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S.M. Hussain

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Joined January 2016







Freelance cricket writer published in Dawn (Pakistan), The Island (Sri Lanka), and various sports websites



What a brilliant piece, brought back so many memories. Thanks!

How I missed Australia's perfect start to the 1999 World Cup final

Gilchrist – the best modern day wicket-keeper batsman.

Brilliant belligerence: Remembering Adam Gilchrist's brutal Ashes century

Lovely piece Peter.

The spirit of cricket - celebrating the noble failure

Thanks Matt.

“Simply marvellous”: Remembering Richie

Thank you for your thoughts…

“Simply marvellous”: Remembering Richie

Lovely piece!
Cricket fans will miss WACA.

How I ended up just metres from the WACA for Glenn McGrath's hat-trick

Oh yes! 😉

Pakistan head to Ireland for an historic Test

My interview with the Ireland coach – Graham Ford

Pakistan head to Ireland for an historic Test

Ah, good old days… now every station is available on the Internet. That ‘distinctive voice’ must’ve been Iftikhar Ahmad or perhaps Chisty Mujahid.

Nine years’ wait

Thank you. I’ve heard a lot about that famous Test match. Thank you for sharing your memory. Do you remember any commentators name covering that match?

Nine years’ wait

Don’t know if the ban is ‘harsh’ or ‘mild’ but it is definitely unprecedented. A new benchmark set by Cricket Australia.

Can Cricket Australia ever fully recover from the cheating scandal?

How did you manage to incorporate such good pictures in your article?

The sight and sound of cricket

You’re welcome. Glad you liked it. Cheers!

Nine years’ wait

Great job! Good to read something other than his ‘underarm’ delivery.

Ten Trevor Chappell performances we should remember (that weren’t the underarm)

Lovely article. If I may add, Dhaka National Stadium is the only stadium to host inaugural ‘Home’ Tests for two cricket nations – Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The sight and sound of cricket

Ah, when I was a young boy, Channel Nine’s cricket coverage played a huge part in making me fall in love with the game. Gonna miss it!!!

End of an era confirmed: Foxtel and Seven snatch cricket rights from Nine

Do you think there will come a time when ‘Cricket Committee’ will change ball tampering laws to make it more ‘bowlers’ friendly’?

Ball-tampering sees Aussie outsiders rocket into Test contention

Nice article, but a bit surprised on Amir’s selection. Hasn’t been up to the mark recently.

Subcontinent vs Rest of the World XI

Correction: Mohammad Yousaf is a former player not a former expert.

Pakistan's win at Lord's sets up a terrific series

Thanks Anwar

Usman Khawaja was worth the wait

One spell against Watson has gone to his (Wahab) head. No excuse for outrageous behavior towards Ahmad Shahzad. Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis bowled numerous lethal spells but remained sane.

Cricketers should be automatically suspended for intentional contact

Thanks Stephen

Usman Khawaja was worth the wait

You’re welcome. I’m glad you like the article.

Usman Khawaja was worth the wait

My piece on Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja was worth the wait

Editing mistakes:

1. T20 match, not a One Dayer.
2. Opinion is divided on Amir’s comeback, not his suspension.
3. Afridi and Umar Akmal looked good, not Kamran Akmal.
4. Umar Gul bowled Todd Astle, not Nathan Astle.

Pakistan defeat New Zealand to win first one dayer