Eng v Pak

Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir’s hubris triumphs his will to succeed at Lord’s

"A rising star. A genius. The next Wasim Akram. A legend in the making". “When conceived, it was a project of almost unimaginable boldness and foolhardiness, requiring great bravura, risking great hubris.” Simon Winchester’s words in The Professor and the Madman...
Mark Wood

Wood’s quitting IPL move paid off, but the battle lies ahead

Mark Wood is back in the England side..... With just two more days to go for the high-voltage Test series between England and Pakistan, the anticipation for the same is constantly on a rise. England are all set to lock...
Pakistan in Test cricket

England can neglect Pakistan’s unpredictability at their own risk

Without a doubt England are the favourites, but can they take Pakistan lightly?  "Nobody was rating us and everyone was thinking that it will be difficult for this team to win any match.” Pakistan's ODI skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, had said after...
England and Pakistan Test

Drama Unlimited: Highlights of England-Pakistan Tests – Part 4, The Idrees Baig Affair

"When Baig was discovered in a drenched and dishevelled state, he stated that six or seven MCC players, who appeared to be in high spirits brought about by beer, came into his room brandishing water-pistols, dragged him into one...
Dom Bess

Who is Dom Bess?

Dom Bess is the new face in England Test team.... Earlier this year, a 20-year-old bowler was not sure if he would last in Somerset for the entire season. At the beginning of the County Championship this season, there was...
Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow at five adds spice to England’s one-dimensional batting

"The stage is all set and selectors have shown immense faith in Bairstow’s abilities by asking him to bat at five. Will he deliver"? England have now remained wicketless in their last seven Test outings against Australia and New Zealand...
Pakistan Test cricket

Pakistan’s senior batsmen must lead from the front

Time has come for Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq to carry on the legacy of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.....  Pakistan came out to bat at Malahide on Day 5 under the grey sky. They needed 160 runs to win in...
Stoenman

Stoneman needs to work on his conversion rate against Pakistan

Mark Stoneman needs to work harder and prove his worth against Pakistan..... England have announced their 12-man squad for the opening Test at Lord’s against Pakistan, which includes some surprising decisions. Jos Buttler made the cut while England also retained...
Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler’s selection a masterstroke by England

"If Buttler manages to cut loose, it will not only break the shackles but also put the opposition on the back foot from the outset. Buttler at the top is a tempting idea, but the possibility is always there".... With...
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Drama Unlimited: Highlights of England-Pakistan Tests – Part 3, The Fazal Fairy-tale

"The Pakistanis among the sparse final day crowd broke into a roar. Amongst them sat commander-in-chief General Ayub Khan, Lieutenant General Azam Khan and Justice Cornelius, Vice President of the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan. But among...
England v Pakistan Test

Drama Unlimited: Highlights of England-Pakistan Tests – Part 2, the Appleyard-Compton tale

"Kardar’s men escaped with a draw, but they did not quite get away from harsh criticism".... The first Test at Lord’s had witnessed incessant rain and an impressive Pakistan fightback. The established cricketing world sat up to take notice of...
England v Pakistan Tests

Drama Unlimited: Highlights of England-Pakistan Tests, Part 1 – The first ever showdown

"It had been a weird game of cricket after three and a half days of rain, but the young cricketing nation of Pakistan had come through it unscathed". The tale of England-Pakistan cricketing relations has been unlike any other bilateral...

Pakistan’s special turnaround at The Oval

If the defeat at Manchester was vexatious, then the defeat at Edgbaston was hard to digest as at one point, Pakistan were in a very commanding position. But the Pakistanis, let the match slip out of their hands, and...

5 reasons why Pakistan lost at Edgbaston

The beauty of Test cricket is its topsy-turvy nature. When two top teams are battling it out to gain supremacy, the contest is always the most exciting one and a treat for the cricket lovers. Amid the media-hyped Twenty20...

The four-men from Pakistan who made the English shrivel at Lord’s

“This collective effort will be the key for Pakistan in the upcoming Test matches. But, Pakistan has to maintain their consistency because, traditionally, they are always habituated to dish out sloppy performances after one brilliant show”   This collective effort will...

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