Forbidden love
Forbidden love

Cheering for MS Dhoni from across the border can be a complicated business

Why the inconsistency in penalising tampering?
Why the inconsistency in penalising tampering?

Faf du Plessis was fined for using a zipper to change the condition of the ball, while Afridi was banned for biting it. Why the double standard?

Waiting for the boys
Waiting for the boys

You're never too grown up to be an autograph-hunting, hotel foyer-pacing fan

Pakistan cricket's organisational mess
Pakistan cricket's organisational mess

What are the PCB and the regional cricket associations doing about the near-disastrous state of the game in the country? Next to nothing

Pakistan's mediocrity raises questions
Pakistan's mediocrity raises questions

Does Mohammad Hafeez deserve to be in the Test side? Who after Misbah? What is Whatmore doing? Does the board have a plan to safeguard the future?

An immigrant's absorbing memoir of the game
An immigrant's absorbing memoir of the game

A passionate Pakistan-England fan engagingly explains how sporting allegiances are formed and how they evolve

A servant of cricket
A servant of cricket

Commentator Munir Hussain devoted his life to the game, celebrating its magic and beauty

For the love of swagger
For the love of swagger

West Indies can be an unpredictable and volatile side. And Pakistanis love them for it

Neighbour's envy
Neighbour's envy

Pakistan have always looked wistfully at the batting riches produced across the border

Could it be Pakistan's turn?
Could it be Pakistan's turn?

The team return to the country of their previous scandals, but things look rosier now as Pakistan aim to win the Champions Trophy for the first time

Wasim Akram: the gift that keeps on giving
Wasim Akram: the gift that keeps on giving

All these years after he retired, we're still seeing his legacy play out in Pakistan cricket

Pakistan's batting is in a crisis
Pakistan's batting is in a crisis

The tour of South Africa was disappointing, not least because of perplexing selections and an out-of-sorts top order

Permit two run-outs off the same delivery
Permit two run-outs off the same delivery

Take a leaf out of baseball and give fielders a chance to aim for a higher level of achievement

Courageous, combative, commonsensical
Courageous, combative, commonsensical

Haseeb Ahsan was everything a selector ought to be, and his impact on Pakistan cricket was long-lasting

Pakistani men can't bat
Pakistani men can't bat

How long can you last in international cricket without being able to bat

The ultimate cricket contest
The ultimate cricket contest

Both teams have their raw sporting assets, but everybody knows this is a contest that is going to be won or lost in the head

A man of destiny
A man of destiny

Despite the anticipated turbulence ahead, supporters of Younis Khan can take comfort that their hero is sitting pretty

The thing about Pakistan
The thing about Pakistan

Those of us used to lulling ourselves to sleep with thoughts of great Pakistani cricket feats have been having a hard time lately

A tribute to Pakistan's resilience
A tribute to Pakistan's resilience

Going into the final Test at Lord's, Pakistan find themselves in a position they have never been in before

Why are Yousuf and Younis missing?
Why are Yousuf and Younis missing?

Bewildered fans are now asking: what are these two doing sitting at home