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"We feel like we can beat any opposition" : Faheem Ashraf

The hard-hitting Pakistan all-rounder, Faheem Ashraf, recently shot to instant fame in a game against Sri Lanka when he became the first Pakistani bowler to take a hat-trick in a T20I. His talent had already been recognized during the victorious Champions Trophy campaign and he continues to re-emphasize his credentials as a potential successor to one of Pakistan's top all-rounders, ... Read More

"It's disappointing to be ignored for the PSL" : Ehsan Adil

Fast-bowler Ehsan Adil started his international career with a lot of promise, with a Test debut against South Africa in 2013 but due to unfortunate injuries and a lack of opportunities, he has managed to play just 3 Tests and 6 ODIs, picking up 9 wickets so far.  Read More

"Cricket can play an important role in normalising relations between India and Pakistan" : Shahid Afridi

One of the most well-recognised faces of modern cricket and known for his swashbuckling style of batting which saw him earn the nickname 'Boom Boom', Shahid Afridi finally retired from international cricket in 2016. In an international career lasting almost 19 years in which he played 523 games for Pakistan, Afridi entertained his millions of fans by scoring 11185 runs ... Read More

"More A tours are needed to help develop Pakistani cricketers" : Saud Shakeel

Considered as one of the brightest young batting talents in Pakistan, Saud Shakeel recently starred in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for PTV. He is placed fourth on the tournament run-scorers' list at the conclusion of the group stage with 488 runs in 7 games including one hundred and four fifties. The 22-year-old has already scored five first-class hundreds and averages an ... Read More

"We aren't looking to just make up the numbers" : William Porterfield

Rated as one of Ireland's finest batsmen, William Porterfield has lead Ireland since his appointment as captain in 2008. His credentials as Ireland's leading run-scorer in ODIs and T20Is are backed by an impressive tally of 4188 runs in 162 matches and include a memorable victory against arch-rivals England in the 2011 World Cup. Read More

"Imam-ul-Haq has a very bright future" : Imran Farhat

A veteran of over 100 international games, Imran Farhat scored over 4000 runs for Pakistan in all three formats of the game. The left-handed opener faced some of the toughest bowling attacks of his time and offered a good account of himself against bowlers of the quality of Shaun Pollock, Daniel Vettori, Mitchell Johnson and Muttiah Muralitharan to name a ... Read More

"I let myself down with some below par performances" : Sohaib Maqsood

In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Sohaib spoke about his ambitions of making an international comeback, on the comparisons with Inzamam-ul-Haq, his performances in the ongoing domestic season and more. Read More

"I am confident I'll earn my place back in the Pakistan team" : Hammad Azam

UBL captain, Rawalpindi's Hammad Azam, made his debut for Pakistan during the tour of West Indies in 2011. Given limited chances at the international level he is yet to make a significant impact in international cricket and hopes to put things right once given another go. Read More

"I faced some of the greatest bowlers of all-time but Wasim Akram was the best" : Shiv Chanderpaul

Blessed with amazing talent and armed with an extraordinary batting stance, Shivnarine Chanderpaul debuted in 1994 and served the West Indies for 21 years playing a total of 454 international games. By the time he played his last international game in 2015, he had amassed 20998 runs and was the 7th highest-ever run scorer in the long form of the ... Read More

"I can't wait to play against the World XI in front of my countryfolk" : Shadab Khan

Regarded as one of the most promising all-rounders in the world, 18-year-old Shadab Khan has already represented Pakistan in 12 games and picked up 20 wickets. Apart from being part of the 2017 Champions Trophy winning squad, he has also just finished a stint with Caribbean Premier League 2017 finalists Trinbago Knight Riders where he took 12 wickets in just ... Read More

"Going to Lahore will feel like I am going home" : Grant Elliott

Rated currently as one of the top Twenty20 specialists in the world, the 38-year-old Grant Elliott has been a popular figure at the Pakistan Super League and most recently lead Birmingham Bears to the final of the Natwest T20 Blast tournament. With over 2000 runs to his name in his favoured Twenty20 format, Grant Elliot also has the distinction of ... Read More

"All players will have to play PSL games in Pakistan if they are held there" : Najam Sethi

Najam Sethi was elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in August to replace the retired Shahryar Khan. He also holds the position of the Chairman of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has been widely credited with the success of two editions of the Twenty20 tournament. Read More

"I'm still confident that I can play Test cricket for England" : Adil Rashid

Regarded as an important part of the England line-up in the shorter formats of the game, the 29-year-old Adil Rashid has an impressive tally of 70 ODI and 16 T20I wickets to his name.  Read More

"I will continue to convey the message to all cricketers to stay on the right path" : Mohammad Amir

In an interview with PakPassion.net's Saj Sadiq (for Sky Sports Cricket), Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir explains how he has matured as a player and person since the spot-fixing scandal, how he has no plans to quit Test cricket, his desire to become a fully-fledged all-rounder, his spell in the Champions Trophy final against India and the future of Pakistan cricket. Read More

"It is my wish to make a comeback in the One-Day format" : Yasir Shah

Currently regarded as one of the world's top bowlers, Yasir Shah has had a meteoric rise to fame since his Test debut for Pakistan in October 2014 against Australia. With 149 Test wickets in just 26 games, Yasir Shah is clearly Pakistan's weapon of choice in the longer version of the game and also continues to work towards his aim ... Read More

"I would love to play another series in Pakistan in the future" : Sikandar Raza

A key member of the history making Zimbabwe squad that defeated hosts Sri Lanka in the recently concluded ODI series, Sikandar Raza has continued to impress with his all-round skills since his debut in May 2013. The 31-year-old Pakistan born player has taken 46 international wickets and scored over 2500 runs in 102 international appearances for Zimbabwe. Read More

"I feel that I am back to my best" : Junaid Khan

An integral part of Pakistan's Champions Trophy winning bowling unit, Junaid Khan silenced his critics by taking eight important wickets in a series of excellent performances during the tournament. With a total of 94 wickets in 62 ODI games, Junaid's welcome return to the fold as a dependable wicket-taker could not have come at a better time for Pakistan as ... Read More

"We are not here at the Champions Trophy to just make up the numbers" : Mickey Arthur

In a detailed interview, the Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur spoke about his satisfaction with the recent match-winning performance of Faheem Ashraf, Pakistan's preparations and chances in the Champions Trophy, the teams to watch out for at the Champions Trophy, explained his point of view regarding Umar Akmal's fitness issues and looked forward to the iconic India-Pakistan clash at Edgbaston.  Read More

"Pakistan needs to give maximum chances to the youngsters" : Tillakaratne Dilshan

The inventor of the famous 'Dilscoop' shot, Tillakaratne Dilshan along with Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene was the backbone of the Sri Lanka Test and Limited-over squads until he played his last international match in September 2016. During an international career which lasted almost 17 years, Tillakaratne Dilshan played 497 matches scoring a mammoth 17671 runs which included 39 centuries ... Read More

"India are strong contenders to win the Champions Trophy" : Irfan Pathan

One of the stars of India's tours of Pakistan in 2004 and 2006, Irfan Pathan was considered to be one of the most talented swing and seam bowlers to emerge from India since Kapil Dev. He has so far represented India in 173 games, taking 301 wickets and also scored a more than useful 2821 runs. Read More