Sharjeel needs to be kept in the squad

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Wistful Reminisces, Jan 22, 2017.

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

  1. Wistful Reminisces
    Offline

    Wistful Reminisces Banned

    Sep 21, 2012
    20,716
    We need a Sharjeel sort of player opening, and he has shown promise. What we need is for the fielding coach to work on his horrendous fielding in the meantime, but he definitely is needed. We have no one who can attack at all in this team, bar him, and for this reason, he seems to be a brilliant pick so far.
     
  2. Bilal123
    Offline

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    6,733
    If only Pakistan had 2-3 Sharjeels.

    This guys a different player to any other in current team.

    He's not bogged down by opposition or status of the bowler. Just plays his shots. The great thing is that they're not slogs like we became used to seeing from our other batsmen (Afridi and to an extent Akmal). They seem to be decent shots, pulls and drives down the ground.

    What Sharjeel lacks though is an ability to be versatile and play according to the match situation.
    However it doesn't matter about match situation as long as he keeps going at 130 s/r but he does need to learn how to play a longggg innings. Score a big hundred and really make it count.
    30 or 40s are still better than the scores we saw from Shehzad however I truly feel that Sharjeel could become a very good opening batsman if he learns how to bat longer
     
  3. aliasad1998
    Offline

    aliasad1998 Youngsta Beauty

    Dec 7, 2016
    140
    Really tells you about how stupid some people are when you have to make a thread convincing them that the first or second name on the team sheet in LOIs should be kept in the squad. Pretty special player and easily the best Limited Overs batsman in Pakistan.
     
  4. Ahson8
    Offline

    Ahson8 Sultan of Swing

    Jun 9, 2012
    18,595
  5. CricketFan96
    Offline

    CricketFan96 Smooth Operator

    Aug 4, 2012
    4,857
    He is the only player who can play attacking cricket in the team right now. He plays his natural game which is the best thing about him.

    A thing or two to learn and he could be what Warner is to Australia.
     
  6. ASLI-PATHAN
    Offline

    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

    Apr 26, 2011
    63,433
    He needs to shed some fats though. He is being paid for this job and he is extremely unfit to be International Level Cricketer.
     
  7. Prince Pathan
    Offline

    Prince Pathan Sultan of Swing

    Aug 31, 2011
    16,870
    Been in favour for Sharjeel since well before the PSL. He is fearless which is what you need in LOI. He needed that innings vs NewZealand to finally get some respect


    Now when I say fearless I mean not afraid to take bowlers on when a bad ball comes in. I dont mean retarded like Umar Akmal
     
  8. Desi_Joker
    Offline

    Desi_Joker Tracer Bullet

    Jun 18, 2012
    7,361
    Absolutely. He needs to be persevered with. He is that impact player that we've been wanting at the top of the batting order for so long.

    Having said that, fatso should be made to run 5 laps of the ground after the match for every catch he drops.
     
  9. Fireworks11
    Online

    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

    Sep 22, 2012
    30,705
    Yeah. Gives you the firepower at the top.
     
  10. Express Pace
    Offline

    Express Pace Cornered Tiger

    May 11, 2012
    14,302
    His power lies in his fats. We take his fats away and he is another average Joe.
     
  11. Dare2Dream
    Offline

    Dare2Dream Talented

    May 4, 2010
    2,148
    It is incredible that some were hating on him so much before he even had a good run. Now he is perhaps the only batsman on this tour who has justified his position in ODIs.

    As for Umar Akmal, he is not suited for 6 and keeps getting played at the wrong position. He should be given a run as an opener with Sharjeel instead of the seniors Azhar/Hafeez hogging that spot.
     
  12. Prince Pathan
    Offline

    Prince Pathan Sultan of Swing

    Aug 31, 2011
    16,870
    Can we all please get over that hasneverbeen and kick him out of the squad. How many matches has he actually won for Pakistan? He is regarding as a batsman who can hit it big so that number 6 position makes more sense for people like him as opposed to Rizwan or Asad Shafiq who seem to not be getting the same excuses.
     
  13. Rhythm
    Offline

    Rhythm Cornered Tiger

    Nov 27, 2014
    10,887
    OP is a genius.
     
  14. Dare2Dream
    Offline

    Dare2Dream Talented

    May 4, 2010
    2,148
    It should be clear by now that just being able to hit big doesn't make him a good fit to be at #6 which requires one to also be a finisher and stick around to the end. He does not have the temperament to handle that extra requirement consistently. Instead of making him into someone he will never be, it's best to open with him where he can play his natural game freely. The fact that Rizwan or Shafiq also don't fit the bill at #6 doesn't mean we need to force Umar into a role he isn't suited to handle.
     
  15. Don Quixote
    Offline

    Don Quixote Whispering Death

    Nov 13, 2015
    8,641
    Sharjeel and Fawad Alam opening combo will b deadly.
     
  16. aliasad1998
    Offline

    aliasad1998 Youngsta Beauty

    Dec 7, 2016
    140
    Hahaha look how quickly these people change their tunes. Why do you always support the most mediocre cricketers btw
     
  17. Bilal123
    Offline

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    6,733
    If Arthur has any brains he should be able to realise pretty soon that he has a decent set of players to work with here.

    Batting wise Sharjeel, Babar and Sarfraz could be very handy going forward. They all score at a decent rate which is required nowadays. The rest though are just utter garbage.

    Malik is Malik, he's past it now unfortunately. Though one of the better finishers still in Pakistan.
    Hafeez is still bits and pieces - with him team will always stay below no.6
    Azhar - just retire man from ODIs, stop messing your image up. In tests your gold, but please stay away from captaincy.
    Akmal is just a hack, once upon a time he could have been called a batsman but him and PCB together have ruined that young boy.
    Rizwan is either utterly confused or utter garbage as a batsman. He looks like someone out of place in internationals. If he can't score at 100 s/r at no.6/7 then I'm not convinced he deserves to be in the team. Can't accommodate him in top order as most of it is already set.
     
  18. Sultan Yusuf
    Offline

    Sultan Yusuf Talented

    Sep 1, 2010
    1,179
    Hafeez, malik and akmal should be discarded for good. I don't really care that they played a part in the win. They can produce performances - naturally they are cricketers who have some ability. However, we don't need performances on the odd occasion. We need some consistency at the very least.

    I really feel we have gone backwards with our selection. I thought from the start of the England series to the end of the windies series we were heading in the right direction in ODIs.

    But with the return of these 3, we are almost back to square one.

    We are also badly missing sarfraz' innings building ability.

    As for sharjeel, it's a no brainer. Should be the first name on the team sheet
     
  19. Alchemy
    Offline

    Alchemy Smooth Operator

    Oct 8, 2014
    3,089
    Beggars cant be choosers.
     
  20. Don Quixote
    Offline

    Don Quixote Whispering Death

    Nov 13, 2015
    8,641
    Fawad > Babar.
     
  21. zkhan427
    Offline

    zkhan427 Smooth Operator

    Oct 2, 2012
    4,039
    yep. which is why he'll probably be paired with shehzad soon :p
     
  22. Patriot
    Offline

    Patriot Kaptaan

    Oct 8, 2014
    25,568
    I always wanted a power hitter opening for Pakistan. If only Afridi had opened for Pakistan in his final outings
     
  23. Bilal123
    Offline

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    6,733
    Afridi by his last 3 years or so was a out right slugger. He swung at every ball the same way whether short or full or on stumps or wide.

    Sharjeel however knows where he wants to hit and has a plan for each ball
     
  24. s_h_a_f
    Offline

    s_h_a_f Whispering Death

    Dec 26, 2011
    8,253
    Sharjeel is the only batsman in this lineup worth staying up early morning to watch.
     
  25. Patriot
    Offline

    Patriot Kaptaan

    Oct 8, 2014
    25,568
    that's how every team is going these days

    1- mindless slogger - Roy, Warner, Gayle, Dhawan
    2- with some brain slogger - Hales, Head, Sharma
     
  26. Wistful Reminisces
    Offline

    Wistful Reminisces Banned

    Sep 21, 2012
    20,716
    This shows your lack of cricketing knowledge. Roy and Warner are different type of players to the primitive and less intellectually developed Indian Dhawan, not surprising since Indians are inferior to other races
     
  27. Bilal123
    Offline

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    6,733
    Nope.
    None of the ones mentioned above are mindless sloggers.
    Afridi owned that title and no one comes close to him.

    He swung at everything from the hip whereas the ones mentioned above at least have some method.

    Difference between Afridi post 2005 and a no. 11 was that Afridi knew how to lay bat on ball whereas a no. 11 would just miss it. His mindset though was just like a no.11s
     
  28. CricketFan96
    Offline

    CricketFan96 Smooth Operator

    Aug 4, 2012
    4,857
    Whatever happened to Harris Sohail?

    Need someone like him in our middle order.
     
  29. axl100mph
    Offline

    axl100mph Emerging Player

    Nov 23, 2016
    892
    This guy knows

    Sent from my SM-J710F using Tapatalk
     
  30. axl100mph
    Offline

    axl100mph Emerging Player

    Nov 23, 2016
    892
    He is the Last of the Stars. What do you expect?

    Sent from my SM-J710F using Tapatalk
     
  31. Wistful Reminisces
    Offline

    Wistful Reminisces Banned

    Sep 21, 2012
    20,716
    Another good knock.

    He's limited, knows only one way of playing, but is still miles better than any other batsman in the team.
     
  32. Energy
    Offline

    Energy Cornered Tiger

    Apr 22, 2012
    10,364
    Him and Babar are the only ones who have shown some promise. Its a massive slap on the face of the management that the young boys have outperformed the mediocre senior players comfortably.

    Also sends out a message that selection is really based on contacts, more than merit. Hafeez is a prime example, this guy came into the team without even match practice.
     
  33. aliasad1998
    Offline

    aliasad1998 Youngsta Beauty

    Dec 7, 2016
    140
    Another desperate attempt to undermine Sharjeel by saying that he can only get into our team because of how bad it is. Sharjeel will make Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, West Indies and New Zealand's ODI teams. While rubbish shehzad will make none of those teams
     
  34. Ahson8
    Offline

    Ahson8 Sultan of Swing

    Jun 9, 2012
    18,595
    Did you just call Warner & Roy 'mindless' ?
     
  35. Patriot
    Offline

    Patriot Kaptaan

    Oct 8, 2014
    25,568
    don't get to senti girlfriend, hack or mindless sloggers whatever you wana say
     
  36. Red Devil
    Offline

    Red Devil Whispering Death

    Dec 15, 2013
    8,511
    Time to introduce CS's version of POTW just for this gem lmaoo.
     
  37. Patriot
    Offline

    Patriot Kaptaan

    Oct 8, 2014
    25,568
    Time to indtroduce CS's original SPOM (Sarawa player of Mafia) for getting eliminated on day 1 LMFAO
     

Share This Page