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Pakistan name Test squad to face Bangladesh

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  1. s_h_a_f
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    Pakistan Test squad

    Azhar Ali (capt), Abid Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Harris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Yasir Shah, Imran Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Bilal Asif, Naseem Shah, Faheem Ashraf.


    Pakistan have recalled offspinner Bilal Asif into their Test squad, in a bid to counter what is expected to be a left-hander heavy Bangladesh line-up, for the first game in Rawalpindi. Seam-bowling allrounder Faheem Ashraf also returned to the squad after having been ignored for the team's most recent Test series at home against Sri Lanka.


    https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/28610869/bilal-asif-faheem-ashraf-back-pakistan-test-squad
     
  2. Shahzad.Firdous
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    1. Abid Ali
    2. Harris Sohail
    3. Azhar Ali
    4. Babar Azam
    5. Fawad Alam
    6. Asad Shafiq
    7. Rizwan
    8. Yasir Shah
    9. Abbas
    10. Shaheen
    11. Naseem Shah
    Harris Rauf should have been picked in place of Imran Khan and Usman Shinwari should have stayed in the team! Faheem Ashraf ko short formats mein chance dena chahye is waqt! I think Usman Shinwari is a very strong bowler and he can serve as replacement for Shaheen when Shaheen is not available due to injury or any other reason!!
     
  3. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Faheem Ashraf? From where did this guy came into the picture?
     
  4. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Agar usko lena tha to odis aur t20s mein lete. We need him there. Test cricket mein we have somebody like Harris Rauf available, he should be straightaway picked in all formats in my opinion!! Then there is Shinwari as well, he is a very strong lad too!!
     
  5. Munna
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    Where did Faheem Ashraf and Bilal Asif pop up from all of a sudden?

    Man... Misbah's selections are unpredictable lol
     
  6. Del
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    Some quotes on Test selection by Head Coach and CS: Misbah.

    We have followed the horses for courses policy for the Test against Bangladesh.

    I know the two players who have been left out will be disappointed, but they remain firmly within our plans for the red-ball cricket we are scheduled to play later this year.

    Kashif Bhatti has paved the way for Bilal Asif considering there are left-handed batters in the Bangladesh top and middle-order, while Faheem Ashraf has been preferred over Usman Shinwari due to his all-round abilities.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/n...r-kashif-bhattis-exclusion-from-first-banglad
     
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  8. Gotham Cronie
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    Shan Masood
    Imam-ul-Haq
    Abid Ali

    Azhar Ali (c)
    Babar Azam
    Haris Sohail
    Asad Shafiq
    Fawad Alam

    Mohammad Rizwan (wk)

    Yasir Shah
    Bilal Asif

    Faheem Ashraf
    Shaheen Afridi
    Nasim Shah
    Mohammad Abbas
    Imran Khan
     
  9. godzilla
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    poor squad imo.
     
  10. Patriot
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    Shan should be dropped we already have enough openers lmao

    Imam and Abid can open

    Azhar at 3 then the rest follow
     
  11. godzilla
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    imam and shan should both be dropped, what the hell are they in the squad for, how stupid is this. azhar and abid can open nd then stuff the middle order which is the strongest bench we have (even though its not very strong).
     
  12. Ahson8
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    Shan just scored a 100 last game, why would he be dropped lol
     
  13. godzilla
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    because no one on the face of the planet with more than zero bring cells picks a player because of one innings.

    37 test innings he's averaging less that 30, but his last innings means more?
    208 fc innings and hes averaging less than 35, but his last innings means more?

    so what happens after his next duck? never select him again?
     
  14. Ahson8
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    Who's been our best opener in last 3 test series ?
     
  15. godzilla
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    if you pick three players with averages of 0, 0 and 1. are you going to make a case of the third player to be selected because he has the best of the three? what kind of measure is that? why would you pick the best player in the squad for only three series, but would ignore the whole pool of domestic players over their careers?

    why on earth is 3 test series enough data to pick a player? why are you ignoring the 37 test innings and 209 fc innings and choosing to only use three test series?

    equally stupid is his non selection in ODIs, when he is averaging 54 over 90 innings in LA.

    none of this is rational. its the reason we constantly fail. time and time again, the longer term stats nearly always show through, and this picking on technique nearly always fails.

    dropping selfie and selecting faker was an example, thats the reason we won the CT. dropping an underperformed who had proven his underperformance with long term stats was as important as selecting a player who had earned his place and then went on to deliver. just like abid in tests. theres billions of examples.
     
  16. Ahson8
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    Didnt you want Babar drop on the same basis in tests ? How did that turn out ?

    Shan did decently in 2 tough overseas tours, he was mostly poor vs SL but turned it around in last inns. As of now, he deserves a go vs Bangladesh.

    Who is your alternative opener just btw ?
     
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    Jesus Christ, this is totally pointless.

    do please enjoy your superb picks.

    and please do continue to avoid answering any and all of the questions ive asked.
     
  18. Patriot
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  19. Mohan
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    So the guy is picked on current form yet some people have problems :fp
     
  20. Passionate Pakistani
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    Kashif bhatti dropped without playing lel.

    And what is haris sohail still doing there ?
     
  21. Munna
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    While I hope he does well but he has hardly played any recent FC cricket before this game. And his recent form is not even earth shattering.
     
  22. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Faheem Ashraf aur Imran Khan snr ki jaga Harris Rauf aur Usman Shinwari hone chahye baki squad theek hai!!
     
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