Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq is one of the most successful number sixes in the world, scoring a joint-record eight tons in that position, and says he takes great pride in batting with the tail to annoy bowlers.
Pakistan Chief Selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq, doesn't believing the defeat Misbah-ul-haq's men suffered at Old Trafford is any cause for alarm.
It is worth talking about the way Root plays the game. He just looks delighted to be there, his impish smile ever present as he lives out his dream.
India off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, has returned to the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after his performance in the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua which the visiting side won by an innings and 92 runs.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has lamented his side's poor performance in the second Test against England, saying they need to improve in 'all departments' if they want to win the series.