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  • FEBRUARY 20, 2011

    STYLE | TRENDS BOOKS | INTERVIEWS | GOSSIP | Q&A | SOCIETY

    TheNation

    SHAHID AFRIDI VOWS TO BRING THE CUP HOME AGAIN HOW CHIEF SELECTOR MOSHIN KHAN KNIT THE DREAM TEAM TOGETHER

    FORMER PCB CHAIRMEN ARIF ALI ABBASSI, KHALID MEHMOOD & TAUQEER ZIA ON PROSPECTS OF WINNING THE CUP

    ADVISES LEGEND IMRAN KHAN

    BE A SPIRITED UNIT T O WIN,

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    Imran Khan speaks about Pakistani cricket teams prospects for winning the World Cup

    Boom Boom Shahid Afridi talks about hopes and aspirations to bring back the cup home again

    Get close and personal with Kamran Akmal

    Short accounts of our heroes on the World Cup they wish to conquer

    See the pro les of the members of our dream team

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    See the pro les of the members of our dream team

    Moshin Khan explains what made him select youngsters for the World Cup

    Former Chairman PCB Tauqeer Zia on our teams prospects in World Cup

    Go through the smart wish-list for best buys

    Khalid Mehmood talks about how ad hocism has ruined Pakistan Cricket

    Weekly astrological forecasts

    Report on the happenings and events in your metropolis

    Read analysis of former Chairman PCB Arif Ali Abbassi

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    EDITORS NOTE

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    Dear readers we are back with another exciting issue of Sunday Plus. The ICC Cricket World Cup is underway. The cricket fever has gained momentum. The S + team has worked at its best to provide you with exclusive interviews of top cricket personalities and detailed overview of the tournament by the best analysts of the game. Living legend of cricket Imran Khan in his exclusive interview speaks about the prospects of Pakistan cricket team winning the world cup. Meet Shahid Afridi a skipper ready to boom boom. Get close and personal with the man behind the wicket Kamran Akmal. Chief selector of PCB Mohsin Khan explains how the dream team was knitted together. Former chairmen of PCB Arif Abbassi, Khalid Mehmood and Tauqeer Zia talk about the decline of cricket in Pakistan and current teams chances of bring the cup home.

    And dont forget to see our section Picks of the week for best buys.

    We await your feedback ateditor@nation.com.pk

    Editor-in-ChiefMajid Nizami

    Deputy Managing DirectorRameeza NizamiGroup Editor:Salim Bokhari

    Editor Magazine:Emanuel Sarfraz

    Editorial Staff : Bishakha Khadka Kunwar, Madiha Syedain, Sadaf Pervez & Navirah Zafar

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    INTERVIEW

    Emanuel Sarfraz

    ADVISES LEGEND IMRAN KHAN

    BE A SPIRITED UNIT TO WIN,

    Imran Khan is the best cricketer Pakistan ever produced. He inspired a whole generation of bowlers to go for the fast bowling. Prior to his inclusion in the Pakistan team it was never thought that the country would become the home to the best fast bowlers in the game for years to come.

    is averages (37 with the bat, 22 with the ball) put him at the top among the all rounders of his time. He proved do better than Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee and Kapil Dev. In the last 10 years of international cricket he played 51 Tests, averag-ing a sensational 50 with the bat and 19 with the ball.

    Imran made his test debut against England in 1971 at Birmingham. Imran easily stands out statistically. He played 88 test matches, took 362 wickets at an average of 22, and scored 3807 runs at an average of 37 with 6 centuries. His ODI record is pretty impressive. He made his ODI debut in 1974 against England at Nottingham. He gathered 3709 runs with the bat at an average of 33. As a bowler, he hasnt done badly, by taking 182 wickets at an average of 26, in 175 matches.

    Captaincy brought the best out of Imran. He played 48 matches as a captain, scoring 2408 runs at an average of 52, and taking 187 wickets at an average of 20. He took part in 26 victories and in the matches his team won, he scored 900 runs at an average of 36 with a single century, and has taken 155 wickets at an average of 14 with 11 ve wicket hauls.

    Away from home he has played 50 test matches. In matches away he scored 2267 runs at an average of 33 with 3 centuries, and took 199 wickets at an average of 25 with 13 ve wicket hauls.

    Imrans performance against the best team of his era, West Indies has been superb. He played 18 test matches against them. In those 18 matches he cracked 775 runs at an average of 27 with one century. He really preserved his

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    2 11best with the ball against them. He made 80 strikes against them at an average of 21 with 6 ve wicket hauls. As a captain he played 3 test series against the West Indies. He drew all three of the matches.

    Pakistans rst test victory in Australia came in 1977, in Sydney. Imran took match gures o+f 12/165. Pakistan is the only team except South Africa to have white washed Australia in test cricket. It was done under Imrans captaincy in 1982 by beating Kim Hughes Australian team 3-0. He wasnt needed with the bat, but he took 13 wickets in 3 matches at an average of just 13. His best performance with the bat came against Australia, in Adelaide where he scored a match saving 136 in 1990. Imrans best per-formance with the ball 8/58 came against Sri Lanka at home in 1982.

    As an all-rounder, Imrans best series came against India at home in 1982/83. In a 6 test match series, he scored 247 runs at an average of 61, and took an amazing tally of 40 wickets at an average of 13; Pakistan beat India by a 3-0 margin. During the series, Imran suff ered a stress fracture, which meant that he could not bowl a single delivery in test cricket, for 3 years.

    Pakistan won their rst ever test series in England and India, under the captaincy of Im-ran in 1987. In the series against India Imran blossomed with the bat, amassing 324 runs

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    in 5 matches at an average of 64. His bowling wasnt quite up there due to injuries. He only took 8 wickets at an average of 49. The rst series win in England earned him the man of the series award. He gathered 191 runs in 5 matches at an average of 47, and took 21 wickets at an average of 21.

    His ODIs victories as a captain are special. The 1992 world cup where he ordered his troops to ght like cornered tigers when they were down and out. Pakistan was almost out of the tournament once, but went on to win the world cup. He has always led from the front. In the 1992 world cup Pakistan were

    struggling with their number 3 position. He promoted himself at the number 3 position.

    In the semi nals he made a ghting 44 to stabilize the innings, and a match winning 72 runs off 110 balls. He also took some crucial wickets including the last one in the nal. Famous victories in Nehru cup nal against the West Indies, and Austral-Asia cup nal against India are the hallmarks of his captaincy. His best performance with ball, in the ODIs came in Sharjah in 1985, where he bamboozled the strong Indian Batting Line-up by taking 6/14. His best performance with the bat, in ODIs came against Sri Lanka, he

    scored an unbeaten 102. Imran Khan is a living legend with huge

    fan following across the globe. He is no doubt the best cricketer of the 20th century. He is considered an authority when talking about cricket. In an exclusive interview with Sunday Plus Imran Khan spoke about Pakistani cricket teams prospects for winning the World Cup. Following are the excerpts of the interview:

    Emanuel Sarfraz: What was the real motivation behind the Pakistan team win in the 1992 Cricket World Cup? Was it the team spirit, skill or the leadership?

    Imran Khan: It was not one person that played the role. The whole team played the role. We used the attacking strategy that subsequently the Australians adopted. Mushtaq Ahmed and Wasim Akram were the strike bowlers while the others were playing to contain the run rate. We were not defensive and took a lot of risks. Since we were attack-ing and worked with rm belief we were able to win the cup.

    ES: Should Pakistan cricket team adopt the same strategy for this world cup?

    IK: I would not say that the same strategy should be adopted. In Australia the conditions were diff erent. Here the climate is quite hot and humid especially in Sri Lanka where we would be playing most of the matches. It may not be good for fast bowling. The strategy has to be devised keeping in mind the pitches, weather and the players available. If you make work plan according to the conditions it may work.

    ES: What are the prospects of Pakistan team winning the world cup?

    IK: The omission of Muhammad Amir and Muhammad Asif has made a big diff erence.

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