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Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai

Pakistan set to field raw attack

Oct 21, 2014: In the absence of Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan, Pakistan could put out an attack that has a combined experience of 11 Tests

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Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Waqar keen to exploit Australia's weaknesses

Oct 20, 2014: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said his side has spotted certain "weaknesses" in Australia during their tour-game defeat in Sharjah, and they will be looking to exploit that once the Test series gets underway

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Pakistan news

Ajmal rehabilitation on track - Saqlain

Oct 15, 2014: Saqlain Mushtaq, the former Pakistan offspinner, has said Saeed Ajmal has a 'realistic possibility' of returning to international cricket

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Pakistan news

Afridi's comments irresponsible - PCB chief

Oct 14, 2014: The PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has expressed disappointment with Shahid Afridi's comments after the third ODI in Abu Dhabi

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Pakistan news

'I'm not Misbah, Misbah is not me' - Afridi

Oct 13, 2014: Shahid Afridi, Pakistan's T20 captain, has said that his style of leadership was extremely different from Misbah-ul-Haq

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Pakistan v Australia 2014

Pakistan delay announcing Test squad

Oct 13, 2014: Injuries have left Pakistan short of options and the selectors postponed naming the squad for the Tests against Australia until they see how their A team fares in the practice game

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Pakistan news

Misbah sat out voluntarily - PCB chief

Oct 12, 2014: The PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said Misbah-ul-Haq had opted out of the third ODI against Australia in Abu Dhabi on his own accord

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Pakistan news

Ajmal attempts to drill in new action

Oct 9, 2014: Saeed Ajmal has been rigorously practising bowling with a straight elbow to get his arm used to it, and by his own admission, has repeated a drill around 7000 times in the last three weeks

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Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Injured Junaid out of Australia series

Oct 8, 2014: Fast bowler Junaid Khan has been ruled out of Pakistan's series' against Australia in the UAE, after injuring his knee during practice

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Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Hand injury sidelines Hafeez for two weeks

Oct 4, 2014: Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan allrounder, has been ruled out for two weeks after sustaining a hand injury

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Pakistan news

'Hurt' Younis challenges PCB to build team without him

Sep 26, 2014: Younis Khan has lashed out at the PCB and selectors for dropping him for the one-day series against Australia and saying he also "out of contention" for the World Cup

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Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Younis Khan dropped for Australia ODIs

Sep 24, 2014: Pakistan have left Younis Khan out of their ODI squad for the series against Australia in the UAE and recalled the wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed

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Pakistan news

Afridi, Umar Akmal among players penalised for poor fitness

Sep 23, 2014: Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Abdur Rehman and Raza Hasan are the four big names among the Pakistan players found to be below their optimum level of fitness by the PCB

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Pakistan news

Waqar worried about Australia series prep

Sep 20, 2014: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis and captain Misbah-ul-Haq are not happy with the delay in announcing the squads that will take on Australia next month in the UAE, ESPNcricinfo understands

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Pakistan news

Afridi to lead Pakistan in Twenty20s again

Sep 16, 2014: Shahid Afridi has been appointed Pakistan's Twenty20 captain until the ICC World T20 in 2016

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Pakistan news

PCB mulls pay cuts for poor fitness

Sep 11, 2014: Pakistan players with central contracts could lose 25 percent of their monthly retainers if they fail to keep to fitness levels prescribed by the National Cricket Academy

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Pakistan news

Ajmal skips domestic cricket to work on action

Sep 11, 2014: Saeed Ajmal has pulled out of the National Twenty20 domestic competition, instead focusing on remedial work on his action at the National Cricket Academy

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Pakistan cricket

The contenders to replace Ajmal

Sep 10, 2014: Following the bowling ban on Saeed Ajmal, ESPNcricinfo picks five bowlers Pakistan may replace him with for the time being

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Champions League T20 2014

Lahore Lions issued Indian visa

Sep 8, 2014: The uncertainty over Lahore Lions' participation in the Champions League Twenty20 has come to an end after the team was issued their Indian visa

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Pakistan news

Petition against PCB constitution rejected

Sep 6, 2014: The Islamabad High Court has rejected a writ petition against the PCB's new constitution, discouraging an attempt to push the Pakistan board into another legal tangle

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