Osman Samiuddin

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Who gets paid what in cricket

Are Indian players the world's best-paid cricketers? And where does cricket stand among other sports in terms of player remuneration?

Asad Shafiq slaps one over midwicket

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017-18

The mixed emotions of Asad Shafiq

The batsman leaves Dubai with the relief of having returned to form, the heartbreak of seeing another heroic innings go in vain, and the frustration of needing to wait seven months to play his next Test match

Dilruwan Perera takes off in celebration after taking a wicket

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Understudy's understudy takes centre stage

Dilruwan Perera might have missed out on selection but instead stepped forward to give Sri Lanka balance and options - and a famous series win

Shan Masood struggled throughout his stay in the second innings

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

Pakistan's problems: 'It's kept me awake at night'

The opening partnership, Babar Azam's form, the middle-order positions and balance of the attack: Mickey Arthur has admitted he has a lengthy list of issues to resolve

Sri Lanka players celebrate the wicket of Babar Azam

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Babar Azam needs to break the habit

In his short Test career, he has been dismissed close to lunch, tea or stumps too many times and it is hurting Pakistan

Yasir Shah pivots after delivering

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, day 2

'Tired' Yasir not interested in records

Yasir Shah has continued to be play the role of both workhorse as well as strike bowler ever since Pakistan started playing three fast bowlers more often

Dimuth Karunaratne celebrates his seventh Test hundred

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 1st day

Inside the heart of a Karunaratne classic

Being excluded from the ODI squad seemed not to bother the Sri Lanka opener, as he scored his seventh Test hundred to give his team control of the innings