Love affair with Asif Ali is over

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  1. Energy
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    I thought he will get 20. Can't even do that.

    Thanks for keeping Haris out of the team. And playing these idiots. Malik needs retirement so requires this tournament as a send off. That's a cute logic.

    And Asif is a hitter. Right. Understood.
     
  2. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Agree with you. Harris Sohail and Hafeez are the right numbers in the middle order.
     
  3. iZeeshan
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    Yeah I think Imad should come in for Asif (can hit) and Haris for Malik. This is despicable from Malik and Asif.
     
  4. shainz
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    They need to bring in haris sohail for malik, imad wasim instead of so called hitter Asif Ali

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  5. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    This team is just not good enough no matter who you bring in and who you kick out and how you change the batting order or the bowling order.

    That's a true and a bitter fact.
     
  6. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    This is a fact which people can't swallow. This team is led by a Jahil and coward and is not good enough at all.
     
  7. Express Pace
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    I hate to say this, kind of miss Fahim Ashraf at this point or even Anwar Ali. Sad times, I know.
     
  8. Pakistanalltheway
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    Averages 24 @113 if you take out minnows.He should be perisisted with because he is all we have but we really need to revamp the entire domestic structure.
     
  9. Dare2Dream
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    You guys are over reacting. In a team full of accumulators, we need him there, especially with Umar Akmal not there. The greater concern is Malik and the team needs to consider playing Haris instead.
     
  10. Energy
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    Need him for what? Do you guarantee he will get more than 20 runs? If not - then does that qualify him to be a batsman?
     
  11. Express Pace
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    I saw some comparisons with Jos Buttler. Funniest thing I have ever read.
     
  12. Dare2Dream
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    He is no Butler but the only option for lower order hitting in the squad. Imad or Shadab or Faheem haven't performed much to displace him. Ideally they should have brought Umar Akmal but that is water under the bridge now.
     
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    He can hit big. Today he got a good ball.

    Unfortunately he just isn’t consistent enough. That’s incredibly frustrating Cos the potential is there.
     
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    Thought it was over after the Asia Cup but some people have short memories
     
  16. ComradeVenom
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    He has a specific role in the team and doesnt have the ability to alter his natural game at all.

    I dont blame him too much in all honesty. He is a boom or bust player. If our top order was a bit more 3 dimensional we wouldn't need this type of slogger.

    The problem is that when the top order fails then he is badly exposed.
     
  17. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    Or Afridi

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  18. BuccalSingh
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    Such player can have a role in the team if they can bowl a bit, problem with him that he can't neither bowl nor field.
     
  19. Express Pace
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    Not even close!
     
  20. Patriot
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    i just wana know on what basis did they drop in form all rounder Imad Wasim o_O
     
  21. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Abid Ali can keep too. He could have played as a keeper batsman in place of Sarfraz and he was a much better top order batsman than Sarfraz! Kal Babar shots khelte hue out hua wohi shots Abid ali ja kar maarta kal aur Babar No. 4 per aa ker lambi innings khelta and would have guided his team home! Problem is ball comes so nicely on the bat of Babar Azam that he is itching to hit every ball for boundary and run rate reqd infront of him is also big so he has to play that shots and he wants to play a big innings too at the same time! For Pakistan, it is better if someone else goes up the order and plays those shots which Babar plays and Babar takes the senior role and guides the team home at No. 4!! Babar Azam aur Imam ul Haq team ke sab se best batsman hein and you dont want them getting out playing their shots!! You want your best batsman to stay at the crease and somebody young and inexperienced to take the role of taking the bowling on!!
     
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    I wasn't against Abid earlier, i wanted him over useless Malik in the team.But now i think abid would have been a really good substitute for Fakhar.Pak need a steady start which they aren't getting coz Fakhar is failing, also down the order wahab and hassan are hitting better than asif ali. Asif ali got his chances, and its fair to say that he failed badly.
     
  25. Express Pace
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    Abid Ali could just open with then Fakhar become our big hitter at 6 or 7.
     
  26. Dare2Dream
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    Imad is a poor man's Moin Ali or even Hafeez. He bowls straight with zero spin and gets hammered by good batsmen and batting wise, like other socalled all rounders Shadab and Faheem, he hasn't done much of note beyond what Hasan Ali or Wahab do more often. If we really want an "all rounder", we should play Shadab.
     
  27. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Why not extend the top order by inducting Abid Ali in top 4. Fakhar has got a certain role and he will play 2 to 3 good innings in tournament which will be matchwinning on the day! By having a strong top order, senior guys like harris sohail hafeez shoaib malik could walk in and finish the game! Abid could replace sarfraz in playing 11 and asif in the squad. Asif ke chakar mein world cup kharab kar liya apna aap logon ne mein phele hi keh raha tha.

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  28. iZeeshan
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    Malik did a phenomenal job in finishing the game yesterday
     
  29. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Difficult situation mein batting karne aaya tha malik kal. Jab no. 5 6 aur 7 per harris hafeez aur malik honge to top 4 ko aap sirf instructions de dein go after the bowling play your natural game. This is what indians do. They know dhoni is there to finish the game so they all play their shots. Dhoni walks in and just milks them. This should be the role of senior players like harris hafeez n malik.

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  30. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Malik will be man of the match in india game dont worry! He saves his best for his susraalis!

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  31. Energy
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    What makes you say Malik came in a difficult situation? He came at 146/4 basically half the score chased already. Could have easily formed a partnership with Sarfaraz first and then with the tail. What was so difficult?
     
  32. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Aapko pata hai na kitne haraamkhor hein yeh Australia wale jaise hi koi set batsman out hote hein naye batsman per japat parte hein! Australia ki 3rd class team bhi achon achon ko bhaari par jati hai! Indians are different and indians fear only 2 players in this team 1. Amir 2. Shoaib malik. Shoaib malik always performs well against indians as he is their damaad!

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  33. Shahzad.Firdous
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    3rd player jis se indians darte hein woh hai fakhar zaman. Amir malik n fakhar hold the key for Pakistan.

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  35. Shahzad.Firdous
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    His technique against pace looked absolutely supreme therefore i wanted him part of the squad and playing 11 in place of sarfraz and asif ali. Abid can keep wickets and is a much better batsman than sarfraz who scores all his runs with sweeps and daft touches and has no power game! Abid on the other hand played every shot in the book in that innings against Australia and looked like majestic sachin with the bat and mind you Aus had Starc cummins in their lineup in that game where he got a century! He plays some beautiful shots i just loved them! He can bat against good fast bowling and can play spin too!

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  36. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    Abid should stay in the team.
    Imam should be dropped and Hassan Ali should open. He seem to be a better batsman than Imam, and more suitable for power plays.
    This will give us an option to play another specialist batsman or an extra pacer, like Hasnain.

    Shadab comes in, in place of that big foot, Shaheen Afridi.
    That’s the best team you have there.
     

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