Pakistan has misread this pitch

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Shahzad.Firdous, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

    May 29, 2010
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    Pakistan have played 2 specialist spinners in Imad and Shadab on this pitch. This looks like fast bolwers' pitch! Aus played 4 pacers and just 1 spinner! We needed to do the same! Go with 4 fast bowlers and Usman Qadir as the sole spinner. This was a much better bowling attack for us:

    1. Imam
    2. Khushdil
    3. Babar
    4. Harris
    5. Iftikhar
    6. Rizwan
    7. Usman Qadir
    8. Amir
    9. Hasnain
    10. Musa
    11. Mohd Irfan
     
  2. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

    May 29, 2010
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    Even better if they went with no spinners at all, give the spin duties to part timers Harris, Iftikhar and Asif and extend the batting lineup:

    1. Imam
    2. Khushdil
    3. Babar
    4. Harris
    5. Iftikhar
    6. Asif
    7. Rizwan
    8. Amir
    9. Hasnain
    10. Musa
    11. Mohd Irfan
     
  3. Del
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    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
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    Simply put, you can't win games these days without scoring runs, because pitches are flat all over.

    We over depends on Babar and if he fails than we are screwed. You cant win games with only ONE match winner. Yes, Iftikhar raised his hand and made useful contribution, which is the only positive I've seen so far but you need at least 4 batter like Babar. This is why I desperately want Sharjeel back. This way atleast, we have 2 solid players (Shaju and Bobby) and hoping uncle Iffi will continue to make runs.

    More to the point, there is no room for Haris in T20, it was a sin to select him in the first place.
     
  4. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Harris was wasted in the top order in last 2 games,. He looked much better today as he was batting at 4 but threw away the good start he had! I believe there is still room for him in t20s as you need one proper batsman in middle order to help others bat around him.
    Another big mistake we made was to put Rizwan in the top order. He is not a top order batsman by any means, he is not even suited to t20 or odi cricket imo. Nor is Sarfraz suited to limited overs cricket. Sarfraz and Rizwan are suited to test cricket specifically as they dont have big shots!! You need to make Umar Akmal keeper in t20s and Abid Ali in odis as they are much better batsman than Sarfraz and Rizwan. Pick Sarfraz and Rizwan only for tests imo. If Rizwan is playing, he must bat at 6 or 7. On Australian pitches you need 4 pacers. There is no scope for spinners on these pitches. This should have been the playing 11 today:

    1. Imam
    2. Khushdil
    3. Babar
    4. Harris
    5. Iftikhar
    6. Rizwan
    7. Asif Ali
    8. Amir
    9. Hasnain
    10. Musa
    11. Mohd Irfan
    You wasted Babar Azam today as well by making him open. Babar should be batting at 3. Open mein you never know you can get a good ball first delivery as well and you dont want to lose your premier batsman first up!!
     
  5. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    Apr 16, 2010
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    Looks like Australia misread the pitch too.
    They took our pacers to cleaners to avoid the spinners and finish the game before spinners were fully introduced.
    You said the pitch was good for pacers?
     

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