Ahmer Naqvi

The Brian Lara of cricket blogs - genius, but usually loses

Pakistan fans ahead of the game at the Gaddafi Stadium

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

A glimpse of normalcy in cacophony

Years from now Pakistanis will look at the scorecard and wonder what the fuss was about

The teams get a security escort after the practice session

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Rusty, anxious, and ready

Cricket is returning to Pakistan after six years. The jazba is coming back, too

Wahab Riaz tries to get on Shane Watson's nerves

Why we loved Wahab's spell

Pakistanis glory in spectacle because it provides a buffer against the disappointment they have come to accept as their lot

Misbah-ul-Haq is not quite as expressionless as previously thought

Misbah in the context of Pakistan's lifesavers

Like medics who go beyond the call of duty in trying circumstances, Pakistan's captain inspires his side to victories while dealing with less-than-ideal situations

Misbah-ul-Haq pushes the ball onto the off side

The vices and virtues of Misbah

The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems

Wasim Akram collides with Chris Harris

For the love of 1992

We're forever nostalgic for the format of the fifth World Cup, but really it's all about how competitive World Cup games are