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Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Zaheer Abbas Dossier – 5

Kamran Wasti When selecting Zaheer Abbas as the Number 3 batsman for the Cricinfo All-time Pakistan XI, the website quoted Qamar Ahmad: “Zaheer Abbas’ consistency both at first-class level and in Tests

The Zaheer Abbas Dossier – 4

Kamran Wasti The English Season 1982 Plays just six matches for Gloucestershire owing to Pakistan’s tour to England, scoring 667 runs at over 60, with twin hundreds against Lancashire. One-day form though

Not such a grassy wicket

David C. Furrows All sports evolve with time. That evolution may be due to advances in technology or fitness, or very occasionally due to changes in strategy and tactics. Skill levels rarely

The Zaheer Abbas Dossier – 3

Kamran Wasti The English Season 1979 Zaheer’s returns for the 1979 English Season are consistent if not spectacular – a total of 1304 runs at 46.57 from 17 games with 3 hundreds

Another Batting Debacle

Jamal Ahmad Pakistan has always been a more confident side when batting first and their solitary chance of victory in this World Cup seems to be to bat first and try to

A Dated Letter to the PCB

Kamran Wasti In November 2014, Kamran Wasti wrote a letter to the PCB. Predictably, it was an effort in futility. The letter is reproduced here with minor editing as Pakistan struggle in a

The Zaheer Abbas Dossier – 2

Kamran Wasti Pakistan in Australia 1977 Zaheer is dismissed off the first ball he faces on the Australian tour as Pakistan play Western Australia at Perth, a tour match that would increasingly

The Zaheer Abbas Dossier – 1

Kamran Wasti Around half a decade ago, Cricinfo went about its project of selecting all-time test XIs for all test teams barring Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Pools of openers, middle-order batsmen, wicketkeepers, all-rounders,

Surrender at Adelaide

Kamran Wasti Match 1 Pakistan versus India Date February 15, 2015 Venue Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (Day/Night Match) Result India won by 76 runs   Pakistan’s last World Cup campaign ended with their

Sublime Kohli leads Pakistan’s rout

Jamal Ahmad Another World Cup. Another India-Pakistan match. Another Pakistan defeat. Any serious cricket follower, let alone a Pakistani fan, would get tired of the monotony of this trend. Not because of