Former captain of Pakistan Asif Iqbal was known in his time as the 'man of crisis' for his ability to stand firm and lead his side out of impossible situations. He last played for Pakistan in 1980 and retired with an admirable record of 3575 runs in 58 Tests, scored against some of the top bowling attacks of his era. In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Asif Iqbal spoke about how impressed he was with the spirit of camaraderie in the Pakistan Test squad, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq's importance to Pakistan's batting, Shadab Khan's suitability for Test cricket and why he feels that the inexperienced Pakistan team can give a good account of themselves against England in the upcoming Test series.
An integral part of the victorious Pakistan ODI squad that lifted the Champions Trophy in 2017, 28-year-old Fakhar Zaman wrote his name in history books with a magnificent 114 in the final of the tournament against India. Since then, he has enjoyed significant success in Pakistan's Limited Over games and has now been selected as part of the Test squad for the tour of Ireland and England. In a recent interview, Fakhar Zaman spoke about his remarkable cricketing progress, his views on working with Mickey Arthur as coach, his message for those who do not consider him a serious fit for Pakistan's Test squad, how Pakistan intend to tackle the threat of James Anderson and Stuart Broad in their home conditions and why he feels his side will give a good account of themselves in the upcoming Test series against Ireland and England.
Mohammad Abbas has England's top-order in his sights. As the Pakistan seamer prepares for Leicestershire's first County Championship match, against Sussex, the 28-year-old tells Saj Sadiq (for Sky Sports) how he hopes to forge a successful new-ball partnership in Test cricket with Mohammad Amir this summer.