Misbah a big loss, Afridi not so much - Chappell and Holding

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    McCullum needs to keep the pressure on the SA's, they'll crack under sustained pressure.

    Batting first or bowling first, they'll crumble under the pressure.
     
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    Shahid Afridi 23.57
    McCullum 30.57

    Alright Bam Bam?
     
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    He is seriously, a much better bat that a simple "hack", the only thing is he's been given a certain role this WC where there is moments he has to slog, but otherwise he's just a power batsman who can hit you where ever.

    His bottom hand is extremely powerful!
    Yeah fair enough, but even then he's hit some pretty sweet shots.
     
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    LOL comparing an all rounder to a batsman?

    How many wickets for McCullum in ODIs? :clap
     
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    No matter what way you view Afridi he is a bit of a failure in all honesty, and the excuses people make for him never cease to amaze. Don Corleone seems to be the only one with sense here.

    If you view Afridi as an all-rounder, he's a bad one. A 24 or so batting average is pretty bad, and a 33 bowling average is also pretty poor.

    If you view him as a batting all rounder he's bad.

    If you view him as a bowling all rounder he's still bad, as he has a 30 plus bowling average and takes less than a wicket per match on average.

    As a batsman well I dont need to elaborate on that one.

    People throw out nonsense like most MOTM awards as if they mean much, conveniently forgetting he's played over 400 ODI's. They'll call him a matchwinner etc. etc., forgetting that in his insatiable desire to be the match winner by playing stupidly he cost you twice as many games as he won. A match winning team combination is 100x times better than a reckless match winner at number 7.

    And people comparing him to McCullum? :rofl The same McCullum who is probably one of the best captains, an excellent opening batsman not to forget he has a triple hundred in tests. BMac can throw it away at times but he's still way better than Afridi ever will be
     
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    No one is comparing Afridi to McCullum. I justed stated the fact that both are hacks. If Afridi is a hack then McCullum & Maxwell are also hacks.
     
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    You dont average around 40 in tests by being a hack
     
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    Check Afridi's test average as well. :shrug
     
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    McCullum Test avg - 38.87
    Afridi- 36.61
     
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    Well Afridi has only played 27 tests, and I'm assuming most of those were on the flat pitches in the UAE or Asia, whereas McCullum has played 97, most of which took place in NZ where the pitches support swing and seam more than anywhere else bar England
     
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    So what? NZ is McCullum's home & Pakistan is Afridi's.
     
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    Afridi was plague I am glad he is out :D
     
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    lolll this is great. Everyone thought the misbah/afridi arguments were over...but now I see that in games we are doing poorly in people will just argue about why misbah/afridi is more missed :lol
     
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    Donal Cozzie Afridi always a much better Test player than one day player imho. I think it's cos while Tests are stereotyped as slow, in Tests you have more of a license to play as freely as possible--you can attack with the ball, set attacking fields etc, you can play your natural game w/ bat rather than worrying abt run rates etc. That's why naturally defensive/attritional players can dig it out while attacking players tend to flourish. Silly of Afridi to retire from Tests imho, unlike one-dayers he did consistently well in that format
     
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    The opposition has said it and rightly so. Misbah ul Haq is a very big loss to the opposition side. Good riddance the Mohaliar is on his way out for good.
     
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    McCullum isn't a hack. He's a good batsman and better captain.
     
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    BM is a hack but a good one .
     

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