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Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan: Pakistan need to nurture them

"The match fulfilled Pakistan’s quest for filtering the talents for near and mid-term future and both, Abid and Rizwan, will be the players to watch out for and when they get the opportunity" Can you ask for a better start...
Pakistan

Mohammad Amir’s slump in ODI cricket

"Hence, time is running out for Amir. After the disappointing show in the first ODI against Australia, he’s now been dropped for two games in a row" In recent times, when we talk about Mohammad Amir, it’s often the spell...
Australia

Pakistan failing to deliver on their own tactics

"Pakistan can take heart from the fact that they have the best pace bowling average in the English conditions (30.66) since the last World Cup but they need to buckle up the other two facets of their game i.e....
Australia

Australia’s World Cup combination gets trickier as Khawaja continues to deliver

"From struggling to build a competitive batting line-up to selection headache for the World Cup, the 5-time world champions Australia have come a long way" David Warner certainly was a bundle of nerves before his comeback match in India's T20...
Lyon

Nathan Lyon’s fading white-ball returns need some serious scrutiny

"Lyon can’t and should not make it to the World Cup squad just because of his good economy rate. His poor returns this year demand thorough scrutiny and the two alternatives suggested above need to be considered" Modern-day cricket has...
Australia

Australian pieces finally settling in before the World Cup

"Batting checked, spinners checked and fast bowling ever so menacing. Australia are peaking just at the right time" There is something extra-humane about the relationship of Australia with the World Cups which is beyond the comprehension of normal cricketing minds....
Australia

Aaron Finch roars back with a solid ton

"David Warner and Steve Smith will be back and there will be a minor rejig. But Finch ain’t going anywhere. He is still Australia’s premier white-ball batsman and his form is going to be crucial in the World Cup" There’s...
Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz Ahmed was bold and aggressive, Pakistan reap a rich harvest in Abu Dhabi

Sarfraz rethought his strategies at Dubai and struck gold for Pakistan……. Pakistan cricket was in an absolute jeopardy in 2010. The spot-fixing saga brought nothing but miseries to a nation, which already in a haphazard state due to a devastating...
Mohammad Abbas

Abbas en route a spot in Pakistan’s fast bowling folklore but PCB need to...

"If he indeed does follow what he is preaching and if the PCB can preserve him, knowing how integral he will be during the Test Championship, we can all expect a roaring Abbas to grab our attention with his...
Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch’s promising start to Test cricket a silver lining for Australia despite series...

"After such a promising outing against Pakistan, Aaron Finch has high chances of reinventing himself as a Test player, despite his age being on the wrong side of the 30s"  Australia might well have lost their series against Pakistan. They...
Azhar Ali run out

Two run-outs, two different reactions

"In reserving different modes of response to different sides, a disparity has seemed to crop up against the Asian sides, where they will either be ridiculed or judged, whilst the SENA countries are often let off with milder reactions...
Olly Stone England

Olly Stone, a promising find England sorely needed

"These are quite early days but the young seamer has everything England need in this One Day setup. If he can merely live up to his reputation in the domestic circuit, Stone isn't going anywhere else" He has only played...
Mohammad Abbas of Pakistan reacts during day two of the Second Test match between Australia and Pakista

Mohammad Abbas skittles out Australia with yet another promising show

"The reason for Abbas’ brilliant bowling on the day was his keenness to stick to a good line as well as a good length" Australia may have been mightily pleased with their dominance on the first day of the second...
Australia

Poor form of the Marsh brothers hurting Australia badly

“The lean patch of the Marsh brothers hasn’t helped Australia’s causes at all in this series. With the second Test in Pakistan’s grasps once again, it is high time that both of them stepped up” The place of the...
Australia

Nathan Lyon strengthens his stronghold in Australia’s cricketing history

"By scripting a memorable spell of 5-4-4-4 before lunch, Lyon not only boomeranged his way to further stardom but also gifted his side, reeling under the unceremonious incidents, with a huge chance of an upset win" Akin to the green...
Pakistan

Sarfraz Ahmed’s counterpunch brings Pakistan back into the game

“Sarfraz Ahmed did just what any boxer would have done under such circumstances. He started counterattacking in style instead of putting the anchor down. He gave a punch in return for a punch and the Australians were taken aback” A...
Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman’s composure on debut

Fakhar’s first day in Test cricket has been fruitful…….. Runs: 94 Balls faced: 198 Strike rate: 47.47 The above numbers are not about a batsman from the old ages, who used to play Test cricket in an attritional manner, but it is all...
Tim Paine

Tim Paine shows his resolve in adverse situations

"Yet destiny works in strange little ways. In a gasp, the gloveman stands at the cusp of history if he manages to win the second Test and even if a triumph deserts him, his outlook towards sports - the...
Pakistan

Sarfraz Ahmed needs to rethink his strategies

Sarfraz Ahmed has been mediocre as a captain and needs to pull his socks up as early as possible…. In this era, Pakistan don’t have the luxury to have so many captaincy-options like the era of Imran Khan and Wasim...
Australia

Usman Khawaja exorcises his Asian demons to inspire Australian fight back

“Although Khawaja couldn’t stay at the crease till the end of the match, he had already shown Paine the way to carry their team all the way through by that time. The 31-year old has now exorcised his Asian...

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Finally, the other Pakistan turns up

"Hence, Pakistan will hope that the other Pakistan which was there in the game against South Africa or England turns up game after game" “That’s...