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  • Shoaib Akhtra's U-turn on Misbah, says skipper is keeping team alive 28 minutes ago

    Karachi: After criticising Misbah-ul-haq severely in the recent past, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday took a U-turn, saying the captain was the person who was keeping the team alive and he needs support from other batsmen. Akhtar had called Misbah a selfish and coward captain but after Pakistan's first...
  • ICC World Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq faces flak from former Pakistan players Yesterday

    Karachi: Former cricketers on Saturday lashed out at Misbah-ul-Haq as the Pakistan captain spoke about the difficulties he was finding in selecting a right combinations in the World Cup. "A lot is being said about the team's performance and what combination should have been played. Also references are given to the...
  • T20s responsible for faults in offspiners, says Daryl Foster 2 days ago

    Daryl Foster is a slight but sprightly 76. His name is generally associated with biomechanics and illegal actions, but Foster, who played for Victoria Second XI in the mid 1950s, has also been involved in coaching roles with Pakistan and Sri Lanka, besides coaching Western Australia to nine Sheffield Shield...
  • Shoaib Akhtar wins legal battle against PCB 3 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday reportedly won a long running legal battle against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the recovery of seven million rupees which were deducted from his earnings as penalty imposed on him by an appellate tribunal for indiscipline. In October 2007 when Nasim...
  • ICC World Cup: Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younis Khan 5 days ago

    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,...
  • Watch: Shoaib Akhtar completely loses his temper and goes on to make an awesome rant! 1 week ago

    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...
  • World Cup: Younis Khan should retire now, says Shoaib Akhtar February 21, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, toast of the nation three months ago after reeling off four Test hundreds, has become the target of criticism after the team's humiliating World Cup losses with senior players calling on him to retire. After he failed again in Pakistan's demoralising defeat to the West...
  • World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar has doubts over Mohammad Irfan's fitness February 20, 2015

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has raised questions over the fitness of the tall left arm paceman Mohammad Irfan, who is part of the national team in the ongoing World Cup. I have doubts over the fitness of Irfan. I don't think he is fit to play a match,...
  • Misbah should be more stern with players, says Shoaib Akhtar February 15, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised captain Misbah-ul-Haq to become more stern and be strong with the players if the team harbours hopes of doing well in the cricket World Cup. "I am totally disappointed today at the way some of our batsmen played rash strokes and got...
  • India's overconfidence may let them down: Shoaib Akhtar February 14, 2015

    Adelaide: Former Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar feels that having never lost to Pakistan in a cricket World Cup, India could lose Sunday's opening encounter against their arch-rivals due to overconfidence. "While Pakistan has never beaten India in a World Cup, the Indian team may be done in this time for being...
  • World Cup 2015: Former cricketers question Nasir Jamshed's selection February 8, 2015

    Karachi: Former cricketers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf on Sunday expressed surprise over selection of opener Nasir Jamshed as a replacement for injured Mohammad Hafeez in the World Cup squad. "I just don't understand what the tour selection committee and management is doing. I would have thought that Shoaib Malik or...
  • India-Pakistan matches bigger than World Cup for many: Shoaib Akhtar February 4, 2015

    Cricket is just a game, but try telling that to the 22 players who will walk out for the India vs Pakistan World Cup match in Adelaide on Feb 15. The Pool B contest was sold out in 20 minutes and no other team in world sport will be under as...
  • 'India, Pakistan cornered tigers of World Cup 2015' February 3, 2015

    If you have had good two weeks before the World Cup, consider yourself in with a chance to lift the trophy: that's what former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar feels about the chances of teams finishing on top of the podium in Australia and New Zealand. The controversial Pakistan fast bowler was...
  • MS Dhoni's presence as leader the key for India, feel Inzamam and Shoaib February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a leader makes the Indian team a good unit going into World Cup, former Pakistan cricketers Inzamam Ul Haq and Shoaib Akhtar said on Monday. "I believe having Dhoni as a leader is a big factor for the Indian team. An experienced captain...
  • Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Sohail Tanvir on standby for World Cup January 27, 2015

    Karachi: Batsmen Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali, and pace bowler Sohail Tanvir have been put on standby in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, to be held from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that after discussions with...
  • Shoaib Malik, Mahira Khan to feature in Ali Zafar's musical tribute to Peshawar attack victims January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar has brought together musicians, actors and sports persons for the video of his new single 'Urein ge', which translates into 'Will fly', to pay tribute to the victims of the Peshawar massacre. According to the Dawn, the video will feature big names like cricketer Shoaib...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq needs help from seniors in World Cup: Shoaib Malik January 25, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan discard Shoaib Malik says Misbah ul Haq was not an aggressive captain and he would need help from a few senior players if the national team was to do well in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year old who has not been selected to play an ODI since mid-2013...
  • 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...
  • Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik unhappy with selectors and the PCB January 4, 2015

    Karachi: Out-of-favour Pakistan cricketers Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik minced no words in making it clear that they are not happy with the treatment meted out to them in recent times and said that the selectors and PCB need to have better communication with the senior players. In separate talks with...
  • Pakistan selectors in dilemma over selection of WC squad January 2, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan national cricket team selectors are in a dilemma over the selection of the final 15-member squad for the World Cup, which is scheduled to be announced on January 7 in Karachi. Their indecisiveness stems from the recent chain of events affecting key players in recent months and now in...
  • Pakistan ex-captain Shoaib Malik voices World Cup hopes January 1, 2015

    Karachi: Discarded former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik Wednesday said he wanted to play in next year's World Cup, but needed clarity on his role and must be told what is expected of him. The 32-year-old played the last of his 216 one-day internationals in June 2013, but was included in Pakistan's...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises suspended Saeed Ajmal to approach CAS December 28, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. "I had three months back said that Saeed will have to plead his own case and take legal action against the authorities challenging the...
  • Pakistan think-tank has 2015 World Cup in mind December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE. A reliable source close to the national team management told PTI that new bowlers,...
  • Pressure on Younis Khan to perform in NZ ODIs: Shoaib Akhtar December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former star players Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf feel that the next few one-day games against New Zealand will decide the future of senior batsman Younis Khan in limited-overs cricket. Both the players felt that Younis must be feeling the pressure now to perform and justify his place in...
  • Shoaib Malik fears 'chucking' calls, reluctant to play World Cup: reports December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik is reluctant to make himself available for national selection for the World Cup due to his bowling action and the prevailing environment in the team. Sources close to Malik told PTI that the all-rounder's reluctance stemmed from the fact firstly over the treatment he had...
  • Pakistan lose Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Maqsood to injuries November 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan have lost two of their young batsman, Ahmed Shehzad and Sohaib Maqsood, for the one-day series against New Zealand due to fitness issues. The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Saturday that Shehzad, who suffered a fracture of his right cheek bone during the first Test against New Zealand, has...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq hailed for his aggression in Pakistan win November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was hailed for his aggression and ambition on Monday after leading Pakistan to their first Test series win against Australia for 20 years. Pakistan won the second Test by their best ever margin of 356 runs to take the series 2-0 with Misbah hitting a record fastest Test...
  • Shoaib Malik relieved his bowling action not reported November 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has heaved a sigh of relief after the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that his bowling action has not been reported by the match officials during a recent game in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. "Malik's action was scrutinised by the umpires and the match referee during a...
  • PCB rubbishes reports on Shoaib Malik's action being suspect November 2, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has clarified that former captain Shoiab Mailk's action was not under scanner as reported in the media. An unnamed PCB spokesman was quoted as saying by the 'Dawn' newspaper that media reports that claimed that Malik's action was reported for being suspect, were baseless. "We have...
  • Malik says accepting Pakistan captaincy in 2007 World Cup was a mistake October 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and discarded allrounder Shoaib Malik has said he made a mistake in his career to accept the captaincy of the national team after the 2007 World Cup. "In retrospect, I think it would have been better if I had not accepted the captaincy in 2007. But I...