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Six months before the 2017 Champions Trophy, West Indies found themselves on the 9th position in ICC's rankings, which meant they didn't qualify for the tournament. It was the first time that the Windies were not in an ICC tournament. West Indies' downfall in the ODI format began after losing to the Kiwis in the 2015 World Cup. Things worsened for...
Pakistan cricket team has always been known for it’s bowling. The 90s and early 2000s were the era of fast bowlers. Shoaib Akhtar and the legendary Ws, Wasim and Waqar dominated our bowling line up. Then came the era of spinners. Pakistan dominated oppositions in their make shift home in the Emirates. There also came a time when Pakistan used to...
Dennis Freedman is an Australian cricket journalist. He hosts the 'Can't bowl Can't throw' cricket podcast and he previously used to host a Melbourne-based radio show. He came into the limelight after agreeing to tour Pakistan for a cricket documentary. The story behind it is hardly believable, yet a funny one. Dennis was drunk in a pub in Sydeny, Australia....
On 18 June 2017, Muhammad Amir produced one of the greatest spells of fast bowling. In the final of Champions Trophy, he dismantled arguably one of the best top orders single-handedly in his five overs burst, helping Pakistan to register a comprehensive win over arch rivals India. Fast forward to today with the World Cup forthcoming, Muhammad Amir finds himself...
This summer will be nothing less than a dream for cricket fans. Cricket World Cup being held in England, what else can one wish for? And after 27 years, the World Cup returns to the round-robin format where each team will face one another, reducing the teams to 10 this time. This news received a lot of criticism, from almost all the...
After a month of enthralling cricket, the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League came to an end in Karachi with Quetta Gladiators finally getting their hands on the trophy which has eluded them in the past. Time to look at the stars who shone brightly in the tournament. Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators) No surprises here, Shane Watson is an automatic...
PSL 2016: Match 18 Fawad Rana is something between expression-less and emotional but he certainly had his hopes shattered. His mustache lowered, elbows resting on the stand and his brain is trying to process the agonizing stimulus his eyes just received. Exactly 15 balls ago, on the wicket of Muhammad Nawaz, Fawad Rana was seen dancing his tensions away. But there...
The 4th edition of Pakistan Super League moved towards its Pakistan leg. Ever wondered why they call it the 'leg'? The UAE version was bigger so it should've been called a thigh. Lahore Qalanders, like all other teams this season, opted to bring all the 11 players in the field first and then chase. One difference: it wasn't UAE. The...
Just like previous years, there has been no shortage of drama and exciting cricket in the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The action now moves to Pakistan where National Stadium Karachi will host the remainder of the matches. Here is a look at few takeaways from the UAE leg of the tournament. Exciting Young Prospects Over the years, PSL...
Hey cricket fans, there is something else than cricket which is very important. That, my friends, is food. Food of different kinds, all kinds - does it really matter? It's food! A good Pakistani dinner with spices sprinkled generously over it is best coupled with a dessert which, sometimes, is taken in an equal amount as the main course. So,...

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