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West Indies v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Roseau, 2nd day

West Indies cautious after Pakistan's 376

May 11, 2017: On a pitch that posed very little challenges, both teams were content to play cricket of a rather cautious brand

The Report by Danyal Rasool

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

West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day

Azhar and Misbah fashion 81-run lead

May 2, 2017: A slow but steady hundred from Azhar Ali and Misbah-ul-Haq's 99 ensured Pakistan tightened their grip over the Bridgetown Test

The report by Danyal Rasool

West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Bridgetown, 2nd day

Pakistan hold edge after Azhar Ali fifty

May 1, 2017: Pakistan, by virtue of a resolute 155-run opening partnership, and some sloppy work from West Indies, assumed control of the Bridgetown Test

The Report by Danyal Rasool

Champions Trophy 2017

Pakistan recall Azhar, Umar Akmal

Apr 25, 2017: The development marks a tumultuous three months for Azhar, who was captain of that side in Australia, before being stripped of the leadership role and omitted from the ODI squad altogether.

Danyal Rasool

Pakistan news

Azhar Ali quits as Pakistan ODI captain

Feb 9, 2017: Azhar Ali has quit as Pakistan's ODI captain, in the wake of mounting pressure on his leadership following the 4-1 defeat in Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan news

Pakistan issues deeper than captaincy, says Misbah

Feb 1, 2017: Pakistan's Test captain has said a change of captaincy won't make as much difference to Pakistan's cricket as an overhaul of the domestic system

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan in Australia 2016-17

Azhar given one-match suspension for slow over rate

Jan 27, 2017: Pakistan's current ODI captain will miss the side's next fixture in the format, against West Indies in April-May 2017

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan news

Azhar Ali likely to lose ODI captaincy after 4-1 thumping

Jan 26, 2017: Azhar Ali's position as captain of the ODI side seems to be under threat after Pakistan's 4-1 defeat in Australia

Umar Farooq


From No. 1 to now what have you done

Jan 4, 2017: From the top of the world, Pakistan came crashing down

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan in Australia 2016-17

Azhar Ali retained as captain for Australia ODIs

Dec 30, 2016: Azhar Ali has been retained as Pakistan's ODI captain for the five-match series against Australia starting January 13 in Brisbane

Umar Farooq

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Azhar Ali sets double-ton benchmarks

Dec 28, 2016: Stats highlights from the MCG Test, where Azhar Ali became the first Pakistan batsman to hit two scores of 200-plus in a year

Shiva Jayaraman and Bharath Seervi

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Warner and Khawaja lead strong Australia reply

Dec 28, 2016: Pakistan made 9 for 443, on the back of Azhar Ali's unbeaten 205, but Australia finished day three only 165 runs behind

The Report by Daniel Brettig in Melbourne

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Azhar Ali: no show, all performance

Dec 27, 2016: He might not be the most talked about or attractive batsman in Pakistan's line up, but Azhar Ali has proven himself to be equal to the best when it comes to scoring Test runs

Osman Samiuddin

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Azhar applauds Shafiq's skill at No. 6

Dec 18, 2016: Azhar Ali has praised Asad Shafiq's ability to bat down the order, shepherding the tail and scoring centuries from No. 6

Melinda Farrell at the Gabba

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Pakistan's ugly yet glorious day

Dec 18, 2016: Pakistan might have been very slow and slightly flawed on day four at the Gabba. But they triumphed over common cricket logic, as they have done so often for so long

Jarrod Kimber at the Gabba

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

No one noticed Smith's edge - Azhar Ali

Dec 15, 2016: Sarfraz Ahmed had dropped Steven Smith on 53. Then when he did catch the Australian captain on 97, no one appealed

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

Pakistan news

'Azhar's ODI place on shaky ground' - PCB chairman

Dec 14, 2016: Shaharyar Khan considers Sarfraz Ahmed as a "strong option" to lead Pakistan in all three formats

Umar Farooq

New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 5th day

Left too many to get in final session - Azhar

Nov 29, 2016: Pakistan's stand-in captain Azhar Ali has said his team had been 30 to 35 runs short of where they would have liked to have been at tea, suggesting that perhaps the subsequent collapse was sparked by a high required rate

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Christchurch, 4th day

Christchurch most seam-friendly pitch I have played on - Azhar

Nov 20, 2016: Pakistan, however, repeated the surface was not out of the realm of challenges a professional cricketer can expect to face

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Christchurch
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