Kamran Abbasi


Batting has changed, and Pakistan have not kept pace
Batting has changed, and Pakistan have not kept pace

In limited-overs cricket, they are a side woefully behind the pack, and it has to do with the way their batsmen come up through the system

Misbah's band of pragmatic dreamers
Misbah's band of pragmatic dreamers

Pakistan's rise to become the No. 1 Test team is a story of triumph in the face of adversity unlike that of any other side

Lord's 2016: a second revolution in Pakistan cricket
Lord's 2016: a second revolution in Pakistan cricket

All four of Pakistan's victories at Lord's have been special. The latest one was extra sweet because it came after a 20-year wait

The PSL spells good news for Pakistan cricket's future
The PSL spells good news for Pakistan cricket's future

The tournament had its flaws but it has great potential to boost the country's game in many ways

Pakistan cricket's renaissance moment
Pakistan cricket's renaissance moment

The Pakistan Super League, apart from giving the country's domestic game a shot in the arm, is making a nation feel good about itself again

Will India play cricket, not politics?
Will India play cricket, not politics?

They can be a transformative force in the sport, and honouring the commitment to play Pakistan will show they take that role seriously

Soulful, pragmatic, patient Pakistan
Soulful, pragmatic, patient Pakistan

Five years ago, no one would have given them a hope in hell of getting to No. 2 in the Test rankings, as they have done

Make Pakistan's home Tests day-night affairs
Make Pakistan's home Tests day-night affairs

Instead of having their exiled team play in empty, echoing stadiums, the PCB must look to innovate in the UAE

The magic is gone from Saeed Ajmal
The magic is gone from Saeed Ajmal

With his remodelled action he's unlikely to scale the heights he did before

In praise of Zed
In praise of Zed

The elegant former Pakistan great is a good fit for the role of ICC president

Cricket needs to stop being parochial
Cricket needs to stop being parochial

The best Associates need a shot at Test cricket immediately, as opposed to the more tedious pathway via the Intercontinental Cup

Pakistan lost it in the middle of both innings
Pakistan lost it in the middle of both innings

Their spinners exerted no pressure on India, and their batsmen largely brought about their own downfall

Does Amir have an automatic right to be rehabilitated into cricket?
Does Amir have an automatic right to be rehabilitated into cricket?

Wrong-doers must be given a second chance, but not necessarily in the same profession they let down

Is Sarfraz Ahmed Pakistan's best wicketkeeper-batsman ever?
Is Sarfraz Ahmed Pakistan's best wicketkeeper-batsman ever?

He may only be 12 Tests old, but his stats so far and the calm assurance he showed in Dubai mark him as one to watch

Batting: Pakistan's surprise weapon
Batting: Pakistan's surprise weapon

An inexperienced bowling attack may have stunned Australia, but the batting had a bigger impact on the result, led by the genial Younis Khan

Misbah's place in Pakistan history
Misbah's place in Pakistan history

He was the next great leader after Abdul Kardar and Imran Khan, standing between Pakistan cricket and its end

Moeen Ali: England's man of the summer
Moeen Ali: England's man of the summer

He has won respect with his cricket doing the talking, not letting himself be crushed by shameful boos from fans

The spirit of cricket and the 15-degree rule
The spirit of cricket and the 15-degree rule

The phrase means nothing in this day and age; only the laws and playing regulations are of any importance

Teams cannot risk tours to Pakistan
Teams cannot risk tours to Pakistan

The board must instead concentrate on developing offshore bases, strengthening domestic cricket, and getting other countries to host their A team

What price credibility in Pakistan cricket?
What price credibility in Pakistan cricket?

Pakistan cricket, like Pakistan itself, is about political and personal whims. There are no notions of honour among the powerful, and to expect people to act on principle is delusional