Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Dubai November 13, 2013

Steyn gets his man again

Plays of the day from the first T20 between Pakistan and South Africa in Dubai
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Hashim Amla takes a stunner

Quick reactions from an unlikely suspect
It wasn't AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, David Miller or JP Duminy - one of the South Africans with the ability to move on instinct - who was stationed at slip. Instead, it was Hashim Amla who was asked to do the job, in the absence of a regular slip fielder such as Graeme Smith or Henry Davids. He may not have expected he'd be made to work in the first over but when Ahmed Shehzad drove without dancing, he was. Amla had to move quickly to his left to take the catch. He showed he could do the job as well as any of the more agile members of the team and safely grabbed the first wicket.

Boom Boom arrives
What to do at 0 for 1 inside the first over? Send in the man who sees the ball's only purpose as a punching bag and wants to hit it as far as he can no matter what the situation. Perhaps the thinking behind promoting Shahid Afridi was to give their biggest hitter maximum time at the crease. Whatever it was, Boom Boom strode in at No. 3 to rapturous applause but didn't get the chance to do much before this happened...

Steyn gets his man
It could be a comedy skit, one of those that repeats over and over again and is funny simply because it happens so often. Mohammad Hafeez versus Dale Steyn and only one winner. Steyn had already got rid of Sohaib Maqsood and his eye lit up when he saw his old friend arrive at the crease. Hafeez managed to defend the first one but could not control the second. Without moving his feet, he offered a simple catch to Quinton de Kock. Steyn celebrated with his usual fierceness, Hafeez hung his head and that made it the 12th time in 18 innings Steyn had his man.

Malik makes a mess of it
As if Pakistan had not been embarrassed enough by their start, Shoaib Malik ensured they'd also have something to blush about in the middle order. He walked down the track to Imran Tahir, who pitched the ball so far outside off, it was called wide, and could not get back to his crease in time to avoid being stumped.

And it went wrong in the field as well
Pakistan had the opportunity to cause early damage to South Africa when Amla chased the first ball he was presented with. He edged off Hafeez and sent the catch Maqsood's way. He was at first slip and seemed to be caught by surprise by the chance. He hardly moved and let Amla get off the mark and South Africa's chase underway.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 23:40 GMT

    Domestic T20 Batting Averages of current players Mohammad Hafeez 28, Ahmed Shehzad 32, Sohaib Maqsood 29, Umar Amin 26, Shoaib Malik 39, Umar Akmal 27, Afridi 19, Abdul-Razzaq 27, Abdur Rehman 9, Sohail Tanvir 15, Junaid Khan 6, Mohammad Irfan 8,Saeed Ajmal 8. (Others: Misbah-ul-Haq 37,Younis Khan 27,Kamran Akmal 26,Fawad Alam 27,Nasir Jamshed27,Imran Nazir29)

    International T20 Batting Averages of these players Mohammad Hafeez 25, Ahmed Shehzad 32, Sohaib Maqsood 26, Umar Amin 23, Shoaib Malik 24, Umar Akmal 27, Afridi 18, Abdul Razzaq 23, Abdur Rehman 8, Sohail Tanvir 8, Junaid Khan 6, Mohammad Irfan 4, Saeed Ajmal 8. (Other: Misbah-ul-Haq 38,Younis Khan 22,Kamran Akmal 22,Fawad Alam 18,Nasir Jamshed 22,Imran Nazir 22)

    Other T20 Domestic Batting Players: Taufeeq Umar 42,Hasan Raza 32,Shahzaib Hasan 29,Asif Ali 29

    Its amazing Misbah-ul-Haq has best Averages in t20 domestic & Intern @ sr rate of 110 & Taufeeq tops domestics.Domestic & intern averages near 2 same 4 all players

  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 23:53 GMT

    ODI's selection with surety i can say 100% is biased looking at the statistics its just not on merit so failure is expected , but t20 selection is better as players with little technique & less consistency can still have good enough average for t20 or players who can hit hard can get few runs on the board quickly and that makes them good enough for t20. But ODI's team selection is a JOKE as all players having good average in domestic cricket are ignored and out of nowhere people with influence in PCB having poor batting averages are played & introduced into ODI's. Though there's still people like Taufeeq Umar who has best average in T20's of 42 with strike rate of 124 is ignored and players with batting averages close to 20-25's are preferred over him in the T20 format. Few players in t20 are Taufeeq Umar 42,Hasan Raza 32,Shahzaib Hasan 29,Asif Ali 29 and Misbah-ul-Haq off course having the best average of 38 with sr110 in t20 format compared to all players in team (LEGEND). :D

  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 22:16 GMT

    Firstly Drop Hafeez he is useless ( you play hafeez steyn will kick his ass yet again or play him at number 11 only as a bowler if you want him in the team ) .. The best 11 which can cope up with SA attack can be : 1. Ahmed Shahzad 2 .jamshed 3 . Razzaq 4 , Shoaib . 5 Umar akmal 6 .malik 7 Afridi , 8 tanvir 9 irfan 10 ajmal 11 junaid

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | November 14, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    players were playing for thier spot and bad captancy by hafeez y sent afridi up the order he is not gud with bat any more

  • POSTED BY Z.Saleem on | November 14, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    when good players like Fawad Alam & Sami Aslam (the young talent) are out of the team, please don't expect the team to perform with the same old players!

  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Wow. Expected that type of criticism. In my opinion, we are not selecting the right team. We just go by reputation or change abruptly. There should be a consistency even in dropping a player. Ball was only swinging and it's not a rare sight for a quality batsman to see the ball moving. They cope with it. If not with technique then with grit and determination. So there is not enough emphasis on the technique or determination, clearly. Secondly if both are present then we lack mental strength. Rest everything is fine. It's a game and worst things happen so there's no need to be hyper. If we had selectors on merit we wouldn't have seen this time. Because Pakistan has the most talent in cricket than anywhere in the world, it's a fact.

  • POSTED BY M_Akram_Bhatti on | November 14, 2013, 5:49 GMT

    @SyedArbabAhmed: God helps those who help themselves

  • POSTED BY Katey on | November 14, 2013, 5:34 GMT

    Before you chuck out this batsman or that batsman, or give up on the whole Pakistani team, have you thought perhaps the Proteas' bowling lineup may be very strong? Maybe too strong for ANY batting lineup around today? Steyn the Remover is their arrow-point, but he is well backed up by a number of very good bowlers in their own right, including Imran Tahir (?!!). There's good reason that Pakistan is the No 1 20-20 team ... they didn't get there through a couple of lucky wins. Yesterday was a poor performance, yes, but the Protea Test team is also No 1 in Tests and also sometimes make a mess of a game or two. Let's see what Friday brings.

  • POSTED BY JamesBrianHellwig on | November 14, 2013, 4:57 GMT

    What abt this combination for ODIs & T20s .....

    Openers: Sami Aslam*/Sharjeel Khan/Khurram Manzoor Middle Order: Khalid Latif/Sohaib Maqsood/Babar Azam/Haris Sohail All Rounders : Kamran Ghulam/Anwar Ali WK : M.Rizwan Spinners: Zafar Gohar/Raza Hassan Pacers : Sadaf Hussain/Ehsan Adil/Nasir Malik

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | November 14, 2013, 3:26 GMT

    From now on, Pak should never play Hafeez if Styen plays for SA. As I mentioned before, Styen has cast his unwavering spell on Hafeez. On a more serious note, Pak has got is team selection wrong. Malik and Razzaq are past their prime (shouldn't have been recalled in the first place), Tanvir is done too. I request Pak selectors to invest completely in youth from now on. In about a year or so, you will build a solid team, rather than a patched up one like now that doesn't deliver results.

  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 23:40 GMT

    Domestic T20 Batting Averages of current players Mohammad Hafeez 28, Ahmed Shehzad 32, Sohaib Maqsood 29, Umar Amin 26, Shoaib Malik 39, Umar Akmal 27, Afridi 19, Abdul-Razzaq 27, Abdur Rehman 9, Sohail Tanvir 15, Junaid Khan 6, Mohammad Irfan 8,Saeed Ajmal 8. (Others: Misbah-ul-Haq 37,Younis Khan 27,Kamran Akmal 26,Fawad Alam 27,Nasir Jamshed27,Imran Nazir29)

    International T20 Batting Averages of these players Mohammad Hafeez 25, Ahmed Shehzad 32, Sohaib Maqsood 26, Umar Amin 23, Shoaib Malik 24, Umar Akmal 27, Afridi 18, Abdul Razzaq 23, Abdur Rehman 8, Sohail Tanvir 8, Junaid Khan 6, Mohammad Irfan 4, Saeed Ajmal 8. (Other: Misbah-ul-Haq 38,Younis Khan 22,Kamran Akmal 22,Fawad Alam 18,Nasir Jamshed 22,Imran Nazir 22)

    Other T20 Domestic Batting Players: Taufeeq Umar 42,Hasan Raza 32,Shahzaib Hasan 29,Asif Ali 29

    Its amazing Misbah-ul-Haq has best Averages in t20 domestic & Intern @ sr rate of 110 & Taufeeq tops domestics.Domestic & intern averages near 2 same 4 all players

  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 23:53 GMT

    ODI's selection with surety i can say 100% is biased looking at the statistics its just not on merit so failure is expected , but t20 selection is better as players with little technique & less consistency can still have good enough average for t20 or players who can hit hard can get few runs on the board quickly and that makes them good enough for t20. But ODI's team selection is a JOKE as all players having good average in domestic cricket are ignored and out of nowhere people with influence in PCB having poor batting averages are played & introduced into ODI's. Though there's still people like Taufeeq Umar who has best average in T20's of 42 with strike rate of 124 is ignored and players with batting averages close to 20-25's are preferred over him in the T20 format. Few players in t20 are Taufeeq Umar 42,Hasan Raza 32,Shahzaib Hasan 29,Asif Ali 29 and Misbah-ul-Haq off course having the best average of 38 with sr110 in t20 format compared to all players in team (LEGEND). :D

  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 22:16 GMT

    Firstly Drop Hafeez he is useless ( you play hafeez steyn will kick his ass yet again or play him at number 11 only as a bowler if you want him in the team ) .. The best 11 which can cope up with SA attack can be : 1. Ahmed Shahzad 2 .jamshed 3 . Razzaq 4 , Shoaib . 5 Umar akmal 6 .malik 7 Afridi , 8 tanvir 9 irfan 10 ajmal 11 junaid

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | November 14, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    players were playing for thier spot and bad captancy by hafeez y sent afridi up the order he is not gud with bat any more

  • POSTED BY Z.Saleem on | November 14, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    when good players like Fawad Alam & Sami Aslam (the young talent) are out of the team, please don't expect the team to perform with the same old players!

  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Wow. Expected that type of criticism. In my opinion, we are not selecting the right team. We just go by reputation or change abruptly. There should be a consistency even in dropping a player. Ball was only swinging and it's not a rare sight for a quality batsman to see the ball moving. They cope with it. If not with technique then with grit and determination. So there is not enough emphasis on the technique or determination, clearly. Secondly if both are present then we lack mental strength. Rest everything is fine. It's a game and worst things happen so there's no need to be hyper. If we had selectors on merit we wouldn't have seen this time. Because Pakistan has the most talent in cricket than anywhere in the world, it's a fact.

  • POSTED BY M_Akram_Bhatti on | November 14, 2013, 5:49 GMT

    @SyedArbabAhmed: God helps those who help themselves

  • POSTED BY Katey on | November 14, 2013, 5:34 GMT

    Before you chuck out this batsman or that batsman, or give up on the whole Pakistani team, have you thought perhaps the Proteas' bowling lineup may be very strong? Maybe too strong for ANY batting lineup around today? Steyn the Remover is their arrow-point, but he is well backed up by a number of very good bowlers in their own right, including Imran Tahir (?!!). There's good reason that Pakistan is the No 1 20-20 team ... they didn't get there through a couple of lucky wins. Yesterday was a poor performance, yes, but the Protea Test team is also No 1 in Tests and also sometimes make a mess of a game or two. Let's see what Friday brings.

  • POSTED BY JamesBrianHellwig on | November 14, 2013, 4:57 GMT

    What abt this combination for ODIs & T20s .....

    Openers: Sami Aslam*/Sharjeel Khan/Khurram Manzoor Middle Order: Khalid Latif/Sohaib Maqsood/Babar Azam/Haris Sohail All Rounders : Kamran Ghulam/Anwar Ali WK : M.Rizwan Spinners: Zafar Gohar/Raza Hassan Pacers : Sadaf Hussain/Ehsan Adil/Nasir Malik

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | November 14, 2013, 3:26 GMT

    From now on, Pak should never play Hafeez if Styen plays for SA. As I mentioned before, Styen has cast his unwavering spell on Hafeez. On a more serious note, Pak has got is team selection wrong. Malik and Razzaq are past their prime (shouldn't have been recalled in the first place), Tanvir is done too. I request Pak selectors to invest completely in youth from now on. In about a year or so, you will build a solid team, rather than a patched up one like now that doesn't deliver results.

  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 2:49 GMT

    thanks pakistan team. I used to waste time in watching all matches even whole test match too. but after second test i decided that they don't worth wasting time on. since I am cricket fan I come to cricinfo to see news and scorecard but I am grateful that they taught me a lesson to wisely use my time. they are literally bunch of street level players except saeed, junaid, irfan and misbah.

  • POSTED BY on | November 14, 2013, 1:28 GMT

    i think hafeez should really leave international cricket now..i mean to be an opener and played 135 or so match and to average 28 tells the whole history ..he is so clever he knew he had nothing in his batting so he started bowling to be in the side only

  • POSTED BY spellbinder76 on | November 13, 2013, 23:28 GMT

    Umar Amin preferred over Fawad Alam, this is a joke. Yougsters regularly given chance into the national team, they perform well initially but after a dose of coaching their form declines. Nepotism is a cancer and like every other institution it is in cricket as well. You can talk about it but cannot change it.

  • POSTED BY aztecs on | November 13, 2013, 23:26 GMT

    With so much going on the past in the Pakistan Camp there are no more execuses left other than the obvious one, Pakistani players apart from the bowlers are simply not good enough. What are the selectors doing? PIcking failures time and time again. Sohail Tanvir, S Malik, Hafeez is a lower order batsman number 7. Were are the young guns what are we doing with these useless players. Its bad for Pakistan Game and the danger is the rubbish is gonna rub off onto the younger players. What practice drills do pakistan do when they practice batting/Fielding? I am not watching any more games they dont deserve to play international cricket at this rate...all those selfish players undermining and underperforming to oust players look were you have got Pakistan cricket today! I really hope your happy with yourselves.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 23:21 GMT

    I agree with girlish. Hafiz and Afridi should be out of team. They think that Pakistan can not win without them. Pakistani people and some of our cricket analyst should now accept that these two are paper tiger. Afridi has instinct bad culture in our young batsmen. Everybody now wants to throw ball out of ground. Our batsman's technique agaist swinging ball is exposed. Most of them try to meet the ball without moving their feet. If Pakistan wants to improve then beside coach they should get rid of these two. Shoaib Malik should be given captainship of T20. Nasir Jamshed should be given another chance. Misbah should be included in T20. We badly need bating. Coach and Psycologist for our team to work on their technique and Temperment.

  • POSTED BY SyedArbabAhmed on | November 13, 2013, 22:58 GMT

    The only way Pakistani batting can improve is by continuous coaching sessions and sittings from ex Pakistani great batsmen like Hanif Muhammad, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Inzamam ul Haq, Saeed Anwar otherwise there is no hope of improvement.

  • POSTED BY Omarrz on | November 13, 2013, 22:49 GMT

    One rule that I want ICC to look into is to not being given stumped or run out off a wide or a no ball. This will give bowler a unjust option to bowl a wide as much as he can and have a batsman stumped. Yes the team will get a run but it is not a legal delivery, so howcome a batsman can be given out on such a ball. Imagine a head-high wide ball? What if the batsman charges and bowler just bowls it over his head to the wicket keeper, there is a chance of getting stumped on a delivery that wasn't even playable.

    Same goes for a no ball, currently batsman can only be given out as stumped or run out on no balls. Run out, yes makes sense but again stumped out on a no ball just doesn't make sense.

  • POSTED BY Dark.Matter on | November 13, 2013, 21:56 GMT

    Agree with 2nd_slip, our batting is in lesser class than Ban, Zim. There is a serious drought of young, confident, and good batsmen. Those who were playing confidently are now very defensive in their approach (don't know why, strongly suspecting the influence of senior people around them e.g coach, captain, management). Prime examples are Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shezad. How confident and attacking batsmen they were in the start of their carrier, but now, they waste whole 10 overs at the start of the innings. This strategy is just simply not acceptable anymore. I think it all started to deteriorate after the fight between Afridi and Waqar. Afridi does not have brain and waqar has some ego issues. Misbah in tests and afridi in odis controlled some damage done by the infamous threes of PAK in England. But I think now some things need to be changed. Misbah is not a good captain in odis so needs to be changed immediately. Hafiz is not even an international material. Afridi is finised

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 21:06 GMT

    some how stop them from touring south africa, enough of shame already.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    Pakistan's batting seems to be lacking something very vital to building a good score. i.e. Patience. The only person who seems to have it (i.e. Misbah) is not considered entertaining enough by many fans. I think in the last 3 to 4 years, the one thing Pakistan batting could have done better was to have a combination of youth and experienced player playing together. A line up consisting of experienced hands Younis, Yousuf, Salman...before he was banned and Misbah with young guns like Umar, Azhar Ali and Sehzad would have provided a good learning experience for the young players and then they could have carried forward the legacy. But alas, the experienced guys wither were lost out to bans or unceremoniously dumped by selectors. This has hurt Pakistan a lot. Also Players like Hafeez and Afridi not realizing their role in the line up is hurting them. Afridi going for wild shot when score is 4 for 3, sums up his attitude towards batting. He needs to think about his batting a lot.

  • POSTED BY i2bajwa on | November 13, 2013, 20:41 GMT

    Pakistan is absolutely a disappointing team! From 2 test matches to 5 ODI's to this T20 match. They have not improved on any aspect of the game! It almost seems like everyone is contributing to vacate the 2 captains from their jobs!

    No credit given to South Africa, simply because they have not been challenged all series long. They are the best team in the world for a reason!

  • POSTED BY imranmujtaba on | November 13, 2013, 20:41 GMT

    Both team has very brittle batting - except Amla and AB, real difference is their fielding. Catches wins matches .... 2 catches in first 2 over could have put SA on back foot. Hafeez times up, he should sit outside along with Misbah. It was poor team selection but it was good to see Pak experimenting with first 3-4 numbers! Pak need Nasir At top and maqsod and Akmal in middle .....

  • POSTED BY roook on | November 13, 2013, 20:30 GMT

    Afghanistan or Bangladesh would have done better on this surface. Pakistan batting line-up struggle against good pace bowling and do not even know how to play short bowling. Hope is the only word that can bring back Pakistan lost glory. Pakistan should be going with same winning combination in west indies it was a total mess

  • POSTED BY SurlyCynic on | November 13, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    One of these days Hafeez will have to score some runs off Steyn, it's the law of averages, but it just seems so unlikely. It was quite obvious that he sent others in ahead of him to avoid facing Steyn, but ended up facing him anyway and 2 balls were enough.

    Well played De Kock, great with the bat and a good day behind the stumps. Thought he could have been man of the match.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    whatta bowler dale !!

  • POSTED BY 2nd_Slip on | November 13, 2013, 19:34 GMT

    For all their experience Afridi and Hafeez are just not good enough for international cricket and most of the Pak batsmen for that matter( don't mean to be rude by the way just stating an obvious fact) the excellent bowling unit that they have is what sets them apart from Zim,Bang and NZ at the moment.

  • POSTED BY 2nd_Slip on | November 13, 2013, 19:34 GMT

    For all their experience Afridi and Hafeez are just not good enough for international cricket and most of the Pak batsmen for that matter( don't mean to be rude by the way just stating an obvious fact) the excellent bowling unit that they have is what sets them apart from Zim,Bang and NZ at the moment.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    whatta bowler dale !!

  • POSTED BY SurlyCynic on | November 13, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    One of these days Hafeez will have to score some runs off Steyn, it's the law of averages, but it just seems so unlikely. It was quite obvious that he sent others in ahead of him to avoid facing Steyn, but ended up facing him anyway and 2 balls were enough.

    Well played De Kock, great with the bat and a good day behind the stumps. Thought he could have been man of the match.

  • POSTED BY roook on | November 13, 2013, 20:30 GMT

    Afghanistan or Bangladesh would have done better on this surface. Pakistan batting line-up struggle against good pace bowling and do not even know how to play short bowling. Hope is the only word that can bring back Pakistan lost glory. Pakistan should be going with same winning combination in west indies it was a total mess

  • POSTED BY imranmujtaba on | November 13, 2013, 20:41 GMT

    Both team has very brittle batting - except Amla and AB, real difference is their fielding. Catches wins matches .... 2 catches in first 2 over could have put SA on back foot. Hafeez times up, he should sit outside along with Misbah. It was poor team selection but it was good to see Pak experimenting with first 3-4 numbers! Pak need Nasir At top and maqsod and Akmal in middle .....

  • POSTED BY i2bajwa on | November 13, 2013, 20:41 GMT

    Pakistan is absolutely a disappointing team! From 2 test matches to 5 ODI's to this T20 match. They have not improved on any aspect of the game! It almost seems like everyone is contributing to vacate the 2 captains from their jobs!

    No credit given to South Africa, simply because they have not been challenged all series long. They are the best team in the world for a reason!

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    Pakistan's batting seems to be lacking something very vital to building a good score. i.e. Patience. The only person who seems to have it (i.e. Misbah) is not considered entertaining enough by many fans. I think in the last 3 to 4 years, the one thing Pakistan batting could have done better was to have a combination of youth and experienced player playing together. A line up consisting of experienced hands Younis, Yousuf, Salman...before he was banned and Misbah with young guns like Umar, Azhar Ali and Sehzad would have provided a good learning experience for the young players and then they could have carried forward the legacy. But alas, the experienced guys wither were lost out to bans or unceremoniously dumped by selectors. This has hurt Pakistan a lot. Also Players like Hafeez and Afridi not realizing their role in the line up is hurting them. Afridi going for wild shot when score is 4 for 3, sums up his attitude towards batting. He needs to think about his batting a lot.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 21:06 GMT

    some how stop them from touring south africa, enough of shame already.

  • POSTED BY Dark.Matter on | November 13, 2013, 21:56 GMT

    Agree with 2nd_slip, our batting is in lesser class than Ban, Zim. There is a serious drought of young, confident, and good batsmen. Those who were playing confidently are now very defensive in their approach (don't know why, strongly suspecting the influence of senior people around them e.g coach, captain, management). Prime examples are Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shezad. How confident and attacking batsmen they were in the start of their carrier, but now, they waste whole 10 overs at the start of the innings. This strategy is just simply not acceptable anymore. I think it all started to deteriorate after the fight between Afridi and Waqar. Afridi does not have brain and waqar has some ego issues. Misbah in tests and afridi in odis controlled some damage done by the infamous threes of PAK in England. But I think now some things need to be changed. Misbah is not a good captain in odis so needs to be changed immediately. Hafiz is not even an international material. Afridi is finised

  • POSTED BY Omarrz on | November 13, 2013, 22:49 GMT

    One rule that I want ICC to look into is to not being given stumped or run out off a wide or a no ball. This will give bowler a unjust option to bowl a wide as much as he can and have a batsman stumped. Yes the team will get a run but it is not a legal delivery, so howcome a batsman can be given out on such a ball. Imagine a head-high wide ball? What if the batsman charges and bowler just bowls it over his head to the wicket keeper, there is a chance of getting stumped on a delivery that wasn't even playable.

    Same goes for a no ball, currently batsman can only be given out as stumped or run out on no balls. Run out, yes makes sense but again stumped out on a no ball just doesn't make sense.