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"I am someone who can win a match with either the bat or the ball" : Imad Wasim

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"I’d love to get the wicket of Joe Root" : Mohammad Asghar

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"I have a lot of hard work ahead of me before I'm ready for international cricket" : Mohammad Amir

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"I feel that my best is yet to come" : Yasir Shah

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"I am very interested in playing in the PSL" : Chamara Kapugedera

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Mohammad Asif targets return to international cricket against England

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"Four or five Pakistan players don't want to play alongside Asif, Amir and Butt" : Tanvir Ahmed

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"As captain I want to impose an attacking brand of cricket" : Azhar Ali

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"I will always have the desire and passion to play for my country" : Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal's recent excellent batting form was a key factor in Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel's triumph in the 2015 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as they lifted the title for the first time in the history of that competition. Despite a decent domestic record, sound match winning performances at the CPL and after having played 261 international ... Read More

"It is heart-breaking to still be out of the team after making so many comebacks" : Fawad Alam

Known for his dogged determination at the batting crease and his distinctive batting style, twenty-nine year old Fawad Alam, made his ODI debut for Pakistan in May 2007. Despite having played a total of 3 Test matches with a highest score of 168 and 38 ODIs in which he has scored 966 runs with a highest total of 114, Fawad ... Read More