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Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is still a shadow of himself and must prove he can be consistent after his three-wicket performance against Sri Lanka on his return to international cricket.Read More
The two Shoaibs, Akhtar and Malik, made comebacks which would rightly be considered remarkable anywhere else but in Pakistan, as the PCB announced a 15-man squad for the Asia Cup, due to begin in Sri Lanka from June 15. There are a few new faces in the squad as well, but much of the attention will fall on the returning pair.Read More
Shoaib Akhtar has hit out at the Pakistan board’s decision to deduct Rs 7 million ($82,353) from his annual earnings as punishment for a contested misdemeanor under the previous PCB regime.Read More
Except for the omission of fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, there were no major surprises in Pakistan’s preliminary 30-man squad for the defence of their World Twenty20 title in the Caribbean in two months’ time. Injured fast bowler Sohail Tanvir, who has not played any cricket since November, was also overlooked.Read More
Shaun Tait believes he has made the right decision to abandon first-class cricket and focus on the shorter formats after delivering the fastest ball ever recorded in Australia on Friday night. Tait’s third delivery in Australia’s Twenty20 win over Pakistan hit 160.7kph, a speed that has only been bettered by Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee since measurements became common.Read More
Shoaib Akhtar’s career is stagnating due to a combination of fitness and disciplinary issues, but newly appointed Pakistan chief selector Iqbal Qasim has said the fast bowler still has a future with the national side.Read More
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar’s international career is virtually over. Akram said the warning bells had been sounded with Shoaib’s omission from Pakistan’s list of probables for the forthcoming Champions Trophy, to be held in South Africa.Read More
Pakistan cricket captain Younis Khan has said the game in his country will get a boost should the team do well in the ICC World Twenty20 competition commencing this week.
Speaking at a news conference at Lord’s on Sunday, he said the team has come well prepared for the tournament and he was hoping for a good result.Read More
Shoaib Akhtar’s latest fitness concern, a skin problem, has ruled him out of Pakistan’s training camp for the World Twenty20, coach Intikhab Alam said.
“The doctors have advised Shoaib Akhtar at least 7-10 days of rest and he will not be the part of the training camp,” Alam told AP from Bhurban. Pakistan’s six-day training camp, to be held at a mountain resort, will begin on Thursday.Read More