Who’s their key player? Unless the conditions change the key players from all sides will be batsmen. Bowlers giving six runs per over seems to be the new par. The key player for Pakistan is most certainly going to be Babar. Right now he is as good as any batsman in the world. In South Africa he hit 16 boundaries off Steyn in 66 balls faced. There aren’t very many who have dominated Steyn to this extent in the bowler’s home conditions. … [Read more...] about Pakistan World Cup guide: gameplan, key player and prediction
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Led by Mithali Raj, who has hinted that this could be her last World Cup, and spearheaded by graceful all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, India are blessed with ample match-winning talents throughout their batting line-up. In Smriti Mandhana, they have one of the classiest left-hand bats going. While their bowling won’t scare many teams, they are still able to call on 34-year-old seamer Jhulan Goswami, who recently became the leading ODI wicket-taker in women’s cricket when she surpassed Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s haul of 180 earlier this year. While they underperformed at a home World Cup, they may flourish this time around, with less pressure and playing on better pitches. … [Read more...] about Women’s Cricket World Cup: team-by-team guide to the tournament
FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe PCB has withdrawn Shoaib Akhtar from the 15-man squad for next month's World Twenty20, saying - in an unusually revealing statement - that he had been diagnosed with genital viral warts. Rao Iftikhar Anjum's name has been sent to the ICC's technical committee by the PCB as a replacement. … [Read more...] about Shoaib pulled from World Twenty20 squad
Watson led the less-fancied Rajasthan Royals to the inaugural IPL title in 2008, and was Player of the Tournament with 472 runs at a strike rate of over 150 and 17 wickets at an economy rate of just over 7. Injuries over the years forced Watson to give up bowling, but he still continues to win games - and tournaments - with the bat. Watson cracked a 57-ball 117 for the Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL final. More recently, the Australian took Quetta Gladiators to the Pakistan Super League title in 2019, with a chart-topping 430 runs at a strike rate of 143.81. … [Read more...] about The greatest T20 player: Tahir or Ashwin? Afridi or Watson?