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Misbah-ul-Haq did not have an encouraging first session on the field

The man who breathed cricket

If you ever wonder what Pakistan might do without Misbah, the reverse is a more frightening prospect: what will Misbah do without the game?

There are big Twenty20 leagues in almost every month of 2017

ICC news

T20 leagues threaten new international schedule

The rise in the number of T20 leagues around the world has eaten into the time available to schedule bilateral series - leading to a conflict in the proposed cricket calendar

Vikram Limaye and David Peever have a chat before the ICC Board Meeting

ICC news

A test of cricket's will for change

The member boards of the ICC meet in Dubai this week, to try and iron out the objections to the new constitution that was approved in principle in February

Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq walk off after the victory

End of an era, end of a subculture

Misbah's and Younis' biggest contribution was the example they set, showing young players what it meant to be professional sportsmen in Pakistan

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq holds the Test mace

Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2016

Misbah-ul-Haq

In six years, Misbah-ul-Haq, turned Pakistan into an image of himself: head-down focus, unquestioning commitment, deep discipline

Shadab Khan bowls in the nets

The electric leggie

As a fielder, Shadab Khan is a live wire; as a bowler, he has a googly to make you sit up straight

Saeed Ajmal and ESPNcricinfo's Osman Samiuddin chat after playing an over against each other

When I faced Saeed Ajmal

Our correspondent squares up to a man who until recently was one of the world's leading spinners