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Imam, Shadab propel Pakistan to 201-run victory against Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE: Pakistan stormed to a 201-run win over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Friday in the opening game of their five-match one-day series. Career-best efforts from opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and leg spinner Shadab Khan ensured that Pakistan kept control through both innings. Opener Imam cracked 128 runs as Pakistan made 308 for 7. Khan then made short work of Zimbabwe's lower order to collect 4 for 32 as the hosts were bowled out in the 35th over for 107. Imam was backed up by Fakhar Zaman, who continued…

Six-wicket Shadab lights up Pakistan preparation

LONDON: Shadab Khan took six wickets on the first day of Pakistan’s four-day warm-up fixture against Northamptonshire in England.  The 19-year-old leg-spinner, who has just one Test to his name – against West Indies in Barbados last year – ripped out numbers one, four, five, six, seven and nine to register figures of 6/77 off 19 overs as the host county’s middle-order was decimated. They were eventually bowled out for 259 from 73.4 overs. Shadab, who only made his first-class debut in 2016, was also involved in…

Babar Azam becomes No.1 T20 batsman, Shadab 2nd-ranked bowler

KARACHI: Pakistan opener Babar Azam has reclaimed the number-one batting ranking while wrist spinner Shadab Khan has vaulted into second position for the first time in his career in the latest International Cricket Council rankings following the conclusion of Pakistan-Windies series in Karachi on Tuesday. Babar, who captained Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012, was in stellar form when he scored 17, 97 not out and 51 as Pakistan consolidated their position at the top of the team rankings following a 3-0 series…

Shadab Khan fined for ‘inappropriate’ Walton send-off

KARACHI: Pakistan leg spinner Shadab Khan has been fined 20 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point, after the bowler was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct during Twenty20 International against the West Indies in Karachi on Monday. The youngster violated Article 2.1.7 of the code, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an…

Hasan Ali congratulates his ‘dost’ Shadab Khan for PSL victory

KARACHI: Islamabad United claimed their second Pakistan Super League title in the third edition of the tournament by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the final by three wickets at National Stadium Karachi. Islamabad United’s Shadab Khan, who took three wickets for 25 runs in the big final, tweeted a photo of him lifting the trophy and thanked Karachiites for the support. Champions of Pakistan @IsbUnited. So proud of the team. This is a very special team indeed. Thank you Karachi for your amazing support. #UnitedWeWin…

Babar Azam moves up to career best sixth position in T20I rankings

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has risen 21 spots to grab a career-best sixth position in the ICC T20I Player Rankings. Babar was the  player of the series and helped complete a 2-1 victory over the World XI in the Independence Cup series played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The 22-year-old started with a fine innings of 86 and followed with two other useful knocks of 45 and 48 to finish as the highest run scorer in the series with 179 runs, eight more than his compatriot Ahmed Shehzad, who has gained nine slots to…

Leg-spinner Shadab Khan joins Heat for Big Bash

BRISBANE: Pakistan's dynamic teen leg-spinner Shadab Khan will play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League with Brisbane Heat this year, the club said Thursday. Shadab, 18, has made impressive progress since his international debut for Pakistan last year, producing starring T20 turns in the Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League. He earned player of the match honours in his first two T20 Internationals for Pakistan against the West Indies, claiming 3 for 7 and 4 for 14. "He is one of the most…

Shadab Khan in as PCB announces test squad for West Indies series

The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq after consultation with head coach Mickey Arthur and Test Captain Misbah ul Haq, has announced the Test squad for the West Indies tour. Pakistan Team will play 3 Test matches against West Indies. “The Test team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions in West Indies and the recent performances of players during the domestic and international season. The team is a fine blend of experience and youth and believe that team will do well in the tour”, said chief…

Shadab Khan opens up about that crucial Marlon Samuels over

A juvenile yet impressive bowler who has dazzled the cricket world with his varieties of bowling, Shadab Khan has revealed the secret behind his success – hard work and coach’s guidance. He said his personal effort and guidance of legbreak googly master Mushtaq Ahmed has honed his skills greatly. “I thank my Allah (SWT). It’s all because of prayers of my parents. I believe the more you work hard the more fruitful it will turn out. Mushtaq bhai has worked a great deal with me in bowling. I will try to improve myself…