Match preview – SA vs Pak

By : Arman Imam A nocturnal, lazy teenager whose first loves are good food, playing sports and all things cricket. (This article was written before news of haris sohail’s injury came out) Match Preview: When the Proteas meet Pakistan in Auckland on Saturday, it will be a battle of the two extremities of the cricketing spectrum….

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The victim mindset

  Mohammad Amir the fast bowling sensation from Pakistan who didn’t exactly live up to the hopes his nation had pinned on him, due to his role in the spot fixing debacle in England said ” he was tricked into spot fixing” This was Amirs  first interview after returning from serving a six month jail term…

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Date with destiny

Just two days left now, 48 hours and then it will begin, the mother of all matches the India vs Pakistan encounter in the semi finals of the world cup.  Mohali, India is the venue and the match has been awaited with bated breath on both sides of the border, ticket prices are quadrupled by demand…

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A Letter to Lala

At this precise moment in the world cup no one is doubting the fact that the dark horse of the tournament team Pakistan has more than demonstrated their ability and prowess to win in their match against Srilanka. They have beaten one of the hosts of this world cup in front of a packed crowd…

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Rise & Reclaim

I am not a cricket analyst and will never claim to be one but what I am, is a fan of the game itself. As a fan of the Pakistan team I have had the pleasure of witnessing our victories in some unusual circumstances. For instance the match against India in Sharjah where Javed Miandad hit…

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Desperate times

Everyone knows the story by now, how could they not? Its been blasted to us from every corner of our input receivers on all forms of media and has spiraled into something resembling a circus pretty quick. A well spoken man receives a large sum of money in a hotel room in England, allegedly to spot fix…

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Drowning in shame

If you are a Pakistani there can be only two reactions you can have to the above video, the first would be the sinking feeling we all get when things surface then are swept under the carpet and then surface again. In between all this we usually tend to come up with a cockamamie conspiracy…

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Fifa world cup, simplified

The Fifa World Cup is underway and like many other nations, Pakistanis are enthusiastically watching matches, cheering for their favourite teams and organising football get togethers (GTs in urban elite lingo). Although we have come some way in embracing this sport from mere viewers to actual participants, both at home via domestic tourneys (Pakistan Premiere…

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A midsummers tale

Not to be outdone with all that Pakistan’s cricket board has managed to provide to our nation in the last month or so, thrill wise our boyz are still at it making waves wherever they go. In fact I think its safe to say that no team in the world’s history can come up with…

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That’s just not cricket

ALSO PUBLISHED ON THE DAWN BLOG Sub-continental cricket is of a different form than the game played internationally. The rules are the same, yes, but only in this part of the world is cricket treated as a way of life, rather than as a sport. Only here is a cricketer deemed so infallible that fans…

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