Azhar Mahmood

  • Azhar Mahmood calls for end to mental health 'taboo' in cricket Yesterday

    London: Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood hopes to make mental health less of a "taboo" subject in South Asia. Last week cricket stars from several countries gathered at a leading London hotel for Mahmood's benefit dinner, where tributes to him were led by Pakistan great Wasim Akram. But the dinner also saw...
  • Mahela Jaywardene, Lasith Malinga, Azhar Mahmood join CPL T20 August 16, 2013

    St. John's: Three of the world's leading Twenty20 players - Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga and Azhar Mahmood - are to join the Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL) replacing injured players and those leaving because of other professional commitments. The Sri Lanka duo of Jayawardene and Malinga along with former Pakistan all-rounder...
  • Kings XI Punjab sign off IPL 6 on a high May 18, 2013

    Dharamsala: Coming to form during the later half of the tournament, Punjab posted a a stiff total of 184 that eventually turned out to be too much for the visitors, Mumbai Indians. Mumbai went in with the same side as in the game against Rajasthan Royals. Sachin Tendulkar once again...
  • We have to be on top of our game to beat Mumbai: Lehmann April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Aware that they are up against a formidable batting side, Kings XI Punjab chief coach Darren Lehmann says their bowlers will have to do the job against Mumbai Indians, here on Monday. "Mumbai played really well (against RCB). Obviously they are a dangerous side, so we will have to bowl...
  • Favourites Mumbai set for another run fest against KXIP April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Upbeat after a morale-lifting victory over table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians will look for an easy ride when they will take on Kings XI Punjab in game 41 of IPL 6 at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. Mumbai outclassed RCB by 58 runs in their last encounter to...
  • Three wickets after a duck make Mahmood happy April 17, 2013

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab held onto a narrow four-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday thanks to Azhar Mahmood's spell of 3 for 21 after he drew a blank with the bat. Azhar Mahmood, along with David Hussey and Gurkeerat Maan, fell prey to Sunil Narine's hat-trick effort at the...
  • Clinical Kings XI Punjab thrash Pune Warriors by eight wickets April 8, 2013

    Pune: Kings XI Punjab put up a remarkable allround performance to crush Pune Warriors India by eight wickets in their first match of the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. This is Pune's second consecutive defeat after they lost their opening match by 22 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad on...
  • IPL 6: Pune Warriors India eye first win against Punjab April 6, 2013

    Pune: Pune Warriors India look to move on from their Friday's defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad when they play Kings XI Punjab at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on Sunday. The Pune batsmen had a horrible outing against Hyderabad on Friday as they failed to chase down an innocuous-looking target of 127....
  • Chittagong Kings thrash Dhaka Gladiators by 54 runs February 2, 2013

    Chittagong: Chittagong Kings registered their second consecutive victory in the Bangladesh Premier League by thrashing much-fancied Dhaka Gladiators by 54 runs on Saturday. Dhaka Gladiators's skipper Mohammad Ashraful opted to field and his bowlers' did a fine job by bowling Chittagong Kings out for 142 in 20 overs. Naeem Islam...
  • Rajshahi triumph over Burners in a run feast January 29, 2013

    Chittagong: Duronto Rajshahi notched up their second win of this season edging out a Barisal Burners by four runs in a match that saw over 400 runs being scored in 40 overs at the MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong on Monday. After winning the toss, Rajshahi captain Jahurul Islam opted to...
  • Mahmood in no hurry to play for Pakistan November 10, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood, who is a British national, is in no hurry to play again for the Pakistani team and says he will weigh all pros and cons before taking a final decision. The allrounder, who last played for Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup, has been mentioned a...
  • Auckland lose to Perth, both out of CLT20 October 24, 2012

    Centurion: Delhi Daredevils made it to the Champions League Twenty20 semi-final after other contender Auckland Aces were beaten by 16 runs in their last group league game by Perth Scorchers on Tuesday. The Scorchers victory means that Auckland Aces with six points were ousted as Delhi with 10 points and Nashua...
  • CLT20: KKR face exit after losing to Auckland by seven wickets October 16, 2012

    Cape Town: Kolkata Knight Riders' chances of making the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament suffered a major blow as they slumped to their second successive defeat after losing to Auckland Aces by seven wickets in a Group A match here on Monday. Auckland rode high on veteran Azhar Mahmood's...
  • Mahmood asks Pak to review batting approach September 24, 2012

    Karachi: In the wake of their not-so-impressive outings in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20, Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has advised the trio of Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal to review their approach towards batting in the shortest format of the sport. While Azhar said that Pakistan can claim to...
  • Politics has been Pakistan's bane: Mahmood August 28, 2012

    Colombo: Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood, who is now a British citizen, believes Pakistan cricket is all about politics. "It's more about politics rather than administrators thinking about the game's benefit. There is no consistent selection policy and there will be chopping and changing of players now and then. Obviously, this...
  • Punjab dismiss Chennai by 6 wickets to stay afloat May 18, 2012

    Returning after a long lay-off, Adam Gilchrist led from the front to take Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings at the HPCA Stadium on Thursday. Punjab’s eighth victory in 15 matches kept alive their hopes of making the IPL play-offs this season, while Chennai,...
  • Mahmood hails BCCI invite for Pak team in CLT20 May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood on Monday welcomed the BCCI's decision to invite a team from across the border for the Champions League Twenty20 and said that it's now time for the PCB to take positive step to help resume bilateral cricket ties between the two countries. The BCCI,...
  • CSK, RCB edging the battle for play-offs? May 10, 2012

    With just a few games to go until the league stage of this year’s IPL comes to an end, it is still difficult to draw a clear picture of the four teams that will get a shot at glory in the tournament. Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders have set...
  • Cricket can bring India, Pak closer: Mahmood May 4, 2012

    Chandigarh: Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood believes that cricket has no boundaries and the game can play a part in reviving the ties between India and Pakistan. Mahmood, who now has a British passport, said that the game has brought the two nations closer in the past and the same thing...
  • Nervous Punjab hold on to beat Bangalore May 2, 2012

    Kings XI Punjab kept their nerves towards the end of their chase to register a four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) nail-biter at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing 159 to win, the visitors were on their way to an easy win at one...
  • 'CSK need to bat better in the middle overs' April 29, 2012

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings' opener Faf du Plessis said the defending champions need to bat well in the middle overs to produce better results in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men suffered a batting collapse in their chase of 156 as they lost their IPL match against...
  • Mahmood stars in Punjab win over Chennai April 28, 2012

    Chennai: Kings XI Punjab got themselves back on the winning track after beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by seven runs in their IPL 5 game at the Chepauk on Saturday. Chasing a modest total of 157, Chennai could only manage 149 for 8 as Punjab registered their fourth victory of...
  • Dismissing Gayle early crucial: Hussey April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Chris Gayle's devastating form has clearly been playing on the minds of the Kings XI Punjab players as David Hussey admitted that the explosive Jamaican's early dismissal will be key to KXIP's success against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL match in Mohali on Friday. "He is one of...
  • Buoyant RCB look to compound KXIP woes April 20, 2012

    It is perhaps a sign of the unpredictable nature of the Twenty20 game that a Royal Challengers Bangalore squad packed with superstars finds itself level on points with – and behind on run rate to – a Kings XI Punjab team that is arguably one of the weakest in IPL...
  • Azhar Mahmood's visa issue resolved April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Azhar Mahmood, the former Pakistan allrounder, has received a visa to play across Indian cities in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab. The Pakistani-turned-British allrounder had initially got only city-specific visa - that is, only for the port of entry Delhi and his final destination Chandigarh on his...
  • Punjab need partnerships at the top: Gilchrist April 17, 2012

    Mohali: Deprived of solid opening partnerships so far in the tournament, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist said his side will look to change the trend in their Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. "We haven't quite had an opening partnership, myself and the other partner getting...
  • Azhar Mahmood gets visa, to join KXIP soon April 13, 2012

    Mohali: Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood, who is now a British citizen, has finally got an Indian visa and would be joining his IPL team Kings XI Punjab soon, skipper Adam Gilchrist said here on Thursday. "I have just been told that he has received a...