Cricket News sort by Luke James Wright

When Ahmed Shehzad cracked an unbeaten 98 off 64 balls against Zimbabwe at Harare on Saturday, he became the record-holder for the highest individual score by a Pakistani batsman, overtaking his one-day skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who had blasted an undefeated 87 off 53 balls against Bangladesh at Karachi in April 2008.

Pune Warriors won the battle of the last two spots in IPL 6 by beating the Delhi Daredevils by 38 runs to finish in the penultimate position. It was a strong batting show from the hosts Pune as they piled up 172 for 5. Delhi in reply were kept down to 134 for 9.

England crushed New Zealand by 40 runs in their opening T20I at the tiny Eden Park Ground in Auckland. The visitors took the game away by piling up a huge total of 214 for 7 after they were asked to bat first by Brendon McCullum.

England have kept their hopes of going through into the Semis alive by defeating the Kiwis at Pallekele. It was a pretty easy chase for England after they kept New Zealand down to 149.

Afghanistan batting which scared India the other night came a cropper against the fiery English pace attack. However, just when Afghanistan were slipping towards the lowest ever total in the history of T20I at 26 for 8 ended up with 80 all out.

In a bold move, England Selectors have snubbed their star batsman Kevin Pietersen in the 15-man squad for the ICC World T20 2012! Kevin Pietersen has been in the midst of a controversy since the last few months ever since he had announced retirement from ODI and T20I Cricket but only to take a U-turn.

News Update on Pune Warriors signing up English all-rounder Luke Wright for the Indian Premier League 2012