WASIM AKRAM

  • World Cup 2015: This Pakistan team has substance, says Wasim Akram 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Even as the current Pakistan team struggles to make an impact at the World Cup, Wasim Akram - one of the heroes of the 1992 triumph - backed them to come good, while slating ex-players who had been savage in their criticism after the defeats to India and West...
  • World Cup 2015: Just let the players relax, says Wasim Akram February 24, 2015

    Pakistan's former captain and fast-bowling great Wasim Akram has advised the national team management not to involve the players in long meetings, discussions or training sessions ahead of their crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe. "All these long meetings and discussions and hard training will do no good. The best thing...
  • World Cup 2015: Wasim Akram warns Pakistan to win or go home February 22, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan great Wasim Akram told his compatriots on Sunday that they had to win the next game in their World Cup campaign or get ready for an early flight home. Pakistan have had a miserable start to the tournament, being well beaten in their opening two group matches. Their 76-run defeat...
  • Wasim Akram offers to help Pakistan team in World Cup February 17, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Wasim Akram has offered to help the national cricket team salvage their World Cup campaign. But the left-arm fast bowler made it clear either the Pakistan Cricket Board or team management would have to first ask for his help and advice. "I am in Australia and New Zealand...
  • Wasim Akram backs AB de Villiers, David Warner to shine February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram believes dashing batsmen AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and David Warner will dominate the World Cup during its marathon six weeks. "I am sure Maxwell, Warner and De Villiers will ignite this World Cup," Wasim said. "These three players have the firepower to take the...
  • Fitness key to success for pacers at World Cup: Wasim Akram February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Former Pakistan pace bowling legend Wasim Akram, on Tuesday, urged fast bowlers playing in the World Cup starting Saturday to work on their fitness if they want to achieve success. In a column written for the International Cricket Council (ICC) website, Akram stated that pacemen from the sub-continent need to...
  • Fast bowlers should be ready for a challenging World Cup February 10, 2015

    International cricket is all about how you prepare. Keep yourself fit, put in the hard work and practice well. That in a nutshell is the mantra for doing well at the highest level. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in the challenging conditions of Australia and New...
  • Hyderabad Cricket Association set to rope in Wasim Akram as bowling consultant February 8, 2015

    Hyderabad: Seeking to strengthen its bowling department, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) is set to rope in former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram as a consultant coach. The HCA has held preliminary talks with Akram on the proposal and he has agreed "in principle" to take up the assignment, according to HCA...
  • Not enough time or matches for Pakistan to prepare for WC: Wasim Akram January 31, 2015

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has expressed concerns over the national cricket team not getting enough matches and time to get acclimatised to the conditions in New Zealand and Australia ahead of the World Cup, starting from February 14. "When you look at India and how they are still struggling...
  • Team India will find it tough against Australia: Akram December 4, 2014

    Warning that Australia will play a "hard game" to win the Test series for their departed teammate Phil Hughes, Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram has said India will certainly find it tough against the hosts who will go all out to come up trumps. "The Australians will certainly play a hard...
  • Pakistan playing too less international cricket, says Akram October 15, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain Wasim Akram on Tuesday blamed a lack of international cricket and the absence of a system for developing young players for Pakistan's disappointing defeats in recent months. Pakistan lost the final one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to complete a 3-0 rout, and the upcoming...
  • CLT20: Wasim Akram credits Gambhir's leadership for KKR success September 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday said that captain Gautam Gambhir's leadership and the team bonding is responsible for its success in the IPL and the ongoing Champions League T20. "The credit for the success of any team goes to the captain first, the way he has...
  • CLT20: It's good to have Wasim Akram around, says Andre Russell September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Refusing to revel in the early spotlight after his blitzkrieg in the Champions League Twenty20 opener, Kolkata Knight Riders allrounder Andre Russell has credited the team's support staff and said that having the great Wasim Akram in the dugout is a big plus. "The support staff of KKR is...
  • Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Akram September 5, 2014

    London: Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England's struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped. England were thumped 41 in Australia in their oneday international series at...
  • Humaima Malick: Wasim Akram is a very dear friend and will always remain one August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who was reportedly in a relationship with Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, says she is still good friends with him. "He is a very dear friend and will always remain one," Humaima said here. The actress, who will be seen in Bollywood film "Raja Natwarlal" with Emraan Hashmi,...
  • Wasim Akram and I were always friends and will remain so: Humaima Malick July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who was rumoured to be dating former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, said, she and Akram have always been friends. The actress, will be next seen with Emraan Hashmi in 'Raja Natwarlal'. "I don't know from where these reports came. There was nothing between me and Wasim....
  • Leader Talk: Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Wasim Akram and Hari S Bhartia July 5, 2014

    IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram and Cochairman and founder of Jubilant group Hari S Bhartia. "Be there when mistakes are made not to blame others," says Bhartia. ...
  • Wasim Akram backs Shahid Afridi as Pakistan T20 captain June 12, 2014

    Karachi: Legendary pacer Wasim Akram has backed senior allrounder Shahid Afridi to succeed Mohammad Hafeez as the captain of Pakistan's T20 team. Akram said Afridi is the best choice to lead the national T20 team after Hafeez had stepped down from the post following Pakistan's dismal outing in the World T20...
  • Wasim Akram lashes out critics who question his KKR job June 5, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram, who has been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders dug out in IPL, has lashed out at the people who have questioned his patriotism on social websites or on television shows. A visibly upset Wasim said on Geo News channel on Thursday that he was...
  • IPL 7: Gambhir's performance a boost for Knight Riders, says Akram May 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach, legendary pacer Wasim Akram on Wednesday lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for instilling confidence among the players which reflected in their performance in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). KKR defeated Kings XI Punjab in the Qualifier 1 of the IPL to...
  • KKR has got 'ammunition' to win IPL 7, says Wasim Akram May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Eyeing another IPL title after entering the playoffs, 2012 champions Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll with a sevenmatch winning streak and bowling coach Wasim Akram has said that the purple brigade has all the "ammunition" to do it again. "We are sure looking at the final. Topfour...
  • IPL 7: Backinform Yusuf Pathan hails Wasim Akram's impact May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Yusuf Pathan, who was back in the limelight after his blistering knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad, attributed his success to team's bowling coach Wasim Akram who has helped him understand the psyche of opposition bowlers. Yusuf Pathan's lightning knock of 22ball 72 blew away Sunrisers Hyderabad as Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • IndiaPakistan Cricket should be revived: Wasim Akram May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Pace legend Wasim Akram feels it is high time that the bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan are revived as the fans in subcontinent deserve to enjoy the historic rivalry which has produced some exhilarating action on the field. "I have always maintained that sports and politics should...
  • Akram sees Kolkata Knight Riders in final four in IPL 7 April 28, 2014

    Encouraged by the presence of many "team players", Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram has expressed confidence that his side will make it to the final four in the IPL as they have a "good enough" bowling attack. "We just went for the players we thought are team players and...
  • Wasim Akram has a bowl at the Kolkata Knight Riders' nets April 19, 2014

    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 that...
  • Right time for Pakistan players to make IPL comeback: Wasim Akram April 15, 2014

    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 the...
  • 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...
  • Wasim Akram wants boot camp for Pakistan World Cup hopes April 11, 2014

    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 Indies,...
  • World Twenty20: Netherlands, Nepal highlight minnows' progress March 22, 2014

    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 Bangladesh...