Pakistan Will Prove Tougher Opponents to England than Sri-Lanka
Pakistan Cricket Team Has the Talent and the Firepower to Give England a Tough Time
Pakistan cricket team has the talent and the firepower to give England a tough time in the four-Test series that starts next month, former chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu said. Talking to media, the former Test cricketer said Misbah-ul-Haq’s men will surely prove to be tougher opposition to Alastair Cook’s men compared to Sri Lanka who went down rather meekly in the Tests.
Pakistan will play a series comprising four Tests, five ODIs and one T-20 match. The first Test of the series will be played at Lords Cricket Ground from the 14th of next month. Later in the tour, the teams also play five ODI matches starting from August 24. The only T20 match will be played on September 7. Meanwhile, Pakistan will also play two ODI matches against Ireland in Dublin on August 18 and 20.
Sri Lanka vs England 4th ODI is being played today
The fourth One-Day International of five match series between Sri Lanka and England is being played today at the Oval. Sri Lanka leads the series two-one.
Malik, Akmal to play for IPL owners in the Caribbean
Four Pakistani players to have been picked up at the CPL auctions this February Sohail Tanvir, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal and Imad Wasim two will play for franchises owned by Indians who have IPL teams. The other two will turn out for outfits owned by investors with Indian roots. The Indian link with CPL began last year, when India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd signed the title sponsorship deal with the league; this has now been extended to 2018.
Pakistan ranked 10th in world hockey charts
Pakistan is ranked 10th in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hero World Rankings released following the conclusion of the Champions Trophies in London. Pakistan’s is ranked 10th with 1073 points, said a press release issued here. World Cup holders and Champions Trophy winners Australia remain at the top of the men’s rankings, while Olympic and World champions the Netherlands hold on to top spot in the women’s rankings. There is no change in the men’s top three nations, with Netherlands ranked second and Germany third. While England (and Great Britain) remain fourth, India have leapfrogged Belgium (6) and Argentina (7) into fifth place thanks to their outstanding silver medal winning performance at the Champions Trophy
In the women’s rankings, Pakistan are not even in top 35. However Argentina’s stunning title success at the Champions Trophy keeps them in second place but has seen them narrow the gap with the top-ranked Dutch. Australia and New Zealand remain in third and fourth place respectively, but fifth place is now held by USA, who have moved up from seventh courtesy of the brilliant bronze medal that they won at the Champions Trophy
Ronaldo-Lewandowski face off for Euros semis slot
Two of Europe's most prolific marksmen go head-to-head as Robert Lewandowski aims to end Cristiano Ronaldo's dreams of landing an international trophy when Poland meet Portugal in a Euro 2016 quarter-final clash on Thursday. Ronaldo is just one goal away from even more European championship history by matching French legend Michel Platini's record mark of nine goals in the finals.
UEFA Euro 2016
· Friday, 1 July Poland vs. Portugal
· Saturday, 2 July Wales vs. Belgium
· Sunday, 3 July Germany vs. Italy
· Monday, 4 July France vs. Iceland
Federer aims to end Willis fairytale
Roger Federer plans to end Marcus Willis's Wimbledon fairytale when he faces the British qualifier whose rise has captivated the All England Club, while defending champion Novak Djokovic hopes to maintain his serene progress on Wednesday. Willis is ranked 772 in the world and just months ago the 25-year-old, who works as a coach to children and senior citizens, was considering calling time on a professional career that appeared to be going nowhere. But, persuaded to give tennis one last shot by his new girlfriend, Willis battled through to the main draw at Wimbledon via a series of six qualifying matches before beating world number 54 Ricardas Berankis on Monday to set up a dream clash with seven-time champion Federer
Akbar awaits Indian visa
Pakistan’s sole professional cueist Hamza Akbar is waiting to receive his Indian visa that will enable him to participate in the main round of the Indian Open, which will be played from July 5-9 in Hyderabad, India. Akbar moved into the last-70 stage by beating England’s Chris Wakelin 4-1 in the last-134 with scores of 77 (64)-17, 68-48, 41-82, 60-39, 70-34. Akbar talk to media said that I’m proud to break into the main round and gain the chance to earn some precious points at the main event.
“Pakistan teenagers to compete in Cadet Asia Wrestling Championship
Pakistani teenagers Anayatullah and Ghulam Ghaus will compete at the Cadet Asia Wrestling Championship starting on July 7 in Taichung, Chinese Taipei. According to Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF) Secretary Muhammad Arshad Sattar, Anayat is from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Ghulam from Punjab. The athletes were chosen after satisfactory performances in national cadet championships
Ramiz Raja (Cricket)