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  1. #321
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    This guy really should not be back in the team on the basis of 1 game. Even yesterday he was up against a mediocre attack, bar Aamir and was slogging most balls going back and across. Won't cut it in internationals

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    And this is why he DOES NOT deserve to play for Pakistan because his keeping and fielding is atrocious

    Umaid Asif to Asif Ali, 6 runs, Kamran Akmal has put down a skier running backwards. Dropped! What's worse is that the ball has gone to the boundary, overthrows as well. This is a superb short ball outside off, he shapes to pull from way outside off but top-edges it. Kamran called for it, went back but saw this burst right through his hands. The fine leg fielder Gul ran in to throw, no one backing up, and that went away to the boundary.

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    Need to retire tonight from PSL...

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    That is catching practice wicket keepers should be able to take 10 out of 10 times.

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    Now I remember why I hated Kami so much. Despite playing a decent innings once in a while, he used to drop so many easy catches and missed stumping chances that the utility of that once in a while good batting innings would be completely lost. Wanted PZ to win but glad that the Kamran Akmal bubble has bursted big time for good.

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    One of the worst allround performances at a high stage I've ever seen. 1 off 9 balls, and crucial dropped catch gone for 6. Got to sting a lot. The team was probably banking on him to perform while if anything he was detriment to the team today.

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    Kamran just reminded again why he was dropped from the side as a keeper

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    My god he dropped the match. Didn't perform on the grandest stage of them all with the bat, and lost them the match with the gloves. Now I realise why people didn't want to see him in the national team, I hadn't seen such important dropped catches in a long time, I forgot how it felt :/. I take my words back, I might have been wrong about him, I don't want to see him in the national team.

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    This is why he should never come back. Dropped the match. Dropped the match against New Zealand in the 2011 WC. Dropped the match more often than not.


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    Steve Waughs line comes to mind

    You've just dropped your place in the T20I team son...

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    Kamran Akmal made the selectors life prerty easy, I was watching some tv shows where some so called Analysts were arguing that Kamran Akmal is better than Sarfraz...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shokz1408 View Post
    I don't want to see him in the national team.
    its alright bhai, it doesnt matter how we see the light just that we see it
    Last edited by pakistanigoneaussie; 26th March 2018 at 00:53.


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    Haha all that hard work during PSL 3 gone begging with 1 drop.

    BYE BYE (for good) mister Akmal.

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    I hope he keeps performing at Domestic and Franchise level and wish him best of luck, just don't want him in Pakistan colors.

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    He dropped the PSl ...how more chance he want...can he go down as highest catch dropped by any player ever in cricket

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    He deserves to be back. Attacking player as an opener. Will complement Fakhar well and also Sarfraz can be replaced. Killing 2 birds �� in one stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabas View Post
    He deserves to be back. Attacking player as an opener. Will complement Fakhar well and also Sarfraz can be replaced. Killing 2 birds �� in one stone.
    Killing whole team with one Kami
    Kami is not coming back neither Pakistan needs him


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    He may be a better LOI batter than Sarfraz(which is not a big deal tbh these days), but his keeping alone will cost his team matches whichever level he plays at.

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    Kami can be a good attacking opener on flat decks, not a lot of spin.

    Great performances in the PSL which should have resulted in a call up. He's 10x better bat than Sarfraz.

    However, we don't know how his batting form is NOW. And he's a poor keeper. Sarfraz himself is a poor keeper.

    Right now the only player that PPers are banking on as an opener is Sahibzada Farhan.

    It's highly likely that Sahibzada too will be ineffective against half decent opposition. But let's see.

    If Kami can show his recent form, should be in the T20 squad only as a batsman opener.

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    Keeping the short term WC goal in mind, Kamran should be at least given a chance considering his domestic form, at least try him out in one series and see how it goes. Purely on merit, he deserves a chance at least.

    You cannot be so rigid and bull headed esp when Afghanistan are running you close, a depleted Bangladesh beating you, India decimating you without their best player and NZL whitewashing you.
    Last edited by sam_ahm; 29th September 2018 at 12:08.

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    Given his PSL performances he absolutely should be called up to the T20 team. He outscored every batsmen. Everyone had the same opportunity and he did better than everyone. That is called selection based on MERIT, a foreign concept in pakistan but one that if we applied the country would be in a much better state.

    That said, he's done nothing to warrant a recall to the ODI or test teams.


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    Hes had his chances Cant bat Cant field Cant keep We re supposed to be taking the team forward not back

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    Better batsmen than Sarfraz but I am done with this guy. Fails when it matters , can't be trusted as keeper, and has an awful mentality and awful attitude.

    Keep him away please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaz View Post
    Hes had his chances Cant bat Cant field Cant keep We re supposed to be taking the team forward not back
    If he can't bat why is he the leading run scorer in the PSL? If he can't field why is the keeper with the most dismissals in the PSL?Why did he receive the best batsmen and best keeper award in 2017? That's the thing about merit based selection. It doesn't matter what your opinion is, what my opinion is. What matters is performance, and there is no merit based reason why Kamran should not be in the T20 team.

    Also I should make a followup point. Selection is no guarantee of future success and no excuse for past failures. It is reward for performance. That's it.
    Last edited by adil_909; 29th September 2018 at 23:01.


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    Happy birthday to him!


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    Happy Birthday! International cricket misses you.


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    Just give 3 chances to Umar Akmal now. He will not disappoint his bada bhai.

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    Please keep him away.

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    He's the best PSL batsmen in the last 2 years. He's earned merit based selection into the t20 team. Doesn't have to keep, but should be in the team as a batsmen for that format, especially in games played on subcontinent / UAE tracks


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    Time to bring him back. Certainly better than Rizwan.

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    Lol one failure for poor Rizwan and we lost our patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabas View Post
    Time to bring him back. Certainly better than Rizwan.
    Obviously a better batsman than Sarfaraz and Rizwan, but itís 50-50 if heíll catch the ball

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    How about Adnan Akmal as specialist keeper, Kamran first slip and Umar second slip.

    Beautiful Akmal slip cordon.
    Last edited by topspin; 31st January 2019 at 04:11.

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    I honestly feel like some of these players don't understand that to play and represent your country out of millions is like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Yet you take that opportunity for granted and when discarded, look for excuses to blame others instead of pointing fingers at yourself.

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    Kamran Akmal has started his PSL4 with a blistering innings of 49. The guy still seems to have it in him. Those sixes over extra cover are a treat to watch.

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    Bring him back.

    100x better opener than Fakhar Hack .

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    The guy still packs a punch at this age. Remarkable PSL opener!


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    some great hitting by Kami bhai. He has to be part of world cup plans if he can maintain this form in the PSL.

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    So that was one of the first chance he asked for i suppose lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Bring him back.

    100x better opener than Fakhar Hack .
    Fakhar has out-scored him so far


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    Quote Originally Posted by Usman Chadda View Post
    Fakhar has out-scored him so far
    Yeah but it's not about that only.

    Kami has proper shots, strokemaker, timer. Fakhar just hacks it around and is more unreliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Yeah but it's not about that only.

    Kami has proper shots, strokemaker, timer. Fakhar just hacks it around and is more unreliable.
    At the end it's about the output right? Fakhar has immense mental strength and temperament, while Kami bhai with his average of 20-odd in LOI cricket isn't the answer certainly, specially at this age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Yeah but it's not about that only.

    Kami has proper shots, strokemaker, timer. Fakhar just hacks it around and is more unreliable.
    Absolutely hilarious. I would think this is trolling but something tells me you actually believe that.

    Proper shots? He has an awful technique where he leans on his bat, plays the odd late cut, hoicks to the leg side. Against decent bowlers heís an awful batsman.

    To compare him to Fakhar is ridiculous, Akmal is terrible by all metrics. Oh except that certain people like you find his shots aesthetically more pleasing then Fakharís so that makes him a better batsman...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    Absolutely hilarious. I would think this is trolling but something tells me you actually believe that.

    Proper shots? He has an awful technique where he leans on his bat, plays the odd late cut, hoicks to the leg side. Against decent bowlers heís an awful batsman.

    To compare him to Fakhar is ridiculous, Akmal is terrible by all metrics. Oh except that certain people like you find his shots aesthetically more pleasing then Fakharís so that makes him a better batsman...
    Well, I respect your opinion.

    You're welcome to take those ugly hoicks by Fakhar. I want something better. He's been consistently failing as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Well, I respect your opinion.

    You're welcome to take those ugly hoicks by Fakhar. I want something better. He's been consistently failing as well.
    And I respect yours. As stated, people like different things which is completely normal.

    Itís just frustrating when factually incorrect points are used. For example what youíve said above. Please explain how he has been Ďconsistently failingí in ODIs. I know he was bad in the South Africa tests, but I agree he probably shouldnít be playing tests. So for limited overs, how exactly has he consistently failed and how why would Kamraan have done better?

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    nah kamrans time has passed... he could be given a go in the t20 squad though.

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    he is just a domestic bully

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    He does well in the PSL but can't translate these performances in high class international games.

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    No thank you. Please keep him away.

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    Out on 0 today in PSL.

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    he's been an excellent domestic bully over the past few years, but age may be catching up to him. He's got a lot of miles on that body

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    He is a better hitter than Sarfraz and Rizwan though

    Lacks brain otherwise would have scored a lot of international runs.

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    Dropped catch, another fail with the bat.

    Kamran under pressure to perform for his side!

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    Kami having a nightmare PSL:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Kami having a nightmare PSL:

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    Don't worry he will play full PSL and franchise owner will ignore an emerging batsman to accommodate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
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    He was due a nightmare PSL. The guy was almost unstoppable in the previous three editions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    He was due a nightmare PSL. The guy was almost unstoppable in the previous three editions.
    Not really, in the first PSL out of 10 innings he only made runs in 3 of them and failed miserably in the other 7. The runs in 3 of them inflated his average.

    He's as average as they come

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    Kamran Akmal has been exceptional against spinners. He has scored a boundary off 31% deliveries he's faced. Of the players to have faced 40+ balls from spinners, no player has scored boundaries as often as the Peshawar Zalmi opener.
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    Another great PSL for Kamran but has his time past for a return to the Pakistan side?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ads101 View Post
    Why is it unfair? He averaged the same down the order as he did as opener. An average of 26 is not acceptable.

    He could be useful in T20s, always done well there. With the T20 world cup coming up, we should perhaps seriously consider him there. He's decent with the gloves in T20 too, better than umar.



    Agree with this! Have him and Imam open, the same zalmi combination, have Bobby come in at 3. Sarfraz is effectively useless in the t20 format, comes in far too late and is way to ineffective to influence anything with the bat, the difference between Kamran and Sarfraz in terms of batting is greater than Kamran and Sarfraz in terms of wicketkeeping... I think its worth taking that risk, if not. Atleast replace him with Zaman, Its getting kind of painful watching his lack of footwork and repetitive mistakes trying to hook balls without any sort of control and skying them..

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    Kamran Akmal is 10 times the batsman that Sarfraz can ever be. Sarfraz is not a super keeper anyway.

    An opening pair of Kamran and Zaman can be a devastating one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    Kamran Akmal is 10 times the batsman that Sarfraz can ever be. Sarfraz is not a super keeper anyway.

    An opening pair of Kamran and Zaman can be a devastating one.
    Sure, every 10th game. Not that there are much better players waiting for turn. We have only a few bowlers and alot of prayers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    Kamran Akmal is 10 times the batsman that Sarfraz can ever be. Sarfraz is not a super keeper anyway.

    An opening pair of Kamran and Zaman can be a devastating one.
    1 or 2 games out of 10 - yes, Kamran is a significant better batsmen

    in the other 8 games, Sarfraz is better with the bat, and definitely behind the stumps.

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    Kami >>>>>>>>>>>> Sarfraz.

    Any day.

    Not even a comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Kami >>>>>>>>>>>> Sarfraz.

    Any day.

    Not even a comparison.
    Lol, the most awful batsman to ever play for us and a terrible keeper - Kami isnít better than anyone Iím afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Kami >>>>>>>>>>>> Sarfraz.

    Any day.

    Not even a comparison.
    take a look at international record and you will know

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    Why is this promising youngster not being given the 3 chances he is pleading for ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Kami >>>>>>>>>>>> Sarfraz.

    Any day.

    Not even a comparison.
    Kamran is arguably the greatest Pakistani wk batsman to have ever lived when you take his batting and keeping into account.

    Sarfraz is not even fit enough to carry Kami’s kit bag let alone be compared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    Kamran is arguably the greatest Pakistani wk batsman to have ever lived when you take his batting and keeping into account.

    Sarfraz is not even fit enough to carry Kamiís kit bag let alone be compared.
    Yes, with an average of 26.1 in ODI cricket, Lord Kamran Akmal is the next best thing since sliced bread


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    Quote Originally Posted by Usman Chadda View Post
    Yes, with an average of 26.1 in ODI cricket, Lord Kamran Akmal is the next best thing since sliced bread

    You’ll see what you want to see. God has pulled curtains over your eyes.

    Just focus on that average alone and forget the legendary knocks he has played for this country across all 3 formats when we were ready to throw in the towel.

    Sarfraz doesn’t have half the heart and courage let alone the talent Kamran had. Ex cricketers across the globe were rooting for him to be the best ever whenever he made his debut.

    He is nearing 40 now but still delivering for his team in PSL. Wish him all the best once he retires as well.

    During the 2000s after Lala, Kamran was the 2nd player oppositions feared the most when they were bowling. Should tell you everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    Kamran is arguably the greatest Pakistani wk batsman to have ever lived when you take his batting and keeping into account.

    Sarfraz is not even fit enough to carry Kamiís kit bag let alone be compared.
    Kami out of nowhere plays some blinders. Not being clueless against pace helps I guess .

    Quote Originally Posted by Usman Chadda View Post
    Yes, with an average of 26.1 in ODI cricket, Lord Kamran Akmal is the next best thing since sliced bread

    Kami has a large sample size against decent bowlers too. Sarfraz s stats aren't much better and are only going to go down.

    Kami has played some clutch knocks that Sarfraz can't even dream of.

    Even you would accept Kami is a much better batsman than Sarf.

    All of this doesn't mean he should be in the national team. Neither should Sarfaraz be.

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    Honestly, I was all for the Kamran Akmal recall a few seasons ago when he had an amazing PSL season but then he flopped again on his international recall so that ship has sailed. I don't care if he scores a 40 ball century in the final tomorrow, don't want him to ever wear a Pakistan shirt again. Simple as.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadi123 View Post
    Honestly, I was all for the Kamran Akmal recall a few seasons ago when he had an amazing PSL season but then he flopped again on his international recall so that ship has sailed. I don't care if he scores a 40 ball century in the final tomorrow, don't want him to ever wear a Pakistan shirt again. Simple as.
    It's not the right time to recall an oldie indeed.

    But, Sarfraz is our biggest weak link in the team and we need a better, younger replacement.

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    We made a mistake with him, he should have been brought back and given a good run. When you're playing guys like Malik and Hafeez when Kamran's looking far better (particularly against pace), it's kind of unfair. Kamran's performed every single PSL pretty much and has been by far the best Pakistani batsman over the editions. He's played clutch knocks, quick knocks, knockout knocks, big knocks, you name it. Truly standout innings, not just a few little cameos here and there like most of the Pakistani batsmen. If it wasn't Kamran doing these things but some young player or even someone like umar, people would not stop raving about it.

    We're also crying out for a big hitting right handed opener. He would have fit right in. It's a shame it took him to pretty much be dropped permanently to allow him to work on his game and improve. Wish it was done ages ago.

    Too late to bring in a player on the older side too close to the World Cup now, and he's not going to be playing after the world cup either. A better bet would probably be umar akmal who's similar, not as impressive over the last few years as Kamran, but younger and more talented.

    But definitely feel bad that he wasn't given a proper run again. We want players to be selected on merit, and on merit this guy deserved it, he went back, worked on his game, came out better. Instead we're giving chances to cricketers that have one good season, a few good matches to bring them back. And neglecting the guy who's been dominating for years, doing consistently well. Yes he was simply bad for most of his international career, but when you're performing that well you can't just let the past block him forever, people change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Kami has a large sample size against decent bowlers too. Sarfraz s stats aren't much better and are only going to go down.

    Kami has played some clutch knocks that Sarfraz can't even dream of.

    Even you would accept Kami is a much better batsman than Sarf.

    All of this doesn't mean he should be in the national team. Neither should Sarfaraz be.
    But he has an average of 26.1. Marginally better than Shahid Afridi and Imran Nazir. So...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ads101 View Post
    We made a mistake with him, he should have been brought back and given a good run. When you're playing guys like Malik and Hafeez when Kamran's looking far better (particularly against pace), it's kind of unfair. Kamran's performed every single PSL pretty much and has been by far the best Pakistani batsman over the editions. He's played clutch knocks, quick knocks, knockout knocks, big knocks, you name it. Truly standout innings, not just a few little cameos here and there like most of the Pakistani batsmen. If it wasn't Kamran doing these things but some young player or even someone like umar, people would not stop raving about it.

    We're also crying out for a big hitting right handed opener. He would have fit right in. It's a shame it took him to pretty much be dropped permanently to allow him to work on his game and improve. Wish it was done ages ago.

    Too late to bring in a player on the older side too close to the World Cup now, and he's not going to be playing after the world cup either. A better bet would probably be umar akmal who's similar, not as impressive over the last few years as Kamran, but younger and more talented.

    But definitely feel bad that he wasn't given a proper run again. We want players to be selected on merit, and on merit this guy deserved it, he went back, worked on his game, came out better. Instead we're giving chances to cricketers that have one good season, a few good matches to bring them back. And neglecting the guy who's been dominating for years, doing consistently well. Yes he was simply bad for most of his international career, but when you're performing that well you can't just let the past block him forever, people change.
    Kami always been a very good and attractive batsman, but his keeping was so bad , even far worst than Sarfraz, hence lost his place. As he showed during his last stint with International cricket in West Indies, at this age, he is a very good domestic level player but a bit too old and not good enough for International cricket.


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