Batting great Zaheer Abbas on Sunday joined the chorus of former cricketers who have demanded the stepping down of head coach Waqar Younis after the humiliating defeats of the national team in Bangladesh in the ODIs and T20 International matches.
Former Pakistan cricketers lashed out at the team for lack of planning and strategy after it went down to arch-rivals India by 76 runs in its cricket World Cup opening match at the Adelaide Oval. Batting great Zaheer Abbas pointed out that Pakistan committed too many mistakes on the field and also while selecting the team and felt that the players were not trying to learn from their previous blunders.
Batting great Zaheer Abbas feels that considering India's recent dismal show in Australia, Pakistan has a golden chance this time to break the jinx of not beating the defending champions in a World Cup match.
Riding on his stupendous form, Younis Khan on Friday became only the third Pakistani Test batsman to achieve a career milestone of 8000 runs. He is now behind Javed Miandad (8832 in 124 innings) and Inzamum-ul-Haq (8829 in 119).
Pakistan's legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas has said that Younis Khan deserved a definite spot in next year's World Cup squad to prove his mark, after the former captain thrilled him with his performance in the first Test match against Australia.
After facing criticism from many quarters, Pakistan Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now getting some support as well with former skipper Zaheer Abbas backing him to lead the side till the 2015 World Cup.
The management committee that is presently running the Pakistan Cricket Board on ad-hoc basis, is expected to be given a four-month extension by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is also Patron-in-Chief of PCB.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that former interim coach Mohsin Khan is `free` to take his grievance regarding the appointment of fast bowling legend Waqar Younis as head coach to the court.
The captaincy issue of Pakistan cricket team was today re-ignited with chief selector and national team manager Moin Khan conceding for the first time that discussions were held whether to change the skipper or not.
Strict eligibility rules for hiring the new coaching panel of the national team by Pakistan Cricket Board has ruled out many former players interested in these positions, paving the way for foreign coaches to be considered for the vacant slots.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again advertised for coaching positions in the national team after the short-term contracts given to head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad were not renewed.
Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez called on his compatriots not to be bad losers and accept victory and defeat in the same manner after his team crashed out of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh.
Pakistan`s loss to India in their World Twenty20 opener has sparked massive criticism of skipper Mohammed Hafeez with former captains such as Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf demanding that he be replaced by flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi.
Trouble seems to be brewing in the Pakistan cricket team in the ongoing World Twenty20 Championships in Bangladesh with speculation rife of differences between skipper Mohammed Hafeez and the team management.
Pakistan`s chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas feels it would be an intense contest between India`s famed batting and his team`s "stronger" bowling when the two sides clash in their much-anticipated Asia Cup match here tomorrow.
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas on Thursday said that India should not be judged on the basis of their poor performances in the recent tours of South Africa and New Zealand as they would be a potent force for the upcoming Asia Cup in Bangladesh.