Huge opportunity I couldn’t turn down, Philander on working with the Pakistan team

Vernon Philander said coaching the Pakistan team was a huge opportunity he couldn't turn down

Vernon Philander: “Ramiz obviously called me up and asked if I was interested in joining the Pakistan team. It is a huge opportunity which I couldn’t turn down”

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Former South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander said being given the chance to coach the Pakistan team was a huge opportunity he couldn’t turn down.

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Good understanding about bowling, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja on devastatingly accurate swing bowler

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said Pakistan bowling coach and consultant Vernon Philander has a good understanding about bowling

Ramiz Raja: “I know Vernon Philander; he has [a] good understanding about bowling”

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja said iconic South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander “has [a] good understanding about bowling”.

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World-class player who brings aggression, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja on attacking batsman

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said Pakistan batting coach and consultant Matthew Hayden is a world-class player who brings aggression

Ramiz Raja: “Hayden can bring aggression in this team and he also has World Cup experience. He was a world class player”

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja said legendary Australia opener Matthew Hayden is a “world-class player” who “can bring aggression in this team”.

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Spoiled by politics, Ramiz on Pakistan playing bilateral series with India

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said bilateral series between India and Pakistan is impossible right now since it has been spoiled by politics

Ramiz Raja: “It [India-Pakistan bilateral ties] is impossible right now. The sporting model has been spoiled by politics”

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja said it is currently impossible for the national team to play bilateral series with India.

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Khushdil has more experience in the middle order than him, Wasim on aggressive Pakistan big-hitter

Pakistan chief selector Mohammad Wasim said Khushdil Shah has more experience in the middle order than Fakhar Zaman

Mohammad Wasim: “Looking at batting in the middle order, we came to the conclusion that Khushdil Shah has [an] edge over Zaman because he has more experience of playing in that role”

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Pakistan chief selector Mohammad Wasim said Khushdil Shah was picked over Fakhar Zaman in the main squad for the T20 World Cup since he has more experience batting in the middle order.

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He is a raw pace bowler, Gambhir on Pakistan talent who can crank it up to 140-145 kph and even 150 kph

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir said Pakistan seamer Haris Rauf is a raw pace bowler

Gautam Gambhir: “They’ve got some raw pacers as well, they’ve got Haris Rauf, who can bowl 140-145, so you can never underestimate”

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Former India opener Gautam Gambhir said Pakistan seamer Haris Rauf is a raw pace bowler who cannot be underestimated.

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