Unfair on Abid Ali

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  1. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    Played two games. Scored century om debut, failed in second. And now he might be dropped from final 15 after being selected for first 15.

    Ironically, his replacement Asif is neither an opener nor middle order batsman but number 6.

    While on other hand, Hafeez will come straight into team after a long injury and Shoaib despite an awful series against Australia and shambolic record in England will be prefered over him.

    Im not a fan of Abid but this is extremely unfair and demotivating for Abid, especially after he was ignored for years despite performing well in domestic cricket.

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  2. Munna
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    That's right. But I'm still hopeful they are not going to drop him as he's the only backup wicket keeper option available.

    Hope he gets a chance to play in the remaining 2 ODIs to make a strong case for himself.
     
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    I dont think they are going to waste a place on a backup keeper.. if something happened to Sarfraz, they will just call someone else at eleventh hour.



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    Farhan.tribune Youngsta Beauty

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    Abid Ali Out of World Cup 2019 pak Squad ?
     
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    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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    Ideally Malik should have been dropped as his record shows. But this is the nepotism rife in Pak cricket.

    Very harsh on Abid, imagine he plays the next two ODIs and scores big, yet still gets dropped. Adding salt into the wound.
     
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    s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

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    Malik the untouchable
     
  7. Energy
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    It is harsh on Abid but honestly why was he even selected in the first place? It is the fault of the PCB. Same can be said about Hasanain but he is actually lucky not to play the first two games and receive the phainty.
     
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    Should not have been selected in the first place

    Bit harsh but the correct decision has been taken

    Hasnain is another lucky kid
     
  9. Del
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    Unfair, yes, because he never had a chance to prove himself. However, this was given if Fakhar and Imam bat well, which they did.

    Also, if needed then Hafeez and Babar can open as well, so his exclusion make sense. Plus, he has no experience in those conditions, so you cant opt a player who has only played 2/3 games that too in UAE.

    That said, he is replaced by Asif, who certainly warrant's selection after making run in ongoing series against ENG.
     
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    Based on some reports.
     
  11. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Asif Ali phele squad ka hisa nahi tha woh out of turn aaya hai is liye Asif Ali ko select nahi karna chahye cus Asif Ali is just a good hitter, he cant bowl nor keep! There is no utility of Asif~ He cant score a 100~ He is only good for a quick 50 thats it~~
     
  12. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Asif Ali ki waja se pura squad disbalanced ho raha hai!!
     
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    its completely normal for the pcb to do this kind of thing. same with Shan. both have been outstanding the past few seasons, and neither gets a loo in past a couple of failed innings, unlike golden child imam. and now after imams excellent innings the other day, thats their careers over, despite massively outscoring imam on an apples to apples comparison.

    they also have a history of playing 'experience' irrespective of form and talent. Afridi got captaincy and a free hand to screw up Pakistans chances which he predictably delivered the last time, and this time it's Malik. if he's been unlucky enough not to have been able to play this series, he should without any question be dropped from the squad. not vindictively, but like an injury, these things happen and its unfortunate, but you cant play someone unless you have confidence in them having been tested in the corresponding environment.
     
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    SwingNSeam Boom Boom

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    ur playing XI?
     
  15. Del
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    Its all over CS bro.
     
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    Final playing 11 for 1st match of World Cup:

    1. Imam
    2. Fakhar
    3. Babar
    4. Hafeez
    5. Sarfraz
    6. Malik
    7. Imad
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir
    10. Hassan
    11. Junaid
    Reserves: Harris Sohail, Abid Ali, Shaheen, Fahim Ashraf.

    Playing 11 is almost same as CT 11. Just one change, Imam in place of Azhar Ali in CT 11.
     
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  17. Patriot
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    Life ain't rainbow and sunshine.

    If you let the world they will keep you on your knees and make sure you never get up.

    It ain't about how are you can hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. how much you can take and keep moving forward.

    now abid can blame him or her or anyone else for this but cowards do that and time will tell if he's one or not
     
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    I don't have any big hopes from Imam that he will have any significant impact in any crucial game.
    A couple of here and there flashes in the pan where he scores at slow rate and that's about it.

    But again, that's the dilemma about the entire team.

    My only two players to focus are Asif Ali and Hasnain.

    I hope they play as many games as possible to get the experience and build themselves for the future.

    This world is just a trial for us. We will be VERY LUCKY if we reach the Semi. IMO
     
  19. KingOfDoosra
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    A world cup isn't about a couple of players emotions.

    You have to win it no matter what or who gets sacrificed for it.
     
  20. Dare2Dream
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    I might have an unpopular opinion, but if Shadab, Hafeez and Malik are to remain in the squad, and with other part time options, Imad should be the one going home instead of Abid.
     
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    Another name on the long list.
     

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