Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 4th T20I

Big picture The shapeshifting nature of a seven-match T20I series makes it difficult to capture the big picture in words that age well, so the first rule of doing this is accepting that. England, after all, have a seemingly bottomless pit of explosive T20 cricketers, and as Harry Brook and Will Jacks – who debuted … Read more

Recent Match Report – England vs Pakistan 3rd T20I 2022

England 221 for 3 (Brook 81*, Duckett 70*) beat Pakistan 158 for 8 (Masood 65*, Wood 3-24) by 63 runs England landed all the telling blows in another pulsating contest in Karachi, riding on the back of a century stand between Harry Brook and Ben Duckett before a searing return to national colours from Mark … Read more

Recent Match Report – England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I 2022

Toss England won the toss and chose to bat against Pakistan England won the toss in the second T20I in Karachi, and will bat first. Two days after chasing a target of 169 fairly comfortably, Moeen Ali opted to set one this time. They made just the one change, with Richard Gleeson replaced by Liam … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 2nd T20I

Now that the first game is out of the way, England will feel a whole lot better about themselves. Not simply because they put in a clinical performance to go up 1-0, but also because the reputational damage of last year’s pullout has begun to be undone. After Pakistan helped prop England Cricket up financially … Read more

Women T20 Asia Cup – Bangladesh to face Thailand in opener on October 1 India take on Pakistan on October 7

Hosts and defending champions Bangladesh will kick off the 2022 Women’s T20 Asia Cup against Thailand on October 1, with India taking on Sri Lanka in the second match of the day, in Sylhet on October 1, Jay Shah, the president of ACC, announced on Twitter on Tuesday. The semi-finals will be played on October … Read more

Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs England 1st T20I 2022

Toss England chose to bowl vs Pakistan England won the toss and chose to bowl in the opening match of seven T20Is against Pakistan, on their return to the country for the first time since 2005. Moeen Ali called correctly, captaining the side in the land of his grandfather with Jos Buttler missing due to … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 1st T20I

Big picture Seventeen long years ago, in the cold of a misty December night, England’s cricketers made their way off the field at Rawalpindi after a consolation victory in the fifth and final ODI. It was the final act of a tour in which little had gone right for England in either red- or white-ball … Read more

Pakistan cricket – Fatima Sana out of Women’s Asia Cup with twisted ankle

Pakistan fast bowler Fatima Sana has been ruled out of the Women’s Asia Cup due to a twisted ankle. A PCB release said Sana had picked up the injury during the Women’s CPL, which was played in early September. She has been advised four weeks’ rest by the PCB’s medical panel. The Women’s Asia Cup … Read more

Pak vs Eng 2022 – Evolving Shan Masood attributes Blast success and Arthur for Pakistan call-up

When Mickey Arthur‘s tenure as Pakistan coach started in 2016, he made an understandable judgement on Shan Masood as a batter. “I thought he was just a Test player,” Arthur told ESPNcricinfo. “Nice and compact, with a really good technique.” Masood had hardly played T20 cricket and in his sporadic appearances, he struggled to get … Read more

Pak vs Eng 2022 – Jos Buttler on England’s arrival in Pakistan for T20I tour

England’s men arrived in Karachi on Thursday morning for their first tour to Pakistan in 17 years and were immediately escorted off the upper deck of their Emirates flight from Dubai into bulletproof buses to take them to the team hotel. The team have been granted VVIP (very, very important person) status throughout their three-week … Read more