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Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015

Uncertainty hindering Sarfraz's progress

Apr 26, 2015: Sarfraz Ahmed isn't an opener but has been trialled as one. The confusion about his role is not helping his confidence

Umar Farooq in Khulna

Pakistan news

Azhar Ali named Pakistan ODI captain

Mar 30, 2015: The PCB has named Azhar Ali the new captain of Pakistan's ODI side, and vice-captain of the Test side

Umar Farooq

Ireland v Pakistan, Group B, Adelaide

'No choice' Sarfraz comes up trumps

Mar 15, 2015: Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted Sarfraz Ahmed was only returned to his side's plans for the tournament as the very last resort

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Ireland v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

Sarfraz hundred sends Pakistan into quarters

Mar 15, 2015: Pakistan lost their opening two matches of the World Cup; Ireland won their opening two matches. But it is the former who progressed to the quarter-finals with a reasonably polished seven-wicket victory in Adelaide

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Auckland

Street-smart Sarfraz excels on second debut

Mar 7, 2015: Apart from keeping Pakistan's start steady at one end, Sarfraz Ahmed also freed up Umar Akmal to be used elsewhere, to provide his team the balance it lacked till now

Devashish Fuloria in Auckland

Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Auckland

Pakistan roar back through bowlers

Mar 7, 2015: Defending only 231 in 47 overs at the small Eden Park, Pakistan's left-arm quicks turned it on like only the ones from that part of the world can to win by 29 runs

The Report by Sidharth Monga

World Cup 2015

'De Villiers has every gear of batting'

Feb 8, 2015: Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Ahmed Shehzad, Wahab Riaz and Sarfraz Ahmed on World Cup memories, future stars and dazzling peers

Interviews by George Dobell and Melinda Farrell

Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st T20, Dubai

Sarfraz coming out of his shell - Waqar

Dec 5, 2014: Following stand-in opener Sarfraz Ahmed's unbeaten 76 in the first T20 against New Zealand, Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said the wicketkeeper-batsman has "started to come out of his shell", and that is showing in his batting of late

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st T20, Dubai

Sarfraz 76* steers Pakistan into 1-0 lead

Dec 4, 2014: Opening for the first time in a T20 international, Sarfraz Ahmed made a breezy unbeaten 76 to steer Pakistan to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in Dubai

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Australia take the Sarfraz route

Oct 23, 2014: Sarfraz Ahmed might have dragged Pakistan's total into seriously worrying territory for Australia, seriously quickly, but they hope they can match his aggressive approach to keep themselves in the game

Brydon Coverdale in Dubai

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Sarfraz earns his stripes

Oct 23, 2014: Sarfraz Ahmed was long seen as a lightweight in international cricket, but he is changing that perception with sheer weight of runs

Umar Farooq in Dubai

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Australia solid after rapid Sarfraz ton

Oct 23, 2014: Sarfraz Ahmed's 80-ball century hurtled Pakistan to a first innings of 454 before Australia's openers replied with a solid unbroken 113-run stand

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia, 1st ODI, Sharjah

Fawad Alam, the trend-setter

Oct 7, 2014: Plays of the day from the first ODI between Pakistan and Australia in Sharjah

Brydon Coverdale

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Younis Khan dropped for Australia ODIs

Sep 24, 2014: Pakistan have left Younis Khan out of their ODI squad for the series against Australia in the UAE and recalled the wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed

Umar Farooq

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

A century after 1998 days

Aug 16, 2014: Stats highlights from an eventful third day, when a bowler took nine wickets in an innings for the first time in 12 years, and a Pakistan wicketkeeper got a Test hundred for the first time since February 2009

S Rajesh

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

Sangakkara, Jayawardene prosper after Herath nine

Aug 16, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene added an unbeaten 98 runs to drive Sri Lanka into a strong position after Rangana Herath had taken a career-best nine wickets

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Sarfraz Ahmed to the rescue

Aug 15, 2014: Sarfraz Ahmed again scored crucial runs after Pakistan's middle order wobbled

Umar Farooq at the SSC

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Pakistan bet on improved Sarfraz

Aug 7, 2014: Pakistan have hit and miss with wicketkeeper-batsmen over the past four years but an improved Sarfraz Ahmed seems to be the solution

Umar Farooq in Galle

President's Trophy 2013-14, 3rd day

Cheema's eleven wickets sink State Bank

Jan 24, 2014: Round-up of the President's Trophy matches that ended on January 24, 2013

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Pakistan pull off astonishing chase

Jan 20, 2014: Pakistan turned a Test that had been an abysmal advertisement for cricket for four days and one session on its head, with an incredible batting performance after lunch on the final day, when they scored 302 runs in 57.3 overs to sucker-punch Sri Lanka

The Report by George Binoy
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