World Cup 2019 (Prediction: Pakistan will win the WC under Sarfraz)

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  1. Shahzad.Firdous
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    First of all the prediction: Pakistan will win the World Cup 2019 in my opinion and under Sarfraz! This will be another come from behind Cornered Tigers stuff! World Cup is just round the corner now so what will be Pakistan squad for World Cup?

    1. Azhar Ali (he is the best choice for opener still but has made retirement) / Imam (he is a bit of a question mark) / Sharjeel (he is discussed as well) / Shan (outside inclusion) / Hafeez
    2. Fakhar (he is guaranteed a spot but will have to see if he does okay in SA)
    3. Babar
    4. Harris Sohail
    5. Shoaib Malik
    6. Sarfraz
    7. Shadab
    8. Fahim
    9. Amir / Abbas
    10. Hassan
    11. Shaheen
    Reserves: Abbas, Junaid, Yasir Shah, Aamir Yamin / Ammad Butt, Rizwan, Fawad Alam, Hafeez.
     
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    Lol

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    The LOI team is not actually bad.
    I wouldn't stretch the wishful thinking to a point of day dreaming; however, I wish all the best to Pak team, and looking forward to see some hard fought games.
     
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    Not a bad team, luck will play a big part.

    It may be our last genuine shot at wining it because we are only going to regress from here.
     
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    How is it not a poor team. Its well below average and heavily dependent on Fakhar at top. If he performs then the whole team clicks, if he doesnt then team barely scores 220+ which wont be enough on roads of England.

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    Unfortunately our batsman struggle on all tracks, low bounce, ideal bounce, high bounce the lot, simple reason why, they don’t have a good back foot attacking game which is why the short ball is used as a weapon against the instead it double be used to make runs, Lockie Ferguson wasn’t mental that he bowled 80% of his balls short on a dead pitch, it shocks me really, even Fakhar has a kacha game vs short stuff, Babar looks alright but the rest have no clue whatsoever.
     
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    early round exit.
     
  8. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    When was batting out strength anyway?
    It's the bowling that could click in England.

    Plus, our fielding has been somewhat improved with the introduction of Shadab in the cover region.
     
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    First round exit. Only thing we have going our way is that we usually perform in England.



    Talking about the team then:

    Imam, Fakhar, Babar, Hafeez, Haris, Malik, Asif, Sarfraz, Shadab, Imad, Faheem, Amir, Hasan, Shaheen, Junaid.
     
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    Imam ki jaga Azhar Ali ko le aao baki sab set hai! Abbas ko odis mein daalo Yasir Shah ko daalo Imad ki chuti karo!!
     
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    LOL
     
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    u forgot to give your detailed analysis on which over the winning runs/final wicket will be achieved, who will take that wicket/run and how winning the wc will affect the squad/lineup.
     
  14. Shahzad.Firdous
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    If we bat first:
    Pakistan

    1-9 overs Azhar - Fakhar 38 for 1 (Fakhar out)
    10-23 Azhar - Babar 100 for 3 (Azhar and Babar out)
    24-43 Harris Sohail - Shoaib Malik 200 for 5 (Harris and Malik out)
    44 - 50 Sarfraz - Shadab 250 for 7 (Sarfraz and Shadab out)
    Final score 250 for 7

    India

    1-9 Amir (1 wkt) 5 - Abbas 4 38 for 1
    10-23 Fahim (2 wkts) 6 - Hassan 4 - 99 for 3
    Amir (1 wkt) 2- Shadab 1 - Abbas 1
    24- 35 Shadab 6 (1 wkt) - Abbas 2 (1 wkt) - Hassan 2 (1 wkt)- Harris Sohail 2 - 150 for 6 in 35 overs
    36-40 Fahim 2- Hassan 2 - Amir 1 173 for 6 in 40 overs
    41-50 Shadab 3- Harris Sohail 2, Amir 2- Abbas 2 Hassan 1
    198 for 7 in 45, 224 for 10 in 50 overs.

    Amir 10 overs. Abbas 9 Hassan 9 Fahim 8
    Shadab 10
    Harris Sohail 4.
     
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    Yaar, Babar to make 150.
     
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    Azhar 39, Fakhar 25, Babar 32, Harris 45, Malik 45, Sarfraz 22, Shadab 22, Extras 20.

    Amir 3 wkts. Abbas 2 wkts Hassan 2, Shadab 2, Fahim 1 wkt.
     
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    Chasing:

    India
    1-9 Amir (1 wkt) - Abbas 38 for 1
    10- 23 Fahim 6 (2 wkts) , Hassan 4, Amir 2 (1 wkt), Shadab 1, Abbas 1, 99 for 4.
    24-35 Shadab 6, Abbas 2, Hassan 2, Harris 2
    Shadab 1 wkt, Abbas 1 wkt, Hassan 1 wkt.
    150 for 7,
    36-40 Fahim, Hassan 2 each, Amir 1,
    173 for 7.
    41-45 Shadab 3 (1 wkt), Harris 2
    197 for 8.
    46-49 Amir 2, Abbas 2,
    Amir 1 wkt, Abbas 1 wkt.
    216 allout

    Amir 3 wkts, Abbas 2 wkts, Hassan 1 wkt, Fahim 2 wkts, Shadab 2,

    Pakistan
    1-9 Azhar - Fakhar 38 for 1.
    10-23 Azhar - Babar 100 for 3.
    24-43 Harris - Malik 200 for 5.
    44- 46 Sarfraz - Shadab to hit winning runs
     
  19. iZeeshan
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    We will win the World Cup. You heard it here second.
     
  20. Shahzad.Firdous
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    All five bowlers will share 2 wkts each. Harris Sohail will be the part time bowler and they can also turn to Malik if required.
     
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    Hmm... I see some over optimistic post here, have realistic expectations guys.
     
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    This is the main issue. We really dont rate ourselves and always underestimate ourselves when we have couple of bad series! In my opinion, Pakistan team is always capable of producing a Champions Trophy like performance cus of its bowling attack specially in pacer friendly conditions like England. Problem is that we dont prepare pitches that suit our strength in our country or in UAE, we have worlds best bowling attack full stop and only way we can win consistently is by giving these pacers specially wickets to bowl on which we will never do in our home series cus we are too timid or we want our batsmen to get some confidence by getting runs on flat pitches! Another issue is that soil is not available conducing for fast bowling in UAE and conditions dont suit fast bowling in the desert. If we have England as our home, we will play attacking brand of cricket, we will win some and we will lose some but we will play to our strengths!!
     
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    The problem is, whenever we pin our hopes our players/jobbers, they always let us down. It has happened countless times, therefore better not to have unrealistic expectations.
     
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    How many runs for Kohli?
     
  25. Shahzad.Firdous
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    50! Taken down by Shadab!
     
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    We dont have a settled bowling combination like last time in champions trophy.
    I believe we need to add yasir shah in the mix for the world cup. it is going to be a tough call b/w shaheen and abbas, but i think both should be in the squad.

    Parchi Imam is forced into the side, and have our opening slot made to look fragile. With Azhar ali as partner for Fakhar, opening looked experienced. especially when the middle order is nothing to boast about.
    Babar azam at 3. I dont know, everyone praises him, he makes runs in dead rubbers, but he never looks like he is going to win the match.
    Harris sohail. huh? I think Hafeez should be in the middle order.
    Shoaib at 5, he is experienced, and will play smooth. cant rely too much on him though. in this batting lineup, he seems to look like he is the one who should be winning us the matches, wont happen consistently.
    Sarfraz. he is fine at 6, responsibility will be on him to finish the innings in style. fast.
    Shadab. i dont rate him. he is fine young lad, but he is yet to make the mark. for me he is just a notch better than a tailender.
    Fahim. will be helpful in england.

    we have too many railu katta's. need to make a call b/w fahim and shadab.
     
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    long off, long on, point, deep square or where?
     
  28. Mohammed Bilal
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    Acha j, Babar Azam sab seh bara hamara dushman, koi aur nahi laba?

    Pakistani seh sabsi bari cher hai joh banda batting kar sak ta hai.

    Finally we have a guy tha can bat, maybe we like Sohaib Maqsoods, the Umar Akmal who by your words are TTFs, aap chateh kya heh? A man with small income cannot get a Mercedes, same situation here.
     
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    extra cover to a delivery with a bit of dip towards middle and leg trying to flick towards midwicket, ball turning taking a top edge straight to extra cover - Azhar Ali if he plays or Shoaib Malik or Hafeez standing over there, his catch will be taken by a senior batsman standing at extra cover!
     
  30. Shahzad.Firdous
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    On Shadab's bowling:

    Slip - Azhar Ali, Point - Fakhar Zaman, Extra Cover - Shoaib Malik, Wide Cover - Harris Sohail, Mid Wicket - Babar Azam, Deep Cover - Fahim Ashraf, Long off - Amir , Long on - Hassan Ali, Deep Square Leg - Abbas.
     
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    Lol @SwingNSeam

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  32. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Kohli 70 80 bhi bana sakta hai but woh out Shadab ki bowling per hi hoga!!
     
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    Wah Bhai. Kya baat hai.
     
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    Love his predictions

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    Should become a professional Najoomi. Will earn good money in Karachi.
     
  36. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Kohli ka catch Shoaib Malik pakre to maza ayega!
     
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    Props to you. Helluvan imagination.
     
  39. Shahzad.Firdous
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    If you bring in mid on up, Kohli with his over confidence is a kind of player who will offer an opportunity to mid on fielder as well specially with pressure on him from the other end batsmen getting out!!
     
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    Kohli is an over confident cricketer and over confident cricketers do give you couple of good opportunities. If you grab those opportunities with both hands, then you will see his back but if you squander that opportunity he will hurt you badly! And Pakistanis surely wont drop Kohli~
    Sachin on the other end was a careful guy and despite his enormous talent used to play on merit of each delivery! Sachin would never play an injudicious stroke thats why Pakistanis spilled 6 chances against him in Mohali Semi Final!!
    It is easier to get an over confident guy out when he offers a chance than a careful person!!
     

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