WAQAR YOUNIS

  • It's time for Waqar to step down: Rashid Latif 2 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif on Thursday suggested head coach Waqar Younis to step down in the wake of national team's humiliating 0-3 drubbing in the ODI series against Bangladesh. "I think it is best if Waqar steps down himself after this appalling performance in the one-day series. It is...
  • Mohammad Yousuf blames PCB, team management for ODI-series defeat 5 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf has blamed the National Cricket Board and the team management, especially coach Waqar Younis for the side's defeat in the ODI series against Bangladesh. "I don't blame the new captain, Azhar Ali nor the players. I blame those who have been sitting in power for...
  • Waqar Younis hurt after series loss against Bangladesh 5 days ago

    Karachi: Terming the ODI series loss to Bangladesh as a big hurt and a huge disappointment, Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has admitted that there are many problem areas that the team needs to sort out. "I agree with what the critics are saying about our cricket. There are many problem...
  • Mohammad Yousuf slams Waqar Younis for poor man management 1 week ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has slammed head coach, Waqar Younis for failing in man management of the national players. "Waqar has to now finally realize he has to take off his cricket kit and become a proper coach and good man manager," Yousuf said on Saturday. Yousuf's tirade came one...
  • I am not arrogant and revengeful: Waqar Younis April 14, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket's head coach Waqar Younis has hit out at critics and former players branding him as "arrogant" and "revengeful" and said he was a totally patriotic Pakistani. In an exclusive interview on Geo Super sports channel on Monday night, Waqar was responding to questions that he is arrogant with...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar Younis wants right attitude in 'new era' April 10, 2015

    Dhaka: Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis on Friday warned only players with the right attitude will represent the national team as it embarks on a "new era" with their Bangladesh tour next week. Pakistan lost in the quarter-finals to the victorious Australians in the World Cup last month, which was...
  • Waqar Younis responsible for seniors' ouster from team: Razzaq April 5, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Abdul Razzaq says he was not surprised at the exclusion of several players since it was part of a plan by head coach Waqar Younis to oust seniors from the national team. "Waqar Younis has some sort of hidden agenda against senior players and whenever he has been...
  • Misbah, Waqar wanted PCB to sideline Shehzad, Akmal for a year April 3, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis wanted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to sideline Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from the national team for atleast a year to force them to improve their attitudes. According to a report on Geo News channel, Misbah and Waqar in their tour...
  • Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal in World Cup report to PCB March 27, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez. According to a report on 'Dawn News TV', Waqar, in his...
  • Waqar Younis Fears 'Death' of Pakistan Cricket March 24, 2015

    Sydney: Waqar Younis warned on Tuesday that cricket could die out in Pakistan if rival teams continue to boycott the country where international tours have not taken place since 2009. There has been no international cricket in Pakistan since the militant attacks on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan to head home in batches March 21, 2015

    Karachi: Despite being no strong reaction to the defeat in the World Cup quarter finals to Australia, the Pakistan squad will return home in batches from Sunday. Head coach Waqar Younis and senior batsmen Younis Khan will not be returning home with the team. Waqar has taken a vacation to be...
  • Past clashes add spice to Pakistan-Australia World Cup duel March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: The stage is set for an explosive contest at the Adelaide Oval on Friday as Pakistan and Australia square up in the World Cup quarter-finals against the backdrop of a history of feisty clashes. Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis admits previous games between the two teams have been hard-fought and...
  • World Cup: Pakistan ready to cope without X-factor Mohammad Irfan March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis described Mohammad Irfan as the team's X-factor but insisted they can still defeat Australia despite the giant seamer being ruled of the tournament with a stress fracture of his pelvis. The lanky 7 foot, one inch paceman suffered a fracture to his hip bone and was...
  • World Cup: Waqar Younis wants more balance between bat and ball in ODIs March 8, 2015

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has urged the International Cricket Council and its member boards to sit down and have a rethink on balancing the 50-over format for the good of the game. In an interview to Reuters from Australia, the former test captain said he had no doubts that bowlers are...
  • World Cup 2015: Waqar Younis sees spirit of 1992 in reborn Pakistan March 7, 2015

    Auckland: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis senses his team are developing the same belief which propelled Imran Khan's "cornered tigers" to the World Cup in 1992 after their thrilling victory over South Africa. Pakistan, whose innings was twice interrupted by rain, were bowled out for 222 in 46.4 overs with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq...
  • World Cup: We'll take the win but we need to get better, says Waqar Younis March 4, 2015

    Napier: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has seen this trajectory before. All but written off at the World Cup, one match was all it took to change the momentum of their fortunes and propel them to their one and only 50-over title, achieved in 1992. The 43-year-old had not quite seen that on...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan look to continue winning momentum against UAE March 3, 2015

    Napier: When the going is good, there are few jobs in cricket that guarantee adulation as readily as that of captain of a team such as India or Pakistan. Such is the fervour among cricket fans in the two countries that share a border, that it is often said that...
  • Watch: Shoaib Akhtar completely loses his temper and goes on to make an awesome rant! February 22, 2015

    Former Pakistani fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar, completely lost his temper on a Geo News debate after Pakistan's debacle against West Indies in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. His frustration with the form and line-up of the Pakistani team was overwhelming to say the least. Akhtar's anger towards Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was...
  • Cricket World Cup: Waqar Younis vows Pakistan comeback after cracking February 18, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis insisted on Wednesday that his team would bounce back in the World Cup despite a demoralising defeat against arch-rivals India, a loss he blamed on an inability to handle big-match pressure. Pakistan succumbed to a 76-run defeat against the defending champions in their first Pool B...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar hopes struggling Younis Khan comes good February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Thursday backed senior batsman Younis Khan to return to form in the World Cup despite a worrying slump. The 37-year-old has managed just 1, 7, 9, 11, 25 and 19 in the six matches Pakistan have played since arriving in New Zealand last month. Younis was...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan ponder options ahead of India clash February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan have found some momentum ahead of the World Cup but have not settled on their best line-up for their tournament opener against champions India this weekend, coach Waqar Younis said. Victories over Bangladesh and England this week have given the 1992 champions a real surge of confidence going into...
  • Pakistan determined to beat India in World Cup, says Waqar February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Losing to arch-rivals India in all the previous five World Cup clashes has certainly hurt Pakistan and they are determined to break the jinx this time around in the showpiece event beginning on Saturday, their coach Waqar Younis said. Waqar, who himself was part of two such defeats at the...
  • WC: Our aim is to turn things around against India, says Waqar Younis February 8, 2015

    The Pakistan coach said his team isn't perturbed by the loss of some key players and is eager to break the World Cup jinx against India. ...
  • Cricket greats who have never won a World Cup January 30, 2015

    There are countless talented cricketers who had worked tirelessly throughout their careers to have their hands on the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, but the title of world champion eluded them. I was one of those lucky ones to be part of the winning ICC Cricket World Cup squad...
  • Abdul Razzaq lashes out at Waqar Younis January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan out of favour allrounder Abdul Razzaq had lashed out at the national team's head coach Waqar Younis for launching a campaign against established senior players. "Till Waqar is the coach I will never be considered for a comeback to the national team," Razzaq complained. "For some reason since Waqar became...
  • Coach happy with Pakistan not among favourites for World Cup January 17, 2015

    Islamabad: Head coach Waqar Younis is happy that Pakistan are not among the favourites for the World Cup, saying it will keep his team focused on next month's event without any added pressure. Pakistan were not among the top teams at the 2011 World Cup but went on to reach the...
  • World Cup squads: Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal ignored by Pakistan January 7, 2015

    Karachi: Senior players Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal were ignored while fast bowler Sohail Khan made a comeback after nearly three years in wilderness in Pakistan's 15-member squad for the ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting on February 14. The six member selection committee, after intense deliberations with...
  • Waqar Younis hopes to boost World Cup chances with New Zealand win December 18, 2014

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels a win in the fifth and final one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Friday will give his team a boost for next year's World Cup. New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up...
  • Waqar Younis desperate to shed Pakistan's 'unpredictable' tag December 16, 2014

    Coach Waqar Younis is desperate shed the "unpredictable" tag that dogs his Pakistan side ahead of this week's final two one-day internationals against New Zealand. Pakistan routed New Zealand by 147 runs in the third day-night international in Sharjah on Sunday two days after losing by four wickets in an unimpressive...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq in doubt for third New Zealand ODI December 13, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Saturday admitted skipper Misbah-ul-Haq remains doubtful for the third one-day international against New Zealand after he hurt his hamstring. Misbah fell awkwardly while chasing a shot in the third over of New Zealand's innings during the second day-night international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the match...