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2015 and Pakistan.


Just like 2014, in 2015 too Pakistan were good in Tests, awful in Colours, just like we say, Pakistan was not able to keep all of its buckets full simultaneously. Though who have been reading me since time, must know that I have more been critical on Pakistan management than to the team because just like us, the working class, they (the cricketers) are also on the payroll of PCB so I usually end up criticizing the PCB.

2015 in a nutshell:

Test Cricket

Following the legacy from 2014, they were good in tests but awful in colours, same was more or less in 2015. Should I say being a fan that in colours it was a monotone year.


Overall figures Team  Mat  Won Lost  Tied  Draw  W/L  Ave  RPO  Inns  HS  LS 
Pakistan  8 5 1 0 2 5 41.07 3.44 15 628 138

Pakistan due to most of their staged in South Asia,
were a dominant force in white kits during 2015
Unlike someone stating, Pakistan were clinical in tests, I don't think so because most of the wins Pakistan had were in South Asian conditions, therefore I don't think it was clinical because during games at Sri Lanka the second test when the pitch behaved more sporty, as expected Pakistan lost its plot.

In a nutshell, I'd criticize ICC for not having enough games compared to other full nations in a Calendar Year, remember Pakistan is a full member in ICC.

ODI Cricket:

It was a disastrous year never-the-less Pakistan qualified for the Champions Trophy or not, because consistent performance for me is the key to grow instead of winning one odd game to keep the percentages in your favour to attain a seat in a premier ICC tournament i.e. The Champions Trophy.


Overall figures Team  Mat  Won Lost  Tied  NR  W/L  Ave  RPO  Inns  HS  LS 
Pakistan  27 12 14 0 1 0.857 33.61 5.34 27 375 160
In ODI's, Pakistan wasn't so called clinical as they were in whites.

As stated, Pakistan were not up to the task in ODI's because of inconsistency and selection of players, Mushtaq Ahmed himself was found saying England series' was the last phase of their 'experimentation', so it all went down the flush.Though Bangladesh improved considerably but still we should also keep our own house intact before losing so miserably to a country like Bangladesh which is still in phase in continual improvement, cuz Bangladesh never did a Kaala Jaadu which didn't allow our players to show continuous fight till last ball, so there is no shame in admitting that the greatest wound we got in ODI during 2015 came against Bangladesh, not because they were awesome but the fact is and will be they exploited Pakistan off their own weaknesses.

T20 Cricket:


Overall figures Team  Mat  Won Lost  Tied  NR  W/L  Ave  RPO  Inns  HS  LS 
Pakistan  10 6 3 1 0 2 22.25 7.95 10 176 146

Pakistan did well in T20, just like tests because they were consistent in placing the same players and shown their trust on them. The most memorable one was probably the third T20I at Colombo where initially Umar Akmal, solidified by Afridi and later on finished by Anwar Ali and Imad Wasim on the last ball of the inning was probably the best. But one must also remember that apart from the 5 series' Pakistan played, Bangladesh series was won by the hosts, and Pakistan hosted England T20 series was won by England, rest were in favour of Pakistan.

Not wishing good for 2016 because some crook management of PCB are trying their level hard to bring a crook and tainted player to wear a Pakistan jersey. Shame.

Peace!

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