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  • Pak board wants India to be its 'home ground' for all international matches - Hindustan Times
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Hindustan TimesPak board wants India to be its 'home ground' for all international matchesHindustan TimesIt's still a game of glorious uncertainties. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to make India 'home' where it can host all its international series. “We would like to make India our home,'' PCB chief Shahryar Khan told HT from Lahore on Saturday ...
  • Pakistani duo building first augmented reality cricket game - Tech in Asia
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Tech in AsiaPakistani duo building first augmented reality cricket gameTech in AsiaFor entrepreneurs Ata Kirmani and Anas Riasat, founders of a Pakistani startup called GameDotPlay, the market of diehard cricket fans presented a unique opportunity. “Existing cricket games for PCs and consoles take away the thrill and excitement of ...
  • Zimbabwe Tour Sparks Hopes for Return of International Cricket to Pakistan - Voice of America
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Voice of AmericaZimbabwe Tour Sparks Hopes for Return of International Cricket to PakistanVoice of AmericaReviving international cricket. Since the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's team, foreign cricket teams have refused to go on tours to Pakistan, citing security concerns. In recent years, the Pakistan Cricket Board, the supervisory body of the game, has been ...
  • Pakistan Blame Game in Full Flow After Bangladesh Debacle -
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">NDTVSports.comPakistan Blame Game in Full Flow After Bangladesh DebacleNDTVSports.comKarachi: Pakistan's cricket chiefs face a battle to address the reasons behind their disastrous tour to Bangladesh as they gear up for their first home series against Test opposition in six years.(Misbah Urges Patience With New Team). Pakistan slumped ...
  • Malik, Sami return to Pakistan ODI squad -
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comMalik, Sami return to Pakistan ODI squadESPNcricinfo.comAfter a 0-3 defeat to Bangladesh, the Pakistan Cricket Board had hinted at making considerable changes. Ahmed Shehzad and ... He's certainly not an all-rounder specially after tonight's game where he couldn't even put bat on the ball. Same goes for Imad.2nd T20I: Pakistan aim to sustain momentumCricbuzzCricket: It has come back, but will it stay?DAWN.comall 21 news articles »
  • Cricket, rebooted: Pakistan's long road back to the international game - Daily Maverick
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Daily MaverickCricket, rebooted: Pakistan's long road back to the international gameDaily MaverickIt was one of cricket's darkest days, but for the men who represent Pakistan in cricket, it was only going to get worse. It wasn't the first time Pakistan would be forced to play their games elsewhere. In 2002, the bombing of a Karachi hotel where the ...
  • India vs Pakistan Cricket a Must, Game Must Go on: Wasim Akram - NDTV
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">NDTVIndia vs Pakistan Cricket a Must, Game Must Go on: Wasim AkramNDTVIndia and Pakistan are on the track to resuming bilateral cricket and former speedster Wasim Akram can't wait for the rivalry to renew itself. "I was happy PCB chief met BCCI chief," he tells NDTV. "It is a good start and I hope it happens soon ...
  • Zimbabwe finally confirm Pakistan tour -
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comZimbabwe finally confirm Pakistan tourESPNcricinfo.comZimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has confirmed the upcoming tour to Pakistan against the advice of the country's Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC). The board's final decision comes after three days of debate, which began on Thursday when ZC issued a press ...Javed Miandad Slams ICC for Meddling in Pakistan Cricket's AffairsNDTVSports.comICC declines to send match officials to PakistanYahoo NewsZimbabwe fly to Pakistan for high-stakes cricket tourTimes LIVENew Zealand Heraldall 464 news articles »
  • Cricket Ireland continue talks with Pakistan about potential tour - Irish Times
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Irish TimesCricket Ireland continue talks with Pakistan about potential tourIrish TimesCricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has described news that Pakistan will host Zimbabwe in a series of international games in Lahore next month as encouraging with regards to a potential Ireland tour of the country. Zimbabwe will be the ...
  • 'Embarrassed' Pakistan need revamp: Rameez -
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">'Embarrassed' Pakistan need revamp: past great Rameez Raja has decried the country's slide to their lowest-ever ICC ODI rankings as an "embarrassment" and said the country needed a massive overhaul of its cricket structure. Pakistan dropped to ninth in the ICC rankings following ...

Pakistan ICC World Cup 2011 Profile

Pakistan has the propensity to win in the most unlikely of scenarios.
Pakistan has the propensity to win in the most unlikely of scenarios.


Pakistan has the tendency to bounce off any adversity and often surprise the world in cricket. Their win in the 1992 World Cup was the biggest case in point. Everything looks dead and buried for the side in the middle of the tournament and they were one game away from being knocked out. Instead, they had not only lifted themselves well but also gone on to win that cup. The side has the propensity to win in the most unlikely of scenarios.



One gets the sense that the side needs a leader who can bind the team together like glue. In Shahid Afridi, one may have a small percentage of what Imran Khan was once for the side, but they need something much more. Already Afridi has been involved in far too many controversies to be liked by all within the side and if there is the one issue that the side could have is their lack of unity.


Pakistan were going to host the World Cup along with India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. And then the security situation deteriorated so badly in the country that not only were the hosting rights of the World Cup snatched away from them, but there has also not been too much cricket played in Pakistan since. The World Cup will be a perfect opportunity for the side to get together and gain some of the lost mileage back by stringing together some good results.


Often, the off the field issues have threatened to derail the Pakistani team. However, 2010 was an exception. Not only did the controversies had the better of the team, things had come to such a stand that there was a good chance that the Pakistan Cricket Board could have received sanctions from the ICC for allowing corruption to continue to rule the roost. Match-fixing is a big issue that could still exist and cause much concern amongst the fans.

Previous Record

Pakistan have won the World Cup once before and that came in 1992. Apart from that win, they have been the losing finalists in 1999 when they were crushed by the ruthless Aussies, while entering the semi-finals in 1979 and 1987. In 1996, they were eliminated by India in a quarter-final battle in Bangalore, while in 2003 and 2007 they were shocking ousters from the first round of the competitions. Unfortunately for them, they have never won against arch-rivals India in the World Cup.

Expected Captain

As things currently stand, Shahid Afridi will captain the side but one can never tell with Pakistan cricket. The PCB has already asked the ICC for approval for the list of players it can choose and it will be difficult to predict who gets to lead the side.

Players to look out for

Abdul Razzaq is the one all-rounder who has shown a sense of adaptability to any situation and he will be the one to carry his side’s hopes. Apart from Afridi, the other player who could do well is Umar Gul with his ability to bowl the yorker-length deliveries towards the end of the innings.