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England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

England must confront old spin concerns

Aug 22, 2015: The Ashes are regained, but England have been horribly poor at The Oval not least in their playing of Nathan Lyon which does not bode well for challenges ahead

George Dobell at The Oval

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Pakistan pick Yasir, Irfan for SL T20s

Jul 22, 2015: Legspinner Yasir Shah and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan have been recalled to Pakistan's T20 squad for the forthcoming two-match series against Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele

Quality cricket marks compelling series

Jul 7, 2015: Sri Lanka and Pakistan have always engaged each other in flavourful cricket. With Yasir Shah and Younis Khan leading the list of compelling performances, this series was no different

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Pakistan's new go-to bowler

Jul 3, 2015: Yasir Shah is only in his tenth Test match, but is already becoming Misbah-ul-Haq's man for all situations

Umar Farooq

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

'Thrived with every match I played' - Yasir

Jun 26, 2015: Yasir Shah, who has become the fastest Pakistan bowler to 50 Test wickets, has said his only aim is to do the best he can for his country

Umar Farooq in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo

Need to unsettle Yasir Shah - Silva

Jun 23, 2015: Scoring more frequently off Yasir Shah may be Sri Lanka's best chance of neutralising him, opener Kaushal Silva said ahead of the second Test in Colombo, beginning on Thursday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Yasir seven-for sets up emphatic Pakistan win

Jun 21, 2015: A seven-wicket haul from Yasir Shah helped Pakistan run through Sri Lanka's second innings and romp to a 10-wicket win in Galle

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 3rd day

Pakistan strike after setting 550 target

May 8, 2015: Pakistan lost three early wickets in their second innings but it mattered little as they extended their first-innings lead of 354 to 446 by tea on the third day in Mirpur

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015

Babar replaces injured Yasir for ODIs

Apr 15, 2015: In yet another setback for Pakistan, legspinner Yasir Shah has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh due to a hand injury

Mohammad Isam


Defeat far from terminal for Pakistan

Feb 15, 2015: So Pakistan have lost to India in a World Cup once more. This is not a new experience. History shows that it need not be a terminal one either

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

We don't have to be afraid - Misbah

Feb 14, 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq has counselled his young team they have nothing to fear about the opening World Cup game against India

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Top Fives

Thrown in at the deep end

Jan 17, 2015: Players with little or no ODI experience who have been picked by Full Member countries for their 2015 World Cup squads

Pakistan news

Sohail, Yasir handed central contracts

Jan 14, 2015: Fast bowler Sohail Khan and legpspinner Yasir Shah have been awarded central contracts in category D by the PCB till March 31, while senior batsman Younis Khan has been promoted to category A

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, 5th day

Bowlers were remarkable - Misbah

Nov 3, 2014: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq credited his side's belief and work ethic for the 2-0 series win in the Tests against Australia

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Pakistan's spinners sign off on Australia's humiliation

Nov 3, 2014: The last five wickets belonging to Michael Clarke's befuddled team tumbled for eight runs in 46 balls after lunch, rather summing up the gulf between the two sides in a series Australia had expected to win

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 5th day

Spinners script Pakistan victory

Oct 26, 2014: Not since 1994 have Pakistan led Australia in a Test series. A telling 221-run victory in Dubai means that Misbah-ul-Haq's wonderfully resilient team are now a chance of breaking an identical 20-year drought between series wins over the same opponent

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Yasir Shah makes early impact after long wait

Oct 24, 2014: The legspinner made his first-class debut back in 2002, and grabbed his Test chance when it finally came

Umar Farooq in Dubai

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Pakistan on top despite Warner ton

Oct 24, 2014: Pakistan encircled Australia on the third day in Dubai, preying on batting weaknesses glimpsed on countless previous occasions, whenever Michael Clarke's men have been confronted by a dry surface and diligent bowlers

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Taufeeq Umar returns for Australia Tests

Oct 18, 2014: Taufeeq Umar, the left-hand opening batsmen, has made a comeback to the Pakistan Test squad, for the two-match series against Australia in the UAE. Taufeeq played the last of his 43 Tests in July 2012

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