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Mickey Arthur tells why he dropped Wahab Riaz for UK tour

Pakistani coach Mickey Arthur has revealed why he did not include the experienced left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz in the 25 probable players who are chosen for a training camp ahead of Pakistan’s Test series against Ireland and England. “He has not won us a game in two years,” Mickey Arthur said in an interview with a cricket website. “I expect players that have been around for a long time to be winning us games and setting standards,” he said. 'Kyun Nikala Mujhe' Coach Mickey Arthur reveals the reason for not selecting…

WATCH: Wahab Riaz’s daughter copies his celebration style

 LAHORE:  Pakistan Super League (PSL) is coming home and the whole Pakistan is excited for a number of reasons and is preparing to welcome cricket and the cricketing guests home. PSL has surely given us a lot to celebrate and cherish and one of the many things that we noticed this PSL was some unique celebration styles. Last year, it was Hassan Ali, whose "generator style" celebration had everyone talking; this year, Wahab Riaz is doing what people are calling the most "noticeable" celebration. OUT! 11.6 Wahab…

Wahab Riaz amazes all with five failed run-ups in a row

Pakistan fast bowler, whose mesmerizing spell to Shane Watson during a Pakistan-Australia match in 2015 rose him to fame, is again talk of the town, but not for a good reason this time. He has set a new record of forgetting run-up for five times in a row against Sri Lanka. He took around seven and a half minutes to complete this over. This caught coach Mickey Arthur off guard and he sunk his head in his hand amid mix feelings of embarrassment and annoyance then he brisked walk out of the pavilion. Captain…

PCB Central Contracts: Shahzad demoted, Fakhar promoted, Akmal omitted

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced central contracts to players, with Sarfraz Ahmed making it to the A category, while emerging talent Fakhar Zaman also handed the C category. The central contract will be in effect from July 1, 2017 to June 30th 2018. Left-arm pace Wahab Riaz and opener Ahmad Shahzad have been demoted in view of their inconsistent performances across all formats. Middle order batsman Umar Akmal has been omitted from this year central contracts. The contracts were awarded…

Wahab Riaz says he ‘let down nation’ against India

Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz took to Twitter on Wednesday to apologise for his lacklustre showing against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy, saying he had "let down his nation". The 31-year-old left-arm quick was smashed for 87 runs in just 8.4 wicketless overs when the Asian giants met in their Champions Trophy opener at Birmingham's Edgbaston ground on Sunday. Wahab, who has now been ruled out of the rest of the tournament, tweeted Wednesday: "My performance has let down my nation n team. "I tried my best…

Rumman Raees replaces injured Wahab Riaz in Champions Trophy

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan suffered the first injury blow when paceman Wahab Riaz was ruled out of the Champions Trophy over ankle injury and has been replaced by another left arm pacer Rumman Raees. PCB said Wahab suffered ankle injury while bowling in the match against India on Sunday, which Pakistan lost by a big 124 run margin. A scan confirmed a "deltoid ligament complex", and Wahab will need two weeks to recover. Wahab, who was surprisingly preferred over Junaid Khan, proved to be the most expensive bowler in the…

I take blame for Wahab’s selection, says Mickey Arthur

BIRMINGHAM: A dejected Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur took the blame for selecting paceman Wahab Riaz in his team's 124-run defeat against India at Edgbaston, saying he thought the left armer would prove a match winner. Riaz, surprisingly preferred over Junaid Khan, went for 87 runs in his 8.4 overs with 11 boundaries and two sixes as India piled up a big 319-3 in the rain reduced 48-over match. Rohit Sharma led the way with 91 while Virat Kohli made 87 not out, Shikhar Dhawan 68 and Yuvraj Singh a brisk 29-ball 53.…

Azhar confident about Wahab’s availability for India encounter

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s young squad looked vibrant in the practice session at Edgbaston on Wednesday as they are up for their first and the biggest challenge in the Champions Trophy four days later. With arch-rivals India on the menu, Pakistan practiced hard with front line pacer Wahab Riaz in great focus. Wahab, known for his five-for in the semi-final of the 2011 World Cup at Mohali, hasn’t fired in the recent matches. But with the focus on playing four seamers, the left-armer is important in Pakistan’s plans to…

Wahab Riaz recalled as Pakistani cricketers drafted for CPL 2017

Pakistan fast-bowler Wahab Riaz has been recalled for the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), while youngster Shadab Khan has signed up for the cricket league.  Shadab Khan who was noted for his outstanding performance while playing for Islamabad United during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League has been signed up by the Trinbago Knight Riders for a contract worth 30,000 dollars. The player draft for the fifth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was launched in Barbados on…

Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah end their scuffle on a happy note

BRISBANE: A practice session of the Pakistani cricket team became unpleasant on Wednesday when pacer Wahab Riaz got into a scuffle with leg-spinner Yasir Shah in Woolloongabba, a day before Brisbane's first ever day-night Test on Thursday. Sources revealed Riaz and Shah were sent off by Coach Mickey Arthur when both the players pushed each other during a practice football match. Riaz reportedly tried to snatch the football from Shah during which he hit one of his legs. In a fit of annoyance, Shah pushed Riaz…