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Statsguru awards, 2017

Kohli, Smith and Rabada take top honours

Feb 19, 2018: Virat Kohli was superb in all three formats, Steven Smith had an unbelievable year in Tests, while Kagiso Rabada showed once again that he is the real deal

S Rajesh

Pakistan news

Fawad century carries Karachi Whites to title

Feb 11, 2018: Fawad Alam's 149 ensured Karachi Whites chased down 348 to beat Islamabad to the Regional Cup title

ESPNcricinfo staff

Regional One Day Cup 2017-18

Masood, Azam hundreds help Islamabad edge Rawalpindi in run-fest

Feb 9, 2018: Islamabad's 380 for 2 proved just enough for Rawalpindi despite Iftikhar Ahmed's 110-ball 123

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC news

Santner, Babar rise to the top of T20I rankings

Jan 30, 2018: The New Zealand left-arm spinner and the Pakistan batsman took the top spot from Ish Sodhi and Colin Munro respectively

ESPNcricinfo staff

'The more time you give to the ground, the more it will give back to you'

Dec 18, 2017: Babar Azam talks about being compared to Kohli, imitating de Villiers, and more

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh Premier League 2017-18

Youthful Sylhet Sixers eye immediate impact

Oct 31, 2017: The first-timers are hoping to upset the BPL's established order with a young team that has a sprinkling of established names including Babar Azam, Liam Plunkett and Sabbir Rahman

Mohammad Isam

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Sharjah

Hasan Ali, spinners make it 4-0 for Pakistan

Oct 20, 2017: Hasan Ali, the new No. 1 in bowler in ODIs, led the way with a three-wicket haul as Pakistan condemned Sri Lanka to their 11th successive loss in the format

The Report by Danyal Rasool

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Five consecutive tons in the UAE for Babar Azam

Oct 16, 2017: Babar Azam brought up his fifth consecutive ODI century in the UAE

Bharath Seervi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Azam, Shadab complete Pakistan's incredible comeback

Oct 16, 2017: Sri Lanka were bowled out for 187, falling to a 32-run loss in Abu Dhabi, as Pakistan recovered from 101 for 6 to take a 2-0 lead in the series

The Report by Danyal Rasool

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

Babar Azam needs to break the habit

Oct 9, 2017: In his short Test career, he has been dismissed close to lunch, tea or stumps too many times and it is hurting Pakistan

Osman Samiuddin in Dubai

Pakistan v World XI, 1st T20I, Independence Cup 2017, Lahore

Evolving Babar cherishes scoring runs in front of home crowd

Sep 13, 2017: The 22-year old thrilled the Lahore crowd and stamped his authority as a limited-overs batsman with a match-winning 52-ball 86

Umar Farooq in Lahore

Pakistan v World XI, 1st T20I, Independence Cup 2017, Lahore

Babar's 86 edges out World XI in Lahore

Sep 12, 2017: Pakistan's return home in more than two years was triumphant, beating the World XI in 20 runs in the first T20I in Lahore

The Report by Danyal Rasool in Lahore

Caribbean Premier League 2017

Babar Azam, Hasan Ali and Hafeez get CPL gigs

Jul 27, 2017: The three Pakistan players have got CPL contracts, coming in as replacements

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan news

Rapturous Pakistan greets its champions

Jun 20, 2017: Hundreds of fans came to greet the returning cricketers after they beat arch-rivals India in the final of the Champions Trophy

Umar Farooq

ICC news

Pakistan move closer to direct qualification for 2019 World Cup

Jun 19, 2017: Pakistan climbed to sixth on the ICC ODI rankings, two places above the bar for direct entry into the showpiece event

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan news

Afghanistan T20 league to feature Babar, Tamim, Akmal brothers

May 28, 2017: Players from Pakistan, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were among those who went under the hammer in the highest-profile auction yet for Afghanistan's domestic T20 league, the Shpageeza Cricket League, in Kabul on Thursday

Danyal Rasool

Champions Trophy 2017

Big hitters, young guns, wrist spin and pace

May 27, 2017: ESPNcricinfo correspondents pick out their names to keep an eye on at the Champions Trophy

Misbah and Younis retire

Five contenders to fill the gaps

May 14, 2017: Pakistan will need to find replacements for Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan now. Here are some of their options

Umar Farooq

West Indies v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Roseau, 1st day

Azhar, Babar fifties blunt West Indies

May 10, 2017: A 120-run stand between Azhar Ali and Babar Azam made it Pakistan's day after they were put in to bat under overcast conditions in the series decider in Roseau

The Report by Danyal Rasool
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