Pakistan back on couch ahead of trophy

pakteamPakistan will again seek the help of a sports psychologist to inspire them to repeat their Twenty20 World Cup success in the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.

Pakistani players had several counseling sessions with sports psychologist Maqbool Bari before heading to England where they upset a string of more-fancied sides to clinch the T20 World Cup in May.

RP Singh included in India’s World Twenty20 squad

RP-SinghFast bowler RP Singh has been included in India’s 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 in England in June. Reserve wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik and fast bowler Munaf Patel have been axed from the 16-member squad that played two Twenty20 internationals in New Zealand in February.

Napier reflects on rapid rise

NapierGraham Napier is still trying to come to terms with what has been a whirlwind year as he has gone from a bit-part county player to an England international with a stop at the IPL on the way.

Pakistan picks ICL players for World Twenty20

razzaqThe PCB has included Abdul Razzaq, Naveed-ul-Hasan and Imran Nazir, all three of whom participated in the ICL, in the list of 30 probables for the World Twenty20 to be held in England in June. ICC approval will be required to field the three players in the tournament. The PCB had earlier gone along with the decision of the Sind High Court in February to temporarily lift the ban on 17 ICL-contracted players and permitted them to participate in domestic cricket. Razzaq, Naved and Nazir have been absent from the international scene for more than a year after opting to join the unauthorised league.

We won’t start sledging but we will retaliate – Uthappa

utthapaThey said the India-Australia series was a summer of spite but, if you believe Robin Uthappa, it all began in the Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa. The Indian team were huddled in a team meeting ahead of the game against Australia when the way to tackle Australia’s aggression came up for discussion. “We said they [Australians] generally talk a lot,” Uthappa recalls. “We decided that if they start the sledging, we won’t sit back and take it. We will give it back. We won’t and didn’t initiate anything.”

Misbah-ul-Haq vows to win matches in future

misbahJust weeks after the inaugural World Twenty20 final in South Africa, Misbah-ul-Haq once again came agonisingly close to taking Pakistan to a memorable win over old rivals India. And once again he choked when the time to deliver the killer punch came.

India vs Australia 6th ODI Match Review

When Muslims all over the world were celebrating Eid, Aussies were celebrating Indian slaughter in Nagpur. India, the Twenty20 World Champion has been ripped apart by the real world champions in this series. As usual, the hollow Indian aggression is proving the house of cards, the self-centered and self-beneficial of Sachin Tendulkar are unable to save Indian demise, and the attitude of Indian crowd is as usual obnoxious.

Shoaib Akhtar vs Shahid Afridi

Due to the mud-slinging of both Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar, world is getting some very lesson-oriented interesting insight information about the grave situation of Pakistnai team coordination. The crack came when Shoaib Akhar entertained Mohammad Asif with the bat, just before the start of Twenty20 world cup in South Africa this year.

Players rewarded with huge bonuses

Pakistani cricketers were on Sunday showered with cash rewards at a reception hosted to celebrate the national team’s impressive performance in the inaugural World Twenty in South Africa.

Each of the 15 Pakistani players and their eight officials were given Rs 2.5 million each by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as a special bonus for reaching the final of the 12-nation spectacle.

Shoaib Akhtar Doomed

Recent reports suggests that Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar has been marked for a stern punishment by Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB). This stern punishment is nothing less than ending his not-so-brilliant career forever.