R Ashwin more likely to reach 800 Test wickets than 'not good enough' Nathan Lyon, says Muttiah Muralitharan
Muralitharan's stupendous record of 800 Test wickets remains very much intact with Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) rounding up the top-three wicket-takers in the longest format.
The experienced Yasir Shah led Pakistan's attack with 4/66 from 18 overs on Friday and Shadab Khan chipped in with 2/13 from 3.3 overs as England were dismissed for 219 in reply to the visitors' first-innings 326.
Players need to inspire each other in absence of spectators, says Pakistan spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed
After the West Indies, England will host Pakistan for three Tests starting next month. This will be followed by a three-match T20 series also to be played in a bio-secure environment.
Pakistan have been clean swept by South Africa and Australia in their last two away series and chief selector Misbah will be determined not to suffer the same fate in England.
Mushtaq Ahmed says mental strength of players will matter more than skills when international cricket resumes
Spin consultant and mentor of the Pakistan team, Mushtaq Ahmed says more than the skills, the players' mental strength will matter when top-level cricket resumes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in England.
Pakistan are scheduled to take on England in a three-Test series from 30 July and then the two teams will clash in a three-match T20 series from August 29.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Nathan Lyon and Yasir Shah lack adequate variations to survive in ODIs, says Mushtaq Ahmed
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed said the ever-increasing role of power-hitting in the modern one-day game has made mystery spinners more valuable than the conventional ones.
Table-toppers Multan Sultans should be crowned PSL 2020 champions, says former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed
Former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed says table-laders Multan Sultans should be declared winners of the suspended PSL since hosting knockout matches later will affect the new season.
Shoaib Akhtar says only 'one or two' Pakistan teammates mistreated Danish Kaneria for his religious identity
Akhtar said he immediately stepped in to stop those players from discriminating against Danish Kaneria, which shows that as a society, they don't indulge in racial discrimination
Pakistan's Yasir Shah calls not having an opportunity to play Test matches against India 'unfortunate'
Pakistan toured India in the winter of 2012 for a short limited over series, but the two teams have not played a Test against each other since the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.
Mushtaq's first job will be to work with experienced leg-spinner Yasir Shah at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and get him ready for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi.
Pakistan's Yasir Shah says he's more comfortable working with local coaches rather than foreign due to communication issues
Yasir Shah who is the fastest to reach 200 Test wickets said he faced problems communicating with foreign coaches due to language barriers.
Abdul Qadir troubled the rampaging West Indies of 1980s and revived the dying art of leg spin bowling
Abdul Qadir was one of the pillars of the best Test side from Pakistan. From 1985 to 1990 Pakistan went unbeaten for 10 series in a row – a team renowned for its inconsistency had its most consistent run
Sarwan said, 'I’ve come here to act as kind of a mentor to the players and try my best to assist them in any technical ways and with any shortcomings where I think they can improve.'
Mushtaq Ahmed, 56, who had eluded the CBI for 24 years was arrested in the morning from the outskirts of Chennai,
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Sarfraz Ahmed's young guns could turn hosts into genuine contenders for 2019 WC
The dazed and confused Pakistan team that embarrassingly lost to India at Edgbaston in the Champions Trophy has been replaced by a confident team
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: 'Irresistible' Yasir Shah's love affair with five-fors makes him one of the most adored Test bowlers
The alarming rate at which Yasir Shah has notched up big hauls in Test cricket puts him in the same bracket as some of the most adored bowlers in Test cricket history.
Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to Test batsman Umar Akmal after he alleged that head coach Mickey Arthur had abused him during an argument at the national cricket academy in Lahore.
What Ashwin's county move says is that it’s important not just for getting exposure to different conditions and oppositions, but also to ensure that players who aren’t part of the national team get a chance to play throughout the year.