Shoaib Malik - Why?

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  1. s_h_a_f
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    Can someone answer pls! Why do we keep turning to has-beens? This guy defo has connections higher up..?
     
  2. WaQaReD!
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    I think he somehow has got the reputation of being a stabilising presence in the middle of the order, perhaps due to good performances in previous T20 World cups with the bat
    would much rather Misbah took that role
     
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    He has been a fine middle order batsman for us in t20 cricket and has been excellent at rotating the strike in particular but given his performance in the Big Bash it was suicide to select him. He is completely out of his depth and past his best. The guy has no confidence in himself either every game is a do or die for him and he lets the pressure get to him.
     
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    He is finished! Don't know why the selectors selected him. He had a nightmare at the big bash. He's a liability, please can we play sharjeel khan instead of him atleast he will give you quick fire 20 odd and then get out. Better than Malik giving u runs at snail pace consuming deliverys, looking more scared than a mouse and then getting out.
     
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    - Just wish he gets injured and sent back home the sooner the better. Can't stand him coming out to bat and trembling like mad as if hes about to collapse. The guy is so weak it luks like he hasent ate food for a whole year. Need to get rid of him hook or by crook but knowing the captain and team management they will play him for all the games and then take early flight home after get battered
     
  6. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal have always been support players in the team they have never been the main players themselves therefore depending on them to carry the batting was stupid from selectors. They should have been selected in the squad but Misbah and Nasir Jamshed should have been picked in the playing 11 and Sharjeel khan and sohail tanveer could make way for them in the squad!!
     
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    don't know what he doing these days.I am his biggest supporter
     
  8. BigBunnyBuns
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    I don't know what he has been doing for the last decade
     
  9. Zeeshan Merchant
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    To be fair to Shoaib Malik, he did win us the T20 in India during that short series. I believe we were 3 for 12 when he came in, and ended up winning. he scored 50+

    He is virtually in because when we collapse for example that time 3 for 12, he can put together a slow but sustained innings
     
  10. Zeeshan Merchant
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    Also of note is that though he played poorly against south africa,

    he has till been to two T20 world finals, also if its turning can support with extra spin

    Not that i am for him so much, just saying, He has come through in the past in this format.
     
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    Captain banne ke chakkar main hai..
     
  12. Shahzad.Firdous
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    why not Misbah too in the t20 lineup then? And as i said Malik and Kamran Akmal deserve to be in the t20 squad but not in the first playing 11. Misbah and Nasir Jamshed should play in their places and Sharjeel and one of the pacers maybe Bilawal Bhatti should be out of the current squad cus i dont see Bilawal playing in this tournament unless someone gets injured!! Sohail tanveer will play cus he is a t20 specialist and it looks like we will go with Zulfiqar Baber too!! As some experts are saying u can get away conceding less runs with spinners with the new ball than fast bowlers and u can bowl sohail tanveer from one end and either Zulfiqar Baber or Hafeez from the other end depending on whether right handers are at the wkt or left handers. Dhawan is more dangerous than Rohit Sharma as he can score quickly up front therefore i would like to see Hafeez operating from one end and sohail tanveer from the other! Zulfiqar and Afridi can bowl in the middle overs and Ajmal and Gul as usual in the death overs!!!
     
  13. ehtesham
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    Malik bats exactly how Viv would bat in his peak days.
     
  14. Passionate Pakistani
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    You hate Malik becAuse he used to play for PIA ?
     
  15. ehtesham
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    Yes. Moreover, Malik's nanihaal is based in karachi.
     
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  16. Passionate Pakistani
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    Not surprised at all
     
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  17. Zeeshan Merchant
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    The reason why you dont want misbah is you dont want that mentality in the t20 dressing room

    Malik will play as the sixth bowler

    I'm hoping for the following elevan

    Shezad
    Sharjeel
    Kami
    Hafeez
    Uakmal
    Malik
    Maqsood
    Afridi
    Bhatti
    Gul
    Ajmal
     
  18. Energy
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    Will come good in the big games!
     
  19. Sultan Yusuf
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    Misbah was a senior member of the Malik mafia - is Malik's inclusion any surprise? What's surprising is misbah hasn't managed to make him a permanent fixture in tests and odis
     
  20. Don Corleone
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    You know Misbah is not in the T20 squad as a player, captain or selector in any capacity, right? And Malik is not in the ODI or Test team atm, you know that right?

    It's quite lame to blame to him then, don't you think?
     
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    I haven't seen him bowl for atleast 5-6 years.....and i doubt he's still the swiftest fielder.
     
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    He'll bash us as usual,dont worry
     
  23. s_h_a_f
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    Yaar, don't you know about Misbah the powerful. He is also the cause of all natural disasters. Hail Misbah!
     
  24. s_h_a_f
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    Hopefully!
     
  25. BigBunnyBuns
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    Maybe we should just select him for the India game tommorow :)
     
  26. s_h_a_f
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    Question remains open for debate...
     
  27. Saurav
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    Why didnt he bowl?there was help for spinners
     
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    Maybe being married to sania Mirza is d reason he still gets in the team n most of my friends refer to him as Mrs Mirza :) guy is clearly past his prime get rid him of plz
     
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    Perhaps sania told him not to bowl eh
     
  30. AmmarAshraf
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    Is ko chaye kay Jab Four Six maray tu dressing room main ishara ker k Milo ka aik pack mangwa ker pi lya keray. Thori takat mil jaye gi
     
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    the person who sent him at no.5 should be kicked on his but* seriously Maqsood made them embarrassed in the end :lol
     
  32. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shoaib Malik should have walked in at 4 instead of 5 cus Umar Akmal is still comparatively less experienced than Malik and Malik played the best out of Pak players he looked the most confident and pushed the singles when the going was tough and Pak was able to come out of the hole only cus of Malik's experience!! Anybody would hit at the end!!
     
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  33. Shahzebayub
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    true if he play he should bat at 4
     
  34. Passionate Pakistani
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    Malik should play in next matches as well and used as a bowler as well.

    We need to bombard aussies with as many spinners as possible.
     
  35. Shahzad.Firdous
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    not necessarily i dint say that. at that time he needed to walk in but if the platform is set then Afridi can walk in and if wkts are down then Malik needs to come in!!
     
  36. pak_fan_4_life
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    We can drop him now, the Indian game is over. :lol
    Seriously though I think even his bowling can trouble the aussies a bit
     
  37. Shahzad.Firdous
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    yes his bowling CAN trouble Aussies but he is in as a batting allrounder and against quality pace bowling he wont survive. he can survive against Asian teams with this technique!! He plays the spin well he is one of the best players of spin!!!
     
  38. MR__KHAN__JI
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    Jamshed
    Kami/Sharjeel
    Shahzad
    Akmal
    Malik/Misbah/Bhatti
    Maqsood
    Hafeez
    Afridi [Floating]
    Gul
    Junaid
    Ajmal


    Go aagressive in the first 6 and last 6... and keep things steady in the middle 8.

    On an average wicket.... aim for:

    48 after 6 overs (most 3 down)
    48 for the middle 8 (lose 1 more wicket at most)
    60 in the last 6

    Gives us more than plenty to bowl at.
     
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  39. Ahson8
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    No need to play him vs Australia

    K. Akmal
    Shehzad
    Hafeez
    U. Akmal
    Maqsood
    Sharjeel
    Afridi
    Bhatti / Tanvir
    Babar
    Gul
    Ajmal
     
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    what i want to know is why the hell was he sent in before maqsood...
     

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