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But you score 196 runs in your last 15 ODIs @ ave of 13.06 and S/R of 58.33, you are selected!

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  1. XYZ
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    XYZ Banned

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    Only in PCB, only in Pakistan!

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    iho Smooth Operator

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    I'm assuming this is Asad Shafiq's statistics :(
    We should stop getting frustrated with Pakistan Cricket as there are no chances of things improving when pack of incompetents are leading it.
     
  3. ehtesham
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    ehtesham Cornered Tiger

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    Azhar is Misbah 2.0 in every sense, early we realise, better it is.
     
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    isaacking Talented

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    Difference between them is that Azhar is not as talent & is more dependent on hardwork, hence he can change(for good) through practice.
     
  5. MR__KHAN__JI
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    MR__KHAN__JI Talented

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    Amateurs - bloody amateurs.

    I expect Bangladesh will give them a hiding in the LOIs.
     
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    ehtesham Cornered Tiger

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    Valid point, but that only encompasses his future as batsman. As far as captaincy is concerned, I don't see any difference between their thinking, keeping this 15 men squad in mind. I don't see any batter who could take the game away from opponents, a trait you would associate with a Misbah picked team.
     
  7. ThaRealSaad
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    ThaRealSaad Youngsta Beauty

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    Haha Asad Shafiq doesn't even deserve to be in the test squad and here he is representing Pakistan in ODIs. This man will miss a straight ball bowled at 130 odd KPH on the flat pitches of Dubai/Sharjah. He doesn't even deserve to play for a school team.
     
  8. isaacking
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    isaacking Talented

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    Agreed but we can hope that Azhar may have learned from Misbah's failure. Also with Sarfaraz as his deputy it will help him to be aggressive.
     
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    Pretty pathetic tbh PCB's ineptness at its finest
     
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    He's one of them most successful List A batsmen though. Give him a bit more of a chance I think, he might turn out to be a very good investment.
     
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    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

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    I feel another 10 ODI's before getting rid of him for good. If he's got any ambition of playing for a long time then it will need to be now or never. This guy reminds me of Ian Bell. The guys got a few good shots but never lives up to his potential
     
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    Misbah has less talent than Azhar. I'm hoping Azhar, although bats slowly, may have a cricketing brain. Misbah in all his years still didn't accept he did anything wrong.

    He used to cry about coming in at 10/3 all the time, yet failed to understand that if he came in earlier e.g one down, then the worst situation would be 0/1. That does not even require a cricketing brain, it's simple maths.
     
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    isaacking Talented

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    It not matter or Maths or brain; it more to do with ones concept of leadership. Some are those who will lead from front like Imran in 1992 WC to attack, some are like Inzi & Misbah trying to strengthen the fight back, both are valid way but i take your view that cribbing about it is wrong.
     
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    Pakistani4Life Youngsta Beauty

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    LOL by your logic we should have Misbah be an opener and try to face all 300 deliveries.
     
  15. P.B
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    P.B Smooth Operator

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    Deserves another go. After the terrible bathing performance at the World Cup, I don't really mind Asad.
     
  16. Sultan Yusuf
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    Sultan Yusuf Talented

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    No my logic is he should have retired 3 years ago.

    But if he and the clueless selectors insist on him playing, then he must bay higher up instead of crying like a baby about coming in at 10/3 (don't actually know of many instances when the score actually was 10/3, but he seems to think it happened a lot)
     
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    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

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    Maybe they ran out of conditioner.
     
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  18. Alchemy
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    Alchemy Smooth Operator

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    What did they expect from Azhar who is nothing but a worse version of Misbah?
     
  19. P.B
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    P.B Smooth Operator

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    :lol Damn auto correct.
     
  20. ToolKit
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    ToolKit Youngsta Beauty

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    he made those runs with technique that's all that matters #yousuflogic

    I have small glimmer of hope for Asad Technique and thats only because he is one of the few players in Pak who admits his faults and also because i knew he would be selected given he is azhar's best mate and Waqar/Misbah's favorite.

    All i hope is that he by some miracle turns the corner or that this is the final chapter of his odi career for a long long long time if not ever.

    I dont think Azhar can afford to be seen supporting a passenger in the team given his situation. Its clear the board and a lot of the players preferred Sarfraz as capain and it was only waqar/misbah's input that made azhar captain.
     

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