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Pakistan rises to top spot in ICC T20I rankings

Pakistan Cricket Team moved to the top of International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 International (T20I) rankings, thanks to Sarfraz 11's consistent victories. Pakistan reached the top rank with their tally of 124 points in such a scenario with New Zealand slipping to the second position with 121 points. India did Pakistan a huge favour by registering a 53-run victory over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 International between the two teams on Wednesday bringing the Kiwis down in the ICC T20I rankings. New…

I asked him to play his natural game, says Usman Shinwari’s father

"I told him not to take the pressure, I said just don't think about who you are bowling to and play your natural game," Asmat Khan Shinwari told ARY News on Monday, hours after his son shattered the Sri Lankan batting line in Sharjah with his quick fifer, in just 21 balls. As ARY News' Peshawar correspondent met him at his home, Asmat Khan thanked God for the whitewash and said that he is happy not only for his son but for the whole team. He added that when Usman was leaving for UAE for the series, he asked him not to…

Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

Pakistan’s off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 37-year-old’s bowling action. Hafeez’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Hafeez is permitted…