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    Quetta Gladiators 2018 Squad and Discussion Thread

    Platinum Diamond Gold Silver Emerging Supplementary
    Sarfaraz Ahmed © Rilee Rossouw Asad Shafiq Anwar Ali Saud Shakeel Jason Roy
    Kevin Pietersen Mahmudullah Mohammad Nawaz Mir Hamza Hasan Khan Rashid Khan
    Shane Watson Carlos Brathwaite Rahat Ali Umar Amin Mohammad Junaid Mohammad Azam Khan
    Rameez Raja jr Faraz Ahmed
    Saad Ali
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 29th December 2017 at 10:29.


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    Pathetic bowlers and as always squad selected from Omar Associates, PIA, karachi and Pakistan cricket club.

    Only support them because of Sarfraz who I think should change his team now. Young pacers need to play under him as he is the one who will get the best out of them. QG administration is using Sarfraz now and his sharafat.


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Once again, their overseas players will carry them. Is Quetta allergic to good bowlers?


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    Happy they picked Saud Shakeel & Saad Ali, but their pace attack is weak. As @ChiefDestroyer said they will again be dependent on their foreign players


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    It is 2017 and someone is being paid good money to pay Shane Watson a platinum deal.

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    Shocking how Moin Khan picked his own son. Don't have much interest in this team other than seeing how Saud and Saad fare. Doubt they'll even get a chance.

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    moin khan Selecting his 170 kg son who cant hold a bat and Sadaf hussain remains unpicked , it shows that its not about sadaf talent its about connections

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    Once again, their overseas players will carry them. Is Quetta allergic to good bowlers?
    I guess they are... but the main problem is continuous persistence with Anwar and Shafique...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports_Psychologist View Post
    I guess they are... but the main problem is continuous persistence with Anwar and Shafique...
    They're best friends with kaptaan sahab. Grew up playing in the same club.


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    bowling looks pitful sadly


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    Good to see Saad and Saud but i dont think they are t20 players.


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    Terrible squad

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    I say this as a big supporter of Sarfaraz: some terribly embarrassing picks. Who exactly are they planning on bowling?

    They will be heavily reliant on their platinum players- both in terms of performances as well as guidance.

    Saving grace is Saud Shakeel.

    Happy Saad will get a chance- strikes me as a grafter so he will definitely make the most of the opportunity (even if this is his weaker format).

    Sarfaraz will get the most out of this squad but I am not optimistic.

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    Supporting Quetta because of Mahmudullah..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    Pathetic bowlers and as always squad selected from Omar Associates, PIA, karachi and Pakistan cricket club.

    Only support them because of Sarfraz
    who I think should change his team now. Young pacers need to play under him as he is the one who will get the best out of them. QG administration is using Sarfraz now and his sharafat.
    Same, but honestly don't think I will get behind them for PSL 3.

    Reaching the two finals has been a curse. Worst of both worlds- lost the finals but they still had some of the last picks in the draft. Should have been smarter and traded picks in the drafts. That obviously doesn't excuse some of their terrible picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    Once again, their overseas players will carry them. Is Quetta allergic to good bowlers?
    Rahat Ali and Anwar Ali say hello


    it's written. an akmal will never be a hero.

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    you know things are bad when a 36 year old shane watson is your best fast bowler


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    A team full of Sarfaraz's friends. My only interest will be to see if they play umer amin and saud shakeel

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    And sarfaraz in platinum category a big lol.

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    The Quetta squad always gets criticized here before the tournament.

    They then end up dominating most of the tournament. Only PSL side to have chased multiple 200+ scores.

    Can't wait to see Viv and Safi with the trophy

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    So they drop Luke Wright (having refused to play him for most of PSL 2) and bring in Shane Watson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anik Sharma View Post
    Supporting Quetta because of Mahmudullah..
    Lol.. seriously but What is going on..... In every thread u are posting "i am supporting this team for xyz Bangladeshi player"....
    Literally u are supporting every team... good... i would say excellent


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    Quote Originally Posted by AFM View Post
    The Quetta squad always gets criticized here before the tournament.

    They then end up dominating most of the tournament. Only PSL side to have chased multiple 200+ scores.

    Can't wait to see Viv and Safi with the trophy
    They can easily win the tournament if Sarfraz is provided with just decent fast bowlers. The guy can lead mediocre teams to being favs.


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFM View Post
    The Quetta squad always gets criticized here before the tournament.

    They then end up dominating most of the tournament. Only PSL side to have chased multiple 200+ scores.

    Can't wait to see Viv and Safi with the trophy
    Nawaz and Hassan are not even in top 5 spinners of Pakistan but they have done pretty well under Sarfraz. Problem is Anwar and the likes are trash. Waja woh jo i described in my first post.


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Iss team ko sirf ek cheez jeet dilasakte hain.... wo hai DUA @mak36

    Actually Nadeem Omar wasn't interested in Spending too much..


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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post

    Actually Nadeem Omar wasn't interested in Spending too much..
    Yeah a part of me thinks that too. Its the least expensive team in PSL. Nadeem omer is not that rich like Salman Iqbal (of ARY), Fawad Rana, or Javed Afridi..


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    @UN talkz
    Is money a factor in selecting players or all players from 1 category get the same money?


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Almost the same team reached two times in final plus they played well against all teams.

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    Does sarfaraz really pick his friends? Or is it the team management which is delusional? I thought private franchises dont allow nepotism.

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    They only do well if the pitch is slow and turning. On flat tracks, this team will be annihilated. Worst squad....actually tied worst squad with Multan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    Yeah a part of me thinks that too. Its the least expensive team in PSL. Nadeem omer is not that rich like Salman Iqbal (of ARY), Fawad Rana, or Javed Afridi..
    Even if he is not willing to spend much, they could still select promising young local players instead of TTFs.

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    The only saving grace for this team is that it is the team of CLH's. Amin, Saud and Saad.

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    They really missed a trick by not picking Kyle Abbot. He'd have been ideal pick for them instead they went Remember the Name

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    Will any of Quetta bowlers be able to cross the barrier of 130 km/ hr?
    It would be Herculean task for any of them , I believe .
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    Their best combination would be:

    1- Umar Amin
    2- Shane Watson
    3- KP
    4- Sarfaraz
    5- Roussow
    6- Mahmudullah/Braithwaite
    7- Nawaz
    8- Anwar Ali
    9- Hassan Khan
    10- Mir Hamza
    11- Rahat Ali (No other pacer in the squad)

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    The squad looks weak once again but Sarfraz's captaincy and tactical nous is a leveller. Their foreign players tend to shore up their batting too.

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    Batting is probably the strongest in the tournament.


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    Check this out this is azam khan. Moin khan son and look at his fitness. Name:  FB_IMG_1510502698103.jpg
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    KP will need to pull some strings with his pseudo captaincy once again..

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    Terrible squad but somehow they always manage to play the finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7sins View Post
    Check this out this is azam khan. Moin khan son and look at his fitness. Name:  FB_IMG_1510502698103.jpg
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    Worthy of a fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7sins View Post
    Check this out this is azam khan. Moin khan son and look at his fitness. Name:  FB_IMG_1510502698103.jpg
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    What a farce! This pehlwan got selected only because he's Moin's son....

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    Does he played in under 16 or 17 cricket what a disgraceful selection

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    @UN talkz
    Is money a factor in selecting players or all players from 1 category get the same money?
    There is a sliding scale for each category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    Iss team ko sirf ek cheez jeet dilasakte hain.... wo hai DUA @mak36

    Actually Nadeem Omar wasn't interested in Spending too much..


    Sarfaraz has already started:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7sins View Post
    Does he played in under 16 or 17 cricket what a disgraceful selection
    I think he played local u-19.

    He may be talented but absolutely does not deserve selection over others like Umair Yousuf or Zeeshan Malik.

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    Weak squad, but something I wrote twice in last 2 years. Actually, T20 is so short that couple of players can carry a decent bunch to above expectation, particularly if they have a good Captain. But, I guess after 2 years, PSL has settled by now, so with that bowling line up, this year they should struggle. Amin should have left this team for Multan I guess, this Pindi guy is going to get rough treatment once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    @UN talkz
    Is money a factor in selecting players or all players from 1 category get the same money?
    A player from platinum category will receive a minimum of 140k $ but some players will recieve more upto 200k $. Watson obviously wont receive a penny more than 140k $ bcz he is a finished and would have remained unsold had Quetta not picked him. That's why Quetta choosed him instead of say Imran Tahir or Bravo which obviously would have costed them more.....But for me Money isn't the real deal here, Bcz they have selected pathetic players like Rahat Ali and Asad Shafiq in Gold Category(no other will be willing to have them even in supplementary list). The problem here seems that Nadeem Omar is adamant to select players who have played for his teams in domestic cricket and majority of local players are those which is frustrating. Having Asad Shafiq in a high profile T20 team is unbearable and the fact is they released player like Luke Wright but kept him.
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    My XI would be

    Roussow
    Saud/Amin
    KP
    Saad Ali
    Sarfraz
    Watson
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    Hassan Khan
    Anwar
    Rahat

    Bowling is extremely weak, all rounders are there best hope with bowl. Also Sarfraz captaincy will be the key. Batting isn't bad actually, KP and Roussow are match winners on there day. There's enough batters there to bat around them. Hoping Saud and Saad get games.

    Not expecting much from this line up,but if couple of key players step up and Sarfraz leads well they could surprise again. But I think this year they will be caught out. That bowling attack isn't good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Weak squad, but something I wrote twice in last 2 years. Actually, T20 is so short that couple of players can carry a decent bunch to above expectation, particularly if they have a good Captain. But, I guess after 2 years, PSL has settled by now, so with that bowling line up, this year they should struggle. Amin should have left this team for Multan I guess, this Pindi guy is going to get rough treatment once again.
    pindi guy played beautifully today in national t20 and will open with shafiq in psl3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boi View Post
    Shocking how Moin Khan picked his own son. Don't have much interest in this team other than seeing how Saud and Saad fare. Doubt they'll even get a chance.
    Who is his son?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_kazmi View Post
    Who is his son?
    Azam Khan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Weak squad, but something I wrote twice in last 2 years. Actually, T20 is so short that couple of players can carry a decent bunch to above expectation, particularly if they have a good Captain. But, I guess after 2 years, PSL has settled by now, so with that bowling line up, this year they should struggle. Amin should have left this team for Multan I guess, this Pindi guy is going to get rough treatment once again.
    I don't think you have a choice, especially when you are retained. The surprising thing is that QG let Ahmad Shahzad go who despite his poor international run had pretty decent two seasons of PSL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extra_Cover View Post
    I don't think you have a choice, especially when you are retained. The surprising thing is that QG let Ahmad Shahzad go who despite his poor international run had pretty decent two seasons of PSL.
    Players can easily change clubs through conversation - not necessarily we hear everything. Amin could have requested QG to release him, which comes with a bit risk (going unsold in draft), but one has to take such calls for career. He is in his form of life and can make PAK opener's spot permanent through a big PSL - that chance he might not get under Sarfraz & Moin. They let Ahmed go and kept Anwar, Asad, Nawaz - on top of that, in this draft their local picks are Saud, Rameez, Saad, Hamza, Azam ...one should be smart enough to understand their preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Players can easily change clubs through conversation - not necessarily we hear everything. Amin could have requested QG to release him, which comes with a bit risk (going unsold in draft), but one has to take such calls for career. He is in his form of life and can make PAK opener's spot permanent through a big PSL - that chance he might not get under Sarfraz & Moin. They let Ahmed go and kept Anwar, Asad, Nawaz - on top of that, in this draft their local picks are Saud, Rameez, Saad, Hamza, Azam ...one should be smart enough to understand their preference.
    I think he has the support of Sarfraz. Saw a recent interview where Sarfraz praised and said that youngsters like him should be persisted. Pretty sure he will open in our next t20 international series and for QG in PSL too. I am not his fan due to his careless and lazy attitude plus his technical and mental weakness but wish him luck! Lets see if we see a new Umar Amin under Sarfraz.


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    I reserve my judgment on the selection of Azam Khan. I’ve seen people going ballistic on the selection of Imam ul haq before he even made into the starting xi of Pakistan team. Maybe Azam is talented or maybe he is not. Only time will tell.

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    QG always look a weaker or weakest squad but they somehow continue winning league matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrez Pakistani View Post
    I reserve my judgment on the selection of Azam Khan. I’ve seen people going ballistic on the selection of Imam ul haq before he even made into the starting xi of Pakistan team. Maybe Azam is talented or maybe he is not. Only time will tell.
    He can hit the ball a long way. It's more the fact he is shaped like a bowling ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boi View Post
    The only saving grace for this team is that it is the team of CLH's. Amin, Saud and Saad.
    Lol Saad is definitely not a CLH. More like an Alastair Cook, or a l/h Younis Khan.

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    From what I have heard Moin's son can smash the ball out of the park. Not sure though if the giant can do that against int level bowling.


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    Find it hard to support a t20 team with Asad Shafiq and Rahat Ali in it. I am also think Anwar Ali is past his best could get phainty. Selection of Moin Khan's son is just plain rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    I think he has the support of Sarfraz. Saw a recent interview where Sarfraz praised and said that youngsters like him should be persisted. Pretty sure he will open in our next t20 international series and for QG in PSL too. I am not his fan due to his careless and lazy attitude plus his technical and mental weakness but wish him luck! Lets see if we see a new Umar Amin under Sarfraz.
    Sarfraz himself might start to come at 7 ........

    Ideally, their XI should be

    1. Amin
    2.^Watson
    3. ^Rossoue
    4. ^KP
    5. Sarfraz*+
    6. ^Mahmudullah
    7. Nawaz
    8. Anwar Ali
    9. e~Hasan Khan
    10. Rahat
    11. Hamza

    Now, No. 2, 3 & 4 are fixed, so Asad's only spot is opener. They can drop Mahmudullah and play B'waite, that opens one pacers spot (drop Rahat/Hamza) and open with Asad and put Watson at 5 (Sarfraz to 6) OR, can drop e~Hasan for e~Saud (or e~Azam, who knows!!!), because Nawaz & Hasan in same XI doesn't make any sense, Mahmudullah can bowl offie, and put him at open/No. 3, drooping Watto at 5......... again Sarfeaz at 6/7 ...

    BUT, I don't see both Amin & Asad playing in same XI, so take your pick - Asad or Amin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Sarfraz himself might start to come at 7 ........

    Ideally, their XI should be

    1. Amin
    2.^Watson
    3. ^Rossoue
    4. ^KP
    5. Sarfraz*+
    6. ^Mahmudullah
    7. Nawaz
    8. Anwar Ali
    9. e~Hasan Khan
    10. Rahat
    11. Hamza

    Now, No. 2, 3 & 4 are fixed, so Asad's only spot is opener. They can drop Mahmudullah and play B'waite, that opens one pacers spot (drop Rahat/Hamza) and open with Asad and put Watson at 5 (Sarfraz to 6) OR, can drop e~Hasan for e~Saud (Nawaz & Hasan in same XI doesn't make any sense, Mahmudullah can bowl offie) and put him at open/No. 3 again drooping Watto at 5......... again Sarfeaz at 6/7 ...

    BUT, I don't see both Amin & Asad playing in same XI, so take your pick - Asad or Amin.
    Hamza is a very good FC / Test bowler but a match loser in T20’s


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    Saud Shakeel
    Umar Amin
    Kevin Pietersen
    Sarfraz Ahmed
    Rilee Rossouw
    Shane Watson
    Carlos Brathwaite
    Mohammad Nawaz
    Anwar Ali
    Hassan Khan
    Rahat Ali

    This is their best XI imo.
    Or they’ve could open with Rossouw and play Saad Ali instead of Saud at #5


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahson8 View Post
    Hamza is a very good FC / Test bowler but a match loser in T20’s
    Is Rahat better?

    It's unfortunate that Karachi's only decent pacer (after Anwer of course) is retained by IU, so they had to make this squad with 2 pacers destined to get man handling in T20. Not sure what Faraz does, but as of now QG's best pacer is Watson - but for his experience, not for skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    BUT, I don't see both Amin & Asad playing in same XI, so take your pick - Asad or Amin.
    An 'ok' t20 series vs NZ and I definitely see Umar Amin opening for QG. It is not about Asad or Amin rather than who is better for winning matches for their team and you wont find anyone more passionate about winning than Sarfraz. This guy even takes club matches so seriously for winning and this can be attested if you watch videos of his team players whether it be Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali Shadab Khan, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Wahab Riaz or Shoaib Malik.

    I am definitely seeing Amin in the playing X1 for QG if he doesn't have a horror against NZ.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Is Rahat better?

    It's unfortunate that Karachi's only decent pacer (after Anwer of course) is retained by IU, so they had to make this squad with 2 pacers destined to get man handling in T20. Not sure what Faraz does, but as of now QG's best pacer is Watson - but for his experience, not for skills.
    Rahat is ordinary as well, but I wouldn’t call him a match loser, Hamza is seriously terrible in this format.
    I don’t know why they don’t picksome gd pacers from another region. There were videos of a Balochistan bowler called Nazar Hussain going around on social media few days ago, surely they could’ve selected him. Would’ve pleased the locals in Quetta and probably would’ve been a better option than these guys


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahson8 View Post
    Saud Shakeel
    Umar Amin
    Kevin Pietersen
    Sarfraz Ahmed
    Rilee Rossouw
    Shane Watson
    Carlos Brathwaite
    Mohammad Nawaz
    Anwar Ali
    Hassan Khan
    Rahat Ali

    This is their best XI imo.
    Or they’ve could open with Rossouw and play Saad Ali instead of Saud at #5
    Watching the small interviews they will play this team which you posted above. QG management said the reason they picked both Watson and Braithwaite is to strengthen their lower order hitting.

    Just a change will be Shafiq for Saud and Sarfraz and Russow swaping places.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    Watching the small interviews they will play this team which you posted above. QG management said the reason they took both Watson and Braithwaite is to strengthen their lower order hitting.

    Just a change will be Shafiq for Saud and Sarfraz and Russow swping places.
    Yeah they will probably pick Shafiq over Saud / Saad which is sad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    Watching the small interviews they will play this team which you posted above. QG management said the reason they picked both Watson and Braithwaite is to strengthen their lower order hitting.

    Just a change will be Shafiq for Saud and Sarfraz and Russow swaping places.

    Shafiq shouldn't play over those 3 lefties and I'm a Shafiq fan. Also Anwar Ali is garbage. Sarfraz needs to put his friendships aside.

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    Look like a squad that will be heavily reliant on 2 or 3 players to win them any matches.



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    I'll be hoping they lose every match.

    Sarfaraz making huge blunders supporting shafique and Anwar, pathetic LOI players, lets see if this bias seeps into the national side.

    Their only hope is for Nawaz to have a good season with the ball and for Rashid Khan to blow everyone away, will be heavily reliant on KP.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Shafiq shouldn't play over those 3 lefties and I'm a Shafiq fan. Also Anwar Ali is garbage. Sarfraz needs to put his friendships aside.
    Anwar will play in X1 because he can hit lower down the order and will be replaced by hamza if he gets smashed in few matches. Shafiq wont play after few initial matches if he fails.
    He doesn't have many choices. They are his friends but knowing Sarfraz when he is on field he forgets everything and takes winning too seriously even if he is playing for his local club. One of Sarfraz best friend is Wahab Riaz but was dropped from loi squad, Nawaz is also a close friend of Sarfraz and he too didnt play any recent SL match.

    What I want is better picks in the draft. That will give him more options. I think that is where he is at fault letting management dictating terms (for example Moin selecting his son, all players from few specific domestic and club sides etc). He is now National captain and knows about far more players so should have much more say than likes of Moin. With National captaincy he has a much bigger responsibility now and one of that is to develop players from PSL to National side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CricFan2012 View Post

    Sarfaraz making huge blunders supporting shafique and Anwar, pathetic LOI players, lets see if this bias seeps into the national side.
    These are Sarfraz's close friends from what I know:

    1. Babar Azam
    2. Asad Shafiq
    3. Wahab Riaz
    4. Azhar Ali
    5. Anwar Ali
    6. Mohammad Nawaz

    Babar makes the national team on merit and other than that no one from them has seep in the National side due to his 'bias'. You guys should know more about Sarfraz how he functions. I am still waiting for tose posters who said Nawaz will play against SL as he is friend of Sarfraz.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    Anwar will play in X1 because he can hit lower down the order and will be replaced by hamza if he gets smashed in few matches. Shafiq wont play after few initial matches if he fails.
    He doesn't have many choices. They are his friends but knowing Sarfraz when he is on field he forgets everything and takes winning too seriously even if he is playing for his local club. One of Sarfraz best friend is Wahab Riaz but was dropped from loi squad, Nawaz is also a close friend of Sarfraz and he too didnt play any recent SL match.

    What I want is better picks in the draft. That will give him more options. I think that is where he is at fault letting management dictating terms (for example Moin selecting his son, all players from few specific domestic and club sides etc). He is now National captain and knows about far more players so should have much more say than likes of Moin. With National captaincy he has a much bigger responsibility now and one of that is to develop players from PSL to National side.

    Anwar is the XI because of his friendship with Sarfraz. He's a leg side hack, I don't know what power hitting your talking about it. And also his bowling is trash. Don't swing it and has no pace at all.

    If it was just the 1st season I could forgive, but this now the 3rd season where Anwar and Shafiq are still in the QG line up. Actually Wahab got injured versus India in CT, then due to good performances of Ruman and Junaid he lost his place I don't even want to think about what would have had Wahab not got injured versus India.

    Sarfraz will have some in selections, he has been captain for enough time to have a say in selections, been Pakistan captain for nearly a year and is considered a senior. I refuse to believe he has no say in selections. And if he no say in selections why would he stay at QG? Or if he was unhappy with the selections , he would surely say something.

    You are a good poster bhai but sometimes you defend Sarfraz too much. Some selections he hasn't had a say In,but selections of Nawaz,Shafiq,and Anwar I think Sarfraz has had a big say in them. Shafiq opening in t20s is a recipe for disaster and Anwar isn't up to scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    These are Sarfraz's close friends from what I know:

    1. Babar Azam
    2. Asad Shafiq
    3. Wahab Riaz
    4. Azhar Ali
    5. Anwar Ali
    6. Mohammad Nawaz

    Babar makes the national team on merit and other than that no one from them has seep in the National side due to his 'bias'. You guys should know more about Sarfraz how he functions. I am still waiting for tose posters who said Nawaz will play against SL as he is friend of Sarfraz.
    If Azhar fail in NZ ODIs and is persisted With, things will start to look dodgy with him especially if Shazbinda and Amin have good PSL and perform at domestic level. We will have to wait and see on the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Anwar is the XI because of his friendship with Sarfraz. He's a leg side hack, I don't know what power hitting your talking about it. And also his bowling is trash. Don't swing it and has no pace at all.

    If it was just the 1st season I could forgive, but this now the 3rd season where Anwar and Shafiq are still in the QG line up. Actually Wahab got injured versus India in CT, then due to good performances of Ruman and Junaid he lost his place I don't even want to think about what would have had Wahab not got injured versus India.

    Sarfraz will have some in selections, he has been captain for enough time to have a say in selections, been Pakistan captain for nearly a year and is considered a senior. I refuse to believe he has no say in selections. And if he no say in selections why would he stay at QG? Or if he was unhappy with the selections , he would surely say something.

    You are a good poster bhai but sometimes you defend Sarfraz too much. Some selections he hasn't had a say In,but selections of Nawaz,Shafiq,and Anwar I think Sarfraz has had a big say in them. Shafiq opening in t20s is a recipe for disaster and Anwar isn't up to scratch.
    Obviously he has a say in selection. But I dont think it is because of his friendship. He is great friends (infact one of the best) with Azhar Ali too and could have easily picked Azhar who was unsold today but didn't. I dont hink Saad and Saud are his friends but they got picked. Karachi is a big city and just being from Karachi doesnt mean friendship.These draft picks have more to do with all these players playing from Omer Associates, Pakistan Cricket Club, Karachi and PIA (all teams where one of Nadeem Omer, Moi Khan, Sarfraz and Azam Khan are involved).

    Secondly I always criticize Sarfraz where he deserves it (even in this thread I have criticized him) but I cant criticize him for things which he hasnt done just to sound 'neutral' and be in good book of people, sorry. I am following Sarfraz for X1 years now since he led us to our u-19 WC win and knows how he functions so will write what I think is the case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    These are Sarfraz's close friends from what I know:

    1. Babar Azam
    2. Asad Shafiq
    3. Wahab Riaz
    4. Azhar Ali
    5. Anwar Ali
    6. Mohammad Nawaz

    Babar makes the national team on merit and other than that no one from them has seep in the National side due to his 'bias'. You guys should know more about Sarfraz how he functions. I am still waiting for tose posters who said Nawaz will play against SL as he is friend of Sarfraz.
    Since you think sarfarz is a saint do you think Asad, Anwar are gonna help pakistan in future. Let's see if he plays saud ahead asad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    If Azhar fail in NZ ODIs and is persisted With, things will start to look dodgy with him especially if Shazbinda and Amin have good PSL and perform at domestic level. We will have to wait and see on the others.
    Failing in 1 series should not be the criteria of omission. Azhar was our second best batsman in CT. If we find someone like Sharjeel than Azhar should make way. Till then he is better than the likes of Imam and Amin who are similar but technically weak plus Azhar is a true team player and Sarfraz loves such players. Mickey too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    Obviously he has a say in selection. But I dont think it is because of his friendship. He is great friends (infact one of the best) with Azhar Ali too and could have easily picked Azhar who was unsold today but didn't. I dont hink Saad and Saud are his friends but they got picked. Karachi is a big city and just being from Karachi doesnt mean friendship.These draft picks have more to do with all these players playing from Omer Associates, Pakistan Cricket Club, Karachi and PIA (all teams where one of Nadeem Omer, Moi Khan, Sarfraz and Azam Khan are involved).

    Secondly I always criticize Sarfraz where he deserves it (even in this thread I have criticized him) but I cant criticize him for things which he hasnt done just to sound 'neutral' and be in good book of people, sorry. I am following Sarfraz for X1 years now since he led us to our u-19 WC win and knows how he functions so will write what I think is the case.

    All franchises have realised Azhar Ali isn't LO material so not picking him isn't a surprise to me.

    If Anwar and Asad are in the team and not performing be ready for a backslash because there will only be one reason why they are in the team if they are not performing up to standard.

    Yes you have followed Sarfrazs career and are his fan, whilst I don't hate Sarfraz and I do have my own favourite players. Pakistan winning is more important to me than my favourites doing well so I will critizce when necessary.

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