Pakistan Squad for CWC 2015 in NZ and Australia Announced

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  1. hussain.r97
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    That trio would have been awesome! It would be similar to the Lee, Tait, and Johnson trio last World Cup.
    I would take Sami over most of our bowlers any day.
     
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  2. Bart
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    Overall I am happy with the squad but can't really understand Sohail Khan's selection. He has not been in contention for national team for a while and all of a sudden he gets a ticket to Australia. Second, why has Younis Khan selected? He has done literally nothing in ODIs. I guess selectors / PCB are afraid that he might threaten to commit a suicide on public television if he was ignored.

    Good thing about squad: Fact that Asad Shafique, Azhar Ali and fake allrounders ala Tanvir, Anwar Ali and Bhatti didn't make it

    Bad thing: Fawad not selected in place of rondu Younis Khan
     
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  3. WaQaReD!
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    On the whole I think that is a pretty decent squad
    not so sure on Hafeez going as a batsman only and that too when he is one of just 2 specialist openers. With his track record in Australia this is a risky move
    do not understand why Sohail Khan was recalled? Maybe they see something in him we don't, but his performances for Pakistan are about as empty as a Salman Butt fan club
     
  4. Bart
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    Are we talking about Mohommad Sami? One of the most useless quick bowler to have represented Pakistan in last decade?
     
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  5. Choi Saab
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    Lol that would have been epic and all 3 have fast bowling attributes.

    But ..... Imagine Sami and Wahab having their usual bad day, and Ifran as usual fading away after his first spell, we'd probably end up conceding 300+ quite easily :p.
     
  6. Ahson8
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    If YK flops in the early games, we could be seeing this lineup:

    Sarfraz Ahmed (wk)
    Ahmed Shehzad
    Mohammad Hafeez
    Haris Sohail
    Misbah ul Haq (c)
    Umar Akmal
    Sohaib Maqsood
    Shahid Afridi
    Wahab Riaz
    Junaid Khan
    Mohammad Irfan

    Pretty good.
     
  7. ElRaja
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    not a bad squad at all, im glad theve gone for pace over bits and pieces players.

    Sohail khan could be useful on flat aussie decks, hes a bit untested but he hits the pitch hard, and thats what you need in aus, would be a good back up to wahab, im guessing.

    likely starting xi

    hafeez, shehzad

    younis, harris, umar, misbah, sarfraz, afridi

    irfan, junaid, wahab

    light on spin, but i dont think these aus pitches will favour spin too much. harris might be in for a tough time as the fifth bowler.
     
  8. Top Spinner
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    he last played against Zim in 2011 if i am not wrong..
     
  9. Passionate Pakistani
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    We will end up giving 300+ against big teams anyway.. ppl rating wahab and junaid v highly lol
     
  10. Pakistani_Legend
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    I don't mind this squad at all. :D
     
  11. saiyan0321
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    TBH younis khan can score a few ducks in a row but he would not get dropped. his cry baby attitude and that hundred will make sure that he gets the last game of the tournament.
     
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    It would feel very good but wahab and sami leak alot of runs however TBH seeing junaid khans record in championships and tournaments i will say that we will be in trouble anyway.
     
  13. Wistful Reminisces
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    Pretty good squad, I'd have made one change. Farhat in for Sohail Khan
     
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  14. saiyan0321
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    saiyan0321 Cornered Tiger

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    you gotta be trolling me here. :rofl
     
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    Check Farhat record in NZ
     
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  16. Choi Saab
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    Junaid I don't rate at all, no new ball skills or anything, just bowls gun barrel straight slightly short of a length to not get whacked as hard as he would if he dared pitched it up, even his death bowling is over rated.

    Wahab the issue is consistency, I mean on his day he could play a blinder and then get smashed for fun all over the park the next game. The Aussie don't have the same bounce in them any more if the recent Ind V Aus series is anything to go by and with Wahab bowling within himself for more control, he won't be as effective as I intially thought.

    So yeah our bowling attack doesn't look too good and neither is it too bad, can keep the opposition to say 260-80 (somewhere we will leak 300+) if they focus on line and lengths rather than the typical bang it in approach we've been following recently.
     
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    sami for wahab would not have been a bad option tbh basically an equivalent right armer :thinking
     
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    well considering junaid khan avgs 139 in 7 matches of tournaments with only 2 wickets.
     
  19. Ahson8
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    Nah, if he fails he'll be dropped.
     
  20. saiyan0321
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    I hope soo but the hue and cry he raised and will raise if he is dropped makes me think that he wont be. If it was anyone else then yes like if hafeez fails then there is a good chance that he may be dropped or if it was asad but younis khan. i really doubt it. i hope sense prevails bcz we need to be at our best for the one important and real pressure game which will be quarter finals.
     
  21. Choi Saab
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    Exactly, doesn't have the mettle for the big stage, neither for the big teams.

    He's unlucky SL ain't in our group, maybe then he'd have performed!
     
  22. Top Spinner
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    another sweeping statement,can't you wait for the wc and then judge :p
     
  23. saiyan0321
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    he faced srilanka twice in the asia cup and is the only team that he faced twice. result was

    9 overs 0/61

    9 overs 1/56 an avg of 117 bro. :facepalm :facepalm
     
  24. saiyan0321
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    Well we are talking about his record in tournaments so far. failed in two tournaments so i am a bit skeptical. For our sake i hope he performs well and takes some good wickets as well.
     
  25. Choi Saab
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    1 wicket? Wow guy out peformed himself! :p
     
  26. XYZ
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    Five Pacers - No Fawad Alam! Way to go PCB!!!! :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
     
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    Good squad. Unsure about Sohail Khan but hope he will come good if needed. Very disappointed about Fawad not being selected but not surprised.
     
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  29. hussain.r97
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    5 pacers is good. Fawad lost his place to Younis, not the pacers.
     
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  30. Energy
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    Excellent to see no compromise on relukatta allrounders and all of them are dropped. 5 fast bowlers to choose from is good provided at least four of them are on song.

    Very good squad, good job by the selectors.
     
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    Wow the biggest jock with pakistan cricket
     
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    GOOD SQUAD OVERALL..!!
     
  33. XYZ
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    I don't think, any one team will take 5 pacers.

    Plus, we will never play 4 pacers - only 3 in a given match. So one on the bench would have been more than enough.

    I would have picked Fawad ahead of Maqsood.
     
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  34. Don Corleone
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    Maqsood, Umar Akmal and Fawad Alam all should have been in the squad. Everything got messed up when YK decided to act like a spoiled kid throwing a tantrum and forcing himself into the team.
     
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  36. XYZ
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    It is parent's fault when they give in to kid's tantrum.
     
  37. Don Corleone
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    Ah well, atleast it's much better than what was expected. No Shafiq, No Kamran Akmal, No Malik.
     
  38. 96NotOut
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    Who on Earth is Sohail Khan? Is he any good?
     
  39. Ghaffar
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    Can Harris Sohail deliver 10 overs as a 5th bowler throughout the whole tournaments? I don't think so. 5 regular bowlers means Afridi plus 4 pacers (2 new balls from each end).

    Who is the 3rd opener? If Sarfraz then why wasn't tried against NZ?
     
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    Did anybody watch the press conference?
    If yes, what excuse Moin had to drop Fawad Alam.
    Who is the Vice Captain?
     

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