Wahab Riaz

  • 2nd Test: Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz put Pakistan in control on Day 1 August 14, 2014

    Colombo: Pacers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz shared seven wickets as Pakistan came back strong on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday, holding Sri Lanka to 261/8 at stumps. Khan returned with best figures of 4/69 and Riaz supported him well with 3/66. Riaz dismissed opener Upul Tharanga eight...
  • Five Pakistan cricketers fined for participating in unauthorised T20 tournament May 16, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday fined five of its cricketers USD 5,000 each for participating in an unauthorized Twenty20 tournament in the United States. The PCB said fast bowler Wahab Riaz, allrounder Abdul Razzaq, middle order batsman Fawad Alam and opening batsmen Nasir Jamshed and Shahzeb Hasan all were...
  • Pakistan beat Ireland to win 2-match ODI series May 27, 2013

    Dublin: Kamran Akmal and tailender Wahab Riaz made a late recovery to help Pakistan beat Ireland by two wickets on Sunday to win 1-0 in the two-match, one-day international series. Akmal scored 81 off 85 balls and Riaz plundered four sixes and four fours in an unbeaten 47 off 35...
  • Spot-fixing scandal will not haunt us in Champions Trophy: Wahab April 24, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz believes the national team will not be haunted by the spot-fixing scandal when they go to England for the ICC Champions Trophy in June. Wahab was part of the Pakistan squad that was hit by the spot-fixing scandal in 2010 after the fourth Test at...
  • Aggression is the key to tame South Africa: Kamran Akmal February 9, 2013

    Lahore: Senior wicketkeeper-batsman, Kamran Akmal believes the only way for Pakistan to make a comeback in three-Test series against South Africa is to play aggressively and positively against their fearsome pace attack. "Given the nature of the pitches in South Africa which have pace and bounce you have to keep...
  • Pak pacers have ability to rattle Indian batsmen: Misbah, Hafeez December 15, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez believe that the pace bowlers picked for the much-anticipated series in India have the ability to rattle the strong batting line-up of the hosts. "I believe that the pacers selected in the squads have the potential to upset the Indians...
  • Akmal, Razzaq among T20 World Cup probables June 29, 2012

    Lahore: Out-of-favour wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and Abdul Razzaq are included in the list of 30 probables for the national team squad which will take part in the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, reported Geo News. Apart from Akmal and Razzaq, Wahab Riaz and Imran Nazir have made it to...
  • Pakistan players warned on tax evasion June 26, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday warned cricket stars against submitting tardy tax returns, rubbing salt in their wounds after they lost the first Test to Sri Lanka. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued notices to Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul Haq, Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Taufeeq Umar, Umar...
  • Pacer Junaid to undergo fitness test for Eng squad January 3, 2012

    Lahore: Promising left-arm pacer Junaid Khan will know on Friday whether he will be part of Pakistan Test squad for the series against England in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-old is scheduled to undergo a full-fledged fitness test at the national cricket academy before the selectors and national team management...
  • Strauss asks England to look beyond fixing row January 3, 2012

    London: England Test captain Andrew Strauss has insisted his side are prepared to play against Pakistan players named in the spot-fixing trial that led to three cricketers being jailed. But the opening batsman warned that, despite the impact of the case, it was too soon to say that corruption had...
  • 'Wahab was picked only after clearance' December 31, 2011

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf has admitted that left arm pacer Wahab Riaz was selected in the national team for the upcoming England series only after clearance from the International Cricket Council (ICC). According to a report in the 'Express Tribune' newspaper, Ashraf said in...
  • Riaz all set to play against England December 30, 2011

    Lahore: Relieved to be back in the national squad, Pakistan left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz said he is all charged up to face England in the upcoming Test series, starting on January 17 in Dubai. "It was a testing time for me while I was out of the Pakistan team. But I...
  • Pak defend Riaz selection for England series December 29, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket authorities and former players have backed Wahab Riaz's selection in the side for the upcoming series against England and have termed the British media's criticism of the paceman's inclusion as "unfair." A section of the British media has described the Pakistan board's decision to select Riaz as negative,...
  • PCB stops participation in Bangla T20 league December 18, 2011

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has stopped its players from signing contracts with clubs in the Bangladesh Twenty20 Premier League, citing the upcoming Test series against England. Nine Pakistani players were reported to have finalised agreements with clubs in Bangladesh to play in the league that begins from December 26th. But a...