Pakistan against England: A brief history and what current series hold for Pakistan and Misbah.

Test victories have always been vital for any team and they become folkloric when come against England, the inventors of this game. None of the teams have ever won a Test on their maiden visit to England but Pakistan did, way back in 1954 at the Oval. When the folklores of Pakistan Cricket are told to cricket-crazy-kids, they get started from the Oval, the win in England, the win against

Pakistan vs England Statistical Review – Which team the Numbers favour?

Pakistan don’t keep that appealing Cricket rivalry against England as they do against India neither their matches, against England, are as awaited as of Australia but England is the Test team whom they have faced most often in Test Cricket, 71 times – the most they have played against any team,  in their history.  England, however, hold sway against them in nearly every aspect but away matches, which must give

Pakistan Fighting Back Against Zimbabwe!

Update: Pakistan won the match by 7 wickets. It has finally begun. After all the controversy that Pakistan has been through recently they are finally back on the pitch (where the team actually belongs) and not at press conferences! Also FINALLY the batting side has clicked. Yes, I know the pitch is flat and there is very little turn but come on that does not mean we do not give

Waqar’s Out – So is Afridi In?

We all heard the news a couple of days back that Waqar Younis resigned as coach of the Pakistan Cricket team. I don’t know about you but it came as a surprise for me. With Afridi out, Misbah the captain and a plan for the twenty-fifteen cup I honestly thought that Waqar would stay at the helm till the next cup. Waqar, became coach in March 2010 after our lovely

Why Only Kaneria and Shoaib Malik?

OK, guys. This is going to be one those rants where I may end up stepping on some sensitive toes. I’ve tried to control myself, but I must get this off my chest! Today I’m going to discuss the ongoing integrity committee scanner currently pointed at Danish Kaneria and Mr. Sania Mirza…..Oh! I mean Shoaib Malik. As you guys might have heard by now, the former Pakistan team captain and

PCB has sacked team manager Intikhab Alam and coach Aaqib Javed

In latest developments ahead of Pakistan’s tour to Zimbabwe, starting from September 1 with a Test match, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made changes in team management by axing manager Intikhab Alam and assistant coach Aaqib Javed from their respective posts. PCB removed Intikhab Alam earlier in the week as Pakistan team manager and replaced him with Naveed Akram Cheema. Whereas, on Thursday, PCB took another bold step by removing

Inexperience vs. Experience – Conspiracy or Plan?

Since the team was announced last week the selectors have been barraged with criticism for dropping senior players. Three uncapped players have been included in the team, namely: Rameez Raja, Shah and Cheema; while experienced players such as Umar Gul, Tanveer Ahmed and Wahab Riaz are being dropped. On the other hand less experienced players Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Aizaz Cheema and Junaid Khan have also been given a chance.

Khar Pushes for India-Pakistan Cricket Series

Pakistan’s youngest and first female foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who is in India for peace talks, has mooted for resumption of bilateral cricket series between the two countries. The development of sports diplomacy came when she met her Indian counterpart SM Krishna on Wednesday. According to an Indian news agency PTI, she made the point that the time was particularly ripe for resuming Test series between the two nations. The

South African Fast Bowler Wayne Parnell Accepts Islam

The South African left-arm fast bowler Wayne Parnell has accepted Islam as his new religion. He, if selected in future, will now be third Muslim in current South African team along with Hashim Amla and Pakistan born Imran Tahir. A South African news agency Independent Online published news that Wayne Parnell has converted to Islamic faith. Proteas’ team manager Dr Mohammad Moosajee confirmed the news by saying: “It was his choice to

Pakistan Announced Squad for Zimbabwe Tour

Pakistan Cricket Board’s chief selector Mohsin Khan, today, announced 16-member squad of Pakistan which will tour Zimbabwe to play a Test, 3 ODI’s and a T20I. Misbah-ul-Haq, as reported earlier, is set to lead Pakistan in all three formats. It is first time that Misbah is officially named captain to lead Pakistan in Twenty20 cricket though he has captained once in 2009 against Australia in Dubai. The notable inclusions in