Osman Samiuddin

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Old hat: Babar Azam after his seventh ODI hundred in 13 months

Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19

Breaking down Babar Azam, the ODI batsman

Everyone knows he's a quality player, and that he has areas to improve on. What are those areas, though, and is he the right man in the wrong team?

Babar Azam drives during his innings of 72

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

When Babar Azam met Dale Steyn

By some metrics, the young, gifted Pakistan batsman has taken on the greatest fast bowler of this century like nobody ever has

Mohammad Hafeez was bowled by a brute in his final Test innings

Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Four hours and 49 minutes of same old Pakistan

Edgbaston, the MCG, Hamilton. Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi. A litany of final-day meltdowns just grew a little longer

Kane Williamson forces a ball through the off side as Sarfraz Ahmed looks on

Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

The frictionless genius of Kane Williamson

Up-and-down pitch, sizeable deficit, great leggie at his peak. How do you take those ingredients and score a hundred of seeming inevitability?