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Sarfraz wants to lead with performance

Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed vowed to make his contribution with the bat, behind the stumps and his tactics as skipper to lead Pakistan to victory over a more formidable and experienced England in the two-match series which gets underway at Lord's.

‘Fearless’ Pakistan ready to put England under pressure

LONDON: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes his "fearless" side have everything to gain when they face an "under the pump" England in the first Test at Lord's on Thursday. England will be looking for some much-needed home comfort after recent winless Test tours of Australia and New Zealand extended their poor away record in cricket's longest format to 13 matches without a victory. Pakistan, by contrast, enter this two-match campaign on the back of a morale-boosting five-wicket win over Test debutants Ireland at…

Fakhar Zaman hopes to make a mark at Lord’s

Not many followers of the game would have forgotten Fakhar Zaman’s exploits at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Across in England and Wales, playing in that part of the world for the first time, Zaman smashed 31, 50 and 57 in his first three appearances and then came the memorable 114 – in just 106 balls – as Pakistan beat India by 180 runs in the final at The Oval. Zaman, Player of the Match in that final, is back in England, this time as part of the Test side. He has never played Test cricket before, and has in fact 31…

West Indies to face World XI in Lord’s charity Twenty20 match

LONDON: The West Indies will face a Rest of the World XI in a lone Twenty20 match at Lord's to raise funds for Caribbean cricket grounds damaged by recent hurricanes. The reigning World Twenty20 champions will face the World XI on May 31 in a match that will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. Both James Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla and Dominica's Windsor Park Stadium were damaged as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Now the International Cricket Council has granted the match international status, with England…

England captain Knight aiming for ‘perfect’ final

LONDON: England captain Heather Knight hopes her side will have saved their best for last when they face India in the Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday. Tournament hosts England suffered a surprise 35-run defeat by India in their very first pool match of this year's World Cup. But since that Derby disappointment, England have gone seven games unbeaten, edging out defending champions Australia by three runs in pool play before just seeing off South Africa by two wickets in a tense semi-final at Bristol on…

On this day in 2016 – Misbah did famous push-ups at Lord’s

Pakistan toured England in 2016 for the first time after spot-fixing scandal in 2010. The first Test kicked off on July 14, 2016 at Lord’s. It was Misbah Ul Haq’s first Test at the historic ground and he achieved on his first day that many legends only desired of, getting his name on the honour’s board of Lord’s for scoring a century. Misbah Ul Haq, Pakistan’s Test captain, played a mesmerizing inning and what he did afterward was even more magical. RELATED: Pakistan celebrate Test win with press-ups, military salute…

Yasir Shah to face Afghanistan at Lord’s

LONDON: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah will complete an impressive international line-up when MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) face Afghanistan in the new Test nation's first match at Lord's on Tuesday. Yasir, who has taken 149 wickets in 26 Tests, has most recently been playing for Kent in the County Championship and joins fellow Pakistan international Misbah-ul-Haq in facing Afghanistan in a 50 overs per side match. Lord's owners MCC will be captained by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum. Their team also…

Lord’s pays tribute to Younis Khan

ISLAMABAD: Veteran Pakistani cricketer Younis Khan’s career was celebrated at Lord’s Cricket Ground of London. This farewell event took place at The Long Room of Lord’s on May 18. A large number of cricket fans, players of the national cricket team, members of the community and media persons attended the ceremony and paid rich tributes to the legendary cricketer. In his remarks as chief guest, Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas termed him a role model for youth to emulate. Honouring 🇵🇰's greatest…

Afghanistan to make Lord’s debut in ‘landmark’

LONDON: Afghanistan are set for another milestone after it was announced Friday they will play their first match at Lord's, taking on a side led by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Now one of the world's leading associate, or junior cricket, countries Afghanistan are closing in on becoming a Test match nation. They are top of the International Cricket Council's Intercontinental Cup standings, with the winner set to gain Test status next year. Their 50-over match against MCC at Lord's, "the home of…

WATCH: Lord’s pays tribute to Shahid Afridi with this video

LONDON: Lord's Cricket Stadium presented tribute to Pakistan's star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi with a video of his  2009 World T20 winning performance. The stadium dubbed as 'Home of Cricket' runs a proper social media account and tweets interesting stuff about game. A number of international players have also chosen their 'All-Time XI' teams by talking to the social media team of the ground.  Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious 21-year career. The…