newscricketa month ago

Not applied for head coach position, reveals Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah-ul-Haq has distanced himself from rumors that he had applied to fill in the vacant position as head coach of Pakistan. PCB chief Ehsan Mani opted against the renewal of former coach Mickey Arthur's contract upon recommendations from the Cricket Committee headed by CEO Wasim Khan.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | PCB to part ways with coach Mickey Arthur

Pakistan cricket's coaching department is set for an overhaul after the PCB announced on Wednesday that the contracts of Mickey Arthur, Azhar Mahmood, Grant Flower and Grant Luden will not be renewed. The announcement follows a unanimous decision at the committee meeting on Friday.
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newscricket2 months ago

Mohammad Amir's Test retirement was always coming, says coach Mickey Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has revealed that he is not surprised by Mohammad Amir's decision to quit Tests, stating that he always saw it coming. Arthur hinted at the rigours of Test cricket taking a toll on Amir's body as the reason for the 27-year-old to hang his boots in the longest format.
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newscricket2 months ago

Mickey Arthur has contributed nothing to the Pakistan team, says Abdul Qadir

Pakistan legend Abdul Qadir doesn’t think Mickey Arthur has made any contributions to Pakistan cricket during his tenure as head coach since May 2016. Qadir forbids the board from handing Arthur an extension, as it is time for others to be given a chance to take the national team forward.
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newscricket2 months ago

PCB cricket committee to discuss split captaincy and coaching after World Cup debacle

A well-placed PCB source has revealed PTI that in the upcoming Cricket PCB Committee meeting, a decision on split captaincy and coaching role is on the cards. The team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals in England brought Sarfaraz Ahmed under the line of fire of the fans.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Shaheen Afridi a beacon of light for next generation of fast bowlers, states Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has made bold predictions about Shaheen Afridi labelling him as the future of pace bowling in world cricket, expressing his surprise on why Pakistan took long to offer him opportunities. Shaheen had stated that he idolizes Akram while his coach compared him to the likes of Starc.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | It is not a bad finish by Pakistan and no need to panic, says Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram has reckoned Pakistan’s finish as a good one and opines that there is no need to panic. Pakistan bounced back emphatically to win the last four games and end up with 11 points alongside New Zealand but an inferior net run rate saw them being knocked out.
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newscricket3 months ago

9 Things you missed | From Sarfaraz Ahmed chanting "Pakistan can do anything" to Kane Williamson delaying the game

It was a fantastic display of cricket by Pakistan as they defeated the unbeaten New Zealand side convincingly. There were plenty of delightful moments in the game which you would have missed maybe because India's rivals was playing well. But don't worry, we have covered everything you have missed.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Babar Azam needs to convert his fifties into hundreds, suggests Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has stated that Babar Azam is a world-class batsman but he needs to do away with the habit of being dismissed in the 50s and should work on converting them to 100s. Akram also hoped that Pakistan can repeat the 1992 performance against New Zealand in tomorrow’s encounter.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Jasprit Bumrah key to India's chances of winning the tournament, says Micheal Clarke

Micheal Clarke has stated that Jasprit Bumrah’s speed, swing, and death-over yorkers are the primary calling card for India skipper Virat Kohli. The 2015 Australia World Cup-winning skipper has also added that Bumrah would’ve become as successful as Wasim Akram if one ball was used in one innings.
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