JAVED MIANDAD

  • ICC World Cup: Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younis Khan February 24, 2015

    Speculation is rife that Younis Khan will quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan's modern batting greats. Runs have dried up, his team's World Cup campaign is in disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits,...
  • World Cup: West Indies have rubbed salt into Pakistan's wounds, says Miandad February 22, 2015

    Shambolic is a mild word to describe Pakistan's 150-run defeat against the West Indies. It really hurts to see the planning of Pakistan's think-tank in the ICC Cricket World Cup. The men in 'shocking green' look like a fractured outfit and the wounds are only getting deeper and deeper. The...
  • World Cup: Pakistan's huge defeat against Windies was shambolic, says Miandad February 21, 2015

    Islamabad: Former captain and coach Javed Miandad says Pakistan's huge loss against the West Indies in Cricket World Cup on Saturday was "shambolic." While writing at the tournament's website Miandad says, "Shambolic is a mild word ... It really hurts to see the planning of Pakistan's think-tank." Fast bowler Jerome Taylor's triple...
  • Pakistan experimentation was mindboggling: Javed Miandad February 16, 2015

    In big cricket matches, a team field its best playing XI and do not experiment. Unfortunately, Pakistan never remember this simple formula. The much-hyped match between Pakistan and India turned out to be an easy outing for the men in blue on a batting paradise in Adelaide. The 76-run emphatic...
  • India vs Pakistan: the most colourful of all rivalries February 13, 2015

    Not long after India wound up their first practice session at St Peter's College on Thursday (February 12) building up to their opening game of the World Cup, their opponents for Sunday's electric showdown touched down in Adelaide, their confidence high and their spirits buoyed by Wednesday's drubbing of England...
  • Three India vs Pakistan World Cup moments you can't forget February 12, 2015

    The mention of an India vs Pakistan match-up at the World Cup quickly pops up images of Javed Miandad jumping up and down or Venkatesh Prasad giving a send-off to Aamir Sohail, and for those young minds whose cricket memory serves best from the turn of the century, Sachin Tendulkar's...
  • From black and white to colour - the evolution of ODIs February 8, 2015

    Ever since the summer of 1975, when I started my ODI career during the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup in England, the dynamics of this format of the game have evolved at a scarcely believable pace. I can still recall vividly how completely different the format was back then. For...
  • Standout moments of WC: Ranatunga's jibe at Warne, Miandad's jumping jack February 7, 2015

    Cricket, with all its uncertainties, might not be the most talked about sports in the globe, but it does have its share of moments, both on and off the field. Sometimes our so called gentleman's game does not look so gentlemanly in nature, with the verbal spats and the odd...
  • India, Pakistan will be under less pressure playing early in World Cup January 15, 2015

    No cricketing contest can ever match the thrill and excitement of what a Pakistan versus India contest offers. It is the mother of all matches. Whether it's a one-sided game or a nail-biting finish, people from both countries get involved so much that sometimes it is just not cricket! Whenever or...
  • Experience missing from Pakistan squad for World Cup 2015 January 8, 2015

    To be a selector you must have a vision. I agree it's tough to be on a selection panel anywhere in the world but it's even tougher if you are a selector in Pakistan and have to pick 15 for an event like the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Well...
  • Javed Miandad backs underfire Misbah-ul-Haq October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan great Javed Miandad has come out in strong support of under pressure national captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who decided to "rest" from the third ODI against Australia. "No one realises that it is because Misbah is not scoring runs is the main reason for the team's recent poor performances in Sri...
  • Saeed Ajmal not essential to Pakistan's World Cup hopes: Miandad September 19, 2014

    Karachi: Batting legend Javed Miandad said on Thursday Pakistan could still win next year's World Cup even if star spinner Saeed Ajmal remained suspended due to a chucking ban. Ajmal, the world's leading oneday bowler, was suspended last week after tests found his action vastly exceeded the permitted 15 degrees of...
  • Afridi shouldn't take captaincy for granted: Miandad September 17, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan batting legend Javed Miandad has supported the decision to reappoint Shahid Afridi as the Twenty20 captain but cautioned the allrounder against taking the position for granted. Afridi was sacked from the post in 2011 after a bitter feud with then coach Waqar Younis. Miandad said Afridi's batting form would...
  • Javed Miandad, Abdul Qadir question mindset of Pakistan players September 1, 2014

    Karachi: Showing concern after the team's thrashing against Sri Lanka, national sporting legends Javed Miandad and Abdul Qadir have said that there is a drastic need to change the mindset in Pakistan cricket for it to move forward. "It is no use blaming and cribbing all the time over the performance...
  • Javed Miandad blames weak setup for team's defeat August 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Javed Miandad has blamed a weak domestic cricketing base for Pakistan's poor performance in the 20 Test series defeat in Sri Lanka. "Our batsmen are weak against quality bowling. We could compete against weaker teams like Zimbabwe, but not against teams like Sri Lanka, South Africa or England," the former...
  • Pakistan unveils new domestic league July 23, 2014

    Pakistan's cricket administration on Wednesday unveiled a new domestic league revamp, though demands to remove commercial and government department teams from the competition were ignored. Pakistan has long suffered from a belowpar domestic structure. Many of its cricket heroes, such as Javed Miandad, honed their skills in street games rather than...
  • Miandad rubbishes PCB plans of hosting T20 league in Dubai July 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has rubbished the plans of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hold its inaugural premier league T20 tournament early next year in Dubai. "Unless the premier league is held in Pakistan it will serve no purpose and it will not help bring back international cricket...
  • Javed Miandad doubts IndoPak bilateral agreement May 18, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has expressed serious doubts over claims made by the Najam Sethiheaded PCB that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BCCI to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. "I don't know what is the value of this MOU because the BCCI...
  • 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...
  • Najam Sethi, Javed Miandad engaged in war of words May 7, 2014

    Karachi: A war of words has broken out between the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi and former captain Javed Miandad after the latter's resignation from the post of PCB's Director General (cricket). Sethi reacted last night to the constant barrage of criticism unleashed by Miandad since his resignation was accepted...
  • 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...
  • Miandad, Yousuf want Afridi as Pakistan captain March 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's loss to India in their World Twenty20 opener has sparked massive criticism of skipper Mohammed Hafeez with former captains such as Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf demanding that he be replaced by flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi. "Hafeez needed to be more attacking with his bowlers and field placings once...
  • Javed Miandad confident of India-Pakistan final March 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan may have been humbled in their World Twenty20 opener against India but former captain Javed Miandad is confident that Mohammed Hafeez's men will stay alive to make the final where he expects them to face off against the arch-rivals once again. "Pakistan lost to India because they didn't bat...
  • Former Pak captains advise team to be fearless against India March 20, 2014

    Karachi: All excited about the India-Pakistan clash in the World Twenty20 Championships on Friday, former captains and players here have just one piece of advice for Mohammed Hafeez's men ahead of the high-pressure match - play fearlessly. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said the key to beating India lies in being brave. "If they...
  • PCB accepts Javed Miandad's resignation February 27, 2014

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has accepted the resignation of former captain, Javed Miandad, ending a six-year association between the two. Miandad, who had joined the PCB in 2008 in a specially created position of Director-General cricket, had recently sent his resignation to the new chairman of the board, Najam Sethi,...
  • Miandad resigns as PCB director February 15, 2014

    Karachi: Former Test captain, Javed Miandad has tendered his resignation to the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Miandad who is serving as DirectorGeneral cricket in the board since 2008 sent his resignation letter to the new PCB chief, Najam Sethi just four days after the government sacked Zaka Ashraf...
  • Akram, Miandad in fourmember panel to find new Pakistan coach January 22, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formed a fourmember committee that includes two of its top former captains, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram, to select the new head coach and batting and fielding coaches for the national team. With the Asia Cup and World T20 Cup round the corner, the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar will fade away from public memory soon: Javed Miandad November 13, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former Test captain Javed Miandad feels veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar will fade from public memory once he retires after the second Test against West Indies as he is leaving the stage at a time when the Indian cricket team has found some exciting talent to fill the void. "The...
  • Javed Miandad wants to contest for PCB chairman's post November 8, 2013

    Karachi: After Abdul Qadir and Zaheer Abbas, another former great Javed Miandad has also announced his intention to contest for the post of chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the forthcoming elections. Miandad, one of Pakistan's most well known cricketers, is presently employed in the board as director...
  • Miandad tells Pakistan players to look up to Tendulkar May 7, 2013

    Karachi: Emphasising the importance of hard work, former captain Javed Miandad told the Pakistani players to look up to Sachin Tendulkar, who he says is an embodiment of commitment to the game of cricket. Miandad while talking to Pakistan players, preparing for the Champions Trophy in Abbotabad, said there was...