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  1. Mohsin
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    Islamabad beat Multan by 7 wickets.
    Faheem Ashraf took 4 wickets restricting them to 155 while Misbah scored 42*.

    Yes United
     
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    United owner hopeful of team winning PSL trophy again

    KARACHI: Islamabad United won the inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League, but were eliminated in the first eliminator by Karachi Kings in the second edition. Now, they’re – once again – aiming to lift the PSL trophy.

    Ali Naqvi, the owner of Islamabad United, says that he’s confident that his team will be in action on March 25, when high-profile cricket would return to Karachi in the final of the third edition of Pakistan Super League.

    “I am very confident that Islamabad United will be playing the final in Karachi on 25th,” said Naqvi in an exclusive chat with this correspondent.

    “In sha Allah, we will give our best. Team composition is very good and I am very satisfied with the players picked to form this squad for the third season,” he added.

    Naqvi said that his side struggled in batting department last season but the picks made in this season have transformed Islamabad United into a balanced side, once again.

    “It is a very good and balanced side with performers in all departments of game. Bowling has always been our strength. We had some issues with batting in previous edition but this time we have good batsmen in our ranks as well,” he said, when asked about his team’s strengths.

    His team also has the credit of introducing spin sensation Shadab Khan who is now Pakistan’s to-go bowler in limited over cricket.

    “I feel proud to see Shadab performing as a top player. He will be performing for Pakistan for next 20 years,” a smiling Ali Naqvi said, with pride visible on his face.

    “The biggest advantage of PSL is that we have got some very good new players like Shadab and Rumman. Some seniors have made a comeback as well and did well too,” he highlighted.

    The biggest change in Islamabad’s outlook this season is in the change of team’s director, along with some changes in batting line-up.

    Waqar Younis has replaced his former bowling partner Wasim Akram as director cricket. He is also the team’s bowling coach.

    Ali said that Waqar is very passionate about training young bowlers.

    “Waqar is very passionate about cricket, very passionate about training juniors. We have picked a young fast bowler Mohammad Husnain and Waqar is aiming to groom him. If a young player gets a mentor like Waqar at young age then imagine his confidence,” he spoke about the former captain and coach of Pakistan cricket team.

    “Wasim and Waqar both are big names. We had great time with Wasim in the first two seasons. Team was very very strong. Waqar is equally a strong name,” he noted.

    Ali Naqvi highlighted that PCB and PSL franchises are aiming to have most of the PSL matches in Pakistan in next two years to make the league stronger and sustainable.

    “Franchises and PCB both are aiming to shift entire PSL to Pakistan because it is necessary for the league,” he said.

    “PCB did the final in Lahore last year which was very beneficial. Crowd responded well, it was beneficial in monetary aspects as well. Karachi has a rich history of cricket and PSL final here will be a great thing. Over the next two, three years we must have 15 to 20 matches of PSL in Pakistan,” he concluded.

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/182736-united-owner-hopeful-of-team-winning-psl-trophy-again
     
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    Islamabad United’s Luke Ronchi expecting good competition in PSL 2018

    DUBAI: New Zealand and Islamabad United player Luke Ronchi said on Tuesday that he is expecting a good competition in the upcoming Pakistan Super League tournament.

    The tournament will kick-off from February 22, with the first match between Peshawar Zalmi and debutants Multan Sultans.

    Ronchi, who has scored 2722 runs in 150 T20s, said: “It has been good, it is good to be around with the guys and meet some new people, a new coaching staff and stuff like that seems like a fun group to be a part of.”

    The Kiwi batsman said that he is hopeful of getting his team into the final game of the tournament.

    Speaking on the quality of the tournament he said that comparatively the tournament is quite really hard.

    “A lot of people talk about in terms of putting up with Big Bash. It's going to be a good competition, it's going to be a high competition,” he said.

    Earlier today, a ceremony to unveil the glittering winners’ trophy was held in Dubai. The silverware for the tournament was unveiled to the public at the Dubai International Stadium.

    The trophy was received by the captains of the PSL teams and carried to the ceremony by defending champions Peshawar Zalmi skipper Darren Sammy.

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    On paper the most complete and strongest team but there is one man who will undo all.

    Misbah is the weakest link in the team nd he will have to play as well which will affect the team formation.

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    Expect Misbah to prove all the doubters wrong.
     
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    What exactly does he need to prove?

    He is 44 not 24.
     
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    did what Dhoni and other captains from Asia couldn't do at age 41

    first captain to win series in SA
     
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    True but know it’s time for him to go, I don’t mind him playing the odd domestic match but why is he allowed to play in the PSL.
     
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    Come on be realistic. You should support your team and be realistic about the weak points.

    Is he not the weakest link ?

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    I genuinely dont see him as weak and people are making him out to be
     
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    PSL is a domestic tournament, his life his choice

    and you really shouldn't be asking Islamabad supporter this question, he's a legend like how Afridi is a legend in many eyes
     
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    Misbah to shut everyone with his SRs higher than Afridis this season, mark my words
     
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    Pakistan has produced only 3 legends in cricket - Imran, Wasim and Waqar

    Rest all just our own superstars and nothing more... stop using the term so loosely
     
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    Javed Miandad, Younis Khan & Inzimam ul Haq as well.
     
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    Javed yes, YK in tests... inzi is not remembered as a great out of Pakistan
     
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    Agree with Munna.

    Imran Waqar Wasim are considered as ATG because they have dominated all formats (odis and tests) at their peak.

    Yk has done well but a below average odi batsman and mostly feated on dubai highways and when bowling wasnt that great.

    IK, Was and Waq achieved greatness when conditions/situations werent in their favour.

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    Yet those you mentioned failed to beat SA in SA

    only 1 from 63 captains representing Asia defeated South Africa in South Africa. He is a legend
     
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    Waqar Younis never won a World Cup @Munna , how is he a legend ?
     
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    200 hundreds in England and Australia were on roads I guess
     
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    by that logic then Kohli is also a legendary captain now.

    Legends don't lose tests against Zimbabwe and WI and I think we've gone through these debates many times before so its redundant
     
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    everyone here forgetting YK has the highest double hundred conversion rate in Test cricket, he is a LEGEND
     
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    Wasim lost tests and ODs to zimbabwe and west indies too

    Also may I add Kohli is in his prime, Misbah wasn't

    also May I add Misbah is the only Pakistani captain to win Test series in West Indies :rofl
     
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    World cups are not a benchmark to consider someone a legend. Many greats of the game haven't won world cups as well like Bradman or Sobers. Tendulkar was considered GOAT long before 2011 world cup. Misbah also hasn't won a world cup
     
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    World Cup stamp on someone's career solidifies his legacy. There wasn't any World Cup during Bradman era, Sobers was a very good batsman nothing more, Viv was a legend though

    PS: Misbah won the 2009 world cup
     
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    The point remains intact, Misbah apart from his test feats as a captain is not going to be considered a great of the game due to his own performances as a player.
     
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    He hardly did anything in 2009 world cup... wasn't even in the playing xi in many games.

    And Sobers is considered the best ever all rounder of the game
     
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    his OD stats says he was a very good batsman. I can't even count how many times Misbah had to rescue the pathetic line he had from the collapse they had caused
     
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    World Cup squad mai to tha and he played a gem against Holland

    Sobers is only considered a great because of those six sixes, without that he wouldn't be considered the best all rounder

    Abdur Razzaq got MOS in 2000 Tri Series in Australia for mainly hitting McGrath for 5 fours in a row
     
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    He wasn't a match winner despite his rescue attempts which many many times still resulted in losses. Waqar single handedly won countless games from unbelievable positions and thats why he features in many Best XIs of many big names of the game. Wasim and Imran for the same reason. Miandad was a match winner too and a great competitive player on the field which are still remembered to date.
     
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    Are you serious?

    Sobers did a lot more in his career than hitting those sixes in a side game.

    Razzaq did a lot more in that series apart from hitting those fours lol ... he was one of the top scorers in that series and did very well with the ball too. That series was actually the turning point in his career.

    Why am I even having this discussion comparing apples with oranges fp
     
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    Im not intersted in any kind of interaction with you. Please ignore my posts and do not quote me in future.

    Thanks.

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    there's a pointless thread for discussing off topic stuff
     
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    Wasim Akram lost a home Test series to Zimbabwe as Captain.
     
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    In my opinion Younis Khan had achieved much more in Test cricket than Waqar Younis. He is the highest test run scorer of Pakistan. Waqar is not even the highest wicket taker of Pakistan. I was a big fan of Waqar and I rate him more than Wasim but it is unfair to put him ahead of Younis Khan when it comes to tests.
     

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