In an interview with Saj for FirstPost, the former Chairman of PCB, Shahryar Khan explained how his first instinct was to resolve the issue of India’s refusal to engage with Pakistan in bilateral series due to lack of government buy-in with a negotiated solution, but his wise counsel was ignored and the Board of Governors went along with the approach suggested to them.
Pakistan legend spoke about the side's chances in South Africa, reflected on the importance of departmental cricket and discussed Sarfaraz Ahmed's captaincy.
Former Pakistan captain discussed Pakistan's Test series loss to New Zealand, analysed the home side's failures with the bat during recent Test matches and also recommended replacement of Sarfaraz Ahmed as Test captain.
Pakistan batsman spoke about his experience at the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament and why he will miss Misbah-ul-Haq's presence in the Islamabad United's team during PSL4.
Ian Bell is gearing up for T20 stints in the Bangladesh Premier League and Pakistan Super League - but he has had his eyes on the Test game, too, with England securing a 3-0 whitewash in Sri Lanka. Speaking with Saj for Sky Sports, the Warwickshire batsman, explained why Joe Root's side can go from strength to strength, and if he has his eyes on an international recall at the age of 36, and also looked forward to his winter assignments.
Writing for First Sports, Saj explains why the manner of New Zealand batting’s destruction and the success of his own side would have been heartening for the Pakistan head coach who felt that his team had conquered and laid to rest the demons of the first Test.
The young batsman explained why he felt he had a strong case to be selected by one of the PSL sides, and expressed his disappointment at being overlooked during the draft despite impressive recent performances in domestic cricket.
Pakistan’s memorable first Test series victory in the Caribbean in 2017 is also remembered for another important milestone. As a victorious visiting squad walked off the field in May 2017 after defeating the hosts by 101 runs, a golden chapter of Pakistani cricketing history also closed with the retirements of veterans Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan.
Chairman of the PCB Cricket Committee expressed his views on working alongside the likes of Wasim Akram and discussed Sarfaraz Ahmed's captaincy.
Pakistan pacer discussed the emergence of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali's dip in form and his hopes of representing a franchise in the upcoming 4th edition of PSL.