KP Archive

My articles published on the defunct cricket website KheloPakistan.com

Chasing After The Wind

Whenever Pakistan has to bat in the second innings of an ODI match, we lose all realistic hopes of a victory in that match because apparently Pakistani team is not good at chasing targets, especially chasing big targets under lights. However, some people believe that Pakistan has a good record of crossing the line successfully…   Continue reading →

March 18, 2013 in CricketKP archive.

 

Fool Me Once Shame On You, Fool Me Twice Shame On Me

Today an article was published on KheloPakistan by respected Mr. Muhammad Asif Khan regarding another U-turn by the Bangladesh Cricket Board on touring Pakistan. He is of the view that despite this, the PCB should allow their players to participate in the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League so as to avoid giving the…   Continue reading →

January 1, 2013 in CricketKP archive.

 

The Rise of Scrabble in Pakistan

Posted on behalf of Javeria Salman (Posted here for the purpose of creating awareness about these young champions and the game in Pakistan)

Pakistan is among the countries where the literacy rate is not even close to satisfactory. However in the field of sports the green and white flag is waving high due to the champions…   Continue reading →

December 29, 2012 in KP archive.

 

ICC World T20|Final|SL v W|Preview

Preview: The 4th edition of the ICC World T20 Cup had a poor start as it faced criticism for poor schedule, one-sided matches and rain-affected results. It regained the attention in the Super-8s stage thanks to some mouth-watering clashes, nail-biting finishes and disappointing early exits for the heavy-weights. Now it heads towards a finish which…   Continue reading →

October 7, 2012 in CricketKP archive.

 

WT20|Super 8|Match#23|Aus v Pak|Jamshed, Spinners keep Hopes alive for Pakistan

On the deciding day for all the teams in the second group of the super-8s, the stuttering Pakistan were up against the unbeaten Aussies needing a win to stay in this tournament. Hafeez won the toss yet again and chose to bat bringing in Abdul Razzaq for Yasir Arafat. It looked like Pakistan were heading…   Continue reading →

October 2, 2012 in CricketKP archive.

 

WT20|Super 8|Match#22|Eng v SL|Malinga Powers Lankans into the Semi-finals

The defending champions England came in to this game having won only one of their two games in this phase, they needed to win this match to qualify for the semi-finals. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, already had 4 points so they would qualify either way. Stuart Broad won the toss and chose to…   Continue reading →

October 1, 2012 in CricketKP archive.

 

WT20|Super 8|Match#21|NZ v WI|Narine scripts an unlikely win for Windies

It was a do-or-die game for both teams as New Zealand had lost both their previous fixtures in the super 8 and West Indies had won only one game. The loser would be out of the tournament. Ross Taylor won the toss and chose to bowl against the West Indies, who again, failed to score…   Continue reading →

October 1, 2012 in CricketKP archive.

 

WT20|Super 8|Match#18|SL v WI|Skipper Jayawardene Leads his Side to an Easy Win

Sri Lanka and West Indies came in to this game both having won their first match on Thursday. The winner in this match would be one step closer to sealing a spot for the semi-finals. Sri Lanka have looked very strong and a balanced side, whereas West Indies have had some troubles in their bowling…   Continue reading →

September 29, 2012 in CricketKP archive.

 

WT20|Super 8|Match#17|Eng v NZ|Wright Guides England to a Crucial Win

It was a must-win game for England and New Zealand as both the teams had lost their first match in the Super-8s, England due to their poor batting and the kiwis due to some poor captaincy by Ross Taylor. The loser would have to win their last match in this phase by a huge margin…   Continue reading →

September 29, 2012 in CricketKP archive.

 

WT20|Super 8|Match#14|Eng v WI|Gayle and Charles Defy England

West Indies came in to the match without having won either of their group-stage encounters. Both matches were hit by rain as Australia won the first one by D/L method and the second one against Ireland was abandoned. Nevertheless, the Windies looked a balanced and dangerous side. On the other hand, after having early success…   Continue reading →

September 27, 2012 in CricketKP archive.

 

WT20|Super 8|Match#13|SL v NZ|Icy cool Dilshan takes SL Home

After a slightly disappointing start of the tournament, the Super 8 stage was set to provide some thrilling encounters. And that was the case with the very first match, between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Sri Lanka, the home team, were the favourites to win but the odds were closer than they seemed. Ross Taylor…  Continue reading →

September 27, 2012 in CricketKP archive.

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