Umar Farooq

ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent @kalson

Ahmed Shehzad smokes it down the ground

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

Pakistan revel in return home

Starved of international cricket at home, Pakistan's players enjoyed the chance to express themselves in their own conditions.

Waqar Younis speaks to Shahid Afridi during a net session

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

Afridi eyes build-up towards World T20s

The security arrangements had been the focus since Zimbabwe's arrival in Pakistan but on the eve of the first ever Twenty20 international at the Gaddafi Stadium, the attention returned to cricket

The teams get a security escort after the practice session

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Lahore ready for cricket's return

Much about Lahore has changed during Pakistan's isolation from international cricket, but the city remains friendly and welcoming. Pakistan's players and fans are pleased cricket is coming home again.

Umpire Ahsan Raza on his way to the stadium

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

'I have moved on and I am not afraid' - Ahsan Raza

Pakistan umpire Ahsan Raza suffered severe injuries during the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. Six years later, he is eager to officiate his first international game at home

Pakistani security officers monitor the area around Gaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore, May 18, 2015

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Zimbabwe play empathy card as tour officially begins

Former ZC managing director Ozias Bvute, the head of the visiting delegation in Lahore, said the decision to tour Pakistan was made to break their isolation from cricket and foster brotherhood

Shoaib Malik celebrates after hitting the winning runs

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Malik, Sami in Pakistan's revamped T20 squad

Allrounder Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Mohammad Sami have been recalled to the Pakistan team for the two Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe in Lahore

Pakistan policemen beside a bus carrying the Zimbabwe cricket team to their hotel, Lahore, May 19, 2015

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Zimbabwe team arrives in Lahore

The Zimbabwe cricket team landed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore at 1.45 am on Tuesday to become the first Full Member nation to tour Pakistan since March 2009

Sniffer dogs during a security drill at the Gaddafi Stadium

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

State guest security for Zimbabwe team

Zimbabwe are to be given state guest importance during their tour of Pakistan, and can expect to see more visible security measures than usual in the country

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq had a century partnership

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 4th day

'It's not a face-saving win' - Misbah

A satisfied Misbah-ul-Haq said after their 328-run win, to seal the series 1-0, that they had a lot of positives to take from the tour, despite being whitewashed in the ODI series and losing the only T20I

Wahab Riaz rattled the lower order with pace and bounce

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 3rd day

Pakistan take control, and then drop into a shell

They may still very likely win the Test, but by not enforcing the follow-on, missed a great opportunity to make a massive statement of intent