Ahmer Naqvi

Wahab Riaz tries to get on Shane Watson's nerves

Why we loved Wahab's spell

Pakistanis glory in spectacle because it provides a buffer against the disappointment they have come to accept as their lot

Misbah-ul-Haq is not quite as expressionless as previously thought

Misbah in the context of Pakistan's lifesavers

Like medics who go beyond the call of duty in trying circumstances, Pakistan's captain inspires his side to victories while dealing with less-than-ideal situations

Misbah-ul-Haq pushes the ball onto the off side

The vices and virtues of Misbah

The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems

Wasim Akram collides with Chris Harris

For the love of 1992

We're forever nostalgic for the format of the fifth World Cup, but really it's all about how competitive World Cup games are

Shahid Afridi celebrates the wicket of David Hussey


Starman, countryman

The World Cup is the end of the two-decade career of a unique ODI cricket icon. What has Shahid Afridi shown Pakistan about itself in that time?

Younis Khan celebrates his fourth-innings century against South Africa

A song called Younis

For a country torn by internal strife, he offers hope with his magnanimity, humility and cheerful disposition