Why are Hassan Ali and Fakhar Zaman NOT playing vs. Ireland?

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  1. DONhill
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    DONhill Talented

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    Could some one shed some light to this please?

    Seem to me that both Fakhar and Hassan are *Star* players, but why on Earth are they not playing???
     
  2. Del
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    Del Cornered Tiger

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    Only Mickey can add two cents to it.

    I was excited to have Fakhar in Test, because he would give this one dimensional side that X-factor, which we need. At least one aggressor, who would counter attack, but 'coache' have some plans.

    And same goes for Hassan, who can be very useful lower down the order to push the total.
     
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    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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    Both should have played this Test.

    Hasan is a far superior bowler to Rahat and Fakhar is worth a go in Test cricket, can provide blistering starts.
     
  4. Patriot
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    Patriot Kaptaan

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    so that both Rahat and Babar can get dropped for good.

    Hasan and Fakhar are playing against England, mark my words
     
  5. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Because Mickey Mouse thinks that he is very smart.
     
  6. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Mickey is so smart that he is picking a Test XI based on performances in T20s.
     
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    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

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    The pacers in Pakistan cricket at the moment are not able to take 20 wickets consistently. Play whoever you wish Amir, Hassan, Rahat, Wahab or Sohail. As a pace lineup its not good enough.

    Also the tactics of enforcing follow on were wrong. Should have batted them out of the game and given vital rest to bowlers after first innings.

    Nevertheless I expected Ireland to do well and to get a win even as @iZeeshan will remember!
     
  8. iho
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    iho Smooth Operator

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    Test Matches is where Mickey is struggling with his strategies, team selections etc.
     
  9. Dare2Dream
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    Dare2Dream Talented

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    Yeah, i think he got caught in a bind when he played Imam in the practice game and Imam ended up being one of the few batsmen to score.

    It is absurd not to play Fakhar.
     
  10. Prince Pathan
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    Prince Pathan Sultan of Swing

    Aug 31, 2011
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    That is because this is real cricket. You need to be technically astute for 5 days, not fluke 1 good hour. Also as I have mentioned before, he comes across as the type of guy that develops favourites no doubt because they tell him what he wants to hear thus playing those very players in every match. I am pretty sure Imad Wasim would have been in this team too had he not had a career threatening fall on grass
     
  11. abc_to_xyz
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    abc_to_xyz Youngsta Beauty

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    Probably rotation policy. They've been playing consistently, needed rest.
     

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