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"I am honoured to have shared the dressing room with Younis Khan" : Misbah-ul-Haq

Regarded as Pakistan's most successful Test captain, Misbah-ul-Haq recently retired from international cricket having lead his country to 26 Test wins in 56 games. Apart from his excellent captaincy that took Pakistan to the number one ranked team in Tests, Misbah-ul-Haq also distinguished himself as batsman whereby in 75 Tests he scored 5222 runs at an average of 46.62, which ... Read More

"All I wish to do is to get back to playing professional cricket" : Monty Panesar

Regarded once as England's front-line spin weapon in Test matches, the 35-year-old Monty Panesar has so far played 77 international games where he has taken 193 wickets with an impressive 12 five-wicket hauls to his name.  Read More

"I'm fitter, stronger and improving fast" : Usama Mir

Returning from a possible career-threatening injury, 21-year-old leg-spinner Usama Mir impressed all with his fine performances in the 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League, where he picked 12 wickets for Karachi Kings and played an important role in some of the closest games of the tournament. Later, he also impressed as the highest-wicket taker with 13 wickets in the ... Read More

"If a ball is there to be hit, I will try to smash it out of the park" : Sahibzada Farhan

One of the most talked about talents of the recently concluded Pakistan One Day Cup, 21-year-old Sahibazada Farhan leapt into the limelight as the third-highest scorer in the tournament. In just five innings he racked up 331 runs scoring one century and four fifties with an impressive strike rate of 103, drawing praise from experts and fans alike. Read More

"I have toughened up mentally after having faced some adversities" : Umar Amin

Regarded as one of Pakistan's most promising batsmen, Umar Amin has to date played 29 times for Pakistan. A stylish left-hander, Amin last played for Pakistan in October 2014, whilst his last Test appearance was way back in 2010. Now 27, Amin has shown promising signs and good form once again in domestic cricket. Read More

"Finally, I am really enjoying my cricket" : Shoaib Malik

Regarded as one of Pakistan's finest all-rounders, Shoaib Malik at the age of 35 continues to impress and confound his fans and critics in equal measure with excellent performances. In 368 international appearances for his country, the all-rounder has scored over 10,000 runs, taken 210 wickets and is an in-demand performer at the various Twenty20 leagues around the world. Read More

"Umar Akmal's best cricketing years are ahead of him" : Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal at thirty-five years of age recently made an international comeback for Pakistan after almost three years. His comeback was on the back of some superb domestic performances and a successful Pakistan Super League campaign for the title winners Peshawar Zalmi. On the tour of the West Indies, Kamran Akmal played all of the T20I and ODI games, scoring ... Read More

"There is tremendous excitement at Essex to have Amir on board as he is a world-class bowler" : Ravi Bopara

A veteran of 171 international games where he has scored 3981 runs, Ravi Bopara has been a popular figure in Twenty20 Leagues around the world. He has also been a key member of the Karachi Kings squad during both editions of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and continues to harbour hopes of return to England colours in the future. Read More

"Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to work at the PSL" : Mohammad Yousuf

Regarded as one of the finest batsmen ever produced by Pakistan, Mohammad Yousuf represented Pakistan in three-hundred and eighty-one matches and amassed over seventeen-thousand runs.  Read More

"I was expecting a place in the Pakistan Test squad" : Salman Butt

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt's quest for a return to international cricket was recently dealt a blow as he was not named for the Pakistan Test squad bound for the West Indies. Butt had earlier made a strong case for an international comeback by being the second highest run-getter for tournament winners WAPDA with seven-hundred and forty-one runs in the ... Read More

"I had to tell myself being in the same team as Kevin Pietersen was not a dream" : Hasan Khan

Eighteen-year-old Hasan Khan's name came into the limelight after his fantastic performances during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League. The youngster from Karachi made his debut with the PSL a memorable one as he picked up nine wickets for the eventual runners-up, Quetta Gladiators. Read More

"Shadab Khan is good enough to be in the Test squad" : Dean Jones

The extraordinary rise to fame of the eighteen-year-old leg-spinner Shadab Khan on the back of an outstanding PSL and two back-to-back Man-of-the-Match winning performances in the T20I series against the West Indies has surprised many. However, Shadab's talent and great start for Pakistan is no surprise for his Islamabad United Coach Dean Jones. Read More

"I expect more from myself in the future" : Shan Masood

Twenty-seven-year-old opening batsman Shan Masood was selected for the Pakistan Test side in 2013 on the back of consistent performances in domestic cricket. Impressing with 75 runs on international debut against South Africa, Shan has played 9 Tests and has a high score of 125 which was made against Sri Lanka in 2015. Read More

"You cannot have a better teacher than Wasim Akram" : Rumman Raees

One of the key members of Islamabad United's bowling attack, twenty-five-year old Rumman Raees continued his excellent form in the 2017 edition of the PSL taking twelve wickets in seven matches. By doing so, Rumman who has already played one international Twenty20 game made a powerful case for his inclusion in the Pakistan squad bound for the upcoming tour of ... Read More

"I am sure I had divine help that day in March 2009" : Meher Khalil

Bus driver Meher Khalil gained overnight fame for his heroic actions in March of 2009, when his presence of mind and courage staved off loss of lives during the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. The attack brought an end to tours by international teams to Pakistan, resulting in Pakistan playing all their home games in the ... Read More

"Sarfraz said to me it was the time to become a hero" : Mohammad Nawaz

Regarded by many as a top candidate for the all-important position of a bowling all-rounder for Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz has impressed many with a display of maturity beyond his age in his performances for the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL. At twenty-two years of age, he has taken thirty-seven wickets in fifty-one Twenty20 games and continues to show improvement at ... Read More

"Sarfraz Ahmed will take the Pakistan One-Day team forward" : Asad Shafiq

Already established as a key member of Pakistan's Test batting line-up, thirty-one-year-old Asad Shafiq is currently an integral part of the Quetta Gladiators squad in the Pakistan Super League. With an impressive record of over one-hundred and twenty international appearances where he has scored over four-thousand and eight-hundred runs, he is now looking to help his PSL side to reach ... Read More

"PSL final in Lahore would be the best feeling" : Wahab Riaz

Regarded as one of Pakistan's quickest bowlers, Wahab Riaz is currently playing a key role in Peshawar Zalmi's campaign at the Pakistan Super League. Armed with a formidable international record of over two-hundred international wickets, Wahab will be looking to help propel Zalmi forward in the final stages of Pakistan's premier Twenty20 tournament. Read More

"If FICA gives us the green signal then I will go to Lahore for the PSL final" : Grant Elliott

One of the top performers for Quetta Gladiators in the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League, thirty-seven-year-old Grant Elliott has moved on to join Lahore Qalandars in 2017. With over two-thousand runs amassed during his one-hundred and four international appearances, Elliott is proving to be a serial match-winner and a major success for his new team at the PSL. Read More

"If players won’t meet fitness standards, then there will be consequences" : Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur has had a torrid few months as Pakistan's head coach during the recent tours of New Zealand and Australia. Now in UAE in a similar role with the Pakistan Super League team Karachi Kings, Arthur faces a different challenge to inspire his team to better results than the first edition of the tournament in 2016. Read More