APRIL 08, 2015

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
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MARCH 16, 2015

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
MARCH 01, 2015

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
FEBRUARY 21, 2015

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
JANUARY 31, 2015

The World Cup: one-day cricket's hour in the sun

Except in the case of Australia, a World Cup win becomes a big part of the victorious captain's legacy
JANUARY 12, 2015

Pakistan's top-order problems could cost them at the World Cup

The side is unimpressive on paper, and the bowling line-up is spotty too, but Pakistan have always done well with the odds stacked against them
DECEMBER 18, 2014

Was it right to play the fourth ODI?

Why there really is no point in the PCB trying to get international cricket back to Pakistan
NOVEMBER 27, 2014

A song called Younis

For a country torn by internal strife, he offers hope with his magnanimity, humility and cheerful disposition
NOVEMBER 08, 2014

In praise of those who don't set the pulse racing

Pakistan cricket has largely been about celebrating the winners, the mercurial, the flamboyant, but its current success has been built on players who are largely the opposite
OCTOBER 22, 2014

The thing about Australia's superiority to Pakistan

The numbers are all in Australia's favour but the fact that they haven't played in Pakistan for 16 years weighs against them
OCTOBER 09, 2014

Confessions of a Pakistan fan-turned-cynic

It is time we accept that the team is a lesser force now, and will be. Highs are momentary, enveloped by a sense of hopelessness
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Four Pakistan women to watch in the Asian Games

As Pakistan look to defend their title in Incheon, we look at two bowlers and two batsmen who could be crucial to their campaign
AUGUST 27, 2014

All hail the new, macho Fawad Alam

He had phenomenal numbers before he sprouted luxuriant facial hair, but it seems Pakistanis have started to take him seriously only now
AUGUST 12, 2014

Is Pakistan's slow approach now holding them back?

Under Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan have had a lot of success when they have batted for time and strangled teams with spin. But they may need a different tactic now
JULY 21, 2014

No home advantage in World Cups

A small pool of teams could be an important reason why only one team has lifted the trophy in front of its home crowd
JUNE 25, 2014

Sport's what you make of it

The beauty of sport is that it can take on a variety of meanings, depending on where you stand
JUNE 03, 2014

Isn't it time Pakistanis were in the IPL?

There were reasons for why the two countries stopped playing each other, but they aren't all that valid anymore
MAY 19, 2014

Pakistan's Game of Thrones characters

Aren't there resemblances between the hit fantasy show and an unpredictable, thrilling cricket team?
APRIL 27, 2014

An alternative definition for the spirit of cricket

It's the game's ability to provide struggling societies with a sense of national identity and belief
APRIL 08, 2014

Why T20 is about cricket's natural evolution

The shortest format is but a logical extension of cricket's bias towards batsmen, and our changing ideas about time