Pakistan`s foreign batting coach Grant Flower has described his new assignment as a "big challenge" and said he was looking forward to convincing Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi to do away with their habit of throwing away good starts.
Batsmen from the Indian sub-continent are considered well-equipped to tackle spinners but Pakistan`s bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed says even batsmen from the Asian countries need to work on their game against slow bowlers.
Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua clarified that former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed was "never approached" by the franchise for a re-appointment as spin consultant for the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Mushtaq Ahmed has turned down an offer to re-join the struggling Delhi Daredevils team for the remaining part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he is all set to become the spin consultant of the national team.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi says he has put faith in the combination of head coach Waqar Younis and chief selector-cum-manager Moin Khan to rid the national team of divisions and internal problems.
An impending Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) contract to former Pakistani Test legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed has reportedly been put on hold due to the disparity over fees paid to national coaches by the board.
Pakistan`s former leg-spinner and bowling consultant with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Mushtaq Ahmed has said the decision to sideline Kevin Pietersen was jettisoned after England`s streak of defeats in Australia in the Ashes series.
Former captain Rashid Latif today said Pakistan cricket authorities should not force leg-spinner Danish Kaneria to plead guilty to spot-fixing until he has exhausted all legal options available to him.
He himself played as a specialist spinner in the Pakistan team but Mushtaq Ahmed, England`s spin-bowling coach, on Wednesday said he has passed on the art of reverse swing to the English bowlers which they have been using to the good effect in the ongoing Ashes series.