Which two batsmen will replace Misbah and Younis in Pakistan’s Test XI?

August 14, 2017

From Javed Miandad to Inzamam Ul Haq to Mohammad Yousuf to Younis Khan, Pakistan have always had a formidable number 4 in Test matches. In most of Pakistan’s Test XIs, the number four batsman is usually their primary batsman. Javed Miandad fulfilled that role for most part of his career. He batted at number 4 in 140 out of his 189 test innings. Once he retired, Saleem Malik took over…


Radford hails workout for batsmen

Lightning and bad light ended batting practice for the touring West Indies who emerged second-best from their three-day draw with a makeshift Kent XI in Canterbury Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo.com

August 9, 2017

The more batsmen England pick, the fewer they have

England v Sri Lanka
Investec Test Series 2014
August 7, 2017

The big question before this fourth Test was could England’s batsmen start making some runs and maybe win a few more Tests? When the answer revealed itself to be “no and yes” it became apparent that these were actually two separate questions. England somehow cobbled together a half-decent first innings score while simultaneously making their batting appear even less solid. The second innings was more of the same. In Top…


Two Key Measures to Identify Pakistani Batsmen Hampering the Team’s Cause

June 20, 2017

Around the time of the World Cup 2015, I did an analysis based on a Facebook discussion I had. The analysis comprised understanding how often top batsmen hit boundaries in ODI cricket and how often do they rotate the strike. The main reason behind this was to determine how Pakistani batsmen fared compared to their international counterparts. The results back then left a lot to be desired and it showed…


4th XI batsmen of South Essex District and how to get them out

June 19, 2017

Another game at the weekend and another couple of blokes that I bowled at and made some observations of. One of them Paul Howlett – Orsett & Thurrock CC is a strong player, but I’ve come up with a plan for next time, so if you’re a local spinner in the SECDB area have a look at my analysis on my main website – click on the picture below for…