Why Wahab Riaz is still playing cricket at National level?

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  1. Del
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    Del Whispering Death

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    I mean seriously, what is his role? What does he bring to the table?

    No pace, no variation, no swing and seam and at this age (33, unofficially looks like 36/37) he's not even good as 3rd seamer. So whats the point of having him in the Test?

    This should be his LAST TEST.
     
  2. Fireworks11
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    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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    He is still good. Wicket isn’t suited to his bowling style.
     
  3. Don Quixote
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    Don Quixote Whispering Death

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    The thing is he shouldnt have been dropped in the first place. His selection now after an axe seems to have killed his momentum. I think we should move on from him.


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  4. Patriot
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    bring back Amir.
     
  5. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Wahab Riaz should have been given the last 2 overs instead of Bilal Asif!!
     
  6. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Should have been given atleast an over at the end!
     
  7. Patriot
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    kick him out already - Pakistan Cricket Fans
     
  8. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    he wasnt given the responsibility at the end! Captain should treat everybody equally!
     
  9. Patriot
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    stfu

    he's finished now, jobber playing this match cost us the game. we were one bowler short
     
  10. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Because there are no replacements for these guys, these guys think they are irreplaceable!!
     
  11. Express Pace
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    Express Pace Cornered Tiger

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    Absolutely pointless selection, has no brain or control. Just taken a spot from Amir or Junaid.
     
  12. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Amir and Junaid are no good either!
     
  13. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Hassan would play the 2nd test in place of Wahab!
     
  14. Express Pace
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    They are better than him no doubt. Wahab bowls all over the place with no game plan or thinking.
     
  15. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Wahab was not given enough opportunity by the Captain in my opinion! He should have atleast got the 2nd last over to see what he can do! Tailenders were going to find Wahab difficult to deal with than Bilal Asif!!
     
  16. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

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    I agree. Crap captaincy Sarfraz.
     
  17. Del
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    Del Whispering Death

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    Amir is not, but Junaid is ahead of him in UAE.

    I know you wouldn't reveal stats to back your claim, therefore I have done it for you.

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    Myth busted that Wahab is better than Junaid.
     
  18. Patriot
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    Amir would have taken a couple of wickets at least

    Junaid should play in the 2nd round
     
  19. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Wahab ko moqa hi nahi diya Sarfraz ne~ Atleast 2nd last over dena chahye tha Wahab ko as tailenders would prefer spinner over Wahab's pace~
     
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    amir is crap and doesnt want to play tests anyway because its not worth enough money. what is total crap as he has proven in this test match. its not his fault, its the bloody selectors.

    some of us have been calling for his ejection from the team for years now, its so obvious what else do they need to see? he cant bowl. play talha, hes in the squad, play him.
     
  21. godzilla
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    godzilla Talented

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    you have been totally and utterly wrong on wahab.
     
  22. Dare2Dream
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    Yeah but people have short memories. Like Hafeez, he will keep returning to the team perpetually based on a few isolated performances while people overlook the long stretches of mediocrity.
     
  23. Munna
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    He isn't there only to bowl last overs of a test match and pick a couple of tailenders
     
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    Just going to leave this here:

     
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  25. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    Misbah still plays FC ? :O

    And taufeeq umar is still alive ??? Lol i remember that guy since school days

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    The answer is rather simple, NOTHING.

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  27. Del
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    Can somebody Tweet this to Inzy and Mickey?

    @Shahzad.Firdous - how many times have Wahab done something like this in domestic?
     
  28. mohsin88ali
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    My guess? Scarce few. If that.

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  29. Blackfyre
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    He is completely useless. Should be discarded permanently from all formats.
     
  30. Energy
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    He looked club level that's for sure. He's not a test bowler, neither an ODI bowler.
     
  31. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Wahab Riaz ka confidence bilkul shake karke rakh diya hai Arthur ne! He was bowling Shoaib Akhtar level stuff in World Cup 2015 specially that Watson game!!
     
  32. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    Hahahaha .. you should work in a circus man.

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  33. Del
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    There was a time when he was okish as 3rd pacer, but not anymore. The only weapon in the armoury was pace, which he hasnt anymore. He's an utter liability now, which we dont need anymore.
     
  34. Del
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    Del Whispering Death

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    Bas kerdo bhai bas ...
     
  35. godzilla
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    I agree. it wasnt that one game that was a fluke, its all the other 99% of games that were flukes, and everyone else fault, not wahabs lack of talent and hard work.
     
  36. Del
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    Del Whispering Death

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    @Shahzad.Firdous

    Wahab had nothing at his arsenal but pace, which is gone. If you have to select a bowler based on pace, then I would pick Haris Rauf over him hands down. Atleast Haris can beat batters with his consistent 148 KPH.
     
  37. Blackfyre
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    Blackfyre Youngsta Beauty

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    This
     
  38. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
  39. harsha
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    harsha Youngsta Beauty

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    surprised it took 3 pages for shahzad to mention riaz's australia 2015 performance.
     
  40. Blackfyre
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    Blackfyre Youngsta Beauty

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    Thx bro
     

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