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    Asim got a reaction from velu in Dhoni might unretire from tests just for this England series !!!   
    Would help ind alot since he's already in decent Test form...
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    Asim got a reaction from Clarke in Pakistan Elections - July 25, 2018   
    This time he's looking 'favorite' to win, more than ever before during his 22 years political career...
    Nawaz corruption verdict and PPP having leadership crisis have given advantage to Imran Khan +Political stalwarts from all across country (thinking Army and establishment looking soft on him this time) have shifted to Imran Khan party (in last 5,6 months) which has automatically extended his reach all over country, infact his party now probably have biggest set of candidates, that too across every province... So looks like he will form a govt with help of independent candidates along other small parties...
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    Asim got a reaction from velu in Dhoni might unretire from tests just for this England series !!!   
    Would help ind alot since he's already in decent Test form...
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    Asim got a reaction from velu in Dhoni might unretire from tests just for this England series !!!   
    Would help ind alot since he's already in decent Test form...
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    Asim reacted to Gollum in Football equivalents of cricket teams   
    In light of the recent FIFA World Cup, thought of comparing the cricket teams with football teams based upon history/ability/achievements/mindset/resources yada yada.
     
    1. West Indies: Brazil
    Calypso/Samba...free spirited Greatest teams of all time once upon a time but not so successful in the last 20 odd years Greatest players....all time XIs will have max players from their countries Loved by all Immense natural talent which drives them to success without a strong domestic set up Swag/Flair  
    2. Australia: Germany
    Overall very successful Competitive in every era Very consistent in World Cups Many ATGs (2nd highest) Very organized, disciplined with high precision and scientific approach to the game Ruthless Excellent domestic structure and youth programmes which was/is able to consistently churn out high quality players  
    3. India: Italy
    Probably in terms of big success behind only Australia (Germany) and WI (Brazil) Punched above its weight and knocked out fancier teams in the past to win big trophies Mediocre for large parts but still a great history with a few top tier ATGs Both are very defensive teams (bowling=attack, batting=defence ) with max ATGs in defensive department (India=batsmen, Italy=defenders and GK) For most parts in big tourneys both are mentally tough units, very dogged India often stopped mighty WI('83)/Australia(ATG test streak) just like how Italy stopped many pre tournament favorites like Brazil, France, Germany in the past. Good domestic structure.....Ranji=slightly below par, IPL=best in the world, average it out  
    4. Pakistan: Argentina
    Chaotic, mercurial, unpredictable Have won the big trophies but not yet as successful as 1-3 Individual brilliance, X factor Lack of cohesion, full of controversies and soap operas Achieved success under strong dictatorial leaders Propensity to cheat  with innovations like ball tampering, chucking, Hand of God, fixing... Unapologetic about cheating incidents in the past, they wear it like a badge of honour  Domestic Structure LOL  
    5. England: England
    Invented the sport but watched other teams excel more Rich history but most greats from bygone era English media Historically the best domestic structure with great prestige, finest of the game have polished their skills in England.....finishing school for many ATGs Boring sides Nostalgia tards Ugly yet effective style of play, tenacious spirit which helped them perform beyond their capabilities  
    6. Sri Lanka: France
    Won all their trophies post 90s, since then possibly most consistent teams in big events Produced many freakish talents Very successful in a short span At their best as good as any of the other ATG units Tactically top notch Nice fakers, often resort to underhand means  
    7. South Africa: Netherlands
    Never won a WC in spite of being favorites many times, greatest nations to not win the ultimate prize in their disciplines Exceptional talent, very skilled Cryuff=Kallis...objectively greatest but not rated as GOATs by pundits  
    8. New Zealand: Belgium
    Punch above weight No standout ATG but many excellent players who gel well Never came close to winning a WC Honest triers Universally liked  
    9. Bangladesh: Some African country (Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria????)
    Lots of funds pumped in by governing body 1-2 high quality players surrounded by a bunch of mediocre players Occasionally upset higher ranked teams Too many false dawns Very passionate fanbase Perpetual victim mentality     
     
    Feel free to add your choices...I don't follow football like I used to as a kid. I may have made some wrong assumptions and got a few observations wrong. But honestly quite difficult to find equivalents which everyone will agree upon . Pretty sure many ICFers are more knowledgeable in this regard !!!!
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    Asim got a reaction from Rightarmfast in Pak-AUS-ZIM, T20 Tri Series (1-8 July 2018)   
    Impressive win for Pak,
    9th consecutive T20U tour win for Pak, reaffirms themselves being #1 T20 side...
     
    Fakhar and Asif this tour
    61, 6, 47, 73, 91 and 41*, 22, -, 37*, 17*
    2 top prospects for Pak in LOIs, along Babar
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    Asim got a reaction from UrmiSinhaRay in Hey MSK Prasad, learn from Pak selectors   
    India seems like making no diff rules for T20s...T20Is an ideal platform to give young potentials some exposure, u can wait a bit to include in ODIs...
     
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    Asim reacted to Khota in Hey MSK Prasad, learn from Pak selectors   
    Great win for Pakistan. Really impressive.
     
    India's problem is that it is fat dumb and lazy at the top. Kohli plays hid friends and dhoni is selfish. I would not hire the coach as a car driver but it is unbelievable how much money they make. 
     
    Indian team shows you what corruption looks like. Shame.
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    Asim reacted to Austin 3:!6 in Hey MSK Prasad, learn from Pak selectors   
    Say what you want but its very commendable the way Inzy & co (Pak selectors) giving chances to young players regularly. Their U19 world cup squad was atrocious with only 1 good player Shaheen Shah Afridi. They realized his potential and straight away drafted him into national side. They make no bones of it.
     
    And here we are with our ignoramus selectors. In the same world cup, the likes of Shubhman Gill and Prithvi Shaw flared better than Afridi. But we choose to give more chances to Raina rather. The star of previous U19 world cup Rishabh Pant is still on the awaiting list. I am a huge Dhoni fan but what is he still doing in T20 team with no WC in sight? What happened to likes of Mavi, Nagarkotti etc? Lokesh Rahul forced his way back onto the team...else we would still have Rahane playing at no.4 for us in LOIs.
     
    Indian selectors
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    Asim reacted to Vilander in Congratulations to Pakistan   
    Amazing performance, respect. 
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    Asim got a reaction from velu in Congratulations to Pakistan   
    yeah and I guess it same match in which Pak required just 25,30 runs at closing of Day-4, inzi was all set at crease and he just walkedoff at closing time, umpires, Pak and even NZ players everyone was thinking (almost pleading) he should take extra 30 mins and finish it today but he kept walking, next day it was cold and drizzling, all cloudy, game started late and just took 15,20 mins for Pak to finish...
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    Asim got a reaction from Stradlater in Congratulations to Pakistan   
    he is a rare bowling selection who got selected purely bcz of consistently superb First class performance in last couple of years otherwise they usually pick bowlers purely on gut-feelings of ex-bowlers ;) doesn't matter how much, if any, first class experience he got...
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    Asim reacted to Stradlater in Congratulations to Pakistan   
    Was really impressed by Abbas.No faltu ka ho halla about pace. The guy just bowled at correct lengths and reaped the awards.
    Looks a bit old for making debut though. Where was he all these years?
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    Asim got a reaction from velu in Congratulations to Pakistan   
    ^ Pak struggled big time in NZ recent times...
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    Asim reacted to Scar in Congratulations to Pakistan   
    Just checked the result, and boy I wasn't expecting this. 
    Congratulations to the boys. Heard great things about that kid shadab, hope he does well in remainder of the tour as well. 
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    Asim reacted to zaqw222222 in Congratulations to Pakistan   
    Congrats to Pakistan. Impressive victory. They did a splendid job in arranging a test match against Ireland and 3 practice match to make sure their players are well accomodated
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    Asim got a reaction from Pak_cric in 1st Test at Lords - PAKISTAN TOUR OF ENGLAND   
    Pakistan have out bowled, out batted, out fielded, out captained, out coached and out thought England: Nasir Hussain 
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    Asim got a reaction from Pak_cric in 1st Test at Lords - PAKISTAN TOUR OF ENGLAND   
    4 overs, 6 runs, 4 wickets... Brilliant stuff....
     

     
     
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    Asim got a reaction from Pak_cric in 1st Test at Lords - PAKISTAN TOUR OF ENGLAND   
    Abbas 4/23 & 4/41
    Hassan 4/51
    Amir 4/36
     
    missed 5for each of them but superb bowling nonetheless...
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    Asim got a reaction from Pak_cric in 1st Test at Lords - PAKISTAN TOUR OF ENGLAND   
    Pakistan have out bowled, out batted, out fielded, out captained, out coached and out thought England: Nasir Hussain 
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    Asim reacted to MultiB48 in 1st Test at Lords - PAKISTAN TOUR OF ENGLAND   
    pakistan in london since 82
     
    Match results Team Result Margin Toss Bat   Opposition Ground Start Date   Pakistan won 10 wickets won 1st   v England Lord's 12 Aug 1982 Pakistan draw - lost 2nd   v England Lord's 18 Jun 1987 Pakistan draw - won 1st   v England The Oval 6 Aug 1987 Pakistan won 2 wickets lost 2nd   v England Lord's 18 Jun 1992 Pakistan won 10 wickets lost 2nd   v England The Oval 6 Aug 1992 Pakistan won 164 runs won 1st   v England Lord's 25 Jul 1996 Pakistan won 9 wickets lost 2nd   v England The Oval 22 Aug 1996 Pakistan lost inns & 9 runs won 2nd   v England Lord's 17 May 2001 Pakistan draw - lost 2nd   v England Lord's 13 Jul 2006 Pakistan lost   won 2nd   v England The Oval 17 Aug 2006 Pakistan lost 150 runs won 2nd   v Australia Lord's 13 Jul 2010 Pakistan won 4 wickets lost 2nd   v England The Oval 18 Aug 2010 Pakistan lost inns & 225 runs won 2nd   v England Lord's 26 Aug 2010 Pakistan won 75 runs won 1st   v England Lord's 14 Jul 2016 Pakistan won 10 wickets lost 2nd   v England The Oval 11 Aug 2016 Pakistan won 9 wickets lost 2nd   v England Lord's 24 May 2018
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    Asim reacted to asterix in Congratulations to Pakistan   
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    Asim reacted to rtmohanlal in Congratulations to Pakistan   
    Brilliant all round performance by Pakistan .........congrats ... a thorough professional performance with out any  short cuts.
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    Asim reacted to Gollum in Congratulations to Pakistan   
    Yup, credit where due . Pakistan have been splendid in England yet again, comfortably the 2nd best visiting side to Eng behind ATG SA in the last 10 years or so. This is their 4th win against Eng in Eng post 2010 (P 9, W 4, L 5) !!! In 2016 they won 2 tests in late (dry) summer, but this time a rookie Pak outfit has won in early summer, a period where traditionally England enjoys much greater benefit of the conditions.

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