Mohammad Yousuf

  • Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB for T20 event before 2015 World Cup September 16, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain Mohammad Yousuf has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for holding the national T20 championship before the World Cup 2015. "I don't understand the logic behind having the national T20 event at this time when we are hardly going to play two or three T20 matches against Australia...
  • Pakistan defeat doesn't augur well for Misbah's captaincy: Rashid Latif August 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan players on Monday criticised the national team's capitulation in the first Test against Sri Lanka, blaming defensive batting on the final day for the sevenwicket defeat. A trademark second innings collapse on Sunday meant Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 180 in Galle after the match...
  • Misbah's batting style not helping Pakistan in ODIs: Mohammad Yousuf August 5, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman, Mohammad Yousuf has once again lashed out at the national team's Test and ODI captain, MisbahulHaq, advising him to change his batting position in oneday internationals. "If Pakistan is to do well in the next World Cup and in the oneday internationals, Misbah has to change his...
  • 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...
  • Mohammad Yousuf not happy with Latif's decision to turn down PCB offer April 9, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has expressed disappointment at Rashid Latif's decision to turn down an offer from the Cricket Board (PCB) to become the chief selector. "I am disappointed but at the same time I realise that no honest and straight-forward person will be able to work in...
  • Mohammad Yousuf to join national selection committee March 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former Test captain Mohammad Yousuf has agreed to join the new national selection committee that will take charge from April 1 under the chairmanship of Rashid Latif. According to a reliable source in the Pakistan Cricket Board, Haroon Rasheed, a former Test batsman who has remained a selector and...
  • 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...
  • Shahid Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan ODI side: Mohammad Yousuf February 24, 2014

    Lahore: After repeatedly criticising him for his shoddy performances, former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf on Monday batted urged PCB to consider flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi in leadership role for the ODI team. In the recent past, the barrage of criticism from Yousuf even prompted Afridi at one stage to dub him...
  • MisbahulHaq should bat at No. 3 to strengthen batting: Yousuf January 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf on Sunday advised MisbahulHaq to promote himself to number three in the Test format in order to address the batting problems of the team. "Look, he is our inform batsman, and is scoring runs. I don't understand why he is reluctant to bat at number...
  • PCB chief defends team but explayers demand change November 12, 2013

    Karachi: Former captains and players reacted strongly to Pakistan's 14 debacle in the oneday series against South Africa with some of them calling for a change in the captaincy as well as the coach. However, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has come out in defence of the team. "Misbah...
  • Pakistan have no Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma: Mohammad Yousuf November 12, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain, Mohammad Yousuf believes the national team is facing batting woes because of absence of any proper role model and blamed skipper MisbahulHaq for the present problems in the side. Yousuf said sadly at present Pakistan didn't have any batsmen of the caliber present in Indian cricket...
  • It's over for me, says Mohammad Yousuf October 5, 2013

    Lahore: Former Pakistan cricket captain Mohammad Yousuf has said that he has completely given up hope of making a comeback to international cricket and it is all but over for him. "I don't follow cricket now and my focus is not on the sport anymore. It is over for me," Yousuf...
  • I have not retired, clarifies Mohammad Yousuf May 21, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf Tuesday rebutted media reports that he has retired from international cricket. A few TV channels flashed the news of his retirement, forcing the Test discard to come up with clarifications. "I am already out of the Pakistan team and haven't played top class cricket for...
  • Cricketer of the Year do we need another list? February 8, 2013

    Every year Wisden picks Five Cricketers of the Year to salute a player's influence on the previous English season. Is it time the list was renamed 'Five Cricketers of the English Year'? Or its reach broadened to international not just domestic cricket? Or do we need another list to mark...
  • Yousuf not to be considered for India tour December 5, 2012

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf's Twenty20 and ODI career appears to be over after chief selector Iqbal Qasim made it clear that he would not be considered for the tour of India. "Yousuf is not under consideration for the tour to India," Qasim told reporters when asked about the selection...
  • Yousuf confident of performing well in T20 Championship November 22, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf said his appetite for cricket and runs has not diminished with age and he is confident of doing well during the upcoming national T20 championship here. Yousuf, who has been ignored by the national selectors and cricket board since he last played in November,...
  • Yousuf slams PCB for hindering domestic comeback November 8, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's former Test captain Mohammad Yousuf has hit out at the Cricket Board for not letting him play in the ongoing President's Trophy firstclass tournament despite domestic performance being a prerequisite for national selection. The 38yearold said the PCB had been sitting on a request by the Port Qasim...
  • Willing to play for Pak anytime: Yousuf June 1, 2012

    Lahore: Unfazed by the selectors snub for the tour of Sri Lanka, Pakistan's former captain Mohammad Yousuf said that he is physically and mentally prepared for a comeback to international cricket even at the shortest notice. The 37yearold veteran, who was overlooked when the national squad for the Sri Lanka tour...
  • Yousuf hopeful of making comeback in Tests May 24, 2012

    Lahore: Despite being ignored once again by the selectors for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, former Pakistan cricket captain Mohammad Yousuf has said that he has not given up hope on making a comeback to Test cricket. "I want to complete the milestone of playing 100 Tests." "There are so...
  • I have valid NOC to play in Dhaka League: Yousuf May 6, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf today asserted that he has a valid No Objection Certificate to play in the Dhaka League, putting to rest the confusion that was created by some of his own statements. Yousuf was reportedly being investigated by the Bangladesh intelligence agencies for...
  • Yousuf facing probe in Dhaka league NOC row May 5, 2012

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf is in trouble as he is being investigated by Bangladesh intelligence agencies for allegedly submitting a fake clearance letter to play in the Dhaka league. The Bangladesh Cricket Board has handed over the matter to the intelligence agencies after participating clubs in the Dhaka...
  • PCB questions Whatmore over Yousuf in NCA May 1, 2012

    Lahore: Days after Mohammad Yousuf passed the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) raising speculations that he might make his way back into the team, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought an explanation from coach Dav Whatmore as to what prompted him to allow the senior cricketer...
  • Zaheer, Moin not keen on Yousuf return April 30, 2012

    Lahore: Former captains Zaheer Abbas and Moin Khan said the national selectors should stick with young players in the team instead of recalling senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "The Sri Lanka tour has many matches and it must be used to groom new faces and...
  • Eager Yousuf ready to play domestic cricket April 30, 2012

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf is hungry to play international cricket once again and said that if the selectors want him to appear in domestic cricket, he will follow their criteria for national selection. Yousuf, who has appeared in 90 Tests and 288 oneday internationals, last played in a domestic...
  • Yousuf keen to make international return April 25, 2012

    Lahore: Keen to revive his international career, Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousuf took a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy, but chief selector Iqbal Qasim made it clear that the senior batsman would have to play domestic matches to be considered for selection. "Yousuf has appeared in the fitness tests and...
  • Ageing Yousuf out to revive Pakistan career April 24, 2012

    Lahore: Veteran Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf took part in a fitness test on Tuesday to try to revive his international career, insisting he could still compete at the highest level. The 37yearold played the last of his 90 Tests against England at Lord's in 2010 a match marred by the...
  • NC worker's death not due to poisoning: Report October 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Forensic report on Saturday ruled out poisoning in the National Conference (NC) worker's death case in Jammu and Kashmir. Panel of doctors in a preliminary report had earlier cited that he dies due to cardiorespiratory failure. Syed Mohammad Yousuf, a NC worker from south Kashmir's Anantnag district, died on September...
  • PDP rally against custodial death of NC worker October 5, 2011

    Srinagar: The PDP on Wednesday took to streets in Srinagar to protest against the alleged custodial death of a ruling National Conference worker with party president Mehbooba Mufti warning of a "long battle". Several PDP legislators and hundreds of party workers marched from the party headquarters to Lal Chowk through Residency...