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Exclusive Interviews

"Sarfraz is like oxygen for this team" : Misbah-ul-Haq

The 40 year old captain of the Pakistan Test and One Day international teams, Misbah-ul-Haq has been featuring in recent headlines due to his record breaking performances where he equalled the record for the fastest century in Test cricket and his leadership which saw Pakistan complete a 2-0 whitewash against the world number one Test team, Australia. In an exclusive interview ... Read More

"I want to make my mark as an all-rounder for Pakistan" : Saad Nasim

Despite toiling on the domestic circuit for seven years, Saad Nasim was relatively unheard of prior to the 2014 Champions League T20. Representing Lahore Lions, Nasim first made his presence known when he scored 58 out of a total of 98 against a pace attack that would not be out of place in a Test match. This was followed by ... Read More

"The future of Pakistan women's cricket is really bright" : Sana Mir

Sana Mir’s rise to the top in Pakistan’s women cricket circuit was meteoric, though not entirely unexpected. Appointed captain of the national women’s team just four years after her first international game, she repaid the management’s confidence in her ability with a Gold Medal in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou the following year, one of two the team has ... Read More

"We'll target Misbah-ul-Haq" : Peter Siddle

Part of the quartet of bowlers that tormented the English batsmen in the Ashes earlier this year, Peter Siddle and the others appeared to be side shows to the might of Mitchell Johnson. However, those underestimating the skills of the 29 year old fast bowler would be well advised do so at their peril. The powerful physical and sometimes hostile presence ... Read More

"I urge the PCB to invest in Peshawar cricket" : Zohaib Khan

Zohaib Khan, a talented all-rounder from Peshawar, has been active on the domestic circuit for the last 9 years but he had been relatively unheard off until recently when he successfully led his team, the Peshawar Panthers, to victory against the much fancied Lahore Lions in the final of the Haier National T20 Cup to win their first ever domestic ... Read More

"Suspensions and Bans have levelled the playing field once again" : Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell emerged on the international circuit with a bang, scoring a match winning 56 in only his second international game, an ODI against Pakistan, including a six to win the match. From there on, his star has been on the rise, showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The performances kept on coming steadily, including a 74 against ... Read More

"I'm going to take a step back from bowling the doosra" : Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali made his international debut in February in a three match ODI series against the West Indies but it wasn’t until later in his first Test series against Sri Lanka that he made an impact. In only his second Test, Moeen scored an unbeaten 108 in the final innings of the match whilst wickets tumbled around him as England ... Read More

"Absence of India and Pakistan matches is hurting cricket" : Sourav Ganguly

For years, India was a team that underachieved perhaps owing to a lack of belief in their ability. One man changed it all and turned the perennial underachievers into a force to be reckoned with. Sourav Ganguly was the man responsible for Indian cricket’s remarkable turnaround in the first few years of the 21st century. Few Indian captains, before him ... Read More

"Misbah-ul-Haq is responsible for Pakistan’s problems in one day cricket" : Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar, known to his fans and foes as the Rawalpindi Express, instilled fear in the hearts and minds of batsmen ever since that day in November 1997 when he first stepped on a cricket field in Pakistan colours. Over the ensuing years, many a batsmen found themselves on the receiving end of some of the most fearsome spells of ... Read More

"Attacking approach has made the difference to my bowling" : Adil Rashid

Born in Bradford, 26 year old Adil Rashid's international chances have been limited to 5 ODIs and 5 T20Is where he's picked up 6 wickets in total. Whilst his international career may have been on hold since November 2009 when he last represented England on the tour of South Africa, he continues to make good progress on behalf of Yorkshire ... Read More

"We have the players to win the World Cup" : Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson made an ordinary start to his international career as he made a nine ball duck against India in a one day international at Dambulla in August 2010. All that appears to be a mere footnote in history now as Williamson has established himself as an integral part of the New Zealand team in all formats of the game. He ... Read More

"For me playing for Pakistan was the greatest test and honour": Javed Miandad

The term "impossible is nothing" was given a new meaning on April 18th, 1986 when Javed Miandad's last ball six resulted in an astounding victory for Pakistan against their arch rivals India in the Austral-Asia Cup in Sharjah. This innings, like many others that he played for Pakistan during his illustrious 21 year international career (1975 - 1996) was symptomatic ... Read More

"I've not fulfilled my potential but hope for an international return": Yasir Hameed

Yasir Hameed is a veteran opening batsman, hailing from Peshawar, Pakistan. He made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Karachi in August 2003, where he scored centuries in both innings. His first innings score of 170 remains the highest score by a Pakistani on Test debut. He went on to play 25 Tests, scoring 1491 runs at an average of ... Read More

"The next Chairman should follow the merit-based yardsticks I have left behind" : Najam Sethi

In an exclusive Interview with PakPassion.net, the former Chairman of PCB, Najam Sethi outlined his achievements at the helm of the PCB, including steps to resurrect Pakistan's standing amongst the ICC and fellow administrators as well as improvement in the financial well being of the PCB. He also expressed his thoughts on what the future holds for Pakistan cricket in ... Read More

"I expect an improvement from the Pakistani fast bowlers with Waqar as coach" : Mudassar Nazar

Former Pakistan opening batsman Mudassar Nazar has had two stints as head coach for Pakistan and is now the head coach at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai. In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Mudassar previewed Pakistan's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka with special emphasis on the two match Test series where he spoke about the possible impact of ... Read More

"Political interference has caused harm to my international career" : Faisal Iqbal

Karachi born Faisal Iqbal, is a middle-order batsman and nephew of Pakistan's legendary batsman, Javed Miandad. He made his Test debut against New Zealand at Auckland in March 2001. He has played 26 Tests, scoring 1124 runs at an average of 26.76. His highest score of 139 came against India in Karachi. Faisal made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka ... Read More

"I will show more aggression towards batsmen in the future" : Mohammad Irfan

The Mohammad Irfan story is one that continues to inspire a multitude of cricketers from round the world. Plucked from near obscurity to represent Pakistan with the assistance of eager fans and help from the likes of Aaqib Javed, Mohammad Irfan made his international debut at the age of 28 in an ODI during the ill-fated England tour of 2010. ... Read More

"I’m a more mature cricketer now" : Umar Akmal

Widely regarded as one of Pakistan's most talented cricketers, 24 year old Umar Akmal has struggled at time to live up to the high expectations and hype surrounding his batting. For almost five years since he made his international debut in August 2009, Akmal has been in and out of the Pakistan side in all three forms of the game. ... Read More

"I want to see Norway achieve their true potential" : Muhammad Haroon [Norway Head Coach]

Muhammad Haroon, currently serving as Head Coach for the Norway Cricket team, is a former first class cricketer who bowled leg spin and played in Pakistan and England. He is a level 4 ECB coach and recently won the East of England coach of the year award from the ECB. In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net he spoke about his ... Read More

"Right now I’m not enjoying playing for Pakistan" : Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik has represented Pakistan on more than 300 occasions across all formats and in this time he has accumulated over 8,000 runs as well as picking up 178 international scalps for Pakistan. The all-rounder last represented Pakistan in their unsuccessful 2014 World T20 campaign where he finished the tournament with a disappointing 52 runs at an average of just ... Read More