The riddle that is Umar Akmal

Given his talent, he ought to be the next in Pakistan's batting pantheon, but he has flattered to deceive, producing flashy shots and the occasional match-winning fifty

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Mahela Jayawardene reaches 10,000 ODI runs

Elegance beyond numbers

Mahela Jayawardene, who reached the 10,000-run landmark in ODIs, may not have the best stats but his class and quality have been evident in big matches

Osama Siddiqui

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, second Test, Dubai

Gul gets going

He can take wickets and he can give the batsmen lip. What's not to love?