Why do pundits never learn? Write Pakistan off at your peril

Saj Sadiq goes behind the scenes to identify how the long-odds underdogs turned over the Trophy favourites

No holds barred: Mickey Arthur

To arrive at a major international tournament as the lowest ranked team and to leave as victorious finalists would be a story usually assigned to the fairytale section of any bookshop.
Yet this is exactly what Pakistan’s ODI squad were able to achieve during the 2017 Champions Trophy, as a team known more for its mercurial unpredictability came together in the space of four games to confound its critics.
The journey began,...

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