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Younis Khan clears the air about his sudden retirement from ODIs
Younis Khan clears the air about his sudden retirement from ODIs

Younis Khan played in 265 ODIs for PakistanThere was a big controversy in Pakistan cricket after former national skipper, Younis Khan, abruptly announced his retirement from One-day Internationals during Pakistan’s ODI series with England in November. The Asian giants had lost the series and many blamed Younis for the defeat.However, the 38-year-old has finally broken silence on his decision to retire. Younis said, "

Feb 2 2016
Waqar Younis believes Mohammad Amir is slowly getting back to his peak
Waqar Younis believes Mohammad Amir is slowly getting back to his peak

Amir returned to international cricket after a five-year ban for charges of corruption.Waqar Younis praised comeback fast-bowler Mohammad Amir for his performances in the just concluded ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand but believes he is still a long way from his best, ESPN Cricinfo reports. The 23-year-old left-arm fast bowler, playing his first international series since making his comeback to the national team having serve

Jan 31 2016
Pakistan head coach backs Butt and Asif for a comeback
Pakistan head coach backs Butt and Asif for a comeback

Waqar believes Butt and Asif should get a second chance Waqar Younis, the head coach of the Pakistan national cricket team, has backed an international comeback for convicted spot-fixers Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif. He said that they should not be treated any differently from the reconditioned pacer Mohammed Amir.In an interview Waqar said, "The way I see it if Butt and Asif perform well in their comeback in domestic cricket why can&#

Jan 13 2016
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis believes Mohammad Amir is returning to his best
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis believes Mohammad Amir is returning to his best

Amir is set for an international comebackPakistani pacer Mohammad Amir is returning to the national side after serving a five-year ban from international cricket. And according to Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis, the pacer is nearing his best.The fast bowler was only 18 when he was banned in 2011 for five years for his involvement in spot-fixing. He also served three months of a six-month prison term.Since serving his ban, Amir has excelled in d

Jan 12 2016
Waqar Younis disappointed with the franchises of the Pakistan Super League
Waqar Younis disappointed with the franchises of the Pakistan Super League

Waqar was disappointed that none of the franchises selected left-arm pacer, Rahat AliWaqar Younis, head coach of the Pakistan cricket team, has expressed his displeasure with the franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for not picking veteran batsman Younis Khan and left-arm pacer Rahat Ali.Having run into several roadblocks since the idea being first floated more than five years back, the inaugural edition of the PSL is finally set to take

Waqar Younis clarifies tweet to Brian Lara after being questioned on Twitter
Waqar Younis clarifies tweet to Brian Lara after being questioned on Twitter

A new face on social media – Waqar YounisPakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis was forced to clarify his tweet to former West Indian batsman Brian Lara on Friday after he referred to the latter as ‘BC’, which is considered as a derogatory term in the subcontinent.It all started with the fast bowling great replying to a tweet from Lara, wishing his family and him well. At the end of Waqar’s tweet, he used the word &lsquo

Dec 27 2015
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time

Shoaib Akhtar once said that you have to be mad to be a fast bowler. To see the new ball bowlers send down the red cherry at lightning pace is one of the most riveting sights in cricket. Fast bowlers hunt in pairs, they say. There have been numerous new ball partnerships over the years, the success of one bowler rubbing on the other, or egging him on for a better performance. Here’s a list of the ten best new ball bowling pairs over the y

Dec 24 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Ashwin is the leading Test wicket-taker in 2015 The first Test match was played between Australia and England from 15th March to 19th March 1877. To date, 2194 Test matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those Test matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the play

Dec 20 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015

Mitchell Starc is the leading ODI wicket taker in 2015 The first ODI cricket match was played between Australia and England on 5th January 1971. To date, 3703 ODI matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those ODI matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the d

Dec 19 2015
5 Test bowlers with most top order wickets
5 Test bowlers with most top order wickets

Who has taken the most wickets of top order batsmen who batted from position 1 to 3 in test cricket? It is said that in Test cricket opening bowlers set the platform on the opening day for their teams by castling opposition teams top-order batsmen early. But for that you need to have the skill of either moving the ball with the hand or off the pitch or spinning the ball right from the start of an innings. Some bowlers have developed that

Dec 18 2015
Top cricketing nations and the trait they are associated with
Top cricketing nations and the trait they are associated with

Cricket is a game of diversities which may pertain to its various different aspects such as playing conditions, style of play and approach towards the game. While the sport remains the same anywhere it is played, it is these small diversities that make it look different across the different cricket-playing countries. Over the past several years, some of the top cricketing nations have been linked to certian traits which seemingly set them apart

Dec 15 2015
Younis Khan and Abdul Razzaq blame Waqar Younis for Pakistan's poor show since 2014
Younis Khan and Abdul Razzaq blame Waqar Younis for Pakistan's poor show since 2014

Waqar Younis overseeing a Pakistan training sessionSenior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan and former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq blamed the national head coach Waqar Younis for the team's slide in the limited overs format in recent times. Earlier this year the Pakistan team performed well in the Test series against England but lost both the limited overs format series. At a function in Karachi, the veteran batsman, who

Dec 14 2015
Wasim Akram believes Pakistan should not boycott Twenty20 World Cup
Wasim Akram believes Pakistan should not boycott Twenty20 World Cup

Wasim Akram hopes that Pakistan will not boycott matches at World Twenty20 Pakistan bowling legend, Wasim Akram expressed his opinion about the ongoing turmoil about the India-Pakistan bilateral series, telling that Pakistan should not boycott the World Twenty20. There has been speculation about Pakistan skipping the T20I World Cup scheduled to be held in India in February-March 2016. India has been delaying their response with regard to wh

Dec 13 2015
Stats: Most career runs made by players at each batting position in Test cricket
Stats: Most career runs made by players at each batting position in Test cricket

Daniel Vettori is the highest Test run-getter at No. 8 and No.9 It is often said that cricket is a batsman’s game and rightly so – many players have proved that statement by scoring tons of runs, breaking records and creating milestones for their respective countries in their careers. Some batsmen build their identities on fixed batting positions – like we only remember Sachin as a no.4 batsman for India in Tests, and Su

Dec 13 2015
Pakistan contemplate Amir's return to national squad
Pakistan contemplate Amir's return to national squad

Back from exile, Mohammed Amir is in contention for the national side Mohammed Amir, once Pakistan’s young sensation, is back in contention for selection into the National side, if one has to go by the PCB chief Shahryar Khan’s words. The 23-year-old pacer had been suspended from all forms of cricket by the ICC following his involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal. These words of Shahryar would not be easy to implem

Dec 4 2015
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