Mar 19, 2013 08:29 EDT
Pakistan pace great Wasim Akram Tuesday promised to help groom a future generation of speedsters as his country looks to recapture former fast bowling glories.
Mar 08, 2013 05:11 EST
Former Pakistan off-spinner and selector Haseeb Ahsan, credited with picking legend Wasim Akram in 1984, died Friday after prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 73.
Mar 05, 2013 10:46 EST
Pakistan's cricket chief threw his weight behind under-fire coach Dav Whatmore on Tuesday, after the national team's 3-0 Test whitewash in South Africa, saying he was doing a good job.
Feb 18, 2013 05:48 EST
Pakistan's cricketers came under fire Monday after their series defeat in South Africa, with former players blaming the team's timid approach for their loss in the second Test.
Dec 24, 2012 06:08 EST
Famed Pakistan pace duo Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis Monday paid rich tribute to Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, labelling him "the greatest batsman of this era".
Dec 03, 2012 22:09 EST
Newly retired Ricky Ponting says while India's Sachin Tendulkar was the best batsman he played against, West Indian Brian Lara was the opponent he feared most.
Nov 13, 2012 06:57 EST
Fast bowling legend Wasim Akram said Tuesday he was confident Pakistan's hotly-anticipated tour of India next month would pass off safely and urged the two sides to use threats by Hindu radicals as motivation.
Sep 05, 2012 10:14 EDT
Pakistan skipper Misbah ul Haq came under fire from former players on Wednesday for his tactics and defensive approach in Pakistan's 2-1 one-day international series defeat to Australia.
Jul 04, 2012 10:54 EDT
When Pakistan's leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was banned for life for fixing, many were baffled as to why Pakistanis were so talented at cricket yet so susceptible to the lure of corruption.
Jul 03, 2012 10:31 EDT
Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara smashed successive centuries against Pakistan to light up the rain-hit second Test in Colombo on Tuesday.
Jun 18, 2012 11:00 EDT
Pakistan's disgraced paceman Mohammed Aamer is looking forward to returning to cricket "as and when possible", the psychologist helping to rehabilitate his career said Monday.
May 29, 2012 12:24 EDT
Famed paceman Wasim Akram was upbeat Tuesday about growing signs that India and Pakistan are to resume cricketing ties, nearly four years after they were suspended following the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai.
Mar 29, 2012 12:04 EDT
Pakistan's former bowling great Wasim Akram swung behind Mohammad Aamer on Thursday, saying he deserves to be forgiven and allowed back into international cricket after serving a ban for spot-fixing.
Feb 03, 2012 11:03 EST
Pakistan cricket chief Zaka Ashraf on Friday backed the return of spot-fixing convict Mohammad Aamer after he serves his five-year ban, saying he was a talented fast bowler who had been "trapped".
Jan 25, 2012 07:17 EST
Dashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi said Wednesday he will skip most of the lucrative Bangladesh league in order to play Pakistan's limited overs series against England.
Dec 01, 2011 08:11 EST
Pakistan cricket authorities have approved the setting-up of a "vigilance and security division" to fight corruption in the game, a month after three top players were convicted of spot-fixing.
Nov 29, 2011 08:24 EST
Former Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram on Tuesday urged the nation's cricket authorities to appoint a single head coach rather than three separate ones for bowling, batting and fielding.
Nov 02, 2011 07:17 EDT
Retired stars and ordinary fans united on Wednesday to urge Pakistan to act immediately to save future generations of cricketers from corruption as three of its top players face jail in England.
Aug 08, 2011 05:26 EDT
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said Monday he was surprised over the decision to exclude pacemen Wahab Riaz and Umar Gul from the forthcoming Zimbabwe tour, saying it would hamper their progress.
Jul 22, 2011 12:02 EDT
Cricket coach Waqar Younis on Friday urged Pakistan to groom a young captain, worrying that age may catch up with the national squad's current leader Misbah-ul-Haq.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Full name||Wasim Akram|
|Born||3 June 1966 |
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|Nickname||Sultan of Swing|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Batting style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Left-arm fast|
|Test debut (cap 102)||25 January 1985 v New Zealand|
|Last Test||9 January 2002 v Bangladesh|
|ODI debut (cap 53)||23 November 1984 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||4 March 2003 v Zimbabwe|
|ODI shirt no.||3|
|Domestic team information|
|1992/93–2001/02||Pakistan International Airlines|
|1985/86||Lahore City Whites|
|1984/85–1985/86||Pakistan Automobiles Corporation|
|5 wickets in innings||25||6||70||12|
|10 wickets in match||5||0||16||0|
|Source: CricketArchive, 11 January 2008|