WAQAR YOUNIS

  • Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal in World Cup report to PCB 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez. According to a report on 'Dawn News TV', Waqar, in his...
  • Waqar Younis Fears 'Death' of Pakistan Cricket 1 week ago

    Sydney: Waqar Younis warned on Tuesday that cricket could die out in Pakistan if rival teams continue to boycott the country where international tours have not taken place since 2009. There has been no international cricket in Pakistan since the militant attacks on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan to head home in batches March 21, 2015

    Karachi: Despite being no strong reaction to the defeat in the World Cup quarter finals to Australia, the Pakistan squad will return home in batches from Sunday. Head coach Waqar Younis and senior batsmen Younis Khan will not be returning home with the team. Waqar has taken a vacation to be...
  • Past clashes add spice to Pakistan-Australia World Cup duel March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: The stage is set for an explosive contest at the Adelaide Oval on Friday as Pakistan and Australia square up in the World Cup quarter-finals against the backdrop of a history of feisty clashes. Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis admits previous games between the two teams have been hard-fought and...
  • World Cup: Pakistan ready to cope without X-factor Mohammad Irfan March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis described Mohammad Irfan as the team's X-factor but insisted they can still defeat Australia despite the giant seamer being ruled of the tournament with a stress fracture of his pelvis. The lanky 7 foot, one inch paceman suffered a fracture to his hip bone and was...
  • World Cup: Waqar Younis wants more balance between bat and ball in ODIs March 8, 2015

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has urged the International Cricket Council and its member boards to sit down and have a rethink on balancing the 50-over format for the good of the game. In an interview to Reuters from Australia, the former test captain said he had no doubts that bowlers are...
  • World Cup 2015: Waqar Younis sees spirit of 1992 in reborn Pakistan March 7, 2015

    Auckland: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis senses his team are developing the same belief which propelled Imran Khan's "cornered tigers" to the World Cup in 1992 after their thrilling victory over South Africa. Pakistan, whose innings was twice interrupted by rain, were bowled out for 222 in 46.4 overs with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq...
  • World Cup: We'll take the win but we need to get better, says Waqar Younis March 4, 2015

    Napier: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has seen this trajectory before. All but written off at the World Cup, one match was all it took to change the momentum of their fortunes and propel them to their one and only 50-over title, achieved in 1992. The 43-year-old had not quite seen that on...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan look to continue winning momentum against UAE March 3, 2015

    Napier: When the going is good, there are few jobs in cricket that guarantee adulation as readily as that of captain of a team such as India or Pakistan. Such is the fervour among cricket fans in the two countries that share a border, that it is often said that...
  • Watch: Shoaib Akhtar completely loses his temper and goes on to make an awesome rant! February 22, 2015

    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...
  • Cricket World Cup: Waqar Younis vows Pakistan comeback after cracking February 18, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis insisted on Wednesday that his team would bounce back in the World Cup despite a demoralising defeat against arch-rivals India, a loss he blamed on an inability to handle big-match pressure. Pakistan succumbed to a 76-run defeat against the defending champions in their first Pool B...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar hopes struggling Younis Khan comes good February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Thursday backed senior batsman Younis Khan to return to form in the World Cup despite a worrying slump. The 37-year-old has managed just 1, 7, 9, 11, 25 and 19 in the six matches Pakistan have played since arriving in New Zealand last month. Younis was...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan ponder options ahead of India clash February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Pakistan have found some momentum ahead of the World Cup but have not settled on their best line-up for their tournament opener against champions India this weekend, coach Waqar Younis said. Victories over Bangladesh and England this week have given the 1992 champions a real surge of confidence going into...
  • Pakistan determined to beat India in World Cup, says Waqar February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Losing to arch-rivals India in all the previous five World Cup clashes has certainly hurt Pakistan and they are determined to break the jinx this time around in the showpiece event beginning on Saturday, their coach Waqar Younis said. Waqar, who himself was part of two such defeats at the...
  • WC: Our aim is to turn things around against India, says Waqar Younis February 8, 2015

    The Pakistan coach said his team isn't perturbed by the loss of some key players and is eager to break the World Cup jinx against India. ...
  • Cricket greats who have never won a World Cup January 30, 2015

    There are countless talented cricketers who had worked tirelessly throughout their careers to have their hands on the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, but the title of world champion eluded them. I was one of those lucky ones to be part of the winning ICC Cricket World Cup squad...
  • Abdul Razzaq lashes out at Waqar Younis January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan out of favour allrounder Abdul Razzaq had lashed out at the national team's head coach Waqar Younis for launching a campaign against established senior players. "Till Waqar is the coach I will never be considered for a comeback to the national team," Razzaq complained. "For some reason since Waqar became...
  • Coach happy with Pakistan not among favourites for World Cup January 17, 2015

    Islamabad: Head coach Waqar Younis is happy that Pakistan are not among the favourites for the World Cup, saying it will keep his team focused on next month's event without any added pressure. Pakistan were not among the top teams at the 2011 World Cup but went on to reach the...
  • 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...
  • Waqar Younis hopes to boost World Cup chances with New Zealand win December 18, 2014

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels a win in the fifth and final one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Friday will give his team a boost for next year's World Cup. New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up...
  • Waqar Younis desperate to shed Pakistan's 'unpredictable' tag December 16, 2014

    Coach Waqar Younis is desperate shed the "unpredictable" tag that dogs his Pakistan side ahead of this week's final two one-day internationals against New Zealand. Pakistan routed New Zealand by 147 runs in the third day-night international in Sharjah on Sunday two days after losing by four wickets in an unimpressive...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq in doubt for third New Zealand ODI December 13, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Saturday admitted skipper Misbah-ul-Haq remains doubtful for the third one-day international against New Zealand after he hurt his hamstring. Misbah fell awkwardly while chasing a shot in the third over of New Zealand's innings during the second day-night international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the match...
  • Waqar Younis fears for Sean Abbott's future after Phil Hughes death November 27, 2014

    Pakistan great Waqar Younis questioned whether Sean Abbott would continue in cricket after delivering the ball that led to the death on Thursday of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. The cricket world was united in grief after it was announced that Hughes, due to celebrate his 26th birthday this weekend, had...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar attributes three Ds for Australia success November 4, 2014

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis said on Tuesday that determination, dedication and discipline had been the keys to his team's first series win over Australia in 20 years. Pakistan annihilated Australia by 356 runs in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday to win the two-match series 2-0, their first...
  • PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan lauds Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq November 4, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M. Khan congratulated captain Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach Waqar Younis, team manager Moin Khan and the entire support staff after the team registered a dominant 2-0 win over Australia in the two-Test series in the UAE. "I wish to felicitate you (Misbah) on this great...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan wary of Australian backlash October 29, 2014

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has warned his team to beware a backlash from a wounded Australia in the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi starting on Thursday. Pakistan thrashed the Australians by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday, with their spinners rattling through the visitors' batsmen on a slow pitch. The...
  • Waqar Younis warns hurt Australia will bounce back in second Test October 28, 2014

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday warned his team to be prepared for a backlash from wounded Australia in the second Test. Pakistan thrashed Australia in the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday. They now seek their first series win over Australia for 20 years in the second...
  • Mitchell Johnson not in Akram's league yet: Waqar Younis October 22, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's Mitchell Johnson may have threatened some of the best batting line-ups in world cricket with his lethal pace, but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says that the left-arm fast bowler is yet to reach Wasim Akram's level. For Waqar, who formed half of one of world cricket's most deadly pace...
  • Australia's warm-up loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis October 21, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes Australia's 153-run defeat in a warm-up game has helped him find flaws in the opposition for the first Test starting on Wednesday in Dubai. "It's quite nice to see them lose," said Waqar of the Pakistan `A` team`s win in Sharjah in a four-day...
  • Waqar Younis hopes Pakistan come good in Tests against Australia October 16, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis raised hopes that his team will fare better in the upcoming Tests against Australia after suffering a 3-0 whitewash in the recent one-dayers. The countries are now preparing for a two-match Test series which starts with the first Test in Dubai from October 22,...