Mitchell Johnson in his delivery stride

How simple is spotting a no-ball?

Hardly: bowling actions, and the circumstances of the job, make it difficult for the umpire to detect whether the bowler has overstepped

Kumar Sangakkara close-up

Editorial

Seeking the man in the superman

Everything about Kumar Sangakkara appears unreal. Until one gets up close and personal

The victorious Pakistan team after winning the series 2-1

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Pakistan minus that old, eerie panic

After years of skipped heartbeats and sweaty palms, just how does one reconcile with a nerveless Pakistan as they waltz through a tall chase?

Danish Kaneria relaxes at his Karachi home

The Banished

Banish Danish

And so cricket has done. Kaneria's is the loaded story of a double exile

Younis Khan goes on the attack

Younis Khan's hard-earned hundred

We say that Tests reveal mettle; if you play 100, you must be some man. When it comes to Younis, that doesn't tell half the story

Yasir Shah is congratulated after a wicket

An immense, nervy occasion

Pakistan's six-year isolation has impacted players, administrators and fans - often in ways hard to quantify. Zimbabwe's visit is a significant and small first step towards a recovery

Sunil Narine in action

The science of throwing

Action stations

Osman Samiuddin says that the purge on illegal actions may have been triggered by a dispute between the ICC and the University of Western Australia in Perth

Misbah-ul-Haq half-kneels on the field

Editorial

A captain like no other

Selfless, brave, humble, but also infuriatingly complex: Misbah-ul-Haq offers joys and contradictions in equal measure

Ahmed Shehzad drives the ball

The contradiction that is Ahmed Shehzad

Off the field, he's all flash and hair gel; on it, he's a slowpoke, given to hitting pretty shots straight to fielders