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    Is this Pakistan's best ever T20I side?

    Yes Pakistan won the World T20 in 2009, but is the current T20I team the best they have ever had?



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    No it would be best ever if Babar was there in place of Shehzad


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    Clearly a batsman short as Hussain and Asif are not that experienced

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    Can't say. They haven't really been tested except for the NZ series. They are also very young and far from settled.


    A skilled hawk conceals its talons.

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    need to get rid of
    Shehzad
    Rahat

    Asif ali, Hussain talat,Mo nawaz,Sarfraz lacks consistency

    Fakhar is hit or miss player

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    2009 was better imo.

    None of the current bowlers are anywhere near the level Umer Gul was bowling but it was a arguably the best bowling by a quick in any world T20 to this day.

    Afridi and Razzaq were brutal hitters too.

    Ajmal was far superiour than the spinners now.


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    They are not best side , but Coach and Captain are better than previous sides. Most of tactical decisions are good , if not all. Fielding is very good. Much better than previous sides.

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    Besides Gul, man to man this team takes it. Gul was ATG level in that period

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    No big names, but as a team yes.
    Plus this side has better depth in bowling. I dont think Amir makes it into playing X1 as an automatic choice now.


    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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    This batting lineup have no chance against our T20 bowling attack of 2007-2010.

    Itís better than the post 2010 teams, but it is massively overrated and have been made to look good due to the weak opposition.

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    We need to play against some tougher Teams !!!!!!!!

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    Yes. Just replace Shehzad with Babar.


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    If our batting had some fire power similar to that of Afridi and Razzaq's in 2007-10, then yes.

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    We'll know at the world T20.

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    "Side" means batting and bowling, batting a bit unsure but much better than many of the past and bowling one of the best, never mind fielding, attitude etc, so yeah, it is the best if not one of the best.

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    I donít think itís as good as the 2009 team but itís still a very decent team.

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    Just need the likes of Talat and Asif to get settled in and start performing and then it will definitely be the best side.

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    Gul Afridi Ajmal and Hafeez would dismiss them under 100. A firing Umar Akmal who holds the 2 fastest 50s for Pakistan (against nz and Aus btw) along with Afridi and Razzaq would be enough for them

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    Good team but way too untested against quality opposition to be labelled "best", "greatest of all time", et al.

    Malik still carrying the team on his back even with the much backed young swashbucklers in it is hilarious considering how much flak he cops on here for being "finished".

    Even today the Fakhars, Talats contributed some 20s for Malik to stamp authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    Good team but way too untested against quality opposition to be labelled "best", "greatest of all time", et al.

    Malik still carrying the team on his back even with the much backed young swashbucklers in it is hilarious considering how much flak he cops on here for being "finished".

    Even today the Fakhars, Talats contributed some 20s for Malik to stamp authority.
    I blame Shehzad......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    Good team but way too untested against quality opposition to be labelled "best", "greatest of all time", et al.

    Malik still carrying the team on his back even with the much backed young swashbucklers in it is hilarious considering how much flak he cops on here for being "finished".

    Even today the Fakhars, Talats contributed some 20s for Malik to stamp authority.
    "No let's kick out Malik!!!! what is that TTF senior doing in our team!!! can't wait to get rid of him!!!"

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    It's funny that despite losing Sharjeel and Latif, this team is still top class.

    It has the potential to be best ever.

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    imagine sharjeel in olace of shezzy and khalid for Talat, and this batting would be as good as anyone out there, this team is still good but that team would have instilled fear in opposition, nothing against Talat but he doesn't seem to be aggressive enough to be a good no. 3 in t20s, he can rotate strike very well but you need big hitting as well, and he don't seem to trust his hitting skills, Khalid could destroy spinners and could handle pacers as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeshan547 View Post
    imagine sharjeel in olace of shezzy and khalid for Talat, and this batting would be as good as anyone out there, this team is still good but that team would have instilled fear in opposition, nothing against Talat but he doesn't seem to be aggressive enough to be a good no. 3 in t20s, he can rotate strike very well but you need big hitting as well, and he don't seem to trust his hitting skills, Khalid could destroy spinners and could handle pacers as well.
    Sharjeel and Fakhar, followed by Babar is a solid top-order

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    Is the AUS-ZIM-PAK T20 triangular happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Is the AUS-ZIM-PAK T20 triangular happening?
    Starts on 1st July
    Reports that Zim players have started preparations for it


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    Not yet. I think it definitely has the potential but like many posters here I agree that the bowling attack was ruthless back in 2009.

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    2009 was better in my opinion.

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    I think our bowling was stronger in 2009 - 2010. Remember the attack that played Australia in two T20s in 2010: Akhtar, Amir, Ajmal, Gul and Afridi.

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    Nope. 9 times out of 10 the 2007-2010 Pakistan bowling attack would come out on top against their current batsmen in the shortest format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN talkz View Post
    Starts on 1st July
    Reports that Zim players have started preparations for it
    RIP Aus and Zim


    #Mein inko rolaonga

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    Possibly as we're getting results, but batting still looks a bit shaky.

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    If you add Baber to open with Fakhar, then yes it is a pretty good team. I honestly don't think Shehzad gets into even the C team in any format. Usman should play more for Pakistan!

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    Nah this bowling attack is quite week compared to 2009 team. Also let this team play against SA, India , Australia, England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Nah this bowling attack is quite week compared to 2009 team. Also let this team play against SA, India , Australia, England.
    They beat England in England

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usman Chadda View Post
    They beat England in England
    We are talking about T20I here mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    We are talking about T20I here mate.
    Yes. The first series win of this winning streak was against England

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    We are definitely headed in the right direction in T20s but not sure if this is our best T20 side in history

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    I voted for yes. On paper, it may not be as strong as 2009 squad etc, but as a team, we are looking better and this team is more youthful so I think we have a great team culture with less politics/infighting than before

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    no. quality of opposition matters.

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    Yes we are on course to win the next T20 WC.

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    2009 spin attack will be taken apart by our current batting which has quality players of spin.

    2018 bowling = 2009 bowling
    but
    2018 batting > 2009 batting


    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 SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    2009 spin attack will be taken apart by our current batting which has quality players of spin.

    2018 bowling = 2009 bowling
    but
    2018 batting > 2009 batting
    Will add that i think Fakhar is underrated against spin especially as dasher. He will disturb the length of spin bowlers like Ashwin, Ajmal, Hafeez, Afridi etc and will take them apart 8/10 times.


    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 SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    Will add that i think Fakhar is underrated against spin especially as dasher. He will disturb the length of spin bowlers like Ashwin, Ajmal, Hafeez, Afridi etc and will take them apart 8/10 times.
    Fakhar would not stand a chance against peak Ajmal. He was too crafty and his chucking gave him immense control and accuracy. He would have bamboozled him.

    Same goes for Sarfraz, who often plays around his front-bad and is prone to misreading variations.

    All of our batsmen apart from Malik have weak defensive techniques against spin, and as Sangakkara, de Villiers and Kohli showed, orthodox approach was the best method of taming Ajmal.

    The likes of Fakhar and Sarfraz would have done well against Afridi though, but Fakhar might have been Hafeezís bunny like many left-handers.

    Malik and probably Haris would have handled Ajmal. I remember watching Haris dominate a peak Ajmal in a domestic game once, he looked really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Fakhar would not stand a chance against peak Ajmal. He was too crafty and his chucking gave him immense control and accuracy. He would have bamboozled him.

    Same goes for Sarfraz, who often plays around his front-bad and is prone to misreading variations.

    All of our batsmen apart from Malik have weak defensive techniques against spin, and as Sangakkara, de Villiers and Kohli showed, orthodox approach was the best method of taming Ajmal.

    The likes of Fakhar and Sarfraz would have done well against Afridi though, but Fakhar might have been Hafeez’s bunny like many left-handers.

    Malik and probably Haris would have handled Ajmal. I remember watching Haris dominate a peak Ajmal in a domestic game once, he looked really good.
    That 2007-10 team with A Razzak, Afridi, Gul, Ajmal, Malik, Nazir, Asif/Shoaib/Amir (partially all 3), Tanvir - led by Malik or YK, will beat this No. 1 team 4 times out of 5, if not 9 out of 10 - but I can't prove, so won't go to argue.

    May be we can visit this thread again, if the ZIM triangular happens, and first time in many months, PAK T20 side actually takes on a serious team, who would be trying to prove something. I hope, Aussies put a decent squad than the kids they have sent to UK.

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    Probably 3rd or 4th Best One !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Yes Pakistan won the World T20 in 2009, but is the current T20I team the best they have ever had?
    On paper, No. Looking at results ,Yes. Like India in test matches the real challenges are due.

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    2009 was a better team. It had a peak Afridi who was scoring runs and bowling well. Mohammad Amir was young and quick, Umar Gul was the best T20 bowler during that time and then there was Saeed Ajmal who was running through sides for fun. I think that Pakistan bowling attack is better than what you have now.

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