Cricket News sort by Shoaib Akhtar

Former Indian Test cricketer and opening batsman, Navjot Singh Sidhu, has slammed Pakistani fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, for his remarks on Sachin Tendulkar and some other former cricketers of India and Pakistan.

In a major shake up, the Pakistan Cricket Board has omitted around five leading players, including former captain Shahid Afridi, from the list of new centrally contracted players

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will be seen in action during an invitational T20 event in Singapore later this week. Pakistan opener Imran Farhat and some other Pakistani players leave on Wednesday night to take part in the event that will also feature leading players from other countries.

Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar Thursday pulled out of the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) citing personal reasons, and said he does not want play the game any more.

Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Imran Khan has said that if India reaches in the semi-final after defeating Australia then Pakistan should give chance to Shoaib Aktar and the strategy of spin-attack will be not effective against India because Indian batsmen play the spinners very well.

The bowler seems to have lost favour with the team management, including skipper Shahid Afridi, after conceding 28 runs in a single over in a league match against New Zealand and, according to sources, is unlikely to feature in Wednesday's quarterfinal against the West Indies.

Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar will retire from international cricket after the World Cup, bringing an end to one of the most colorful careers in the sport.

Karachi: Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who recently made a return to Pakistan squad against South Africa after almost two-years' gap, said he has not dropped his pace and is looking to play a match-winner's role for Pakistan in the World Cup in February-April.