Wednesday, 28 December 2011

England Series; an opportunity or thread

2012 starts with a challenge in its hands, as the winning run continue in Bangladesh, the real test is now in front of Pakistan team with they face England in coming January. This encounter composed of 3 Tests, 4 ODIs and 3 T20s. World T20 champion England has put up a consistence show accept the last series against India in India. It was quite an unfortunate series with not much good memories.

On the other hand Pakistan also being consistent, considering the aftermath of spot fixing controversy. They are spot on with six consecutive ODI series wins. And three Test series win this year, with Bangladesh Series yet to decide. But in this victory run no big teams like India, England or Australia is included. But with SA they manage a drawn series. So it would be tough to say which team has dominant factor, as England only play once in low bounce, slow tracks this year and terribly disappoint their fans. And Pakistan has a challenge to play against strong batting and bowling unit. 

Among the two teams Pakistan’s batting has continue to be as uncertain as any associate team. Ups and downs in wicket-keepers continues, last two series three different wicket-keepers for three different format is a question, do keeping techniques changes with the format of play? The same question mark is whether Pakistan could continue with the winning run and make another record, and show the world that we are as good as any world’s top team. We’ll see . . . . .

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