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Shadab Khan bowls in the nets

The electric leggie

As a fielder, Shadab Khan is a live wire; as a bowler, he has a googly to make you sit up straight

Saeed Ajmal and ESPNcricinfo's Osman Samiuddin chat after playing an over against each other

When I faced Saeed Ajmal

Our correspondent squares up to a man who until recently was one of the world's leading spinners

Kamran Akmal scored a quick 45 runs

Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi, Eliminator, PSL 2017, Dubai

Seeing is believing the renaissance of Kamran Akmal

All the runs scored away from cameras in domestic cricket in the last two years could easily be written off by cynics, but Kamran Akmal's chart-topping exploits in the PSL are much harder to ignore

Darren Sammy celebrates the fall of a wicket with a mock-selfie

PSL 2016-17

PSL finalists to pick foreign players from pool

Quetta Gladiators, and the winner between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi, will pick their foreign players for the final of the PSL from a list of 12

A dejected Misbah-ul-Haq leaves the field after holing out

Pakistan news

Misbah to decide on Test future 'soon'

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said he is planning to meet the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan upon his return to the country to inform him of his future plans

Team-mates mob Kieron Pollard after Karachi Kings' win

Islamabad United v Karachi Kings, eliminator, PSL 2017, Sharjah

Disjointed Karachi Kings doing the job

They might not look like a well-oiled unit. They might not even be playing good cricket. Yet, importantly, Karachi are winning just when they need to

Mohammad Nawaz is pumped up after dismissing Dwayne Bravo

Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2017, 1st playoff, Sharjah

'This is how big players are made' - Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz was oozing confidence after defending six runs in the final over against Peshawar

Ahmed Shehzad lines up a big shot

Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2017, 1st playoff, Sharjah

Superstar Shehzad walks the walk

Ahmed Shehzad often gives off the vibe of a cricketing celebrity. On Tuesday night in Sharjah, he batted like one too

Team captains line the stage during the PSL opening ceremony

Pakistan Super League 2017

PSL aims to finalise foreign players list for Lahore

With the Punjab government giving a public go-ahead to the Pakistan Super League final taking place in Lahore, the tournament organisers have one last problem to solve

Team captains line the stage during the PSL opening ceremony

Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi, PSL 2017, Dubai

A disjointed yet dynamic opening night in Dubai

Despite its share of hiccups, the opening night of Pakistan Super League 2017 showed the competition may be starting to gain a foothold in its home away from home