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    Pakistan v Zimbabwe | 1st ODI | Rawalpindi | 30th October, 2020 | Pre-match Discussion

    So what line-up should Pakistan go in with?


    Probables as announced by Misbah:

    Batsmen - Abdullah Shafiq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Hafeez

    Wicketkeepers - Mohammad Rizwan and Rohail Nazir

    Spinners - Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir and Zafar Gohar

    Fast bowlers - Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Musa Khan, Shaheen Shah and Wahab Riaz


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    Pakistan players meeting Zimbabwe counterparts in Pindi today







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    Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Khushdil Shah, and Abdullah Shafique should get their ODI debuts.

    Rizwan should play over Rohail.

    Zafar Gohar should play over Imad.

    Shaheen and Rauf to take the new ball.

    Hasnain should be the third pacer over Wahab Riaz.

    ODI Playing XI:
    1. Imam ul Haq
    2. Abdullah Shafique
    3. Haider Ali
    4. Babar Azam (c)
    5. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
    6. Shadab Khan (vc)
    7. Khushdil Shah
    8. Zafar Gohar
    9. Haris Rauf
    10. Mohammad Hasnain
    11. Shaheen Afridi

    Barring a collapse, I will demote Babar down the order and let Rizwan, Shadab, and Khushdil bat first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Khushdil Shah, and Abdullah Shafique should get their ODI debuts.

    Rizwan should play over Rohail.

    Zafar Gohar should play over Imad.

    Shaheen and Rauf to take the new ball.

    Hasnain should be the third pacer over Wahab Riaz.

    ODI Playing XI:
    1. Imam ul Haq
    2. Abdullah Shafique
    3. Haider Ali
    4. Babar Azam (c)
    5. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
    6. Shadab Khan (vc)
    7. Khushdil Shah
    8. Zafar Gohar
    9. Haris Rauf
    10. Mohammad Hasnain
    11. Shaheen Afridi

    Barring a collapse, I will demote Babar down the order and let Rizwan, Shadab, and Khushdil bat first.
    Good XI but I personally would go with full strength in the first ODI by including Fakhar, Haris, Imad and probably Wahab as well. After maybe first game taking into account the result and fight which Zim puts up experiments can be done in 2nd, 3rd ODI.

    Though I think Shadab and Khusdil should be given oppurtunities throughout the series a bit up the order at around 4,5,6. As we already know the capabilities of Babar, Rizwan and Haris.

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    Please bat first and try scoring 500

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    1. Abid Ali
    2. Abdullah Shafique
    3. Haider Ali
    4. Babar Azam (c)
    5. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
    6. Khushdil Shah
    7. Shadab Khan (vc)
    8. Zafar Gohar
    9. Fahim Ashraf
    10. Haris Rauf
    11. Musa Khan

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    Quote Originally Posted by SARJ_BD View Post
    1. Abid Ali
    2. Abdullah Shafique
    3. Haider Ali
    4. Babar Azam (c)
    5. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
    6. Khushdil Shah
    7. Shadab Khan (vc)
    8. Zafar Gohar
    9. Fahim Ashraf
    10. Haris Rauf
    11. Musa Khan
    Good combination with deep batting which can allow freedom to batsmen but why Abid Ali over Imam? Imam gives left right combo and is much younger with a pretty good record.

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    Pakistan should go with

    Imaam
    Abdullah shafique
    Haider ali
    Babar
    Rizwan
    Khushdil
    Shadab
    Imad
    Musa
    Haris
    Husnain

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    1. Imam

    2. Abdullah

    3. Haider

    4. Babar

    5. Rizwan

    6. Khushdil

    7. Shadab

    8. Zafar Gohar

    9. Wahab Riaz

    10. Shaheen Afridi

    11. Haris Rauf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Good combination with deep batting which can allow freedom to batsmen but why Abid Ali over Imam? Imam gives left right combo and is much younger with a pretty good record.
    Imam is well settled in Pak set up. He do not need to play against 14th ranked Zimbabwe team. Abid Ali is absolutely my favourite player. His last ODI match was against Srilanka where he scored one of the most sensational and eye pleasing 70sh runs. I honestly see him replacing Fakhar in the long run.

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    Pakistan will go with
    Imaam
    Fakhar
    Babar
    Haris
    Rizwan
    Khushdil
    Shadab
    Imad
    Wahab
    Shaheen
    Rauf

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    Quote Originally Posted by SARJ_BD View Post
    Imam is well settled in Pak set up. He do not need to play against 14th ranked Zimbabwe team. Abid Ali is absolutely my favourite player. His last ODI match was against Srilanka where he scored one of the most sensational and eye pleasing 70sh runs. I honestly see him replacing Fakhar in the long run.
    Abid showed his attacking instinct in the national cup didnt he ?

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    Fakhar
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    Haris/Abdullah
    Rizwan
    Khushdil
    Shadab
    Imad/Zafar
    Shaheen
    Haris Rauf
    Hasnain/Musa

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    Quote Originally Posted by SARJ_BD View Post
    Imam is well settled in Pak set up. He do not need to play against 14th ranked Zimbabwe team. Abid Ali is absolutely my favourite player. His last ODI match was against Srilanka where he scored one of the most sensational and eye pleasing 70sh runs. I honestly see him replacing Fakhar in the long run.
    Yeah he's actually quite good especially for Asia. Would love to see him in 2023 world cup. I don't care if he will be 35 then, as long as he keeps performing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyWarsFan View Post
    Yeah he's actually quite good especially for Asia. Would love to see him in 2023 world cup. I don't care if he will be 35 then, as long as he keeps performing.
    He's only good for powerplay he's another Fawad who can't clear the inner circle. The sooner Haider Ali or Abdullah Shafique replaces him the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khan12 View Post
    He's only good for powerplay he's another Fawad who can't clear the inner circle. The sooner Haider Ali or Abdullah Shafique replaces him the better.
    Hm, I don't think so really, he has shown nice stroke play and can pick out gaps. But the competition is always good to have, so having him and Haider compete for a spot is only to the benefit of Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyWarsFan View Post
    Hm, I don't think so really, he has shown nice stroke play and can pick out gaps. But the competition is always good to have, so having him and Haider compete for a spot is only to the benefit of Pakistan.
    I hope he proves me wrong but he was one of the worst bat in the national t20.

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    Abid and imam scored in bothe intra squad matches i have a feeling they both will play

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khan12 View Post
    I hope he proves me wrong but he was one of the worst bat in the national t20.
    Haider and imaam are different kind of players imaam is consitant but not destructive


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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Haider and imaam are different kind of players imaam is consitant but not destructive
    I am talking about Abid Ali. Yes, I agree imam and Haider are different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Please bat first and try scoring 500
    lol I am pretty sure Pakistan hasn't ever even scored 400.

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    All of you putting Shadab in your lineup is cute, because he has a leg strain and will be sitting out the 1st game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahson8 View Post
    All of you putting Shadab in your lineup is cute, because he has a leg strain and will be sitting out the 1st game.
    That opens the door for qadir or gohar to come in imad will definitely play then

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    That opens the door for qadir or gohar to come in imad will definitely play then
    Yep good opportunity for Zafar / Qadir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahson8 View Post
    Yep good opportunity for Zafar / Qadir.
    Yes definitely obviously I dont hope anyone to get injuired but this now will give either 1 or both a chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Please bat first and try scoring 500
    Considering Zimbabwe, 500 would be about 20 runs short

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    Fakhar does not need to play. He is a known beast against Zimbabwe.

    Abid and Iftikhar have good ODI records. Hope they play and fail because they have no future.

    Imam and Haris should play as they are not sure starters in Tests or T20Is. This is their main format.

    Would be unfair to start Abdullah, Musa or Haider. Neither has noteworthy performances in List A cricket.

    Babar should look to bat long. He has 10+ hundreds, but none over 130. He should make a big one.

    I hope to God that Hafeez and Wahab do not play. At 35+ they have no business in ODIs.

    Zafar should definitely get a chance. He bowled well on debut before getting injured. He was the best spinner at the domestic level last year.

    Hasnain should get a chance as he has played 5 ODIs and they were against AUS/ENG on flat tracks.

    Faheem and Khushdil can both be tried as finishers.


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    Imam, Abid, Babar*, Haris, Rizwan+, Iftikhar, Faheem, Zafar, Shaheen, Hasnain, Rauf


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    Pakistan should completely crush Zimbabwe. Pakistan should bat first and try to put up a big score (if they win the toss).



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    I'll watch the match. Any cricket during this pandemic is good cricket.


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    Could be a golden chance for Zafar if Shadab indeed sits out.


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    The batting line up for 1st ODI should be
    1. Imam
    2.Haider
    3. Babar
    4.Abdullah Shafiq
    5. Rizwan
    6. Hafeez
    7. Shadab
    8. Fahim
    9. Zafar Gowhar or Wahab depend upon pitch
    10. Haris
    11. Shaheen

    But knowing Misbah and Pakistan mentality they will play
    1. Fakhar
    2. Abid
    3..Babar
    4. Hafeez
    5. Haris
    6. Rizwan

    Misbahs prerequisite is u have to play some over 30s in your batting order and don't give chance to youngsters at top of the order

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    Zimbabwe all-rounder youth Wesley Medhevere believes that the visitors can upset Pakistan during the upcoming series, which begins with the first One-day International (ODI) on Friday.

    While speaking during a teleconference, Medhevere admitted that Zimbabwe were up against a strong Pakistan outfit.

    "Pakistan is definitely a very strong team at home but we have the ability to upset them. It all depends on that particular day," said Medhevere

    The 20-year-old also warned against writing off Zimbabwe before the start of the series.

    “We can beat any team on any given day. We have beaten Pakistan in the past, so it all depends on how things turn out on a particular day. You can’t predict anything before the start of the series or a match,” he said.

    “We have faced a challenge and that is to qualify directly to the 2023 World Cup. All are focused to give their best and win matches here. I am sure we have a chance against Pakistan,” he added.

    Medhevere is also enjoying his stay in Pakistan despite being in quarantine due to Covid-19 pandemic.

    "It is a lovely place as I am here for the first time and I liked what we have seen so far and people are forthcoming. We had a good time during practice sessions while staying in quarantine,” he said.

    url]https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/pakistan-are-a-strong-team-but-we-have-ability-to-upset-them-medhevere[/url]


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    Pakistan and Zimbabwe men's teams face off to start their World Cup qualification bid

    Former World champions Pakistan host Zimbabwe for an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series in Rawalpindi from Friday as the teams begin their qualification campaign for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.

    A record of losing just one out of 19 ODIs over six previous home series against Zimbabwe would give new captain Babar Azam confidence ahead of their opening series of the Super League, introduced to bring context to ODI cricket and to confirm the top seven teams with direct spots for the World Cup along with hosts India.

    Featuring 13 teams, the 12 ICC Full Members and the Netherlands, who qualified by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship 2015-17, the Super League will see sides play eight three-match series each, four at home and four away. The sides failing to qualify directly will get a second shot through a Qualifier.

    Each team gets 10 points for a win, five for a tie/no result/abandonment and none for a loss. Teams will be ranked according to total points earned across the eight series.

    England, who won the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as hosts last year, lead the points table with 30 points after featuring in both series played so far. They beat Ireland 2-1 before losing to Australia by the same margin last month.

    Babar, who was player of the series in their last ODI series against Sri Lanka played over a year ago, is the top-ranked player from either side in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings. He is ranked third among batters and the only one in the series who is in the top 10 of either the batting or bowling rankings.

    Left-handed opener Imam-ul-Haq has a good chance of moving back into the top 10, as he is just two points behind England’s Jonny Bairstow and four others too are within 13 rating points. Fakhar Zaman is four places behind Imam in 15th position, while Haris Sohail (32nd) and Mohammad Hafeez (44th) will be others in the focus from the rankings perspective.

    With Mohammad Amir not named in the squad for the series, fellow left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi, a star of the Pakistan side that played in the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2018 in New Zealand, is the home side’s leading bowler in 24th position. Spinners Shadab Khan (28th) and Imad Wasim (33rd) follow in the list.

    For Chamu Chibhabha-led Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza leads the batters’ rankings in 47th position, 11 places below his career-best 36th position that he attained five years ago. Brendan Taylor, who has been in the top 10 in the past, is in 50th place while Sean Williams is 57th.

    Fast bowler Tendai Chatara, who played in the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2010 in New Zealand, is ranked 43rd among bowlers and would be looking to move back towards his career-best 23rd position in April 2015. Spinners Williams (64th) and Raza (70th) too have attained better rankings in the past.


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    The only interesting thing about this series is that Pakistan are playing 1st ODI after almost an year & what kit Pakistan will choose for it's ODI team. This series will effect me massively as my gym, house & office all are relatively closer to pindi stadium & even without the crowds the area is sealed and that's pathetic if the country is safe enough you shouldn't just seal the area just because a team is traveling.

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    Update on Shadab Khan

    Rawalpindi, 28 October 2020:

    The Pakistan Cricket Board’s medical team confirmed today that Pakistan men’s national team’s vice-captain Shadab Khan will be unavailable for selection for the first One-Day International against Zimbabwe, which will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Friday, 30 October.

    The leg-spinner suffered from stiffness in his left upper-leg during the first intra-squad warm-up match in Lahore on 23 October.

    Shadab will continue to be treated and rehabilitation regime and a further update will be provided ahead of the second ODI.


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    Watching practise videos

    Seems like it will be Abid and Imam opening. Poor thinking.

    You can't have similar type of batsmen open for Pakistan. It should have been Haider Ali/Fakhar with Imam

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    Fakhar
    Imam
    Babar
    Rizwan
    Haris
    ifthi
    Imad
    Shadab
    Wahab
    Afridi
    Rauf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Drive View Post
    Could be a golden chance for Zafar if Shadab indeed sits out.
    Would qadir not be given a chance as it's like for like replacement I would

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    Quote Originally Posted by saabir View Post
    The batting line up for 1st ODI should be
    1. Imam
    2.Haider
    3. Babar
    4.Abdullah Shafiq
    5. Rizwan
    6. Hafeez
    7. Shadab
    8. Fahim
    9. Zafar Gowhar or Wahab depend upon pitch
    10. Haris
    11. Shaheen

    But knowing Misbah and Pakistan mentality they will play
    1. Fakhar
    2. Abid
    3..Babar
    4. Hafeez
    5. Haris
    6. Rizwan

    Misbahs prerequisite is u have to play some over 30s in your batting order and don't give chance to youngsters at top of the order
    Hence why you want hafeez in the team even thou hes over 30

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
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    Seems like it will be Abid and Imam opening. Poor thinking.

    You can't have similar type of batsmen open for Pakistan. It should have been Haider Ali/Fakhar with Imam
    Abid doesnt even warrant a place in the squad

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    Misbah will field the most seniorest XI possible.

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    Don't mind Abid Ali in tests but I'd rather not have him in the ODI team, too similar to Imam

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    My XI is..

    Fakhar
    Abid
    Babar
    Abdullah Shafiq
    Haider
    Rizwan
    Imad
    Zafar gohar
    Wahab
    Shaheen
    Haris / Husnain

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    Pakistan's 15 member squad for First ODI:

    1. Imam ul Haq
    2. Abid Ali
    3. Fakhar Zaman
    4. Babar Azam - captain
    5. Haris Sohail
    6. Mohammad Rizwan - wk
    7. Iftikhar Ahmed
    8. Khushdil Shah
    9. Faheem Ashraf
    10. Imad Wasim
    11. Usman Qadir
    12. Wahab Riaz
    13. Shaheen Shah Afridi
    14. Haris Rauf
    15. Musa Khan


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Pakistan's 15 member squad for First ODI:

    1. Imam ul Haq
    2. Abid Ali
    3. Fakhar Zaman
    4. Babar Azam - captain
    5. Haris Sohail
    6. Mohammad Rizwan - wk
    7. Iftikhar Ahmed
    8. Khushdil Shah
    9. Faheem Ashraf
    10. Imad Wasim
    11. Usman Qadir
    12. Wahab Riaz
    13. Shaheen Shah Afridi
    14. Haris Rauf
    15. Musa Khan
    Abbay...

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    So that Abdullah Shafiq guy who everyone was raving about didnt make the 15 man squad?

    We are playing Zimbabwe not Australia here

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    seems Usman Qadir over Zafar Gohar and Abid Ali, Fakhar, and Imam over Haider or Abdullah. Against Zimbabwe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    seems Usman Qadir over Zafar Gohar and Abid Ali, Fakhar, and Imam over Haider or Abdullah. Against Zimbabwe!
    Shukur karo Mohammad hafeez is not in odis
    But yes i would have liked to see haider ali getting his maiden odi in this series


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Pakistan's 15 member squad for First ODI:

    1. Imam ul Haq
    2. Abid Ali
    3. Fakhar Zaman
    4. Babar Azam - captain
    5. Haris Sohail
    6. Mohammad Rizwan - wk
    7. Iftikhar Ahmed
    8. Khushdil Shah
    9. Faheem Ashraf
    10. Imad Wasim
    11. Usman Qadir
    12. Wahab Riaz
    13. Shaheen Shah Afridi
    14. Haris Rauf
    15. Musa Khan
    There you go. I was waiting for the squad to make this post. I am surprised Hafeez isn't there.

    No Haider, no Abdullah and no Zafar. Meanwhile we get to watch Abid Ali and Faheem Ashraf. And this is Zimbabwe mind you.

    To anyone interested in our 2023 WC campaign, this should be criminal.

    Usman Qadir doesn't merit a position over Zafar under any criteria. He is the better spinner, fielder and batsman too.

    Also, what is Wahab doing there when he will be 38 come 2023?

    Abid Ali already can't lay bat on ball against any decent bowler and we think he will do okay at the age of 36 in India against the very best the world has to offer.

    Fakhar is living off one innings or let's push it and say the initial year with heavy helping from feasting on the likes of Zimbabwe. He will be 33 as will Iftikhar, who again seems to get into every squad without doing anything.

    Haris will be 34 and so will Imad. Both have woeful fitness levels today and it will only get worse. I mean can anyone really say that they see both of them making it to 2023, especially Haris? What happens when he drops out to one injury or another?

    I should also stress these are their official ages.

    And we should also keep in mind that we play around 25 ODIs before the WC as things stand now. Not a lot.

    Again this is Zimbabwe.
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    Glad to see Haider Ali and Zafar Gohar there... Oh wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mir jibran View Post
    Shukur karo Mohammad hafeez is not in odis
    But yes i would have liked to see haider ali getting his maiden odi in this series
    Hafeez is in the squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Pakistan's 15 member squad for First ODI:

    1. Imam ul Haq
    2. Abid Ali
    3. Fakhar Zaman
    4. Babar Azam - captain
    5. Haris Sohail
    6. Mohammad Rizwan - wk
    7. Iftikhar Ahmed
    8. Khushdil Shah
    9. Faheem Ashraf
    10. Imad Wasim
    11. Usman Qadir
    12. Wahab Riaz
    13. Shaheen Shah Afridi
    14. Haris Rauf
    15. Musa Khan


    Yeh kya kar diya


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Pakistan's 15 member squad for First ODI:

    1. Imam ul Haq
    2. Abid Ali
    3. Fakhar Zaman
    4. Babar Azam - captain
    5. Haris Sohail
    6. Mohammad Rizwan - wk
    7. Iftikhar Ahmed
    8. Khushdil Shah
    9. Faheem Ashraf
    10. Imad Wasim
    11. Usman Qadir
    12. Wahab Riaz
    13. Shaheen Shah Afridi
    14. Haris Rauf
    15. Musa Khan
    I’m speechless as to the omission of Haider for the inclusion of Abid Ali. Okay, Abdullah maybe I can understand since he hasn’t debuted in any format yet. Then there’s Usman Qadir over Zafar Gohar. And Hasnain omitted for Musa Khan???

    This looks like the lineup...

    1. Imam ul Haq
    2. Fakhar Zaman
    3. Babar Azam (c)
    4. Haris Sohail
    5. Mohammad Rizwan (wk) (vc)
    6. Iftikhar Ahmed
    7. Imad Wasim
    8. Wahab Riaz
    9. Usman Qadir
    10. Shaheen Afridi
    11. Haris Rauf

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    Happy with the selection

    Nothing wrong with it. Good going Misbah

    I feel Fakhar needs to open with Imam, not Abid Ali.

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    Looks like Hafeez baba will play. Frustrating for Haider and Pakistan fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshiarpurexpress View Post
    Looks like Hafeez baba will play. Frustrating for Haider and Pakistan fans.
    Hafeez is not in this 15-member squad.


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    Pakistan original plans derailed slightly with exclusion of Shadab.

    I can see Faheem coming in at no 8 followed by Wahab and then one of Qadir or Haris to end with Afridi.

    Expected line up with only debate about the batting positions of Haris and Riz.

    Imam
    Fakhar
    Babar
    Riz
    Haris
    Ifthi
    Imad

    Faheem
    Wahab
    Qadir or Haris
    Afridi

    Sort of line up that Pakistan has been putting on for the last 10 to 15 yrs...3 pacemen 3 spinners.

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    As expected from misbah Safety first

    Hes infuriates so much On what level does qadir is ahead of gohar?

    I mean its zimbabwe for god sake Surely a debut couldve been handed to haider after his great t20 display

    Some people get free rides irrespective of performance

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    i can understand Abdullahs exclusion but Haider who scored in both games...i mean uncle IFTY whats he doing there can anybody enlighten me!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    Hafeez is in the squad.
    Nahi sir ji
    Hes not in the top 15 that means hes not a part of odi setup


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    No Haider Ali and Abdullah Shafique?

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    Usman qadir bowling average is 40.
    Zafar gohar bowling average is 27.

    Musa khan is yet to show any promise or performance but is in squad.

    RIP pakistan cricket.


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

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    Tomorrows playing XI
    Fakhar Zaman
    Imam ul haq
    Babar Azam
    Haris Sohail
    Mohammed Rizwan
    Kushdil Shah
    Imad Wasim
    Faheem Ashraf
    Shaheen Shah
    Haris Rauf
    Usman Qadir

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    And people wondering why pakistani cricket is losing fans everyday.

    15 man squad against Zim makes no sense. Youd think they would test out younger players.

    This is why i have personally lost interest in pak cricket.

    Haris, wahab and qadir should not be in this squad.
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    Some rumors going around that Haider has a thigh strain. Is it true?

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    Only excitement for this series was to give youngsters a chance but Misbah doing Misbah here. He did same with Haris sohail when he was captain.

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    Faheem trundler there,he has the batting talent but he's promised that he will showcase it only in jannat(aakhirat) . You know saving it for the best occasion.

    Also people trying to convince misbah that 33 34 is over-age, he was born when he was 32.he is still only 17 or 18 years old, yet to reach his prime.

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    I don't have much to add, only thing I feel right now is that this misbah guy is not right for the job. Not now and can't be prepared for anytime, he just doesn't have it in him. Decision making ability is important for leaders but he doesn't possess it. He was Lucky to play on those uae sluggish wickets and win some there.

    Misbah ko criticise karna koi chota kaam nhi, karne pe avo to raat ko bhi mera khatam nhi hoga. Chalo Allah tala karnes dafa, taaki zandeghi manz baashe kenh different chu chalan, nati gai wallah bore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashur_Kalkharab View Post
    Faheem trundler there,he has the batting talent but he's promised that he will showcase it only in jannat(aakhirat) . You know saving it for the best occasion.

    Also people trying to convince misbah that 33 34 is over-age, he was born when he was 32.he is still only 17 or 18 years old, yet to reach his prime.
    It’s a psychological thing. Poor guy debuted so late that his entire inner timeline for what a successful career looks like is messed up. He needs therapy.

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    Is se behtar bicharay Haider aur Abdullah dono ko First Class khelne detay.

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    Squad is just for first ODI and is as per expectations. Pakistan team will try to set a decent tone first before trying younger batsmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Squad is just for first ODI and is as per expectations. Pakistan team will try to set a decent tone first before trying younger batsmen.
    But why is Abid Ali the backup opener and not Haider? Why is Musa the backup bowler and not Hasnain? Why is Usman Qadir the backup spinner and not Zafar Gohar?

    Sorry, but it is clear what the direction is.

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    Pakistan host Zimbabwe in Rawalpindi for the first of three ODIs on Friday with the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League at stake.

    Overview:
    Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI
    Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
    Friday, 30 October, 12.30pm local time, 07.30am GMT

    Cricket in Pakistan resumes with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches against Zimbabwe, the first ODI games that will be played in the country since the limited-overs series against Bangladesh was abandoned earlier this year. The entire series will be played in Rawalpindi, which will host an ODI for the first time since 2006. The venue did see a Test match earlier in the year when Pakistan hosted Bangladesh in February.

    Both teams are aware of the context that the Super League brings to bilateral ODIs with Pakistan head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, skipper Babar Azam and Zimbabwe senior player, Elton Chigumbura stressing on it in the build-up to the series.

    Pakistan are without newly anointed vice-captain Shadab Khan after he suffered a leg injury in the intra-squad warm-up match in Lahore. He will be monitored over the week and is expected to be available for the remainder of the series. Azam will lead the Pakistan ODI team for the first time since being appointed as permanent skipper over a year ago.

    Zimbabwe too have a new skipper in 34-year-old all-rounder Chamu Chibhabha. The team will be eager to make a mark despite their head coach Lalchand Rajput giving the series a skip. Former international and current bowling coach, Douglas Hondo will take over as head coach for the series.

    Remember the last time:

    Zimbabwe last played an ODI in Pakistan in 2015. However, the two teams played a full-fledged five-match ODI series in Zimbabwe in 2018. The visitors will want to improve their questionable record in the country in this format. After 19 ODIs against Pakistan in their backyard, Zimbabwe have just one win. The overall record is also in favour of Pakistan, who have won 52 of the 59 matches between these teams.

    A lot has changed for both the teams, notably on the leadership front. While Sarfaraz Ahmed was the skipper the last time Pakistan played an ODI, it was Sean Williams leading the side for Zimbabwe.


    What they said:

    Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe all-rounder): "It's important that we have to play to win, not to just compete. So all those mindsets are things that we have spoken about in training and everyone is aware of what we need to do as a team and as individuals when it comes to these international games. Hopefully we start on a good note."

    Babar Azam (Pakistan captain): "It's a great honour for me to be able to captain Pakistan in ODI cricket. The ICC league gives every series context, with seven qualifying berths up for grabs. So, we want to put as many points on the board as possible so when we get to the World Cup, people talk about us seriously. In 2011, we qualified for the semi-finals and in 2019, we couldn't get through. I don't think the rankings matter but I want us to start well and I fully trust my team to perform well and qualify."

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    Which channel they will show the game in UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    But why is Abid Ali the backup opener and not Haider? Why is Musa the backup bowler and not Hasnain? Why is Usman Qadir the backup spinner and not Zafar Gohar?

    Sorry, but it is clear what the direction is.
    When Abid was selected in probables it was clear that he is gonna be the first choice back up opener as otherwise no point in having 32 year old batsmen with little ODI experience in the squad. Yes if he should be in the squad is arguable and when probables were announced I questioned his inclusion as I think Pak has younger and potentially better top order players in white ball cricket.

    Musa looked in better form in National T20 cup with economy of 7.93 vs Hasnain’s 9+ and only had one less wicket in one less match. I dont think selecting one young pacer over another is that much of an issue for one ODI squad and not sure even if Musa will play.

    Qadir and Zafar bowled good in certain matches of national T20 cup. While Qadir had more wickets I thought Zafar with his performances across the formats could have been given a go but, I guess Pak management wanted a leggy to replace a leggy.

    Again its just the squad for first ODI. Abid Ali was the biggest question mark for me in the probables as Misbah carried on the trend of having older players as backup to younger players like he did with Sohail Khan and Imran Khan to which I dont agree with.
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    So disgraceful selection by Misbah yet again. I was looking forward to see Haider Ali and Abdullah Shafique bat but both are not even in the 15th man squad. Guys like Abid Ali, Ifitikhar Ahmed who are around 40 are in the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    When Abid was selected in probables it was clear that he is gonna be the first choice back up opener as otherwise no point in having 32 year old batsmen with little ODI experience in the squad. Yes if he should be in the squad is arguable and when probables were announced I questioned his inclusion as I think Pak has younger and potentially better top order players in white ball cricket.

    Musa looked in better form in National T20 cup with economy of 7.93 vs Hasnain’s 9+ and only had one less wicket in one less match. I dont think selecting one young pacer over another is that much of an issue for one ODI squad and not sure even if Musa will play.

    Qadir and Zafar bowled good in certain matches of national T20 cup. While Qadir had more wickets I thought Zafar with his performances across the formats could have been given a go but, I guess Pak management wanted a leggy to replace a leggy.

    Again its just the squad for first ODI. Abid Ali was the biggest question mark for me in the probables as Misbah carried on the trend of having older players as backup to younger players like he did with Sohail Khan and Imran Khan to which I dont agree with.
    Fair enough about Musa but is it really a fair argument to say “leggy to replace a leggy”? Why does it have to be like for like when Zafar Gohar is the clear better choice by an average of 10 less runs per wicket? And like you said, you’re right that Abid should have been expected from the moment the initial squad was announced, so fair enough - but that still doesn’t explain why Abid over Haider.


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