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Arthur reveals the reason behind Hafeez and Kamran’s non-selection in the T20 squad

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  1. Del
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    Coach Mickey Arthur revealed the reason behind Mohammad Hafeez’s non-selection in the T20 squad for the West Indies series.

    Arthur says that Hafeez is unable to bowl due to illegal bowling action went against his favour.

    “If Hafeez is bowling, that’s great. But if not, then that’s a problem,” Arthur told while talking to media at the National Stadium.

    Asking about not selecting Kamran Akmal in the squad despite remarkable performance in the Pakistan Super League, Arthur said that he will not compromise on fielding standards.

    “Kamran Akmal is a very good batsman, but unfortunately he can’t field. We already have Sarfraz Ahmed as our wicketkeeper. Fielding is non-negotiable. If you can’t field, you can’t play for Pakistan. Simple as that,” he said.

    The coach expressed his excitement at having more young blood in the squad in the form of Asif Ali, Hussain Talat and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

    “These guys have brought fresh energy to the squad. We have a very strong squad, with all the in-form players. All of them are going to get equal chances,” he said.

    On the return of international cricket to Karachi, the coach said he cannot wait for the stadium to fill up again.

    “I just can’t wait to see the stadium full, with the green flags and Dil Dil Pakistan playing out and the boys performing”

    The three-match series between Pakistan vs West Indies will be played on April 1, 2 and 3 at National Stadium, Karachi.

    https://arysports.tv/arthur-explain...eez-and-akmal-non-selection-in-the-t20-squad/
     
  2. Del
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    Thank you so much Arthur, you're our safety net.
     
  3. SwingNSeam
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  4. Munna
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    Gives us a good reason to actually like this coach
     
  5. iZeeshan
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    I'm glad he's so blunt about their weaknesses. Let's hope he doesn't get fired magically.
     
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    Authur you beauty
     
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    This year will be make or break for Mickey. Test series against England and then one in UAE against NZ. also there is Asia Cup and OdI series against Australia in UAE. Series loss or poor performance will not be taken lightly and all those who he is bluntly rejecting will start lobbying for his removal
     
  8. Prince Pathan
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    We will get smashed in the test series so he will be hanging by a thread. He is a no nonsense coach but his favouritism for Babar, Amir and Imad even if they do not perform but drop others after one game is something I do not want to support
     
  9. ComradeVenom
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    Babar is better than 99% of batsmen in Pakistan.

    Imad is a gun t20 player and a decent enough bits and pieces to be accomodated in modern LOI where multi faceted players are required

    Both guys deserve chance after chance until they have failed to the TTF levels of Umar Akmal Imran Nazir etc.
     
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    Also as much as Rahat is a good bowler when the conditions are right he cant field at all.

    So it looks like fielding is negotiable sometimes for Mickey!
     
  11. Mohammed Bilal
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    Babar is a top class batsman and Mickey is doing the right thing by backing him. Amir is a WC bowler on his day but it all depends on his work load and when he is committed to perform.

    I think Pakistan has a chance against England in May as our batsman will have good preparation and the team as a whole will be more willing to win as its only a two test series, England’s Test team isn’t all that great as well, I predict it will be 1-1 or 1-0 to England.

    In South Africa we have no chance but the Test Series against NZ in the UAE will be interesting.
     
  12. Patriot
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    the criteria is be better than Kamran Akmal :D
     
  13. Prince Pathan
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    Imran Nazir would have gone down as our T20 great if given more chances, think even Imad has played more T20i than him
     
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    T20 results are not going to be important this year. It’s the test matches and ODI’s where improvements are required and expected. Imad and Kamran are anyways not in contention for OdI or test team
     
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    I can see why Mickey hates Kamran but most of our uneducated and backward sports journalists call for his comeback and like praising his useless domestic stats.

    The fact is Kamran is a very bad person and not just a bad cricketer.
     
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  16. Mohammed Bilal
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    We don’t play as much Test Cricket as other nations so there should be no excuse of underperforming.
     
  17. Patriot
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    him being a good or bad person has got nothing to do with my judgement of him. I just don't want him in the side anymore, he's have had more than enough chances to prove himself
     
  18. Patriot
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    Imran's fault was to play for Pakistan in the era of Wasim, Waqar, Inzamam, Moin, Afridi, Yousuf, Younis Khan, Saeed Anwar, Salim Elahi
     
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    Pity, genuine match winner, not a single opener since who plays this classy and still packs a punch


     
  20. Del
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    Player pool for Pakistani is getting stronger after every PSL. His excitement makes total sense after having more young blood in the squad in form of Asif, Talat and Shaheen.

    Also, I am not sure how many games Rahat will get, because his fields isn't that great, which is a selection criteria as per Arthur.
     
  21. Prince Pathan
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    Asif is not young lol
     
  22. Del
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    You know the criteria of young in Pakistan right - whoever hasn't played is young, age doesn't matter to us.
     
  23. Mohammed Bilal
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    He’s 26.
     
  24. s_h_a_f
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    Ruthless. Love it!
     
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  26. Mohammed Bilal
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    Some people are so deluded.
     
  27. Energy
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    You've got to like Arthur. Two on-the-money reasons for non selection of Hafeez and Akmal. I hope he gets fluent with MC ** galiyan also and can give it to the players when it matters.
     
  28. s_h_a_f
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    Oh for god’s sake
     
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    Thank You Kamran for dropping that easy catch in the final! :D
     

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