Waqar Younis

  • Waqar Younis hopeful of Pakistan's chances in ICC World Cup 2015 18 hours 46 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's head coach, Waqar Younis said he has moved on from the 2011 World Cup semi-final defeat to India and was hopeful that his team will go all the way in the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "Obviously there is that regret over losing that semi-final. You...
  • Shahid Afridi says his feud with Waqar Younis a thing of the past August 17, 2014

    Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi left for Sri Lanka for the three-match ODI series by declaring that his feud with the national team's head coach Waqar Younis in 2011 was a thing of the past. "Yes there were problems between me and Waqar mainly due to ego issues but now everything...
  • Umar Gul thinking to quit Test due to nagging Knee problems August 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's seasoned pace bowler, Umar Gul has admitted that a nagging knee problem has forced him to think about quitting Test matches. Gul, who has played just eight One-day internationals and four T20 matches for Pakistan since having a knee surgery in Melbourne in May last year, said he...
  • Pakistan look to break cricket coaching jinx August 5, 2014

    Islamabad: If any further proof were needed of the chaos prevailing in Pakistani cricket, the 27th change of coach since the country's sole World Cup win in 1992 provides it. Pakistan's series against Sri Lanka, which begins on Wednesday at Galle with the first of two Test matches, sees legendary fast-bowler...
  • Waqar Younis wants to revive Pakistan's love affair with pace August 4, 2014

    Pakistan coach and former paceman Waqar Younis has promised to rejuvenate his country's fast-bowling attack. Waqar, who in May accepted the coaching job for the second time in four years, said he wanted pace to play a pivotal role in Pakistan cricket again. "We shouldn't just be depending on our spinners, we...
  • Waqar Younis says Pakistan focused on upcoming series July 1, 2014

    Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis insisted on Tuesday that next year`s World Cup would not distract his side as they prepare for tough series against Sri Lanka and Australia. The 42-year-old fast bowling legend took over for a second spell as coach in May from former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore. He...
  • Waqar Younis returns as Pakistan's cricket coach July 1, 2014

    Waqar Younis says he's returning for his second stint as Pakistan's cricket coach with a positive frame of mind and wants to bring more aggressiveness to the squad ahead of next year's World Cup. Younis led the team to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup before...
  • HC annuls appointments of Waqar Younis, Grant Flower as Pakistan coaches May 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket on Monday plunged into crisis as the Islamabad High Court, which had restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Board, declared in its detailed judgement all decisions taken by the Najam Sethi-led management committee since February as "null and void". The judgement means all the decisions taken by...
  • Court restores Ashraf as Pakistan Cricket Board chairman May 18, 2014

    Karachi: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has once again restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Judge Noor ul Haq put aside a notification issued by the Prime Minister in February under which Ashraf was removed as chairman and a 12-member management committee was set up to...
  • PCB defends Waqar's appointment as Pakistan coach May 9, 2014

    Pakistan cricket chiefs on Friday defended their decision to appoint fast bowling legend Waqar Younis as head coach, after former interim coach Mohsin Khan lashed out at the decision. The Pakistan Cricket Board had on Tuesday handed Waqar a two-year contract for a second stint in the top job - without...
  • Mohsin Khan slams Waqar's appointment as Pakistan coach May 9, 2014

    Former interim coach Mohsin Khan hit out at the Pakistan Cricket Board after he was overlooked for the national side's top job. Khan, 59, had applied for the position of head coach but the PCB on Tuesday handed a two-year contract to fast bowling legend Waqar Younis for a second stint...
  • 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 Misbah-ul-Haq claiming that he didn't deserve a place in the one-day 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...
  • Waqar slams ex-players 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 ex-PCB director general Javed Miandad has termed chairman Najam Sethi's new appointments as unconstitutional, former chief selector Mohsin Khan has directly hit out at...
  • Hope Waqar-Moin combo would rid Pak team of divisions: Sethi May 7, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi says he has put faith in the combination of head coach Waqar Younis and chief selector-cum-manager Moin Khan to rid the national team of divisions and internal problems. "Waqar will be the strategic driving force in the team and Moin's main role is chief...
  • Waqar Younis back as Pakistan coach May 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Waqar Younis received a second shot as Pakistan cricket coach on Tuesday. Younis was the coach for 18 months, leading the team to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup, then resigned after the series in Zimbabwe for personal reasons. A three-man committee including chief selector Moin...
  • Grant Flower may become Pakistan's batting coach May 2, 2014

    As the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is finding it difficult to convince country's most capped player, Inzamam-ul-Haq, to become national team's batting coach, the important position may go to Zimbabwean Grant Flower. According to PCB sources, Flower has applied for the job but PCB's preference remains Inzamam, who played 120 Tests...
  • Waqar Younis to be Pakistan's new head coach May 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has confirmed that former Test captain Waqar Younis would be taking over as head coach of the national team later this month. Sethi said two-year contracts have been offered to chief selector cum manager, Moin Khan and Younis. Sethi also said that he felt...
  • Former player Moin Khan to lead Pakistan's biggest-ever selection team April 25, 2014

    Pakistan cricket chiefs on Friday appointed a six-member selection committee - the biggest in its history - to choose the team to start a hectic season leading up to next year's World Cup. Former captain Moin Khan will head the committee, two members larger than usual, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)...
  • Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach April 24, 2014

    Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq on Thursday backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country's national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past. Pakistan is looking for a permanent coach after former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore's two-year tenure ended in February. Former Test wicketkeeper and...
  • Najam Sethi could appoint Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach April 20, 2014

    Karachi: PCB chief Najam Sethi could bring back former captain Waqar Younis as Pakistan's head coach and re-appoint Moin Khan chief as selector. The Pakistan Cricket Board had invited applications from interested candidates for the positions of fielding, batting coach and spin consultant. Younis confirmed to PTI that he had applied...
  • 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...
  • Ex Pak cricketers welcome Gavaskar's appointment as BCCI chief March 29, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and coach, Waqar Younis has welcomed the appointment of batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the BCCI interim chairman for IPL affairs and said this appeared to be the first step towards cricketers playing a more prominent role in administration. "It is good news because I have always...
  • Ashok Dinda can play Tests for India in future: Waqar March 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Pakistan speedstar Waqar Younis says Bengal medium pacer Ashok Dinda has it in him to become a Test cricketer provided he makes a little adjustments to his bowling. Impressed with the 29-year-old Dinda's performance in the coaching session organised by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) under its Vision 2020...
  • Hope to find new bowling talent in Bengal: Waqar Younis March 18, 2014

    The Cricket Association of Bengal has undertaken the Vision 2020 programme for the next three and has roped in former players Waqar Younis and Muttiah Muralitharan to work with its players....
  • I regard Steyn as one of the best in last 20-30 years: Waqar March 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis has said that the South African pacer Dale Steyn is one of the best in the world he has seen in past two to three decades. "I've regarded him as one of the best in the world for last 20-30 years. Even in South Africa,...
  • Waqar Younis, Muttiah Muralitharan appointed Bengal coaches March 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis and retired Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan were on Monday appointed as bowling consultants for a Cricket Association of Bengal coaching programme beginning March 15 for a three-year contract. Brainchild of former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, the iconic duo will spend at least 30...
  • PCB chief promises important role to Waqar Younis February 15, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has promised an important role for former Test captain, Waqar Younis in the country's cricket set-up in the near future. He also didn't rule out the possibility of Waqar eventually returning to take over as head coach for a long term. A...
  • No hard feelings over coaching snub: Waqar Younis February 12, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis insisted on Wednesday he had no hard feelings about being overlooked as national coach and threw his weight behind Moin Khan. The 42-year-old was shortlisted alongside Khan to replace Australian Dav Whatmore, whose contract ended last month, but the ex-wicketkeeper was given the nod...
  • Moin Khan appointed Pakistan coach for Asia Cup and ICC World T20 2014 February 11, 2014

    Karachi: The Management Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday appointed former wicketkeeper Moin Khan as head coach of the national team for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 Cup tournaments in Bangladesh, ignoring former Test captain Waqar Younis for the top job. The management committee which met in...
  • Naming of Pakistan's Asia Cup squad and new coach held up February 11, 2014

    Karachi: Two major announcements about the new head coach and the Pakistan squad for Asia Cup were held up due to the sudden dismissal of PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf and would be reviewed by the new management committee and its chairman, Najam Sethi at their meeting on Tuesday. A reliable source...