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Date: April 19, 2017
With all eyes set on figuring out which of the full members of ICC will miss out direct qualification in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, ICC ODI rankings mechanism has come under focus like never before.
This is how the ICC ODI Rankings will look after this year’s annual update
         

Date: March 18, 2017
Finally, the curtain has fallen on Captain Azhar Ali and not only him but along with him, ‘batsman Azhar’ has also vanished from Pakistan’s One Day International scene.


Date: March 09, 2017
The primary objective of DRS was to eliminate howlers but howlers don’t come in predefined numbers like once in an ODI innings, twice in 80 overs in a Test innings. This approach doesn’t make it a mechanism to eliminate howlers but more an attempt to stop the players from cribbing about the wrong decisions.
         
Date: June 04, 2017
There was a time – that was the time – when Pakistan almost always had the psychological upper hand over the arch rivals and it was Indians who always looked nervous, unsure and mentally not ready to snatch a victory from Pakistan’s grasps.

Date: May 26, 2016
He can’t play limited overs Cricket because he is a Test player and he can’t play Tests because he has a weak limited overs resume. He doesn’t seem physically fit to play and comes out as the fittest player. It can’t get any more mindboggling than this.
         
Date: May 19, 2016
Players’ part of the responsibility should not be used as an opportunity to sweep everything under the carpet and keep on producing talented-players-with-attitude-problem.

This retrospective listing shows that although Pakistan has claimed the MACE for the first time in its history but, had the ICC Test Rankings were in place since Pakistan started playing Test Cricket, it would not have been the first time.
         
Before making the return of Cricket the top priority of Pakistan Cricket, it is imperative to assess the situation in respect to concerns of the foreigners rather than the wishes of the locals.

ICC has admitted fixing draws of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy to put India and Pakistan in the same group. Although, it had been suspected for some time but this is the first time that the governing body has admitted intentional maneuvering, publicly.
         
Is experience mandatory for success?
Date: December 27, 2016
Every Cricketer retires one day but there have been very few Pakistani Cricketers whose time of retirement was influenced by readiness of the replacements.

The shock defeat of Sri Lanka at the hands of Zimbabwe, their first away series win since 2009, keeps the final direct qualification slot for ICC World Cup 2019 open.
         
That makes the plan even simpler for Pakistan. Win the series against Australia and consolidate at number 2 or face the danger of slipping into oblivion.

Here is a quick summary view of how players from both teams performed, during recently concluded Pakistan vs Australia ODI Series, with respect to common performance benchmark of an ideal performance.
         
Like all other major sports, the official rankings of Cricketers and Cricketing nations, maintained by ICC, provide pretty realistic picture of where different teams stand in comparison to each other..


Nobody needs to be changed, yet there are quite a few things that needs to be changed. Players are not performing, yes this is true. But, in the Lord’s Test, England lost because English players didn’t perform either.
         



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