Stories for: Shaan Agha

Pakistan must return to the county circuit

There was at time when Pakistan had as many as five refined county captains in one squad.

Can the PCB look past the obvious?

Can someone like Ahmed Shehzad marshal Hafeez and Shahid ‘Bhai’ on the field?

Who would Gandhi have cheered for?

A united team could have been invincible. But would cricket in the region have been as richly fuelled with passion?

Will there be another encore?

In a country consumed by the powers of mysticism, absolute devotion can only stem from a miracle.

Pakistan must get its batting order right

Amongst the many follies of Pakistan cricket, it is the imbalanced flow of energy in an ODI innings that sticks out.

Back to the future: Pakistan at the 2024 World T20

PCB chairman Misbah-ul-Haq has urged the ICC Executive committee to give Pakistan more Tests.

India's rise or cricket's fall?

In the cold winter of 1933, a Bentley silently paced through the jungle of Gwalior. The scintillating machine from...

There's a rhythm to winning

For the world's most inconsistent team, the last thing you want to tinker with too much is a settled combination.

Is Pakistan suffering from 'observer effect'?

While Pakistani cricketers have disappointed, their observers have been just as bad.

Expecting more out of less

Are players with mediocre domestic batting records expected to improve their numbers at the international stage?

The fire that burns

When Misbah-ul-Haq launched into a ball from Robin Peterson and sent it sailing into the sight screen at the Sheikh...

Trying to find the right man

January 30th, 1999, Javed Miandad walks out in the balcony and waves at Shahid Khan Afridi to calm down. Miandad is...

Nadal – God must’ve had a plan

The journey of modifying, adapting and reinventing Rafael Nadal has been nothing short of divine.

Is it time for Misbah to take a bold decision?

Misbah has always done well to avoid confrontation. But is it now time to do the unexpected?

“They always wanted me to fail”

Only when I fail in the middle should people point fingers: Faisal Iqbal

Misbah's path

Whether he is slow death or Pakistan’s saviour, Misbah appears to be clearly aware of the approach that he has adopted.

The 'batting' all-rounder delusion

In recent times, Pakistan has essentially been fielding four specialist batsmen, a keeper and six specialist bowlers.

Left in their tracks

"I confess that I wish Virat Kohli was a Pakistani and Shoaib Malik was an Indian."

Pakistan have no room for error in tricky encounter

Expect plenty of fireworks when Pakistan take on the West Indies in the second match of Group 'B'.

Pakistan's return to the Kingdom – of split loyalties and controversies

When Pakistan play in England there's no shortage of fans and scandals; Misbah will hope there's more of the former.


Misguided optimism

Late call for unity

Politics as parody

Piety and cheating


Sectarian violence

Gilgit-Baltistan alienation

Fatah-Hamas unity

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