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Khan’s 200 triggered Pakistan’s inspiring comeback
Zimbabwe would have thought they had a chance to make history by beating Pakistan at home before Younis Khan broke their hearts in the second innings with a brilliant unbeaten double hundred.
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Cook effectively crushed New Zealand’s hopes of making it to the semi-finals
England found themselves within touching distance of the semi-finals after captain Alastair Cook’s blistering innings of 64 pretty much knocked New Zealand out of the running, despite a lone effort by Kane Williamson.
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Ahmed is the man behind all the success both Swann and Panesar have experienced
Former Pakistan leg-spinner and current England spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed believes Graeme Swann is by far one of the best and most dexterous spinners in all of international cricket today.
Hussey believes Malinga is unstoppable on most occasions
Australia batsman David Hussey believes Sri Lanka pace demon Lasith Malinga is currently “in the form of his life” after having played with him for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL) and against him during the national team’s recently concluded ODI series against the Lankan Lions.
Pujara has already drawn comparisons between himself and Rahul Dravid
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has announced that his batting and confidence levels have reached an all-time high after having a successful showing against the England bowlers in the four-Test series last year.
Akram wants to see some fresh faces in the India squad
Former Pakistan pace bowler Wasim Akram believes the future of India’s bowling looks extremely grim, especially after their performance against England during the four-Test series and arch-rivals Pakistan in the limited overs series that followed.
India are nowhere near the dominating force they used to be
Legendary England batsman Geoffrey Boycott believes that India are no longer the dangerous and threatening force they used to be and added that touring the country seems to be much easier nowadays.
England fought back after learning from their mistakes during the first Test
Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that India’s “bravado” and overconfidence during their four-Test series against England turned out to be their own undoing after suffering a shocking, yet humiliating 2-1 loss in front of their home fans.
Flower was most impressed with Cook’s leadership skills during his first Test series as captain
England coach Andy Flower has lavished praise on his side, stating that they managed to break their 28-year losing streak in India due to their rapid ability to “learn and adapt” to the unfamiliar conditions in the country.
Cook thanked his team for their all-round contribution
England captain Alastair Cook has announced that breaking the national team’s 28-year losing streak in India was “on par” with winning the Ashes against arch-rivals Australia.