Team post World Cup

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  1. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

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    Keeping in mind that the next WC will be in India, we need to groom attacking, genuine spin bowlers..not bits n pieces ones.

    Opener (can’t see Fakhar being around for next WC)
    Imam?/opener
    Babar Azam (c?)
    Batsman
    Batsman
    Allrounder
    WK
    Shaheen
    Amir?
    Fast bowler
    Spinner


    Batsman
    Spinner
    Fast bowler
    Allrounder

    That’s a core of 15 players to build on.

    Who are the contenders to fill the many empty slots?

    Coaching staff is a different matter altogether. That will fall in place.
     
  2. Shahzad.Firdous
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    1. Abid Ali
    2. Fakhar ( he has to stay he is good enough in my opinion) vc
    3. Babar vc
    4. Harris Sohail c
    5. Rizwan
    6. Iftikhar Ahmed
    7. Imad
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir vc
    10. Shaheen
    11. Hasnain
    Reserves: Harris Rauf, Fahim Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Ahmed Shahzad.
     
  3. s_h_a_f
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    Yera, Abid Ali is 31. He will be 35 in 2023. Be realistic for once!
     
  4. Shahzad.Firdous
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    35 retirement ki age hoti hai he will retire after 2023!! This guy knows how to bat! Harris Sohail bhi is waqt 30 ka atleast hai i guess!!
     
  5. iho
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    Besides Babar, Haris, Amir, Wahab, and Shaheen pretty much everyone was disappointing. Imad did okay with the bat and was economical with the ball but couldn't take wickets even on spinning tracks. Shadab bowling was also average. His dismissals against Root and Williamson were the best ones. Batting wise Fakhar, Imam, Hafeez, Sarfraz were also disappointing. As a keeper and captain, Sarfraz did a decent job other than toss decision against Aus and India. Malik and Hassan were the most pathetic of all. What should be the next step? I would retain Fakhar, Imam, Sarfraz, Shahdab, and Imad for now. Hassan should go back to domestic to gain back his confidence. Hafeez and Malik should retire. Wahab can continue to play for year or two as long as he is fit and performing.
     
  6. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Imam should only play test cricket in my opinion! He is not suitable for limited overs cricket! Pura World Cup hum Imam ul haq ki waja se haare hein!!!
     
  7. Mohammed Bilal
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    Rizwan was doing well in the middle order but they kicked him out as well. I know he has slight issues against spin but it's more of a confidence thing. He plays spin well in domestics.
     
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    What did Haris Sohail do wrong to be removed from the squad LOL

    And why is Amir, our best bowler a doubt?

    Shadab is v. young and can bat too. Imad is also a handy allrounder for the time being.


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  9. s_h_a_f
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    We’re planning for World Cup, not a retirement home. So no place for Abid Ali.
     
  10. Mohammed Bilal
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    Batting: Saif Badar, Saud Shakeel, Rohail??, Saad Ali, Usman Salahuddin, Fawad Alam??, Khushdil Shah, Umar Akmal, Maqsood, Shehzad, Asif Ali, Talat, Imran Rafiq, Sami Aslam, Zeeshan Malik.

    Bowling: Naseem Shah, Hasnain, Rauf, Shinwari, Musa, Faheem, Yamin, Mohammed Asghar.


    Course my main guys would be Rizwan, Fakhar, Imam, Babar, Amir, Shadab Haris.

    Main problem is spin bowling.
     
  11. s_h_a_f
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    Haris has fitness issues. Can’t see him lasting another two yrs. Need proper planning for the next WC.
     
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    It is a wrong approach that we should only infuse 20 years old in the team so that they can end up playing 10-15 years. England and Australian teams do infuse new batsman at 30-31years of age. Reason being that batsman has already played many domestic seasons and has seen it all and hence are more mature temperamentally. They can play for 4-5 years and then retire and still end up contributing to the team. Misbah is a great example of this.
     
  13. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Jo khelne wale players hote hein unke against saare criteria apply karke unko bahir kar diya jata hai aur jo nikamme hote hein imamulhaq jaise unko Azhar ali jaise performing ke opener ko drop karke in kar diya jata hai!!
     
  14. Express Pace
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    Imam is garbage, shouldn’t be anywhere near the team.

    On top of that has a horrible attitude.
     
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    Babar, Haris, Amir, Wahab, Shaheen, Shadab and Imad. They’re my pick of the current squad. We do need another spinner but I think Shadab has a lot of potential


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    Test

    1. Imam c
    2. Fakhar / Shadab / Hussain Talat
    3. Babar
    4. Azhar
    5. Harris
    6. Asad Shafiq
    7. Sarfraz
    8. Amir
    9. Yasir Shah
    10. Shaheen
    11. Abbas
    Reserves: Harris Rauf, Shadab / Talat, Fawad Alam, Abid Ali.
     
  17. BuccalSingh
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    Od

    Sharjeel
    Imam
    Babar
    Harris
    Rizwan
    Sarf
    Imad
    Musa khan
    Shaheen
    Shinwari
    aamer

    T20
    Sharjeel
    Babar
    Harris
    Asif Ali
    Sarf
    Happy heart
    Imad
    Shadab
    Wahab
    Shaheen
    Aamer

    Test
    Imam
    Abid Ali/ Shan
    Babar
    Harris
    Azhar
    Asad
    Rizwan
    Yasir
    Abbas
    Shaheen
    Rauf/ Naseem/ shinwari
     
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    Would be better to keep sarf as captain of t 20 and od as t20 cup is next year, but need to drop him from test altogeather.
     
  19. s_h_a_f
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    Lets be realistic. Sharjeel is done.
     
  20. Mohammed Bilal
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    Musa is not ready.
     
  21. KingOfDoosra
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    2023 is too far away

    however i am sure imam babar shadab shaheen will be there
     
  22. BuccalSingh
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    His ban is almost over, if he does well in domestic then he should make a comeback
     
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    I agree get Sharjeel back. He is a dynamite. But wait a minute, it’s been couple of years since he has been out so he definitely needs some domestic performance before getting selected again
     
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    Tests
    1. Imam c
    2. Fakhar / Shadab / Hussain Talat
    3. Babar
    4. Azhar
    5. Harris
    6. Asad
    7. Sarfraz
    8. Amir
    9. Yasir Shah
    10. Shaheen
    11. Abbas
    Reserves: Shadab, Shan Masood, Harris Rauf, Fawad Alam.

    ODIs
    1. Abid Ali
    2. Sharjeel
    3. Babar
    4. Harris c
    5. Rizwan
    6. Asif Ali (must learn to bowl like Shoaib Malik)
    7. Imad
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir
    10. Shaheen
    11. Hasnain
    Reserves: Harris Rauf, Fahim Ashraf, Ahmed Shahzad, Fawad Alam.
     
  25. Mohammed Bilal
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    A few players are there in domestics.

    Personally I’d back Fakhar, Shadab and Hassan and hope Haris’ fitness improves. A few players who can come in are perhaps Ahmed Shehzad, Hussain Talat, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Haris Rauf and Mohammed Rizwan but I really believe we need a top left arm spinner, Off spinner or even a good leg spinner which we don’t have in domestics currently.

    Fakhar
    Shehzad
    Babar
    Saad Ali/Haris Sohail
    Rizwan
    Hussain Talat/Adil Amin/Asif Ali
    - Someone like Santner
    Shadab
    Amir
    Hassan Ali (he’s got the ability, he just needs to start focusing. I’ve seen him bowl both in swing and out swinger on a good length, if he can do that he’ll be mentioned among the best bowlers)
    Shaheen

    Saud Shakeel
    Mohammed Hasnain
    Imam Ul Haq
    Fahim Ashraf
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019

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