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

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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…

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What does Pakistan’s victory in the Champion’s Trophy mean for the world of cricket?

Pakistan’s victory in the Champions Trophy final is already one of the sporting stories of the year and proves once again the unpredictable nature of cricket is what makes it so great. Nobody gave them a prayer after the way they tamely succumbed to India in their opening group game and the fact that India skipper Virat Kohi let them have first use of a belting Oval pitch suggested he…

July 3, 2017
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Younis Khan – Pakistan’s Best and Man for all Seasons

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June 21, 2017

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Younis Khan is the greatest test batsman produced by Pakistan. Even though less talented than Javed Miandad, Inzamam Ul Haq, and Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan showed what sheer hard work, dedication, and determination can produce. His numbers, which you can see in detail below, speak volumes of his contribution to Pakistan cricket. Beyond the numbers, his support to captains, guidance to…

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Finding Similarities to the Past in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy Victory

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June 20, 2017

Pakistan’s victory in the Champions Trophy has brought so much joy to Pakistanis in all corners of the world that even two days later we can’t stop talking about it. It is such a historic moment that everyone is talking of Ramzan miracles, making analogies to past World Cup wins and Pakistan-India encounters, and simply expressing their elation. The final was so good that it almost felt like a dream….

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Hasan Ali & Fakhar Zaman at the Forefront of Pakistan’s Resurgence

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June 20, 2017

Two years ago, Pakistan had to beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in order to qualify for the Champions Trophy 2017; and now they find themselves in the final of the Champions Trophy for the first time ever. It is their 5th ICC Final overall and their 1st in an ICC ODI tournament in 18 years. It has been quite a turnaround for Pakistan after being decimated by India in…

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Pakistan’s Debutants Rise to the Challenge

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June 20, 2017

When it comes to major cricket tournaments like the ICC World Cup, ICC World T20, and the ICC Champions Trophy teams usually come prepared with a well settled playing XI, with a few reserve players capable of replacing the main ones. Largely, teams go through these tournaments with the same side. Not Pakistan. Pakistan handed ODI debuts to three players during this Champions Trophy, 1 in each of its matches…

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Champions Trophy & Pakistan’s Umeedwaar Supporters

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June 20, 2017

What would a fan be if he is not optimistic? Here is a recollection of the past two weeks and how a few friends predicted the Champions Trophy proceedings right till the end! This Champions Trophy was anxiously awaited by Pakistan’s fans, particularly for the match on 4th June. It was going to be Pakistan vs India in an ODI after two years. It was an anxious wait and a…

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Champions Trophy & Pakistan’s Umeedwaar Supporters

What would a fan be if he is not optimistic? Here is a recollection of the past two weeks and how a few friends predicted the Champions Trophy proceedings right till the end! This Champions Trophy was anxiously awaited by Pakistan’s fans, particularly for the match on 4th June. It was going to be Pakistan vs India in an ODI after two years. It was an anxious wait and a…

June 19, 2017
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Champions Trophy & Pakistan’s Umeedwaar Supporters

What would a fan be if he is not optimistic? Here is a recollection of the past two weeks and how a few friends predicted the Champions Trophy proceedings right till the end! This Champions Trophy was anxiously awaited by Pakistan’s fans, particularly for the match on 4th June. It was going to be Pakistan vs India in an ODI after two years. It was an anxious wait and a…

June 19, 2017
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Champions Trophy & Pakistan’s Umeedwaar Supporters

What would a fan be if he is not optimistic? Here is a recollection of the past two weeks and how a few friends predicted the Champions Trophy proceedings right till the end! This Champions Trophy was anxiously awaited by Pakistan’s fans, particularly for the match on 4th June. It was going to be Pakistan vs India in an ODI after two years. It was an anxious wait and a…

June 19, 2017
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