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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...

With ICC planning two Test divisions, Bangladesh should be careful

“The fans who grew up dreaming about the prosperity of Bangladesh as a Test nation during the 80s and 90s will be hurt. But above all, the Bangladesh Cricket Board and the cricketers must take this issue seriously, while...

When should I cheer for Mustafizur Rahman?

“Day by day, Mustafiz is transforming into a bowler who is more recognized for his Twenty20 heroics and that’s where I get afraid. The lucrative offers must not deter this young man from becoming one of the game’s finest...

Ben Stokes has the potential to be one of the greatest allrounders in the...

“Ben Stokes plays like Imran and Botham. Like them, he is aggressive, brave, and relishes tough challenges. Test cricket needs players like him and a competitive rivalry” The battle between the bat and ball was well poised on the first...
Bangladesh Cricket Fans

Doleful and disquieted Bangladesh cricket fans

"Bangladesh have few well-wishers in world cricket. It will not take time for our harsh critics to raise the voice of shifting the venue to somewhere else by citing security issues. In that sense, our politicians must exhibit enough...

Brilliant Bangladesh in Chittagong

"This is indeed a very positive sign for Bangladesh cricket. This indicates Bangladesh are slowly and steadily building itself as a force to be reckoned in Test cricket. Plenty of positives to be taken from Chittagong but complacency must...
Zimbabwe Cricket

Effulgent Zimbabwe, shoddy Pakistan and the bossy BCCI

It has been a pretty action-packed few days in world cricket. Faisal Caesar gives his opinion at Cricketsoccer..... The final day of the second Test between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was supposed to be a gripping contest. Pakistan found themselves in...
Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi: The return of enigma

"When the going gets tough, the tough gets going and when the going gets tough for Shahid Afridi, he dishes out incredible performances, for which his fans continue to adore him despite his inconsistency," Writes Faisal Caesar  He was almost about...

Redefine the true spirit of the game

"If that is so, then, I believe, the definition of the true spirit of the game is needed to be tweaked to suit the brutal pursuit of fame and success by the modern cricketers," says Faisal Caesar    What a wonderful...

Well done MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher while goodbye Mickey Arthur

While MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher bask in glory after passing a hard time for a brief period, in Australia, Mickey Arthur had to face the chin music and leave......   Yesterday, the victory of the Indian cricket team against England...

Sparkling Sri Lanka

"Lady Luck shouldn’t be rude with such a lovely and fighting Lankan unit. Lady Luck must smile upon these Lankan boys to make them the ultimate winners," Writes Faisal caesar    The Sri Lankan unit is enriched with exciting talents and...

The crestfallen Pakistan fans

"I felt immensely sad after watching those crestfallen Pakistani fans who gathered in the stadium with high hopes but their hopes and aspirations were murdered brutally by the Pakistani team," Writes Faisal Caesar    Wow! What a match it was at the...

Keep the faith in cricket

"Let’s put faith in cricket once again, let’s move on with enough sizzle and vigor. Let’s give cricket another chance," Writes Faisal Caesar    So, it’s the feast of the Champions! In the world of cricket, a carnival is going to start. Cricket...

Can we free cricket from the cash thirsty souls?

"Match-fixing is not a problem of today but a problem for more than a decade. It’s now clear that the higher officials of the respective Boards or ICC have never taken sterner steps to eradicate this problem. Otherwise, this...

Thank You England

"But snatching a draw from the jaws of a certain defeat is something prolific and for England’s such a gallant effort, Test cricket’s flag is flying proudly. In that case, I wish to thank England for making Test cricket...

Mominul Haque: Bold and Impressive

"Mominul is our cricket’s fresh flavour with plenty of promises. He has the dash and flair to enrich our cricket. He is a talent, bustling with energy and determined to carry on our cricket a long way. Mominul is...

5 factors behind ending the 28-year wait

England, led by new captain Alastair Cook on his first tour as full captain, have signaled their intent to put their summer of woe at the hands of South Africa firmly behind them in their bid to regain the...

Joe Root is promising

“Root made a fighting 73 and the innings was more about the character he showed. He has a sound technique that would get better and better in times to come if given more opportunities. And most importantly, his authority...

Alastair Cook: The lighthouse

“In modern-day cricket, Alastair Cook is becoming a phenomenon as the captain. He’s taking those bold steps which are unthinkable for the others and that’s where Cook is becoming enigmatic and unique. With the progression of time, Cook is...

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