۾ ٻه ٽيسٽ, 1-0 هندستان ڏانهن. انگلستان جي غريب اونهاري ۾ ڪو وجود سان اڄ apace جاري (افسوس, appalling) اڄ لنچ کان پوء ڊھڻ سنڌين جي شروعات جي سيريز جي آرام ۾ اڳتي وڃڻ هٿ ڪرڻ. موجوده دليل تي ان گذريل ڀارت جي سيريز کٽڻ کي ڏسڻ لاء سخت ٿئي ها.
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هڪ رستي ۾ مون کي لڳ ڀڳ خوشخبري انگلينڊ سريلنڪا خلاف هڪ ڪڍيا ٻاهر پيس ڪرڻ ۾ ناڪام رهيو آهيان. اھي ڪم ڪن ھا تنھنڪري ان کي ۽ ڪرامت فرار جو ڪجهه حساب سان جيئن ته ڪيترن ئي جي ڏٺو ويو ھا. ڀت کي پٺي, stoic جاين تي جڏهن چپس نازل ٿيا. اهو نه هجي, تنهن هوندي به, هڪ وڏيون اميدون ڪارڪردگي کان detract. جي umpteenth وقت لاء وڪيٽون اسان کي گھرجي آهن نازل. انگريزي ڌرتيء تي آخري خاڪ جي باوجود جت ويا, not because of our batsmen and the overall picture hasn’t improved since then.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
ڪرڪيٽ هڪ رياضت جنهن ۾ سڀ کان پوئلڳ سندن هيروز کي چڱو راند ۽ sportsmanship جي هڪ اعلي معيار تي عمل پيرا آهيون کي اميد آهي.
'Mankading' جي تازي واقعي (زمين تي آهي ته جملي بيان ڪجي ٿو جيڪي?) – when Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake ran out England’s Jos Buttler who had strayed out of his crease at the non-striker’s end at a key point in the final and deciding ODI in the series was disappointing to see and thankfully remains very rare.
The last incident I can remember is when Kapil Dev ran out South Africa’s Peter Kirsten, apparently without warning: كي://www.youtube.com/watch?هلي = RzbFy_elb8k
Differing accounts of Tuesday’s shambles say Senanayake warned Buttler twice or just the once. يا رستو, it wasn’t cricket. The bowler shouldn’t have done it and the captain should have over-ruled the appeal. هن چيو ته نه ڪيو, ان کي ائين ٿيو ته اسان جي شڪار تي هڪ تڪليف ڪان جي قيمت ۾ شمار ڪري ڇڏي آهي.
ڇا مون کي پسند نه ٿو ڪريان, تنهن هوندي به, is England using this unsavoury controversy to shield yet another highly mixed performance during a ODI series.
Sri Lanka are a decent side – but without the wicket taking machine that was Muttiah Muralitharan in the line-up and home advantage you would have expected England to win the series.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
مارچ ۾ واپس گذريل سال (واہ, حقيقت ۾ ته وڏيون اڳ??) مون کي اچي ئي سالن ۾ ٽيسٽ ميچ ۾ ڪرڪيٽ جي مستقبل ۽ جيڪي شڪار ڪرڻ لاء ايڏو وڏو ٿئي جي باري ۾ هڪ مختصر missive penned. Inspired by watching a fascinating dual between bat and ball as Bangladesh took on Sri Lanka I waxed lyrical about the game and the subtle battles and tactical ramifications that make test cricket, well testing. Unfortunately, you may recall dear reader, the article was nevertheless based on a sad note – the crowd – or more accurately the lack of the crowd – rejoicing in the contest.
ڪيتريون ئي حڪمت وارو (۽ ڪجهه نادانن) sages have put their thinking caps on to ponder how to better push the claims of test match cricket. Test match cricket is a discipline that must not be allowed to die. It is the very essence of cricket and at the very apex of the wonderful game. If test match cricket dies then so too does the heart and soul of the sport.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
Apologies one and all for a lack of recent musings – it’s all due to a new arrival in the household which has meant my waking (and sleeping) hours are completely dominated by bottle feeding sessions and nappy changes – yes a little bambino has arrived. Give her about 18 years and she’ll be playing for England.
Anyway; to business.
خير, to paraphrase William Shakespeare somewhat, that was a winter of discontent for England. After pretty inept performances in the Ashes most would have thought it couldn’t get any worse. It did – the humiliating defeat against the Netherlands (even if it was a ‘dead rubber’) proving the coup de grâce. Before and since that final shambolic outing there have been some high profile casualties — gone are coach Andy Flower, middle order mainstay Jonathan Trott and spin king Graeme Swann. And then of course there is the whole saga around Kevin Pietersen. Gloveman Matt Prior will also be nervously looking over his shoulder as others threaten his place in the side.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
There’s an old anecdote in the cricketing career of Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird in which he hit a century for Yorkshire in one match and found himself dropped for the next.
With an average just over 20 his first-class career was hardly spectacular but as an international umpire he went on to arguably be the best in the business.
He was well liked and entertaining, bringing his native Yorkshire straight talking no nonsense approach to the pitch. Dickie was also seen as completely neutral whoever was playing, despite a deep-rooted love of both county and country.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
When England squared up to Australia in the last Ashes series I, ڪيترن ئي وانگر, thought the visitors would retain the urn during the five match series. It was always going to a tougher battle than the summer showdown but victory was expected.
Player for player England were just too strong, اهي نه هئا? هن وقت, with the standout exception of middle-order maestro Michael Clarke, a combined XI of the two sides would have been dominated by the three lions. Other than skipper Clarke who would have made the combined side? Perhaps David Warner for Michael Carberry? A fit Ryan Harris in for either Chris Tremlett or Tim Bresnan? Certainly the former, probably the latter. A place for Shane Watson? ٿي سگهي ٿو - پر هن جو مٽائي ها? ان جي منهن تي, تنهن هوندي به, England certainly appeared the stronger outfit.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
جي ڏينهن انگلينڊ جي وڏي ڪرڪيٽ خبر ۾ اعلان ڪيو كيون Pieterson ڪو به ڪونهي ان جي منصوبي ۾ ٿيندو, وس آهر انهن جي سرواڻ batsman sacking. هن آخر ۾ مون کي triggered ڪري ڇڏيو آهي منهنجي پهرئين مضمون لکڻ کان disastrous خاڪ سيريز سمجهي شروع 2 مهينا اڳ. آء اوھان کي مٺو دڙڪا پڙهندڙ ڏي چاهيندا, that as hard as I try to always be positive about the great game there are occasional days where what needs saying just doesn’t feel very positive. This is one of them…
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ڇا مون جي باري ۾ مون کي مٿي کان نازل ٿينديون ٿي سگهي ٿو جو چوڻ آهيان ... پر مون کي خوشي آهي ته هن خاڪ سيريز هڪ آخر ۾ آهي آهيان لاء. ڪافي چئجي آسٽريليا پري سندن انفرادي حصن جي پڄاڻي کان ڀلو ادا ڪيو ۽ انگلينڊ ويا آهن, سنڌ جي وڏي حصي لاء, بلڪل diabolical.
جيئن ته پڪ جيئن رات ڏينهن جي Aussies هڪ devastating 5-0 سيريز ورتي مٿي ڍڪيل جي پٺيان, ڪنهن ڏکيائي جي ٻيهر هڪ ڪري ڇڏين ڪل هڪ بين الاقوامي لائن اپ جو لائق نه لاء انگلستان ٻاهر بالنگ. سنڌين هاڻي واپس وڃڻ جي ضرورت آهي, re-group and pick up the pieces from this potentially disastrous tour down-under.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
English winters are a terrible thing. Cold and wet, the season also means no home cricket whatsoever.
Christmas is one shining light in the fog of the cold and to add to this the thought of an annual test match that starts on Boxing Day and usually held under blue skies and warm temperatures is one that stirs the imagination and one that I will raise a cold beer to.
Boxing Day tests have been held every year since 1980 (except 1989 when a one day match vs Sri Lanka was played instead (boo – ed) and at the Melbourne Cricket Club in Australia – aka the MCG). They have also been dominated by some massive crowds (which have approached six figures on occasion).... پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل