Sunday, September 11, 2011

What A Year This Has Been For Pakistan In ODIs: 2011

Pakistan has won 16 ODIs this year in 23 outings with 1 rained off game this year. (well they will get the 16th only chasing 226 today at 4.52 RPO)

What is the most number of ODI wins in a calendar year?

It has been a highly successful year for PCT in ODIs.

You might argue they have been playing against lower ranked sides.

However, all of their 4 series have been away from home which adds weight to the argument.

Furthermore, in comparison to last year this is vast improvement where they only won 5 in 18 matches. They were woeful last year including early elimination in the Asia Cup to go along with a 5-0 whitewash down under as well as losing both series deciders against England and South Africa after squaring the series in the 4th game.

Also, this includes the monumental victories in the World Cup against Sri Lanka and Australia on Saturday 26th February and Saturday 19th March respectively which should definitely not be forgotten.

They have won 4 consecutive ODI series this year.

They have had 10/13 successful run chases.

They also reached the milestone of 400 ODI wins this year becoming only the 2nd team after Australia.

Their ODI calendar year finishes off with a 5 match ODI series against Sri Lanka in the UAE between 11th and 23rd November.

First of all, opportunity for squad rotation and experimentation in the dead rubber on Wednesday. Will Yasir Shah and Ramiz Raja debut?

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