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"I can't wait to play against the World XI in front of my countryfolk" : Shadab Khan

Regarded as one of the most promising all-rounders in the world, 18-year-old Shadab Khan has already represented Pakistan in 12 games and picked up 20 wickets. Apart from being part of the 2017 Champions Trophy winning squad, he has also just finished a stint with Caribbean Premier League 2017 finalists Trinbago Knight Riders where he took 12 wickets in just ... Read More

"Going to Lahore will feel like I am going home" : Grant Elliott

Rated currently as one of the top Twenty20 specialists in the world, the 38-year-old Grant Elliott has been a popular figure at the Pakistan Super League and most recently lead Birmingham Bears to the final of the Natwest T20 Blast tournament. With over 2000 runs to his name in his favoured Twenty20 format, Grant Elliot also has the distinction of ... Read More

"All players will have to play PSL games in Pakistan if they are held there" : Najam Sethi

Najam Sethi was elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in August to replace the retired Shahryar Khan. He also holds the position of the Chairman of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has been widely credited with the success of two editions of the Twenty20 tournament. Read More

"I'm still confident that I can play Test cricket for England" : Adil Rashid

Regarded as an important part of the England line-up in the shorter formats of the game, the 29-year-old Adil Rashid has an impressive tally of 70 ODI and 16 T20I wickets to his name.  Read More

"I will continue to convey the message to all cricketers to stay on the right path" : Mohammad Amir

In an interview with PakPassion.net's Saj Sadiq (for Sky Sports Cricket), Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir explains how he has matured as a player and person since the spot-fixing scandal, how he has no plans to quit Test cricket, his desire to become a fully-fledged all-rounder, his spell in the Champions Trophy final against India and the future of Pakistan cricket. Read More

"It is my wish to make a comeback in the One-Day format" : Yasir Shah

Currently regarded as one of the world's top bowlers, Yasir Shah has had a meteoric rise to fame since his Test debut for Pakistan in October 2014 against Australia. With 149 Test wickets in just 26 games, Yasir Shah is clearly Pakistan's weapon of choice in the longer version of the game and also continues to work towards his aim ... Read More

"I would love to play another series in Pakistan in the future" : Sikandar Raza

A key member of the history making Zimbabwe squad that defeated hosts Sri Lanka in the recently concluded ODI series, Sikandar Raza has continued to impress with his all-round skills since his debut in May 2013. The 31-year-old Pakistan born player has taken 46 international wickets and scored over 2500 runs in 102 international appearances for Zimbabwe. Read More

"I feel that I am back to my best" : Junaid Khan

An integral part of Pakistan's Champions Trophy winning bowling unit, Junaid Khan silenced his critics by taking eight important wickets in a series of excellent performances during the tournament. With a total of 94 wickets in 62 ODI games, Junaid's welcome return to the fold as a dependable wicket-taker could not have come at a better time for Pakistan as ... Read More

"We are not here at the Champions Trophy to just make up the numbers" : Mickey Arthur

In a detailed interview, the Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur spoke about his satisfaction with the recent match-winning performance of Faheem Ashraf, Pakistan's preparations and chances in the Champions Trophy, the teams to watch out for at the Champions Trophy, explained his point of view regarding Umar Akmal's fitness issues and looked forward to the iconic India-Pakistan clash at Edgbaston.  Read More

"Pakistan needs to give maximum chances to the youngsters" : Tillakaratne Dilshan

The inventor of the famous 'Dilscoop' shot, Tillakaratne Dilshan along with Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene was the backbone of the Sri Lanka Test and Limited-over squads until he played his last international match in September 2016. During an international career which lasted almost 17 years, Tillakaratne Dilshan played 497 matches scoring a mammoth 17671 runs which included 39 centuries ... Read More

"India are strong contenders to win the Champions Trophy" : Irfan Pathan

One of the stars of India's tours of Pakistan in 2004 and 2006, Irfan Pathan was considered to be one of the most talented swing and seam bowlers to emerge from India since Kapil Dev. He has so far represented India in 173 games, taking 301 wickets and also scored a more than useful 2821 runs. Read More

"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