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Top 5 Gains for Pakistan from their Sri Lanka tour
Top 5 Gains for Pakistan from their Sri Lanka tour

A lot of Pakistan fans have just been gifted the memory of a lifetime. Pakistan has beaten Sri Lanka in its own den, one of the hardest things to do in the game of cricket. More importantly, Pakistan has outclassed the hosts in the Tests and then in the ODIs. Pakistan won the Test series 2-1, which includes an unbelievable fourth innings chase in the last Test of the series. They then went on to dismember the Sri Lankan attack winning the ODI se

Jul 28 2015
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful

From pacers to swingers There is somewhat of an amazing feeling to see a fast bowler run at full speed towards the crease, take a leap and release the ball with all his might. If the bowler possesses silky curls or waves for hair, the ‘cool factor’ goes up by a notch or two. Let’s be honest here, there aren’t many – or any – people who haven’t felt a rush of adrenaline pumping through their veins a

Jul 28 2015
India-Pakistan series in doubt
India-Pakistan series in doubt

India-Pakistan played during 2015 World Cup in Australia The most awaited cricket series between India and Pakistan is likely to get scrapped because of the political turmoil between the two countries. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said that a bilateral series between the two neighbours was unlikely because the political condition is still not stable between the neighbours. "Ev

Jul 27 2015
Yuvraj Singh 'moonwalks' his way through Shoaib Malik's dance challenge
Yuvraj Singh 'moonwalks' his way through Shoaib Malik's dance challenge

Yuvraj Singh responded in MJ style to Shoaib’s dance challenge Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is not one to shy away from any challenge. His life is enough proof of it and it was no different when it come to a dance challenge issued by Shoaib Malik as part of a friendly banter on Twitter.  It all started out when the Shoaib Malik posted a Dubsmash video featuring his wife Sania Mirza and several Pakistani cricketers celebrating t

Jul 27 2015
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club

Tillakaratne Dilshan – Getting better with age As soon as Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first, all eyes were set on the opener Tilakaratene Dilshan, who was just 55 runs away from reaching the 10,000 runs milestone. He didn’t upset the crowd too, reaching the new height and becoming the fourth Sri Lankan to ever score 10,000-plus runs in an ODI career. The home team, Sri Lanka restore their pride by winning the

Riot in Sri Lankan aisles - Deteriorating culture, heightened nationalism or ugly politics?
Riot in Sri Lankan aisles - Deteriorating culture, heightened nationalism or ugly politics?

Sri Lankan police escort Pakistan players to safety as play is brought to a halt for violence in the stands during the recent series   For a nation that has been hit by war, riots and violence, armed men invariably elicit only one feeling. 6 years ago, we had an armed man every 10 meters. Cities were garrisoned with sentry points and check points. In short, Sri Lankans were mere prisoners of war. In the six years since 2009,

Jul 27 2015
When a cat's purr turned into a tiger's roar
When a cat's purr turned into a tiger's roar

This wasn’t a shocker afterall When Bangladesh whitewashed Zimbabwe 5-0 in December last year, nobody batted an eyelid. Then at the 2015 ICC World Cup, another feather was added to their cap when they knocked England out of the group stage to book a ticket in the knockout stages for themselves. But then it was deemed that English Cricket had reached its lowest ebb in limited overs cricket and Bangladesh had been at the right place and

Jul 26 2015
Sri Lanka restore pride with a massive win in the final ODI
Sri Lanka restore pride with a massive win in the final ODI

Dilshan went past 10.000 ODI runs today Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 165 runs in the final ODI at Hambantota to end the series on a winning note. Pakistan already wrapped up the series when they won the 4th ODI and thus completed a double as they also won the Test series earlier.  Angelo Mathews won the toss and had elected to bat first on a good looking wicket. Sri Lanka made a bold statement by dropping Lasith Malinga from the pla

Jul 26 2015
Pakistan's cricket tour of Zimbabwe called off
Pakistan's cricket tour of Zimbabwe called off

Pakistan have now qualified for the Champions Trophy Lahore, July 26 (IANS) The cricket boards of Pakistan and Zimbabwe have decided to call off the limited-overs series between the two countries that the Africans were to host from August. As a result, the proposed tri-series involving Pakistan, Zimbabwe and the West Indies has also been written off. Pakistan were scheduled to visit Zimbabwe in mid-August for a month-long series. Zimbabwe,

Jul 26 2015
Sri Lanka look to salvage some pride in the final ODI after losing the series
Sri Lanka look to salvage some pride in the final ODI after losing the series

Pakistan have 3-1 unassailable lead in the series Having already lost the series 3-1 to Pakistan, Sri Lanka have only pride to play for when they take on Pakistan in the last match of the 5 match ODI series. The hosts have been inconsistent throughout the series which allowed Pakistan to take an unassailable lead. The biggest challenge for Sri Lanka will be to get their combination right and click as a unit if they want to beat an in form

Jul 26 2015
Reports: Pakistan's tour of Zimbabwe called off to protect Champions Trophy spot
Reports: Pakistan's tour of Zimbabwe called off to protect Champions Trophy spot

The 3rd ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in progress at the Gaddafi Stadium Pakistan team's tour of Zimbabwe in August-September and a planned tri-series ODI tournament also involving West Indies have been called off after mutual understanding between the countries of Pakistan and Zimbabwe, a PCB official confirmed. "It is true we were having second thoughts about playing a tri-series with West Indies, but the Zimbabwe Board

Jul 25 2015
Pakistan's Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan and Sohail Tanvir recalled for T20 series against Sri Lanka
Pakistan's Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan and Sohail Tanvir recalled for T20 series against Sri Lanka

Mohammad Irfan suffered a pelvic injury during the World Cup Pakistan’s squad for the series of two Twenty20 matches against Sri Lanka includes leg-spinner Yasir Shah, fast bowler Mohammad Irfan and pacer Sohail Tanvir.  Yasir hasn’t played a T20 tournament since 2011 but was included in the squad due to his recent consistency. He was the highest wicket-taker in the Test series against Sri Lanka, with 24 wickets at an

Jul 25 2015
PCB release Pak-Eng series itinerary
PCB release Pak-Eng series itinerary

The series promises to be an interesting one England will be playing Pakistan at the UAE later this year and the series schedule has been confirmed by the PCB. Pakistan will be playing once again at their adopted home and will be looking to batter England once again like they did last time in 2012.   "We are most happy to be hosting England for the first series of our home season 2015-16. Like ever, with few exceptions since

Jul 24 2015
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
Misbah vs Azhar - Appreciation, retaliation, and a response
Misbah vs Azhar - Appreciation, retaliation, and a response

Azhar replaced Misbah as Pakistan’s ODI captain after the World Cup There has been plenty of retaliation to my post comparing performances under Misbah and Azhar Ali. Most of the retaliation has come from Misbah fans, which is understandable. Instead of replying to each one individually, which I tried to do yesterday but failed to get the message across and in process got called all sorts of inventive names like "a well documente

Jul 24 2015
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