Hours after the announcement of squads, Sri Lanka Cricket said that the upcoming tour of Pakistan is being "reassessed" following an intimation of a possible terrorist threat received from the Prime Minister's Office.
"Pakistan have struggled and I think the primary reason for this is the retirement of two senior players/batsman. Their retirements made a difference not just in batting but in other ways as well," Azhar Ali said.
"I have applied for the position of bowling coach because I think I can contribute a lot in this area. Frankly speaking, I am not averse to being the head coach but this time, to be honest, I am not mentally prepared for it," Waqar Younis has said.
Grant Flower, who has been Pakistan's batting coach since 2014, identified Babar Azam and Haris Sohail as the two best batsmen he has worked with in the country. Outside cricket, however, Flower said there are things about the country he will not miss.
With Asia Cup being played in a T20 avatar for the very first time keeping ICC World T20 in mind, the tournament gets even more important than it usually does. With two tournaments of such stature being played back-to-back, it becomes important for the squad to be shuffled appropriately and not allow fatigue to creep […]