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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
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

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
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
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
5 of the best death bowlers in World Cup history
5 of the best death bowlers in World Cup history

The modernization of cricket has hurt the bowlers more than anyone else. Pitches are just mostly a 22-yard turf of flat deck that favour the batsmen more than anyone else.In fact, some people have gone as far as claiming that cricket is a batsmen’s game—making aspiring young bowlers wonder whether they made the right decision to choose bowling.And it is of no wonder that we don’t produce bowlers like the Waqars and Wasims anymor

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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