Australia v Pakistan| 1st Test | Brisbane | Nov 21-25 | Pre Match thread

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  1. Shahzad.Firdous
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    1. Imam
    2. Shan
    3. Babar
    4. Azhar
    5. Harris
    6. Asad
    7. Rizwan
    8. Yasir Shah
    9. Abbas
    10. Shaheen
    11. Musa Khan
     
  2. Del
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    I would swap Musa with Naseem.
     
  3. Shahzad.Firdous
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    I would give Musa a go in the 1st test to see how he goes! In the 2nd test, atleast 1 pacer will be replaced by Naseem, whoever does not perform (Musa or Shaheen)!!
     
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    Imam
    Shan
    Azhar
    Babar
    Harris
    Asad
    Rizwan
    Yasir
    Abbas
    Shaheen
    Naseem

    This team desperately needs an all rounder. Azhar and Harris better be practicing their bowling as a 4 man bowling line up will get ground down for 500+ here.

    As for batting, I just don't see how they can make 250 plus. Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc, Lyon will eat these guys alive
     
  5. Shahzad.Firdous
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    At the moment, Naseem Shah is the one offering something of an unknown and different to others so we must play him imo and see how he goes!!

    1. Imam
    2. Shan
    3. Babar
    4. Azhar
    5. Harris
    6. Asad
    7. Rizwan
    8. Yasir Shah
    9. Abbas
    10. Shaheen
    11. Naseem Shah
     
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    this will be a brutal dismantling. I feel bad for the youngsters who are going to be thrown into the fire whilst our veteran bowlers who have been invested in for a decade put their feet up and look forward to t20 paydays.

    it doesnt matter what side they put out, it will be total humiliation most likely.

    shan is not a test player, Azhar and shafiq have failed to step up and lead, imam is poor in this format too. im unconvinced by Babar in this format, and our all rounder Bhatti averages 24 in FC batting.

    I like Abid, Sohail, Rizwan and iftikhar though,

    they should have played salahuddin, fakhar and perhaps alam.

    on the bowling, Yasir is likely finished, Imran is a decent place holder, and lets hope Abbas's recent form is a dip rather than decline - I would definitely have selected and played him, but my gut is telling me that we might be seeing the same thing as with Fakhar. Musa and shah have no experience - its really weird to have thrown them in like this, hoping they are the next Wasim Akram. if they are not, their confidence will be decimated. Shaheen is very good, but again it should be Wahab and amir bowling here and soaking up the pressure, whilst they develop shaheen in odis and develop him slowly in my opinion.

    1. abid
    2. azhar
    3. babar
    4. Sohail
    5. Rizwan
    6. shafiq
    7. iftikhar
    8. Yasir
    9. Imran
    10. abbas
    11. a child
     
  7. Shahzad.Firdous
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    1. Shan
    2. Azhar
    3. Harris
    4. Asad
    5. Babar
    6. Iftikhar
    7. Rizwan
    8. Yasir Shah
    9. Abbas
    10. Shaheen
    11. Imran
    Naseem Shah will not be available i think for 1st test so we can replace him with Imran Khan as he has picked 5 wickets in the practice game. Need to send Naseem's replacement!!
     
  8. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Rahat Ali ko bhejein for replacing Naseem Shah ya aur koi young pacer hai to dekhein!!
     
  9. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Usman Shinwari can also be considered!
     
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    That lineup was named prior to practice match. After the practice match, the lineup changed due to good performance of Imran Khan. Right now, there are 4 pacers fighting for 3 spots - Abbas, Imran, Shaheen and Naseem Shah~ Lets see which out of these misses out from 1st test playing 11!!
     
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    Imran misses out obviously
     
  13. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Picked a 5 for in last practice game, maybe the first name on team sheet!!
     
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    No need to be emotional over one spell.

    If Babar scored a duck and Bhatti scored a century, would you drop Babar for him?

    Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, and Naseem Shah are the best options and it's not close.

    Good for Imran Khan. If Pakistan needs him later, it's good to know that he has this performance under his belt.
     
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    Naseem Shah should play, and yes, he will be most likely taken to cleaners - which is OK.
    This is a learning experience.

    And then again, why only single out Naseem Shah? All Pak pacers will be smacked.

    In my opinion if it’s between Afridi and Imran then I will probably pick Afridi as he is a lefty, and perhaps in better form as he has been playing international cricket.

    Perhaps our key wicket taker will be Iftikhar.
     
  16. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Final 11 should be:

    1. Shan
    2. Azhar
    3. Harris
    4. Asad
    5. Babar
    6. Iftikhar
    7. Rizwan
    8. Yasir Shah
    9. Abbas
    10. Shaheen
    11. Naseem Shah
     
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    Babar has to play at no.3, he is the best and most fluent batter.
     
  18. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Batting at 3 in these conditions is difficult!! Babar maybe the best batsman but Azhar and Harris are supposed to be the senior batsmen!! Let them take all the pressure and let Babar score an easy 100~ A 100 is a 100 after all and 100 helps the team!! Let Babar get a good 100 batting at 5 on day one!!
     
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    What happens if he comes in at 4 down, he's doing okay but rest get out around him?
    He will be left by himself. Its best if he faces max overs
     
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    4 down per bhi ayega to he will have enough chance to get a good 70/ 80 or a 100!! These runs will be useful!!
     
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    No. 3 per ja kar agar jaldi out hogaya na last t20 ki tarah to puri team 100 per nikal legi!! He might be the best batsman right now but he is so far best in limited overs only, he still needs time to get adjusted to test format although he is now getting settled in all formats!
     
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    Pakistan’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq, in an exclusive interview with cricket.com.au on Monday, dropped a major hint about the possible debut of the 16-year-old pace sensation Naseem Shah.

    Misbah called the 16-year-old the standout bowler for the Men in Green and claimed that the fast-bowler could be a match-winner for the side.

    “The best thing about Naseem Shah is the control he has on his bowling. He has a very good bowling action and knows which deliveries to bowl. He can bowl with a very good control,” Misbah told cricket.com.au. “He knows his stuff and bowled really well in the first-class matches he played this season. He's bowled well here too and is the standout bowler for us. The way he's been bowling, he can be a match-winner for us.”

    The 45-year-old believed that the team would not buckle under the pressure of history and face the challenge by playing good cricket.

    “Our previous record in Australia won't put us under pressure. If anything, it'll be an opportunity and motivation to win because whatever we couldn't achieve in the past, we can do now,” he said. “It's a young and hungry team and it means business. This team wants to take the challenge. We want to give our best, play good cricket and think about winning.”

    The former captain backed the struggling leg-spinner Yasir Shah and expressed hope that the bowler would perform better than his previous outing Down Under.

    “We know Yasir hasn't done well in these conditions, but three years is a long time. He now has experience of playing in Australia,” he said. “He's coming on this tour on the back of some good performances in first-class cricket, where he's bowled long spells. He's worked a lot on his bowling, keeping the conditions in mind. We'll make the final game plan and see how effective Yasir is in it.”

    The 45-year-old believed that batsman Babar Azam would be the key player for the Men in Green in their upcoming encounter against Australia.

    “There is a world of difference between Babar of 2016 and Babar now. He's now a matured and experienced player. He plays good shots on the back foot, which will be handy in these conditions. He's scored runs in T20s as well as in the tour match so he'll be coming into the series on the back of some good form. He's our key player,” he concluded.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/misbah-drops-major-hint-about-naseem-shahs-test-debut
     
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    This is the best available playing 11. This playing 11 has 5 specialist bowlers!!

    1. Shan
    2. Azhar
    3. Harris
    4. Asad
    5. Babar
    6. Rizwan
    7. Yasir Shah
    8. Abbas
    9. Shaheen
    10. Naseem Shah
    11. Imran Khan
    @Del @SwingNSeam

    But I think they will drop a pacer for uncle Iffi ...
     
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    Picking 20 wickets is key to winning matches in Australia!
     
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    Should have thought about Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan!! Would have extended the batting as well as strengthened the bowling. Allrounders are important in a situation like this!
     
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    If it was in my hands i would play this 11:

    1. Azhar
    2. Iftikhar
    3. Babar
    4. Harris
    5. Asad
    6. Rizwan
    7. Shadab
    8. Faheem
    9. Abbas
    10. Shaheen
    11. Naseem Shah
     

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