Fawad Alam - A curious case

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  1. Victorious Pakistan
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    Didn't Afridi play a blinder then alongside with Fawad?
    Like Maqsood today with Fawad?

    Fawad is good at sticking around, but when the others are not playing blinders, does he have the ability to take the game away by himself? - I don't think so.
     
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  2. Wistful Reminisces
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    And Umar Amin does? :lols

    Every team needs a Fawad, need to drop Misbah and get him in at 4
     
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  3. PakistanZindabad!
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    :rofl so in order to be good the rest of the team have to play crap? Credit where credit is due, Fawad is in sublime form
     
  4. SwingNSeam
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    whatever he did was still heaps better than what other "better batsmen" did. I think people need to stop crying and being unthankful and enjoy the victory Like it or not hes gonna be in the team :D
     
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    Shehzad scored 103 and Hafeez scored 52
     
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  6. PakistanZindabad!
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    Alright, I'll admit I forgot that. But why does that retract from the fact that we were about to lose, was it not for the last two
     
  7. Victorious Pakistan
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    Who said I support Umar Amin when he has continued to fail time and time again?
    I would personally prefer to see Haris Sohail in ahead of Fawad.
    He is also good at rotating the strike but does have the ability to pick up the pace.
    Maybe in place of Misbah you could have Fawad, but that is when Misbah decides to go.
     
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    Nice to see patriotic people wishing for wins :)
     
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  9. Express Pace
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    Enjoy the victory. Don't just look for the negative in everything.
     
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    Misbah won't decide to go until World Cup. Can we carry him? Ideally, we could have Harris in for Younis for now, and drop one of Hafeez/Afridi for Ajmal later
     
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    For a number 5/6 bat, you need to have the skill to dominate bowlers and Fawad can't even dominate a half decent bowler. Enjoy it as long as it lasts but he'll show his awesomeness against quality pacers.
     
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    No, my point being that those innings he played was where the pressure was taken off by the partnering batsmen.
    Like I said in the match thread, I have seen it far too often when a batsmen on one end piles up the pressure for the other who is going well, only to be gotten out by that pressure eventually.

    Had Maqsood got out early today, would you have backed Pakistan to go on and win with Fawad at such a high RR? - Nope.
    Had Fawad gotten out and Maqsood was there, would you have backed Pakistan? - Yes, you would have given them the chance.

    Fawad is good at sticking around, but sticking around isn't the only part of batting.
     
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    Because Bangladesh is full of spinners, even Mashrafe is a spinner with a long run up. He'll always do well against spin.
     
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    more so wishing for "i told you so" or " I stand corrected" moment.. :)
     
  15. ehtesham
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    Patriotic people want to save their team from embarrassment of highest level at the WC.
     
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    But But Fawad plays a terrible sweep and Swann got him out and he looks crap against spin
     
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    The other batsmen can be debated in another thread, I was tagged here to discuss Fawad Alam and today's innings, which was part of a very good partnership.

    Since you brought crying & being thankful, should we be thankful when Azhar Ali scored that century vs Sri Lanka and helped win the game or sad that it will hurt us in the long run? ..
     
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    How could I forget Misbah's double ton :D
     
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    Ha. Fawad proving critics wrong again.
    Does it every time :)
     
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    victory is what matters. But if the management cared so much about the future of the team there would have been changes ages ago for the next wc. crying and being unthankful is being seen here also so it needed to be pointed out.

    so much negativity is not good for health. just saying. :)
     
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    There's a difference between looking terrible against spin and not being able to play spin. He still makes a mockery of himself playing sweeps but is effective nonetheless, against pacers he's a joke.
     
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    Sadly, true.
    Yes, Haris in for Younis would work well, but having both Fawad & Misbah coming in behind?
    I don't think they will drop Hafeez, nor Afridi.
    Ajmal [pending his action review] will be kept in also.
     
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    One victory at the cost of 2 loses and the countless awaiting in Test matches? - I know what I would prefer.

    The management has always been wrong and I have said that many times also. Two wrongs don't make a right.

    Crying and looking for the betterment of Pakistani cricket is what matters & hence my looking for constant improvements.

    You can be satisfied with one win and countless loses. Just saying. :)
     
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    ok just make sure to keep a tissue box cuz fawad is here to stay and hoping iA he helps Pak in many more victories.
     
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    The problem isn't Fawad Alam. The problem is Younis Khan. He needs to go, so that a more capable number 6 can be brought in and Fawad can be pushed up the order.
     
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    exactly. people dont get this he still did at a position hes not molded for. mA :clap
     
  27. Don Corleone
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    Pakistani fans.

    Whines when we select hacks and whines when we select good players who perform well.
     
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  28. Wistful Reminisces
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    And whine when we select match winners like Afridi, but are okay with selecting Mohaliars

    Spot on!
     
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    I am sure you will be needing them a lot more.


    Reminds me at the people jumping for joy at a magnificent win in that test match vs Sri Lanka when Azhar scored that century, but wasn't that short lived following the hammering we just received?

    A single victory at the cost of countless losses awaits.
     
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    Don't really have anything against Afridi and Misbah as long as they perform. They are not going anywhere anyway so its better if we support them and hope they don't fail badly.
     
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  32. Wistful Reminisces
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    Absolutely, let's also drop Maqsood, it COULD be a single victory at cost of defeats
     
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    Damn, Barca losing on aggregate in gifs too :p
     
  34. SwingNSeam
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    lsn no need to get emotionally hurt online over a few words. I dont mean anything serious if you hate fawad then thats your issue. My point is your other batsmen didnt do jack while the person u hate performed. also point being you might want to miss the rest of the series cuz fawad will play those matches. iA I wont need no tissues, because unlike you I am not going to let this effect me in real life, its just a game at the end of the day :rofl
     
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    Not the best of photos personally, but a very appropriate pic for the couple of people whining around here.
     
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    Id want kami and malik in IF they perform, but they dont and still get to play- then its justified.
     
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    I mentioned above in a earlier post why Maqsood is suited to ODI's more than Fawad.
     
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    Azhar example is crap. He has a strike rate of 30, and never gets it up to any level of suitability. His century was because all the fielders were back. He was in poor form in domestic too, and look at his average.
     
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    :lol
    Same with Azhar Ali in tests, a good innings surrounded by countless failures, yet you said a single victory is what matters?
     
  40. Don Corleone
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    None of your arguments have any solid basis except "Oh!! wait till he loses us matches herp derp herp derp herp derp"

    He has not lost us any matches so far so unless you can see the future which you cannot, you only sound like people who are just looking for opportunities to display your intense dislike towards Fawad Alam, opportunities which you have not got so far. Hehe.
     
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