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View Poll Results: Who will be Pakistanís top-scorer in the Test series against England?

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  • Shan Masood

    2 6.25%
  • Abid Ali

    2 6.25%
  • Azhar Ali

    1 3.13%
  • Babar Azam

    20 62.50%
  • Asad Shafiq

    3 9.38%
  • Mohammad Rizwan

    2 6.25%
  • Shadab Khan

    0 0%
  • Fawad Alam

    1 3.13%
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed

    0 0%
  • Iftikhar Ahmed

    0 0%
  • Imam-ul-Haq

    1 3.13%
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    Who will be Pakistan’s top run-scorer in the Test series against England?

    Last time around in 2018, it was a low-scoring series of two Tests where none of the Pakistani batsmen made a huge impact. Haris Sohail top-scored with 114 runs while Shadab Khan was surprisingly second with 112 runs including 2 fifties. Babar Azam made 68* in his only innings before being injured. Asad Shafiq and Azhar Ali struggled.

    Now, thereís a new Test opening pair. Shan Masood played in England in 2016, struggling especially against Anderson. Abid Ali has only played Tests in Pakistan so far. Mohammad Rizwan in the middle-order is yet to play in England and the same goes for Fawad Alam if selected. Iftikhar Ahmed isnít in the probables for the first Test but he has played a Test previously, albeit not with much success.

    Vote for your top-scorer.


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    Of course Babar

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    Iíll go left field. Azhar Ali.

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    Babar Azam is most likely to score the most. If not him, then I'd definitely go for Shan Masood.

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    Rizwan

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    I have gone with Shan!

    Given that Pak will not score big scores, Shan will probably emerge on top with his 40s type scores


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    Asad shafiq.

    He'll come out more often than not after the new ball is blunted out. 5 or 6 is the best position to bat in UK Tests.

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    Babar and Rizwan. If he gets the series, Shadab might end up pretty high on the scorers list too.

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    Why does everyone ignore that Shadab was only 2 runs short of being top-scorer last time they played Tests in England?

    If you play Rizwan at 6 and Shadab at 7 you can select four quicks!

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    Shan Masood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    Why does everyone ignore that Shadab was only 2 runs short of being top-scorer last time they played Tests in England?

    If you play Rizwan at 6 and Shadab at 7 you can select four quicks!
    That is how it should be. But not Faheem, his batting is not existent.

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    Babar Azam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Babar Azam.
    Rizwan could be up thier to

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    I will go with Rizwan for his gritty knocks with the tail. He can make the difference in favor of Pakistan.

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    Between Babar and Rizwan.

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    Azhar Ali


    Now that Younis Khan is back its time for this old chap to win us games again. I expect to see big daddy 100s from him.

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    Voted for Babar. He did well in Australia and I think he can do the same in England.


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    Rizwan could be a contender, considering he looked good in the warm up games.

    However, Babar is the clear choice.

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    I can see Rizwan scoring heavily and probably Babar getting runs but don't expect getting close to hundreds.

    Although if Shadab and Faheem play, then we'll see plenty of runs... none from their bats all conceded while bowling! Expect plenty of 0 for 150 with their poor attempts at Test bowling.

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    It has to be Babar but Rizwan can be a contender as well.


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    if Babar isn't #1 then we're in big big trouble.

    I expect Babar could have double the runs of the second highest run scorer. Can't see anyone else getting more than 200 runs in the series. If Babar continues his form, 350-400 is doable

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    The most likely answer is Babar Azam. Regardless, this will be one heck of a Test series. Can't wait for it to start.


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    Has to be Babar, if he can play a Smith type role this series we have a chance.

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    Babar of course. The rest are getting in line to nick it to slip's or the keeper. At least we won't have any "gaddi bhi vuj geyi ya ta mere bhi sat lag geyi ya!"
    Last edited by PakLFC; 2nd August 2020 at 12:56.


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    Babar.

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    .Babar Azam by a mile.

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    Babar but I look forward to watching Shaheen and Naseem in England.

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    Just feel too much pressure on Babar - not that I want him to fail but will be a great test of character if he comes out top


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    Abid Ali , that is my choice.

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    It's Fawad's time to shine. He's been waiting too long to let this moment slip.

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    Shan Masood. But he should be batting at #3.

    Azhar Ali is a sitting duck regardless of which position be bats at. The captain should take one for the team & consider opening the innings, so guys like Shan can play at #3.

    Shan's best test series was in South Africa...where he batted at #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justcrazy View Post
    Abid Ali , that is my choice.
    I hope you're joking. If there was a poll for which batsman will score the least amount of runs...Abid Ali would have been my vote.

    I hope I'm wrong but I feel like he is going to struggle big time in English conditions.

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    Imam ul Haq is my man, even if he may not play the first test. He has the patience and technique to stand around.

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    Has to be Babar Azam - nobody else close to him at the moment.

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    Babar no one else is close to him!

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    Comments from Misbah in today’s press conference about the batting:

    Pressure on Pak batsmen

    “Younis Khan and I have told the players that they do not need to create undue pressure on themselves, all you need to do is to go in there and do your best; If you start thinking that you have to score and pre-occupy your thoughts with this then it will be difficult for you to perform; All 6 batsmen need to do their best, and that is an important thing for us”


    Babar Azam

    “The reason for Babar’s success is that he takes on challenges, and has responded well even when extra pressure of captaincy; If we look at his stats in Tests and LOIs, his performances have improved further; We have high hopes that he will continue to play in the same way.


    Pakistan batting looking confident

    “Also based on their past performances especially in 2016, Azhar and Asad’s contributions will also be important; Also Abid Ali and Shan Masood have done well recently in the past 2 series and that confidence will be required in such conditions and in such a difficult series; Our batting is looking confident, based on their wins in the past 2 series so we are hopeful that we can continue with this”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nervesofsteel View Post
    I hope you're joking. If there was a poll for which batsman will score the least amount of runs...Abid Ali would have been my vote.

    I hope I'm wrong but I feel like he is going to struggle big time in English conditions.
    Abid has struggled so far, but like Misbah said - the conditions during the warm up matches were quite different to the first Test. And with the hot weather forecast, it should suit Abid better.

    He is the kind of batsman who will definitely fail in a few innings, but in at least one or two - if he manages to get through the new ball - he will take the attack to the England bowlers. In his ODI innings, he showed he was the only batsman apart from Babar who can put away decent bowling with brilliant shots rather than the block block swing tactic of most Pakistani batsmen.

    I like Shan - and he is useful to the side. But if he's batting at the 40 over mark, his score will be 42* of a 115 balls. Whereas Abid would be nearing his century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    Abid has struggled so far, but like Misbah said - the conditions during the warm up matches were quite different to the first Test. And with the hot weather forecast, it should suit Abid better.

    He is the kind of batsman who will definitely fail in a few innings, but in at least one or two - if he manages to get through the new ball - he will take the attack to the England bowlers. In his ODI innings, he showed he was the only batsman apart from Babar who can put away decent bowling with brilliant shots rather than the block block swing tactic of most Pakistani batsmen.

    I like Shan - and he is useful to the side. But if he's batting at the 40 over mark, his score will be 42* of a 115 balls. Whereas Abid would be nearing his century.
    You're absolutely right about Abid. If he survives initially against the new ball, he will definitely go on to make a big score. I hope I'm wrong but I think James Anderson will trouble him greatly.

    Shan Masood plays his best cricket when he is playing his natural game. He is naturally not a defensive player & likes to play his shots. I have been following his career for a long time. Even in his best test series against SA, he played his shots.

    And somehow, Younus Khan always brings the best in him. Infact, Shan used to struggle against spin a lot in his early days & I remember him saying that Younus Khan helped him a lot in the nets to improve his play against spin.

    Shan's attitude is what I love about him. He is never shy to admit his shortcomings & is always willing to train hard & he continuesly strives to improve himself as a player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nervesofsteel View Post
    You're absolutely right about Abid. If he survives initially against the new ball, he will definitely go on to make a big score. I hope I'm wrong but I think James Anderson will trouble him greatly.

    Shan Masood plays his best cricket when he is playing his natural game. He is naturally not a defensive player & likes to play his shots. I have been following his career for a long time. Even in his best test series against SA, he played his shots.

    And somehow, Younus Khan always brings the best in him. Infact, Shan used to struggle against spin a lot in his early days & I remember him saying that Younus Khan helped him a lot in the nets to improve his play against spin.

    Shan's attitude is what I love about him. He is never shy to admit his shortcomings & is always willing to train hard & he continuesly strives to improve himself as a player.
    That’s true about Shan. I’ve gone from severely disliking him to being a big fan. I just think he needs to get some big innings - and if he does that in this series - I fully believe he should become captain of the Test team for the next 3-5 years while Babar matures.

    Abid is at the twilight of his career but we can get some useful runs out of him for the next few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nervesofsteel View Post
    I hope you're joking. If there was a poll for which batsman will score the least amount of runs...Abid Ali would have been my vote.

    I hope I'm wrong but I feel like he is going to struggle big time in English conditions.
    Time will say

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    I stand by Shan - he will have the best chance to stay at the wicket as he opens the innings.


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    I can assure you, it wont be Azhar Ali if he bats like that.


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    Shan Masood for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    Abid has struggled so far, but like Misbah said - the conditions during the warm up matches were quite different to the first Test. And with the hot weather forecast, it should suit Abid better.

    He is the kind of batsman who will definitely fail in a few innings, but in at least one or two - if he manages to get through the new ball - he will take the attack to the England bowlers. In his ODI innings, he showed he was the only batsman apart from Babar who can put away decent bowling with brilliant shots rather than the block block swing tactic of most Pakistani batsmen.

    I like Shan - and he is useful to the side. But if he's batting at the 40 over mark, his score will be 42* of a 115 balls. Whereas Abid would be nearing his century.
    Just like I said - Shan is sticking it out and in his 40s at the 40 over mark. We need to be patient with Abid and give him the whole series - when he gets set he will take the game away from England like Babar does. It just won’t happen anywhere near as consistently.

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    Babar looks like leading the charge at the moment but I feel Shan has the staying power.


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    Big day for Shan and Babar - both capable of giving a good run for money for the number one scorer spot


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    Shan the top guy at the moment.


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