Eng v Pak

Joe Root

Joe Root needs to pull up his socks as England’s Test captain

Tough times for the English captain..... The last time England won a Test was back in September, 2017 when West Indies had toured England for a three-Test series. Ever since then, England have lost an Ashes series followed by a...
Imam-ul-Haq and Haris Sohail of Pakistan celebrate winning the 1st NatWest Test

Pakistan conquer Lord’s

Young. Inexperienced. But never short of fighting spirit. Pakistan conquer Lord’s in style.   The historic Lord’s Cricket Ground was glorified with a bright sunshine on Day 4. The English hopes rested on the shoulders of Jos Buttler and a...
Jos Butller

Jos Buttler merges T20 fearlessness with Test adaptability

"He had 158 defensive shots by the end of Day 3, which is much higher than the overall average of 73. He did not shy away from smashing fours as well; driving through the covers at will or standing...
Buttler and Bess make the Test exciting

Buttler and Bess make the Test exciting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWAuAYh9LOw Jos Buttler and Dom Bess scripted an inspiring partnership to keep the interest in this Test alive. The Pakistani bowlers nailed the English top and middle order and at one point it seemed, the visitors would finish things by...
Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan builds hope of becoming an impactful all-rounder

Gradually, Shadab Khan is becoming a very effective bowler.....  A lot has been spoken about the importance of an all-rounder across formats; he is no less than gold and brings solid stability and depth in the line-up. His presence not...
Dominic Bess

Dominic Bess fails with the ball but makes it up with his mature batting

Dom Bess is young but has the guts and maturity to perform at the highest level...... The third spinner to make his Test debut for England in a span of four games, Dominic Bess had a lot riding on him...
Stuart Broad

England lose their length and concede the advantage

The English pacers failed to hit the right length...... 945 wickets between them with 591 of them coming at home wasn't enough for James Anderson and Stuart Broad to hit the right lengths to trouble Pakistan in their first innings...
Pakistan v England in Tests

Video: Pakistan dominate with the bat on Day 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaXtNWNduWc It was another overcast day at Lord's, but Pakistan showed great temperament to weather the storm of English pace bowlers and take a big lead. Of course, they were aided by some sloppy fielding from the hosts, who lacked...
Babar Azam

Babar Azam shows the way, but who will replace him?

Babar Azam looked very promising, but..... Pakistan punched above their weight in the first innings of the ongoing Lord’s Test to find themselves in a commanding position. They have left no stones unturned in their preparations and tested England’s Achilles...
Azar Ali

Azhar Ali justifies his role of Pakistan’s senior batsman

Azhar Ali was calm and composed...... When Pakistan toured England in 2016, they were a different team. Mohammad Amir was making a comeback post his five-year suspension from international cricket, Pakistan still had their senior batsmen Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan...
Asad Shafiq

Asad Shafiq’s technical changes help him rise to the occasion

Asad Shafiq exhibited responsibility and technical efficiencies when Pakistan needed the most..... The last time Pakistan visited England in 2016, Asad Shafiq was being touted as a player who had the potential to be the best batsman in Pakistan cricket....
Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook kicks off England’s summer in style

Alastair Cook hinted about coming back to form..... If we take out Alastair Cook's unbeaten 244 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) last year during Ashes 2017-18, Cook's horrific winter can be summarised as a total of 153 runs in seven...
Mohammad Abbas Pakistan

Mohammad Abbas sets the tone for Pakistan at Lord’s

Mohammad Abbas set jitters in the English batting lineup..... Prior to the start of the Lord’s Test, not many gave Pakistan a real chance, but the visiting side still had enough steam. England were playing in their own backyard, which...
Hasan Ali Pakistan

Video: Pakistan shine on Day 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ofSpyH4i8 Joe Root won the toss and decided to bat first in overcast conditions at Lord’s. But Sarfraz Ahmed was happy to lose the toss and in the course of time, the Pakistani pacers restricted the hosts below two hundred...
England v Pakistan Test

England’s opening woes threaten to disrupt their home season

England's headache regarding the opening slot continues....  A Test unit is a well-oiled machine, with each fragment of the playing eleven holding their own importance in the overall performance of the team. A consistent failure of one or more roles...
Hasan Ali Pakistan

Wild beast Hasan’s England love story reaches Mecca

Hasan Ali dazzled at Lord's to leave England reeling..... When India falters, Dhoni rescues them. It's the norm. It’s what is considered granted. However, on the fateful evening of June 18, 2017, Dhoni was cramped for room, bounced out, with...
Joe Root and Sarfraz Khan with Natwest Trophy

England’s home-run begins with a series against Pakistan

An exciting series is all set to begin today..... The season of T20 cricket nears its end and with great jubilation, the cricket fanatics who disregard the shortest format of the game as nothing but a tamasha get ready to...
Alastair Cook

Cook seeks revival of fortunes against Pakistan

It's time for Alastair Cook to shine...... Cricket is a funny game! England’s most prolific Test batsman, Alastair Cook, who has over 12,000 Test runs, is now playing for his survival in the line-up, such is the irony. Cook may...
England-vs-Pakistan-2018

Video: England are the favourites, but don’t write off Pakistan

https://youtube.com/watch?v=o-TdTPL2mDw A young but talented Pakistan team would face England at Lord's on May 24. Without a doubt, England are the overwhelming favourites to gun down Pakistan, but regarding Pakistan, it's always hard to write them off as because they...
Joe Rot drives a shot

Good move from Joe Root to finally take the responsibility at number 3

Joe Root at number three is the right choice!  What does a coach do when the captain says "I want to bat at No. 4," and the the coach wants him to bat at No. 3? This was exactly the crisis...

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