Speed Demon: Wahab Riaz

It's a nice breezy mid march night in Adelaide, the stratosphere is witnessing a saintly halo around the floodlit Adelaide Oval in south Australia.  Michael Clark the Australian Captain has just been bounced out, caught at forward short leg in the 11th over preventing the batsmen to cross over, next comes in Shane Watson averaging... Continue Reading →

Cricket is boring! Fact.

Let's face it and let's be honest. Cricket is, has been and will be a boring sport in face of other more interesting and exciting options. It is a game that is well suited to the dull because even at it's most crazy fast exciting T-20 mode it just barely pulls ahead of baseball and... Continue Reading →

From Coach to Captain

Strategy to tactics, real time all the time Sports in this day and age with all the technology and analytics employed is like warfare. Side lines are the command and control centres, coaching staff akin to Generals, the team Captain a tactical commander on the field.  A match is a battle, a tournament a war, skirmishes are... Continue Reading →

Pink ball

With the first pink ball test in Asia being played between Pakistan and West Indies its time I did a quick write up on the in-play difference between the red and the pink ball. To keep the reading time minimal and the content relevant I will break down this article in three parts. 1 –... Continue Reading →

The science of swing bowling

So I was watching a prominent  sports channel the other day and watched the sultan of swing of Pakistan bowling, and a couple of ex english captains discussing the mechanics of reverse swing. The undisputed king of reverse and authority on the subject was asked why the ball does what it does after it gets... Continue Reading →

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