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I say an extra batsman because Pakistan doesn’t really have anyone in the bowling ranks who is a speedster. Hasan Ali seems the obvious choice for an apples to apples replacement and can make the ball talk on his day. But it’s an experienced bowling attack (Anderson and Broad have nearly a thousand Test wickets between them – 941 to be exact) that Pakistan’s frail batting may well fall pray of. Even Mark Wood or Chris Woakes can do a bit on the slope at Lord’s. Continue reading
Nevertheless I am terribly disappointed that Fawad Alam did not make the squad. He is the ideal player for a World Cup situation and had shown form and grit in his performances in the first half of the Pentangular Cup. I can understand where the selectors were coming from. He had to fight for a place in the middle order where Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal were the other options and I would have picked both any day. Continue reading
From the depths of the mindFrom the hollows of the heartLike a call from the WildIn the canyon of wordsAn echo of a phrase reboundsA thought trapped in the cloudsMeandering through the valesIn a world without fencesWhere the shriek of a … Continue reading
alvi, ammi, cancer, death, dying, hospital, mom, mother, mum, sohaib, sohaib alvi via My Mother’s last words to me.