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Pakistan move slowly out of exile

The Pakistan All Stars will be led by current all-rounder Shahid Afridi. -File photo

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The Guardian world cricket forum: Pakistan move slowly out of exile

Matches being staged in Karachi this weekend will be another major step towards acceptance for Pakistan. Read more The Guardian

Shouldn't India have a batting coach too?

The question is when every team in the world has a batting coach to work closely with the chief coach, then why doesn't Team India have one too. Read more Times of India

Alastair Cook refuses to be drawn on issue of Kevin Pietersen's return

For Alastair Cook, right now, the first rule of KP club is: you don't talk about KP club. Read more The Guardian

Mahmood the winner in contrasting big-name imports

...The point is that some imports fit, others don't. No team in its right mind would take on Afridi these days; Mahmood is a cracking signing. Read more New Zealand Herald

West Indies’ World T20 win won’t change much

While it is heart-warming that the West Indies, the universal favourites, won a title at last, it is unlikely to have the kind of impact on the sport overall that teary-eyed pundits are claiming. Read more Wisden India

'Fast bowling is about imposing yourself on the batsman'

"Whenever I asked Imran what I should do, he only said, 'Hold on, you don't really need to do anything. I just want you to bowl quick. That is it.'" Read more Cricinfo

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