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    "I want to play for Pakistan for many years" : Sohaib Maqsood

    Sohaib Maqsood has been in scintillating form this season, a run which has seen him emerge as an outsider for Pakistan’s Champions Trophy despite not being named in the PCB’s original 30-man squad.

    A right-handed batsman, in the 2012/13 season to date, he has played 13 List A matches, scoring 977 runs at an average of 79, including two centuries and seven fifties. This is in contrast to the previous two seasons, in which he has played just 6 matches, averaging in the mid-30s.

    His run of form over the last six games for WADPA has been particularly impressive, recording innings of 57, 68, 66, 43, 119 and 74. However, his best innings came against Karachi Dolphins for Multan Tigers in which he scored a blistering 156 off 132 balls. A tough competitor, he recovered from a serious back injury six years ago and has worked hard to improve his batting and bowling, developing into a handy off-spinner.

    Maqsood spoke to PakPassion.net about his season, hopes for the future and his development as a batsman.

    PakPassion: How did you get into cricket?

    Sohaib Maqsood: I started playing cricket around the time of my Matriculation exams. My cousin used to play a lot of cricket so my father asked him to take me along, more to get me out of the house. The interest was developed by chance - I was one of the rare breed of Pakistani children who really had no interest in cricket when I was young.


    PakPassion: A lot of good players have hailed from Multan, including of course Inzamam-ul-Haq. Is Inzamam one of your cricketing heroes?

    Sohaib Maqsood: I had little interest in cricket as a youngster and as a result I didn’t have any heroes. I was 14 when I started playing cricket and I didn’t have a hero at that time, but ever since my childhood I have always watched Jacques Kallis. Right from when I first started taking a keen interest in cricket, I have admired Jacques Kallis! I really like the way he plays his shots and I just love the way he plays cricket and his whole approach to the game.


    PakPassion: When did you start to take cricket more seriously?

    Sohaib Maqsood: Initially cricket for me was just a chance to catch up with friends. But after completing my Matriculation, I went to college and started playing cricket for the college team. That’s where I met one of my mentors Professor Javed Malik. He took me under his wing and kept an eye on me and asked me to play for his club.

    I started playing cricket for Professor Malik's club and he really appreciated me. He strongly encouraged me to play regular cricket over the course of the next year and I took on board his advice. I was then selected for the under-19 Multan regional academy team and then selected for the Pakistan Under-19 training camp to tour Sri Lanka, so I suppose, things happened very quickly for me once I started taking cricket seriously.


    PakPassion: The Under-19 tour to Sri Lanka - What year was that? Were you selected for the tour of Sri Lanka?

    Sohaib Maqsood: No I was on the verge of selection but didn't quite make it. I did attend the 15-day training camp and I was 15 or 16 at that time in 2003/04.


    PakPassion: You then started playing under-16 / under-19 regional cricket in Multan. How did you break into First Class cricket?

    Sohaib Maqsood: I played for Pakistan Under 19s. One year I was on the verge of selection, then the next year I was given the chance to play for Pakistan Under 19s against Sri Lanka in the home series in Test matches.

    Sri Lanka had Angelo Matthews, Upal Tharanga, Kapugedera, and a lot of other stars. I played Under-19 cricket for Pakistan and next year I was in the Under-19 World Cup training camp but I got injured. I broke my back and I had to leave cricket for a year-and-a-half. I loved playing cricket but I went back to college, I completed my graduation and I went to university. At that time I didn’t have any plans to play cricket again and I thought my cricket career was over before it had properly started.

    I had a 30-day break from my semester and I played in a district seniors tournament. One of my fans and a senior, Mohammad Ali Niazi, who holds the record for the highest one-day score in domestic cricket in Pakistan, asked me to play for Multan district while I was free for a month. So I didn’t play any cricket before that for 18 months but I agreed to Niazi's request and went to play for Multan district while I had some free time. I scored about 500 runs in five innings. Before the five matches for Multan district, I had played all of my cricket as a spinner and I wasn’t regarded as much of a batsman in under 19 cricket.


    PakPassion: In what year did you make the 500 runs for the Multan region (in your comeback)?

    Sohaib Maqsood: This was in the 2007/08 season.


    PakPassion: When you scored those runs (for Multan region), it must have rekindled your hunger for cricket?

    Sohaib Maqsood: Yes, that kind of got my hunger back. I felt my back was better as well and I had recovered from injury fully. After that we had the regional First Class trials. I was not interested in the trials as I wanted to go back to university and get my MBA, but my father said that I should go and do the trials as I had scored plenty of runs in regional cricket. I entered the trials and got selected for a First Class team (KRL) and was also awarded a regional contract.


    PakPassion: It’s nice to see guys like yourself and Ali Waqas who have concentrated on their studies as well as cricket. What did you study at University?

    Sohaib Maqsood: I started my MBA but then ended up having to give it up due to cricket. I then went to another university and completed an MSc in Sports Science.


    PakPassion: Which university?

    Sohaib Maqsood: Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.


    PakPassion: How did things develop after you were selected for the First Class team?

    Sohaib Maqsood: I scored around 400 runs in five games which I played that year. Over the next year I couldn’t get runs in two games and was dropped for the whole season. In the next season, I wasn’t even selected for the regional team and I went to KRL and I was dropped for 10 games – I only got the chance to play in one game that season, so in my first two seasons in first class cricket I couldn’t really do anything. I didn’t get enough chances to play.

    Season 2010/11 was a turnaround season for me, when I went to WAPDA. I scored about 750 runs in 8 or 9 games and I got selected for Balochistan in the Pentangular Cup and got plenty of runs there as well. Unfortunately I was struck by injury again as I broke my ankle and was out of cricket for a year-and-a-half again. I have made a comeback this season again and this year has been really really good so far.


    PakPassion: In this year in all formats, your name has been at the top of the performers. What do you put this season being so special down to?

    Sohaib Maqsood: I think the reason is that I had been away from cricket for almost eighteen months and that hunger for cricket was really getting to me. Also, I made a name for myself in 2010/11 by scoring 1200 runs in that season so it is very important for me to make a good comeback to follow that season with another good season.

    At the end of the day you can't do anything as it's up to God. I worked hard this season and came back from such a serious injury - I also prayed a lot and everything happened for my benefit.

    I've also received good support from my department. I would really like to thank everyone at WAPDA particularly the management in the way they have supported me. When I started playing this season I was not 100% but they always supported me. They always said to me that you are going to play all of the games. Even if you are not performing, you are our special player and we won't drop you regardless of how you do. That was the confidence which was given to me by the management that really helped me. Their support is what has provided this great turnaround in my career.


    PakPassion: You have performed well in all formats this season. Some players only make runs in T20, One Day cricket or 4 Day cricket. But this season you've performed in all types of cricket - How do you feel about that?

    Sohaib Maqsood: I always think that real cricketers - batsmen or bowlers are those who can adapt themselves according to the situation and circumstances and perform in all formats not just one or two. My main thing is that I play freely and naturally, I don't put pressure on myself in any format.

    I always play cricket positively and focus on the shots which I can play freely regardless of whether its T20, 50 over or the 4 Day format and I adapt to each format quickly. I'm really happy that I've been able to do well in all formats of the game this season.

    I think if you are in good form, the ball is coming on nicely, you can do well in any format and particularly if your confidence is high. Because I am a free flowing batsman, T20 and One day are the formats I guess people feel I am more suited to, but I think I'm also effective in the four day format as I feel I have good levels of concentration at the crease. I'm really thankful that I average around 50 in all formats.


    PakPassion: Is the injury situation all sorted? The ankle, back, no lingering problems with that?

    Sohaib Maqsood: The back problem I had was six years ago so no issues with that. You can't score runs in one day cricket if you're not fully fit. I featured in both One Day tournaments and thankfully I am fit enough to play in all formats of the game.


    PakPassion: You have obviously developed your batting and as you say, you started off as an off spinner. What do you see yourself as? A genuine all-rounder or a batting all-rounder, or perhaps a bowling all-rounder?

    Sohaib Maqsood: I used to be a bowling all-rounder at the start of my career but when I broke my back I was forced to focus more on my batting. Even when I used to play Under-19 cricket, A-grade cricket or club cricket I knew that I had a better technique to be a better batsman than a bowler, but I take both facets very seriously.

    As I was forced to focus more on my batting [due to injury], I just set my mind to score big runs because as an all-rounder you are scoring 30-40 or so but as a front line batsman that's not enough. I just had to focus my mind into thinking that I need to be scoring big runs and to mature as a batsman. I love bowling too and in the last couple of years I have started bowling again. I particularly enjoy bowling in the shorter formats of the game.


    PakPassion: Recently we did an interview with Basit Ali, who mentioned you as one of the stars of domestic cricket this season and somebody who he thinks should be playing international cricket soon. That must be your aim - to play for Pakistan?

    Sohaib Maqsood: I think it's not just me but every cricketer who plays cricket has a goal to play for his country. My mindset is that as well. I know that if I continue to work hard my chance may come. I will need to put in even more effort and continue to improve. That's how much hard work I have put into my batting, bowling and fielding. I want to stay at the top of cricket for a long time, I don't want to be the player who plays one Test or two One Day Internationals. If I get my chance, I want to play for Pakistan for many years.


    PakPassion: The Champions Trophy might be too soon for you but there are some "A" tours that may happen later this year. That must be in your mind to perhaps get selected for one of the "A" tours?

    Sohaib Maqsood: Well even when I was a child I always wanted to play and enjoy my cricket and it didn't matter whether I am playing for my club or for Pakistan Under-19's. I want to make sure whichever game I play I enjoy cricket.

    The real goal is to play for Pakistan but it all depends on the selectors and the PCB as they may want me to go through the "A" tours and perform there and get selected for the Pakistan team. Whenever the opportunity arises, I will have to take my chance - whether its in the "A" Team or the National team - I will simply need to perform.
    Last edited by SOSami; 25th April 2013 at 20:13.


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    Good luck for Him. In sha Allah he'll get elected for SCotland/ireland series..


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    It surprises me that he had played less cricket but still he is a terrific player.


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    but ever since my childhood I have always watched Jacques Kallis. Right from when I first started taking a keen interest in cricket, I have admired Jacques Kallis! I really like the way he plays his shots and I just love the way he plays cricket and his whole approach to the game
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    Get this guy in ASAP.

    This shows the level of maturity, instead of making a role model of some local tullay baaz, he choose to the perfect guy as his role model. To me, he seems like having an IQ of 150 plus..


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    Quote Originally Posted by dhump View Post
    I just set my mind to score big runs because as an all-rounder you are scoring 30-40 or so but as a front line batsman that's not enough.
    This...

    A certain senior former all rounder in the Pak team who is now taking up a specialist batsman position needs to learn from this guy...

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    i love this guy the way he speaks.

    i will play where ever you give me a chance and will perform to settle my place.


    this is the attitude needed. this guy seems to have a bright head on his shoulders.

    not to hype him too much i would like him to make sure he develops himself properly and doesn't rely on PCB who don't really handle talent too well.


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    Get rid of Shoaib Malik...
    Get Shoaib Maqsood in...

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    Pakistan is in need to new fresh all-rounder so good luck to this guy and hopefully he can get selected for pakistan and achieve positive results.

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    So he is well educated just like Misbah

    Did not complete MBA but has M.Sc in Sports Sciences..

    Looks great ...
    Last edited by waqar goraya; 26th April 2013 at 10:03.


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    man this guy has more quits then afridi.

    So he is educated. He was amongst the highest scorers and top of the charts. His role model at the start of cricket has been kallis so he is not a six and then out player. He knows that a specialist batsmen should not make 30 and think his job is over like the TTF. he wants to score big.

    sounds like a very very good prospect.


    Funny this guy didnt play cricket till matric and he outscored those that have played since they were three. this guy is good.

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    If Malik flops (again) get this guy in


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    good to see some educated performers

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    FINALLY a genuine ODI batsman. Looks good for all formats but we are in dire need of some capable ODI batsmen.

    Hopefully he'd be the permanent replacement of Younis Khan.

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    Hope he continues his fine form - cant see selectors ignoring him for too long


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    Shoaib Maqsood in LIST-A Matche,s in Pakistan this year

    I has Just checked Shoaib Maqsood Stat,s
    in President,s Odi cup he was Highest run scorer
    6 Matche,s Average-71 Run,s 427 S/R 97.91 (14 Sixes)
    in Faysal Bank Odi cup he was Highest run scorer to
    6 Matche,s Average-95 Run.s 475 S/R 112 (17 Sixes)

    Overall Shoaib Maqsood Smashed 31 Sixes in Faysal Bank odi cup and President,s odi cup

    Shoaib Maqsood Is great Talent in Pakistan hand along with :umarakmal and Sharjeel khan

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    So now according to you Umar Akmal is a great talent?

    In the past you've called him 'unless' which isn't even a word.


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    i think pak top order should ahmed shehzad jamshed and maqsood


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    So now according to you Umar Akmal is a great talent?

    In the past you've called him 'unless' which isn't even a word.
    Talk abt Current Topic
    Shoaib Maqsood

    31 Sixes

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasanmehmoodkhan View Post
    i think pak top order should ahmed shehzad jamshed and maqsood
    Jamshed
    Sharjeel Khan/Shahzad
    U.Akmal
    H.Sohail
    Misbah
    Shoaib Maqsood
    Hafeez
    Shahid Afirdi
    3 pacer,s

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    Shoaib Maqsood in LIST-A Matche,s in Pakistan this year

    Stats don't mean jack. Even Shahzib Hassan is like Bradman in domestic cricket.


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    Shoaib Maqsood in LIST-A Matche,s in Pakistan this year

    Quote Originally Posted by HASHAM2 View Post
    Jamshed
    Sharjeel Khan/Shahzad
    U.Akmal
    H.Sohail
    Misbah
    Shoaib Maqsood
    Hafeez
    Shahid Afirdi
    3 pacer,s
    Shahid Afridi

    We are supposed to be moving forward, not backwards.


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    It's time he gets given a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by in_cutter View Post
    Stats don't mean jack. Even Shahzib Hassan is like Bradman in domestic cricket.
    Shahzib Hassan 37 LIST-A Matche,s Ave-39 S/R 99 1400 around Run,s
    Shoaib Maqsood 31 LIST-A Matche,s Ave-52 S/R 97 1400 Around Run,s to
    Big different dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by in_cutter View Post
    Shahid Afridi

    We are supposed to be moving forward, not backwards.
    if not Afirdi pick Mohammad Nawaz or any Other Bowling all rounder in Pakistan

    but i want Pakistan bating till no-8

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    His story is very similar to Shoaib Malik's.

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    He's playing in the North East this year.

    He's made 435 runs in 10 innings so far in the league.



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    "I want to play for Pakistan for many years" : Sohaib Maqsood

    Quote Originally Posted by in_cutter View Post
    Stats don't mean jack. Even Shahzib Hassan is like Bradman in domestic cricket.
    ONLY when a player is a proven failure at international level. The domestic stats of players like are Farhat and Malik are meaningless because its obvious they can't replicate that form in international cricket.

    For players who have yet to play at international level, domestic stats are all they've got and on which they are judged.

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    "I want to play for Pakistan for many years" : Sohaib Maqsood

    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    He's playing in the North East this year.

    He's made 435 runs in 10 innings so far in the league.
    Any idea if he's in the radar of the selectors? Any reports etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    His story is very similar to Shoaib Malik's.
    Shoaib Maqsood is from Multan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhump View Post

    "I want to play for Pakistan for many years" : Sohaib Maqsood

    yeaaahhh .... so does Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik and Hafeez.

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    So did Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad and Imran Khan..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon_Ghaffar View Post
    ONLY when a player is a proven failure at international level. The domestic stats of players like are Farhat and Malik are meaningless because its obvious they can't replicate that form in international cricket.

    For players who have yet to play at international level, domestic stats are all they've got and on which they are judged.
    Farhat 5 LIST-A Matche,s Ave-23 Run,s 123
    And Look at Sharjeel khan score in president,s odi cup

    Farhat is domestic cricket failure to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khaleefa View Post
    yeaaahhh .... so does Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik and Hafeez.
    Shoaib Maqsood Smashed 31 sixes in LIST-A Matche,s this year
    Give him respect which he deserve
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    Should be given a go in WI tour...though I feel his offside is very weak....


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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    Should be given a go in WI tour...though I feel his offside is very weak....
    do u seen him bat

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    Quote Originally Posted by HASHAM2 View Post
    Shoaib Maqsood is from Multan
    I was not talking about place of birth. I was talking about how the career was developed. Both Shoaib Malik and Shoaib Maqsood starts as off spinner and then turn into batsmen. I term this a red flag

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    "I want to play for Pakistan for many years" : Sohaib Maqsood

    Quote Originally Posted by HASHAM2 View Post
    Farhat 5 LIST-A Matche,s Ave-23 Run,s 123
    And Look at Sharjeel khan score in president,s odi cup

    Farhat is domestic cricket failure to
    He does come up with great knocks once in a while but he can't do that in international cricket whereas Malik transforms into M Hussey as soon as he wears a Sialkot Stallion shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    I was not talking about place of birth. I was talking about how the career was developed. Both Shoaib Malik and Shoaib Maqsood starts as off spinner and then turn into batsmen. I term this a red flag
    Mujha malom hai
    Lakin Shoaib Maqsood Look,s Like another Inzi
    i seen his Bating on Youtube
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon_Ghaffar View Post
    He does come up with great knocks once in a while but he can't do that in international cricket whereas Malik transforms into M Hussey as soon as he wears a Sialkot Stallion shirt.
    Yar talk abt current Topic
    Shoaib Maqsood
    i dont want to talk abt Malik/Farhat and Kamran akmal anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by HASHAM2 View Post
    Mujha malom hai
    Lakin Shoaib Maqsood Look,s Like another Inzi
    i seen his Bating on Youtube
    Rao Ifthikar na pad per bowl ki thi aur iss na Six mar diye over midwicket
    Shoaib Malik looks very good too in domestics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    Shoaib Malik looks very good too in domestics.
    Malik ISN,T Better than Shoaib Maqsood in domestic cricket
    in President,s odi cup he scored Few run,s at Ave of 43
    Where Shoaib Maqsood Smashed 450 around run,s Ave-79 14 Sixex to

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    Have seen a bit of him in domestics, looks like a tall guy who flicks the ball away very nicely. Can see the Kallis influence with the stance move he does before the bowler bowls (as AB used to in his early days). Can be given a go in LOIs if he's in form.

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    A combination of Shehzad , Jamshed ,Sohaib ,Umar and Misbah can be a very good one providing if given full confidence.

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    BTW Sohaib Maqsood always looked assured at the crease , a bit like Inzi and Jamshed in style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    So now according to you Umar Akmal is a great talent?

    In the past you've called him 'unless' which isn't even a word.
    hahahahaha

    after misbah retires odi middle and lower order should consist of umar akmal, sohaib maqsood, haris sohail, hafeez, hammad azam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HASHAM2 View Post
    do u seen him bat
    Yup, saw him in FBT20

    Excellent legside player.
    Off side looks a bit weak though. He can improve. Every batsman has a strength and weakness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    Yup, saw him in FBT20

    Excellent legside player.
    Off side looks a bit weak though. He can improve. Every batsman has a strength and weakness.
    I Seen his Bating Video
    on Pad he smashed Fast bowler Six over Midwicket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    He's playing in the North East this year.

    He's made 435 runs in 10 innings so far in the league.
    Who is he playing for Saj?

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    good opener looks sound and can bowl overs too but he will never get a chance bcz we have bradman malik.

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    Worth a bump.

    Deserves his chance after some fitness problems ahead of the series against West Indies.



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    "I want to play for Pakistan for many years" : Sohaib Maqsood

    I don't get the double standards of the selectors when it comes to fitness.

    He looks as fit Jamshed. This fitness excuse is a convenient one to keep away players you don't want in the team.

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    Intelligent and very well spoken guy who I hope is given a proper run and a decent chance.



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    he is one of the best in first class,so definitely deserves a go...

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    he deserves a go. i hope he gets it.

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    Very well though out answers I must say. Seems like an intelligent guy

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    Long may he play for Pakistan!


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    lol will last about 10 minutes against strong opposition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osman View Post
    lol will last about 10 minutes against strong opposition...
    Too early to say, he has a good record at first class level and did well in Presidents Trophy 4 day competition.


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    Can be a good number 6 IMO . Play the Raina role perhaps


    "Last time Uganda toured Canada, half their team ran away to start a new life" - cricfan967

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osman View Post
    lol will last about 10 minutes against strong opposition...
    why you say it like this? Team management obviously thinks he is better than Haris Sohail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    why you say it like this? Team management obviously thinks he is better than Haris Sohail.
    No he is just better suited to number 6 than Haris. Smart selection


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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    No he is just better suited to number 6 than Haris. Smart selection
    He comes at #5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osman View Post
    lol will last about 10 minutes against strong opposition...
    You really are a sad individual, this was Maqsood's first match and he did pretty well despite the nervy start. I am not sure why you are hell bent on discrediting him. If it was up to people like you,the likes of Saeed Anwar and Mohammed Asif would have only played one test in their career.

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    I think he can do well for PAK in ODI's. Should replace him with Shafiq in ODI squad.


    Shehzad, Jamshed, Haris, Fawad, U.Akmal & Maqsood - our future top 6 In Sha Allah.

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    I'd give Sohaib a chance in the next 3 ODIs against South Africa. Bring him and give him an opportunity.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    I think he can do well for PAK in ODI's. Should replace him with Shafiq in ODI squad.
    Do you guys even believe in stability? You guys always want this and that player out just so your fav. player can come into the team. Give players atleast 10 series to prove themselves. Today you are asking Shafiq to be replaced tomorrow it will be Sohaib if thats how your system works.


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    Would like to see him in the next game.
    Sorry, Jamshed, but I think your time is up, for this series, anyway.
    Move Hafeez(no way in hell he's getting dropped) up to open, and slot Maqsood in somewhere.

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    I'm sure if he's given a decent run in the one day side he will perform. I just hope they don't do what they did with Usman Salahuddin and give him a couple of games to make up the numbers and then drop him.



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    No chance of getting into the team, individuals players deliberately underperforming so that team has to play catch-up resulting in no new faces into team

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    Hmm, can he speak English?
    If he can, along with his ability, I don't see why the PCB haven't chose him, especially since they love players who speak good English.

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    I hope Misbah finally gets that we need an extra allrounder at 7 before Afridi comes instead of a bowler (Wahab Riaz).

    Need to strengthen our batting Misbah!
    Last edited by Prince of Pakistan; 3rd November 2013 at 22:17.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    Hmm, can he speak English?
    If he can, along with his ability, I don't see why the PCB haven't chose him, especially since they love players who speak good English.
    I guess he can, played a lot of league cricket in England.

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    I want him to replace Wahab Riaz tomorrow, please read this Misbah

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    Dream debut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Looking good.
    Very good in fact!

    He has displayed all good ingredients that Inzi had. A little bit of running ones as well

    Best wishes to him. Hope he grows in to a world class batsman


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    carry on like this and you will Sohaibb

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    Thanks for all the PMs regarding where to find our interview with Sohaib. See opening post.



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    Re: "I want to play for Pakistan for many years" : Sohaib Maqsood

    How was fitness an issue with him? He seems pretty damn fit.


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    sir i hope and pray you do and with success!

    not that u play for many years but in the bracket of Malik, Afridi, Farhat, Sami, Tanvir etc

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