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Umar Akmal should learn from Kamran, says McCullum

SHARJAH: Lahore Qalandars' captain Brendon McCullum on Friday said that he thinks Umar Akmal should learn from his elder brother Kamran if he wants to progress and achieve success in his faltering career. Umar was dropped from the Lahore side after scoring just 57 runs in the five games he played before he was sidelined to an extent where he doesn't even come to the stadium. Lahore lost seven of their ten games and for the third year and ended on the last spot in Pakistan Super League points table. A…

McCullum blasts bowlers after sixth consecutive defeat

DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars' captain Brendon McCullum blamed his bowlers for the sixth successive defeat in the Pakistan Super League third edition as his side was easily defeated by Islamabad United in Dubai on Thursday. Lahore rode on a brilliant 62 by opener Anton Devcich on PSL debut but still managed to score 163, losing their last eight wickets for a mere 62 runs in a customary collapse. Devcich's New Zealand team-mate Luke Ronchi blasted 41-ball 77 with six sixes and five boundaries to help Islamabad reach the…

Ricky Ponting names his All Time XI

Former Australian skipper and probably the best cricket captain of recent times Ricky Ponting has named his All Time XI.  “On top of the order I have Matthew Hyden and Justin Langer – the two guys I have really enjoyed batting behind,” he said placing the two fellow players on opening position. He chose South African Jacques Kallis, who is regarded as one of the best all-rounders the game has produced, for third place. Putting Indian Little Master Sachin Tandulkar on second-down position as “He had a great…

Brilliant McCullum sets T20 Blast record

LONDON: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's explosive hitting saw him set a new record in the English T20 Blast competition on Friday with a blistering 158 not out off 64 balls for his county Warwickshire.