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Ahmer Naqvi

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
Yes, the show must go on, but not in extraordinarily ghastly circumstances like in the case of the Peshawar attack © Getty Images
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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
MARCH 23, 2014

Brash youngsters or scapegoats?

It's easy to blame some of Pakistan's young batsmen for their brash approach but how about singling out the underperforming senior players instead?
MARCH 12, 2014

Sealed with a six

Shahid Afridi's recent Mirpur heroics added a new chapter to the tradition of climactic final-over finishes in games between India and Pakistan
FEBRUARY 26, 2014

Steyn's heady concoction

He has just about every weapon a fast bowler needs but he also possesses an irresistible aesthetic perfection
FEBRUARY 11, 2014

Pity the poor young English cricket fan

For those who grew up watching a team that always had Kevin Pietersen in it, his departure marks the end of an era
JANUARY 24, 2014

The beauty of the maghrib chase

The Sharjah chase took you back to the days of playing street cricket and wanting to complete a game before the sun set
JANUARY 14, 2014

Australia's Ashes win: a blast from the past

The 5-0 result was the ultimate validation of the impulse towards an idealised notion of Australian cricket
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