Pakistan's former captain and fast bowling great Wasim Akram has advised the national team management to not involve the players in long meetings/discussions or training sessions ahead of their crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe.
Pakistan's star all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has accused Indian media of running propaganda to malign Pakistan cricket team. The sensational statement came days after India defeated Pakistan in their ICC World Cup 2015 match at Adelaide.
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Wednesday insisted his team would bounce back in the World Cup despite a demoralising defeat against arch-rivals India, a loss he blamed on an inability to handle big-match pressure.
Losing to arch-rivals India in all the previous five World Cup clashes has certainly hurt Pakistan and they are determined to break the jinx this time around in the showpiece event beginning on Saturday, their coach Waqar Younis said.
Pakistan have sweet memories of the World Cup when Australia and New Zealand last co-hosted it in 1992 but their optimism will be tempered this time by their turbulent build-up to the quadrennial event.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given authority to the tour selection committee on the coming tour to New Zealand and for the World Cup to appoint a replacement captain if Misbah-ul-Haq's hamstring injury prevents him from playing.
Pakistan coach and pace legend Waqar Younis has said his side needs to revamp its fielding standards and batting against short-pitched deliveries to be competitive enough at the impending 2015 One-Day International (ODI) World Cup in February-March 2015.
Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE.
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis said that the team have the potential and talent to lift the coveted World Cup trophy in 2015, admitting that the team would need to cope with the towering pressure.