Faras Ghani

Faras Ghani

Sports editor of The Express Tribune who is also the author of the book "Champions, again" farasghani.com/championsagain.html

Umar Akmal: Congratulations, the kid is back!

Pakistan’s inability to rotate the strike has worried millions. It remained a cause for concern in the team’s opening match against Kenya and discounting the total that sensible batting, and Umar Akmal’s heroics, enabled Pakistan to set, the safety net just isn’t permanent. The over-cautious strategy – to preserve and unleash towards the end – remains unconvincing but is implemented time and again, with varying results. Often, when the middle-order fails to click, the hitters arrive in the middle, needing to bat out more overs than they had been trained to – or had hoped to – resulting in the embarrassment of ...

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