Tag: Pakistan Cricket

Champions Trophy 2017: A Finale of Emotions
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Champions Trophy 2017: A Finale of Emotions

If asked to specify two significance of a global cricketing tournament, one among the two answers is certain to be “You can witness an India versus Pakistan clash”. Such has been the hype around this rivalry that the ICC has utilized the rift between the countries, making sure of a group stage date between them...

India vs Pakistan: 5 Most Memorable ODI Matches
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India vs Pakistan: 5 Most Memorable ODI Matches

An India vs Pakistan clash has always been more than a game with emotions running high among people from both countries. It is also one of the most-watched contests in the history of the game. The rivalry goes back to 1952 when Pakistan gained Test status and had India as their first opponents. The generations...

Champions Trophy 2017: Buoyant Pakistan destroy England
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Champions Trophy 2017: Buoyant Pakistan destroy England

Liam Plunkett edged a full toss from Rumman Raees for a boundary in the fifth delivery of the 48th over. Exactly 11 overs after their previous one. Pakistan bowlers never let their hold on the England batsmen, making them suffocate for runs throughout the innings, and ended up with meagre 211. Pakistan chased it down...

Champions Trophy 2017: England up against erratic Pakistan
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Champions Trophy 2017: England up against erratic Pakistan

The only thing consistent about cricket in Pakistan has been unpredictability. Having produced innumerable players of extraordinary talent who have gone on to fade away from the limelight, the agony of not being able to make it big on the world stage continues to loom over the war torn nation. On Wednesday, they will be...

Rediscovering the way home: A route map for cricket in Pakistan
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Rediscovering the way home: A route map for cricket in Pakistan

The deafening noise in the arena converges at its center and shoots upwards, perhaps stunning the limits, the thousands in the galleries hoot and howl, some pray while others sway — overcome by emotion. The myriad hues of human expression all resonate with your own heartbeat, for they all feel like you do, they smear...

Boom Boom: The detonation of Shahid Afridi
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Boom Boom: The detonation of Shahid Afridi

The feet hopped away, the head fell over, the arms swung like they were the outcome of a detonation, the ball did what it had to, but even before it thought of doing so, the mind had made itself up. The ball was being sent beyond the realms of reclamation. How and where it would...

Of Classic cricket shots and its masters
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Of Classic cricket shots and its masters

Over the past few years, the game of cricket has seen significant changes having been brought in, by the International Cricket Council including the major decision of promoting the game’s shortest format to generate larger revenue. With twenty20, came a revolution that saw innovation ruling the game of the gentlemen. Scoops over the wicket-keeper and...

Decoding the art of left arm pace bowling
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Decoding the art of left arm pace bowling

The bowling part of the game has taken a big hit in the past few years due to the changed rules and improved bats and when we add to that, the rise of fearlessness and innovation by the modern day batsman, life seems tough for the men with the ball. The bowling quality has deterioted...

Insight on Pakistan Cricket’s win over Zimbabwe
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Insight on Pakistan Cricket’s win over Zimbabwe

Cricket returning to the terror strife country of Pakistan, after the unfortunate incident that left the touring Sri Lankan team physically injured and mentally bruised would probably be the start of better days for their national cricket team. Zimbabwe Cricket made an immense show of courage, as they made the move to end Pakistan’s exile...