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Shoaib Akhtar

Cricket World Rewind: #OnThisDay - Shoaib Akhtar is born - 'Rawalpindi Express' who just wanted to bowl menacingly quick

August 13, 1975 - The period between 1999 and 2004 was Akhtar's most successful phase in ODI cricket,
13 August 2020

Who would have predicted that: Shoaib Akhtar 6/16 terrorises New Zealand with his best-ever ODI figures

New Zealand were already on the back foot arriving in Pakistan in 2002 in the absence of four of their main players...
21 July 2020

Dream Pairs series: Shoaib Akhtar chooses Naseem Shah as his bowling partner

PCB’s Digital Pairs series for Test players has gained great popularity among the fans, current and former players, pundits and journalists
4 May 2020

Cricket World Rewind: #OnThisDay - Inzamam, Shoaib rout New Zealand by an innings in record win

May 3, 2002 - While Inzamam-ul-Haq cracked a magnificent 329, becoming the second Pakistani to score a triple ton, Shoaib Akhtar claimed his best figures of 6/11 to hand New Zealand the fifth-biggest defeat in Test history within three days.
3 May 2020

Cricket World Rewind: #OnThisDay - Shoaib Akhtar breaches 100-mph barrier

April 27, 2002 - Shoaib Akhtar had been after the 100-mph mark ever since his ODI debut in 1998, and achieved it in 2002 in a match against New Zealand at Lahore. Next year, the 'Rawalpindi Express' officially breached the barrier at the 2003 World Cup.
27 April 2020

The Ponting sledge that fired up Shoaib Akhtar

Ricky Ponting reflects on 'the quickest bowling I've ever faced', a blistering spell from Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar in Perth in 1999, before the Aussie star posted a score of 197...
16 April 2020

Ice Cricket: Highlights of the 1st clash between Sehwag's and Afridi's teams

It came as a treat for the spectators when veteran cricketers decided to have a bit of fun at St. Moritz. As part of the first Ice Cricket Challenge, several seasoned cricket stars such as as Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar and Jacques Kallis graced the opening match of the 2-match fixture, being played in Switzerland.
10 February 2018

Acceptance Of Mortality & Shoaib Akhtar's Run-Up

Coming off a run-up that wouldn’t look out of place at a Jamaican sprinter’s convention, Shoaib Akhtar’s approach to the crease was equally as terrifying as the deliveries that followed it, writes Luke Ginnell.
5 August 2014

Shoaib Akhtar To Retire Following Cricket World Cup

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has confirmed that he will retire from international cricket following the conclusion of the World Cup 2011. Akhtar announced the decision at the R. Premadesa Stadium in Colombo, where Pakistan are set to meet Australia in their final group game.
18 March 2011

Cricket World&reg; TV - Player Profile - Shoaib Akhtar

Cricket World® TV - Player Profile - Shoaib Akhtar
12 November 2010

Akhtar, Yousuf And Ali In Pakistan ODI/T20I Squad

Pakistan have included fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in their 16-man squad to play England in two Twenty20 Internationals and...
24 August 2010

Shoaib Akhtar & Shoaib Malik In Asia Cup Squad

Pakistan have named a 15-man squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, handing recalls to Shoaib Malik and Shoaib Akhtar while
3 June 2010

Shoaib Akhtar Also Left Out Of Champions Trophy Squad

Pakistan have named their 30-man Champions Trophy squad, with fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar a notable omission in the list...
22 July 2009

Pakistan Pair Targeting Comebacks

The controversial fast bowling pair of Mohammad Asif and Shoaib Akhtar are both targeting comebacks to the Pakistan national team.
9 July 2009

ICC WT20: Iftikhar Anjum Replaces Shoaib Akhtar

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Technical Committee has given Pakistan the go ahead to replace Shoaib Akhtar with Iftikhar Anjum..
25 May 2009

ICC WT20: Shoaib Akhtar Ruled Out

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been ruled out of the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in June, the PCB has...
21 May 2009

Shoaib Akhtar In Pakistan Squad For Australia Series

Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been included in Pakistan's 15-man squad to take on Australia in a five-match ODI series...
6 April 2009

Shoaib Malik Questions Akhtar's Place In Team

Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik intimated after his side's 129-run loss to Sri Lanka in Karachi that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar...
21 January 2009

Shaoib Akhtar: Pakistan Needs Own Twenty20 League

Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar believes that Pakistan should organise its own lucrative Twenty20 league in a bid to attract...
16 December 2008

Shoaib Akhtar Doubtful For Opening ODI

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is an injury doubt for the first One Day International against the West Indies in Abu Dhabi.
11 November 2008