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  • Mushtaq urges Pakistan to play Shadab, Yasir together

    LAHORE: Former Test spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, now the head coach at the National Cricket Academy, believes young sensation Shadab Khan could play alongside Yasir Shah and form a lethal leg-spin pair for Pakistan...

    “The focus of selection committee is that if we have two spinners with different variations and both could become match-winners, then why can’t both play in one match,” Mushtaq said in Lahore on Wednesday...

  • Pakistan batsmen will have to show patience: Saqlain Mushtaq

    ISLAMABAD: Former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq feels that Pakistan batsmen will have to show patience to put reasonable scores against England during the ongoing third Test in Birmingham...

    If they faced problems against Pakistan pacers in their first innings, then Pakistan batsmen too can face difficulties...

  • Azhar Mahmood replaces ‘fatigued’ Mushtaq as Pakistan bowling coach

    Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has been included to the Pakistan coaching staff for the Asia Cup and World T20, and is expected to join the national squad in Dhaka on Thursday...

    According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), regular bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed was ‘too fatigued’ and will rejoin the team ahead of the England tour in June this year...

  • Lack of intellect, game assessment among players hurting Pakistan: Mushtaq

    KARACHI: One of Pakistan’s greatest cricket captains and a fine all-rounder of his time, Mushtaq Mohammad on Tuesday said lack of game assessment at crucial stage of matches and the basic intellect about how to respond to various challenges are the main causes of the national team’s inconsistency and poor performance...

    “This one (Pakistan squad in New Zealand) does not look like a world class team...

  • Pakistan players excited about Younis, Mushtaq appointments

    LAHORE: Pakistan cricket stars are thrilled at the addition of high profile coaches Younis Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed in the backroom staff for the upcoming tour of England in which they will play three Tests and as many T20Is in August-September...

    The presence of Mushtaq and Younis the spin bowling and batting coaches for the tour further strengthens the support staff, which also includes head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and fast bowling Waqar...

  • Mushtaq Ahmed new DC Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Thursday notified Capt (retired) Mushtaq Ahmed as the deputy commissioner and Sajid Kiani as the senior superintendent of police (operation) Islamabad...

    Officials said in early December Mr Sherdil went on an ex-Pakistan leave and rejoined the office in January...

  • Malik all praise for Azhar, Waqar and Mushtaq

    LAHORE: Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik is of the opinion that Azhar Ali is a good captain and he should be given enough time by the PCB to establish himself...

    He was talking with the media after hitting 112 off 76 deliveries which played a vital role for Pakistan to beat fighting Zimbabwe by 41 runs in the first ODI at the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday...

  • Physical fitness, mental toughness our targets, says Mushtaq

    LAHORE: National Cricket Academy head coach Mushtaq Ahmed on Thursday said that greater emphasis was being laid on enhancing players’ fitness and mental toughness level in the high performance camp in progress here at the NCA...

    “It is a very important venture [camp] where the coaches are working on different aspects of the game even basics of the game which will never change besides focusing on improving players’ fitness and mental...

  • PCB announces Mushtaq Ahmed and Azhar Mahmood as bowling coaches

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced Mushtaq Ahmed and Azhar Mahmood as the bowling coaches for the unlimited and limited-overs legs of the upcoming tour of England respectively...

    A Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman said: “We have appointed Rixon as fielding coach, Mushtaq Ahmed as bowling coach for Tests, Azhar Mahmood (bowling coach) for the limited over series,” said the spokesman...

  • England looks to Saqlain Mushtaq as spin bowling consultant

    England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is looking to rope in Pakistan's former Test spinner Saqlain Mushtaq on a short-term contract when England hosts Pakistan for two and a half months long later this summer...

    Mushtaq donned Pakistan colours from 1995 to 2004, bagging 496 wickets across all formats...

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