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The much derided, yet flamboyant ones - Pakistan's 10 greatest batsmen of all time
The much derided, yet flamboyant ones - Pakistan's 10 greatest batsmen of all time

Pakistan Cricket: Filled with Panache   There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and a Pakistani batting collapse. Historically, two of the most ridiculed aspects of cricket are Pakistani batting and Indian bowling. Pakistan’s national obsession is bowling, specifically extreme pace and swing. But for all their batting frailties, they have produced some excellent batsmen who have added flair and charact

Jul 24 2015
Younus Khan criticises Misbah Ul Haq and Waqar Younis
Younus Khan criticises Misbah Ul Haq and Waqar Younis

Younus Khan is unhappy at the ‘unfair’ treatment handed out to him   Younus Khan has launched a scathing attack on Pakistan coach Waqar Younis and Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, The Tribune reports. The veteran batsman publically expressed his displeasure, without naming anybody, at what he sees as unfair treatment. Younus made the comments while speaking to a television channel back in his homeland after returning from

Jul 24 2015
5 things we learnt from the Sri Lanka - Pakistan Test series
5 things we learnt from the Sri Lanka - Pakistan Test series

Who doesn’t like three Test matches, all yielding results? And who doesn’t like each game throwing up a different hero, young and old, underrated and underestimated, ignored or tormented. The recently concluded Sri Lanka – Pakistan Test series was one of the most tantalisingly contested Test series in the subcontinent. It started with a stunning, almost unbelievable win by Pakistan and it ended with a similar, stunning, almost

Jul 10 2015
Younis Khan - Pakistan cricket's symbol of courage and hope
Younis Khan - Pakistan cricket's symbol of courage and hope

Younis Khan is in a terrific form In the early part of last decade, the Pakistani cricket followers were obsessed with two most promising talents named Yousuf Youhanna (Now Mohammad Yousuf) and Imran Nazir. Both these batsmen offered artistic and adventurous stroke-play. More often they were greeted with loud cheer whenever they used to come out to bat. The Pakistanis are the worshipper of artistry, romance and adventure. They are not inte

Jul 10 2015
Subplots that made a thrilling contest - Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test series
Subplots that made a thrilling contest - Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test series

Younis Khan scored a magnificent 171 not out in the third Test It has now evolved as a tradition for the broadcasters across the world to mark the performances of teams over sessions. A general agreement is now established over winning more number of sessions would assure you a win in the format that’s played over 15 sessions. But, there will be certain performances with durations- smaller than even sessions or sometimes extend over m

There is no HERO like YOUNIS KHAN... not even SUPERMAN
There is no HERO like YOUNIS KHAN... not even SUPERMAN

Younis has taken Pakistan to new heights There is no doubt in my mind that Younis Khan is the greatest test cricketer ever produced by Pakistan. There are very few Pakistan test records that he does not own. Those that don't belong to him, will be his very soon. He holds a few world records as well, and with the way he is going, he will make some more for sure. The 37-year-old's achievements are truly magnified if one considers the

Jul 9 2015
Younis Khan emerges as Pakistan's greatest match winner
Younis Khan emerges as Pakistan's greatest match winner

Younis celebrates his hundred against Sri Lanka on the fifth day of the 3rd Test match  As Kumar Sangakkara walked back to the pavilion after scoring his first golden duck against subcontinent rivals Pakistan on the 5th day of the 2nd Test match last month, one could not help but realise that sports, like life, proves to be a great leveller. With speculations rife about his retirement plans (he later confirmed that he would play

Jul 7 2015
Pakistan jump to third place in Test rankings
Pakistan jump to third place in Test rankings

Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq with the stumps after Pakistan’s series triumph over Sri Lanka Dubai, July 7: Sixth-placed Pakistan jumped three places to the third spot in Test cricket rankings after triumphing over Sri Lanka 2-1 in a three-match series. Pakistan won the third Test against hosts Sri Lanka by seven wickets in Pallekele on Tuesday to clinch the series 2-1, which leapfrogged them to third place with 101 points, pushing Ne

Jul 7 2015
Pakistan stun Sri Lanka in record chase to win series
Pakistan stun Sri Lanka in record chase to win series

Younis Khan led the chase with his splendid batting performance for Pakistan Pakistan chased down a record target of 380 runs to seal the Test series against Sri Lanka by 2-1. They won the final match by seven wickets with Younis Khan leading the chase from the front with his terrific 171 not out. This also gave the visitors their first series win in Sri Lanka since 2006. Younis knocked off a brilliant century, playing a smooth g

Jul 7 2015
Special Performances in Landmark 100th Test
Special Performances in Landmark 100th Test

Younis Khan became fifth Pakistani player to play 100 Tests Not enough foreign tours, no International cricket at home, no International cricket against India, not enough Tests in a calendar year; despite all this, if a Pakistani cricketer manages to appear in 100 Tests, it is an achievement like no other. Definitely a bigger achievement than it is for cricketers from other test playing nations. Especially the ones from the so-called "B

Jun 28 2015
Younis Khan to play his 100th International Test
Younis Khan to play his 100th International Test

Younis Khan has scored 8594 runs at an average of 53.71 Cricketing icon, Younis Khan, on Thursday, will become the fifth Pakistani player to have played 100 Tests as Pakistan play Sri Lanka in the 2nd ​Test in Colombo. He will join the 100 club along with fellow Pakistan cricketing giants like Javed Miandad, Inzamaul Haq, Wasim Akram and Saleem. In his 99 International Tests, Younis has scored 8594 runs, at an average of&n

Jun 25 2015
Personality Quiz: Which current batsman are you?
Personality Quiz: Which current batsman are you?

Jun 18 2015
Who is the greatest match-winner in Tests among current batsmen?
Who is the greatest match-winner in Tests among current batsmen?

Kumar Sangakkara, Younis Khan and AB de Villiers It is a well-established fact that Test matches cannot be won alone. You need contribution from batsmen, bowlers and fielders alike. Hence, calling a batsman a match-winner in Tests might be a little pretentious. But if you explore the statistics of certain batsmen, you would find that their team has rested on their shoulders throughout their career. They definitely did not win the

Jun 17 2015
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - Major Personal Milestones Around the Corner
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - Major Personal Milestones Around the Corner

Misbah-ul-Haq drinks during a practice session ahead of the series against the Sri Lanka   Pakistan vs Sri Lanka has become an all too familiar sight for the cricket watching public. This is Pakistan's third visit to the Island for a full tour in the past 4 years. To put it into context, Pakistan has not toured Australia, England, New Zealand, or the West Indies during this period. Moreover, Pakistan has also played Sri Lanka i

Jun 16 2015
Younis Khan - The best Test batsman produced by Pakistan
Younis Khan - The best Test batsman produced by Pakistan

Younus Khan is Pakistan’s senior most batsman currently Pakistan rarely plays a Test Series where Younis Khan does not make an impact and their most recent test series against Bangladesh was no different as Younis played yet another instrumental innings to set up a Pakistan win in the second test. Pakistan's senior most batsman has been an absolute legend in Tests, something he has not been able to replicate in ODIs where he

Jun 9 2015
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