Kamran Abbasi

The mysterious world of Pakistan cricket

Zaheer Abbas talks on the phone as he walks towards the team bus at The Oval

In praise of Zed

The elegant former Pakistan great is a good fit for the role of ICC president

Ireland players pose with the trophy

Cricket needs to stop being parochial

The best Associates need a shot at Test cricket immediately, as opposed to the more tedious pathway via the Intercontinental Cup

Younis Khan winds up to hit the ball

Batting: Pakistan's surprise weapon

An inexperienced bowling attack may have stunned Australia, but the batting had a bigger impact on the result, led by the genial Younis Khan

Misbah-ul-Haq walks off after being dismissed for 3

Misbah's place in Pakistan history

He was the next great leader after Abdul Kardar and Imran Khan, standing between Pakistan cricket and its end

A security guard keeps watch outside the National Stadium

Teams cannot risk tours to Pakistan

The board must instead concentrate on developing offshore bases, strengthening domestic cricket, and getting other countries to host their A team