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Pakistan news

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister

Aug 17, 2018: The former world-cup winning captain's journey from cricketer to politician is finally complete

Danyal Rasool

Pakistan news

Imran Khan opts for "austere" inauguration, ruling out Gavaskar, Kapil's presence

Aug 2, 2018: Desire for austere ceremony has ruled out the fascinating prospect of Indian cricketing royalty's presence for Imran Khan's inauguration

Danyal Rasool and Umar Farooq

Cricketers turned politicians

Imran Khan: Captain, World Cup winner, Prime Minister?

Jul 25, 2018: Having made a good fist of the most difficult job in Pakistan, Imran Khan is now all but set for a crack at the second-most difficult post in the country

Osman Samiuddin

How often have both captains taken five-fors in a Test?

Jul 24, 2018: And what is the highest unbeaten individual score in a 50-over match?

Steven Lynch

Ireland's first Test match

The brief and untold history of Ireland-Pakistan

May 11, 2018: This might be the first men's Test between the two nations, but their cricketing trajectories have many surprising intersections

Jarrod Kimber

Immy's crowd

Jan 5, 2018: Sanjay Manjrekar looks back at his encounters with Imran Khan and the side he led, and the Sharjah matches of the '90s

Sanjay Manjrekar

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


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


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


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
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