Shahid Afridi is the latest victim of the blame game. Rather than having the comparison with some other player – saying that if Tom, Dick or Harry had played in his place the result could have been different – let’s analyze his own performances to see how the result gets changed for Pakistan.

Pakistan today announced squad for Hong Kong Sixes which will be played on October 27 and 28. The squad comprises of Abdul Razzaq, Junaid Khan, Umar Akmal, Yasir Shah, Hammad Azam, Owais Zia and Tanvir Ahmed.  Junaid, who was not picked for World T20 in Sri Lanka, will be traveling to Hong Kong to play [...]

Criclens is grateful to Ammar Ashraf for providing all these stats which he collected bit by bit during ICC World Twenty20 2012.  We have put various aspects of ‘numbers’ of the batsmen and the bowlers. Michael Hussey and Dale Steyn, one the best Test players, have shown how the basic skill matters even in the shortest version [...]

Weather of Sri Lanka is as unpredictable as performance of Pakistan team. Though there is no alarming forecast of rain during Semi Final’s timings on Thursday, but in case it rains and match is washed out (No Result) Sri Lanka will qualify for Final on grounds of keeping better Run Rate than Pakistan throughout this [...]

Pakistan spinners bowled as much as 18 overs in their previous match, effectively a Quarter Final, against Australia on Tuesday. If that move is anything to go by, it tells how overly they are relying on their spinners. Their bowlers’ rare failure came at the hand of the two subcontinent teams India and Bangladesh for [...]

Despite winning 3 consecutive matches in the event, situation for Pakistan to qualify for the Semi Final looks bleak. Even if they beat Australia tomorrow, a win would not guarantee them a place in the Semis and they will have to rely on India and South Africa’s match later in the evening. Best chance for [...]

No team from this Group 2 (Pakistan, Australia, India and South Africa) has been knocked-out yet or has qualified for Semi Final. Even South Africa can still make into the Semi Finals, and Australia can be knocked out.

So India and Pakistan’s arch-rivalry has come full circle over again on the backdrop of another ICC event. The protagonists from both the countries are holding their breath as they wait on another high-octane encounter to unfold on Sunday, a perfect day for all the razzmatazz. If the censuses are anything to go by, there will be 20 percent of the world population behind it. It could be viewed as Cricket’s El Clasico.

Shane Watson and David Warner put on merciless display of batting to steer Australia’s chase of 141 and completed it as agonizing as 31 spare balls would suggest. It was not expected to be a such one-sided encounter as minutes earlier Pakistan and South Africa had contested a low-scoring thriller on the same wicket.