Twenty20 World Cup 2009 June 8, 2009

I'm missing the Badshahs and the Badmashes

Pakistan face a desperate, nerve-tingling struggle to beat Netherlands, a team of part-time cricketers, and progress in this World Cup
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Pakistan face a desperate, nerve-tingling struggle to beat Netherlands, a team of part-time cricketers, and progress in this World Cup. But victory will not be enough unless it is by a sufficient margin to ensure that Pakistan’s net run-rate is superior to Netherlands.

A washout—and rain is threatened at Lord’s—will mean that Pakistan will be eliminated.

Pakistan might point to the Dutch team’s freak victory against England as a stroke of misfortune but, ultimately, they only have themselves to blame. Pakistan’s preparations have looked lazy and their match performances have lacked sharpness.

Off the field, the Pakistan camp has been prone to public gaffes. First, Intikhab Alam raised eyebrows when he stated he was “unconcerned” about defeat to India.

This was followed by Younis Khan’s silly claim after the England match that he only thought of World Cup Twenty20 cricket as “fun” even if it was international cricket.

Such errors of judgement are no surprise as Pakistan have once again turned up for a major tour without a media manager. The modern media world is complex and sophisticated, and to leave this important area in the hands of a coach and a team manager who are both past retirement age is sheer folly.

In Younis’ defence he was visibly shaken by defeat, and in between his smiles and his easy-going attitude, he was clearly disappointed by the performance of his senior colleagues, namely Shahid Afridi, Salman Butt, and Kamran Akmal.

He has promised that there will be changes for today’s match and that the senior players will be asked to take greater responsibility, which includes a move up the batting order.

Indeed, one of the perplexing decisions at The Oval was the sight of Misbah-ul Haq, Pakistan’s Twenty20 miracle worker, striding to the crease once the game was all but lost. Pakistan must have experience at the top of the order.

On the bowling front, Shahid Afridi’s consistency has vanished, a handicap to Pakistan in the middle overs. In addition, Yasir Arafat looks a poor choice to open the bowling, often pitching too full and allowing the batsman to clear the infield.

Pakistan’s traditional strength has been its bowling, a necessity because of batting and fielding frailties, but the current bowling line-up has struggled to exert any control over any opposition.

Netherlands are inexperienced but confident enough to take on the bigger teams, as they showed against England. Pakistan should, however, have more than enough firepower to defeat them by the required margin to ensure qualification.

Unfortunately, Pakistan’s performances up to now have made their supporters concerned about the team’s attitude, and a tournament that could have been fun has begun miserably.

The question now is whether or not the Pakistan captain and management can motivate the players to qualify for the easier half of the Super Eights draw?

Certainly, Pakistan can do it. But the disorganisation and disruption in Pakistan cricket over the last few years is now beginning to take a severe toll.

Whatever the result today, a drastic overhaul is required. If Pakistan cricket were run properly, would the Twenty20 team be without Imran Nazir, Abdul Razzaq, and even possibly Shoaib Akhtar, warts and all? The Badshahs and Badmashes have been sorely missed.

Kamran Abbasi is an editor, writer and broadcaster. He tweets here

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  • Mohd Mustafa on July 15, 2009, 14:08 GMT

    Cricket in pakistan finish, as pak can never produce players like Imran,wasim Akram,Waqar Younis javed miandad.Success in past because of these players.None of the new comming players like saed anwar, Inzamam, Mohd Yousuf. No depth seen in bowling . Pak has destructive batting line. Disarray in batting line, worst than bangladesh. Pak has no other option as wicketkeeper. Why pak unable to produce wicketkeeper like moin khan.

  • F Rahman on June 20, 2009, 12:31 GMT

    I'd personally like to see Imran Nazir in T20 squad. He could be the perfect opener for Pakistan in this sort of game. He should have been given a chance atleast where some others are failing consistently.

  • Amer Ahmed on June 18, 2009, 3:44 GMT

    Kamran, I know I'm late in this Blog but I can't believe some of the comments made here. Fans can be disappointed but they shouldn't say things that would hurt Pakistan's image abroad, it seems like more Indians are writing comments with Muslim names - no disrespect to Indian friends as this clash of the titans is so obvious all over the internet with Pakistanis and Indians alike. I have also seen Indians react the same way to their Heroes but they are not as grueling to their players as Pakistani fans are, they seem to have more stable head on their shoulders. Younus needs help!!! Not only from PCB but also from the Public. Poor Guy! Public is too impatient. Younus didn't say anything wrong about T20 being a Tamasha cricket, of course it is there for the entertainment of the public only. These records don't mean anything, you can't produce quality players with this format. T20 has come into being and popularized only due to the demand of busy lives today, all around the world.

  • Suhail Mohammed on June 15, 2009, 12:39 GMT

    I have read the comments of all of our freinds. The easiest thing to do is critisism and you ppl did the same. I have great faith in Pakistani team. Alll the players are very talented and they are going to make it into the finals.that is for sure. God Bless Our Team. InshAllah. Please you people cannot appreciate yoiur team then you ppl don't have right to critise them. Pakistan Zindabad.

  • Ghulam Haider Vajid on June 15, 2009, 11:57 GMT

    Although we have won against New Zealand, my suggestions are Salman Butt should be immediately removed, he is not fit for this format, secondly Intikhab Alam should be relieved from his job, even if we won the T20 World Cup. Imran Nazir, Rana Naveed and Abdul Razzak should be brought into Playing Eleven (Abdul Razzak is already in)a coach like Jhonty Rhodes should be hired as fielding coach for our poor fielders, in every match a new talent should be introduced like Ahmed Shazaib, Yunus Khan needs some crash courses how to reply in interviews, Players should be informed not to laugh while demonstrating poor fielding.

  • Umer on June 15, 2009, 8:23 GMT

    I m umer nd i predict nw tht ma team wil win da cup....im v.tense wid our team performence bt i know dey wil win!! s0 paki fans never loose ur hopes how ever dey r u jst ve 2 trust our team nd u wil c pakistan wins try it tc luv u awl!!

  • Shahzad Iqbal on June 10, 2009, 11:13 GMT

    but much better than his co-players. he seems to be the one who can hold innings together, guys like shoaib n misbah can blast big shots (which they r not doing right now). misbah cant be blame coz he is nto getting enuf time but shoaib malik is not playing up to his potential which is of utmost importance for our chances in this tournament. v all r missing imran n razzaq in this team but v could not include them in the team coz of logistic reasons. already teh ICC and indian boards r after us (as no player from pakistan was in IPL and now no team from pakistan will b representing in champions league) so v have to play our cards carefully. now since these both players and yousuf have been released from ICL the board must make sure that these players r avaialble for next assignement of pakistan team. so just give some encouragement to the guys available n plz plz plz... stop askin for shoaib akhtar, that guy had not done nething good to pakistan cricket for the last 3-4 years.

  • Fayyaz Qadir on June 10, 2009, 7:48 GMT

    In the present circumstances( with present team having made it to super eights). I think playing Afridi as an opener will do Pakistan a lot of good. It will most likely bring out the true colors of Afridi. He wil be able to look a bit before lauching. Ball will come onto his bat better early on also there will be less fielders to catch it if he mishits ( Pakistan has nothing to loose as he is not doing well at any other position- where he comes in situations where he has to dig his team out by scoring 12 runs an over) He may be a lottery in the early overs.

  • ALi on June 10, 2009, 4:01 GMT

    Good Luck Pakistan In the SUPER 8's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Naveed Ather on June 10, 2009, 3:59 GMT

    I can't understand PCB policy on Badshahs. If ICC and BCCI have no objection on this. Why PCB is creating Dramas. Cricket is in our Blood and we can't swallow a failure due to this week team performance while we have such great players sitting infront of the TV and just watching T20 Funny Game.

  • Mohd Mustafa on July 15, 2009, 14:08 GMT

    Cricket in pakistan finish, as pak can never produce players like Imran,wasim Akram,Waqar Younis javed miandad.Success in past because of these players.None of the new comming players like saed anwar, Inzamam, Mohd Yousuf. No depth seen in bowling . Pak has destructive batting line. Disarray in batting line, worst than bangladesh. Pak has no other option as wicketkeeper. Why pak unable to produce wicketkeeper like moin khan.

  • F Rahman on June 20, 2009, 12:31 GMT

    I'd personally like to see Imran Nazir in T20 squad. He could be the perfect opener for Pakistan in this sort of game. He should have been given a chance atleast where some others are failing consistently.

  • Amer Ahmed on June 18, 2009, 3:44 GMT

    Kamran, I know I'm late in this Blog but I can't believe some of the comments made here. Fans can be disappointed but they shouldn't say things that would hurt Pakistan's image abroad, it seems like more Indians are writing comments with Muslim names - no disrespect to Indian friends as this clash of the titans is so obvious all over the internet with Pakistanis and Indians alike. I have also seen Indians react the same way to their Heroes but they are not as grueling to their players as Pakistani fans are, they seem to have more stable head on their shoulders. Younus needs help!!! Not only from PCB but also from the Public. Poor Guy! Public is too impatient. Younus didn't say anything wrong about T20 being a Tamasha cricket, of course it is there for the entertainment of the public only. These records don't mean anything, you can't produce quality players with this format. T20 has come into being and popularized only due to the demand of busy lives today, all around the world.

  • Suhail Mohammed on June 15, 2009, 12:39 GMT

    I have read the comments of all of our freinds. The easiest thing to do is critisism and you ppl did the same. I have great faith in Pakistani team. Alll the players are very talented and they are going to make it into the finals.that is for sure. God Bless Our Team. InshAllah. Please you people cannot appreciate yoiur team then you ppl don't have right to critise them. Pakistan Zindabad.

  • Ghulam Haider Vajid on June 15, 2009, 11:57 GMT

    Although we have won against New Zealand, my suggestions are Salman Butt should be immediately removed, he is not fit for this format, secondly Intikhab Alam should be relieved from his job, even if we won the T20 World Cup. Imran Nazir, Rana Naveed and Abdul Razzak should be brought into Playing Eleven (Abdul Razzak is already in)a coach like Jhonty Rhodes should be hired as fielding coach for our poor fielders, in every match a new talent should be introduced like Ahmed Shazaib, Yunus Khan needs some crash courses how to reply in interviews, Players should be informed not to laugh while demonstrating poor fielding.

  • Umer on June 15, 2009, 8:23 GMT

    I m umer nd i predict nw tht ma team wil win da cup....im v.tense wid our team performence bt i know dey wil win!! s0 paki fans never loose ur hopes how ever dey r u jst ve 2 trust our team nd u wil c pakistan wins try it tc luv u awl!!

  • Shahzad Iqbal on June 10, 2009, 11:13 GMT

    but much better than his co-players. he seems to be the one who can hold innings together, guys like shoaib n misbah can blast big shots (which they r not doing right now). misbah cant be blame coz he is nto getting enuf time but shoaib malik is not playing up to his potential which is of utmost importance for our chances in this tournament. v all r missing imran n razzaq in this team but v could not include them in the team coz of logistic reasons. already teh ICC and indian boards r after us (as no player from pakistan was in IPL and now no team from pakistan will b representing in champions league) so v have to play our cards carefully. now since these both players and yousuf have been released from ICL the board must make sure that these players r avaialble for next assignement of pakistan team. so just give some encouragement to the guys available n plz plz plz... stop askin for shoaib akhtar, that guy had not done nething good to pakistan cricket for the last 3-4 years.

  • Fayyaz Qadir on June 10, 2009, 7:48 GMT

    In the present circumstances( with present team having made it to super eights). I think playing Afridi as an opener will do Pakistan a lot of good. It will most likely bring out the true colors of Afridi. He wil be able to look a bit before lauching. Ball will come onto his bat better early on also there will be less fielders to catch it if he mishits ( Pakistan has nothing to loose as he is not doing well at any other position- where he comes in situations where he has to dig his team out by scoring 12 runs an over) He may be a lottery in the early overs.

  • ALi on June 10, 2009, 4:01 GMT

    Good Luck Pakistan In the SUPER 8's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Naveed Ather on June 10, 2009, 3:59 GMT

    I can't understand PCB policy on Badshahs. If ICC and BCCI have no objection on this. Why PCB is creating Dramas. Cricket is in our Blood and we can't swallow a failure due to this week team performance while we have such great players sitting infront of the TV and just watching T20 Funny Game.

  • AMIN on June 10, 2009, 3:34 GMT

    My comments about BCCI's long term planning, to demolish Pakistan Cricket, IS TRUE, you need to gather ALL the facts which begins from: India's refusal to tour Pakistan, They tried to interfere and finnaly split Sri Lanka's tour to Pakistan THUS depriving Pak team from getting more matches w/Sri Lanka, Then not allowing Pak cricketers to IPL EVEN TOUGH it was held in S. Africa, depriving Pakistan to co host the world cup matches. The current ICC looks like BCCI/ICC, and PCB is finding it real hard to deal with BCCI/ICC. It is one organization w/two names: BCCI/ICC. ARENT THESE REASONS ENOUGH TO SAY THAT BCCI is trying to demolish Pak Cricket. As far as my sentence goes No matter how much BCCI tries Pak Cricket will NEVER die. Even tough Pak Cricket is going trough tough times they will always survive and Pakistan flag will always stand tall

  • AMIN on June 10, 2009, 1:07 GMT

    good win for pakis... younus wasting the talented fawad and misbah.. why he didnt give fawad the ball. he was playing mainly as a bowler. saeed ajmal was bowling beautifully but replaced by shoaib malik.. misbah again batted only quarter part of the inninngs... and what the hell PCB chairman was doing in the dug out.. watch out something wrong somewhere..

  • wanderer on June 9, 2009, 22:59 GMT

    Yes Srinivas Pakistan players do not want to play for Pakistan but only for money. What a pathetic statement. Most of the players enjoy playing for Pakistan, it's their attitude on the field that needs to change.

    Don't worry, as far as Pakistan goes, once the Great Devil is bankrupt, which INSHALLAH is already happening, down will fall the great Hindu state and it's cricket money team as well.

    What goes around, comes around.

  • wanderer on June 9, 2009, 22:58 GMT

    Yes Srinivas Pakistan players do not want to play for Pakistan but only for money. What a pathetic statement. Most of the players enjoy playing for Pakistan, it's their attitude on the field that needs to change.

    Don't worry, as far as Pakistan goes, once the Great Devil is bankrupt, which INSHALLAH is already happening, down will fall the great Hindu state and it's cricket money team as well.

    What goes around, comes around.

  • Fayyaz Qadir on June 9, 2009, 20:33 GMT

    World`s two best T20 players 1 Razzak 2 Imran Nazir. It looks like PCB was really determined to ( NOT WIN) as including the worlds two most dangerous t20 players couldhave really boosted Paki chances. I am at surprised at the lack of patriotism on PCBs Part given circumstances political and lack of cricket) they should have completely disregarded BCCI and gone ahead with letting the ICL players play.

  • Avi on June 9, 2009, 20:22 GMT

    Ridiculous comments like the one by Mr Amin, which claims the decline of Pakistani cricket to be the sole handiwork of the BCCI, only distract from the plentiful, and very real issues facing that nation and it's cricket team.

  • shahid on June 9, 2009, 20:19 GMT

    they should send afridi opener with kamran akmal followed by misbah n malik

  • Srinivas on June 9, 2009, 19:10 GMT

    Pakistan is a mess as well as its team. But sometimes these messy players can get it together and win. I am sure none of them want to play for pakistan but rather play for some money somewhere else.

  • farouk mohammed on June 9, 2009, 18:21 GMT

    stop all the bickering, pakistan will win and win big today and also in the next matches to follow

  • shahab on June 9, 2009, 17:54 GMT

    shoaib akhtar was a must for this tourney..even though we are in the second round, we still need him..players like symonds and akhtar are such class acts that even if they spit on the captain's face,they should still be in the playing 11...

    nazir, razzaq,even mahmood in english conditions..mad selectors.they are the real enemies

  • Moh`d Shakil on June 9, 2009, 17:52 GMT

    In my opinion Shahid Afridi is a better opener in T20 cricket That’s why My Team is 1.Shahid Afridi 2.Kamran Akmal 3.Shoaib Malik 4.Younus Khan 5.Misbah ul Haq 6.Salman Butt 7.Fawad Alam 8.Sohail Tanvir 9.Umar Gul 10.Mohammad Aamir 11.Saeed Ajmal 12.Yasir Arafat

  • Atif Mian on June 9, 2009, 17:48 GMT

    I am so perplexed with what is happening to Pak cricket today, we seem to have gone back to the dark ages of employing coaches past their sell by dates and we clearly lack leadership at all levels. A media manager can do little to lift a team, that should be the job of the coach and the captain and from what we can see on the tv they both lack that discipline, something that was abundant with Imran, Wasim and Waqar. Does anyone else notice the decline of our fielding?, something that was built on during the woolmer years, after he went what did we do but try second rated coaches current one included. I mean how is a sixty something going to teach catching and fielding techniques?, i am also very dissapointed with the likes of Imran, Wasim and Waqar why have they not come forward and offer their services when their country needs them instead of commentating our failures, they need to act now else we are going down the same road as West Indies a mediocre side.

  • ajaib hussain on June 9, 2009, 17:48 GMT

    my team afridi/nazir/akmal/misbah/razzaq/arafat/naveed/azhar mahmood/tanvir/sami/gul.

  • Awais on June 9, 2009, 17:45 GMT

    I personally think the should go with more allrounders. If i have to choose T20 team my team should be 1. Imran Nazir 2. Imran Farhat 3. Younis Khan 4. Misbah-ul-Haq 5. Shoaib Malik 6. Kamran Akmal 7. Abdul Razzak 8. Shahid Afridi 9. Rana Naveed 10. Azher Mahmood or Yasir Arfat 11. Umar Gul

    This should be explosive pakistani team.

  • Z.Khan on June 9, 2009, 17:44 GMT

    guys why are you all so disappointed.. u need to take a seat back! relax and chill. we did it and i am sure pakistan will do well, we have always bounced back. its just lake of cricket, we do need Imran nazir and abdul back in our side but at the mo we can do well without them.. i am amazed some people doubt afridi and younas! maybe those ppl are football ppl not cricket guys! no nothing about it!

    ta

  • mustafa khan on June 9, 2009, 17:43 GMT

    i am very surprised to see younis khan's attitude.He seems to be on a crack down mission for Pakistan cricket.Once a team of many match winners does not have a single international level player now.YES they are all big names on paper but what have these big names done for the team . We lack professionalism not just in players but more importantly from the PCB officials.Our chief selector chose the best time to resign proving once again that he was not professional enough after all. Why are we always following other boards instead of taking initiatives ourselves.Why could nt we include the discarded players from ICL for this tournament if they are to be included at all in the future. Our defeat to England is not a surprise but our win today against holland is................

  • shameem on June 9, 2009, 17:33 GMT

    well, like imran said, the pak teams current poor performance is self inflicted. Indeed. Its true that people perceive things differently. I am amazed with captaincy of pak team ever since Inzi left (thouigh he wasnt so great a captain when it comes to decision making). No one does anything different. It cant be so.If Younis sees this 20-20 as a fun game and he is not seriouos about, then he should step down! come on man, its not a joke. its a world cup. if u r not interested then y not say its not for me(notable he is famous for speaking his heart out).there are people like imran nazir, razaq who r ithcing to play. This is pak team captain at its huniliating worst. Secondly, Afridi factor. Its understandable in a 50 over match,the decision to send him down. But y in 20-20??? goodness me!! Pak team is killing his ability,killing afridi byu not sendinh him open.After al,in this format,how many balls a player gets?? how much each score? Sit down n think man.or else dont waste our time

  • Fahad Chughtai on June 9, 2009, 17:23 GMT

    hehee, Badshahs and Badmashes, I like that.

    I think the team should look a little like this for the next world T20, which I'm sure Pak will win.You can't expect a team to win if half their top players are banned.

    Openers: Used to playing with each other. 1)Imran Nazir 2)Imran Farhat

    Middle Order: Great hitters as well as great at taking singles. 3)Mohammad Hafeez 4)Shoaib Malik 5)Misbah Ul Haq/Fawad Alam

    Lower Order: Classic Pakistan lower Order, able to take the game away 6)Kamran Akmal/Humayun Farhat 7)Abdul Razzaq/Rana Naved Ul Hassan 8)Shahid Afridi

    Bowlers: 9)Sohail Tanvir/Mohammad Aamer(Great open bowlers) 10)Umar Gul(Great Death bowler) 11)Saeed Ajmal

    Good luck to them 2 years later :-;

  • terror on June 9, 2009, 17:17 GMT

    imran nazir and kamran akmal should open ,both r capable of taking full advantage of the power play.Misbah ul haq should come at number 3 he beyond any doubt is the best t-20 player Pakistan has.abdul razzaq at 4 and yunis khan at 5 can steady the innings .Rana naveed should come at 6 followed by shahid afridi at 7.sohail tanveer proved in ipl that he can hit the ball hard he is my number 8.shoib akhtar if fit can still terrorise any batsmen he is my number 9.umer gull is improving and has enough experience to become number 10.ajmal though new but is impressive and adds variety to spin he is my number 11.shoib malik qualifies for the 12 man only because he is experienced. i bet this team can beat any team even if they give 50 %.

  • asad iqbal on June 9, 2009, 17:13 GMT

    My T20 team wud be as follows:

    1. Imran Nazir 2. Imran Farhat/Junaid Jamshed 3. Hasan Raza 4. Misbah -ul -haq/Mohd Yousuf 5. Rana Naved 6. Abdul Razak 7. Kamran Akmal 8. Azhar Mahmood 9. Shahid Afridi/Fawad Alam 10. Sohail Tanveer/shahid nazir 11. Umer Gul

  • Ujjwal Pandey on June 9, 2009, 17:12 GMT

    Well, it was fun reading the blog and the comments. Pakistan did win against NL and did that quite convincingly too. But, I too miss the badshahs. Well, not all of them. I think Imran Nazir is overrated and for all the trouble he brings, he is most likely not worth it. You should just let the Rawalpindi Express go out of commission already too. Abdul Razzak, Mohammad Yousuf and Rana Naved need to be in the pakistan 11 for sure though. The guy who blamed the cricketers for running after money by joining the ICL should learn to keep quiet about things he doesn't know the heck about. ICL is the victim. Well, that should be of no concern for the Pakistani team however. The PCB needs to let those three play for the country at least. About Afridi, he has expressed his doubts over opening batting and clearly enjoys his bowling more. I still think he should open though, its the job of the coach and the captain to give him confidence to open the innings. He would surely be most effective there.

  • abid hussain on June 9, 2009, 17:07 GMT

    my team imran nazir imran farhat misbah ul haq mohammed yousuf abdul razzaq shaid afridi kamran akmal shoib malik sohail tanvir umar gul imran tahir completing the rest of the squad rana naved ul hasan hasan raza and mohhamed aamir.........shoib malik abdul razzaq and afridi can bat in any 1 ov the positions according to the match situation

  • Hasan Jaffar on June 9, 2009, 17:04 GMT

    I can't understand what they were waiting for, why they didn't started hitting early. They should have passed 200, but any way we are into Super Eights...Best of luck Pakis

  • AZ USA on June 9, 2009, 17:01 GMT

    Please NO Rana Naveed - he is an oldy who should be playing senior level cricket, likes of Arafat - he never had any fire in him, not then not now. Amir showed some very good class today - these guys need to be trained to bowl for 20/20 and we have the bolwers, it is the batting and fielding where we usually hurt and the stupid leadership (sucking captain)

  • AZ USA on June 9, 2009, 16:58 GMT

    Amir - is bowling superbly, he is a keeper. Imran Nazir is badly needed. Afridi needs to open and make use of the 1st 6 overs.

  • fahad on June 9, 2009, 16:50 GMT

    Afridi needs to open. If you look at his career, his best performances have been at the top of the order. Even if he doesn't perform at the top, its not an issue, because he is useless down the order anyway.

  • cricpolitics on June 9, 2009, 16:47 GMT

    Thank God my money has not gone all wasted after defeating Neterlands. I could at least watch another three matches involving Pakistan.

  • Basit on June 9, 2009, 16:46 GMT

    Very funny comments by most of y'all. Razzaq will probably give up 10+ runs per over Same with Rana. Doing well in ICL is not the same as in International. We have all seen them fail again and again. Same people will then be calling to drop them from the team. Imran Nazir is one who can really help the team though.

    Kamran, how can you ask for Shoaib to be brought back? He is not even fit to play F5 let alone T20. Pakistan doesn't need badmmash as they have already done tremendous harm with their player power. Pakistan needs discipline at domestic level as wall as in PCB and the international teams. They also need to show passion shown by the teams of the 80s and 90s, especially Imran, Miandad, Qadir, Zaheer, Wasim, Waqar, Salim Malik to name only a few.

  • amjad on June 9, 2009, 16:46 GMT

    EAT UR WORDS MR.KAMRAN and i really really mean it.. yunas khan led from the front with his batting and his skills (bowling changes and field placing).. now how do u rate that mr.kamran?

  • Umar Riaz on June 9, 2009, 16:42 GMT

    The team should be like this.

    1.Imran farhat 2.Imran nazir 3.Abdul Razzaq 4.Misbahul Haq 5.Shahid afridi 6.Kamran Akmal 7.Sohail Tanvir 8.Shoaib malik/Fawad Alam. 9.Umar Gul 10.Saeed Ajmal 11 Muhammad Asif

    Hitters must come up in the order. It is 20 over dont know why pakistan plays it like a ODI or a test match. Butt, Younus, Shehzad are not T20 player at all. They even not belong to 50 over ODI team.

  • pardesi on June 9, 2009, 16:41 GMT

    Good thing they won today. Still not convinced tho. I think we have wrong mix of playrs although they are all prof and good players. Nazir, Rana and Razzak should've been in but they are not so lets not worry about that for now. The biggest thing the every Pak team always lacked is preparation and approach. No planning. They show up at the field with "dekha jaye ga" attitude. The openers have never performed for as long as I can remember. Why not try Afridi/Akmal combination.They were devastating in India few years ago.They are not doing much down the order any way.Afridi,Akmal,Misbah,Malik,Fawad/(or any other middle order bat),Younis,So.Tanveer,Yasir,Aamer,Umar,Ajmal.Great lineup but it all starts with a plan and attitude which Pak teams never had. Practice does not make perfect when you play against world class players. Everyone must know their role. A six or four is not always the best thing. Sometimes you must come in knowing how long u have to stay and score how many in that time.

  • Junaid on June 9, 2009, 16:37 GMT

    All of us need to know our responsibilities and at least try to meet expectations and then expect the same from our team.

  • Junaid on June 9, 2009, 16:35 GMT

    Badshahs are a below par team, Razzaq and Nazir got enough chances with the Pak team, Razaq is way past his prime and Nazir can only hit the below average ICL bowlers all over the park. This is so amusing whenever we lose we think it’s because of the players who missed selection. And do I hear people saying Younis is not a good captain? So now you want Malik to be captain again? or Afridi? maybe Misbah? Our whole nation is restless, never ready to give a proper run to any system, and then what do you expect the selectors to do? They are Pakistani too. Mr. Abbasi here, is just another example of 'all emotion no logic', sir you say you are missing Akhtar? He deserved to be axed for good after the doping saga, the money and attention spent on Akhtar should have been directed in nurturing some new bowler. Our whole nation just loves to blow HOT and Cold and the Pakistani team is a mirror of that attitude.

  • Fahad Shaukat on June 9, 2009, 16:30 GMT

    I don't condemn the pakistani team - i surmise the problem surfaces at the management level. Illeterate management at the top has left no tool to handicap pakistani cricket by banishing world class players like Nazir, razzak, farhat, rana, yousuf and sami. I understand that akhtar is a lousy character, but still he is a threat to opposition. Can someone really explain to me why salman butt, ahmed shahzad, fawad alam, rao iftikhar are even in the ream? I really think that that PCB should be trialled for their discrepancies and ludicrous decisions which have screwed pakistani cricket. Why can't we have one educated guy at the top who understands management?

  • stunnersohail on June 9, 2009, 16:28 GMT

    AND atlast Pakistan wins it nd gets through to SEMIS its now time to name a replacement for Yasir Arafat (he is injured) bring in IMRAN NAZIR or Abdul Razzaq might be a better choice as he is an allrounder and might play a good hand. If PCB (Political Cricket Board) do not bring ICL players in then they are ought to resign coz they have no idea how to run a cricket board with professionalism and without Politics (we saw it when he commented abt Imran nazir behaviour).

  • Adeel Polani on June 9, 2009, 16:27 GMT

    1st of all well done 4 da todays performance.need diz momentum 4 da other matchs..wana ask u sumthin mr.kamran.is our Chairman Mr.Ijaz Butt is pakistani??.i don think so.he dosn't care abt our team.y did't he picked imran,razzaq,rana n akhtar 4 da t20 wolrdcup.u see we don hav da big hitters until our 6 wikit..v jus hav misbah who can hit hard but only 1 man can't play in whole tournament n take away da game in last few ovrz..n othr thng v also need a supportive bowlr wid umar gul,so y our chairman didnt fight for M.ASIF to bring him bak as soon as possible..see m rite tht he dosn't cares abt our team n even abt our country..i can tell u tht our paki fans n supports can pick much bettr players rathr den these selectors n awl..my 15 playrs are as undr.. IMRAN NAZIR RAZZAQ FAWAD MISBAH SHOAIB MALIK YOUNUS KHAN KAMRAN AFRIDI SOHAIL TANVIR RANA AKHTAR UMAR GUL AMIR / M.ASIF SAEED AJMAL YASIR ARAFAT.. i can bet u diz team can beat eny of da worlds best team..reply plz w8ng

  • anser azeem on June 9, 2009, 16:21 GMT

    Pakistan is going all the way like the 1992 WC. They started badly will struggle in the SE but they have the talent to shock all the pundits.

  • shan on June 9, 2009, 16:17 GMT

    For those of you who criticize YK for playing slow and taking singles should look at his strike rate in the first two game. He plays sensibly and scores at a highest strike rate then anyone in the team. He takes signles rotates strike and when loose ball comes hits for six. Here are the numbers

    46 of 31 balls against England = Strike Rate 148.00 (If more players batted at this strike rate we would have won instead of hitting a 4 or 6 and then getting out).

    Againts Netherland 36 of 21 - Strike Rate = 180 (Again, if Shoaib Malik would have batted even aroun 130 strike rate then the total would have been around 190).

    The reason we loose a lot of games coz not many of our players know the meaning of rotating strike, they go for big hits and get out.

    You need someone like Younis in the middle to hold the fort.

  • Laiq on June 9, 2009, 16:17 GMT

    Guys and Girls gents and ladies you need to calm down, we pakistani having a habbit of being too impatient, yes pakistani team is rusty they didn't played international games since long, give them a break, yet they proved it today, and we are sure they will do better in days to come, yes YK was disappointed but at a batsman he done well in these two encounters we need to respect our team and players. Looks at Australia they are out, they are the world champios on the other side Windies are the weak side and they won the game, remember cricket by chance, also at the 92 cup we were almost out of the cup, but later on we won it. so keep cool and enjoy the game, win and loss is part of the game.

  • habib on June 9, 2009, 16:05 GMT

    everybody is talking about imran nazir,razzak,and rana.i hope that PCB have the eyes to see and ears to hear and mind to read our requests. if paki ll perform well in the upcoming days even then PCB should include imran ,razzak,rana and yusuf becuase they played under the top players like wasim and Inzi so they know what means pride?

  • Talha on June 9, 2009, 15:57 GMT

    hi my dear Indian firends! I don't think anyone should blame BCCI for the team's loss! no way we can blame others for our losses, but its just that everyone has left Pakistan in the shadows, and only Srilanka came to Pakistan, and it is on record that BCCI tried to stop this from happening. I am pretty sure that you are sincere in your feelings, and I thank you for that, but this is also a true fact

  • Muhammad Ayaz Shaikh on June 9, 2009, 15:56 GMT

    Mr: kamran forgot about shoaib akhtar but pakistan is really missing badshah's like imran, razzaq and rana naveed becoz they have performed really well in ICL and Nationat 20/20

  • PakFan on June 9, 2009, 15:38 GMT

    Pakistan have thrashed Netherland and now they are have the right team in this tournament.They will now qualify for semis easily. And how can you put Malik out for Yousuf who is not suited for this format although he will be aaset for ODIs and tests.

  • Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 15:34 GMT

    all of the bad comments made about the pakistan team are outrageous, now that they have won everyone is going to say that YK is a great captain, and the match against England was a blip.....if you are really Pakistan Supporters then you should be doing so in the hifghs and the lows

  • amin on June 9, 2009, 14:54 GMT

    why cant they bring imran nazir back..it takes lesss than one day to get to oval from pak..

  • amin on June 9, 2009, 14:49 GMT

    i want razzak and imran back...no butt..no iftikar n no ajmal ..n i think aamir is not performing either..

  • Wajahat Ali Gilgit on June 9, 2009, 14:44 GMT

    As a starter we should get rid of this cumbersome PCB management and chairman.I don’t know what personal grudge PCB officials have for the Pakistani ICL players. Players like Imran Nazir,Razaaq and Rana would have performed miles better than Afridi,Salman Butt ,Yonus Khan and Shaoib.For God sake, at least PCB should understand the reality and bring back ICL players, and if there is any legal implication hurdling, just tear down the legality, we need good players who perform good cricket and entertain larger crowd but not mere legality.

  • Shahzad on June 9, 2009, 14:22 GMT

    I am seeing very difficult for Paksitan to move to next stage due to very poor batting display by Shoaib Malik especially and Pakistan are atleast 15 runs behind the reasonble total. Pakistan has best 20-players in the world, Imran Nazir, AbulRazaq, NaveedulHassan but very unfortunately they were not included in the team even they had aggreed to leave ICL only because of presence o extremely nonprofessional chairman of PCB who is always afraid of India. I do not think Sulman Butt and even Younis Khan has place in the team for this formate. I would prefer master stylish Muhammd Yousif (who at least knows how to find the gap to play shots) over Y.Khan. Thi is the greatest badluck that we are not playing with Imran Nazir and AbdulRazaq

  • Tony Greig on June 9, 2009, 14:18 GMT

    kamran Akmal should NOT be in any form of cricket team. This guy is the worst I have seen in years. Also, Younis seems to have completely lost the whole idea of T20. He shouldn't play if he thinks it is fun. It was a very stange comment from captain of the team saying it ON-RECORD. Also, why is Misbah still sent at 5 and exclusion of Sohail Tanveer. Mainly, I believe it is YK who is responsible and should be accounted for along with the coach.

  • angry fan on June 9, 2009, 14:14 GMT

    i think that younis khan is absolutely nt fit to be a captain,i was just checking score on cricinfo when i saw younis and shoaib,it looked like that had taken bribe,they were playing as it was a test match against England,and imran nazir is essential as water and fire for human,and about afride,he is no more boom boom! A big problem with pcb is that they dont know how to select players,where is saqlain"he is inventor of doosra if i am not wrong"when ever if younis khan makes a mistake he is smilling if i was a cheif selector i would have done this do or die to arfide with bat and bowl (because he is experienced player) salman butt(should score 50 in atleast 4 matches or 100 in 10 matches shoaib akther(avoid bringing teady bear in training camp and should lose some weight(10) younis khan(should score atleast 45 in a single match tanveer(should bowl with sense) kamran(little above average in batting but must concentrate on his wicket keeping umar gul(should control his temper)

  • Faraz on June 9, 2009, 14:14 GMT

    My team would be... 1. Imran Nazir 2. Salman Butt For Opening 3. Younis Khan 4. Mohammad Yousuf For Middle Orders 5. Misbah ul Haq 6. Shahid Afridi/ Abdul Razzaq 7. Kamran Akmal For Hitters 8. Rana Naveed ul hassan 9. Umer Gul 10.Sohail Tanveer For bowlers 3 fast& 1 spinner 11. Saeed Ajmal

  • Raja on June 9, 2009, 14:11 GMT

    Ridiculous Planning by Pakistan. They don't understand this format, at least Younis doesn't They are not committed to win. Look at Umar Gul laughing at mis-field. Disappointing !!

  • shaz on June 9, 2009, 14:11 GMT

    the real team would be shahid afridi kamran akmal misbah mohammed yousuf younis khan abdul razzaq rana mohammed asif umar gul saeed ajmal

  • sheraz on June 9, 2009, 14:11 GMT

    now lests see what will happen 175/5 pak has made...need to restrict them to 150....i dont kn why i support my time even in bad times but these players never think like tht...pls people ask u to play not to surrender.....

  • Zeshan Ali on June 9, 2009, 14:09 GMT

    My team 4 this world cup if Asif and akhtar were available would be:

    Imran Nazir Nasir Jamshed Kamran Akmal Shahid Afridi Shoaib Malik Misbah Ul Haq Younis Khan Rana Naved Shoaib Akhtar Umar Gul Mohammed Asif

  • Mel on June 9, 2009, 14:04 GMT

    Guys stop bashing YK so much, poor guy did not know how to behave when one becomes a national team captain ( that too cricket in sub contnent !). If there was a manager for the team that guy needs to be sacked, and a good PR manager needs to be considered. Cricket wise get over the selection issues, always select the best 11 else see even th mighty ausies fell, too big a trap select your best 11 ( not just playing 11 but the whole squad) no matter what.

  • Shahrukh on June 9, 2009, 13:57 GMT

    being an avid supporter of the Pakistani team, to see the team in its current state is shameful ... Pakistan was once a team who had players like Imran, javed, zaheer, waqar, wasim .. i mean these guys would take the game by the scruff of the neck and play it .. this current time is making of mockery of those people heroics. I dont know what to say this is simple way to disappointing ..

  • IRFAN on June 9, 2009, 13:43 GMT

    They should sen afridi opner and were are Imran Nazir and that they dont even tamke a game seriously

  • Idrish on June 9, 2009, 13:37 GMT

    It's impossible to resist watching our indebted players. They dont have courage, force in their arms and even mentally they are sick - look the great 'captano'. 8 in 8 what a courage to face minnows. they are ' seemingly 'Jinns' for our 'Gladiator' - the yk. it's better they loose today rather facing the fate to face INDIA. they might post 400+ against our great heroes.

  • Shakeel Memon on June 9, 2009, 13:17 GMT

    Hi .... How r u Pakistan? If I were to select team for Pakistan... My team would have been. 1. Salman Butt 2. Imran Nazir 3. Younis Khan 4. Mohammad Yousuf 5. Misbah ul Haq 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Abdul Razzak 8. Rana Naveed 9. Shoaib Akhtar 10. Umer Gul 11. Sohail Tanveer 12. Shoaib Malik 13. Kamran Akmal 14. Saeed Ajmal 15. Imran Farhat 16. Nasir Jamshed

    Afridi needs more time at the crease to get back his batting form. Sending him up the order, probably as an opener would help for sure. And yes, IMRAN NAZIR & ABDUL RAZZAQ are a must for the Pakistani T20 Team. I think this will be a good pakistan team... All the best good Pakistan

  • Umair on June 9, 2009, 13:15 GMT

    Well Guys I think prob is not that pakistani team is not performing the big problem is pakistani team coach Intekhab alam i think Pcb should change the coach n management I think Javed Miandad Is the perfect choice for pakistan as a coach n he shud have the rights to select the team as well all problem will be solve then

  • Gladiator on June 9, 2009, 13:15 GMT

    I think sending Lahore Badshah's would have made sense instead of these 15 jokers

  • khuram on June 9, 2009, 13:14 GMT

    pak team imran nazir shoaib malik kamran akmal younus khan misbah ul haq shahid afridi abdul razzaq shoaib akhter umer gul sohail tanveer saed ajmel imran farhat

  • Mudassar Siddiq on June 9, 2009, 12:54 GMT

    One thing that can make e real good change is to THROW OUT Younis Khan. Such a non serious character who is laughing when ther is time to raise eyebrows, do not deserves to head a unit. Go-Younis-go. Go-Younis-go.

  • Muhammad Siddique on June 9, 2009, 12:38 GMT

    I dont understand, why younus khan. Shoaib is more experienced. I miss you Imran, Rana and Abdul Razak. P.C.B. hopeless. But i still hope for the best.

    Hai Jazba Junoon to himmat na har

  • khan on June 9, 2009, 12:36 GMT

    i think imran nazir, razzaq and rana should be taken in this world cup. they are the best players for any kind of oneday match.lets hope for best.

  • hari on June 9, 2009, 12:26 GMT

    I am Indian yet I would like to see a great Pakistani cricket team... After all, what better entertainment can there be than a India - Pakistan match with equally strong sides on paper. Most posts here attack Younis Khan who I believe is a great captain & more importantly a low-profile plainspeaking, down-to-earth, practical, lets-get-on -with things guy. He just speaks his mind without inhibition & that seems to be the ruse that most people use to declare him a misfit for captaincy. On the contrary even in loss, he led his team with a half-century at a very t20ish strike rate. The only mistake the Pakistanis did last match was to bench their trump card, Sohail Tanvir. Also Misbah,Akmal & Butt's poor showing contributed to thir misfortune. The present team are certainly no badmashes. However I agree with the fact that when the Badshah's rejoin the mainstream, Pakistan wll be back to its old self with Md.Yousuf (pray why is he misfit for captaincy), Md.Sami, Rana Naved, I.Nazir et al.

  • j buckingham on June 9, 2009, 12:25 GMT

    Well the Badshah who actually stared at this form of cricket was Shahid Nazir. Now what's happened to him?

  • Mounir on June 9, 2009, 12:24 GMT

    1. Imran Farhat 2. Imran Nazir 3. Shoaib Malik 4. Misbah-ul-haq (*) 5. Abdul Razzaq 6. Rana Naveed-ul-hassan 7. Kamran Akmal (but a replacement is cruelly needed) 8. Sohail Tanvir 9. Umar Gul 10. Mohammad Asif 11. Saeed Ajmal

    Adding to this Ijaz Butt should be fired. It seems as he is interfering in things he should not be involved in and he rathers looks incompetent in his role. Plus fire Intikhab Alam. He is not suited for modern day cricket. I do not have enough knowledge about the roles of the other PCB officials.

  • Muhammad Aamir Jamal on June 9, 2009, 12:23 GMT

    My dream time ...

    1)Imran Nazir 2)Moh Hafeez 3)Razzaq 4)Shoaib Malik 5)Moh.Yousuf 6)Misbah-ul-Haq 7)Afridi 8)Rana 9)Moh Asif 10)Umer Gul 11)Saeed Ajmal 12)Fawad Alam

    This is best line up for 20/20

  • AM on June 9, 2009, 12:20 GMT

    I think pakistan cricket and Indian hockey suffer from the same issues!! Nepotism,incompetent boards, and players with huge egos.. god knows the players are talented enough...

  • Jamal frm London on June 9, 2009, 12:17 GMT

    i knw ppl sayn so many thngs n makn pakstan batting line up but 1 thng u guys 4get is that its not easy js by sayn, if it doesn hapn thn u cant do anythng, lok australiar out and also bangladesh, i will just sit n pray 4 paksitan 2win inshallah n not even watch d game,

    lets support our team and back them up,

    pakistan Zindabad

    allah hafiz

  • ask on June 9, 2009, 12:17 GMT

    why this long debate as nothing is going to change pakistan cricket. Firstly they should change the coach and bring a foreign coach, secondly lets now just wish them luck atleast to perform better against Holland. Anyways even if they win today ,pakistan will be thrashed in supereight unless there is a magic wand which can make shahidafridi,salmanbutt,yuniskhan,misbah and shoib mallik all get some bat to the ball. All you guys are talking about Yunis khan, but what about Misbah, he looks lost and out of touch.

  • Majid on June 9, 2009, 12:14 GMT

    After last game against england and silly comment made by immature and ignorant captain, i think Younis Khan should be kicked out of Pakistani Squad. Stupid comment made by Younis Khan show's lack of respect, dignity, pride and no moral values. Someone should tell him that 160 million people of pakistan had very high expectations and his silly comment was nothing more than a slap on 160 million people. This team is nothing more than a bunch of indiscipline wimpsssss. Our team need someone like Imran Khan

  • Hassan Gardezi on June 9, 2009, 12:11 GMT

    All said in above article agreed except Imran Nazir. All those supporting Imran Nazir forget that this is England and have seaming tracks where Imran or no Imran NO DIFFERENCE

  • Naqash on June 9, 2009, 12:08 GMT

    Without Imran Nazir & Abdul Razzaq, it's very hard to win..

  • shahzad ahmed on June 9, 2009, 12:07 GMT

    if younis khan think T20 cricket is joke then he should step down as a captaim.... what a shame

  • abbas on June 9, 2009, 12:06 GMT

    If pakistan seriously needs the world cup then pcb could have choosen the right team so the first culprit is the selection committe thats PCB and the way younis approch towards the game is worst than a street team captain i dont know what the hek do he think of himself he must be first thrown out from the team after the comments he gave he is fit to play only test and odi cricket but not 20-20 he is playing with the sentiments and emotions of pakistan fans.if pakistan could really want the world cup then the team should be............

    Imran Nazir Imran Farhat Shoaib Malik Misbah Ulhaq Abdul Razzaq Kamaran Akmal Shahid Afridi Umar Gul Sohail Tanvir Saeed Ajmal Mohammed Asif

    12 man:Rao Ifikhar anjum

    pcb chief selector:Mr.Imran Khan Coach:Javeed Miadad

  • hamza usmani on June 9, 2009, 12:04 GMT

    forget everything and pray for todays match INSHA ALLAH pakistan will win the match and qualify for super 8 round so plz plz plz pray for pakistan

  • Vaseem Hameed on June 9, 2009, 12:03 GMT

    I totally agree that afridi should be opener..i cant understand why he is playing in middle order..and guys..pls dnt blame younis khan..it was other players who let him down...he is a good player..but yeah..he did some mistakes last game..but i am sure they will bounce back today against nethrlnds..

    Pls Mr ijaz...pls send afridi as opener..u ppl r screwing up his carreer... My team for pakistan for today... Afridi Ahmed shehzad salman butt misbah ul haq younis khan shoaib malik KAmran akmal Sohail tanveer Saeed Ajmal Umar Gul Yasir arafat

    If this team comes with this order...thn i m sure thr will be a huge total... pls consider this

  • Pakistani on June 9, 2009, 12:03 GMT

    Pakistani performance is actually a reflection of the country itself. Just like everything else falling a part in Pakistan, so is cricket in Pakistan and the team. Being a proud Pakistani, I have to say I am really ashamed of the contry, it's people and what we have done to everything that was good about Pakistan.

  • Omer on June 9, 2009, 12:01 GMT

    When Younis and Co will come back from funny tournament of a funny game the Pakistani people will give them some very funny reception. They will love some funny eggs and tomatoes. As our great captain wants to entertain the crowd its our duty to show him and his team some love after their efforts of fighting so hard against England.Since T20 is a funny game so I think all the comedians should start playing cricket rather than doing TV programs. After the loss when Younis was smiling that's showed his character as he is very cool guy. Well he has to be very cool and calm after all 160 million Pakistanis want to smile after throwing lot of garbage on him.

  • joseph on June 9, 2009, 12:00 GMT

    Now Pak has a grinning PM and a grinning cricket captain! How the world misses the kinds of Imran Khan or Wasim Akram! When they were the skippers their mere looks could kill a player who dropped catches on the field. They were the real tigers and lions and the world was afraid of them. Those were the days!

  • Yasir Rafique on June 9, 2009, 11:58 GMT

    you are absolutely right Mr khan. Our captain is so irresponsible. in the Match against Englanf, he took wrong decisions. 1) Winning the toss and fielding first was the first bad decision. Perhaps he was fearing that England's opener will chase up the score as there is no bowling fire power in Pakistan camp. 2) He should sent Afridi open to give Pakistan a blistering start. 3) Misbah should be promoted in batting order. 4) Say good bye forever to Mr Butt.

    And if Pakistan lost to Neitherland than Younus Khan should give resign. Along with Afridi, kamaran and Butt as well. They are not the type of players to represent Pakistan on such International Level. And plz pass on this msg to Younus khan that if he thinks T20 is fun than go to Mardan and Play in Mardan Streets as He deserve to play there and not in out national team

  • Shahid Alam on June 9, 2009, 11:58 GMT

    Yes. Actually the main Problem of Pakistani Cricketers r they didn't play much cricket in last few years, but main thing team miss IMRAN NAZIR a perfect crickter for 20/20 who scores centuries in 20/20. all miss management of EJAZ BUTT I thing he must be resign from his position. as he is unable to run PCC as a chairman

  • tanvir abbas on June 9, 2009, 11:57 GMT

    forget about the pcb and the coach etc etc give the entira team to the talibans or aldaida they will get the results especilly frm afridi kamran and few others....i think our ex players like qadir miandad imran and few others though retired would have a lot better then this presant idiot irogant person...l o l ha ha

  • Noman Zahid Khan on June 9, 2009, 11:57 GMT

    PCB needs revamping,new coach,captain of passion & desire,fighter & self bliever.Selection needs to be looked at as S Tanvir replace Yasir A & Fawad Alam with S Butt.Opening with Shehzad & Kamran,with Soahil or Misbah to come in No:1, while bowling Umar & Soahil to attack with Amer bowling first change.PCB require some one like Imran K to revamp the whole structure to put things straight as no interferance from any one neither political or X-cricketer for selection of any individual place in the team.We should always have stand in ready for replacement so no one will be complecent for his position as keeper Kamran is only good batsman not excellent keeper compare to Sarfraz Ahmed.S Butt has been given allot of opportunities that's why the record seems straight where as any other opion will be better.I strongly believe that Imran N,A Razzak,R Naveed,Shabbir A & M Asif needs to return in the Pakistan original side, to strenghten the batting & bowling including fielding.New start Pak Team

  • Muhammad Ammad Javed on June 9, 2009, 11:56 GMT

    Totally agreed to your comments sir. I think the time has came now to prove. Over the last few years team hasn't given us much except tears......... So i think each and everyone has to take his job seriously today and they have to show their naton that they are still good enough to beat any team Problem is that our batting and bowling and especially fielding is going down day by day and it cannot be improved unless and until you haved proper professional trainers. So i do believe that steps will be taken now after this world cup and we are hoping for serious changes otherwise i dont think it will work g=for our cricket Cricket is passion in Pakistan and people love to see their team fighting and most probably winning also SO all the prayers are wid the team today hope they will perform according to expectations today INSHALLAH BEST OF LUCK FOR OUR TEAM.........

  • omair on June 9, 2009, 11:55 GMT

    all i could understand was get imran's espacially nazir & razzaq on side... hope the voice of most of us ..reach the ears of PCB. YOUNUS by far doesnt have the leadership quality.infact shoiab was a better captain except for his weird mentality towards seniors.even misbah wud be a better one than the present captain. hoope they show better character today. i wonder why fawad Alam is not part of the team.

  • Noman Zahid Khan on June 9, 2009, 11:54 GMT

    PCB needs revamping,new coach,captain of passion & desire,fighter & self bliever.Selection needs to be looked at as S Tanvir replace Yasir A & Fawad Alam with S Butt.Opening with Shehzad & Kamran,with Soahil or Misbah to come in No:1, while bowling Umar & Soahil to attack with Amer bowling first change.PCB require some one like Imran K to revamp the whole structure to put things straight as no interferance from any one neither political or X-cricketer for selection of any individual place in the team.We should always have stand in ready for replacement so no one will be complecent for his position as keeper Kamran is only good batsman not excellent keeper compare to Sarfraz Ahmed.S Butt has been given allot of opportunities that's why the record seems straight where as any other opion will be better.I strongly believe that Imran N,A Razzak,R Naveed,Shabbir A & M Asif needs to return in the Pakistan original side, to strenghten the batting & bowling including fielding.New start Pak Team

  • shahid on June 9, 2009, 11:54 GMT

    just read all the comments here and u will accept this fact that the team selection in the first place was wrong.if we know the common people that we need imran nazir,imran farhat,abdul razzaq,yousuf,what were they thinking when they picked this rubbish team i mean the selectors.younis khan has't got the heart to play attacking cricket like 20/20.he is shit.on top of that he says 20/20 is not a serious cricket because he cant play thats why.so mr younis u plz quit the captaincy n do us a favour plz quit the game ,plz

  • Zain on June 9, 2009, 11:52 GMT

    The Team Pak need now is: 1. Imran Nazir 2. Salman Butt 3. Afridi 4. Razzaq 5. S Malik 6. Misbah 7. K Akmal 8. Arafat 9. Mohammed Amir 10.Rana Naveed 11. M Asif 12. Saed Ajmal

  • Shafath on June 9, 2009, 11:52 GMT

    The Real Pakistan Team has Gone when Wasim Akram Retired

  • Gulab on June 9, 2009, 11:52 GMT

    In every field if it is our internal or external policies or even sports we care about international community what the hell this is it is our land and we should take our decision in any field we have banned our superb player due to ICL and caring for india board. Why we care for such people who even dont tour our land and want to take world cup venue from us. They have realy destroyed our team by asking to ban our ICL player and they strengthened their team. I will ask stupid pakistani board and official to make their decision and include Imran Nazeer, Imran Farhat and Razzak in one day and 20-20 squad which are our real assets for such type of game. With present team we can also win if we think of Sohail Tanvir and Misbah instead of Afridi and Yasir. Thanks

  • Abrar Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 11:48 GMT

    It would be extremely instructive if the players were to digest the comments made in this article and the messages on this board. Perhaps then they could improve their mentality and understand the righteous anger felt by many in squandering the opportunity to prove that the "cornered tigers" legacy of Pakistan cricket imbued by the likes of the two W's and Imran Khan is still very much alive.

  • Adnan on June 9, 2009, 11:47 GMT

    Younis Khan doesnot go to bat/field with the intention to win. Rather he goes with the intention to enjoy or "fun". He thinks losing is Fun. Observed by his statement.

  • SAM on June 9, 2009, 11:47 GMT

    I was very astonished to see Paki fielding If I were to select today's team,it would be Salman,Afridi,Younis,Misbah,Kamran,Malik, Yasir/Fawad,Tanvir,Umar,Ajmal,Amir Netherlands strength is batting, Paki needs good bowling line up to restrict them bowled less 25 runs.Pak should bat first. Let's pray for Pakistan Good luck!

  • Moazzam Elahi Lodhi on June 9, 2009, 11:43 GMT

    We were very smart in putting ban on our ICL players in order to make Indian cricket board happy. But BCCI played their part in taking World Cup away from Pakistan by there natural propaganda. So we must call Imran Nazir, Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naveed back and throw away Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal. Please Support this cause.

  • M. Imran S on June 9, 2009, 11:43 GMT

    Hey guys its simple when Pakistani team come out of internal politics then only they have chance to win. Something fishy is going on in Paki camp as ever.

  • lahoria on June 9, 2009, 11:41 GMT

    It would be great, if Pakistan plays todays match without younis khan. Misbah handled the T20 match against Australia a lot better. We can include fawad alam in place of him. After Reading the weatcher forecast for London I highly dounbt that this match will be called of due to rain!

  • shahzad younas on June 9, 2009, 11:40 GMT

    Well to me it will be a miracle if today pakistan qualify as the team captain is not himself serious in showing some performance what we will have from other team players.

  • on June 9, 2009, 11:40 GMT

    Make Shoaib Malik (the Captain of consecutive 4 times winner Sialkot Stallion) as Captain of T20 and keep Younis for ODI and Test. Shahid should open, even if he makes 00000. Team needs time to be a team so No experimentation please.

  • Sami on June 9, 2009, 11:39 GMT

    i dont know what the problem is with our cricket board. Top class players are sitting out. Our board never really supported out players. I dont get it why Imran Nazir and Razzaq and Rana naveed arent playing? Why he didnt include tanvir? Whyyyyyy they keep sending afridi down the order? Afridis most greatest perfomances are on top order specially when he was a opener !! Wasim akrams strategie was brilliant no matter how afirid played good or bad akram sent him opener!! Like sri lanka and india Jaysuriya goes opner no matter what sehwag goes opener no matter what.

    If they dont want to embarass themselves they need to bring these players back in team.

    Imran Nazir Muhammed Yousuf Abdur Razzaq Rana Naveed Muhammed Asif Imran Farhat Shoaib Akhter

    These players need to be in the team if they want any victory

  • abid on June 9, 2009, 11:38 GMT

    YK should learn to act like a captain. He is shear embarrassment when he take on the mic (donot make sense at all). afridi, butt, younis, should be left out in the next game. make misbah captain and bring fawad and other young opener. please jot down a plan for bowlers. go pakistan

  • Adam Khan Kasi on June 9, 2009, 11:38 GMT

    Pakistan Cricket Team by adamkasi

    Best Pakistani cricket team Always ready for wining Depends upon the players willing Different player are playing People are always expecting Openers just started batting Imran nazir ready for blasting Timing is no more part of batting Two or three shots make him thinking To hit a good ball for a big one Misjudge the ball, first wicket fall Salman butt in the crease yet Stopping the ball in front foot Technique which not necessary works Playing straight ball across the wicket Ball hit pads and LBW appeal accepted Younis khan is dancing guy Play first fifty balls for try Amazing shots make bowler think Reverse sweep is best part his batting Muhammad Yousaf has the best experience Building a good partnership with a friend Bowler are disturb with his timing Only strategy captain can adopt To make one of them run out Yousaf bhai did a silly mistake Taking a run and fully hesitate One more run out added in a count

  • wasti on June 9, 2009, 11:37 GMT

    Malik, Butt and Yasir should resign from T20 International cricket in the greatest intrest of Pakistan.. Yunus is not feeling the heat of the game and the problem lies in the head of Pakistan's captain..Attitude is what we are missing here!!A team without Akhter, Asif, Yusuf, Nazir and Razzak, we still had a fair chance to hold a cup!

  • JAVAID on June 9, 2009, 11:37 GMT

    SALAM.Fire the whole board. Bring new young blood to run the affair of cricket. bring back the nazir, raziq. hussain,yousaf. and all good cricketer.let them work as team, team and team. work hard and belive in ALLAH and ask for ALLAH help and see the result. umjavaid.sharing and caring with helping hand.. usa

  • shahed on June 9, 2009, 11:36 GMT

    give me the pakistan team to handle.i can promise that pakistan willbe no.1 team in both one-day and t20 within 1 year.my team would befor this world cup- 1.imran nazir 2.imran farhat 3.shoib malik 4.mishba 5.abdur razzaq 6.shaid afridi 7.kamran akmal 8.asif 9.umargul 10.shoib akhtar 11.rana naved 12.shohel tanveer 13.younis khan 14.ajmal mr.butt the present pakistan team will loss to any 3rd class team of the world in near future.bring back the badmashes..... 2.

  • Ali on June 9, 2009, 11:35 GMT

    This younis guy is a born loser. Pakistan team had lost the game mentally even before it started. Whenever this younis guy captains the team, its bound to lose coz his attitude is not of a winner.

    Win or lose we dont care afterall its just a game but at least show some energy and your will to win. At least try hard and fight till the end. This was the attitude that made our team great when imran khan, javed miandad and waseem akram were captains. But now its all gone specially when this younis guy is the leader. When your leader is a born loser then you are bound to lose.

  • sader ali on June 9, 2009, 11:34 GMT

    The batting order should be like diz and u all have to agree wid meee....

    imran nazir shahid afridi younis khan mohammed yousuf misbah ul haq shoaib malik kamran akmal abdur razzak rana naved shoaib akhter mohammed asif mohammed shabbir umer gul sohail tanveer saeed ajmal

  • Bashir Ahmed Bashar on June 9, 2009, 11:34 GMT

    Three defeats in a row clearly indicate our cricketers, captain and coach have never taken the tournament seriously neither they had done homework - what a pitty. Coach - a lucky leg spinner who claimed his first victim on the very first ball he delivered to Colin McDonald in Karachi - well no comments about his credibility as a cricketer - he was chosen amongst the schools teams (CMS Sec School Karachi) and then co-incidentally was a part of the team until he was forcefully requested to say goodbye to cricket. It seems a mafia is controlling the BCCP affairs and the same mafia is bringing different faces to apply the same stupid policies that are beneficial for them. The incapable and un-patriotic peopls are ruling the BCCP affairs consequently results are in front of the nation.

  • jawad khan on June 9, 2009, 11:34 GMT

    One thing I dont understand is everyone wants Afridi to play and most of you want him to open the batting.. U guys do not have a clue about cricket, Afridi cant even play a single ball, he is noway near of timing the ball, he has completley lost it. Even if you start bowling him freebies he will struggle.

  • Asad Abbas on June 9, 2009, 11:32 GMT

    Pakistan team ko aab agar cricket main rahna hain to ICL players ko bulana chahiye

    Agar koi mujh se kahay to main yeh team banao ga 01 Imran Nazir 02 Imran Farhat 03 Abdur RazzaK 04 Mohammad Yousuf 05 Shoaib Malik 06 Shahid Afridi 07 Kamran Akmal 08 Rana Naveed Ul hasan 09 Fawad Alam 10 Mohammad Asif 11 Shoaib Akhter 12 Sohail Tanvir 13 Abdur Rehman 14 Mohammad Sami 15 Umar Gul Yeh hai meri world cup ki team Choose kar looooooooooo.

    aur yeh cricket board walo ko to ja kar ghar baith jana chahiye Hamara Coach Javed Miandad(Batting) Wasim Akram (Bowling)

    Thanks

  • YK is an idiot on June 9, 2009, 11:32 GMT

    The lack of application and commitment has been shocking. Such a performance might have occured under Imran but certainly unlike now would not have been tolerated.

    I mean Gul misfields, gives away a 4 and everyone has a chukle...T20 it seems really does not matter to the players. They've hardly played any cricket and the chance that they do get, they arent serious.

    FOr YK, it might be a fun game but for the kids that save pocket money to buy tickets for matches it is unfair, YK should be ashamed of his comments.

    We probably will not win by enough a margin today, and particularly as its gonna rain.

    Regardless of what the outcome of todays match, Pak go through or not...I will be supporting Sri Lanka...atleast they care about their cricket (and I since they got shot because of us...i would be glad to be a Sri Lankan for the next few weeks).

    Pakistan dissapoints me....

  • Peter on June 9, 2009, 11:29 GMT

    Hi all, Now pakistan team is dead.It is good for ICC to put pakistan team outside the test playing nations like it did with Zimbabve.Paksitan team deserve it.

  • Sohail Rafaqat on June 9, 2009, 11:28 GMT

    i strongly believe that pakistan team has some serious problem with their attitude towards the game, they think they are the one who can only represnt pakistan team, but they are wrong all the big indian guns are sitting home and not playing in the eleven, and the indian team performing good, because their board thinks cricket is bigger then the player or person but in our country they are .................what should i say, they are performing like club cricket, even Lahore badshaha in the leading figure Inzi are much better as unit .

  • aqib raja on June 9, 2009, 11:27 GMT

    yups im also totally agree with ths bec this team got no capability of wining this title...this team is not in the condition to play with scotland or bangladesh is also tough for them..

    from mine point of view the best team members are

    imran nazir imran farhat shoaib malik muhammad yousaf misbah ul haq shahid afridi kamran akmal abdul razaq rana naveed umer gul shoaib or asif

    because team stands with experience and spirit and recent team dont have gets n such spirit to win either a single match...shame on paki squad n paki selection comittie ...if they r such blind then im also a good alrounder mind it selection commity

  • zaya qoum on June 9, 2009, 11:27 GMT

    Badshashs, i think your history is poorer than me i think 70 % badshah team was in 2007 worldcup what they did i dont need to remind you, forget badmash he and his issues. what you think about well over retired age manager, coach and chariman of pcb !!!

  • Anjum on June 9, 2009, 11:27 GMT

    my team for Pak vs Holand match.. if there is no rain hopefully :( I am choosing that team because , we need dramatic changes after the way team performed against England Team Against Holand. Shazaib Hasan Shahid Afridi Kamran Akmal misbah-ul-Haq Shoaib malik Younas khan Fawad Alam Sohail Tanvir Umar Gul Rao Iftikhar/ Aamir Saeed Ajmal

  • tarique on June 9, 2009, 11:26 GMT

    Hey Guys, i am am a sri lankan watching pakistan matches for long time with very curiously.After Imran leader ship i observed the following: 1. There is no such proper leader to exploit the talents of individuals. 2.It is very difficult to control and shape individuals, since they are hot headed proud guys. 3. No such cricket brain for individuals. Get lessons from Sri lankans & Indians. 4.PCB is the utter waste and demolishing whole Pak cricket.Simply due to politics. All in all cricket is not like hitting bowl by bat.It is a game with team work,dedication and strategy. This is lacking from pakistan right now as it like their current country politics. Unless you sort out these still there is a problem........

  • Usman on June 9, 2009, 11:25 GMT

    The thing is that although cricket is a game but it is a job for players. And in job you got to be serious. It is totally unacceptable when your captain says we are not taking it seriously!!! The employer (Cricket Board in this case) should take it very seriously and there should be explanation call for these comments. As far playing Imrans in T20 format is concerned, I absolutely agree. Both of them should be playing. I would want them to play even in 50 over format. Our bowling has totally failed to impress so bringing in some of the old veterans like Razzaq might help. Even otherwise, Razzaq is probably one of the finest all-rounders Pakistan has ever produced and we should be playing him in. Rana Naveed has got the best strike rate in the death overs and in our existing line up, apart from Omer Gul, no one seems to remember how to bowl yorkers which is a big worry for Aaqib Javed and Pakistan. Sami and Shahid Nazir are also knocking on the doors again.

  • Shahbaz on June 9, 2009, 11:09 GMT

    I bet Lahore Badshahs can perform better than the PCB's team. And i do not understand why Misbah is sent so late when the match is all but lost.

  • Ryan on June 9, 2009, 11:07 GMT

    Even I being a Sri Lankan want to see Rana, Imran Nazeer and Razzak in action. They are match winners, especially in this form of the game.

  • A.Razak Chini on June 9, 2009, 11:06 GMT

    My Team : Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal,Shoaid Malik, Mohd.Yousuf, Misbah Ul Haq, A.Razak, Rana Naveed-ul-Hasan, Fawad Alam, Sohail Tanveer, Mohd.Amir

  • MOHAMMED ASLAM on June 9, 2009, 11:06 GMT

    In my opinion in today's match The team management should replace Shahzad Ahmed with Afridi as opener to make better use of first six overs and also bring Fawad alam in place of aamir or Arafat.O once again try mighty Sohail tanveer in place of aamir.Also start bowling with Umer gul.

  • shahid on June 9, 2009, 11:05 GMT

    My Team, 1 kamran akmal 2 salman/ahmad 3 misbah 4 younis 5 shoaib 6 shahid 7 fawad 8 sohail tanvir 9 yasir arafat 10 umar gul 11 saeed ajmal

    In my opinion the team is not a bad team after they decided not to include ICL players we can only choose a team from available players but the batting order is very strange,you have to slog in begining and calm in middle and bang in the end and you will have to agree to the fact that the bowlers are bound to be hit the bowler who leaks lesser runs will be your best bowler so yasir arafat for his batting skills will be preferred over ifitikhar for T20 unless ifiti improves his batting.it more about organizing the team planning then just creating one.We are badly missing player who hit sensibly like razak and yousaf.and we are mising imran nazir beacause afridi is not firing.we need more spinners so fawad should do,and also sohail tanvir will give the top order more freedom to play strockes. I feel the team is frightened team.

  • Nikhil Ranjan Das on June 9, 2009, 11:05 GMT

    Pakistan crichet is always unpredictable like the game itself.The present team can still turn the table.Change the batting order Start with Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt followed by Shoaib Malik,Yunus,Misbah,Afridi.Shoail Tanvir should play today.The team can make it to the semi-final.

  • Rana on June 9, 2009, 11:04 GMT

    My Team for T20.

    Imran Nazir Abdul Razaq Rana Naveed Misbah-ul-Haq M. Yousaf Shahid Afridi Kamran Akmal Sohail Tanveer Shoaib Akhter Umer Gull Saeed Ajmal

  • zil e hasnain on June 9, 2009, 11:02 GMT

    the best winning combination is possible only if pakistan team shuffle batting order in the following way 1-Ahmed Shehzad 2-Shahid Afridi 3-Salman Butt 4-Misbah 5-Malik 6-Akmal 7-Sohail 8-younis 9-Umer gul 10-Arafat 11-Ajmal

  • Jawad on June 9, 2009, 11:01 GMT

    i m very please with Abdul Qadir who selected this T20 Team, now everyone knew and realised that captain is not a T20 Player but he is outstanding in Test and for One Day form, kindly selectors take a innovative decision to change our T20 and Test team (T20 Team Captain Shoaib Malik or Misbah) and the rest 1. Imran Nazir 2. Imran Farhat 3. Misbah 4. Shoaib Malik 5. Afridi 6. Razzak 7. Rana Naveed 8. Asif / Gul 9. Tanveer 10. Saeed Ajmal 11. Akmal and Test Team 1. Salman Butt 2. Taufeeq Umer 3. M. Yousuf 4. Younis 5. Misbah 6. Akmal 7. Razzak 8. M. Asif / Gul 9. S. Tanveer 10. Saeed Ajmal 11. Asim Kamal.

  • king786 on June 9, 2009, 10:58 GMT

    very bad cricket by pakistan.

    my team would be: imran nazir,kamran akmal, abdul razzaq, shoaib malik, misbah ul haq,younus khan, rana naved, shahid afridi, umer gul, sohail tanvir,saeed ajmal. The captain should be misbah ul haq. And if this was the team then no one could beat pakistan in 20/20 world cup and we would win it surely.

  • tariq on June 9, 2009, 10:56 GMT

    Best Pakistani Twenty 20 Team

    1 Imran Nazir 2 Nasir Jamshed 3 Abdul Razzak 4 Misbah ul Haq(Captain) 5 Shoaib Malik 6 Rana Naveed 7 Kamran Akmal 8 Shahid Afridi 9 Umar Gul 10 Shoaib Akhtar 11 Mohammed Asif

  • shazad awan on June 9, 2009, 10:55 GMT

    As we don't have the awesome Badshah lads it might be wise to consider a line up for the game against NL, I propose

    Shoaib Malik Kamran Akmal Younis Khan Misbah-ul-Haq Fawad Alam Yasir Arafat Shahid Afridi Sohail Tanvir Umer Gul Saeed Ajmal Mohammed Amir

    As indicated I would drop the "lottery" openers for experience at the top as both Kamran and Shoiab are used to playing the new and have opened in the ODI's past.

    However the final eleven will depend on the state of panic within the management circles, which currently is at code red.

  • MEHTAB AHMED on June 9, 2009, 10:52 GMT

    nothing to say just waiting for today's match.mind says no but like all Pakistanies heart says YES YES YES,we will win lets hope for the best and pray together.

  • aves on June 9, 2009, 10:48 GMT

    i dont understand Y.Khan comments... is he really represanting paki 160 million peoples ??? by saying T20 is not serious cricket

  • Zubair Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 10:45 GMT

    I travelled many a miles and spend a fair bit of money to go see Pakistan,s important match against England at Oval.Pakistan,s team looked as if they were forced to come and play 20/20 cricket.I was ashmed of YK,s comment about 20/20.If he does not like and dont want to play this format(which is exciting and great spectacle)than WHY is he playing and captaining the side.I agree that IMRAN NAZIR & RAZZAK should be back in the team.Unfortunately the probel with our cricket is we have not got a FIGHTING captian since Imran and there is a defenite lack of enthusiasm and fight with our team now. WE need to change this ASAP if we are to competete with the likes of India & South Africa.May ALLAH help them to understand this as the whole world loves Pakistani cricketers when they play cricket...LETS HOPE THEY WIN TODAY AGAINST HOLLAND AND QUALIFY FOR THE SUPER 8 AND GET THEIR ACTS RIGHT...for the sake of cricket and the massive Pakistani fans.......

  • Salman Aziz on June 9, 2009, 10:44 GMT

    Pathetic comments by Younis Khan! He should be fired first thing when Pakistani team reaches home. Certain changes in the team are a MUST!

    I am of the opinion that PCB should throw in the captaincy of T20 cricket to SHAHID AFRIDI. Personally, I liked his attitude during the England game, always running up to the bowler after each delivery bucking up the players. It's a gamble, yes, but it's worth a try.

    Afridi needs more time at the crease to get back his batting form. Sending him up the order, probably as an opener would help for sure.

    And yes, IMRAN NAZIR & ABDUL RAZZAQ are a must for the Pakistani T20 Team.

    Cheers!

  • Walid Malik on June 9, 2009, 10:44 GMT

    My team in short would be, considering the squad we have we should have played with: Shahid Afridi Shahzaib Hasan Fawad alam Kamran Akmal Misbah UL haq Younis Shoaib Malik Sohail tanvir Saeed Ajmal Umar Gul Mohammed Aamir

    Wonder why they scared to bring fawad alam in replace of butt n shahzad ahmed. That is defensive cricket from Pcb. Our captain himself is not a T-20 player, why do u think sachin , dravid , ganguly & laxman have been left out for t-20 selection because they just dont fit in. Ahmed Shahzad & salman butt are very good test openers, they waste there deliveries in the opening overs and puts the pressure on our middle order Our Egoistic Muhammad yousuf felt really bad thats why he joined the rebel league, A definite wash out in our team is required !

  • waseem on June 9, 2009, 10:44 GMT

    first of all remove younis khan ,salman butt , and ahmed shehzad they r rubbish

  • Karar on June 9, 2009, 10:44 GMT

    I would rather pick my own street's team rather than the current un-professional Pakistani team. The reason is that atleast my players would work hard, right from the first ball and have the courage to fight. The way pakistanis batted, I am sure that they forgot that it was a 20 overs match until Umpires called off...

  • Nabeel Janjua on June 9, 2009, 10:42 GMT

    As a Pakistani, cricket was one of the biggest distractions I had. All my life I have been following Pakistan team but looking at them now it’s better to go out in my street and play with some toddlers. Look at what our selectors/players have done. No cricket team/fan takes the National side seriously anymore. Main reason: we have just one formula to follow. We don’t experiment no more. Lahore Badshah’s can beat our national team any day of the week. None of the athelets wearing the ever beautiful green and white justify their position in the team. What, we can’t find 11 good players in a nation of 16Crore. I don’t think our selectors are willing to take any chances or may be our selectors think this is the only time when they can blame the players and get away with it. I am a disappointed fan, keeping my fingers crossed. Can we all start a petition and boot our selectors, bring some good cricket loving/respecting selectors.

  • S A Namdar on June 9, 2009, 10:40 GMT

    We all are badly heart of YK’s comment. That he is not taking T20 seriously if he is not serious about T20 why he accepted the captaincy. We all Pakistan will not forgive him. YK is representative of 170 million of pakis.

  • Ijaz on June 9, 2009, 10:40 GMT

    I think we should select the Lahore Badshahs Team as National team It will give batter result then this team.

  • fahad alam on June 9, 2009, 10:33 GMT

    i would like to blame pcb and the team for its stature as it is today...they sud b bold in their decisions as are india south africa and australia..and pick players according to their performances and not contracts or by names ..look at other asian countries there upcoming players are so fit and agile in the field and players like ahmed shazad yasir arafat buutt put pak fielding to same .. and my pak 20 20 team is : IMRAN NAZIR SHAHID AFRIDI SHOAIB MALIK MISBAH UL HAQ KAMRAN AKMAL ABDUL RAZZAQ FAWAD ALAM RANA NAVED SOHAIL TANVIR UMER GUL SAEED AJMAL

    AND U CAN MAKE ANY 1 A CAPTAIN AS THERE R NO DESERVING CANDIDATES AND WHY NOT OPEN WITH AFRIDI WE ALL KNOW TAT HE HAS SCORED ALL OF HIS RUNS AS A OPENER AND HE CAN MAKE USE OF POWERPLAY AND ALSO WE CANNOT LEAVE HIM BCOZ OF HIS BOWLING AND HIS FEILDING HOW DO U FEELL ABOUT MY TEAM GUYS!! ALL THE BEST PAK TEAM ...

  • Marlo on June 9, 2009, 10:33 GMT

    Teams do face days when nothing works right. Batsmen and bowlers nose dive and one leads to other things as then catches and fielding are misdone. You see bowlers like Gul Sohail and Afridi who have proven their skills in IPL and elsewhere are just down. And then Younis' choices and decisions are making it worse. A single good performance will change the attitudes and body languages. For me it read so for now that, Kamran Akmal and Misbah have to perform and Sohail and Afridi have to check their bowling. FAWAD ALAM will be handy with left arm bowling and batting. Let Ajmal bowl third over and afridi the sixth.

    For future Imran Nazir, Razaq,umar Akmal, Nasir Jamshed, Imran Farhat and Rana Navid should be in T20 team, Afridi should be skipper. Younis,Yasir,Butt and the new lads make way for better players. IMRAN NAZIR IMRAN FARHAT KAMRAN AKMAL MISBAH FAWAD ALAM RANA NAVID RAZAQ AFRIDI SOHAIL UMAR GUL SAID AJMAL is my playinging 11, and its go go from start to end. 3 spinners 4 fasties

  • Asad on June 9, 2009, 10:26 GMT

    Assalamalaikum, There is been a lot talks about Pakistan`s performance. I am agreed too with all , but we must think about the solutions . PCB must take mature and responsible decisions to make sure they are getting the targets, Of course, In two teams game one wins and 1 losses, but at least their should be a fighting spirit, which is completely lacking now a days in the Pakistan`s best 11.Sprits can achieve any goal, any target. I don't understand what the psychiatrist did with these boys, did they taught them " How to lose Good" or... Pakistan always win the game on the basis of spirit.These players do not need any physiatrist instead they need to boost their confidence and spirit by anyone.

    Thanks. Asad.

  • Abdul Khalique Qureshi on June 9, 2009, 10:20 GMT

    I want to ask one question that is it first time that Pakistan has lost so badly??NO it has done hundreds of time with our cricket even when Imran Khan and Wasim Akram were captains, so don't worry.What do you expect from this young team where salman butt and 17 year old Ahmed Shahzad are opening the innings who can't even clean their nose properly. International Cricket is not a joke its only preasure game, only those players can be successfull who handle preasure properly. There is only one match winner in Pakistan team right now and he is Afridi, all other players are usless and can never win matches for you even if you will gave then 500 matches. Afridi has played 300 matches and he has won 50 of them for Pakistan with his batting and bowling. So please I request all of you that do not ask for his exit from the team as was done with Shoaib Akhter and result is in fron of you, he played all the matches in the heat of UAE and can not bowl four overs in UK, is't funny. Please back Pak

  • Shafeeq on June 9, 2009, 10:18 GMT

    1.salman butt 2.imran nazir 3.misbah ul haq 4.younis khan 5.abdul razzak 6.kamran akmal 7.shahi afridi 8.sohail tanveer 9.umar gul 10.saeed ajmal 11.shoib akthar ...i think this will be a good pakistan team ...all the best

  • Hyder Ali on June 9, 2009, 10:16 GMT

    Bring Back d experience of Mustaq Ahmed & saqlain. They hav got huge exp in T20's. They single handedly giving wins for their county sides. RANA NAVED IS D OBVIOUS CHOICE. Wat abt ABDUR RAZAAQ? IMRAN NAZIR? Bring back them, Results win come in pak's favor...

  • Rana Amjad on June 9, 2009, 10:14 GMT

    why selection party ignorning Fawad Alam and Nasir Jamsheed??? are they not fit or dont have approach to big mouths and politicians? team should be;

  • javed on June 9, 2009, 10:12 GMT

    really sir i feel pity seein Pakistan team such an horrible team i cant believe how can u take such players like afridi i cant remember when he hit good innnings i feel they should make big changes then only they can winn this 20 20 game

  • sankar on June 9, 2009, 10:11 GMT

    Common team PAKISTHAN understand that T20 is no more a fun game, it means business and pride just like any other form of cricket.

  • Dr Hasan on June 9, 2009, 10:07 GMT

    Well apart from all the disappointment that this team has given us in this tournament so far lets hope it doesnt rain and wash out the game today otherwise they will get an easy chance to make an excuse. I think this is what we need to do. Drop Salman Butt and Yasir Arafat. Is Khurram Manzoor even in the squad? If he is then get him in also get in Sohail Tanveer. Send afridi either to open or down at number 8 right before umer gul. And for crying out loud get Misbah in on 4 no matter what! Good luck Pakistan ... dont let us down AGAIN !

  • Munir Akhtar on June 9, 2009, 10:07 GMT

    They must rethink to gather their momentum but not after the world cup because victory has hundred fathers and defeat is orphan.

  • Iqbal Zaman Khan on June 9, 2009, 10:06 GMT

    Good luck to Pakistan team.They can win with enough margin to proceed to the next round but attitude toeards the game will need to change.If Younis is not taking this tournament seriously he can sit out.Misbah ul Haq can lead the team. Probably ICL players were not considered because they preferred a rogue league over Pakistan... sometimes tough decisions have to be made. Senior players need to come up to the mark.Misbah should be promoted in the batting order and provide role of an anchor with the team playing around him.If he falls Younis should replace him.This would give Ahmad,Kamran,Shoaib etc to free their arms and have a go.Go Pakistan GO

  • Hassan Ehsan on June 9, 2009, 10:03 GMT

    KAMRAN YOU WRITE THIS ARTICLE AS IF WE HAVE ALREADY LOST TO THE NETHERLANDS AND ARE OUT.... DISSAPOINTED

  • Omar on June 9, 2009, 10:02 GMT

    The poor management is now not even funny! I think my local under 11's team is better run. Poor attitude by the captain. Forgive me but have Pakistan not played hardly any test matches or ODI's recently and he has the attitud eof an arrogant man. He seemed to be topping up his test batting average but forgetting it was a 20 20 gave Vs England. Why was Sohail Tanvir dropped? Tanvir was top IPL bowler 2 years ago yet he was dropped?! Someone please explain that one to me... Afridi is completely useless. He can't bat and bowls rubbish (even if he blowed 2 reasonably okish overs). He is a waste of space and needs to be put in the rubbish pile FOREVER. The coach has quit, captain thinks he is superior and players play like they would rather be at home in the sun in Pakistan! Poor attitude, poor professionalism and no respect for the nation of Pakistan. WHat has the country had to smile about recently. This was a good time to rebuild belief but guess what, ANOTHER lost opportunity...........

  • Omar on June 9, 2009, 10:02 GMT

    The poor management is now not even funny! I think my local under 11's team is better run. Poor attitude by the captain. Forgive me but have Pakistan not played hardly any test matches or ODI's recently and he has the attitud eof an arrogant man. He seemed to be topping up his test batting average but forgetting it was a 20 20 gave Vs England. Why was Sohail Tanvir dropped? Tanvir was top IPL bowler 2 years ago yet he was dropped?! Someone please explain that one to me... Afridi is completely useless. He can't bat and bowls rubbish (even if he blowed 2 reasonably okish overs). He is a waste of space and needs to be put in the rubbish pile FOREVER. The coach has quit, captain thinks he is superior and players play like they would rather be at home in the sun in Pakistan! Poor attitude, poor professionalism and no respect for the nation of Pakistan. WHat has the country had to smile about recently. This was a good time to rebuild belief but guess what, ANOTHER lost opportunity...........

  • Cricket Cricket on June 9, 2009, 10:01 GMT

    It's strange to know that a Pakistan Skipper does not take seriuosly T20. He understand T20 is a KORA KIRKIT instead of geniun cricket and paying his concentration to smiling in the ground against misfeilding instead of using his brain with respect to use right bowler at right time. I suggest that captain must be Misba and team should be as per following:-

    1) Imran Nazir 2) Kamran Akmal 3) Rana Naveed 4) Shahid Afridi 5) Abdul Razzaq 6) Misba 7) Sohail Tanveer 8) Yasir Arafat 9) Umar Gul 10) Saeed Ajmal 11) Muhammad Aamer

  • Spinghar Safi on June 9, 2009, 10:01 GMT

    kick out the currunt PCB officials bring wasim akram to lead the PCB bring back players of Lahor badshahs imran nazir imran farhad rana naven abdul razzak bashir ahmad mohammad sami mohammad yousuf also not to forget Mohammad Asif and yasir hameed...he is much better opening batsmen then salman butt! contact Imran Khan for assistens and do what he advises PCB!

  • Zubayr on June 9, 2009, 10:01 GMT

    History is gone.It can't return.but i still believe that Pakistan will back strongly against Netherlands and qualify for next round.remember it is the same team who almost won last time.and ripped apart Australia in Abu Dhabi.My 11 players for this match would be Salman Butt Shahid Afridi Kamran Akmal Misbah Younis Malik Fawad Tanvir Gul Ajmal Ifhtikar

  • Muhammad Islam on June 9, 2009, 10:00 GMT

    Folks, i think the weather is going to play an important role, as it may rain. Once it rains and match is washed out then there is no use. Holland is through and Pakistan is out of the tournament. I don't know how to react on Younis Khan's comment on the T20 cricket as "fun", and "i have not attached myself with T20", then my dear Mr. Younus, please tell us why have you come all the way from the Pakistan to have "fun", sit at home and do whatever you like, there is no place for a person who takes his job non-seriously. Please step aside and let someone else do the job. Please see the learning curve of India after elimination from World cup 2007 and see Pakistan even after two years they are on the same place, where they were before 2 years ... ELIMINATION. In the end i think cricket manager of Pakistan team should book the tickets to go back home. PCB .. for heaven's sake stop wasting tax payer's money on such people who go abroad to have "fun" and are toptally unprofessional.

  • imran on June 9, 2009, 9:59 GMT

    I think we as a nation have to get our act together and look at ourselves and discover what is going wrong in our society.Ignorance and greed is prevalent at the top and it has a trickle down effect in all institutions,PCB being one vivid example. The best talent never gets a chance to play.Its always useless guys like Butt,Malik,Afridi,Shoaib,Akmal, who keep coming back failure after failure.The flops will play one good match,when the opposition has an off day and on a lifeless flat pitch,and will be heralded as great and reserve their spot for another year.Where are Anwar Ali and the U19's who won the world cup. Everytime we lose we keep asking for the return of the same motley crue of failures who never did anything. Only Imran Nazir should come back,Stuart Law praised him highly, only thing is he needs to sort out a couple of flaws-shot selection and temperament.We need a quickie too, why did Mohammed Irshad never get even one game,we play so many ODI's lets try new blood.

  • Mike on June 9, 2009, 9:59 GMT

    Remember this is the format where Aus were beaten by Zimbabwe. Remember also 3 days ago england were being lambasted for losing to Holland. Going out today (and I think Pak will get through BTW) would be sad but not necessarily a sign of any deep problem. What is a worry though is the continued 'hiding' of the top batters down the order. It's happened for years now and hurts the team. I always presumed it was Inzi who insisted on batting YK, MoYo and himself at 4,5 and 6 but now the same silliness occurs with Misbah coming in at 7. It's giving the opposition a head start - why? Make a statement of intent and get your best players up the order. On the fielding - simply not good enough. Indian and Sri Lankan fielding is up to world standard now so the 'hard outfields in the subcontinent' line can't be peddled out again. Try harder. Simple as that. Whichever way round BCCI doesn't pick the batting order or run Pak fielding drills. I wish Pakistan team best of luck.

  • shehzad on June 9, 2009, 9:59 GMT

    younis khan! y did u ever think dat T20 is jus for fun n entertainment? if ur team loses, dont u feel da pain! n what abt the pak's cric supporters! you and your team is letting down our confidence! so please whatever happens, your team needs to work hard and make da most of it!

    And for da PCB,.. i think u really need to kip imaran nazir. so wad if dey were playing in ICL? it doesnt mean u shudnt take dem.

    I hope pakistan can do better then what dey r doing rite now..

  • Shahid on June 9, 2009, 9:58 GMT

    My Team

    Imran Nazir Kamran Akmal Misbah Ul Haq Shoaib Malik Razzaq Afridi Fawad Alam Rana Naveed Umer Gul Saeed Ajmal Sohail Tanveer

  • mustafa on June 9, 2009, 9:57 GMT

    Cricket finish from pakistan. Pakistan can never produce players like Waseem Akram, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, success in past for pakistan because of this players.

    The worst wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, playing since so many years but pakistan has no option to replace kamran Akmal.Is pakistan cannot produce good wicket keeper batsman. Cricket for pak is over.

  • Ashok Sridharan on June 9, 2009, 9:57 GMT

    As a neutral fan who grew up watching Akram, Waqar and Shoaib Akhtar in full spite, its sad to see a once great side playing like a bunch of club level amateurs.

    Much as they would like to blame the BCCI for all their problems, Pakistan fans also need to acknowledge the fact that there's something radically wrong with Pakistan cricket right now. For some inexplicable reason, there's no spunk, no flair in the Pakistani cricketers. They are looking more and more like 90s India- without a Tendulkaresque figure that is.

  • AA on June 9, 2009, 9:56 GMT

    I agree with Mr.Kamran.Firstly Younis k doesn't even fit in to the team neither he is a good batsman nor a bowler, he should be out of the team.My choice for T20 Pak team will be: Salman Butt Imran Nazir Shoaib Malik (Cap) Misbah-ul-Haq Kamran Akmal Abdul Razzaq Shahid Afridi Sohail Tanveer Umer gul Muhammad Amer Saeed Ajmal This probably is the best T20 team against any team!

  • nadz on June 9, 2009, 9:55 GMT

    Thats what happens when you do not have enough cricket under your belt. Thanks to BCCI & ICC to alienate Pakistan. Their plan is working & if Pakistan still does not take measures & bring back ICL players banned because of BCCI pressure the situation will worsen. Plus Pakistan should play more & more cricket if they want to stay in game & do not just relay on home series & tournaments because thats not going to happen, thanks to BCCI bullying polices :). And if Pakistan team ever wants to win they should be more professional in approach, with a strategy, young blood & commitment which unfortunately lacks. & if someone thinks its fun game then he should only play serious version of game. If you want to be successful in any profession you have to sleep, eat think that(cricket) otherwise you'll always be a mediocre. Good luck Pakistan Team and good luck cricket. 'Only the best wins'

  • Shabbir on June 9, 2009, 9:55 GMT

    well. I have nothing to say about this team, except that they are pathetic. I'm just praying that God Forbid this match may not be effected by rain.

  • Sohaib Khan on June 9, 2009, 9:55 GMT

    I really wonder about the comments of Younis Khan. And, I am wondering that there's no reaction from PCB against these types of comments.

    But, I've an answer to Younis Khan which is :: There's no money for fun and Fun is always for fun rather money.

    The conditions in Pakistan are bad, Champions Trophy Host Lost and then WC Host Lost are the horror stories for Pakistan Cricket so far.

    This series is only a WC for other teams BUT not for Pakistan. This WC T20 win will be more like a Disaster Recovery Tool for Pakistan Cricket. And, after this WC T20, Pakistan will be in a Great condition to get back their WC 2011 hosting rights.

    A Wanted Success for Pakistan Cricket - And, this is not FUN.

  • Irfan on June 9, 2009, 9:53 GMT

    Imran Nazir Shahzaib Hasan Afridi Shoaib Malik A. Razzaq Misbah Ul Haq (C) AMRAN AKMAL Fawad Alam Umer Gul Saeed Ajmal Mohammad Amir

  • Irfan on June 9, 2009, 9:53 GMT

    Imran Nazir Shahzaib Hasan Afridi Shoaib Malik A. Razzaq Misbah Ul Haq (C) AMRAN AKMAL Fawad Alam Umer Gul Saeed Ajmal Mohammad Amir

  • KASAM on June 9, 2009, 9:51 GMT

    I agree with Mr.Abbasi. He articulates what all success starved Pakistani fans are feeling. The match against England was the first in a while where I actually felt nervous and excited. To hear our "not a Dummy" captain describe as fun was taken as an insult. How dare he describe this form as “fun”. All forms of representative cricket should be taken seriously . After all he is getting paid handsomely I’m sure. I hope if allowed in the future, he NEVER gets an IPL contract. Then we will see how much “fun” he finds it.

    In my opinion, I have always believed that Younis Khan is very lucky to be playing in an era where Pakistan are not a true force. Hence his inclusion in the Pak team. Any other time he would NEVER have made it into the batting line-up. Mr. Younis needs to stop trying to be Mr.Nice Guy and just be thankful that he has reached the unexpected heights that he has. By far the best out of a truly rubbish bunch of cricketers (compared with the great competitive teams of the 70's, 80's and early 90's).

  • nasar fareed on June 9, 2009, 9:49 GMT

    this is wot i feel the pakistani T20 side shold have looked like:

    Imran Nazir Imran Farhat Rana Naved Hasan Raza Mohd Yousuf Shoaib Malik Abdul Razak Azhar Mahmood Fawad Alam/shahid afridi Sohail Tanveer Umer Gul

    with the following on the bench just incase .. nasir jamshed, shahid nazir, humayun farhat, yasir arafat, mohammed hafiz etc....

  • Fahad Anwer on June 9, 2009, 9:48 GMT

    I wish I was down there in England and could ask our most 'beloved'(read most disliked)captain Younis Khas as what does he mean when he says at the post match presentation that T20 format is not about hitting sixes n fours.you can win the game if you just stay at the wicket till the twentieth over.I ask em if that't what he believes, then Pakistan team today would not be facing the rather astonishing task of beating N'lands with the better margin to qualify for the next round coz Y'khan was there till the last over in the match against England.Now it's like rubbing the salt on the wounds when he says T20 format has never been taken seriously by him as its just 'Fun' cricket even at the international level.Are other 9 teams in the competition also doing all this hardwork just to have fun? How insane is this chap playing with the emotions of 170 millions Pakistani fans and millions abroad who still look up to Pak team as one with a lot of talent and substance.May Allah save this country!

  • sana on June 9, 2009, 9:47 GMT

    well, its was very shamed the why our cricket team played against England...Younis need to think some thing ordiary, Pakistan Cricket Board must think About Imran Nazir,Abdul Razzak & Mohammad Yousuf, Need to change coach also , he is too old for being coach of national team?? Younis need to think, how to handle a big match & fight..!!!

  • AM on June 9, 2009, 9:46 GMT

    Hello Mr. AMIN, First, what is God watching.......... and second what do you mean by "Jaisa Karoge Waisa Bharoge". Why take examples of BCCI & India, why is it always the neighbour we have to look at when taking examples. Why not decide something on our own and be an example to others. Please....... henceforth STOP giving examples of what your neighbour is doing and try to be an example to the rest of the world. I hope we will all learn from the mistakes we make and not do it again. Good luck to the Pak team and see you soon in the Super 8's

  • Khurram on June 9, 2009, 9:42 GMT

    I can't understand still whats the problem with PCB? They remain in their egoistic way of doing things and disrgeard ICL players which are far better than the current players in the Pak team.

    All of those guys who are lambasting ICL players that they joined the league due to $$$$ are missing the main point as these are the players who have been wronged by PCB. Players like Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat weren't given chance in the Pak team on a regular basis and were replaced by inferior players like Salman Butt, M. Hafeez etc which left them with no choice but to join the ICL. And now when even the BCCI has allowed amnesty, PCB is against allowing them just due to the strong lobby by Mr. Butt, selectors and Younis/Malik lobby in the team.

    Anyone who follow Pak cricket domestically knows who r the biggest talent. The likes of Imran Farhat, Hassan Raza etc had amassed centuries after centuries in domestic matches, but still players like Salman Butt, Faysal Iqbal were being picked

  • Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 9:41 GMT

    Rightly said Mr. Kamran. In a team where the captain is not even claiming to show his commitment, how we can expect a miracle from these so-called professionals who are just meant to earn money and not perform...We are really disappointed with their approach. No fighting spirit what-so-ever has been displayed. Even if they win today and qualify fo super 8, then the next step would be more embarrassing, I must say.

  • Rauf on June 9, 2009, 9:41 GMT

    Although Imran Nazir and Abdul Razzak are out of ICL, How can they be back in this tournament when there is a stupid "cooling off" ban imposed on them by IPL I mean BCCI... what I actually meant was PCB!

  • Changez on June 9, 2009, 9:40 GMT

    I think 1st of all v all have to be patience. V have to give time to younis khan. he is still not experience in captaincy. ofcourse imran nazir razzak n yousuf r the asset for pakistan but they have nt been selected coz of the icl. the problem is that no will bring the team up by a single performance. they should play as team. if v depend on 1 player or 2. like v say yousuf is nt playing so v dnt have middle order players. or shoaib is not playing so v will loose. so be calm give them time to settle down n 1 by 1 v have to replace those players who r nt playing well. n everytime v change the whole board n team coach n v expect a miracle. so not happening. intead of criticizing v better give suggestions n i would like to say that younis should be 1 down in the battting position n v should motivate him tht he can play n can do the job of the captaincy..... better stop criticizing n give ur suggestion

  • smiley on June 9, 2009, 9:39 GMT

    What annoys me the most, is I have spent so much money on t20 tickets to watch them play and now am stuck with watching netherlands play, im going to colour my pak shirt to orange

  • Changez on June 9, 2009, 9:39 GMT

    I think 1st of all v all have to be patience. V have to give time to younis khan. he is still not experience in captaincy. ofcourse imran nazir razzak n yousuf r the asset for pakistan but they have nt been selected coz of the icl. the problem is that no will bring the team up by a single performance. they should play as team. if v depend on 1 player or 2. like v say yousuf is nt playing so v dnt have middle order players. or shoaib is not playing so v will loose. so be calm give them time to settle down n 1 by 1 v have to replace those players who r nt playing well. n everytime v change the whole board n team coach n v expect a miracle. so not happening. intead of criticizing v better give suggestions n i would like to say that younis should be 1 down in the battting position n v should motivate him tht he can play n can do the job of the captaincy..... better stop criticizing n give ur suggestion

  • Tarique Abbass on June 9, 2009, 9:38 GMT

    I guess the major problem of pakistan team is its opening... Every other team has got such star openers that they can single handedly take the game away... West indies have gayle ... sri lanka has jayasuria and dilshan.. india has gambhir rohit and the great sehwag.. souh africa has smith.. england has bopara.. new zealand has Mccullum... And what do we have? Pesky ahmad shehzad and test match speed salman butt? I can't help laughing when ahmad shehzad is given the name future sachin... No one has what it takes to become saching. Let alone performance, he can't even be compared to sachin in terms of attitude.. He is so prud and an ill mannered that its a grave insult for sachin to have been compared with such a low profile cricketer and such a bad human being.

  • salman BUTT on June 9, 2009, 9:37 GMT

    PAKISTANI TEAM ARE NOT PLAYING AS WELL.PAKISTANI PLAYER ARE OUT OF FOAM IF I WERE TO SELECT THE TEAM FOR PAKISTAN MY TEAM WOULD HAVE BEEN SALMAN BUTT ,SHAHID AFRIDI, IMRAN NAZIR,YOUNAS KHAN, SHOAIB MALIK ABDUL RAZZAQ ,KAMRAN AKMAL, MISBAH UL HAQ ,SHOAIB AKHTAR, MUHAMMAD ASIF,RANA NAVEED UL HASSAN

  • Ganesh on June 9, 2009, 9:37 GMT

    I think that the Pakistani cricket establishment needs an experienced cricketing brain which can sort out its problems. They should seriously consider appointing experienced and intelligent cricketeers like Imran Khan or Zaheer Abbas as head of the PCB. Once appointed, these guys should be given a carte blanche to overhaul the establishment and the team. Pakistan , like India, has plenty of talent. It only needs to be managed and administered properly. There is no doubt that Pakistan can return to its former glory if things are handled properly at the PCB.

  • Fahiem on June 9, 2009, 9:36 GMT

    YK should have to justify his comments on T2O Cricket. Why they are wasting nation's time and money JUST FOR FUN. He is a non-serious captain and should be put aside as a captain now. He talks in a way as HE IS A BIG PHILOSOPHER.

  • Fahad Anwer on June 9, 2009, 9:36 GMT

    I wish I was down there in England and could ask our most 'beloved'(read most disliked)captain Younis Khas as what does he mean when he says at the post match presentation that T20 format is not about hitting sixes n fours.you can win the game if you just stay at the wicket till the twentieth over.I ask em if that't what he believes, then Pakistan team today would not be facing the rather astonishing task of beating N'lands with the better margin to qualify for the next round coz Y'khan was there till the last over in the match against England.Now it's like rubbing the salt on the wounds when he says T20 format has never been taken seriously by him as its just 'Fun' cricket even at the international level.Are other 9 teams in the competition also doing all this hardwork just to have fun? How insane is this chap playing with the emotions of 170 millions Pakistani fans and millions abroad who still look up to Pak team as one with a lot of talent and substance.May Allah save this country!

  • Shoaib Nawaz on June 9, 2009, 9:34 GMT

    If I were to select team for Pakistan.. My team would have been 1. Shahid Afridi 2. Imran Nazir 3. Mohammad Yousuf 4. Misbah ul Haq 5. Shoaib Malik 6. Abdul Razzak 7. Kamran Akmal 8. Shoaib Akhtar 9. Umer Gul 10. Sohail Tanveer 11. Saeed Ajmal

  • Ravi on June 9, 2009, 9:32 GMT

    I would like to reply to what AMIN has said. This guys statement looks so loose. Why are you blaming BCCI for your incapablity? Have a big heart to accept your mistakes; don't be a coward as your Govt. The way the Pakistan team is playing in this World Cup and also the attitude of their captain, they don't deserve to enter Super 8s.

  • Josh on June 9, 2009, 9:30 GMT

    its a world champion...recognised by ICC.....millions of people watch this tournament.....and i am sure millions of Pakistanis are following the tournament...and the person representing the country does not take it seriously..he thinks its just for FUN....OH man....now thats funny as hell....how can this man represent a country when he does not take international cricket seriously?

    Pakistan badly needs 1. imran nazir, 2. abdul razzaq, 3. mohammad asif, 4. mohammad yousuf, 5. sohal tanvir, and 6. shoaib akhter back in the side.....becuase players like rao ifthikhar and yasir arafat are not gonna win you big tournaments,...they are not match winners....being an australian i also used to be a fan of shahid afridi...but now i think that man is useless.....kamran akmal is more like a batsman than a wicket keeper....its like indian team having dravid as their wicket keeper....and kamran akmal is only as good as dravid with the gloves not any better....he does not impress muc

  • AZ on June 9, 2009, 9:29 GMT

    Pakistan makes me laugh.

    They cant field, thy drop alot of catches and give away about 10/15 runs in extras every game.

    Long may it continue that Pakistan play soo crap. Lets hope that they end up like Zimbabwe.

  • Amin on June 9, 2009, 9:28 GMT

    Hahahahaha, People get over Afridi. He is just living on reputation. Way too inconsistent as a batsman. Razzaq over Afridi any given day

  • Vikas on June 9, 2009, 9:28 GMT

    Dear Amin, For your comment as 'BCCI has succeeded in their long term planning of make pakistan team look like a club team. God is watching. Jaisa Karoge waisa bharoge.' It looks very senseless and stupid comment. Just grow up man that's what you need to do in order to build up your nation and team rather them blaming and peeping inside other countries and competiting them (without doing anything). Just stop blaming India/BCCI for Pak downfall. You can't blame any body other then few pakistani people for Pak cricket downfall(and terrorism is part of that). Evenbody has rights to not to travel to pakistan for the sack of their life and security. Pak cricketers are barred from IPL, just because of retiliation from pakistan government.Also,if world cup is taken away from pakistan then it's because of safety.I hope you appreciate it. Thanks to Indian govt that they didn't allow Indian team to pakistan.Otherwise, god knows, there might be much worse attacked on our great Indian players.

  • Amin on June 9, 2009, 9:28 GMT

    Hahahahaha, People get over Afridi. He is just living on reputation. Way too inconsistent as a batsman. Razzaq over Afridi any given day

  • Chaudhry Arpan on June 9, 2009, 9:26 GMT

    its so funny that everyone in pakistan blames INDIA for anything which goes wrong in pakistan. Jaisa pakistan ne kiya waise hi wo bhar raha hai..so your quote is apt here.BCCI didnt stopped greedy pak ICL players ,It was ICC who banned them.I would have loved to see pakistan getting trashed again this year in 20-20 final but alas pakistan is not good enough to reach to a stage to compete with Indians. Pakistan never respected their players (wasim ,shoaib ,waqar , imzamam ),so what else can you expect ..Stop speaking start doing

  • Soudager on June 9, 2009, 9:25 GMT

    Hey YK..., call Cricket Australia and schedule a T20 series with the Australian team. You don't take T20 seriously, and no one (i.e; any other team) takes AUS seriously in T20. You both deserve to be ousted. Even if you make it to the next stratum of the tournament, you will be beaten by the likes of SA, Ind and SL. Save Face!

  • abdul on June 9, 2009, 9:25 GMT

    I am South African and I have loved pakistan ever since I know about the game and right now , I can't bear to watch them play any more.It is really dissaponting.I know that they have the skill , but it does not look like the have the commitment. I think that it is the Pakistan cricket board that is destroying Pakistani cricket with their selections and decisions they take on banning of key players .When politics is taken out of the game, then and only then will pakistani cricket be a force that everybody once feared. I sometimes wonder if match fixing comes into play when they take the field , I am slowly , but surely losing hope in this team.

  • stunnersohail on June 9, 2009, 9:24 GMT

    Send in Shahid Afridi to open coz he is the one who gets caught on boundary and atleast in the powerplay he wont get many fielders there. Be logical now, I know Imran and Razzaq are the best replacements but for todays match my IDEA: tem would be 1 Shaid Afridi 2 Ahmed shehzad 3 Kamran Akmal 4 Misbah ul Haq 5 Shoaib Malik 6 Younus Khan 7 Fawad Alam 8 Sohail Tanvir 9 Umer gul 10 Saee Ajmal 11 Mohammed Amir

  • Yousef on June 9, 2009, 9:23 GMT

    OK, I just read about 25 runs or 3 overs thing. 25 runs, possible. 3 overs, much harder, not unless they knock Netherlands out for a very low score.

  • AnGeL on June 9, 2009, 9:21 GMT

    contd. shoab malik or younis khan can exchange no. 4 and 5. but if the inning is in last few overs then sohail tanveer should be called first instead because he can clear the boundary easily. while bowling sohail tanveer should open with umer gul and both should be changed with saeed and anjum with in the powerplays and younis have to change his bowlers regularly because with above lineup he will have 8 options (Gul, Tanveer, Anjum, arafat, afridi, ajmal, fawad and shoaib and younis himself can have a over to disturb NL batsmen like dhoni used raina in IPL and gilcrist used rohat sharma) so that NL batsmen don't get a chance to settle down to any bowler.

    Hope weather let the match happen and give pakistani players another chance to prove.

    "MAY ALLAH BLESS PAKISTAN AND PAKISTANIS" (AAMIN)

  • Wajahat Khan on June 9, 2009, 9:20 GMT

    Cricket have been changed now even test.. Now we need players/openers like Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Gambhir, Raina, Hayden, Gilchirist, Mccullum, Ryder, Warner, Dilshan, Kallis, Gibbs, Dumney, Morkel and many more.. who can talk with Sixes.. even no fours.. and our players still playing with singles doubles while target is 186 on 129 balls.. :)

  • Santosh on June 9, 2009, 9:20 GMT

    For me, Pakistan team looked like a complete disarray heading towards nowhere. I think people should stop expecting from such team who doesn't take game seriously ("No fun game"). I always loved to watch Wasim Akram's bowling but it seems, gone are the days when Pakistan team had firepower. The combination of players is always a need to win a game but look at the way few Pakistani players fell for ICL rather money not to play cricket. According to me, Pakistan Cricket needs a complete overhaul which includes even its board, functional members, players and associated system. Stop blaming BCCI for any reasons, introspect your cricketing abilities and build the team with setting new horizon.

    Goodluck Pak Team!

  • jk on June 9, 2009, 9:19 GMT

    I m an indian but i dnt like pakis lose like that and i think the selectors are nt right at all. Nway pls dont blame BCCI for this.

  • SQ on June 9, 2009, 9:18 GMT

    Why doesn't anyone mention Shahid Nazir? He is an outstanding and very underrated bowler who controls the ball at will. Inzi said he toys with batsmen..what a waste..also let's not forget Younis lost both matches leading Peshawar Panthers..with a smile!

  • Sohail - UK on June 9, 2009, 9:17 GMT

    YK is a no Doubt a good player, but just for test cricket he is a complete misfit in T20 cricket, Rememebr he is the one who cost us last T20 WORLD CUP FINAL vs INDIA when he called IMRAN NAZIR for a stupid Run knowing he had was not able to run and hadalready asked for a runner.

    YK is the one playing the real Pain in the ASS role in Pakistan's T20 cricket at the moemnt. He is not A GOOD LEADER AT ALL.

    The best ever availabe T20 crickter for Pakistan since the start T20 is Abdul Razak & that's the big set back that players like him were ignored in 2007 world cup and he is still not the part of Pakistan's Cricket Team.

    The only way Afridi, should be used is just to send him as an oppener and tell him each time he leaves the dressing room "we assume, that you are out on first ball for us our oppner is the one coming next so you just go hit without any pressure". There is no point holding Afridi back in T20 cricket and send him when the fielding restrictions are over.

  • Sal on June 9, 2009, 9:17 GMT

    Team has immense talent based on past winning performances of afridi, YK, misbah and the rest of the lot but there is no consistency and professionalism in the current team that performed like street level cricketers in England and india’s game. It is hugely missing the attitude and competitiveness that the team of 92 world cup under the patronage of imran and miandad. I think we dont need a highly paid foreign coach to improve the game of our boys instead we should get a university business professor to teach them how to be professional and competitive as the modern cricket is more than just the game.

  • Nadim on June 9, 2009, 9:16 GMT

    Bhai Asad you want the same performance of 2007 WC (50:50) or of (20:20), loss to England with less margin might have not raised the eye, Attitude plays a big role in 20:20 which is completing lacking. Pak require big dasher atleast to clear infield in first 6overs to ensure a fighting target or while chasing score 170+. Imran Nazir,Imran Farhat,Mohammed Yusuf,Abdur Razzaq,Azhar Mehmood,Rana-Naved-ul Hassan should be recalled atleast they give all round option and enough fire power to kick the cricket ball out of the park. Afridi has caught rust, should be utilize for his batting and not for bowling. Afridi(Sher) should open the innings.

  • YOUNUS EBRAHIM on June 9, 2009, 9:15 GMT

    In the past ten years of supporting Pakistan. One of the major faults of the Pakistan cricket that nobody picks on is that they are often in a hurry to score even if the run rate is reasonable. We've seen other teams safeguarding their wickets in hand and keeping the scoreboard ticking - waiting for the poor odd delivery to score big. They very often never play their full 50 overs. Example : all out in the 45th over with 20 runs to win. WHY WHY WHY????

  • Yousef on June 9, 2009, 9:14 GMT

    I like your confidence, Kamran! However, personally I don't think Pakistan would be able to beat them by a good enough margin, if rain doesn't start pouring anyway. As you rightly said, Pakistan's strength has always been it's bowling and it seems to have lost its zip of recent times such as our star bowler, Sohail Tanveer. I suppose it comes down to practice; he didn't play in the IPL2.

  • shavez on June 9, 2009, 9:14 GMT

    the main concern is attitude of the pakistani team...n cn b changed only whn afridi will be the caption of t20. in this case afridi will feel the responsibility and will lead the team from front....

  • qamar on June 9, 2009, 9:14 GMT

    It refers to Mr.Vinal Gandhi's comments. Very good suggestion for Pakistan to find & nurture raw talent. But I would ask him & the world why should Pakistan look to others for inspiration on this issue. I may remind you that introducing new & raw talent has been a hallmark of Pakistan cricket. Do I need to name our greats like Hanif,Imran Khan,Javed Miandad, Zaheer Abbas,Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and so on who were introduced to the international cricket in their teens or early twenties. We need no outside inspiration rather just a visionary & powerful captain like Imran Khan and a manager par excellence like Noor Khan at the helm of PCB. Perhaps it may sound like nostalgic to someone but what can one do except looking to past while preparing for future.I would dare say the performance of pakistani team & PCB is no exception when we look at our society. There is chaos everywhere in our society & the same is reflected on the cricket grounds too. We always rely on individuals rather than

  • Alan W on June 9, 2009, 9:12 GMT

    I am an England fan, and was amazed when the team was announced that Fawad Alam and Sohail Tanveer were not playing as these 2 are excellent bowlers and are potential match winners with the bat as well. Unlike several of the posters on here, I don't think Shahid Afridi should open the batting as he is too short of confidence to be placed in that position. From the squad, my selection would be 1) Salman Butt 2) Ahmed Shahzad 3)Kamran Akmal 4) Younus Khan 5) Misbah ul Haq 6) Shoaib Malik 7) Shahid Afridi 8) Fawad Alam 9) Sohail Tanveer 10)Umer Gul 11) Saeed Ajmal.

    I live about 10 miles from Lords and I think they will get the games played even though there is a strong chance of a shower. Lords has excellent drainage so if it isn't raining I am sure they will play.

  • faheem on June 9, 2009, 9:12 GMT

    we want imran nazir and razzaq back!!!

  • Alan W on June 9, 2009, 9:11 GMT

    I am an England fan, and was amazed when the team was announced that Fawad Alam and Sohail Tanveer were not playing as these 2 are excellent bowlers and are potential match winners with the bat as well. Unlike several of the posters on here, I don't think Shahid Afridi should open the batting as he is too short of confidence to be placed in that position. From the squad, my selection would be 1) Salman Butt 2) Ahmed Shahzad 3)Kamran Akmal 4) Younus Khan 5) Misbah ul Haq 6) Shoaib Malik 7) Shahid Afridi 8) Fawad Alam 9) Sohail Tanveer 10)Umer Gul 11) Saeed Ajmal.

    I live about 10 miles from Lords and I think they will get the games played even though there is a strong chance of a shower. Lords has excellent drainage so if it isn't raining I am sure they will play.

  • adeel on June 9, 2009, 9:08 GMT

    well i think our captain is jus tryin to make up an excuse by sayin t20 is fun game...the truth is that they could not win any of the matches includin the warm up ones n now the excuse younis comes up with is that we dont take it serious and this format of cricket is jus fun....come on grow up a bit...why do u think that all the teams r stressin too much for this cup if it was jus a fun tournament..every team wants to get its hands on it since this is the next era of cricket thats gonna take ppl by glance. this is not fun, this is the future of cricket and its better if pakistan takes it serious else they will start to loose their hopes and audience jus like they lost in hockey n at time, will be left with no sport at all in the country....we have the capable ppl for this format of game and i with no doubt can say that pakistan can easily win the t20 world cup but with the right selection of players..

  • Nadir on June 9, 2009, 9:08 GMT

    Loved your 'Badmaashes' quote!!With all our weaknesses the most telling feature of the top order is the absence of a power hitter. Pakistan couldn't clear the boundary to save their lives against England apart from Misbah's solitary effort. The current players need to step up and make it count.

  • Ather on June 9, 2009, 9:05 GMT

    Imran Nazir Kamran Akmal Misbah Ul Haq Shoaib Malik Razzaq Afridi Fawad Alam Rana Naveed Umer Gul Saeed Ajmal Sohail Tanveer

    There is no place for Younis in this side, not because he aint a good player but cuz of his attitude towards T20. Suprisingly he has disappointed all of his fans with his poor captaincy in all formats of the game. Misbah Should be playing at no 3 so that he gets more chance to bat through the innings. And why we forget Fawad Alam. He is the most consistent performer in domestic cricket. Salman But should be dropped as he has no shots to play other den square drive and slog over mid wicket. You need brave players like Imran nazir top of da order.

  • salman on June 9, 2009, 9:04 GMT

    pakistani player are old this time pakistani player use lemon pani

  • Shahzaib on June 9, 2009, 9:03 GMT

    I think the board and selection committee is to blame, where is nasir jamshed, why salman butt when he failed in the first t20 wcup, why we have three middle order batsmen YK, SM and MUH and only two big hitters Afridi and Akmal, why is there no Rana naveed in the team, and hence Younis is pushed into opening with Yasir arafat, where is paki creativity, why is fawad alam not getting a match, so many question and the answer we get none, who is to blame, i think only cricket board and selection committee, board bcos they never facilitated comebacks of Badshahs into the national fray and not making precise arrangements for giving paki team a competitive domestic cricket, y not go to bangladesh, or arrive england about two week early,

  • ASIF on June 9, 2009, 9:00 GMT

    Allah kare afridi acha kaylay

  • AnGeL on June 9, 2009, 8:59 GMT

    my team for the NL match would be like this (from the guys they have sent there)

    1. Shahid Afride 2. Kamran Akmal 3. Fawad Alam 4. Misbah ul Haq 5. Younis Khan 6. Shoaib Malik 7. Sohail Tanveer 8. Umur Gul 9. Yasir Arafat 10. Iftikhar Anjum 11. Saeed Ajma

    As we all know Afridi is failing continuously down the order then why not try him up the order where he has been strong because he is reaching the boundaries but failing to clear them and in powerplays that wont cost his wicket and once he gets a few boundaries i think he'll be on the go. kamran akmal has also performed reasonably good while opening so i think he will be good with that. opening with two aggressive players will also put pressure on opposition. fawad aalam has batted one down for his team in recent rss t20 cup and batted brilliantly at that position he can build the inning with boundaries and by rotating the strike as well. Misbah, well what should i say about him he is matchmaker and can bat at any position.

  • Forgaty on June 9, 2009, 8:59 GMT

    The first question we must ask is this that is the Pakistan team passionate about cricket?.....Do they really enjoy the game......

  • Imran on June 9, 2009, 8:58 GMT

    It's horribile to know that a national team captain does not take seriuosly t20. I think YK is too much talking and little doing. captain must be Malik and icl players Razzak, Nazir, Farhat, Rana. The previous administration must be blamed for being an indian pupt and banning a talent like M.Asif.

  • Ahmer Salahuddin on June 9, 2009, 8:58 GMT

    Being away for so long from international criciket is a major factor of poor performance showed by Pakistan so far in this T20 World Cup. That was ok that PCB was forcing other teams to visit Pakistan but at the same time they should had planned international tours so that atleast team could had some international cricket exposure. Poor planning & mis-management had lead down Pakistan Cricket Team & 16 million peoples of Pakistan who still have passion & love for cricket even Pakistan team is not appearing in international cricket. Also I am not seeking any major change in Pakistan cricket in near future nor the players (old & new both) not seeming to be improved with reference to international standard which other team players have set over the years. I can only pray beside writing such stuffs to cricinfo. May Almighty Allah help our team re-built just like they were in Imran & Javed erena.

  • SALMAN on June 9, 2009, 8:57 GMT

    THIS TIME PAKISTAN PLAYED NOT AS WELL I HOPE PAKISTAN WIN THE 20/20

  • JOYNAL on June 9, 2009, 8:57 GMT

    INSAHALLAH PAKISTAN WILL WIN THE MATCH 2DAY. DEAR FRIENDS AND ALL THE WELL WISHER OF PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM PLZ PRAY 4 PAKISTAN.

  • Ali on June 9, 2009, 8:56 GMT

    Actually PCB is responsible for this defeat. I think from 1992 tp 1999, the most golden era of Pakistan's cricket., but after that we are just surviving in the cricket world. If we see our victory record after 99's WC, we hardly win a tournament or a series. So i m very much disappointed with the performace of out team, and i strongly believe that PCB is responsible for this defeat, and if PCB have ethics so they all from top to bottom every body have to give resignation from thier respective POSTS. Thank you.

  • MOHAMMED ABDUL BARI on June 9, 2009, 8:55 GMT

    mr. Kamran Abbasi

    you are right person which give this thing for the angry fun but one thing is there pcb or reading or hearing this matter

    main problem pcb becuase they are looking only this position not for nation flag which is very important

    pcb take all facalities and player for that this thing only for enjoy life? or play for country ?

    local fun expend money for watch country cricket

    i thing complate team will be change or some big boss like younus khan, afridi, etc,

    thing yk dont no what is t20 format policy if he no then he is not do mistake which is made with first match he is not follow net run ret not follow feilding planning even not advice bowler give bowled all boll on leg side becuase he arrange all feilder on off side i thing very stupid captain i seeing

    i thing afridi also no used in t20 format always he is fail untill how long give chance this type of player

    may allah give sence for pcb for the future team setup

    also inshallah today win

  • Ali Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 8:55 GMT

    I think Pakistan Selectors should look at the range of shots of some players before infusing them in the team.

    01. Imran Nazir 02. Imran Farhat 03. Rana Naveed-ul-Hassan 04. Misbah-ul-Haq 05. Shoaib Malik 06. Abdul Razzaq 07. Shahid Afridi 08. Hafiz Khalid 09. Sohail Tanveer 10. Saeed Ajmal 11. Umer Gul 12. Muhammad Yousaf 13. Yasir Arfat 14. Muhammad Sami Chief Selector: Public Online. Bowling Coach Fast: Wasim Akram, Waqar Younas, Aqib Javed Bowling Coach Spin: Mushtaq Ahmed, Saqlain Mushtaq Bating Coach: Javed Miandad, Inzemam ul Haq, Saeed Anwar Fielding Coach: Rashid Latif, Ejaz Ahmed

  • taimoor on June 9, 2009, 8:55 GMT

    v disappointing effort by Pakistan ...i just wanted reply @ Asad june 9 ....wht u r saying is right ..tht oder players didnt perform ....but saying tht its all entertainment ...no ...its a format which evryy1 has embraced and its an official fixture ...last years performance was brilliant ...i am 110% sure tht u would have said this same thing about "entertainment and money" tht u r saying nw ...look at the attitude of the captain ...i would say pak lost last time because of yunus playin tht maiden over of sreesanth ...u shud stop whinninh and pray tht pak will win n progress to the super 8's ...still .. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD !!!!

  • SALMAN on June 9, 2009, 8:55 GMT

    THIS TIME PAKISTAN NOT AS WELL BUT I HOPE PAKISTAN WIN THE 20/20

  • joynal on June 9, 2009, 8:55 GMT

    My choice for Pakistan team: 1.IMRAN NAZIR 2.SAHID AFRIDI 3.MOHAMMAD YOUSUF 4.SOAIB MALIK/YOUNIS KHAN 5.KAMRAN AKMAL 6.ABDUL RAZZAQ 7.MISBAH UL HAQ 8.RANA NABID 9.SOHAIL TANVEER 10.UMAR GUL 11.SAEED AJMAL

  • Junaid on June 9, 2009, 8:54 GMT

    Perfect Pakistan ( PP ) . This was the term used by english commentators when english visit last time in Pakistan. At that time i was really feeling "PROUD TO BE PAKISTANI", the shirt which my fav used to wear in presentations after defeating other teams. i was watching match in aus and was totally disappointed how they were chasing the scores.It looks like they are playing one day instead of t20.Just look at yk performance and justification.one fifty with equal no of balls. i was looking at the approach of english and they were well planned about this game that how they are going to play.They were only expecting 160 but due to our BEST FIELDING,WORST BOWLING they make 180+, and that the diff b/w 2 sides.why can they use afridi at top instead of butt,butt is good in placement so use it after play. i am not satisfied with other ppl abt making different selection, the point here is how 2 use current players efficiently.english are not better than us but they were PLANNED & EFFICIENT.

  • Adnan on June 9, 2009, 8:54 GMT

    I would recommend them for batting order like this for todays match,

    Ahmad Shahzad Shahid Afridi Kamran Akmal Shoaib Malik Younis Khan Misbah Ul Haq Sohail Tanveer Yasir Arafat Umer Gul Mohammad Amir Saeed Ajmal

    If they want qualify for next round, they should bat first and try to give them more than 180. I know its easy to sit outside and say but that is a fact.

  • Asad on June 9, 2009, 8:54 GMT

    @ AMIN

    "BCCI has succeeded in their long term planning of make pakistan team look like a club team. God is watching. Jaisa Karoge waisa bharoge."

    the above frustration is not limited to cricket but seems to be a standard mindset of my fellow citizens. its simple and easy, blame others. BCCI is definitely evil but what it has to do our players fail on the ground. Inzy, Yusuf, Razzak, Nazir, Sami were banned by PCB not ICC. Akhtar was removed for a valid std, you dont want that guy in your dressing room anyway. Asif was cought red handed with drugs at Dubai. Sri lanka was attacked by our own home grown fundamentalists. The violence that is happening on our soil and keeping international cricket away is a direct result of "Jaisa Karoge waisa bharoge". IPL participation was banned by our own government. Qadir, the chief selector was not forced to pick idiots by BCCI.

    We need to change the way we think, take responsibility, bring transparency and work hard get back our lost pride & glory

  • Hamid on June 9, 2009, 8:54 GMT

    Younis Khan's behaviour (on & off the Field) is appaling. I'm yet to see someone matching his weird sense of Humor. The guy is very quickly loosing his fame within crickiting circles. It hurts to see Pakistan Cricket in Shambles, but that does not reflect in Younis's attitude & its a SHAME . Pakistan cricket is better off without such Jokers

  • Mohammad Imran Hyder on June 9, 2009, 8:53 GMT

    dont worry guys, writter is is just to creat some panic in nation who loves cricket, there isnt anything to be that much serious, just keep in mind that Pakistan always start with negative notes in big tournaments and then turns the table and win the cup. just remember where we lost both of our qualifying matches that too against South Africa and India and then we got out on 74 against England when the tournament started but then we eventually turned the tables for our cause and brought the worldcup home in 1992 from no where. just wait and see that same will happen again. its just a right time to start with, we should encourage our team and we should motivate our team instead of writting against them. cricket is a funny Game, its not younus khan's saying but a famous old myth. so friends take it easy and see. may be we are about to win the title once again and our guys would become hero.

  • Raja Rehan on June 9, 2009, 8:52 GMT

    nothing works right for this Pakistani squad, batting, bowling, fielding, we are not good in any of the three departments. i know i dont have a say in this but if i were to select a team, it would be like this

    1. Imran Nazir 2. Imran Farhat 3. Muhammad Yousuf 4. Misbah ul Haq 5. Shoaib malik 6. Abdur Razzaq 7. Shahid Afridi 8. Kamran Akmal 9. Rana Naved 10. Umer Gul 11. Saeed Ajmal

    if i were given a choice for a better bowler say "Muhammad Asif" i would drop one all rounder and bring in Asif to balance the side, otherwise i would go with this combination. Although Shoaib Akhter is a match winner on his day but his cricketing attitude and lack of fitness dont allow him to get into my team. anyways this could be the best combination pakistan could bring on to the cricket field with the current stack of players.

  • salman butt on June 9, 2009, 8:52 GMT

    MARI DUWA HAI AFRIDI ZIYADA SAY ZIYADA SCORE KARAY OR PAKISTAN KI JEET MA AHEM KARDAR ADA KARAY.

  • Naumaan on June 9, 2009, 8:51 GMT

    Well IF PCB keeps on ignoring T20 specialists, we will be humilated by the other teams Really Feeling Shame

  • nazeer on June 9, 2009, 8:50 GMT

    Afridi is been used properly for so long. He should always open whatever the form is. Either play as a openor or dont play him at all. His bowling is a bonus. If 5 matches he gives a good start out of 10, then it gives a platform to pakistan, plus his bowling is an bonus. To my knowledge, he should have been captaining the side, he has experience and age in his side.

  • Danish on June 9, 2009, 8:50 GMT

    Kamran on Pakspin : I'm missing the Badshahs and the Badmashes.

    Exactly the right idea. They would have brought spice, flamboyance, uniqueness and hope for Pakistan with their t20 heroics, specialism, experience and expertise.

    With these mouth-watering prospects Pakistan would probably be up there with the very best. But then again that's the problem with Pakistan cricket, there are too many ifs and buts and not enough reality when it matters most.

    Rana, Nazir, Farhat and ALAM’s inclusion could have put Pakistan in a commanding position with the potential to go the distance. This is a synthetic format for Pakistani players and it’s totally unfair that the best players don't get the opportunity to represent their country for whatever ridiculous external associations. Anyhow the contracts were withdrawn by several players making the eligible to play for the national side. Therefore Pakistan could have made some wise and worthy alterations but the PCB were too reticent over selection matters and unaware over format specialism to make these sacrificed choices for the better.

  • faisal mehrban on June 9, 2009, 8:50 GMT

    Asif V peterson- peterson would have been dealt with promptly.

    my team for pakistan 50 over and 20 over format

    imran nazir kamran akmal younis khan mohammed yousuf misbah ul haq shahid afridi shoaib malik shoaib akhtar umar gul mohammed asif danish kaneria

  • faisal mehrban on June 9, 2009, 8:50 GMT

    Asif V peterson- peterson would have been dealt with promptly.

    my team for pakistan 50 over and 20 over format

    imran nazir kamran akmal younis khan mohammed yousuf misbah ul haq shahid afridi shoaib malik shoaib akhtar umar gul mohammed asif danish kaneria

  • asd on June 9, 2009, 8:48 GMT

    imran, rana, razzak,asif,imran farhat and yousuf should be part of team....get rid of star khan (younus)...just imagine if he is in india then you can imagine he wont be part of india A team, forget captain...

  • Rizie_NL on June 9, 2009, 8:48 GMT

    We better win today im gonna take free day from work.

    if we only had our ICL players. This team would crush into the finals

    1. Imran Nazir 2. Shahid Afridi 3. Abdul Razzaq 4. Misbah Ul Haq 5. Kamran Akmal 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Shoaib Malik 8.Sohail Tanvir 9. Umar Gul 10. Saeed Ajmal 11. Mohammed Asif

  • Adnan J. Iqbal on June 9, 2009, 8:48 GMT

    Friends,what ever im gonna say is real fact, that the main problem comes from the management of PCB. They purposly did bring ICL players in this tournament and dont want them to play this worldcup. Secondly, younis Khan is here to enjoy the tournament , but not to win the tournament. We dont have any 20/20 player in our team, all are test players except ahmad shehzad,and kamran akmal. We should drop AFRIDI first due to his worst performance in last 50 matches. No runs have been added to his records. Also all other teams were playing IPL and they know how to win a 20/20 game. If we bring RANA NAVEED, IMRAN NAZIR, and ABDUL RAZZAK, there would not be any defeat anymore. We are pakistani after all we love our country and want to see them on top but on what basis. The last point is SALMAN BUTT , we dont have any reason to put him in the team, he is just waste and i blame him for every defeat becoz he is openening ,and playing each game like test match. I pray to GOD today for final match.

  • Rizie on June 9, 2009, 8:48 GMT

    We better win today im gonna take free day from work.

    if we only had our ICL players. This team would crush into the finals

    1. Imran Nazir 2. Shahid Afridi 3. Abdul Razzaq 4. Misbah Ul Haq 5. Kamran Akmal 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Shoaib Malik 8.Sohail Tanvir 9. Umar Gul 10. Saeed Ajmal 11. Mohammed Asif

  • Ishfaq on June 9, 2009, 8:48 GMT

    Why are all these idiotic fans blaming the current team, this is just shortsighted typical of the common pakistani fan.

    The analogy of this could be iceberg, you just see the tip of it, but its real danger lurks beneath the ocean. There needs to be a fundamental change in the whole damn structure of pakistani cricket, starting with a board who are capable of administering cricket professionally.

    Personally I dont blame Younis Khan saying this is a bit of fun and laughing at misfields, as he doesn't want the team to be under any kind of negative pressure, if he shouted at the team, with their fragile confidence may have completely capsized!!! Although himself and Shoaib Maklik did play selfishily in the middle over against england.

  • Rizwan Akhter on June 9, 2009, 8:48 GMT

    Loosing of match is not bad but way of loosing is bad. In every cricket match, one team has to loose but smiling (as younis khan was doing) after loosing is unacceptable and highly unprofessional. A person with such an attitude does not deserve to be in charge of the team. The major problem is that captain should be changed ASAP.

    How can we accept our captain smiling over misfield (of umer gul) and giving foolish comments in post match interview.

    Had he given his post match interview with some grim/regret/anger on his face then team morale could have been up... but comments and attitue of this guy is just unacceptable and above all unboearable.................

  • Kamran Hashmi on June 9, 2009, 8:47 GMT

    We should think realistic here. The only problem we are facing despite the having the most talented team, with two of top three batsmen and top two bowlers, is the attitude of the skipper. The person who is not serious in the game, and one of the dumbest captain, should be replaced with a more positive one. This decision if taken by the team management, could reverse the fortunes but alas it is never possible for Pakistan. Twenty20 is all about being positive and self belief which we had in the last world cup but is lacking here this time.

  • Younas on June 9, 2009, 8:47 GMT

    As a cricket fan and a Pathan I was a very big fan of Younis Khan and Afridi. But they disappoint me alot especially the ridiculous comments made by Younis Khan after the match that twenty20 is not serious cricket. We all millions of Pakistani are praying for them get off from jobs to watch our players and our flag up and they are making that stupid comments. I think now Younis Khan shall try Afridi in the opening with Kamran Akmal and bring in Fawad Alam for Salman Butt. He should promote Misbah and Shoaib Malik up the order. For the future Imran Nazir and Razaq are the most important players we need in every format of the game. If Afridi do will in the opening fine otherwise there is not place for him in the team and Younis Khan is not a twenty20 player Shoaib Malik or Razzaq should be captain for Twenty20. There is no place for Younis Khan in twenty20.

  • Hassan on June 9, 2009, 8:45 GMT

    If I were to select team for Pakistan.. My team would have been

    1. Imran Farhat 2. Imran Nazir 3. Misbah ul Haq 4. Mohammad Yousuf 5. Shahid Afridi 6. Abdul Razzak 7. Kamran Akmal 8. Rana Naveed 9. Shoaib Akhtar 10. Umer Gul 11. Sohail Tanveer 12. Saeed Ajmal

  • Khurram Javed on June 9, 2009, 8:45 GMT

    I have read amost everyone's views and comments here. It's good to see how people are aware of cricketing sense and not just emotional about losing a match or against a particular situation or player. What I believe is it's not just a favorite player or who you don't like. Younis Khan as a captain was the only better choice out there. And I strongly believe as a cricketing brain, there should have been specialist T20 players in the aquad. Salman Butt is a very good one dayer batsman and might also work out in the test matchs, but as a T20 player, he is not fitting in. Imran Nazir is a player who is famous for big shots and proper slogging. And what is Afrdid famous for?? Since his debut, his slogging and sixes...so come on coach or captain, u can't waste him at no 6 or 7, specially in a T20 match. Do does the job or don't, but just let him go there with a free mind. Our bowling attack has gone really down. Sohail Tanvir is going through a bad patch and the others are suffering.

  • IMRAN on June 9, 2009, 8:44 GMT

    BEST PCB AND TEAM I THINK

    PCB CHEIF AND SELCTOR--IMRAN KHAN COACH------------------JAVED MIANDAD

    01-SALMAN BUT 02-IMRAN NAZIR 03-MOHAMMAD YOUSAF 04-YOUNIS KHAN 05-MISBAH UL HAQ 06-ABDULRAZZAQ 07-SHAHID AFRIDI 08-KAMRAN AKMAL 09-SOHAIL TANVEER 10-UMMER GUL 11-MOHAMMAD ASIF

  • JAK-Delhi on June 9, 2009, 8:42 GMT

    Confusion, instead of cricket, is the name of the game that the PAK Players are playing. They probably thought that they have 3 warm up games instead of 2.

    YK is a shameless cricketer who does not see any pride for playing his country.

    Also the buzz is that after the loss to ENGLAND 6 to 8 players went to PUB situated in an uppermarket which costs 500 pounds per seat???

    Shame on you gys. Being muslims and representing an ISLAMIC Country your behaviour is disgusting. First you lost and than you need wine to quench your thirst. This PAK Team does not deserve to be in the comptetion. I hope Nederland will teach them a fitting lesson.

  • Yousaf on June 9, 2009, 8:41 GMT

    Why send this team remove Inzi from Badshas and add Umal gul , Sohail Tanvir And let Mishab-ul-Haq lead Badshas. Indians will be looking for some hideout. Alas ICC and PCB have their own Plan

  • jawad on June 9, 2009, 8:41 GMT

    fuck the PCB, bhainchordsss

  • Wajahat Khan on June 9, 2009, 8:41 GMT

    It is right think that why you are not using S Afridi as Openers? Why you are doing such foolish mistakes again and again? You have to give chance to Afridi as openers because he is not playing good since last 3/4 years on no. 6 so you have to bring him up because his wicket is bonus if he cud givs some big hitts, there wud b big changes on score board otherwise fail asusual he is doing on no. 6. We have much more ideas than PCB & you should to have a chance to public to ask team selection. than no 1 can say anything wrong to pak cricket. My Best Team should be: 1- Imran Nazir 2- Shahid Afridi 3- Shoaib Malik 4- Mohammad Yousuf 5- Misbah-ul-Haq 6- Abdul Razzak 7- Kamran Akmal 8- Rana Naved 9- Umer Gul 10- Shoaib Akhter 11- Saeed Ajmal Imran Farhat, Shahid Nazir, Sohail Tanvir & Azhar Mehmood are reserve. thatz all. you never lost with this team untill other team give blast performance. I request to board pls think for pak cricket it is down day by day than INDIA, they are going top!

  • Zed Fazel on June 9, 2009, 8:40 GMT

    Pakistan cricket is in shambles. Their thinking is totally out of tune to that of top world teams. There are some mind boggling issues: 1 - Shahid Afridi still thinks that playing with his eyes closed is still the best way to hit the ball out of the ground!!! 2 - Pakistan's best batsman, Misba-ul-Haq bats at No 7 - What a waste...totally warped thinking by the captain & the coach. 3 - Pakistan's standard has dropped so low (specially the fielding) they might find it difficult to beat even minnows. 4 - The earlier Pakistan and the fans realise that Shoiab Akhtar is a spent force,the better.

    Pakistan's PR is a 'joke' YK should take a leaf from Sangakarra's interview after defeating Australia. Yes someone said 'jaisa karoge waise bharoge' this is the'phal'of the last few years wrongs. Please dont blame India. India does not need to do anything. Pakistan is 'destroying' itself. Still, fans are not ready to see where the faults lie. That is where the problem is.

  • Muhammad Naseer on June 9, 2009, 8:40 GMT

    As a am a big fan of cricket and spend so much time to see cricket in my whole life. But at the moment first time i mently prepare that this Pakistan team cannot do anything special and their is no player which attract you to see the match. So i think their is lot of things need to be adopt if you really make this team special. First of all you have thing this is 2009 not 1992 so you have make proper planning according to latest cricket trends not planning like you are playing just like 1992.As you see that Indian cricker really improve because their planning is know ver good and also you can see the South African team. According to my suggestion the following team will be good for Pakistan:- 1)Imran Nazir 2)Nasir Jamshahid 3)Kamran Akmal 4)Shoib Malik 5)Abdul Razzaq 6)Shahid Afridi 7)Muhammad Sami 8)Umer Gull 9)Saeed Ajmal 10)Sohail Tanveer 11)Rana Naveed so you really need very good bowling attch to remove the opposition and then you can chase minimum runs.

  • Khurram Javed on June 9, 2009, 8:39 GMT

    I have read amost everyone's views and comments here. It's good to see how people are aware of cricketing sense and not just emotional about losing a match or against a particular situation or player. What I believe is it's not just a favorite player or who you don't like. Younis Khan as a captain was the only better choice out there. And I strongly believe as a cricketing brain, there should have been specialist T20 players in the aquad. Salman Butt is a very good one dayer batsman and might also work out in the test matchs, but as a T20 player, he is not fitting in. Imran Nazir is a player who is famous for big shots and proper slogging. And what is Afrdid famous for?? Since his debut, his slogging and sixes...so come on coach or captain, u can't waste him at no 6 or 7, specially in a T20 match. Do does the job or don't, but just let him go there with a free mind. Our bowling attack has gone really down. Sohail Tanvir is going through a bad patch and the others are suffering.

  • Sam on June 9, 2009, 8:38 GMT

    Totally agreed with the facts written by Mr Kamran......the main flaw is the captiancy as with all due respect for this kind ov game Mr Younis is not the rite person and above all must have to consult the team managment before he comments after the match....going with the age media do have got an important part to play and they must carry a good spoksemen with them to counter post match activities.........replacment is not the poin point is the commitment and the prepration in all aspects which includes the fielding batting and bowling according to the English conditions......Bt as an extremist Pakistani will love to see Pakistan play good and perform well in todays match......Come on Pakistan make it do or die situation not for your self but for the sake of Pakistan.........

  • sai krishna on June 9, 2009, 8:37 GMT

    Hi all. iam an indian but am a gr8 fan of pak cricket over the years.All I would say is never write PAK OFF andday any Time..on their day they are capable of making any team look stupid..iam sure PAK will thrash Holland today.for you PAKI players, please watch the videos of ur gr8 matches which you have won in 80s and 90s to get the inspiration back..i agree with the columnist that ou guyz need nazir,razaq and Akthar. but this current team is very much capable of thrashing Holland.. come on PAK. you can do it easily.i really reall believe even this team is very much capable of making it to semis..iam pretty sure.. dont PANIC..have a calm mindset and thrash Holland..never repeat the mistakes again.. play with agression,passion which you had alwayz done over the years.. all the best. I want you to become the gr8 force of world cricket again. this is the platform now.. you can verywell and very much capable of doing it.Long live PAK CRICKET.

  • Omar Khan on June 9, 2009, 8:35 GMT

    I love it. As a nation we still haven't learnt to stop complaining, dissecting and blaming. The truth of the matter is that this is exactly what Pakistan team is; lack of discipline, strategy, bunch of guys who have been selected on mere individual brilliance. The likes of wasim, waqar, Imran were not made overnight. We had to bear through their lackluster performances as well. If we want brilliant stars we'll need to wait. Patience. Unfortunately, we are all just a mob. Ready to give a dog a bad name and hang it.

  • madhar sahib on June 9, 2009, 8:35 GMT

    pls bring ack ICL players back,. drop younis khan from team,. he is fitted for only test matches that too not as a captain,. its obvious you cant expect a team like this to do well in 20/20. i hope pakitani fans should realize the fact with this team they will become lik zimbabwe in near future,. its a shame for a team which was a major force ten years before,..... bring back the icl players and rearrange the team 1. imran nazir 2. afridi 3.malik 4.misbah 5.yousuf 6.razzak 7.akmal 8.rana 9.akthar 10.tanvir 11.gul......

    pakistan will bounce back with these composition,.

  • sohail yaqoob mehr on June 9, 2009, 8:35 GMT

    As younas khan said its just FUN in T20 Cricket. My suggestion is to include the following from local community to have more fun.

    Teefa AalooWala Opener Sheeda Kumhiar Opener Phaja Nan Wala Captain Meeda Marasi Wicket Keeper Mahja Tunda Vice Captain Peacha Talli Wala Fast Bowler Waday Paa Jee Fast Bowler Baoo Tilkan spinner Bilu Kaseeti spinner Thumka Khan Batsman Towran Wali Sarkar Batsman

    These people will create much fun in Ground than Pakistan team. Atlast we are playing T20 World Cup for FUN and not for our Country. Shame on Younas Khan and his confidence.

  • amir butt on June 9, 2009, 8:31 GMT

    The way Pakistan cricket team has performed in T20 World Cup so far including the warm up matches, seem to have no planning what so ever. Captain does not know the strengths of his players, how to rotate his bowlers, who should be the new ball bowler, who should bat at 1,2,3 &4 position. I must say the selection of Pakistan team is not up to the mark as far as T20 is concerned. We love pakistan but the way our cricket team has displayed their skills, really hurting one. Our strength has always been bowling but except Umer Gul and Saeed Ajmal, no one has showed the guts. Why not Sohail Tanveer, the bowler of IPL last year, has been given a chance to bowl a new ball. I must say pakistan should hire the services of foreign fielding coach, the weak point of Pakistan cricket team in order to raise the standard of the game and confidence as well, the main weapon of any format of the game. At the end, if the team selection has been the beeter one, the results would have been different.

  • zubair on June 9, 2009, 8:31 GMT

    My team consist of the following:

    01-Mohammed Hafeez 02-Imran Nazir 03-Kamran Akmal 04-Shoaib Malik 05-Younis Khan 06-Misbah ul Haq 07-Fawad Alam 08-Rana Naveed ul Hasan - Shahid Afridi 09-Sohail Tanveer 10-Umer Gul 11-Saeed Ajmal

    Powerful Batting and bowling! Most of these guys can slog it out of the park, that is what 20/20 is about, not finesse..The way the netherlands approched their first game was spot on, singles and doubles might get you a cookie, but nothing else.

  • ajit on June 9, 2009, 8:30 GMT

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  • khalid on June 9, 2009, 8:30 GMT

    when india can drop sachin y we can not drop younis and select 1 young or t20 player see indias selcection till number 8 they have hitter and we dont have till no 6 still i feel this team can win but younis should knwo which bowler shuld attack and who shud open i think shehzad and afridi shud open and tanveer and rao shud bowl no arafat my team wud be Imaran nazia Shahid A Ahmed shehzad Misbah Shoaib m Abdul razaq kamran akmal sohail tanveer umer gul rao iftikhar saeed ajmal select this team 101% they will win 9 out of 10 games.

  • Jentle aussie on June 9, 2009, 8:29 GMT

    Pakistanis love to blame BCCI for PCB failure . ROTFL....Its as if BCCI put a gun to ICL players head and forced them to join so PCB would ban them. Wake up from denial mode. Your players defected to ICL well aware of consequences cos of $$$$$$ in their eyes and patriotism took second priority. I am pretty surprised fans are still trying to twist the loss to Eng as BCCI conspiracy. Wake up. Eng played good cricket and defested Pakistan who could not handle pressure.By the way after defeating Aus in Sharjah were not same fans singing praises of the same Pakistan team as if they had won the T20 championship hahahahaah

  • alex17 on June 9, 2009, 8:29 GMT

    though Netherlands is not an international team I hope Pakistan do notice that most of their team members play with international cricketers playing county matches. In last year, Nannes has played more quality 20-twenty matches than most of the Pakistan players

  • Nazim on June 9, 2009, 8:28 GMT

    pakistani players need to start playing gili danda and plz for god sake take out the boom boom afridi i can play better than him and imran nazir , imran fahrat and rana naveed should be in the squad

  • Arif on June 9, 2009, 8:27 GMT

    All I can say is that like America is out to distroy Muslim countries, the BCCI has worked its miracle on the PCB and succeeded in almost killing the Pakistani cricket team. I am sorry but this team is not fit to represent Pakistan, they are giving us all a bad name!!!

  • Nazim on June 9, 2009, 8:26 GMT

    pakistani players need to start playing gili danda and plz for god sake take out the boom boom afridi i can play better than him and imran nazir , imran fahrat and rana naveed should be in the squad

  • ajit on June 9, 2009, 8:26 GMT

    I am very disappointed by the comments from a Paki frnd that BCCI is responsible for the downfall of Pakistan team. BCCI actually help pakistan team by forcing their players not to join ICL asked them to play for the national team. dont forget that BCCI only gave opportunity to pak players to play in IPL 2008, but PAK government ban them from IPL 2009. I love to watch playing pak team playing in super eight, but they need to be more focused. i think Amin must apologize for his/her comments and enjoy cricket. I am from India, but a big fan of Pak cricket team and pray for them that they will win by a big margin to go through in super 8.

  • Moin on June 9, 2009, 8:24 GMT

    So funny. Mr.Amin you can replace Andy Zaltzman for the comic blog, ur comment is awesome "BCCI has succeeded in their long term planning of make pakistan team look like a club team"

  • Farhan Tariq on June 9, 2009, 8:23 GMT

    Please don't blame our team. It’s just this 3rd class pathetic format of tournament, look at Australia also affected because of this format. There should be 2 groups to start up the tournament so that every teams gets fair chance to play numbers of games. What is problem with ICC, they can’t afford it or what. It’s a world cup not an ordinary event. If teams like Australia, Bangladesh and Pakistan are out then what sort of level that tournaments has. Remember one day Worldcup 2007, where Pakistan and India were eliminated in initial rounds and that event was the most boring among all sports events.

  • Faridoon on June 9, 2009, 8:22 GMT

    Further proof to my claims of nepotism from Yunis was a TV interview with Nadia Khan where she asked him who he is close to in the team. Without giving a second thought he rattled off Afridi, Arafat, Gul because "we are from the same part of Pakistan and we speak the same language"

    Could Qadir have resigned because of this?

    For his remarks on T20 world cup being 'fun', he should be sent home. This is probably the only tournament where Pakistan were counted as favorites because of past performance. This should not be dismissed as fun cricket. Get serious Yunis!! This may be the only format of the game where we can be champions.

    In a world that doesn't care if Pakistan play cricket any more, this is the time to make every game count, to stand up and say we are among the best in the world. To prove that you can't have world cricket without Pakistan.

    Sack you, Yunis Khan! We need more responsible leadership. Misbah for captain!!

  • karan on June 9, 2009, 8:22 GMT

    c'mon my pakistani fans dont los ehope hopefully ur captain understands cricket nd u guyz will win, it alwayz happaens 2 all teams just dont lose hope, i wanna watch paki vs india again dis tym in da worldcup finals(i dont care who wins aslong as its a gud display of cricket all i wanted 2 say is plz, dont always start fights baout BCCI ND BLA BLA BLA, WE DONT WANT TO FIGHT, WE R NEIGBOURS, STAY UNITED, WE NOE BCCI IS WRONG BUT U DONT NEED 2 ASSUME MORE BAD THINGS

    MAY THE TWO HIGH SPIRITED, FULL POTENTIAL TEAMS RULE THE WORLD IN CRICKETG AND HAVE PEACE....lest shpw the other nations lyk aussies nd south africans wat da gulli dund akings r made up off*******

    BEST OF LUCK

  • khalid on June 9, 2009, 8:21 GMT

    when india can drop sachin y we can not drop younis and select 1 young or t20 player see indias selcection till number 8 they have hitter and we dont have till no 6 still i feel this team can win but younis should knwo which bowler shuld attack and who shud open i think shehzad and afridi shud open and tanveer and rao shud bowl no arafat my team wud be Imaran nazia Shahid A Ahmed shehzad Misbah Shoaib m Abdul razaq kamran akmal sohail tanveer umer gul rao iftikhar saeed ajmal select this team 101% they will win 9 out of 10 games.

  • Amin on June 9, 2009, 8:21 GMT

    Afridi is just living on reputation. Afridi is way too inconsistent. U cannot rely on him as a batsman. Nowadays u can consider him as a bowler who can bat. If u look at it like that, Pakistan is always one batsman short.

    Arafat, kick him out. Abdul Razzaq much better (yes, even than Afridi, cuz he is consistent). He is born to do this.

    Difference with 2007?? Imran Nazir. Kick the 17 year old Ahmed Shehzad and bring him back.

    Younis Khan is a retard. Batting second, what were you thinking? Pakistani batting line up gets exposed when batting second. If ur strenght lies in ur bowling, put a total on the board and give somthing ur bowlers to work with. Thats how Wasim did it in 99.

    Lets face it, since the great Imran Khan, Wasim and Miandad only retards have been captain. Its sad to see

  • mrashid on June 9, 2009, 8:21 GMT

    i didnt see this much words " i agree Mr kamran" or any other editor name bye agreeing the topic, im glade to see the change in the pak team

  • martz on June 9, 2009, 8:20 GMT

    I dont feel that pakistan team is lacking the commitment and thirst to win. I am a great fan from India for pakistani pace bowlers, who were once a nightmare for every batsmen in international cricket. The days are gone. The board has to be revived. The captains and Coach should be selected on their credible experience and exposure to all forms of international cricket. I am a great fan of Misbah. I would love to see him lead the team atleast in the shortest form of the game. He is really a good thiking cricketer. Hope Pakistan board would soon act and set things right without wasting the talents they hv in their hand.

  • Asif Ali on June 9, 2009, 8:20 GMT

    First and foremost the PCB needs to be operate without any governent intervention. Taking politics out of cricket is the first step.

  • yasir-nisar on June 9, 2009, 8:19 GMT

    Mr,Abbasi you r right that we missed badshahs but right now there are no badshahs they chose more money and left the team and their country so why r u still talking about them a small request to u and to Mr Osman u two r the only people from pkistan on this site cricinfo plz show some respect to ur country i always seen u writting against pakistan always demorolising the team and the fans are u getting paid for this plz for once in ur life say some thing good about our team which i think urs also

  • Amin on June 9, 2009, 8:19 GMT

    Afridi is just living on reputation. Afridi is way too inconsistent. U cannot rely on him as a batsman. Nowadays u can consider him as a bowler who can bat. If u look at it like that, Pakistan is always one batsman short.

    Arafat, kick him out. Abdul Razzaq much better (yes, even than Afridi, cuz he is consistent). He is born to do this.

    Difference with 2007?? Imran Nazir. Kick the 17 year old Ahmed Shehzad and bring him back.

    Younis Khan is a retard. Batting second, what were you thinking? Pakistani batting line up gets exposed when batting second. If ur strenght lies in ur bowling, put a total on the board and give somthing ur bowlers to work with. Thats how Wasim did it in 99.

    Lets face it, since the great Imran Khan, Wasim and Miandad only retards have been captain. Its sad to see

  • Kashif Rizvi on June 9, 2009, 8:19 GMT

    This pak team is no more then a bunch of disorganised bunch of lads whodont know wat is the objective of them coming all the way in england.......Mr younis do u think u came here just for fun......if u think u came here for fun i was there in Oval i didnt had any fun there it was even a disgrace...... Pak cricket need to bring asif, Imran Nazir, Imran farhat, M yousaf, A Razzaq, and rana navedd ul hassan. come on PCB bring them back and plz forget the past and look for future....every body know that we r paying the price of Dr naseem Ashraf's era the mistakes he did we r just paying for that...it same as pak is paying for Musharraf's era but somr thing needs to be done.....ASAP before its too late.....

  • Kashif Rizvi on June 9, 2009, 8:19 GMT

    This pak team is no more then a bunch of disorganised bunch of lads whodont know wat is the objective of them coming all the way in england.......Mr younis do u think u came here just for fun......if u think u came here for fun i was there in Oval i didnt had any fun there it was even a disgrace...... Pak cricket need to bring asif, Imran Nazir, Imran farhat, M yousaf, A Razzaq, and rana navedd ul hassan. come on PCB bring them back and plz forget the past and look for future....every body know that we r paying the price of Dr naseem Ashraf's era the mistakes he did we r just paying for that...it same as pak is paying for Musharraf's era but somr thing needs to be done.....ASAP before its too late.....

  • qaysy on June 9, 2009, 8:18 GMT

    Posted by: Sheraz at June 9, 2009 6:57 AM

    1. Shahid Afridi 2. Imran Nazir 3. Fawad alam 4. Misbah ul Haq* 5. Younis Khan 6. Kamran akmal 7. Abdul Razzaq 8. Rana Naved 9. Saeed Ajmal 10.Mohammad Asif 11.Umar Gul

    a Pakistani supporters dream!

    add shoiab malik in place of younis khan.

  • Asad on June 9, 2009, 8:17 GMT

    Blame everything on YK, where is Shoaib Malik, Misbah and Afridi? Cricket is not one man game, everyone has to perform, as of now YK has perform with the bat but instead of blaming YK y dont u look @ our poor fielding batting and bowling. ricky Pointing has better team then us and he still cant make it to next round, 20/20 format is made for entertainment and money, and even teams like Ireland and Holland can beat any team in this format of the game. We lost to Ireland in the last world cup and there were enough Badshahs and badmashs in the team. Just chill and enjoy the tournament and stop whinning.

  • Osama Murtaza on June 9, 2009, 8:16 GMT

    My team would have been... 1. Kamran Akmal 2. Imran Nazir 3. Younis Khan 4. Fawad Alam 5. Misbah ul Haq 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Abdul Razzak 8. Rana Naveed/Shoaib Malik 9. Shoaib Akhtar 10. Umer Gul 11. Sohail Tanveer If Pakistan play wid dis XI dey wil definitely win da match InshAllah..bcoz wid dis XI der iz no reason to lose the match...

    Pakistan Zindabad

  • ISMAIL on June 9, 2009, 8:14 GMT

    My Dear pakistani fellows:The PAkistani Under19 wrold cup won three in a row.Can anyone tell me where we can find these players?They dont have WASTA(SIFARISH,contacts)to get a chance.Look at our T20 Team looks like they dont eat.Ladies And Gentlemen We Have SIFARSHI TEAM.And Please Dont Waste time to watch todays match You cant expect the unexpect from them.Our Team is suffering is simply because of JUSTICE which you will not find in pakistani muslim team. You will find JUSTICE even in NON-muslim countries thats why they are successful.Who will bring Justice in our country? WHAT Happened to Razzak ,Yousuf ,Imran, Rana. Yousuf was the no1 batsmen in the previous year and look how PCB is treating HIM and forget about everything.Why blame yunis khan?Go and ask him is he happy with the currently selected players?.AND BestBowlingCoach Waqar yunis was removed because our bowling was getting better. So simplay no JUSTICE FOR ANYONE IN PCB.

  • Shakib Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 8:12 GMT

    My choice for Pak team

    1. Imran Nazir 2. Shahid Afridi 3. Rana Naveed 4. Kamran Akmal 5. Misbah ul Haq 6. Shoaib Malik 7. Abdul Razzak 8. Sohail Tanvir 9. Umar Gul 10. Saeed Ajmal 11. Mohd Aamir/ Mohd Asif/ Shoaib Akhtar

    This is 20-20 cricket , so no chance for Younus Khan, Md. Yousuf, Salman Butt.Shoib Malik and Misbah are enough for middle orders in 20-20.

  • depressed fan on June 9, 2009, 8:12 GMT

    Vry vry dissapointing performance.Hope so that Pak could win todays game wid da required margin nd make all da muslims n pekistani fans happy nd they ve to do that 4 their country.I dont understand that wy YK iz not takng 20/20 serious.We al r really missing our ICL players if 2day they were da part of our team then da result can be 100 percent else.Best of luck PAKISTAN inshallah u will win.

  • ehtisham (wah cantt) on June 9, 2009, 8:09 GMT

    asalaam o alikum i hope u all r fine.plz leave all the blames and think like pure muslim.we have to give the chance to our heros like imran nazir and razzaq and rana naveed and bring back aisf and also shoaib akhter for twenty 20 cup.d't forget them next time.man have to die plz chairman and selector to think about this give the chance to good players make paksitan is the best.thanks allah hafiz.ehtisham from wah cantt.

  • Junaid on June 9, 2009, 8:07 GMT

    Potentially the greatest but due to the PCB the pak team is without its current in-form t20 players, and as a result they're one of the worst test playing teams in the tournament, which hurts me badly!

  • Abdur Razzak on June 9, 2009, 8:07 GMT

    No doubt badshahs are way ahead of teh current pak team.Neverthless it's high time for the boys to pull up their socks. may be an innings from afridi might make a difference today. He should be opening for sure, salman butt can ruine again if he is selected today.

  • Faridoon on June 9, 2009, 8:05 GMT

    Am I the only one who smells the rancid stench of nepotism in the air. Yunis Khan seems to have a preference for players from his part of the country. My reasons for thinking so: - Arafat is in the team ahead of Tanvir - Arafat is opening the bowling - Arafat gets to bowl 3 overs while getting thrashed around. There are only 20 overs to bowl. Bowlers should not get another over if they get hit around the park in one. Look at what other teams are doing. Jayasuriya and Yusuf Pathan were bowling within the first 6 overs. - Captain was laughing when Arafat or Umer Gul were misfielding or dropping catches - Afridi was sent in bofore Misbah even though he is out of form with the bat. Misbah is a playmaker who should get to face the most overs, he should be in at number 3 or 4.

    I kept joking while watching the game that Arafat is probably the 'khala ka beta' of Yunis hence he will keep getting overs to bowl and sympathy for misfileding. After all Yunis has to answer to his khala also.

  • Raheel Ahmer on June 9, 2009, 8:05 GMT

    Kamran abbasi have spoken what we want to speak. I think that pakistan need young, brave, enrgetic players as well as coach, manager and management. These old persons like Intakhab Alam Ejaz Butt can't do anything for the betterment of pakistan team they are still living in the age of british empire they dont know what is T20. Pakistan team needs the person who is young and able to learn quickly. With the passige of time the cricket has been changed specialy T 20. Younis Khan is totaly misfit for this kind of cricket and after Saeed Anwar there is no one who can take the advantage of power plays in the early overs. We need Saeed Anwer as a coach for Opening Batsman, Miandad for Middle order, Waqar & Wassem for Pace battery. Pakistan needs differement team for different format and the right player for the right format of game. Pakistan also needs to call ICL players immediately.

  • John Snow on June 9, 2009, 8:04 GMT

    Sad day for Paki cricket, with no new talent on the cupboard future is bleak. It is all the more so as all the talented young cricketers are in the ranks of Taliban. What happened to the Pakis with traditions set by Majid Khan, Asif Iqbal, Sarfraz Nawaz all time greats. Sad very sad sate of affairs

  • arif yazdani on June 9, 2009, 8:04 GMT

    If bringing back the BADSHAHs is NOT POSSIBLE, then from the available batch I will pic the fallowing players in this batting order:

    1) SHOAIB MALIK 2) SHAHID AFRIDI 3) SULMAN BUTT 4) YOUNIS KHAN 5) KAMARAN AKMAL 6) MISBAH UL HAQ 7) UMAR GUL 8) FAWAD ALAM 9) SOHAIL TANVIR 10)MOHAMMAD AAMAR 11)SAEED AJMAL

    It may work, but bowling strength remains the major concern. They gave too many easy runs away. Pakistan has to play the next match with a highest possible killing instinct. NO MERCY, NO PRISONERS, and most of all NO NONSENSE!!

  • Faisal Bilal on June 9, 2009, 8:04 GMT

    I always feel that Pakistan Team a special talent of losing to minnows. They are more likely to exibit this talent against Netherlands today.

  • Syed Arbab Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 8:03 GMT

    I do agree that with the induction of Imran Nazir, Rana Naveed ul Hasan & Abdul Razzaq can make a difference in this team, also selection was a big question mark for me, why Nasir Jamshed a hitter was not selected for a test player Salman Butt, & how and why a 17 year old Ahmed Shehzad who played only 1 20 20 for Pakistan against Australia selected for "World Cup", and no one has ever saw Shahzeb Hasan and M. Aamir ever before their selection, approach of our captain on the ground and after losing is extremely bad as he take playing for his country in 20 20 as fun and not serious, he should have said so before the selection of the team so we could have a serious player for our country than him.

  • areena kamran on June 9, 2009, 8:02 GMT

    i dont want to say anything accept this,

    1. Lack of planning

    Team is quiet mature with young and experience players, the thing is missing was planning in two warm ups and against too, younis is good player and very positive captian, just back him.

    I want to see more planning in the holland match, Sometimes happens just like that, nothing goes ur way. INSHALLAH INSHALLAH INSHALLAH u all will see better performance from Pakistan if if if if if if if rain doesnt fall :)

    Thanks and be happy all, dnt disappoint too much.............FEEAMANALLAH

  • Yusuf on June 9, 2009, 8:01 GMT

    The team attitude on the field is nothing short of shambles. Its a cultural problem that has spread among all the walks of life. Watching ricky ponting absoloutely distraught at a loss and angry with his bowlers for not performing and comparing that with younis khan who greets every loose ball, every miss field with a broad smile as if he has won a lottery. If that attitude wont change, if a captain in same calibre as imran khan and wasim akram is not appointed who will grill their players than cricket will remain a fun activity for pakistan players. This team is made of babies and thats the attitude in the dressing room. Dont hurt babies.

  • Sean on June 9, 2009, 7:59 GMT

    I hope Younis has 'fun' heading home early.

  • Rizwan on June 9, 2009, 7:58 GMT

    Retire this setup of players and management. Strip them off their lusty big salaries and send them home. Absolute outdated, unprofessional, non-serious and pathetic set of people.

  • San... on June 9, 2009, 7:56 GMT

    My 11 Players are: Imran farhath, Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, Abdur Razzaq, Rana Naveed, Umer Gul, Shoib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Shoib Akhtar*, Misbah Ul Haq, Sohail Tanveer. 12th Man SAeed Ajmal

  • Shamshair on June 9, 2009, 7:55 GMT

    Pak. team has to win today with a big margin to prove the critics wrong. They have the ability and talent, but only missing a win and if it comes today, very nice otherwise, YK and company should retire and give chance to deserved players.

  • Sufiyan Ghouri on June 9, 2009, 7:54 GMT

    and what is the margin of victory pakistan required to qualify fot the super 8s ?

  • Tahir on June 9, 2009, 7:53 GMT

    Upgardation required all the way as cricket has been changed form of T20, What intikhab alam will teach the which he never seen practically in his life. there should be spreate setup for T20 cricket at seletor and coaches. T 20 coaches should be the generation of like Saeed anwer,aamir sohail ejaz ahmed wasim akram. T20 is not business of intikhab javed miandad abdul qadir or shoib mohd

  • ATS on June 9, 2009, 7:53 GMT

    i think pakistan selectors should look at the range of shots of some players before infusing them in the team. Salman butt cant play on leg side and still he is opening the batting for pakistan in a worldcup T20. Every team has worked him out. More versatile players like imran nazir and imran farhat on top of the order are dearly missed

  • hindustan on June 9, 2009, 7:51 GMT

    To my Paki bro's, forget this cup focus on maybe 1025 T20 cup as quite frankly to come up to the level of Aus/SA/India/NZ...will take u atleast that much time as u will take 3-4 years to gather courage to throw out the old un-performing players. PS:- Has Afridi taken a pledge to get out to the first ball Irfan Pathan bowls to him???amusing!!

  • Muhammad Aamir khan on June 9, 2009, 7:50 GMT

    Well friends..this is the Pak team i would select if i was a selector..

    1-Imran Nazir 2-Imran Farhat 3-Abdul Razzaq 4-Misbah ul Haq 5-Shoaib Malik 6-Shahid Afridi (C) 7-Kamran Akmal 8-Rana Naveed 9-Sohail Tanveer 10-Umar Gul 11-Saeed Ajmal

    That team will definately won the world cup........ agreed friendssssssssssssss....

  • qaysy on June 9, 2009, 7:49 GMT

    Posted by: Sheraz at June 9, 2009 6:57 AM

    1. Shahid Afridi 2. Imran Nazir 3. Fawad alam 4. Misbah ul Haq* 5. Younis Khan 6. Kamran akmal 7. Abdul Razzaq 8. Rana Naved 9. Saeed Ajmal 10.Mohammad Asif 11.Umar Gul

    a Pakistani supporters dream!

    add shoiab malik in place of younis khan.

  • chris on June 9, 2009, 7:49 GMT

    i think pakistani team don't need a fielding coach bcz paki team fielding is one of the best in the world.Therefore i think fielding coach is only required for aussies or south african or newzelanders bcz their fielding standard is the worst in the world think about that what i am writting and please increase ur standard u r playing international cricket this is not a club team i think so

  • Venkat on June 9, 2009, 7:49 GMT

    @Murtaza. It was very funny of you to assume that BCCI stopped Pakistan players from participating in IPL(To be held at 'Neutral venue' South Africa). PCB itself banned its players in retaliation for Indo-Pak tour cancellation(To be held in 'Pakistan'). If the decision of the PCB was just emotional and a silly one, the decision of players to join ICL was governed by Greed. Who asked them to ditch Pakistan Cricket and go to ICL? India and for that matter many other countries also suffered due to this. Hence this cannot be an excuse.

    Now what needs to be done (if the PCB supremo cares enough) is to ensuture that a clear Performance review of the Team and Support Structure. Weed out all the rats and encourage the deserving. Take a decision based on performance and skill and NOT sentiment, or blind emotions. Then and maybe then Pakistan cricket can still recover from this Mishap.

  • Prince on June 9, 2009, 7:49 GMT

    look.. all of you are talking about how pakistan should bring back razzaq and nazir and rana. That is true but you cant expect them to be present for the Netherlands game. so until they come, lets talk about our current team! I believe Afridi should open with Butt and also Arafat to be replaced by Tanvir. Gul should bowl two overs with the new ball and two overs in the death. Shehzad Ahmed is a good player but we need more experiencd players for this game so sorry. So this should be the line-up:

    Butt Afridi Younis Malik Misbah Akmal Fawad Alam Tanvir Gul Ajmal Aamir

  • Dr. Mubahir Hanif on June 9, 2009, 7:48 GMT

    Assalamoalikum!I am sorry, no lame excuses at this level, you are not playing in gully , mohallah, you are playing at a level where you cant escape hawk eyes. 3 matches, 3 experiments, one more match and one last experiment before being kicked out. If you have ever played cricket, you would know for sure that it aint about having big names, its about having a UNIT,a team, having same goals. what goals?let the ball slip through and make a mockery of yourself and then play the blame game, its so easy.Even if pakistan gets lucky to go through, I dont see any chances of getting further in the current scenario.Pakistans administration is reflected in PCBs decision, where realtionships prevail over MERIT. Abdul Qadir has resigned, Mr Butt was interferign with selection matters. We need to do a lot until whole 15 players are selcted on merit, then we shall see WHO IS WHO!Pakistan and PCB has been messed up by dictators. I think its a bit mroe than just winning a game against Netherlands.Peace

  • Hubdar Hussain on June 9, 2009, 7:47 GMT

    It really is very shameful the way our team is performing in T20 World cup. Not even a single member of the team has shown professionalism either in the warm up matches or in the league match against England. There is complete lack of unity, spirit, professionalism in all fields of the game. With that attitude how should we expect our guys to perform perfectly against the tiny (now no more minnows!!) Dutch.... Gone are the days when Pakistan was a mighty team but now they are sheep like courage team who don't even want to honour their flag and nation. Remarks by YK in the press conference after defeat from England were so immateur that reflects the entire team's incapability. I am very much sure that we CAN DO if we come back with a mutual understanding, respect to each other and to the game, disciplined and responsible spirit.... That's need of the day and to win against Dutch to be alive for the next round. May Allah (swt) guide us in our struggle to roar like lions in the ground.

  • qaysy on June 9, 2009, 7:44 GMT

    how long will we carry on the denial of facts as a nation. every sphere of life needs a thorough professional as a spearhead. management is a duty of professionals not ex cricketers. first of all correct the thing here. omit the Mr. Aijaz But and bring a manager, yes you can appoint a professional retired cricketer to assist him in cricketing matters. secondly if you want to stick with local coach then assign the duty to a retired cricketer from recent lot. not age old like Mr. Intikhab who left the cricket even before waseem akram's debut. thirdly give the deserving players their right. likes of nazir,razzaq and rana. you may restrict them to t20. coz right it down you can win one dayers and tests without them but not t20 coz they are specialist of this game. we need to correct the things on its merit collectively as a nation from president of pakistan to peon of high school every one should be appointed on a merit. it would be better if we understand it now, time will not come back.

  • chris on June 9, 2009, 7:43 GMT

    hello pakistanese i am aussies but i love pakistani tean i think pakistan should pick team in their possible squad its over who will come mean icl or who will not selected the think is now possible squad selection like as 1-shahid afridi 2-kamran akmal 3-shoaib malik 4-misbah-ul-haq 5-younus khan 6-fawad alam 7-sohail tanvir 8-yasir arafat 9-rao 10-umer gul 11-saeed ajmal i am sure if pakistani team play with these players i think its a very good chances to win every game in t20 if they play for pakistan not play with pakistan bcz my favorite crickter is imran khan

  • JI on June 9, 2009, 7:43 GMT

    Netherlan In, Pakistan out. Let us pray for the life of Pakistan Couch.

  • Kris, India on June 9, 2009, 7:42 GMT

    I had always loved watching the Badshahs and the Badmashes from Pakistan, rewriting the rules of unpredictability.. Loved to watch them play, hated to see them beat us (India) time and again, but still there was a beauty in their play which mesmerised even the supporters of the opposition.. Oh I miss them.. Pakistan can do it.. They can still beat the Dutch with enough margin and get to the other side but still even that should not prevent people from dealing with the issues that have plagued this great cricketing nation.. Every cricket lover needs back the Pakistan team of the yore, which played with fire in the belly, played with passion, to win, to crush the opponents with flair rather than fun.. They were competitors to the core, proud tall men who were not afraid to fight who abhorred losing in any sense.. we want that Pakistan back.. Where is the fiery pakistani we all knew about.. We miss you..

  • Haider on June 9, 2009, 7:41 GMT

    I agree with Mr. Kamran Abbasi that Misbah's inning was wasted as the game was over once he came to the crease. I also agree that in form Badshahs players should be included in the team. As far as Shoaib Akhter is concerned, I believe he needs rest and should concentrate on his retirement now. PCB should look towards young talented players and coaches. No doubt, Younis Khan made several mistakes in this tournament, but I think he must be given a few chances as changing captain within a short span of time would not be wise.

  • namcy on June 9, 2009, 7:40 GMT

    i am an indian still i feel pak,s are my brothers i think pak students also thinks like me...the problem vth politics n vips they r still trying to divide us...jst think wat we r bfore 1940,s and not only that i like pak cricketers they r explosive ...imran nazir,he is jst outstanding vth bat...guys i donno wats happenin in ur country ...wats the problem vth the board...wat happened to yaaseer hameed,imran,abdul razzak(the best alrounder),yusuf ahmed,one of the legendary cricketer...i want see india n pak shd b in finals...bt this wont happen unless u bring back ur best players....common pak..u can do tht...and wont try to blame india fr everything...first you rectify ur own problems ...atleast in cricket!!!first come out of your shells and think big ..if we want we collectively can become superpowers of world..but you follow the same ...you are making ur own distrction ...

  • mehdi abbas on June 9, 2009, 7:35 GMT

    OUR GOD FOR SAKE CAPTAIN SHOULD BE ENJOYING LIFE SITTING HOME OR IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF PESHAWAR and not at the cost of the emotions of the cricket crazy nation. We all know what is good and what is bad for the team but the team management themselves. Sometimes i dont think the management has a so called think tank. 1) Why the hell were the ICL players not inculuded when PCB cleared them. We still do not have an allrounder as good as Abdul Razzaq 2) Why open the bowling with Arafat ?? 3) Why not have a power hitter in the openinf 6 overs 4) Why Keep younis as the T20 captain / player, why not replace him with Misbah and get an allrounder in the team. T20 is all about solid all rounders. These are some of the if's and butt's, which i hope Mr. BUTT would try to consider if he wants to save cricket in pakistan. We are in such deep shit that we dont even have the faith if we can beat the Dutch...Shame on our players and specially the Captain. I wish them all the best for today.

  • sheeraz on June 9, 2009, 7:33 GMT

    At least 5 or 6 of my first 11 players for pak are in the ICL. The Pak board needs to forget their ego and bring them back at any cost.

    Second stick afridi in opening. I know he's been rubbish for the last 4 years or so, but his best chance is in the first 6 overs when the fielders are in. He's certainly not doing anything at number 6.

  • mehdi abbas on June 9, 2009, 7:31 GMT

    OUR GOD FOR SAKE CAPTAIN SHOULD BE ENJOYING LIFE SITTING HOME OR IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF PESHAWAR and not at the cost of the emotions of the cricket crazy nation like. We all know what is good and what is bad for the team but the team management themselves. Sometimes i dont think the management has a so called think tank. 1) Why the hell were the ICL players not inculuded when PCB cleared them. We still do not have an allrounder as good as Abdul Razzaq 2) Why open the bowling with Arafat ?? 3) Why not have a power hitter in the openinf 6 overs 4) Why Keep younis as the T20 captain / player, why not replace him with Misbah and get an allrounder in the team. T20 is all about solid all rounders. These are some of the if's and butt's, which i hope Mr. BUTT would try to consider if he wants to save cricket in pakistan. We are in such deep shit that we dont even have the faith if we can beat the Dutch...Shame on our players and specially the Captain. I wish them all the best for today.

  • Mudassar Siddiq on June 9, 2009, 7:30 GMT

    For God`s sake, somebody has to seriously rethink the strategy of letting the run rate climb, beyond controls, during batting in the middle overs. People like Inzi, Mohammad Yousaf, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik and now unfortunately Misbah as well, has done enough damage to Paki cricket. We will never get out of this mess untill we change this strategy and also replace the players who are following it.

  • Wajahat Khan on June 9, 2009, 7:30 GMT

    Younis & Butt, What they are doing in t20 team while they are not t20 players. They are good players for Test Cricket and can play Very good in test but not t20. Mr. Intekhab Alam said that their players that there is so cool weather that is why players could not play good. how foolish comments. if their players can not play in cold weather thatn where they should to play? You had arranged t20 domestic tournament for warm up but you had left those players who had top of the rank with runs and wickets. We have tired to see Butt as openers in t20 format and he is failing again and again but you are giving him chances continuity. You left Nazir, Rana, Razzaq even Hafeez who can bowl well with bat. Arafat is not look as fast bowler and you are let him attack.haha how foolish. In the end we need Nazir, Razzak, Yousuf, Rana, Farhat, Mehmood and even shahid nazir who are better players for t20 format. Allah safe us from Foolish PCB's decisions. Aameen.

  • junaid on June 9, 2009, 7:28 GMT

    YK is good batsmen but totally misfit for T20's, Pakistan team is badly lacking in all forms and i totally agree with MR. Kamran this team is not complete withtou the badshah's. salman butt, yasir arafat, ahmed shahzad, afridi and younis khan all misfit for T20's.

  • Maroon on June 9, 2009, 7:25 GMT

    I am very much Cricket Lover of All 20 countires[Top Rated and Associate Teams] . My Message to PCB, Selection and Pak Fans.Afridi is Opening Batsman. If he not open the match for Pakistan, will loss as many match as possible in T20 Format. Open Afridi with Kamran whether the wicket in 1st ball or 120th ball no matter. If both fires and get in for 6 overs then the score will be 60+ easily.Promote Misbah and Malik up.Younis bat at 5th. Tanvir at 6th. Score of 180 will be reached surey. Atleast 8/10 times will work for Pak.

  • ADNANMALIK on June 9, 2009, 7:22 GMT

    dont wory guys pakistannwill b in super 8 my choice if the selectr IMRAN NAZIR AFRIDI AKMAL MISBH MALIK YOUNIS RAZAK SHOIL GULI RAWALPLDI AJMAL

  • Osama on June 9, 2009, 7:20 GMT

    reading all dese comnts... i really hav to say k we pakistanis hav really becum pesimists!..i mean comon why cant you support your team for once in these difficult times..all this talk of changing the captain, chairman etc can wait till da team gets home....comon PAKISTAN TEAM m wid U! u can do it!

  • Aswad Rehan on June 9, 2009, 7:20 GMT

    For the start I fail to understand why PCB budged to BCCI in banning ICL players. They should have slapped BCCI right in the face and have allowed all those players back in the team. Who stand to loose from all this banning of ICL players except Pakistan. I think PCB officials took bribes from BCCI in supporting their internal affairs and banned ICL players. Bring back all the badshahs!!!

  • qasim on June 9, 2009, 7:20 GMT

    younis khan does not deserve to be in the team what to talk of becoming a captain.. look at his performance in t-20 as well as one day cricket... i m amazed what is the criteria of selection in pakistan team... on top of it all look at the professionalism of the man giving a comment like a kid of a kinder garden academy.... wake up pakistan selectors and management at least give the honour to the one who deserves it!!!!!!!

  • Hubdar Hussain on June 9, 2009, 7:20 GMT

    It really is very shameful the way our team is performing in T20 World cup. Not even a single member of the team has shown professionalism either in the warm up matches or in the league match against England. There is complete lack of unity, spirit, professionalism in all fields of the game. With that attitude how should we expect our guys to perform perfectly against the tiny (now no more minnows!!) Dutch.... Gone are the days when Pakistan was a mighty team but now they are sheep like courage team who don't even want to honour their flag and nation. Remarks by YK in the press conference after defeat from England were so immateur that reflects the entire team's incapability. I am very much sure that we CAN DO if we come back with a mutual understanding, respect to each other and to the game, disciplined and responsible spirit.... That's need of the day and to win against Dutch to be alive for the next round. May Allah (swt) guide us in our struggle to roar like lions in the ground.

  • illi on June 9, 2009, 7:18 GMT

    I can't understand the exclusion of Sohail Tanvir, he was IPL player of the series, & played a big role in Pakistan reaching the final of T20 2007. Yasir Arafat's shit bowling caused the earliest troubles and the team never seamed to recover from that. Afridi shud be sent in at no. 11 in batting order... & our captain always pretends to be a victorious tiger instead of a cornered tiger whatever the circumstances are... Alas we don't have a coach in Pakistan who is better than Inti... My word he is "only" 67... Result is infront of us... Take it ezy Pakistan fans... Unless we put in serious people in PCB, we can't have da right people playing, coaching and managing

  • EA on June 9, 2009, 7:17 GMT

    After a shameful defeat against England and the post-match comments of our captain and coach, our team should ponder upon the situation serously. Mr. YK, T20 ain't a fun thing, its the toughest form of cricket dude.. These ain't the streets of Mardan, it is the ground of Lord's.. please be careful this time... N yes, please don't think that u can be Imran Khan.. Well if u analyze factually, beating the Dutch by a margin of 25 runs or more or reaching the target with atleast 3 overs to spare is not that big an ask.. But who knows what more surprises does Team Pakistan has to offer to its cricket-crazy nation. But i guess there still are hopes... atleast.... pray that it doesn't rain today.. good luck PAK!!

  • Farooq on June 9, 2009, 7:16 GMT

    I think Mr. Rana will not be the best option for the Pakistani bowling attack. Muhammad Asif should be included in Pakistani team for the better bowling options.

  • EA on June 9, 2009, 7:15 GMT

    After a shameful defeat against England and the post-match comments of our captain and coach, our team should ponder upon the situation serously. Mr. YK, T20 ain't a fun thing, its the toughest form of cricket dude.. These ain't the streets of Mardan, it is the ground of Lord's.. please be careful this time... N yes, please don't think that u can be Imran Khan.. Well if u analyze factually, beating the Dutch by a margin of 25 runs or more or reaching the target with atleast 3 overs to spare is not that big an ask.. But who knows what more surprises does Team Pakistan has to offer to its cricket-crazy nation. But i guess there still are hopes... atleast.... pray that it doesn't rain today.. good luck PAK!!

  • Shahid on June 9, 2009, 7:15 GMT

    In the heat of all this nobody should forget that YOUNIS KHAN IS A GREAT PLAYER and a good captain in other forms of the game. But in T20 he is really making some wrong choices. One of them is not promoting Misbah op the order and the second one is playing Yasir. Then there are those which can be discussed like using Afridi as opner, bringing in left arm spin of Fawad etc. But YES we do miss Imran Nazir at the top.

  • salman on June 9, 2009, 7:15 GMT

    there is no proper coaching for the younger talent in pak i see every day pcb send coaches to clubs and different grounds they cum and drink tea and pass there time in laughing and then went away to home they are not intersected in coaching and due to this we are creating less attractive full of attitude players like salman butt and few others.

  • Mian Gul Muhammed on June 9, 2009, 7:15 GMT

    Continued from previous individuals who for their own sake knowingly opted out to play in ICL. Their talent is not questioned but their commitment to Pakistan and attitude is definately not suitable. We also need to make our new comers(get rid of all these present players) professionals not superstars. Make them learn they are because of PCB and not the other around. Learn form Australia, India what happend to Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid great players but left out for the sake of country and team. It is utmost necessary for Pakistani future players to get educated as well as play cricket. Use acadamies to train and educate the raw talent we have. Good luck Pakistan cricket but I think it is going to be like hockey soon unless our politicians wake up and do some thing drastic to change things around. Trust me if they can not find any one, pls send me an e-mail and I will do a better job then these jokers.

  • Mian Gul Muhammed on June 9, 2009, 7:15 GMT

    Continued from previous individuals who for their own sake knowingly opted out to play in ICL. Their talent is not questioned but their commitment to Pakistan and attitude is definately not suitable. We also need to make our new comers(get rid of all these present players) professionals not superstars. Make them learn they are because of PCB and not the other around. Learn form Australia, India what happend to Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid great players but left out for the sake of country and team. It is utmost necessary for Pakistani future players to get educated as well as play cricket. Use acadamies to train and educate the raw talent we have. Good luck Pakistan cricket but I think it is going to be like hockey soon unless our politicians wake up and do some thing drastic to change things around. Trust me if they can not find any one, pls send me an e-mail and I will do a better job then these jokers.

  • Farooq on June 9, 2009, 7:14 GMT

    I think Mr. Rana will not be the best option for the Pakistani bowling attack. Muhammad Asif should be included in Pakistani team for the better bowling options.

  • syed yaqoob shah on June 9, 2009, 7:14 GMT

    You are absolutly right.kicked off younis khan and bring imran naziir.Razzaq and yousuf back

    1.Imaran naziir 2.ahmed shehzad 3.shoib malik 4.misbah(capt) 5.yousuf 6.akmal 7.shahid afridi 8.razzaq 9.sohail tanveer 10.umergul 11.s ajmal

  • Faisal Khan on June 9, 2009, 7:12 GMT

    Younis's claim that he consider T20 as fun and the world will not end if we were eliminated from T20 world cup is shameful.He is a professional cricketer and claims like that does not suit him or our entire team.They are taking huge salaries for such claims only.I really feel ashamed that i m supporting such a team who after losing find such excuses instead of apologizing the entire nation.I request PCB to take action against Younis Khan hurting nation's emotions with his unprofessional attitude

  • Farooq on June 9, 2009, 7:11 GMT

    I think Mr. Rana will not be the best option for the Pakistani bowling attack. Muhammad Asif should be included in Pakistani team for the better bowling options.

  • murad younas on June 9, 2009, 7:09 GMT

    i dont know y PCB is not asking pak cricket fan's to select the team for any tour 2 months b4.PCB should ask us,bcoz we know cricket more than them.if i m given chance to select the team my team would be 1.imran nazir (opener) 2.Shahid afridi (opener) 3.Younas khan 4.Mohammad yousaf (captain) 5.misbah ul haq (Vice. captain) 6.shoaib malik 7.Abdul razaq 8.Umer gul 9.shoaib akhtar 10.Rana naveed ul hassan 11.kamran akmal 12.sohail tanveer. 13.salman butt 14.mohammad asif

    if this team is selected for any tour against any team anywhere u will the change on 180 degree.i m sure world 11 cant defeat this team.i request all of to select one such a team and mail it to PCB.if they hav little bit common sense they will realize.plz support me and we should compel them to selest them by asking openly from all pak cricket fan's & than select the team for pakistan.

  • zahaib on June 9, 2009, 7:09 GMT

    completely agree with your point about the badshahs, i heard that imran nazir was dropped from squad because of misconduct with an umpire in the domestic circuit..! all due respect to discipline in the game but what do we want, a team of well-behaved school children? coz butt's 'sophisticated' work through the off side is not going to get you runs in the first 6 overs!!

  • Sameer on June 9, 2009, 7:08 GMT

    The only problem with Pakisatn right now is the attitude of the captain which is affecting the whole team's performance. Younis Khan is incapable of this position and should step down from ODI and T20 formats.

  • Faraz on June 9, 2009, 7:07 GMT

    surprised that even after abdul razzak scored a 100 of 40 odd balls in the domestic 20/20 he was never picked instead a team without any match practice is picked and expected to perform at the highest level, pathetic strategy from PCB managment. Imran nazir, Imran farhat, Abdul razzak need to be in the team so atleast the ball goes to the boundry, and M yusuf so that he can play an anchor role. watching Pak team play and the way they give up without a fight and then Younis Khan can be all smiles about it,is getting embarassing and disgraceful. We also need a young coach who can motivate the team, no wonder the fielding is going to garbage.

  • Nadir Khan on June 9, 2009, 7:05 GMT

    We the people of Pakistan are disappointed with the way our team has played. There is lack of planning, coordination, professionalism and certainly missing class in departments. Our batting has no depth, it is based in pure slogging. Butt has no class only knows to stroke towards cover. Rest of the batting order is also very ordinary. The bowling lacks penetration and we don't have the likes of Waseem or Waqar. We certainly miss the leadership quality of Imran Khan. Imagine Arfat opening the bowling attack. Fielding like school kids.

  • Mian Gul Muhammed on June 9, 2009, 7:05 GMT

    The chances are Pakistan can say good bye to this tournament as I am in London and it is raining outside at present. And the weather forecast is not very promising. We need to change entire setup i.e. board, coach and players. PCB needs to be run as a business learn from India. Lalit Modi has turned things around for India. Our coach is not equipped with the tools and techniques required for modern day cricket. Due to our own wrong doings we are deprived of international cricket. We could not protect Srilankan Team and expect other countries to tour and play cricket in our country. We should take a break from International cricket and get our house in order first. We have not produced any noticable cricketer over the last ten years. We need to change the attitude. I am really surprised that people are talking about players from ICL to call them back. Take a realistic pill and be honest to yourself for God's sake at least once. How can you trust those greedy individuals

  • Guru007 on June 9, 2009, 7:05 GMT

    I am surprised no one is blaming Lalit modi for this debacle, Ha Ha!. Because based on some past comments on other blogs - that is what most of the Paksitan cricket fans do - blame others for their internal problems. Guys in charge of the country and cricket - please wake up - instead of spending millions on weapons ( based on threat from India , which as Mr Obama recently said is unnecessary obsession) , invest the same in setting up cricket academies, have very lucurative tournaments , paid big money to foreign talented players and coaches - and they will all come , irrrespctive of bombings or not - money is most powerfull 0 and that is what has helped India cricket reach this standards after the World cup exit last time.

  • Gladiator on June 9, 2009, 7:04 GMT

    Hey AMIN,BCCI has better things to do than to destabilize Pakistan Cricket.Infact its the bosses at PCB who have left no stone unturned to make Pakistan team as miserable as they are today in their quest to look like a "professionally run body".Accept it that apart from few ICL players there is no real talent like Wasim,Waqar,Imran,Inzmam etc left in Pakistan.And even those ICL players will win you a few T20 games here and there but not Test Cricket.As for media manager I dont think it would have made much of a differnce because of the way PCB handled the Shoiab Akthar's "mystery illness" issue by making it public when the poor guy deserved some degree of privacy.

  • Moazzam on June 9, 2009, 7:04 GMT

    Many wishful thinkers, one guy forgot to add a wicket keeper in his playing 11. Well In my humble opinion the only problem with the team is "Mr. BUTT" ... a person not capable of running a school team is managing Pakistan Cricket team. Just slash that person, make an independent and honest selection committee and you have on your hands the best Pakistani team that you can think of and of course they will give the toughest time to all the competing teams. I am a big fan of Pakistan cricket team and their biggest supporter. Unless they take things seriously ... they are not going to win even a single game. They need to play for the team and not for the money. How come players can concentrate on winning the games when their minds are on "HOW THE HELL WE CAN GET BACK IPL DUES??? ONLY IF THERE WAS A WAY".

  • Aleem Latif on June 9, 2009, 7:04 GMT

    First we need a fighter and bold captain … not a timid and funny captain like Younis. So, replace Younis with Misbah as the captain. Then we need to bring in Imran Nazir as an opener along with Nasir Jamshed. Replace Shoab Mailk with Abdul Razak, Replace Yasir Arafat with Rana Naveed. Replace Mohd Amir with Sohail Tanvir. Replace Shahid Afridi with Mohd. Yousaf. So, that’s the team outfit which can win us the world cup or the future tournaments …

  • Umair Khalil on June 9, 2009, 7:03 GMT

    Pakistan should through away salman butt. v dont need him as he waists alot of deliveries at the top which buit presure on the res as we have seen the pressure on kamran akmal and shehzad.and then the sloppy poor bating start by captain and Malik who dont have the condition of match in mind.(taking singles in three or four overs) i think Pakistan need imran nazir and razzaq in super 8. they should be inculdede at any price. other wise even if pakistan get through to supper 8 then they can not qualify for the semis by any means best of luck for the people of pakistan who cares for pakistan.

  • Khushter NAzar on June 9, 2009, 7:03 GMT

    You are rite!But one thing is for sure we need a realistic captain the coach seems to have no impact on the team we seems to have no strategy since we have arrived in England. We need to change the coach probably import one from abroad. We are certainly missing BOB.......

  • AR on June 9, 2009, 7:03 GMT

    Its high time fans stop living in the Wasim, Anwar, Waqar era and move into the new age. I am an Indian and I support the Indian team, but I always cherished watching the Paki team of the 90's which was full of fighters. Btw Saeed Anwar is still my all time fav player and Wasim Akram my fav. bowler. There was an excitement, a thrill and a fighting spirit wid the Paki team that has disappeared. Surely there is vast amount of super talent in Pakistan and the team can once again become world beaters. But for that stop blaming BCCI for every misfield or wide bowled. Rectify your mistakes and please someone tell your captain to stop behaving like a clown. I still remember how Wasim used to get so angry on a dropped catch or misfield. Where is the passion that was displayed in the matches in the 90's era gone? Good luck for the future.

  • Shani on June 9, 2009, 7:01 GMT

    if YK is not enjoying T20 then he should leave the team how can he play with the emotions of all country and he is stating publicly in media that he is not enjoying this format of game......Strange

  • Adnan on June 9, 2009, 7:01 GMT

    I agree with umar. Tanvir should play, drop salman butt, afridi and ahmad openers, as afridi is useless down the order. Akmal one down, then younis, then misbah malik and then allrounders(arafat tanvir gul etc) and THATS IT. Plus i am sick of Younis Khan joker type behaviour, saying that T20 is not serious cricket its for fun only (well there is no fun is losing now is it?) and also he said if we go out of t20 in first round then its not that much disastor. Man is he serious? look at ponting, how much dissapointed he was, yet younis is always non serious when Pakistan lose.

    To your knowledge, Pakistan have lost oly 4 t20s ever, in those 4 younis was in the team, and in 2 of them he was captain. More, Pak has lost 2 warm up games, in which also younis was captain, bottom line, he is not a good captain ESPECIALLY in T20s. He is a world class test player though. but NOT a good serious CAPTAIN. He laughs when people miss fields or drop catches, what a joker.

  • nawaz goraya on June 9, 2009, 7:00 GMT

    yes true mr abasi.i do not realy understand that why imran nazir and rest of the icl crew can not be brought back .i think pcb realy need to wakeup and see how far behind they are from the other teams.evreything is fun for younis khan,also i can not realy bellieve that he can not even speak a single word of proper english yet he has played in overseas.i realy think he should simply retire and leave it to other young players to jump start this lifeless team along with the hopes of fans.thank you and regards from edmonton canada

  • Sheraz on June 9, 2009, 6:57 GMT

    1. Shahid Afridi 2. Imran Nazir 3. Fawad alam 4. Misbah ul Haq* 5. Younis Khan 6. Kamran akmal 7. Abdul Razzaq 8. Rana Naved 9. Saeed Ajmal 10.Mohammad Asif 11.Umar Gul

    a Pakistani supporters dream!

  • Salman Sabri on June 9, 2009, 6:54 GMT

    younis khan is perhaps the most SPINELESS captain we have has in the recent past. Already having quit the captaincy more then once, it does not take long to realise that captaincy is not for this weak human being. On top of this, he has the audacity to say pre-tournament, that he would be happy with a top 4 finish, and then call the entire t20 "just for fun"... I still truly support pakistan, though I think it extremely important for Pakistan and mainly YOUNIS KHAN to lose to netherland miserably today, so that at this will act as a catalyst for change. Change that means IMRAN NAZIR, RANA, RAZZAQ and a new PCB Chairman.

    Whats the point of progressing in the super eight and then being thrashed by other teams....

    YOUNIS KHAN SHOULD STEP DOWN....

  • ali abbasi on June 9, 2009, 6:54 GMT

    well i know its very said if we cannot make to super eight , here is some players we should bring ,,khalid latif (205) in 125 ball in 50 over how can u mised like that palyer and bring shazeb who just played 5 domestinc t20 and from 5 two was 0 and 1 was 5 and 44,56 come on u people its world cup .. every nation is watching and then fawad allam who was top scorer in domestinc last 2 years in row . he is sitting out site ,next is muhammad hafez can bolw ,fild, and good batsman pluse in form,,,khuram mansoor , mansoor amjad,ect ect very good playes i dont know way they bring ahmed shezad who has 55 stike rate in one day ..

  • Maqsood Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 6:51 GMT

    I am indian and have been pak cricket team fan since childhood, and i was also labelled as Mr. Pakistani by my hindu friends. What pakis are lackig is dicipline now and next is hard work and most important is do not go for quick money, play as a team, let anybody by captain, respect him and play to your talent and play for the country's honour and pl pl do not disappoint your fans,fear Allah. Allah hafiz

  • CricketFan on June 9, 2009, 6:51 GMT

    This is for Mr. AMIN and people like him. Why is it that you guys always compare your fav. team to India and blame BCCI for the mess Pakistan cricket is in? Wake up and look into ur own shoes. This mess is of ur own doing.

    I agree BCCI is a bully but it has no intention o messing up with Pakistan Cricket and losing a vote at ICC. Its pure logic(which unfortunately u wont understand).

    Pls. understand this and stop blaming India for everything. I am an Indian fan but my all time favourite bowler is Wasim Akram. I have loved watching him play. I hope people like you think twice before posting ur stupid comments.

  • Asim J. on June 9, 2009, 6:50 GMT

    To give PCB benefit of the doubt - Razzak and Nazir were both under ICL contract and therefore barred from playing for Pakistan - as per the ICC rules. Razzak's and Nazir's resignation was only accepted on the day the team was due to leave for T20 WC.

    There is a fundamental problem with Pakistan cricket today. Much of the blame is on the PCB, which lacks even basic management skills - from the top to the bottom. They need to start running PCB like a business with proper organizational structure, operational rigor, and accountability. It must be dismantled and then put back together with a new long-term vision.

  • AR on June 9, 2009, 6:46 GMT

    What is wrong with some Paki fans in here?? Always your team flops, you guys point a finger at BCCI? When will u wake up and start correcting yourself? In the game against England..there were 4 dropped catches, numerous fielding errors and the don't care care attitude of your captain....and you have to blame BCCI for that?? Your fielder misfields resulting in a boundary and the next thing we see is a big smile on his face....BCCI is responsible for this??? If the Pak team puts in such a pathetic performance, they will even loose to minnows. And this isn't something new, the Pak team has been struggling in all major tournaments for a long time now(03 WC, 07 WC, Present WC). Accept these facts and stop blaming BCCI for everything. Agreed that BCCI has become a big bully in international cricket (its natural for anyone with power and money) but it has nothing to do with your teams performance. You never progress with such an attitude and that reflects in on field performances.

  • mohammed faizal on June 9, 2009, 6:46 GMT

    lots of politics in pakistan cricket. please let the players play for the country not for yhe politician.bring badsha back to pakistan team.srilankan but pakistan fan

  • Syed Asim Bokhari on June 9, 2009, 6:46 GMT

    Asalam 0 Alaikum to all,

    In short even a common person who knows abt cricket is saying even before the World Cup that Pakistan needs Imran Nazir, Abdul Razzaq and Rana Naveed ul Hassan, I pray to Allah that we will get win today with big margin. But still we need to work very very hard. We should arrange ourself according to cricket style, yanee if its is T 20 there must be players like Imran Nazir and Abdul Razzaq and One day and test cricket accordingly. This is very simple thing but I hope Management will act like this in future. Always be like a Pakistani not Salman Butt.

    Ya Allah Ma Salam.

  • tony thomas on June 9, 2009, 6:46 GMT

    i am not sure what's happening with cricket and the cricket administrators in pakistan..! i am an indian supporter but i love cricket..even if bermuda plays better cricket..they deserve it..! there must be a platform where all players get the right to play for pakistan..! it was a stupid decision to ban the paksitani icl players cuz truly there are a few jewels in that team..! my lineup for the twenty20 championship would be..

    imran nazir shahid afridi younis khan (c) mohammed yousuf misbah ul haq abdur razzak kamran akmal(wk) sohail tanvir umar gul mohammad asif saeed ajmal subs : shoaib malik,imran farhat,rana naved ul hasan,rao ifthikar anjum

    This is a potential world class team if they play to their potential..! there is also an option of utilising kamran to open and send afridi down the order..! misbah and yousuf should spend as much time in the middle as possible..! its a great unit..! they need a propper coach..! stephen fleming is ideal..! gud luck pak! :)

  • Farhan Akhter on June 9, 2009, 6:45 GMT

    No there is no need to for thier comeback replace all 11 with new 11. No old name Bcz in past both imran fails a lot and abdul razzak before icl was also not performing if you remember. No made new team and i m sure they will much better to beat hollands and bangalesh.

  • Bipul on June 9, 2009, 6:45 GMT

    Pakistan team's problem lies just in the attitude and focus. I don't think there is any shortage of talent. Also, batting and bowling lineup needs a rethink. Sending Afridi and Misbah so down the order is sheer wastage of their talent.

  • Arshad Khan on June 9, 2009, 6:45 GMT

    You are spot on, Kamran. Break Younis' name into two, and you get the answer what he is - an absolutely shameless character who does not care about the emotions of millions of emotionally charged fans. As far as his (in)famous comments about T20 go, well, what is he waiting for? why does he not quit and let someone with a little self-respect and honor fill his space. I also agree with you on the media manager bit - I think it's time now that the PCB appoints an experienced PR practitioner, just to avoid the more than often shooting-from-the-hip by these uneducated bunch of Pakistani cricketers......I feel sorry for the fans living in London.

  • Imran z on June 9, 2009, 6:44 GMT

    will someone point(name) the real upcoming talent (unfortunatly i have not seen any of first class batsman having international level telent in pakistan)

  • AM on June 9, 2009, 6:39 GMT

    no real surpise here. i don't watch paki games anymore. the anguish is not worth it!! remove Younis (Muskan) khan from captaincy and pls pls kick out Salman butt. the guy acts as he has 20 odi and 30 test centuries under his belt. he is one of the main reason pak gets off to a bad start each time. there is no fire in pak team anymore. coach is old, captain smiles and classifies each game as fun but gets paid big to lose each time. same old story..i say ICC please ban pak cricket and save it from further humuliating it self. pak coming to aust this year so more humuliation in store of paki fans!!!

  • Qamar Abbas Sipra on June 9, 2009, 6:37 GMT

    Although I am the person who never want a compromise on discipline I always believe, what ever rules/guidelines your administration make every one should abide that. But in the present state of Pakistan cricket I am so disappointed that I would agree with you. Probably you are right, we should call any one who is talented and can play better cricket for the country. In the recent match with England first time in the history of my watching and following Pakistan cricket it looked like Pakistan don’t have enough talent and capability of defeating any better team. In the past we used to discuss lack of professionalism but we always have massive talent. You are right we want the badshahs and badmashs back.

  • murtaza on June 9, 2009, 6:35 GMT

    If though pakistan faired badly at the oval, I can't have this feeling that BCCI and ICC played into this pakistan's downfall...the pakistan players were banned from playing in the IPL even though it was in SA and hence loose out of match practice, and ICC's decision to not support the ICL players and stigmatising playing in pakistan effects the mental build-up of the current players.

  • Behroz on June 9, 2009, 6:35 GMT

    Well i was happy yesterday to see the aus out but now i am warreid of pakistan hope they servive inshallah well i only blame one person for this all that is our selector Qadir who doesn,t know any thing and has no idea how to select. well salman but is great player but not t20 player why not try M Hafiz he is special t20 player and doesn,t have any contract with icl dumm qadir how he got the post of selecting. poor management. can,t blame anyone else.

  • aamir paswal on June 9, 2009, 6:34 GMT

    well said Mr. Kamran Abbasi, i think Younas Khan is not good player at all especially in T20 and ODIs, i don't know y PCB looks on his statistics, how many time he got man of the match, i feel he is Psycho, salman butt for T20 look at his statistics how much he had contributed to pakistan success in past, his statistics tells everything, we need captain like Cronie or Wasim Akram not like Younas, i prefer Yousaf in the team as he has the natural talent, and good range of shorts, mgmt shld give him a chance to prove, sorry to shoib malik fans, i feel salman butt, shoib malik and younas khan are not have that innate talent, like Saeed Anwar,Sachin,Hayden, Youvi, shewag etc. they are to me are cosmatic players.

    but to honest i don't see any improvement in near future about paki cricket, bcz people are not selected based on their talents but other inputs counts most,

    above is my personal analysis ur comments are welcomed !

  • Romeo on June 9, 2009, 6:32 GMT

    I am a Indian fan.It pains me to se the Pakistanis just going about their motions.Even though we were regularly defeated by Pakistan especially in Sharjah,I still feel nostalgic remembering the likes of Saeed Anwar,Wasim,Waqar and the man who we lovingle refer to as Alu. Life has come full circle for India now.The arrogance associated with Pakistani teams of yore is amply found in this Indian team when u see the likes of Yuvraj and Sehwag. Still I wish that Pakistan should be able to compete on equal terms because the world wants them to

  • Vinal Gandhi on June 9, 2009, 6:32 GMT

    Pakistan is trapped in a time warp. How long will you long for players who are well past their prime? Look at India and SA. We have managed to find new talents, nurture them and now have a fantastic bench strength that even Australia did not have during their prime. Pakistan does not have derth of talent. Your domestic programme has to be robust. Your selectors need to look beyond the obvious, stick their necks out and try raw talent and hone them like Vengsrakar & Co and More & Co did for India. Unless you become creative, you cannot last long in this constantly changing game. You should stop dreaming about Imran and Wasim era, should stop crying horse for ex-ICL players and rather risk trying new players, given them ample time to develop and in a couple of years you will have a team worth beating. And you need not look further for inspirtion. India is just across the border!

  • Raghib Azam on June 9, 2009, 6:30 GMT

    Dear Friends, we should live with the fact that we do not have badshahs in the ranks for this T20 at least and whatever we do we have to do it without them. I dont know why the PCB & YK keeps on thinking that Salman Butt is a batsman where as he is just waste of time. On the other hand this is not the time to try out new talent which is not polished yet. So better we select below team: 1. Shahid Afridi 2. Kamran Akmal 3. Misbah ul Haq 4. Younis Khan 5. Shoib Malik 6. Yasir Arafat 7. Fawad Alam 8. Sohail Tanveer 9. Rao Iftikhar Anjum 10. Umar Gul 11. Saeed Ajmal

    Dear Mr. Abbasi I hope some one can convey this team to the pakistan management and they go with this today in the do or die tie-up.

  • MUS on June 9, 2009, 6:27 GMT

    Talking about attitude, Mr. Khan's attitude about Twenty20 is 'The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nothing But The Truth, So Help Me GOD'. No, seriously it is. It's strange how you found something amusingly hilarious in his address. Will you ever disagree to reality that it is "fun" cricket? Will you ever disagree to reality that cricket is for "fun"? I don't know. I am a small fry. You decide!

  • MUS on June 9, 2009, 6:26 GMT

    I will definitely second to 'fhs' opinion of giving them (Nazir, Abdul Razzak & Rana) back the green uniform especially when you have these giant black holes in your team anatomy. PCB seems to be the only entity, in entire Milky Way System, not to realize this very fact. Their heads seem too cluttered with thoughts of making the right 'political' decision rather than making 'the right' decision.

    As for Shoaib, for me, hes a big no-no. You do need talent in squad but not on expense of catastrophically destroying the entire ambience of the team. The attitude of individual player, and that too if he is a senior mortal, conduces heavily on over all atmosphere of dressing room. We want to make things right for Pakistan? Right?

    Talking about attitude, Mr. Khan's attitude about Twenty20 is 'The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nothing But The Truth, So Help Me GOD'. No, seriously it is. It's strange how you found something amusingly hilarious in his address. Will you ever disagree to reality that it

  • Sarosh on June 9, 2009, 6:26 GMT

    First thing first, remove Younus Khan as captain (Salman can be given a chance and groomed for future like Smith and Dhoni)because he is not at all educated and intelligent enough to be a captain. Secondly bring back those badmaashs but very effective Rana, both Imrans Nazeer and Farhat, Razzaq, & Aasif to the national team for all forms and last but not the least make either Waseem Akram the coach.

  • Mabsoos Ahmad on June 9, 2009, 6:25 GMT

    No doubt even an iota Mr. Abbasi that Pakistan Cricket has been suffering turmoil for years now and they need complete overhauling. But I have serious doubt that they are not going to learn from the mistake and they will repeat again and again. This organization is timid and they do not have any courage to take drastic step. Take the example of India, how they are progressing is commendable. If you have a attitude of Captain who plays for fun for himself it is hard to understand the atmosphere in the dressing room. They need to be packed for ever and reinstall some of the new faces who can adjust themselves into the cricketing interest. T20 is absolutey a game of great enthusism but the approach should be positive not negative. Pakistan has enough talent to beat any team in the world but that talent need to be searched, polished and trained according to the situation.

  • Musthafa Cbn on June 9, 2009, 6:25 GMT

    Instead of YKhan, Pak need an excellent Cap like IK, WA, JM or similar Inzi. B4 most of the Pak Captain's r ARs, either hit by Ball or Bat and leading from the front side. If the game fail once, we can c the fighting ability in next game. So forget the past and bring the team spirit to boost the run rate to enter in S8.

  • umar on June 9, 2009, 6:25 GMT

    continued. 6. If afridi is not committed as a responsible batsman he should be sent to PCB Academy for some rehabilitation. 7. Sohail tanvir has 4 or more centuries to his name as all rounder in domestic cricket. GIve him a pat to bat as a sloger, or you can develop him over the years as a genuine all rounder like Imran KHan.

    Last but not the least my choice for Pak team

    Imran Nazir Shahid Afridi Abdul Razzak Misbah ul Haq Kamran Akmal Shoaib Malik Rana Naveed Sohail Tanvir Umar Gul Saeed Ajmal Mohd Aamir/Mohd Talha/ Mohd Asif/ Shoaib Akhtar

  • Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 6:24 GMT

    Its pure injustice to fans back home by calling T20 format as “FUN” by our captain. A captain needs to lead from front rather finding lame and mere excuses to bog down his own in-capabilities. We have seen and had enough; all the posts only indicate that PCB should bring back Imran Nazir, Razzaq, Imran Farhat, Asif, Rana and not to forget the legend M. Yousuf. Don’t know how but I want to question someone who runs the show in the background … why are you playing with emotions of thousands of cricket lovers …WHY I am speechless … PCB that is fed and run from tax payers money … is not answerable to anyone at all … no accountability … we need strong leaders, captains and coaches … like Imran, Kardar, Wasim … I think we all have forgotten about the words and their means like “Passion” and “Leading from the front”. Someone please help and dial “0” and setup a wakeup call for this team.

  • Imran Hilmy on June 9, 2009, 6:23 GMT

    All we want to do is just make a plan n acording da plan play da match..NL game is most win otherwise we ll out of da tnrmnt..if i'm da captian of pakistan i ll open da batting with afridi & shazard b'cz afridi is da player who can bat & make runs quickly if he connect well if nt all over we just take somthng from him.Fldng is da wrst apart from shoib malik.open da bwlng with umar Gul & Thanvir both are in good from yasir arfath can blw but after 6 overs.diz wht v want 2 do..inshaallah we will win...pakistan zindabath......

  • Imran Hilmy on June 9, 2009, 6:23 GMT

    All we want to do is just make a plan n acording da plan play da match..NL game is most win otherwise we ll out of da tnrmnt..if i'm da captian of pakistan i ll open da batting with afridi & shazard b'cz afridi is da player who can bat & make runs quickly if he connect well if nt all over we just take somthng from him.Fldng is da wrst apart from shoib malik.open da bwlng with umar Gul & Thanvir both are in good from yasir arfath can blw but after 6 overs.diz wht v want 2 do..inshaallah we will win...pakistan zindabath......

  • Shahzad on June 9, 2009, 6:23 GMT

    It's a time to be patient and calm down as we are testing as a nation on all all fronts. We need to bring deserving players in our national side like Razzak,yousif,imran nazir,Imran farhat, Humayun Farhat,saqi,rana naveed and many more, who bcaz of politics and ill management of PCB officials lost their places in Pak team and put their career at stake. The current captain should also be immediately replaced with Misbah or Shoiab Malik. I also pinpoint that kamran akmal should also be kicked out from the side in future, as he is the biggest liability of Pak team over the last 8-9 years. All the best for today match against Holland with Long Long Live Pakistan and Pakistanis.

  • muhamed arafath on June 9, 2009, 6:22 GMT

    pakistan shoud bring back nazir,farhath and razzak for 20-20

  • Tahir Habib on June 9, 2009, 6:22 GMT

    I am watching Pakistan cricket for last 30 years and this the worst team and worse captaincy of all time.Why not they open the inning with Afridi who is most fit for this kind of cricket.Why not they send an authenticated batsman at one down position (Shaob malik , younus khan , Misbah ul Haq).Have any of the selector watched ICL final? Have they noticed performance of four players? Razzaq , Naveed and Imran Nazir.In my opinion the selection committee is blind , deaf but not Gungi that is why they are giving non professional and meticulous statements in front of media.

  • Mohammad Sami on June 9, 2009, 6:22 GMT

    Rightly said Kamran Saab, We miss them badly.Can anyone in the world give me an answer to YK's smile when Umar Gul misfielded. Always smiling doesn't mean UR a good leader. Look at the Imran Khans and Wasim Akrams and learn something from their past leadership.Well if they lose today then I am sure after the resignation of Abdul Qadir the Coach and Captain should follow the example. And y is intekhab Alam a coach... A guy who can hardly stand up and breathe???How would he do the Fielding Drills??? PLZ PCB!!!I love Pakistan Cricket ... Do not Disappoint all of us. Make Changes.

  • Nabill Iqbal on June 9, 2009, 6:20 GMT

    In my opinion, the team needs certain changes. For instance, replace LALA (Afridi) with Younus Khan as Pakistan Captain. He is a pure aggressor which rite now is the need of time for Pakistan Cricket if we want to come hard. LALA has already shown his potential by leading Karachi Dolphins. also, i still haven't understood the point of dropping Shoaib Akhtar, 20-20 is all but pace, and if you have bowler who can bowl 150+ for four overs than none better than this. My dream squad for Pakistan would have been; 1 Imran Nazir 2 Shahid Afridi 3 Kamran Akmal 4 Shoaib Malik 5 Misbah ul Haq 6 Younus Khan 7 Abdur Razzaq 8 Fawad Alam 9 Umar Gul 10 Sohail Tanvir 11 Shoaib Akhtar 12 Muhammad Yousuf 13 Saeed Ajmal 14 Rana Naved ul Hasan 15 Imran Farhat

    and the playing 11 batting order wise 1 Imran Nazir 2 Shahid Afridi* 3 Kamran Akmal 4 Misbah ul Haq 5 Shoaib Malik 6 Muhammad Yousuf/Younus Khan 7 Abdur Razzaq 8 Umar Gul 9 Sohail Tanvir 10 Shoaib Akhtar 11 Saeed Ajmal

  • Nizam Ud Din on June 9, 2009, 6:19 GMT

    There is no doubt that these guys should be questioned for their unprofessional approach towards an international event. But whats gone is gone. We should look forward and learn from our mistakes. YK approached the previous game defensively; winning the toss and chosing to bowl an underpressure opposition was a false idea at first. Then Salman Butt, faced and missed lots of balls, created pressure on his partners on the other end who reacted sloppy in response. He should think abt playing across the field rather than confining himself to cover drives. Afridi isn't serious, so if we have to lose his wicket why shouldn't he be tried in first 6 overs (on no. 3); the gamble may work. Aamir's experiment wasn't good, so he should be replaced with Rao. Yasir isn't fit, he should be replaced with Sohail. We should attack with main bowlers, Sohail and Gul. Full reconcialition can be done once these guys are back home, but for this game, we have to carry on with these available.

  • Ahmed on June 9, 2009, 6:19 GMT

    The comments made by captain came as surprise to me, ok you have lost but you still need to work out, these sort of comments are indicating that they are prepared to lose against Netherlands as well. Captain should be mature enough to think before he opens his mouth. That much wasn't even fun, it was rather boring because there was no fighting (entertainment) in it. Captain should reaslise the fact that fans are sepnding money to go to ground or to pay to channels to watch it. Team must perform or atleast must show a winning attitude.

  • Adeel Mandviwala on June 9, 2009, 6:19 GMT

    Comments from Younis Khan really leaves the entire nation speechless, A 'more' responsible captain than Shoaib Malik saying that doesn't seem fit. It's about time Younis Khan stops chewing his gum like a camel and just laughing around like crazy even when the team is in a desperate situation. He definitely should be held accountable for his words and his actions.. On and Off the field !! To the administrators of the PCB ! Please stop being jellybrains and start using some of yours !!

  • umar firdaus on June 9, 2009, 6:18 GMT

    Uhhhhhh!, it was really hilarious seeing what Younis had to say at post match after England encounter and what the gol kappa Intikhab Alam had to say after the indian clash. Let me be crystal clear, T20 is the only format that can make cricket go global. There are few things to look after. 1. Intikhab alam should be sacked as he is over aged, and doesnt seem compatible with fast and furious mode of cricket.i mean what the hell is Aqib javed doing in the camps as assistant coach as he is nurtured by PCB for the Coaching JOb. 2. Salman butt , Ahmed shehzad and Yasir Arafat cannot be the first choice for T20. 3. You cant choose Yasir Arafat over Sohail Tanvir as your opening bowler in any format of the game. 4. Umar gul should be given a fair chance to bowl at least 2 over/spell in T20. 5. Batting orders needed to be revamped. Afridi is useless down the order, he should open, bcoz it doesnt matter where he plays. At least he has a chance on top.

  • javed on June 9, 2009, 6:18 GMT

    today is the most difficult but very easy task is on the way for pak, if their attitude towards the game is positv, they are going to make other wise bye bye to yk and co like the bangladesh and aust. now something about shahid afridi, you all know when the great javed miandad was the coach of pak, afridi was at the top his game, bc of only one thing, his opening slot and the great power hitting ability which he has lost for years, what i think , he should open the game whatever runs he scores, bc on any other place after the six overs, he is useless and as a bowler if u are playing him is a foolishness, best of luck to them, lets see today they have to defeat the nl, by 26 runs at least or chase the runs in 16 overs at every cost.

  • Giovanni Torre on June 9, 2009, 6:17 GMT

    Get Afridi to open the batting - if he doesn't find form there then send him into the domestic league, bring back Abdul Razzaq and Imran Nazir.

    I wish Inzamam was playing.

    Where is Rana?

  • zahid on June 9, 2009, 6:15 GMT

    as we all pakistani wants our team to be stronger and wins . so many players in our team are useless but they are still playing even shoaib malik . but what can be done the main thing is our team selector who give them more money they select them we have somany great players in clubs but they dont have chance to play bcuz they dont have money and recommandation . we have to change our whole cricket board members and even team selector

  • ishrat on June 9, 2009, 6:13 GMT

    The one thing thwt is clear from reading the comments from here and the last posts is that we need to change our opening combo our no. 3 and our bowling strategy. Afridi and Malik opening, Kamran Akmal and then Misbahat No.3 and 4 Sohail Tanvir and amir opening with Umar Gul being used inthe middle overs as well as in the death. GOOD LUCK PAKISTAN

  • Krish on June 9, 2009, 6:11 GMT

    Blaming BCCI (Amin), that is a new reason. YK and coach IA should take notice. You think BCCI sold drugs to Asif and Akthar? Since Akram too much religion and caste has come into the team (it was always there, but it increased). The focus is not on the game. Out here in India, we still miss Akram in the Pakistan team. Focus on your problems and stop blaming others. Your real enemy as India.

  • Malik Asad on June 9, 2009, 6:11 GMT

    My Team & Batting order will be 1 Kamran Akmal 2-Shahid Afridi 3-Misbah ul Haq 4-Ahmad Shehzad or may be Sohail Tanveer if required some extra slogging 5-Shoib Malik 6-Yonus Khan 7-Fawad Alam 8-Sohail Tanveer 9- Umar Gul 10-Rao Iftikhar 11-Saeed Ajmal and to start withthe bowling they must open the spell by Rao along with Sohail and in the first change must bring on Saeed Ajmal along with Umar to vary the pace and to bring some variation and in the middle Afridi & Malik will be help ful. The last 3 or 4 Overs should be bowled by Saeed & Umar Gull coz Umer has a prolific Yorker which could be leathel in the death overs and Saeed has variation which will be helpful to stop slogging. So gear Up Paki Tiger today is your day…. Best of Luck dude..

  • brk on June 9, 2009, 6:11 GMT

    Hi,

    Even if I am an Indian, I am still amazed at what YK has said. This is just stupid. Even though we have fought many wars and lots of battles on the cricket and hockey fields, I am still a great fan of Pakistani Junoon.

    Here this totally absent. Na to junoon hai, na to kaleja, mazaa nahin aa raha.

    Guys pick yourselves up and start fighting. If you lose to NL tonight, it will be a real shame.

    Best Wishes from India.

  • Shahid on June 9, 2009, 6:10 GMT

    You are right Kamran Bhai. This kind of comments can only come from Pakistani team because they are not educated cricketers and they don't try to learn cricket. Specially Captain and the coach..they think this format is for fun then why Younis is playing at all and by the way who wants him? He always claims that he is honest, but I think if he is not serious then he should not play in this format and also on what ground he was claiming that.. Pakistan had done nothing in 50overs game anyways that he can be proud of. They can only win against Bangladesh/Zimbabwe. Pakistan have enough talent to move on with..the only thing we are missing is education of cricket. Cricket is not like you go and play..you need a plan and strategy. You really need to read opponent bowler/batsmen. We need a coach/chairman like Imran, Wasim or Waqar who really understands cricket.

  • Naeem Akhtar on June 9, 2009, 6:10 GMT

    One think i do not understand about the PCB is that why they are not looking at the Prestige in the World as a great cricketing nation. Sorry to say, but i feel that most of the players in the current squad are suited for the TEST only not for One Day or 20-20. Ahmad Shahzad, Salman Butt, Younis Khan can not hit the ball out of Ground for Six. 20-20 is a game of 6's and 4's only. Look at the inning of SA against Scotland, WI against AUS, it is all entertainment and FUN. but for Pakistan match it is worst than even Test Matches. For God Sake, KICK Afridi out of the Team..This man has only 1 Great Century on his name in 1996-97...he can not play more than 12 years in the team for that Century ONLY. DEAR PAK TEAM MEMBERS AND MANAGEMENT...PLS WAKE UP NOW..DO NOT BRING POLITICS AND BIG SAFARISHES IN THE TEAM...LET IT BE A SPORT ONLY.I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY PCB DOES NOT WAIVE COOL PERIOD OF IMRAN NAZIR, ABDUL RAZZAK.IF U LOOK AT 20-20 IN 2007.IT WAS ONLY NAZIR ATTACKING ALL. THINK PCB THINK

  • abdullah on June 9, 2009, 6:10 GMT

    there is no doubt that icl players should come back in natiounal saides, but pakistan's squad is still good, whay they are not playing fawad alam instead of an opner, and afridi or akmal one them should open the innings i think it will be a good combination

  • Guru on June 9, 2009, 6:09 GMT

    I think the fault purely lies in the entire Pakstan cricket management. The players are all talented - but there have poor selections, poor pre tournament practice and no strategy at all. First of all they need to develop one simple attitude in life - be humble. What I mean is before the tournament they were making big statements on being last year finalists , will be happy to come to semi final , confident of beating big teams likes like India , South Africa etc etc. But who were they kidding! First they should think of coming to super eight. Second they should learn and adapt from teams like India, South Africa - instead of the caoch saying he is not bothered about a loss to India!I think the current tensions in politics between two countries is affecting their mindset - which is a pity.

  • Talha on June 9, 2009, 6:09 GMT

    assalamoalaikum! very sincere comments from all, and a bit harsh too. I can understand the anger and anguish from all Pak team fans,thank u guys especially our dear foreign fans! There are some very serious problems with the current pakistani team 1. They have been sidelined by ICC and boards (especially Indian CB) and all the teams with the sole exception of srilankan ckt team, for whom I have my deepest and sincerest respect. 2. The aptitude and attitude of the current squad (especially the cap)is very disappointing 3. younis and salman do not have a place in T20 playing 11 4. Paki are talent wise way ahead of evrybody, but there is absolutely no grooming, so they don't improve 5. Legends like Wasim are too busy dancing in India that they do not care for paki team success(who should come fwd) 6.FIELDING: ABS RUBBISH Lhr Badshahs though performed very well, but to a weaker balling attack, everyone plays best in counties and leagues, but when in NAT team lack any commitment

  • Taimur Shaikh on June 9, 2009, 6:08 GMT

    A team performs only when they have a strong & a captain who leads from the front. Pakistan's coach. Intikhab Alam always boasts about Pakistan being a team that rises to the challenge when the chips are down. If he's refering to the 1992 World Cup then he should also know that the captain that time was the great Imran Khan who had a strong hold over his team. I think Younis Khan is not the player for 20-20 cricket. He is good in a 50 over game & in test matches & so is Salman Butt. Pakistan should bring back the likes of Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat, Rana Naveed & Abdur Razzak for 50 overs & 20 overs game. The present Pakistani outfit is not a 20-20 cricket outfit. Also Pakistan should start grooming players who can replace Younis & Misbah as this 20-20 world cup & the 2011 world cup will probably be their last world cups. I don't see these 2 players representing Pakistan in the next 20-20 world cup. And they should have a coach who is familar with the strategies of modern cricket.

  • Ali Salman on June 9, 2009, 6:04 GMT

    well guys wat ever is happened jst forget it widout any disappointment and look forward to he next game. I wud want to recommend younus to plz place afridi and kamran akmal on top order so that they may take advantage of the powerplay and provide pak a fighting total As far as salam nbutt and yasir arafat are concerned PCB should send them home i reckon they must have seen enough girls wid short skirts LOLZ.. MR.YOUNUS ...please pay sum attention towards game rather than hanging around on the field wid ur mates.. If afridi becomes captain of da time he wud lead da team from front and have enough potential to win this world cup.... get sum lessons from DHONI "MAN OF THE GAME" Go pak Go May da best team Wins ....Ali Salman

  • Ali Salman on June 9, 2009, 6:04 GMT

    well guys wat ever is happened jst forget it widout any disappointment and look forward to he next game. I wud want to recommend younus to plz place afridi and kamran akmal on top order so that they may take advantage of the powerplay and provide pak a fighting total As far as salam nbutt and yasir arafat are concerned PCB should send them home i reckon they must have seen enough girls wid short skirts LOLZ.. MR.YOUNUS ...please pay sum attention towards game rather than hanging around on the field wid ur mates.. If afridi becomes captain of da time he wud lead da team from front and have enough potential to win this world cup.... get sum lessons from DHONI "MAN OF THE GAME" Go pak Go May da best team Wins ....Ali Salman

  • Ali Salman on June 9, 2009, 6:04 GMT

    well guys wat ever is happened jst forget it widout any disappointment and look forward to he next game. I wud want to recommend younus to plz place afridi and kamran akmal on top order so that they may take advantage of the powerplay and provide pak a fighting total As far as salam nbutt and yasir arafat are concerned PCB should send them home i reckon they must have seen enough girls wid short skirts LOLZ.. MR.YOUNUS ...please pay sum attention towards game rather than hanging around on the field wid ur mates.. If afridi becomes captain of da time he wud lead da team from front and have enough potential to win this world cup.... get sum lessons from DHONI "MAN OF THE GAME" Go pak Go May da best team Wins ....Ali Salman

  • Ovais on June 9, 2009, 6:02 GMT

    100% agreed with ur statement Kamran Bhai and Kunal atleast those Badmashes hav attitude and they always think we arr tigers no one can be betta thn us not lyk dis team always keep on laughing,n look at the aproach of out captain that we will b really satisfy if we qualify for semi's, excuse me! mr. Captain ckt is our passion, love and more thn a game we always wants to win if not performance should be there, captain should be frndly but not on the field , I'll vote Afridi as a captain atleast barham is there, he always played his part in the team and really serious in his game that what really matters.

  • Karu on June 9, 2009, 6:01 GMT

    i think imran nazir and razzak are very gud players ... and afridi should be removed ... he is just a big filled with air ... and good for nothing hitter ... u guys need sensible hitters and not blind hitters , i feel shoaib malik is a sensible player, and d wrld cup team looks like dey playing for under 19 team .. y d hell u taking 17 year old guys ..wen u got enough experienced players. The lack of matches played by pakistan is clearly showing on there performance, but they are reaping the fruits grown by PCB

  • Riaz Ahmad on June 9, 2009, 6:00 GMT

    whatever is happened is shameful,cant changed.but what we can do is make use of available resources.put sohail& fawad in place of yasir& a shahzad.open with salman& afridi.kamran,misbah,YK fawad & malik to follow.admit the faults & assign the roles to all accoding to game plan.

  • kaiser Mukhtar on June 9, 2009, 6:00 GMT

    Its amazing to see unprofessional attitudes and comments all over. The world is so meticulous and professional that you can't say a word without much deliberations but Pakistani players and officials are acting like buffoons jumping from branch to branch. At least a person like Abdul Qadir felt some responsibility or maybe due to other factors as well that he has resigned but in Pakistani culture nobody takes responsibility and be ashamed. Representing ones country should be piece of pride for everyone. These so called 11 members of cricket team are getting Rs=250000 a month with A category contract but what they return to the country and die hard fans of the team who sacrifice not only their money but comfort of life to witness their so called heroes of the game. If YK doesn't feel fit or adapt to the nature of the game then he should hand over the reigns of T20 to someone who befits the format & he should continue playing tests & Odis, Afridi should open or better not play at all.

  • Ference Manuel on June 9, 2009, 5:59 GMT

    I am an Indian, and still love watching games pakistan playing with so muh passion for so many years, once upon a time their on field dedication and fighting spirits were so high, I assure no other teams had including india. Common pakistan wake up and show some aggressive cricket or atleast 70 % of your talent should be enough to knock out netherlands and prove to the world that we asians are still best and well forward from west. All the very best for todays game, and please consider and change the captain from YK to anybody in the team who is willing to play serious cricket for pakistan than just having fun at this level. Younis Khan you have to quit for your comments at post match conference. Respect the greats of your country and hand over the to new genaration with proud. I salute to Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akraam, Waqar Younis, Inzamam ul Haq, who made pakistan proud with their dedication of life to pakistan cricket.

  • mohammad hur rizvi on June 9, 2009, 5:59 GMT

    A disappointing t20 world cup compaign lasting for 2 matches only !!!!!!we are sad as a nation THERE was a time when pakistan rocked with WASIM WAQAR SAEED ANWAR and now we have a real ugly team just look at the captain he showed no intent for winning the game they decided intheir mind that we have lost after 10 overs and no one tried to hit a six at least they could have made there run rate better by going after the bowlers like luke wright the thing is that pakistani team has'nt got any sense of the game afridis ball was drifting in as a leg spinner and they operated him from the end having shorter boundry on leg side and gave saeed ajmal the longer boundry on leg side whose ball was drifting away they dont have any game plan and i can bet pakistan is either going to lose or win cheaply to knock themselves out

  • Faisal on June 9, 2009, 5:56 GMT

    Someone should tell younus khan that hugging and gropling with players in excitement is not considered appropriate in many cultures !! someone should give him a serious lecture on how to conduct hiomslef on the field and how to use his words appropriately with the press. Shahid Afridi must be dropped from the team instantly. For the last 3 years the PCB has been continously giving him chances, without getting any results. After getting the snub from the ICC and the BCCI on Pakistan's hosting of World Cup, the PCB should have selected Abdul Razzaq and Imran Nazir, instead of toying with the ICC and BBCI lines !!!

  • Shahabuddin on June 9, 2009, 5:52 GMT

    The major problem is Salman butt. If he will not play, Pakistan could win.I dont understand why he is playing, He only plays for himself not for pakistan."indiviual scorer". First 6 overs are very important but he played 4 overs himself and made only 28 runs.(last game).

  • raj on June 9, 2009, 5:50 GMT

    We all subcontinentals are same, Mr. Abbassi included !! One win and the players are Badshahs. One loss and they are Badmashs. One loss and Shoeb malik is a useless captain. Yunis Khan is then the best captain in the making. One loss and he also is one of the worst ever Captains !! Come on sir, leave them alone to do their job. Everybody has a bad day in office once in a while.

  • htj on June 9, 2009, 5:49 GMT

    we love cricket and we can even bear a loss to teams like ireland and even netherlands but the thing which worries us the most, more than a loss is younis khans statements that it is a fun, its no fun you are promising the whole nation in the country u will win it and now u in england tell we dont care thats rubbish....

  • Muhammad Imtiaz on June 9, 2009, 5:49 GMT

    The selectors should kick on Salmna butt's Ass, as his strike rate is 94.00 in T20. He plays T20 as he's playing test same like Younis Khan. On the other hand look at the Indian team, their selectors are confused to whom pick or to to give rest, all of their players are capbale of T20 cricket.

  • Munir Aslam on June 9, 2009, 5:48 GMT

    Ausstralia's elimination in the first round is an upset; if England had lost to Pakistan and ousted, it could have been called an upset; but if Pakistan is thown out of the tournament in the first round it should not be seen as an upset! The silver lining for an optimist, however, is that the campaign for the World Cup in 1992 had also started on more or less the same pattern! So, who knows Younis Khan and Ole-Inti wake up in time to realise that they in in this competition with the intention of winning it.

  • Qaiser Awan on June 9, 2009, 5:47 GMT

    well absolutely younus is one of the shame for Pakistan.He rejected or slapp PCB twice or thrice the captancy.recently His side i.e Peshawar Panthers could not even Qualify for samis in domestic t20. Again seems like he got a big PARCHI to be in and as a Captain ... STRANGE !!! He should be fired immediately and coz of him Imran,Razak , Rana and shoaib are not in the icc T20 world cup side. seems like Pak is playing all format cricket with the same team. Test , One dayers or T20 its same team ... Gr888 PCB . Thankas to Ejaz.BUTT saaab ... Tuanu salaam ... Khao Piyo Aish Karo.

  • max on June 9, 2009, 5:47 GMT

    'BCCI has succeeded in their long term planning of make pakistan team look like a club team' ????? I don't get it. How does BCCI has to do anything the way Pakistan cricket is being played right now. It's about time Pakistan should stop thinking about lame reasons for everything. I am sorry for the harsh point of view. But I don't like the way Pakistan blames their neighbors for everything. That is very strange and leaves me bemused !

  • Adnan Ahmed Farooqui on June 9, 2009, 5:47 GMT

    Wishing all d world cups & series to be played in the month of Ramadan, as den only we will be winning by miracles as our team now cant win on der efforts, i really wish when my children grow older by dat time Pakistan team might be selected on merit..

  • Naeem Akhtar on June 9, 2009, 5:46 GMT

    One think i do not understand about the PCB is that why they are not looking at the Prestige in the World as a great cricketing nation. Sorry to say, but i feel that most of the players in the current squad are suited for the TEST only not for One Day or 20-20. Ahmad Shahzad, Salman Butt, Younis Khan can not hit the ball out of Ground for Six. 20-20 is a game of 6's and 4's only. Look at the inning of SA against Scotland, WI against AUS, it is all entertainment and FUN. but for Pakistan match it is worst than even Test Matches. For God Sake, KICK Afridi out of the Team..This man has only 1 Great Century on his name in 1996-97...he can not play more than 12 years in the team for that Century ONLY. DEAR PAK TEAM MEMBERS AND MANAGEMENT...PLS WAKE UP NOW..DO NOT BRING POLITICS AND BIG SAFARISHES IN THE TEAM...LET IT BE A SPORT ONLY.I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY PCB DOES NOT WAIVE COOL PERIOD OF IMRAN NAZIR, ABDUL RAZZAK.IF U LOOK AT 20-20 IN 2007.IT WAS ONLY NAZIR ATTACKING ALL. THINK PCB THINK

  • Jabirshah on June 9, 2009, 5:43 GMT

    As long as the PCB continues to run the matters according to, other's and to satisfies the othters needs, way they will continue to suffer the same problems what they are facing now and i am not seeing any goods in near future. Imran Nazir, Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Akhter are their main players and i don't know what is the exact reason to left them out from national team as whatever reason PCB is giving is just look foolish and unbelievable atleast to me.

  • Muhammad Iqbal on June 9, 2009, 5:43 GMT

    Forget Pakistan, as already out of competition as cricket is washed out and there is no play possible in lords specially in PAK VS NL match time.

  • sami on June 9, 2009, 5:41 GMT

    Finally,Kamran has said something about Nazir,Razzak and Rana.Whatever the result of tomorrow's match will be,the openers need to go.Imran nazir should be brought back as an opener for one day and 20/20 with Afridi.When Imran nazir made his debut he was opening with Afridi and they were pretty successful for sometime.Razzak should be in playing 11 without any hesitation.If Younus has to perform like this by acting unprofessional and smiling all the time then Pakistan team was better with Malik.Under Shoaib Malik they won in sharjah from west indies and Srilanka.They performed well in Asia cup they won kitply cup.He took the team to 20/20 final.PCB chairman seems to have his own problems with players.He is saying, he will not allow Imran Nazir to be selected in squad due to his indiscipline.I want to ask Mr. chairman his discipline by mentioning the time, when they name these players in 20/20 squad then why the hell they withdraw them later,was that professional and disciplined?.

  • Zubair Malik on June 9, 2009, 5:38 GMT

    i i`ll totly agree with kamran but its time to change some players...coach...captain as well what a rubish doing the younis kahn when umer gul misfield in boundry he just laugh in fornt of 160 million..what inkhab doing...why they drop sohail..i still can`t able to undastand.....we r wating the cricket till 3am not the lahghing of younis...they must be professional .waism akram is there he should tech the captain...and bolwer ..whats pcs doing..thay should bring back Waqar as bowling coach..Imran nazir...imran Faraht..Razaq..Rana naveed...Asif...all must return to team as soon as posible...pcs doing rabish only..why they out these all players? only for ICL? they should look Pakistan...Not politics..I have to much to say but engough for today...please be professional for Team or people...and Geern FLAG ..

  • Jawed Iqbal on June 9, 2009, 5:37 GMT

    Every time Pakistan disappoints the fans, we get the same comments from people, "FIRE the captain, dump him, kick that person out..."etc. What we all fail to realize is that just replacing a captian after every two series or getting a new coach will NOT help until the vermins at the top of the food chain get their @$$e$ dragged out of PCB. Unless that happens, this blog - and many others- will only have the same posts showing the author's - and the fans' - frustration.

    BTW...hiring a sports psychologist didn;t help the "boyz" too much. Maybe we should send them for a month's psycho-therapy.

  • Ali Imran on June 9, 2009, 5:34 GMT

    Today we realized that we should have replaced coach instead of Captain. Intikhab Alam is just doing nothing and he can not make any change in future too. He no where look like a coach and his attitude is also pathetic/non professional and something is reflecting in captain too. If Pakistan Win today or not they really need a Good coach. I hope today after so much pressure they take some wise steps to Win the game.

  • Saad Siddiqui on June 9, 2009, 5:33 GMT

    Dear All I am also an emotional fanatic who taunts our team after defeat. But then be rational, the ONLY PROBLEM with our team is lack of confidence. Otherwise honestly, current team is better than 1999, in terms of stats. Threre are no superstars like Wasim, Waqar, Inzi and Anwar. But compared to 1999 this team is more balanced in depth. 4 quality batsmen of avg 35+ (we never had since 80s). 2 quality allrounders. Top class pace/ spin attack. ONLY lack of confidence is causing the MISHAPS in batting and fielding. The players look dull their body language is not aggressive. Its because psychologically they feel deprived left alone in International cricket. They need our support because the same team has done wonders in T20 in recent past, PAK STILL HAS THE BEST T20 RECORD IN THE WORLD. DONT YOU REALIZE?

    All we need is one victory and this same team of lazy jugheads will fire up like a burning jet engine Insha Allah. Lets pray that "Paki Badmaashi" is revived. Put your collars up!

  • Maqsood on June 9, 2009, 5:26 GMT

    Disdainful. Pathetic and Painful for all of us. No one even had brains to improve the Net Run Rate which would play the ultimate decider for Pakistan. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. On the pitch our Team and PCB think tanks did not have a clue of atleast reducing the loss margin in terms of run rate. We kept on playing a test cricket format with no worries of tomorrow. We are all worried for tomorrow .... is the same thing going to happen to our cricket what happened to our Hockey. Riches to Rags !!!!

  • Alex9090 on June 9, 2009, 5:24 GMT

    Shoaib Akhtar??? Imran Nazir?? Are you nuts?? If PCB is to blame then people like you are to blame too who always call for proven failures over and over again. Get a grip and grow up!

  • M.Ali Khan on June 9, 2009, 5:23 GMT

    There is an age-old principle - "horses for the courses". Here we have horses who re not interested in running at all! Why keep such horses? YK has a right to have his opinion but why is he spoining the attitude of the rest of the team? It is sad that we have a national team whose captain does not take the event event seriously. He could have opted like some of the Indian players did. Winning or losing is part of the game but how you try to win and the attitude of the leader means a lot to the team. The PCB is also not helping the matters by getting involved in controversial decision making. This time the "professionals" are letting down the country. There is hardly any non-crcketer in the Board but the performance of the PCB has left much to be desired. We can only pray for good results by the team.

  • Owais Faiz on June 9, 2009, 5:19 GMT

    YK thinks himself Imran Khan, he doesnot even know how to captain a team and he thinks himself as a Great Captain. He almost have repeated the same mistakes which he did in practice matches against SA & IND.. PAK badly need Badshahs back!! Farhat instead of Butt. Nazir in place of Shahzad. Razzak in place of Arafat.. Rana in place of Aamir.. Yousuf in place of YK..and captain should be energetic, wise, intelligent, who thinks like Imran, Jawaid, Waseem, Waqar, Moin. not a person like YK who only chew gum even when his team is loosing and 200Million ppl are watching back home and he takes it as a FUN game..he should be sacked from PK team and play only day/night tape ball ramzan tournaments in Malir.

  • Trueplayer on June 9, 2009, 5:18 GMT

    1. Imran Farhat 2. Imran Nazir 3. Shoaib Malik/ fawad alam 4. Misbah ul Haq 5. Younis Khan 6. Kamran akmal 7. Shahid Afridi 8. Abdul Razzaq 9. Rana Naved 10.Mohammad Asif 11.Umar Gul

    This is what the pakistan t20 team need to be in order for it to win the world cup period.

  • Muhammad Tariq on June 9, 2009, 5:17 GMT

    Everyone has the right to say something about Pakistan Cricket, The Good and the Bad, but i still believe that Pakistan cricket team is strong enough to beat not even Netherlands but also can won the title. And about Younis Khan, he is a great cricketer and very fit for all types of games i.e ODI, Tests and T20. As we all know every one and every team has a bad day so Pakistan had the bad day against the England when nothing were going right 4 Pakistan. Lets hope 4 the best yar inshallah Pakistan will win today and also the title. I am 100% sure.

  • tanveer on June 9, 2009, 5:16 GMT

    i have really been disappointed the all top teams are gone out.but can anybody tell me with what margin pakistan have to win against netherland? i hope they will back, like in 1992 world cup. best of luck pak 11.... & pak fanssssssssssssss.

  • Nauman on June 9, 2009, 5:12 GMT

    First,I hope that we get a (full) match so that team can't just blame the rain. Fawad Alam gets to play only against minnows.Given a longer run,he can prove far better than Salman Butt,his bowling is plus and his fielding is far superior.About time we let go Kamran Akmal,he just picks every 10th game to perform and retain his place,misses chances w/o any accountability.Arafat's inclusion in this team is to fill a bowling all-rounders' spot, I can't understand why we cant groom Sohail Tanvir (who has scored first class centuries) for that role.Cant recall when was the last time Afridi scored 20,he needs to be promoted up the order in T20 atleast,its a short format and losing him early is OK. To me the lineup should be: Fawad,Afridi,Younis,Misbah,Malik,Akmal,Arafat,Tanvir,Gul,Rao/Aamer,Ajmal.We must explode tomorrow and for that we need to gamble up at the top and then bring in the experience in the middle.The lineup above gives depth and variety to bowling which we can definitely use.

  • ikhlaqraja on June 9, 2009, 5:11 GMT

    we are up set with the perfamnace of our time . all player are not playing with concentration and passioin. they all are under presure although they have experience enough. but Afridi is trump card most the team management not using him well. he is no 7 or eight batsman and hitter.he is an allrounder.today we are confuse and hve not any hope that pakistan will quailfiy because now a days PCB have very bad patch. every thing is going wrong enternal levels and external level they are alone. God Bless My cricket team.

  • Syed Athar Mahmood From Dubia on June 9, 2009, 5:11 GMT

    Mr.Kamran i am totally agree with u.i follow the cricket from last 24 years,i think this is weakest side of pakistan playing in the icc tournamnets.Here in UAE people are surprise of pakistan apooroch ,they saying that Australia group are strong but pakistan should defeat holland and in future ffor srilanka tour should include M.Yousuf,Abdel Razak+ Imran Nazir.

  • Hasan Z. on June 9, 2009, 5:10 GMT

    What we need is a well rounded coach, that can help the batsman improve their technical mistakes. Our team also needs a task master in terms of a captain. Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and for to some extent Inzamam; were assertive and showed authority on and of the field. Younis Khan should learn from his predecessors and should at least show some strong leadership. We also need our captain to start taking responsibility for a win or a defeat. Overall, we need people in the team, that can shake the boat, and turn things around.

  • Muhammad Abbas Saqib on June 9, 2009, 5:07 GMT

    It all starts with a VERY INCOMPETENT CRICKET BOARD< CALLED PCB.ICC left the decision on boards to decide about ICL players, even a court decision allowed those players to play cricket but PCB gave it damn and it's century year old chief just kept on whining and mumbling.ICC T20 World Cup was biggest chance to rise as Champ nation, but same PCB displayed its miraculous efficiency by arranging its National T20 Champion ship just few days ahead of World T20 World Cup when there was no time left for the inclusion of star performers of national T20 Cup.A.Razzaq,Imran Nazir,Rana Naved,and even Azhar Mehmood are made for T20 players, and are in peak form.Those who have seen A.Razzaq's swash buckling century and Imran Nazir's fearsome innings in this tournament,will agree that Pakistan would have great chnace of grabbing T20 World Cup,if these guys would have been part of Pak team.I am unable to understand the logic of preferring Raw A.Shehzad over tested openners like N.Jamshed&K.Manzoor.

  • addas khan on June 9, 2009, 5:07 GMT

    Yes Mr Abbasi, you are right that if we had Nazir,Asif,Razzaq,Genital Wart free Akhtar and our best player Mohd Yousuf..I reckon Pakistan would look like a decent outfit on paper. Look I have been following Pakistan cricket all my life and unfortunately, due to our golden era of the eighties and nineties we expect our openers to play like saeed and Aamer sohail, we expect our middle order to have the likes of Javed M, Saleem Malik and Inzi, we expect someone like Imran Khan to be our leader and have bowlers like Wasim, Waqar, Aqib , Mushy and Saqi. I remember commenting on this forum when Inzamam retired by saying that the legacy of 'Imrans Boys' was finished and to prepare for an era in which Pakistan teams would be average! My fellow Pak cricket fans we probably wont get another Saeed Anwar and definitely not get another wasim akram so LOWER the expectation of our team winning..As for todays game we should win and go through, but I still recall Ireland of 2007 still painful!!!!!!

  • Kamran on June 9, 2009, 5:06 GMT

    Our team has no winning spirit....recent series with australia proved that. and its not only about cricket its about all games - in fact all the fields of life - we need to change our attitude....... Even if our team somehow manages to qulaify for the next round even then we have to bring winning spirit in our team otherwise make a new team and of course make a new PCB.

  • santosh on June 9, 2009, 5:01 GMT

    hi i read amins comment that jaisa karoge vaisa bharoge. he should unmderstand that same thjing applicable for his pak team. idioit man should understrand that its pakistans internal cricket body who is destroying pakistan cricket.amin go to a docter check your disease which is called indian foebia

  • NAVEED HASAN on June 9, 2009, 5:00 GMT

    AS WAQR YOUNIS WAS MISFIT IN 2003 WORLD CUP , HISTORY IS BEING REPEATED WITH YOUNIS AT THE HELM OF THE AFFAIRS NOW.SELECTION FAULT TO START WITH.IF WE CANNOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FIRST 6 OVERS THEN THE GAME IS VITUALLY LOST.YOU LOSE QUICK WICKETS OR YOU DO NOT SCORE ENOUGH RUNS IN THE FIRST SIX OVERS YOU ARE DOOMED AND WE HAVE SEEN THIS IN LAST THREE MATCHES. ALONWITH YOUNIS I THINK INTI IS ALSO A MISFIT AS COACH. YOU GOT TO GET IMRAN NAZIR AND RAZZAK BACK FOR THIS FORMAT AS THEY ARE TAILOR MADE FOR THIS.

  • ask on June 9, 2009, 5:00 GMT

    Pakistan need players like nazir,hameed and razzaq in this format. Yunis khan is not fit for 20 20. He is good for oneday but not this format. You need a innovative captain. Someone like M S Dhoni. Just look at Dhoni's captaincy. After last world cup Misbah has lost his touch. Tell me one good innings of his after the finals of previous worldcup.You need a foreign coach too. Pakistani players get relaxed with a paki coach. Overall you need that killer instict in you.. otherwise its all curtains to pakistan. Commo'n Pakistan you can do good. Remember the Imran khan's the akrams, the saeed anwars and the inzamam's.

  • salman on June 9, 2009, 4:59 GMT

    Well Younis Khan if thinks T20 World Cup is not a serious matter then he should come back.Why wasting time and money over there, how amazingly he hides his team weak links by throwing such unprofessional statements.It's really a shame being a Paki Supporter nowadays.It will be less surprise if Netherland kick the least motivated Pak Cricket team out of T20 World Cup.Just seems history will repeat today as Ireland knocked Pakistan out of 2007 World Cup.

  • MSJ on June 9, 2009, 4:59 GMT

    There are lackings in PCB, that's y they have'nt sent a gd team. Y Afridi is in d team, surely he's an experienced player. But at d moment he's nt performing his role. PCB should take Razzaq, Imran Nazir & Rana back to d squad. It will make them an experienced one, coz nw days Paki team looks like just a club team. All the Best pakis for a rocking team.

  • terminator on June 9, 2009, 4:58 GMT

    hey amin stop blaming the bcci for everything buddy.bcci didnt select your team pcb did you should blame your pakistan cricket board for screwing this up.give me one good reason that how bcci is making pakistan look like a club team.

  • Kazi Fahim rezanoor on June 9, 2009, 4:58 GMT

    Bring back Imran nazir, Abdur razzak, Rana naved, Mohammad Yosuf from ICL

  • Suren on June 9, 2009, 4:55 GMT

    Well written Mr. Abbasi. Why PCB did not consider taking players from the now defunct 'Lahore Badshahs' bemuses me. Imran Nazir's performance in the last World Cup and his form in the ICL was good enough for a call up into the squad, and he could definitely have boosted the Pakistan batting firepower.

    Good luck to Pakistan, and hope our neighbours remain in the competition - it will be no fun watching a World Cup without the possibility of an India-Pakistan match.

  • desi bhai on June 9, 2009, 4:55 GMT

    ha ha ! Its so funny and amusing looking at the comments of AMIN blaming BCCI for dismantling the PCB and Pakistan Cricket Team as if so called patriotic Paki players like Nazir, Razzak, Yousuf (he doesnt even know what he wants), Rana etc were under tremendous financial pressure to default PCB/National Colors to join ICL. Did BCCI force them to join ICL so that PCB can ban them? Ha Ha ! This made me drop on the floor laughing. I am amazed that Paki fans still wish for inclusion of ICL players in the National Cricket team who ran away for money. There is a price for putting personal gains before Country's pride and duty and now they should work hard to demonstrate that they want to play for their country rather than go after money. Current Pakistan team is talented enough, they just need some more time and a focussed captain !

  • feazi on June 9, 2009, 4:54 GMT

    nothing to say much..... if pakistan will win today i dont think he will survive in the next round coz our team want to play for fun only... PCB is all about politics sub chamcha hain... pakistan is big name in cricket world and still we have to pray for the other team that they didnt perfom today and pakistan won the match... huh

  • Aamir Akhund on June 9, 2009, 4:54 GMT

    I guess we all are disappointed by the performance of our dearly beloved team and more so with its attidute on and of the field. One thing that i would like to point out is that the planning aspect of game, the only reason to have a coaching team, has been missing from day one of this tournament. Intikhab Alam and his bunch of uninteresting helpers are maybe there just to have fun without realising that this is a major tournament, one which surely is here to stay. We are living in a new world and maybe its time now to burry the legends of the 60s and 70s and start making legends of the 21st century. Bringing back some of the Badshahs is certainly a popular option and one that has all the public backing required. Yonus has already stated that he will probably be not around the T20 squad come next tournament and old ghosts aka S.Malik might just be back to haunt us one more time.

  • Qadri Buksh on June 9, 2009, 4:51 GMT

    In Pakistan kids play better quality flood light cricket in the streets then what our international fame cricketer are playing now --- the only difference there is no PCB to manage the affairs.

  • Jentleman on June 9, 2009, 4:50 GMT

    By the mercy of god, Pakistan cricket will die after this tournament Fool Pakisthanis

  • Imtiyaz on June 9, 2009, 4:49 GMT

    I think politics is effecting performance of team.They select upon there refrence but not by the ability what talented player can do.Ex. Razzak,Asif,Imran Nazir are far more better than salman Butt,Arafath and any other bowler.See Indian team and Learn how they select and how they Perform.

  • umar butt on June 9, 2009, 4:49 GMT

    YK is not thinking right ... & that's where the problem is

  • Umair Khawar Butt on June 9, 2009, 4:48 GMT

    Pakistani team is not able to play even two overs match so why they r playing 20/20.... all players r looking diplomats they r not playing cricket they r playing politics... where is Imraan Nazir, Imraan Farhat and Abdul Razzak?.... they r players of T/20... why our selectors didn't pick them for the mega event they said that they all will be available on the srilanka tour... why not on 20/20?... it means upper management has sold his soul!

  • Farhan Arif on June 9, 2009, 4:48 GMT

    Sir rain is predicted. I think God is also giving the punishment to such a dull team.

  • N Mehra on June 9, 2009, 4:47 GMT

    problem?? wasim bari.. saleem iltaaf these are the names we have been hearing since many of us became familier about the word of cricket.. these 2 have damaged the pakistan cricket big time... they are there to keep the quality crickters away from pakistan team... Qadir gone because he is honest person and dedicated to his job... problem is not with the cricketers but with the board.. wakeup guys.. about the captain this is not the same younis we used to see on the field. he used to be a fighter, true leader. there is some thing not right. if younis missing family then he should stay home. if someone thinks T20 is not serious cricket then dont play it. if you cant hit the ball out of the ground better stick to the test cricket or 50 overs cricket..

  • Syed Rameez on June 9, 2009, 4:46 GMT

    for better performance of the Pakistan cricket teaam in every formate plz bring back Imran Nazir,Abdul Razzaq,Rana Naveed-ul-Hassan,Imran Farhat,Mohammad Yousuf..These are players can serve Pakistan cricket for still more years for countries excellence in the game.

  • cric_fanatic on June 9, 2009, 4:43 GMT

    Lets get something clear. The T20 WC is not a tornament to try out teenagers. Why have Pakistan taken in two seventeen year old rookies in this major event? Ahmed Shadzad is a horrible opener - least in this format. Imran Nazir and Abdul Razzaq should have been back in the team. Younis Khans attitude is nothing new. Wasnt he the one never to take captaincy seriously to begin with - Not wanting it initially and then accepting it only after the PCB begged him. Misbah has a good track record as captain. He seems cool on the field and is also perfect middle order in this format - unlike Younis. As for Afridi, He should open the innings. Why do people forget that all his One Day centuries have come up the order. he has never been successful (apart from tests) coming down the order and hitting straight away. We have the team to win the WC this time. what we need is a change in attitude from the captain and players.

  • Imtiyaz on June 9, 2009, 4:43 GMT

    I think politics is effecting performance of team.They select upon there refrence but not by the ability what talented player can do.Ex. Razzak,Asif,Imran Nazir are far more better than salman Butt,Arafath and any other bowler.See Indian team and Learn how they select and how they Perform.

  • Mohammad Zahid on June 9, 2009, 4:42 GMT

    Dear Sir, i love pakistan because iam pakistani so my openion pakistani team management poor planing in the last match i think pakistani team very low team sohail tanver included and Rao includ. any way my wish of all the best with Pakistani team i hope pakistani team will win the today match.

  • Syed Imran Mehdi on June 9, 2009, 4:42 GMT

    Salam All, Every body is missing Imran Nazir's explosive start which uplifts a team moral and is neccessry for T20's. i can just pray for today game which v must win, even if v do win against them, still for next round Imran Nazir and Abdur Razzak on Emergency Basis is required.

  • Ss on June 9, 2009, 4:42 GMT

    and even possibly Shoaib Akhtar, warts and all....hahaha, that was funny.

  • Asif on June 9, 2009, 4:40 GMT

    The fire is no longer there. We have a team that comes to international cricket with little or no preparation. The entire Pakistan Cricket Board, Coaches and Managers must be fired and replaced by best available internationally. Allowing old, worn out individuals to manage in todays highly competitive and professional cricket world is an insult to the people of Pakistan. Appoint Imran Khan as PCB Chairman.

  • Rahman on June 9, 2009, 4:39 GMT

    Thanks Kamran u r 100% right........im vry upset wid pak prformance, pak is not taking responsibility and serious, pak top order is failure, balling is poor evry thing is poor, its not sute for pak team, pak team its not gali cricket pls increase ur performance....and need pak opner change, pak coach change and pls pls call imran nazir, razzaq and rana nved..........and i hope today pak wil won and go to super 8.

  • Tanzeer Assad on June 9, 2009, 4:39 GMT

    Pakistan's batting order is not good at all. We should not blame Shahid Afridi for his poor performance. We should blame the pakistani captains and coaches who made Afridi like this. Afridi was a great striker and never feared any bowler. But now his batting proves he fears to face bowls and all this happened for Pakistan's bad decisions. They should always open the batting with Afridi, whatever his performance is. Salman Butt is never a good choice for the limited over matches, specially in the powerplays. I hope Afridi opens batting again.

  • M.Ismail on June 9, 2009, 4:38 GMT

    Dear paki fans it is un justice to expact from such none serious pakistani team and management and out dated couch to do well against the teams shown there intesity is sky high all other teams seems hungry to win the event exept pak. so forget about this world cup and look forward for next T/20 WC hoping that Imran nazir, razaq and rana coming back to pak team for nex T20 WC

  • Abdul on June 9, 2009, 4:37 GMT

    Absolutely Kamran Bhai, Every pakitani fans want Imran Nazir, Razack, and Rana back to pakistani team. But it is in the hand of PCB. One more i want to tell, anyhow pakistan are losing 1st wicket in first 2-3 overs, my opinion is why cant they send shahid afridi as a opener, has he also play maximum 10-15 balls in the game at the time of middle over. They can also send Shoiab Malik as a opener.

  • Muz on June 9, 2009, 4:37 GMT

    Younis has been a fairly unimaginative captain and i never felt he was a worthy candidate. The pakistani's are playing scared. We don't have the self confidence to play against most teams. i hate to say it, but we should make afridi captain in that sense. he is a fearless player who does give his all. give him the additional responsibility and i think he may come through. But certainly Younus should never have been considered as captain. He rejected it once, and should never have been offered it again. I have never been the biggest fan of Afridi, but i think he may be our best bet going forward. And as far as Akhtar is concerned, forget him. He is no longer a match-winner, he is no longer a viable option. He is too old, too frail, and no longer mystical. Sadly, he is more of a running joke than a cricketer...and has been for a long time...

  • eddy on June 9, 2009, 4:37 GMT

    Yup Nazir, Razzaq, Tanvir/Rana will do the job, must get rid of Shehzad, Arafat and Butt. Won't mond if Younus is replaced by malik

  • Sajid on June 9, 2009, 4:35 GMT

    I am amused by approach of pak team while cheasing,they never looked to win even they neither tried to come close to england total,which is going to cost them due to their sluggish net run rate.shahid afridi was horrible as was fleiding placement by the captain..look how easily english batsman were clearing the boundry and pak din manage a single.coming to bowling they din show the variation like slow balls,varying the length and al that,they were much predictable..i think they need to throw dead wood out of team and infuse new blood in the team.

  • Aasif Sheikh on June 9, 2009, 4:34 GMT

    Guys&Gals Pakistan cricket has suffered a lot and this will defeat will make it worse.They need to take politics out and bring those who have shown they can play the game better, everyone around knows that Imran, Razzak, Farat can be far much damage then those who are playing in the squad. Lets not think of our pockets all the time, think of nation, learn from neighbors how their cricket has developed and what they have achieved over the last couple of years, they are now in ICC what has Pak achieved. Younis needs to rethink it is not a joke and if he doesn't think that T20 is cricket why play as for his fun we are almost out of the T20 world cup. Come on guys rethink and refocus and prove your worth in the side.

  • Tanveer Malik on June 9, 2009, 4:34 GMT

    Ya, you are absolutely rite, but tell me one thing, is there any person in PCB who is sincere with the team or even with the country? I dont think so.. Its our badluck and also the badluck of our country that having great players in the country we are provided with the team which is shamefull.. Our Chairman yesterday saying that we dont need player like Imran Nazir??? obviously they need player like Salman But, Younas Khan who love to play test cricker in t20 match.. And about Younas Khan,, i thing He is not a pakistani at all........ did you seen the condition of Ricky Pointing last nite when they were losing the match? His love for his country could easily judged by his expression.. and our captan.... he was smiling, laughing after drop catches.. Can We ever find a strong and patriotic captan like Imran Khan??? Can we find some sincere persons at top management.. (My be)..

  • F Waheed on June 9, 2009, 4:33 GMT

    Where are the PCB bosses the Ijaz, Waseem Bari and Qadir, just enjoying and disgracing a great cricket nation. I am shocked at Yonous, Butt and Afridi (or Afraidi)and thier attitude towards an international event. Probaraly we will never learn from our mistakes. The whole cricketing structure is in shambles. Even God does not help those who dont help themselves.

  • khurram on June 9, 2009, 4:30 GMT

    hi!what about idea of sending afridi as opner to cash power play and give him some confidence.

  • Atif Mehmood on June 9, 2009, 4:30 GMT

    U r absolutely right, Younis Khan is completely perplexed and he is miss fit 4 the T20 & 4 the captaincy... He should quite now.. PCB is also out of order now thats y they are not selecting Badsahs..

  • Zeeshan Sattani on June 9, 2009, 4:30 GMT

    Hmm Current Pakistani Players are not good enough to play t20 world cup. last T20 World cup we have imran nazir and muhammad asif in the side and we are missing them bcoz imran nazir give pakistan a blazzing start in Last year t20 world cup. Its better to get Salman butt Out of the team Bcoz he never plays for the team and take time for abt 3 overs to settle and get out by missing the opportunity of field restictions & then middle oder got pressure perfect side of pakistan..... 1.imran farhat 2. imran nazir 3. razzaq 4. rana naeed 5.shahid afridi 6.shoaib malik 7. younis khan 8. kamran akmal 9. umar gul 10.sohail tanvir 11. muhammad asif & muhmammad ameer or Yasir arafat icl Players are compulsary for pakistan

  • ham on June 9, 2009, 4:29 GMT

    PCB PCB PCB. We need to realize that changing the captian, bringing back a player or two is no solution. It is a patch-up and an aimless, hopeful approach. The problem lies with our corrupt PCB. It needs a complete overhaul. Not just the chief; but a complete restructure. Until then, no improvement, no results. Might aswell relegate ourselves to some lower level.

  • Qasim Rasheed on June 9, 2009, 4:28 GMT

    I agree YK should be fired - especially after these ridiculous comments. I don't think this Pakistani team with their attitude has guts to beat a team like Netherlands.

  • Rija Zaidi on June 9, 2009, 4:28 GMT

    This T20 world cup has so far seen 76 sixes - what is Pakistan's contribution? JUST ONE SIX !!!!

    Players like Salman Butt, Ahmad Shehzad, Younis Khan, Saeed Ajmal & Mohammad Amir must be replaced by Imran Nazeer, Imran Farhat, Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naveed & Mohammad Hafeez.

    Afridi and Misbah must come up in the order.

  • noor on June 9, 2009, 4:26 GMT

    yup for 20-20 we need imran nazir,rana and razzaq...but for today's match they should bring in fawad as an opener and sohail tanvir instead of arafat... younus khan is a stupid captain and certainly not a 20-20 player....i mean this is what we waited for so long..pcb literally begged younus 4-5 times to become the captain and now this is the atitude we get..honestly if you ask me younus should be kicked out of the team on this atitude alone... I don't know why we lack leaders in our politics as well as cricket...

  • Yasir on June 9, 2009, 4:24 GMT

    Pakistan need Abdul Razzak and Imran Nazir in their line up. Team Management destroy Shahid Afridi Batting. He is naturally Opener Batsman because he likes new ball to hit. My Ideal Pakistani T20 Team is 1. Shahid Afridi 2. Imran Nazir 3. Nasir Jamshaid 4. Shoaib Malik 5. Misbah-ul-Haq (Capt.) 6. Kamran Akmal 7. Fawad Alam 8. Abdul Razzak (Vice Capt.)9. Sohail Tanvir 10. Umar Gul 11. Saeed Ajmal. That is an explosive Team, which beat any team of the world comfortabally. Reserve players are Imran Farhat, Ahmed Shehzad, Yasir Arafat, Rao Iftikhar Anjum. PCB is stupid board of the cricket world.

  • sal on June 9, 2009, 4:23 GMT

    these bunch of players do not care for our flag and for the green white colour which they are representing ,they are disgrace to the country they go abroad on our money they earn more then PM they have all the faclities in the world still wht they are giving us Ans is nothing. So i think they dnt deserve privaliged life as they have more then there any good educated person in pak

  • AFLAL on June 9, 2009, 4:21 GMT

    even though i am from sri lanka i love watching pakistanis thy had a passion thy loose but after tough fight nd never expected such a silly comment from younis.if u r not interested in t 20 wht the hell r u doing? whn a leader laugh when a fielder let a ball through his legs wht kind of a captain he is.the pathetic thing in last match pakis never showed they r in the match.thy like loosing the match rather than winning it.i don't knw y younis promoted himself at number 4 above misbah.he is a real game breaker there plane should be around him.if i am the coach of paki i 'd 've selected razzak and imran.that give lot of balance to the team.may be imran farhath replacement for butt.younus is a great test player average one day player not t20 player.i always used to dream abt afridi he was an explosive strike and clean hitter of the cricket ball.now he is paralysed wht happened to my dear pathan?come on you all can do this for god sake win today at least by 25 runs.

  • AFLAL on June 9, 2009, 4:19 GMT

    even though i am from sri lanka i love watching pakistanis thy had a passion thy loose but after tough fight nd never expected such a silly comment from younis.if u r not interested in t 20 wht the hell r u doing? whn a leader laugh when a fielder let a ball through his legs wht kind of a captain he is.the pathetic thing in last match pakis never showed they r in the match.thy like loosing the match rather than winning it.i don't knw y younis promoted himself at number 4 above misbah.he is a real game breaker there plane should be around him.if i am the coach of paki i 'd 've selected razzak and imran.that give lot of balance to the team.may be imran farhath replacement for butt.younus is a great test player average one day player not t20 player.i always used to dream abt afridi he was an explosive strike and clean hitter of the cricket ball.now he is paralysed wht happened to my dear pathan?come on you all can do this for god sake win today at least by 25 runs.

  • Sami S. on June 9, 2009, 4:19 GMT

    Well said! The badshahs and badmashes... hahahaha ... very funny Mr. Abbassi.

    I always felt that Imran Nazir should've been in at the least.

    Sami

  • Adnan on June 9, 2009, 4:19 GMT

    Don't worry guys... Pakistan will against NL easily... be remember pakistan always starts worldcups and big series like that.

  • FT on June 9, 2009, 4:15 GMT

    BAdshah would definetly performed much better than this badmash team....

  • salman on June 9, 2009, 4:15 GMT

    Its the job of the selectors and the foolish chairman that there team selection and combination is rite or wrong for T20 cricket , they have not selected imran nazir , razzaq & rana naveed even yousaf is better then these guys for 20/20 as these players are not selected this show the whole board is not taking 20/20 cricket seriously so then obiously younis will take it as a fun, salman butt is totaly outfit player for T20 bec he does not have range of shorts i dnt know the player who only know square cut is still the part of team so now its time to take bold decision Mr chairaman other wise other wise cricket will be over in pakistan.

  • Samir Dawoodani on June 9, 2009, 4:12 GMT

    If I were to select team for Pakistan.. My team would have been 1. Salman Butt 2. Imran Nazir 3. Younis Khan 4. Mohammad Yousuf 5. Misbah ul Haq 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Abdul Razzak 8. Rana Naveed 9. Shoaib Akhtar 10. Umer Gul 11. Sohail Tanveer 12. Shoaib Malik

  • M. Khan on June 9, 2009, 4:08 GMT

    All of this shouldn't come as a big surprise to Pakistan fans. We should be used to all these shenanigans of a Pakistan team. In today's world of thorough professionalism - the Pakistan team is still acts like a bunch of amateurs. Come on now whats the point of taking so many teenagers in the team? We know how they would fare against the tough international opposition. Unable to perform at this stage under such pressure will damage the confidence of these youngsters for years to come. Pakistan board is run by amateurs as if it is the 1970s or the 1980s. Nepotism is the criteria for postings in the board then what do you expect of the bunch that this board is in charge of. What was that illogical comment from Younis Khan about twenty20? come on now Younis! You should be proud of representing Pakistan and you should be committed to giving 100% every time you don the colors of Pakistan. If you dont understand that then you better not play for Pakistan - simple as that - dont make excuses

  • koshy on June 9, 2009, 4:00 GMT

    Forget about shoib!!!!!!

  • Kunal on June 9, 2009, 3:51 GMT

    I love the fact that you used the word Badmaash. Since the 90s, inconsistency is expected of the Pakistan team. But one thing that always made me proud was the Badmaash attitude on the field. The feeling that they were more superior than the other team. Not being scared of anyone except themselves. That's completely gone now. I really hope some attitude shows up against the Dutch. Otherwise, the one thing Pakistan had going for them is also gone.

  • fhs on June 9, 2009, 3:38 GMT

    Nazir, Razzak and Rana for T20 are as essential as water, fire and air for human nature. I am sure everyone will agree with me except PCB management!

  • adi on June 9, 2009, 3:37 GMT

    yups u r write in ur comments its all abt attitude towards d game actually n wht v came up wd d comments from d coach and d captain himself after defeats its totally ridiculous bcz its an international crkt not a charity crickert whr u r for fun only by even loosing miserably d way Pak lost to underpressure ENG. i respond to d comments of younis khan by sayint tht i agree its a fun crkt bt y dnt u want to hav fun by winning it n showing to the world tht u r still a big side n full of great hitting entertainers,

    so younis plz guide ur team to d fun of winning T20 mtchs even world cup n plz say to afridi tht he should play wd d straight bat not wd d cross bat n hav lesson from d big hitting of CHRIS GAYLE who plays wd d staight bat n hits straight most often thts y gayle is successful in big hitting.....

  • maani on June 9, 2009, 3:30 GMT

    i have really been disappointed as a paki cric fan, but i can't help myself frm nt watching there game.I still believe that our team,if it wants to,can tak up any challenge n on its day,can beat any team. Please younis, do somthing for over 160 million pakis in pakistan n millions abroad...please,just a little professionalism frm ur team can make us happy, at least look to be fighting...

  • AMIN on June 9, 2009, 3:26 GMT

    Replace Shoaib Malik with Younis Khan as Captain. Bring back Imran Nazir, Razzak, Rana and Asif. Say good bye to Afridi, Younis and Salman. Need new Coach and PCB Chief. Pakistan can still become a strong team. BCCI has succeeded in their long term planning of make pakistan team look like a club team. God is watching. Jaisa Karoge waisa bharoge. Time will come. Good luck to Pak team.

  • fhs on June 9, 2009, 3:25 GMT

    YK is the cluprit. Not only he is a total misfit as batsman but also captain. This dude is hurting us badly. Top of everything he does not think T20 is serious cricket. Can anyone explain why he is still in the team??

  • Aamir Khan on June 9, 2009, 3:10 GMT

    You are Rite Mr. Kamran. If Pakistan lost to Netherlands tommorrrow then Younis Khan & Co must Quiet. They all should take retirement from cricket. The way they were chasing England 186 Target it was Shameful.

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  • Aamir Khan on June 9, 2009, 3:10 GMT

    You are Rite Mr. Kamran. If Pakistan lost to Netherlands tommorrrow then Younis Khan & Co must Quiet. They all should take retirement from cricket. The way they were chasing England 186 Target it was Shameful.

  • fhs on June 9, 2009, 3:25 GMT

    YK is the cluprit. Not only he is a total misfit as batsman but also captain. This dude is hurting us badly. Top of everything he does not think T20 is serious cricket. Can anyone explain why he is still in the team??

  • AMIN on June 9, 2009, 3:26 GMT

    Replace Shoaib Malik with Younis Khan as Captain. Bring back Imran Nazir, Razzak, Rana and Asif. Say good bye to Afridi, Younis and Salman. Need new Coach and PCB Chief. Pakistan can still become a strong team. BCCI has succeeded in their long term planning of make pakistan team look like a club team. God is watching. Jaisa Karoge waisa bharoge. Time will come. Good luck to Pak team.

  • maani on June 9, 2009, 3:30 GMT

    i have really been disappointed as a paki cric fan, but i can't help myself frm nt watching there game.I still believe that our team,if it wants to,can tak up any challenge n on its day,can beat any team. Please younis, do somthing for over 160 million pakis in pakistan n millions abroad...please,just a little professionalism frm ur team can make us happy, at least look to be fighting...

  • adi on June 9, 2009, 3:37 GMT

    yups u r write in ur comments its all abt attitude towards d game actually n wht v came up wd d comments from d coach and d captain himself after defeats its totally ridiculous bcz its an international crkt not a charity crickert whr u r for fun only by even loosing miserably d way Pak lost to underpressure ENG. i respond to d comments of younis khan by sayint tht i agree its a fun crkt bt y dnt u want to hav fun by winning it n showing to the world tht u r still a big side n full of great hitting entertainers,

    so younis plz guide ur team to d fun of winning T20 mtchs even world cup n plz say to afridi tht he should play wd d straight bat not wd d cross bat n hav lesson from d big hitting of CHRIS GAYLE who plays wd d staight bat n hits straight most often thts y gayle is successful in big hitting.....

  • fhs on June 9, 2009, 3:38 GMT

    Nazir, Razzak and Rana for T20 are as essential as water, fire and air for human nature. I am sure everyone will agree with me except PCB management!

  • Kunal on June 9, 2009, 3:51 GMT

    I love the fact that you used the word Badmaash. Since the 90s, inconsistency is expected of the Pakistan team. But one thing that always made me proud was the Badmaash attitude on the field. The feeling that they were more superior than the other team. Not being scared of anyone except themselves. That's completely gone now. I really hope some attitude shows up against the Dutch. Otherwise, the one thing Pakistan had going for them is also gone.

  • koshy on June 9, 2009, 4:00 GMT

    Forget about shoib!!!!!!

  • M. Khan on June 9, 2009, 4:08 GMT

    All of this shouldn't come as a big surprise to Pakistan fans. We should be used to all these shenanigans of a Pakistan team. In today's world of thorough professionalism - the Pakistan team is still acts like a bunch of amateurs. Come on now whats the point of taking so many teenagers in the team? We know how they would fare against the tough international opposition. Unable to perform at this stage under such pressure will damage the confidence of these youngsters for years to come. Pakistan board is run by amateurs as if it is the 1970s or the 1980s. Nepotism is the criteria for postings in the board then what do you expect of the bunch that this board is in charge of. What was that illogical comment from Younis Khan about twenty20? come on now Younis! You should be proud of representing Pakistan and you should be committed to giving 100% every time you don the colors of Pakistan. If you dont understand that then you better not play for Pakistan - simple as that - dont make excuses

  • Samir Dawoodani on June 9, 2009, 4:12 GMT

    If I were to select team for Pakistan.. My team would have been 1. Salman Butt 2. Imran Nazir 3. Younis Khan 4. Mohammad Yousuf 5. Misbah ul Haq 6. Shahid Afridi 7. Abdul Razzak 8. Rana Naveed 9. Shoaib Akhtar 10. Umer Gul 11. Sohail Tanveer 12. Shoaib Malik