Ahmed Shahzad ignored, uncapped Hamza, Sohail picked for SL Tests [POST#60]

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Sep 15, 2017.

Ahmed Shahzad ignored, uncapped Hamza, Sohail picked for SL Tests [POST#60]

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Sep 15, 2017.

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Sep 15, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    Squad:
    Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Abbas, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza, Wahab Riaz
     
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Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Sep 15, 2017.

    1. Ahson8
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      So it appears Haris Sohail & Usman Salahuddin are the men picked to replace Younis & Misbah. Should be interesting to see how that goes. Poor Fawad left out again...
       
    2. Mohammed Bilal
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      Mohammed Bilal Cricistani

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      Salahuddin should be first choice,Bilal was more of an ODI Option but it's a good side.
       
    3. s_h_a_f
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      Interesting selections. Bilal Asif though?

      Very happy to see Asghar there.
       
    4. iZeeshan
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      No Fawad. Poor guy - never gonna make it.
       
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    5. ComradeVenom
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      ComradeVenom Cricistani

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      Like others I feel sorry for Fawad. What's the point bossing it in domestic if you aren't going to get an international call up?

      I don't usually recommended this but if I was him I'd get my agents to try and land me a permanent county deal or somthing and give up on Pakistan.
       
    6. ASLI-PATHAN
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      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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      Wahab Riaz again in test squad? On what basis?


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    7. Mohammed Bilal
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      He is a good Test match bowler
       
    8. Shahzad.Firdous
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      1. Sami Aslam
      2. Azhar Ali
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Harris Sohail
      5. Asad Shafiq
      6. Usman Salahudin
      7. Sarfraz
      8. Amir
      9. Yasir Shah
      10. Wahab Riaz / Abbass
      11. Hassan Ali
       
    9. godzilla
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      inzi seems to be getting worse and worse.

      shan? riaz???? no fawad??? total bs.
       
    10. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Fawad Alam should get a chance. In place of Shan, they could have selected Fakhar Zaman but Shan is not a bad selection by any means and as far as Riaz is concerned, I think he has got 2nd most wickets for Pakistan in tests in last two years after Yasir Shah.
       
    11. s_h_a_f
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      It's time to give up on Fawad. He will never be selected.

      Somebody definately has a grudge against him.
       
    12. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Reason given by Waqar Younus the previous Coach was that when it was time for Fawad to play, Younus and Misbah were in their prime plus Azhar and Asad had been decent in test format. As far as opening is concerned, we had Hafeez (5th bowler/off-spinner option) opening with short term options like Taufiq Umar/ Ahmed Shahzad.
      Now, Fawad is 30+ whereas according to Waqar, you would prefer a 22 year old so that he can serve Pakistan for next 10 years. It is not known whether this reason is plausible or not but this is the reason given for non-selection of Fawad Alam right now. This is how they side-line talented players without any parchi or source@!!
       
    13. godzilla
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      thats because wahab should never have been picked and there was hardly anyone else playing consistently. number of wickets is irrelevant, averages, strike rate and economy are. number of wickets is skewed by the number of games. he has proven beyond any doubts whatsoever that he is not only not International class, but he is not even amongst the top ten domestic first class bowlers. its a disgrace that he's been selected.

      fakhar, sharjeel, abbas, havw all shows that if you pick high performers on the domestic circuit, they have a better chance of performing, whereas wahab, Shan, amongst others have shown that if you pick mediocre domestic performers, lo and behold, you get mediocre International performers. its not rocket science.

      I've been a big backer of inzi over the years, but I'm starting to change my view. he must be exceptionally stupid to think these are good selections, and alam is a good omission.
       
    14. Shahzad.Firdous
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      what options do you have? and he is still a wicket-taker atleast in the longest format of the game where he can take his time to develop his spells and accuracy!!
       
    15. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Alam to good ommission hai hi nahi is mein koi shak nahi but us ke baare mein yehi theory di ja rahi hai jo mein ne uper batayi please go through it!! Fawad Alam would turn into another Misbah if given a chance right now!!
       
    16. Shahzad.Firdous
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      eik theory yeh bhi hosakti hai ke lets allow others to fail first and then you bring in Fawad Alam but we have been hearing this since the time Misbah took captaincy in 2010!
       
    17. s_h_a_f
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      Some good selections there it has to be said.
       
    18. Mohammed Bilal
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      Some people never be happy,Shan most probably won't be opening the innings and anyways and Wahab might not end up in the Starting 11

      Harris Sohail and Usman Salahuddin are both younger then Fawad alam,Inzi has been a very good selector and if Usman Salahuddin and Harris Sohail don't perform then Fawad alam should be given his chance.

      On them bone dry UAE wickets I wouldn't mind Wahab Riaz one bit.

      1:Azhar Ali
      2:Sami Aslam
      3:Babar Azam
      4:Usman Salahuddin
      5:Sarfraz Ahmed C,Wk
      6:Asad Shafiq
      7:Bilal Asif
      8:Mohammed Amir
      9:Yasir Shah
      10:Hassan Ali
      11:Mohammed Abbas
       
    19. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Better option would be Asad Shafiq at 4 and Salahudin at 6 cus of obvious reasons!!
       
    20. Bilal123
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      Poor guy Fawad, no idea why he isn't given a recall whereas guys like Shehzad and Shan are picked again and again after consistent failures. Seriously how on earth is Shan there when he failed so terribly over the last year or so. He should have been given a year or two to really work on his game rather than recalling within months
       
    21. godzilla
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      godzilla Cricistani

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      because his dad is on the board. its a disgrace. I've met Shan actually, very nice guy, its not personal, he just shouldn't be in the side at all on cricketing merit.
       
    22. Wapas
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    23. Wapas
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      He is not in the team yet.
       
    24. godzilla
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      godzilla Cricistani

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      he shouldn't even be in the squad.
       
    25. Shahzad.Firdous
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      itni buri bhi performance nahi hai shan ki but merit pe Fawad Alam should be the first name on the squad!!
       
    26. Mohammed Bilal
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      Massive performance against Sri Lanka in the 4th innings in Palekelle
       
    27. Mohammed Bilal
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      Please calm down
       
    28. Mohan
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      Mohan Formerly 'Captain Clutch'

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      Experience.
       
    29. Mohan
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      Mohan Formerly 'Captain Clutch'

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      Stop showing off.
       
    30. Shahzad.Firdous
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      test squad is not selected. 18 probables are selected out of which 16 will be selected. I think Shan Masood and Rizwan will miss out.

      Likely playing 11:

      1. Azhar Ali
      2. Ahmed Shahzad / Sami Aslam
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Harris Sohail
      5. Asad Shafiq
      6. Sarfraz
      7. Bilal Asif
      8. Amir
      9. Yasir Shah
      10. Wahab Riaz / Abbass
      11. Hassan Ali
      In the first test, they might decide to go with 6 specialist batsmen and pick Usman Salahudin in place of Bilal Asif but sooner rather than later they will settle with this lineup.
       
    31. Wapas
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      No official annoncement from authorize person
      You should post link with the team
       
    32. Wapas
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      I doubt Pakistan need 17 member for test
      Why you need Harris and Hamza
       
    33. Wapas
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      Fawad 168 on debut
       
    34. godzilla
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      godzilla Cricistani

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      did a lobotomy work for you?
       
    35. Energy
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      Azhar Ali should drop back to No.3 as there's no experience in the middle order.

      So:
      1. Sami Aslam
      2. Shan Masood / Ahmed Shehzad

      3. Azhar Ali
      4. Babar Azam
      5. Asad Shafiq
      6. Usman Salahuddin / Haris Sohail

      7. Sarfaraz Ahmed
      8. Mohammed Amir
      9. Yasir Shah
      10. Hassan Ali
      11. Mohammed Abbas / Mohammed Asghar
       
    36. Shahzad.Firdous
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      3 pacers are a must and you need a 2nd spinner to do the job of Hafeez atleast/ Therefore, I would go with either Harris Sohail or Bilal Asif instead of Salahuddin.
       
    37. Energy
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      5 bowlers makes the batting very thin. Especially when its an inexperienced middle order.
       
    38. Shahzad.Firdous
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      I think Pakistan might go with 4 bowlers in first two tests but in final test, I think they will go with Bilal Asif/. Harris Sohail is a decent option as well with the ball.
       
    39. Shahzad.Firdous
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      I think this will be the team selected for first test:

      1. Azhar Ali
      2. Sami Aslam
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Harris Sohail
      5. Asad Shafiq
      6. Usman Salahudin
      7. Sarfraz
      8. Amir
      9. Yasir Shah
      10. Wahab Riaz
      11. Hassan Ali
      1st test Pakistan will win.

      2nd test:
      Same playing 11. This time Pakistan will lose.

      3rd test:
      1. Azhar Ali
      2. Ahmed Shahzad
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Harris Sohail
      5. Asad Shafiq
      6. Sarfraz
      7. Bilal Asif
      8. Amir
      9. Yasir Shah
      10. Abbass
      11. Hassan Ali
      3rd test Pakistan will win.
      Series will be 2-1 in favor of Pakistan/.
       

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