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New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players

Aug 6, 2018: The PCB announced the latest list of centrally-contracted players, who stand to gain up to 25% more as part of salary increases across the board, as well as a 20% rise in match fees

Danyal Rasool

Pakistan in England 2018

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq line up county deals to hone match readiness

Jun 4, 2018: Pakistan batsmen in line for stints at Somerset and Surrey as replacements for Matt Renshaw and Virat Kohli

Osman Samiuddin

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Leeds

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq dip when Pakistan need them most

Jun 3, 2018: As much as the runs what Azhar and Shafiq need to bring Pakistan's batting is the unmistakable sense that they are in charge

Osman Samiuddin at Headingley

England vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

"No nervousness" as tricky fourth-innings chase looms - Shafiq

May 26, 2018: Pakistan were on course for an innings win but a three-figure partnership between Jos Buttler and debutant Dominic Bess has set up a nervy fourth day

Osman Samiuddin at Lord's

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Pakistan's team effort builds hefty lead as England pay for mistakes

May 25, 2018: England missed crucial chances on the second day to leave themselves well behind in the opening Test

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

What do Pakistan need to do to beat England (or not lose, at least)?

May 23, 2018: Pakistan are a far less experienced side than the one which drew 2-2 in England in 2016

Osman Samiuddin at Lord's

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq are 'big match' players - Mickey Arthur

May 22, 2018: In an era of rebuilding, Pakistan desperately need their two senior batsmen to stand up against England

Osman Samiuddin at Lord's

Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Asad Shafiq steps out of the shadows as Pakistan's new senior pro

May 12, 2018: He's been a specialist No.6 for much of his career, but Shafiq's half-century at No.4 was a glimpse of post-MisYou stability

Melinda Farrell at Malahide

Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 2nd day

Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan revive Pakistan after Ireland's early joy

May 12, 2018: Half-centuries from Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan pushed Ireland back after they reduced Pakistan to 159 for 6 on their first day of Test cricket

The Report by Alan Gardner

Northants v Pakistan, Tour match, 3rd day

Pakistan handed demanding workout by Rob Newton's century

May 6, 2018: Shadab Khan was again the main threat but the pace bowlers found it hard work although Pakistan's batsmen could benefit from an extra innings

Alex Winter at Wantage Road

Pakistan tour of Ireland, England and Scotland

Asad Shafiq century headlines dominant day for Pakistan

May 5, 2018: A hundred for Asad Shafiq and fifties for Haris Sohail and Babar Azam moved Pakistan into a dominant position on the second day against Northampton

Alex Winter in Northampton

National T20 Cup

Lahore Blues, Karachi Whites cruise to 19-run wins

Nov 20, 2017: Islamabad and FATA were downed by exactly the same margin in two games played on Monday for the National T20 Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

National T20 Cup 2017-18

Kamran, Butt fifties down FATA; Anwar Ali rips through Rawalpindi

Nov 17, 2017: While Lahore Whites' 213 proved to be too much for FATA, Anwar Ali's 4 for 30 meant Rawalpindi fell short of their target against Karachi Whites

ESPNcricinfo staff

The curious cases of Shafiq and Karunaratne

Oct 13, 2017: Both were prolific in the recently concluded Pakistan-Sri Lanka series, but their overall Test careers is a strange mix of excellence and mediocrity

S Rajesh

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017-18

The mixed emotions of Asad Shafiq

Oct 11, 2017: The batsman leaves Dubai with the relief of having returned to form, the heartbreak of seeing another heroic innings go in vain, and the frustration of needing to wait seven months to play his next Test match

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Dilruwan's five-for seals memorable series sweep

Oct 10, 2017: Asad Shafiq's fighting 112 was not enough as Sri Lanka picked up the last five wickets in the first 90 minutes of the final day

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

Pakistan's problems: 'It's kept me awake at night'

Oct 9, 2017: The opening partnership, Babar Azam's form, the middle-order positions and balance of the attack: Mickey Arthur has admitted he has a lengthy list of issues to resolve

Osman Samiuddin

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

How Sri Lanka's fast bowlers have outdone Pakistan's

Oct 9, 2017: For the work they have put in against the heat, and the helpless pitches, Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep deserve much praise

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai

Pakistan look to seniors to undo Abu Dhabi anomaly

Oct 5, 2017: The performances of some key players amplified long-standing issues of form, but Sarfraz Ahmed is positive that one innings doesn't make a bad side as Pakistan look to avoid a first home series defeat in ten years

Osman Samiuddin in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017-18

Asad Shafiq's success is key to Pakistan's new era

Sep 26, 2017: Following the retirements of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq, a lot of the responsibility of scoring runs up the order falls on Asad Shafiq, who needs to shake off his up-and-down form

Osman Samiuddin in Abu Dhabi
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