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Amir encouraged by 'star' Kohli's praise

Amir encouraged by 'star' Kohli's praise

Karachi, March. 1 : Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has expressed his happiness after receiving praise from prolific batman Virat Kohli for his sensational performance in his side's five-wicket loss to fierce rivals India in Asia Cup T20.

Lavishing praise on Amir's stunning bowling spell, man of the match Kohli had said, "I actually congratulated him while he was bowling. I was so happy to play such an amazing spell. He is a world class bowler."

PCB chief reveals Bangladesh ready to tour Pakistan

PCB chief reveals Bangladesh ready to tour Pakistan

Karachi, March. 1 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has revealed that Bangladesh have agreed to play in his country, but he didn't disclose the schedule of the matches.

The 81-year-old said that the Bangladesh cricket team were willing to play in Pakistan, with matches expected to be played in Karachi and Lahore, the Express Tribune reported.

Earlier, the PCB was forced to host all their home series in the United Arab Emirates, including the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League, a lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

Azhar Mahmood brands Pakistan's pace attack as 'world's best'

Azhar Mahmood brands Pakistan's pace attack as 'world's best'

Karachi, Feb. 29 : Azhar Mahmood, who has recently been appointed as Pakistan's interim bowling coach, has described his country's bowling attack as 'one of the best in the world'.

Despite losing the Asia Cup T20 clash against fierce rivals India by five-runs, Pakistan produced a spirited bowling performance, with fast bowler Mohammad Amir taking three wickets for just 18 runs while demolishing the opposition's top order.

Besides Amir, veteran paceman Mohammad Sami also provided him substantial support by bagging two wickets.

Kohli's die-hard Pakistani fan granted bail

Kohli's die-hard Pakistani fan granted bail

Karachi, Feb.27 : The die-hard Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli, who was arrested last month for hoisting the Indian flag on the rooftop of his house, has been granted bail by a court.

According to the Dawn, the Additional district and Sessions court in Okara admitted bail plea of Umer Daraz, whose initial bail plea was rejected by a local magistrate last week.

The court also ordered Daraz to furnish a surety bond worth Rs 50,000.

Daraz was celebrating Kohli's knock of 90 not out, which set up India's 37-run win in the first of three Twenty20 internationals against Australia in January.

Azhar Mahmood named as Pak bowling coach for Asia Cup, World T20

Azhar Mahmood named as Pak bowling coach for Asia Cup, World T20

Karachi, Feb. 25 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has been appointed as the team's bowling coach for the ongoing Asia Cup in Bangladesh and the World T20 to be played in India next month.

The 40-year-old, who is likely to join the squad in Dhaka on Thursday, has replaced former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed for the two events.

Confirming the news, Pakistan's team manager said that Mushtaq had been rested for the two tournaments as he was too fatigued.

Mushtaq is likely to rejoin the squad ahead of the England tour in June this year.

`Confident` Sharjeel eager to perform well for Pak in World T20

`Confident` Sharjeel eager to perform well for Pak in World T20

Karachi, Feb. 25 : Pakistan's explosive batsman Sharjeel Khan has expressed his happiness at being included in the national quad for next month's World T20 in India, saying that he is confident of performing well in the tournament.

The 26-year-old said he is determined to play a positive game in the upcoming event, insisting that he had been focusing on improving his performance, the Dawn reported.

Sharjeel was the first batsman to score century in the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) for which he had also received praise from skipper Shahid Afridi.

Sarfraz calls on Afridi to stick to retirement plans

Sarfraz calls on Afridi to stick to retirement plans

Karachi, Feb. 25 : Former Pakistan pace bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has said that T20 skipper Shahid Afridi should stick to his decision to retire from the international cricket at the end of next month's World T20 in India, saying that he has passed his prime.

Sarfraz's comments came after Afridi said that he was reconsidering his intention to quit international cricket amidst 'huge pressure' from his family and friends.

Afridi reconsidering T20 retirement amid `huge family pressure`

Afridi reconsidering T20 retirement amid `huge family pressure`

Karachi, Feb.24 : Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi has revealed that he is reconsidering his decision to retire from the shortest format of the game at the end of the World T20 in India amidst 'huge pressure' from his family and friends.

The 35-year-old, who plays only T20 internationals, had announced his intention to retire from the international cricket following the conclusion of the 2015 World Cup.

Afridi revealed that he had been facing immense pressure from his family and friends to reconsider his decision to bid adieu to cricket.

Pakistan's Asia Cup, World T20 squad: Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami picked in Shahid Afridi's side

Pakistan's Asia Cup, World T20 squad: Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami picked in Sha

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday included opener Sharjeel Khan and fast bowler Mohammad Sami in their squad for the Asia Cup and World T20 tournaments.

The cricket board announced its decision late last night to replace the injured Babar Azam and Ruman Raees.

Both Azam and pace bowler Raees picked up injuries during the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.

The PCB said Babar and Raees were unavailable for both events. Both the youngsters are yet to play in a T20 international for Pakistan.

Azhar Mahmood likely to join Pak as bowling coach

Azhar Mahmood likely to join Pak as bowling coach

Karachi, Feb. 19 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood is likely to join the national side as the new bowling coach.

Mahmood is expected to replace former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, who is reportedly considering a move to the National Cricket Academy as head coach.

According to the Express Tribune, Mushtaq had informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he would not be able to continue as the spin bowling coach.

As a result, head coach Waqar Younis suggested the name of Mahmood for the same.



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