Planning for World Cup

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  1. Shahzad.Firdous
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    World Cup round the corner, if Malik manages to win odi series for us as Captain then it would be a dilemma whether to retain Sarfraz as Captain or make Malik Captain. In my view, Malik should be the Captain!!

    1. Imam
    2. Fakhar / Shan
    3. Babar
    4. Hafeez
    5. Malik (C)
    6. Rizwan
    7. Imad / Fahim / Hassan
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir
    10. Shaheen
    11. Shinwari / Hassan
     
  2. KingOfDoosra
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    15 man squad

    Imam
    Fakhar
    Babar
    Rizwan
    Hafeez
    Malik
    Imad
    Shadab
    Amir
    Hasan
    Shaheen

    Shan
    Haris
    Shinwari
    Junaid

    Hafeez or Malik captain
     
  3. Shahzad.Firdous
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    My reserve players would be Hassan, Fahim, Shan, Fawad Alam or Harris Sohail, Sarfraz.
     
  4. iZeeshan
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    Looool you kids have lost your marbles
     
  5. Shahzad.Firdous
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    jee Shaoib bhai aap buhat tez bowling karate the ganguly aap se darta tha aur sachin bhi lol!!
     
  6. Fireworks11
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    Pcb will b reluctant to remove sarfraz so close to the WC, even if Malik wins this series.
     
  7. saiyan0321
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    Changing captains so close to the WC is not recommended especially when that new captain is retiring in that world cup....

    Speaks volumes of PCB planning when we have no other captaincy options..
     
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    Too many bits and pieces players. Need at least one more legitimate batsman in the middle order at #4. Was hoping Harris would lock that position up but he just can't stay fit. Need to use the next 10 or so matches to find that one strong middle order bat.
     
  9. Inswinger
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    Just adding to the other post. Sarfraz is not going anywhere till after the World Cup. He will be the keeper and captain.
     
  10. Shahzebayub
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    And I thought this thread is about planning to watch world cup btw your lineups are still alive?
     
  11. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Acha khasa Fawad Alam available hai utilize karna chahye usko in the absence of Harris Sohail/ Both are similar players - middle order left handed batsmen who bowl part time khaba spin!!
     
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    Agreed. But Malik, Hafeez and Sarfaraz will most likely be 4-6. Unless we have another specialist batsman and have Hafeez-Malik share the 5th bowler.

    I like the two spinner combination though of Imad and Shadab. Both are very different to each other.
     
  14. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    Don’t agree.
    Malik could be a great choice for captaincy for the WC.
    He is much more mature, calm and intelligent than Sarfaraz who seems to think that screaming like a wild donkey behind the wickets is what captaincy is all about.

    After Malik exists at the end of WC then you will have 4 full years to groom Sarfaraz as the captain.

    For now its logical and wise to let Malik lead in the WC, and keep Sarfaraz, preferably, out of the team to block any awkward air in the dressing room. Rizwan is just as good a keeper.
     
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    It is recommended if the old captain doesn't add much value to the team as a player and leader. Even the players look irked with the leadership style nowadays. He could have continued shouting and hopping on field if he was performing like Dhoni in his peak. But he hardly scores with the bat and usually is the first person on field to fold his hands when things don't go his way.

    He has to realize that CT17 was a different time when players like Fakhar, Babar, Shadab, Faheem, Imad, Hassan were not highly recognized... today they know they make the core of this team, have a fan base and deservedly or undeservedly feel like stars. They wouldn't like to be shouted at and spoon fed like kids.

    You always put your 11 best players on the field and then assign a captain. If Rizwan performs better than Sarfraz, he should be the preferred keeper then.
     
  16. Mohammed Bilal
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    Changing captain would be a bad move if it was a middling guy like Fakhar, Shan or Imad, Shoaib Malik has 6 months to play, let him captain, clearly he’s well respected, he can lead by by his performance. Seniors are not bad for a team if they have a clear target. One guy who is playing Tests, ODIs, T20s as skipper and wicket keeping also with batting like Pak he is expected to contribute added to that he’s not exactly a fitness person so this was expected, Sarfraz seems tired. Making Malik would make for a good story, Malik the senior ranger leads a bunch of rookies to a World Cup win, it’d be great!

    p.s. Malik also is well drilled, meaning he’s well spoken and knows how to carry himself, his batting will come under scrutiny in SENA but this batting line up is more tight then previous ones in ODIs.
     
  17. Shahzad.Firdous
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    I think we should induct Abbas into odi team in place of Hassan or Fahim. This would be my final team right now.

    1. Imam
    2. Fakhar
    3. Babar
    4. Hafeez
    5. Malik (C)
    6. Sarfraz
    7. Imad / Hassan or Fahim
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir
    10. Abbas / Shinwari
    11. Shaheen
    Reserves: Shinwari, Hassan/ Fahim, Yasir Shah, Rizwan, Shan, Harris Sohail / Fawad Alam.
     
  18. Ahson8
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    Mohammad Amir should not be in the WC squad
     
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    Gone back to Sarfraz. Why are you so knee-jerk ?
     
  20. s_h_a_f
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    Fairweather fan hehe
     
  21. Ahson8
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    In the OP two days ago he had Rizwan & now back to Sarfraz lol what is this
     
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    I don't know. He comes up big for big games and always does well in England.
     
  23. Shahzad.Firdous
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    I had kept Sarfraz in the squad still but Captain should be Shoaib Malik in my opinion. Sarfraz can act as his Deputy.
     
  24. Patriot
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    I thought this thread was about people going to World Cup and discussing about their planning.
     
  25. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Bhai mein Sarfraz ka fan nahi hon but us ne last 2-3 saal mein team per buhat mehnat ki hai khoon pasina eik kiya hai team per us ke saath ziadti nahi honi chahye world cup ke baad woh captain ban sakta hai but is waqt World Cup mein acha perform karne ke liye Malik ko Captain banana chahye!!
     
  26. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Eik galat harkat ki waja se Sarfraz ki mehnat per paani nahi pherna chaye! He leads the team wholeheartedly aur us ke dil mein koi galat baat nahi thi when he said that to South African! He is just outspoken thats it!!
     
  27. s_h_a_f
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    By now, we should have gotten rid of the Malik’s & Hafeez’s and groomed proper middle order batsmen. It’s shocking that whilst other nations have moved forward, that it’s 2019 and these two mediocre cricketers are still representing Pakistan.
     
  28. s_h_a_f
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    In English man
     
  29. Inswinger
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    Absolutely. The last year should have been spent developing proper middle order batsmen. You need to have 5 solid batsmen to be able to compete against the likes of India, England, etc. now all we have is a lineup filled with bits and pieces players.
     
  30. Shahzad.Firdous
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    1. Imam
    2. Fakhar
    3. Babar
    4. Hafeez
    5. Malik (C)
    6. Imad / Talat
    7. Sarfraz (VC)
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir
    10. Abbas
    11. Shaheen
     
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  31. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Reserves: Junaid, Yasir Shah, Hassan / Fahim, Nawaz, Rizwan, Fawad Alam, Shan.
     
  32. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Even better this:

    1. Imam
    2. Fakhar
    3. Babar
    4. Fawad Alam / Harris Sohail / Imad Wasim / Nawaz / Hussain Talat / Hammad Azam (if Imad, Talat, Hammad or Nawaz play then they would bat at 6)
    5. Hafeez
    6. Shoaib Malik
    7. Sarfraz
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir
    10. Abbas
    11. Shaheen
     
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    This will be your playing XI for the World Cup. I'm not saying this is my preferred squad but barring any unforeseen circumstances I think the selectors and coaches have made up their mind and are too stubborn to shift now.

    Fakhar Zaman
    Imam-ul-Haq
    Babar Azam
    Mohammad Hafeez
    Shoaib Malik
    Sarfraz Ahmed +*
    Imad Wasim
    Shadab Khan
    Hasan Ali
    Mohammad Amir
    Shaheen Afridi
     
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    Imad Wasim should bat at 6 in this lineup as his batting has been quite good offlate!!
     
  35. KingOfDoosra
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    I think the first team picks itself, it's going to be the 11 players you just mentioned. The 4 extra players have a lot of uncertainty around them

    It's gonna be 4 out of:

    Shan Masood
    Ahmed Shehzad
    Haris Sohail
    Hussain Talat
    Umar Akmal
    Asif Ali
    Muhammad Rizwan
    Faheem Ashraf
    Usman Shinwari
    Junaid Khan
    Rumman Raees
    Mohammad Abbas

    unless some new guy seriously impresses in and after the PSL.
     
  36. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Reserve players should be: Shan, Harris Sohail (if he is fit) / Fawad Alam (otherwise), Rizwan, Junaid, Hussain Talat.

    Abbas should be picked in place of Hassan in my opinion.
     
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    I don't think Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad will be in contention any time soon. Don't see Mickey giving them a chance regardless of the upcoming PSL performances. Asif Ali has worn out his welcome and will not be given a spot.

    If I had to guess which 4 players will make up the remaining spots in the squad:

    Shan Masood
    Hussain Talat (If Harris Sohail is unfit)
    Faheem Ashraf (The forced all-rounder)
    Junaid Khan
     
  38. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Rizwan will be there as reserve wicket keeper. I think Fahim Ashraf will also miss the bus either him or Talat one will be selected.
     
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    Agree about Shahzad, but I think Umar Akmal will have a lot going for him especially with the fall of Asif Ali and all the media pressure, if he does well in the PSL.
     
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    If Umar get his head right he could be a useful player in batting order for a quick 30-40 runs. He'll be playing under Sarfraz in the PSL so Sarfraz will be able to judge him well. But given his remarks about Mickey last year, I doubt he'll make a comeback as long as Mickey is there.
     

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