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    Like for like replacement - Fakhar Zaman out Sharjeel Khan in, a badly needed change?

    Amidst all the celebrations, lets not forget how bad Pakistan has been in the first 6 overs throughout the tournament especially today chasing 130 you should have shown some intent.

    Fakhar has had a slew of pathetic scores around or below 10 in the last 10 T20 innings except one 50 against Netherlands. Looked timid for a longtime.
    Sharjeel like for like replacement hae, high time to get him in esp for AU pitches as Sharjeel loves some bounce n pace.

    Also think about getting in some sensible players like Shan amongst the midst, possibly for Iftikhar however Iftikhar can bowl some offspin hence have an edge but doesnt hurt to have Shan in the group.

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    but when it comes to fielding he isnt that far away from Fakhar...both slow n lethargic movers in the field.

    I'm happy to get any other opener that can do the job with more intent.

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    And indian poster who lives in Australia? Ofcourse you want Fakhar out. He has played clutch knocks against India and Australia on multiple occasions in pressure / important situations.

    And apart from one match his fielding is brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian_sap View Post
    but when it comes to fielding he isnt that far away from Fakhar...both slow n lethargic movers in the field.

    I'm happy to get any other opener that can do the job with more intent.
    Fakhar is actually a very good and safe fielder....it's just this tournament where he's struggling on the field.

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    What has sharjeel actually done ??

    In the current domestic 2020 he has been well out of form

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashmal View Post
    Fakhar is actually a very good and safe fielder....it's just this tournament where he's struggling on the field.
    It was in fact one match . He is usually safe as houses .

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    Sharjeel has a poor record in T20s. The ideal replacement should average 30+ with 130+ SR.


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    noooooooooooooo to sharjeel, yes to shan masood


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    Shan Masood should replace Khushdil.Pakistan should have Kamran Ghulam,Sameen Gul and Arshad Iqbal as travelling reserves for T20 WC.

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    Sharjeel can change a T20 game on his day but, recently has not been consistent (Same has been the issue with Fakhar in T20Is) and Pak's top order relies a lot on quick singles and Sharjeel does not seem to be fit enough for that.

    Shan currently seems to be up in the pecking order. Yes he is not as natural a striker of cricket ball as Sharjeel or Fakhar but, he has really improved his range in last couple of seasons and thus there is a chance we might see him around in Eng series.
    Last edited by Titan24; 8th September 2022 at 20:23.

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    A much better like for like replacement would be Umar Amin.
    He has been in good nick of late.
    Was in top 5 run scorers in both Quad-e-Azam and Pakistan Cup last year/this year.
    Has a very Good fitness compared overweight, unfit Sharjeel.
    Can also give u seam bowling option, if required sometimes.

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    A century today for Sharjeel in the National T20 Cup.

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    No thanks.

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    No place for fixers in the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    No place for fixers in the team.
    Yes, so whatís Nawaz doing in the side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Yes, so whatís Nawaz doing in the side?
    Heíll cost you in the field, still has a major strike rotation problem, which means that his actual international strike rate is Babar-esque. Iím all for trying something different, but Sharjeel hasnít shown anything different to change my mind. Iíd much rather we try Mohammed Haris.

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    Those who compare sharjeel with the likes of Inzamam and Rohit Sharma clearly need glasses. Not to mention both of those players were ATG with incredible skills that they produced over a consistent period in international cricket.

    Sharjeel was a very useful batsman for us but he threw it all away with the involvement in spot fixing first and then his absolute inability to get into shape. If he truly wanted redemption and get back in the team, he should at least have gotten into slightly better shape than before the ban.... not stay in worse shape.

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    Fakhar is 5 times the player Sharjeel is. People have short memories. Fakhar has been a beast of a player in the white ball format since 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenKhan View Post
    Fakhar is 5 times the player Sharjeel is. People have short memories. Fakhar has been a beast of a player in the white ball format since 2017.
    In odis not t20s he’s been a complete flop as a t20 bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    A century today for Sharjeel in the National T20 Cup.

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    Oh my! He has gained even more weight. This guy should be nowhere near the national setup.

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    Neither of them will work at number 3, the only slot available right now.


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    Sharjeel has to open otherwise no point having him in the squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    No place for fixers in the team.
    sharjeel actually played in 2021 after his ban

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    I can't imagine Sharjeel running with Rizwan. A runout would always be on the cards

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytrader View Post
    I can't imagine Sharjeel running with Rizwan. A runout would always be on the cards
    You donít have to

    Sharjeel and Fakhar are boundary hitters. No need for mental gymnastics. Cricket is a simple game. Powerplay are for boundaries, not 2s and 1s

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    Quick and short answer - No

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    I would take Fakhar all day long over Sharjeel for obvious reasons which have nothing to do with fixing

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    Why drop Fakhar? Play Sharjeel and Fakhar both at the top.

    Rizwan and Babar can come at 3&4.
    Nawaz Asif & Faheem/Amir Yamin to follow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny_majoka View Post
    sharjeel actually played in 2021 after his ban
    We had a poor admin and yes man in wasim khan at that time. Not under Ramiz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    We had a poor admin and yes man in wasim khan at that time. Not under Ramiz.
    So what is it? Wasim was a yes man to who? The Prime Minister who stands against corruption?

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    Do you have any proof for your allegations? Any news report where Fakhar has been accused of fixing matches? That's like-for-like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    So what is it? Wasim was a yes man to who? The Prime Minister who stands against corruption?
    Prime Minister of that time himself has been proven to be corrupt. Read: Foreign Funding Scandal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    A century today for Sharjeel in the National T20 Cup.

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    Simple catches were dropped like a hundred times in that innings lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    You don’t have to

    Sharjeel and Fakhar are boundary hitters. No need for mental gymnastics. Cricket is a simple game. Powerplay are for boundaries, not 2s and 1s
    Laughable post.

    So you dont believe in rotation of strike?

    Why dont you watch the first three overs against SL in final after 10 runs were given.

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    Id say in Australia both would be useful. Fakhar is a better batsman when there is pace on the ball. Sharjeel also has a decent record in Australia. Him and Babar opened there a few years a go and he did pretty well. Tbh having Fakhar and Sharjeel up the order would be brilliant with Rizwan and Babar in the middle order to consolidate. Unfortunately our think tank will never do this. Still stuck in 90s mindset of conserve wickets and go gung ho in the end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by arif_2021 View Post
    Laughable post.

    So you dont believe in rotation of strike?

    Why dont you watch the first three overs against SL in final after 10 runs were given.
    Whatís laughable is Pakistanís incompetent approach in the powerplay overs.

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    Aus would require rotation of strike, this is joke of a fitness from this guy., Wasim is more fitter than him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Aus would require rotation of strike, this is joke of a fitness from this guy., Wasim is more fitter than him.
    Have you seen him play or are you just saying it because of his picture? He ran a lot of quick singles in his innings

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian_sap View Post
    Amidst all the celebrations, lets not forget how bad Pakistan has been in the first 6 overs throughout the tournament especially today chasing 130 you should have shown some intent.

    Fakhar has had a slew of pathetic scores around or below 10 in the last 10 T20 innings except one 50 against Netherlands. Looked timid for a longtime.
    Sharjeel like for like replacement hae, high time to get him in esp for AU pitches as Sharjeel loves some bounce n pace.

    Also think about getting in some sensible players like Shan amongst the midst, possibly for Iftikhar however Iftikhar can bowl some offspin hence have an edge but doesnt hurt to have Shan in the group.
    No. Problem is not Fakhar; problem is his current batting position #3. He should be coming in as an opener to give Pakistan flying start. Otherwise he will continue to fail at #3. If you replace Fakhar with Sharjeel at #3 then Sharjeel will also fail at #3.
    The main problem is Pakistan has bad T20 openers in Rizwan and Babar who are both accumulators. Play Sharjeel and Fakhar as openers who are both aggressive, and move Rizwan and Babar to middle order and then Pakistan's batting will fare much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian_sap View Post
    but when it comes to fielding he isnt that far away from Fakhar...both slow n lethargic movers in the field.

    I'm happy to get any other opener that can do the job with more intent.
    Are you kidding hahahaha! Hilarious! Fakhar is normally very good, just had a bad game! On the other hand Sharjeel has been terrible In the field his whole life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Have you seen him play or are you just saying it because of his picture? He ran a lot of quick singles in his innings
    Did he? How did you know they were Ďquickí did you time them? Or was you at the ground? Laughable. He is a potato and a leg side hack. He had so much luck in this innings, I would have probably won the lottery with that luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by proud_pakistani View Post
    Id say in Australia both would be useful. Fakhar is a better batsman when there is pace on the ball. Sharjeel also has a decent record in Australia. Him and Babar opened there a few years a go and he did pretty well. Tbh having Fakhar and Sharjeel up the order would be brilliant with Rizwan and Babar in the middle order to consolidate. Unfortunately our think tank will never do this. Still stuck in 90s mindset of conserve wickets and go gung ho in the end.
    I don't think Babar and Rizwan should be batting at 3 and 4 maybe have Sharjeel open and Fakhar down the order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adzzy786 View Post
    Are you kidding hahahaha! Hilarious! Fakhar is normally very good, just had a bad game! On the other hand Sharjeel has been terrible In the field his whole life
    You can't be as bad as Husnain in the team.

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    I would play Sharjeel at the opening slot with Rizwan and Babar batting at 3 Fakhar can come down the order depending on the situation.

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    Sharjeel runs slower than I walk and without incompetent fielding he would struggle to score any runs at all. Fakhar might be struggling but things are not that bad that we have to rely on someone as useless as Sharjeel.

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    Seems Fakhar may miss out

    During a discussion on the YouTube channel Rashid Latif stated that he had information about the batter suffering an injury. He revealed during the show:

    “Fakhar Zaman won’t be part of the team (for the T20 World Cup). He has suffered a knee injury and could be out for four to six weeks. He might have to be in rehab for a month, I guess. From what I know, it is a similar injury to what Shaheen Afridi suffered. Let’s hope that he recovers soon.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Seems Fakhar may miss out

    During a discussion on the YouTube channel Rashid Latif stated that he had information about the batter suffering an injury. He revealed during the show:

    “Fakhar Zaman won’t be part of the team (for the T20 World Cup). He has suffered a knee injury and could be out for four to six weeks. He might have to be in rehab for a month, I guess. From what I know, it is a similar injury to what Shaheen Afridi suffered. Let’s hope that he recovers soon.”
    We do not have a replacement for Fakhar. Wonder how many of our boys are carrying niggles and yet still playing through them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    You don’t have to

    Sharjeel and Fakhar are boundary hitters. No need for mental gymnastics. Cricket is a simple game. Powerplay are for boundaries, not 2s and 1s
    And what happens when you can't execute boundaries? Don't forget Australian grounds are bigger.

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