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"My best cricketing years are ahead of me" : Junaid Khan

Regarded as one of Pakistan's most talented left-arm fast-bowlers and a regular member of the national squad until June 2015, Junaid Khan has faced an uphill struggle to re-establish himself in the national team due largely to injuries. Since 2011 when he made his debut in all three formats of the game, the twenty-six year old pace bowler has played ... Read More

"The pressure will be on the other teams when they face our line-up!" : Atif Rana (Lahore Qalandars)

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) recently crossed some major milestones with the award of franchise ownerships and selection of squads via a well organized draft process. The Punjab region in the PSL will be represented by the Lahore Qalandars who are owned by the Qatar Lubricants Company (QALCO). In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, the country director of QALCO ... Read More

"I want a second chance. I want to serve my country again" : Saleem Malik

Armed with a silken touch and having the ability to bludgeon the ball in equal measure, Saleem Malik was a mainstay of the Pakistan batting order in a career which began in 1982 and lasted seventeen years. During these years, Malik's daring match winning and saving innings gave him an almost cult like following amongst Pakistan cricket followers. He played ... Read More

"Pakistan think-tank got it wrong against England in the limited overs internationals" : Aaqib Javed

In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, the former Pakistan fast-bowler and current coach of the UAE team, Aaqib Javed, spoke about Mohammad Amir's potential return to international cricket, the reasons behind Pakistan's poor showing in the LOI series against England and shared his views about the stalled Pakistan-India series. Read More

No problems with the return of Mohammad Amir says Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik's international career took a turn for the better in 2015 when on comeback he put in some splendid performances to regain his position in the Pakistan limited overs teams. At thirty-three years of age, the Pakistan all-rounder has played 231 One-day internationals, scoring 6097 runs and has taken 150 wickets. His importance to Pakistan's upcoming World ... Read More

"If PCB want to pick Mohammad Amir then it’s fine with me" : Waqar Younis

In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Pakistan Head Coach Waqar Younis spoke about his team's excellent performance in the Test series against England, what Pakistan need to do to compete with the best in the shorter formats of the game, Haroon Rasheed's grievances about the team selection against England, Younis Khan's sudden decision to retire from ODI cricket and Mohammad ... Read More

"My sole aim is to make a strong comeback for Pakistan" : Umar Gul

Regarded at one time as Pakistan's yorker specialist, Umar Gul originally shot to fame in Test matches when he took 6/96 against arch-rivals India in 2004. Courageously battling injuries and a disappointing dip in form, Gul has so far played forty-seven Test matches in which he has taken 163 wickets and also claimed 173 scalps in 126 ODIs. His record ... Read More

"Nobody should hold anything against Mohammad Amir" : Geoffrey Boycott

Known for his forthright views on cricket Geoffrey Boycott continues to entertain viewers and listeners with his unique analytical foresight of the game he loves and is passionate about. A former England player and captain, Boycott played 108 Test matches scoring an impressive 8114 runs, with a highest score of 246 not out against India at Leeds. In an ... Read More

"I'm fully fit and targetting an international recall" : Sohail Khan

Regarded as one of the top performers in domestic cricket, right-arm fast bowler Sohail Khan earned an international recall when he was picked for the 2015 World Cup and in his first game, took 5 wickets against arch-rivals India. He has so far played 17 international games which include two Tests, twelve ODIs and three T20Is and picked up twenty-one ... Read More

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

Currently sidelined with an injury, the Swansea born Imad Wasim has had a fantastic start to his ODI career in July 2015 when he picked up 2 for 28 against Sri Lanka on debut. In a total of five ODI appearances so far, the twenty-six year old all-rounder has thus far scored 76 runs at an average of 38 and ... Read More

"Playing in ODIs is a matter of pride for me" : Younis Khan

Younis Khan's recent achievement to become Pakistan's top scoring Test cricketer past Javed Miandad has only confirmed his status as one of Pakistan's greatest players. With 104 Test matches and 9116 runs to his name, Younis Khan played an instrumental role in the recent Test series victory against England in the UAE. He has subsequently been named in the Pakistan ... Read More

"PCB cannot be blamed for illegal bowling actions in Pakistan" : Mohammad Akram

A veteran of 32 International games, the forty-one year old Mohammad Akram recently resigned from his position as head coach of Pakistan's National Cricket Academy (NCA). In a tenure lasting almost fourteen months, Akram had first-hand experience of guiding Pakistan's top cricketing prospects and in an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, he spoke about his achievements at the NCA, his take ... Read More

"The key for Ajmal is for his new action to hold up under pressure" : Dr Paul Hurrion

Dr Paul Hurrion specializes in biomechanical analysis where he uses high-speed cameras, force platforms and computers and is a leading biomechanist contracted to UK Athletics, International Cricket Council (ICC), England Cricket Board, and British Diving. Read More

"England can expect a tough series against Pakistan" : Alec Stewart

Alec Stewart began his career with England as a specialist opening batsman in 1989 and took over the England captaincy from Mike Atherton in 1998 and promptly led the side to its first major Test series win for 12 years, against South Africa. He retired from cricket in 2003 after representing England in 303 matches, scoring 8463 Test and 4677 ... Read More

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

With just two First Class games to his name for National Bank of Pakistan, Mohammad Asghar has been fast-tracked into the Pakistan A Squad that will play against the visiting England team in the UAE. In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, the teenage spin bowler spoke about his interest in spin bowling and development of his career, his feelings ... Read More

"The signs are there that the PSL will be a very successful tournament" : Grant Elliott

Grant Elliott was a key performer for New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup contributing with fifties in the Semi Final and Final. He played an instrumental role in the side reaching their first ever World Cup Final with an unbeaten knock of 84 off 73 to lead the side to an unlikely victory after being set 298 in a ... Read More

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

Up until August 2010 when the world of cricket was shocked by his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, the then eighteen year old Mohammad Amir was regarded as one of the world's top bowling talents and was tipped to become the rightful heir to the left-arm greatness of Wasim Akram. He and two other Pakistan players - Mohammad Asif and ... Read More

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

A late bloomer on the international scene, Yasir Shah has wasted no time in establishing himself as Pakistan's main spin weapon especially with the decline in form of Pakistan's other trusted spinner Saeed Ajmal. At the age of twenty-eight, Yasir made his Test debut against the much fancied Australians in the UAE in 2014 and immediately announced his arrival with ... Read More

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

An aggressive right-handed batsman, Chamara Kapugedera was part of the Sri Lanka squad for the ill-fated tour of Pakistan in 2009. Unearthed by the selectors from Sri Lanka's Under-19 set-up, Kapugadera has so far played eight Test matches for his country but his forte appears to be the shorter format of the game where he has represented his country in ... Read More

Mohammad Asif targets return to international cricket against England

Regarded as a magician with the ball, Mohammad Asif alongside Mohammad Amir formed a formidable new ball partnership which frequently laid waste to the top batting line-ups of the world. In August 2010, this association and the careers of Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt came to an abrupt stop as news of the spot fixing scandal hit the ... Read More