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Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Azhar gives Pakistan 226 reasons to cheer

May 7, 2015: His calm and assured innings proved once again that Pakistan's batting, at least in Tests, will be in safe hands once Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan call it quits

Umar Farooq in Mirpur

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Mammoth stands and maiden double-hundreds

May 7, 2015: Stats highlights from the second day of the second Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan in Mirpur

Bishen Jeswant

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Azhar rues lost momentum

Apr 22, 2015: Azhar Ali, the Pakistan captain, has said his team lost grip of the third and final ODI when he and Haris Sohail got out during the batting Powerplay

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015

Azhar Ali needs time to move out of Misbah's shadow

Apr 20, 2015: Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Mirpur

Series loss a big blow for us - Azhar

Apr 19, 2015: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has said that the ODI series loss to Bangladesh with a match to go was a big blow to his side

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Mirpur

Hosts expose Pakistan's inexperience

Apr 17, 2015: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has singled out his side's lack of experience on the international stage as the biggest reason behind their 79-run defeat in Mirpur

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

'I still have to contribute to keep my place in the ODI side'

Apr 16, 2015: Azhar Ali looks ahead to his new role as Pakistan's ODI captain, talks about his leadership style and adjusting to the format

Interview by Umar Farooq

Pakistan news

Batsmen need to catch up with bowlers - Azhar

Apr 11, 2015: Azhar Ali, Pakistan's new ODI captain, has said he understands the demands of modern cricket and hoped to get his young team to match the level

Umar Farooq

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

Gold Cup 2014-15

Israrullah 155 leads Panthers to victory

Jan 27, 2015: A round-up of the Gold Cup matches on January 27, 2015

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pentangular One Day Cup 2014-15

Aslam, Azhar set up Warriors win

Jan 8, 2015: A century from Federal United's captain Umar Amin went in vain, as the team succumbed to a 34-run defeat against Baluchistan Warriors in Karachi

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pentangular One Day Cup 2014-15

Warriors open account with eight-run win

Jan 6, 2015: Sindh Knights were unable to get the 12 runs off the final over which would've given them their first win of the season, as Baluchistan Warriors hung on for an eight-run victory in Karachi

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 1st day

'Our target is at least 500' - Azhar

Nov 26, 2014: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has said that his side will target a first-innings score of at least 500 against New Zealand in the Sharjah Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Pressure? What pressure?

Nov 4, 2014: Pakistan's 2-0 series sweep over Australia was forged by players who came in either struggling or with a point to prove, and ended as stars

Umar Farooq

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Australia falter after Misbah record

Nov 2, 2014: Pakistan's UAE flattening of Australia entered totally unprecedented dimensions on day four in Abu Dhabi, as Misbah's second century of the match occupied just 56 balls, equalling Viv Richards' record

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Azhar focused on making starts count

Oct 30, 2014: Azhar Ali's hundred helped Pakistan boss over Australia on the opening day of the second Test but, more importantly, it showed that he was focused on ensuring his starts were not wasted

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Younis and Azhar dissect Australia

Oct 30, 2014: Younis Khan and Azhar Ali shepherded Pakistan to a dominant 304 for 2 on day one of the second Test in Abu Dhabi

The Report by Daniel Brettig

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

Azhar strengthens claim to No.3 spot

Jan 21, 2014: Azhar Ali's match-winning 103 off 137 balls in Sharjah went a long way to proving that he had the ability to bat according to the situation and make the No.3 spot his own

Umar Farooq in Sharjah

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

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Pakistan struggle with No. 3 conundrum

Jan 2, 2014: Azhar Ali suffered a dip in form in 2013 but replacing him with Mohammad Hafeez may not be a solution for Pakistan's long-term plans

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi
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