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Author: Usama Najeeb

Hafeez suspended, again

#1 ODI all-rounder Hafeez barred from bowling for the third time since 2014 Muhammad Hafeez- the number one ODI all-rounder, has been suspended for the third time in his career for illegal bowling action. His action was declared dubious in the third ODI against Sri Lanka, in the previous month. As a seasoned off-spinner, he has been an integral part of the team and his ability to open the bowling helped the Pakistan team to try new bowling combinations. His record against lefthanders is especially remarkable. The captain could always turn to him if a youngster wasn’t able to...

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Babar Azam – the white ball hero

Babar Azam has been an integral part of the Pakistan’s cricket team. With his hunger to grab more and his exceptional technique makes him an extraordinary batsman. Overtime Babar has proved his worth and has cemented his place in team after the departure of senior players. Babar has been exceptional in shorter formats. His average in Odis this year has been approximately 61.50 in 14 innings. Now by scoring his 5th century in a row in UAE, he has topped the list of most consecutive ODI centuries in a country by taking on AB de Villiers, Zaheer Abbas and...

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No Misbah/Younis, No good news

Pakistan Cricket bitterly feels the absence of recently retired legends Pakistan suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Sri Lanka in the UAE, its first series without Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis khan in the team. The departure of these two great ambassadors of the game has made it difficult for the middle order to survive. Indeed, their class, experience, and devotion is unmatched and cannot be replaced overnight especially, when the team is in a reformation phase. Mickey Arthur in his recent press conference said that they wanted a batsman in the middle order (to replace Misbah and Younis)...

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