Babar Azam (R) and Quinton de Kock pose with the trophy in Karachi on the eve of their first Test on Monday. AP
"We have selected a squad after analysing the performance in New Zealand and areas of improvement are identified." Fast bowler Hasan Ali has regained fitness from his back problem and returns two years after last playing a test match against South Africa in 2019.
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took two wickets for just eight runs as he led a South African fightback against Pakistan in their first Test in Karachi on Tuesday. Pakistan were in trouble at 33 for four at the close of play, having bowled out the visitors
Babar Azam expects a repeat of the first test dry pitch when Pakistan take on South Africa in the second Test on Thursday. Babar, Pakistan’s captain in his first Test series, needs at least a draw in the second Test to secure Pakistan’s first Test series win against South Africa
The 38-year-old Turkish-born boxer turned professional in 2017 and rose to fame after winning the WBFed International title in 2021, local media reported.
India's Supreme Court gave its latest ruling after the victim's family appealed a 2018 verdict that saw the 58-year-old former Test opener walk away with a Rs1,000 ($13) fine. The top court enhanced the sentence to Sidhu to one year.
France's Stephanie Frappart, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita are among the 36 match referees. Brazil's Neuza Back, Mexico's Karen Diaz Medina and US Kathryn Nesbitt have been included in the 69 assistant referees.