There's no better banter than India v Pakistan in the UAE

There’s no better banter than India v Pakistan in the UAE

The past week has been a bit of a blur with so much action in the Asia Cup that it has been difficult to keep up with posting here. But, fear not, here are a few things you might have missed out on:

What’s it like to watch an India-Pakistan match in the stands with an Indian-Pakistani couple?

Seated in front of your correspondent were three Pakistanis and one Indian, all clearly friends two possibly a couple. The banter began right then. “I told you before we came here. Bat first, make 270 and the game is ours.”

Read the full article on the Economic Times

Switched-on India Show Intent to Outplay Pakistan

Pakistan chose to bat. They slip-slid their way to 162. India knocked off the runs in 29 overs with eight wickets to spare. Perfect game for India? Well, yes and no.

Read the full article on CricketNext.com

Is the Asia Cup more about getting India and Pakistan to play each other?

If a Trojan Horse is packed with gifts that keep giving rather than warriors intent on killing, is it still a Trojan Horse? If a sheep is in wolf’s clothing, does it continue to be a threat?

Read the full article on the Economic Times

Seeking Middle-Order Solutions, India Find Bowling Answers in Dubai

India came to the United Arab Emirates looking to crack the question of just what their best middle-order was in 50-over cricket. Instead, they have discovered that they have a bowling attack that is next to perfect for these conditions.

Read the full article on CricketNext.com

ICC working on stricter criteria to grant official status to T20 leagues

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has undertaken a review of the guidelines under which it declares cricket approved or disapproved in the wake of the proliferation of Twenty20 and similar leagues around the world.

Read the full article on ThePrint.in