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    23 probables undergo fitness tests at National Cricket Academy ahead of World Cup squad announcement

    Lahore, 4 April 2019:

    The national selection committee, following discussion with head coach Mickey Arthur, today invited 23 probables for the fitness test, which will be held at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on 15 and 16 April.

    The selection committee also confirmed the squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will be announced on 18 April in Lahore. Time of the media conference will be confirmed in due course, while there will be no media engagements or activities from 15 April until the official squad announcement.

    Probables (in alphabetical order):

    · Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain)
    · Abid Ali
    · Asif Ali
    · Babar Azam
    · Faheem Ashraf
    · Fakhar Zaman
    · Haris Sohail
    · Hassan Ali
    · Imad Wasim
    · Imam-ul-Haq
    · Junaid Khan
    · Mohammad Abbas
    · Mohammad Amir
    · Mohammad Hafeez
    · Mohammad Hasnain
    · Mohammad Nawaz
    · Mohammad Rizwan
    · Shadab Khan
    · Shaheen Shah Afridi
    · Shan Masood
    · Shoaib Malik
    · Usman Shinwari
    · Yasir Shah

    The Pakistan cricket team will depart for England on 23 April where they will play England in a series of practice and international matches, before entering the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against the Windies on 31 May at Trent Bridge.

    The following is the Pakistan cricket team’s schedule of England:

    Series v England

    23 April – Departure for England
    27 April – v Kent (50-over practice match) (d)
    29 April – v Northamptonshire (50-over match) (d)
    1 May – v Leicestershire (T20 match) (d/n)
    5 May – v England (only T20I), Cardiff (d)
    8 May – 1st ODI v England, The Oval (d)
    11 May – 2nd ODI v England, Hampshire (d)
    14 May – 3rd ODI v England, Bristol (d)
    17 May – 4th ODI v England, Trent Bridge (d)
    19 May – 5th ODI v England, Leeds (d)

    ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 schedule:

    24 May – v Afghanistan (warm-up), Bristol (d)
    26 May – v Bangladesh (warm-up), Cardiff (d)
    31 May – v Windies, Trent Bridge (d)
    3 June – v England, Trent Bridge (d)
    7 June – v Sri Lanka, Bristol (d)
    12 June – v Australia, Taunton (d)
    16 June – v India, Old Trafford (d)
    23 June – v South Africa, Lord’s (d)
    26 June – v New Zealand, Edgbaston (d)
    29 June – v Afghanistan, Headingley (d)
    5 July – v Bangladesh, Lord’s (d/n)


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    Wow, no Umar Akmal in probables?

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    No Abdul wahab Riaz then😉 or Umar akmal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Wow, no Umar Akmal in probables?
    Pretty harsh tbh. Especially considering that Yasir shah is there.

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    Mohammed Nawaz is in the probables ? What a joke, when will we end our obsession with these pseudo all-rounders.

    Yasir Shah shouldn't be there either.

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    I find it strange how Mohammad Abbas, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Nawaz are 'probably' ODI players and Umar Akmal is not.

    The guy seems to have really annoyed some of the key decision makers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I find it strange how Mohammad Abbas, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Nawaz are 'probably' ODI players and Umar Akmal is not.

    The guy seems to have really annoyed some of the key decision makers.
    I'm not too fond of Umar Akmal but this is just too harsh on him. Nawaz, Abbas and yasir shah have been selected over him.that's just disrespectful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I find it strange how Mohammad Abbas, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Nawaz are 'probably' ODI players and Umar Akmal is not.

    The guy seems to have really annoyed some of the key decision makers.
    We all know none of them will make the cut.

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    If even after this series Inzi still puts Abbas and Shah in his top 23 then you can tell how utterly incompetent and corrupt this man is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    If even after this series Inzi still puts Abbas and Shah in his top 23 then you can tell how utterly incompetent and corrupt this man is.
    What it has to do with Corruption?? - They are not relatives of Inzi, Yasir is from a different province... Lets not call every thing under the sun as corruption :faceplam:

    This is judgment issue(Competence), their test performance has clouded Inzi's thinking or test stature, since these two are Pakistan's top bowlers in test. Pakistan has history of taking test stars to WC, for no reason. YK last WC was prime example...Its mixed of both, but I don't see any sign of "Corruption" ( A word over used and abused in Pakistan...


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    Quote Originally Posted by yasir View Post
    What it has to do with Corruption?? - They are not relatives of Inzi, Yasir is from a different province... Lets not call every thing under the sun as corruption :faceplam:

    This is judgment issue(Competence), their test performance has clouded Inzi's thinking or test stature, since these two are Pakistan's top bowlers in test. Pakistan has history of taking test stars to WC, for no reason. YK last WC was prime example...Its mixed of both, but I don't see any sign of "Corruption" ( A word over used and abused in Pakistan...
    spot on..hur cheeze corruption..Inzi is a bit old school when it comes to selection in some areas like bowling. And Ive heard this from many others in the media who think the same way..the theory is that if you can bowl 20 overs consistently and take wickets in a harder form of cricket like test cricket, then clearly you have the skills to do it in a less harder form of cricket like ODI..

    I disagree because it may have been the case a decade or more ago but not now..the reason is because of the field placings and the pressure..in test cricket you can take a good 5 overs to get in some rhythm..also your captain can give you three slips and a gully for as many overs as he wants..you can bowl short deliveries knowing you have some cover around..in ODI's there is hardly any margin of error left now..and batsman can go for it knowing they dont need to worry about fielder outside of the circle..you only need to clear them..

    therefore once they get their eye in they will simply tee up Abbas..even if he is bowling good balls..you know you can get an edge and it wont go to third slip..a cover drive and a couple of edges and its 12 from the over..Abbas under pressure and sarfi having to move his field around..

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    Quote Originally Posted by yasir View Post
    What it has to do with Corruption?? - They are not relatives of Inzi, Yasir is from a different province... Lets not call every thing under the sun as corruption :faceplam:

    This is judgment issue(Competence), their test performance has clouded Inzi's thinking or test stature, since these two are Pakistan's top bowlers in test. Pakistan has history of taking test stars to WC, for no reason. YK last WC was prime example...Its mixed of both, but I don't see any sign of "Corruption" ( A word over used and abused in Pakistan...
    Inzi selecting his nephew when he didn't deserve it = corruption.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Inzi selecting his nephew when he didn't deserve it = corruption.
    Other than Babar Azam there is hardly a batsman who has guarantee fair spot. All others are at same level and have glaring short comings... Fakhir is hack, who is failing left and right. Inam and Harris are too slow, eats up too many dot balls and don't have big short...Abid, we have seen very little to sure of his caliber...Its less of corruption issue more of lack of talent(there are structural and other issues which has to do with PCB and state of Pakistan than Corruption)...Now Pakistanis have new favorite C bucket, everything is corruption, lets wait till some body will fix with Magic Wand and then we will prosperous


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    How These players are much more likely to play and perform in ODI cricket as compared to Umar Akmal is shocking. Yes some of them are bowlers but they are still pretty useless in this format!

    · Asif Ali
    · Imam-ul-Haq
    · Mohammad Abbas
    · Mohammad Nawaz
    · Mohammad Rizwan
    · Shan Masood
    · Shoaib Malik
    · Yasir Shah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    How These players are much more likely to play and perform in ODI cricket as compared to Umar Akmal is shocking. Yes some of them are bowlers but they are still pretty useless in this format!

    · Asif Ali
    · Imam-ul-Haq
    · Mohammad Abbas
    · Mohammad Nawaz
    · Mohammad Rizwan
    · Shan Masood
    · Shoaib Malik
    · Yasir Shah
    This is a crazed post....Imam is one of the best young batsmen going, Ali is a terrific striker hwo deserves a continued run in the team a,d Rizwan just hit two centuries against Australia. Can you explain why they are worse than Akmal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barah_admi View Post
    This is a crazed post....Imam is one of the best young batsmen going, Ali is a terrific striker hwo deserves a continued run in the team a,d Rizwan just hit two centuries against Australia. Can you explain why they are worse than Akmal?
    What is your definition of meaningful performance? Scoring a nice 50-100 yet losing every game?? Since when did those 100s or the runs IUH made ever benefit Pakistan??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    What is your definition of meaningful performance? Scoring a nice 50-100 yet losing every game?? Since when did those 100s or the runs IUH made ever benefit Pakistan??
    Can you explain how Umar Akmal is better than the guys selected?

    You have failed to answer the question.

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    Did you ever watch Inzamam play? and im not talking about youtube videos. Ludicrious to suggest the runs IUH made didnt benefit pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    How These players are much more likely to play and perform in ODI cricket as compared to Umar Akmal is shocking. Yes some of them are bowlers but they are still pretty useless in this format!

    · Asif Ali
    · Imam-ul-Haq
    · Mohammad Abbas
    · Mohammad Nawaz
    · Mohammad Rizwan
    · Shan Masood
    · Shoaib Malik
    · Yasir Shah
    Shocking selection for probables. Honestly, Inzamam is supremely INCOMPETENT.

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    Pakistan will be scoring 220-250 scores in all the matches. Teams will thrash Pakistan. Even Afgh might beat us.
    Umar Akmal should’ve been included. Inzi selects Imam, Yasir, Abbas but not Umar Akmal. Shows his thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeedhk View Post
    Pakistan will be scoring 220-250 scores in all the matches. Teams will thrash Pakistan. Even Afgh might beat us.
    Umar Akmal should’ve been included. Inzi selects Imam, Yasir, Abbas but not Umar Akmal. Shows his thinking.
    Im afraid I dont think its Inzi's call here.

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    Pakistan simply doesn’t have any batsman who can hit sixes apart from Hafeez, Imad and Umar Akmal.
    Our management is clueless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeedhk View Post
    Pakistan will be scoring 220-250 scores in all the matches. Teams will thrash Pakistan. Even Afgh might beat us.
    Umar Akmal should’ve been included. Inzi selects Imam, Yasir, Abbas but not Umar Akmal. Shows his thinking.
    Should have included Haris Rauf over Abbas. This is just so frustrating. The wanted Yasir to perform in wc15 and he failed now they're repeating it again. Why doesn't Inzamam understand???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SensiblePakFan View Post
    We all know none of them will make the cut.
    It's not about them making the cut. It's about leaving Umar out. Should have been included. What has Asif Ali ever done?
    The guy can't last 20 balls for his life.

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    The other key issue I find with this list of probables is that the one guy who can bowl genuine pace is probably not going to make the side (Mohammad Hasnain). Why is PCB wasting its time on guys like Mohammad Abbas when they could well create serious competition for the likes of Junaid Khan and Shinwari by adding Harris Rauf and Wahab Riaz in the equation.

    Pakistan will go to a world cup with bowlers hitting 88MPH max!
    Last edited by Rana; 4th April 2019 at 20:42.

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    Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I find it strange how Mohammad Abbas, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Nawaz are 'probably' ODI players and Umar Akmal is not.

    The guy seems to have really annoyed some of the key decision makers.
    No worries. If all 1st choice players are fit. They won't make it to the Final 15

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    Hasnain who is atleast 2 years away from being an international quality bowler is in the training camp, but no Rauf who has looked like the superior bowler every time. Mashallah Inzi


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Hasnain who is atleast 2 years away from being an international quality bowler is in the training camp, but no Rauf who has looked like the superior bowler every time. Mashallah Inzi
    He doesn't like bowlers with attitude problems, it reminds him of Akhtar days.

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    The likes of Imad Asif, chasing - 60 runs with 7 wckts remaining the comedy that is going to follow, this is going too be a looong world cup.

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    I love coming to this thread and seeing all the posters annoyed about Umar’s exclusion.

    Like his brother we have had to deal with years of mediocrity from him, and watch more deserving cricketers rot on the sidelines.

    I hope this is the final nail in his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    I love coming to this thread and seeing all the posters annoyed about Umar’s exclusion.

    Like his brother we have had to deal with years of mediocrity from him, and watch more deserving cricketers rot on the sidelines.

    I hope this is the final nail in his career.
    The guy scored a 136* and a 99 in the space of a few days with a strike rate of 120+. He also had a successful PSL campaign just about a month ago. He's here to stay. What did Shoaib Malik do in these last few months that makes his automatically better than Umar Akmal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronaldo7 View Post
    I'm not too fond of Umar Akmal but this is just too harsh on him. Nawaz, Abbas and yasir shah have been selected over him.that's just disrespectful
    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    The guy scored a 136* and a 99 in the space of a few days with a strike rate of 120+. He also had a successful PSL campaign just about a month ago. He's here to stay. What did Shoaib Malik do in these last few months that makes his automatically better than Umar Akmal?
    Well said.

    Umar is our only hope for getting to 300 or above score.


    With Imam, Malik, Sarfraz, Rizwan, Nawaz, Imad, all we're looking at is a maximum of 250-260 per match.

    Many of the PPers do not have this insight, they do not this way. They're inspired by the 80s/90s brand of cricket and are always rooting for Malik, Fawad Alam, Khushdil, Amir Yamin, Sahibzada Farhan.


    Umar is the heaviest scorer in recent times, has shown he's the only one capable of hitting boundaries at will on good batting surfaces.

    Pakistan just reduced their chances by 30-40%.

    Miracle to even reach the semis with this accumulator galore. We're back to 1992!

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    Fakhar, Hafeez, Babar (playing at above 90 strike rate).

    If these three do not fire, we're 100% out of the tournament in the first stage.

    Umar Akmal was a must addition to this accumulator galore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Fakhar, Hafeez, Babar (playing at above 90 strike rate).

    If these three do not fire, we're 100% out of the tournament in the first stage.

    Umar Akmal was a must addition to this accumulator galore.
    Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, if these 3 dont fire India are 100% out in the first stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Well said.

    Umar is our only hope for getting to 300 or above score.


    With Imam, Malik, Sarfraz, Rizwan, Nawaz, Imad, all we're looking at is a maximum of 250-260 per match.

    Many of the PPers do not have this insight, they do not this way. They're inspired by the 80s/90s brand of cricket and are always rooting for Malik, Fawad Alam, Khushdil, Amir Yamin, Sahibzada Farhan.


    Umar is the heaviest scorer in recent times, has shown he's the only one capable of hitting boundaries at will on good batting surfaces.

    Pakistan just reduced their chances by 30-40%.

    Miracle to even reach the semis with this accumulator galore. We're back to 1992!
    Why didn’t Umar help us get to 300 this series despite batting higher up and having tons of overs against an Australia B bowling attack? Oh yeah it was the slow pitches (the same pitches he was making runs for fun in PSL). Any other excuses for his rubbish international performance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    The guy scored a 136* and a 99 in the space of a few days with a strike rate of 120+. He also had a successful PSL campaign just about a month ago. He's here to stay. What did Shoaib Malik do in these last few months that makes his automatically better than Umar Akmal?
    Whilst I agree that Shoiab Malik should not be selected I can see the merit in having an experienced head in the squad. Trust me it pains me to say this as the only thing he has going for him is experience and a professional attitude towards training and fitness.

    Umar Akmal on the other hand is a proven disruptive individual who lacks the brains to do consistently well in International Cricket. The last person you would want walking out there when 80 or 90 runs are required. This is despite his slogging saying off in recent domestic matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    I love coming to this thread and seeing all the posters annoyed about Umar’s exclusion.

    Like his brother we have had to deal with years of mediocrity from him, and watch more deserving cricketers rot on the sidelines.

    I hope this is the final nail in his career.
    Have never seen anyone hate a cricketer like you hate on Umar Akmal.

    He's better than more than half of announced players and only one who has scored heavily recently. And ability to hit bowlers.

    Stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Have never seen anyone hate a cricketer like you hate on Umar Akmal.

    He's better than more than half of announced players and only one who has scored heavily recently. And ability to hit bowlers.

    Stop.
    He is just telling truth which hurts Akmal mafia fans

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    It will be great to see Shan Masood and Imam anchoring Pakistan's opening reminding us of test cricket in the world cup. Shan Masood might even bless us with ducking low balls and getting bowled.


    Then we will have Malik in the middle not knowing what he is doing in the team, making an amazing 20/30 and getting out ensuring that the lower order faces the responsibility of saving the match.


    At this point, the great Asif Ali will show up, who will miss couple of balls and then will hit one six and mishit the next to midwicket for a catch. Its like poetry in motion, its just that its too repetitive with Asif Ali.


    Then at the bowling end we will have two ODI greats, Abbas and Amir starting our bowling line up bowling military medium with the aim to save as many runs as possible. They will be further supported by the great Yasir Shah, who is such an ODI gem, that no one except Inzamam and the acting coach knows about considering he keeps on getting selected.


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    I hope those criticizing Umar Akmal know that the alternative is the lejund Asif one six per innings Ali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    I hope those criticizing Umar Akmal know that the alternative is the lejund Asif one six per innings Ali.
    Khushdil shah , Adil amin , naveed malik etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.lesner View Post
    Khushdil shah , Adil amin , naveed malik etc
    Do you see them in the list, god damn it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Have never seen anyone hate a cricketer like you hate on Umar Akmal.

    He's better than more than half of announced players and only one who has scored heavily recently. And ability to hit bowlers.

    Stop.
    I was actually a big fan of Umar until a couple of years ago, and then neutral until recently. However seeing everyone jump on the band wagon is infuriating. I am just sick of this mentality where Pakistan players are selected on reputation but have never actually won us games. They perform in domestic but consistently flop international and show no drive or hunger to improve.

    My least favourite person right now is Malik, but everyone agress he shouldnt get selected but probably will, so I dont need to debate about it.

    Umar is a genuinely terrible player who is getting so much support and no one is willing to provide any rationale for it.

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    Yasir shah?

    Whats wrong with inzamam ul haq.


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Wow, no Umar Akmal in probables?
    What is the wow about?
    Are you not fed up with the ugly slog into the leg side all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistani pride View Post
    What is the wow about?
    Are you not fed up with the ugly slog into the leg side all the time?
    I would not have been surprised if he did not make the final 15. I am shocked that he was not even in the list of probables. There is clearly an agenda to keep him out at all costs.

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    I want to know Sir @Mamoon's take on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abu_Hamza View Post
    I want to know Sir @Mamoon's take on this.
    Pretty much 90% of the probables were entirely predictable. The only surprising inclusions are Abid and Yasir. Abid has won the race from Shehzad who should count himself unlucky for missing out, but you also have to give credit to Abid for grabbing his opportunity against Australia.

    Yasir is a political selection. Those visits to Bani Gala have paid off. It is a shame for the several spinners in Pakistan who are much better than this ODI tried and tested failure.

    This list also tells us that Wahab's Limited Overs career is over. The emergence of Shaheen and Hasnain in the last two years has closed the door on him.

    The most interesting exclusion is Umar Akmal. The way I see it, he is the 24th probable here, and would be the first pick if someone like Hafeez fails the fitness test or if another middle-order batsman gets injured.

    The Australian series was a shootout between him and Rizwan for a place in the 23 probables as backup middle-order batsman and WK. Umar blew his chances while Rizwan took full advantage to the extent where he is now presenting a headache to the management.

    They will have to find a way to accommodate him, Malik, Hafeez and Haris in the playing XI for the first ODI against England.

    All in all, this squad is not remotely good enough to win the World Cup. Even a place in the semifinals would be nothing short of an achievement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Pretty much 90% of the probables were entirely predictable. The only surprising inclusions are Abid and Yasir. Abid has won the race from Shehzad who should count himself unlucky for missing out, but you also have to give credit to Abid for grabbing his opportunity against Australia.

    Yasir is a political selection. Those visits to Bani Gala have paid off. It is a shame for the several spinners in Pakistan who are much better than this ODI tried and tested failure.

    This list also tells us that Wahab's Limited Overs career is over. The emergence of Shaheen and Hasnain in the last two years has closed the door on him.

    The most interesting exclusion is Umar Akmal. The way I see it, he is the 24th probable here, and would be the first pick if someone like Hafeez fails the fitness test or if another middle-order batsman gets injured.

    The Australian series was a shootout between him and Rizwan for a place in the 23 probables as backup middle-order batsman and WK. Umar blew his chances while Rizwan took full advantage to the extent where he is now presenting a headache to the management.

    They will have to find a way to accommodate him, Malik, Hafeez and Haris in the playing XI for the first ODI against England.

    All in all, this squad is not remotely good enough to win the World Cup. Even a place in the semifinals would be nothing short of an achievement.
    your last sentence could be said of any Pakistan squad since the 1999 world cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abu_Hamza View Post
    I want to know Sir @Mamoon's take on this.
    So they finally knighted @Mamoon for his invaluable services to the cause of spreading awareness about how useless the Pakistan team is/was/will be? Highly deserved too :p

    Don't see why people are surprised at this list knowing Mickey, Inzi and Sarfaraz's conservatism. Moreover, barring injuries, i am sure the squad has already been finalized and the remaining 8 are just there to make up the numbers. As for Akmal, he is his own worst enemy and probably deserved to be axed for his antics, if not for his fitness and attitude. His Pakistan Cup performances notwithstanding, his supporters need to admit that he is just not fit (physically or mentally) to play international cricket.

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    Yasir Shah??
    Nawaz??
    Abbass???

    Is Inzimam ul Haq not accountable to anybody for his atrocious decisions???

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    Basically, they had this list in pocket long back, brought it to public at the last moment so that there is few days for reaction. However, they normally allow 30 players for initial squad, therefore I think after PAK Cup, few names will be added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    The guy scored a 136* and a 99 in the space of a few days with a strike rate of 120+. He also had a successful PSL campaign just about a month ago. He's here to stay. What did Shoaib Malik do in these last few months that makes his automatically better than Umar Akmal?
    The definition of madness of doing something again and again and expecting a different result.

    Umar has been given considerable chances at the international level. Despite his positive start and obvious talent - his performance level has not been satisfactory, his fitness is awful and he has disciplinary issues. For these reasons he has been dropped. At the domestic level, his poor technique, fitness issues and bad discipline has less of n effect and he is able to get runs. As such, he gets selected despite no visible improvement in fitness or technique or game awareness.

    This leads to failure at the international level. So he is dropped. He goes back and scores runs at domestic level and uneducated impulsive fans along with the media ask for his inclusion and so he’s given another chance. He fails again...goes back to domestic and scores run...and......


    You get the idea. He has had enough chances. I believe his career is done because his attitude stinks and he will never improve.

    As for Malik, he is the least deserving member of the likely squad that will travel to England. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    The definition of madness of doing something again and again and expecting a different result.

    Umar has been given considerable chances at the international level. Despite his positive start and obvious talent - his performance level has not been satisfactory, his fitness is awful and he has disciplinary issues. For these reasons he has been dropped. At the domestic level, his poor technique, fitness issues and bad discipline has less of n effect and he is able to get runs. As such, he gets selected despite no visible improvement in fitness or technique or game awareness.

    This leads to failure at the international level. So he is dropped. He goes back and scores runs at domestic level and uneducated impulsive fans along with the media ask for his inclusion and so he’s given another chance. He fails again...goes back to domestic and scores run...and......


    You get the idea. He has had enough chances. I believe his career is done because his attitude stinks and he will never improve.

    As for Malik, he is the least deserving member of the likely squad that will travel to England. Two wrongs don’t make a right.


    Couldn't agree with the Akmal description more. Why are people calling for his inclusion when he fails time after time. I mean especailly after this series, how can you possibly ask for his inclusion after his performance. Let's not even bring hsi discipline into the fray.
    If he couldn't score on batting wickets against avg bowling how does he warrant a spot? It is unfortunate that nobody else has made that spot his own. Hopefully Asif Ali or somebody like Sohaib Maqsood can make it there.

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    HARIS RAUF has bowled exceptionally well in the PSL and now one day-cup. Especially the last two matches I've watched him bowl, good lengths and knows when to use the slower ball and yorkers.

    In todays match he's got one wicket so far in 4 over or so but has got a couple of edges and just missed the wicket with yorkers.

    HARIS RAUF IS A MUST I REPEAT HARIS RAUF IS A MUST. Even if he is just in the probables, Pakistan needs him.

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    Glad the overweight hack Umar Akmal is not on the list but Abbas, Shah and Nawaz being included is a joke.

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    Umar scoring in domestics is like a university drop out going back to high school and passing basic algebra with flying colors. It means absolutely nothing.


    Besides we all know the standard of fielding in domestics, he probably got dropped a couple of times on his way to his ton and near-ton.


    I'm glad corrupt, incompetent Inzi atleast took one decision right and didn't pick water boy.


    Mein inko rolaonga

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPakistani View Post
    HARIS RAUF has bowled exceptionally well in the PSL and now one day-cup. Especially the last two matches I've watched him bowl, good lengths and knows when to use the slower ball and yorkers.

    In todays match he's got one wicket so far in 4 over or so but has got a couple of edges and just missed the wicket with yorkers.

    HARIS RAUF IS A MUST I REPEAT HARIS RAUF IS A MUST. Even if he is just in the probables, Pakistan needs him.
    Haris rauf is not even in the probables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abu_Hamza View Post
    Haris rauf is not even in the probables.
    That's what i'm saying he needs to be in there atleast. He will definately be more threatening than Abbas at least.

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    Why Yasir shah? Are they blind ?

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    Umar Akmal got his chance 5 matches straight and did not perform, if we go by his current domestic performance than why not give another middle order bat a try in the england series.

    Wahab deserves a call up, Abbass, Junaid and Amir should not have been included don't offer any kind of threat pace has fallen significantly and none of them are or ever will be Asif.

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    Not good, when will we get rid of this incompetent selector, can't wait.

    Very harsh on UA ( looks like a persona grudge ) and even harsher in Wahab. What the purpose of this Pakistan cup , no performance won;t count.
    Similarly, what Nawaz , Abbas and Yasir Shah are supposed to do with WC ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maliq_Mudasir View Post
    Why Yasir shah? Are they blind ?
    No, they r deaf also as they r not listening to anyone who is a well wisher of Pak cricket.

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    I would have even taken Raza Hassan over Yasir Shah let alone deserving spinners like Zafar and Umer Khan. Atleast Raza Hassan had a reputation of being a decent limited overs spinner unlike Yasir and still has much superior record in Lista A than Yasir. Even in List A Yasir averages 33+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moghul View Post
    Not good, when will we get rid of this incompetent selector, can't wait.

    Very harsh on UA ( looks like a persona grudge ) and even harsher in Wahab. What the purpose of this Pakistan cup , no performance won;t count.
    Similarly, what Nawaz , Abbas and Yasir Shah are supposed to do with WC ?
    Performance in PSL counts now a days. Its an easy way to get into the PAK team. No need to grind it out in domestics, this is what INZY is saying.

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    It is only a list of probables they could have named wahab, shehzad and UA.
    The 15 member squad picks by itself. Only thing that they can think of taking shan or another extra pacer. To me i will take another extra pacer.

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    Seems clear, Amir will be going thats why they have announced the call up for tests right now rather than in the middle of the cup where players and bowlers threatning Amirs spot would perform and put pressure on selectors. They did this during the PSL aswell announced the Australian series squad right away rather than waiting for the entire tournament to finish.

    Inzamam is a very clever and corrupt selector, he does this every time. When there was pressure on dropping Imam and squad selection for South Africa he did not even bother addressing media rather sent a video out. Than when asked about Imams selection on tour he said if he doesn't perform he can be dropped, why give him so mahny failures ina row 10+ in a row and others only 1-2 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HGhazanfar View Post
    Seems clear, Amir will be going thats why they have announced the call up for tests right now rather than in the middle of the cup where players and bowlers threatning Amirs spot would perform and put pressure on selectors. They did this during the PSL aswell announced the Australian series squad right away rather than waiting for the entire tournament to finish.

    Inzamam is a very clever and corrupt selector, he does this every time. When there was pressure on dropping Imam and squad selection for South Africa he did not even bother addressing media rather sent a video out. Than when asked about Imams selection on tour he said if he doesn't perform he can be dropped, why give him so mahny failures ina row 10+ in a row and others only 1-2 games.
    Imam, Amir and Faheem were also "dropped" in the latter matches of Australia series after they started getting exposed. Good catch.

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    Haris Rauf Umer khan and Aamer Yamin should have been their IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask_analyse_act View Post
    It is only a list of probables they could have named wahab, shehzad and UA.
    The 15 member squad picks by itself. Only thing that they can think of taking shan or another extra pacer. To me i will take another extra pacer.
    We're not England or Aus of the 90s. Our team changes a lot. Anyone could have made it.

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    World Cup preparation is a 4 years process, I dont think we can make drastic changes just 2 months before WC. Although Yasir Shah shouldn't be there since he is not a ODI bowler.

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    I hope Yasir Shah, Muhammad Abbas don't make the cut. Muhammad Hasnain is not ready for ODI yet but man all these matches will really give him such a good learning experience maybe take him as a wild card.

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    Pathetic and downright disgusting to have Yasir Shah there!

    What's the point of having Shan Masood, Nawaz, and Abbas there?

    They should have waited until after the Pakistan Cup to announce the squad. Haris Rauf should have been there!

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    Inzi is nothing but a complete hypocrite and liar. First he wanted to bring new players in World Cup XI but same old failure are called for fitness test. Looks like he didn't learn anything from 5-0. Most likely we will not even win 2 matches in World Cup. Inzi deserve to be sacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    Inzi is nothing but a complete hypocrite and liar. First he wanted to bring new players in World Cup XI but same old failure are called for fitness test. Looks like he didn't learn anything from 5-0. Most likely we will not even win 2 matches in World Cup. Inzi deserve to be sacked.
    Sad part is his sacking after we loose the world cup will mean 4 yrs wasted. The board should intervene and push Wahab and other performers into the England series squad and then submit the world cup squad in May.

    Inzi always announces squads early to protect certain selections.

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    "Best WC squad ever selected"

    -@Bilal7

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    strange to see abbas and Yasir shah there I was expecting umar and Wahab to sneak in after their performances in Pakistan cup

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    They should let media mediate the fitness test and should be displayed publically, we all know Haris Sohail and Imad Wasim will go to England even after failing the test.

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    Rather take malik than akmal, malik will at least win a couple of games on his own.

    Akmal on the other hand will lose pak games that they have in there pocket as he has done on numerous occasions.



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