Pakistan v Australia, 3rd Twenty20, Dubai September 9, 2012

Whatmore happy with Pakistan progress

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Dav Whatmore, the Pakistan coach, is pleased with his team's performance in the Twenty20 series against Australia so far, after they won the first two matches to make the third and final T20 on Monday a dead rubber. Pakistan routed Australia in the first game, bowling them out for 89, but the second game was a much closer affair, with Pakistan prevailing off the final ball of the Super Over.

"I am very much delighted," Whatmore said. "Can't do any more than to win two out of two, it was an exciting finish (in the second T20), different from that I thought it would be, but it's good to have the experience of the Super Over leading up to the World Twenty20. We haven't played too many Super Overs, so that was good."

The current series was a chance for Pakistan to prepare for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this month and Whatmore said his side were where they wanted to be going into the tournament. "You want to have some confidence going into it, no point entering a big competition without having some wins under your belt. Where we are in the world standard, there is a world ranking but it is still difficult to gauge. I think it boils down to who can play their best cricket over a small period of time."

Whatmore wanted Pakistan to win Monday's final T20 and sweep the series. "You cannot say it is as big a game as if the series was 1-1, but it still important for us," he said. "The pressure is off, we will be a bit more relaxed. There will be a change or two in the team, it is an opportunity to look at one or two other players but to remain as competitive as possible as winning is important."

Whatmore also said allrounder Shahid Afridi is unlikely to play on Monday as a precautionary measure, and that offspinner Saeed Ajmal had recovered from his shoulder problem. "Afridi has an impact injury (on his left hand), I reckon he might be close to playing, but I don't think we will risk that. Another knock on that left hand might put him back another couple of weeks, which will be very bad for us. Saeed has a recurring problem with that left shoulder, but I am confident that he will play."

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  • POSTED BY cooljack_143 on | September 10, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    Ind Average bowling,Good batting,Good fielding..Chance to make it big in the WC..SL Average bowling,Good batting,Excellent fielding..Big chance for WC..

  • POSTED BY cooljack_143 on | September 10, 2012, 16:25 GMT

    Pak has GOOD BOWLING,AVERAGE BATTING & POOREST FIELDING ..So does it stand in contention for WC?????? Fielding is the most needed in T20's..

  • POSTED BY musa441 on | September 10, 2012, 15:04 GMT

    @cricket_pak419 come on mate dont be so crictical of afridi and tell em one thing have u got any revelation that afridi is not performing becoz he wants to be captain??? if u know plz tell me the source from which u heard this news if u fail toprove that its true then u have no right of saying lies abt afridi. yes he is not performing but hes a big occasion player i m sure he will perform brilliantly in the wc and yes i m a fan of kisbah as well but seriously now his captaincy is suffering from defensive approach look at hafeez's captaincy there is a hell lot of difference. hafeez looks more aggressive than misbah. if misbah wud have scored fifties in the series then his captaincy wudnt have come under criticism but problem is tha he plays slow but cudnt convert into big scores!! he gets set at 20 or 30 and then give sit away its been like this since the 3-0 victory over england. well to be honest i think afridi shud be made captain of one dayers misbah for tests and hafeez for t20.

  • POSTED BY on | September 10, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    @cricket_pak419,this is my first comment on this site though i am regular user of this site .but your true love and cricket understanding urge me to comment .i am agree with you 100%. afrdi presence create something which Hafeez cant manage then team lead to a defeat in the resent matches for misbah the same problem happend. might be other not agree????

  • POSTED BY KarachiKid on | September 10, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    @cricket_pak419, @Aleem_Latif, WickyRoy.paklover and others, what makes you think that Afridi is "under performing". Why are you making stories about stuff that is on the other side of the wall when there are clear cases of review in front of you ? For example, except for T20 how on earth could a team have Akmals in their lineup. Yes both Umar and Kamran Akmal belong to T20 cricket only where a dropped catch might not be that importnat as batsmen give you a lot of chances. I think Afridi is a team player and a match winner through his bowling only.

  • POSTED BY nepalipawan on | September 10, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    i cant understand why sami is there we need junaid khan,he is really amazing talent and can be used as death bowling specialist with gul.

  • POSTED BY cricket_pak419 on | September 10, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    I can't believe Shahid Afridi would actually be so selfish. He is under performin so the he could protest to be captain. Next thing you know he retires as a protest... AGAIN! Afridi is waste of space in the team. Abdul Razzaq is better then him. The only reason afridi is still here because of the dumb afridi fans because all they do is say boom boom and afridi gets out on a duck. What time of world do we live in where we ignore the true hero Misbah who is the best captain and will retire soon and give to hafiz which will be great, as long as afridi is not captain. The way he led Paksitan in the world cp semi just got lucky just like his batting. Pakistan is good without afridi australia series prove my theory.

  • POSTED BY on | September 10, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    @Marcio, But I'm afraid there is a 'cricketing term' called 'home advantage'...... Btw Pakistan shud play Arafat n Sami in place of Gul n Tanvir.

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | September 10, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    Afridi z now a selfish n useless cricktr especialy in odis,GONE R DAYS WHEN HE USD TO GIVE HIS BEST,NOW HE Z DELIBRATLY UNDR.PRFORMING AS HE Z NO MORE A CAPTAIN,SUCH A SELFISH PLAYR,WE DN'T NEED HIM ANYMORE.

  • POSTED BY on | September 10, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    Asad Shafiq deserve a chance ahead of Imran Nazir, We have too many stroke player and no accumulators n our team in this series

  • POSTED BY cooljack_143 on | September 10, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    Ind Average bowling,Good batting,Good fielding..Chance to make it big in the WC..SL Average bowling,Good batting,Excellent fielding..Big chance for WC..

  • POSTED BY cooljack_143 on | September 10, 2012, 16:25 GMT

    Pak has GOOD BOWLING,AVERAGE BATTING & POOREST FIELDING ..So does it stand in contention for WC?????? Fielding is the most needed in T20's..

  • POSTED BY musa441 on | September 10, 2012, 15:04 GMT

    @cricket_pak419 come on mate dont be so crictical of afridi and tell em one thing have u got any revelation that afridi is not performing becoz he wants to be captain??? if u know plz tell me the source from which u heard this news if u fail toprove that its true then u have no right of saying lies abt afridi. yes he is not performing but hes a big occasion player i m sure he will perform brilliantly in the wc and yes i m a fan of kisbah as well but seriously now his captaincy is suffering from defensive approach look at hafeez's captaincy there is a hell lot of difference. hafeez looks more aggressive than misbah. if misbah wud have scored fifties in the series then his captaincy wudnt have come under criticism but problem is tha he plays slow but cudnt convert into big scores!! he gets set at 20 or 30 and then give sit away its been like this since the 3-0 victory over england. well to be honest i think afridi shud be made captain of one dayers misbah for tests and hafeez for t20.

  • POSTED BY on | September 10, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    @cricket_pak419,this is my first comment on this site though i am regular user of this site .but your true love and cricket understanding urge me to comment .i am agree with you 100%. afrdi presence create something which Hafeez cant manage then team lead to a defeat in the resent matches for misbah the same problem happend. might be other not agree????

  • POSTED BY KarachiKid on | September 10, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    @cricket_pak419, @Aleem_Latif, WickyRoy.paklover and others, what makes you think that Afridi is "under performing". Why are you making stories about stuff that is on the other side of the wall when there are clear cases of review in front of you ? For example, except for T20 how on earth could a team have Akmals in their lineup. Yes both Umar and Kamran Akmal belong to T20 cricket only where a dropped catch might not be that importnat as batsmen give you a lot of chances. I think Afridi is a team player and a match winner through his bowling only.

  • POSTED BY nepalipawan on | September 10, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    i cant understand why sami is there we need junaid khan,he is really amazing talent and can be used as death bowling specialist with gul.

  • POSTED BY cricket_pak419 on | September 10, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    I can't believe Shahid Afridi would actually be so selfish. He is under performin so the he could protest to be captain. Next thing you know he retires as a protest... AGAIN! Afridi is waste of space in the team. Abdul Razzaq is better then him. The only reason afridi is still here because of the dumb afridi fans because all they do is say boom boom and afridi gets out on a duck. What time of world do we live in where we ignore the true hero Misbah who is the best captain and will retire soon and give to hafiz which will be great, as long as afridi is not captain. The way he led Paksitan in the world cp semi just got lucky just like his batting. Pakistan is good without afridi australia series prove my theory.

  • POSTED BY on | September 10, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    @Marcio, But I'm afraid there is a 'cricketing term' called 'home advantage'...... Btw Pakistan shud play Arafat n Sami in place of Gul n Tanvir.

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | September 10, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    Afridi z now a selfish n useless cricktr especialy in odis,GONE R DAYS WHEN HE USD TO GIVE HIS BEST,NOW HE Z DELIBRATLY UNDR.PRFORMING AS HE Z NO MORE A CAPTAIN,SUCH A SELFISH PLAYR,WE DN'T NEED HIM ANYMORE.

  • POSTED BY on | September 10, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    Asad Shafiq deserve a chance ahead of Imran Nazir, We have too many stroke player and no accumulators n our team in this series

  • POSTED BY haseeb on | September 10, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    Whatmore doing a good job even though results might not show that but he is buidling a team trying to leave out seniors and give more chances to young players.. i was so surprised to know today that wahab riaz and nasir jamshed made their debuts in 2008 by now they should have been the permanent members but for the past 3 to 4 yrs our selectors and team management are going back and forth no clear direction .. can someone tel l me y imran farhat and aizaz cheema always get selected?? are they going last till 2015 world cup ??? mohsin khan before the start of T20 matches said i would have selected abdur rehamn in place of raza hassan ? i mean is abdur rehman is going to play forever??? u need to build a team and invest and give chances to those players who can serve pakistan atleast for next 5 to 6 yrs ..not just a yr or so ..misbah needs to retire and play test cricket only .they didnt opted for junaid khan in t20 tats a mistake as well ..:)

  • POSTED BY MAK123 on | September 10, 2012, 6:09 GMT

    Bailey's picture on the Cricinfo page suggests something; hands-up !!

  • POSTED BY UTS. on | September 10, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    Go PAKIATAN GO!!!!! this is the golden opportunity to clean sweep to Aus... we love u... <3

  • POSTED BY Aleem_Latif on | September 10, 2012, 3:11 GMT

    PCB should leave Afridi out of this team. He would not perform under any captain and would be damaging for the team's morale until he is re-instated as the captain of the team ... No point trying Sami again and again .. the guy does not have the mental toughness and bowling variety for T20. Current squad should be retained for the T20 World Cup. Imran Nazir should be retained for the whole T20 Word Cup - without a doubt.

  • POSTED BY on | September 10, 2012, 1:39 GMT

    Yes. If Aus had caught that missed catch, hit few more boundries, made few more runs in super over and hadnt bowled that wide ball in the end, they would have won the match. But they didnt do any of this and that is why they lost. So stop discounting Pakistani victory. Aus didnt waste one oppertunity but many. Pakistan didnt. And that is what this whole cricket game is all about.

  • POSTED BY Marcio on | September 9, 2012, 23:51 GMT

    Better to win than lose, of course. But the last game was tied and only a dodgy single off the last ball of the super over got them home. It could have gone either way. I'm not sure that the conclusions some people are making are terribly sound: that AUS are awful and PAK very strong. I think the AUS has some excellent players and real match winners, and can beat any team in the comp. PAK do have areas of weakness. The scoring rate has not been great at times, and some of the spinners aren't as good as some seem to think - conditions have helped greatly. But conditions should be similar in SL. If these two teams were playing in AUS, it would be an entirely different story.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 22:20 GMT

    imran nazir should put his eyes on the ball proper way and watch it .do not just hit the ball with close eyes .the talent you got use it for good .do not throw your wicket cheap. watch aus ,engl. india . s.af ple.eeeeeeeese irfan

  • POSTED BY ghega.hasham111222 on | September 9, 2012, 22:17 GMT

    it should be the last match of Imran nazir if dont play wall in this match we should kick him out of the team my for team for 3rd T-20 Imran nazir M.Hafeez Nasir jamshad Kami Umar akmal Malik Razzaq Tanver Yasir arfat/mohammad sami Umar gul Saeed ajmal

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 21:38 GMT

    Everyone goes through the peak period and Afridi is possibly past his peak. He should make room for other young talents. So should Malik. They should be rested and promising players should be given chance.

  • POSTED BY DYNAMO987 on | September 9, 2012, 21:04 GMT

    GETTING MOHSIN KHAN BACK WILL NOT DO THE JOB...........BUT GVNG DAVE WHATMORE SOME TIME AT THE HELM OF THIS TALENTED TEAM WILL SURELY DO...........

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 20:59 GMT

    i knew pakistan has chance to win first two because afridi was not playing.. not asure about the 3rd match..

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 20:48 GMT

    Pakistan looks strong in WT20, only concern is fast bowling section. Where we have no option left if Gul is not in best of his form. Tomorrow Talha should play. We can judge his capability of absorbing the pressure at highest level because every player who reaches team must has the talent but he fails/succeeds due to his ability of absorbing pressure at crunch times.

  • POSTED BY hasnain1212 on | September 9, 2012, 20:27 GMT

    We will miss Afridi... and Inshallah Pakistan will win...

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    adittion of afridi to the squad make the team even stronger despite his poor batting ..he is a better economical bowler than sohail tanverr and others! we pray 4 him insha allah he will make us proud! goodluck lala Pakistan cricket needs u! u r our hero dnt be disappointed we will always b thr 4 u in the bad times!!

  • POSTED BY haseeb on | September 9, 2012, 19:29 GMT

    Top four teams for the upcoming tournament ..1) Pak 2 ) W.indies 3) srilanka 4) india

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 19:20 GMT

    We should try Yasir Arafat with the bat and ball and see what he does. Chance to try the hidden treasures in the Pakistani lineup.

  • POSTED BY khankijaan on | September 9, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    @ZZBOY: in 2010 T20 semifinal ,those weren't Gul and Ajmal who got the pounding from hussey,,but they were AMIR and Ajmal who got the pounding from da grt hussey...and if u remember GUL was left out of the world cup cuz of sum injury,,,Gul's presence wud have ensured PAk's win in that match as he's used to bowl deadly yorkers in the death(which he did consistently in 2007 and 2009 t20 WC)

  • POSTED BY GreenTeam-Elite on | September 9, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    Well I don't know in the displayed picture what, whatmore is trying to explain imran nazir where imran does not understand english and whatmore urdu!!! Just Kidding...I think this world cup is going to more interesting where all the teams have their best players except england (The Great KP)!!! According to my Point of view this time South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies, Australia & England are the Favorite Sides for this world t20 cup rest of the things ALLAH Knows. My Best Wishes for all Cricket Nations.

  • POSTED BY Vishal_Raj on | September 9, 2012, 19:09 GMT

    Firstly, I hope rain does not threaten to spoil the ICC World cup in SRi lanka. Very Poor timing from ICC to hold the event in SL at this point of time.

    Pakistan looks promising and dangerous but still they are vulnerable and quite capable of some genius batting collapse all of a sudden(aka Fear of winning).

    England wihout KP looks weak, India ,SA,pakistan and SL seems favoutires for this tournament. WI is the underdog but again like pakistan they still lack the ability to finish games and vulnerable to sudden batting collapses.

  • POSTED BY Zahidsaltin on | September 9, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    OFCOURSE it's a delight to win the cup but for real fans of this game, it is more important for a team to not be written of by any one and demonstrate a competitiveness at the highest level. I'm not sure, who the favourits are but I am sure that this Pakistan team is good enough to be counted as one of the best among all taking part in the WC.Said that I think India, SL and South Africa are also equally strong teams. WI can do Gyale magic and Australia have players who can win a given match single handedly as Hussy did in that semi. In all T20 is anybodys game as a single performance can do it for a team.

  • POSTED BY Zahidsaltin on | September 9, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    PAKISTAN NEEDS ACCELRATION AT THE TOP. NOTHING LESS THAN 75 - 80 IN THE FIRST OVERS IS ACCEPTABLE. IT IS AS THEIR MIND IS SET FOR 140-150, THEY SHOULD LOOK BEYOND THAT AND SIGHT 180 AS THE TARGET.

  • POSTED BY Faroooqin on | September 9, 2012, 18:43 GMT

    The real test awaits us in Srilanka, lets carry this form to the tital.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 17:43 GMT

    WE WANT MOHSIN KHAN BACK AS PAKISTANI COACH~~!!

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 17:16 GMT

    @ LifeOfjoy: Indeed, a small period of time and even a weak Australian side can take an experienced Pakistani side on the brink.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 17:10 GMT

    Best Of Luck Pakistan for the 3rd T20 and the later championship, may you be prosper! :)

  • POSTED BY Tufey_Fatos on | September 9, 2012, 16:48 GMT

    @LifeOFjoy,,Mr, sorry to inform you but current Australian team isn't weak at all !! Players like Warner,Watson,Hussey Brothers,Bailey are capable batsmen and their fast bowling attack is inexperience but very effective and u go to praise the Pakistani Team on current situation through which they are going,,away from home,,EXCELLENT !! Even if they had lost i still would have Appreciated them,they deserve it !

  • POSTED BY cyberstudent on | September 9, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    Pak have to change batting positions, give razzaq and malik more over to play ahead of umar akmal.

  • POSTED BY Cricket_Master_Mind on | September 9, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    @LifeOFjoy--- The weakest and most inexperienced Australian team in over two decades -----

    What about pakistan, They haven't played home cricket for several years. Pakistani squad is mostly youth.etcccccc Its clearly a pessimistic approach and nothing else good work done by Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY nzkiani on | September 9, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    Australian Cricket team is still a sleeping tiger .....it consists of professional players which can turn the table anytime. Pakistan must inject some extra efforts in 3rd T20 to confirm it's compatibility or it will be gone to the wall. Only spinners are way out for Pakistani team otherwise batsmen are not too confident to do something nice for the fame of their team.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 16:30 GMT

    life of joy ,,us so not full of life,,,,learn to give credit when its due,,if the aussies are weak then thats not the pakistanis problem,,they will beat what they have in front of them,its for the aussies to get strong,

  • POSTED BY cricraz on | September 9, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    Pakistan is probably the favored team to win the worldcup if their batting remains consistent. They have the best bowling attack in the world ( great variety) for ODI and T20 but their batting is suspect. This is a good Australian team which looks bad because of Pakistan and this Australian team is probably in the top 4 in the world but rankings in t20 are meaningless. I am Indian fan but would rate India on par with Australia for T20 but Pakistan and SA are the top 2 teams with SL in the top 3 only because of home field advantage.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 16:26 GMT

    Some guys don't Pakistan to win and than blame the players if they not perform well.It is good before T-20 players getting good practice against a good side, it is cricket the day one play good, it will win. I know Australia is experimenting his youngsters for building a good side in the future, because there are many players who are going to be retired or keep a side in the days come. Never mind win or loss it is a part of the game.They show. good in ODIs and win the series.

  • POSTED BY zzboyz on | September 9, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    Pakistan have potential and talent which they don't use so T20 is perfect for that because in T20 it doesn't matter if you can use your full potential or not. Pakistan should be ranked higher because the 1st cup they lost in the finals, the second cup they won, and the third cup they lost in the semifinals to an unbelieveable Mike Hussey. Also, I realized Australia doesn't really care about T20. If they did I would see S Tait, D Nannes, R Harris etc. Australia just uses T20 as a way to test out new players the the world cup. If they would care, Australia would be 2nd or 3rd, not 10th. In 2010, if you watched that semifinal, Pakistan vs. Australia in the last 2 overs, you would've seen how agressive Mike Hussey and Australia were- against Ajmal and Gul, probably the 2 best bowlers right now, they would would not be below Ireland.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 16:14 GMT

    pak t20 side is very much competitive and well balanced filled by top class batsman,bowlers and all rounders as well.i think pak will prove most dangerous side in this world cup..best of luck men in greens for t20 wc

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 16:03 GMT

    @ LifeOFjoy; u r talking about weakest team of Australia who can not play spin well. oh really!!!!!!! their top six batsmen have appeared in the 2010 t20 WC and also 2009 t20 WC also. Watson, Warner, David Hussey, Micheal Hussey, Cameroon White, Micheal Clarke. u can axe Micheal Clarke over his retirement but can not say that it is the weakest side. Pakistan played well and we should give credit to them. They have improved their fielding and batted well to get success in the t20 series.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 15:55 GMT

    Dear its not progress rehearsal my dear, real drama coming up ... so stick with ur comments time not far away ;)

  • POSTED BY SyedAftab on | September 9, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    Victory over Australia is always a great victory whatever the playing eleven is? Pak side is also weak? they lost against Eng and Srl on simillar type of pitches. So dont be too crtic.

  • POSTED BY mainul079080 on | September 9, 2012, 15:38 GMT

    Still now and always-will make me annoyed that decision of removing Mohsin Khan from the Coach post and appointing Dave Whatmore.Mohsin and Mesbah became a wonderful pair and was doing great.They just thrashed No 1 test team 3-0.It is for the first time in cricket history i think that a coach is removed after such a majestic result.Pakistan's declined began thereafter.They lost both series against Srilanka.They failed to beat a spin struggling Australia.They won Asia cup,but 2 run victory against BD in final but that was a lucky one.BD was a better team in that match.Nothing to chear for victory in T20.I foresee the fate of Whatmore.He will continue his poor run and will be sacked soon.He was a coach of BD and he did an ordinary job.PCB, bring back Mohsin again.He is a mentor,he can read players.Pak dont need a laptop and robotic coach,they need a coach who can understand and derive 100% from captain and players.

  • POSTED BY GlobalCricketFan99 on | September 9, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    Why are peole going on about Australia being the weakest team - most o their players enjoy a full IPL season. T20 is all about a lot luck on the day and good shot selection.

  • POSTED BY cooljack_143 on | September 9, 2012, 15:22 GMT

    @LIFEOFJOY..They play too much of big Bash..moreover T20 is about youngsters not oldies..Your comments about Inexper is Infantile..OZ,ENG cann NEVER EVER win in Subcontinent from now on..IND,PAK,SL,BAN rules...

  • POSTED BY abdullahiqbal on | September 9, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    pakistan is best team for T20not foroneday they should find new captian for oneday misbah is best fortest

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    @lifeofJoy: Well Who ever you are and whatever country you are from, i believe ajmal is the main difference in the two teams, otherwise i reckon this is still on the tough t20 side of Australia playing at the moment. And they are Quite tough to beat. If you have any doubt they will surely be cleared in Worldcup. Look at the batting line up and let this batting line up play with India or Srilanka or Newzeland, you will get to know how brutally they ll treat there bowling line up. in 2009 wc, we had only gul as the main stream threat. now we have ajmal, gul, and hafeez as a complete threat and Raza hassan is the brightest prospect.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 15:07 GMT

    Its better Afridi is rested for him and for Pakitan as well=)

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    Pakistan is da worlds best t20 team as if ur talkin about austraiian t20 team austrailian fans r sayin dat dey dont ave any player who can dominate spin well for dere knowledge hussey brothers can play spin very well,bailey semms like a very gud batsman who can play spin very well n watsons dere too who is a gud spin player ,mike hussey hit ajmal for19 runs in last wc to win da match for austrailia but now ajmal is too gud for em infact he is too gud for any batsman in da world so plz australian fans stop makin lame excuses about ur team n accept pakistan if far better t20 side den u....

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    Anything can happen in a T-20 match. Any team, even from the bottom end of the totem pole, can win on its day. However one should accept the fact, that Pakistan, despite all the externally imposed handicaps, still keep on rolling out very good players! Give credit where it is due.

  • POSTED BY El_Toro_Loco on | September 9, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    Whatamore: Keep Afridi away from the squad for a month or so. Bring in the new kid the fast bowler can't remember his name? Oh yeah the NFL season stats today, yipee the greatest sport on earth. GO VIKINGS!!!

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    @lifeOFjoy o please dont be so dramatic inexperienced team wouldn't have hussey brothers,watson and white.All these guys have ever done is played cricket and mind it this is the Paki attack who they fail against.And yes this inexperienced side of ausis is to play the world t20.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    mr life of joy...first see the record of pak vs aus in t20..when they were most sterong we still beated them at that time

  • POSTED BY ahs123 on | September 9, 2012, 14:42 GMT

    Time for imran nazir to go bang bang.... if pakis go into world cup with imran nazir gaining some form.... it will be a bell of danger for other counturies.... pakistan IN SHA ALLAh will win the world cup or at least will play the semis and finals.... love u pak <3<3 Long Live.... rock the world

  • POSTED BY abdullahiqbal on | September 9, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    pakistan is best team for ForT20not for oneday mr tuk tuk and younas should retire becuasenow we have young tilent playerfor oneday lile sarjeel,hamad,anwar,fawadalam,babarazam,andother they shoulde find new pastbowler like amir...

  • POSTED BY khurramsch on | September 9, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    yes pak should try to win 3rd game instead of making too many changes. Razak should bowl more when hafez & hasan or anyother bowler going expensive. Umar, razak malik should be promoted in 3rd to face more balls as they hardly get chance to bat in this series.

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | September 9, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    @LifeOFjoy: Or even Ireland can beat Auss in that 'small period' of time LOL Keep up the good work, one more to loose!

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    Nice Dav Whatmore We Need More

  • POSTED BY Ishtiyaqrasool on | September 9, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    Nevertheless wteva may be the period of the game,pakistan are the masters of this format.

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | September 9, 2012, 14:24 GMT

    @lifeOFjoy,double standards mate! At one side u say that even bd,zim can win n on othr side u say ths ausie side z weekest, ist bring clearity in ur views n then comment!.... Well 4 pak team,ths z certainly a progres undr circumstances with wcp round d corner,go pak team go,it z ur turn again to take d cup.

  • POSTED BY Potatis on | September 9, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    Pride comes before a fall. Surely the results show Australia on the rise, beginning to peak at the right time for the WC? :) They'll win game 3, and continue to improve through the WC and by the finals they'll be unbeatable! :) What? It's no worse than a lot of other rubbish I've seen written here lately. :)

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    Dave Whatmore could be justifiably delighted over Pakistan's victory over Australia in the first two T20 matches.Beating the Australians in the way Pakistan did was indeed commendable.In both victories Kamran Akmal played a key role by making vital contributions with the bat.My advocacy to reinstate Kamran Akmal to strengthen the team stand vindicated.He has improved his keeping and also capable of making valuable contribution with the bat.Another individual who should be given an opportunity is Ahmad Shehzad.He should be tried as an opener.In the next match Shehzad need to be tried in place of Imran Nazir.

  • POSTED BY abdullahiqbal on | September 9, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    now pakistan cricket team have best batting line but pakistan past bowling is not to best in the world

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    Whatmore "khush hua". What more one can ask for? Good show by the boys.

  • POSTED BY Munafis810 on | September 9, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Seriously...Is this progress? The weakest and most inexperienced Australian team in over two decades who hardly have a player who can dominate spin stretched the Pakistani team - the so called best T20 team to a super over. Whatmores own statement "I think it boils down to who can play their best cricket over a small period of time." says a lot about cricket quality in T20 - A SMALL PERIOD of time even BD or Zimbabwe can win on their day.

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  • POSTED BY Munafis810 on | September 9, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Seriously...Is this progress? The weakest and most inexperienced Australian team in over two decades who hardly have a player who can dominate spin stretched the Pakistani team - the so called best T20 team to a super over. Whatmores own statement "I think it boils down to who can play their best cricket over a small period of time." says a lot about cricket quality in T20 - A SMALL PERIOD of time even BD or Zimbabwe can win on their day.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    Whatmore "khush hua". What more one can ask for? Good show by the boys.

  • POSTED BY abdullahiqbal on | September 9, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    now pakistan cricket team have best batting line but pakistan past bowling is not to best in the world

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    Dave Whatmore could be justifiably delighted over Pakistan's victory over Australia in the first two T20 matches.Beating the Australians in the way Pakistan did was indeed commendable.In both victories Kamran Akmal played a key role by making vital contributions with the bat.My advocacy to reinstate Kamran Akmal to strengthen the team stand vindicated.He has improved his keeping and also capable of making valuable contribution with the bat.Another individual who should be given an opportunity is Ahmad Shehzad.He should be tried as an opener.In the next match Shehzad need to be tried in place of Imran Nazir.

  • POSTED BY Potatis on | September 9, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    Pride comes before a fall. Surely the results show Australia on the rise, beginning to peak at the right time for the WC? :) They'll win game 3, and continue to improve through the WC and by the finals they'll be unbeatable! :) What? It's no worse than a lot of other rubbish I've seen written here lately. :)

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | September 9, 2012, 14:24 GMT

    @lifeOFjoy,double standards mate! At one side u say that even bd,zim can win n on othr side u say ths ausie side z weekest, ist bring clearity in ur views n then comment!.... Well 4 pak team,ths z certainly a progres undr circumstances with wcp round d corner,go pak team go,it z ur turn again to take d cup.

  • POSTED BY Ishtiyaqrasool on | September 9, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    Nevertheless wteva may be the period of the game,pakistan are the masters of this format.

  • POSTED BY on | September 9, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    Nice Dav Whatmore We Need More

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | September 9, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    @LifeOFjoy: Or even Ireland can beat Auss in that 'small period' of time LOL Keep up the good work, one more to loose!

  • POSTED BY khurramsch on | September 9, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    yes pak should try to win 3rd game instead of making too many changes. Razak should bowl more when hafez & hasan or anyother bowler going expensive. Umar, razak malik should be promoted in 3rd to face more balls as they hardly get chance to bat in this series.