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Pakistan Team Discussion

Discussion in 'Cricket Discussion' started by RimsModS, Dec 6, 2014.

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Are you Pakistani Fan?

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  1. Salman. Panel of Selectors

    Salman.
    The Amigos
    AKA:
    Salman Ali
    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Lahore Lions
    Location:
    Lahore,Pakistan
    Sarfraz Ahmed (C)
    Asad Shafiq
    Azhar Ali
    Haris Sohail
    Mohammad Amir
    Hasan Ali
    Fakhar Zaman
    Sami Aslam
    Imam-ul-Haq
    Babar Azam
    Usman Sallahuddin
    Shadab Khan
    Mohammad Abbas
    Rahat Ali
    Saad Ali
    Faheem Ashraf

    Happy with this squad. The thing I do not understand is the inclusion of 4 openers, only one from Imam and Sami should've been selected. Mir Hamza deserved to be here. I hope Pakistan invests in Saad and Salahuddin, and Shakeel later.
     
  2. Aoun13 Chairman of Selectors

    Aoun13
    AKA:
    Aoun
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Islamabad United
    Location:
    Rawalpindi (Pak)
    Fawad exclusion is shocking to me, specially when we have seen how the younger players crumbled even against Srilanka and that too in known conditions. Fawad is probably the unluckiest player and it will cost Pakistan.
    4 openers mean that the selectors and the coaching staff are unsure about the right combination and we can expect different combinations at the top. Beside that, we are short of at-least one spinner in this squad because Shadab is pretty new to Test cricket and can get under pressure.
    I am expecting a 2-0 defeat against England.
     
  3. hammadahmed88 Club Captain

    Joined:
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    National Team:
    Pakistan (unfortunately)
    Location:
    Canada
    Imam's inclusion is absolutely inexplicable considering the players that were dropped. Pakistani nepotism at it's finest.
     
  4. Perfect Square User Title Purchaser

    Perfect Square
    Sportsbookie PAK... LQ Sons of Pitches Brisbane Heat CSK
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    Field Marshal
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    National Team:
    Location:
    Karachi
    Squad is good. Happy for the youngsters. But Fawad's exclusion is shocking! After seeing Inzamam announcing the squad, he was asked few questions about Wahab Riaz and M Amir as well and few others (including fawaf) It is clear that liking and disliking is happening.
    --- Double Post Merged, Apr 15, 2018 ---
    I just hope we don't struggle against Ireland.
     
  5. CerealKiller ICC Board Member

    CerealKiller
    Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... Sons of Pitches Islamabad
    AKA:
    talahayat
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2015
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Islamabad United (cricket), Juventus (football)
    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Imam-ul-Haq's FC average : 34.
    Fawad Alam's FC average : 54.
    Being Inzi's nephew helps.
    Also, how was Mir Hamza dropped for Rahat Ali, who was awful last time we toured outside Asia?
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
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  6. Aoun13 Chairman of Selectors

    Aoun13
    AKA:
    Aoun
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Islamabad United
    Location:
    Rawalpindi (Pak)
    I like the selection of both Rahat and Abbas, they can be very handy in seaming conditions.
     
  7. CerealKiller ICC Board Member

    CerealKiller
    Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... Sons of Pitches Islamabad
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    Joined:
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    Islamabad United (cricket), Juventus (football)
    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Rahat is a proven failure, imo. Mir Hamza deserves a shot.
     
  8. Salman. Panel of Selectors

    Salman.
    The Amigos
    AKA:
    Salman Ali
    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Lahore Lions
    Location:
    Lahore,Pakistan
    The spot was not between Fawad and Imam, it was between Saad and Fawad, Saad got it because he had outperformed Fawad in the most recent QEA and is younger than Fawad and he may also have impressed the coaches/selectors.
    And for Rahat, maybe he got the nod because of his experience and better pace.
     
  9. CerealKiller ICC Board Member

    CerealKiller
    Sportsbookie Fantasy Cricket Team PAK... Sons of Pitches Islamabad
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    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
    4 openers? It's clear that Imam got the nod over Fawad because of his uncle.
     
  10. Rehan_24 International Coach

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    Pakistan
    Its overall a good balanced squad. The only pathetic decision full of favoritism is the inclusion of Imam. Inzy is riding high these days with his major goal to settle Imam for Test and ODI format. Fawad deserved a chance there for sure. Too bad Inzy... Too bad....

    It also seems that selection power is divided between Mickey and Inzy while Sarfraz is just busy getting angry on boyz all the time on the ground.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  11. Ahmad94 Staff Member

    Ahmad94
    PAK... Sons of Pitches KK
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    Pakistan
    Location:
    West Midlands, UK
    I am a little bit worried about Pakistan going into this series against England. I fully understand why Wahab Riaz has been dropped but he is the highest wicket-taker over the last 3 years in Tests for Pakistan and with Yasir Shah out of the count, Pakistan need some players to raise their hand. Let's not forget that Shadab is by no means a Test bowler yet, his first test he was all over the park.

    Batting seems thin without Misbah and Younis and with the inclusion of Imam (who hasn't even proven himself in domestic) nor Sami Aslam, makes me a little worried.

    My XI for the first test against Ireland:

    1. Fakhar Zaman (most experienced opener)
    2. Babar Azam (only because I don't want the likes of Imam and Sami Aslam)
    3. Azhar Ali
    4. Asad Shafiq
    5. Haris Sohail
    6. Saad Ali
    7. Sarfaraz Ahmed (+) (c)
    8. Faheem Ashraf
    9. Shadab Khan
    10. Mohammad Abbas
    11. Mohammad Amir

    Three seamers, two spinners (Shadab and Haris) and a deep batting for those British tracks!

    I am quite excited that they're coming to the UK again so soon after the last tour, I might have the chance to go seen a game or two!
     
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  12. Salman. Panel of Selectors

    Salman.
    The Amigos
    AKA:
    Salman Ali
    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Lahore Lions
    Location:
    Lahore,Pakistan
    Let's hope that the team management doesn't drop Abbas for Rahat. And IMO, if Shafiq fails this time, he should be dropped. We have better options than him.
     
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  13. hammadahmed88 Club Captain

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    Honestly what a joke. Inzimam, please don't insult people's intelligence by claiming your nephew was picked on merit. He might still turn into a good player. But the fact he gets the nod now is nothing but nepotism and people with half a brain understand that. It's also a joke that they feel the need to make a statement like, "there are better players than Fawad" but do not lay out on what grounds that is true. Because there are no grounds, and that's just objectively false. The guy already has a century in test cricket and he's only played 6 innings.

    I'm not going to attack anyone personally, but when our cheif selector puts on those clothes he sports for whatever theatrics he feels is necessary to portray an image of honesty, he should remember what that word means instead, and not insult people's intelligence. No one believes you sir.
     
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  14. Rehan_24 International Coach

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    Where is Yasir Shah?

    Inzy has always been followed Nepotism. Its not new from him.
     
  15. Perfect Square User Title Purchaser

    Perfect Square
    Sportsbookie PAK... LQ Sons of Pitches Brisbane Heat CSK
    AKA:
    Field Marshal
    Joined:
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    National Team:
    Location:
    Karachi
    Unfit
     
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