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Waqar Younis blames Shahid Afridi for Pakistan's T20 fiasco
Waqar Younis blames Shahid Afridi for Pakistan's T20 fiasco

Waqar said that Afridi’s pressure brought the entire team downFormer Pakistan coach Waqar Younis blamed ex-skipper Shahid Afridi for the team's early exit from the World T20 and Asia Cup, and also said that Umar Akmal has to be dropped from the side.These defeats had lead to the sacking of Pakistan's national selection committee, and Waqar and Afridi stepping down from their respective positions. In his compiled report about the Pak

Apr 29 2016
Should bowlers be mere cannon fodder ?
Should bowlers be mere cannon fodder ?

AB de Villiers when he smashed a 31 ball hundred against the West IndiesOn 1st January 2014, little known Corey Anderson, who was then still making his first moves in international cricket, played a brutal knock that would make the entire cricket world stand up and take notice of him, (especially the bosses of the Indian Premier League who are always on the lookout for the new power hitters of the game).It was that sort of knock which the bowlers

Apr 27 2016
Rumours surrounding death of Shahid Afridi's daughter unfounded
Rumours surrounding death of Shahid Afridi's daughter unfounded

The news regarding death of Afridi’s daughter is fake A photo that did the rounds on social media for several hours claiming that Shahid Afridi’s daughter Asmara has died due to cancer is absolutely fake. This might be due to some sort of misunderstanding as that photo depicted a dead young girl resembling the all-rounder’s daughter.The photo that circulated on social media isPak Cricketer Shahid Afridi's Daughter

Apr 26 2016
Dean Jones on PCB's radar for chief coach role
Dean Jones on PCB's radar for chief coach role

Dean Jones also coached Islamabad United in PSL this yearFormer Australian cricketer, Dean Jones is on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) favorite list as the new head coach of the Pakistan cricket team.After Pakistan’s disappointing performances in the Asia Cup T20 and World T20, head coach Waqar Younis resigned from his post. Shahid Afridi also resigned as captain and the board also dissolved the national selection committee.Th

Apr 14 2016
10 all-rounders who played for a long time
10 all-rounders who played for a long time

It requires tremendous amounts of fitness, and a consistent grip over your game to play international cricket for a long time. While fast bowlers break down easily, and have relatively smaller careers due to the physical stress involved, batsmen are generally able to stretch their career longer, often by giving up one form of the game.All-rounders are one of the most fascinating species in cricket; they fit easily into the team, do double th

IPL 2016: 5 Pakistani players we would have loved to watch this season
IPL 2016: 5 Pakistani players we would have loved to watch this season

After the delicious main course, it is now time for a fancy dessert. Yes, you got it right. After the T20 World Cup, it is now time for the fanciest and most glitzy cricket league once again.Also read: IPL 2016: How the IPL team owners make money, how the IPL players are paid - Decoding IPL economicsThe cash-rich tournament has witnessed some nail-biting encounters between the finest stars from the industry. But when it comes to neighbors Pa

Apr 8 2016
Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, and Mohammad Hafeez bid farewell to Waqar Younis on Twitter
Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, and Mohammad Hafeez bid farewell to Waqar Younis on Twitter

Waqar during a Pakistani nets session at SharjahLegendary Pakistani fast bowler, Waqar Younis had stepped down from the role of his national cricket team's head coach last Monday following a string of disappointing results. The 'Men in Green’ fared poorly in the Asia Cup as well as the ICC World T20 2016, having being ousted from both the tournaments in their respective first rounds.Waqar was re-appointed as the

Apr 7 2016
PCB in search of new head coach, release job description
PCB in search of new head coach, release job description

Waqar Younis and Shahid Afridi resigned as coach and T20 captain of the team respectively post the World T20After Waqar Younis stepped down as the head coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team, it seems that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in a mood to waste no time in the search of his successor.On its official twitter handle, the apex board has released a notification regarding the requirement of a new coach for the cricket team and has clearly d

Apr 5 2016
Sarfraz Ahmed succeeds Shahid Afridi as the new T20I captain of Pakistan
Sarfraz Ahmed succeeds Shahid Afridi as the new T20I captain of Pakistan

28-year-old Sarfraz Ahmed in action against New ZealandThe 28-year-old Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman, Sarfraz Ahmed has been named as their new T20I captain by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The ‘Men in Green’ underwent a string of poor performances under their previous skipper, Shahid Afridi which led the board to strip the 36-year-old all-rounder of his captaincy duties.The Pakistani cricket team was unable to qualify for t

Apr 5 2016
ICC World T20 2016: 10 records that were broken at the World T20
ICC World T20 2016: 10 records that were broken at the World T20

Before the start of the 2016 ICC World T20, there were a lot of expectations of it becoming the biggest ever edition of the tournament with winners of the first edition, India hosting it. By the end of the tournament, fans will have witnessed some of the most thrilling matches in the T20 format with many records being set and broken.West Indies, who were not everyone's favourites at the start of the tournament, ended up as the winners of the

Apr 4 2016
Waqar Younis steps down as Pakistan head coach
Waqar Younis steps down as Pakistan head coach

Waqar has resigned as the head coach of PakistanAfter Shahid Afridi, Waqar Younis today resigned as the head coach of Pakistan. He announced his resignation after a meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board president Shaharyar Khan.The former bowling legend has had a wretched time so far and he came under heavy criticism over Pakistan’s performance in the recently concluded Asia Cup and the World T20. It was Waqar's second tenu

Apr 4 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Shahid Afridi resigns as Pakistan captain
ICC World T20 2016: Shahid Afridi resigns as Pakistan captain

Shahid Afridi has decided to give up the captaincy of the Pakistani T20 teamUnder fire from all corners over his alleged lackadaisical leadership, and hampered further by Pakistan’s dismal run in the shortest format of the game, the incumbent Pakistani T20 captain, Shahid Afridi, has decided to relinquish his captaincy.In a twitter update, the veteran Pakistani all-rounder informed the Pakistani diaspora of his decision and said that i

Apr 3 2016
A list of highest wicket-takers in T20Is, Ravichandran Ashwin bags the 12th spot
A list of highest wicket-takers in T20Is, Ravichandran Ashwin bags the 12th spot

Shahid Afridi of Pakistan tops the list of the highest wicket-takers in T20 InternationalsT20 cricket is traditionally not a bowler's favourite format of the sport. In modern cricket, both the sides batting for just 20 overs each means the ball is either going to race towards the boundary line or fly over it and that too, quite frequently.However, in the recent years, the scenario has become a bit positive for the bowlers, as the interna

Apr 3 2016
Intikhab Alam calls Shahid Afridi a 'clueless captain'
Intikhab Alam calls Shahid Afridi a 'clueless captain'

Shahid Afridi in actionPakistan’s team amanger for the ICC World T20 Intikhab Alam has come down heavily on the team’s performance in the event, stating that the side lacked depth in both batting and bowling and also had a captain who didnt have the tactical leaderships on or off the field.“The recent Asia Cup and the ICC World T20 have made it evident that we have critical gaps both in batting and bowling, and our fielding keep

Apr 1 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Waqar Younis launches no-holds barred criticism on Shahid Afridi
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Waqar Younis launches no-holds barred criticism on Shahid Afridi

Waqar Younis has delivered a searing attack on several Pakistani cricketersIn a strongly worded report submitted to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Head Coach Waqar Younis has slammed the approach of skipper Shahid Afridi. ESPNCricinfo reported the 44-year old also criticizing the selectors for succumbing to the media pressure and not dropping under-performing players.Akin to a disclaimer, Waqar’s report began with a solid introduction. &

Mar 31 2016
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