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10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL

Wasim Akram would have been more than handy with his ability to swing the ballT20 cricket is now by far the most watched format in international cricket and its popularity soared to such great heights that some cricket pundits prophesied doom to other formats of the game due to its gigantic success. Although we have a number of T20 leagues around the world now, none of them comes close to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in terms of popularit

May 22 2016
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes lack of IPL matches a reason for team's poor T20 show
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes lack of IPL matches a reason for team's poor T20 show

Mickey Arthur during a press conference Recently appointed Pakistan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur reckons that not playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) could be a reason behind Pakistan’s recent poor show in T20Is. The South African was appointed as the coach of the Pakistan nation team after Waqar Younis resigned from the post following Pakistan’s early exit from the T20 World cup in India.The former coach of Austr

May 18 2016
Imran Khan reveals how he picked Waqar Younis and Inzamam-ul-Haq for Pakistan team
Imran Khan reveals how he picked Waqar Younis and Inzamam-ul-Haq for Pakistan team

Imran Khan led Pakistan to their first world cup triumph in 1992One of the most inspirational skippers of all time, Imran Khan led Pakistan to their first ever World Cup triumph in 1992. The talismanic all-rounder led his team from the front as Pakistan scripted one of the most memorable triumphs in cricket history.Cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan recently revealed some interesting stories about how he picked the likes of Wa

May 9 2016
Mickey Arthur to be Pakistan's new head coach
Mickey Arthur to be Pakistan's new head coach

Mickey Arthur has coached the Australian and South African national teams beforeThe Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Mickey Arthur as the new head coach for the national team, following the resignation of Waqar Younis in April.According to the PCB website, a panel comprising of former players like Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja, and Faisal Mirza received and reviewed applications, and also forwarded four recommendations to the board to make a f

May 6 2016
Former Australian batsman Stuart Law first choice for Pakistan’s head coach job
Former Australian batsman Stuart Law first choice for Pakistan’s head coach job

Law is also set to fill in as Australia’s interim batting mentorAt a Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have labelled Australia’s interim batting mentor, Stuart Law, as its first choice for Pakistan’s head coach. Law is the preferred choice to replace the former coach Waqar Younis, who has coached the team since 2014 until he recently stepped down in April. PCB c

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
SK Glossary: What is reverse swing in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is reverse swing in cricket?

Wasim Akram was a great exponent of reverse swingReverse swing, as the name suggests is exactly the opposite of conventional swing. Before going into the complexities of reverse swing, we need to understand how a cricket ball swings. When a cricket ball wobbles in the air and changes direction sideways, it is known as swing. A cricket ball has two sides separated by a seam. The bowlers are advised to hold the seam with their two fingers to genera

Apr 26 2016
Former Pakistani cricketer Abdul Qadir feels cricket does not need coaches
Former Pakistani cricketer Abdul Qadir feels cricket does not need coaches

Qadir has previously been a chief selector for Pakistan cricketOne of Pakistan's greatest spinners ever, Abdul Qadir, is reportedly against the idea of having a coach for a cricket team, irrespective of the format being played. According to him, this ICC is to blame for coercing the cricketing nations to endorse the idea of hiring coaches.The leg-spinner who had a successful career for his national team emphasised on the role of a captain ins

Apr 25 2016
Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq blames Waqar Younis for Pakistan's debacle
Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq blames Waqar Younis for Pakistan's debacle

Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq criticized his former teammate Waqar YounisPakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has blamed the legendary pacer Waqar Younis, who recently resigned as the head coach of the Pakistan national team, for the national cricket team’s current predicament.Razzaq who played 46 tests and 265 ODIs for Pakistan has also played alongside Waqar Younis. Razzaq who made his ODI debut way back in 1996 has had some memorable pe

Apr 23 2016
Misbah-ul-Haq considers staying until next year's Australia tour
Misbah-ul-Haq considers staying until next year's Australia tour

Misbah faces a stern test of his resolve during Pakistan’s upcoming away toursSeasoned Pakistani Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has announced his intentions to end a stellar career by touring Australia in the 2016-17 season. ESPNCricinfo reported the 41-year old opening up about his future plans and dispelling rumors surrounding fitness issues.After being ruled out of the National One-Day Cup with a calf strain, the Mianwali-born veteran reboun

Apr 18 2016
Inzamam-ul-Haq resigns as Afghanistan's coach, to be chief selector for Pakistan
Inzamam-ul-Haq resigns as Afghanistan's coach, to be chief selector for Pakistan

Inzamam did a decent job with the Afghanistan cricket team at the ICC T20 World CupFormer Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has decided to resign from the post of Afghanistan cricket team’s coach as he is set to become the chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team. The Pakistan Cricket Board reportedly wants the former great to don the chief selector's role as it seeks to revive the dying fortunes of the cricket team.Inzamam w

Apr 16 2016
PCB Chairman says Pakistan may have interim coach for England tour
PCB Chairman says Pakistan may have interim coach for England tour

Shaharyar Khan’s statements have added to the chaos in PCBWhen the Pakistani cricketers board the flight for a testing tour to England, they could very well find themselves with only an interim coach. NDTV Sports reported the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hinting at a possible short-term successor to Waqar Younis for handling the national team.While asserting that the board was still looking at both local and foreign contesta

Apr 15 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
PCB's ex-chief selector Haroon Rasheed says Waqar Younis submitted a false and unfair performance report
PCB's ex-chief selector Haroon Rasheed says Waqar Younis submitted a false and unfair performance report

The Waqar Younis controversy continuesPublic spats, criticising teammates and a divided dressing room had symbolised Pakistan cricket over the years.Keeping the trend alive, former Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rasheed decided that he had enough and would take no more when he cracked down heavily on Waqar Younis' scathing report on the Pakistan team's mediocre performance in the recently-concluded ICC World T20 by describing the statemen

Apr 9 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
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