Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Friday said that he will rooting for his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who will be starting her Olympic campaign on Saturday with women’s doubles partner Rushmi Chakravarthi.
“I don’t know whether cricket will ever be part of the Olympic Games. Read more...(242 words, 1 image, estimated 58 secs reading time)
Javed Miandad, the former Pakistan captain, has questioned England’s status as the No. 1 side in the world Test rankings after their defeat inside three days against Pakistan in Dubai. Read more...(158 words, 1 image, estimated 38 secs reading time)
Team Pakistan’s veteran captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, needs to adopt an aggressive approach and push his boys to play attacking cricket if he wants to thrive in the competitive international arena, suggests the former skipper, Zaheer Abbas. Read more...(311 words, 1 image, estimated 1:15 mins reading time)
The selectors also picked three uncapped players — middle-order batsman Ramiz Raja, legspinner Yasir Shah and fast bowler Aizaz Cheema — in a 16-member squad.
Chief selector Mohsin Khan said senior players Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz and Abdur Rehman have been rested for the tour of Zimbabwe in September during which Pakistan plays one Test match, three ODIs and two Twenty20 games. Read more...(118 words, 1 image, estimated 28 secs reading time)
Waqar Younis, the Pakistan coach, has called for a young captain to be groomed as an eventual replacement to the current leader Misbah-ul-Haq, who is 37 years old.
“Being 36-37 is not very young,” Waqar said. “He [Misbah] is very fit and has done very well as captain but age usually catches up, so we need to groom a young captain.” Read more...(131 words, 1 image, estimated 31 secs reading time)
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has lavished praise on Test and one-day captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, describing him as an exemplary leader and a keen learner of the game.
In the players’ performance report that Waqar sent to the Pakistan cricket Board after the West Indies tour, the former pacer described Misbah as a mature player and captain. Read more...(116 words, 1 image, estimated 28 secs reading time)
Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain, has come out in support of the ICC’s decision to make the Decision Review System (DRS) mandatory in Tests and ODIs, saying the technology eases the pressure on the umpires. Misbah said he found the system to be useful whenever Pakistan have used it, including during the World Cup. Read more...(108 words, 1 image, estimated 26 secs reading time)
Pakistan batsman Misbah-ul-Haq is upset about his omission from the team’s forthcoming tour of England, saying his average in all forms of the game is better than most of the touring members. Pakistan had announced the squads which will face Australia in two Twenty20 matches and two Tests followed by four Tests and two Twenty20 matches against England. Misbah was left out of both squads. Read more...(371 words, 1 image, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)