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  1. #81
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    This is why Pakistan cricket is being destroyed by PCB, a lot better players sit out for less deserving ones like Shehzad, Imam and Shoaib Malik. Shoiab Malik happened to replace Fawad in 2014 for uncricketing reason and has been part of collapses more than chases.

    I can bet hat these current Pakistan XI can't even chase a 250 against a domestic side.

    I personally feel Fawad Alam should migrate to other country and try to gather better livelihood. He has wasted 4 years of his career and this is sports not day job it has very limited timeline.
    PCB and this ad-hoc setup will always be cursed and ridiculed by future generations what they did to him and others how they ruined careers for a forgettable politically connected few.
    Last edited by Hamstead_joy; 13th February 2018 at 11:23.

  2. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
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    Thank you for sharing this!

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    Named in 25 member camp - here is his chance to make the final cut - but can he do it?


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    Not sure England is the place for him for a comeback. How did he do in county cricket?

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    [QUOTE=Mamoon;9742871]Don't see us ascending from 7th/6th in the near future. 5-0 in England and South Africa awaits us, we will be lucky to even draw one match. [/QUOTE]

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    How does Imam-ul-Haq make it to the touring squad ahead of him?

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    Fawad Alam Speaking on TV

    "Only selectors can answer the question about why I was not selected"
    "I did what I could in the camp but I reckon, its not in my fate (naseeb)"
    "Obviously when you are not selected in the team, you are disappointed"
    "But you need to move on and if you dont do that then you wont be able to perform in the future"


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  8. #88
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    He can defect and play for another country lol.


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  9. #89
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    Quote Originally Posted by OoparCut View Post
    How does Imam-ul-Haq make it to the touring squad ahead of him?
    They're obviously not competing for the same spot, which opener is Imam blocking?

  10. #90
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    Quote Originally Posted by OoparCut View Post
    How does Imam-ul-Haq make it to the touring squad ahead of him?
    Rather it looks like Saad Ali got in ahead of Fawad.



  11. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuzaifaE View Post
    They're obviously not competing for the same spot, which opener is Imam blocking?
    When you have 3 openers, you need a 4th one? Azhar can also play as one

  12. #92
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    Quote Originally Posted by waleed88 View Post
    When you have 3 openers, you need a 4th one? Azhar can also play as one
    Imam/Sami both learn a lot from such a tour at a young age, Fawad does not, so their bench experience is more valuable. Furthermore, Fakhar is a completely different mold of opener representing a completely different gameplan, Fawad is no such x-factor, he's completely inline with our current middle order batsmen temperamentally and stylistically. If Fawad was Maxwell, you could argue him being a very unique option in the middle order justifies a normal bench reserve for the middle order in Saad AND Fawad as a different plan B, like you can for Fakhar, but that's not the case.

  13. #93
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuzaifaE View Post
    Imam/Sami both learn a lot from such a tour at a young age, Fawad does not, so their bench experience is more valuable. Furthermore, Fakhar is a completely different mold of opener representing a completely different gameplan, Fawad is no such x-factor, he's completely inline with our current middle order batsmen temperamentally and stylistically. If Fawad was Maxwell, you could argue him being a very unique option in the middle order justifies a normal bench reserve for the middle order in Saad AND Fawad as a different plan B, like you can for Fakhar, but that's not the case.
    Why can't a 32 year old learn? Learning is an ever growing process, even players at the age of 40 learn something new. Fawad has an impressive CV, with captaining stints at the age of 32. Our middle order has been lacking an experienced bat for a really long time now. A really big issue in the Srilanka loss of 2017 was our lack of batting strenght and stability in the middle order. With Babar Azam's consistent failures we were a side that capitulated for small totals despite a good start provided by Azhar. With no one in the backup that can survive and play a grind. Which was characteristic of Misbah and Younis's early rise in the scorching desert heat. Now young players with flare are importnat but equally important are players who can survive and play for a draw with the chips are down. We currently have no such batsman with temperament that defines a test match player. We are not talking about ODIs here, we are talking a 5 day game that requires mental strenght and ability to survive tough situations.

    If batsmen like Zulqarnain Haider and Saeed Ajmal can get 50s in England, then my point is still valid that Fawad is hurting a few egos, I have no doubt he can play a solid role as the rock of our middle order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waleed88 View Post
    Why can't a 32 year old learn? Learning is an ever growing process, even players at the age of 40 learn something new. Fawad has an impressive CV, with captaining stints at the age of 32. Our middle order has been lacking an experienced bat for a really long time now. A really big issue in the Srilanka loss of 2017 was our lack of batting strenght and stability in the middle order. With Babar Azam's consistent failures we were a side that capitulated for small totals despite a good start provided by Azhar. With no one in the backup that can survive and play a grind. Which was characteristic of Misbah and Younis's early rise in the scorching desert heat. Now young players with flare are importnat but equally important are players who can survive and play for a draw with the chips are down. We currently have no such batsman with temperament that defines a test match player. We are not talking about ODIs here, we are talking a 5 day game that requires mental strenght and ability to survive tough situations.

    If batsmen like Zulqarnain Haider and Saeed Ajmal can get 50s in England, then my point is still valid that Fawad is hurting a few egos, I have no doubt he can play a solid role as the rock of our middle order.
    Spot on. Fawad is batsman who Can score Big centuries. We do not have any batsman like that. Shafiq is 100 runs in One innning pr series batsman. This is enough - Fawad Alam deserve a chance. Disgraceful act by PCB and Company


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  15. #95
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    It's game over for you!

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    He was in line, but Azhar Ali got in
    He was in line, but Asad Shafiq got in
    He was in line, but Babar Azam got in
    He was in line, but Harris Sohail got in
    He was in line, but Usman Salahuddin got in
    He was in line, but Saad Ali got in

    Not to name lallus like Sami Aslam, Shan Masood and Inamul Haq that are being selected over him.

    Gross injustice!


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  17. #97
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    I would have even made Fawad open ahead of Imam if anyone is talking about "different positions"

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    Fawad Alam rubbishes rumors of involvement in fixing

    Pakistan top order batsman Fawad Alam has rubbished the rumors that he has been involved in fixing, which is why he was not selected for the upcoming tour of Ireland and England.

    “I think I don’t need to explain myself, as I have done nothing wrong. My entire cricket career has been clean, committing fixing is one thing I cannot even think about it,” said Alam, while talking to local media. “If there were such issues, I would not have been playing in domestic circuit like a lot of players who are out of domestic cricket as well,” he added.

    Alam has not been selected in the 16-men squad, which didn’t sit well with the cricket fans as they have called for justice for the domestic cricket superstar. the top order batsman remains one of the star performers at domestic level for quite some time added with maintaining extraordinary fitness levels, remained unsuccessful in grabbing a place for the Ireland and England tour, despite being a hot favorite.

    Pakistan cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, has announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming tour of Ireland and England, featuring five uncapped players including nephew Imam-ul-Haq.

    Meanwhile, Pakistan, under the leadership of skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, will play against Ireland, which will be their first-ever Test against Pakistan from May 11 to May 15 in Dublin. Pakistan will then play two Tests against England at Lord’s from May 24 to May 28 and Headingley from June 1 to June 5.

    https://www.brecorder.com/2018/04/16...ent-in-fixing/

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    Only Pakistan players conitnuley complain about not being selected. When he says it's once it's understandable, when he keeps on playing the victim it becomes very annoying to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Only Pakistan players conitnuley complain about not being selected. When he says it's once it's understandable, when he keeps on playing the victim it becomes very annoying to read.
    He is most certainly a victim of gross injustice despite excellence in FC & solid test debut, how can you lot be so blind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asifp View Post
    He was in line, but Azhar Ali got in
    He was in line, but Asad Shafiq got in
    He was in line, but Babar Azam got in
    He was in line, but Harris Sohail got in
    He was in line, but Usman Salahuddin got in
    He was in line, but Saad Ali got in

    Not to name lallus like Sami Aslam, Shan Masood and Inamul Haq that are being selected over him.

    Gross injustice!
    The fact Shan Masood was not selected only due to injury speaks volumes ... the worst FC batsman ever to play for Pakistan who somehow got selected again vs SL last year after being a walking wicket and bunny to Jimmy and was replaced by Sami!

    And then of course proceeded to fail more miserably in UAE too! There is no justification and Inzi was rightfully taken to task by Rashid Latif live on call on Game On Hai.
    Last edited by boomboom6; 17th April 2018 at 09:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomboom6 View Post
    He is most certainly a victim of gross injustice despite excellence in FC & solid test debut, how can you lot be so blind?

    He deserved a chance but he didn't get it. He doesn't need to complain every chance he gets.

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  24. #104
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    Need to get past him. Its a sorry situation and I feel nothing but remorse for a beautiful cricketing career he's missed out on, but its fate. Maybe it wasn't meant to be.

    Now, however, we must admit his chapter is closed. At 33, he only has 2 more good years in him. Bringing a middle-aged man into the team wouldn't be a wise decision. The likes of Misbah and Younis have already set a bad precedent by playing well into their 40's.

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    Despite all that is said the fact is Fawad is on the all time list of FC averages that alone should guarantee a decent run in the test team and averaging over 40 in limited opportunities should further enhance his case but no he's never been backed imagine he plays at 35 averages over 50 then there will be a big case of what might have been.

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    I seriously wish that this guy gets one last chance against Aus/NZ in the UAE. He should be able to do well and build up from there.


    "You aren't a failure if you fail, you are a failure if you don't get up to try again" - Imran Khan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    He deserved a chance but he didn't get it. He doesn't need to complain every chance he gets.
    More like every chance he doesn't get. He's rightfully upset by being ignored everytime yet still doesn't get disheartened and continues strong. Compare his interviews to any other player that doesn't get selected (past or current) and you will see that he's not a complainer

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    Certainly should be in the mix in the squads going forward

    The lack of batsmen who can score tons is a worry and hes one that at domestic level anyway has plenty

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    Currently playing on 34* in QeA trophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoJoJoJo View Post
    Currently playing on 34* in QeA trophy.
    Converted it into a ton


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    141 not out today

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    That's his century for the season then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    That's his century for the season then...
    Good thing I didn't go to NSK, looks like a borefest


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Good thing I didn't go to NSK, looks like a borefest
    Both sides are strong but neither is particularly exciting, and the flat pitch compounds the issue. I was hoping Omair Yousuf would start for KW but that hasn't been the case so far. That said, I would have been interested to hear how Waleed Ahmed (offspinner) bowled on his debut. He's performed pretty well in the PCB's senior tournaments and his dad is none other than Tauseef Ahmed.

    In terms of "viewability", NBP and PTV are worth watching. The other one to watch out for is Peshawar; they have caused two upsets already in very tense matches- aided by the fact they have a really well balanced bowling attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Both sides are strong but neither is particularly exciting, and the flat pitch compounds the issue. I was hoping Omair Yousuf would start for KW but that hasn't been the case so far. That said, I would have been interested to hear how Waleed Ahmed (offspinner) bowled on his debut. He's performed pretty well in the PCB's senior tournaments and his dad is none other than Tauseef Ahmed.

    In terms of "viewability", NBP and PTV are worth watching. The other one to watch out for is Peshawar; they have caused two upsets already in very tense matches- aided by the fact they have a really well balanced bowling attack.
    Karachi Whites play ZTBL in the next round at NSK, then PTV then Rawalpindi. And that's it for the season

    I assume no more matches at NSK as they plan to continue with renovations for PSL. But no other ground in Karachi has any QEA matches either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Karachi Whites play ZTBL in the next round at NSK, then PTV then Rawalpindi. And that's it for the season

    I assume no more matches at NSK as they plan to continue with renovations for PSL. But no other ground in Karachi has any QEA matches either.
    ZTBL have some bowlers worth watching (Nasim Shah, Haseeb ur-Rehman etc) but their batting is weak. Rawalpindi is even worse- only two players worth watching really (Umair Masood and Touseeq Shah).

    It's a real shame no either ground in Karachi has any QEA matches after that. The allocation of matches has been pretty poor in recent times. Hopefully, the removal of Shakeel Sheikh as an "adviser" will help matters. I assume there are some List A matches being played in Karachi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    ZTBL have some bowlers worth watching (Nasim Shah, Haseeb ur-Rehman etc) but their batting is weak. Rawalpindi is even worse- only two players worth watching really (Umair Masood and Touseeq Shah).

    It's a real shame no either ground in Karachi has any QEA matches after that. The allocation of matches has been pretty poor in recent times. Hopefully, the removal of Shakeel Sheikh as an "adviser" will help matters. I assume there are some List A matches being played in Karachi?
    The QEA Trophy/Cup matches (first round) are at the same venues, so the above mentioned fixtures include one each FC and OD.

    But none of the latter stage matches are in Karachi.

    Some of the Inter-Region Under-19 games are being played in Karachi at the NBP Stadium (10 mins from me), the UBL Sports Complex and the TMC Ground.... But most of the players are an unknown commodity right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    The QEA Trophy/Cup matches (first round) are at the same venues, so the above mentioned fixtures include one each FC and OD.

    But none of the latter stage matches are in Karachi.

    Some of the Inter-Region Under-19 games are being played in Karachi at the NBP Stadium (10 mins from me), the UBL Sports Complex and the TMC Ground.... But most of the players are an unknown commodity right now.
    Oh yes, of course.

    The U19 games could be a good chance to see some of U19 squad but yes it is a bit of an unknown. That said, Saim Ayub plays for Karachi right?

    Also, Bilal Javed (Faisalabad offspinner) and/or any of the left arm wristspinners (AJK's Najam Naseer Kiyani in particular) look like they are worth keeping an eye on.

    p.s. if you do decide to go and watch please let me know anyone worth keeping an eye on!

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    Not selected in Pakistan A.

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    Not picked in the Pakistan A squad - seems the Fawad Alam ship has sailed.




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