Pakistan have played 405 Test matches, with winning 130, losing 118 and drawing 158. The team has the third-best win/loss ratio in Test cricket of 1.10, and the fifth-best overall win percentage of 32.01%. Pakistan was given Test status on 28 July 1952, following a recommendation by India, and made its Test debut against India at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi, in October 1952, with India winning by an innings and 70 runs. In the 1950s, several Pakistani Test players had played Test cricket for the Indian cricket team before the creation of Pakistan in 1947.
The greatest limited overs batsman Pakistan has ever produced, Miandad would have been the man to oversee the late overs assault, holding the batting order together for the hitters. His strength was his cut shots, innovative reverse sweeps, aggressive running, and a steely determination. T20 games often go down to the last ball, and there was no man better than Miandad to finish a game.
I think it is impossible to make most people happy with this kind of selection. However, I would only like to talk facts and records. If there was a batsman in Pakistan who has a higher test average than 53 runs, it is only Mohammad Yousf and nobody else. Batsmen like Majid, Zaheer and some others do not even come close to Yousuf by about 10 runs or more. He has scored almost twice number of centuries than most of these batsmen who are selected. Your selection Zaheer consistently failed on the difficult wickets and was the king when the team scored a lot. On difficult wickets on overseas tours his performance was only mediocre. Too bad that Yousuf does not have a lobby to support him. Only if he were related to some big shot, he would not be treated the way he has been.
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He is one of those rare cricketers whose Test performance has been massively enhanced by the duties of captaincy. Before 2010, Misbah had scored 1,008 runs in 33 Tests at an average of 33.60. Since becoming Captain, he has scored a further 3,344 runs in 42 Tests, at an average of 56.68.
Sarfraz was a late developer as a cricketer. He never played at school before matriculation and did not take up the game until his late teens when he began working for his father’s construction company in Lahore. His conversion to cricket was a result of Pakistan’s 1965 war with India over Kashmir. It led to the suspension of a major civilian contract for his father’s company. The construction workers who were made idle invited the tall (6ft 4in) son of their employer to join their pickup cricket matches. He proved a natural, and soon he got a trial at the prestigious Government College, in Lahore, and regular club cricket. He confirmed that he did learn in the nets with Farrakh Khan but added “he did not bowl reverse swing but in-cutters. He did not know about reverse swing, or he would have bowled it himself.”
Once again, NFP at his best. This is for sure a well researched article about various cricket stadiums in the "land of the pure" where a test match, ODI or T/20 game has been played so far. Some wonderful pictures add color and value to it. At least three cricket venues have missed the list where first class/test matches against visiting cricket teams were held as following: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Mall Road, Rawalpindi Cantt. Built by the Britishers a century ago, I remember watching a first class three day match here as a school boy between Pakistan & England in which Z.A. Bhutto, former Prime Minister was the chief guest. Polo Ground, Fort Colony, Multan Cantt. This famous cricket ground where I have also played as a school boy, is the one where Amin Lakhani of Pakistan in the 1980s, took a rare hat-rick in each inning of a first class match against the West Indies. Bahawalpur Cricket Stadium also held first class/test matches against visiting cricket teams.
Having witnessed Miandad, Inzamam, Yousuf, Younis, and Saeed, I would say it is a very difficult question. Each one of them has some distinctive features.
After the dismal performance of our team in the World Cup 2015 and the recent Bangladesh series, people are beginning to perceive that Pakistani cricket is running out of talent due to the flaws in our domestic system. However, even after such flaws, we possess some extraordinary cricketers who haven’t made their debuts yet or still have to show their potential.
Qadir gave rebirth to right arm leg spinner. when he came in Pakistan team it was time of fast bowling. West Indies, Australia, England were very much dependable on Holding, Roberts, Garner, Lille, Thompson, Willis, Old. even in Pakistan Imran and Sarfaraz were main strike bowlers. India was mostly depends on spinner like Bedi and co.
Junaid: I have played the vast majority of my international cricket in Asia and as I mentioned that is not an easy task for a pace bowler. Also the injuries were a setback and it has taken me time to get back to my best. Look at Mohammad Amir, whilst he played recently in more bowler-friendly conditions in England he didn't appear to be in full rhythm as it takes time to get back to your best when you have been out of the game. Similarly with myself I came back from injury, was called-up for Pakistan and then dropped very quickly.
7 Asad Ali Asad Ali is just 23 years old but has a 6 year experience in first class cricket. He made his first class debut 2 days after his 17th birthday. He has played 66 first class matches so far taking 294 wickets averaging 23. In his List A career, he has taken 69 wickets in 37 games at an average of 20. In the current season, he's representing SNGPL and has taken 41 wickets so far in 8 games averaging below 20. Good
This made-in-Pakistan technique upset long-established theory and practice in the art of swing bowling. In doing so, it dramatically tilted the balance of power from batsman to bowler, in three different ways. In conventional swing, the shine on the ball gives a warning to the batsman of how the ball will deviate in the air. When a right-handed batsman sees the shine on the right side of the ball, he or she expects an outswinger which moves away from him or her. In reverse swing, the ball suddenly moves in to the right-hander although the shine is still on the right side of the ball on release.
Polo Ground, Fort Colony, Multan Cantt. This famous cricket ground where I have also played as a school boy, is the one where Amin Lakhani of Pakistan in the 1980s, took a rare hat-rick in each inning of a first class match against the West Indies.
16 Mohammad Hafeez Hafeez useless player and also kamran Akmal and shoaib Malik they should replace and give the chance to the younger ones however, when chief of the cricket board is journalist what you aspect oh good help us they don't know which person is wright for the job. Pakistan Zinda bad I totally agree. He is just the same he was on debut. There is no improvement in his technique. Hafeez, kamran akmal, misbah, rahat ali, etc all must be rwmoved. Young blood to be admitted in the team who has positive approach towards the game and dare enough to bat and bowl in any pressure situation. What a style of playing excellent that's called a Batsman great V 1 Comment
Last year, his batting performance had a very crucial role to play in the under-19 World Cup. In fact, his match-winning knock against England was what took Pakistan from the semi-finals to the finals.
I second Benster 2, for what he said. Jury is questionable for not including Mohammad Yousuf in the all time XI. This is seriously annoying. A batsman who has the best batting average in history of Pakistani Test Cricket has been left out of the team. Zaheer Abbas's inclusion is surprising. He has never been a match winner for Pakistan. And he scored 12 centuries, only half the number of centuries scored by Mohammad Yousuf. I am extremely disappointed by this selection.
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Our All-time XI can compete with any, but until we get a quality keeper-batsman like gilchrist or dhoni, we will fall a little short .. till then we may need 2 all rounders to compensate .. What a team regardless!!
These grounds should be sold to authorities for building hospitals,schools or collages.Such land area between the city are of no use and only consuming electricity,water and money.
In conventional swing, the ball swings most when it is new. Reverse swing happens – unpredictably – when the ball is old. In conventional swing, bowlers face a trade-off between swing and speed. In reverse swing, the ball actually swings more at higher speeds, particularly when the bowler achieves a yorker length. A Test batsman has to cope with a ball at 85mph or more which at the last moment spears in at his feet or the base of his stumps. This is hard enough now, when reverse swing has become familiar. In the 1980s it seemed devilish – and its origins gave some of its victims another opportunity to display their prejudices against Pakistan and its cricketers.
Muhammad Rameez has been playing first class cricket for 5 years now and has also represented Pakistan U19 team with great success. He's a 21 year old fast bowler who hails from Rawalpindi. He has taken 164 wickets in his 35 first class games so far at an average of less than 22. In the current season, he has 30 wickets to his name in 6 games. Lately, he has improved his batting a lot too, averaging 31 with the bat in the current season.
The 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand marked Pakistan's first World Cup victory. It is remembered for the comeback Pakistan made after losing key players such as Waqar Younis and Saeed Anwar and being led by an injured captain Imran Khan. Pakistan lost 3 of their first 5 matches and were nearly eliminated in the first round of the tournament after being bowled out for 74 runs against England, until the match was declared as a "no result" due to rain. Imran Khan famously told the team to play as "cornered tigers", after which Pakistan won five successive matches, including, most famously, the semi-final against hosts New Zealand and the final against England.
Political tension means the two teams tend to only meet in ICC-organised major tournaments, such as the Champions Trophy, the World Cup and the World Twenty20. It is also 10 years since they last played a Test series.
Misbah and his team will enjoy far more support from British Asian cricket lovers than in their ‘home’ Tests in the UAE. This great man is coming to the end of his career and deserves a farewell to match Don Bradman’s at the Oval 1948. His achievement has been epic. Like Bradman, he has been far more than a simple cricketer. For his six years at the helm of the national team, Misbah has helped to bind Pakistan together as a nation.
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Australian are the ones who come close to Pakistan bowling line up.They had Lillies,Thomsons, McGraths but they still dont match Pakistani bowling line up variety and skill. Shane Warne is the only edge they have and with Qadir on Pakistan side, that edge isnt that big. My point with variety and skill is that you give Australian bowlers Pakistani fielding side and wicket of Faisalabad and see the difference urself.
Pakistan played a home series against Zimbabwe in May 2015 after 6 years. This was the first tour by a Test-playing nation since the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009. Pakistan won the T20I series 2–0 and the ODI series 2–0 after the third match ended in a draw due to rain. During the Sri Lanka tour in 2015, Pakistan won the test series 2-1, the ODI series 3-2 and the T20I series 2-0. The successful tour allowed Pakistan to qualify for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, removing West Indies from a place in the tournament. The series win pushed up Pakistan's ranking in all three formats of the game.
Pakistan needs a MCG or Eden Gardens with capacity close to 80,90 thousands but sadly no cricket at home have resulted in lesser money for PCB hence less investment in cricketing facilities. Loved the pictures but you missed Gujrat stadium which hosted few international matches in 90's. It has capacity close to 25k and these days, it's called Zahoor Elahi stadium.
Younis, freed from leading, was with him all the way, the bulwark of the batting. There will not be any ready way to replace them. Pakistan will be a shadow of the side they once were for a while yet, just as Sri Lanka have been since Sangakkara and Jayawardene quit.
For all their records, their achievements are not of the kind best expressed in numbers or on lists. Between them they carried Pakistan through the hardest, darkest years and in doing so they did not just serve their country but the sport and all of us who love it.
I agree with Peterhrt that this is as complete a team at home as the Don's invincibles of 1948. The pace bowling would have done outstandingly in any country even on flat tracks. I am not too sure about Abdul Qadir. The Mushtaq's,Mohammed,Ahmed and Saqlain had perhaps greater success playing outside Pakistan. I have seen the legendary Hanif both in his playing days and later as a genial spectator in the Bangalore Test of 2005. I have no doubt that he was one of the all time greats and would have done superbly anywhere in the world.Such was his technical command of the gameJaved Miandad was in a class of his own mostly when it came to grit. Nothing really perturbed him as dennis Lillee found out the hard way. Zaheer was all about finnese. But he was a little suspect against really fast bowling. It could have been because he wore glasses.But he is still a good selection because he played so very late.I would have liked Fazal for sure. His bowling was as classy as his looks.
After a frenetic 32 days – jam-packed with four Test matches – England and Pakistan’s contest ends with honours even, the Investec Series all square at 2-2. In a closely fought battle, the tourists seemed to save their best for the capital, routing England on both sides of London, but comfortably outplayed as soon as the action moved anywhere north of the Watford Gap.
The first group match was with rivals India, which India won by 7 wickets. The next match was against Australia, where Pakistan scored 191/5 with brilliant batting of Umar Akmal. Australia had a fierce going with 33 ball 74 runs by Glenn Maxwell, but only managed to score 175. Pakistan won the match by 16 runs. The match against Bangladesh was a comfortable win by 50 runs. Pakistani opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad scored the maiden T20I century by a Pakistani. He finished with an unbeaten 111 of 62 balls. The crucial match was with West Indies, where the winning team would go through to the semi-final. West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 166/6 in their 20 overs, West Indies scored 82 runs off the last 5 overs giving a fearsome hitting to the Pakistani bowlers. Pakistan's chase was unsuccessful as they were bowled out for just 82 runs. Pakistan was eliminated from the tournament with this result.
On 20 April 2007, a PCB official announced that former Test cricketer Talat Ali would act as interim coach, in addition to his rôle as team manager, until a new coach had been appointed. On 16 July 2007, Geoff Lawson, previously head coach of New South Wales, was appointed coach of the Pakistan for two years, becoming the third foreigner to take on the rôle. In the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, Pakistan exceeded expectations to reach the final but ended as runners-up, after losing the final to India in a nail-biting finish. On 25 October 2008, Intikhab Alam was named as a national coach of the team by the PCB.
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The" extremely ghastly" debate takes up only one chapter in Tolkien's novel and is the majority of specific actions in Peter Jackson Peter final entryway in" The Hobbit" trilogy. It's a stunner of a cycle, although it also illuminates the imperfect logic of straining out Tolkien's book into three installments. What is the real narration? How do we get from A to B? And, crucially, why do we care?
And where is Bilbo Baggins in all of it? The fiction is concise, jocular, with a dark boundary, and even in the midst of exceedingly tense instants, we have Bilbo, a tut-tutting little homebody, querying how the heck he got involved in all of this nonsense in the first place. There's not enough Bilbo in" The Battle of the Five Legion ." The narration misses his vicinity. The film's first mildly jocular minute, a line read from Martin Freeman, goes virtually 40 minutes in, and it's refreshing, but it spotlights the humorlessness of the remain. There are some terrific cycles in" Battle of the Five Legion", and the attention to item is breathtaking( each different infinite interpreted with thrilling intricacy ), but the film appears more like a long drawn-out closing paragraph rather than( like" The Desolation of Smaug ") a colourful stand-alone patch of the story.
" The Battle of the Five Legion" picks up where" Desolation of Smaug" left off: Smaug the dragon( was put forward by Benedict Cumberbatch) has burst free into the breeze, and sinks onto the helpless people of Laketown in a blitzkrieg of ardour. Bard( LukEvans) becomes the natural captain of the traumatized refugees, who loiter around astonished at the termination of their dwellings. An perpetual strand of overcome people trail up the dizzying slopes towards the Lonely Mountain, where they hope to receive compensation for all they have lost. Meanwhile, the Dwarf contingency, along with Bilbo, puncture themselves up in the Mountain, to defend the treasure, most of the dwarves shaky about the increasingly manic leadership of Thorin( Richard Armitage ).
ChrisLee and Cate Blanchett return, briefly, for a psychedelic vistum of mortal action with the ring wraiths that doesn't seem to have much to do with anything( although it is clearly supposed to be important ), and Gandalf( Ian McKellan) recalls from imprisonment to the field of battle. Tauriel the elf( Evan: illy is not sacrificed lots to do, except adoration a dwarf, a big no-no in her macrocosm. She speaks about love frequently, gently and wondrously, and each time she does the part film depreciates en masse. Nostalgic beloved has nothing to do with the narration overall, and the beloved subplot feels so obligatory that it's practically condescending.
The real narration is about desire, what Tolkien called "dragon-sickness," and when Jackson focuses on that aspect," Battle of the Five Legion" learns its footing. It's a strong theme, Shakespearean in remit, perfectly exemplified in one nightmare cycle in which Thorin, lost to "dragon-sickness," covetou and bumpy, learns himself sucked into a cruel maelstrom of thick-skulled moltens amber. Everyone "whos had" read the book knows that Thorin loses it formerly he has the gold under his attention, but Jackson pictured it in a way that is surreal and visceral.
When the debate ultimately goes, "its by" prodigious. Militaries swoop towards each other across a enormous grassland, each group exposing their own intricate tactics and debate policies, maintaining their own specific weaponry, making one think it could be a removed vistum from John Woo's" Red Cliff ," or that a fussy Middle Earth equivalent of John Keegan had been a consultant on the film, providing information on how the dwarf infantry acted, and how the elves moved in shaping. The cycle is a huge pantomime of carnage that somehow maintains its feel of spatial relations and feeling hostility( there is a excellent stalemate between Thorin and the ability Orc on a expanse of ice near a treacherous frozen cascade ).
Peter Jackson has focussed a tremendous part of their own lives to the creation of these cinemas, and taken all together they are a major achievement." The Hobbit" may have been better served by being a single film: by obliging the action to be condensed into a single through-line, the storytelling would have more importance, there would be less area for any "fat" on the narration, there would be no detraction from its following theme. The world-building phase of the cinemas is thrilling, and there are seats created in all three of" The Hobbit" cinemas the hell is unforgettable.
But that magic something is missing in "Battle." "Theres" glimpses of it, glimpses of genuine keennes and emotion: the friendship between Thorin and Bilbo, Bilbo turning back to look at the row of dwarves standing in the doorway, the last exchange with Gandalf, and the final minute of the film. These instants are lovely; these instants are presented concisely, strongly and frankly. There, there is the story.
Tolkien understood the appeal of home, of a nice pipe and a cozy ardour, of being surrounded by those who know you, where life is safe and your role is establish. Bilbo Baggins is thrust out of his ease zone, and must come up with the very best in extraordinary circumstances. Frodo had the same role in the" Lord of the Rings" trilogy. These passages are epic, and more they are floored in those homey details that draw us understand and feel. Hobbits are constantly underestimated. They underestimate themselves. Acne Skin care tips Tolkien's work sounds into a great universal tension: would I be up to a similar enterprise? How would I fare if I were announced? Would I be brave? Or would I cave? At its better, Jackson's films dig into those questions." The Desolation of Smaug ," part two in the trilogy, which veiewer cherished, is the strongest of the three cinemas, because it never are forgetting that at the very heart of it is a small individual who is overwhelmed by dread, and more that is necessary gallant anyway
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