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"Saeed Ajmal remains on the selector's radar" : Haroon Rasheed

Haroon Rasheed was appointed as Chief Selector in March 2015 and has already overseen the selection of the victorious Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka. A former batsman with thirty five international appearances to his name, Rasheed spoke exclusively with PakPassion.net about the issues related to the choice of the 16 man squad for the ODI series against ... Read More

"All I need is one good spell to turn things around" : Bilawal Bhatti

Regarded as a prime contender for the crucial all-rounder slot in the Pakistan team, Bilawal Bhatti currently finds himself excluded from selection for the national ODI team. Since his debut for Pakistan in a T20I game against South Africa in 2013, Bhatti has represented Pakistan in all three formats with varying degrees of success. He has picked up six wickets ... Read More

"Pakistan cricket is Rock and Roll" : David Lloyd

Renowned for excellent analytical insight and his sharp wit, former Lancashire and England cricketer, coach and current television commentator David Lloyd is also a keen observer of Pakistan cricket. In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net Lloyd spoke on a variety of topics including his impressions of playing against Imran Khan, his take on Wasim Akram and Younis Khan as ... Read More

"I have learnt a lot from my past mistakes" : Umar Amin

Regarded as one of the best batting prospects in Pakistan since his first-class debut in November 2007, Umar Amin made his Test debut against Australia at Lord's in 2010 and played four Test matches during that tour. Whilst he is yet to feature in any further Test matches since that tour, Umar Amin has played fifteen ODIs and ten T20Is ... Read More

"ICC has clean bowled mystery spinners" : Saeed Ajmal

A veteran of 35 Test matches with 178 Test and 184 ODI wickets from 113 One day internationals, as well as an impressive 85 wickets from 64 T20Is, Saeed Ajmal has been struggling to find a place in the Pakistan squad after being cleared to bowl again by the International Cricket Council. Excluded from the Pakistan squad which is on ... Read More

"These are exciting times for Australia" : Clint McKay

Clint McKay hit instantaneous fame when in his debut one day international against Indian in 2009, he removed Sachin Tendulkar after he had scored 175. This wicket and the two others he picked in this game helped Australia to a memorable three run victory. This game also marked the beginning of a career which would see McKay identified as an ... Read More

"Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance" : Michael Holding

Part of a fearsome quartet of West Indies fast bowlers who terrorized the world's batsmen all over the globe. Jamaican-born Michael Holding was known for his effortless ability to send down delivery after delivery with ferocious power. His bowling prowess duly earned him the nickname "Whispering Death". Holding's international career lasted almost twelve years and yielded 249 wickets in 60 ... Read More

"Beautiful to see so much support while you are away from home" : Sikandar Raza

A key member of the Zimbabwe squad that toured Pakistan, twenty-nine year old Sikandar Raza became an instant hit with the local crowds not only due to his friendly demeanor but also due to an excellent 100 off just 84 deliveries which he scored in the 2nd ODI. In a sense, his innings in front of a huge crowd in ... Read More

"I loved watching Wasim Akram bowling" : Trent Boult

Now regarded as one of the mainstays of the New Zealand pace attack and one of the best pace bowlers in the world, twenty-five year old Trent Boult has the ability to bowl consistently at a brisk pace and is also able to move the ball both ways. His debut Test was a historic one, as New Zealand beat Australia ... Read More

"My best is yet to come in international cricket" : Sharjeel Khan

An aggressive left handed opening batsman and also a part time leg-break bowler, Sharjeel Khan has continued to impress all since his T20 debut in 2006 for the Hyderabad Hawks. Since that game, his career has continued in an upward trajectory where he was part of the bronze medal winning Pakistan team at the 2010 Asian Games in China and ... Read More

"CPL is cricket with a smile on its face" : Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir has always remained a popular choice for teams playing in Twenty20 tournaments around the world and it, therefore, comes as no surprise that he will soon be representing the newly formed St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots team in the 2015 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Pakistan all-rounder has already distinguished himself on the international stage ... Read More

"Sometimes a stare was enough to unsettle the batsman" : Curtly Ambrose

Rated as one of the greatest fast bowlers of his generation, Sir Curtly Ambrose took 405 Test wickets at a remarkable average of 20.99. Armed with pace and accuracy which when allied with his 6 feet 7 inches frame, made Ambrose undoubtedly one of the toughest bowlers to face. In an international career lasting twelve years, the Antiguan fast bowler ... Read More

"The target is to play for Pakistan" : Usama Mir

Usama Mir captured the headlines recently as the highest wicket taker in the Super8 Twenty20 tournament when he captured eleven wickets and played a pivotal role in his side Sialkot Stallions' victorious campaign. A leg-break bowler, Mir at 19 years of age has an impressive record with 12 wickets in 9 T20 matches and has already impressed fans and selectors. ... Read More

"I wanted to be like Imran Khan the cricketer" : Shaan Shahid

Known for his forthright views and his patriotism, the forty-four year old actor/model/director/writer Shaan Shahid, has around 500 films to his credit, including a few box office hits such as O21 and Waar. One of the most popular faces of Lollywood, Shaan also has a keen interest in cricket and in an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, he spoke on a ... Read More

"There is no problem with my discipline or attitude" : Umar Akmal

A string of low scores in the 2015 World Cup and also some accusations regarding his attitude saw Umar Akmal being excluded from Pakistan's squad for the tour of Bangladesh and also cast some doubt over his abilities to perform consistently at the international level. Twenty-four year Akmal has had to face criticism throughout his career and to many, an ... Read More

"Zimbabwe will put up a good show in Pakistan" : Kyle Jarvis

Kyle Jarvis, the former Zimbabwe fast bowler, shocked many followers of the game when he announced his retirement from international cricket in April 2013. Jarvis, who was just twenty four at that time of his retirement was considered an excellent prospect for his country, having taken 30 wickets in eight Tests and 27 wickets in 24 ODIs. His development in ... Read More

"PCB should be run by former cricketers and not journalists or diplomats" : Javed Miandad

Former Pakistan captain and a man known for his forthright views on Pakistan cricket, Javed Miandad spoke to PakPassion.net about the alleged influence of the International Cricket Council on Pakistan cricket, on how ex-cricketers can help improve Pakistan cricket with PCB's help, the hype surrounding the proposed India-Pakistan series and the treatment of Kevin Pietersen at the hands of the ... Read More

"There is no place to hide in South African cricket" : Alviro Petersen

Alviro Petersen retired from international cricket following South Africa's Test series against West Indies in January 2015 and took up a Kolpak deal in English county cricket with Lancashire. In an international career which lasted almost nine years, Petersen played 36 Tests, and scored 2093 runs at 34.88 with five hundreds, including one on debut against India in Kolkata. ... Read More

"Pakistan was very lucky to have Wasim and Waqar opening the bowling for them" : Phillip DeFreitas

Phil DeFreitas played county cricket for Leicestershire, Lancashire and Derbyshire, and donned the England cap during forty four Test matches and 103 ODIs. In an international career which began with a Test debut in 1986 against Australia in Brisbane, the Dominica born DeFreitas retired in 1997 with 140 Test scalps and 115 ODI wickets and was part of the England ... Read More

"We are keen to put on a good show for the public" : Dav Whatmore

Dav Whatmore has a special affinity for Pakistan where he spent two years as the country's Head Coach. Now confirmed as the Head Coach for Zimbabwe for the next four years, Whatmore will be returning to Lahore in May as part of the historic cricket tour of Pakistan by Zimbabwe, the first to be undertaken by a full ICC member ... Read More