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Lehmann, Smith wanted Johnson to play on ADELAIDE: Australia coach Darren Lehmann says he and captain Steve Smith both wanted Mitchell Johnson to play on, at least in one-dayers, but were unable to convince the fiery fast bowler to reconsider retirement.Renowned for his express pace, ferocious bounce and capacity to intimidate, the 34-year-old announced last week he was calling it quits from all forms of international cricket, saying he had lost the hunger.Lehmann said he and Smith, well aware of Australia's inexperienced pace stocks, wanted Johnson to extend his international career but he was not interested."His mind was made up as soon as he spoke to Steven and myself," Lehmann was cited as saying by Australian Associated Press Tuesday."He'd been thinking about it for a while, been talking about it in the media."We spoke to him about maybe playing the one-dayers, we think that was a really good option for us to have that experience there."But he's ...

Sohail Tanvir eyes strong comeback in ODIs ISLAMABAD: Left-arm medium pacer Sohail Tanvir has said that he is currently focusing to make a come back in the Pakistan ODI team."I have been carrying a wrong tag of being always injury prone which actually is not wholly true. It has given me a lot of negative image to my career, but now the selectors have seen my performance back home and specifically told me of the roles I have to play, starting with ...
Misbah has held team together: Geoffrey Boycott ISLAMABAD: Former England player Geoffrey Boycott feels Pakistan cricket has steadied itself under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq after the 2010 incident saying Misbah has been the glue that has held the team together since he took over as captain.Boycott said he have always been impressed with Misbah even though he has never met him. "I have never had the chance to meet Misbah and talk to him, but I have watched his cricket and how ...
BCCI says ‘No’ to Indo-Pak Series? After the meeting between BCCI and PCB heads in Dubai, chances of the bilateral Indo-Pak series, ended without any result. However, Chairman of England and Wales Cricket Board Giles Clarke was playing a mediator’s role between both cricket boards.According to media reports, BCCI president Shashank Manohar, who is also the chairman of ICC, met his PCB counterpart Shahryar Khan at the ICC headquarters on Sunday to discuss on the proposed series between India and Pakistan ...
Amir terrific performance in BPL, Misbah shower praises The tournament of BPL which drew talent from around the world, Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq has excelled with the bat as ‘Rangpur Riders’ notched-up a thrilling two wickets victory over ‘Chittagong Vikings’ in the opening match of Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka. While disgraced cricketer Mohammad Amir dazzled in his first match outside Pakistan, after he has served the full five years of his sanction, freeing him to play for the ‘Chittagong Vikings’ in ...
Why Hafeez refuses to play with Amir? Pakistan’s opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez who was approached to feature in ‘Chittagong Vikings’ in the Bangladesh premier league (BPL) has said that he is not willing to be part of disgraced ex-teammate Mohammad Amir’s side.According to media reports Hafeez said, “I was approached by my agent to play for the Chittagong team but when I knew that Amir was also in that team so I refused it point blank. I have no personal issues with ...
 Waqar Younis reacts on match fixing claims Earlier this week following their ODI series loss against England in UAE, Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has raised his confidence that there was nothing wrong in the third ODI match which raised match fixing claim.Few days back, Former England captain Michael Vaughan had raised doubts over Pakistan’s performance in the Sharjah match with tweets which were later deleted. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan criticized Vaughan for his tweets. "I think he has given ...


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