WAQAR YOUNIS

  • Waqar Younis hopes Pakistan come good in Tests against Australia 4 days ago

    Sharjah: Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis raised hopes that his team will fare better in the upcoming Tests against Australia after suffering a 3-0 whitewash in the recent one-dayers. The countries are now preparing for a two-match Test series which starts with the first Test in Dubai from October 22,...
  • Coach Waqar urges Pakistan bowlers to fill void left by Ajmal October 4, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis urged his bowlers to step up and fill the big void left by the absence of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in the limited-overs and Test series. Ajmal, ranked number one in one-day cricket, was last month suspended after his bowling action...
  • Waqar Younis questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking September 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities' crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners. In an interview with AFP, the former pace great said key all rounder Mohammed Hafeez's confidence was left...
  • Pakistan preparing for ICC World Cup 2015 sans suspended Saeed Ajmal September 22, 2014

    Karachi: Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended offspinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cups sans Ajmal. "What happened is unfortunate and a big blow to the...
  • Younis, Misbah unhappy with PCB's scheduling of national T20 meet September 22, 2014

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and captain MisbahulHaq are not happy with the decision of the PCB to hold the National T20 Championship ahead of team's upcoming Test series against Australia. A source close to Waqar confirmed that he was not happy with the situation as he had told the board...
  • Waqar Younis hopeful of Pakistan's chances in ICC World Cup 2015 September 20, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's head coach, Waqar Younis said he has moved on from the 2011 World Cup semifinal defeat to India and was hopeful that his team will go all the way in the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "Obviously there is that regret over losing that semifinal. You...
  • Shahid Afridi says his feud with Waqar Younis a thing of the past August 17, 2014

    Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi left for Sri Lanka for the threematch ODI series by declaring that his feud with the national team's head coach Waqar Younis in 2011 was a thing of the past. "Yes there were problems between me and Waqar mainly due to ego issues but now everything...
  • Umar Gul thinking to quit Test due to nagging Knee problems August 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's seasoned pace bowler, Umar Gul has admitted that a nagging knee problem has forced him to think about quitting Test matches. Gul, who has played just eight Oneday internationals and four T20 matches for Pakistan since having a knee surgery in Melbourne in May last year, said he...
  • Pakistan look to break cricket coaching jinx August 5, 2014

    Islamabad: If any further proof were needed of the chaos prevailing in Pakistani cricket, the 27th change of coach since the country's sole World Cup win in 1992 provides it. Pakistan's series against Sri Lanka, which begins on Wednesday at Galle with the first of two Test matches, sees legendary fastbowler...
  • Waqar Younis wants to revive Pakistan's love affair with pace July 21, 2014

    Pakistan coach and former paceman Waqar Younis has promised to rejuvenate his country's fastbowling attack. Waqar, who in May accepted the coaching job for the second time in four years, said he wanted pace to play a pivotal role in Pakistan cricket again. "We shouldn't just be depending on our spinners, we...
  • Waqar Younis says Pakistan focused on upcoming series July 1, 2014

    Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis insisted on Tuesday that next years World Cup would not distract his side as they prepare for tough series against Sri Lanka and Australia. The 42yearold fast bowling legend took over for a second spell as coach in May from former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore. He...
  • Waqar Younis returns as Pakistan's cricket coach July 1, 2014

    Waqar Younis says he's returning for his second stint as Pakistan's cricket coach with a positive frame of mind and wants to bring more aggressiveness to the squad ahead of next year's World Cup. Younis led the team to the semifinals of the 2010 World Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup before...
  • HC annuls appointments of Waqar Younis, Grant Flower as Pakistan coaches May 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket on Monday plunged into crisis as the Islamabad High Court, which had restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Board, declared in its detailed judgement all decisions taken by the Najam Sethiled management committee since February as "null and void". The judgement means all the decisions taken by...
  • Court restores Ashraf as Pakistan Cricket Board chairman May 18, 2014

    Karachi: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has once again restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Judge Noor ul Haq put aside a notification issued by the Prime Minister in February under which Ashraf was removed as chairman and a 12member management committee was set up to...
  • PCB defends Waqar's appointment as Pakistan coach May 9, 2014

    Pakistan cricket chiefs on Friday defended their decision to appoint fast bowling legend Waqar Younis as head coach, after former interim coach Mohsin Khan lashed out at the decision. The Pakistan Cricket Board had on Tuesday handed Waqar a twoyear contract for a second stint in the top job without...
  • Mohsin Khan slams Waqar's appointment as Pakistan coach May 9, 2014

    Former interim coach Mohsin Khan hit out at the Pakistan Cricket Board after he was overlooked for the national side's top job. Khan, 59, had applied for the position of head coach but the PCB on Tuesday handed a twoyear contract to fast bowling legend Waqar Younis for a second stint...
  • Misbah does not deserve a place in Pakistan side: Yousuf May 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf on Thursday continued his tirade against current captain MisbahulHaq claiming that he didn't deserve a place in the oneday squad. Asked what would be captain, Misbah's position in the team, Yousuf said he will not say anything as he just wanted to prolong his career. "I...
  • Waqar slams explayers for questioning his appointment May 8, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's new head coach Waqar Younis has lashed out at former players and critics who have questioned his appointment by the PCB. While former skipper and exPCB director general Javed Miandad has termed chairman Najam Sethi's new appointments as unconstitutional, former chief selector Mohsin Khan has directly hit out at...
  • Hope WaqarMoin combo would rid Pak team of divisions: Sethi May 7, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi says he has put faith in the combination of head coach Waqar Younis and chief selectorcummanager Moin Khan to rid the national team of divisions and internal problems. "Waqar will be the strategic driving force in the team and Moin's main role is chief...
  • Waqar Younis back as Pakistan coach May 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Waqar Younis received a second shot as Pakistan cricket coach on Tuesday. Younis was the coach for 18 months, leading the team to the semifinals of the 2010 World Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup, then resigned after the series in Zimbabwe for personal reasons. A threeman committee including chief selector Moin...
  • Grant Flower may become Pakistan's batting coach May 2, 2014

    As the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is finding it difficult to convince country's most capped player, InzamamulHaq, to become national team's batting coach, the important position may go to Zimbabwean Grant Flower. According to PCB sources, Flower has applied for the job but PCB's preference remains Inzamam, who played 120 Tests...
  • Waqar Younis to be Pakistan's new head coach May 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has confirmed that former Test captain Waqar Younis would be taking over as head coach of the national team later this month. Sethi said twoyear contracts have been offered to chief selector cum manager, Moin Khan and Younis. Sethi also said that he felt...
  • Former player Moin Khan to lead Pakistan's biggest-ever selection team April 25, 2014

    Pakistan cricket chiefs on Friday appointed a six-member selection committee - the biggest in its history - to choose the team to start a hectic season leading up to next year's World Cup. Former captain Moin Khan will head the committee, two members larger than usual, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)...
  • Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach April 24, 2014

    Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq on Thursday backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country's national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past. Pakistan is looking for a permanent coach after former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore's two-year tenure ended in February. Former Test wicketkeeper and...
  • Najam Sethi could appoint Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach April 20, 2014

    Karachi: PCB chief Najam Sethi could bring back former captain Waqar Younis as Pakistan's head coach and re-appoint Moin Khan chief as selector. The Pakistan Cricket Board had invited applications from interested candidates for the positions of fielding, batting coach and spin consultant. Younis confirmed to PTI that he had applied...
  • PCB keen to bring back Waqar Younis as chief coach April 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is keen to bring back former skipper Waqar Younis as the chief coach of the national team as current coach Moin Khan is tipped to take over as the head of the national selection committee. According to a report published in The Dawn, the legendary fast...
  • Ex Pak cricketers welcome Gavaskar's appointment as BCCI chief March 29, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and coach, Waqar Younis has welcomed the appointment of batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the BCCI interim chairman for IPL affairs and said this appeared to be the first step towards cricketers playing a more prominent role in administration. "It is good news because I have always...
  • Ashok Dinda can play Tests for India in future: Waqar March 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Pakistan speedstar Waqar Younis says Bengal medium pacer Ashok Dinda has it in him to become a Test cricketer provided he makes a little adjustments to his bowling. Impressed with the 29-year-old Dinda's performance in the coaching session organised by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) under its Vision 2020...
  • Hope to find new bowling talent in Bengal: Waqar Younis March 18, 2014

    The Cricket Association of Bengal has undertaken the Vision 2020 programme for the next three and has roped in former players Waqar Younis and Muttiah Muralitharan to work with its players....
  • I regard Steyn as one of the best in last 20-30 years: Waqar March 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis has said that the South African pacer Dale Steyn is one of the best in the world he has seen in past two to three decades. "I've regarded him as one of the best in the world for last 20-30 years. Even in South Africa,...