The comeback conundrum for cricketing legends

In the recently concluded Cricket World Cup, while we witnessed some of the most outstanding performances from different cricketers, one which overshadowed the rest was of Kumar Sangakkara hitting four consecutive centuries. That the veteran was playing in his last World Cup, made the feat all the more special. While most of his contemporaries found it difficult to shine in cricket's biggest extravaganza, Sanga, who is one of the most underrated cricketer in world cricket, showed yet again why he deserves to go down as one of the finest cricketers to have played the game.

Give new team, Saeed Ajmal some time to settle: Misbah-ul-Haq
Give new team, Saeed Ajmal some time to settle: Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq Wednesday urged fans to have patience with the struggling one-day team and returning off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, following below-par performances in Bangladesh.

Shahid Afridi rules out going back on ODI retirement
Shahid Afridi rules out going back on ODI retirement

Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has ruled out any chance of making a comeback to One-day International cricket, insisting the new players needed proper time to settle down in the national team.

Misbah, Waqar wanted PCB to sideline Shehzad, Umar for a year
Misbah, Waqar wanted PCB to sideline Shehzad, Umar for a year

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis wanted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to sideline Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from the national team for atleast a year to force them to improve their attitudes.

Damp squibs: Big names that spectacularly underperformed at the World Cup

Big names that spectacularly underperformed at the World Cup

We need to focus on domestic cricket: Shahid Afridi
We need to focus on domestic cricket: Shahid Afridi

Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that Pakistan need to focus and invest a lot in its domestic cricket in order to be able to compete in a rapidly changing game at the global level.

PCB organises meet to discuss names for ODI captaincy
PCB organises meet to discuss names for ODI captaincy

Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday held a high level meeting of it's cricket committee in Lahore to discuss probable candidates for the ODI captaincy and the national selection committee.

First batch of Pakistani cricketers return home from World Cup
First batch of Pakistani cricketers return home from World Cup

The first batch of Pakistani players returned home Sunday night after their failed cricket World Cup campaign.

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan to head home in batches
Cricket World Cup: Pakistan to head home in batches

Despite being no strong reaction to the defeat in the World Cup quarter finals to Australia, the Pakistan squad will return home in batches from Sunday.

Pakistan need new captains in all formats: Mushtaq Muhammad
Pakistan need new captains in all formats: Mushtaq Muhammad

It's time to appoint new Pakistan captains in all three format says former skipper Mushtaq Muhammad, who also suggested that Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi should quit international cricket completely.

ICC World Cup: Shahid Afridi thanks supporters, praises Misbah-ul-Haq
ICC World Cup: Shahid Afridi thanks supporters, praises Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistani all-rouner Shahid Afridi followed the steps of Sri Lankan stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and fellow teammate Misbah-ul-Haq in retiring from ODI cricket. The Pakistani icon finally bid farewell to a glorious 19-year-old career but it ended on the wrong note as his side lost a crucial quarter-final encounter against Australia in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Friday.

Mixed reactions to Pakistan's World Cup loss
Mixed reactions to Pakistan's World Cup loss

The reactions from former players to Pakistan's defeat to Australia in the cricket World Cup quarterfinals was a mixed one with some of them blaming captain Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach Waqar Younis and the Pakistan Cricket Board for their failed campaign.

Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi bid adieu to ODI cricket
Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi bid adieu to ODI cricket

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi's ODI careers came to an end on Friday following their World Cup quarterfinal defeat against Australia but the two players will continue to play Test and Twenty cricket respectively.

PCB to analyse Pakistan's World Cup performance
PCB to analyse Pakistan's World Cup performance

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday it would carry out an analysis of the national team's showing as well as the performances of every individual in the World Cup.

Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi bow out in frustration
Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi bow out in frustration

Misbah-ul-Haq and all-rounder Shahid Afridi bowed out of one-day international cricket with their dreams unfulfilled on Friday as Pakistan crashed out in the World Cup quarter-finals against Australia in Adelaide. 

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia vs Pakistan - As it happened...
ICC World Cup 2015: Australia vs Pakistan - As it happened...

Australia managed to hold off Pakistan in the third quarter-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 to book a semi-final date with India.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq not ready for final farewell
Cricket World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq not ready for final farewell

Defiant Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq refuses to accept that Friday`s World Cup quarter-final against Australia could be his last one-day international.

"Obviously this World Cup and my career are still not over," said Misbah.

World Cup 2015: Shahid Afridi wants happy ending to 19 years of ups and downs
World Cup 2015: Shahid Afridi wants happy ending to 19 years of ups and downs

Pakistan`s superstar all-rounder Shahid Afridi Wednesday vowed to bring the curtain down on his 19-year one-day international career by scripting a happy ending with a World Cup triumph.

Five reasons why Misbah-ul-Haq is the best man to lead Pakistan

He doesn’t have the aura of legendary Imran Khan. He doesn’t have the spark of Javed Miandad. He is not even a dynamic all-rounder like Wasim Akram. He is not as gifted as Inzamam-ul-Haq or as talented as Waqar Younis.

ICC World Cup 2015: Pakistan vs Ireland - As it happened...
ICC World Cup 2015: Pakistan vs Ireland - As it happened...

Sarfraz Ahmed led Pakistan's charge with a ton as the Asian giants beat Ireland by seven wickets. Wahab Riaz earlier bowled well and claimed three wickets.