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    Far far too early to be naming squads. Bear in mind, last WC was in 2015 - only two years ago, same timeframe as next WC and look at the turnaround from then to last CT. That WC campaign was a shambles and guys such as Fakhar, Hasan Ali, Shadab who were pivotal to our CT success hadn't been introduced to the side yet. Even Malik and Azhar were out of the side.

    Better of focusing on strategic planning and continuing to play the brand of attacking and fearless cricket we've somewhat found again. The personnel then should fit accordingly into the strategy we adopt leading into the next WC.

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    We need Faheem to bat at 7. He can bat normally and hit big when required. He's also capable of picking up wickets with his nippy pace. Really excited to see him play from now until and including the World Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    Not just for WC19 but I'd like to see Irfan, Bashir, Ehtisham, Ghulam in the mix in one of the teams at least. Ghulam is not ready yet so it's fine to delay his introduction.
    Agree with your comments about Bashir, Ehtisham and Ghulam.

    But I am less sure about Irfan. Don't get me wrong, I can see the attraction of Irfan but he looks very raw to me and he wasn't all that impressive in the PSL. It might just be he is not best suited to t20, but he was barely bowling 80mph/130kph. He definitely has potential, but I don't think he is ready for internationals yet. Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Agree with your comments about Bashir, Ehtisham and Ghulam.

    But I am less sure about Irfan. Don't get me wrong, I can see the attraction of Irfan but he looks very raw to me and he wasn't all that impressive in the PSL. It might just be he is not best suited to t20, but he was barely bowling 80mph/130kph. He definitely has potential, but I don't think he is ready for internationals yet. Do you?
    He was bowling 133-138. The other balls are slower ball yorkers that dip similar to Malinga. He wasn't at full tilt. You should have seen him the following tournament featuring county sides, he was lively. He was bowling with a lot more confidence. What you saw at PSL was a nervous Irfan bowling for his captain keeping line and length tight. Despite that he clocked 138k-140k numerous times.

    The thing with Irfan is he's generating his pace off his armspeed alone and getting little to no force from the ground which is where majority of the force comes from, so it's kind of ridiculous he's generating this pace. To understand this, try throwing a ball with your front foot in the air and then compare it when both are based on the ground. The ball speed will literally increase twofold.

    Coming to the problem, many have compared him to Tanvir who bowls off the wrong foot and has an awkward action. That isn't the case with Irfan. He actually lands the front foot but it is just after the ball's released. What the coaches have to do is tell him to pull back the torso just for a fraction of a second and consciously force the front foot to land before delivering the ball.

    Despite this technical problem, I believe Irfan is still good enough for the international team. I've seen him him bowl much faster than he did at PSL. Coming to his main weapon which is bounce and ability to hit the deck on a test length(on a true pitch) consistently which will trouble any batsman. That's where he will shine the most and his FC record proves that. He's also capable of shaping the ball away and seaming it back in. You won't see much of that in UAE though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    He was bowling 133-138. The other balls are slower ball yorkers that dip similar to Malinga. He wasn't at full tilt. You should have seen him the following tournament featuring county sides, he was lively. He was bowling with a lot more confidence. What you saw at PSL was a nervous Irfan bowling for his captain keeping line and length tight. Despite that he clocked 138k-140k numerous times.

    The thing with Irfan is he's generating his pace off his armspeed alone and getting little to no force from the ground which is where majority of the force comes from, so it's kind of ridiculous he's generating this pace. To understand this, try throwing a ball with your front foot in the air and then compare it when both are based on the ground. The ball speed will literally increase twofold.

    Coming to the problem, many have compared him to Tanvir who bowls off the wrong foot and has an awkward action. That isn't the case with Irfan. He actually lands the front foot but it is just after the ball's released. What the coaches have to do is tell him to pull back the torso just for a fraction of a second and consciously force the front foot to land before delivering the ball.

    Despite this technical problem, I believe Irfan is still good enough for the international team. I've seen him him bowl much faster than he did at PSL. Coming to his main weapon which is bounce and ability to hit the deck on a test length(on a true pitch) consistently which will trouble any batsman. That's where he will shine the most and his FC record proves that. He's also capable of shaping the ball away and seaming it back in. You won't see much of that in UAE though.
    Great insight as ever.

    The videos from the PSL show he was bowling between 127-133 so I will have to take your word for it.

    T20 isn't his format and I agree that he will have better success in the longer format (as his FC record shows). His height means he doesn't need to be express but he should be hitting 135+ on a regular basis. If he can do that then he could be potent weapon. If he can't he will end up like another Holder.

    Interesting comments about the comparison to Tanvir. You are right to say he does land on the front foot, but do you accept that Irfan has an awkward action? (Perhaps this is why the Tanvir comparisons are made.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Great insight as ever.

    The videos from the PSL show he was bowling between 127-133 so I will have to take your word for it.

    T20 isn't his format and I agree that he will have better success in the longer format (as his FC record shows). His height means he doesn't need to be express but he should be hitting 135+ on a regular basis. If he can do that then he could be potent weapon. If he can't he will end up like another Holder.

    Interesting comments about the comparison to Tanvir. You are right to say he does land on the front foot, but do you accept that Irfan has an awkward action? (Perhaps this is why the Tanvir comparisons are made.)
    He can definitely hit 135+ consistently. You can also pretty much add 5ks to the speeds you see for pacers in UAE. I hope we get to see him play outside of lifeless UAE pitches so you guys see his actual capabilities.

    His action is not conventional but what ultimately matters is the control over your arm-path which he has. If he ever learns to create a base, I can tell you right now this guy would become unstoppable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Standing right now, that 2019 WC is probably the most open WC since 1975 (when ODI game was baby), because of absence of any outstanding team. Aussies & SAF are probably at their weakest in last 25 years (AUS since 1985), India isn't that exciting either, while Poms will need to do lot more on field to match their off-field hype. Kiwis, SRL, WI are in serious decline; therefore I do believe that at least 7 teams including BD has a chance to make the SF, may be all 9 in this format - after that, it's about 2 outstanding day outs by any of the top 5 teams; which means any of AUS, ENG, IND, PAK, SAF can win it.

    To have a realistic shot at the WC, which will be played in June, 11 matches in 5 weeks or so, I see only 8, may be 9 players surviving from this team. Or other way, if 5/6 new faces are not integrated/found - don't see PAK winning it. I'll look for a combination of 16 players, for a WC in UK, in June. Not necessarily, every new face has to be in starting XI, but they must be good enough to force existing starters improve their out put, or lose the spot. Here is my combination -

    1. 3 Openers : Fakhar & best case scenario is Sharjeel & one new face. But, one of Azhar or Shehzad can be there, but no way both. Ideally, at least one of the 3 has to be lefti. Best case is probably - Fakhar, Sharjeel, Ahmed - not sure how good is Zeeshan Malik, but I would like to believe that in 2 years, he'll be better than both Ahmed or Azhar; Farhan is an outside shot, but long way to go for him.

    2. 4/3 Middle orders : Babar, Open spot, Open spot. I would like to see at least 1 lefti in this mix - Haris, subject to fitness & Amin may be enough, but PAK should find one more young middle order from junior ranks. At worst, one of MoHa or Malik can be picked for the squad, but no way both.

    3. 3/4 All-rounders : At most, PAK should carry 3 spinners; all of them are actually all-rounders, because of Shadab's potential - Shadab & Imad. I don't consider MoHa or Malik as all-rounder any more. Rest 2 has to be pace bowling all-rounders - may be one of Fahim or Yamin should make it, but not both - so one spot is still open. If he can improve his overall game, Aga Salman Ali has a decent shout, so is Usama Mir, but 3 spinners are difficult to accommodate in UK - last time Iqbal Qasim & Misbah did that in 2013, rest is as they say - history.

    4. 2 WKs : Sarfraz is obvious pick. For the other one, it has to be a batsman, who can make the team as batsman, but can keep. PAK can't go to WC of 9 confirmed matches in 29 days, with one WK who happens to be Captain & next best man in squad to keep is probably Babar. Unpopular choice, but Umar has to be kept in consideration - for that, he has to shape himself, or PAK goes for a new face, even like the kid Ruhail Nazir. Don't see any role for Rizwan, because at his best, as back-up WK, who can make the squad as batsman - still he isn't good enough to what is Umar Akmal right now. In AUS, Rizwan got 5 bites at the cherry - and he should have been demoted to No. 10 from 6, by the 5th match, on his batting merit.

    5. Spin Bowlers : I won't take any specialist spinner - one reason being there none outstanding one, neither the condition suits to play a specialist spinner. At best, both Imad & Shadab should play & that's enough - at worst, may be MoHa/Malik can be picked in XI for few overs of spin as 3rd spinner. BUT, PAK must keep Usama & Yasir (Or the other leggi Irfan) on toes, because if Shadab gets injured, one Leggi is a must for any ODI these days, for the batting quality these days against even non turning spin.

    6. 4 Pacers : At present, I see only 2 bowlers ready - Amir & Hasan. May be, if he improves his bowling to the level of 2012-13, JK can be the 3rd one; otherwise not, because by 2019, he'll be 29+, officially, with a dodgy knee and action; too risky to invest without alternatives in mind. PAK must find couple of new faces for those 2 spots - I am not sure who are those but these Raees, Hamza, Irfan, Sohail, Wahab, Shinwari ..... won't work. PAK's game tactics should be 3 flat out pacers to attack & 10 overs of attacking leg spin - last 10 overs can be shared by all-rounders. Those 2 new pacers are to use the new ball, partnering Amir as Hasan is doing great as 1st change, I won't move him to take the new ball.

    Don't know how good he is, but may be SS Afridi can be one of the 2 new faces (that makes the job tougher for JK - won't pick 3 lef-armers, unless the 3rd one is far better than 2nd best right armer). Both, have to be a good new ball bowler to partner Amir and preferably right armer. Apart from SS Afridi, other one is a toss between JK, Ehtesham, Irfan (shorter one at 6'4"), or may be entirely new face, I don't know - BUT, existing resources are not enough.

    If Sharjeel is available (which I think, he'll be), I would open with Babar & put Fakhar at 3 - that gives a good left-right combination, and Fakhar is better spin player while Babar is far better again pace, and his game is built on touch, should find gaps better in PP. SK's hitting ability should allow Babar to play natural game & it'll trouble bowling unit - for SK's ability to smash anything short while Babar is a fantastic driver on the rise; adjusting to sweet length & line will be a challenge for new ball pair. Otherwise, teams best batsman should bat at 3.

    So the 16 men squad stands for me -

    1. SK (Or Fakhar opens with the back-up opener & Babar goes to 3)
    2. Babar (Position depending on SK's availability)
    3. Fakhar (Bat's at 3 only if SK is available, otherwise swaps with Babar)
    4. *Sarfraz +
    5. Haris
    6. Umar (Must improve over all game & his defamed image, otherwise MoHa/Malik comes and this spot becomes open for a new face that's good with bat & can keep)
    7. Imad
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir
    10. Hasan
    11. Open spot (SS Afridi/Ehtesham/JK?)
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    12. Amin (Or Open spot - BUT no way both Mian/MoHa though this back door)
    13. Open spot (Ahmed/Azhar/Zeeshan/Farhan ?)
    14. Open spot (Ahmed/Azhar/Zeeshan/Farhan ? or Yamin/Fahim/Ammad/New kid ?)
    15. Open spot (JK/Ehtesham/SS Afridi/Irfan?)
    16. Open spot (MoHa/Malik/Aga Salman Ali/Mir ?)

    That's at least 5, up to 7 open spots to cover in 20 months - won't be easy, but indeed possible. Availability of talent was never an issue even in those 9th ranked days, but I don't see enough A team matches for PAK to test options within this one year period, because by Jan 2019, 19-20 players has to be locked, no more experiment. One good suggestion could be to play 5 X 3 = 15 ODIs against ZIM, IRL & AFG; where about 8/9 new faces are tried. Result doesn't matter here, because PAK A should win 15-0, but PAK 1st team got knocked out by IRL 10 years back - those are one off, one shouldn't bother for such odd day, as long as the bigger purpose is served. Problem is, if such series indeed take place, PAK might end up filling the squad with Amir, Hasan, Imad, Azhar, Shehzad, Malik, MoHa ..... who knows, even Gul, Kamran, Irfan, Wahab, Tannu, Annu .....
    I probably will make couple of changes in that 16 now, considering that SK is dusted -

    1. Fakhar
    2. Babar
    3. Hari
    4. *Sarfraz +
    5. Malik
    6. Umar (Must improve over all game & his defamed image, otherwise MoHa/Malik comes and this spot becomes open for a new face that's good with bat & can keep)
    7. Talat/Fahim/Yamin
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir
    10. Hasan
    11. Open spot (SS Afridi/Ehtesham/JK?)
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    12. Amin (Or Open spot - BUT no way both Mian/MoHa though this back door)
    13. Open spot - Opener (Ahmed/Azhar/Zeeshan/Farhan ?)
    14. Open spot - all rounder (Yamin/Fahim/Talat/New kid ?)
    15. Open spot - fast bowler (JK/Ehtesham/SS Afridi/Irfan?)
    16. Raza Hasan (If 16 is allowed, he should be there, fantastic prospect)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    I probably will make couple of changes in that 16 now, considering that SK is dusted -

    1. Fakhar
    2. Babar
    3. Hari
    4. *Sarfraz +
    5. Malik
    6. Umar (Must improve over all game & his defamed image, otherwise MoHa/Malik comes and this spot becomes open for a new face that's good with bat & can keep)
    7. Talat/Fahim/Yamin
    8. Shadab
    9. Amir
    10. Hasan
    11. Open spot (SS Afridi/Ehtesham/JK?)
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    12. Amin (Or Open spot - BUT no way both Mian/MoHa though this back door)
    13. Open spot - Opener (Ahmed/Azhar/Zeeshan/Farhan ?)
    14. Open spot - all rounder (Yamin/Fahim/Talat/New kid ?)
    15. Open spot - fast bowler (JK/Ehtesham/SS Afridi/Irfan?)
    16. Raza Hasan (If 16 is allowed, he should be there, fantastic prospect)
    so u are not taking usman shinwari or rumman seriously??/

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    Bowling spots are more or less tied up, perhaps Raza Hasan may come into the equation.

    The batting is still a concern though especially in England where the World Cup will be held.

    There are a couple of batting spots that are up for grabs.



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    Fakhar
    Sahibzada
    Babar
    Haris
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    Sarfaraz
    Shadab
    Raza Hassan
    Hasan
    Amir
    Raees

    Talat/Yamin
    Faheem
    Bashir
    Versatile batsman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    so u are not taking usman shinwari or rumman seriously??/
    Not in U.K.; RR may be, but I was looking for someone better with new ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Not in U.K.; RR may be, but I was looking for someone better with new ball.
    hoping for shaheen shah ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Bowling spots are more or less tied up, perhaps Raza Hasan may come into the equation.

    The batting is still a concern though especially in England where the World Cup will be held.

    There are a couple of batting spots that are up for grabs.
    we should be thankful to Micky for this,before him nothing was right and we are going in the right
    direction now.jus remove hafiz and shezzy find out good middle order and one hitting pace all rounder..

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    1) Fakhar Zaman
    2) Sahibzada Farhan
    3) Babar Azam
    4) Haris Sohail
    5) Shoaib Malik
    6) Sarfaraz Ahmed
    7) Faheem Ashraf
    8) Shadab Khan
    9) Hasan Ali
    10) Mohammad Amir
    11) Rumman Raees

    Backups:
    12) Opener
    13) Backup WK.. Umar Akmal?
    14) Junaid Khan / Shaheen Shah Afridi
    15) Imad Wasim / Raza Hasan

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    How things have changed since Arthur's appointment and the start of the PSL. In the past it was always a wild guess who would be representing Pakistan in the World Cup. Things were never sure and the selectors decided at the last moment whom to pick for the WC (usually senior most even if they are TTF's).

    But now we got a guy who has a combination in mind and is working towards it. For the first time the Pakistani ODI team is looking settled with only a few places up for grabs. If Pak only could get a few batter batsmen in (one at the top and one in the middle order) they could be serious contenders for the title.

    In Pakistan things can change quickly though so let us keep our fingers crossed and believe in Mickey & co.
    Last edited by Prince of Pakistan; 14th October 2017 at 22:37.


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    @babajee 's team is super

    Sahibzada
    Fakhar
    Babar
    Haris
    Malik
    Sarfraz
    Faheem
    Shadab
    Hasan
    Rumman
    Amir

    Extra: Umar Amin, Shaheen Afridi, Imad Wasim and Saif Badar.

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    Fakhar
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    Babar
    Haris
    Hafeez
    Malik
    Sarfraz
    Faheem
    Amir
    Hasan
    Raees
    Reserves:
    Shadab Khan
    Shaheen Shah Afridi
    Aamer Yamin
    Azhar Ali

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    I Want Some Changes.
    Fakhar
    Sahibzada
    Babar
    Haris
    Malik
    Hafeez
    Sarfaraz
    Imad
    Faheem
    Yamin
    Sadab
    Amir
    Hasan
    Junaid
    Raees

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    Too early to say any thing. I am expecting Shehzad, Malik, Hafeez to stay Though i don't want them to.
    And we won't see any AR in the team, we won't see any lower down hitter. So i am expecting a one dimensional team.

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    World Cup 2019 - Squad preparations

    I'm not gonna take the time in this thread to write how trash Pak were in this game. Simply put I'm just gonna show you my XI going forward for WC 2019 prep, which does NOT include Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez (for ridiculously obvious reasons), and want your guys' opinion on it, who would you change, etc.

    1. Fakhar (To play aggressively at the start.)

    2. Faheem (At the very least see where his potential as a batsman lies and I feel he can also provide a fast with his aggression. Also didn't he bat more at the top when he played domestics?)

    3. Babar (This NZ tour I'd say is the worst of Babar's career so far [though he could turn it around dramatically] but he's still our best bat therefore should stay at 3.)

    4. Sarfraz (For pete's sake, idk why he's not batting up the order but this position is ideal for him, I feel, as he is productive with his strike rotation.)

    5. Malik (Yes I'm serious. I know full well people have their snipers fully aimed at him but I feel, assuming the top order fires [or at least score decently], he'll be scoring as well primarily because he won't be dealing too much with the opposition pacers + can score heavy against spinners.)

    6. Shadab (I wouldn't exactly call him an aggressive boundary hitter, but he can score productively.)

    7. [Insert your own player here] Mine would probably be Aamer Yamin, good lower order boundary hitter + decent medium pace

    8. [Insert your own player here] Overall, I honestly don't really know for this position (Imad Wasim? Play the Hafeez role in bowling and restrict the batsman + plus a few handy hits down the order?)

    9. Amir (Even though he hasn't been doing it much, he's still our main strike bowler)

    10. Hasan (Who in their right mind would drop this guy?)

    11. Shinwari (Even though his 5fer was against SL as crazy as that was, I'm actually really excited about this guys potential as a new ball strike bowler [when fully healthy of course].)

    Bench:
    Junaid (backup quick)
    Some WK batsman (make your pick)
    Imam ul Haq (or if there is a better opening backup option)
    Some backup spinner (Mohammad Asghar?)

    Thoughts???

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    01 - Fakhar Zaman
    02 - Sharjeel Khan
    03 - Sarfraz Ahmed
    04 - Babar Azam
    05 - Fawad Alam / Saad Ali / Saud Shakeel
    06 - Shoaib Malik
    07 - Fahim Ashraf
    08 - Shadab Khan
    09 - Hasan Ali
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    Are we expecting flat pancakes at the WC

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamPak95 View Post
    I'm not gonna take the time in this thread to write how trash Pak were in this game. Simply put I'm just gonna show you my XI going forward for WC 2019 prep, which does NOT include Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez (for ridiculously obvious reasons), and want your guys' opinion on it, who would you change, etc.

    1. Fakhar (To play aggressively at the start.)

    2. Faheem (At the very least see where his potential as a batsman lies and I feel he can also provide a fast with his aggression. Also didn't he bat more at the top when he played domestics?)

    3. Babar (This NZ tour I'd say is the worst of Babar's career so far [though he could turn it around dramatically] but he's still our best bat therefore should stay at 3.)

    4. Sarfraz (For pete's sake, idk why he's not batting up the order but this position is ideal for him, I feel, as he is productive with his strike rotation.)

    5. Malik (Yes I'm serious. I know full well people have their snipers fully aimed at him but I feel, assuming the top order fires [or at least score decently], he'll be scoring as well primarily because he won't be dealing too much with the opposition pacers + can score heavy against spinners.)

    6. Shadab (I wouldn't exactly call him an aggressive boundary hitter, but he can score productively.)

    7. [Insert your own player here] Mine would probably be Aamer Yamin, good lower order boundary hitter + decent medium pace

    8. [Insert your own player here] Overall, I honestly don't really know for this position (Imad Wasim? Play the Hafeez role in bowling and restrict the batsman + plus a few handy hits down the order?)

    9. Amir (Even though he hasn't been doing it much, he's still our main strike bowler)

    10. Hasan (Who in their right mind would drop this guy?)

    11. Shinwari (Even though his 5fer was against SL as crazy as that was, I'm actually really excited about this guys potential as a new ball strike bowler [when fully healthy of course].)

    Bench:
    Junaid (backup quick)
    Some WK batsman (make your pick)
    Imam ul Haq (or if there is a better opening backup option)
    Some backup spinner (Mohammad Asghar?)

    Thoughts???
    Your opening pair is wrong .you need right and left hand combination there so for me a right hander comes here.May be a fit umar akmal and in that case u will not need a back up keeper.
    at 5 instead of malik i think Haris is the guy.
    Hussain talat at 6
    &shadab at 7 or yamin
    Fahim/aamir at 8
    HAssan at 9
    AMIR and the new bolwer should be ARSHAD IQBAL OR SHAHIN SHAH AFRIDI,Ideally it should be a new ball right hander.
    BECNH,umar amin.junaid khan.and aamir yamin.
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    Don't over-rate Shinwari. Go with Junaid. Quality bowler and has experience of English conditions.

    Taking 5 against the weakest ODI sides like Srilanka, is not a big deal.

    We need players who can perform big against major teams like Australia, India, South Africa, England, NZ and that is too not in UAE

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    Sahibzada Farhan should be there


    [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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    Hmmm, well I can totally understand Haris Sohail but I think Shaheen Shah and Arshad Iqbal, at the very least, need to be groomed more (play u19 WC first + a few years of domestics). But then again, I don't think Shadab played domestically hardly at all and it was only through a stint in the PSL that he was fast-tracked. Idk about Arshad, but Shaheen needs to have one helluva u19 WC and, just like Shadab, catch the eyes of everyone in the upcoming PSL. It'd be awesome to see Hussain Talat perform in green colours as well, really hope he explodes in the PSL.

    In regards to opening pair, yes left-right hand combo is ideal but for me as long as Pak is not off to those 10-2 in 5 overs or 20-3 in 10 over starts then it doesn't matter how they bat. Although, I wouldn't bring in Umar Akmal just yet. Everyone wants him to perform consistently in domestics; his recent scores of 12, 2, 42, 124, 82, 97 overall is good but honestly he needs to amp it up even more and do that for a considerable amount of time. Remember, the guy's 27 so he has that luxury. Furthermore, this IS an Akmal we're talking about so nothing is exactly gonna come easy for him, or at least I think it isn't (unless Inzi bhai has anything to say about that ). If the team goes for a right-hander for opening, I guess it might have to be someone new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    Your opening pair is wrong .you need right and left hand combination there so for me a right hander comes here.May be a fit umar akmal and in that case u will not need a back up keeper.
    at 5 instead of malik i think Haris is the guy.
    Hussain talat at 6
    &shadab at 7 or yamin
    Fahim/aamir at 8
    HAssan at 9
    AMIR and the new bolwer should be ARSHAD IQBAL OR SHAHIN SHAH AFRIDI,Ideally it should be a new ball right hander.
    BECNH,umar amin.junaid khan.and aamir yamin.
    Hmmm, well I can totally understand Haris Sohail but I think Shaheen Shah and Arshad Iqbal, at the very least, need to be groomed more (play u19 WC first + a few years of domestics). But then again, I don't think Shadab played domestically hardly at all and it was only through a stint in the PSL that he was fast-tracked. Idk about Arshad, but Shaheen needs to have one helluva u19 WC and, just like Shadab, catch the eyes of everyone in the upcoming PSL. It'd be awesome to see Hussain Talat perform in green colours as well, really hope he explodes in the PSL.

    In regards to opening pair, yes left-right hand combo is ideal but for me as long as Pak is not off to those 10-2 in 5 overs or 20-3 in 10 over starts then it doesn't matter how they bat. Although, I wouldn't bring in Umar Akmal just yet. Everyone wants him to perform consistently in domestics; his recent scores of 12, 2, 42, 124, 82, 97 overall is good but honestly he needs to amp it up even more and do that for a considerable amount of time. Remember, the guy's 27 so he has that luxury. Furthermore, this IS an Akmal we're talking about so nothing is exactly gonna come easy for him, or at least I think it isn't (unless Inzi bhai has anything to say about that ). If the team goes for a right-hander for opening, I guess it might have to be someone new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prop558 View Post
    Don't over-rate Shinwari. Go with Junaid. Quality bowler and has experience of English conditions.

    Taking 5 against the weakest ODI sides like Srilanka, is not a big deal.

    We need players who can perform big against major teams like Australia, India, South Africa, England, NZ and that is too not in UAE
    Good point. I put Shinwari ahead of Junaid mainly because I felt Junaid would have been injury-prone. However, considering we don't have both due to injury at the moment, I wouldn't exactly call Junaid as the only injury-prone bowler Anyhow, when both are healthy, I guess Junaid would start over him and depending on series situation, could rotate with Shinwari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    Sahibzada Farhan should be there
    I hope he explodes in the PSL, Pak needs a quality opener with Fakhar

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    My squad will look like this:

    1. Fakhar
    2. Sahibzada/Any opener which can hold one end when Fakhar is attacking & pick up the pace after 1st wicket (Rohail Nazir & Zaid Alam can also be groomed for this role though actually it's too early to expect this)
    3. Babar (still our best ODI bat)
    4. Haris Sohail/Saad Ali
    5. Sarfaraz (wk)(c)
    6. Husain Talat (lets hope up he can make an impression in next PSL, he is our most exciting prospect)
    7. Shadab/Imad/Saud
    8. Faheem/Yameen
    9. Hasan Ali
    10. Aamir/Junaid
    11. Shinwari/Rumman/Sadaf

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamPak95 View Post
    Hmmm, well I can totally understand Haris Sohail but I think Shaheen Shah and Arshad Iqbal, at the very least, need to be groomed more (play u19 WC first + a few years of domestics). But then again, I don't think Shadab played domestically hardly at all and it was only through a stint in the PSL that he was fast-tracked. Idk about Arshad, but Shaheen needs to have one helluva u19 WC and, just like Shadab, catch the eyes of everyone in the upcoming PSL. It'd be awesome to see Hussain Talat perform in green colours as well, really hope he explodes in the PSL.

    In regards to opening pair, yes left-right hand combo is ideal but for me as long as Pak is not off to those 10-2 in 5 overs or 20-3 in 10 over starts then it doesn't matter how they bat. Although, I wouldn't bring in Umar Akmal just yet. Everyone wants him to perform consistently in domestics; his recent scores of 12, 2, 42, 124, 82, 97 overall is good but honestly he needs to amp it up even more and do that for a considerable amount of time. Remember, the guy's 27 so he has that luxury. Furthermore, this IS an Akmal we're talking about so nothing is exactly gonna come easy for him, or at least I think it isn't (unless Inzi bhai has anything to say about that ). If the team goes for a right-hander for opening, I guess it might have to be someone new.
    this akmal guy will win u 2 mathces out of 7 alone but will never lose amacth,,,llike he will either go for duck with out osing any ball os wil get 30<20> like this or if he go and make a fifty then i am sure pak will do good,,so i took him over azhar but number 5 will be too low for haris ideally he should come at 4 but sarfo has to open or babar has to open to accomodate sarfaraz at 3 @MMHS.i think u are of the same opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamPak95 View Post
    Hmmm, well I can totally understand Haris Sohail but I think Shaheen Shah and Arshad Iqbal, at the very least, need to be groomed more (play u19 WC first + a few years of domestics). But then again, I don't think Shadab played domestically hardly at all and it was only through a stint in the PSL that he was fast-tracked. Idk about Arshad, but Shaheen needs to have one helluva u19 WC and, just like Shadab, catch the eyes of everyone in the upcoming PSL. It'd be awesome to see Hussain Talat perform in green colours as well, really hope he explodes in the PSL.

    In regards to opening pair, yes left-right hand combo is ideal but for me as long as Pak is not off to those 10-2 in 5 overs or 20-3 in 10 over starts then it doesn't matter how they bat. Although, I wouldn't bring in Umar Akmal just yet. Everyone wants him to perform consistently in domestics; his recent scores of 12, 2, 42, 124, 82, 97 overall is good but honestly he needs to amp it up even more and do that for a considerable amount of time. Remember, the guy's 27 so he has that luxury. Furthermore, this IS an Akmal we're talking about so nothing is exactly gonna come easy for him, or at least I think it isn't (unless Inzi bhai has anything to say about that ). If the team goes for a right-hander for opening, I guess it might have to be someone new.
    And forget about experience just give shahin shah or another u19 guy 6 months under AZHAR MAHMOOd and MICKY and u will see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    this akmal guy will win u 2 mathces out of 7 alone but will never lose amacth,,,llike he will either go for duck with out osing any ball os wil get 30<20> like this or if he go and make a fifty then i am sure pak will do good,,so i took him over azhar but number 5 will be too low for haris ideally he should come at 4 but sarfo has to open or babar has to open to accomodate sarfaraz at 3 @MMHS.i think u are of the same opinion.
    No Sarfraz at 3,WC is not in UAE that he can sweep (I am sure he won't be able to do even that now). Yesterday he batted for long time & mostly against lesser bowlers - didn't hit a single boundary in an hour and 28 balls. Guy'll make a Victor Trumper out of Azhar Ali from # 3.

    If he is to play as Brearley, put him at # 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    No Sarfraz at 3,WC is not in UAE that he can sweep (I am sure he won't be able to do even that now). Yesterday he batted for long time & mostly against lesser bowlers - didn't hit a single boundary in an hour and 28 balls. Guy'll make a Victor Trumper out of Azhar Ali from # 3.

    If he is to play as Brearley, put him at # 9.
    Got it.so your team will have umar akmal as a keeper??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    No Sarfraz at 3,WC is not in UAE that he can sweep (I am sure he won't be able to do even that now). Yesterday he batted for long time & mostly against lesser bowlers - didn't hit a single boundary in an hour and 28 balls. Guy'll make a Victor Trumper out of Azhar Ali from # 3.

    If he is to play as Brearley, put him at # 9.
    The guy did well up the order.i mean specialist captain.

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    1 Fakhar Zaman
    2 Babar Azam
    3 Haris Sohail
    4 Saud Shakeel/ Umar Akmal
    5 Sarfraz Ahmed (Wk) (C)
    6 Hammad Azam/ Amir Yamin
    7 Faheem Ashraf
    8 Shadab Khan
    9 Hasan Ali
    10 Mohammed Amir
    11 New pacer/ Someone capable of bowling with the new ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    Got it.so your team will have umar akmal as a keeper??
    Umar as WK-batsman & Nazir or Uamir Masood as specialist WK - playing XI'll be selected before match. I put it in other thread, at present I probably would settle with this 16; but still not sure who should open between Zaman or Amin

    1-3. Babar, FZ, Umar+
    4-6. Hari, Maqsood, Talat
    7-8. Shadab, Fahim
    #9-11. *Amir, Hasan

    #Amin or Saud or a 3rd pacer - depending on condition (In case of Amin/Saud, they play at 3 pushing everyone one slot down)
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    14. New Pacer - preferably a right armer, but not essential - either of the 2 U19 kid is extremely impressive (My pick is Arshal - may be both as 3rd & 4th pacer - Raees, Shinwari, JK doesn't excite me much)
    15. Ruhail Nazir+ (or the other young guy, may be Rizwan also, if he is in great batting for)
    16. Raza Hasan (or whoever is best finger spinner, may be Aga Salman, because Hari & Saud can bowl SLAO, one offie should be in squad) if 16 players are allowed.

    Pick a Captain from playing XI - my choice Amir, but don't mind FZ, Hasan, Amin, Babar or even Shadab

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    After watching cricket for a while now, I thoroughly believe in the batting stats where those who have high SR's and high averages tend to perform well in international cricket (not saying they 100% do but it's likely they will). We're going to have to get rid of Azhar and replace him with someone who can play quick and long. Haris and Sarfraz should bat together in the lineup and Malik can hit towards the end. The lower order with Fahim and Hasan are excellent in belting the ball whereas Amir can play a little cameo.

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    @MMHS do you not think we need 2 explosive openers going forward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babajee View Post
    @MMHS do you not think we need 2 explosive openers going forward?
    Well every major team has them... it's only us that has this mentality that team mein aek ath aisa player hona chahye jo lambi bari lay


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    No point in making these fantasy line ups . The revolutionary will disappoint when he selects the oldest squad at the WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    And forget about experience just give shahin shah or another u19 guy 6 months under AZHAR MAHMOOd and MICKY and u will see.
    Still, u would wanna have Shaheen showcase his talents with a decent number of games under his belt before playing for Pak. Again, like Shadab, he could be a revelation in the PSL. Without that, he would crumble under the pressures of international cricket, whoever the coach may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeem Zafar View Post
    My squad will look like this:

    1. Fakhar
    2. Sahibzada/Any opener which can hold one end when Fakhar is attacking & pick up the pace after 1st wicket (Rohail Nazir & Zaid Alam can also be groomed for this role though actually it's too early to expect this)
    3. Babar (still our best ODI bat)
    4. Haris Sohail/Saad Ali
    5. Sarfaraz (wk)(c)
    6. Husain Talat (lets hope up he can make an impression in next PSL, he is our most exciting prospect)
    7. Shadab/Imad/Saud
    8. Faheem/Yameen
    9. Hasan Ali
    10. Aamir/Junaid
    11. Shinwari/Rumman/Sadaf
    Best squad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplicitAI View Post
    After watching cricket for a while now, I thoroughly believe in the batting stats where those who have high SR's and high averages tend to perform well in international cricket (not saying they 100% do but it's likely they will). We're going to have to get rid of Azhar and replace him with someone who can play quick and long. Haris and Sarfraz should bat together in the lineup and Malik can hit towards the end. The lower order with Fahim and Hasan are excellent in belting the ball whereas Amir can play a little cameo.
    This. I'm tired of watching Pak batting 10-1 in 5 overs or 20-2 in 10 overs starts. The NZ ODI series is over so might as well experiment. Maybe try Faheem as an opener, with Yamin in the lower order?

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    If Pakistan wants to have a successful 2019 world cup then players like Hafeez, Azhar and Malik need to be booted out of the squad. Hussain Talat, an opener who can play in tandom with Fakhar and Haris should be considered as there replacements. No more TTF but will they listen....... NOPE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babajee View Post
    @MMHS do you not think we need 2 explosive openers going forward?
    You can exchange Umar & Babar in my XI, if you want that (It's actually a partial post - in original one, I did explain why I think Babar should open). Keeping and then opening might be a bit too much for Umar's fitness (though Gilli did that at almost 38), but possible. Farhan is too raw, while there is not enough time left for the U19 kid (Zeeshan), before WC.

    But again - if he keeps & opens, don't expect 40/90 stats from Umar, rather his KPI should be 25-30/110-120 - go after the bowling from first over, hit the fast bowlers charging down (so that they shorten the length which should help FZ from other end), go for arial shots over inner cordon and allow him to fail (so that he is comfortable in his role - duel role does help in this case, because even if he goes for a duck, he is keeping)

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    Imo we need a bowling attack of:

    Amir
    Hasan
    Usman
    Shadab
    Faheem
    + a bit of part time of Talat and Haris

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    Pakistan's pace bowling resources looking really good.

    We have Raees and Junaid as back ups which ain't bad. They should pick these 5 fast bowlers for next year.


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    Look at this squad for WC-2019

    Playing 11
    1.Fakhar
    2.Hafeez
    3.Babar
    4.Haris
    5.Sarfaraz
    6.Sadab
    7.Fahim
    8.Talat
    9.Imad
    10.Amir
    11.Hasan

    Bench:
    1.Malik 2.Umar Amin 3.Junaid 4.Shinwari

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajjad-007 View Post
    Playing 11
    1.Fakhar
    2.Hafeez
    3.Babar
    4.Haris
    5.Sarfaraz
    6.Sadab
    7.Fahim
    8.Talat
    9.Imad
    10.Amir
    11.Hasan

    Bench:
    1.Malik 2.Umar Amin 3.Junaid 4.Shinwari
    It's good but I would play Talat at 6 Shadab at 7 and replace Faheem with Junaid

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    i generally like the composition you have, but differ on the order.

    within in the bounds of realism, I would go with this

    1. Fahkar - VC
    2. Shazaib/ Agha Salman/ Farhan/ Maqsood
    3. Babar
    4. Sarfraz - wk - c
    5. Malik
    6. Talat
    7. Shadab
    8. Faheem
    9. Amir
    10. Hasan
    11. Shaheen/Shinwari

    12. Haris
    13. Zafar - coming in for Faheem based on conditions
    14. Shinwari/Shaheen
    15. Open spot for a batsmen



    The second opener is clearly our biggest issue. The best we can do right now is Shazaib IMO, his ban ends in a couple of days but it is a question mark as to what's his form and if the PCB will ever pick him.

    Farhan is still a big hope but hard to see him get opportunities in the immediate future.

    Agha Salman is the latest player I want to shoe horn into opening. I have issues with his technique when the ball is outside of off stump, but apart from Azhar and Haris who doesnt have that issue ?


    I feel one of Malik or Professor will be picked due to the "Expereinced" tag, regardless of what we want. In that case id go with Malik because he contains his ego and will bat where asked unlike Professor. Much better fielder and probably equal bowler with post chucker professor. I dont expect much but its a case of a choice between a rock and a hard place.


    Last issue is third seamer. I think Shaheen can be ready by 2019 if we work on him. If not Shinwari is the best bet, with Junaid next. I dont think Rumaan has enough for ODIs.


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    Open with the haris,sarfaraz at 4,talat at 5.

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    Fakhar
    Haris
    Babar
    Sarfaraz
    Talat
    Malik/Hafeez (aren’t going anywhere)
    Shadab
    Faheem
    Hasan
    Amir
    Junaid/Usman/Bashir etc

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    1. Fakhar
    2. Sarfraz
    3. Babar
    4. Haris
    5. Malik
    6. Talat
    7. Faheem
    8. Shadab
    9. Hassan
    10. Amir
    11. Shaheen

    That's the dream XI for me. In reality, Sarfraz will remain as a headache in the middle order, Talat won't get a chance and our third pacer won't be a worthy investment in Shaheen, it will be in a wasted gun barrel like Junaid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajjad-007 View Post
    Playing 11
    1.Fakhar
    2.Hafeez
    3.Babar
    4.Haris
    5.Sarfaraz
    6.Sadab
    7.Fahim
    8.Talat
    9.Imad
    10.Amir
    11.Hasan

    Bench:
    1.Malik 2.Umar Amin 3.Junaid 4.Shinwari
    Only 2 front line pace bowlers? Malik our best striker of the ball is left out? Hafeez to open while Pakistan have so many better options?

    Not a good line up tbh.

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    Only 2 front line pace bowlers? Malik our best striker of the ball is left out? Hafeez to open while Pakistan have so many better options?

    Not a good line up tbh.

    Actually, it's rubbish if I don't even bother posting mine and just criticise another so here goes:

    Considering it is such a long way out, there are some ifs and buts -

    1. Zaman - this is locked in for me
    2. Shehzad - if he performs consistently because he is talented and can play multiple ways, if not, try out Agha Salma or Sohaib Maqsood
    3. Babar - locked in
    4. Maqsood - if he isn't opening
    5. H. Sohail - depends on how consistent he is, he has to get a big score now
    6. Sarfraz/Rizwan wk - honestly, Safs keeping is getting worse and worse, and he has too many scores of 15-20 rather than 40-50. Rizwan is a better keeper who isn't that worse of a batsman tbh
    7. Faheem/Imad/Nawaz - depending on the team balance and conditions
    8. Shadab - another locked in
    9. Amir
    10. Ali
    11. Raees/Junaid/Irfan (why is he being kept out)/Irfan Jr

    So many potential bowling options and a few for the batting too. I think Hafeez needs to be firmly dropped if he is not bowling. Malik can find a place in stead of Haris or Maqsood.

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    No Hafeez please


    [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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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    No Hafeez please
    At least Hafeez can hit pace.

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    Hafeez ,no please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babajee View Post
    Fakhar
    Haris
    Babar
    Sarfaraz
    Talat
    Malik/Hafeez (aren’t going anywhere)
    Shadab
    Faheem
    Hasan
    Amir
    Junaid/Usman/Bashir etc
    Very good squad. Batting order should be exactly like this. Hafeez should be used as a hitter, like he played in CT. I'd also add Raees as an option for a third fast bowler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajjad-007 View Post
    Playing 11
    1.Fakhar
    2.Hafeez
    3.Babar
    4.Haris
    5.Sarfaraz
    6.Sadab
    7.Fahim
    8.Talat
    9.Imad
    10.Amir
    11.Hasan

    Bench:
    1.Malik 2.Umar Amin 3.Junaid 4.Shinwari
    No.4, 5 and 6 are not hitters. That is where you might need acceleration when you get a good start.

    Batting looks weak as usual. Fakhar is the only one that plays the game like it should be played. Will Sharjeel be available for 2019?

    If you can replace Haris or Hafeez with Sharjeel, then Pak will have a decent batting lineup too.

    Bowling looks good. Amir/Hasan are world class. Imad is decent. Shadab is alright. Talat and Fahim are good for 5th bowlers.
    You have to somehow include Saheen Afridi there. He is too good to miss out.

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    1. Fakhar
    2. Babar
    3. Haris
    4. Sarfaraz
    5. Malik
    6. Talat
    7. Shadab
    8. Fahim
    9. Hasan
    10. Amir
    11. Junaid



    Rok sako tou rok lo


    #Hum apko container deingaye dharnay ke liyay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    1. Fakhar
    2. Babar
    3. Haris
    4. Sarfaraz
    5. Malik
    6. Talat
    7. Shadab
    8. Fahim
    9. Hasan
    10. Amir
    11. Junaid



    Rok sako tou rok lo
    Any chance of getting Hafeez into the team? Just to keep other teams interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    No.4, 5 and 6 are not hitters. That is where you might need acceleration when you get a good start.

    Batting looks weak as usual. Fakhar is the only one that plays the game like it should be played. Will Sharjeel be available for 2019?

    If you can replace Haris or Hafeez with Sharjeel, then Pak will have a decent batting lineup too.

    Bowling looks good. Amir/Hasan are world class. Imad is decent. Shadab is alright. Talat and Fahim are good for 5th bowlers.
    You have to somehow include Saheen Afridi there. He is too good to miss out.
    Shadab is world class

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    Quote Originally Posted by WengerOut View Post
    Any chance of getting Hafeez into the team? Just to keep other teams interested.
    This is just fantasy team... In reality Inzi will select Hafeez and you never know we might even have the return of the Akmals, Gul, Shehzad and his laloo nephew thrown in for good measure.


    #Hum apko container deingaye dharnay ke liyay

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    The more you think about it, it becomes clear that Haris needs to open

    Haris is our best player of pace, seam and swing and is wasted below 3. He’s much more fluent against pace compared to swing and could easily maintain a 85+ SR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babajee View Post
    Shadab is world class
    He is not. He is still a potential. I rate his batting more than his bowling. He is a solid bat. Kind of like Ashwin with the bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    He is not. He is still a potential. I rate his batting more than his bowling. He is a solid bat. Kind of like Ashwin with the bat.
    He will be a world class all rounder by 2019 WC. Wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajjad-007 View Post
    My Squad
    01.Fakhar
    02.Sharjeel
    03.Azhar
    04.Babar
    05.Sarfaraz
    06.Hafeez
    07.Fahim
    08.Imad
    09.Umar Amin
    10.Shadab
    11.Amir
    12.Hassan
    13.Junaid
    14.Abbas
    15.Rumman
    Why does Umar Amin have such a dedicated fan club? His stats are nothing to write home about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gani999 View Post
    Why does Umar Amin have such a dedicated fan club? His stats are nothing to write home about.
    Because he is a taiiiilunt

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    Pakistan team for 2019 world cup..

    A team is building for Pakistan for 2019 world cup..most of the spots are already booked by good performances.Only a few spots are vacant.
    1.Fakhar zaman-fixed

    2.Imam up haq-almost fixed...depend on how he performs against big teams like India and South Africa.
    (Azhar Ali can be consider for 2019 if I'm an fails)

    3.Babar azam-fixed

    4.shoaib malik-fixed

    5.Sarfaraz ahmed-fixed

    6.spot is open to grab...
    Asif ali/hatsi shoail/Mohammad hafiz/Mohammad rizwan

    7.Shadab khan-fixed

    8.pace bowling or spin alrounder according to pitch and condition
    Fahim ashraf-almost fixed as pace AT

    SPOT OPEN FOR SPIN AR
    imad wasim/Mohammad nawaz/zafar gohar

    9.Md.amir-fixed
    Rumman raees as back up

    10.Hasan Ali-fixed

    Shaheen afridi as backup

    11.junaid khan/usman khan

    Your thoughts pls

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    What is the best possible combination from now until the World Cup?

    I feel like if Asif Ali was able to bowl some off spin overs it would balance the side out a whole lot more.

    Imam Ul Haq can be given an extended run after the World Cup as well as Shan Masood.

    Shan Masood is one that should've been tried out but I think it's a little too late to try out batsmen.

    With that being said, I think this XI is the best possible XI.

    1.Babar Azam
    2.Fakhar Zaman
    3.Haris Sohail
    4.Sarfraz Ahmed
    5.Shoaib Malik
    6.Mohammad Hafeez
    7.Asif Ali
    8.Imad Wasim
    9.Mohammad Amir
    10.Shaheen Afridi
    11.Hasan Ali

    12.Shadab Khan
    13.Faheem Ashraf

    The thing is that Asif Ali makes our batting already weak. It would've made things easier if he could bowl.

    Imad/Shadab/Faheem aren't good enough to come at 5 down.

    They also aren't good enough bowlers either to have a bowlers spot on their own.

    With the World Cup in England, I think we can go with Imad/Shadab/Faheem at 8.

    You got 40 overs through them, you can get the remaining 10 through Hafeez/Malik/Haris.

    Is Hussain Talat a good enough hitter? It would makes things so much better if he can hit and we can slot him at number 7.

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    If we get sharjeel back asap in the team i think we will definitely be strong favorites to win 2019 WC we just lack a strong opener who can partner fakhar otherwise our team is complete..
    Fakhar
    Sharjeel
    Babar
    Sarfraz
    Malik
    Asif Ali
    Shadab
    Faheem
    Hasan
    Amir
    Junaid
    shinwari
    Imad
    Haris
    hafeez
    sahibzada farhan

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    1.Fakhar Zaman
    2.Babar Azam
    3.Haris Sohail
    4.Sarfraz Ahmed
    5.Shoaib Malik
    6.Mohammad Hafeez
    7.Imad Wasim
    8.Faheem Ashraf
    9.Shaheen Afridi
    10.Mohammad Amir
    11.Junaid Khan

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    If we want to win the 2019 WC we need to get Sharjeel Khan back in the team asap.. I think we will definitely be strong favorites to win the 2019 WC, we just lack a strong opener who can partner Fakhar otherwise our team is complete..
    Fakhar
    Sharjeel
    Babar
    Sarfraz
    Malik
    Hafeez
    Shadab
    Faheem
    Hasan
    Amir
    Junaid
    Asif ali
    Imad
    shinwari
    Haris
    sahibzada farhan

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    Pakistan's World Cup 2019 Team

    If you were selector and were given the option to select the playing 11 for the first match against West Indies who would you go for? Try to make it as realistic as possible

    My XI:


    Sahibzada Farhan
    Fakhar Zaman
    Babar Azam
    Haris Sohail
    Shoaib Malik
    Sarfraz Ahmed
    Shadab Khan
    Faheem Ashraf
    Mohammad Amir
    Hasan Ali
    Shaheen Afridi

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    Quote Originally Posted by omairawan View Post
    If you were selector and were given the option to select the playing 11 for the first match against West Indies who would you go for? Try to make it as realistic as possible

    My XI:


    Sahibzada Farhan
    Fakhar Zaman
    Babar Azam
    Haris Sohail
    Shoaib Malik
    Sarfraz Ahmed
    Shadab Khan
    Faheem Ashraf
    Mohammad Amir
    Hasan Ali
    Shaheen Afridi
    As the world cup is in england:

    Fakhar Zaman
    Imam ul Haq
    Babar Azam
    Sarfraz Ahmed
    Shoaib Malik
    Asif Ali
    Shadab Khan
    Imad Wasim
    Hasan Ali
    Mohammad Amir
    Junaid Khan

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    1. Imam Ul Haq
    2. Babar Azam
    3. Fakhar Zaman
    4. Haris Sohail
    5. Sarfraz
    6. Malik
    7. Talat
    8. Shadab
    9. Junaid
    10. Hasan
    11. Abbas


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