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Mar 16, 2015

‘Last resort’ Sarfraz solves Pakistan’s opening problem

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – It was Pakistan’s last roll of the dice that saw them throw Sarfraz Ahmed into the role of opener at the World Cup and the gamble looks to be paying off.

With their opening partnerships producing a total of 22 runs in four matches, Pakistan brought Sarfraz in to partner Ahmed Shehzad against South Africa on March 7 in act of desperation.

Mar 16, 2015

Cricket-’Last resort’ Sarfraz solves Pakistan’s opening problem

March 16 (Reuters) – It was Pakistan’s last roll of the dice that saw them throw Sarfraz Ahmed into the role of opener at the World Cup and the gamble looks to be paying off.

With their opening partnerships producing a total of 22 runs in four matches, Pakistan brought Sarfraz in to partner Ahmed Shehzad against South Africa on March 7 in act of desperation.

Mar 16, 2015

Cricket-’Last resort’ Sarfraz solves Pakistan’s opening problem

March 16 (Reuters) – It was Pakistan’s last roll of the dice that saw them throw Sarfraz Ahmed into the role of opener at the World Cup and the gamble looks to be paying off.

With their opening partnerships producing a total of 22 runs in four matches, Pakistan brought Sarfraz in to partner Ahmed Shehzad against South Africa on March 7 in act of desperation.

Mar 7, 2015

Pocket dynamo Mushfiqur key to Bangladesh fortunes

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Mushfiqur Rahim may not be in the same league as the leading stumper-batsmen at the World Cup such as Brendon McCullum and Kumar Sangakkara but the diminutive Bangladesh glovesman has proved he is no less crucial to his team’s progress.

New Zealand’s success depends to some extent on the kind of start McCullum provides while Sangakkara’s role for Sri Lanka is more nuanced, a combination of protector and punisher who must rescue as well as rampage according to match situations.

Mar 7, 2015

Cricket-Pocket dynamo Mushfiqur key to Bangladesh fortunes

March 7 (Reuters) – Mushfiqur Rahim may not be in the same league as the leading stumper-batsmen at the World Cup such as Brendon McCullum and Kumar Sangakkara but the diminutive Bangladesh glovesman has proved he is no less crucial to his team’s progress.

New Zealand’s success depends to some extent on the kind of start McCullum provides while Sangakkara’s role for Sri Lanka is more nuanced, a combination of protector and punisher who must rescue as well as rampage according to match situations.

Feb 28, 2015

Malinga gamble starting to pay dividends for Sri Lanka

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – The toe-crusher is hitting the target, the bouncer is coming out well and, most importantly, the wicket column is swelling again.

Three games into the World Cup and Sri Lanka’s calculated gamble on Lasith Malinga appears to be paying off.

Feb 28, 2015

Cricket-Malinga gamble starting to pay dividends for Sri Lanka

Feb 28 (Reuters) – The toe-crusher is hitting the target, the bouncer is coming out well and, most importantly, the wicket column is swelling again.

Three games into the World Cup and Sri Lanka’s calculated gamble on Lasith Malinga appears to be paying off.

Feb 24, 2015

Feature – Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younus

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Speculation is rife that Younus Khan will quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan’s modern batting greats.

Runs have dried up, his team’s World Cup campaign is in disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits, including some of his former team mates, consider him a burden on a team beset with many other problems.

Feb 24, 2015

Feature: Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younus Khan

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Speculation is rife that Younus Khan will quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan’s modern batting greats.

Runs have dried up, his team’s World Cup campaign is in disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits, including some of his former team mates, consider him a burden on a team beset with many other problems.

Feb 24, 2015

Cricket-Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younus

Feb 24 (Reuters) – Speculation is rife that Younus Khan will
quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it
would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan’s
modern batting greats.

Runs have dried up, his team’s World Cup campaign is in
disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits, including some
of his former team mates, consider him a burden on a team beset
with many other problems.