October 5th, 2015
After hitting the rock bottom in Bangladesh, the Pakistan Cricket seems to have risen pretty quickly as they secured a historic test series win in Sri Lanka yesterday.
The situation from which Pakistan made a comeback in the third and last test in Pallekele, it was a display of character by them.
It seemed as if Angelo Mathews had batted them out of the test match with a cracking century.
A target of 377 was almost impossible to achieve on that tricky pitch in the last 5 sessions.
But, the experience and might of Younis Khan took over for the visitors.
The veteran probably played one of the best innings of his test career as he finished 171 not out to help Pakistan hunt down the target.
However, his contribution alone might not have proved to be enough for Pakistan if Shaan Masood and the skipper Misbah-ul-Haq had not played their parts.
Pakistan needed something like this after their low in Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka, however, will find it quite hard to swallow this pill. There was no way they would have expected themselves to allow Pakistan achieve that big a target that easily.
The ball seams in the morning and in the evening sessions in Pallekele and on that particular pitch, there was a bit of spin as well.
So, it was always advantage Sri Lanka and they should have at least run the game close.
May 31st, 2015
May 10th, 2015
The Pakistan Cricket has hit the rock bottom after the World Cup. Who would have imagined them going to play a One Day International series in Bangladesh and getting whitewashed there?
Three games and three defeat for Pakistan against Bangladesh, it just sounds so weird.
Yes, Pakistan has had a lot of issues in the recent past and by no means, they have been one of the top teams in World Cricket, but, still, they have been good enough to topple the minnows.
Well, you can’t really call Bangladesh the minnows now, but, they are a weak side to be honest and in spite of the retirement of some of the senior players, Pakistan was supposed to have enough in the tank for them.
The Bangladeshis themselves would not have anticipated such an outcome. 3-0 in favour of the Tigers was just an impossible proposition.
Maybe an upset in one of the games was what Bangladesh would have been hoping for.
Actually, it’s not all about the failure of Pakistan. Of course, they could have been much better than they actually were, but, they were also up against probably the strongest Bangladesh side ever.
April 4th, 2015
March 7th, 2015
February 18th, 2015
Shoaib Akhtar did not like the decision of the Pakistani selection committee to name Nasir Jamshed as the replacement for the injured Mohammad Hafeez in the World Cup squad.
According to Akhtar, Shoaib Malik should have got the nod ahead of Jamshed because of his experience of playing on bouncy pitches in the past.
Jamshed is a lot younger as compared to Malik and he has played most of his cricket in subcontinent only.
But, because of the fact that he would form a left-right pair with Ahmed Shehzad at the top of the order, the selectors got him in.