Stories for: Hassan Cheema

Barca, Real Madrid and cricket's 'Big Three'

Sevilla stood up to La Liga's 'Big Two' and fell. But there is a lesson or two the ICC can take from the 'revolution'.

Who owns cricket?

The 'Big 3', as they are being referred to, believe it's not just the money that should be with them but the power too.

Throwback to the 90s but questions remain

There are obvious, and necessary, questions that have been asked after the inclusion of Shinwari in the T20 squad.

Bowled over

Last year, with the series tied at 1-1 after two Tests, Mahendra Singh Dhoni took on Prabir Mukherjee — the ...

Are Farhat and Faisal really your answer?

The selections for the tour of Zimbabwe aren't brave, or long term - they signify the very worst of Pakistan cricket.

Pakistan vs West Indies: A history of nail-biters

It was somehow appropriate that the last-wicket West Indies pair did what they did in the 3rd ODI against Pakistan.

How Pakistan can resolve its batting crisis

The selection committee does have options such as Fawad Alam, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail who deserve their chance.

For Asad Shafiq, the time is now

Asad Shaifq has been hugely disappointing over the last two years; failing to replicate his Test progress in ODIs.

Pakistan's ODI fortunes – a cause for optimism

As their past record shows, Pakistan can be successful at the Champions Trophy despite all evidence to the contrary.

Why Afridi continues to play

Pakistan’s inability to rotate has led to a culture where there are untouchables within the playing XI.

Wahab Riaz: Pakistan's Mitchell Johnson?

Wahab may pass the eye test – he is quick, athletic and a workhorse – but that seems to be the only test he is succeeding in right now.

Three of the best

In Pakistan, occasional brilliance always trumps sustained competence; Shahid Afridi always trumps Misbah-ul-Haq.

Mohammad Irfan's alter ego

Coaches have helped Irfan develop an alter ego on the field - that of a typical ‘fast’ bowler.

Fielding: Pakistan are 20 years behind South Africa

The gap is put into the starkest of contrasts when the practice sessions of the two sides are seen back-to-back.

Rotation – once Pakistan's hallmark, now forgotten

Pakistan need to realize what it takes to bat in the 21st century, while not forgetting the lessons of times past.

Pakistan must find right lineup to break South African stranglehold

Pakistan must find the right mix and not compromise on batting depth or bowling strength.

Happily hunting Misbah

In the aftermath of Pakistan’s loss to South Africa, the favourite topic of a certain section of the Pakistani ‘fans’ has been on the cards once again: how to blame Misbah-ul-Haq for all the evils in the world.

Night-watchmen as openers?

In Pakistan it seems suitable to send two night-watchmen as openers, whose only role is to see of the new ball.

Making dead rubbers count

Pakistan has not had a dead rubber Test match since the infamous tour to Australia in 2009/10.

Questioning the PCB's scheduling policy

The system, because of which Pakistan have to fight back every time they play outside Asia, has to be questioned.


Afghan election and beyond

Education guidelines

The CAR is crashing

An unequal battle


Life without dignity

One-way ‘talks’

Parveen Rehman case

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