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Amir will make return like boxer Muhammad Ali, says Butt Former Pakistan Captain Salman Butt has expressed that the speedster Mohammad Amir will be in top form on his return to Test cricket, just like boxer Muhammad Ali was after his suspension from boxing.According to Deccan Chronicle, "He has bowled well in limited over matches and can deliver," he told to foreign media, adding that he did not see any areas where Amir could improve."Long lay-offs can hurt in many ways, but it depends on individuals and if they show the same hunger and determination — like Ali did in his forced lay-off — then one can succeed."Amir has made a successful comeback to the Pakistan national side in the shorter formats of the game since serving out the 5-year suspension imposed on him by the ICC for willfully bowling no-balls during Pakistan’s tour to England in 2010. He will play his first five-day match at the same venue where ...

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Pakistan will progress under Arthur: Amir ISLAMABAD: Pakistani fast bowler Muhammad Amir feels that the national team would make great progress under head coach Mickey Arthur.Amir while praising Arthur said that for the first time he had learned much in a single training session as Arthur mingled up with the players creating a better environment for them."Fitness level will increase to a better level and there would be fewer cases of injury with Arthur's training", a private news channel quoted him ...

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England tour can make Mickey Arthur national hero? Pakistan cricket team's new head coach Mickey Arthur can become a hero if the England tour is a success.According to local media report, Renowned fielding Coach Julien Fountain believes coming out victorious from such a demanding tour can turn newly-appointed head coach Mickey Arthur into a national hero.“Mickey can become a hero if the England tour is a success; if the tour goes badly he becomes the proverbial whipping boy. In a fair and balanced ...

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Despair at plans for split from Test cricket's newest nations DHAKA: Test cricket's newest nations are in despair at plans to split the format into two divisions, fearing it could undo decades of hard-fought progress on the field and kill interest in the game.Cricket's governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC) is meeting in Edinburgh this week to debate proposals for the seven top-ranked teams to establish a de facto premier league in a bid to boost waning interest in Tests.Under the scheme being considered ...

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Ahmed Shehzad desperate for a second chance Pakistan‘s opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad aired a video on social media of his fitness training routine with his fans on Wednesday.In a short video shared on his instagram account, young batsmen showed his potential and fitness training routines and trying to prove that he is a fit player to join team again in these days.Ahmed Shehzad who is often active in social media, looking very annoying after dropped along with their co-cricketer Umer Akmal in ...

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Dubai likely to be venue for PSL draft Pakistan Super League (PSL) has already got so much attention and now this year the draft of the second edition of PSL is expected to be held in Dubai not in Pakistan (Lahore).According to local media report, All the national players will be in UAE in October and we want their participation in the draft thus it has been decided to host it in Dubai this time around,” a PSL official told to local media.Pakistan ...

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English conditions are lucky for me says Amir Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Amir believes England conditions are lucky for him as he wants to supersede his past with a better future when he will resume his Test career at Lord’s.According to local media reports, Amir said, "It was a tough schedule and a learning experience for me. I am hopeful that it will benefit me and the team. "The most important part of the programme was the running and the strength workouts. If we ...