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Kamran Abbasi: Shahid Afridi speaks the magic word

Kamran Abbasi: Shahid Afridi speaks the magic word | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Dare to dismiss him and he returns with an eye-popping performance
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Jon Hotten: Mike Brearley, the philosopher captain

Jon Hotten: Mike Brearley, the philosopher captain | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
If captaincy was not regarded as an art before Brearley, it was after he had gone. His tenure may have been brief, but his impact endures still
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Gideon Haigh: Are South Africa a durable No. 1?

Gideon Haigh: Are South Africa a durable No. 1? | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Their predecessors in the position had short reigns but Graeme Smith's team might just be the real deal
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A modern rivalry looks to new heroes

A modern rivalry looks to new heroes | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Both teams are in transtion, but while Australia have a solid recent record, India need a series win to confirm they can compete against top sides - Cricket feature story from India v Australia
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Younis and Shafiq lead recovery

Younis and Shafiq lead recovery | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Match report of South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 1st day from South Africa v Pakistan
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Pak Spin: Batsmen in a fight for respect

Pak Spin: Batsmen in a fight for respect | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it

Now Pakistan begin another Test series against South Africa, on this occasion on the dreaded wickets of Johannesburg and Cape Town, and the greatest compliment to Pakistan’s progress is that the world’s No. 1 team is taking Pakistan seriously.

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Peterson declared fit for opener

Peterson declared fit for opener | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
South Africa's only injury concern ahead of the first Test against Pakistan, Robin Peterson, has been declared fit and available for selection - Cricket news from South Africa v Pakistan
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SA bowlers pose tough challenge to Pakistan

SA bowlers pose tough challenge to Pakistan | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
To beat South Africa, opposition teams need to hone in on one thing: the world No.1 side's bowlers - Cricket news from South Africa v Pakistan
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Ian Chappell: Take the DRS out of the players' hands

Ian Chappell: Take the DRS out of the players' hands | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Umpires should be empowered to use technology to improve their decision-making
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Harsha Bhogle: MS Dhoni is made for ODI cricket

Harsha Bhogle: MS Dhoni is made for ODI cricket | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
It is as a one-day batsman and captain that he finds his best expression
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South Africa's ascent, India's tailspin

South Africa's ascent, India's tailspin | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Cricket stepped gingerly into the new year with familiar anxieties and concerns. The year gone by wasn't a dreadful one by any means, and looking purely at results it threw up several interesting outcomes.
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A heart-warming resurgence

A heart-warming resurgence | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Pakistan had a satisfying 2012, but the year ahead is one of transition - Cricket feature story from Review 2012
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Nothing escapes the exciting flavour of Pakistan-India cricket

Nothing escapes the exciting flavour of Pakistan-India cricket | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
According to reliable sources, some of the English cricket journalists currently covering their national team in India, have been asked to stay back to report on the games between the two traditional rivals.
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Michael Jeh: Don't blame the DRS

Michael Jeh: Don't blame the DRS | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
The review system has been a convenient scapegoat in the Trent Bridge Test, but it has done all it was supposed to
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Kamran Abbasi: Where are Pakistan's young batsmen?

Kamran Abbasi: Where are Pakistan's young batsmen? | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
The batsmen touring South Africa have contributed immensely to Pakistan cricket but the time has come to look ahead and plan for the 2015 World Cup
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Mark Nicholas: Save our game before it's too late

Mark Nicholas: Save our game before it's too late | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
To let ruthless commerce direct the fate of cricket's future is to sign a death warrant for a way of life
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Centurion will test Pakistan's learning

Centurion will test Pakistan's learning | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Although defeat in the series, Pakistan put in a much-improved display at Newlands on a surface that was more favourable to their game.
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Will Cape Town witness a Pakistan fightback?

Will Cape Town witness a Pakistan fightback? | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Pakistan may go into the 2nd Test with three opening batsmen to quell South Africa's new-ball threat.
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Batting Pakistan's Achilles' heel

Batting Pakistan's Achilles' heel | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Pakistan's bowling compares favourably with that of the hosts but the visitors' batting will undoubtedly hold the key to their fortunes - Cricket feature story from South Africa v Pakistan
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Gul’s big test

Gul’s big test | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Willingly or unwillingly, Gul is the leader of Pakistan's fast-bowling attack, and he will have to rise above in South Africa.
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Aakash Chopra: Is it time for India to have an Indian coach?

Aakash Chopra: Is it time for India to have an Indian coach? | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
In the past Indian coaches have been appointed based on what they achieved in their playing careers; the current team cannot have one of those
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Saad Shafqat: Pakistan's litmus test in South Africa

Saad Shafqat: Pakistan's litmus test in South Africa | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
The team has never won a series in South Africa, but this set of players has good reason to believe that they can reverse the trend
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Sharda Ugra: Can India afford a captain who isn't committed to Test cricket?

Sharda Ugra: Can India afford a captain who isn't committed to Test cricket? | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it
Dhoni's leadership in the format has been overly defensive, and he hasn't shown he particularly cares much about the five-day game either
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To Sachin, from Pakistan with love… | Pak Tea House

To Sachin, from Pakistan with love… | Pak Tea House | Slow Pitches | Scoop.it

we respect, admire and yes…even love him… simply because he is so infuriatingly good at what he does. We love him because there’s no hint of swagger or arrogance. Even when he is putting his opponents to the sword, he is a smiling assassin.

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