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    if only imad had someone at the other end or if he came up the order in both these games

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    Come on, Pakistan!

    Win atleast one game in your home ground.


    John 3:16

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    @topspin

    disappointed by umar, mate.

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    Pakistan have a realistic chance of winning only 3 matches in the world cup.

    Against south africa , srilanka , west indies and afghanistan.


    It is either a heartache or a headache ..Argh relationships.

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    C'mon tail needs to hit or we lose

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    Didnt need to take that single.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JibranAnsari View Post
    Pakistan have a realistic chance of winning only 3 matches in the world cup.

    Against south africa , srilanka , west indies and afghanistan.
    I'd take out windies and put BD in there.

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    Imad should’ve come before Saad Ali.

    We may had a chance then.

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    With more competent bowling (picking an actual spinner for starters) we could've chased this and staved off an embarrassing whitewash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    With more competent bowling (picking an actual spinner for starters) we could've chased this and staved off an embarrassing whitewash.
    Hmmmmm lemme think who selected the squad? Can't really put my finger on it


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    Quote Originally Posted by JibranAnsari View Post
    Pakistan have a realistic chance of winning only 3 matches in the world cup.

    Against south africa , srilanka , west indies and afghanistan.
    The only thing that gives me hope is that we're well accustomed to English conditions and have 5 ODIs there before the WC which is arguably the best preparation out of any side.

    However the usual beatdown against top sides awaits.

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    Pakistan have already exceeded my expectation today

    300 up.

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    What is use of all this muscle for Yasir


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    so imad wasim is a must in the team as he is the only hitter after asif ali. downside is that he will have to be the 5th bowler,

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    Imad has proven his place in the WC squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Hmmmmm lemme think who selected the squad? Can't really put my finger on it
    Excuse me I'm not Inzy's lawyer. If there's reasons to criticise I will and the lack of a competent specialist spinner in this squad is one.

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    That should be the last we ever see of Yasir in a green shirt. Waste.

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    No matter how hard our batsmen hit it rarely clear the field

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    The only thing that gives me hope is that we're well accustomed to English conditions and have 5 ODIs there before the WC which is arguably the best preparation out of any side.

    However the usual beatdown against top sides awaits.
    Plus two Warm Up matches

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    Quote Originally Posted by sindhiboy View Post
    so imad wasim is a must in the team as he is the only hitter after asif ali. downside is that he will have to be the 5th bowler,
    Get Hafeez at no. 6. Problem solved

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    at least yasir shah had a better strike rate than saad ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boi View Post
    That should be the last we ever see of Yasir in a green shirt. Waste.
    If Inzi and Mickey remain some more time you never know, Yasir might be playing again

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    Really unfair on yasir to be selected for odis. What were selectors thinking? Why not zafar or umar khan?


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    Imad is an embarrassment.

    Can't play for the role he's selected - number 5/6/7/8.

    Just doesn't have the game, another in the list of accumulators who cannot clear the fence at will.

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    Allrounder gone


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    Quote Originally Posted by JibranAnsari View Post
    Really unfair on yasir to be selected for odis. What were selectors thinking? Why not zafar or umar khan?
    zafar overslept and missed his flight one time or something.

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    We will lose the England series by 4-1.

    Go into the WC with no pressure and a down morale and surprise everyone...

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    How can Pak win when Jesus himself is bowling the final over for Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Imad is an embarrassment.

    Can't play for the role he's selected - number 5/6/7/8.

    Just doesn't have the game, another in the list of accumulators who cannot clear the fence at will.
    What do you suggest? How many Buttlers, Warners, Maxwells Pakistan have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chokli View Post
    at least yasir shah had a better strike rate than saad ali
    Saad Ali is not an ODI player, so obviously he is selected here. I know his List A stats at one point was 85/85, but I have seen him batting, just like Shan with 60/80 List A stats isn't an ODI player.

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    atleast we tried


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    Imad at least get your 50

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    Selfish Imad takes a single on the second last ball to get his fifty. He should have kept strike and reduced the deficit by hitting a boundary on the last ball.

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    Uae has been pakistans nemisis in odis. Whats our win/loss ratio if we take out minnows in uae?


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    Imad should really bat higher. Guy could score hundreds.


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    Did we score the highest number of centuries ever in a whitewash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Selfish Imad takes a single on the second last ball to get his fifty. He should have kept strike and reduced the deficit by hitting a boundary on the last ball.
    Pakistani players don’t play for their nation, they play for their personal achievements.

    Pathetic.

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    Roughly PAK was 10-12 short at 35th over mark, and that's the difference. Chasing is upfront in modern era, better teams often reduce the asking rate in PP.

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    Why Imad is not celebrating his 50 ?


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    1.Imam Ul Haq
    2.Fakhar Zaman
    3.Babar Azam
    4.Haris Sohail
    5.Mohammad Rizwan
    6.Mohammad Hafeez
    7.Imad Wasim
    8.Shadab Khan
    9.Hasan Ali
    10.Shaheen Afridi
    11.Usman Shinwari


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Selfish Imad takes a single on the second last ball to get his fifty. He should have kept strike and reduced the deficit by hitting a boundary on the last ball.
    Mate there’s not NRR difference here we have lost the game. If anything he almost got us to the finish line. If he had some support on the other end he may have got us over the line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Imad is an embarrassment.

    Can't play for the role he's selected - number 5/6/7/8.

    Just doesn't have the game, another in the list of accumulators who cannot clear the fence at will.
    Yes and UA made us look like a million bucks ain’t it?? To accommodate this hack, saad ali came down and burned his chances for future

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARK Rafay View Post
    What do you suggest? How many Buttlers, Warners, Maxwells Pakistan have?
    We don't need accumulators at that position.

    Only play hitters and they'll reward you. E.g. Asif.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Imad is an embarrassment.

    Can't play for the role he's selected - number 5/6/7/8.

    Just doesn't have the game, another in the list of accumulators who cannot clear the fence at will.
    Who do you select then?

    Who is that AR you know? Pakistani fans fans are the biggest fools.

    Abuse X and Y but don't tell us the legends that should replace them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adzzy786 View Post
    Mate there’s not NRR difference here we have lost the game. If anything he almost got us to the finish line. If he had some support on the other end he may have got us over the line
    I think Mamoon was being sarcastic.


    I think if Imad came in at 5, we might have won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    We don't need accumulators at that position.

    Only play hitters and they'll reward you. E.g. Asif.
    Asif sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    We don't need accumulators at that position.

    Only play hitters and they'll reward you. E.g. Asif.
    Oh yeah because Asif has been on a role hasn’t he. I can’t even think of one game he’s actually helped us win

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chokli View Post
    at least yasir shah had a better strike rate than saad ali
    Saad ali is not a hitter, once again playing good players down and expecting world from em on their 2nd odi. What did UA do after playing for 10 years.... jack that’s what he did

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    pak have actually not done too bad in the last few games. maxwell has been the only difference between the sides in the 4th and 5th odi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumb View Post
    Saad ali is not a hitter, once again playing good players down and expecting world from em on their 2nd odi. What did UA do after playing for 10 years.... jack that’s what he did
    Saad Ali should learn to hit then because no way is he finding a slot when you have Babar, Haris, Rizwan, Sarfraz, Malik, Hafeez to compete against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chokli View Post
    Asif sucks.
    People still believes in Asif lol ooo well what can you do with such fans when after 10 years they still don’t realize UA is not what we thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chokli View Post
    Saad Ali should learn to hit then because no way is he finding a slot when you have Babar, Haris, Rizwan, Sarfraz, Malik, Hafeez to compete against.
    Thats fine his spot is not their but what did we do to his confidence?? Dented big time

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    I can think of 2 options for XI in WC

    Below line-up gives you a long batting line up and no. 11 is the only tail. Hafeez at 6 and Imad at 7 can work for Pakistan in finishing. But can't expect too much from them in the end. Hafeez at 6 also gives an option for Pakistan to rebuild if a collapse happens.
    01. Imam
    02. Fakhar
    03. Babar
    04. Haris
    05. Sarfraz (c) (wk)
    06. Hafeez
    07. Imad
    08. Shadab
    09. Hasan
    10. Amir
    11. Shaheen

    Below line-up gives accumulator players the best chance to make use of their talent and skills. With Babar and Fakhar opening followed by Haris. You cam expect good starts. And this opens up a no. 6 spot for a hitter. Playing Asif Ali will be a big gamble and you can't expect of him to play through 20 and odd overs.
    01. Fakhar
    02. Babar
    03. Haris
    04. Hafeez
    05. Sarfraz (c) (wk)
    06. Asif Ali
    07. Imad
    08. Shadab
    09. Hasan
    10. Amir
    11. Shaheen

    Hafeez at 6 and Imad is 7 is best combo we can get in death overs. Followed by pinch hitter Hasan and Shadab
    Last edited by ARK Rafay; 1st April 2019 at 00:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    We don't need accumulators at that position.

    Only play hitters and they'll reward you. E.g. Asif.
    And Iftikhar Ahmed.. and Awaiz Zia.. and Shahibzada Farhan


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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Who do you select then?

    Who is that AR you know? Pakistani fans fans are the biggest fools.

    Abuse X and Y but don't tell us the legends that should replace them.
    That’s not the fans job. Those who gets hig bucks to make an international team should answer that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mueez View Post
    We will lose the England series by 4-1.

    Go into the WC with no pressure and a down morale and surprise everyone...
    5-0.

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    We'll lose the WC 9-0.

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    UA always starts a collapse. Numerous occasions where we could've won but, lost because of him. This series is a perfect example of the capability and capacity of UA

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    Cant believe guys like Waqar and Ramiz were vouching for Asif Ali. Yes we need a hitter but have they seen this guy bat? Clueless as usual.

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    Not looking good at the moment. Still losing comfortably even when scoring over 300 runs means the bowlers had an off day today. It has been a terrible series exposing our batting for what it is, average at best.


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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pakistan were absolutely awful in this ODI series:<br><br>Lacked focus<br>Tactically poor<br>Mentally weak<br>Fitness was below the levels required<br>Strange team selections<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PAKvAUS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PAKvAUS </a></p>&mdash; Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saj_PakPassion/status/1112429317118660609?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 31, 2019</a></blockquote>
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    Need fakhar sharjeel baba rest of the batting was ok, kick out Malik Hafeez sarfraz, they’ll only get u 220/230 at least today’s sorry excuse of a batting line up got u respectable scores in the series.

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    Saud shakeel should have been tried in place of Saad Ali or Shan Masood

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    Quote Originally Posted by xricket View Post
    Sure, it won't. Enjoy the match
    I went out anyway. But thanks for your concern


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    Quote Originally Posted by adzzy786 View Post
    Mate there’s not NRR difference here we have lost the game. If anything he almost got us to the finish line. If he had some support on the other end he may have got us over the line


    Had to chuckle.


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    25 needed off last over. Imad makes sure he uses 5 balls to make 3 runs to get to his 50!!!

    Captains innings.

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    Right boys...who have we left to try?
    Saud Shakeel?...the last 'big' hope!
    Scraping at the bottom of the barrel there?

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    Top order power Australia to eighth win in a row

    Australia sealed a clean sweep over Pakistan despite Haris Sohail’s second ton of the series.

    Chasing 328, Pakistan got off to the worst possible start when Abid Ali, who made a century on ODI debut in the fourth game of the series, was brought crashing back down to earth, nicking Jason Behrendorff behind first ball.

    Haris Sohail and Shan Masood pieced together a strong response, taking Pakistan past 100 inside 20 overs without further loss, but having brought up his half-century, Shan was struck in front by Adam Zampa, the leg-spinner striking on his birthday.

    Mohammad Rizwan came and went for 12, brilliantly caught at mid-off by Nathan Lyon off Glenn Maxwell, but from 136/3 Pakistan came again, and the partnership between Umar Akmal and Haris gave them hope of completing their record ODI chase.

    The pair put on a century stand, and with Haris seemingly refocussing after bringing up a brilliant hundred, his second in ODIs, it seemed they might take their side close. But Umar fell for 43, holing out off Lyon to Behrendorff, and four balls later Haris departed too. He attempted to uppercut a short, wide ball from Jhye Richardson, as he had done successfully earlier, but on this occasion was deceived by a lack of pace, and only succeeded in spooning a catch to Lyon at backward point.

    That twin blow, and a spell of four overs without a boundary, seemed to spell the end of Pakistan’s chances. Saad Ali was tied down and fell trying to throw off the shackles, holing out off Behrendorff to Shaun Marsh. Imad Wasim sparkled and brought up a 34-ball half-century but it was a case of too little too late as Pakistan eventually fell short by 20 runs.

    Earlier, Australia had racked up the highest total of the series on the back of a dominant top-order performance, with all of Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Marsh, and Glenn Maxwell passing fifty.

    Khawaja and Finch added 134 for the first wicket before Australia’s captain was bowled off his pads by Usman Shinwari. Khawaja and Marsh continued to lay the platform, but the former fell in sight of what would have been his third ODI hundred. Shinwari again was the bowler to strike, Khawaja getting a leading edge and giving a catch to Yasir Shah at midwicket.

    Maxwell entered with a superb platform beneath him and just over 10 overs to bat, and duly delivered a spectacular 33-ball 70, full of invention and unorthodoxy, and pushed Australia well past 300, and though the wickets started to tumble in the last five overs, none of the new batsmen ate up too many deliveries and the runs continued to flow. They ended up being far too many for Pakistan to chase as Australia secured an eighth win on the bounce and a series whitewash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chokli View Post
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    disappointed by umar, mate.
    I know the WC squad is due to be selected in 3 or so weeks time but generally speaking I think it's unfair to judge Umar Akmal and Asif Ali merely with what they can do in UAE conditions when the WC is in England.

    If the England series was in April (before the deadline date with the WC squad selection), rather than May, then I would have given Umar one more series. We cannot afford to go into the WC without him and Asif Ali, so the latter at the very least deserves to make squad as this team is seriously short of firepower that is needed from overs 40-50.

    I know the duo are more likely to fail but I'd rather gamble and play to win than settle for below par scores and fall short of every run chase with an accumulator XI against the top 5 sides in ODIs.
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    When Sarfaraz comes back, this team will be hard to beat.

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    Pakistan didnt look like winning a game all series, Nor did we post any meaningful totals or look like we could construct a decent run chase.

    A lot of selfish batting and the bowling was pathetic.

    Another world cup build up and the team looks unprepared as ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amjid Javed View Post
    Pakistan didnt look like winning a game all series, Nor did we post any meaningful totals or look like we could construct a decent run chase.

    A lot of selfish batting and the bowling was pathetic.

    Another world cup build up and the team looks unprepared as ever!
    How so? It's the first time ever all 11 places are already booked and everyone knows their role. Not to forget also 5 ODI's to play before the warm ups of the WC.

    Not saying that we're qualitatively up there, but there is some clarity this time.


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