Pakistan in Bangladesh Test Series, April and May 2015, Bangladesh
Bangladesh – Pakistan 0-1 ( The second match ended in a draw)
Aaron Finch – This Australian is a captain of his T20 national cricket team. Right-handed batsman still holds a record for the most innings in a T20 international game from 2013 and was one of the best batsmen in 2015.
Australia – Australians have won 2015 Cricket World Cup, which is more than enough to make them one of the best cricket teams of 2015, at least when it comes to ODI format. They failed to win all matches in their group, but they were the best when it was most needed and won against New Zealand in the final.
New Zealand – they started the World Cup in a great manner, winning all of their group matches and advancing to the final, but failed to secure a win against Australia and had to be satisfied with the second place.
South Africa – As for South Africa, they can be satisfied with their performances in 2015. They failed to win the semifinal of the World Cup but are still among four best cricket teams when it comes to ODI format. They also put in some great performances in T20 format, winning against Bangladesh and drawing New Zealand in a T20I Series.
Pakistan – their national team put in some great performances in Test series against England towards the end of the year, winning two and drawing one game on a neutral turf in the United Arab Emirates. They also showed well in T20I and ODI Series in Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka and managed to go into the quarter-final of the World Cup, so they can be satisfied with the year they had.
Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka might not have been one of the best cricket teams in 2015, but they will satisfied because of some wins, like the ones in New Zealand in ODI Series in January and T20I Series in December. Unfortunately, South Africa got the better of them in the quarter-final of the World Cup.
West Indies – They managed to scrape two wins in the World Cup before getting eliminated from New Zealand in the quarter-final. They managed to win a game in the T20I Series in Sri Lanka.
India – India lost the World Cup semifinal against Australia, but is still one of the best cricket teams of the year. They won Test series in Sri Lanka after beating the home team twice, and Freedom Trophy, after defeating South Africa in four Test matches.
Misbah-ul-Haq v Imran Khan?
Who would have thought that such a comparison would exist especially in test cricket with Pakistan’s predictably unpredictable batting line? We would like to take an honor in comparing Imran Khan and Misbah, the two successful test captains of Pakistan. Misbah-ul-Haq became the most successful test captain of Pakistan cricket history by breaking the record of Imran Khan and Javed Miandad in a series against New Zealand, 2014. By winning the 15th test match as a captain, Misbah-ul-Haq has become the most successful test captain of Pakistan after holding the joint record of 14 wins with Javed Miandad and Imran Khan, both of whom captained Pakistan in more test matches than Misbah. Misbah’s unending stream of win starting off from 2011 has made him reach a spot where it is only fair to compare Misbah and Imran in terms of their captaincy brilliance. Read more..