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"I should have taken legal action against the ICC for banning me from bowling" : Saeed Ajmal

Known for his ability to bamboozle batsmen around the world, Saeed Ajmal served Pakistan with distinction since his debut in 2008 until his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2017. Whilst the Faisalabad born off-spinner’s record of representing Pakistan in 212 matches, where he took 447 wickets which included 4 ten-wicket hauls and 12 5fers was impressive in itself, ... Read More

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Darren Gough "I remember watching Wasim and Waqar bowl in 1992 and thinking Oh My God"

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"There is such a rich base of cricket talent in Pakistan" : Grant Elliott

One of the most popular overseas players ever to have played in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Grant Elliott played 105 times for New Zealand scoring 2233 runs. He has been a key member of the Lahore Qalandars squad and played a part in some of their most memorable wins in the tournament including the iconic 'bat drop' moment at ... Read More

"To play in front of such big crowds and passionate fans is simply amazing" : James Vince

James Vince since his international debut in 2015 has played 13 Tests, 13 ODIs and 12 T20Is for his country. Now representing Multan Sultans for his second Pakistan Super League season after a useful stint at the Big Bash League where he hit 323 runs at a strike rate of 123.28 for Sydney Sixers, Vince is all set to play ... Read More

"I can’t wait to see Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf at the PSL" : Mark Butcher

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"PSL is the best tournament when it comes to the standard of bowling" : Phil Salt

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"I should have played more international cricket" : Aizaz Cheema

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"I have what it takes to represent my country at the international level" : Imran Butt

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"Too many promising spinners are being lost in our system" : Mushtaq Ahmed

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"I have what it takes to make a comeback in international cricket" : Zafar Gohar

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"I have always dreamt of and grew up hoping to play Test cricket" : Hassan Azad

Hassan Azad has had a dream start to his first-class career scoring a total of 1659 runs at an average of over 50. Yet, just a few years ago, he was well on his way to a potentially fruitful cricket career in Pakistan after being named in the national Under-15 squad that took part in the 2008 International Under-15 Cricket ... Read More

"Holding the joint position of Head Coach and Chief Selector is too big a task" : Mohammad Haroon

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"I am hoping I will be given consistent chances to prove myself in ODIs" : Hussain Talat

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"Selection for Pakistan is my ultimate target" : Haris Rauf

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