Why did Pakistan crumble in Sharjah?
Why did Pakistan crumble in Sharjah?

When an airliner crashes, the first thing that the accident investigators do is to search for the 'black box' and the cockpit voice recorder which might provide clues about the likely cause for the crash

Opposition in Sharjah tournament not all that hot
Opposition in Sharjah tournament not all that hot

I must admit that it is not easy to concentrate on cricket, much less enjoy it while a brutal war rages in Iraq

Pakistan lost a great opportunity to groom a captain
Pakistan lost a great opportunity to groom a captain

Is it right that we should be playing cricket while a war rages in Iraq

Will Kenya's upsurge revive cricket, lovely cricket?
Will Kenya's upsurge revive cricket, lovely cricket?

Australia and lately India play their cricket with intensity

There is no need for a coach at the highest level
There is no need for a coach at the highest level

If the building process is continuous, there is no need to re-build

Bowlers fail in crunch match against India
Bowlers fail in crunch match against India

Pakistan's chance in the World Cup hangs by a slender thread

Australians red-hot favourites
Australians red-hot favourites

Australia won the VB series in style and in the process showed that there were two ways of going about the winning business

Pakistan's lack of consistency main concern
Pakistan's lack of consistency main concern

There is a holier-than-thou self-righteousness about the Darren Lehmann case

No post-mortem needed for tame surrender against South Africa
No post-mortem needed for tame surrender against South Africa

I don't think we need any post-mortems to tell us what went wrong in the Cape Town Test match and indeed in the entire tour of South Africa

Unfit players bad for morale of team
Unfit players bad for morale of team

It took nine overs for South Africa to make the 44 runs, required to win the Durban test match by 10 wickets

Cricket board reposes confidence in Waqar for World Cup
Cricket board reposes confidence in Waqar for World Cup

There was never really any doubt that Waqar Younis would lead Pakistan in the World Cup

One-day internationals becoming a tamasha
One-day internationals becoming a tamasha

There is first of all the injury to Shane Warne that may keep him out of the World Cup

Shoaib should not behave like a spoilt brat
Shoaib should not behave like a spoilt brat

PAKISTAN made a clean sweep of both the Test and the One-day internationals against Zimbabwe and the margins were emphatic

Shoaib must consider himself lucky man
Shoaib must consider himself lucky man

Nothing has suggested so far that there is any basis to the security concerns that have been raised about Harare and Bulawayo as venues for World Cup matches

Pakistan batsmen need a crash course
Pakistan batsmen need a crash course

England proved not to be an immovable object as Australia, the irresistible force, blew them away as it had Pakistan

Pakistan better erase memory of Sharjah
Pakistan better erase memory of Sharjah

MUHAMMAD Ali (as Cassius Clay) taunted Sonny Liston mercilessly, "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee" was the least offensive of his taunts

Young guns good for future of Pakistan
Young guns good for future of Pakistan

Once one had got over the disappointment, a huge disappointment for Pakistan had come tantalisingly close to winning, one felt good for the future of Pakistan cricket

Afridi should be in Test squad
Afridi should be in Test squad

The perception is that all is not well with the Pakistan team

Spare a thought for brilliant Sri Lankans
Spare a thought for brilliant Sri Lankans

Even, as we slam our cricket team, spare a thought for the brilliant cricket that Sri Lanka played, this was a team that seemed down and out on its tour of England, almost entirely because Muttiah Muralitharan was unfit

Pakistan's main worry remains batting
Pakistan's main worry remains batting

All I know about the sending back of Yousuf Youhana from Nairobi on disciplinary grounds is what I have read in the newspapers