A look at Pakistan vs India ODIs in the Past…

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June 21, 2017

This article was first published on ARY Sports. Soon after the euphoria surrounding the farewell of Misbah and Younis ended, Pakistan’s ODI squad landed in England for a two week training camp in Birmingham, the same venue where they will play their first group game of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against arch rivals India. The last time the two teams met in an ODI was two years ago at…

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Where Pakistan continue to get it wrong…

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June 21, 2017

This article was first published on ARY Sports. Where do I begin… Right at the top? Sure lets do that. Persistence with Incapable Openers Azhar Ali averages 38 at a strike rate of 75; Ahmed Shehzad averages 33 at a strike rate of 72. Decent numbers if we were in the 90s. We are in 2017 damn it! Compare Azhar and Shehzad to other international openers their lack of skill,…

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Pakistan get SOMETHING right… Finally.

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June 21, 2017

Only Pakistan are capable of being decimated by the world’s number 3 ranked team one day, and totally dominate the world’s number 1 ranked team on another. Only Pakistan can drive such fluctuating emotions among the cricketing fraternity. Everything from Pakistan’s bowling to their fielding, catching, running between the wickets, and batting showed significant improvement. It was a massive turnaround. But let us not forget that South Africa are just…

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ICC Champions Trophy SemiFinals: England, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh take us back to 1947

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June 20, 2017

For the first time in an ICC event we have witnessed this intriguing semifinal line up comprising England, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The British ruled India for 89 years before partitioning British India into two independent countries: India and Pakistan in 1947. While we are pondering over historical relevance, let us also take the liberty to derive an analogy to what happened in 1947. England left, Bangladesh was non existent,…

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It doesn’t get bigger than Pakistan vs India in an ICC Tournament Final

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June 20, 2017

In Champions Trophy 2013, Pakistan lost all their group matches. In 2015, Pakistan had to beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in order to qualify for Champions Trophy 2015. When they lost their first group match to India, Pakistan had lost 6 successive Champions Trophy matches. Now they are in the Final. Only Pakistan can take you through such a rollercoaster ride. Cricket doesn’t get bigger than Pakistan vs India….

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