Tag "Pakistan Cricket"

Misbah-ul-Haq: The Anchor of a Storm-hit Yacht

Identical to country’s politics, sometimes Pakistan Cricket has to face negative criticism despite good performances. The recent catastrophes of Pakistan Cricket have buried fans to pessimism that even when someone does good they think there is something fishy. He is selfish; plays for himself, puts team in trouble and walks out clean, and some cynics even consider him a conspirator to snatch captaincy by scoring runs in bulk. Amidst all

Round 238 – Coach vs. Captain – Fight!

I’ve never been as positive about the Pakistan cricket team as I was at the end of the third ODI against the West Indies. After the spot fixing scandal, the string of defeats, the Zulqernain debacle, etc., etc., there was a change that everyone was talking about.  The team looked like a unit under one captain. And the coach seemed to be well placed with the players. This materialized into

Could Afghan Tour Signal the Return of International Cricket to Pak?

“Tuesday started as just another day in Lahore: a morning report to the fitness trainer to check our hydration levels, a quick breakfast and cup of coffee and an 8.30am departure to the ground. We were all looking forward to the third day’s play and trying to win the series………..From the front I heard the screams to “get down, get down” and we all hit the deck. Within seconds we

Mind-boggling “Cricket World Records” by Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket have suffered some major “lows” in last 6 years due to their certain acts but they are like a vagabond who irritates the street with his loud and notorious acts yet, once he is not around, a part of you always miss him. They truly have been a soul of this game. In every aspect of this game there are Pakistanis who keep the blood running in heart of Cricket.

Pakistan’s Best Chance to Win a Series in the Caribbean

Yup! You read that correctly. This is Pakistan’s golden chance to win a Test series in the Caribbean. They’ve never won there before! Seriously, I was shocked when I heard it too, but our team manager only recently blurted out this little known fact. “Now the expectations are even higher for this tour, because we have never won a series out here before” he said. I was like “WHAT?!!” 1957/58,

The Batting Side of Pakistan Cricket

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages…Welcome to the Pakistan cricket pessimists zone! Today, my rant will focus on our brilliant batting side. More like the team’s backside, if you know what I mean. By now you may have gathered that I’m a bit upset about our batting. Seriously, I was sooooo looking forward to having Javed Miandad back as a batting coach for our team.

Zero Wickets, No Runs – Yet International Awards and a Hat Trick in the Making!

They are calling him Mr. 100%! No no…. come on people, please grow up. Not every Pakistan-related article with a percentage sign has to be about a certain well-known politician who will remain nameless! I’m talking about our star of the cricket world cup. Wrong again! Not Kamran Akmal. In fact I’m talking about….*drum roll*….. Aleem Dar! The serene, calm and calculating umpire is a two time ICC ‘Umpire of

India Beats Pakistan in Cricket World Cup Semifinals

India’s 260 for nine beat Pakistan’s 231 by 29 runs in the semifinal in Mohali. India’s batting was lackluster, but enough to defeat Pak. On-field performance by India was much more impressive. The field demonstration lived-up to the pre-match hype that called this the “Match of the Decade.” Not all fans agree. Spectator TRAM commented, “Fielding needs to be good (for both teams) to make a high quality cricket. Today,

Match Review: India v Pakistan, World Cup 2011, Mohali

With ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Finals just hours away, fans are getting anxious. India and Pakistan will face each other on the 30th. The match is being called the “Mother of all contests.” In the Stands Pakistan’s PM, Yousaf Gilani Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has invited Pakistan’s Prime Minister. The invitation was accepted by Yousuf Gilani. Perhaps cricket will again serve as a tool for diplomacy. About 6000

ICC World Cup 2011: Pakistan’s Opening Encounter

The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international cricket team representing the country of Pakistan, and is administrated by the Pakistan Cricket Board aka PCB. Pakistan are the 1992 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup champions, ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup champions of 2004 and 2006, and are also the winners of the2009 ICC World Twenty20. As Pakistan once again takes center stage Wednesday, February 23rd at the 2011 World