azharuddin claimed that he was unable to perform in his usual manner during the T20 World Cup.


Azharuddin responded when questioned about players’ careers not lasting too long: “options for selection and format. Our age cannot be compared to modern cricket, since it appears that cricketers are involved in multiple events, including leagues, at the same time “said he.

However, he insisted, “There was a class of cricketers at that time, and there are many famous names who are playing well even now.”

Cricketers will have the best opportunities to showcase their talents and enhance their skills in the ILT20 league.


PCB is considering employing Shoaib Akhtar as a bowling consultant.

  • PCB thinks of asking Akhtar for his advice.
  • Akhtar might be handed a significant national team role.
  • Najam Sethi and a former pacer will soon meet.

The News reported on Wednesday that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is debating hiring legendary fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar as the national team’s bowling consultant.

Following Shahid Afridi’s appointment to the PCB executive committee, the cricket board is considering contacting the right-arm bowler for his knowledge of the sport.

According to rumors, Akhtar may soon be assigned a crucial role for the national team.

According to sources, the former top pacer has already been approached and has expressed interest in helping to raise the level of play among the players.

Najam Sethi, the head of the PCB management committee, will soon meet with Akhtar in Lahore. The former pacer is most likely to receive a job offer from PCB during the meeting.

Sources claim that Akhtar had expressed interest in having a significant involvement in the board’s policy-making.

The bowler, popularly known as Rawalpindi Express, had raised his voice numerous times to urge the Pakistani side to improve after he retired from cricket.

The 47-year-old former right-arm bowler holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery in cricket history, clocking it at 161.3 kph.

Afridi was also chosen by the PCB Management Committee to serve as the temporary chair of the selection committee for the home series against New Zealand.

Sethi presided over the decision-making process after the government confirmed his appointment to lead the PCB.

Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum will also be on the panel, and Haroon Rashid, a member of the management committee, will serve as the convener.



Lanning, Litchfield give Australia a comfortable victory over Pakistan

BRISBANE Captain Meg Lanning and opener Phoebe Litchfield were the reason the Australian women’s team comfortably defeat Pakistan 8 wickets to none in their opening game of the three-match Day international series played at Allan Border Field on Monday.

After Litchfield lost her friend Beth Mooney early on, Lanning and Litchfield scored 137 in the second inning. Diana Baig, a cricketer for Pakistan, swept her clean. who was making her comeback after having a shoulder ailment prevent her from participating in the Ireland series in November of last year.

Pakistan could have made it more difficult in the eyes of Australia If Muneeba Ali did not resist an opportunity to catch at the point of speed bowler Fatima Sana, who was able to disarm Lanning who was playing at six at the point.

PAKISTAN batter Nida Dar hits a shot into the opposite side in the inaugural One-day International against Australia at the Allan Border Field on Monday.–courtesy PCB

There was no turning at the Australian skipper after that. The left-hander hit nine boundary boundaries as she played a 76-ball run for 67, before being caught by Omaima’s spin.

Litchfield On his own pushed Australia to victory by contributing the equivalent of 78 runs in 92 balls, with the aid of nine fours as well as six.

All-rounder Nida Dar’s half-century in the earlier innings, when Pakistan was struggling at 338, bolstered the team.

Nida and Captain Bismah Maroof partnered for 46 runs to start Pakistan’s comeback. Who got 28 off 46 runs, and then the team’s score was competitive because to Aliya Riaz’s (11) and Sidra Nawaz’s (14) contributions.

In the process, Nida played 88 deliveries to score 59 runs. Who amassed two wickets, which is nearly Darcie Brown’s total.

The second ODI will take place at the same location on Wednesday.

Summary scores

PAKISTAN 160-8 over 40 balls (Nida Dar 59, Bismah Maroof 28, Sidra Nawaz 14 not out Darcie Brown 2-21, Jessica Jonassen 2-23); AUSTRALIA 155-2 with 28.5 overs (Phoebe Litchfield 78 not out, Meg Lanning 67).


3rd ODI Pakistan win the toss, bat in the final in the match against New Zealand

Pakistan captain Babar Azam (L) and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (C) together with an official of the match at the toss.

Pakistan was the first to win the toss and then decided to field against New Zealand in the deciding match of the three-match One-day international series evenly poised at 1-1in Karachi’s National Stadium in Karachi on Friday.

The hosts have made two changes by bringing in Shan Masood — who was recently appointed vice-captain — and Mohammad Hafsain replacing Imam-ul Haq and Naseem Shah. New Zealand is unchanged.

The Kiwis did start the series in a losing position however, they were able to read the pitch to decide on the first batting position on Wednesday, placing Pakistan in a bind when the hosts were unable to get runs.

The context of the weather conditions makes this one to be awaited by the supporters in Karachi who are expected to show up in large numbers on what is expected to be a cold, wintery weekend with temperatures predicted to drop to single figures.

The cold weather could have a lower chance of dew, and the team that bowls second — similar to what New Zealand did in the previous game will benefit from an advantage due to spinners having more grip.

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (capt), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson

PCB includes retired athletes among its beneficiaries

The PCB also announced that it had added an ex-chairman and former Test cricketer, Ramiz Raja.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced Wednesday that it had increased the pension amounts for its former Test cricketers.

The latest updates of the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy, which was last updated in January 2019, include an annual inflation rise to ensure there aren’t any further delays in the increases in pensions.

A former Test cricketer, as well as the Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will receive the amount of PKR154,000 per month in pension, and the other former cricketers will be paid PKR154,000, seven will get PKR148,000. Thirty-two will receive PKR142,000.

The PCB has also announced adding former Test cricketer and chairman Ramiz Raja to its pensioners’ list. He will begin receiving his pension starting in February 2023.

In an announcement, the ex-PCB Chairperson Ramiz Raja said, “It brings me great joy and satisfaction to announce an increase in pensions as well as other modifications of the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy. As a former cricketer in charge of Pakistan cricket, I was expected to protect and safeguard the welfare and interests of all current and former cricketers. I am happy to be able to meet one of my promises and have changed the policy in that we will see an annual increase in pensions.”

A list of various categories of pension:

  • Category A players who have appeared in at least 21 Testing: Starting at PKR54,000 up to PKR154,000.
  • Category B gamers who’ve played between 11 and 20 Tests. From PKR48,000 up to PKR148,000.
  • Category C – players who have participated in less than 10 minutes of Tests Between PKR42,000 and PKR142,000.
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