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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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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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An electric instability

Dec 31, 2013: When they won it was magnificent, when they lost it made for dynamite drama. In short, just another year in Pakistan cricket

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The ironies of Pakistan cricket's latest farrago

Nov 12, 2013: The PCB is at loggerheads with the courts over matters that have grown too convoluted for most people to care about

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What's the fuss about ball-tampering anyway?

Oct 29, 2013: Maybe it's time to take away the layers of morality and shrillness around it and treat it like the low-grade offence it is

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Irfan finds the right length

Oct 21, 2013: Not too many tall fast bowlers can pitch it up to good effect. Pakistan now have one, and he has the makings of a skilful customer

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What Hafeez's Test career tells us about failure

Oct 9, 2013: He has broken into the Test side three times and departed each time making the same mistakes. Has he simply reached the limit of his ability?

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Pakistan's first step towards governance nirvana

Oct 1, 2013: The PCB's plan to empower the regional associations and turn them into self-sustaining, revenue-generating units is a good one, but how feasible is it?

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Review: The Great Tamasha

India via its cricket

Aug 24, 2013: A new book by a foreign correspondent based in the country offers a wide range of voices, if not much in terms of fresh perspective

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T20 international

Pakistan v Sri Lanka in the UAE, 2011-12

Jul 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the only T20 international, Pakistan v Sri Lanka in the UAE, 2011-12

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5th ODI

Pakistan v Sri Lanka in the UAE, 2011-12

Jul 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the fifth ODI, Pakistan v Sri Lanka in the UAE, 2011-12

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4th ODI

Pakistan v Sri Lanka in the UAE, 2011-12

Jul 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the fourth ODI, Pakistan v Sri Lanka in the UAE, 2011-12

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3rd ODI

Pakistan v Sri Lanka in the UAE, 2011-12

Jul 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the third ODI, Pakistan v Sri Lanka in the UAE, 2011-12

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