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Pakistan coach rules out Kamran Akmal comeback

SHARJAH: While there may be many who will advocate the return of Kamran Akmal in the Pakistan's side after his prolific form at the domestic level and here in the Pakistan Super League but head coach Mickey Arthur ruled that out, a few hours after Kamran Akmal notched a brilliant hundred in Sharjah on Friday. Asked does he watch Kamran bat against Lahore Qalandars for his 107 not out and does he feel he can be included in the Pakistan team again, Mickey replied: "Look, you never say never. I think, to be brutally honest,…

‘Difference between two sides’: Azhar Mahmood praises Kamran Akmal

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings' bowling coach Azhar Mahmood praised match-winner Kamran Akmal and termed the former Pakistan opener as the "difference between the two teams" in Peshawar Zalmi's 44-run win in Sharjah on Thursday. Kamran smashed a 51-ball 75 with five sixes and three boundaries to lift Peshawar Zalmi to 181-6 before Karachi were kept down to 137-8. Both teams now need to win their last games on Friday for a play-off spot. Azhar said Kamran benefitted from a dropped catch on 22. "Kamran played an excellent…

Kamran Akmal says ready for one more do-or-die game

SHARJAH: Peshawar Zalmi opener Kamran Akmal has said that his team is ready for the last do-or-die game on Friday after brushing off Karachi Kings by 44 runs in Sharjah on Thursday. Kamran cracked 51-ball 75 with five sixes and three boundaries to lift his team to 181-6 before restricting Karachi Kings to 137-8 and was awarded the "Man of the Match" award. "We are still far off from the final and the focus is on Friday's game against Lahore which is another do-or-die game for us," said Kamran who notched his third…

Waqar had no plans how to take Pakistan forward: Kamran Akmal

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper batsman, Kamran Akmal opened up about former head coach, Waqar Younis and claimed that he had no plans on how to take Pakistan cricket forward that eventually the damaged it. He pointed out his vision of using Younis Khan as an opener during World Cup 2015 and not playing Sarfraz Ahmed till the later part of the tournament hurt the campaign. “I don’t know the reasons but Waqar certainly had issues with some players. He had no plans on how to take Pakistan forward. An example was when he went to…

Pakistan recall Kamran, Shahzad, in Twenty20, ODI squads

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team chief selector Inzamam ul Haq has announced Twenty20 and one day teams for upcoming tour of West Indies, ARY News reported on Wednesday. Opener Ahmed Shehzad and Kamran Akmal found place in separate squads for the four-match Twenty20 and three-match one-day series in West Indies starting later this month. Former captain Azhar Ali found no place in Twenty-20 and one-day squads. Chief selector Inzamam while talking to media said that middle order batsman Umar Akmal was failed in the…

Sarfraz returning home to tend ailing mother

BRISBANE: Pakistan's wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed is returning back home to tend to his mother who has been under treatment at a hospital in Karachi, citing sources ARY News reported on Tuesday. Sources said that Ahmed's mother is critically ill and is being treated at a hospital in the provincial capital. Former national team wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal may replace Sarfaraz Ahmed for the five match one-day series against Australia, which is set to kick off in Brisbane this Friday. PCB selection committee,…