Ahmer Naqvi


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

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

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

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?

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

What my time with the PSL taught me
What my time with the PSL taught me

Watching a cricket tournament from behind the scenes can teach you a lot about the sport and players you spend all your time obsessing about

Can a Pakistan captain be judged on stats alone?
Can a Pakistan captain be judged on stats alone?

Numbers tell a story, but they can be misleading because they don't factor in the chaos that anyone who leads the side needs to deal with

Can Pakistan find redemption on fixing?
Can Pakistan find redemption on fixing?

A contemporary film provides parallels with what's going on with regard to Mohammad Amir's return

A lament for Pakistan's VCR age
A lament for Pakistan's VCR age

Remembering Pakistan Sports in Karachi, a one-time haven for cricket nostalgists

Azhar needs to step up and take charge
Azhar needs to step up and take charge

Pakistan's batting and bowling tactics have been a bit of a mishmash; the captain needs to make sure the whole exceeds the sum of the parts

Pakistan's faceless duo
Pakistan's faceless duo

They don't have the flair of their team-mates, but they have plenty of mettle and their contributions speak volumes

The social regeneration of Shoaib Malik
The social regeneration of Shoaib Malik

Once confrontational and inarticulate, he turned on the charm and revamped his image - online first, and then on the field

Why the PSL is important for Pakistan
Why the PSL is important for Pakistan

In a country where T20 cricket is a natural fit, a world-class tournament in the format has been long overdue

The Asif enigma
The Asif enigma

Unlike other Pakistani cricketers who have strayed, he has not been at pains to show penitence

What Sanga means to me
What Sanga means to me

Apart from his record, it is his intellect and nuanced view of the world around him that many of us geeks can relate to