Mohammad Hafeez returns as PCB announces T20I and ODI squads for tour of Zimbabwe

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Mohammad Hafeez returns as PCB announces T20I and ODI squads for tour of Zimbabwe

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Munna, Jun 22, 2018.

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Jun 22, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    LAHORE: Opener Ahmad Shehzad has been dropped from the t20I squad while Sahibzada Farhan and senior all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez have been roped in as Pakistan announced a 15-member T20 squad for the triangular series featuring Australia, Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

    The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Head Coach Mickey Arthur also announced 15-member ODI squad for the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

    The triangular series will take place from July 1 to July 8, 2018, whereas the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe will commence from July 13, 2018. The ODIs have been scheduled at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo on July 13, 16, 18, 20 and 22, 2018, respectively.

    “Sahibzada Farhan has been selected in the T-20I squad, whereas Mohammad Hafeez is selected in both T-20I and ODI squad, and will be available for the team as an all-rounder after his bowling action was cleared. Asif Ali was included in the ODI squad to strengthen the lower middle order while Junaid Khan and Yasir Shah makes a comeback in the ODI squad after getting fit from the injury. Babar Azam was not considered for T20s because he is recovering from injury and as per medical staff, it is hoped that he would be fit for ODIs,” said Chief Selector Inzamam ul Haq.

    Pakistan team (ODI and T-20I) camp will be from June 25 to 27, 2018 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The team will depart for Zimbabwe on June 28, 2018.

    T-20 squad for Triangular Series
    1. Fakhar Zaman

    2. Muhammad Hafeez

    3. Shoaib Malik

    4. Asif Ali

    5. Hussain Talat

    6. Sarfraz Ahmad Captain – WK

    7. Harris Sohail

    8. Shadab Khan

    9. Muhammad Nawaz

    10. Faheem Ashraf

    11. Hassan Ali

    12. Muhammad Amir

    13. Usman Khan Shinwari

    14. Shaheen Shah Afridi

    15. Sahibzada Farhan

    ODI Squad
    1. Fakhar Zaman

    2. Imam ul Haq

    3. Muhammad Hafeez

    4. Shoaib Malik

    5. Baber Azam (Subject to Fitness)

    6. Asif Ali

    7. Sarfraz Ahmed Captain – WK

    8. Muhammad Nawaz

    9. Shadab Khan

    10. Faheem Ashraf

    11. Muhammad Amir

    12. Junaid Khan

    13. Usman Khan Shinwari

    14. Yasir Shah

    15. Hassan Ali

    16. Harris Sohail

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/200269-shehzad-dropped-as-pcb-announces-t20i-squad-for-triangular-series
     
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    1. Patriot
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      I'd drop Sohail as well
       
    2. Mohammed Bilal
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      Amir was supposed to be resting, beyond stupidity to play him against not Zimbabwe but a Zimbabwe B team.

      At first I thought Inzi selected Imam on merit but now for Imam to fit in he has dropped Azhar, luckily we will see Farhan.

      People may feel that there is no need for Yasir but two leggies can be lethal in ODIs, Azhar was a crap captain as was Misbah which is why Yasir couldn’t become a top limited overs spinner but under Sarfraz he will succeed, Yasir is a really good bowler perhaps even a modern day great for Pakistan.
       
    3. s_h_a_f
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      Haris Sohail & Hafeez have no business playing T20. And they have dropped Shaheen? He should be there in place of Amir. Mashallah.


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    4. ComradeVenom
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      This is worse than a Zimbabwe B team but as Australia is playing in the Tri-Tournament I cant grumble too much about about old players being selected.

      However the following players should not have been selected for the ODI leg of this tour.



      3. Muhammad Hafeez
      4. Shoaib Malik
      7. Sarfraz Ahmed Captain – WK
      11. Muhammad Amir
      12. Junaid Khan
      14. Yasir Shah


      This was a good opportunity for Pak to test the bench strength before the WC and to look at captaincy options.
       
    5. iZeeshan
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      Cannot believe Hafeez is back. This is literally a disaster.

      Stupid to play Amir in these ODIs. Cannot believe Shaheen is dropped.

      Disappointed with Inzi.
       
    6. Del
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      Shaheen is T20 squad bro.

      But yes, Harris has no business in T20.

      Hackfeez is selected, because he can bowl, so was an expected move.
       
    7. Munna
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      Still no IW7 :(
       
    8. Del
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      On this tour we could've rested players like Malik and Amir, and players like Hackfeez and Yasir shouldn't be selected in the first place, that too knowing the fact that Zimbo are without their 5 key players, but Inzi is too chicken to try new faces.
       
    9. Mohammed Bilal
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      Whose that?
       
    10. Munna
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      [​IMG]
       
    11. Del
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      LOL, oh yeah, that chubby, over weight copycat. Where is he?
       
    12. Ahson8
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      What is Yasir Shah doing there
       
    13. Mohammed Bilal
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      Shaheen hasn’t been dropped, agree with you on Amir.
       
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    14. Mohammed Bilal
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      I think way too many people complain about Pizza but the fact that he can bowl and bat is desirable, now I’m not saying he is some Ricky Ponting with the bat and Saqlain Mushtaq with the ball but he is 50/50, most teams are lacking that Hafeez type player which is why they only have 5 bowling options with a weak sixth option whilst we have six main options and then we can call upon Malik, Haris and Fakhar who are decent enough and for most teams they are the sixth option, as far as Pizza’s batting is concerned I think he is one of the better players in domestic cricket although I don’t agree with his selection in T20s because his four overs can get smacked and his batting is not as good as Babar Azam, Zaman and Talat who he is competing against, it would have been better to select Agha or even Maqsood for the T20s but his ODI selection is merited.

      The rest of the selection is fine, India have shown the way for how successful leggies can be in the middle overs so there should be no complaints for Yasir’s selection.
       
    15. KingOfDoosra
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      Asif Ali should not even have been in the T20 squad, let alone the ODI squad.

      On the other hand, Hussain actually performed in his T20 stint, yet he didn't make it in the ODI squad.
       
    16. Del
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      Hussain has been average in T20's to be honest. Nothing special he did in all the innings he has played so far. However, this doesn't mean that his opportunities should be reduced - this is not how you develop young players.
       
    17. Shahzad.Firdous
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      ODIs
      1. Hafeez
      2. Fakhar Zaman
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Shoaib Malik
      5. Sarfraz (C)
      6. Asif Ali
      7. Shadab Khan
      8. Fahim Ashraf
      9. Nawaz
      10. Hassan Ali
      11. Junaid Khan
       
    18. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Can play an extra seamer too with Shinwari in place of Nawaz,.
       
    19. Shahzad.Firdous
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      How about this?

      1. Hafeez
      2. Fakhar Zaman
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Harris Sohail
      5. Shoaib Malik
      6. Sarfraz
      7. Shadab
      8. Fahim
      9. Hassan
      10. Junaid
      11. Shinwari
      Junaid, Shinwari, Hassan the pacers, Fahim the allrounder then you have Shadab as allrounder as well. Hafeez and Malik can bowl plus Harris Sohail can offer some left arm spin.
       
    20. mohsin88ali
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      That is for the ODI leg of the tour, right?

      Hafeez SHOULD NEVER OPEN. Literally anyone else would do.
      Sarfaraz
      Malik (made centuries when he used to open)


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    21. mohsin88ali
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      T20 XI

      1. Fakhar

      2. Farhan

      3. Malik

      4. Sarfaraz

      5. Hafeez

      6. Shadab

      7. Faheem

      8. Nawaz/ Talat

      9. Hassan

      10. Usman

      11. Shaheen

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    22. Shahzad.Firdous
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      yes this is for odis.
       
    23. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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      how about trying shadab as opener?
       
    24. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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      Asif is a good selection but Hussain should also be selected.
       
    25. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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      T20 11:
      1. Hafeez
      2. Fakhar Zaman
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Sarfraz
      5. Shoaib Malik
      6. Asif Ali
      7. Shadab
      8. Fahim
      9. Hassan
      10. Usman Shinwari
      11. Shaheen Afridi
       
    26. mohsin88ali
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      No, at least not for another year or so.

      We did this sort of thing with Azher Mahmood.
      He made 3 test centuries in lower middle order. We moved him up the order, he got destroyed and was never the same again.

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    27. mohsin88ali
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      Baber isn't even in the squad for t20s in Zimbabwe......

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    28. Shahzad.Firdous
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      1. Fakhar
      2. Farhan
      3. Hafeez
      4. Sarfraz
      5. Malik
      6. Asif Ali
      7. Shadab
      8. Fahim
      9. Hassan
      10. Usman Shinwari
      11. Shaheen Afridi
       
    29. Energy
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      Shehzad is quietly dropped, now waiting for Hafeez to fail so he's called as a replacement.
       
    30. mohsin88ali
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      Need to swap asif with nawaz or even talat.
      Asif was utterly unimpressive in Scotland T20s.

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    31. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Either Hafeez would open or Shoaib Malik would open. Sarfraz has to stay in middle or lower order either at No. 4 or No. 6 cus he plays the spinners best in this team alongwith Malik and Hafeez. One of Malik or Hafeez would have to open. I would like to see Malik opening in the World Cup as he is a fighting character and he knows how to fight it out when going is tough, ball is moving although his technique is not great but he has grit and guts on his side!!
       
    32. mohsin88ali
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      I would like that too (malik opening) but the management seem to be dead certain to keep him in middle order.

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    33. Shahzad.Firdous
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      If Malik does not open, Hafeez will have to open!
       
    34. mohsin88ali
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      And it will be suicidal in England.

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    35. Shahzad.Firdous
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      I know that. But, one of Malik or Hafeez has to open. I prefer Hafeez in the middle order and Malik as opener although Hafeez played most of his career in top order and Malik in the middle order but right now Hafeez is a middle order batsman whereas Malik seems most appropriate for opening slot where he will need to guts it out!!
      Sarfraz will be wasted if he is made to open. Harris Sohail is also more suited to middle order. Shadab is doing well at No. 7 dont touch him at all. So, someone has to go open and what I think about team management and Arthur, he will not make Malik open and make Hafeez the scapegoat like Waqar did with Younus in 2015 WC,
      In my opinion, the way Hafeez has been batting post Champions Trophy on Australia tour and in PSL, he is the key to Pakistan's success in 2019 WC and he must be batting at No. 5 in my opinion for his success and Pakistan's success!!
       
    36. mohsin88ali
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      All valid points my friend but as we know all too well, "the PCB has deaf ears".

      My point for Sarfaraz to open was that he is NOT a finisher, he just isn't.
      But when he gets time to settle in, he can really accelerate.

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    37. s_h_a_f
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      How about trying a proper opener?


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    38. Mohammed Bilal
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      Completely Agree, Malik and Hafeez are completely different players in Asia but in England a lot will depend on players with better techniques.
       
    39. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Sarfraz will get out to that new ball. Aur koi number ban nahi raha us ka 6 is not a bad number for him. it suits him. he can take his time even at No. 6.
       

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