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Pakistan’s One-Day Blues

As Pakistan’s limited-over teams struggle to crack it in England, one must realise that the problem isn’t only about the lack of power hitters or bowling attacks. Or indeed Azhar Ali. In

Manchester Test Preview: A Pakistani Perspective

Pakistan’s win at Lord’s was a performance typical of the classic era Pakistani teams where the batsmen, even on flat wickets, usually scored just about enough runs to allow their bowlers to

To bat or not to bat…

Kamran Wasti Pakistan’s test captain Misbah ul Haq was in a position to enforce the follow-on on three occasions during the last season and on each occasion, decided not to. While it

On Azhar Ali, Misbah and the Rest

  Kamran Wasti This is a comeback. I had told myself that I would not bother to write because I had thankfully been able to get my Cricket books in a decent

Third Man Forever

Ghalib Malik Pakistan’s cricket history is spiced with the joys of celebrating shows of individual brilliance. More often than not it would happen in dire situations. More often than not these situations

Mohsin Khan’s Slow Demise

Kamran Wasti A West Indian Story When the West Indies began their 1992-93 tour of Australia, Dennis Lillee identified Dean Jones in his syndicated column as the one to go. This was

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

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

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