Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Munna, Jan 16, 2020 at 10:43 AM.
Amir dropped lmao
Hafeez, Malik? Lmao
Malik is still a beast in t20s
at least some strong new faces that fans have been asking about for a while. there was tonnes of criticism as to why Malik and Hafeez was dropped too last time - wasnt it mickey the magician who said why change a winning team?
excellent choice to drop amir, and good to bring in rauf. was half expecting Sarfaraz to be back.
So far in 3 t20 series under Misbah, we have seen following buzurg ttfs' return:
Against SL: Shehzad and Umar Akmal
Against Aus: M Irfan
Against Ban: Hafeez and Malik
waiting for Salman Butt return
So Hafeez is touching 40.
Is he in the PCB's plan for T20 WC?
Obviously he won't bowl due to his action. He is a horrible fielder and his T20 records after two decades of international cricket is nothing special. What is he going to bring on the table? Experience? lol
Usman Qadir: WTF? Who is he? What did he do to, all of a sudden, become part of Pak's national squad?
Musa Khan: He is in the squad because? Islamabad United Connection? His line and length and potency was absolutely horrendous in Australia where pitches supposedly support fast bowling.
Is Musa Khan a better bowler than Amir? Yes, Amir betrayed us in Test but there is still quite a bit of investment in him. And we want a return on that investment in some form.
And finally, where are the big hitters?
Look at the WI team, look at the Indian team, look at the Australian team.
All good teams are packed with monster hitters. Who do we have? Not even Asif Ali.
Too young yet
Sohail Tanveer and Anwar Ali still play cricket, you know !
If these are the players we will play T20, which is highly likely, than humiliation awaits us in the World T20.
This selected squad should be good enough reason to ask Misbah to at least resign as a Chief Selector.
It is preferable to be Man of Understanding then to be a Man of Knowledge.
Agree on hitters part, but the problem is, we hardly have anybody.
Asif has been awful lately, for Fakhar the less said the better, however, Uncle Iffi did a bit better in Aus.
So we will count on Imad and uncle iffi to accelerate in final overs and since series will be played in Pakistan, than Malik could give false hopes once again.
Wahab has been rightly axed. He should retire. Amir's omission doesn't make sense as he is our best T20I fast bowler.
Malik and Hafeez's selections don't make any sense as we already have Iftikhar.
Rizwan got lucky I must say. This is a do or die for him at international level in the T20I format. If he fails then Sarfraz may be considered again which will be a travesty.
Babar Azam (c)
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Batting looks extremely weak.
Minus bowling Hafeez doesnt provide the balance, which he used to in the past. And at age of almost 40, I am not sure how he will perform in come T20. Not to mention, he flunked in the CPL, the T20 blast, so whats the rational behind is selection is beyond many (myself included).
If Misbah must had to bring back these two, than Kamran (as batter) would be better option than Hafeez, who cant bowl anymore.
Rambo is angry, rightly so.
Has Misbah been tested for dementia at all?
He seems lost in his selections. Absolute brain farts
what has Qadir done in any form in any country anywhere, other than spraying out all over the press that he wants to play for Australia rather than pakistan?
Batting department looks a bit depleted and focus will be on the so called all rounders. It seems focus was on bowling unit but frankly thats a big risk. While i am glad the likes of kamran, umar and shehzad werent picked malik and iftikhar ahmed raises an eyebrow
Iftikhar ahmed is selected because of his performance in AUS T20 games. Malik, yes, doesnt warrant selection.
Indeed however i dont trust his performanve
But you trust Hafeez to perform.
It is preferable to be Man of Understanding then to be a Man of Knowledge.
I dont trust hafeez to perform. Pray point out where i stated that hafeez will perform? If anything i criticized highlighting how we are willing to sacrifice an entire tournament just to give them a farewell game which they want.
I have no idea what is misbah's obsession with these aged relic but iftikhar ahmed is simply not worth the investment. T20 is that format where teams play their younger players to get a feel for international and develop into the game whereas what investment should we expect from a 29 year old who most likely has also age fudged. This isnt the T20 world cup but a pathway to the world cup which means this is a good opportunity to work out combinations and implement plans.
Why is Iftikhar not worth the investment? he is 29. He performed well in Australia that too against Starc and Cummins. You are clearly biased against him. Do you have any proof that he has fudged his age?
Pakistan fans pay too much attention to T20s. Just look around the world. England in T20s can field an attack of Archer, Wood and so many other good bowlers but you will see David Willey and Tom Curran, Chris Jordan. Moving onto their batting they have Malan in there and recently they selected Parkinson and Banton. If I was selector I would select all the T20 specialists and young players for T20 international cricket to keep my main cricketers focused for Odis and Tests. We are getting smashed in the main formats but we care so much about T20s. Pakistan fans really think on 90 metres boundries in Australia our players will win?? T20 is a cancer. Number one - bowlers don't get a batsman out, the batsman gets himself out. Instead bowlers have to contain and bowl lots of slower balls and cutters - this can affect a bowler's development e.g. Hassan Ali. Number 2 bowlers especially have a injury risk. I'd like to compare with the first Airbus. Germany you make the fuselage, GB you make the wings, France, you make the cockpit and control systems, Spain you make the horizontal tailplane and Dutch you make the control surfaces. Together they made a great plane. Similarly Pakistan needs to assign different players to different formats. Let Shaheen Shah develop in Odis and Tests. By dropping Amir Pakistan has to play Shaheen, why play Shaheen when he's just developing in Tests. It's stupid.
Play different players in different formats so players can concentrate in one format of the game. The only player who can play all formats in Pakistan is Babar Azam.
Lots of people will say bad things about Kamran Akmal, Tanvir, Irfan, Umar Akmal, Malik, Hafeez but they are still very good players in T20s and they would have only one format to concentrate on whilst our better players don't get caught up trying to play a game not made for them e.g. Haris Sohail, Rizwan
Although I like the idea of using T20s as a jumpstart for a career. I have absolutely no problem with induction of two-four new players into the T20 team but if they show a spark where they can go into Odis or even Tests we need to take them out of the T20 squad immediately.
My squad would have been something like this
One of Sharjeel, Zeeshan or Rizwan has to fire at PSL -- I don't think Ahsan Ali is it for Aus conditions -- best of luck to him regardless
You have to look at where the squad was lacking it is evident that they are all clinging on to Babar Azam. Malik and Hafeez will probably not do well in Australia but I’m sure they can atleast make a run a ball 13 or 20 and get a partnership going. Players who are slightly technical based don’t have a future in T20s, I see people make a case for Fawad but it’s silly.
Asif Ali is a guy who whenever he comes out to bat you don’t count him as a realistic option and that’s because he never performs. I don’t think he’s ever performed for Pakistan and his fielding is pathetic. He’s just a pathetic player who has no awareness at all. I mean Afridi was kind of the same but you knew he can really win you the game and he did, also Afridi was pretty good in the field and he gave overs and that’s what makes Asif look even more pathetic then he already is. I haven’t seen a worse player than Asif Ali. I think Babar doesn’t rate him. Curse at Misbah all you like but Babar was the one who asked for Hafeez and Malik. Babar is a world class cricketer so he knows more than people who sit on a forum and he knows Asif Ali is nowehere near Malik or Hafeez and that’s what Pak fans can’t accept because Malik and Hafeez are two old men who are pretty mediocre so if they are better than your new lot it means you’re a good team doesn’t it??
Where is Abid Ali of all the people?? The star of the test series recently played!!
Bazurgo this is the T20 side...not Tests
Lots of Bangladeshi stars are there.
Tamim, Fiz and Mahmudullah.
Alhamdulillah good on the lads for coming