Nauman not picked for 1st Test for specific reason, Waqar reveals why Yasir was preferred

Waqar Younis said Nauman Ali was not picked for the 1st Test for a specific reason

Waqar Younis: “Whilst Nauman is a good spinner, we felt that the pitch did not have so much support [if] we would have played a finger spinner”

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Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis said spinner Nauman Ali was not picked for the first Test against the West Indies for one specific reason.

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Beating the bat constantly, Waqar on Pakistan bowler known for troubling batsmen

Waqar Younis said Mohammad Abbas was beating the bat constantly

Waqar Younis: “He was beating the bat but no edges were happening but that is part of the game”

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Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis said fast bowler Mohammad Abbas looked dangerous in the first Test against the West Indies as he beat the bat numerous times.

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He should have taken a lot more wickets, Waqar on unlucky Pakistan pace bowler

Waqar Younis said Mohammad Abbas should have taken a lot more wickets

Waqar Younis: “There are some days in Test cricket where luck deserts you and I feel that the way Abbas bowled, he should have taken a lot more wickets than he did”

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Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis said seamer Mohammad Abbas should have taken a lot more wickets in the first Test against the West Indies.

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They allowed us to dominate, Fawad Alam on two Pakistan players who are back in form

Fawad Alam said Abid Ali and Imran Butt allowed Pakistan to dominate

Fawad Alam: “Credit should be given to the openers [Imran Butt and Abid Ali], the way they played and laid a solid foundation for the others. They might have scored slowly, but it helped us later on, allowing us to dominate”

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Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam said openers Abid Ali and Imran Butt allowed the national team to dominate in the first Test against Zimbabwe as they “laid a solid foundation”.

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They are good spinners, Hasan Ali on two Pakistan players who took over 60 wickets

Hasan Ali said Sajid Khan and Nauman Ali are good spinners

Hasan Ali: “We have some good spinners such as Sajid who was a top wicket-taker in domestic and Nauman Ali who did so well against South Africa”

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Pakistan pace bowler Hasan Ali lavished praise on Sajid Khan and Nauman Ali, saying they are “good spinners”.

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Bowls with so much aggression, Hasan Ali on Pakistan player he enjoys bowling with

Hasan Ali said Shaheen Shah Afridi bowls with so much aggression

Hasan Ali: “He is a lovely guy and I am really enjoying bowling alongside him, [and] especially watching him bowl with so much aggression”

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Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali admitted that he enjoys bowling with left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi since he bowls with so much aggression.

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A brilliant match-winner, Hasan Ali on Pakistan player who can burn the opposition in quick time

Hasan Ali said Shaheen Shah Afridi is a brilliant match-winner

Hasan Ali: “This is great for the Pakistan team and no amount of appreciation is enough for Shaheen as he is putting in brilliant match-winning performances for Pakistan”

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Pakistan pace bowler Hasan Ali heaped praise on left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi for his “brilliant match-winning performances”.

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Pakistan almost copied some of our field placings, South Africa player says

Rassie van der Dussen said Pakistan almost copied some of our field placings

Rassie van der Dussen: “In the first innings, our field placings were really good to an extent that Pakistan almost copied some of our field placings”

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South Africa batsman Rassie van der Dussen has claimed that “Pakistan almost copied some of our field placings” in the first Test in Karachi.

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Would be an injustice to judge him on one game, Misbah on super talented Pakistan player

Misbah-ul-Haq said it would be an injustice to judge Hasan Ali on one game

Misbah-ul-Haq: “It would be an injustice to judge Hasan Ali based on just one performance because he is making a comeback on the back of good performances in domestic cricket”

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Pakistan pace bowler Misbah-ul-Haq has said “it would be an injustice to judge Hasan Ali based on just one performance”.

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