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"I'd love to see the Pakistan team in England more often" : Michael Vaughan

Currently a top-rated cricket analyst and regarded as an astute captain and an elegant right-handed-batsman in his playing days, Michael Vaughan's most memorable achievement was the leadership of the England team when they regained the Ashes in 2005, almost nineteen years after having last won the trophy. In one hundred and sixty-eight international appearances, Vaughan amassed over seven thousand and ... Read More

"All of the England players have a lot of respect for Misbah" : Moeen Ali

Currently regarded as a key middle-order batsmen for England, Moeen Ali has wasted no time in establishing himself in both the Test and LOI formats. Apart from his batting, the spin option provided by Ali, as was apparent in the recently concluded Test series against Pakistan, is another reason for his success at the international level where in thirty Test ... Read More

"Virat Kohli is a batsman who I respect and admire" : Sami Aslam

The world of cricket took notice of a twenty-year-old Sami Aslam when, in a surprise move by the Pakistan team management, he was picked to open the batting for the crucial third Test match against England. Whilst he ended up on the losing side in that match, with two splendid innings of 82 and 70 played under immense pressure Aslam ... Read More

"What Misbah has done for Pakistan cricket is amazing and long may it continue" : Nasser Hussain

Currently regarded as a top television analyst for his expert opinion on cricket, Nasser Hussain was one of England's finest captains and an astute tactician. He debuted against Pakistan in the Nehru Cup in October 1989 and later on lead the England side in forty-five Test matches between 1999 and 2003 during which he guided his side to four Test ... Read More

"If selected, at The Oval I will show people what I am capable of as a batsman" : Mohammad Hafeez

Considered one of Pakistan's key batsmen on the current tour of England, the thirty-five-year-old Mohammad Hafeez has been facing a lean patch in his batting and has been unable to bowl due to a ban brought on by what was deemed an illegal bowling action. Despite his recent drop in form, Hafeez's record of fifty Test matches where he has ... Read More

"It is really impressive to see Yasir Shah succeed in such a short period of time" : Saeed Ajmal

Regarded at his peak as one of the top spin bowlers in world cricket, Saeed Ajmal has been struggling of late to make a return to international cricket after remodelling his action. His current record of playing 212 international games where he has picked up 447 wickets remains a source of great pride for the off-spin bowler and is built ... Read More

"I am certain we will bounce back in the next two Tests" : Sarfraz Ahmed

When captain Misbah-ul-Haq likened the presence of Sarfraz Ahmed as "oxygen for the team", he was rightly referring to the courageous attitude of the wicket-keeper-batsman which has made him a key member of the Pakistan Test squad. In twenty-three Test matches, Sarfraz has scored 1399 runs at an average of over forty three and crucially taken fifty catches and is ... Read More

"I don't mind mixing it with the batsmen" : Wahab Riaz

Known for his blistering pace and on-field aggression, the thirty-one-year-old fast-bowler Wahab Riaz was part of the successful Pakistan pace attack which together with the spin of Yasir Shah helped Pakistan to a convincing seventy-five run victory at the recently concluded first Test at Lord's.  Read More

"I'm glad Mohammad Amir's back, it's good for cricket" : David Gower

Known for his graceful batting style, David Gower was a left-handed batsman who represented England between 1978-1992 in two hundred and thirty one international games where he amassed over eleven thousand runs. Along the way, he scored twenty-five international hundreds and also had the honour to captain his country, taking them to a memorable victory during the 1985 Ashes. Read More

"I go into this series believing that Pakistan can win it" : Yasir Shah

The England-Pakistan encounters of yesteryear have always held a special place in the memories of cricket followers around the world due to a history of some special performances by Pakistan bowlers. The legacy of excellence in the spin-bowling department has been defined by some superb performances by the likes of Abdul Qadir, Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed and is set ... Read More

"Ball tampering when Wasim and I did it, later same people called it reverse-swing" : Waqar Younis

A legend of world cricket and the pride and joy of Pakistan fans, Waqar Younis was one of the most feared and destructive bowlers in history. Boasting 789 international wickets at phenomenal strike rates in both Tests and ODIs, he was a nightmare for all batsmen, who collectively breathed a sigh of relief when he retired from the game in ... Read More

"If the ball is there to be hit and in my zone, I will go for it" : Sharjeel Khan

The 2016 World Twenty20 is one that most Pakistan fans will want to forget in a hurry. The team's dismal performance and inability to respond to the aggressive modern day requirements of the shortest format resulted in a humiliating first round exit following defeats to India, New Zealand and Australia, with their solitary victory coming against Bangladesh. Read More

"Pakistan cricket is heading in the right direction" : Shahryar Khan

A seasoned and well-respected Pakistani diplomat with over forty-years of experience in his profession, Shahryar Khan initially served with distinction as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from December 2003 to October 2006 bringing much needed administrative reforms and financial stability to the organization. His proven track record with the PCB resulted in his re-appointment as PCB Chairman ... Read More

"Misbah's fit enough and good enough to continue playing for Pakistan" : Dean Jones

A sparkling ODI batsmen who made his international debut in 1984, barely a decade after the format was introduced at international level and had few stars, Dean Jones went on to become one of the pioneers of modern ODI batting as he compiled 6,068 ODI runs from 164 matches at an average of 44.61 and at the time, a rapid ... Read More

"Shahid Afridi should have retired a long time ago" : Mohammad Yousuf

Boasting a Test batting average of over fifty-two which is backed by no less than thirty-nine international centuries, Mohammad Yousuf is ranked amongst Pakistan's greatest ever batsman. His poise and grace at the crease was unmatched and his record-breaking year in 2006 is something all Pakistani fans are incredibly proud of. Read More

"I have the goal of becoming Pakistan’s best all-rounder in future" : Aamer Yamin

It seems like a considerable amount of time has passed since Pakistan could boast a quality fast-bowling all-rounder. The likes of Wasim Akram, Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mahmood were the envy of many sides in the late nineties and noughties but stocks in this department appear to have run dry as Pakistan have increased their reliance on spin bowling in ... Read More

Umar Akmal : "In the coming months and years everyone will see a more mature Umar Akmal"

Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq's decision to axe Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad from the list of potential players for the upcoming England tour seems to have taken many by surprise. The 26-year-old Akmal in particular is a favourite among many fans who feel his attacking style of play is exactly what is lacking from Pakistan's struggling limited overs sides. However the ... Read More

"It's important that I don't make the same mistakes again" : Nasir Jamshed

The Pakistan cricket team has had numerous problems in finding a stable opening partnership since the retirement of Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail. Many batsmen have come close to solving one half of this conundrum in recent years, but perhaps none more so than the twenty-six-year-old Nasir Jamshed. In 2012, he became a fan favourite when he scored two ODI ... Read More

"Pakistani bowlers will test the England batsmen" : Wahab Riaz

Following England's excellent victory over a dismal Sri Lanka at Headingley last week, thoughts are already turning to this summer's second visiting side, Pakistan. While Sri Lanka's bowling attack was ultimately handled with ease by Jonny Bairstow and Co, Pakistan are likely to provide a much tougher challenge, particularly with the quality of the pacemen on show. Read More

"I will not let external forces dictate how I go about doing my business" : Mickey Arthur

Born in Johannesburg, John Michael "Mickey" Arthur represented Griqualand West, Orange Free State and South Africa A between 1986 and 2001. His greater successes came once his cricket career had ended when he coached South Africa between 2005 and 2010, leading them to the number one ranking across all formats and turning them into a dominant force in world cricket. ... Read More