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THE FINAL: PSL | PZ v QG

Peshawar Zalmi (PZ) and Quetta Gladiators (QG) Face each other in the all-important Final match of the HBL PSL fourth edition.
Quetta has been the top team in this edition whereas Peshawar is also playing its 3rd final in PSL. Both the teams are unarguably the strongest two from this edition with 7 wins out of their 10 league matches. Peshawar Zalmi mainly relies on its pace attack to dismantle the opposition where was on the contrary Quetta Gladiators bank on their spinners with the consistent Muhammad Nawaz as the ace spinner.

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Last Match Results with most recent written first.

Quetta Gladiators QG ->WWLWW
Peshawar Zalmi PZ —–>WLWWW

In Last five matches both teams have faced only one defeat only however it is important to know that in this PSL season Head to Head matches between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators, QG has won all three. Though the final match has its own pressure and QG has a grim past of choking during crucial (winner takes all) moments and Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, is all pumped up under the leadership of their spirited captain Daren Sammy who has shown some good hard hitting form in the last couple of matches.

The Team Composition for the two teams as possible eleven is as under.

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Australia vs Pakistan, Aus wins series 5-0

Pakistan WhiteWashed by Australia in the UAE. (PAK vs AUS)

Finch’s Australian team keeps on surprising with their jubilant performances against teams like India and now Pakistan on their Home Grounds. Australia wins the series in UAE and defeated Pakistan by 5-0.

Also read : THE NEXT SHOAIB AKHTAR IS HERE!

Looks like Pakistan Cricket team was totally clueless in this last crucial series just before the ICC World Cup 2019 and tried pretty much everything from regularly changing Playing XI to changing Captains however nothing seemed to work for them and a disappointing Whitewash was served by Australia to the Men in Green. One can say Pakistan tried a little too many newcomers during this series depicting their lack of seriousness to win the series. It obviously looked like they had no intentions of putting in their best Playing 11 or even put in their A game to win the series. Australia, on the other hand, were very clinical in their performances and players who performed in the previous series continued their good form in this series as well as they were already coming victorious and full of confidence from their Last successful tour of India, winning the series (INDIA vs AUSTRALIA) and beating India by 3-2.

Once again the Play was slow and old school from Pakistani Cricket team and the collapses were regular and frequent. Last Matches captain IMAD WASEEM also could not do anything about it and Pakistan eventually faced a sad end to the dead rubber series for them.

Also Read our Article: PROBLEM WITH PAKISTAN

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Ashwin Mankads buttler but WHY?

THE BIG CONTROVERSY! Ravichandran Ashwin “Mankad” Buttler but WHY?

Jos Buttler was “Mankad” during yesterdays IPL Match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. R Ashwin stopped during his runup seeing Buttler advancing from the non-striker’s crease. He stopped and took the bails appealing to the umpires and was later given OUT!

Also Read Article: Punjab Kings XI destroyed Rajasthan Royals in death overs


The decision was referred to the third umpires and at the end of it, Buttler was given out as per the Game Rules. Certainly, Jos Buttler was not so happy about it when he was given out in such fashion. this also sparked controversy amongst the fans and game Gurus on the legitimacy of the appeal and the ethical side of this whole event. many think that it was against the spirit of the game and Ravi Ashwin had no intention of delivering the ball and hence the ball should be dead. Many former Cricket Players came out and expressed their views on this crazy controversy. Most of the international Cricket stars criticized Ravichandran Ashwin his actions and role in the proceedings. Share Warne has expressed that He is “Disappointed in R Ashwin as a Captain & as a Person”
Eion Morgan Also expressed similar thoughts that it was probably not the right thing to do on Ashwin’s end. None the less what’s done is done but one thing is for sure it didn’t set a good example to the youngsters getting to know the spirit of the game. There is a reason why Cricket is called “Gentlemen’s Game”. However, it is entirely up to the fans to decide. express your views in the comments and tell us if it was the right thing to do.

ALSO READ: PROBLEM WITH PAKISTAN & IPL IS HERE

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Cricketing Leagues IPL PSL BPL CPL

Cricket Leagues IPL PSL BBL BPL CPL

Cricket is the second most popular game in the world. it is played by many countries across the globe and it has been continuously evolving and developing during past few decades. In mid 2000 cricket saw a new trend of Cricketing Leagues involving different players from different teams around the world playing together in a shorter format of T20. List of the cricketing world by storm and got the eye of cricket fans and became popular overnight. the popularity of T20 league along with new marketing strategies and celebrities made these new leagues the talk of the town. since then  cricket leagues have came a long way. many leagues are organised every calendar year and are celebrated like a festival in their respective countries. cricketing leagues like Indian Premier League, Pakistan super league, Australian Big Bash, Bangladesh Premier League and Caribbean Premier League are some of the big cricketing leagues.


1- INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE IPL

Indian Premier League is the biggest of them all commonly known as IPL. IPL certainly leads The Clan with a massive budget and because of its shared size, It’s the most attended League in the world Full stop IPL has seen some massive expansion over the years in currently its 12th season is underway. which of the team has to play two matches against each team, home and away in Round Robin format. IPL 2019 the eight teams playing the season 12 are Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi capitals (DC), Punjab Kings XI (KXIP), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Almost all the major players of the world play IPL with exception of Pakistani players due to the political reasons though they had played season 1 of IPL. IPL is known for its glamour and Bollywood masala blended with fast-paced high voltage Cricket. IPL’s success has been the model for all other leagues launched after it. So far IPL has 12 Seasons. CSK has been the most successful team of IPL winning at three times and is current champions of IPL.

Also, Read Article: IPL IS HERE!

2- Big Bash League BBL

The Australian Big Bash League is perhaps the second biggest League Also known as BBL with a sponsor name KFC. This Australian League was previously called KFC big bash tournament. BBL was previously played by 6 States teams which is now changed to 8 City best themes Namely Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Sixers, Hobart Hurricanes, Perth Scorchers, Melbourne Renegades, Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder. this is one of the finest cricketing League and highly regarded by the cricketing world due to its competitive nature.

BBL was started in 2011 Sydney Sixers won the first edition, Perth scorchers have been the most successful team winning three editions of KFC BBL in 2013, 2014 and 2016.Many a times the organisers of Big Bash League have Expressed their view point about the BBL’s Popularity saying that “BBL has a huge fan base and it represent some very high quality Cricket but we don’t have a million people like India to show our league to such a huge crowd market”

3- Pakistan Super League PSL

Pakistan super league commonly known as PS was launched by Pakistan cricket board PCB in the year 2015. it was an effort to bring back cricket in Pakistan as there has Banno significant cricket activity in the country since the terror attacks on Sri Lankan cricket team while they were on a bilateral series tour in Pakistan. Pakistan cricket board has been ever since trying to bring cricket back to Pakistan. PSL is one of the efforts being made in this regard. initially, Pakistan super league was organized completely in UAE with all the matches in the stadiums of Sharjah Dubai and Abu Dhabi 2015 till 2019 PSL has organized for successful seasons and in the recent seasons, few matches have been organized in the cities of Lahore and Karachi (Pakistan). This year in the fourth edition of PSL (2019) Final eight matches were organized in the city of Karachi. Pakistan versus to organize PSL5 completely in Pakistan in the Year 2020. PSL has been affected by players not wanting to come to Pakistan for the final matches of the league or due to security reasons. PSL slowly gained Momentum and more and more players are joining in as the league is progressing. Though previously far behind leagues like IPL or BPL’s player attendance ratio, PSL now has more and more key player from Cricketing world coming in and due to the improved domestic security conditions of Pakistan in the recent years more key foreign players showed the willingness to come and play PSL matches in Pakistan. Since its birth, this league has been progressing and evolving Its Cricketing standards also raising the bar of Pakistan’s Domestic Cricket. Many players have emerged and made it into the national team from PSL,  Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Nawaz are few to name out of PSL success. Many believe that PSL is harder and fairly competitive League due to good quality bowling that Pakistan seasonal players and domestic circuit bring in to this league. 2 relatively small in budget PSL has been a financial success to the Board and the investors. Currently, city-based 6 team franchises are playing PSL namely Islamabad United (IU), Quetta Gladiators(QG), Lahore Qalandars(LQ), Peshawar Zalmi (PZ), Multan Sultans (MS), and Karachi Kings (KK). Islamabad United is the most successful team of PSL winning at two times in the PSL 2015 first edition and in PSL 3rd edition 2018.
Zalmi (PZ), Multan Sultans (MS), and Karachi Kings (KK). Islamabad United is the most successful team of PSL winning at two times in the PSL 2015 first edition and in PSL 3rd edition 2018.

Also Read Article: PROBLEM WITH PAKISTAN

4- Bangladesh Premier League BPL
Bangladesh Premier League was launched in 2012 and then later reconfigured in the year 2015 to be based on a more revenue sharing model.is commonly known as BPL around the world. BPL is perhaps the second most attended League in the cricketing world. Though affected by initial mismanagement and further followed by some corruption accusations BPL has made its way through into the big tournaments of the cricketing world it is widely popular locally in Bangladesh and around the world.BPL has seven functional City-based themes namely Chittagong Vikings, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans, Rajshahi Kings, Rangpur Riders, and Sylhet Sixes.The cricket played in Bangladesh Premier League is very competitive and as it is attended by major players how the cricketing world, it is highly competitive. Dhaka dynamites have been the most successful team of BPL winning 3 BPL seasons (2012,2013 and 2016) followed by Comilla Vikings which won two seasons of BPL.

5- Caribbean Premier League CPLT20

Caribbean Premier League is another successful cricketing League which was launched in 2013, and since when has organized six successful Seasons it is commonly referred to as Hero CPL T20, Hero being the sponsor Hero MotoCorp. Caribbean Premier League has been slowly growing into a major festival in  West Indies. Caribbean Premier League has six major teams namely Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Barbados Tridents, Ghana Amazon Warriors Saint Lucia Zouks and Antigua Hawkbills. Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel has been the most successful team of the league and has won CPL 3 times out of 6 seasons.


PROBLEM WITH PAKISTAN ODI TEAM

Pakistan is 6th in One Day Internationals ranking, but they have been stuck around rank 5th (in ODI) since long time, why aren’t they improving? What is the reason they are not doing well in ODIs, They are the No.1 T20 side, so aren’t they suppose to have good players in the bank?
All these questions are answerable but first we need to dig down deep to get to the problem with Pakistani ODI Team.

AGAINSTMATCHESWONLOSTTIEDNRWIN %
ZIMBABWAE191620188.88
IRELAND6501083.33
BANGLADESH11740063.63
WEST INDIES191261063.15
SRI LANKA3412130160.60
SOUTH AFRICA2611150042.30
INDIA13490030.76
NEW ZELAND246160227.27
ENGLAND195140026.31
AUSTRALIA203170015.00

Pakistan Cricket has been up and down since they started playing international cricket back in November 22, 1935- (wikiPedia) , and has been the same as during the famous ICC-Champions-Trophy Final, England’s Nassir Hussain comments ” ONE MINUTE DOWN NEXT MINUTE UP, PAKISTAN CRICKET AT ITS BEST”.
Currently, Pakistan is 7th on ICC Test Rankings, 6th on ICC ODI rankings, and 1st on ICC T20 Ranking, but apart from ODIs PAKISTAN has been up and down in other formats, Pakistan did claim the ICC TEST MAZE in 2017 during the reign of Misbah ul Haq. So why is that Pakistan is every stuck on the last few spots in ODIs only? let us take a look at some reasons.

Pakistan’s Poor Recent ODI record
(Since 2018 Citation: ESPNCricInfo)

ALWAYS SHAKY STARTS:

Let’s face it Pakistan in this day and age does not have a Rohit Sharma or a Hasim Amla as openers so yes the options have been limited lately there are no consistent Openers in the arsenal like Saeed Anwar or Amir Sohail.
So what is there a shortage of talent? Obviously not! One thing about Pakistan cricket everyone will agree upon is that they have loads n loads of talent. Talent like Sharjeel, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman have come along in the past few years but as the development part is what Pakistani openers are lacking. They are simply not consistent enough. Every now and then a new opening pair is tested and the newcomers are simply too cautious to play freely and hence the low Scoring rates in Powerplays.
Pakistan scores an average of

TeamRR since 2012
Australia7.2
India6.94
West indies6.5
Sri Lanka6.3
Pakistan6.13

Since 2012 Pakistan has been scoring with 6.13 RR and if you consider the recent years Pakistan drop to 7th position. This is one clear indicator that the Game is gaining pace and Pakistan is not keeping up with it.
Here one can say if its only the batting that’s letting Pakistan down? well, the answer might be YES.

Batting Averages Current Players:

Pakistan's Current player's Batting Stats
Pakistan Batsmen Batting Stats (Source: ESPNCRICINFO.com)

Here in the above Stats image the green ones are the Players playing the current series between PAKISTAN and AUSTRALIA in UAE. If we take a look at their strike rates then apart from the New Edition Asif Ali and Imad Wasim there is simply no one with an impressive SR in ODIs. these two are used in the death overs with fewer deliveries to play with.

THE OLD GAME-PLAY THAT ONCE WORKED !

Today’s Cricket is a Fast, Six hitting, quick striking, unorthodox stroke making Cricket. But Pakistan seems to be stuck with the OLD formula of 90’s which was “Save wickets in the start score in the last Ten”. And that just simply does not work or should we say is not enough by today’s Game Standards. Teams today more often than not are regularly striking the 300 Mark and beyond. However, Pakistan’s Old obsolete approach does not allow them to hit that mark too easily.

Pakistan’s Highest Totals since 2015

The above Graphic tells us that Pakistani Cricket Team scored high enough in just nine occasions since 2015. With the exception of 2 matches, all of the rest are against lesser teams. and for the record, the recent high scoring match between PAKvSA was actually lost by Pakistan due to DRS in a rain-affected match as SA was scoring at a better rate. The other one being the Champions Trophy final against India in Oval.

THE BIG CONCLUSION HERE

Obviously one would ask that is it the batting only that is letting Pakistan down? well, the hard truth is Yes! All the Stats shown above clearly show that Pakistan’s bating is simply following the old formula that is not workable any more in the modern cricket and with the ICC WORLD CUP around the corner Pakistan needs to change this. They have no shortage of talent but that talent needs to have the game awareness and Play the modern game with the modern spirit. The Strike rate of the players needs to go up and the dot balls played needs to come down. If Pakistan keeps their current slow and steady approach then one would say that there are very slim chances of them getting close to anywhere in the top 3 Teams in the ICC Rankings.

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