PCB announce ODI squad for New Zealand series

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PCB announce ODI squad for New Zealand series

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Dec 23, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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    Lahore-December 23, 2017: The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq after consultation with captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur, has announced the 15-member ODI squad for the five-match ODI series against New Zealand. The T-20 squad will be announced later. The five-match ODI series will take place from January 6, 2018 to January 19, 2018, whereas the T-20I series will commence from January 22 and will conclude on January 28, 2018.

    “The team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions and the recent performances of some players in the domestic tournament. Azhar Ali makes a comeback in the ODI squad after being rested in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. He is making a comeback after gaining full fitness. Junaid Khan has been ruled out of the ODI squad due to fracture in his right foot and doctors have advised him for a six-week rest. Aamir Yamin comes in to replace the left arm pacer in the squad. Imad Wasim again feeling discomfort in his previously injured knee which ruled him out from ODI Squad. Imad has been told to work on his fitness in NCA", said Inzamam ul Haq, chief selector.

    ODI Squad

    1) Sarfraz Ahmed ©
    2) Azhar Ali
    3) Fakhar Zaman
    4) Imam Ul Haq
    5) Babar Azam
    6) Shoaib Malik
    7) Muhammad Hafeez
    8) Haris Sohail
    9) Faheem Ashraf
    10) Shadab Khan
    11) Muhammad Nawaz
    12) Muhammad Amir
    13) Hasan Ali
    14) Aamir Yamin
    15) Rumman Raees


    Team Management

    1) Talat Ali Malik
    Team Manager

    2) Mickey Arthur
    Head Coach

    3) Steve Rixon
    Fielding Coach

    4) Grant Luden
    Fitness Coach

    5) Azhar Mahmood
    Bowling Coach

    6) Grant Flower
    Batting Coach

    7) Talha Ejaz Butt
    Team Analyst

    8) Aun Zaidi
    Media Manager

    9) Col. Azam Khan
    Security Manager

    Physiotherapist will be hired locally from New Zealand.
     
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    1. saiyan0321
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      Fakhar zaman will open but wonder if Azhar will be benched for imam.

      Anyway good squad. Don't see ahmed shehzad so that's a lifter as well as the akmal brothers.. Don't have hitters though.

      Babar azam will have to speed up.

      Great to see Haris sohail back.

      Malik and hafeez will be the lower order blitz providers.

      I know shadab and fahim can tonk it but the faith for responsibility hasnt developed yet.

      Let's continue the fire from champions trophy and trounce the kiwis.
       
    2. Mohammed Bilal
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      Inzi is a legend.

      Picks a team on merit yet again,A big fan of his selections baring in mind Mickey and Sarfraz have their wishes as well,We have a good combo with Sarfraz,Mickey and Inzamam.

      Good selectors will select squads based on merit,Good coaches will win trophies and good captains will win games it's as simple as that.
       
    3. Phenom
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      Barring Nawaz the rest of the squad is fine.Glad to see there is no Shehzad.Now they just need to bench Hafeez and play Haris.
       
    4. ComradeVenom
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      Squad looks decent to be honest!
       
    5. Shahzad.Firdous
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      1. Azhar Ali
      2. Fakhar Zaman
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Shoaib Malik
      5. Hafeez
      6. Sarfraz
      7. Fahim
      8. Shadab
      9. Amir
      10. Hassan
      11. Raees
       
    6. Shahzad.Firdous
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      There should have been an extra pacer to cover for injuries!!
       
    7. Dare2Dream
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      Good squad, glad to see Imad rested and also good to see them sticking with Faheem.
       
    8. godzilla
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      dont really know how good Aamer Yamin is otherwise no major howlers that I can see. there may be a few players that I might have preferred, but no massive blunders like shahzad. it was good they kicked selfie out, but still inexplicable as to how he made it to the preliminary stages in the first place.

      bit weird to pick nawaz rather than a pacer too really.
       
    9. Bilal123
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      Massive positives. Really liking the fact that they are trying to develop all rounders by picking players like Yamin and Faheem. Also batting is looking solid with steady players like Azhar, Harris and Babar followed by faster guys like Malik, Sarfraz, Faheem
       
    10. Bilal123
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      Really liking this team management. They seem to be selecting decent squads of late. If this team loses at least no one can complain about the team selections
       
    11. Del
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      Good squad, but I would take Sohail instead of Nawaz to NZ.
       
    12. Bilal123
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      No idea what they have against that guy. He has 2 decent years in him. His batting ability is also pretty decent for limited overs cricket
       
    13. Del
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      Mickey thinks he's too old, I heard.
       
    14. godzilla
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      Mickey said it in the open. hes had some disciplinary issues behind the scenes and is apparently a pretty selfish player. but thats something team management should be able to sort out. I dont get the whole age thing. I understand how you want to get good fielders in, but if you have an exceptional talent who is outperforming everyone else, you have to be able to make one or two exceptions. age is fine, but if theres no talent whats the point?
       
    15. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Should have selected a fast bowler in place of Aamir Yamin, who is not a bad but he is a medium pace allrounder whereas we need a specialist option I believe.
       
    16. Shahzad.Firdous
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      This should be the 11 for first odi:

      1. Azhar Ali
      2. Fakhar Zaman
      3. Babar Azam
      4. Shoaib Malik
      5. Hafeez
      6. Sarfraz
      7. Aamir Yamin
      8. Fahim Ashraf
      9. Shadab Khan
      10. Amir
      11. Hassan Ali
      Extended lower middle order with the addition of Aamir Yamin, the depth in the batting will help Pakistan.
       
    17. Phenom
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      We already have enough depth in the batting.Need one of Yamin or Faheem in the playing IX with Rumman as a 3rd seamer.
       
    18. Shahzad.Firdous
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      Both allrounders will be very effective in my opinion and in my opinion, we need depth in batting in these conditions. Aamir Yamin will seam it around so he will be effective so we should go with both allrounders in my opinion just the same way Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti were effective in Safrican conditions in 2013!!
       
    19. Mohammed Bilal
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      He is about 133-137

      Not that bad,he skids in and gets some nip.
       
    20. Shahzad.Firdous
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      yes i have seen him and i like him. initially, i thought this was a bad decision but now I realize its a masterclass straight out of Inzamam's manual of selection!!
       
    21. Mohammed Bilal
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      It's a bit worrying however as he can go for runs but he's often got wickets,A good selection but he should be groomed into bowling 7-8 overs instead of 5 overs that are good,Last time our attack was really poor and lacked everything with Wahab,Anwar Ali,Rahat Ali and an out of form Irfan,Only Amir bowled well in that series,It would have been amazing if we had Usman Khan but Rumman and Fahim should be backed added to the dangerous attacking Shadab,We have a decent team.
       
    22. Bilal123
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      Lol didn't stop him playing Misbah or even Hafeez for that matter.

      I guess the main reason is that he's not as agile or athletic in the field as some of the other players coming through. They have a vision where athleticism and fitness isn't going to be compromised and it's good they are sticking by it. The transformation in LOI cricket is partly due to this
       
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      No Asghar? Disappointing.


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
       
    24. godzilla
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      I agree with this largely.

      I think the concentration on fitness is good, and it should be persisted with, but not at the expense of talent. what it has done has justified jettisoning older players for better ones, and I think that has been the difference, not youth and athleticism.

      the reason for the odi success has been getting rid of shehzad and wahab, as much as it is getting in Hassan and fakhar - neither shehzad nor wahab were short of fitness.

      inzi has been an improvement on his atrocious predecessors, but hes still making some obvious mistakes - thats been the difference. if he can get past his idiotic biases, the team can be better. fawad, sadaf and others: all the players that have made an impact internationally have justified their selection on the domestic circuit (fakhar, Harris, Abbas, rumaan), but selection from there is still sporadic. And he has persisted with failures, as had Mickey (eg Mickey still wanted Rahat simply because 'they had invested in him so much already', it was Azhar that forced in Abbas, who made a massive immediate impact).
       
    25. Mohammed Bilal
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      Their is no Ricky Ponting in domestic cricket.
       
    26. Del
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      Fitness indeed must be another reason too, because many times when I see Sohail running around, he looks like a tank running around. However, age and perhaps his attitude also didn't help the cause either.

      And as for his comparison with Misbah and Hackfeez, don't think its a fair comparison. Misbah has been most successful skipper and Hackfeez is a national treasure. Therefore you cant compare those two with any other player.
       
    27. Mohammed Bilal
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      People like you believe misbah was the most successful captain.

      I believe he was the most poor captain in tactics and was also the worst captain as the numbers suggest.
       
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      No I don't consider him successful captain, its his stats as caption, which says it along his fan.

      I fact I hated his style of captaincy, wherein he used to wait for the mistake(s) rather than being proactive and force opposition to commit mistake. Once opposition is all over you, he had no clue how to stop/control things. Due to this complete transformation in our mindset, approach and brand of cricket, I rate him even below than Rameez as skipper, let alone, Mushtaq, Imran, Wasim and Inzi (he shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence with these successful skippers).

      Somebody will come to counter the argument saying that all the successful skippers had much stronger teams at their arsenal. Well sure, and they had full say in team selection, so as Misbah. Then million dollar question is why like of Sharjeel, Fakhar, Babar, Hassan, Fahim and Raees etc weren't inducted in the national team? Why he persisted with TTF's like Hackfeez, Selfie, Umar, Anwar, Tanvir and Wahab etc? Why even Malik didn't play much when he was at the helm? The more you peel layers of onion, more questions will pop in mind.
       
    29. Bilal123
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      The more you peel the more tears you have to contend with too..
       
    30. Del
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      Onion has been soaked in water, so no more tears bro.
       
    31. godzilla
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      those are questions for the selectors, not misbah. misbah was consulted. 'consulted' doesnt mean the same as 'selector'. often the manager was consulted too, does that mean he was to blame?

      misbah is on record several times during his captaincy over the years and in his official interviews upon retiring to state unequivocally and clearly that he was not responsible for selections.

      when there is a position of "chief selector" which is pretty self explanatory, why is any captain blamed for selections, unless like afridi for example, he publicly states that he picks his own team (and then fails horribly)?
       
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      Sorry but I don't buy it. If he had no say in the selection, but why Hackfeez persisted as opener and Malik didn't play under him all these years?

      Yes, he might not be responsible for selecting the full squad, but I wouldn't buy that he had no say in selection at all.
       
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      who said he didn't have any say at all?
       

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