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    Playing Mohammad Rizwan as a specialist batsman in the ODI team [VIDEO #32]

    His average and SR is astonishing if you remove his previous ODI performances.

    the benefits of having him bat in the top 5:

    Excellent player under pressure.
    Back up WK
    Rotates the strike very well.
    Has a good SR.

    I reckon he should play as a specialist batsman in the PAK side at number 5.

    He should NOT bat below 5 to accomodate Hafeez and Malik.We already wasted him by playing him in that position.

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    Can't agree more.
    The guy is gun fielder and can be a best top order batsman with 40+ ,90
    But question remains.
    Can he will be allowed any where near to the team in which Haris Sohail is finding it difficult to secure his place.
    The fact is our team will only progress
    When hafeez and Malik will retire. It will only happen after world cup

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    I dont really like him but his performance is very very good and should be given a chance.


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    In that case, rather play Sarfraz as specialist Captain (batsman), and keep with Rizwan, because he is a better WK.

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    This is in Pakistan's history they can't play two batsmen together because they both are WK


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    Should be in ODI and test side ahead of safraz, pretty simple really.

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    He is not good enough as a batsman but I would definitely pick him ahead of that useless sarfraz.He should replace him in all formats.

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    Nah not good enough. He is a limited batsman and I don't see anything special in him. Even if he replaces Malik, Hafeez or Imam as a batsman, we will be replacing one accumulator with another.

    Sarfaraz is the captain and is keeping well so he cannot be dropped.
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    Too risky for Sarfraz, Rizwan is already a better keeper and if he scores some runs too in ODI, there won't be any reason for Sarfraz to stay in team, Sarfraz's backers won't take any chances.

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    After Malik and Hafeez retire (6 months basically) he'll be there in the middle order

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    Another Rizwan thread, similar to akmal just give hin the chance for his beloved fans. Once he fails miserably people will come to their senses.

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    No he should directly replace Sarfaraz Ahmad, better keeper, better batsman and one of the fittest player.

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    M Rizwan is a very poor quality batsman. Specially at international level.

    This new line of threads on Riz need to stop.

    Enough! Why do we have so many threads on him? Trust me he's not even another Saad Nasim or Maqsood.


    The only justification for his inclusion can be that we want Sarfraz to know he too is a rubbish batsman and does not deserve to play ODIs or Tests.

    That is true.

    Both rizwan and Sarfraz are at a pretty much equal level in batting.

    Mediocre.

    Never ever play him as a batsman alone!

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    These riz threads needs to stop. Watching him bat at international level is torture. He literally can not play a cricket shot. Fawad is someone who should return before him and he also can’t hit a big shot to save his life.

    Riz is domestic level and should stay there. I hope we never see him in a Pakistan jersey again.

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    I had lost faith in him around 2017, but his recent performances have been extremely good. He does merit a recall, but I don't think there is a place for him atm unless Hafeez is made to open and Malik is dropped. Hafeez's bowling adds a lot of control and balance to our bowling attack. His bowling is actually more important than his batting IMO.
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    Mohammad Rizwan's recent scores versus New Zealand A and England Lions in 50 over games:
    105*, 34, 116*, 11*, 98, 141* and 73

    Total of 578 runs
    Average of 192.67



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    The only way Rizwan merits his selection in the team is if he plays as a WK. He is miles better at WK than Sarfraz. At the top level, he looks horribly out of place while batting and cannot hit international bowlers at the death in ODIs. However he has been making the right noises and batting extremely well at A level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    In that case, rather play Sarfraz as specialist Captain (batsman), and keep with Rizwan, because he is a better WK.
    Good idea but Sarfi isn't as good a fielder as Rizwan is.

    Rizwan is probably our best after Shadab

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    Whenever I've seen Rizwan fielding he has looked a more than competent fielder. The time is getting close where this guy should be a part of the Pakistan ODI team.



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    Whatever you think of him, he merits his chance. Even in tests as a pure bat I’d give him a go over Asad


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedgreen4ever View Post
    Good idea but Sarfi isn't as good a fielder as Rizwan is.

    Rizwan is probably our best after Shadab
    If Sarfraz is to be honoured as Captain and carried as a specialist one, better he should play as a specialist (batsman) one, so that he can focus at least on his captaincy. WKeeping is a rowdy job even for the coolest chaps, while this guy plays & leads international cricket like his weekend buddy game between Nazmabad & Clifton Beach!!!

    Rizwan is the best or among top 2-3 fielders in PAK, and Sarfraz is as good an out fielder as Kamran, but if he plays as non WK & hides at short 3rd man or short fine leg, or at slip ala Rantunga, may be some day he’ll learn to Captain like Arjuna as well in small patches. He being captain & WK (hence always on focus, at middle of things & infront of camera), isn’t healthy for the game or PAK players, particularly younger ones.

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    The elephant in the room is that Rizwan - despite his struggles in the initial part of his career - is an upgrade over Sarfraz in every aspect.

    Fitter, hungrier, better batsman and WK. Not really a question IMO at the moment.

    Does anybody here really think Sarfraz could replicate the form Rizwan has shown over the past few months against any opposition?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Mohammad Rizwan's recent scores versus New Zealand A and England Lions in 50 over games:
    105*, 34, 116*, 11*, 98, 141* and 73

    Total of 578 runs
    Average of 192.67
    And, I am sure SR will also be well over 100 - remarkable for a No. 4 to manage 100+/100+ stats for a No. 4, for such volume of runs. If Sarfraz wasn’t Captain, by now even Inzamam would have called Rizwan for deciding 3rd Test!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    And, I am sure SR will also be well over 100 - remarkable for a No. 4 to manage 100+/100+ stats for a No. 4, for such volume of runs. If Sarfraz wasn’t Captain, by now even Inzamam would have called Rizwan for deciding 3rd Test!!!!!
    Rizwan needs to replace Sarfraz asap in ODIs and probably Tests too.

    If not permanent then temporarily to bench him.

    But, do keep in mind that Riz too is a poor quality batsman.

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    Drop Imam open with babar and play Rizwan



    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedgreen4ever View Post
    His average and SR is astonishing if you remove his previous ODI performances.

    the benefits of having him bat in the top 5:

    Excellent player under pressure.
    Back up WK
    Rotates the strike very well.
    Has a good SR.

    I reckon he should play as a specialist batsman in the PAK side at number 5.

    He should NOT bat below 5 to accomodate Hafeez and Malik.We already wasted him by playing him in that position.
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 2nd December 2018 at 16:51.

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    He's is in great form. He doesn't need to be in the A team anymore. He needs to be playing international cricket so we can see if he's good enough or not. He should be in the next ODI squad and at least back up for Sarfraz in tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Mohammad Rizwan's recent scores versus New Zealand A and England Lions in 50 over games:
    105*, 34, 116*, 11*, 98, 141* and 73

    Total of 578 runs
    Average of 192.67
    Amazing figures, but Sarfraz is still the " first choice" for the reasons only known to couple of people.

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    He has played multiple times as a batsman before. It wouldn't be surprising if this happens again.

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    Rizwan has to get an opportunity to play for Pakistan again. He's getting runs and needs to be given a chance.

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    Rizwan in this match 73 of 49 with 148.98 Strike Rate. He can play shots


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    Nope not good enough as a specialist batsman imo.

    I would rather have someone like Saud Shakeel and give him a long run as a specialist batsman.


    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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    For those doubting rizwan, did you watch the last psl? He was the only shining light for Lahore in batting and even then they were only using him as a finisher when he was the only batsman in form

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastersaan10 View Post
    For those doubting rizwan, did you watch the last psl? He was the only shining light for Lahore in batting and even then they were only using him as a finisher when he was the only batsman in form
    Rizwan did not played for Lahore in last PSL.

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    Does he still have issues against leg spinners? He used to get dismissed against them in a matter of a few balls.

    Also had issues finding gaps during the period he lost his form. But it was mostly issue against leg spin/left arm spin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    Nope not good enough as a specialist batsman imo.

    I would rather have someone like Saud Shakeel and give him a long run as a specialist batsman.
    Ignored the fact that he's a perfect replacement for Sarfraz right now.

    Immediate boost to a weak batting lineup and a decent WK. ODIs and Tests problem solved. At least of one position.

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    Captaincy privileges aside, there is no justification for Sarfraz keeping him out of the ODI team.

    A better batsman and keeper, and hardly any captain in the country would produce worse results than Sarfraz against top-flight opposition.

    However, that is fantasy talk. Sarfraz is not going anywhere, so Rizwan will have to find another spot in the team. I think Buttler is one barren series away from getting the chop. Also, with Malik and (probably) Hafeez retiring after the World Cup, Rizwan will almost certainly be among the 2-3 batsmen to get a run in the middle-order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Ignored the fact that he's a perfect replacement for Sarfraz right now.
    Bro thread is about Rizwan being a specialist batsman not a wk-batsman.

    In the wk thread i have already wrote about what i think him as a wk-batsman and who i think should replace (if any) Sarfraz as wk-batsman.

    I am sorry but you have reading problems too or a problem with me specifically ;)


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    A big No...
    Even after Hafeez & Malik retirement....
    He is a certified TTF...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastersaan10 View Post
    For those doubting rizwan, did you watch the last psl? He was the only shining light for Lahore in batting and even then they were only using him as a finisher when he was the only batsman in form
    Rizwan never played for Lahore in PSL and have been poor in PSL throughout. Dont remember any of his decent knocks in Psl.


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    Just watched the video. Rizwan looks in unbelievable touch. Can he find a place as a batsmen? I doubt because that will add pressure on him. Either he plays as a wicketkeeper or he doesnt play.

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    Need to see if he's improved against spin.

    Should be part of the squads though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    Rizwan never played for Lahore in PSL.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul View Post


    oops my bad
    forgot to write in the last season.


    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 Markhor View Post
    Need to see if he's improved against spin.

    Should be part of the squads though.
    That's the big question. Was as good as a tail-ender against spin the last time he played. Adil Rashid destroyed his reputation to pieces in the 2015 series.

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    The one who is much inferior keeper and batsman is not only in the national team but also captaining it. A younger, fitter and much better keeper and batsman waiting for his chance for last 4-5 years. Inzi is a great selector, really.


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