Wasim Akram

  • Wasim Akram has a bowl at the Kolkata Knight Riders' nets 19-04-2014 10:51 AM

    Dubai: The Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen will forever remember Friday's net session as their mentor Wasim Akram bowled his heart out before the teams' weekend game against Delhi Daredevils. It was a treat to see the 'Sultan of Swing' bowling long spells with short run-ups and producing the same movement...
  • Right time for Pakistan players to make IPL comeback: Wasim Akram 15-04-2014 11:02 AM

    Time right for Pak players' comeback into IPL: Akram Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes that the time is right for Pakistani players to be allowed back into the Indian Premier League as it would help the event connect with more fans in not just the subcontinent but all over...
  • PCB keen to bring back Waqar Younis as chief coach 14-04-2014 04:51 PM

    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...
  • Wasim Akram wants boot camp for Pakistan World Cup hopes 11-04-2014 09:03 AM

    Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram on Thursday said players heading for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand should sweat it out at a boot camp to boost their chances of victory. Pakistan are in Group B of the World Cup alongside arch-rivals India, South Africa, the West...
  • World Twenty20: Netherlands, Nepal highlight minnows' progress 22-03-2014 10:42 AM

    Chittagong: As cricket's big guns lock horns at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the minnow nations can take pride in their performances as they seek to make progress on the global stage. The tournament has reached the Super 10 round, for which the top eight nations qualified automatically, joined by...
  • We need an aggressive skipper for 2015 World Cup: Wasim 12-03-2014 10:08 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram has raised question marks over the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and said the PCB needs to appoint a brave and aggressive skipper for the 2015 World Cup. The former seamer told reporters here that while there was no question about Misbah-ul-Haq's batting performances, the situation...
  • Wasim Akram tips Pakistan amongst favourites in World Twenty20 11-03-2014 10:13 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and legendary paceman Wasim Akram Tuesday tipped Pakistan as one of top three favourites to win the World Twenty20 starting in Bangladesh next week. The fifth edition of the World Twenty20 with 16 teams in competition will be held in from March 16 to April 6....
  • Some tips for Shapoor Zadran from legendary Wasim Akram 05-03-2014 11:30 PM

    Mirpur: Known to have shaped careers of many, Pakistan legend Wasim Akram on Wednesday gave some valuable tips to mercurial Afghanistani leftarm pacer Shapoor Zadran. Akram was seen showing Shapoor how to deliver the ball from a high arm action as the Afghan pacer listened to him with rapt attention....
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Wasim Akram and Hari S Bhartia 22-02-2014 03:45 PM

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram and Co-chairman and founder of Jubilant group Hari S Bhartia. "Be there when mistakes are made not to blame others," says Bhartia. ...
  • Zaheer still has a big role to play in Indian cricket: Wasim Akram 20-02-2014 10:39 PM

    New Delhi: Legendary Pakistan seamer Wasim Akram and former India bowling coach Eric Simons feel left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan still has a lot to offer to Indian cricket before he finally hangs up his boots. After spending close to a year away from the side, Zaheer made a comeback in...
  • Pakistan's Wasim Akram urges unity ahead of ICC meet 07-02-2014 07:44 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram Friday warned cricket administrators that the game could not afford a damaging split, as they prepare to debate controversial plans to reform the governing body. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will meet in Singapore on Saturday to discuss and possibly vote on a plan...
  • Wasim Akram to be back as KKR bowling adviser for IPL 7 06-02-2014 08:42 PM

    Kolkata: After a one-year hiatus, legendary pacer Wasim Akram will be back as bowling adviser of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the coming season of the Indian Premier League, the franchise announced on Thursday. "Akram has told us that his services will be available for the full length of...
  • Akram, Miandad in four-member panel to find new Pakistan coach 22-01-2014 07:01 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formed a four-member committee that includes two of its top former captains, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram, to select the new head coach and batting and fielding coaches for the national team. With the Asia Cup and World T20 Cup round the corner,...
  • Akram wants Sachin Tendulkar to play his last Test against Pakistan 12-09-2013 05:47 PM

    Karachi: Famed Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram said Thursday he hoped Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar would play his final Test farewell against Pakistan in Kolkata. World record run-getter Tendulkar, 40, is set to achieve the unique record of playing his 200th Test later this year against the West Indies,...
  • Wasim Akram marries Australian girlfriend 22-08-2013 09:03 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram on Wednesday announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson, saying he has started a new life on a happy note. "I married Shaniera in Lahore last week in a simple ceremony and this is the start of a new life for...
  • 1992 World Cup victory changed Pakistan cricket: Inzamam 02-08-2013 04:48 PM

    Dubai: Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said victory in the 1992 World Cup heralded a golden era for Pakistan, in which the country not only produced some of the best cricketers but also yielded outstanding results on the international scene. Inzamam scored a total of 225 runs in 10 innings during...
  • Former Test cricketers want Pakistan shakeup 16-06-2013 02:52 PM

    Islamabad: Former Test cricketers called for drastic changes to the Pakistan team Sunday after its shambolic performance in the Champions Trophy. Pakistan lost all three group matches to be eliminated from the tournament as their batsmen crumbled against West Indies, South Africa and arch rivals India with the scores of...
  • Akram praises Misbah for bringing positive changes to Pakistan team 04-06-2013 08:54 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Wasim Akram has credited current skipper Misbah-ul-Haq for bringing positive changes to the team. Akram, who is in England to commentate in the Champions Trophy and is also helping the Pakistani bowlers with his tips, said that Misbah deserved praise for his change in attitude and...
  • Akram, Akhtar back Pakistan ahead of Champions Trophy 02-06-2013 10:39 PM

    Karachi: Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar believe Pakistan have a realistic chance of winning the ICC Champions Trophy in England. They said the key to success in English conditions would be a collective effort from the Pakistan team. "There is talent in the team and there is balance but to...
  • Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram confident of Pakistan's good show in England 06-05-2013 10:41 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captains Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram are hopeful that the national team can win the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England. The PCB has asked Miandad to assist the batsmen in the national training camp underway in Abbotabad while Akram is also there to work with the...
  • Pace bowling now a tougher job, says Wasim Akram 20-04-2013 03:46 PM

    Karachi: Recent rule changes in limited-overs cricket and the increasing popularity of the Twenty20 format have made the job of pace bowling a much tougher assignment, former Pakistan fast bowler and captain Wasim Akram said on Saturday. Akram, 46, started a 10-day training camp in Karachi for 19 of Pakistan's...
  • Rumours of my upcoming wedding with Wasim Akram is rubbish: Sushmita Sen 13-04-2013 10:05 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Sushmita Sen dismissed reports as "absolute rubbish", suggesting that she is planning to tie the knot with Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram. Earlier some reports alleged that the duo are planning to get married after seeing each other for a couple of years. But the 37-year-old actress took to...
  • Wasim Akram to supervise talent hunt for fast bowlers 11-04-2013 03:29 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and opening bowler Wasim Akram will supervise a talent hunt for fast bowling talent in 10 cities across the country from April 13-21. Wasim will then select the three best pacemen who will attend a training camp with bowlers from the national team in Karachi. Any...
  • Wasim Akram requests BCCI to allow Pakistani players in IPL 06-04-2013 11:40 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and pace legend Wasim Akram has requested the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to allow Pakistani players to participate in the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Akram said that Pakistani players would only help add color to the Twenty20 tournament. "I have always been a great believer that...
  • Pakistan need to work on swing bowling, advises Akram 05-04-2013 07:54 PM

    Lahore: Famed paceman Wasim Akram on Friday told Pakistani bowlers that they must master swing bowling to win internationally, as he readies to nurture the country's talent at a key training camp. "I was disappointed the way our fast bowlers performed in South Africa, so I will try to teach...