Pakistan has always been on the losing side against India in the World Cups, but, the history might change this Sunday.
The current Pakistani lot is looking far better in terms of balance and skill as well.
The Green Shirts have never had as strong a lower order as they have at the moment.
The guys like Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi are batting at 7 and 8 which shows how deep that line up is.
It’s only because of such capable finishers, who are batting lower down the order; Pakistan has been able to chase down some stiff targets in the recent months.
The Pakistanis have always been seen as poor chasers. They are believed to have the tendency of getting panicky a little too early, but, now that is starting to change and the eyebrows should not be raised if Misbah-ul-Haq wins the toss against India and opts to field first. Read more »
Jonathan Trott has pushed his case forward to be picked in the England test side again.
The Warwickshire player is currently on South Africa tour playing for the ‘A’ team of England.
He got to three figures in a game there recently and the talks have started whether he should be on the flight to West Indies for the 3-match test series after the World Cup.
Trott is a sort of batsman whom, as captain, you would ideally want to be batting somewhere from 1 to 4, not below that because he is a very sedate player and is not somebody who is very good at batting with tail-enders. Read more »
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Abdur Rehman bowled to Jonathan Trott Amazing Delivery on Day 2 Pakistan vs England Test 2 Jan 26th 2012
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