July 25, 2010

Pakistan in England

Leeds win gives Pakistan hope

Siddhartha Talya

Amid the turmoil in Pakistan cricket, the national team comprising young players, with its thrilling win over Australia, has "offered a powerful argument for a revolution," writes Kamran Abbasi in the Dawn.

We all assumed that Wasim Akram was a once-in-a-lifetime bowler, but perhaps we were wrong. The most remarkable aspect of Pakistan’s first defeat of Australia in 15 years is that a relatively young and untried side has succeeded in the face of endless controversies.

Setbacks, groupings, and any disaster you could wish to imagine have hampered Pakistan’s progress. Three Test captains have tackled Australia this year, which itself speaks volumes.

There are concerns amid the victory, says Khalid Hussain in the News, and they lie in the batting which he believes is not good enough to win Pakistan a Test series.

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