Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam attends a practice session at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. Associated Press
"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 will make his Test captaincy debut on Tuesday against a tough South Africa team that is touring Pakistan for the first time in more than 13 years. Azam has recovered from a thumb injury that kept him out of the two-test series
The partial schedule released on Thursday by IPL comprises 21 matches, to be played across 10 cities, with each team playing a minimum of three matches and a maximum of five.
The former Pakistani captain, who has represented 19 teams in the T20 format, scoring 3,698 runs for the national side and 2,398 for the Kings, reached the milestone in 271 innings as opposed to Gayle who achieved the feat in 285 innings.
Brazilian footballer Dani Alves was convicted of raping a woman in the restroom of a Barcelona nightclub in 2022 and sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison on Thursday, which he will appeal.