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View Poll Results: Which opener should have been in the squad for the T20Is against Scotland?

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  • Sahibzada Farhan

    20 64.52%
  • Umar Amin

    2 6.45%
  • Khurram Manzoor

    2 6.45%
  • Kamran Akmal

    1 3.23%
  • Ahmed Shehzad was rightfully selected

    5 16.13%
  • Other

    1 3.23%
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    Which opener should have been in the squad for the T20Is against Scotland?

    A good chance to test a new or unfamiliar face, but we went with a tried and tested one instead.


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    Sahibzada Farhan without a doubt.
    Last edited by babajee; 5th June 2018 at 21:52.

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    Shahzad is the third opener after Babar and Fakhar. So his selection is justified.

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    None are good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakSarZameen View Post
    Shahzad is the third opener after Babar and Fakhar. So his selection is justified.
    No doubt. His performances certainly lit up the PSL.


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    I actually believe that instead of the likes of Haris they should have selected Sahibzada Farhan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    No doubt. His performances certainly lit up the PSL.
    He didnt play any of the matches against the Windies by the way that was right after the PSL. I guess if Babar would not have gotten injured, Shehzad would have not played any of the matches against Scotland either. Although, i personally believe that Babar got lucky as Windies are his favorite and probably the only punching bags.

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    Common sense boys...Babar is injured so Shehzad will come in.
    Or the management could think out of the box and ask Haris to 'have a go'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    No doubt. His performances certainly lit up the PSL.
    He averages like 35 in his last 10 T20Is.

    You can't drop him on PSL performance when he has performed internationally. Once it hits 26> by all means drop him, but there needs to be consistency in selection, not based on personal likes and dislikes.

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    Can we have an option of anyone apart from Shehzad? One of the worst openers to have been picked for an international team in world cricket.

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    Farhan

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    Kamran - if we consider pure cricket merit.

    BUT, he isn't retired, neither he has been told that he won't be considered; rather they (IuH) has said that door is open for performers - there no one remotely close to Kamran, when it comes to deserve a call based on performance. If Rahat can be called/retained & Ahmed can be sent from PAK, no excuse why Kamran wasn't in that flight.

    Obviously, he is too old now & unfit, therefore there can be a 2nd thought, which is fair enough.

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    Sahibzada Farhan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakSarZameen View Post
    He averages like 35 in his last 10 T20Is.

    You can't drop him on PSL performance when he has performed internationally. Once it hits 26> by all means drop him, but there needs to be consistency in selection, not based on personal likes and dislikes.
    I would argue that his inclusion in the T20 team for the NZ toured turned it around for us.

    Shehzad and Fakhar got off to a good start and we took off from there.

    On international form - he makes it into the T20 squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msb314 View Post
    I would argue that his inclusion in the T20 team for the NZ toured turned it around for us.

    Shehzad and Fakhar got off to a good start and we took off from there.

    On international form - he makes it into the T20 squad.
    Yup, thats what i was trying to point out in my post as well. We were absolutely shambolic in the first t20I and their pair really did turn things around for us in that forgetful tour. On the other hand, his PSL form didnt do him any favours either.

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    Farhan should have been tried


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    Sahibzada Farhan for sure, perfect chance for him but we go with Shehzad instead. Disappointed.

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    Umar Amin or perhaps Imam-ul-Haq.

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    I'm just hoping that Shehzad has a horrendous series.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PakSarZameen View Post
    He averages like 35 in his last 10 T20Is.

    You can't drop him on PSL performance when he has performed internationally. Once it hits 26> by all means drop him, but there needs to be consistency in selection, not based on personal likes and dislikes.
    That would have sounded nice and logical but the only thing that throws spanner in the works is that Umar Amin got dropped on the basis of PSL


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    Fakhar and Haris.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    I'm just hoping that Shehzad has a horrendous series.
    What kind of post is this? Why would you wish ill on a player? Pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    That would have sounded nice and logical but the only thing that throws spanner in the works is that Umar Amin got dropped on the basis of PSL
    Umer Amin is a garbage player. A total failure. He cannot be compared to a single player in the squad.

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    There is no standout.

    Issue here is that we need a superstar. We don't have one.

    All the others are much of a muchness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    That would have sounded nice and logical but the only thing that throws spanner in the works is that Umar Amin got dropped on the basis of PSL
    I have no problem with Umar Amin either, but I believe he failed against NZ, which was his last tour.

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    Ideally someone who is big and strong. The first six overs in the T20 format often sets the tone of the match, so it's vital for Pakistan to get off to a blinder. You can do this either by having a stroke maker who can pierce the field with proper cricket shots or a big strong power hitter whose mishits will go over the in field.

    Ahmed Shazad was the stroke maker Pakistan hoped for who could play proper cricket strokes and bat for 10+ overs setting a foundation but he plays far too many dot balls, often per-meditating the defence shot.

    I would probably try out some someone like Talat. I feel he comes in too low down the order, if he can bat for 10 overs Pakistan will have a above par score every time.


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    Shahabzada Farhan should be in the squad instead of Ahmed Shehzad. As in the previous series Babar Azam settled with Fakhar as an opener. So Babar is not there and Haris Sohail is in his place. It seems Mickey does not want Ahmed to roll around with the team. So Better will be that Hussain Talat should bring as an opener as he was no.3 batsman in the last series. Haris never opened the innings. So Hussain Talat and Fakhar will be perfect choice. With Haris at no 3, Sarfraz no 4, Malik no 5 and Asif Ali the hitter at no 6, then Shahdab and Fahim and rest are the bowlers.

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    Umar Amin iz better then Shehzad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan Baba View Post
    Umar Amin iz better then Shehzad
    Ahmed Shehzad has a decent record in T20Is.


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    Shezzy boy will get his 41th chance to prove his worth.


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    Asif Ali can be tried as an opener(out of the current squad).Better than trying Shehzad for the umpteenth time.Would have liked Farhan in the squad though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arham_PakFan View Post
    Asif Ali can be tried as an opener(out of the current squad).Better than trying Shehzad for the umpteenth time.Would have liked Farhan in the squad though.
    I would go with Faheem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakSarZameen View Post
    I have no problem with Umar Amin either, but I believe he failed against NZ, which was his last tour.
    Not really. In the final T20, Amin hit 3 6s off Sodhi (then 1st ranked bowler in T20s), and Pakistan eventually won the game by 18 runs.

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    I have not seen any of them play but Shehzad did well in New Zealand though.

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    BTW shehzad has 40+ avg in his last 5 t20 with healthy strike rate . He has earned his place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny_majoka View Post
    BTW shehzad has 40+ avg in his last 5 t20 with healthy strike rate . He has earned his place
    Agree. He did well in NZ as well as an opener.

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    Sahibzada Farhan without thinking too much. Also U19 opener Zaid Alam should be groomed, looked good striker of the ball during U19 WC.

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    Even Shehzad will do well on this road of a pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShahidDar08 View Post
    Sahibzada Farhan without thinking too much. Also U19 opener Zaid Alam should be groomed, looked good striker of the ball during U19 WC.
    Sahibzada Farhan not in the squad

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    Shazi boi opening after all.


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    Definitely not Ahmed Shehzad.

    Serial failure in international cricket.

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    Sahibzada Farhan seems to be the overwhelming winner of this one.

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