Articles by Saj Sadiq
Dec 27, 2018
Shahryar Khan interview: 'Wanted a resolution with BCCI through talks rather than legal action'A former career diplomat, Shahryar Khan’s first instinct was to resolve the issue of India’s refusal to engage with Pakistan in bilateral series due to lack of government buy-in with a negotiated solution, but it appears that his wise counsel was ignored and the Board of Governors went along with the approach suggested to them.
Nov 28, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Mercurial hosts conquer demons of Abu Dhabi in spectacular style as Test series heads to deciderThe manner of New Zealand batting’s destruction and the success of his own side would have been heartening for the Pakistan head coach who felt that his team had conquered and laid to rest the demons of the first Test
Oct 30, 2018
Mickey Arthur's focus on work ethics has transformed Pakistan into T20 giant, capable of winning in any conditionsConsistency isn't a word that is often mentioned in Pakistani cricketing circles but this current twenty-over team since September 2016 has won 26 out of its last 30 T20Is. In addition, Pakistan has won 18 out of their last 20 T20Is.
Oct 24, 2018
Mujeeb Ur Rehman interview: 'Will look to use Afghanistan Premier League experience in BBL, emulate Rashid Khan'With the world his oyster given his talents with the ball, the young Mujeeb Ur Rahman is looking forward to a long and rewarding career, but he remains cautious and is aware that competition in the world of cricket is tough and nothing much can be achieved without hard work.
Oct 19, 2018
Danish Kaneria's admission to spot fixing reopens a dark chapter of corruption in Pakistan cricketDanish Kaneria played a total of 79 international games for Pakistan between 2000 and 2010, where his unique brand of leg-spin bowling allowed him to claim 276 wickets.
Oct 18, 2018
Kiwi pacer Mitchell McCleneghan aims to play IPL 2019 as an overseas specialist, not as replacement bowlerAfter his stint with the Nangarhar Leopards in the APL, Mitchell McClenaghan will be aiming to put in enough good performances to make himself a much more sought-after commodity in league cricket with another stint in the highly competitive IPL as his main goal.
Oct 17, 2018
Australia's Ben Cutting bats for mushrooming T20 competitions, heaps lavish praise on Afghanistan Premier LeagueCutting said, "From the players' point of view, apart from the obvious financial rewards, these tournaments represent yet another opportunity for us to play more cricket. From the audience’s point of view, the chance to watch more cricket featuring some of the top international and local stars is always welcome."
Sep 27, 2018
Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan’s abject showing at continental tournament leaves them with more questions than answersFrom being one of the favourites to lift the Asia Cup trophy in 2018, to fading away as also-rans in a space of a few games, Pakistan’s fortunes have fluctuated in the ongoing tournament. And how!
Sep 26, 2018
Asia Cup 2018: Struggling Pakistan hope for turnaround against dangerous Bangladesh for spot in finalMore than a year since their Champions Trophy win, Pakistan find themselves in familiar and uncomfortable territory once again with their backs to the wall and in a must-win situation.
Sep 24, 2018
India vs Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed and Co's second Asia Cup defeat to arch-rivals exposes the extent of problems in the teamIf Pakistan qualify for the final, to expect a repeat of The Oval heroics given the current form of most Pakistan players will require a lot of good fortune and a dramatic change of mindset.