WAHAB RIAZ

  • 1st ODI: Spotlight on Saeed Ajmal as Pakistan face Bangladesh 3 days ago

    Saeed Ajmal returns to centre stage after almost eight months hoping to strike early form with a remodelled bowling action when Pakistan open their tour of Bangladesh on Friday. The prolific off-spinner became the most high-profile casualty of the International Cricket Council's crackdown on illegal actions when he was suspended from...
  • Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz signs for Surrey April 9, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan quick Wahab Riaz is set to meet sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen in county ranks after he confirmed his signing with Surrey. The man who terrorised the Australian batsmen during the cricket World Cup quarter-final, will join the person who made a habit of creating havoc in the Australian...
  • Wahab Riaz invites West Indies legend Brian Lara to Pakistan March 25, 2015

    Floored by the praise showered on him by Brian Lara, pacer Wahab Riaz has invited the West Indian legend to Pakistan. Riaz, who was one of Pakistan's few standout performers in a failed World Cup campaign, said on his Twitter account that he felt 'honoured' to know that Lara wants to...
  • World Cup 2015: Friends united as Wahab Riaz, Shane Watson call truce March 24, 2015

    Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and Australian allrounder Shane Watson called a truce on Tuesday after their compelling World Cup quarter-final tussle. Wahab won widespread plaudits for a fierce spell of fast bowling which forced Watson to duck into and under a series of short-pitched deliveries in the game at the...
  • World Cup: Indians should take cues from Riaz to expose Australia, says Rameez March 22, 2015

    Former captain Rameez Raja says it was right time to thrust paceman Wahab Riaz into captaincy since he has "ingredients" to take Pakistan cricket team in the right direction. Riaz delivered one of the most memorable and fierce fast bowling spells against Australia in the lost quarter-final. "What I saw of him...
  • World Cup: Wahab Riaz apologies to fans for loss to Australia March 21, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz has apologised to the nation for the team's failure in the cricket World Cup quarter-final against Australia. Riaz, who turned in one of the most enduring and blistering spells of pace bowling against Australia on Friday, said he was heart-broken with the defeat. "I am sad...
  • World Cup: Credit to Watson the way he hung in there, says Michael Clarke March 21, 2015

    "If Pakistan had taken that Shane Watson catch at fine leg, who knows what could have happened. It would have been a lot tighter for sure." ...
  • Shane Watson, Wahab Riaz fined for exchange of words in World Cup quarters March 21, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz was fined 50 percent of his match fee while Australian allrounder Shane Watson was penalised 15 percent of his after their angry clash in the World Cup quarter-final. Wahab was charged with using obscene language, while Watson was accused of conduct contrary to the spirit...
  • World Cup: No one who saw Wahab's first spell will ever forget it March 20, 2015

    The World Cup, which is now 40 years old, has seen its share of great fast-bowling spells. Two of them have come in finals. Few, though, have provided the visceral thrill that Wahab Riaz did for six overs of this quarterfinal at the Adelaide Oval. Genuinely quick bowling is thrilling...
  • World Cup: Twitter welcomes India-Australia semi-final March 20, 2015

    Shane Watson made the most of an early reprieve to guide Australia to a six-wicket win over Pakistan with an unbeaten 64 in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday. Pakistan won the toss and batted but was all out for 213 in the last over, with recalled paceman Josh Hazlewood taking...
  • World Cup: Australia beat Pakistan to set up semis clash with India March 20, 2015

    Steven Smith scored 65 and Shane Watson made 64 as Australia chased down the 214-run target in 33.5 overs to defeat Pakistan by six wickets. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia oust Pakistan to set up India semi-final March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: For a while, a long while, Wahab Riaz rattled Australia. With his third delivery, he winkled out David Warner. With his tenth, he bounced out Michael Clarke. He could have had Shane Watson at least a half-dozen times, he should definitely have had him once but for Rahat Ali's...
  • Terrorism, security issues mean no home matches for Pakistan March 16, 2015

    Adelaide: Fast bowler Wahab Riaz played his first limited-overs cricket international in 2008, in a vastly different era for cricket in Pakistan. A terrorist attack just over a year later in his hometown of Lahore means that all but three - all played in 2008 - of the 50-plus games he...
  • ICC World Cup: Wahab Riaz finally finds his niche March 15, 2015

    "We have been mates since we were schoolboys," Salman Butt told the man who turned out to be an undercover reporter for The News of the World. "We played for the same club, same team, same city, same department. You know he gives you everything." For as long as Wahab Riaz...
  • World Cup: Pakistan beat Ireland to take West Indies with them in quarters March 15, 2015

    Two days before the eighth anniversary of one of the great World Cup upsets, Pakistan knew that there was no margin for error against Ireland in the final Pool B World Cup clash on Sunday (March 15). When William Porterfield, the Irish captain, helped himself to a composed hundred, the...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Hope Pakistan bowlers stay fit to last long March 7, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Pakistan picked a very good side against South Africa. They identified the missing link by bringing Sarfraz...
  • Kings of Cricket: Bowlers help Pakistan beat Proteas by 29 runs March 7, 2015

    AB de Villiers' spirited knock of 58-ball 77 went in vain as South Africa lost to Pakistan by 29 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Pakistan vs UAE, Match No 25 March 4, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Misbah-ul-Haq is facing so much fire at the moment, with Pakistan having won only one of the three matches they have played, and the two losses being heavy ones, he should borrow the line made famous by Kevin Pietersen:...
  • World Cup: We found ways to get out at crucial periods, says Brendan Taylor March 1, 2015

    Brisbane: May, 1999, the County Ground in Chelmsford. The Neil Johnson show, as a solid 76 with the bat was followed by three quick wickets that reduced heavily fancied South Africa to 40 for 6. Zimbabwe would go on to win by 48 runs. They haven't beaten a top-eight side...
  • World Cup 2015: Riaz, Irfan help Pakistan tame Zimbabwe by 20 runs March 1, 2015

    Brisbane: Wahab Riaz struck a belligerent 54 with the bat to give Pakistan a total that they could defend, and then combined with Mohammad Irfan (4 for 30) to scuttle Zimbabwe as Misbah-ul-Haq's team got their campaign off the ground with a 20-run victory at the Gabba in Brisbane on...
  • Pakistan delay selection of Test squad due to injury issues October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan selectors on Monday said that they have delayed announcing the Test squad for the Australia series due to injury problems to frontline players as well dip in form of some of them. Pakistan play a two-Test series against Australia from Oct 22, followed by a three-Test series versus New...
  • Pakistan lose Wahab Riaz for Test series against Australia October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan continued to lose key players through injury in their series against Australia with paceman Wahab Riaz on Monday ruled out of the two Test series. The 29-year-old left-arm paceman hurt his knee during the second one-day international against Australia in Dubai on Friday and after an MRI has...
  • CLT20: CSK pin semi-final hopes on Scorchers beating Lahore Lions September 30, 2014

    Bangalore: After registering a win against Dolphins in the last encounter, Pakistan champions Lahore Lions will go for the kill to qualify for the semifinal when they lock horns against a formidable Perth Scorchers in the Champions League T20 Tournament here on Monday. With reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders already...
  • 2nd Test, SL v Pak: as it happened August 18, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four secondinnings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the match and level the twomatch series, Pakistan were precariously placed at 127 for 7...
  • 2nd Test: Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz put Pakistan in control on Day 1 August 14, 2014

    Colombo: Pacers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz shared seven wickets as Pakistan came back strong on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday, holding Sri Lanka to 261/8 at stumps. Khan returned with best figures of 4/69 and Riaz supported him well with 3/66. Riaz dismissed opener Upul Tharanga eight...
  • Five Pakistan cricketers fined for participating in unauthorised T20 tournament May 16, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday fined five of its cricketers USD 5,000 each for participating in an unauthorized Twenty20 tournament in the United States. The PCB said fast bowler Wahab Riaz, allrounder Abdul Razzaq, middle order batsman Fawad Alam and opening batsmen Nasir Jamshed and Shahzeb Hasan all were...
  • Pakistan beat Ireland to win 2match ODI series May 27, 2013

    Dublin: Kamran Akmal and tailender Wahab Riaz made a late recovery to help Pakistan beat Ireland by two wickets on Sunday to win 10 in the twomatch, oneday international series. Akmal scored 81 off 85 balls and Riaz plundered four sixes and four fours in an unbeaten 47 off 35...
  • Spotfixing scandal will not haunt us in Champions Trophy: Wahab April 24, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz believes the national team will not be haunted by the spotfixing scandal when they go to England for the ICC Champions Trophy in June. Wahab was part of the Pakistan squad that was hit by the spotfixing scandal in 2010 after the fourth Test at...
  • Aggression is the key to tame South Africa: Kamran Akmal February 9, 2013

    Lahore: Senior wicketkeeperbatsman, Kamran Akmal believes the only way for Pakistan to make a comeback in threeTest series against South Africa is to play aggressively and positively against their fearsome pace attack. "Given the nature of the pitches in South Africa which have pace and bounce you have to keep...
  • Pak pacers have ability to rattle Indian batsmen: Misbah, Hafeez December 15, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's oneday captain MisbahulHaq and Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez believe that the pace bowlers picked for the muchanticipated series in India have the ability to rattle the strong batting lineup of the hosts. "I believe that the pacers selected in the squads have the potential to upset the Indians...