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    "If I can maintain fitness and form, I'll call it a day after World Cup, World T20" : Shoaib Malik

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik has ruled out quitting international cricket and set his sights on playing the 2019 ODI World Cup and 2020 World T20.

    "If my form does not desert me and If I can maintain my current fitness standards, I will call it a day after playing in the 50-over World Cup and then the World T20," Malik said in an interview.

    "My ambition is to become the first Pakistani player to have featured in teams that have won three ICC events," he said.

    Malik, a former Pakistan captain from 2007 to 2009, said in cricket everything is dependent on form and fitness.

    "Everything will depend on how much I can continue contributing to the team as a senior player. I myself would not like to remain part of the national team if I feel I am becoming a burden. I will retire. But right now after winning the Champions Trophy I am very optimistic we can win the next World Cup in England," he said.

    Malik, 35, said that he knew some former players and critics believed that he should give way to youngsters in the Pakistan team.

    "I retired from Test cricket in November 2015 after scoring a double hundred in the series against England because I wanted to focus on ODIs and T20 cricket. And I think I have vindicated and justified my place in the team. I think my performances since my retirement from Test cricket speak for themselves," he said.

    Malik said that he was still enjoying playing for Pakistan and in foreign T20 leagues especially after deciding he would never be captain of any team.

    "I feel no pressure now and I know every time I go out for Pakistan I can add value to our performances. Not getting a big score in the Champions Trophy was disappointing but I did everything I could to make my presence felt as a senior pro," he said.

    "But winning the Champions Trophy is certainly one of the most memorable moments of my career. I am fortunate to have also been part of the team that won the World T20 in 2009 in England."

    Malik who has played 35 Tests, 252 ODIs and 86 T20 Internationals said as the senior most player in the side he took it upon himself to meet the targets set for him by the captain and coach.

    "I try to give my best because since last two years I have charted out my remaining international career carefully. I don't want to let anyone down. I feel good looking at the younger players coming up and taking responsibility," he said.

    http://www.firstpost.com/sports/****...0-3763099.html


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    So Malik bhai guaranteed till 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    So Malik bhai guaranteed till 2019
    As long as he is in a winning squad - he can stay as long as he wishes to


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    As long as he is in a winning squad - he can stay as long as he wishes to
    He has failed in this CT tournament


    His batting average in ICC tournaments is abysmal. We don't want him see him fail again in another ICC tournament

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    2020 World T20 is a bit too much, but it's not that big of a deal.

    Staying until the 2019 WC makes sense. I'm sure Hafeez is aiming for the same.


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    Yup...badnam ho ker jaye gaye hum dono...
    Taangu se dhakel ker nikalo gaye hum ko.
    Seriously...?

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    Malik has been one of the top performers since the 2015 World Cup. I will definitely keep him on if he can continue this form (as he mentioned himself). I genuinely believe that he is a team players and positive influence in the dressing room. I believe him when he says he will retire himself if his performance is not up to par. Besides, its not like there is a beast young lower-middle order batsman that has been knocking on the door. Haris Sohail is a top order batsman and should replace Mohammad Hafeez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taaya View Post
    Malik has been one of the top performers since the 2015 World Cup. I will definitely keep him on if he can continue this form (as he mentioned himself). I genuinely believe that he is a team players and positive influence in the dressing room. I believe him when he says he will retire himself if his performance is not up to par. Besides, its not like there is a beast young lower-middle order batsman that has been knocking on the door. Haris Sohail is a top order batsman and should replace Mohammad Hafeez.
    huh? what does beast mean? you don't know how good the youngstas are until you play them, and there are quite a few batsmen knocking on the door, top, middle and lower. at least 5-6 names who should developed, plus players like shadab who could become very good with the bat, freeing space for a specialist bat or bowler. even if malik continues to play he should be rested frequently to give chances to new talent.

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    As the man said if he can maintain fitness and form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    "If my form does not desert me and If I can maintain my current fitness standards, I will call it a day after playing in the 50-over World Cup and then the World T20," Malik said in an interview.




    "Everything will depend on how much I can continue contributing to the team as a senior player. I myself would not like to remain part of the national team if I feel I am becoming a burden. I will retire. But right now after winning the Champions Trophy I am very optimistic we can win the next World Cup in England," he said.
    He is speaking the right words and I feel he is more sensible than your average Pakistani" senior" cricketer. I hope for Malik that he remains true to these words. It would be very disappointing and calling for trouble if he think it's his right to play till WC19 and is just sugarcoating it for the Media.

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    The dud can't last against ANY of the top 5-6 sides, and he's dreaming of ruining Pakistan cricket AGAIN in 2019/2020?

    PCB never learns. He's the BIGGEST TTF around, never has anyone else FAILED as consistently as Malik. Especially if it's an ICC tournament or any of the top 5 ranked teams.

    When will we learn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    The dud can't last against ANY of the top 5-6 sides, and he's dreaming of ruining Pakistan cricket AGAIN in 2019/2020?

    PCB never learns. He's the BIGGEST TTF around, never has anyone else FAILED as consistently as Malik. Especially if it's an ICC tournament or any of the top 5 ranked teams.

    When will we learn?
    We need to clear out duds, chuckers and selfish players like hafeez before picking on professionals who are a moral support to the youngsters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by super hitter View Post
    We need to clear out duds, chuckers and selfish players like hafeez before picking on professionals who are a moral support to the youngsters.
    At least Hafeez scored when it mattered unlike boosting your average against Bangla, Sl, WI and Zim bowlers

    Malik was a flop in this CT trophy, his ICC tournament record is pathetic and even more pathetic is overall record in England(24 matches with an average of 13.64).

    what makes you think Malik will do well in England in the next WC at the age almost 38?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    At least Hafeez scored when it mattered unlike boosting your average against Bangla, Sl, WI and Zim bowlers

    Malik was a flop in this CT trophy, his ICC tournament record is pathetic and even more pathetic is overall record in England(24 matches with an average of 13.64).

    what makes you think Malik will do well in England in the next WC at the age almost 38?
    hahaha, I wonder what would've happened in the South Africa game if Hafeez continued with the tuk tuk and didn't get out...forget about the championship, he tried his best not to get into the semi finals even...

    Batting in a dead one sided match against England and coming out in the last overs to thrash the bowl isn't called BUILDING UP your innings.

    He can't handle pressure and we've seen that against teams like UAE, Zimbabwe and westindies in the past 2 years forget about the top teams dude.

    I'm here to oppose Maliks selection again in case we have a good guy waiting in the queue but its totally lame to rule out Malik on the base of CT where he had to play the finishing role in each and every match except the Srilankja one, the only time he failed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by super hitter View Post
    We need to clear out duds, chuckers and selfish players like hafeez before picking on professionals who are a moral support to the youngsters.

    He's the worst performer in the last 10-15 years for Pakistan when it comes to batting/allround performance. The guy has failed repeatedly in tournaments and against all the top 5 sides.

    Yet you're saying illogical stuff, not sure if you're a relative or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post

    He's the worst performer in the last 10-15 years for Pakistan when it comes to batting/allround performance. The guy has failed repeatedly in tournaments and against all the top 5 sides.

    Yet you're saying illogical stuff, not sure if you're a relative or something.
    Don't be smart.

    As I've said, Drop Malik, if the youngster can win us trophies like they DID!

    Point is, to defend Hafeez, you can't criticize Malik who is a way better player, performer, star, and an inspiration for youngsters. for reference; see Hassan Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zamans post CT interviews.

    All I'm saying CT performance cannot be the reason to drop him BUT if you wanna move on, you can, since the youngsters are doing their job.

    Hafeez too has no place, he plays match loosing knock and can't handle pressure. He's a bad inspiration for the youngsters and for reference you may see Babar Azams strike rates when Hafeez is on the non striking end and when Malik is there for the PAST 2 YEARS.

    If you need a team man who will go out of the way to take his team out of the red zone, then its Malik, that 1st match against India could be very well exemplified to second my statement.

    Hafeez did NOTHING OF NOTE in the CT except for some good bowling in the last matches that doesn't make him eligible for selection and for his batting analysis read post #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by super hitter View Post
    Don't be smart.

    As I've said, Drop Malik, if the youngster can win us trophies like they DID!

    Point is, to defend Hafeez, you can't criticize Malik who is a way better player, performer, star, and an inspiration for youngsters. for reference; see Hassan Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zamans post CT interviews.

    All I'm saying CT performance cannot be the reason to drop him BUT if you wanna move on, you can, since the youngsters are doing their job.

    Hafeez too has no place, he plays match loosing knock and can't handle pressure. He's a bad inspiration for the youngsters and for reference you may see Babar Azams strike rates when Hafeez is on the non striking end and when Malik is there for the PAST 2 YEARS.

    If you need a team man who will go out of the way to take his team out of the red zone, then its Malik, that 1st match against India could be very well exemplified to second my statement.

    Hafeez did NOTHING OF NOTE in the CT except for some good bowling in the last matches that doesn't make him eligible for selection and for his batting analysis read post #24
    Agree what a crappy knock in the final. Stats are misleading him averaging 49 at a SR of over 90 in CT was pretty rubbish compared to Malik's 18 average. People just don't realise how crucial Malik's 18 runs per match average performance was. Thank god Hafeez at least can bowl a bit, as we clearly saw he can't even match Malik's performances with the bat in the CT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super hitter View Post
    Don't be smart.

    As I've said, Drop Malik, if the youngster can win us trophies like they DID!

    Point is, to defend Hafeez, you can't criticize Malik who is a way better player, performer, star, and an inspiration for youngsters. for reference; see Hassan Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zamans post CT interviews.

    All I'm saying CT performance cannot be the reason to drop him BUT if you wanna move on, you can, since the youngsters are doing their job.

    Hafeez too has no place, he plays match loosing knock and can't handle pressure. He's a bad inspiration for the youngsters and for reference you may see Babar Azams strike rates when Hafeez is on the non striking end and when Malik is there for the PAST 2 YEARS.

    If you need a team man who will go out of the way to take his team out of the red zone, then its Malik, that 1st match against India could be very well exemplified to second my statement.

    Hafeez did NOTHING OF NOTE in the CT except for some good bowling in the last matches that doesn't make him eligible for selection and for his batting analysis read post #24
    imran khan was also a star and an inspiration for youngsters, maybe we should play him too?

    you know things are bad when...you have to argue about which of hafeez or malik is less useful

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    Dont know if that will happen. This CT win will open doors for more younger players.

    Also you have the PSL now and a youngsta beauty performing there will have to be picked like we saw with Shadab.

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    Was disappointed that he failed this CT...really expected something, at least against India. Not sure if am gonna support him like I did post 2015 WC.

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    Would be wonderful if we can perhaps try and win that World Cup

    Then I think we have covered the 90s Talent but no trophies up,India won a fluke World Cup in 83' and if Misbah didn't play that shot they wouldn't have won the T20 World Cup

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    Hafeez has now equalled him in playing one crucial knock for Pakistan... otherwise like Malik he has also played one important knock for Pakistan in his 14 year International career. I'm guessing he is also looking to prolong his career till then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by waleed88 View Post
    Hafeez has now equalled him in playing one crucial knock for Pakistan... otherwise like Malik he has also played one important knock for Pakistan in his 14 year International career. I'm guessing he is also looking to prolong his career till then...
    Now thats the funniest cricket meme I've ever heard

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    Chora pan check karo bhai ka...

    not one knock of note from Malik in his 18 year career already besides his 129 vs India which I admit was outstanding... but only one? :/

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    I certainly hope Mickey was being serious when he said he wanted to build a squad of players for the WC19- that way there will be middle order batsmen waiting in the wings if/when the seniors let us down.

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    I am resigned to the fact that "seniors" will form part of the squad for WC19 regardless of form. However, there may be a silver lining. Mickey has repeatedly said he wants to build a squad of players for WC19. Presumably this means some new players will be given opportunities between now and the WC. This should mean if/when the seniors fail, there will be other players ready to perform.

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    IMO only one from malik or hafeez should be in playing XI haris should be at 4th well we all know they both wont get dropped

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    Malik has been a top performer for Pakistan team since WC 15.If he is able to deliver consistently for Pakistan and remain fit he should play upto 2019.

    He adds value to the this team and you can feel the good vibes from the youngsters when he is around,even he is batting the intend does rub onto other players as well.If I have to pick one player among Malik and Hafeez, I'll pick Malik.

    Also,another factor which some people bypass,and I have huge respect for,is the fact that he is the only captain in domestic that encourages youngsters.To name a few-Usama,Hasan Ali,Raza Hasan,Saif Badar have played under him and they speak very highly of him and how he always encourages them and giving them consistent chances in order to grow.

    Now,compare him with the likes of Faisal Iqbal,who has destroyed the career of Saud Shakeel,continues to do that and Anwar Ali who was batting higher than Hasan Mohsin and Saif Badar and sending them at No.9/10 in recently concluded Pakistan cup and not giving them a single over.

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    Shoaib Malik always says the right things and since his performances against Zimbabwe and West Indies he has gained a soft spot amongst Pak fans.

    Again he is right with the words. But what he actually means here is PCB please let me play those 2 world cups, I am a good boy and "experienced" cricketer. My performance does not matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proud_pakistani View Post
    Shoaib Malik always says the right things and since his performances against Zimbabwe and West Indies he has gained a soft spot amongst Pak fans.

    Again he is right with the words. But what he actually means here is PCB please let me play those 2 world cups, I am a good boy and "experienced" cricketer. My performance does not matter.
    true

    he averages 13.64 in England, Pakistani fans are fool to think he will preform in the next WC.

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    I shall repeatedly say that if Pakistan wants to persist with one player out of Malik and Hafeez it is Malik and Malik.Hafeez may play one important role in the final of CT,but he won't perform 8 out of 10 matches.When he scores fifty the team gets hurt than being benefitted.He always play in a selfish way with slow striking rate.Malik after his comeback,has been playing for the team.He goes for the shots without thinking much about his own scores unlike Hafeez.Malik's little unbeaten cameo before rain came against South Africa proved to be very vital in winning.I don't know what would have happened if tuk tuk Hafeez were there on the crease!!

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    We Pakistanis are so ungrateful and hateful. Always ready to throw anyone.

    Now Misbah is gone and Malik is not in the team due to any favoritism, I hope and believe Sarfaraz will not maintain the same as most of the fans consider but even if Malik can find his way into the team based on his performances then there should not be any problems but we will still see the whiners.
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    A small dose of " Afridi " in this Guy !!!!

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    Kambakht niyat ..... why?

    He has won a world title, that too beating India; what's left for him now? This is for a fan of Mian - go, enjoy family life, play in PLs & SLs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Kambakht niyat ..... why?

    He has won a world title, that too beating India; what's left for him now? This is for a fan of Mian - go, enjoy family life, play in PLs & SLs.
    He did say if he can maintain form which many seem to have missed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    He did say if he can maintain form which many seem to have missed.
    Anyone hardly has missed that in title, but most are a bit suspicious regarding what is the bench mark of "maintaining form", who is going to set that, how it's going to be measured for PAK senior cricketers. Obviously, business usual, if someone isn't in form, regardless of his wish or plan, one will be dropped; therefore it's a bit redundant to mention.

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    Disappointed with CT performance but he looked great in all matches.

    He won us match vs Australia in Australia and previously helped won a match vs england in England.

    He can play ODIWC but t20WC is too far.

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    Good comments. World Cup is the final frontier for him, has achieved everything else a man who was given opportunities like him could achieve. Winning the WC if he plays a major role there will cement his place in Pak HoF.

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    can only blame misbah ul haq in reviving his career and now he's dreaming about 2019 and 2020 world cups

    this is unbelievable
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    Will finish as a Pakistan great. I think it was well known Malik will look to retire after the 2019 WC. Inshallah he retires on a high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Will finish as a Pakistan great. I think it was well known Malik will look to retire after the 2019 WC. Inshallah he retires on a high.
    On what basis?


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    Quote Originally Posted by proud_pakistani View Post
    On what basis?

    Longevity, his attitude towards fitness and he is someone the younger players look upto. His record isn't bad and he has also been part of 2 icc tournament victories.

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    We need some body in our top 6 who can be relied on to bowl 10 tidy overs.
    Shadab will have off days. Also I like having the depth of imad shadab amir at 7 8 9
    I think that person is hafeez for now especially if he bats at 6.
    We could maybe try moving shadab and Imad up and slotting in fahim but he is only a WIP

    I think mickey likes malik and form not fitness permitting he will be in


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah View Post
    We need some body in our top 6 who can be relied on to bowl 10 tidy overs.
    Shadab will have off days. Also I like having the depth of imad shadab amir at 7 8 9
    I think that person is hafeez for now especially if he bats at 6.
    We could maybe try moving shadab and Imad up and slotting in fahim but he is only a WIP

    I think mickey likes malik and form not fitness permitting he will be in
    one of the tells of a supposedly open job call designed for an insider applicant is that the job description defines a role that is at once too specific yet also overly general. so would like to observe that effectively quite a few people are arguing that hafeez and malik need to be kept on because we need someone who can do the general, universally necessary job of...hafeez and malik. but if you want to squeeze runs, wasim is even tidier than hafeez, if you want to take wickets shadab is more penetrative, if you want someone to just roll their arm over, which is basically what malik does, haris. in reality, slow bowling allrounders is the last thing pakistan is in need of right now, and if one wants a specialist middle order batsman who wont fold in clutch situations or wilt against pace, malik is not your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Yorker View Post
    one of the tells of a supposedly open job call designed for an insider applicant is that the job description defines a role that is at once too specific yet also overly general. so would like to observe that effectively quite a few people are arguing that hafeez and malik need to be kept on because we need someone who can do the general, universally necessary job of...hafeez and malik. but if you want to squeeze runs, wasim is even tidier than hafeez, if you want to take wickets shadab is more penetrative, if you want someone to just roll their arm over, which is basically what malik does, haris. in reality, slow bowling allrounders is the last thing pakistan is in need of right now, and if one wants a specialist middle order batsman who wont fold in clutch situations or wilt against pace, malik is not your answer.
    Imad does it better to righthe handers and hafeez to the righties. Nobody is saying that I made and shadab aren't better containers and attackers respectively than hafeez but we need the 6th bowling option to be solid as well as be able that one bat in that one that top 6 and plays a proper batter.
    I'm sure u will agree that 7-11 is set with imad shadab amir haSan and junaid/rumman.

    So who are the options for the above job?

    Maliks case is different as he is playing as a pure batter. If haris is given the role and he proves he can do it im all for his inclusion but at this stage maliks has some sort of power game against spin and medium pace that few others have in our team. Add his experience and work ethic not fitness to that too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah View Post
    Imad does it better to righthe handers and hafeez to the righties. Nobody is saying that I made and shadab aren't better containers and attackers respectively than hafeez but we need the 6th bowling option to be solid as well as be able that one bat in that one that top 6 and plays a proper batter.
    I'm sure u will agree that 7-11 is set with imad shadab amir haSan and junaid/rumman.

    So who are the options for the above job?

    Maliks case is different as he is playing as a pure batter. If haris is given the role and he proves he can do it im all for his inclusion but at this stage maliks has some sort of power game against spin and medium pace that few others have in our team. Add his experience and work ethic not fitness to that too
    that is sort of true, but only because we are failing to move on from "this stage." malik in recent form is decent to good at what he usually has to do, but the question is whether he is better than the alternatives? i don't see him as a 6th bowling option at all, he hardly ever takes wickets these days, nor does hafeez, and unlike hafeez is not exceptionally economical. basically he just turns his arm over. and if he's playing as a specialist bat it's hard to believe we can't find someone better. what's even harder to fathom is why we wouldn't at least try some alternatives?

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    Even if he becomes the first Pakistani to win three different icc events, it still marks the question that what exactly was his contribution in those three team accomplishments. Malik was a passenger in this current team that won the Champion's trophy and I cannot remember a single notable performance or contribution in the 2009 T20 champion's team.

    Malik talks too big for someone who cant really back it up


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    If only Pakistan selectors had vision and courage.

    It does not require anyone to be a genius to work out that Hafeez and Malik would be TERRIBLE choices for the next 2 ICC events in 2018 and 2019.

    So - use your brains selectors. Drop them NOW. Say "Thank you very much. You did a great job. Time to move on".

    Then say to the likes of Haris Sohail, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Umar Amin, Fawad Alam - let's see what you can do.

    We need :

    - Hafeez and Malik out.
    - Replace with a specialist batsman and a genuine all rounder (preferably pace bowling all rounder).

    Please PCB find these 2 players - start NOW. Otherwise we will end up with the Dhoni/Yuvraj situation - 2 good players scratching around past their best.

    Hafeez - OUT. Malik - OUT. Thank you and good bye to you both. PLEASE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Googly View Post
    If only Pakistan selectors had vision and courage.

    It does not require anyone to be a genius to work out that Hafeez and Malik would be TERRIBLE choices for the next 2 ICC events in 2018 and 2019.

    So - use your brains selectors. Drop them NOW. Say "Thank you very much. You did a great job. Time to move on".

    Then say to the likes of Haris Sohail, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Umar Amin, Fawad Alam - let's see what you can do.

    We need :

    - Hafeez and Malik out.
    - Replace with a specialist batsman and a genuine all rounder (preferably pace bowling all rounder).

    Please PCB find these 2 players - start NOW. Otherwise we will end up with the Dhoni/Yuvraj situation - 2 good players scratching around past their best.

    Hafeez - OUT. Malik - OUT. Thank you and good bye to you both. PLEASE!
    spot on

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    Again I'd say he's past his prime not bc of hi mistakes though but the PCB played with him however he has to leave asap...need a pure batsman in the lineup.

    At the same time you can't say that a player like Hafeez who was definitely our best bat before the 2015 world cup is better than him...has lost his glorious touch, looks very aged and unfit, a poor fielder and a slow runner between the wickets.


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    A few failures shouldn't have you out of the team, knee jerk reactions by so many people here


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    Shoaib Malik keen to continue till World T20 2020

    Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik has reiterated his commitment to playing till the ICC World T20 2020 before calling it quits.

    The 36-year-old all-rounder, who in March became the first Pakistan player to feature in 300 T20s, has set his sights on both the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales and the premier T20 event in Australia the following year.

    "The 2019 World Cup, 50-over cricket, is my last World Cup, but I want to play in the World T20 in 2020, that is my goal for Twenty20 cricket,” Malik said.

    “These are the two big goals which I'm looking at, let's see how it goes. If I'm consistently performing then I want to play these two World Cups."


    If Malik does feature in the 50-over World Cup, he and Pakistan will be keen to repeat the success of the World T20 2009 as well as the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, both campaigns in England which Malik was a part of.

    He has also been named in the Eoin Morgan-led ICC World XI that will take on the Windies at Lord’s on 31 May in the Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge.

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/683251
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    Well, it's time to drop him so he doesn't leech his way to the World T20 and express his desire to play the WT20 is 2021 along with the WC the next after that. It's time to put an end to this bitter present before it becomes our future.


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    Confirmed what we all knew. Shouldn't be relied on but if he is in good form , I am not against his slection. But ideally we would move on to a younger player.

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    Still waiting for the day when one of our seniors call it off for the betterment of Pakistan cricket. Just retire man, there are better players waiting.


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    Please retire from ODI & keep playing T20 till 2025.


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