اهو ته وقت وري سنڌ - جي راتين جو ڊگهي آهي, هوا سرد آهي, پر جلد ئي ريڊيو جي حياتيء ۾ فائرنگ ٿي آهي ۽ اسان جي ڪنن کي آسٽريليا جي اونهاري جي آواز آڻيندس. انگلستان جي پوئين whitewash کان واپس هڪ ورتي سان ايندو (اھي ۾ ڪيائون ته جيئن 2010-11, يا آسٽريليا هڪ مڪمل ٿيندو 3ٿرڊ ۾ whitewash 4 سيريز. مان آھيان شرط اهو هڪ ڪڍيا ٿي نه ڪندو لاء مون کي!
... پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
۾ 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.
... 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
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
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
Amongst the wreckage of the Ashes tour comes another seismic bombshell — the best English spinner in a generation has handed his ticket in.
Yes it’s true — Graeme Swann has announced his immediate retirement. ڇا هڪ تمام وڏا نقصان. Swann was a great player, competitor, fighter and all-round team man. هن ڪڏهن به ڪو پهريان بيٽنگ جو حق واٽ دور ڏسجي ٿي سگهي ٿي.
Having taken 255 wickets in his test career at a shade under 30 هڪ ٽڪرو, سندس رڪارڊ موجود آهي سڀني کي ڏسڻ لاء ۽ ان کيس مٽائي کي تمام سخت ٿي وڃڻ جي. As always with England there’s hardly a queue of spinners banging down the door to take his place in the side. So does that mean we go back to the days of only ever picking a twirler when the pitch suits rather than a first choice?... پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
As I sit listening to the T20 freak-show (it marginally beats whatever soap based rubbish the wife is watching) I’ve been contemplating the debate that’s been stirred after England rested five key players for the ODI series.
Captain Cook, بيل, گريم Swann, Jimmy Anderson and T20 captain Stuart Broad are all putting their feet up and letting a new-look England take on the Aussies for the five match series.
Former Captain Michael Vaughan has had his say and Stuart Broad has fired back. The media have of course jumped on to a healthy debate and stirred it into a bit of a row.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
Two days in and Australia certainly have the upper hand. پر پوء ڇا. The Ashes are won and won pretty convincingly at that. This is a dead-rubber match and is very reminiscent of Ashes series of old when England used to suddenly pull a decent performance out of the hat when the urn was in the possession of the Aussies. Players who time and time again let the team down would suddenly grab a five-for or score a century and their series average to the historic observer would look half-decent.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
Firstly an apology for not updating the site much of late – along with the other author for this site I’ve been on a drive through Europe.
اسان کي واپس هاڻي جيتوڻيڪ آهن, ائين نه ڊڄو.
پوء, England wrapped up the Ashes with a barnstorming performance on the last day to well and truly send them packing. A lot has been written already about England’s performance and, in particular, Stuart Broad’s performance. It was excellent, جي آخر ۾.
So I’m going to concentrate on something a little different, ٿورو بند-مرڪز جيڪڏھن اوھين ٿيندو.
When Australia were at their peak a few years back (هاڻي ايتري ڊگھي اڳ لڳي!) the one mistake they made was not to blood up-and-coming youngsters so they had a chance to experience the highs and lows of test match cricket.… پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل
I’ve been away on holiday for the past 2½ weeks and haven’t had chance to write about the cricket. During that time there have been 2 more Ashes test matches and England have extended their lead to 3–0. Having been away from all the talking heads I haven’t heard what they have to say, پوء هتي منهنجي پنهنجي سوچون مان ڪي هي آهن, uninfluenced by the pundits.
... پڙهي پورو آرٽيڪل