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Let's talk about flex

Dec 2014: As the ICC seeks refuge in science, it may have to confront the possibility that nothing we know about chucking - and bowling - is quite as it seems

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Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Misbah gets his bucket-list hundred

Nov 2, 2014: Misbah-ul-Haq gives the impression of constantly being on the verge of doing something out of the ordinary, and on Sunday he did just that; he let go of all the self-restraint he has shown over the years and hit the hundred he knew he could hit

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Extract

The miracle of '92

Nov 2014: Twenty-two years after Pakistan's headiest triumph, it's still hard to believe how that ramshackle bunch surged to glory

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Editorial

The power of slow

Nov 2014: We live in an age that prizes swiftness and urgency. More of a reason to celebrate a great batsman who urges us to pay attention

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Pakistan cricket

Workload took toll on Ajmal's action

Sep 9, 2014: With biomechanics at the crux of the ICC's testing process, it is important to find out how much of an advantage a kinked action gives to bowling

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The Banished

Exile on Sloane St

Sep 2014: Once cricket's flashiest administrator, Lalit Modi is now its flashiest muckraker. And still relevant

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Fazal swings it Pakistan's way

Aug 13, 2014: Sixty years ago, Fazal Mahmood inspired Pakistan to an incredible triumph against England

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Pakistan news

Ajmal move reveals ICC's firm hand

Aug 12, 2014: The scrutiny over Saeed Ajmal is one of the signs that the ICC is taking greater control in the process of identifying suspect bowling actions by backing match officials and bringing uniformity in testing

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The old-world virtue of Younis Khan

Aug 7, 2014: There's something dated, and comforting, about the security he represents for Pakistan, and when he is gone they will be truly bereft

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High Fives

Pentastic

Aug 2014: India and England play five Tests this summer, rare for a non-Ashes series. We pick five modern classics of the genre

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There's more grey to chucking than we might think

Jun 12, 2014: The drive to purge the game of bowlers with suspect actions may have been suppressed a little but the moralising remains

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Pakistan cricket

A welcome return for one who left too soon

May 6, 2014: Waqar Younis' last term as coach saw Pakistan rise in the international arena. Now he returns to take charge of a side filled with talented young batsmen but one facing a decline in fast bowling stocks

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All change in Pakistan's domestic structure. Again

Apr 24, 2014: Change has been the only constant in the country's first-class system. And a recent set of proposals - worthy as they sound - only serve to reinforce that

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Tour review

Pakistan v South Africa, 2013-14

Apr 11, 2014: A review of Pakistan vs South Africa, 2013-14

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Why Pakistan must change to fit Akmal

Apr 1, 2014: They have long mistaken his fearlessness for irresponsibility and clipped his wings. But he can't be denied for long

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The Shoaib Malik question

Mar 24, 2014: No one can give a satisfactory answer about why he's in the side and what has happened to his supposed utility. Maybe the answer has to do with his captaincy stint

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ODI bowling winner

Afridi's mysterious freakery

Mar 14, 2014: In Georgetown he employed indescribable bowling to achieve a feat of statistical ridiculousness

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The power of the unremarkable

Mar 6, 2014: Like Asif Mujtaba before him, Fawad Alam brings to Pakistan a much-needed eye for detail and alertness to opportunity

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Afridi: a Pakistani sort of hero

Mar 3, 2014: Enlightenment and order take a walk when he delivers the rare performance that brings the country together like nothing else can

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Junaid Khan's slow burn

Jan 8, 2014: He hasn't burst onto the scene all flamboyance and wild hair, like the stereotypical Pakistani fast bowler, but his bowling has started to talk all right

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