Babar Azam has been cooling his heels at home since playing a Pakistan Super League match last month as professional cricket remains suspended due to the pandemic. File / Agence France-Presse
Babar Azam led from the front as Pakistan beat England by 31 runs in the first Twenty20 international at Trent Bridge on Friday despite a blistering hundred from Liam Livingstone.
Fiery rivals India and Pakistan could clash as many as three times if they go all the way in the six-nation continental championship.
PCB on confirmed Azhar Ali as Test and Babar Azam as ODI and T20I captains for the period during which Pakistan is scheduled to play nine Tests, six ODIs and 20 T20Is.
In a bit to lessen the distance between players and fans, the Pakistan Cricket Board organised a video-conference call between champion batsman Babar Azam, who is in England with the Pakistan men's national cricket team, and his eight-year-old fan in Lahore, Samiya Afsar.
The second day of the 2024 Karate 1 Youth League in Fujairah was ablaze with electrifying performances as Jordanian athletes proved their mettle with three gold medals. The event resonated as a celebration of youthful talent, drawing participants from around the globe who gave their all in the quest for excellence.
The Samba Boys secured their record-breaking sixth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup title at UAE 2024, defeating Italy 6-4 in a thrilling final at the Dubai Design District. Earlier, Iran's commendable display culminated in a resounding 6-1 victory over Belarus, securing them the bronze medal.
Half centuries by Reeza Hendricks (72) and captain Mohammad Rizwan (51) provided Multan with a strong total of 180-4 with Tayyab Tahir also contributing a meaningful 35 off 22 balls in his first game of the season after Dawid Malan fell ill.
Dhruv Jurel's 90 and a five-wicket haul by Ravichandran Ashwin put India back in the fourth Test against England on Sunday's day three, as they chase 192 for a series win. India reached 40-0 at stumps, needing another 152 in Ranchi to win their third straight match and the five-Test series.