Saqlain Mushtaq

  • R Ashwin should play the third Test, says Saqlain Mushtaq 2 days ago

    London: Former Pakistan spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq on Thursday joined the chorus for the inclusion of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the India's playing XI against England for the third Test, starting at Southampton on Sunday. "England had six left-handed batsmen in their eleven. Why aren't they playing R Ashwin? Isn't...
  • Pakistan all set to name Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling consultant May 11, 2014

    The PCB is all set to appoint former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as the spin consultant of the national team as his contract with the England team has expired. Reliable sources close to the former leggie said that the England Cricket Board has already released Mushtaq as new chief coach Peter Moores...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq says modern-day batsmen lack strategy against spin March 31, 2014

    Mirpur: A lack of strategy in batting against spin has contributed to slow-bowling success at the World Twenty20, former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq said Monday. "The tactics are changing and the batsmen don't seem to have the kind of strategy they used to have to face spin bowling," said Saqlain, a...
  • Saqlain's presence in West Indies camp makes Pakistan uneasy March 29, 2014

    Karachi: The presence of former Pakistan spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq in the West Indies camp has made the Pakistan management and players uneasy ahead of a clash between the two teams in the World T20 which is expected to decide the semi-finals line up. Saqlain, 37, who took 208 Test and 288...
  • Saqlain could inspire West Indies spinners, says Miller February 27, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies spinner Nikita Miller said the return of spin legend and coach Saqlain Mushtaq to the regional setup will help inspire their bowlers in the limited-overs series against England, starting Friday. The former Pakistan player was brought in to help West Indies' spinners after a clinic at the West...
  • Saqlain advises Ajmal to take a break from cricket January 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan Test spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has advised Saeed Ajmal to take a break from the sport in order to extend his career. Saqlain said it was a big disappointment that Ajmal could not take a single wicket in the second innings of the Abu Dhabi Test against Sri Lanka...
  • Sachin's scalp in Chennai Test of 1999 my most prized wicket: Saqlain November 9, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan players Mohammad Yousuf and Saqlain Mushtaq on Saturday paid tributes to Sachin Tendulkar, saying that world cricket will be left with a big void after his retirement. "There is going to be a big void because I don't think we will ever see a champion batsman like him...
  • Tendulkar's retirement a big loss to world cricket: Saqlain October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq on Wednesday said Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from Test cricket is a "big loss" to world cricket. "Sachin's retirement is a big loss to world cricket. He is not only an amazing player but a great human being as well. I have a lot...
  • Saqlain impressed by Windies spinner Shillingford September 17, 2013

    Bridgetown: Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has singled out West Indies offspinner Shane Shillingford as a player who has impressed him as he leads a bowling clinic in the Caribbean. Shillingford and several other male and female West Indian spinners have been attending the clinic at the Sagicor High Performance Centre...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq impressed with West Indies spinners September 9, 2013

    Bridgetown: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq said he was honoured to be invited to the Caribbean to train the current generation of West Indies spinners. Saqlain accepted an invitation from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and has been sharing his wisdom and understanding with current and emerging spinners at the...
  • Mushtaq to hold spin bowling clinic in Barbados August 30, 2013

    St. John's: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq is to conduct a spin bowling clinic for current and emerging West Indies cricketers in Barbados next week. Mushtaq, now a spin bowling consultant, has been contracted by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to work with twelve men's spin bowlers from various age...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq invited to work with West Indies spinners August 29, 2013

    Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq has agreed to working with West Indies spinners during a three-week training camp, beginning September 3. West Indies coach Ottis Gibson suggested Saqlain's name for the camp, which will be attended by players from senior, emerging and women's teams. "West Indian head coach Otis Gibson on...
  • Australian Shane Jurgensen named Bangladesh head coach February 9, 2013

    Dhaka: Australian Shane Jurgensen has been promoted from bowling coach to head coach of Bangladesh on a one-year deal, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Saturday. Jurgensen guided Bangladesh to a 3-2 one-day international series win against West Indies at home in December when acting as interim coach after Englishman Richard...
  • There will never be another like Sachin: Saqlain December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming Sachin Tendulkar's retirement a huge loss for world cricket, former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq says bowling to the Indian has always been an "absolute pleasure". "The world of one day cricket has suffered a huge loss with Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from one day internationals. There will never be...
  • No dilemma for Saqlain ahead of Pakistan tie September 22, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who is credited with inventing the "Doosra" delivery, says he faces no emotional dilemma in coaching Bangladesh ahead of their September 25 group clash against his nation in the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. "A Lot of professional coaches go through this phase when...
  • 'Ajmal should ignore debate over action' February 9, 2012

    Karachi: Best known for mastering the doosra, former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq on Thursday advised offspinner Saeed Ajmal to ignore the ongoing debate over his bowling action. Ajmal himself ignited the controversy when he claimed in an interview that the ICC had given special permission to him to straighten his arm...