Pakistan in England 2010 June 21, 2010

Former players lambast non-consultative selection

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The manner and nature of Pakistan's squad selection for this summer's tour to England has come under fire from members of the selection committee itself, who are unhappy with the Twenty20 and Test squad, claiming they weren't consulted over the composition.

The squads were announced on Sunday by the board after a meeting between chairman of selectors Mohsin Khan, coach Waqar Younis, manager Yawar Saeed and captain Shahid Afridi in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, where the Asia Cup is underway. Cricinfo understands that the remaining selectors in Pakistan were not involved or consulted at all in the choices.

A couple of key inclusions in particular - the recall of Yasir Hameed and Wahab Riaz and the overlooking of Younis Khan and Mohammad Sami - seem to have irked the selectors who are thought to have been against the decisions had they been consulted. The snub from the chief selector has led at least one of the selectors to ponder handing in his resignation.

One of the selectors claims he wasn't contacted until just before the announcement was made and that too only to be asked about the statistics of a player under consideration. The chief selector, it is claimed, wasn't prepared enough in the first place to make the selections. Mohsin, still in Sri Lanka, has not spoken to the media yet about the squad.

The squads' composition has also been criticised for lacking experience, particularly in the batting; the overlooking of Younis is a case in point. Banned indefinitely in the aftermath of the Australia tour, Younis was one of several players whose punishments were subsequently overturned on appeal.

But over the last couple of weeks the sense has emerged that the board will not let him back in unless he apologises for what they deem to be his mistakes, as the other returnees have done. Ijaz Butt, chairman of the board, said last week that Younis's return would require clearance from the board, an issue that wasn't deemed to be an issue at all with Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi and the Akmal brothers.

"I feel Younis has been victimised," Iqbal Qasim, the former chief selector who resigned from the post in February after the Australia tour, said. "He fought his case and was outspoken against the treatment and was dropped."

The absence of Younis and Mohammad Yousuf - who retired from international cricket in protest at his indefinite ban - from the 17-man Test squad robs an already fragile batting side of their two most experienced and successful Test batsman. The pair have scored nearly 30% of Pakistan's Test runs since October 2004 and almost half their Test hundreds.

Even with the pair Pakistan have crossed 300 in a Test innings only 11 times in their last 30 attempts. Now the most experienced batsman in the middle order in their absence is Malik, who has played 29 Tests without fully cementing his spot in the side and is not a certain Test starter in any case. Imran Farhat, with 33 Tests, is the most experienced specialist batsman in the squad.

Javed Miandad, director general and regular critic of the board, was also left asking questions about the selection and the manner of it. "An England tour is always a difficult one and we're playing good teams," he told Geo News. "The conditions are such that you need experience because even they will be troubled, so new, inexperienced players also struggle. In the middle order there is no one to play a Test match innings. One or two experienced guys were necessary for the balance of the side, but apparently even the selectors here didn't know about the team."

Miandad said he would brief the patron of the PCB, President Asif Ali Zardari, on the matter. "The president is a cricket lover, he encouraged me to take up the job in the PCB for the betterment of the game," he said. "He must know what's wrong in the PCB."

Former captain Rashid Latif said that, along with Younis, Sami, Faisal Iqbal and Khurram Manzoor also deserved a place in the squad. "I respect the selection but four players - Younis, Sami, Iqbal and Manzoor - deserved places in the team," said Latif.

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  • POSTED BY Rizwan68 on | June 23, 2010, 23:33 GMT

    If Pakistan loose like they did in Australia, will Chairman & Chief selector take responsibility for the result and resign honourably or some more players out of the team be crucified? I think later might be the case........... What a sorry state Pakistan cricket is in!

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2010, 23:28 GMT

    I have been watching pakistan cricket and metters its been going through very closely for quite a long. Always in favour of giving time to the PCB current board despite all blunders they did ( thought that might be mistakes which can be made by anyone and hopping they might lern from, for the benefit of not only for the pak cricket but the country they all carring passport of and pocketting huge amount of money from. Cutting it shourt, only one thing wana know like so many other pakistanies. DOES afridi can justufy inclusion of Yasir hameed wen he said younis is out for his last yr form( Does YASIR is showed better form in QAID E AZZAM trophy)? and some decipline, surprising reson. if Mr afridi's decipline and Shoub Malik's last yr's farm couldn't made selection commettee to keep them out of england tour, then one can clearly understand the reaso. YAWAR SAYEED the person behind the desaster pak cricket if facing is back, iTS NOTHING BUT GHADARI from country. LETS ACCEPT IT ...

  • POSTED BY Asadpk on | June 23, 2010, 20:48 GMT

    This is a very biased selection and no wonder that the selectors were not consulted. It is biased selection because a lot of Karachi based players who deserved to be selected on the basis of domestic performance and talent were ignored, names like Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Younis Khan, Mohammad Sami, Faisal Iqbal, Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Alam. In their places you have mediocres like Umar Amin, Zulqarnain Haider, Azhar Ali, Wahab Riaz and surprise, surprise all of them have underperformed in domestic cricket. The sole reason for dropping Younis, Sarfraz & Co. seems to be that they are from Karachi, the greatest sin in the eyes of Pak cricket. Very sad.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2010, 11:11 GMT

    I wish new PCB includes: Imran Khan or Wasim Akram.. all time greats, they will make right decision for Pakistan Cricket, I don't know why this job is given to Mosin Khan, he spend most of his time in film industry, he don't have much knowledge and experience about the game and also the situation Pakistan Cricket is in. They desperately need to win matches and current management is making this impossible now. This team includes mostly new comers, that never played International cricket, and they never played in England, in quick and swinging wickets, even now look at Umar Amin in sub continent pitches he couldn't perform well, and you guys think these new comer will perform in England??, PCB selecting them without any thought, they think guys like Umar Amin is better than Yousef/Younis, that is one big joke haha hahaha....

  • POSTED BY Anam on | June 23, 2010, 3:45 GMT

    For the first time in the history of Pakistan cricket..someone FINALLY is stepping up against these loonies like miandad...am deeply content over the selection its great to see young new comers in the team...Waqar is doing a great job...according to miandad england is a tough tour which is true but its not always about winning with the inclusion of the same old "ghissay pittay" players...altho the exclusion of yunus has baffled me bc he is one of the best players and hes an awesome batsmen...if the exception is made against malik, afridi and akmal...it shud also be made against yunus...but other then that am pretty happy with the overall selection so far...peace out

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2010, 2:53 GMT

    The criticizers do not take into account the fact that this is Pakistan Cricket Board. They will never be tamed and will have no rationale behind what they are doing.

    Dont even like to criticize Ijaz Butt anymore as this is useless. And so what if he goes out of power. His replacement will bring no difference to the Pakistan Cricket.

    But again, Pakistan is a team that has unpredictability and we could spring in surprises anytime we want to.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2010, 0:05 GMT

    This Pakistan test squad is very boring without Shoaib Akhter for any spectator, he played well, and proved his fitness, he is far better bowler than amer, asif, gul, if he bowls 10 overs that is equal to 50 overs from other bowlers. Batting looks very weak, without experienced batsmen Yousef and Younis, I guess a lot of runs will come from Akmal Brothers, they are only proper batsmen I can see, but it wont be enough, they cant score all the runs, they need more support, if yousef or younis was playing that would boast team performance. This is very disappointing. I wont watch a single test game, it will be waste of time... I hope they lose badly and PCB regret...

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 21:42 GMT

    Kamran Abbasi was right, Younis is a rare breed among Pakistani cricketers, a man with real dignity and honor and he has yet again been victimized because of it. The fact that he is being punished by people who made him a scapegoat, for not apologizing for it, is ludicrous. He is one of the best batsmen Pakistan has ever produced and among the finest batsmen of his generation, a player with an average of 50, the consequence of being treated like dirt speaks volumes of the PCB. What about Fawwad Alam? He is a player who playing for any other country would have a bright future.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 20:41 GMT

    hey hey mr shiraz no doubt fawad alam is a very good player he deserves a place in the team but the u r talking about averages right there is a big big difference in the players u mentioned these players have played many matches that is the reason their average is very less and fawad has just played 3 tests if he'll play more test his average will either increase or decrease

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 20:24 GMT

    no Mohammed Irfan they should have picked him instead of Wahab Riaz . Younus should have been picked for the test , PAKISTAN"S BATTING AND BOWLING COULD BE FRAGILE >

  • POSTED BY Rizwan68 on | June 23, 2010, 23:33 GMT

    If Pakistan loose like they did in Australia, will Chairman & Chief selector take responsibility for the result and resign honourably or some more players out of the team be crucified? I think later might be the case........... What a sorry state Pakistan cricket is in!

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2010, 23:28 GMT

    I have been watching pakistan cricket and metters its been going through very closely for quite a long. Always in favour of giving time to the PCB current board despite all blunders they did ( thought that might be mistakes which can be made by anyone and hopping they might lern from, for the benefit of not only for the pak cricket but the country they all carring passport of and pocketting huge amount of money from. Cutting it shourt, only one thing wana know like so many other pakistanies. DOES afridi can justufy inclusion of Yasir hameed wen he said younis is out for his last yr form( Does YASIR is showed better form in QAID E AZZAM trophy)? and some decipline, surprising reson. if Mr afridi's decipline and Shoub Malik's last yr's farm couldn't made selection commettee to keep them out of england tour, then one can clearly understand the reaso. YAWAR SAYEED the person behind the desaster pak cricket if facing is back, iTS NOTHING BUT GHADARI from country. LETS ACCEPT IT ...

  • POSTED BY Asadpk on | June 23, 2010, 20:48 GMT

    This is a very biased selection and no wonder that the selectors were not consulted. It is biased selection because a lot of Karachi based players who deserved to be selected on the basis of domestic performance and talent were ignored, names like Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Younis Khan, Mohammad Sami, Faisal Iqbal, Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Alam. In their places you have mediocres like Umar Amin, Zulqarnain Haider, Azhar Ali, Wahab Riaz and surprise, surprise all of them have underperformed in domestic cricket. The sole reason for dropping Younis, Sarfraz & Co. seems to be that they are from Karachi, the greatest sin in the eyes of Pak cricket. Very sad.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2010, 11:11 GMT

    I wish new PCB includes: Imran Khan or Wasim Akram.. all time greats, they will make right decision for Pakistan Cricket, I don't know why this job is given to Mosin Khan, he spend most of his time in film industry, he don't have much knowledge and experience about the game and also the situation Pakistan Cricket is in. They desperately need to win matches and current management is making this impossible now. This team includes mostly new comers, that never played International cricket, and they never played in England, in quick and swinging wickets, even now look at Umar Amin in sub continent pitches he couldn't perform well, and you guys think these new comer will perform in England??, PCB selecting them without any thought, they think guys like Umar Amin is better than Yousef/Younis, that is one big joke haha hahaha....

  • POSTED BY Anam on | June 23, 2010, 3:45 GMT

    For the first time in the history of Pakistan cricket..someone FINALLY is stepping up against these loonies like miandad...am deeply content over the selection its great to see young new comers in the team...Waqar is doing a great job...according to miandad england is a tough tour which is true but its not always about winning with the inclusion of the same old "ghissay pittay" players...altho the exclusion of yunus has baffled me bc he is one of the best players and hes an awesome batsmen...if the exception is made against malik, afridi and akmal...it shud also be made against yunus...but other then that am pretty happy with the overall selection so far...peace out

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2010, 2:53 GMT

    The criticizers do not take into account the fact that this is Pakistan Cricket Board. They will never be tamed and will have no rationale behind what they are doing.

    Dont even like to criticize Ijaz Butt anymore as this is useless. And so what if he goes out of power. His replacement will bring no difference to the Pakistan Cricket.

    But again, Pakistan is a team that has unpredictability and we could spring in surprises anytime we want to.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2010, 0:05 GMT

    This Pakistan test squad is very boring without Shoaib Akhter for any spectator, he played well, and proved his fitness, he is far better bowler than amer, asif, gul, if he bowls 10 overs that is equal to 50 overs from other bowlers. Batting looks very weak, without experienced batsmen Yousef and Younis, I guess a lot of runs will come from Akmal Brothers, they are only proper batsmen I can see, but it wont be enough, they cant score all the runs, they need more support, if yousef or younis was playing that would boast team performance. This is very disappointing. I wont watch a single test game, it will be waste of time... I hope they lose badly and PCB regret...

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 21:42 GMT

    Kamran Abbasi was right, Younis is a rare breed among Pakistani cricketers, a man with real dignity and honor and he has yet again been victimized because of it. The fact that he is being punished by people who made him a scapegoat, for not apologizing for it, is ludicrous. He is one of the best batsmen Pakistan has ever produced and among the finest batsmen of his generation, a player with an average of 50, the consequence of being treated like dirt speaks volumes of the PCB. What about Fawwad Alam? He is a player who playing for any other country would have a bright future.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 20:41 GMT

    hey hey mr shiraz no doubt fawad alam is a very good player he deserves a place in the team but the u r talking about averages right there is a big big difference in the players u mentioned these players have played many matches that is the reason their average is very less and fawad has just played 3 tests if he'll play more test his average will either increase or decrease

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 20:24 GMT

    no Mohammed Irfan they should have picked him instead of Wahab Riaz . Younus should have been picked for the test , PAKISTAN"S BATTING AND BOWLING COULD BE FRAGILE >

  • POSTED BY longhit60 on | June 22, 2010, 18:47 GMT

    i said miandad is big drama and his nephew fasil iqbal is a big jocker

  • POSTED BY tntshah on | June 22, 2010, 18:18 GMT

    if people like ijaz butt and yawar saeed become power house of PCB administration,what else would you expect from these maja saja personalities,just watch or listen their press conferences you can easily evaluate their IQ levels.They are not the men who could run small tea stall,let alone they become Godfatther of PCB.Their only quilification was,is that one is the brother in law of a MOCHI become defence minister and other is friend of his( old days).You must not forget the routine culture of pakistan recent daily life during and after the their will be a huge storm of criticisime ,of the team,selectors and individuel players asking for their retirments,inquiry commetties wil be set to look upon the disasterous tour ,all these nonsence will read you in the near future.BUT NOTHING will happen it remains the same.They will only brings shame and pain for loyal people of the nation.Present PCB is only interested in how to make big somes of money for them selve and enjoy the 5 star life.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 18:15 GMT

    Butt and Khwar saeed have yet again proved that they are the traitors of the country and will do anything to satify their egos and hunger for money and power.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 15:40 GMT

    i think inclusion of Shoaib Malik was a great mistake which was taken by the Management on some political pressure or due to Sania Mirza! in this regard i can add all the different player like Afridi, Yousuf etc. mentioned about the conspiracy of Malik. Moreover all efforts should go for the return of Yousuf to Test and one day arena whereas younis Khan is also needed to be included as Afridi is now the Captain who is an amicable person and will be able to unite the team.. Well done Afridi....

  • POSTED BY shiraz143 on | June 22, 2010, 15:15 GMT

    All you Fawad haters ....He has only played 3 tests and has a average of 41.66. Higest score 166 that too they sent him to open the innings and he is not even an opener. All these onedays and 20/20s fawad has been abused by the pakistani team sending him at 7 and 8th positions to play and wasting the young talent. The guy was never sent early to establish his game. He is 100 times better batsman than players like Imran Farhat , Hafeez. Other seniors have these averages on your team. Salman Butt 30.96 Imran Farhat - 33.95 kamran Akmal-33.55 Shoaib malik - 33.55

    Please get your facts right before bashing someone......There is too much politics in pakistani team that needs to be thrown out. Players like kamran akmal who drops two catches in a game should never be a part of the international team.Its pathetic.

  • POSTED BY h4haseeb on | June 22, 2010, 14:35 GMT

    i think the selection is pretty fair, there is no need for Younis Khan and Faisal Iqbal, Younis was not just having problems with the players but he has also not performed well enough as a batsman in the last year, no doubt Younis has done well in the past for the team, but its not like that Pakistan cannot go further without him. And i dont know why the people want to see Faisal Iqbal in the team, the only reason that comes to my mind is because he is the nephew of Miandad, otherwise Faisal Iqbal has only managed to score 1 hundred in the 26 test matches, and his average of 26.76 speaks for itself how good he is.

  • POSTED BY RodStark on | June 22, 2010, 13:06 GMT

    As an England supporter and without understanding all the ins and outs of the issues, I have to say this is very disappointing. Pakistan, rather like WI, is a team that never seems to be able to get its best eleven players onto the field at the same time. A few weeks ago, it looked like we might see close to a full-strength team, and a full strength Pakistan would be one of the best teams in the world. It may still be a good series with England, but it could have been so much better.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 11:10 GMT

    Well,Just a few years back I was a Pakistan cricket lover but now,i feel I have started to loose that affinity,and for me,I think the reason been the chairmen of board all the time.First Naseem Ashraf and now,Ijaz Butt.Even now,Naseem Ashraf looks a great character compared with Ijaz Butt sb.Just one week ago,he said that although he is not a selector but HE thinks that Younis is not an automatic choice.And it happened.Who is the real boss?

  • POSTED BY jawadnasir on | June 22, 2010, 10:01 GMT

    Dear Zeeshan i totally agree with you on Asim Kamal being ignored though throughoy deserving and yes we should raise a voice against it. whosoever is good should play but Paksitan should come first and as you have yourself said regional politics is only in one's mind and it defintely is in Rashid's mind by mentioning only Karachi players all the time,he was a fantastic wicketkeeper but he should give his comments keeping interest oif the country first .he himself ,moin khan ,younis khan ,shahid afridi ,zaheer ,miandad are all from karachi and all have been made captain for Pakistan ..so he should think befor he makes things worse for Pakistan's cricket i am not defending this team selection cause its a pathetic one ,you got to have younis ad yousaf in the Test team,whereas faisal is a tried and tested below average player just like imran Farhat and Khurram is not an international level Batsman so theirabsence won't make much of a difference.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 9:53 GMT

    When will PCB get over its petty favoritism and become a professional body. If they dont want to consult selectors, then why form a selection committee in the first place. PCB seems hell bent upon reversing all the the minor gains that the team has made or could have made, had there been more thought and process involved in the selection. Wahib Riaz and Yaseer Hameed in all fairness have been tried before and Yasir esp. is just not international class. Leaving behind, Younus exclusion smells of the perpetual misery of politics in the pakistan cricket. There is no way , you can keep a man of his class and skill out of a cricket team. I had huge hopes from the upcoming series but it seems its going to another familiar tale that we have been coming across for so many years...ever since , Pakistan lost the 1999 WC.

    Good luck to all those who follow and love the pak team like me....

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 9:10 GMT

    Well done . PCB polititans. U did great job to destroy Pakistan's cricket. Carry on. We know that within coming 2 years Bangladesh has to be competitive with us in the ground and in the ranking and zimbabwe will also give us the tough time. The current team is like a parliment of polititians along with PCB management.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 7:24 GMT

    nothing against Yasir Hameed but Younas should have been in the side. If not odi then for test side he had a key role. Well the board said itself. There is less merit and more boss keeping here which Younas never does. He score runs instead. Sami also should have been included seeing his performance against Aussies in Australia.

  • POSTED BY osee_bhai on | June 22, 2010, 7:07 GMT

    younis exclusion is tough, but he's not playing well. Poor poor poor fawad alam.

  • POSTED BY chokkashokka on | June 22, 2010, 6:58 GMT

    just as I thought this was going to be a lazy summer for cricket comes this little gem....never a dull moment where Pakistan cricket is concerned. Pakistan playing a test series in England against Australia - payback perhaps? You know where the smart money will be. Actually what happens after the series might be more entertaining....I'll warm up my popcorn after the series is over...that's when the real fun starts.....

  • POSTED BY ratamaka on | June 22, 2010, 6:24 GMT

    Rashid Latif had/has always been concerned only about karachi cricketers and not the rest of the pakistan, i dont understand why he aways raised his voice when someone from karachi is not picked up in the national squad. Considering their performance, does anyone including younis, Sami, Faisal Iqbal and Khurram Manzoor deserves to be in the national team. I fail to understand how come FAWAD ALAM managed to play so many ODI, 20/Twenty and Tests? Take a guess..... A player of Latif's caliber should not be giving stupid statements all the time. As far as Miandad is concerned i can understand why he is being so synical about the selection.... who else it could be... faisal iqal.

  • POSTED BY natural_born_gamer on | June 22, 2010, 6:12 GMT

    i guess the PCB has not learned theri lesson that in the tour of NZ and OZ our middle order just scored one 100 (U.Akmal) and only 2 other (Butt and Farhat), so now what they do is drop Younis and expect us to win against the Aussies and English?!!? I am not a fan of Khurrmm Manzoor but he did score 77 against OZ in the test in Hobart. Younis Kha HAS to be selected!!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 5:42 GMT

    This is not fair with Pakistan team. Younis should have played in this tour.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 5:26 GMT

    Pakistani Cricket fans must step in and call for change in the PCB. Problem is in inept, parochial and corrupt management. Whenever you write either on Cricinfo or in the local press or to President Zardari, call for change in PCB management. As fans, spectators we must carry our voice to change the cricket management. They have ruined Pakistan Cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 5:18 GMT

    pak. team is gonna suffer a lot there is no hope of even drawing the test series as the young guns will be troubled by the aussie bowling attack,we got to bring back mohd.yousuf & younis khan and atleast one of them and lastly for gods sake tell me where is AASIM KAMAL.PCB seems to be corrupt & hardly bothered with the current pathetic performance of the team.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 4:45 GMT

    The selection committee is just by name?? Afridi you might be scoring runs right now, we will see you in test matches, and by the way, you were telling every body that Younis is your best friend what happened to your friend ship?? Oh I see, you are now captain...... Chiarman of selection committee you said Younis will be consider for England tour, were you out of mind at that time or now!!!!!

    OK THEN, MR.AFRIDI, MR. WAQAR YOUNIS AND MR. MOHSIN KHAN CHAIRMAN SELECTION COMMITTEE PLEASE GO A HEAD AND ANSWER ALL THE CRITICISM YOU ARE FACING NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 3:58 GMT

    Pakistan from the time they joined Cricket they played well only from 1986 to 1999 thats it. they were not a good team before it and now.

  • POSTED BY tawpatha on | June 22, 2010, 3:35 GMT

    The PCB Chairman is again displaying his bias against the currently top class, most accomplished, and winning batsman and former captain, Younis Khan. Egos towards his Mr. Yes Men will not win him matches nor hiding behind the theory of giving chances to younger batsmen who will be embarrassment for most club cricket teams let alone international test caliber teams which historically Pakistan used to outfit with deep middle order batsmen with lots of experience. Irony is that Chief Selector only earlier was quoted as saying: "Younis is a fine cricketer and a wonderful human being. He is someone who really looks after himself and is a very fit individual. I believe that he can continue to play for Pakistan for another 4 or 5 years". England and Australia need to thank yet again PCB Chief facilitating "dead on arrival" rubbers on eve of the summer of 2010 test match season in England. Pakistan batsman will be exposed in humiliating manner similar to summer of '78 thanks to Botham.

  • POSTED BY on | June 22, 2010, 3:02 GMT

    WE'RE COMPLTELY DOOMED!Lets face it my friends, PakCricket isn't the cricket we used to watch in the 1990's(golden age).

  • POSTED BY shanighias on | June 22, 2010, 2:13 GMT

    yasir hameed who performed pathaticaly in domestic has been included and taufeeq umar despite performing outstanding droped.......pakistan cricket is in great turmoil.

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 23:13 GMT

    i was lookingforward to seeing mohammed irfan in the squad, not wahab riaz! Younis Khan with him playing for Surrey would have been particularly useful for us!

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 20:25 GMT

    Everyone knows they have done wrong selection and dropping younis khan is a BLUNDER..!!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 19:51 GMT

    Agree with Rashid Latif. Khurram, Faisal, Sami and Younis should be in the squad. Karachi has always been overlooked in selection. The biggest example is Asim Kamal, Pakistan had lost a true test cricketer in him. My question is what has Imran Farhat so far achieved for Pakistan only drop catches...from Wahab Riaz has suddenly come into picture..only 9 wickets taken through out season and also he is injury prone..Very Poor selection did not expected this from Waqar, Mohsin and at the most Afridi. Reply to JawadNasir, regional politics are in ones brain and if Karachi batsman are better for selection then why not its Pakistan First my friend.

  • POSTED BY Pak-cricket on | June 21, 2010, 19:08 GMT

    In pakistan, All those who deserve are ignored in almost all parts of life. Does Zardari deserve to be the president of Pak ,,,,,,,? The key man who helped the PCB to gain honour across the Globe was SHOIB MALIK... Now he is there in the team but those who were innocent or played in his hand and made mistakes are not in team... To Waqar younis, who wants more and more young player in the team,,,,, Why not take your under 19s team as a Pak team to england...talk about talent.. M hussy is 34 better than every member of your 17 men squad... One thing is clear ,,, there is no chance for Pak team to avoid an Innigs Defeat in both test against Aussies.....

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 19:01 GMT

    Rashid wants Sami really?

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 17:50 GMT

    Wow another great beating coming up .. CHEERS !

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 17:43 GMT

    Its unfair With Younas khan and Muhammad Yousaf (the Run Machine)..........

  • POSTED BY ather_aziz on | June 21, 2010, 17:39 GMT

    well said mr. latif and i have no idea how we are going to even get acroos 200 let alone 300 in an innings

  • POSTED BY jawadnasir on | June 21, 2010, 17:01 GMT

    While its a pathetic selection for the Test team,Mr Rashid Latif's comments are far more dissapointing and instigating regional politics by mentioning 4 players only from Karachi to be deserving in the team..........!!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 16:32 GMT

    hahahah do u people think any one listening its too dum question to ask in Pakistan cricket where everything belong to politics plz people in Pakistan admit we are going back at such rapid speed in every aspect from where there is no return in all our aspect of life

  • POSTED BY orlurmsana on | June 21, 2010, 15:33 GMT

    The fact that someone like IMRAN FARHAT is the most experienced batsmen of the team, goes on to show the joke that our batting line up is. This guy is playing for 7 years now and has regularly failed both with bat and his catching. Just see what he did on the tour of england in 2006. I fail to understand why he is selected? And then the selection of Kamran Akmal is baffling. He is a regular catch dropper and will continue his 'GREAT' keeping in england too. Once again see his keeping and batting on the tour of england in 2006.

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  • POSTED BY orlurmsana on | June 21, 2010, 15:33 GMT

    The fact that someone like IMRAN FARHAT is the most experienced batsmen of the team, goes on to show the joke that our batting line up is. This guy is playing for 7 years now and has regularly failed both with bat and his catching. Just see what he did on the tour of england in 2006. I fail to understand why he is selected? And then the selection of Kamran Akmal is baffling. He is a regular catch dropper and will continue his 'GREAT' keeping in england too. Once again see his keeping and batting on the tour of england in 2006.

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 16:32 GMT

    hahahah do u people think any one listening its too dum question to ask in Pakistan cricket where everything belong to politics plz people in Pakistan admit we are going back at such rapid speed in every aspect from where there is no return in all our aspect of life

  • POSTED BY jawadnasir on | June 21, 2010, 17:01 GMT

    While its a pathetic selection for the Test team,Mr Rashid Latif's comments are far more dissapointing and instigating regional politics by mentioning 4 players only from Karachi to be deserving in the team..........!!!

  • POSTED BY ather_aziz on | June 21, 2010, 17:39 GMT

    well said mr. latif and i have no idea how we are going to even get acroos 200 let alone 300 in an innings

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 17:43 GMT

    Its unfair With Younas khan and Muhammad Yousaf (the Run Machine)..........

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 17:50 GMT

    Wow another great beating coming up .. CHEERS !

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 19:01 GMT

    Rashid wants Sami really?

  • POSTED BY Pak-cricket on | June 21, 2010, 19:08 GMT

    In pakistan, All those who deserve are ignored in almost all parts of life. Does Zardari deserve to be the president of Pak ,,,,,,,? The key man who helped the PCB to gain honour across the Globe was SHOIB MALIK... Now he is there in the team but those who were innocent or played in his hand and made mistakes are not in team... To Waqar younis, who wants more and more young player in the team,,,,, Why not take your under 19s team as a Pak team to england...talk about talent.. M hussy is 34 better than every member of your 17 men squad... One thing is clear ,,, there is no chance for Pak team to avoid an Innigs Defeat in both test against Aussies.....

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 19:51 GMT

    Agree with Rashid Latif. Khurram, Faisal, Sami and Younis should be in the squad. Karachi has always been overlooked in selection. The biggest example is Asim Kamal, Pakistan had lost a true test cricketer in him. My question is what has Imran Farhat so far achieved for Pakistan only drop catches...from Wahab Riaz has suddenly come into picture..only 9 wickets taken through out season and also he is injury prone..Very Poor selection did not expected this from Waqar, Mohsin and at the most Afridi. Reply to JawadNasir, regional politics are in ones brain and if Karachi batsman are better for selection then why not its Pakistan First my friend.

  • POSTED BY on | June 21, 2010, 20:25 GMT

    Everyone knows they have done wrong selection and dropping younis khan is a BLUNDER..!!!