Mushtaq Ahmed

  • Mushtaq defends Ajmal, Rehman after poor show in first Test August 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's spin bowling coach, Mushtaq Ahmed has defended the performance of spinners, Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman in the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Mushtaq, who has worked as spin bowling consultant with the England team before joining the Pakistan team, said Pakistan was playing a Test...
  • Batsmen from Asia also need to work on their game: Mushtaq Ahmed June 5, 2014

    Karachi: Batsmen from the Indian subcontinent are considered wellequipped to tackle spinners but Pakistan's bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed says even batsmen from the Asian countries need to work on their game against slow bowlers. During the national summer training camp in Lahore for the Pakistan team, Mustaq worked not only with...
  • Pakistan appoint Mushtaq Ahmed as spin coach May 12, 2014

    Lahore: Mushtaq Ahmed has left his role as England spinbowling coach to take up a similar position with Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that Mushtaq, who played 52 Tests for the country, will join their coaching setup with immediate effect. Mushtaq had been working with England for the past...
  • We never approached Mushtaq Ahmed for coaching role: Delhi Daredevils CEO May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua on Monday clarified that former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed was "never approached" by the franchise for a reappointment as spin consultant for the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League. "Let me put it officially. The Delhi Daredevils did not approach anyone for any...
  • England need wickettaking spinner, says Mushtaq Ahmed May 12, 2014

    Former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed believes it will be hard for England to regain their top ranking in Test cricket without a wickettaking slow bowler. The 43yearold Mushtaq, who has worked as a consultant with the England team since 2008, has informed new England cricket director Peter Moores that he had...
  • Mushtaq Ahmed turns down Delhi Daredevils' offer May 11, 2014

    Karachi: Mushtaq Ahmed has turned down an offer to rejoin the struggling Delhi Daredevils team for the remaining part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he is all set to become the spin consultant of the national team. Mushtaq told PTI on Sunday that his agent had got an email...
  • Pakistan all set to name Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling consultant May 11, 2014

    The PCB is all set to appoint former legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed as the spin consultant of the national team as his contract with the England team has expired. Reliable sources close to the former leggie said that the England Cricket Board has already released Mushtaq as new chief coach Peter Moores...
  • PCB's contract with Mushtaq Ahmed put on hold April 9, 2014

    Karachi: The disparity over fees paid to national coaches by the PCB has put on hold an impending contract between the board and former Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed. "Mushtaq has been offered the position of bowling coach at the national cricket academy but he is not satisfied with the monthly salary...
  • Mushtaq Ahmed defends dropping of Pietersen by ECB February 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former legspinner and bowling consultant with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Mushtaq Ahmed has said the decision to sideline Kevin Pietersen was jettisoned after England's streak of defeats in Australia in the Ashes series. Mushtaq said the decision to sideline Pietersen had been on the cards for...
  • Spinners are playing huge role in T20s: Mushtaq Ahmed May 7, 2013

    Jaipur: Twenty20 cricket is heavily loaded in the favour of batsmen but Mushtaq Ahmed reckons that the spinners of late have been able to influence the outcome of the matches in the shortest format. Ahmed, one of the best legspinners the game has seen, said the best thing about spinners is...
  • IPL a good test for youngsters' temperament: Mushtaq Ahmed April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Former leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, now a bowling consultant with the Delhi Daredevils, feels the Indian Premier League is a good test for young cricketer's temperament. Mushtaq, who has been spending a lot of time with youngsters at the Kotla nets, feels the pressure and the hype of...
  • Mushtaq Ahmed not confirming IPL deal due to recent backlash: Sources February 12, 2013

    Lahore: Former Pakistan Test legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed has signed a deal with IPL side Delhi Daredevils to work as their bowling consultant but has not made it public due to the recent backlash in India over the presence of Pakistani sportsmen there, sources said on Tuesday. A reliable source in Pakistan...
  • Mushtaq Ahmed set to join Daredevils' coaching staff February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan Test legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed is set to join IPL side Delhi Daredevils as its spinbowling consultant after accepting a oneyear deal, a report said on Monday. Mushtaq had last week told PTI that he had got a written offer from the Delhi franchise and was giving...
  • Pak should target parttime Indian bowlers: Mushtaq December 28, 2012

    Karachi: Former spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has attributed India's poor run in recent matches to lack of bowling resources and adviced Pakistan batsmen to target parttime Indian bowlers in the ongoing limitedovers series between the two sides. "India has problems with their bowling and they are short of quality bowlers at this...
  • Captain Cook applauds efforts of Ahmed, Flower December 9, 2012

    Kolkata: Heaping praise on England's coaching staff, skipper Alastair Cook said the vast knowledge of spin bowling consultant Mushtaq Ahmed and head coach Andy Flower have helped his team take an unbeatable 21 lead in the fourTest series against India. "We're very lucky that we have got people like Mushy (bowling...
  • Eng concentrate on spin ahead of Eden Test December 2, 2012

    Kolkata: They dealt with spin quite well in the serieslevelling win in the second Test but the visiting England cricket team's batsmen continued to practice against tweakers ahead of the third Test against India starting here on December 5. Two local club spinners one leftarm orthodox and another legspinner...
  • Mushtaq presence to boost England: Akram November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Wasim Akram feels the presence of former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed as a spin bowling coach of England will boost the team and prepare them better to exploit the Indian conditions during the fourTest series starting in Ahmedabad Thursday. "The presence of Mushtaq Ahmed will stand England in good...
  • Mushtaq's contract with ECB renewed July 30, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board might have ignored former Test legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed in their search for a new bowling coach for the national team but the England and Wales cricket board has given him a two-and-half-year extension on his existing contract. "The ECB has extended my contract till 2014 as their...
  • Mushtaq unlikely to be Pak's bowling coach May 15, 2012

    Lahore: Former Pakistan Test legspinner, Mushtaq Ahmed is unlikely to be appointed as the new bowling coach of the national team as he has made it clear that he will only work on a three-year contract. According to sources close to Mushtaq, who has been working with the England team...
  • Mushtaq Ahmed in Pak bowling coach fray: sources April 8, 2012

    Lahore: Former legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed's name has cropped up as one of the leading candidates to be the bowling coach of the national team before the tour to Sri Lanka. According to sources, Mushtaq who until this week was working with the England team in Sri Lanka as their bowling...