Predict the 2 Finalists for ICC World Cup 2023
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Exclusive Interviews

"First-class cricket has to be the priority and the main criteria for selection" : Mohammad Yousuf

Blessed with a silken touch and regarded as one of the finest batsman Pakistan has ever produced, Mohammad Yousuf represented his country 381 times scoring 17,300 runs. Along the way in 2006, he attained the honour of scoring the most runs and highest number of Test centuries in a calendar year in Test Cricket. Now entrusted with imparting his immense ... Read More

"I still can’t believe that I took 3/3 in one over and never played a T20I for Pakistan again" : Mansoor Amjad

In April 2008, a young spin bowler from Sialkot, Mansoor Amjad calmly bowled one over in his debut T20I game against Bangladesh, picking up 3 wickets for 3 runs. The world seemingly at his feet, Mansoor was to incredibly play just one more international game for Pakistan in the same year before being discarded which even by Pakistani standards, is ... Read More

"My aim is always to be that player who is considered the backbone of the team" : Ali Zaryab Asif

A key member of the Pakistan Under-19 World Cup squad in 2018, Ali Zaryab Asif has continued to impress with his performances in First-class cricket by establishing himself as an opener for the joint 2020/21 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy champions Central Punjab where he scored 590 runs in 10 games which included one hundred and four half-centuries. He is currently representing Kenilworth ... Read More

"I wasn’t getting the respect I deserved, that’s why I took the decision to retire" : Mohammad Amir

In an interview with PakPassion, Mohammad Amir speaks about why he retired from international cricket, whether he regrets the decision to retire, gives his thoughts on the recent selection policies in Pakistan cricket, responds to the criticism he has received since announcing his international retirement, his future plans and whether there is any chance of him reversing his decision to ... Read More

"Really happy to be out here in America after being depressed in Pakistan for 2 years" : Sami Aslam

After two outstanding innings of 82 and 70 for Pakistan in the 3rd Test against England in 2016 at Edgbaston, it appeared that Sami Aslam's international career was about to take off and the left-handed opener was well on his way to becoming an established name in the Pakistan Test side. But, despite being the fourth-highest run-scorer with 864 runs ... Read More

"The Pakistan Head Coach should be the same across all formats" : Abdul Razzaq

Regarded as one of the best all-rounders Pakistan has ever produced, Abdul Razzaq represented his country on 343 occasions across 17 years. A former vocal critic of PCB, recently, he has taken over the mantle of a mentor which saw him become the Bowling Coach for Quetta Gladiators, Head Coach of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Coach at the National High Performance ... Read More

"I have always wanted to test myself against the best batsmen in the world" : Tabraiz Shamsi

Ranked as the number one bowler in ICC's T20I rankings, Tabraiz Shamsi has established himself as South Africa's premier spin bowler in the white-ball format. With 64 international wickets, Shamsi is fast proving to be a worthy successor to the position left vacant by the retirement of Imran Tahir. Read More

"It’s too soon to write me off as a bowler" : Mohammad Abbas

After a meteoric rise in International cricket which has seen Mohammad Abbas take 84 Test wickets, including four 5fers and best figures of 5/33 against Australia in 2018, the pace bowler finds himself dropped for Pakistan's tour of Zimbabwe. However, he has kept himself in contention for a national comeback by putting in solid performances for Hampshire in the 2021 ... Read More

"My job is not to please others or just give in to what people want" : Mohammad Wasim

Pakistan Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim has recently been in the limelight after announcing the squads for Pakistan's tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Whilst Wasim has painstakingly explained his stance on selection matters, recent media reports have cast doubt over his relationship with Pakistan captain Babar Azam and other players. Read More

"Hopefully some Kashmir players will represent Pakistan and become superstars as well" : Taimoor Khan

The Kashmir Premier League (KPL) has recently been in the limelight for its unique attempt to bring top-quality cricket to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) region of Pakistan. The tournament which will involve 6 regional franchises is scheduled to run between 16th and 27 of May and will involve well-known Pakistan players such as Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib ... Read More

"I feel the improvements and am definitely a better batsman than before" : Asif Ali

Known for his aggressive style of batting in the shorter formats, Asif Ali made his international debut in 2018 and has since then represented Pakistan on 43 occasions. The tragic death of his young daughter in 2019 seemed to have a devastating effect on him and his career but his form has picked up recently wherein he scored 398 runs ... Read More

"I am ready to open in domestic cricket and for Pakistan if required" : Usman Salahuddin

A consistent batsman in domestic cricket, Usman Salahuddin made his Test debut for Pakistan in 2018 in difficult conditions in England, in a match which his side lost by an innings and 55 runs. What seemed like a promising start to his Test career did not materialize and despite performing well at the domestic level where he was the 4th ... Read More

"I will leave no stone unturned in making myself worthy of national selection" : Azam Khan

With an aggressive batting style which many Pakistani fans feel is missing from the national side, batsman/wicket-keeper Azam Khan is well on his way to establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the shorter forms of the game. He also recently made his debut for Sindh in First-Class cricket and was named as the best wicket-keeper in ... Read More

"I needed to prove my form and my fitness and I did that" : Hassan Ali

Once regarded as one of Pakistan's top prospects, Hassan Ali last played in Pakistan colours in June 2019. A combination of bad form and injuries seemed to put on hold the career of the fast-bowler who has so far taken 148 international wickets and in 2017 was the top ranked bowler in the ICC ODI Player Rankings and was also ... Read More

"I feel that I have improved a lot as a cricketer since my comeback" : Sharjeel Khan

Whilst Sharjeel Khan made his debut for Pakistan in 2013, the aggressive left-handed opener shot to fame in the opening edition of the PSL where he scored 117 off 62 balls for Islamabad United against Peshawar Zalmi to take his side to the final where they beat Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets. With 41 international appearances to his name, it ... Read More

"We need to give Babar Azam time to grow into the role of Test skipper" : Mohammad Wasim

Regarded as one of the most promising talents of his time, Mohammad Wasim rose to fame after becoming only the fourth Pakistan player to score a hundred on his Test debut. Wasim made his international debut in 1996 and in 43 appearances for Pakistan, scored 1326 runs, playing his last international game in 2000. Read More

"I am convinced that I will make a name for myself for Pakistan in the future" : Zahid Mahmood

Hailing from the city of Dadu in the interior of Sindh province, leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood has been in excellent form in the ongoing domestic season. In the recently concluded National T20 Cup, Zahid's 12 wickets in 9 games were instrumental in taking his side, Southern Punjab, to the final of the tournament. He is currently one of the leading wicket ... Read More

“Babar Azam has what it takes to become one of the greats” : Nasser Hussain

Known for his forthright views and his deep insight into the game, former England captain and current television pundit Nasser Hussain had a ringside view of Pakistan’s tour of England earlier this year. Read More

“I wish I had performed better in Test cricket” : Umar Gul

Regarded as one of the finest bowlers ever in Limited-overs cricket, Umar Gul recently called time on his career which began in 2001 and along the way, brought many memorable victories for Pakistan. One of the finest proponents of the Yorker, Gul took 427 international wickets and played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup triumph in 2009. Read More

"I did not have the sort of backing one needs in Pakistan to move ahead" : Zia-ul-Haq

Left-arm pacer Zia-ul-Haq has continued to impress since his First-Class debut in 2010 but despite 179 domestic appearances where he has picked up 356 wickets, the 25-year-old Vehari-born bowler is yet to make an appearance at the international level. In an exclusive interview with, Zia-ul-Haq spoke about the disappointment of not yet playing for Pakistan, his views on the National ... Read More