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Azhar Ali retires from one-day internationals

Nov 1, 2018: The former Pakistan captain has decided to focus only on Tests going forward

Umar Farooq

Why do we sympathise when batsmen are careless?

Oct 28, 2018: As a recent example shows, we still tend to think of fielding teams as wrong when they lawfully run sloppy batsmen out

Ian Chappell

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Azhar and Shafiq's collective brainfade

Oct 18, 2018: A hundred and thirty Tests between them, and the two managed to become involved in one of the most bizarre run-outs ever, even by Pakistan's standards

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Tim Paine seeks clarification on 3-metre rule

Oct 17, 2018: Azhar Ali was ruled not out on referral, despite ball-tracking showing the ball hitting middle and off stumps halfway up, since the point of impact with his pad was more than 3m from the stumps

Daniel Brettig in Abu Dhabi

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

Mohammad Abbas, Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali extend Pakistan's dominance

Oct 17, 2018: Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test match after they increased their lead to 281 runs with eight wickets still in hand

The Report by Danyal Rasool

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Anu Dhabi

Important to believe a good knock will get things rolling - Azhar

Oct 14, 2018: Constant shuffling around the order and a scratchy start to the series have made Azhar look like a diluted version of his fluent 2016 self, but his record against Australia should give him heart

Osman Samiuddin in Abu Dhabi

Yorkshire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Division One, Headingley

Lewis Gregory and Steven Davies leave Yorkshire conscious of relegation threat

Aug 29, 2018: Jack Brooks gave a reminder of the qualities that Yorkshire will miss as he took four wickets against his new club

David Hopps

Pakistan news

New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players

Aug 6, 2018: The PCB announced the latest list of centrally-contracted players, who stand to gain up to 25% more as part of salary increases across the board, as well as a 20% rise in match fees

Danyal Rasool

Worcestershire v Somerset, County Championship, New Road

Moeen Ali takes five but Somerset soar on Azhar Ali's debut hundred

Jul 24, 2018: Somerset picked up two wickets before the close having set Worcestershire a daunting target of 443 to win

ECB Reporters Network

County news

Azhar Ali signs as Somerset overseas player after Matt Renshaw injury

Jul 16, 2018: Azhar Ali, Pakistan's Test opener, will make his first appearances in the County Championship later this summer after signing a seven-match deal with Somerset

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan in England 2018

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq line up county deals to hone match readiness

Jun 4, 2018: Pakistan batsmen in line for stints at Somerset and Surrey as replacements for Matt Renshaw and Virat Kohli

Osman Samiuddin

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Leeds

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq dip when Pakistan need them most

Jun 3, 2018: As much as the runs what Azhar and Shafiq need to bring Pakistan's batting is the unmistakable sense that they are in charge

Osman Samiuddin at Headingley

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Pakistan's team effort builds hefty lead as England pay for mistakes

May 25, 2018: England missed crucial chances on the second day to leave themselves well behind in the opening Test

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

What do Pakistan need to do to beat England (or not lose, at least)?

May 23, 2018: Pakistan are a far less experienced side than the one which drew 2-2 in England in 2016

Osman Samiuddin at Lord's

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq are 'big match' players - Mickey Arthur

May 22, 2018: In an era of rebuilding, Pakistan desperately need their two senior batsmen to stand up against England

Osman Samiuddin at Lord's

Leicestershire v Pakistanis, Tour match, Grace Road

Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman lead way against modest attack

May 19, 2018: There were half-centuries for Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Usman Salahuddin as Pakistan enjoyed a gentle workout in Leicester

George Dobell

Northamptonshire v Pakistan, Tour match, 4th day

Run-out adds to Azhar Ali's lean time but Pakistan buoyed by victory

May 7, 2018: Pakistan finally broke the back of Northamptonshire's resistance as Shadab Khan completed a 10-wicket haul and Mohammad Abbas also impressed

Alex Winter at Wantage Road

Pakistan in New Zealand 2017-18

Shehzad dropped, Imad out of NZ ODIs with knee injury

Dec 23, 2017: Mohammad Amir and Azhar Ali are back in the 15-member squad while Ahmed Shehzad has been left out

Umar Farooq

Quaid-e-Azam trophy

Hafeez delays declaration; WAPDA win in four sessions

Dec 6, 2017: Lahore Blues secured victory over Lahore Whites while Umar Akmal's sensational 148 saw UBL beat Fawad Alam's SSGC

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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