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I have heard a lot about departmental cricket in pakistan…….It has been removed from their set up ………they should Rethink about their this decision

Is a specialist white-ball coach the solution to Pakistan's short-form struggles?

When you have the confidence you feel like you’re never going to lose it, when you haven’t got it, you feel like you’re never going to get it. But there is still time. Yadav is merely 26 years of age; many spinners only meet their peak in their thirties. It is time for him to turn over a new leaf and start again. The artist rose, the artist fell, but can he rise back up again.

The curious case of Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav had a mediocre ODI world cup: he picked up an underwhelming 6 wickets in 7 games and averaged 56.16. Batsmen toyed with his chinamans with imperious ease in a way they never had done before. The unfathomable Yadav was decoded. For the first time, he was defeated. All of a sudden, the same people who had praised him were now ridiculing him. The little voice in his head had broken free and bred insecurity with his now faltering self-belief. This experience either breaks cricketers or makes them. Kuldeep Yadav broke. The margin for error became smaller. Every failure was nit-picked brutally. Kuldeep wasn’t ready for all that; he had experienced the highs of international cricket, never the lows. And hence he deteriorated. It really shouldn’t come as a surprise. You may say that it is part of a cricketer’s job to handle responsibility but it is also the management’s job to choose who was ripe for the task. India’s management failed.

The curious case of Kuldeep Yadav

I think Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the most likely players who can replace Kuldeep Yadav in the XI. The consistency of his performances over the past few years has been unbelievable. Ashwin was also one of the leading wicket-takers in the recently concluded Test series against Australia and England. Ravichandran Ashwin, with his vast experience and knowledge of the game, could prove to be a vital addition. With the new ball, Ashwin can get through the defense of any batsman and could prove to be a game changer. With the duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal struggling, Ravichandran Ashwin might surely be the best option to replace Kuldeep in the playing XI. He deserved a second chance just like Jadeja.

The curious case of Kuldeep Yadav

See, I think it’s finally got to him where he realises what he needs to do, so he’s basically conforming to the needs of modern-day cricket. People wanted him to bowl quicker, and we saw Kuldeep Yadav bowl very quickly in England series. He mostly bowled in the mid-80s (km/h). There were few balls that was 70 km/h. Earlier he used to bowl many deliveries in the 70 km/h range. He bowled a 109 km/h delivery as well. He’s bowling that flipper, which on a couple of occasions, went as high full-tosses. So he’s trying to change, he’s trying to become something he’s not. And in the process, this was the first time I have seen Kuldeep Yadav lose his accuracy,” He started off by bowling almost rank short deliveries, and I have never seen him not being accurate. And one final point about him, and very critical as well – there was just one ball that he bowled outside the off-stump for the right-hander. He focussed on just bowling middle and leg stump line which is the line of a bowler who is slightly defensive, worried about getting hit for fours and sixes. Whether that was the brief, I don’t know, but the change of line and the pace and the loss of accuracy tells me there are a few things going wrong with Kuldeep Yadav.

The curious case of Kuldeep Yadav

In his first 40 test matches, Yasir Shah has claimed 221 scalps at an average of 30.17. Interestingly, he has more wickets than Australian legend Shane Warne and Indian stalwart Anil Kumble, who recorded 187 and 168 wickets respectively after the 40-Test mark. The former tops the chart with most number of wickets among leg-spinners in the first 40 Tests. Yasir’s record in overseas Tests has been exceptional. He has accumulated most number of Test scalps among Pakistan bowlers away from home, since January 2015. During the period, he took 99 wickets from 21 Tests at an average of 35.85. The 34-year-old is followed by Mohammad Amir (61), Mohammad Abbas (42) and Wahab Riaz (37) on the tally. Yasir Shah’s prowess in the fourth innings of a Test has often done the trick for Pakistan. In the last five years, he has accounted for 48 fourth-innings wickets from 16 Tests. He averages an incredible 23.00 while defending a total in Test cricket.

The curious case of Kuldeep Yadav

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The original little master: Hanif Mohammad

In place of yusuf i would like to add a fast bowler because batting looks good. His name is Fazal Mahmood. It was just because of his bowling feats that Pakistan achieved the rare honour of beating every country in early series in the 1950s and 60s

The original little master: Hanif Mohammad

As a wk i will go with Rashid Latif. Few wicketkeepers in Pakistan have been as athletic and yet as unobtrusive as Latif. His batting, combative and elegant, was vastly underrated.

The original little master: Hanif Mohammad

Apart from Hanif, the eldest, Wazir Mohammad, and younger ones, Mushtaq Mohammad and Sadiq Mohammad, represented Pakistan in the top division of cricket. Only Raees Mohammad, the fifth brother two years older than Hanif did not feature in a single Test, though he came agonisingly close to playing one, against India at Dhaka in 1954-1955.

The original little master: Hanif Mohammad

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