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Fakhar and Amir were brilliant: Sangakkara

Pakistan have reaped the rewards of their investment in youth. With Hassan Ali named the player of the tournament, a tactically sound captain, and a skilful although not explosive batting line up, they played in the final played a brand of passionate and brave cricket that they should be immensely …

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Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 announced

ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes players from five of the eight participating sides, with Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed as captain. The side was selected by a jury of cricket experts, which included former captains Michael Atherton of …

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Sarfraz Ahmed thanks nation for support

LONDON: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has thanked the entire nation for their support to the team in the ICC Champions Trophy 2018, Samaa reported. In a video message, Sarfraz said that the atmosphere was good and was proud of the people supporting the team. He added, “Unbelievable moment and keep …

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India’s biggest newspaper downplays cricket defeat

India’s biggest newspaper, Times of India, ignored the defeat that the country’s team faced at the hands of Pakistan and chose to lead with the hockey win on their front page. The headline read: ‘Hockey heroes redeem India’s pride’. The text of the lede story stressed that hockey was the …

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Pakistan ‘pressure’ got to India, says Kohli

LONDON: India captain Virat Kohli said the pressure created by Pakistan’s bowlers proved too much for his title-holders to handle in a stunning 180-run Champions Trophy final defeat at The Oval. After Kohli won the toss and, surprisingly, opted to field first, Pakistan posted an imposing total of 338 for …

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