Latest Cricket News Updates https://cricwaves.appspot.com Latest news from cricwaves.appspot.com (c)cricwaves.appspot.com en-gb Fri 17 Sep 2021 Karachi win was necessary following New Zealand debacle: Babar Azam https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/5UNOUULHai_drh-sevawcirc/karachi-win-was-necessary-following-new-zealand-debacle-babar-azam.html Having beaten a strong South African outfit in the first Test in This win was very necessaryin four days, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam described the seven-wicket win as very important for the team. Pakistan were coming off a 0-2 in New Zealand in the absence of Azam, and were under extreme pressure going into the Test series against South Africa. Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis too had come in for heavy criticism in the build up to the South Africa series. Babar Azam reveals who his batting idol is, find out https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/K80DyNpje1_drh-sevawcirc/babar-azam-reveals-who-his-batting-idol-is-find-out.html Rated as one of the best batsmen across formats in the world at present, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who was recently handed over the captaincy of the team in all formats, explained that watching former Pakistan batsman Mohammed Yousuf gave him great enjoyment, and that he idolises the legend. ICC Test Rankings: Labuschagne in top 5, Azam breaks into Top 10 https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/Y7jFifqRr5_drh-sevawcirc/icc-test-rankings-labuschagne-in-top-5-azam-breaks-into-top-10.html Australia’s in-form batsman Marnus Labuschagne has continued his rise in the ICC Test Player Rankings following his knocks of 143 and 50 in the Perth Test. The knocks followed his 185 and 162 in the two Tests against Pakistan at Brisbane and Adelaide. Labuschagne, whose fortunes changed after he was brought in as concussion substitute for Steve Smith during the Ashes Test at Lord’s, moved up to number five from eight. PCB sacks Sarfaraz Ahmed as Test and T20 captain elevates Azhar Ali and Babar Azam to respective posts https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/ssGcu015kR_drh-sevawcirc/pcb-sacks-sarfaraz-ahmed-as-test-and-t20-captain-elevates-azhar-ali-and-babar-azam-to-respective-posts.html The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sacked its veteran wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of both the Test and T20I side. PCB sacks Sarfaraz Ahmed as Test and T20 captain, elevates Azhar Ali and Babar Azam to respective posts https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/LsN6XLgMt0_drh-sevawcirc/pcb-sacks-sarfaraz-ahmed-as-test-and-t20-captain-elevates-azhar-ali-and-babar-azam-to-respective-posts.html The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sacked its veteran wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of both the Test and T20I side. Not only that, owing to his consistent ‘poor form’, Sarfaraz has also been dropped as player from both the Test and T20I teams. While Azhar Ali has been appointed captain for the Test matches, Babar Azam will lead the team in the T20Is. Babar Azam Stars as Pakistan Seal Series https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/fP3wUozsC0_drh-sevawcirc/babar-azam-stars-as-pakistan-seal-series.html Pakistan beat West Indies by big margin of 82 runs in 2nd T20I and got 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Pakistan-West Indies ODIs: Top performers https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/Hq0mQTFT22_drh-sevawcirc/pakistan-west-indies-odis-top-performers.html Pakistan thrashed West Indies 3-0 in the three-match one-day series that concluded on Wednesday. Here’s a look at the top performer in the series 3rd ODI: Pakistan seek clean sweep of West Indies https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/NFYHHO1G4n_drh-sevawcirc/3rd-odi-pakistan-seek-clean-sweep-of-west-indies.html Having thrashed West Indies 2-0 in the first two matches of the one-day series, Pakistan will be keen to secure a whitewash by winning the third match at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday