Since the last one-and-a-half decade, have Pakistan ever experienced a stable, settled phase before the World Cup? Unfortunately, the answer to that is no. And the conundrums that have come to the fore now are the ones that have stifled Pakistan previously as well
These men could, on their day, slit the wrists of the greatest of batting lineups (speaking metaphorically). These men could hurl the little leather ball seem like a terrifying hand grenade. And when you think of destructive one-man-armies, the pictures of Lillee, Jeff Thomson, Andy Roberts, Richard Hadlee, Michael Holding, Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Allan Donald, Wasim Akram, Shaun Pollock, Waqar Younis, Glenn McGrath, Chaminda Vaas, Shoaib Akhtar, Shane Bond, Brett Lee, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn start to recreate the Danza Macabra (Dance of Death) in your head.