Pakistan squad for 2 Tests against Australia announced - UPDATE: Hafeez added to squad

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by ASLI-PATHAN, Sep 27, 2018.

Pakistan squad for 2 Tests against Australia announced - UPDATE: Hafeez added to squad

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by ASLI-PATHAN, Sep 27, 2018.

by Nasir Jamal
Sep 27, 2018 at 3:39 PM
  1. ASLI-PATHAN
    Online

    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

    Apr 26, 2011
    56,040
    Sarfraz+Ahmed+Yasir+Shah+Pakistan+v+England+heOhNkXJ9NTl.jpg

    The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamamul Haq after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Head Coach Mickey Arthur has announced the 17-member Test squad for the two-match Test series against Australia.

    “The team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions of the UAE,” said Inzamam. “Mohammad Amir has been dropped from the side while Wahab Riaz and Mir Hamza have been picked.”

    He added: “Three spinners, Shahdab Khan, Yasir Shah and Bilal Asif, have been kept in the squad keeping in view the UAE wickets. Furthermore, Mohammad Rizwan makes a comeback in the Test squad [as reserve wicketkeeper].”

    Squad

    1. Azhar Ali

    2. Fakhar Zaman

    3. Imamul Haq

    4. Babar Azam

    5. Asad Shafiq

    6. Haris Sohail

    7. Usman Salahuddin

    8. Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain- WK)

    9. Yasir Shah

    10. Shadab Khan

    11. Bilal Asif

    12. Mohammad Abbas

    13. Hasan Ali

    14. Wahab Riaz

    15. Faheem Ashraf

    16. Mir Hamza

    17. Mohammad Rizwan (WK)


    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/amir-dropped-from-pakistan-squad-for-australia-tests
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 29, 2018
Following Pakistan Cricket for more than 3 decades. Seen the highs & lows of a rollercoaster ride known as Pakistan Cricket team.
Tags: this article has not been tagged

Comments

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by ASLI-PATHAN, Sep 27, 2018.

    1. ASLI-PATHAN
      Online

      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

      Apr 26, 2011
      56,040
      Amir dropped rightfully at last.
       
    2. ASLI-PATHAN
      Online

      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

      Apr 26, 2011
      56,040
      Good to see Wahab & Yasir back in test squad. But what is Shadab doing there?
       
    3. Express Pace
      Offline

      Express Pace Cornered Tiger

      May 11, 2012
      13,496
      Good to see Yasir Shah back in the squad.
       
    4. ASLI-PATHAN
      Online

      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

      Apr 26, 2011
      56,040
      And why is Junaid Khan not picked?
       
    5. Express Pace
      Offline

      Express Pace Cornered Tiger

      May 11, 2012
      13,496
      He is going to learn from Yasir. Why is Wahab back in the squad? TTF
       
    6. Express Pace
      Offline

      Express Pace Cornered Tiger

      May 11, 2012
      13,496
      Because you said it’s good to see Wahab back, he has taken Junaid’s place
       
    7. Express Pace
      Offline

      Express Pace Cornered Tiger

      May 11, 2012
      13,496
      Mohammed Abbas will be the chief destroyer, has been great for Leicestershire
       
    8. ASLI-PATHAN
      Online

      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

      Apr 26, 2011
      56,040
      But we need both Wahab & Junaid in the team. Wahab & Yasir always bowl better in tandem. We need the pace & reverse swing of Wahab.
       
    9. Express Pace
      Offline

      Express Pace Cornered Tiger

      May 11, 2012
      13,496
      He bowls well once every 10 matches, other than that he is all over the place. Junaid and Amir also bowl well in tandem.
       
    10. shainz
      Offline

      shainz Emerging Player

      Apr 8, 2012
      807
      Need Info on bilal Asif & salahudin

      Sent from my DUK-L09 using Tapatalk
       
    11. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      Amir is gone, good riddance but why Junaid isnt selected?

      Also, who will be 2nd spinner to support Yasir? Shadab is not good enough if he's selected as 2nd spinner, specially in Test.
       
    12. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      Bilal is off-spinner who can bat at no.6.

      Usman is a middle order player, plays slow but could be handy. You could consider him as Azhar II.
       
    13. Energy
      Offline

      Energy Whispering Death

      Apr 22, 2012
      9,459
      Can't figure out on what basis has Haris Sohail made the list.
       
    14. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      He played good innings at no.4 in previous Test series, specially in UAE.
       
    15. s_h_a_f
      Offline

      s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

      Dec 26, 2011
      6,222
      He plays with a beautiful straight bat you see hehe
       
    16. Energy
      Offline

      Energy Whispering Death

      Apr 22, 2012
      9,459
      Unfortunately that's true. And unfortunately that's our selection criteria. Riding on past performances.
       
    17. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      I know, and once again, to me biggest disappointment is there is no second full-time spinner to support Yasir and he will have to work like a donkey. I am really concern that over bowling could reduce his carrier, but these idiots wouldn't understand.
       
    18. KingOfDoosra
      Offline

      KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

      Jun 8, 2012
      15,947
      The LOI and Test squads should for the most part stay separate IMO

      Fakhar, Shadab, Faheem and Hasan should not have been selected, especially not after the Asia Cup we had.

      Not sure what Bilal Asif and Mir Hamza are doing there either tbqh
       
    19. Energy
      Offline

      Energy Whispering Death

      Apr 22, 2012
      9,459
      Ideal time to have picked someone like Asghar who can be a good support bowler to Yasir. But no, let him turn 30+ and then we can test him.
       
    20. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      Asghar or Gohar, either could be picked but as you said, they wouldn't get their chance before they hit 30.
       
    21. Phenom
      Offline

      Phenom Emerging Player

      Aug 23, 2017
      798
      Four fast bowlers for 2 test series is a bit overload I think. One of Zafar/Raza/Asghar should've been included in place of a fast bowler.Pretty harsh to drop Saad Ali without giving him any game.

      This would be my playing XI for the 1st test.
      1.Azhar
      2.Imam
      3.Haris
      4.Asad
      5.Babar
      6.Shadab
      7.Sarfraz
      8.Bilal
      9.Yasir
      10.Wahab
      11.Abbas
       
    22. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      Are you referring to Hassan Raza? Is he playing domestics? If yes, then how it did in domestic? Back in his groove?
       
    23. Phenom
      Offline

      Phenom Emerging Player

      Aug 23, 2017
      798
      Yes I was referring to Raza Hassan.He has'nt set the stage on fire this season but has taken some key wickets.Let me dig out his numbers for this year's QAE.
       
    24. Mohammed Bilal
      Offline

      Mohammed Bilal Smooth Operator

      Jul 17, 2017
      3,250
      Ouch, my hero dropped!

      Why?
       
    25. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
    26. Phenom
      Offline

      Phenom Emerging Player

      Aug 23, 2017
      798
      He has taken 15 wickets in four matches @ 22.8 playing for PTV.
       
    27. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      Hmm I see. Does this guy Inzy even know that Gohar, Raza and Asghar exist in this world and play in domestic cricket?
       
    28. Phenom
      Offline

      Phenom Emerging Player

      Aug 23, 2017
      798
      Inzy has an illusion that Shadab is our spin bowling allrounder but in reality Shadab is primarily a batsman who can bowl well when conditions are favourable.That's why genuine spinners are ignored while selecting the squad for tests.Inzy got carried away by Shadab's performance in PSL as a spinner.Shadab was never going to give those performances consistently because he's not a genuine spinner.Its not Shadab's fault that a guy who has played so much cricket for Pakistan could'nt identify his true skills.At the moment his performances as a batsman may look ordinary but for long term he should be groomed as a batting allrounder which is where his true skills lie if you have followed him from his U-19s days.
       
    29. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      I knew that Mr. Revolutionary rates Shadab high but wanted some confirmation. And yes, I concur, what you said, its not players fault if your CS has no clue about quality of a player. That too, after playing cricket at highest level for years.

      Yes, dude has talent but needs wickets and conditions to support him. Speaking of wickets, condition and PSL - he didnt performed well in PSL, which was held in UAE, so what happened to him in Asia cup? Maybe not fully fit? Or not taking his cricket serious any more?
       
    30. Fireworks11
      Offline

      Fireworks11 Sultan of Swing

      Sep 22, 2012
      19,430
      Could be a career defining series for shadab.
       
    31. Phenom
      Offline

      Phenom Emerging Player

      Aug 23, 2017
      798
      Yeah he was'nt fully fit which was shown by his body language during yesterday's game.Other reasons could be:
      • The quality of players he had to bowl to in Asia Cup was higher.
      • His confidence as a player may have taken a hit after poor performance of the team.
      • Not focusing enough on his cricket as you said and too much indulgence in social media etc.
      Not saying he should cut off from his social circle completely but as a professional cricketer he needs to get his priorities right.
       
    32. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      Yes, I have noticed too (his body language) and your other points are valid too.

      However, there is another though comes in my mind, which is, good teams like India have done homework on him and maybe he's found out.
       
    33. Phenom
      Offline

      Phenom Emerging Player

      Aug 23, 2017
      798
      Yeah this could be one the reasons.Thats what separates big teams from smaller ones.On the other hand we were busy giving wickets to their key bowlers in crucial stages.
       
    34. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      Yeah, I am thinking more and more that he's been found out. Its job of coaching staff and analyst to spend time with him. He certainly need to develop further skills, because top 6 teams are brutal, and what happened in Asia cup will happen again and again if he doesn't learn. On contrary, this is the beauty of playing tougher opposition, you evolve as player after getting phainta.
       
    35. Phenom
      Offline

      Phenom Emerging Player

      Aug 23, 2017
      798
      I think he should focus more on his batting because that's where his true potential lies.Along with that he should keep working on bowling.He needs to improve his accuracy as he loses it under pressure.I'm sure Mushtaq will be helpful for him.
       
    36. Del
      Offline

      Del Tracer Bullet

      Dec 21, 2016
      7,363
      Yes, he can certainly become a batting all-rounder and should definitely work with Musy on his shortcoming.
       
    37. ASLI-PATHAN
      Online

      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

      Apr 26, 2011
      56,040
      Both Bilal Asif & Shadab are Railu Kattas. You need specialists to win you Test matches. Asghar would be a perfect partner for Yasir.
       
    38. Shahzad.Firdous
      Offline

      Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

      May 29, 2010
      10,030
      1. Azhar Ali
      2. Imam
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Harris Sohail
      5. Asad Shafiq
      6. Sarfraz
      7. Shadab
      8. Hassan
      9. Yasir Shah
      10. Wahab Riaz
      11. Abbas
      Right squad selected in my opinion!
       
    39. Shahzad.Firdous
      Offline

      Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

      May 29, 2010
      10,030
      Squad acha select kiya hai in my opinion!! Asia Cup ka squad bhi acha tha sirf Yasir Shah ko as 18th player select karna chahye tha in my opinion!!
       

Share This Page