Waqar Younis

Pak heading in right direction under Arthur, admits Waqar

Karachi [Pakistan], Oct.15 : Expressing his satisfaction over the performance of the Pakistan cricket team, former head coach Waqar Younis has admitted that the side is currently moving in the right direction under newly-appointed coach Mickey Arthur.

Although Waqar insisted that it would be bit early to comment on the performance of Arthur, he admitted that the former South African player had enabled the team to perform well in the drawn four-match Test series against England.

Considering Arthur as an `upright person` for the job, Waqar, however, said the real test for the new coach lies in the upcoming series against New Zealand and Australia

Waqar Younis backs Pak's bowling line up ahead of Lanka tour

Waqar-YounisKarachi, July 23 : Ahead of the two-Test series against Sri Lanka beginning August 6, Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has said that although his team has a nice balance of quality spinners and pacers yet it is no match to the likes of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in the South African team.

Before starting the training camp for Pakistani team at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, Younis also added that it will be unfair to compare the Pakistani bowlers with Steyn and Morkel because they are much younger, the Dawn reported.

Waqar, Gilchrist to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Waqar-Younis-Adam-GilchristDubai, Dec 9 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced that Waqar Younis and Adam Gilchrist will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this week.

Waqar, a former Pakistan captain, will join the exclusive club during the first Twenty20 International between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai Sports City Dec 11, while two days later in Perth, former Australia wicketkeeper Gilchrist will be honoured during the tea interval of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England at the WACA.

‘Retired’ Afridi says he ‘wants to play for Pak again’ as coach Waqar set to quit

‘Retired’ Afridi says he ‘wants to play for Pak again’ as coach Waqar set to quitKarachi, Sept 18 : Retired Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has expressed his desire to return to international cricket as Waqar Younis, with whom he had serious differences during his captaincy, is set to quit as head coach.

Afridi had announced his retirement from international cricket in May after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) removed him as one-day international (ODI) captain following a dispute with coach Waqar.

PCB has no immediate plans to name outgoing coach Waqar’s replacement

PCB has no immediate plans to name outgoing coach Waqar’s replacementKarachi, August 25: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has no immediate plans of bringing in a new head coach to succeed Waqar Younis.

PCB chief Ijaz Butt's tenure ends in the first week of October, and with no decision made on his future as yet, the board is adopting a wait-and-see approach before starting its negotiations with a new coach.

Waqar had stunned th e PCB last week by announcing his resignation on `personal' and `health' grounds, labelling the Zimbabwe tour as his last with the national team.

Pakistani Coach Job offered to Waqar Younis

Waqar-YounisAll the speculations that h Pakistani coach could be a foreigner have come to an end with the job being offered to the former Pakistani great bowler; popularly know as the toe-crusher because of his Yorkers, Waqar Younis. The former great has been offered by the PCB a contract to coach the team till December 2011. He would be the 4th coach for Pakistan if he signs the contract and sends back to the PCB as currently he is Sydney.

PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said that he had been offered the position of head coach in the contract and is expected to sign it as the team needs his expert assistance.

If offered I would love to take fulltime job of coaching Pak cricket team, says Waqar

If offered I would love to take fulltime job of coaching Pak cricket team, says WaqarPakistan team's bowling and fielding coach during the disastrous trip of Australia and bowling legend Waqar Younis, is ready to don the mantle full time, if approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

He was appointed Pakistan's fielding and bowling coach only for the series against Australia.

Pakistan board has acknowledged that they are looking for a new coach to replace Intikhab Alam though they have not said it openly. Waqar said he would love to coach the senior side on a longer-term basis.

Cricket can be aggressive, not dirty: Waqar Younis

Waqar YounisSydney, Dec 22 : Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis said people like to see aggressive cricket but it should not be "dirty".

Australian captain Ricky Ponting recently cracked down on bad behaviour following sanctions meted out to three of his players in the Perth Test against West Indies.

Waqar, who is here with the Pakistan team on the Australian tour, however, said he enjoyed seeing things heat up between the Aussies and the West Indies players during the third Test at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) Ground in Perth.

Waqar Younis questions Pak ICL players’ national commitment

Waqar Younis questions Pak ICL players’ national commitmentLahore, Apr. 13 : Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis has raised questions over the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) players' commitment to national duty.

"I am a strong believer that a cricketer should be permitted to play anywhere, but in this case, I think, somewhere there is a doubt," Younis said.

He charged the ICL players of putting the country's reputation on a back seat while joining an unauthorized league.

Waqar says Pak pace attack ‘too inexperienced’ for international cricket

Waqar says Pak pace attack ‘too inexperienced’ for international cricketKarachi, Feb. 24: The lack-luster performance by the Pakistani bowlers in the on-going Test match against Sri Lanka has irked former speedster Waqar Younis.

Younis has termed the present Pakistani pace attack as `inexperienced'.

"Our fast bowlers are too inexperienced. I mean our three fast bowlers have a total of 20 or 25 Tests combined. Only Umar Gul has some Test experience while Sohail Khan is a debutant, and Yasir Arafat has played just one Test," The News quoted Younis, as saying.

Waqar says PCB needs to be firm to resume international cricket

Waqar says PCB needs to be firm to resume international cricketKarachi, Jan. 22 : Former Pakistan cricket captain and fast bowler Waqar Younis has said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should take firm steps against teams refusing to tour the country, if it wants international cricket in Pakistan to resume.

He said he was opposed to the idea of the PCB hosting Australia at a neutral venue after the Kangaroos had shown their reluctance to come to Pakistan, citing security problems.




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