The trend that has been on top for Pakistan Cricket on Tuesday, was the clash in between U19 teams of India and Pakistan in which Pakistan have faced a horrendous defeat letting India win from whole of the ten wickets and maintaining their place for ICC U19 World Cup final match. India performed extraordinarily and kicked Pakistan off from the tournament.
On the contrary, the recently ongoing T20I series between New Zealand and India have ended in misfortune for New Zealand as India have won the bilateral series by 5-0. Over the circumstance, Pakistani former pacer, Shoaib Akhtar who is most commonly popular as Rawalpindi Express among his fans, has blasted over New Zealand under rated performance on not utilizing captaincy skills saying that “Even kids don’t play like this.”
Another Pakistani former test cricketer, Younis Khan, has alluded that he has always been willing to work with the PCB while also reminded that PCB owes him 4-6 crore PKR which he never demanded from apex cricketing body since it has never been issued.
Looking to the recent side, T20I series between Bangladesh and Pakistan have just ended in which Bangladesh have been white washed by 2-0 with one of the match called off due to rain leaving Pakistan to retain their number 1 spot in ICC T20I rankings. As the first test between both sides is to begin, sales of the ticket have also been initiated for Rawalpindi Stadium. The Bangladesh team will be reaching Pakistan on 5th february for the test to be played on 7-11 february.
Being relevant to Pak vs Ban test matches, the player selected inplace of Kashif Bhatti, Bilal Asif, for the squad against Bangladesh is all set to eyes a spot with high level of confidence and to make the most from the opportunity he has been provided with.
As the practice sessions are also going on at Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore, on the contrary, fitness tests were held in which Umar Akmal has been the news after which he has found himself under hot waters for the act he did during skin fold test with the trainer saying “Charbi kahan hai”? An action is to be taken against him but his brother kamran Akmal has defended him in the recent social media posts saying that it was a joke only.
Where many news from the national side are being trending, PCB have made another announcement according to which centrally contracted players will be allowed to play only three international cricket leagues excluding Pakistan Super League (PSL), in a year after approval from BOG in a meeting held at Peshawar.
It is to be noted that Pakistan are to play the second and the last test against Bangladesh after Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be ended in the month of April.