Umar Farooq

ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent @kalson

Pakistan fans  make their intentions loud and clear

Pakistan news

PCB considers hosting T20 league in Qatar

After failed negotiations with the Emirates Cricket Board, the PCB has formally approached Qatar to host its domestic Twenty20 league in Doha in February 2016

Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez run a single

Pakistan news

Zimbabwe confirm new dates for Pakistan series

Pakistan will tour Zimbabwe for three Twenty20 matches and three ODIs between September 4 and October 5, Wilson Manase, the chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket, has confirmed

The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited players celebrate with the QEA Gold League trophy

Pakistan domestic news

PCB revamps Quaid-e-Azam structure

The Pakistan Cricket Board has revamped format of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy - the country's premier first-class competition - for the third time in the last four years

The hero: Younis Khan after his side clinched the series 2-1

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

The Yasir and Younis show

Besides the two headliners, Shan Masood staked claim for long tenancy at the top, Azhar Ali was a calming influence, but Pakistan might want a bit more from their pacers

Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq celebrate after Pakistan's record chase

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day

Series win 'a dream come true' - Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said the 2-1 series win against Sri Lanka, which ended a nine-year drought for the team in the country, was a "dream come true"

Shan Masood works the ball through the leg side

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Masood makes opportunity count

Drafted in as a replacement for Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood produced a match-turning and potentially match-winning fourth-innings century in Pallekele

A dejected Misbah-ul-Haq walks back after falling for 6

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Pakistan left to ponder another batting failure

Pakistan's series began with a batting fightback in Galle to win the Test. In the third match, inconsistency has left them scrambling to save the series

A dejected Misbah-ul-Haq walks back after falling for 6

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 2nd day

Azhar rues batting 'misjudgment'

Batting collapses aren't new to Pakistan cricket, but after falling from 32 for 1 to 152 for 7 in 37 overs on the second day in Pallekele, even Azhar Ali, the team's vice-captain, could not offer an explanation

Misbah-ul-Haq and Yasir Shah take a breather

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Pakistan's new go-to bowler

Yasir Shah is only in his tenth Test match, but is already becoming Misbah-ul-Haq's man for all situations