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  1. #81
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    Decent squad. Shame Fawad missed out but I get it to an extent, he's older, domestic form not as strong as it was. If Fawad plays, he'd be taking either Saad Ali or Usman's spot.

    1. Imam
    2. Azhar
    3. Haris
    4. Asad
    5. Saad Ali
    6. Usman Salluhuddin
    7. Sarfraz
    8. Shadab
    9. Hasan Ali
    10. Amir
    11. Abbas

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    No Mir Hamza ? should have tried against Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majid Khan View Post
    Excited to see Rahat Ali back, I reckon he might end up breaking the Pakistan test record for most 1-fers and 2-fers — well I suppose 5-fers are out of fashion these days in any case.
    i dont think that it will be a 1-0 series, it will be 2-0 either way or 1-1 ...


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    Decent squad I guess. Would've had Mir Hamza over Rahat Ali (although neither would get a chance unless there is an injury) and Zafar Gohar over Shadab Khan. It may still work out for Shadab though as the English are terrible at playing spin.


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    So this means no matter what Azhar wil play at 3 instead of opening the batting which is sad as it really benefited Pakistan in the past.


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    I actually don't understand as to what they see in Rahat Ali, by far one of the most useless bowlers we've had.

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    Useless Babar makes it again?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplicitAI View Post
    I actually don't understand as to what they see in Rahat Ali, by far one of the most useless bowlers we've had.
    How dare you disrespect the phenom..... make sure you keep your doors bolted shut when you go to bed tonight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazim_Pak86 View Post
    @Fahdi

    Rofl, The XI that you have put esp. the top 4 ,which has the tenacity to collapse in 50 or less runs will never be played by Arthur he knows them too well. Arthur would rather put Fakhar or even push Faheem to come early. Please don't call Azhar, Sami, Babar, Haris, Shafiq as inexperienced.

    These failed units have been with the Pakistan team for last couple of years.

    Rahat Ali will be in the XI also.

    Usman Salahuddin and Saad Ali both bat 2 down, implies they're alternatives to Shafiq and HArris, means they'll warm the benches for the full tour. Any collapse or pathetic game wby the top 3 which can be expected in Ireland would result in a panic button press and either of these 2 being pushed into top 3 to debut and perform at the same time. So hoping Pakistan does'nt get a swing bowler heaven in Malahide or we're toast.
    I will be quite surprised if Fakhar is played in the top order. I'd say he has been picked more for the lower middle order as a competitor for Shafiq's spot. But I am sure Shafiq will be the one starting off.

    Babar will most likely play as I believe Arthur backs him to come good in Tests and is hence giving him a long rope.

    Haris was our best batsman in the last series and has played a total of 2 matches.

    Azhar is your highest rated batsman.


    As far as the experience argument goes Babar has played 11 matches, Haris 2. Azhar, Shafiq and Sarfraz are the only players who can be considered experienced. The most experienced bowler is Amir with 30 matches. The next most experience bowler Rahat(20 matches) is making a comeback and probably won't even play ahead of Abbas and Hassan.

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    So what is the most likely XI?
    Haris, Azhar, Babar, Shafiq, Salahuddin, Sarfraz, Fahim, Shadab, Amir, Hasan, Abbas.


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    Not a bad squad other then the Sallahuddin guy. He has never done anything the few times he's played. Don't know why he's always near the team. At least we are free from the Akmals now and Umar Amin as well. Clearly missing a classy spinner here so Shadab will have to put his hands up and perform in Yasir's absence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    Not a bad squad other then the Sallahuddin guy. He has never done anything the few times he's played. Don't know why he's always near the team.
    When has he ever played lol? You talking about the grand total of 2 ODIs he played 7 years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Devil View Post
    When has he ever played lol? You talking about the grand total of 2 ODIs he played 7 years ago?
    Yeah. Has he been performing miracles at domestic level?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    How dare you disrespect the phenom..... make sure you keep your doors bolted shut when you go to bed tonight.
    A Jatt like me isn't afraid of anyone in this world I'll take anyone head on

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    Absolute disgrace😡 feel so bad for Fawad... he deserves better, I will be in Ireland for the historic first test & I hope Inzi is there..

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    Sami Aslam
    Azhar Ali
    Babar Azam
    Asad Shafiq
    Haris Sohail
    Shadab Khan at Lords / Fakhar Zaman in Headingley
    Sarfraz Ahmed
    Fahim Ashraf
    Hasan Ali
    Muhammad Amir
    Muhammad Abbas

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    Yeah. Has he been performing miracles at domestic level?
    One of the most consistent batsmen in FC cricket tbh.

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    Fantastic squad.

    Ideally I would've had Aamer Yamin, Zafar Gohar, Fawad Alam, and added Wahab Riaz instead of Fahim Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali.

    However, the latter 3 are not bad picks at all and I have no issues with them, though a spinner (Asghar if not Gohar) should've been in for sure ahead of that 4th opener (probably Fakhar).

    Still, this team is capable of big things. Good stuff.


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    Overall, I like the squad and I hope Saad Ali and Usman get a shot to play in at least one game.

    Probably a few ways they could go about constructing the lineup depending on if they want more bowling or batting.

    For more bowling, I'd think they go with something like this: Azhar, Sami, Babar, Haris, Shafiq, Ashraf, Sarfraz, Shadab, Hasan, Amir, Abbas.

    For more batting: Sami, Fakhar, Azhar, Haris, Babar, Shafiq, Sarfraz, Ashraf, Shadab, Hasan, Amir

    If they have faith that Fakhar and Haris can bowl a bit, the latter lineup could be potentially a good one to go with because even at 11, you have Amir who can give you runs.

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    Rahat Ali and Imam highly questionable selections ... could have easily selected Fawad and Sadaf in their place.

    2 of the best FC performers in Pak history continue to be ignored while undeserving players (Rahat who is utterly mediocre) and newbies (Imam, Saad), average to below avg. (Sami and Babar) keep getting selected but perennial chart toppers can't find a place! Ridiculous!

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    Rahats selection probably due to him landing the odd booming inswinger, which he can do, but not with any real pattern.

    Early summer in England, if the home bowlers fancy it then so should Paks.

    Amir, as per previous visits to England, Hasan has no problems hitting the off stump line and Abbas is a pretty good seam up bowler.

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    I am so disappointed to see this squad..it is very hard to believe that Fawad Alam once again not picked by the Selectors..people are now prepared themselves of his non selection by saying that he is older now..when Misbah and Younis were playing the same people were saying that after Misbah and Younis..Fawad will get their place..one thing is also worth to mention here that Fawad Alam is supper fit at the age of 32..same as Misbah used to do it. How can so called selectors ignored a batsman having 56 runs batting average..this is my last writting in any forum of cricket..i will not follow pakistan cricket as a protest against this biased and in justice..Saad Ali..Imamul Haq and Usman Salahuddin have so much time to prove in future but it was right time to select Fawad Alam to prove his worth in test cricket..these young lot cant take interest in test cricket..they only want to play t20 cricket..Pakistan will loose to Irland and England.. I am sure..as did against Sri Lanka in UAE' s favourable conditions now how can survive in tough conditions without having test type players like FAWAD Alam...

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    We as fans will never be happy about team selection. If they had not selected Saad Ali then everyone would be crying about him. As for as the opening slot is concerned I don't see any better openers out there except immam.

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    We all should be glad that this is such a young squad .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakSarZameen View Post
    Sami Aslam
    Azhar Ali
    Babar Azam
    Asad Shafiq
    Haris Sohail
    Shadab Khan at Lords / Fakhar Zaman in Headingley
    Sarfraz Ahmed
    Fahim Ashraf
    Hasan Ali
    Muhammad Amir
    Muhammad Abbas
    On which planet do we have Shadab at 6, against England in early season. Shadab is a test 9 and if he bats higher than that in test we have a very long tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ads101 View Post
    Decent squad. Shame Fawad missed out but I get it to an extent, he's older, domestic form not as strong as it was. If Fawad plays, he'd be taking either Saad Ali or Usman's spot.

    1. Imam
    2. Azhar
    3. Haris
    4. Asad
    5. Saad Ali
    6. Usman Salluhuddin
    7. Sarfraz
    8. Shadab
    9. Hasan Ali
    10. Amir
    11. Abbas
    Closer to what i am thinking but with Fakhar at 6.

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    Selections of Imam and Sami are not justified at all. Look at their FC averages. Who even made Inzamam a selector? Fawad and Sadaf ignored yet again. Rahat is an International level failure, yet selected, and that too over Wahab Riaz.

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    We have missed a trick by not selecting a tall fast bowler. Sadaf or Shaheen should have been selected. We also lack a genuine pacer, like Wahab, who can click 150 kph with ease. Wahab, who is only 32, should have been selected, as he has been our best Test fast bowler recently. Ridiculous decision to drop him in this format, at 32. This fast bowling line up seems one dimensional to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    A squad which doesn't have my nephew..... not on my watch
    Truly disappointing stuff by inzi bhai.


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    Azhar
    Sami
    Haris
    Babar
    Asad
    Shadab
    Sarfarz
    Faheem
    Hasan
    Amir
    Abbas

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    Selection of Pakistan Test Squad clearly gives perception of making those players experience english conditions who're probables of getting picked in WorldCup 2019 squad which is in England.🇵🇰
    One reason why FawadAlam is not while imam & Shadab are picked.🏏

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    it will be a BLUNDER if Saad Ali doesn’t debut!!!! BLUNDER!!! He deserves to play!

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    What's going on with Junaid Khan ?

    Why is perennial flop Rahat being picked over him ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    We have missed a trick by not selecting a tall fast bowler. Sadaf or Shaheen should have been selected. We also lack a genuine pacer, like Wahab, who can click 150 kph with ease. Wahab, who is only 32, should have been selected, as he has been our best Test fast bowler recently. Ridiculous decision to drop him in this format, at 32. This fast bowling line up seems one dimensional to me.
    Rahat Ali is a GIANT bowler. He has swing, but medium pace. While Wahab has express pace, but no swing.

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    All round a very weak team which was expected pre YK and Misbah retirements.

    Bowling is quite weak too which should not have been the case.

    This team will be facing a good few tough test tours in the coming months and years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    Pakistan squad for the Test tour of Ireland and England:

    Sarfraz Ahmed (C)
    Asad Shafiq
    Azhar Ali
    Haris Sohail
    Mohammad Amir
    Hasan Ali
    Fakhar Zaman
    Sami Aslam
    Imam-ul-Haq
    Babar Azam
    Usman Sallahuddin
    Shadab Khan
    Mohammad Abbas
    Rahat Ali
    Saad Ali
    Faheem Ashraf


    No Fawad
    why select 4 openers? should have selected Fawad Alam instead of an opener Imam-ul-Haq.

    Also should have selected Mir Hamza

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    I was expecting this...........how much does it cost to change domicile in Pakistan guys ???

    Someone should do a Step by Step and send it to Fawad maybe!
    Why don't you ask that from Sarfraz or Shafiq?

    Fawad doesn't deserve a selection. Domestic stats don't mean much.

    Imam is a super talent.

    Don't biased - where goes domicile when non-performers like Shafiq and Sarfraz (in LOIs) keep getting selected?

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    A very decent squad.

    However, bowling is extremely weak. We'll struggle in this department.

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    So batting is reliant on Azhar and Asad with lots of inexperience around. This is going to tough for Pakistan. They need some big scores from the above two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed5646 View Post
    Poor guy should have been picked ahead of rahat ali if he did not get a chance in england series he won.t get a chance any where else
    Hamza would have been a better choice than lethargic Rahat but Rahat being from Inzi's region always had an edge in selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplicitAI View Post
    I actually don't understand as to what they see in Rahat Ali, by far one of the most useless bowlers we've had.
    Only Inzi knows. Regional bias , nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Why don't you ask that from Sarfraz or Shafiq?

    Don't biased - where goes domicile when non-performers like Shafiq and Sarfraz (in LOIs) keep getting selected?
    You couldn't have been more wrong! I have never vouched for anyone who is nonperforming or freeloading as a matter of fact only 2 odd days ago I was the first one calling for Shafiq's head since he's been dead weight for nearly a year now. Refer to Below post and link

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Get your act together or go home if you can't be consistent enough. About time we need to come hard on Shafiq, guy's been freeloading since nearly a year now!
    http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/sh...82#post9707482 (1st reply & Post #2)

    Also, regarding Sarfaraz, I have criticised him many a time on his lackluster fitness & even on the Wahab Riaz thread I clearly spelled it out that it doesn't matter if you're a CT winning captain, if you're not performing you should be out. However, Sarfraz is performing and have taken us out of a hole many times in the last year or so! Therefore his inclusion is justified.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    This clearly means that Sarfraz should also be in line on the chopping board if he stops performing on the field and it would be a much quicker visit to the gallows since his fitness is basically nothing whatsoever! This is the attitude that I wanted in the team for a long long time. No one is safe from being discarded - You're a CT winning captain?? Well, you and all your 'seniors' can take a hike if you don't perform and win games!! Period
    http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/sh...-Mickey-Arthur (6th reply and Post #7)

    Also, please do some research before labeling anyone a blind hater or having an agenda, I want what is best for Pakistan cricket and I back my understanding of the said POV based on metrics and something quantifable so that the margin of error is as limited as possible. Everything can be broken down in mathematics and numercial reasoning, you just have to be smart enough to do so - which clearly the PCB management and Inzi #TheRevolutionary isn't!

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    Fawad doesn't deserve a selection. Domestic stats don't mean much.

    Imam is a super talent.
    Seriously!? Weren't you the guy who always used to harp about how Kamran Akmal is God's gift to Humanity based on his FC numbers and how his batting average and SR in PSL?? How quickly have you changed your goal posts to suit your narrative here mate ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    All means 2-0 loss is even more likely.

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    Rahat Ali and Imam - so the nepotism and useless quota player selection has been filled for the tour

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    This is going to be a tough tour for Pak. Not much experience in the side but luckily for us, the English team is inferior to the one in 2016. Root has alot to prove as a captain, and I'd certainly rate Sarfraz as a better captain than Root atm.

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    I have a good feeling about it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    How dare you disrespect the phenom..... make sure you keep your doors bolted shut when you go to bed tonight.
    its in our interests if we fear the destroyer.

    On topic, i think its a good squad, fawad should have been selected as the 17th guy. I mean why the heck not. A 17 man squad isnt something unheard of. Would have been fair to him.

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    So Imam for Masood was like for like replacement?

    Has anderson been notifed on his bunny replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amjid Javed View Post
    So Imam for Masood was like for like replacement?

    Has anderson been notifed on his bunny replacement?
    Imam isnt that bad technically, he might surprise if he gets a chance.

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    Azhar Ali
    Sami Aslam
    Babar
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    Shadab
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    I cannot justify Imam's selection at all when you have already selected 3 openers in Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Sami Aslam. If Imam was really that important then they should not have selected Sami Aslam or Fakhar Zaman. Right now its looking very bad with 4 openers selected I am afraid that this selection reeks of nepotism and injustice and I was not expecting this from a person like Inzimam-ul-Haq.
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    Azhar Ali
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    Asad shafiq
    Hari's sohail
    Babar
    Sarfaraz
    Fakhar zaman
    Shahdab
    Amir
    Abbas
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    Hasan Ali is gonna be our key bowler. He will announce himself in Test cricket, on this tour.

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    Kent have been bowled out for 64 and Northamptonshire bowled out for 71 in their recent County matches.

    Both play in Division Two of the County Championship and will probably field understrength teams.

    If we can't beat these in the warmups...

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    Heard a rumour on social media that Mickey wants Fakhar at 6, 4 bowlers , a deep batting line up,Sarfraz may bat up the order, and Azhar to open with Sami.

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    Decent Squad but me want three changes
    Babar Azam out
    Fawad Alam in
    Imam ul Haq out
    Umar Amin in
    Rahat Ali out
    Mohammad Asghar in

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    Fakhar might play at 6 acc to rumours.

    Sami
    Azhar
    Haris
    Babar/Asad
    Sarfaraz
    Fakhar
    Shadab
    Faheem
    Hasan
    Amir
    Abbas

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    For me the main question is do we go 6-1-4 or 5-1-2-3

    6-1-4 is only gonna work if our quicks can bowl 23 overs a day, leaving 15 for shady (and haris) (probably safe to assume you lose 6 overs a day to over rate)

    I can not see shady bowling that much until day 4-5 lords only but if he is part of the 6-1-4 I am happy with the batting.

    If we play 5-1-2-3 it means the quicks can bowl all day and then we have Faheem at 8.

    I guess the question comes down to how many overs our 3 main quicks can bowl in a day and how

    6 Sarf
    7 Shadab
    8 Faheem

    compares batting wise with

    6 Fakhar/Saad/Salahuddin/Babar
    7 Sarfaraz
    8 Shadab

    An interesting dilemma.

    9-11 picks itself (though Mickey does love a bit of Rahat!)

    1-5 is fairly predictable too as I don't think Shafiq is gonna get dropped. Babar might though depending on where Azhar bats

    Looking forward to this


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    Very good selections once again by Inzamam. I would have liked to see Junaid give another chance and maybe another spin option but there are no serious flaws in the squad, as expected.

    People can cry over Fawad but the fact is that he's not that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Very good selections once again by Inzamam. I would have liked to see Junaid give another chance and maybe another spin option but there are no serious flaws in the squad, as expected.

    People can cry over Fawad but the fact is that he's not that good.
    how would you justify 4 openers selection? why Imam is selected? why Rahat Ali is selected over Mir Hamza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    I cannot justify Imam's selection at all when you have already selected 3 openers in Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Sami Aslam. If Imam was really that important then they should not have selected Sami Aslam or Fakhar Zaman. Right now its looking very bad with 4 openers selected I am afraid that this selection reeks of nepotism and injustice and I was not expecting this from a person like Inzimam-ul-Haq.
    Azhar Ali will bat at #3 in England and Imam is one of the stars of the FC circuit. The reek must be coming from someplace else.

    1) Sami Aslam
    2) Imam ul Haq
    3) Azhar Ali
    4) Babar Azam
    5) Haris Sohail
    6) Asad Shafiq
    7) Sarfaraz Ahmed (c) (wk)
    8) Fahim Ashraf
    9) Mohammad Amir
    10) Hasan Ali
    11) Rahat Ali

    This seems to be the best combination given that the conditions are expected to be quite conducive to swing and seam. Haris will be a crucial component since he's not only expected to score a good chunk of the runs but also bowl some spin when needed. @Abdullah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Azhar Ali will bat at #3 in England and Imam is one of the stars of the FC circuit. The reek must be coming from someplace else.

    1) Sami Aslam
    2) Imam ul Haq
    3) Azhar Ali
    4) Babar Azam
    5) Haris Sohail
    6) Asad Shafiq
    7) Sarfaraz Ahmed (c) (wk)
    8) Fahim Ashraf
    9) Mohammad Amir
    10) Hasan Ali
    11) Rahat Ali

    This seems to be the best combination given that the conditions are expected to be quite conducive to swing and seam. Haris will be a crucial component since he's not only expected to score a good chunk of the runs but also bowl some spin when needed. @Abdullah
    Azhar wont bat at #3, he will open and that's guaranteed


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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    how would you justify 4 openers selection? why Imam is selected? why Rahat Ali is selected over Mir Hamza?
    Azhar Ali is a #3 and Imam was the third highest run-scorer and had an average of 50 in the 2016/17 season of the QEA trophy.

    Not sure about what Rahat has done recently but regardless of form, he's someone who gets the ball moving when there is swing on offer and will be handy in England. Same reason I wanted Junaid in the squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    Azhar wont bat at #3, he will open and that's guaranteed
    Why is that guaranteed? He's the best #3 we have for those conditions and there are two solid openers in the squad so it's not like we're short on options either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    Azhar wont bat at #3, he will open and that's guaranteed
    and they will not play with Imam ul Haq and rahat because of criticism for not selecting the faddi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Why is that guaranteed? He's the best #3 we have for those conditions and there are two solid openers in the squad so it's not like we're short on options either.
    oh bhi! they was saying on first day that they will select one openner with Azhar . that mean Azhar is a openner
    but if they have changed their mind then you may be right..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Why is that guaranteed? He's the best #3 we have for those conditions and there are two solid openers in the squad so it's not like we're short on options either.
    Azhar is best Pakistani opener in last decade. He had belted runs at that number in Eng, NZ and Aus, so no need to change jis position. He failed at no.3 against Sri Lanka(by his standards)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Azhar Ali is a #3 and Imam was the third highest run-scorer and had an average of 50 in the 2016/17 season of the QEA trophy.

    Not sure about what Rahat has done recently but regardless of form, he's someone who gets the ball moving when there is swing on offer and will be handy in England. Same reason I wanted Junaid in the squad.
    Azhar is an opener.

    If Imam is that good then why select Sami Aslam or Fakhar Zaman? Now there are 4 openers (Azhar, Imam, Sami and Fakhar) which is too much. Failure of Inzi.

    Mir Hamza is better swing bowler than Rahat Ali and would have been more handy in England than Rahat. Another failure of Inzi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Why is that guaranteed? He's the best #3 we have for those conditions and there are two solid openers in the squad so it's not like we're short on options either.
    The way I see it, the top 4 need to be your most solid/compact players. I would say that that probably looks like Imam Sami Azhar and Haris.

    The free scorers can follow 5-8 after the above 4.

    That means Azhar at 3 even though he has been one of the better openers in world cricket in recent times


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    Azhar and Fakhar should open! Sami should be kicked out. Bobby should be 3 and Imam should be 4.

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    Azhar and Sami should open with the sole purpose of blunting the new ball and weathering the initial spell from Broad/Anderson. If they can do that then Haris, Babar... even Asad can make hay.

    Say what you want about Babar but that 90* in NZ was a great innings in swinging conditions. Would have been a hundred on any other pitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    Azhar is best Pakistani opener in last decade. He had belted runs at that number in Eng, NZ and Aus, so no need to change jis position. He failed at no.3 against Sri Lanka(by his standards)
    He's a good opener but we need him at #3 in England. The ball will be moving around quite a bit and we need three solid grafters in the top three. Those would be Sami, Imam and Azhar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    Azhar is an opener.

    If Imam is that good then why select Sami Aslam or Fakhar Zaman? Now there are 4 openers (Azhar, Imam, Sami and Fakhar) which is too much. Failure of Inzi.

    Mir Hamza is better swing bowler than Rahat Ali and would have been more handy in England than Rahat. Another failure of Inzi.
    There are only three specialist openers in the side, two if you consider that Fakhar is seen as a middle-order bat by the coach, which is definitely not "too much". Mir Hamza is a better swing bowler than Rahat? Perhaps, but that is debatable and not clear cut.

    These are not failures because we don't have the results in front of us right now. These are your opinions and wishes.

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    Batting line up weak

    This much is clear that fawad alam has been blackballed by someone powerful, because no matter who is in the board and in the selection committee, he is hardly picked and when he was picked, it was one days and t-20 matches, which is the wrong format for him even then he performed much better that most of the team. when he was choosen in 2015 for test matches, he didnt get a chance in the playing eleven even for a single game and then was dropped. all the excuses that he is older( he is 32) and his technique is wrong, and he is not strong enough to hit sixes, and the new one that they have seen better batsmen than fawad. its all bogus. look at the all the batsmen who have played for pakistan and the current team. have been between 32 and 42, look at the guys in the team. not a single one of them have a better international batting record (ave) or a better domestic record as compared to fawad. In the firness area, two years in the fitness camp in kakul military camp, fawad was the fittest player along with mishbah and shan masood, sherjeel was so unfit that he couldnt keep with the team and military trainers that he was prescribed a diff regimen and trainer, sherjeel was so bad in fitness, even then in 2015 and now in 2018 he has been one of the fittest player in the squad, only asad shafiq and rizwan were more fitter and had a higher score in the yoyo score. fawad was not selected. all the young guys selected were way down in the fitness levels. then experience counts for something. the experience of playing long innnings and grafting which guys like in the current team dont possess. good luck to fawad, may he get justice and a chance to play for pakistan.

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    sami aslam is very weak in batting and he will be thoroughly exposed in english conditions by english fast bowlers. the guys cant score in uae conditions and pak domestic matches, he ave less than 35.00 i dont know how inzamam thinks he can do better in english conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakteam#1 View Post
    sami aslam is very weak in batting and he will be thoroughly exposed in english conditions by english fast bowlers. the guys cant score in uae conditions and pak domestic matches, he ave less than 35.00 i dont know how inzamam thinks he can do better in english conditions.
    Is that why he did very well in the limited chanses he got?

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    Top 4 technically strong

    1.Sami
    2.Azhar
    3.Haris
    4.Asad

    Quick scorers

    5.Fakhar
    6.Saad
    7.Sarfraz

    4 quicks(1 AR)

    8.Faheem
    9.Hassan
    10.Amir
    11.Abbas




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    Four seamers + 5th bowling(Haris, Asad and Azhar for SLA, OB and LBG)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli, The King of Chase View Post
    Top 4 technically strong

    1.Sami
    2.Azhar
    3.Haris
    4.Asad

    Quick scorers

    5.Fakhar
    6.Saad
    7.Sarfraz

    4 quicks(1 AR)

    8.Faheem
    9.Hassan
    10.Amir
    11.Abbas




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    Four seamers + 5th bowling(Haris, Asad and Azhar for SLA, OB and LBG)
    Best possible line-up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli, The King of Chase View Post
    Top 4 technically strong

    1.Sami
    2.Azhar
    3.Haris
    4.Asad

    Quick scorers

    5.Fakhar
    6.Saad
    7.Sarfraz

    4 quicks(1 AR)

    8.Faheem
    9.Hassan
    10.Amir
    11.Abbas




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    Four seamers + 5th bowling(Haris, Asad and Azhar for SLA, OB and LBG)
    this is very good lineup; Asad has to perform at #4 or terminate his test career; cannot babysit him anymore


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