I am not dishearted but there is a limit - Kamran Akmal

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Del, Jan 20, 2020.

I am not dishearted but there is a limit - Kamran Akmal

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Del, Jan 20, 2020.

by Del
Jan 20, 2020 at 6:46 PM
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    Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, in a Talk Show on Aap News on Sunday, lashed out at the selection process after the head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq announced the squad, in a press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Thursday, that will take on Bangladesh at home.

    “I am not dishearted. But there is a limit. It has been five years. You have brought in a new system and claimed that the cricket will be better. You claim that our best talent will come forward. Those who perform will be automatically selected. Should we go perform in the Indian or Australian system to get into the team? We have been performing and suffering for five years. Who should we show our performance to? The prime minister? Who is going to check my performances in all formats?” Akmal said.

    “In T20, there is a spot available but you are forcefully playing someone else. This is Pakistan's team, keep Pakistan in front. If someone is performing, they should be picked. There are many players like me who are deserving, like Fawad Alam, look at his performances. I think his limit has also been reached. Am I talking without performances? There's a World Cup coming up, I have performed in PSL, and in domestic in all formats and I am a top performer. Misbah should look at these things. Before this, what Mickey Arthur did with Pakistan's cricket, everyone knows how much bad effects liking and disliking had. Misbah knows how much struggle he did himself and he got what he deserved, I think I should also get what I deserve,” he said.

    “By focusing on fitness and youngsters, we have taken our team to number 8. We don't look at performance or skill anymore, domestic is not considered. Since PSL started, people are selected after 1-2 innings, and not even big innings, 30s and 40s like Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Ahsan Ali. What is their performance? Ahsan Ali didn't play even one match in division one in FC and you selected him. What is the criteria for selection?” he asked.

    “Today India aren't selecting Sanju Samson because he doesn't perform in red ball cricket. They give importance to Ranji Trophy and then IPL. Fitness won't come until you focus on skills. Skills bring fitness, everyone works hard during off season. Take fitness tests, but I think people know how to handle themselves. I have been playing for years and never had any fitness problems. We play club cricket during off season. These guys don't even play in club cricket, how will they become fit? They need to make a policy that players who aren't in the Pakistan team should play club matches, then we'll see how professional they are. Yoyo and one km tests should be done but it shouldn't be the policy for selection, that you will only be selected if you pass the test, skill should be the basis for selection,” he concluded.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/n...out-at-selection-process-for-bangladesh-t20is

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    1. PakistanZindabad!
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    2. Dare2Dream
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      As much as i was hoping we would have someone better by now, it is clear that he is better than Sarfraz or Rizwan for T20s and has earned his way back. He should get a chance in T20s. I would still keep him very far away from the test team.
       
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      I think he’s probably the best batsman across all formats after Babar Azam. I get that Pakistan fans don’t want him because he’s too old or if they don’t want him because of the past but saying he’s a PSL bully is not on, yes PSL is not high standard but that surely should mean the other hyped young Pakistani batsman should also be making 100s if not hundreds atleast decent scores regularly. The young Pakistani batsman make only one or 2 50s or a 40 and that’s it. Hussain Talat, Azam Khan, Asif Ali, Ahsan Ali, Umar Siddiq, Sohaib Maqsood, Salman Agha, Sohail Akhtar, Umar Amin, Khushdil Shah, Rizwan Hussain, Sahibzada Farhan and many more young Pakistani batsman have played one or two games but failed even Haider made 25 and people are hyping him but the fact that it’s supposedly a low quality league one or two half decent scores is not good enough I’m afraid. if someone so terrible as Kamran has 3 hundreds and guys like Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz do well, then surely these amazing young talented batsman should be scoring double to what these guys have done but it doesn’t work like that infact they score considerably less. Infact in PSL you can say Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal are even better than Babar. Umar certainly because he has a higher average and SR whilst Kamran has a slightly lower average than Babar but has a higher SR and defo a greater impact. Now I’m not saying Kamran or Umar Akmal are better than Babar I’m just saying these guys though international failures are still better than majority if not all young Pakistani batsman and it’s not because of the poor bowling because it’s not like these brothers are facing club bowlers and the other young Pakistani batsman are facing Glenn Mcgrath and Dale Steyn.
       
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      Le aayee phir kahan par qismat hame kahan se
      Ye to wohi jagaa hai guzre the hum jahan se
       
    5. ASLI-PATHAN
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      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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      Is he not a better option for T20s than Rizwan and Sarfaraz?
       
    6. Dare2Dream
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      Yeah, when reminiscing of the past, he more than anyone else reminds me of the dark days of the Sydney test. And also at that time, i remember when Umar Akmal faced and neutralized the full brunt of Shane Bond and later hit Siddle around the park when the rest of the batsmen were falling around him. With these two sidelined, their cousin has been ascending as one of the top batsmen in the world in all formats. Funny how the past decade has unfolded but such is life.
       
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      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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      Having said that we should better wait till end of the PSL and then see where are things heading.
       
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      Didn't he say we shouldn't just select players based on few psl performances?
       
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      SwingNSeam Boom Boom

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      Ab bolo bhai
       
    10. Fireworks11
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      Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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      He has always been mediocre vs spin.
       
    11. PakistanZindabad!
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      FTFY


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      Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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      Lool
       

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