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Karachi Kings will continue to work hard, promises Azhar Mahmood

Karachi Kings have surprised all and sundry in PSL 3. Three wins in as many games is a great start but the team management comprising head coach Mickey Arthur, team director Rashid Latif, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood and batting coach Faisal Iqbal will closely monitor the progress of the team and will guard against complacency. The team’s support staff works day and night, on the field and away from it, to keep the good work intact, to bring the best out of the players. The notable thing about Karachi Kings is their…

Pakistan wants to change the myth of India defeats

LONDON: Pakistan's bowling coach Azhar Mahmood on Friday promised his team will change the myth over losing most of the matches against India in the ICC World Cups, World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy. Pakistan have never beaten India in the 50-over World Cups, having lost to their arch-rivals in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011 and 2015. They also lost twice in the inaugural Wold Twenty20 in South Africa followed by defeats in 2012, 2014 and 2016 -- all defeats prompting Indian advertise to mock Pakistan before every ICC…

Pakistan ready to ‘change history’ against India

LONDON: Pakistan are ready to change the course of history in a clash that's "bigger than the Ashes" when they face arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final. Some estimates suggest Sunday's match between the sub-continental cricket giants at the Oval in south London could attract a worldwide television audience of more than a billion viewers. Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world's top-eight…

Azhar Mahmood appointed Pakistan bowling coach

DUBAI: Pakistan finally signed a two-year contract with former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood as their bowling coach, finalizing a financial deal which was the main hurdle in the negotiations. The 41-year-old briefly served as bowling coach during the one-day and Twenty30 matches on team's tour of England but was reluctant to join because of the low contract fee. Pakistan Cricket Board said that Azhar will be bowling coach for two years. Mahmood played 21 Tests and 143 one-day internationals for Pakistan before moving to…