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Book extract: The Unquiet Ones: A History of Pakistan Cricket

Javed Miandad and Pakistan's quest for izzat

Jun 12, 2017: Pakistan's greatest batsman turns 60 today. This book extract examines his need to be respected but also to always be the victim

Osman Samiuddin

Flashback

Imran's tigers: The story of Pakistan's 1992 triumph

Mar 25, 2017: It's 25 years since Imran Khan lifted the World Cup in Melbourne. Here's a quick recap of the successful campaign down under

Illustration by Girish TS

Imran's team or Misbah's: which was greater?

Sep 21, 2016: Each had to overcome very different hurdles from the other to become a top Test side

Rob Smyth

'Match-fixing set Pakistan back by five or seven years'

Aug 6, 2016: Waqar Younis talks about being part of the set-up in the '90s, his stint as captain, and why the country's first-class system needs fewer teams

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

Pakistan news

Imran Khan to mentor Peshawar in PSL, says owner

Dec 23, 2015: Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has agreed to be a mentor for the Peshawar Zalmi franchise, according to its owner Javed Afridi

PTI

Pakistan news

'Stopping cricket not the answer' - Imran

Dec 11, 2015: With India-Pakistan cricketing ties currently in limbo, former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has asserted that stopping cricket is not the answer to combating terrorism

PTI

The fast man and the leggie

Oct 26, 2015: It's a bowling partnership not peculiar to Pakistan but highly identifiable with the country

Osman Samiuddin

Of ghosting Imran and other tales

Jan 21, 2015: Being at the 1987 and 1992 World Cups - one as a journalist, another as a member of the BCCI - was a study in contrasts

Amrit Mathur

Forgotten Classics

The hold-up at Headingley

Dec 18, 2014: Mike Hendricks' nagging seam bowling helped England defend a low total against a powerful Pakistan line-up in the 1979 World Cup

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Misbah's Pakistan or Imran's Pakistan?

Nov 21, 2014: Pakistan have notched up some fine wins under Misbah-ul-Haq's leadership, but they haven't yet achieved consistent results outside the UAE

S Rajesh

Courageous, combative, commonsensical

Mar 9, 2013: Haseeb Ahsan was everything a selector ought to be, and his impact on Pakistan cricket was long-lasting

Saad Shafqat

A perfect storm of a man

Dec 1, 2012: Imran Khan, now 60, was as complete a cricketer as one could be, but excelling in one field (or even two) wasn't enough for him

Saad Shafqat

Pakistan in India 2012-13

No room for sentiment over Pakistan series - Dhoni

Jul 17, 2012: MS Dhoni has said the mixed reactions to the BCCI's decision to host Pakistan in December-January for a limited-overs series have had no effect on the team

ESPNcricinfo staff

Five to do it all

Jul 10, 2012: Allrounders who could bat, bowl and sometimes field their sides to victory

Ashley Mallett

Pakistan v England 2011-12

Former Pakistan players blame selection for loss in ODIs

Feb 22, 2012: Former Pakistan players have said team selection was the main reason for Pakistan's 0-4 loss to England in the ODI series in the UAE and have called for separate teams for each format

Umar Farooq

Pakistan: A Personal History

How a cricket hero went political

Jan 28, 2012: What influence did the game have on where Imran Khan is today? A new book attempts to tell all

Sharda Ugra

Greatest Teams

One-day giants

Dec 1, 2011: Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game

George Dobell

Smith v Hafeez, and Warne's real bunny

May 25, 2011: Batsmen who fell to the same bowler in the most consecutive innings

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

Pakistan news

ICC warning a 'shame' for Pakistan - Imran

Oct 16, 2010: Imran Khan, the former Pakistan captain, has termed the ICC's warning to the PCB to clean up its act as a "shame"

ESPNcricinfo staff

No. 31

Imran Khan's captaincy

Oct 3, 2010: He led a perennially fractious team to fulfill the aspirations of a nation

Kamran Abbasi
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