Win It for Misbah

Three days and two sessions of total domination bowling out England in a day, then getting a healthy lead of 100 runs and then Pakistan did what they did in Leeds 2006, Galle 2009, Sydney 2010, Cape Town 2013 and now you can add Birmingham to that long list of matches in which we were ahead for most of the match and then gave away all the hard work in a matter of 2-3 sessions. Continue reading “Win It for Misbah”

Lords of Cricket

In 2010 where every thing went wrong for Pakistan Cricket at the Lords Cricket ground here we stand again in 2016 things have changed alot as Amir is back his first Test since his return, now Misbah is the most successful Pakistani Test captain, we have Yasir Shah probably the best leggie after Shane Warne as he ripped through the English batting as Wahab mentioned it before the match that England have a fragile batting line up.  Continue reading “Lords of Cricket”

PSL

Pakistan Super League which was a fantasy a couple of years back when this idea was coined by PCB chairman Naseem Ashraf but it is now the next big thing for Pakistan Cricket thanks to Najam Sethi and Shahryar Khan for resurrecting this idea to stage a international level domestic league as every Test playing nation (except Zimbabwe) have launched it’s own league even Bangladesh has done it before Pakistan.

Even this time PCB faced many hurdles in launching PSL as Pakistan is currently a no go area for foriegn players so it was a infeasible idea to play this league in Pakistan and UAE was staging MCL (Masters Champions League) at the same time. Qatar was considered as the second option for some time but than Emirates Cricket Board slotted in PSL with MCL.

PSL comprises of 5 teams lets review the strength and weaknesses of the squads:
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Visitors thrashed Pakistan

Few months after England’s world cup debacle their have been a resurgance of the one day side under the leadership of Eoin Morgan with the help of some pitiful Pakistani bowling which gave English batsmen the opportuninty to score big, Jason Roy’s maiden ODI century and Butler’s quickest century in English ODI history led them to a 3-1 series victory, Butler thrased Pakistani bowling attack all over the park which included eight sixes which is another English record. It was England highest total away from home. Continue reading “Visitors thrashed Pakistan”

Pakistan vs England: 1st ODI

The ODI series started with Younis Khan announcing his retirement from ODI’s which was kind of a bizzare decision because of the timing of the retirement and the fact Younis was just making his comeback in the team which decision was questioned by many critics that why in the first place he has been selected in the ODI format yet again after successive failures no doubt Younis is a Test legend but ODI isn’t the format where his numbers speaks for himself, I guess he just needed a guard of honour. Continue reading “Pakistan vs England: 1st ODI”

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test Sharjah

If 2010 was probably the lowest point in Pakistan’s cricket history, than climbing upto number 2 in the ICC Test ranking is the highest point in our Test cricket history and will be cherished for years to come without the home advantage and support of our home crowd it was all possible because of one man say what the critics and ex-players want to say about Misbah but this guy has achieved something none of them could ever imagined of he has brought stability and calmness in the team after the 2010 debacle which wrecked the team apart. He build a new team around him a blend of youngsters and veterans of Pakistani first class cricket. Continue reading “Pakistan v England, 3rd Test Sharjah”