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Shoaib Akhtar falls on to his knees

Why Pakistan wanted to be Australia

For decades, the team from down under was held up as an example of everything Pakistan cricket needed to aspire to being. Things are a little different now

The Pakistan players walk off the field

Is Pakistan's streak about to end?

They've gone seven series without a loss for only the third time in their history, but this just might be as far as it goes this time

Sharjeel Khan drills one through the off side en route a half-century

Why Pakistan cricket is stagnating

Looking at their "home" record brings to light a number of reasons why their one-day game, particularly, is leagues behind that of other teams

Younis Khan progressed past 150

The Younification of Team Misbah

This Pakistan team's ability to prove people wrong time and again is remarkable. So also the shaping influence of two elder statesmen

Pakistan players and coach Mickey Arthur line up for photographs ahead of the team's departure for England

Will the real Pakistan please stand up?

The world watches to see whether they will validate their current form as one of the world's top teams or return in tatters, having become tabloid fodder

Inzamam-ul-Haq addresses a press conference

Pakistan's soft coup

That the PCB is implementing some of former coach Waqar Younis' recommendations is good news. But will the optimism last?