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  • Pakistan must win Dhaka Test to retain third position

    KARACHI: Third-ranked Pakistan must beat Bangladesh in the second and final Test starting in Dhaka on Wednesday to retain their Test ranking, the Interna­tional Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday...

    Should Pakistan succeed in doing so, Misbah-ul-Haq’s side will fall to 102 points but will be ranked above England when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point...

  • Hafeez's maiden double ton puts Pakistan in commanding position

    KHULNA: Mohammad Hafeez struck his maiden Test double hundred as Pakistan feasted on Bangladesh's limited bowling resources to post a commanding 537 for five wickets on day three and take charge of the opening Test at Khulna on Thursday...

    Hafeez struck 224 off 332 balls as Pakistan, resuming on 227/1 in reply to Bangladesh's first innings total of 332, wiped out the deficit by lunch before stretching lead with five of their top seven...

  • 3rd Test: Pakistan in dominant position after day four against Windies

    Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq are poised to end their storied careers on a winning note after Pakistan played their way into a strong position on day four of the third test against West Indies on Saturday...

    On a day when the match came alive, Pakistan declared at 174 for eight wickets in their second innings, setting West Indies a victory target of 304 runs at Windsor Park in Roseau on the island of Dominica...

  • Aziz confident Pakistan's position will further strengthen in Jadhav case

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s position in the ICJ case against Kulbushan Jadhav in relation to merit and jurisdiction is very strong and will only further strengthen, Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs and the government's de facto foreign minister, said on Saturday...

    “The ICJ has only asked Pakistan to keep a stay on Jadhav’s execution until it arrives at a decision,” the senior diplomat said, explaining that when...

  • Asad, Sarfraz lift Pakistan to strong position

    GALLE: Pakistan turned the tables on Sri Lanka in the first Test with Asad Shafiq hitting a century and wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed scoring 96 to lead a remarkable comeback on the fourth day on Saturday...

    Pakistan’s last five wickets put on 321 runs after the top five had fallen for 96 on Friday as the home team’s bowlers struggled on a slow pitch at the Galle International Stadium...

  • Pakistan’s growth inhibited by external demand position: ADB

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank says that the economic growth in Pakistan is constrained by the country’s external demand position which makes 6 to 7 per cent GDP growth per annum unsustainable...

    The ‘unsustainable’ curseCiting reasons for un-sustainability, ADB report says Pakistan’s export per capita is low and the country continues to compete with exports from poorer countries...

  • Pakistan's position on Kashmir has not changed: FO

    ISLAMABAD: While strongly condemning the 'brutality of Indian forces in India-held Kashmir', Pakistan said on Thursday that it has not changed its principled stance on Kashmir issue and would continue to raise the issue at every fora...

    "Whenever there are talks between India and Pakistan, Kashmir's issue would remain on agenda," Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told the weekly news briefing...

  • ICC Rankings: Poor ODI record takes Pakistan to ninth position

    Pakistan dropped down to the ninth position in the ODI Team rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday after an annual update saw results from 2012-13 scrapped, while results from 2014-15 been reduced to a weighting of 50 per cent...

    Since 2014, Pakistan have managed to win just three out of the ten ODI series they played, with victories coming against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka last year while they were...

  • Pakistan rise to eighth position in ODI ranking

    LAHORE: Pakistan rises to eighth position in ODI rankings after winning the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka 3-2, according to fresh rankings announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday...

    Moreover, Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad and captain Azhar Ali also improved their rankings in batting...

  • Taylor ton guides NZ into series-clinching position against Pakistan after nearly 30 years

    Ross Taylor ended a poor run of form to score his 16th Test century and bat New Zealand into a potentially series-winning position at the end of the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Monday...

    Already 1-0 up in the two-match series courtesy of an eight-wicket win in Christchurch, New Zealand declared their second innings at 313 for five, just after Taylor reached the milestone, and set...

  • Pakistan drops to 6th position on ICC Test ranking chart

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday placed Pakistan on 6th position in its Test ranking chart, down one step, as New Zealand replaced the country, reported ICC...

    "New Zealand has overtaken Pakistan to go up to fifth position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings after completing a 2-0 win over Bangladesh in their two-match series which culminated in Christchurch," said the report...

  • Sohaib ready to bat at any position for Pakistan

    KARACHI: Sohaib Maqsood on Wednesday said that he has no issues where he bats in national colours after a phenomenal run in the recent HBL Pakistan Super League earned the 34-year-old an unexpected spot for the white-ball, tour of England...

    Talking to reporters during a virtual media conference from Pakistan team’s current base in Derby, Sohaib admitted he will try to adjust himself at whatever batting position if selected during...

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