Sana Mir Admits Powerplay Gaffe Behind Pakistan’s Latest Loss

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By Jon Batham for LastWordOnCricket Sana Mir admits her failure to take the second batting powerplay was pivotal in Pakistan’s Women’s World Cup loss to West Indies yesterday. Mir’s side were on the receiving end of the fastest ever ODI hundred by a West Indian in the shape of Deandra Dottin. Nevertheless, winless Pakistan were well in […] READ MORE


Farewell to Younis Khan: Pakistan’s Irreplaceable Hero

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It is safe to say that, when Pakistan’s Test series against the West Indies concludes in May, a huge hole will have been left in both a cricket team and a nation. Misbah-ul-Haq has already announced that he will retire from internationals after the series, and the 41-year-old will be joined by another veteran whose […] READ MORE




Jos Buttler’s Blistering Year

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Jos Buttler played his last First-Class game on 22nd October in a test match for England against Pakistan in Dubai – making just seven runs. A modest Ashes series and the re-emergence of Jonny Bairstow led to Buttler being dropped for the last match of the Pakistan series, and the tour of South Africa later […] READ MORE




Ireland at the CWC: No “Luck of the Irish” this time

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A sense of sadness took over when Ireland were knocked out of the World Cup by a reinvigorated Pakistani side. It is more disturbing that there is a real chance Ireland may not feature in the 2019 World Cup, for the ICC has decided it will be a 10-team competition. “The ICC is the International […] READ MORE


Road to Russia 2018 Kicks Off

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The Road to Russia 2018 kicked off last week as the first 12 teams out of FIFA’s 209 country members began their qualification processes by taking the field in the first of two legs; second legs will be completed tomorrow on March 17. The teams are from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and are the […] READ MORE


Pakistan vs New Zealand: A Test of Many Emotions

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On the 27th of November, the cricketing world was brought to a standstill with players and supporters alike mourning the tragic passing of Australian batsman, Phillip Hughes. However, with cricket matches already underway, it was difficult to believe that any player would be in the right emotional and mental state to step out onto the […] READ MORE