Pakistan announce Test Squad for South Africa Test Series

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Pakistan announce Test Squad for South Africa Test Series

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Fireworks11, Dec 7, 2018.

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Dec 7, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    Fast bowler Mohammad Amir, legspinner Shadab Khan and wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan returned to the Pakistan Test squad for the tour of South Africa. The first of three matches in the series begins on December 26.

    Pakistan go into the series with a couple of injury worries - Mohammad Abbas missed the final Test against New Zealand this week due to a shoulder injury, but he is expected to be fit in time for the Boxing Day Test. Fakhar Zaman is under a cloud after a knee injury he sustained in October but he is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and it is expected that he too will recover in time to play all three games.

    Squad:

    Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmad (capt & wk), Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/25475231/amir-shadab-back-pakistan-test-squad
     
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Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Fireworks11, Dec 7, 2018.

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      Good squad. Elated to see Amir back, should do well in SA. Rizwan has also been rewarded for his fine form with the blade.
       
    2. shainz
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      Big question mark over selection of imam Ul haq he has looked clueless against short ball failed miserably against kiwis still selected bcoz his uncle is cheif selector RIP cricket

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    3. Fireworks11
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      Reports are suggesting that Fakhar will be fit for the 1st Test. Big boost if true.
       
    4. Fireworks11
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      Shadab is better than Bilal Asif anyways. However don't think Shadab will be in the starting XI.
       
    5. Mohammed Bilal
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      Bhanja is still their, reeks of nepotism.

      All in all it’s a really good selection but this one selection ruins it all imo.
       
    6. godzilla
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      more abject humiliation on the cards with this predictably bs squad.

      same batting backbone that has lost us several tests at home, with the exception of Fakhar, who will becoming in wit one test to his name, because for some reason imam is the next coming of Bradman.

      Shan cannot play the long form either, so consistently shit selections in picking a guy averaging low 30s domestically, great idea.

      and then the perennial failures and mental midgets, technique, bobby darling and of course captain fantastique. good inclusion of a professional bench warmer in Rizwan.

      on the bowling front, after several interviews stating that amir has work to do and it will take a few months etc etc, they bring him straight back in after 4 fc games. expect the fixer to break down mentally completely this time so that whatever salvageable talent there was is properly beaten out of him.
       
    7. Mohan
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      Mohan Formerly 'Captain Clutch'

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      I read somewhere that Hafeez has announced retirement from tests. Haters should look forward to stellar opening partnerships in SA now.
       
    8. Energy
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      If Fakhar, Abbas, Shadab and Aamir are all fit and ready then this is not a bad squad.

      Fakhar, Imam, Azhar, Asad, Babar, Sarfaraz, Shadab, Yasir, Aamir, Abbas, Hasan
       
    9. ElRaja
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      so they selected saad ali so he couldnt play in the reserves and warm the bench for the first xi and then get dropped.

      batting has no strength to it, anything other than 3-0 shutout for SA would be a huge result for pak
       
    10. s_h_a_f
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      Should have done well in NZ, AUS & Eng too. Does not deserve selection.
       
    11. s_h_a_f
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      I hope they are not rushing Fakhar & Abbas back- they were injured?
       
    12. s_h_a_f
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      Also, Rizwan has been performing in the shorter format...on what basis has he been selected for the Test squad?
       
    13. godzilla
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      on the basis that the chief selector and management team are genuinely stupid - not meant as an insult, meant to describe precisely how devoid of intelligence they are.
       
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    14. Fireworks11
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      from the available options, selecting a fit and fired up amir makes sense in the current situation.
       
    15. Mohan
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      This stupidity seems to exist in our selectors as well, else we wouldn't have hacks like Rahul and Rohit in the test team.
       
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    16. Mohammed Bilal
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      You can atleast say this because lots of your FC players average 45 and over, no lie taking out TTFs only five guys average 40, Rizwan, Saad, Saud, Usman and Fawad in all 16 teams.
       
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      im not as familiar, but one thing they can claim credit for is that India tiptoe rankings everywhere and have done for a while. even if its not the best team available, its an amazingly talented team, which suggests they're doing something right.
       
    18. thair9999
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      Imam-ul-Haq - We can give him more chance.
      Fakhar Zaman
      Shan Masood
      Azhar Ali - He can be captain, I would prefer to Babar, but the senior culture will make him fail.
      Haris Sohail
      Asad Shafiq - Need to replace him with Fawad
      Babar Azam
      Sarfaraz Ahmad (capt & wk) - No place for him, Rizwan should be fine.
      Mohammad Rizwan
      Yasir Shah
      Shadab Khan
      Mohammad Abbas
      Hassan Ali
      Mohammad Amir - He should not be in the team, he needs to learn that he is disposable then he will perform.
      Faheem Ashraf
      Shaheen Afridi
       
    19. Shahzad.Firdous
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      1. Shan Masood
      2. Imam (for 1st test) / Fakhar (next two tests)
      3. Azhar Ali
      4. Harris Sohail
      5. Asad Shafiq
      6. Babar Azam
      7. Sarfraz
      8. Amir
      9. Hassan
      10. Yasir Shah
      11. Shaheen
       
    20. Mohan
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      So Rizwan was selected because he has a great STRIKE RATE. And Fakhar/Shadab were benched for the NZ series because the physio said they might get injured :D

      Well played Inzi.

       
    21. Mohan
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      Mohan Formerly 'Captain Clutch'

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      Because of his fantastic strike rate as per Inzi. :D

      Check the video above.
       
    22. ASLI-PATHAN
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      Just met with Yasir this evening.
       
    23. ASLI-PATHAN
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      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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      Congratulated him on fastest 200 wickets.
       
    24. Fireworks11
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      good man. tell him to check out cricistan some day
       
    25. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Rizwan is selected as reserve wicketkeeper to Sarfraz~
       
    26. Mohammed Bilal
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      mA, Shane Warne, not of Pakistan but more Shane Warne than Shane Warne himself.
       
    27. ASLI-PATHAN
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      Watched Yasir from umpire’s position. And it looks very different from watching on screen. He bowls quiet quick and the spin is vicious.
       
    28. Del
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