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    "We gifted so many wickets which is why we lost the match" : Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed speaking after loss in 3rd ODI

    "This was very disappointing as our bowlers did the job for us but once again our problem is that our batting is not clicking"

    "We gifted so many wickets which is why we lost the match"

    "Our bowlers, especially in the last 20 overs bowled, very well and we also fielded very well and in the end we finished very well but unluckily, we didnt play too well when it came to batting"

    "The pitch was slow but definitely it was a gettable score"

    "Tim Southee and Trent Boult bowled very well and we know that they are good bowlers"

    "We will have to sit down and plan for Hamilton but definitely we need to not give away so many wickets in the 1st ten overs"

    "If we give away so many wickets in the first 10 overs then its very difficult for our middle-order and tailenders to recover the situation"

    "We worked very hard in the nets in Dunedin for 2 days but unluckily we are not performing that well"

    "We will back our players and bounce back in the next 2 matches"

    "We will definitely sit together before the next game and plan and put in the best XI"

    "We havent decided [who will come in for the next game] and we will decide later"


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    You ll play the same team Sarfi. Azhar hafeez malik ll score 40s 50s and ll stay with squad for next 2 years. The was hafez got out was such embarrassing to see and he has guts to say “ nothing wrong with my technique “🤦🏽*♂️

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    Their entire plan is to conserve wickets in the first 10 but usually when you tuktuk, you will lose wickets. Drop Hafeez, Azhar and bring in Haris and Yamin.

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    At least the bowlers showed up. They've got a lot of fight in them.


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    Some smashing insight by captain clueless.

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    Why was Hardee’s walking down the wicket?

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    He proved his point actually - remained not out .............

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    Because of aggressive batting at the top, it ended 10/3 after 10 overs. May be, he is telling, it should have been 0/0 after 10 .............

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    The most Misbah collapse in a non-Misbah era...

    When it was gonna be flying unicorns playing aggressive cricket, with no tuk tuk dogma to stop them

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    I wonder what is the difference between Azhar and Sarfraz as captain baring CT win. Both are clueless and yes man to team management.
    2 main differences: 1. Sarfraz is more loud than Azhar, 2 He is little bit innovative in bowling changes.
    Similarity Both are positive for next matches but agree to select same bunch of players given by a coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    I wonder what is the difference between Azhar and Sarfraz as captain baring CT win. Both are clueless and yes man to team management.
    2 main differences: 1. Sarfraz is more loud than Azhar, 2 He is little bit innovative in bowling changes.
    Similarity Both are positive for next matches but agree to select same bunch of players given by a coach.
    3. Both are rubbish players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    I wonder what is the difference between Azhar and Sarfraz as captain baring CT win. Both are clueless and yes man to team management.
    2 main differences: 1. Sarfraz is more loud than Azhar, 2 He is little bit innovative in bowling changes.
    Similarity Both are positive for next matches but agree to select same bunch of players given by a coach.
    The only complaint I have with Sarfraz as captain is that he is over the top expressive. Always yelling at young players over mistakes. Yet he stays quiet when the seniors drop dollies. Stays even more quiet when he himself drops dollies. Pathetic.

    Other than that his captaincy is good. Good bowling changes and just the right amount of attacking.

    Its him as a player I am really worried about. He is unfit and out of form. He doesn't even look the same player from a couple of years ago who was hitting sweep shots off of pacers.

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    Sarfraz is a product of the system. Blaming the players for taking advantage of the system is useless. First resolve issues at the top. Senior culture and the ensuing mediocrity is a by product of the establishment at hand and those in the past. Forget cricket, for the country to survive, it needs to do so at a risk of getting out of its comfort zone.

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    The same hafeez was gifted 4 cars for his performance in CT 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    At least the bowlers showed up. They've got a lot of fight in them.
    yep. Finally the bowlers have awoken. Now its time for batsmen to wake up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    I wonder what is the difference between Azhar and Sarfraz as captain baring CT win. Both are clueless and yes man to team management.
    2 main differences: 1. Sarfraz is more loud than Azhar, 2 He is little bit innovative in bowling changes.
    Similarity Both are positive for next matches but agree to select same bunch of players given by a coach.
    Sarfraz is actually a very good captain. You can see it in the game.

    But I agree with you regarding saying yes to team management. In this aspect he is bad.

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    Maybe going against the grain - but I think he is a better batsman than his form suggests. His fault is that he is putting his trust in the wrong people.
    Problem for any Pakistani captain is that the selectors don’t make the tough decisions and then leave it on coach and captain to be vilians

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    After 1st odi loss: we didn't adjust to the conditions as of now , as they are new. We'll do well next odi.

    After 2nd odi loss: We didn't build partnership. We'll try to keep the series alive.

    After 3rd odi loss: We gifted wickets: We'll try to win next two.

    After 4th odi loss: We batted well but couldn't finish, we'll try to end the series on a high.

    After 5th odi(somehow they'll manage a win): We are happy to end the series on a high..

    And Azhar , Hafeez and Malik all will stay for the next series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli, The King of Chase View Post
    After 1st odi loss: we didn't adjust to the conditions as of now , as they are new. We'll do well next odi.

    After 2nd odi loss: We didn't build partnership. We'll try to keep the series alive.

    After 3rd odi loss: We gifted wickets: We'll try to win next two.

    After 4th odi loss: We batted well but couldn't finish, we'll try to end the series on a high.

    After 5th odi(somehow they'll manage a win): We are happy to end the series on a high..

    And Azhar , Hafeez and Malik all will stay for the next series.
    Think you've summed up Pakistan cricket for many years to come


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    When will Pakistan get rid of this mentality of keeping wickets?

    The motto should be to score runs.

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    Atleast the bowler showed some fighting spirit. Especially Shadab Khan.

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    At least give chance to rest of the players.

    Playing 11 for next game must be,
    1. Fakhar
    2. Imam
    3. Babar
    4. Haris
    5. Shoaib
    6. Sarfaraz
    7. Shadab
    8. Yamin
    9. Fahim
    10. Hassan
    11. Aamir/ Ruman

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    He proved his point actually - remained not out .............
    He is very good at hiding from the challenges. You got to give him credit for that..


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    "This business that it's 'up to Misbah' whether he wants to play or not – that's rubbish - it's up to the selectors," Chappell said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Some smashing insight by captain clueless.
    This is the thinking of the so called " best captain since IK". He is tactically best they said. You can't have any hopes from a captain who has medieval batting strategy even in 2018.


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    "This business that it's 'up to Misbah' whether he wants to play or not – that's rubbish - it's up to the selectors," Chappell said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSN View Post
    This is the thinking of the so called " best captain since IK". He is tactically best they said. You can't have any hopes from a captain who has medieval batting strategy even in 2018.
    Average player, zero personality, zero communication skills. Look at the captains of others teams and look at him.

    Unfortunately, the Champions Trophy fluke is going to haunt us till the World Cup at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli, The King of Chase View Post
    After 1st odi loss: we didn't adjust to the conditions as of now , as they are new. We'll do well next odi.

    After 2nd odi loss: We didn't build partnership. We'll try to keep the series alive.

    After 3rd odi loss: We gifted wickets: We'll try to win next two.

    After 4th odi loss: We batted well but couldn't finish, we'll try to end the series on a high.

    After 5th odi(somehow they'll manage a win): We are happy to end the series on a high..

    And Azhar , Hafeez and Malik all will stay for the next series.
    You have summed it up brilliantly

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    Haris is needed in the middle order no idea why he isnt playing.

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    Hehehe Sarfaraz is confused what to say. I am absolutely supportive of him backing Rumman Raees and other young bowlers like Shadab and Fahim who have also become are main batting lineup.

    But if he wants to continue backing Hafeez and Shoaib Mallik than I would rather not watch this series or follow it. Sarafaraz is literally digging his own grave. The NZ series is over, its the next coming series he will be put under more hell by these senior politicians in the team. He took a call to keep Rumman but he decided not to drop the seniors to include Harris or Yamin, and they failed again in a conspiring manner and no youngster came on to try to rescue you, this is the major reason for the defeat/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Rose View Post
    Maybe going against the grain - but I think he is a better batsman than his form suggests. His fault is that he is putting his trust in the wrong people.
    Problem for any Pakistani captain is that the selectors don’t make the tough decisions and then leave it on coach and captain to be vilians
    Exactly, it is not about being villain, most would be happy if Hafeez and Malik re dropped and carrywater for the youngsters. The team management should do whats best for the team. They are screwed anyway if he feels senior might politically push youngsters against him still they wont be all out on 72.

    Sarfaraz now needs to overhaul and bring our main batsmen in this series, which our Shadab Khan, Fahim and Hassan up the order with trying some left in the squad.
    Chief selector is playing a really dirty role, the t20 series selections are beyond controversial. Arthur needs to engage with PCB to find some role for him and captain in the selections.

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    Simple reason why the batting is not "clicking" Sarfraz - you have three batsmen in your top 5 who should not be playing ODI cricket in 2018.

    Opposition has a three wicket headstart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Rose View Post
    Maybe going against the grain - but I think he is a better batsman than his form suggests. His fault is that he is putting his trust in the wrong people.
    Problem for any Pakistani captain is that the selectors don’t make the tough decisions and then leave it on coach and captain to be vilians
    Sarfraz is a much better batsman than what he's showing currently.

    The problem is our spectacularly abject top and middle order means Sarfraz has to come in with his "busy batting" desperately trying to move the score along after the guys above him have consumed a million dots. Then he gets out himself.

    He needs to come in with plenty of time to bat, relax and build an innings - but he needs to muster the courage to drop the three seniors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli, The King of Chase View Post
    After 1st odi loss: we didn't adjust to the conditions as of now , as they are new. We'll do well next odi.

    After 2nd odi loss: We didn't build partnership. We'll try to keep the series alive.

    After 3rd odi loss: We gifted wickets: We'll try to win next two.

    After 4th odi loss: We batted well but couldn't finish, we'll try to end the series on a high.

    After 5th odi(somehow they'll manage a win): We are happy to end the series on a high..

    And Azhar , Hafeez and Malik all will stay for the next series.
    That’ll be enough for them to pick the ‘winning combination’ in the next series.

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    After reading these comments from Sarfaraz, I want to repeat the historic words of shoaib akhtar which he spoke about Misbah during the WC15 when Pakistan was getting hammered :

    Yaar ye humko pagal bana raha hai. kachi pakki angrezi suna ke, Masha Allah Insha Allah bol ke Match ki summary suna raha hai. "Haan ji pehle woh out hogaya, fir dusra out hogaya". Arey bhai match main kya hua ye hum ko bhi pata hai. Tu ye to bol ab karna kya hai.
    ~Legend shoaib Akhtar.

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    Earlier pitches were too fast, then too bouncy and now Sarfraz complaining this wicket was too slow. ICC should act, let Pakistan team carry their own pitch with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madplayer View Post
    After reading these comments from Sarfaraz, I want to repeat the historic words of shoaib akhtar which he spoke about Misbah during the WC15 when Pakistan was getting hammered :

    Yaar ye humko pagal bana raha hai. kachi pakki angrezi suna ke, Masha Allah Insha Allah bol ke Match ki summary suna raha hai. "Haan ji pehle woh out hogaya, fir dusra out hogaya". Arey bhai match main kya hua ye hum ko bhi pata hai. Tu ye to bol ab karna kya hai.
    ~Legend shoaib Akhtar.
    How did I miss that Shoaib quote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShahidDar08 View Post
    At least give chance to rest of the players.

    Playing 11 for next game must be,
    1. Fakhar
    2. Imam
    3. Babar
    4. Haris
    5. Shoaib
    6. Sarfaraz
    7. Shadab
    8. Yamin
    9. Fahim
    10. Hassan
    11. Aamir/ Ruman

    Team for the next two ODIs, should be like :

    01 - Fakhar
    02 - Azhar
    03 - Sarfraz
    04 - Babar
    05 - Haris
    06 - Yameen
    07 - Fahim
    08 - Shadab
    09 - Hasan
    10 - Amir
    11 - Rumman

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    its not captains fault if promising players are banned for match fixing and stuff.. he can only use the players given by selectors.. selectors should be making the tough call on seniors and not captain we all know politics inside dressing room

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    Quote Originally Posted by nam View Post
    its not captains fault if promising players are banned for match fixing and stuff.. he can only use the players given by selectors.. selectors should be making the tough call on seniors and not captain we all know politics inside dressing room
    Drop Hafeez & Malik. The actual causes of politics in the team. Sarfraz should himself bat at No.3. Babar at No.4.

    Bring Asad Shafiq or Saud Shakeel for No.5 position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    At least the bowlers showed up. They've got a lot of fight in them.
    We really do have the best lower order in the world atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nam View Post
    its not captains fault if promising players are banned for match fixing and stuff.. he can only use the players given by selectors.. selectors should be making the tough call on seniors and not captain we all know politics inside dressing room
    he can now bench them and play haris imam and yamin instead, will he do .. NO

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    It had to be a bowler friendly wicket to be below 10 in first 10 overs of power play, the bowlers must take some blame as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Average player, zero personality, zero communication skills. Look at the captains of others teams and look at him.

    Unfortunately, the Champions Trophy fluke is going to haunt us till the World Cup at least.
    Kohli's communication skills aren't very good either.....but then we are Desis.....Ganguly and Rahul and Kumble were top notch though

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    It's great to see our batting get exposed.

    "We haven't adjusted to the bounce." Then why the hell did you not bring players that can play on top of the bounce?
    Last edited by Chief Destroyer; 13th January 2018 at 16:59.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    It's great to see our batting get exposed.

    "We haven't adjusted to the bounce." Then why the hell did you not bring players that can play on top of the bounce?
    They will come good someday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    They will come good someday.
    against SL, WI or BAN.

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    They started well, but then our bowlers came back very well. Then the break was very well. Then our batsmen did not perform very well, credit to New Zealand bowlers who bowled really well.

    Great Analysis Sarfraz jee

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