Haris Sohail should seal the No.4 spot

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  1. Energy
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    Not just based on today's innings but he was good in the previous Aus series as well. Has good timing, averages close to 50 which add to that his finger spin, he become a valuable part of the team.

    Going forward, this top four would also become a long-term strategy provided Haris doesn't get injured as his fitness is always an issue. But he seems to have the game of a top order batsman and his innings today has done him no harm.
     
  2. s_h_a_f
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    Already sealed. Looking good today.
     
  3. Energy
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    Lets hope so. We have Hafeez and Malik waiting who have the power to push over anyone.
     
  4. s_h_a_f
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    And he is run out. He didn’t even attempt to dive. Very lazy guy.
     
  5. Del
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    My only problem with Harry is that he throws away good starts, like what he did today. The way he got out was atrocious, no other set batsman will run like him (away from the wicket). These little things make a lot of difference, because this pitch has no daemon, he was playing run a ball, could've make a big 100 to help his team but due to his lazy attitude he threw it away.
     
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    Hafeez not being able to bowl has really hurt our combination. Hafeez in there instead of Imad would have been a solid batsman and a handy bowler.
     
  7. Del
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    Who says he cant bowl?
     
  8. Inswinger
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    I don't see him being dropped now. Malik will have to warm the bench. Hafeez should be in for Faheem in the next match.
     
  9. Disco Lemonade
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    Umm no I think faheem is required to bowl. Hafeez in current bowling form with 10 overs with 100 runs given I believe?
     
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    He can bowl obviously but without any kick :p
     
  11. Inswinger
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    Hafeez is a smart bowler. He won't do any worse than what Faheem and Yasir have done. Adds balance to the squad.
     
  12. Disco Lemonade
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    Ok i havent really followed faheem recently, so I cannot compare hafeez and faheem the bowler. We need hafeez, ideally I would swap him with Imad. Replace Junaid with faheem
     
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    Faheem has been absolutely rubbish against teams not named Zimbabwe and other associates. Imad is a must for this team.
     
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    Yes Haris has sealed his place in the top 4.
     
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    Very good player Harris Sohail is, very pleasing on the eye as well. I think he has done enough to play at 4 for Pakistan in WC. Hafeez probably should play at 6. With Hafeez and Harris in team, they can be our 6th and 7th bowling option as well.
     
  16. Bruce Wayne
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    Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam and Haris Sohail. That should be our top 4. Asif Ali absolutely has too carry on performing the way he has been in the next 2 ODI's as well and that's our top 5 sorted.

    Really don't want too see Malik or Hafeez in the starting XI in all honesty.
     
  17. Del
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    On contrary, I would opt Hafeez on Harris, because it seems to me that once set Hafeez can accelerate when needed. However, Harry continue to bat in similar way, he doesnt possesses that 5th gear which is needed to attack.

    Icing on the cake, Hafeez's bowling.

    Our top 5 batters should be able to play according to condition and also must be able to push scoring rate when needed and for that, I will go with Fakhar, Imam, Babar, Hafeez and Asif.
     
  18. Energy
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    The Mafia of Hafeez and Malik is far too good for keeping deserving players on the bench. And the board is weak in its knees to kick them out.
     
  19. iZeeshan
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    Idk guys, I want Haris but it is clear that Sarfraz needs to bat up the order to succeed, and for better or for worse, he's a lock in this team

    Haris has shown no ability to accelerate and IMO he's a worse Babar. Malik and Hafeez can both accelerate / hit sixes. Make of that info what you will.
     
  20. BuccalSingh
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    Fakhar,imam,Babar,harris,hafeez,sarf and asif should be our lineup.If 5 bowlers are needed, then either hafeez or asif should make way for the bowler
     
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    Simple solution is for Babar to open with Zaman. Haris at 3. Sarfraz 4. Hafeez 5. Asif 6.
     
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    I did consider this. BUT, I think Imam is a very good batsman who makes it into the team on his own merit, not just because he is an opener. That 150 in the 3rd ODI was a masterclass tbh. Haris cannot bat as fast as Imam can.
     
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    Haris has shown a change in gear recently. He's not as slow as you'd think.
     
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  24. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Fakhar
    Imam
    Babar
    Haris
    Sarfaraz
    Hafeez
    Malik/Shadab
    Imad
    Amir
    Hasan
    Shaheen
     
  25. Inswinger
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    Shadab is a must. Don't you think we need Asif on these pitches?
     
  26. ASLI-PATHAN
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    If Hafeez, Malik, Imad & Shadab can up the ante then I don't think so we need him. For him to play we would be forced to drop a proper bat.
     
  27. KingOfDoosra
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    Haris is a seriously good player no doubt, but Hafeez and Malik provide you with more dynamic batting.

    He doesn't fit in this team unfortunately.

    Not to forget his shoddy fielding and fitness.

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  28. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    Malik has recently been playing more of a tuk tuk role where he focuses on building the innings. He takes singles doubles and keeps trying to nudge the ball around.

    Why is he sitting at No 6? He is not a big hitter by default.

    IMO, if he continues to play the way he is playing he should be in at No 4.

    He can hold the innings together in the middle overs by playing his natural game, that could benefit the team.
     

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