Release the clutch (Imamulhaq)... Go into 5th gear!!

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  1. Shahzad.Firdous
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    To me, Imamul haq has the position of a clutch in this batting~ He was preventing early wickets and thus a collapse! Now, that the collapse has been avoided, we need to go in to 5th gear now and release the clutch for remaining games. If I face Australia in the final, I might think of putting clutch back on but against teams like Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India, you need someone like a Hafeez in the top order and likes of Malik and Asif Ali in the middle order. This would be my playing 11 for remaining matches:

    1. Hafeez
    2. Fakhar
    3. Babar
    4. Shoaib Malik (yes I want to see him bat at No. 4)
    5. Harris Sohail
    6. Asif Ali
    7. Sarfraz
    8. Shadab
    9. Wahab
    10. Amir
    11. Hasnain (yes i just have the gut feeling he can cause damage in a big match, just the gut feel and I just feel he can be more useful than Shaheen even though Shaheen did damage against NZ)
     
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    no. they shouldn't and won't change anything at this point now they are getting some momentum. its no surprise really to most of us that the people with the best domestic records are performing best. Haris, Babar vs imam, Hafeez, Malik. that's why they should have been playing Shan instead of imam for the past two years, but thats all in the past now. at this point, no change.
     
  7. ASLI-PATHAN
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    This team will be blown away even by Afghanistan. If I was the Captain I would even drop Hafeez.

    Imam
    Fakhar
    Babar
    Haris
    Sarfaraz
    Asif
    Shadab
    Imad
    Wahab
    Amir
    Shaheen
     
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    I would too except that asif is too inconsistent, and they need Hafeez's bowling.
     
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    Haris can bowl & even Fakhar. Hafeez is scoring 20-30 which can be scored by Asif too. But he is a terrible fielder. There is a huge risk attached with him.
     
  10. Energy
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    Don't think Imam should be dropped.
     
  11. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    NOW you are talking.
    And that's exactly what I told you in the other thread.


    This is an excellent line-up. Thumbs up!
     
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    He MUST be dropped.

    The reason is - he has only ONE gear to operate - and that's the tuk tuk gear with limited batting skill and ability.

    He cannot play fast - he does not know how to.

    And hence, he will waste A LOT of balls of these third class Afghani and Bangla blowers. We need to capatalize on those weak bowlers and Imam can't do it.
     
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    Shezad bhai...aap ko malik itna pasand kyoun hai??
     
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    Maybe he’s actually Sania’s secret CS account


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  15. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Bas yaar india ka damaad sirf Malik hai aur koi nahi aur hum india se jeeteinge to Malik ke saath Malik ke baghair humari jeet adhoori hogi~!! Yeh players buhat masoom hein specially Malik yeh itne saalon se maar khaate aaye hein indian team se i just want malik to end on happy note winning world cup and beating india in a world cup aur mere personal unbiased opinion mein india ko agar koi hara sakta hai to woh Malik hi hai cus we had all seen his performance against india during Asia Cup!! After all, he is damaad Malik ki bhi koi izat hai!!
     
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    So cute.
     
  17. Shahzad.Firdous
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    India, Afghanistan aur Bangladesh in opponents ke against Malik Imam se ziada suitable hai!! Afghanistan ke spinners Imam ko choke kar deinge! Bangali bhi ajeeb hein aur india ke against Imam ne abhi tak koi achi performance nahi di aur jab ke eik baar Malik india ke agaisnt set hogaya to dho kar jayega india ko like champions trophy 2009 and Asia cup recently!!
     
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    Imam ul haq dar dar kar khelta hai india ke against! Hafeez aur Malik experienced hein! Paka dhoyeinge is baar india ko!!
     
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    Inzamam ke baad Captain kon bana tha?
     
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    2005 ki jo series jeeti thi india mein inzamam ki team ne in sab ne khaas tor per Malik ne Afridi ne aur Sami ne dil jeet liye the Pakistaniyon ke aur Inzi bhai ki to baat hi aur thi!!
     
  21. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    Malik must play! Man, Malik has to play.
     
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    Imam is here to stay . Solid bat. Will Captain us v India in WC 2023 final in Mumbai wearing tiger t shirt
     
  24. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Bhai Imam ne apni century ke chakar mein world cup harwa diya aapko!!
     
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    Eik aur world cup haarna chahte ho to us ko rakho!!
     
  26. Mohammed Bilal
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    This is an over reaction after a hundred in a dead game against a weak attack.
     
  27. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Imam khelna hi nahi chahye tha aaj ka match!!
     
  28. Fireworks11
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    Imam is a solid bat. Woh akela kya karay
     
  29. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Pure tournament mein so raha tha aakhir match mein jaag gaya aur phir bolta hai odi cricket is top 3 batsmens game!! Top 3 ka game bilkul hai 100 per cent agreed but you failed to convert starts whole tournament!!
     
  30. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    I think this is THE WORST moment of the WC for Pakistan.

    This third class batsman who was very mediocre through out the tournament has now scored a century in a dead rubber game.

    Inzi, Imam and rest of dumbs at PCB will now have an excuse to keep him for the next 10 years.

    Seriously,
    If you play 5 balls and score 5 runs, your run rate of 100 is understandable - BUT - if you gobble 100 balls to score 100 runs then your run rate of 100 is a crime in modern day ODI cricket.

    I am not impressed one bit since it’s a dead rubber game. He should’ve scored 200 to make put 415 on the board then yeah.
     
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    He should have won the Aus game. But still he isn’t one to get dropped

    We need to drop hafeez, fakhar, safraz
     
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    Weak attack?
     
  33. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Fakhar does not need to be dropped. Fakhar was given a job to go after the bowling in first 10 overs and he was told he wont be questioned if he gets out in the process and i think he did his job he was [email protected] Whereas, Imam's job was to bat through the innings!! He failed to do so whole tournament and in the end got a century which is of no use at all!!
     
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    Check Fakhar strike rate.. he didn’t give us flying starts at all

    Imam scored more runs than Fakhar and both are openers.

    Hafeez/Malik/Safraz all should be dropped.
     
  35. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Fakhar is more suited to limited overs cricket. Imam is a test batsman and he should stick to test cricket in my opinion~~
     
  36. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Fakhar cant blast from ball one. I mean he will take his time and take calculated risk which he did. Point is Fakhar was told we dont care if you get out. It was Imam's job to bat through the innings which he failed to do entire tournament!!
     
  37. Shahzad.Firdous
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    What Imam did today he should have been doing whole tournament!!
     
  38. Fireworks11
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    He is not superman
     
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    Fakhar failed badly this tournament. Very poor. He needs to work on technique
     
  40. Shahzad.Firdous
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    He was assigned the role of an anchor and whole tournament he kept getting out after getting starts which means that he did not achieve the role he was assigned in the team!! His job was to bat 50 overs in every innings. He was supposed to remain not out whole tournament. Agar Imran Khan Captain hota to Imam ko drop kar deta World Cup ke baad. Imam ko maarne ka task nahi diya tha Imam ka role tha bat 50 overs in every match he did that only in last match of the tournament!!
     

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