Articles about Danish Kaneria

During his playing days, former Pakistani cricketer Danish Kaneria was known for his quirky action but what he is most known for now is his involvement in the 2009 spot-fixing scandal that ended his career. It is a shame, considering how the spinner with the most wickets in Tests for Pakistan is only behind three legendary fast bowlers in the all-time list. Kaneria began his first-class career in the 1998-99 season for the Habib Bank Limited cricket team. When he played his first Test match against England in 2000, he was only 19 years old. He made his ODI debut in 2001. Kaneria was not as successful in ODIs as he was in Tests. He only took 15 wickets in ODIs against the 261 scalps he had in Tests. As a leg-spinner, Kaneria took advantage of height to gain substantial bounce from the pitch which often surprised batsmen. Along with that, his ability to use googly as a surprise delivery rather than overusing them proved beneficial for him. Only the second Hindu to ever play for Pakistan, Kaneria's cricket career ended when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) found him guilty of match-fixing while playing county cricket.

Pant's fitness gets questioned: What do his T20 stats say?

19 Jun 2022

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Pant's fitness gets questioned: What do his T20 stats say?

Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria has called out Rishabh Pant for his lack of fitness.

Danish Kaneria backs Sourav Ganguly for ICC president role

07 Jun 2020

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Danish Kaneria backs Sourav Ganguly for ICC president role

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has backed Sourav Ganguly for the role of ICC chairman.

NZ vs India, 1st Test: Records that can be scripted

19 Feb 2020

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NZ vs India, 1st Test: Records that can be scripted

New Zealand and India are all set to battle it out for a two-match Test series, starting Friday.

These are the youngest cricketers to claim Test hat-trick

11 Feb 2020

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These are the youngest cricketers to claim Test hat-trick

Claiming a hat-trick is a big deal in cricket.

Afridi's daughter performed 'aarti' after watching Indian-show, he smashed TV

30 Dec 2019

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Afridi's daughter performed 'aarti' after watching Indian-show, he smashed TV

Shahid Afridi, the former captain of the Pakistani cricket team, is being brutally slammed on social media, all thanks to an old interview of his in which he passed bigoted remarks.

Five cricketers who were banned due to corrupt practices

30 Oct 2019

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Five cricketers who were banned due to corrupt practices

There have been numerous instances when corruption has crept into cricket, and the same has been the case with a number of cricketers being involved as well.

New Zealand defeat Pakistan in first Test: Here're records broken

19 Nov 2018

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New Zealand defeat Pakistan in first Test: Here're records broken

New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the first Test match of the ongoing three-match series.

Spot-fixing confession: PCB to start fresh inquiry against Kaneria

21 Oct 2018

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Spot-fixing confession: PCB to start fresh inquiry against Kaneria

The Pakistan Cricket Board is set to initiate a fresh inquiry against former spinner Danish Kaneria.

Most corrupt bookies are Indians: ICC Official

19 Oct 2018

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Most corrupt bookies are Indians: ICC Official

A top ICC official has stated that most of the bookies, who indulge in corrupt practices in international cricket, are Indians.

Danish Kaneria admits to match-fixing, says sorry to Pakistan

18 Oct 2018

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Danish Kaneria admits to match-fixing, says sorry to Pakistan

Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria has, finally, admitted to match-fixing after years of denial.

#StatAttack: 5 unique records held by Pakistanis in ODIs

20 Jul 2018

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#StatAttack: 5 unique records held by Pakistanis in ODIs

The 1992 ICC World Cup winners, Pakistan, have a rich cricketing history.