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Pakistan v England, 4th ODI, Dubai

Pressure on Azhar rises ahead of 'must-win' game

Nov 19, 2015: Azhar Ali has called Pakistan's final ODI against England a "must-win game" as the pressure on his captaincy mounts after just six months in the job

Alan Gardner

Nepal v Pakistanis, Tour Match, Abu Dhabi

Azhar, Malik set up comfortable warm-up win

Nov 8, 2015: Fifties from Azhar Ali and Shoaib Malik set up the Pakistanis' 121-run rout of Nepal in their tour game in Abu Dhabi

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Misbah the rock, Yasir the match-winner

Nov 6, 2015: The Pakistan captain had plenty of strong options to call upon as he led the way to another series win in the UAE

Umar Farooq

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah

Azhar experiment leaves confusion

Nov 1, 2015: Pakistan's confusion over their opening batting positions was no closer to being resolved when Azhar Ali, previously a figure of stability at No. 3, made nought on his return

Umar Farooq

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Bilal to join Pakistan squad, Azhar to return home

Oct 19, 2015: Offspinner Bilal Asif will join the Pakistan Test squad in the UAE after undergoing a test of his bowling action in Chennai, while Azhar Ali will return home following the death of his mother-in-law

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v England 2015-16

England braced for heat of the moment

Oct 11, 2015: Pakistan's formidable record in Tests at Abu Dhabi make them strong favourites in conditions that will test England's resolve to the limit

Andrew McGlashan in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Injured Azhar Ali ruled out of first Test

Oct 11, 2015: Azhar Ali, the Pakistan batsman, has been ruled out of the opening Test against England that starts on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi

Umar Farooq

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Harare

Bilal was exceptional today - Azhar Ali

Oct 5, 2015: After their 2-1 ODI series win against Zimbabwe, Pakistan's one-day captain Azhar Ali said he was pleased at the way the newcomers in the side had seized their opportunities before a series against England

Liam Brickhill in Harare

The Azhar Ali answer to Pakistan's top-order woes

Oct 2, 2015: In Pakistan's Test history, no player batting in the top three positions has scored 4500 runs; Azhar Ali is well on course to becoming the first

S Rajesh

Pakistan news

Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali given category A contracts

Sep 5, 2015: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik has been given a category A contract by the PCB for the period between July 2015 and June 2016

Umar Farooq

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 2nd day

Azhar rues batting 'misjudgment'

Jul 4, 2015: Batting collapses aren't new to Pakistan cricket, but after falling from 32 for 1 to 152 for 7 in 37 overs on the second day in Pallekele, even Azhar Ali, the team's vice-captain, could not offer an explanation

Umar Farooq in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Pakistan's comeback stirring but incomplete

Jun 28, 2015: Azhar Ali's ninth Test hundred laid the platform for Pakistan to overturn a 177-run deficit, but both he and his team ended day four feeling like they could have accomplished a lot more

Umar Farooq in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Azhar's continued dominance

Jun 28, 2015: Stats highlights from the fourth day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo

Bishen Jeswant

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Exciting and emotional series for us - Azhar

Jun 1, 2015: Azhar Ali said the series win against Zimbabwe boosted the team's confidence, and also gave him ample belief as captain ahead of the upcoming series against Sri Lanka

Umar Farooq

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Lahore

Chigumbura suspension a big blow - Masakadza

May 28, 2015: Zimbabwe stand-in captain Hamilton Masakadza has described the suspension of in-form batsman and captain Elton Chigumbura as a ''big blow'' for his team ahead of the second ODI

Umar Farooq in Lahore

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Azhar targets Champions Trophy qualification

May 25, 2015: Pakistan will have to sweep the ODI series against Zimbabwe if they are to keep their chances alive to qualify for 2017 Champions Trophy in England

Umar Farooq

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

Azhar gives Pakistan 226 reasons to cheer

May 7, 2015: His calm and assured innings proved once again that Pakistan's batting, at least in Tests, will be in safe hands once Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan call it quits

Umar Farooq in Mirpur

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

Mammoth stands and maiden double-hundreds

May 7, 2015: Stats highlights from the second day of the second Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan in Mirpur

Bishen Jeswant

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Azhar rues lost momentum

Apr 22, 2015: Azhar Ali, the Pakistan captain, has said his team lost grip of the third and final ODI when he and Haris Sohail got out during the batting Powerplay

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015

Azhar Ali needs time to move out of Misbah's shadow

Apr 20, 2015: Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi

Mohammad Isam
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