Pakistan's painful defeat against bitter rivals India in Manchester last Sunday sparked a furious reaction from supporters, with ex-pats living in Britain taking out their frustrations on the players.
Afghanistan, appearing at only their second World Cup, lost the toss but restricted Indai to 224 for eight in their 50 overs, giving themselves a genuine chance for a huge upset.
With all their big guns firing on the night, MGM cruised to a comfortable eight wicket win over DHL in the final of the NAS Cricket T10 Championship. Salim Qudoos was MGM’s big star of the night, taking two crucial wickets first to help restrict DHL to 127 for 4, and then coming back
Afghanistan’s World Cup preparations were thrown off kilter when they controversially decided to replace successful captain Asghar Afghan with the little-known Gulbadin Naib two months before the tournament. Under Asghar, Afghanistan had made serious progress,
Pakistan are pinning their hopes for World Cup glory on a crop of youngsters who have the talent to beat anybody but could also pay for their lack of experience. The side have only won the showpiece 50-over tournament once -- under the captaincy of current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in 1992.
India boast the game’s undoubted superstar batsman in Virat Kohli but their bowling attack could hold the key to their hopes of World Cup glory. Despite their status as the game’s global powerhouse, India have only won the showpiece tournament twice, in 1983 and 2011.
Naven Gorthi struck a majestic unbeaten 84 as Titans Cricket Club clinched a thrilling 5-run win over Hadaf Sporting RAK to set up a semi-final with MGM Sharjah in the NAS Cricket T10 Tournament, which is being held at the Wombats Cricket Ground in Jebel Ali.
Yuvraj Singh, a winner of two World Cup titles who overcame cancer and a drop in form to fight his way back into India’s national side, announced on Monday that he is retiring from cricket.
MBM Gulf CC thrashed Chemietech by nine wickets in a BS Super Star T20 tournament match at the Eden Gardens Ajman. Chemietech batting first posted 155 for the loss of eight wickets. Sapandeep Singh (42), Shivam (23) and Sandeep Singh Sandy (29) were their main scorers.