Why is it easier and more rewarding to follow franchise cricket than the international game?
Why is it easier and more rewarding to follow franchise cricket than the international game?

Leagues have the advantage because the narratives that nurture fandom can develop more easily around them

How Holder and Sammy have changed the West Indies script
How Holder and Sammy have changed the West Indies script

Thanks to them, the world is looking at West Indies as more than just a shadow of a once-glorious empire

How Pakistan lost their home but found a family
How Pakistan lost their home but found a family

The story of Pakistan's most challenging era in the words of its protagonists: Misbah-ul-Haq, Saeed Ajmal, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq and others

Younis Maximus
Younis Maximus

His career was spent overcoming challenges that threatened to overwhelm him, but at the end, he has emerged as undeniably Pakistan's greatest Test batsman

An arm sleeve that tells you if you're chucking
An arm sleeve that tells you if you're chucking

A team of Pakistani engineers has developed a wearable piece of technology that measures elbow flex in bowlers in real time

Six Pakistani collapses, one story
Six Pakistani collapses, one story

Poor shots, hilarious run-outs, making decent bowling look terrifying, and losing all ten for less than hundred: a look at the team's meltdowns this year

Just how bad are Pakistan overseas?
Just how bad are Pakistan overseas?

Their numbers largely suffer in comparison to their Asian neighbours outside the subcontinent, West Indies and Zimbabwe

The everlasting wiles of Mohammad Asif
The everlasting wiles of Mohammad Asif

Is he still as good as he was before his exile? More or less, and the swagger and attitude are intact, but at nearly 34, his body might be the weak link

What Amir needs to learn from Junaid
What Amir needs to learn from Junaid

To succeed in the UAE, Amir needs to look to the likes of Junaid and Ajmal and learn the art of bowling dry

Butt has the runs but not the strike rate
Butt has the runs but not the strike rate

If he comes back into the ODI side it won't be the right decision - moral implications aside

Why the 444 v Pakistan was inevitable
Why the 444 v Pakistan was inevitable

Is it surprising that a team famed for its bowling attack conceded the highest ODI total? Not if you have followed their fortunes closely

The music of Pakistan at Edgbaston
The music of Pakistan at Edgbaston

Rahat Ali's spell to Joe Root came across as boring - or did it?

Misbah and the art of wicket acquisition
Misbah and the art of wicket acquisition

Lord's presented us with a fine study in his methods, where bowler and captain showcase their styles while sticking to a larger plan

A touch of Pakistani mayhem
A touch of Pakistani mayhem

Stuart Broad is easy to hate - until he conjures up one of his cathartic spells of fast bowling

Umar Akmal and the meaning of ambition
Umar Akmal and the meaning of ambition

There are no hotheads, big mouths or flashy dressers in the current Pakistani side. It's a drastic change from the country's teams of old

The Jugaaroo
The Jugaaroo

Cheeky, tough and masters of improvisation: how does Karachi produce the batsmen it does?

Would we still watch if the game was made more bowler-friendly?
Would we still watch if the game was made more bowler-friendly?

We love the limitless possibilities batting offers, but what if the laws were tweaked to favour bowlers rather than batsmen?

How do you judge a coach?
How do you judge a coach?

Results aside, especially in Pakistan, the board's cooperation and the sociopolitical climate make a difference to how a coach fares

The problem with Pakistan's chief selectors
The problem with Pakistan's chief selectors

The constant chopping and changing that occurred during the tenures of Moin Khan and Haroon Rasheed has affected Pakistan's ODI fortunes

Have Pakistan given up?
Have Pakistan given up?

It looks like their batsmen and bowlers have, while their captain relies on solo efforts