[REPORTS] Azhar Ali and Umar Akmal could be back in the team for CT

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  1. Del
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    Heard it on Game On Hai show today.

    Could be just rumors but still: They said Azhar Ali and Umar Akmal will be back in the team for CT.

    I mean seriously....what the F.
     
  2. Mohsin
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    Retardedness personified
     
  3. Fireworks11
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    umar, yes. Azhar, no.
     
  4. Don Quixote
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    It would be a tragedy if they are selected, while the likes of Fakhar and Asif Zakir get dropped. But looking at the current PCB, it won't be surprising, as they always show knee jerk reactions, rather than moving forward.
     
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    in a country dictated by bribery and corruption, u really think guys will be selected on merit.
     
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    You coming to the UK for CT? Ill teach you UK slang words if you do...
     
  7. Don Quixote
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    No plans yet. But whenever I ll come, I ll let you know :D
     
  8. Shaz130
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    I don't mind Umar Akmal as long as we lose Kamran Akmal. But Azhar Ali is a blunder.

    I really respect Inzi the cricketer. Inzi the selector is starting to become typical.
     
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    Losing one Akmal and gaining another is like being told that your cancer has been cured but its been discovered youre HIV Positive.
     
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    Well its better than having both.
     
  11. Energy
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    The back and forth lulz goes on. Surprised Shafiq isn't rumored to come back. He is there in every alternate series for the last five years.
     
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    how reliable is the source @Del . I have no idea about all these shows lol
     
  13. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Don't rule that out yet bro. Afterall he is the most "technical" batsman in Pakistan.
     
  14. ASLI-PATHAN
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    When will they stop recycling? We need some real changes not recycling.
     
  15. Don Quixote
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    Only possible under IK as the PM or President , as he will revamp PCB for sure. Not possible under this fake democracy.
     
  16. Del
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    Man they were discussing it in pre-game show today. That's all I can say, almost threw remote on the wall then I heard it :eek:.
     
  17. Prince Pathan
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    Azhar did nothing wrong to be dropped but what has Akmal done to be picked?
     
  18. Del
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    To be honest, Azhar can walk in the side, because current two culprit did absolutely zilch in the current series, specially Selfie.

    He might be able to bat well without having extra pressure of captaincy.

    Oh, I said what the F on chota Akmal. Chotu Motu not even did iota to be re-called.
     
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    What did Azhar even do to get dropped?
     
  20. Del
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    Hmm according to PCB, he wasn't captain anymore and was a forced selection.

    However, he wasn't doing bad as openers and was a better option then the current ones.
     
  21. Prince Pathan
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    Last 11 games he has made the following at least

    82
    80
    101

    He had those scores, including a 33 and a 24

    Nobody performs everyday and the guy made two 80s against England in England. Makes no sense.
     
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    Like I said, insane heads running PCB (including Inzi, who's performance has been a mixed bag), so technically they don't offer any rational explanation for their actions.
     
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    Umar and Azhar opening instead of Kamran and Shahzad is not a downgrade based on how these ODI's went. Shahzad was especially not up to par in rotating strike.
     
  25. Rhythm
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    Umar will most likely come back.
     
  26. MR__KHAN__JI
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    Good news

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  27. Mercenary
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    Not sure why everyone is hating on Azhar, he's a better pick than Shahzad who is starting to show that he's most likely just a domestic bully.
     
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    Dont know how umar akmal manages to make comebacks after comebacks. At least others have domestic performance to show for. What has umar to show for except his belly?
     
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    Quick to jump to conclusions, are we?
    I know people like to digress when it comes to Shehzad - happens to be a sensitive topic for many. However, 67 in the first ODI and the crucial match winning 50 in the final t20I shows that this is not really the case. Not defending the overall poor performance but the same Azhar Ali who bashed Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe shouldnt be brought into the discussion.
     
  30. Ahson8
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    Azhar has a better average and S/R than Shehzad. His dot ball % is also lesser than Shehzad. If we have to replace Azhar, it should be an improvement and not a downgrade.
     
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    Yeah, nah, why dont you bring up Azhar's performance against non-minnows?

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    Inflated average after bashing minnows like Bangla, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka
     
  32. Ahson8
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    As if Shehzad scored all his runs vs top teams and away from Asia lol.
     
  33. Alchemy
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    Yeah as far as i know he was one of the main players that helped Pakistan win their first ODI series in SA. Something which India hasnt even achieved. Take a break, ahson. You are out of your depth here.
     
  34. Ahson8
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    Lol so predictable. SA & NZ. 2 good innings doesn't make him a good player.
     
  35. Alchemy
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    2 good innings? Okay, LMAO.
     
  36. Alchemy
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    You know whats funnier @Ahson8. Even tho you consider away performances as "2 innings". Azhar Ali doesnt even have one of note. Dont know if to laugh or cry on this lololol.
     
  37. Ahson8
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    Ahmed Shehzad outside of Asia. Such stats, much wow.

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  38. Alchemy
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    Averages 35 and 46 in NZ and SA respectively. Whats Azhar's average in NZ again?

    Let me help you; Average of 11.
     
  39. Ahson8
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    Overall average of 29. Since when is 35 a respectable average ? Also why are you ignoring Azhar's performances in England where the CT will be played

    As I said Azhar isn't ideal himself, but if we have to replace him it shouldn't be someone who is even worse
     
  40. Alchemy
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    Azhar is not better than Shehzad as factually proven. Try to stick to the topic of discussion first rather than changing goal posts when the going gets tough.
     

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