Ahmed Shehzad is world class! We have to build the future around him!

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  1. TheDestroyer
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    if this West Indies series showed us one thing then it was that Ahmed Shehzad is still among the best openers there is today.

    On a difficult pitch the way he gritted out and laid a platform by scoring a fighting 70 odd will live long in the memory!

    After all it's not for nothing that he is the batsman with among the highest average for an opener in Pakistan test history (Saeed Anwar and Hanif Muhammad maybe higher I think).

    And he has achieved all this despite the team management and at times PCB effectively doing everything they can to bring him down. Imagine what he could do if he is given confidence.

    I'll correct myself here though. There is no need to imagine. Ahmed Shehzad is the guy who has brought a long list of world class operators such as Mitchell Johnson, Dale Steyn, Mitchell Starc, Adam Milne, Trent Boult and Morne Morkel to their knees.

    This is a guy who isn't one dimensional like Azhar Ali or extremely limited like Sami Aslam who some fans like to compare to Shehzad. He can bat in different gears and this is why he is such an asset.

    Ahmed has centuries in New Zealand, South Africa,UAE you name it and against quality bowlers in the little chances he has gotten.

    The last year has shown us that From all the options we have Ahmed is the most complete batsman. Babar Azam has flattered to deceive and his mediocre test record is for all to see. He has been much better in ODIs though. Similarly Sami Aslam is too limited and one dimensional and was dropped soon after it became apparent. Azhar gets you runs in tests but often they are not impactful. Let's not even talk about his pathetic ODI record.

    Ahmed Shehzad is at the right moment in his career and now has a coach who doesn't have a personal agenda against him. It is important that Mickey Arthur is his own man and takes the call the build Pakistan batting around Ahmed Shehzad!

    As a Pakistan fan it is one of my great regrets that Ahmed didn't go on the England tour and the Oceania tours. He is a batsman who forces the pace of the game and makes things happen and I am certain that his approach would have turned a few results in our favor.

    Let's back Ahmed Shehzad! He is in the team on merit and the future is his!
     
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    Wut

    I think Shehzad should definitely be a mainstay in the test team but I don't support his inclusion in ODIs or Tests. Actually prefer Azhar Ali there. I think...
     
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    Welcome to Cricistan Ahmed!
     
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    Troll or not, it's quite sad that someone is willing to write something this stupid. Do people not think?
     
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    Sad post from a sad person who opened an account to write this one post.
     
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    it reads like what his twitter fans say
     
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    Oh dear. The guy is on a mission.
     
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    Lol saw this on 0 posts and did not contribute knowing guy was taking the piss to get a rise out of everyone
     
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    Don't get the reactions

    Isn't he the top scorer in Pakistan cup our premier one day tournament

    Didn't he score a century in quaid e azam trophy final?
     
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    You missed one. Shehzad is the greatest Batsmen after sachin.
     
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    As much as the universe wants him to succeed, He is not getting better. You give 2 lifes ( 2 no balls ) to a world class batsman like Sachin, Smith, De velliers, Virat, Younis. They will destroy you. Since that bouncer hitting his head, he has gone very precautionary and this has lead to his demise. Someone needs to train him. He plays great cricket in domestic but I guess he's in 2 minds.
     
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    His strike rate before that bounce was 74 and average was 34
     
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    @Alchemy bring him down now or this guy will snatch away your contract. He is a threat to your rozi roti
     
  17. Prince Pathan
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    Lol I am a Shahzad supporter but like this is a troll thread
     
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    What do you mean?

    People tend to forget his achievements which is why I mentioned this post

    If you look at it he has the most complete batsman we have. Azhar is really good in tests but is a total miss in ODIs. Babar has been a huge failure in tests and seems out of his depth. In ODIs he has been much better but it's clear he tends to bully the weaker teams and is a bit selfish.

    But if you look at all formats together Ahmed is the most complete batsman we have right now.
     
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    Who else is in his fan club

    Do we have an official fan club on this forum?
     
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    Hence proven

    It seems he is batting on a different pitch and against different bowlers than other Pakistani batsmen

    Batting at might strike rate of almost 170
     
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    Well aren't you guys feeling stupid now

    Ahmed is our best limited overs batsman
     
  23. Energy
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    lulz. Ahmed is our second best masala after Shan. That's where the story of Ahmed ends.
     
  24. axl100mph
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    Oh bhai kahan se tapak parha hai ye?
     
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    @Rhythm look, another destroyer. Must be inspired by that chief destroyer guy from pp. Similar posting syles and cricketing acumen as well.
     
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    It is him lol
     
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    i am hoping you are being sarcastic.
     
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    Currently he has a very poor record in ICC ODI Tournaments.

    In ICC ODI tournaments he averages 22.58 @ SR of 67 after 12 matches.. The top scores are a 90 odd against UAE and a 60 odd against Ireland.

    However if you include only Top 10 sides and remove Associates/Affiliates he averages 12.75 @ SR of 54. This is his current record in ICC ODI tournaments.

    The above are his 2 ICC ODI tournaments. Now if you include both ICC ODI and T20 tournaments his record is a bit better.

    Both formats combined his ICC tournament average is 26 @ SR of 85. The 4 50+ scores are an unbeaten century against Bangladesh in 2014, a 90 against UAE and 2 fifties against Ireland and Bangladesh While obviously better, certainly nothing to write home about.

    However the important thing is that this record is courtesy of a century and fifty against Bangladesh in 2 WT20s. In T20s, WI are clearly superior to Bangladesh and you would look at them if you want to see his record against top 8 sides in ICC tournaments. In that case Shehzads combined ICC tournament record is an average of 13.9 @ SR of 69.

    So overall Shehzad has clearly flattered to deceive in ICC tournaments going back to his first ICC tournament in 2009. And this is regardless of whether you look at top sides or include any sides.

    (post from another forum)
     
  32. axl100mph
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    Do you need to post all that verbiage to convince us?
    Even Boycott ki naani is better than Ahmed Square-upzad.
     
  33. Karachi-King
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    well OP needs to see the actual numbers to be convinced.
     
  34. SwingNSeam
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    op huge shehzad fanboy like @zkhan427 with lebron.
     
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    Don't know if OP is reading this but if Ahmed Shehzad can pull something off today then Kya hi baat hogi
     
  37. axl100mph
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    Still, a way better strokemaker than the no shot-wonder at the other end.
     
  38. ComradeVenom
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    Lol.

    No shot wonder getting praise from Sanjay and Warne whereas boy wonder ahmed has you.
     
  39. Express Pace
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    Brilliant strokemaker. He showed it on this pancake flat track.
     
  40. Mohsin
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    Ive been a fan/backed him immensely but enough is enough.

    There is no confidence in him, you know he wont score you a match winning 100 and you know its HIGHLY unlikely he'll score 50 when needed. Useless. Out of the 2, rather have Azhar. Class test batsman and seems to actually score in ODIs, even if it is at a snail's pace andin a terribly sluggish manner.
     

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