Pakistan vs Afghanistan | WC warm-up | Bristol | 24th May 2019 | Match Discussion Thread

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  1. Del
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    After a brutal series against ENG, lets hope to have a good start of WC campaign.
     
  2. Inswinger
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    It will be interesting to see which playing XI they go in with. There are two ways they can go with this. Either play 5 proper bowlers, including both Shadab and Imad in the XI. Or they can rely on Hafeez and Malik for the 5th bowler and drop Imad. This would allow them to play an extra batsman, most likely Asif. Another intriguing question is who they would pick between Malik and Haris.
     
  3. Mohsin
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    They should play the extra batsman.

    This is a banana skin and do not want to be messing up (even if it is the warm up game).
     
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    I agree with you. I don't think there is massive difference in the bowling of Imad and Hafeez. And Imad usually fails when it comes to finishing a high pressure match with his batting. Looks sloppy in the field as well.
     
  5. mohsin88ali
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    They should give a chance to the bench strength here, rather than doing so in the tournament proper.
    But knowing them, they will never do it.
    (Because it requires guts)

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  6. Del
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    Dont think there are many on the bench, because squad has 15 players. Few pacers will be out & maybe Imad.
     
  7. Mohsin
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    People think Imad can be left out/management will think about leaving him out. No chance, he needs his dose of afghan jalebi
     
  8. mohsin88ali
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    @Del
    By that i meant to leave out the players who have a guaranteed spot in the XI.
    Like

    Fakher
    Baber
    Imam
    Hassan.

    It will not only give a chance to the bench strength, but also put and test players like Sarfaraz and Harris in different situations.

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  9. Del
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    Bro, you dont have backup openers, you have to open with Fakhar and Imam - both needs to play as many game as they can, so as Babar.

    At no.4, many want to see Hafeez at no.4, myself included, because he is playing better than Harris and also brings a valuable bowling option.

    At no.5 Sarfu will bat and at no.6 Malik/Asif might come. There is a notion that both can play at 6 and 7 respectively. This means you drop Imad (who has been very ordinary to be honest) and opt Shadab.

    This leaves you to pick three pacers, Amir & Wahab might play, because both need match practice and 3rd pacer could be Shaheen/Hasnain/Hassan.

    Like as I said, there arent many players to rotate, but I reckon Amir, Wahab, Shadab, Hafeez and Malik needs match practice, before our meeting with WI.
     
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    He has been very, ordinary to be honest, both with bat and ball.

    It really pisses me off when he start firing those wides down then legside for no reason. Feels like spanking him.
     
  11. mohsin88ali
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    That's almost Exactly what i meant.
    You see, many of our players are out of form, or even don't have match practice (looking at you Amir and Wahab)
    So, for the practice matches only, drop those who ARE in form and pack the team with the ones who aren't.
    This whole "mera apna number hai, bhai" bullshit has destroyed our batsman's mindset.
    Any batsman should be able to open if the occasion calls for it.


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  12. iZeeshan
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    iZeeshan Whispering Death

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    Sarf should practice batting at 3 or 4 in this game
     
  13. KingOfDoosra
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    Need to win this

    Team is already very low in confidence
     
  14. Passionate Pakistani
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    If they go with 4 main bowlers then imad will have to sit out because that means you arw playing only 3 wicket takers as imad isnt really a wicket taker and contain only occasionally.

    Going with three main bowlers and 20 overs of Imad+Hafeez+Malik is way too risky

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  15. Passionate Pakistani
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    They should play their best possible lineup

    Fakhar
    Imam
    Babar
    Haris
    Sarfraz
    Hafeez/Malik
    Asif
    Shadab/Imad
    Wahab
    Hassan
    Amir

    Only one of Hafeez or Malik will play unless either of Haris or Asif or even both sit out.

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  16. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    They should really streamroll Afghanistan to gain some confidence ahead of the proper games.
     
  17. Fireworks11
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    I think hafeez is guaranteed. So it’s between Haris and Malik for one spot

    The other spot is between Asif and Imad depending on strategy.
     
  18. KingOfDoosra
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    I don't see a spot for Imad anymore in the XI. He is not a wicket taker and Hafeez+Malik can do the job he does + bat better.
     
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Yes they are more reliable than Imad with the bat and can do the same job with the ball.
     
  20. s_h_a_f
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    When does this start?
     
  21. isaacking
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    Asif wouldn't be available, so imad may get into the playing 11.
     
  22. Mohsin
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    Normal 11am start I assume.

    BBC will be covering the game with commentary.
     
  23. Energy
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    @ASLI-PATHAN bro do you know who is showing this match in the UAE? I called Etisalat today they said they don't have the channels yet.
     
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    time for experimentation and bench strength is done - they'll be playing their first eleven from now on to try to get the machinery to work together after chopping, changing and resting so much.

    1. imam
    2. fakhar
    3. babar
    4. Hafeez
    5. Sarfraz
    6. malik
    7. Shadab
    8. imad
    9. hassan
    10. amir
    11. Wahab

    with Hafeez and malik in for their 'experience', no space for asif or haris, and with no asif, Imad has to be in for his slogging.

    bench: 1. Hasnain 2. Shaheen 3. haris 4. asif

    if I had to pick, I would drop Hafeez and malik for haris and asif.
     
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    It's 5:30 AM EST so I guess 10:30 in England?
     
  26. KingOfDoosra
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    Assuming Asif isn't available I would play

    Fakhar
    Imam
    Babar
    Sarfraz
    Hafeez
    Malik
    Shadab
    Amir
    Wahab
    Shaheen
    Hasnain

    Rest Hasan, he played all 6 matches against England...
     
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    Shadab plus 3 fast bowlers is a lock for every game IMO. The only question is Imad being the 5th bowler or Hafeez/Malik being the 5th bowler.
     
  28. KingOfDoosra
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    Need 4 fast bowlers against India
     
  29. Inswinger
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    Maybe but I don't think it'll be at the expense of Shadab. They'll drop a batsman.
     
  30. KingOfDoosra
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    At the expense of Imad
     
  31. Inswinger
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    Do you think Imad is a lock for most matches? I used to think the same but have recently changed my opinion. I think Hafeez and Malik can do as good a job as Imad. That allows us to add Asif in the lower order.
     
  32. KingOfDoosra
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    Depends on Asif's form and how he's feeling

    A full fit and ready Asif brings more value than Imad does in most games
     
  33. ASLI-PATHAN
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    OSN has the exclusive rights bro. They have 2 dedicated channels to show all warm up games and all WC games.
     
  34. Passionate Pakistani
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    Pak won the toss and batting first. Another road so expect massive scores again

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  35. KingOfDoosra
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    Should be interesting

    Apart from Hafeez everyone struggles against spin

    Even Malik has been poor against spin ever since he's been out of form
     
  36. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Asif Ali not available. The rest all 14 can take part in this game.
     
  37. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Imam starts with a FOUR
     
  38. Munna
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    Dawlat Zadran looks like a genuine Indian bowler
     
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    Fakhar given OUT went for review
     

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