1. Consistency Is Key Element Missing in Bangladesh Cricket Team

    With consistency not part of their routine, Bangladesh is truly a subcontinent cricket nation. Blowing hot and cold at will, standing up against the top tier and bowing down meekly ...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about 1 year ago 1,060 reads 0 comments

  2. Zimbabwe vs. Sri Lanka: Why Cancelled Series is a Cricket Tragedy

    Sometime this week, Zimbabwe would’ ve been in the middle of their ODI series with Sri Lanka. If luck had gone their way, they might’ ve tasted some success in ...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about 1 year ago 1,504 reads 2 comments

  3. Misbah-Ul-Haq Masterminds Pakistan's Timely Comeback

    The remarkable turnaround of Pakistan cricket was swiftly completed as they came back from a shock defeat against Zimbabwe and brought the high-flying Proteas back down to earth ...

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  4. Ranking Sachin Tendulkar's Top 10 International Innings for India

    Sachin Tendulkar will soon be playing his last Test, the only format he still plays in. What will happen after that is something no one had ever thought about...or even would like to think about, at least while the maestro is still playing...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about 1 year ago 1,926 reads 2 comments

  5. Picking the All-Time Great Pakistan Test XI

    Picking a bunch of players and labelling them as "all-time greats" or the "best" can be dodgy. After all, how do you define greatness? Or how do you rate someone as the best? Is ...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about 1 year ago 870 reads 1 comments

  6. How Pakistan Can Shock South Africa in the Test Series in the UAE

    Pakistan haven’t won a Test against South Africa since 2007 when Shoaib Akhtar , Mohammad Asif , Inzamam -ul-Haq and Danish Kaneria helped them stay alive in the series...

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  7. CLT20 Final: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    What : Final, Mumbai Indians vs. Rajasthan Royals Where : Ferozshah Kotla, Delhi When : Sunday, October 6, 2013, 14:30 GMT Live Stream/TV info : BritishEurosport 2 Overview ...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about 1 year ago 3,443 reads 2 comments

  8. Main Hoon Shahid Afridi: Can You Capture Cricket in a Film?

    It’s the last ball of the match. Five runs needed. The crooked tail-ender is on strike. Captain and top-scorer standing helpless and frustrated at the non-striker’s end...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about 1 year ago 2,744 reads 1 comments

  9. Misbah-Ul-Haq: Assessing the Pakistan Captain's Popularity at Home and Abroad

    Misbah-ul-Haq is a perfect case of the Marmite quandary—after watching him, you’re either praising life or pulling your hair out. It’s a simple love-him-or-hate-him situation seldom witnessed in Pakistan cricket before...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about 1 year ago 1,023 reads 0 comments

  10. Analysing Pakistan's Tour of Zimbabwe: What Went Wrong for Misbah-ul-Haq's Team?

    Pakistan's fall has been disgraceful, their "satisfaction " within even worse. The year started off with a series win in India, but not before a predictable, familiar batting collapse that handed the hosts a narrow win at a freezing Feroz Shah Kotla.

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about over 1 year ago 433 reads 0 comments

  11. What Does the Future Hold for Test Cricket in Zimbabwe? Are They Recovering?

    "Coming from the ghetto to here, it just feels nice to contribute," said Tendai Chatara in the post-match press conference as the dust started to settle on Zimbabwe’s shock Test win over Pakistan in Harare, as reported by Cricinfo...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about over 1 year ago 368 reads 0 comments

  12. Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from the Second Test

    Well how about that! Zimbabwe threatened to take the Twenty20s, pulled off a surprise ODI win, went on to dominate proceedings in the first Test before Younus Khan delivered the ...

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  13. Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan 2nd Test: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    Pakistan and Zimbabwe return to the same ground and the same pitch where the 221-run mauling was handed out to the hosts—mauling in terms of the stats behind the defeat, not the show of authority and resolve...

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  14. Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from 1st Test

    A 221-run win does look convincing and someone looking at the scorecard five years later will think of it as just that...

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  15. Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan, 1st Test: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    The Test series is on. Well, the opening Test atleast , according to Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor, who confirmed that the players were willing to "take the word of ZC that they will pay before the second Test...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about over 1 year ago 2,565 reads 2 comments

  16. Lessons Learnt from Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan ODIs

    Another series, another opportunity lost for Zimbabwe. Pakistan were never in full command of proceedings throughout the series. Batting first in all three matches, the totals were just about on par given the strong bowling lineup...

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  17. Winners, Losers as Pakistan Draw Level

    Not many would’ ve imagined the series being 1-1 after Thursday’s ODI, but Pakistan will be breathing a sigh of relief after an improved batting display saw them beat Zimbabwe by 90 runs and stay alive in the series...

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  18. Winners, Losers from Zimbabwe's Shock Win over Pakistan

    It was a result that not many predicted but some had warned of: Zimbabwe thrashing Pakistan in the opening ODI by a whopping margin of seven wickets. The win wasn ’t all that shocking...

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  19. Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from Second T20

    Zimbabwe's hopes of upsetting Pakistan were severely dented by the batting of Ahmed Shehzad who scored his second half-century of the series and established many records along the way...

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  20. Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from 1st T20

    It wasn’t the most exciting of Twenty20s, but Pakistan managed to ensure they won’t lose the series with a comfortable 25-run win over Zimbabwe in the opening match at Harare...

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  21. Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: What Is at Stake for Both Sides?

    Pakistan launch their tour of Zimbabwe on Friday knowing fully well that confidence and momentum are two key areas they need to focus on ahead of a gruelling season and series against South Africa and Sri Lanka to follow...

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  22. Five Rules I'd Change in Cricket

    The use of technology in cricket has been making all sorts of headlines recently. At current speed, Oxford Dictionary might be forced to add a cricket reference to the entry "howler...

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  23. Five Greatest Moustaches in Cricket

    It is fair to say that cricket, and cricketers, have evolved over the years. Protective gear, coloured clothing, white ball, lights and the helicopter shot have helped the sport ...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about over 1 year ago 4,887 reads 2 comments

  24. 5 Pakistan Cricketers Who Became Superstars as Teenagers

    Pakistan cricket has been notorious for throwing its young lot in at the deepest end without much consideration—field them when raw and fresh being its motto...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about over 1 year ago 2,073 reads 1 comments

  25. The Crisis Engulfing the Pakistan Cricket Board

    To say the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in crisis is like saying there are 12 months in every year. The latest turmoil revolves around the powers , or lack thereof, that acting/caretaker ...

    Faras Ghani Written by Faras Ghani about over 1 year ago 749 reads 0 comments