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    Pakistan XI for the first ODI

    According to reports, Shoaib Malik will be preferred to Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq. Mohammad Irfan will make way for Wahab Riaz and Kamran Akmal will bat up the order.

    The playing XI for the first ODI according to media reports:

    Mohammad Hafeez (vc)
    Nasir Jamshed
    Kamran Akmal (wk)
    Younis Khan
    Misbah-ul-Haq (c)
    Shoaib Malik
    Shahid Afridi
    Umar Gul
    Saeed Ajmal
    Wahab Riaz
    Junaid Khan
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    According to media reports, Shoaib Malik will be preferred to Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq. Mohammad Irfan will make way for Wahab Riaz and Kamran Akmal will bat up the order.

    The playing XI for the first ODI according to media reports:

    Mohammad Hafeez (vc)
    Nasir Jamshed
    Kamran Akmal (wk)
    Younis Khan
    Misbah-ul-Haq (c)
    Shoaib Malik
    Shahid Afridi
    Umar Gul
    Saeed Ajmal
    Wahab Riaz
    Junaid Khan
    Yk out umer akmal in
    Malik out asad in.
    Last edited by Shayan; 8th March 2013 at 09:58.


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    no Irfan-why?

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    Well I wont be surprised if we play this team.

    But there are newz on tv that Afridi and Hafeez might not play. They even say there is a rift between Misbah and Hafeez. Seems like masala no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by w8in_4_0402 View Post
    Yk out umer akmal in
    Malik out asad in.
    Agreed. Tough luck for Irfan. But if a seamer performs poorly he should be replaced immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAJ View Post
    Well I wont be surprised if we play this team.

    But there are newz on tv that Afridi and Hafeez might not play. They even say there is a rift between Misbah and Hafeez. Seems like masala no?
    Lol if they drop hafeez than this pak team will become history.

    Misbah has no supporters in team.

    Afridi party, hafeez/malik/akmal mafia vs misbah alone lmaooo!
    Last edited by Shayan; 8th March 2013 at 09:59.


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    Why does Shafiq get dropped? He performed better than Hafeez, Misbah, Jamshed in the Test matches. Is he hurt? I see no reason why Shafiq isn't in our playing XI.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IAJ View Post
    Well I wont be surprised if we play this team.

    But there are newz on tv that Afridi and Hafeez might not play. They even say there is a rift between Misbah and Hafeez. Seems like masala no?
    No, media reports say that Hafeez has joined hands with Whatmore and wants Misbah out of the team. He also pressurizes Misbah whenever he wins a T20I match and Misbah loses an ODI. He, in press conferences backs Whatmore and wants to save his job. He also stresses that he allows players to express themselves and play their natural game, which is the key to success. He hints at Misbah and hits out on him, saying some captains don't allow players to play freely and force them. I'm sure Hafeez will play as he has the backing of Whatmore and there is no point dropping Afridi after his performance in the practice game, but you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    According to media reports, Shoaib Malik will be preferred to Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq. Mohammad Irfan will make way for Wahab Riaz and Kamran Akmal will bat up the order.

    The playing XI for the first ODI according to media reports:

    Mohammad Hafeez (vc)
    Nasir Jamshed
    Kamran Akmal (wk)
    Younis Khan
    Misbah-ul-Haq (c)
    Shoaib Malik
    Shahid Afridi
    Umar Gul
    Saeed Ajmal
    Wahab Riaz
    Junaid Khan
    What the heck...
    all the players that are not playing should be playing...
    the team should have been;

    Mohammad Hafeez (vc)
    Nasir Jamshed
    Kamran Akmal (wk)
    Asad Shafiq
    Umar Akmal
    Shoaib Malik
    Shahid Afridi
    Umar Gul
    Saeed Ajmal
    Junaid Khan
    Mohammed Irfan
    Last edited by Shayan; 8th March 2013 at 09:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shokz1408 View Post
    What the heck...
    all the players that are not playing should be playing...
    the team should have been;

    Mohammad Hafeez (vc)
    Nasir Jamshed
    Kamran Akmal (wk)
    Asad Shafiq
    Umar Akmal
    Shoaib Malik
    Shahid Afridi
    Umar Gul
    Saeed Ajmal
    Junaid Khan
    Mohammed Irfan
    Unfortunately, the selectors will never opt for this line-up, at least for this tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GujjarSher View Post
    Why does Shafiq get dropped? He performed better than Hafeez, Misbah, Jamshed in the Test matches. Is he hurt? I see no reason why Shafiq isn't in our playing XI.
    Look, Hafeez, Misbah and Jamshed are automatic selections. They will play for sure. The only way Shafiq could have played was in place of Malik, who I'm afraid might get the nod over him because of his bowling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    no Irfan-why?
    I was also wondering about that. Wahab didn't bowl well in the practice match even. He went wicketless and leaked far too many runs. Didn't bat up to his potential either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w8in_4_0402 View Post
    Lol if they drop hafeez than this pak team will become history.

    Misbah has no supporters in team.

    Afridi party, hafeez/malik/akmal mafia vs misbah alone lmaooo!
    Yes, as per media reports, Misbah-ul-Haq is out of supporters.

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    hafeez will be out in the first 5 overs steyn will take his wicket

    good luck hafeez

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    Unfortunately, the selectors will never opt for this line-up, at least for this tour.
    Yeah that line up is extremely unlikely on this tour..
    I'd have hafeez come in as an all rounder late in the innings..
    also id make shoaib malik captain, and asad shafiq vice captain..

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    our future team should look something like this;

    Nasir Jamshed
    Kamran Akmal
    Azhar Ali
    Umar Akmal
    Asad Shafiq
    Fawad Alam
    Shoaib Malik
    Mohammed Hafeez
    Raza hasan
    Junaid Khan
    Mohammed Irfan

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    terrible XI if true... we need farhat for jamshed and umar for younis

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    Shafiq and Umar Akmal should be playing instead of Younis and Afridi, hter than that it is a very balanced team. I would let Wahab play this one and prove his worth, Irfan has become a mainstay in this team and will definitely be part of the squad for the Champions league, plus the big man needs to be used sparingly.


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    Misbah has always wanted it to come to that, and hence he has wanted for Umar Akmal to be dropped from test squad, never gave him the no4-no5 position in one days even when he scored heavily (Sl and BD series come to mind or WC2011) and he always shuffled Asad Shafiq in and out of team according to his wish and Younis disponibility. Also, dropping Fawad, Shehzad and Hammad Azam despite their performance and dropping Umar Amin/Haris Sohail/Usman Salahudin without a game.

    I think that it's either down to the defensive mentality to do everything for the win (false because youngsters have better averages than senior), with the fact that he doesn't want to be dropped if the team is full with performing youngsters or the fact that he feels people won't blame him in loss when ex-captains are around him and advising him on what to do.

    People will say it's far-fetched but how else can one explain that being an ex-captain/VC captain, you will get many privileges and chances (see below), which results in Shoaib Malik, Younis, Hafeez, Afridi and Misbah playing in the same XI (+Kami).

    Here is what Misbah did for the past 3 years

    -Seniors have The best position to perform (when we're scoring at a good rate, number 3, bowling when pressure is on)
    -Seniors Several matches despite bad form and one good match is enough for them to play
    -Worst positions for youngsters and dropped after one bad match

    It was all going on before Whatmore and before IQ, the later having made clear team management wants these seniors and doesn't play the youngsters they send.

    Only exceptions are Nasir Jamshed (dropped in tests after 3 bad innings while Hafeez/Azhar/Misbah got clear with same amount) and bowlers.
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    It's actually not that bad. Could have been worse.

    The only change I would make there is Umar in for YK.

    I would have also liked to see Irfan but thinking about it again, he was a liability in his second spell in the India ODIs. Riaz, although a risk (because he's erratic), is at least better fielder and batsman too.

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    That's a fail team, honesty misbah is loosing all respect due to his seniority complex. Generally these reports are true.

    You know it's quite amusing that when it was clear he was no good Australia dropped ponting from Odis straightway despite him being legend

    We cling to a person like yk, the worst odi batsman to play more than 200 games , and keep our top ranked player put

    And I don't have to even mention Malik, he's enjoying misbah's Wookie life debt
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    Quote Originally Posted by endymion248 View Post
    Misbah has always wanted it to come to that, and hence he has wanted for Umar Akmal to be dropped from test squad, never gave him the no4-no5 position in one days even when he scored heavily (Sl and BD series come to mind or WC2011) and he always shuffled Asad Shafiq in and out of team according to his wish and Younis disponibility. Also, dropping Fawad, Shehzad and Hammad Azam despite their performance and dropping Umar Amin/Haris Sohail/Usman Salahudin without a game.

    I think that it's either down to the defensive mentality to do everything for the win (false because youngsters have better averages than senior), with the fact that he doesn't want to be dropped if the team is full with performing youngsters or the fact that he feels people won't blame him in loss when ex-captains are around him and advising him on what to do.

    People will say it's far-fetched but how else can one explain that being an ex-captain/VC captain, you will get many privileges and chances (see below), which results in Shoaib Malik, Younis, Hafeez, Afridi and Misbah playing in the same XI (+Kami).

    Here is what Misbah did for the past 3 years

    -Seniors have The best position to perform (when we're scoring at a good rate, number 3, bowling when pressure is on)
    -Seniors Several matches despite bad form and one good match is enough for them to play
    -Worst positions for youngsters and dropped after one bad match

    It was all going on before Whatmore and before IQ, the later having made clear team management wants these seniors and doesn't play the youngsters they send.

    Only exceptions are Nasir Jamshed (dropped in tests after 3 bad innings while Hafeez/Azhar/Misbah got clear with same amount) and bowlers.
    Whatmore apparently really liked Jamshed , otherwise i doubt he would have made it the 11 in the first place. You can also add in junaid khan, for so long we picked sohail tanvir and mohammad Sami over him. When hey dished out the usual crap misbah just comes out and says "we must back the seniors they have experience"


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    Kamran Akmals going to get a go at number 3. heard on some geo super show a few days ago before the match against sa invitaionals

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    Also I don't see the sense in having both riaz and gul. They both suck with the new ball , pick one of them only


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    Replace Malik with Umar Akmal and it's a decent team.

    Actually, include Shafiq instead of YK and it's almost perfect.


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    There are only 3 specialist batsmen, in that selected XI:
    Nasir Jamshed
    Misbah
    Younis

    Rest are all alrounders.

    We need Umar Akmal in that line up.


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    Poor decision if this is true. Pakistan team is becoming a club and management/captain keeping the deserving players out. There should be no Malik as he won't survive against bouncy & pacy bowling. He is only good for subcontinent. They have to play Asad Shafiq and Irfan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    There are only 3 specialist batsmen, in that selected XI:
    Nasir Jamshed
    Misbah
    Younis

    Rest are all alrounders.

    We need Umar Akmal in that line up.
    all 3 are fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    There are only 3 specialist batsmen, in that selected XI:
    Nasir Jamshed
    Misbah
    Younis

    Rest are all alrounders.

    We need Umar Akmal in that line up.
    Yk shouldn't be classified as an odi batsman , even Malik is better


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    Afridi shouldn't be in the squad let alone playing XI.


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    I wonder what's the justification of having both afridi and Malik in the team. Hope it's not bowling, wwe have 7 bowlers in this team


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    No, media reports say that Hafeez has joined hands with Whatmore and wants Misbah out of the team. He also pressurizes Misbah whenever he wins a T20I match and Misbah loses an ODI. He, in press conferences backs Whatmore and wants to save his job. He also stresses that he allows players to express themselves and play their natural game, which is the key to success. He hints at Misbah and hits out on him, saying some captains don't allow players to play freely and force them. I'm sure Hafeez will play as he has the backing of Whatmore and there is no point dropping Afridi after his performance in the practice game, but you never know.
    Whether anyone likes it or not we NEED Misbah Ul Haq in our team because when a few wickets fall early which they usually do with us he comes and steadys the ship, he starts off slow agreed but he makes up for it at the end of his innings his ODI record says it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    Yk shouldn't be classified as an odi batsman , even Malik is better
    He's one of the best batsmen we have ever produced and is very suited to ODI cricket because of his canny ability to rotate the strike Younis Khan is a partnership builder and can be relied on 9 times out of 10.

    I predict Younis and Misbah to have a very successful series experience is key on these pitches and they will come up trumps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    No, media reports say that Hafeez has joined hands with Whatmore and wants Misbah out of the team. He also pressurizes Misbah whenever he wins a T20I match and Misbah loses an ODI. He, in press conferences backs Whatmore and wants to save his job. He also stresses that he allows players to express themselves and play their natural game, which is the key to success. He hints at Misbah and hits out on him, saying some captains don't allow players to play freely and force them. I'm sure Hafeez will play as he has the backing of Whatmore and there is no point dropping Afridi after his performance in the practice game, but you never know.
    No wonder Whatmore has a cordial relationship with Hafeez!


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    That is a terrible team. Especially the batting line-up. Mediocre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy_husla View Post

    He's one of the best batsmen we have ever produced and is very suited to ODI cricket because of his canny ability to rotate the strike Younis Khan is a partnership builder and can be relied on 9 times out of 10.

    I predict Younis and Misbah to have a very successful series experience is key on these pitches and they will come up trumps.
    oh please he's been averaging 27 under 70 sr. in his last 51 ODIs..13 in his last 16 ODIs..and no he isn't an all rounder..

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    Quote Originally Posted by khan1992 View Post
    all 3 are fail
    Was just saying that any team can't have 3 specialist batsmen only, regardless of they are fail or not.
    Personally, I want Shafiq and Umar Akmal in the playing XI instead of Malik and Younis.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSN View Post
    oh please he's been averaging 27 under 70 sr. in his last 51 ODIs..13 in his last 16 ODIs..and no he isn't an all rounder..
    Ok after this series is over then come and talk to me sir when he fires we won't be seeing you around.

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    abdur-rehmam should be selected...in place of Afridi.
    Umer akmal in for yk
    Asad for Misbah...


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    Barring Farhat this is the exact team they played the Invitiationalgame


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    Best 11 we can get out of this squad -

    Jamshed
    Farhat
    Hafeez
    YK
    Asad
    Misbah
    Umer
    Gul/Wahab
    Ajmal
    Junaid
    Irfan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Zero View Post
    abdur-rehmam should be selected...in place of Afridi.
    Umer akmal in for yk
    Asad for Misbah...
    I really dont think we need 7 bowlers in the team.
    U Akmal for YK and Asad for Afridi. Misabah is the captain so he would play but if he is not I would play Hafeez in his spot and bring in Farhat would prefer Ahmed Shezad but he is in Pakistan at the moment

    Jamshed
    Farhat\Ahmed Shezad
    KAkmal\Shafiq
    UAkmal
    Hafeez
    Malik
    Shafiq\K Akmal
    Gul
    Ajmal
    Junaid
    Irfan\Wahab


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    shehzad or farhat should be playing instead of younis. farhat wouldn't hurt, another lefty always comes in handy.
    even our lefty bowlers, bat right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy_husla View Post
    Whether anyone likes it or not we NEED Misbah Ul Haq in our team because when a few wickets fall early which they usually do with us he comes and steadys the ship, he starts off slow agreed but he makes up for it at the end of his innings his ODI record says it all

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/conte...yer/41378.html



    He's one of the best batsmen we have ever produced and is very suited to ODI cricket because of his canny ability to rotate the strike Younis Khan is a partnership builder and can be relied on 9 times out of 10.

    I predict Younis and Misbah to have a very successful series experience is key on these pitches and they will come up trumps.
    Are you using the magic dragon or something
    If yk is so great why does he

    : avg 32 despite playing the bulk of his 250 odd games in the top order
    Why does he only have 6 hundreds , 3 agaisnt India one against Hong Kong
    Why does he have an avg of 15 is his last 10 games
    Why is his strike rate in 60s for this period
    Why hasn't he made a 100 in 5 years

    Just because he is a great in test doesn't mean he is great in Odis. He is the worst odi batsman to play more than 200 games

    Experience means nothing if players are crap

    He has done nothing for years , I wonder if you even watch the games
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    Farhat, Shafiq and U Akaml- All three of them should be in the team. The likes of Younis, Misbah and Malik are rubbish in ODI cricket and will be responsible for numerous middle order collapses if they continue to play, it is time for Misbah and Younis to retire from the ODI game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    Are you using the magic dragon or something
    If yk is so great why does he

    : avg 32 despite playing the bulk of his 250 odd games in the top order
    Why does he only have 6 hundreds , 3 agaisnt India one against Hong Kong
    Why does he have an avg of 15 is his last 10 games
    Why is his strike rate in 60s for this period
    Why hasn't he made a 100 in 5 years

    Just because he is a great in test doesn't mean he is great in Odis. He is the worst odi batsman to play more than 200 games

    Experience means nothing if players are crap

    He has done nothing for years , I wonder if you even watch the games
    Yeah YKs been pretty poor most of his ODI career. Had a few periods where he's was good though, often when he was in such good test form it transferred.

    Think YK has been mismanaged in his entire ODI career. He isn't a no.3 player naturally. Not even in tests, but he makes do. Struggles too much against early pace and starts off very scratchily. In tests he can play it out, in ODIs there's no time.

    Should have been coming in at 6 where spinners operate and ball is older. I remember many innings where Yk's done well, coming in later and scoring runs and picking up the singles. He's good at that. Don't think it's pure chance he actually as a very good record at six at a good SR as well.

    But it's too late. Funny thing was Malik was being played at six when he should have been at three, and YK at three when he should have been at six. Now both don't deserve places in the side anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    Unfortunately, the selectors will never opt for this line-up, at least for this tour.
    Selectors pick Afridi first then add 10 more players Around him. Wish selectors would come into senses and dump the first pick forever for pakistan's cricket sake. It is really sad good players r being wasted because a wasted talent has to be in fhe team. Just like pakistan's politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ads101 View Post
    Yeah YKs been pretty poor most of his ODI career. Had a few periods where he's was good though, often when he was in such good test form it transferred.

    Think YK has been mismanaged in his entire ODI career. He isn't a no.3 player naturally. Not even in tests, but he makes do. Struggles too much against early pace and starts off very scratchily. In tests he can play it out, in ODIs there's no time.

    Should have been coming in at 6 where spinners operate and ball is older. I remember many innings where Yk's done well, coming in later and scoring runs and picking up the singles. He's good at that. Don't think it's pure chance he actually as a very good record at six at a good SR as well.

    But it's too late. Funny thing was Malik was being played at six when he should have been at three, and YK at three when he should have been at six. Now both don't deserve places in the side anyway.
    People talk about YK being good at 6. His stats may suggest he's best at that position.

    However, he was not a good enough striker of the ball batting that low.

    He would get singles and twos when boundaries were needed. He was not a Razzaq or Afridi that could smash the ball - and often he was required to do that. He wasn't even like an Inzi or Moyo who would play normally but could also massively up the run rate when required.

    I remember getting very frustrated with him not scoring quick enough for the match situation coming in at 6. He couldn't help it though.

    YK was good as you say for a period of a year or two - and that was batting higher up. Otherwise he's been average at best as an ODI player for the remainder of his career. Awesome test player of course.

    I'm surprised that he hasn't actually retired from ODIs, as YK is normally a good team guy and should recognize when he's not contributing. But then again, he's never been good in ODIs, so why retire now? Plus, all of the players want the money from ODIs of course.

    India just dropped Sehwag. I don't know why our dumb selectors can't make bold decisions and drop out of form and/or underperforming players. 10-15 games is a long enough failure for someone like YK. And Misbah I pray will be dropped after this tour as well.

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    UA should play.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Bassim View Post
    1. slogger
    2. attacker
    3. attacker
    4. slogger
    5. grinder
    6. pathetic
    7. past his prime
    8. slogger
    9. slogger
    10. scratcher
    11. all-rounder


    Yes Khan Ji. Good team. Sloggers and attackers. Way to go !

    Your team, 50/3 after 10 overs. My prediction.
    It's a pathetic team but the best we have.

    The players need to do better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khan1992 View Post
    hafeez will be out in the first 5 overs steyn will take his wicket

    good luck hafeez
    Yes, it's a possibility, but you can't bet on him in limited overs cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWalsall View Post
    Kamran Akmals going to get a go at number 3. heard on some geo super show a few days ago before the match against sa invitaionals
    Yes, mate. I have written his name at No.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkhan1996 View Post
    terrible XI if true... we need farhat for jamshed and umar for younis

    Can't see that happening, at least for the first two ODIs.

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    Akmal at 3 is silly....

    It means he's likely to come in when its 1 down early... And then it's likely to be 2 down as he can't defend.

    He needs to open so if it pays off we have a headstart. If it doesnt the real openers can consolidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy_husla View Post
    Whether anyone likes it or not we NEED Misbah Ul Haq in our team because when a few wickets fall early which they usually do with us he comes and steadys the ship, he starts off slow agreed but he makes up for it at the end of his innings his ODI record says it all

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/conte...yer/41378.html



    He's one of the best batsmen we have ever produced and is very suited to ODI cricket because of his canny ability to rotate the strike Younis Khan is a partnership builder and can be relied on 9 times out of 10.

    I predict Younis and Misbah to have a very successful series experience is key on these pitches and they will come up trumps.
    Quote Originally Posted by alberto View Post
    No wonder Whatmore has a cordial relationship with Hafeez!
    We can't keep Misbah hoping for the wickets to fall early and him coming in to save us. If runs are flowing, say we have 200 on the board in 30 overs or so, Misbah's utility becomes nill.

    Yes, Hafeez and Whatmore are having very friendly relations these days.

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    Let the torture continue..... :Malik

    Let Misbah play safe by including TTFs in a bid to keep good relations with seniors....

    Lol Kami at 3....as a body guard for Younis and Misbah......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canistani Hero View Post
    Barring Farhat this is the exact team they played the Invitiationalgame
    No, Hafeez, Asad and Ajmal didn't play either.

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    middle order of YK, Misbah and Malik

    No longterms planning here for the next world cup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amjid Javed View Post
    middle order of YK, Misbah and Malik

    No longterms planning here for the next world cup...
    It happens only in Pakistan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    It happens only in Pakistan!
    Lots of other things happen in Pakistan too.

    An average Afridi playing 11 years on the back of his one off century.

    Then finally having two good years 2009-2011.

    And then a miserable last year. Still getting a call up in the team, despite nothing extraordinary versus Afghanistan.

    You are right. Lots of things happen in Pakistan.


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    After Tests,I can expect some more records for us in One day series too....

    If Maliks,Younis and Afridi are going to play the first match,then they must play all the 5...We want a decision to be made regarding their future...


    " Don't wait. The time will never be just right "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Bassim View Post
    Lots of other things happen in Pakistan too.

    An average Afridi playing 11 years on the back of his one off century.

    Then finally having two good years 2009-2011.

    And then a miserable last year. Still getting a call up in the team, despite nothing extraordinary versus Afghanistan.

    You are right. Lots of things happen in Pakistan.
    Afridi is not the only one. I feel he is the best wrist spinner in Pakistan, who can bat as well. Afridi justified his selection, first in the T20I then in the warm-up game. He was far better than Jamshed, Malik, Kamran, Umar etc. in the T20I. Didn't get to chance his arms. Batting with all guns blazing in the warm-up game and again batted far better than Misbah, Younis, Malik, Misbah etc. Wait for these 5 ODIs and see what he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waqar goraya View Post
    After Tests,I can expect some more records for us in One day series too....

    If Maliks,Younis and Afridi are going to play the first match,then they must play all the 5...We want a decision to be made regarding their future...
    Yes, true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    Afridi is not the only one. I feel he is the best wrist spinner in Pakistan, who can bat as well. Afridi justified his selection, first in the T20I then in the warm-up game. He was far better than Jamshed, Malik, Kamran, Umar etc. in the T20I. Didn't get to chance his arms. Batting with all guns blazing in the warm-up game and again batted far better than Misbah, Younis, Malik, Misbah etc. Wait for these 5 ODIs and see what he does.
    If a player keeps getting recalled, at some point he will do something to justify his selection. Bottom line is there was no justification in recalling him after the India ODIs. I'm a big fan of his but this inconsistent and random selection policy is a joke.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayan View Post
    If a player keeps getting recalled, at some point he will do something to justify his selection. Bottom line is there was no justification in recalling him after the India ODIs. I'm a big fan of his but this inconsistent and random selection policy is a joke.
    Yes, you know that, Shayan. There is an immense fan following of Afridi and the fact is that the PCB gets pressurized when his name is in contention. Let's hope he performs against South Africa and justifies his selection. He is off to bright start, though. His performance in the only T20I and in the warm-up match was more than what people expected from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    Yes, you know that, Shayan. There is an immense fan following of Afridi and the fact is that the PCB gets pressurized when his name is in contention. Let's hope he performs against South Africa and justifies his selection. He is off to bright start, though. His performance in the only T20I and in the warm-up match was more than what people expected from him.
    Agreed, as for the team, really want to see Umar Akmal and Shafiq playing more. They should be the future of the middle order, but we'll never find out if they're not selected!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayan View Post
    Agreed, as for the team, really want to see Umar Akmal and Shafiq playing more. They should be the future of the middle order, but we'll never find out if they're not selected!
    Kami
    Jamshed
    Shafiq
    Akmal
    Misbah
    Hafeez
    Razzaq
    Afridi or wahab
    Gul
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    Junaid


    I'd love to see this side play once together.

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    Forget Razzaq now,his fitness level hardly qualifies for veteran cricket.....There is another thread about Pakistan India veteran series in Sharjah....Pakistan veterans need him...


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    We all support Pak but if we lose let's hope it's 5 nil so we get rid of misbah afridi Yk and maybe Gul and build for the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by waqar goraya View Post
    Forget Razzaq now,his fitness level hardly qualifies for veteran cricket.....There is another thread about Pakistan India veteran series in Sharjah....Pakistan veterans need him...
    I think he can still play up until the champions trophy very effectively

    His slot shoukd be taken up by a fulltime batsman after that as we dont appear to have any alkrounders making a case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayan View Post
    Agreed, as for the team, really want to see Umar Akmal and Shafiq playing more. They should be the future of the middle order, but we'll never find out if they're not selected!
    Yes, for that purpose, we need to get rid of Younis and Misbah and look forawrd to the 2015 World Cup. Both of them won't be able to continue or rather shouldn't continue till that long. Hafeez and Afridi could still have a chance, I reckon as we don't have much reliable and experienced replacements, but it's worth a gamble to go with fresh blood, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTI tsunami View Post
    We all support Pak but if we lose let's hope it's 5 nil so we get rid of misbah afridi Yk and maybe Gul and build for the future
    What if all of them perform and we still lose? And what if Afridi performs and we lose? I fancy the age doesn't matter. You can play as far as you're fit and performing up to the requirements. These 5 ODIs will be career-defining or our senior players.

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    Pakistan line up for ODIs in terms of batting should be

    Jamshed
    Kamran Akmal
    Hafeez
    Umar Akmal
    Misbah
    Asad Shafiq

    Id have both Asad and Umar in the team and i think Umar needs to bat in the top 4 and be given more responsibility to learn how to constuct inns

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingFaridKhan View Post
    What if all of them perform and we still lose? And what if Afridi performs and we lose? I fancy the age doesn't matter. You can play as far as you're fit and performing up to the requirements. These 5 ODIs will be career-defining or our senior players.
    Then I would call that a miracle as for afridi he needs to play v minnows and will be exposed again for the 350th time

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTI tsunami View Post
    Then I would call that a miracle as for afridi he needs to play v minnows and will be exposed again for the 350th time
    We should hope for his success for he has served our country.

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    younis and malik taking places of umar and asad


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    Quote Originally Posted by Asif321 View Post
    younis and malik taking places of umar and asad
    Not what the doctor ordered.

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    What the HELL are Afridi and Malik doing in the team after proving their THIRD CLASS selves again and again over the last 10 years...

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    We should hope for his success for he has served our country.
    I know he has but u have to admit he has seen his best days we need to plan for future

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    This team deserves to lose 5-0 , the incompetent team management and selectors are screwing pakistan cricket big time. The fresh blood and excitement is what pakistan cricket and in particular oneday team needs. , , , are killing pakistan ODI team at the moment nad to some extent is also responsible. Potential good players like and :umarakmal are being ignored for the likes of TTF like malik yk hafeez (as an opener). The inform Shahzad was sent back , this team is bound to doom.


    Privatize PCB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amjid Javed View Post
    Pakistan line up for ODIs in terms of batting should be

    Jamshed
    Kamran Akmal
    Hafeez
    Umar Akmal
    Misbah
    Asad Shafiq

    Id have both Asad and Umar in the team and i think Umar needs to bat in the top 4 and be given more responsibility to learn how to constuct inns
    I'd have the same but maybe swap hafeez and shafiq positions

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