Predict the 2 Finalists for ICC World Cup 2023
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Exclusive Interviews

"I want to put in some consistent performances for Pakistan" : Saud Shakeel

Saud Shakeel at 19 years of age is one of the brightest young prospects in Pakistan Cricket. He has made it his habit to make the headlines from the time he started playing in Under 16 tournaments in 2011 and then onto the inter-region U19 level where he played for Karachi Whites and Karachi Zone and then onto Inter-Region/Department tournaments ... Read More

"At this moment, Pakistan are a much more balanced ODI side than India" : Zia-ul-Haq

Hailing from the same town which has produced one of the best fast bowlers of our times in Waqar Younis and provided us the talent of Mohammad Zahid and Mohammad Irfan, Zia-ul-Haq at the age of 20 is a young and promising left-arm pacer from Vehari. After an excellent stint at the U19 level Zia is currently representing NBP in ... Read More

"I dream of being handed a Test cap one day" : Umar Waheed

Umar Waheed, 20, has been a consistent performer in various age group and domestic teams since 2010. He first drew attention towards himself in 2011 when he scored 211 runs in a U19 tournament in South Africa, involving the hosts, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, at an average of 52.75. He followed this performance by scoring 107 runs at 35.7 in three ... Read More

"99% of bowlers these days would fail the 15 degree test" : Saeed Ajmal

Currently rated as the number one bowler in the one day rankings and number four in T20Is, thirty-seven year old Saeed Ajmal has borne the brunt of ICC's recent campaign to target illegal bowling actions. After an initial report by the umpires during the Sri Lanka tour in September 2014, Pakistan's premier spinner with 209 international appearances and with 446 ... Read More

Interview: Subhan Ahmad, COO PCB : The modest lynchpin

Known and admired by players and officials at home for his selfless dedication and professionalism, having risen through the ranks Subhan Ahmad has gone on to serve in such critical roles in the PCB as the General Manager for international cricket, acting director of human resource and administration and, since 2010 as Chief Operating Officer of the Board. In an exclusive ... Read More

"It’s really important that international cricket returns to Pakistan" : Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne’s body of work is exceptionally diverse, even for someone of his profession but the truly impressive aspect of it is the sheer depth and incisiveness of his work, covering subjects as far apart as Iran’s nuclear program and Pakistan’s cricket team. His published work includes thirteen books, covering Tony Blair’s political aides, the human rights situation in Zimbabwe, ... Read More

"I deserved better treatment in international cricket" : Asad Ali

Asad Ali is one of a long list of Pakistani fast bowlers who have been paying their dues on the domestic circuit for many thankless years, waiting for that elusive international call-up that always seems to be within touching distance yet too far. After playing domestic cricket since 2005, Asad has built up as strong a case for international selection ... Read More

"Why single out Younis Khan for criticism in the one day side?" : Rashid Latif

Rashid Latif, former captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team, was an omnipresent sight in Pakistan‘s cricketing circles in the 1990s as he and close friend Moin Khan traded places in one of the most competitive rivalries in Pakistan cricket. In such a competitive environment, Rashid played 37 Tests and 166 ODIs for Pakistan, for tallies of 1381 Test runs at ... Read More

"Bob Woolmer was like a father figure to us" : Younis Khan

Younis Khan is a name which based on the recently concluded series in the UAE, will be remembered by the Australian bowlers for a long time to come. In the two match Test series, Younis ended up as the highest run scorer for Pakistan with 468 runs to his name at an incredible average of 156 which included two centuries ... Read More

"Being barred from the IPL is not a disadvantage for Pakistani players" : Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir, a product of the much acclaimed Rawalpindi tape ball circuit, burst onto the scene from nowhere when he was picked for the inaugural ICC World T20 in South Africa in 2007. Though he was well known on the 'Pindi tape ball scene even before he stepped foot in South Africa, it was the World T20 that shot him ... Read More

"Shahid Afridi needs to take more responsibility" : Dean Jones

Before there was Michael Bevan or MS Dhoni, there was Dean Jones, the original ODI maestro. Making his debut in 1984, barely a decade after the format was introduced at the international level and had few stars, Jones went on to become one of the pioneers of modern ODI batting as he compiled 6068 ODI runs from 164 matches at ... Read More

"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