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Friday, May 27, 2005

Pathan's progress

A key 41 off 62 when his side batted, then a great opening spell that reduced the opposition to 1-12, 2-19, and final figures of 25-5-81-4 that helped his side Middlesex take the lead over Sussex -- Irfan Pathan has had a great start to his county season.
Been very interested in seeing how the lad goes -- if you had to pinpoint one single reason above all else why India looked lack-lustre against Pak at home, it would be that Pathan was not firing on even half his cylinders.
He's a quality opening bowler (and, by way of bonus, potentially a quality bat); if he can find his form of late 2004, and discover some key weapons he appears to have misplaced, it should do the team a world of good heading into the next season.
Which explains why, after checking the Pak versus Windies scoreboard, the first thing I did was to swing by to the Sussex-Middlesex game.
PS: Thanks, 'Soultan of Swing', for pointing out stupid errors in this post.

1 Comments:

  • Prem,
    Pathan plays for Middlesex, and they took the lead over Sussex, not Surrey!
    And Bangladesh is playing England, and not the Windies, as u mentioned in the "Big stick" post!
    cheers,
    -b

    By Blogger Soultan of Swing, at 11:29  

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