Pakistan in South Africa 2012-13 March 18, 2013

Tanvir called in as cover for Irfan, Gul

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Left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir has been called up to the Pakistan one-day squad as cover for Mohammed Irfan and Umar Gul. Tanvir, who is already in South Africa playing for the Lions franchise in the domestic Twenty20 competition, will have to juggle his participation in that event with any possible recall to the Pakistan squad.

Tanvir met with the Pakistan management during the third ODI at the Wanderers on Sunday. Misbah-ul-Haq said the team had been in discussions with Tanvir and were considering using him as back-up at the post match press conference.

The Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that Tanvir had been in touch with Pakistan but said he will turn out for the franchise on March 19 in Centurion, where they play the Titans. Should the Lions win that match, they will have taken a massive step towards qualifying for the final.

Tanvir will then fly to Durban where Pakistan play the fourth ODI on March 21. If the Lions need Tanvir, he will have to go straight to East London to play for the them again on March 22. However if he is not needed, the Lions will rest him and he can continue to be part of the Pakistan camp until the final one-day match in Benoni on Sunday, before returning to the Lions for the knockout stages.

Irfan, the seven-foot tall bowler, is struggling with a stomach bug. He had to leave the field during the Wanderers match and was treated off field. He also picked up a hamstring strain on Friday night in Centurion although Misbah clarified that "there is nothing wrong with his hamstring." Irfan returned to bat later in the match. Gul, who has been out of form, was left out of the third match with a knee injury.

Tanvir has played an important part in the Lions campaign. He is the joint second-leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 10 scalps at 16.40.

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  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2013, 19:42 GMT

    @Ali Mir : Gul picked up 5 wickets for 6 runs dude. Get your stats right...

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    Gul, who has been out of form, was left out of the third match with a knee injury. Stupid to write this. Gull picked up 4 wickets in t20 match. recently played against south africa. Is that being out of form ? stupidity

  • POSTED BY dmqi on | March 21, 2013, 3:19 GMT

    May GOD give good sense to Captain and coach to select the right team today and Misbah play some attacking cricket. Win or loose, play with young players, not old junk. You will most likely loose as Amla, DV and Smith will hammer your bowlers. Get some tips from SA for fielding.

  • POSTED BY dmqi on | March 21, 2013, 3:13 GMT

    @Muhammad Quddus: Are you dreaming? Did you not see what Captain Afridi did to Razzaque at the last world cup, 3-4 overs even though he was taking wickets. He will not let Razzaque come to the team along with Hafiz. Pak selectors are spineless, you know it now.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2013, 1:55 GMT

    Abdul Razzaq & Afridi are Top Class Cricket Players they should be considered to play for pakistan top batting order and especially afridi plays really well as opener. WELL so far it feels Misbah doesn't want afridi to play as top order batsman and neither wants any other threatening senior player in team who may prove to be better option than Misbah for captaincy.Moreover i believe Afridi recent performances mean Misbah is disappointed and will try even harder to win the 4th odi for himself and his hold on the team captaincy as for if he looses the match then he would have less influence on what changes should be made to the team after the series loss especially in regards to afridi he wouldn't be able to get rid of him. Misbah is a good player but who should be the captain and who deserves to play in the team shouldn't be influenced by Misbah's decisions or those who feel more attached to Misbah. Misbah is good captain but his moral stand is really weak and disappointing,sad for cric

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 20, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    @ ICCexpert :

    I agree with your choice. I would only add Asad Shafiq in the playing eleven. I would also like to fit in Sadaf Hussain into the eleven. Lastly I would not prefer to see W.Riaz in the reserves, instead i would prefer Samiullah Khan & Rahat in there.

    Lastly I would also like to make Umar Akmal wait a little longer in an attempt to make him understand the importance of playing at the highest level. He has had far too many opportunities and he keeps thowing his wicket carelessly.

    .

  • POSTED BY maria_01 on | March 20, 2013, 13:14 GMT

    At the moment the best team Pak cric board can choose is :

    1. Nasir, 2. Imran Farhat, 3.Kamran Akmal, 3. Hafeez, 4. Younas, 5. Misbah, 6. Umar Akmal, 7.Afridi, 8. Abdur Razzak, 9. Juanid, 10. Ajmal, 11. Irfan

  • POSTED BY ICCexpert.... on | March 20, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    if i was the selector this would be my team : Ahmad Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamsheed, Harris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Afridi (C), Hammad Azam, Jamal Anwar (wk) Irfan, Junaid Khan, Ajmal. If its a spinner friendly track than I will include Raza Hassan instead of Hammad. Reserves : Zia-ul-haq, Ali Waqas, Umar Amin, Rameez Raja jr, Asad Ali, Bilawal Bhatii, Sadaf Hussian, Wahab Reyaz, Anwar Ali.

  • POSTED BY ICCexpert.... on | March 20, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    please give Jamal Anwar a chance, very talented keeper and hard hitting batsmen..

  • POSTED BY on | March 20, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    bring back abdul razzak and give captaincy to afridi he'll bring back the game spirit .....

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2013, 19:42 GMT

    @Ali Mir : Gul picked up 5 wickets for 6 runs dude. Get your stats right...

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    Gul, who has been out of form, was left out of the third match with a knee injury. Stupid to write this. Gull picked up 4 wickets in t20 match. recently played against south africa. Is that being out of form ? stupidity

  • POSTED BY dmqi on | March 21, 2013, 3:19 GMT

    May GOD give good sense to Captain and coach to select the right team today and Misbah play some attacking cricket. Win or loose, play with young players, not old junk. You will most likely loose as Amla, DV and Smith will hammer your bowlers. Get some tips from SA for fielding.

  • POSTED BY dmqi on | March 21, 2013, 3:13 GMT

    @Muhammad Quddus: Are you dreaming? Did you not see what Captain Afridi did to Razzaque at the last world cup, 3-4 overs even though he was taking wickets. He will not let Razzaque come to the team along with Hafiz. Pak selectors are spineless, you know it now.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2013, 1:55 GMT

    Abdul Razzaq & Afridi are Top Class Cricket Players they should be considered to play for pakistan top batting order and especially afridi plays really well as opener. WELL so far it feels Misbah doesn't want afridi to play as top order batsman and neither wants any other threatening senior player in team who may prove to be better option than Misbah for captaincy.Moreover i believe Afridi recent performances mean Misbah is disappointed and will try even harder to win the 4th odi for himself and his hold on the team captaincy as for if he looses the match then he would have less influence on what changes should be made to the team after the series loss especially in regards to afridi he wouldn't be able to get rid of him. Misbah is a good player but who should be the captain and who deserves to play in the team shouldn't be influenced by Misbah's decisions or those who feel more attached to Misbah. Misbah is good captain but his moral stand is really weak and disappointing,sad for cric

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 20, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    @ ICCexpert :

    I agree with your choice. I would only add Asad Shafiq in the playing eleven. I would also like to fit in Sadaf Hussain into the eleven. Lastly I would not prefer to see W.Riaz in the reserves, instead i would prefer Samiullah Khan & Rahat in there.

    Lastly I would also like to make Umar Akmal wait a little longer in an attempt to make him understand the importance of playing at the highest level. He has had far too many opportunities and he keeps thowing his wicket carelessly.

    .

  • POSTED BY maria_01 on | March 20, 2013, 13:14 GMT

    At the moment the best team Pak cric board can choose is :

    1. Nasir, 2. Imran Farhat, 3.Kamran Akmal, 3. Hafeez, 4. Younas, 5. Misbah, 6. Umar Akmal, 7.Afridi, 8. Abdur Razzak, 9. Juanid, 10. Ajmal, 11. Irfan

  • POSTED BY ICCexpert.... on | March 20, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    if i was the selector this would be my team : Ahmad Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamsheed, Harris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Afridi (C), Hammad Azam, Jamal Anwar (wk) Irfan, Junaid Khan, Ajmal. If its a spinner friendly track than I will include Raza Hassan instead of Hammad. Reserves : Zia-ul-haq, Ali Waqas, Umar Amin, Rameez Raja jr, Asad Ali, Bilawal Bhatii, Sadaf Hussian, Wahab Reyaz, Anwar Ali.

  • POSTED BY ICCexpert.... on | March 20, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    please give Jamal Anwar a chance, very talented keeper and hard hitting batsmen..

  • POSTED BY on | March 20, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    bring back abdul razzak and give captaincy to afridi he'll bring back the game spirit .....

  • POSTED BY on | March 20, 2013, 11:12 GMT

    @Sports4Youth I totally agree with u.... we are loosing anyways why not loose with young teams atleast they geet some experience and that's good for the next worldcup.... one more thing enough of misbah he should leave fro odi as well he only good for test matches.... give captaincy to Afridi or Haffeez

  • POSTED BY on | March 20, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Drop Misbah, Bring Back Abdul Razzaq and give captaincy to Afridi

  • POSTED BY on | March 20, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    Jamal Anwar is a 22 year old wicket keeper with some batting talent specially in ODIs and T20. He is a hard hitting batsman and can be helpful in late order with quick runs. Our big guns always leave us with high runrate for lower order to finish and they forget that we dont have the finishers we used to have. so they have to maintain the runrate all the way through.

    In domestic cricket, Wicketkeeper must open the batting just like they have in Aus/Nz the more time a keeper spends in the middle at the top order he is going to be better with the bat. Also, this opens up a position in late middle order for hard hitting batsman who are useful with the bat.

  • POSTED BY Siraj.Ahmed on | March 20, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    Ya absolutely right, if afridi will play on the top.. he will approve a often batsmen..

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 20, 2013, 6:36 GMT

    Younis Khan : Age 35 years & 111 days.he averages 32 in ODI's, but in the last two years he averages 29.96 and his highest scrore in that period has been 81.

    Should he play the next world cup with this performance? If not then why is he playing now?

    Also Misbah is almost 39 now. Just like the under 19's. This looks like a team made with retireable seniors. soon everyone in the team will be arund 40 and the younsters are being dumped in a hurry. But no-one explains what special have Younis, Misbah & Mallik done to be in the ODI team.

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  • POSTED BY on | March 20, 2013, 1:11 GMT

    Abdul Razzaq given the chance to play in the pakistan team would produce splenderous innings and match winning performances for pakistan . Ideal Pak team 1) Afridi 2) Nasir Jamshed 3) Abdul Razzaq 4) Hafeez 5) Younis 6) Misbah 7) Shoaib Malik / Hammad Azam 8) Kamran Akmal 9) Saeed Ajmal 10) Junaid 11) Irfan

    This would team would work for both formats t20 / odi so really nice.

  • POSTED BY chrisbroad34 on | March 20, 2013, 1:04 GMT

    Pakistan team has always been ill-fated and having victim of "might is right". It was melancholy when utility all rounder Abdul Razzaq was not picked for one day and t-20 against south Africa. Razzaq has capability to play fast bowling and can hit big shots. He can bowl nicely if given chance but most of time not considered for bowling that is BIG JOKE with his talent. In addition, he can also bat at lower and middle order. I do not see any better player in current Pakistan team to play better than him to fast bowlers. Expecting to see him back even I am supporter of West indies team . This is time for Hafeez and Misbah to change their attitudes and learn from past otherwise they will be thrown in darkness as done before with big names.

  • POSTED BY on | March 20, 2013, 0:55 GMT

    Pakistan will win the series given the progress they have made so far is really really adorable and exciting for the team spirits and they are in better position then SA this time to win this series. Misbah is good Captain for pakistan in long run and afridi a good opener for the team. I just imagine if pak on any day to open with afridi and put a total of 100 runs under 10 overs then what impact its going to have for the rest of the batting line up and on the opposition team , it certainly would be thrillers! Afridi would earn himself the best opening batsman of cricket "title" within no time. If afridi was in any other team if not opener then certainly he would be playing in the top 4 batsman's . Tanvir can get 1-3 wickets most likely two wickets if they play him however he needs to realise he need to play as all rounder so it would be test for him to send him higher order than Kamran Akmal so to make him feel the responsibility of batting properly

  • POSTED BY Crick_Expert on | March 20, 2013, 0:50 GMT

    Please bring back ABDUL RAZZAK, he always perform against SA fast bowlers. Sohail Tanvir not deserve for PAK Team. PCB should drop HAFEEZ and add ABDUL RAZZAK. Ahmed Shahzad played much better than Hafeez. 1)Nasir 2)Ahmed Sahazad 3) Afiridi (CAPT) 4)Imran Farhat/U. Akmal(WK) 5) Abdul Razzak 6) Imran Nazir/Owais Zia(little boom) 7)Younis 8)Ajmal 9)Irfan 10)Junaid 11)Wahab/Anwar Ali

  • POSTED BY spellbinder76 on | March 19, 2013, 22:57 GMT

    Abdul Razzak will be a must for the ICC Champion Trophy that will be played in June in Enland this year. I hope by that time Danish Kaneria and Miohammad Amir are cleared to play for Pakistan. Misbah is a spent force and he should retire or be dropped, the best man to captain the side is Younus Khan. In England you need experienced players who know the English conditions. Pakistan needs to take a few dependable middle order bat and the best ODI platyer under crisis is Fawad Alam and Mohammad Yousuf. Pakistan has a great chance to win the Champion Trophy if the selection is as per condition.

  • POSTED BY a.syed81 on | March 19, 2013, 21:57 GMT

    @ AK47_pk I agree with the team you suggested but will like to replace Kamran wth Umar. Therefore,

    1 ahmed shazad 2 nasir jamshed 3 mohd hafeez 4 asad shafiq 5 Umar Akmal 6 Razzaq/Hamaad 7 Afridi 8 Riaz/Gul 9 ajmal 10 jumaid 11 irfan

    This will give you a chance to user either a batter or bowler.

    Also with all due respect I don't see any role/planing/hard work from Dave as a head coach too. Lastly when we have a head coach beside bowling and fielding they why not have a batting coach which we need the most. Comments?

  • POSTED BY Zahidsaltin on | March 19, 2013, 20:48 GMT

    BRING BACK Abdulrazaq. Sohail Tanveer is a long term failure and won't make much difference. Pakistan must play Abdul Rehman instead of Ajmal as wickets are not helping Ajmal at all. You need to introduce something new. Nasir Jamshed needs to give way to some one else. I will opwn with Hafeez and Akmal and then introduce Umar Akmal in place of Jamshed.

  • POSTED BY rajuirfan on | March 19, 2013, 20:44 GMT

    i would like to see Razzaq back in team and wahab should be given chances bcoz he came back after a long time so thr would be a bit pressure.i hate Misbah,and Malik both come with references.they know nothing

  • POSTED BY Uzi-Khan on | March 19, 2013, 19:50 GMT

    As long as Mohammed Hafeez remains captain in Pakistan side, Abdul Razzaq will never be picked - a complete travesty that such a fine All rounder is being cruelly underused. I dont respect Hafeez's arrogance, he has made ridiculous decisions and clearly power has gotten to his head just like Shahid Afridi when he was captain.

    I dont understand picking Sohail Tanvir nor do i understand the criticism against Wahab. Wahab is an excellent pace bowler, he is playing after a year out and deserves to be a part of the team. Its ridiculous for people to criticise his performance; how many times have Akmal, Afridi and Co lost games for Pakistan?

    As for young talent it frustrates me how regressive the PCB is; where are Fawad Alam, Rahat Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali and Mansoor Amjad?

    Squad should be:- Hafeez Jamshed U.Akmal (Wk) Younis Asad Misbah Afridi Rehman Junaid Irfan Wahab.

    3 spinners 3 pacers. What more?

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 19:46 GMT

    To the likes of STARK62, Please do not blow the trumpet of Team india based on their prolonged performance at home, one series after another.All the great talent you noted was tested by the same Pakistani talent in India, was measured and FOUND WANTING. So please do not try to create imaginary leaps and bounds between Pak and India talent. Come ot South africa, face dale steyn and philander in SA and then we will talk.Until then, feel free to invite the rest of the world to your shores and feel good about your team!:)

  • POSTED BY AK47_pk on | March 19, 2013, 19:45 GMT

    Team, s balance isnt right at all. Misbah nd yunis shud make way for umar nd asad. Drop gul nd bring in razzaq. Hammad shud be in for malik. 1 ahmed shazad 2 nasir jamshed 3 umar akmal 4 mohd hafeez 5 asad shafiq 6 afridi 7 kamran akmal 8 hammad azam/razzaq 9 ajmal 10 jumaid 11 irfan

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 19:27 GMT

    Drop Younis, bring in Ahmed Shehzad in. Drop Wahab Riaz, bring in Abdur Rehman and Pakistan will win the series. Trust me. Malik should bowl too. Malik bowled in practice match.

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    since when has Tanvir been fit for ODI cricket? he leaks too many runs! what about the other players that are already in the camp? will they ever get any chance?

  • POSTED BY ammar7may on | March 19, 2013, 17:25 GMT

    However big hero is Misbah, he is already 40 years, so he must leave cricket now. I like youngster friendly policy of all the test cricketing nations, while for Pak team, they are utilizing youngsters like Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali, Ahmed Shehzad for one match only. Team is not balanced, because the usual mindset is just to fill the lineup with big names. There should be 4 batsmen, 3 all rounders (2 spin+1 fast bowling all rounder), 1 WK, and 3 bowlers (1 spin+2 fast bowlers). From the existing 16, Pakistan cannot do much except to gamble Umar Akmal for anyone, and rest Ajmal for Abdur Rehman. No choice in fast bowling, as Pak don't have any proved wicket taker (considering gul and Irfan injured). Even play without spinners is another option, because no wicket is supporting any spin, nevertheless, Pakistan don't have enough pacers. Also, at least give chance to those who have not been tried yet. In the last, I know none from the team management reads all these suggestions, so outcome is 0.

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 19, 2013, 16:13 GMT

    @ a.syed81 & Sarah Nasir : I completely agree with both of you. Surely Abdul Razzaq & Hammad Azam deserve to be in the team. But Hafeez also commands a place in the team for his batting. However, i feel Razzaq & Hammad can easily get into the team at the expense of Younis Khan or Misbah or S.Malik. Out of these three Yonis & Misbah are overaged for this format and will definately not play the next World Cup.

    More Particularly Younis Khan with an average of 32 is simply wasting one slot and the batting is always week and suffers heavily due to him. Misbah is not much different with and average of about 40 but a very bad strike rate. These two guys are fine gentlemen in Test cricket, but frankly speaking in the limited overs version they are parasites, because it is always due to their slowness that the batsman at the other end is under pressure to score at double the rate and hence gets frustrated and losses his wicket. Then they also get out. Game over.

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  • POSTED BY a.syed81 on | March 19, 2013, 15:36 GMT

    I read a lot of comments about Razzaq being added in the team (I'll prefer to see him in both ODI and T-20) but the truth is that so called Mr.Professor is the reason Razzaq is not a part of this team and we have a bunch of repeatedly failure players like Younis and Malik (which only play to get the match fee). I don't know what Hafeez has done, which makes him to valuable to Zaka Ashraf. Razzq is much much better then Hafeez and also there is not a huge age difference in between these. Hafeez is not young as he is 32 and Razzaq is 33. I really feel for him. Easily Razzaq can still play till 2015 but these dirtly political players are keeping him away from the game and keep loosing games. Comments?

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 15:09 GMT

    I wonder why Hammad Azam is not given a consistent run. he is the only genuine young allrounder who can replace Razzaq. The guy proved his batting and bowling talent in under 19 WC and deserves a consistent run for future team. playing 30+ guys is not going to work well. we are losing anyway so why not do the team building as well.

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 14:21 GMT

    my team ahmad shahzad,nasir jamshaid,hafeez(cap) asad shafiq,umer akmal,kamran,Afridi/Razaq, malik,ajmal,Irfan,gul

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    Pakistan lacks a true allrounder.. someone like razzaq...who could be used as a third seamer and lower order recognised batsman..and thats the difference between the two teams as well.. they hav mclaren ,kleinvelt, peterson kallis (although not playing but allrouders always make the difference) ... i would reckon to bring razzaq and akmal in for malik and wahab/irfan.. younis and misbah are ok.. move akmal up in the opening slot and put hafeez at no3.. cuz akmal is better against fast bowlers in powerplay than against spin while hafeez can handle it.. then younis misbah umar afridi .... but we really do need Razzaq

  • POSTED BY adeel313 on | March 19, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    Asad Shafiq has been dropped and never been discussed!! Actually he is a talented player but Captain should have faith in him rather then keep testing the ones who have put our team always down!!!!! Akmal brothers and Shoiab had their chances and now new faces must get chance. Our team also need a batting Coach form sometime. Inzi was called once for consulting the team but latter on no one approched!!!

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 19, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    Shamelessly WAQAR always wants to criticise BOOM-BOOM Afridi. In the post match presentation he was saying that recently Afridi and not taken much wickets. But he is not informing the viewers that All the spinners have not tasted any success on this tour, (except that 10 wicket haul by Ajmal in the 2nd test).

    In the ODI's Ajmal, Hafeez & Malik all have failed to make a mark. Then why is only Afridi being targetted. I personally feel that after Imran Khan, Shahid Khan BOOM BOOM Afridi IS the the next best thing that has happened in Pakistan Cricket. Today is the the no.2 cricketing icon in pakistan after Imran Khan.

    When Waqar 1st differed with Afridi he had to leave the team, now if he continues like this,he may have to leave commentary. INCREASINGLY HE IS BECOMMING MORE AND MORE UNPOPULAR.,.

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  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    Younus should be dropped now...Experts keep calling him a big name...Well he is not responding well in the ODI'S....He is a big player for test matches only...They should bring Umar Akmal in place of him...And bring Umar at no 4 and Misbah and no 3..Malik at 5..Wahab should be given another match..he didnt bowled all over the place..he was just unlucky...Many edges earned south africa boundaries...

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 19, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    OK. So another failure is added to the squad, as if Wahab Riaz was not sufficient, I wont be surprised if they added M.Sami also.

    What are the selectors upto? And where is Waqar Younis, he was asking for W.Riaz. Now that Riaz has conceeded 93 runs, he must be happy. Actully Waqar is always concentrating against Afridi. He does not realise that apart from the unlimited batting records, Afridi is also the third highest wicket taker (behind Wasim & Waqar) in ODI's for Pakistan.

    There are so many other non-performers in the ODI team viz Younis Khan, Misbah, Kamran instead of asking for replacing them, now he wants Jamshed to be replaced by Imran Farhat. Just for the records Jamshed is averaging 45 in ODI's while Farhat is averaging 32 in ODI's. Moreover, Farhat is a proven failure.

    Waqar is only spoiliing his name.

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  • POSTED BY FaheemOilserv on | March 19, 2013, 8:37 GMT

    Now we should prepare for world cup, slowly we have to replace old guys like Younas and Misbah. Stick with Nasir although he is not performing well, Raiz shows promise to be good all-rounder. Now its our couch responsibility to polish him and prepare him for world Cup. Hafeez is good batsman but I think he plays batter with responsibility so made him captain. Malik has to perform to be a part of team otherwise he also have to go, previous match wining inning are history. Kamran Akmal still need improvement in his wicket keeping, he is a good batsman just work on wicket keeping. Hope to see Umer Akmal he has great talent just need to be a match winning player, play for country not for himself.

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    Umar Akmal Should Be Back In Place Of Younis Khan And Imran Farhat Instead Of Nasir Jamshaid !!

  • POSTED BY Crick_Chater on | March 19, 2013, 7:29 GMT

    One can be a good player with little brains, but can't become a good coach without good brains.

    How the bowling coach, sitting and giving an odd smile, did not see SA batsmen dancing, shuffling, walking and constantly moving down the pitch while Pakistani bowlers chased them vainly, rather than simply aiming the stumps with a possibility if they would have missed once, they would have got them out. You only chase batsmen when they are coming out occasionally, but if they were doing it as a strategy( which they were in last match), Pak bowlers should have just bowled straight with tight width and within the stumps. I m sure if they would have adopted this , we would had better results

    The SA slow bowler had shown better brains even with lesser talent. He later after getting good beating simply kept the ball straight and got Younas Khan out by his own faltering.

    Pak cricket needs to get out of the realms of old boys selection committee which has made selection process a joke.

  • POSTED BY satishchandar on | March 19, 2013, 6:44 GMT

    The problem with Pakistan is, their batting is mostly capable of scoring 240 max. Yesterday they got to 300+ due to Afridi blitz which is very rare. At the same time, the reason they win more is, they got a bowling attack which used to restrict the opponents to lower than what they can score with bat.

    The second game saw Pakistan reach 190 odd without any issues as it is well within their limits, Whereas, lost it easily in the remaining games.

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    Raazzak is better choice then Tanvir, younis must be replace Asad and there is no place for malik & Umar replace him

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 6:27 GMT

    No dought pakistan is done in series but we can win with the same team. I dont know the role of shoaib malik in the team .is he a alrounder or a batsman. Neither he is given a ball to bowl neither he scores. He should be replaced with umer akmal

  • POSTED BY Shahbaz Alam on | March 19, 2013, 5:29 GMT

    every body who has some cricket sense wants Razzaq in the team when Misbah, Younis, Malik & Gul can play with only single performance in the whole tour with their 30s why razzaq is out. I still believe that selectors or some players don't want him in the team (may be) a pure match winner after Inzi but somehow miss the team for the last six months or so. Plz add him in the team

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    Give rest to Nasir Jamshed, Younis khan & bring in Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal & try to fit in Abdur Rehman. Abdur Rehman does'nt leak much runs & can bat when tough situations are there. There is bad habit with Pakistani expectations. They hyped Nasir Jamshed too much & more was expected of him during this series. No doubt he is very talented but he needs few series without pressure & much expectations of him. Let him flow with time. Alot of ppl won't agree with Imran farhat but he has been in a good nick & definitely deserves a chance. Although he is also not one of my favorites :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 3:59 GMT

    I think the whole team needs restructuring and this is my team with order 1. Kamran 2. Nasir 3. Razzaq(Replace this with a left hander batsman in middle order) 4. Hafeez 5. Asad 6. Umer 7. Gul 8. Ajmal 9. Riaz 10. Rehman 11. Irfan/Junaid There is no place for Misbah, Younus, Afridi, Shoaib. They all are sponsored by their companies.

  • POSTED BY Pakfan1947 on | March 19, 2013, 2:01 GMT

    If Pakistan want to win fourth ODI, team will be, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafiz, Shahid Afridi,Umar Akmal,Kamran Akmal,Wahab Riaz,Saeed Ajmal,Junaid Khan,Sohail Tanvir,Abdul Rehman, not a choice but he is captain Misbah ul Haq. Learn from our neighbours, how they are building their team with youngsters. We have to appreciate there good work.

  • POSTED BY on | March 19, 2013, 1:37 GMT

    abdul razzak and umar akmal needs to be in the all format of the games........test,20/20 and one day...........

  • POSTED BY avmd on | March 18, 2013, 22:59 GMT

    People are still talking about Razza, the guy is very old now, not able to bat, field or bowl anymore, not even picked up for Lahore team or Sialkot. Sohail's inclusion is also wrong. There is an ODI tournament going on in Pakistan and players are trying to impress selectors by performing there, and here is this guy Tanvir, who skipped the tournament and playing in South Africa domestic T20 and got picked up for Pak team. Whats wrong with bowler who has been next in line, Anwar Ali as back up or many others in Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY maria_01 on | March 18, 2013, 21:57 GMT

    What about this team??

    1. Nasir, 2. Imran Farhat, 3.Kamran Akmal, 3. Hafeez, 4. Younas, 5. Misbah, 6. Malik, 7.Afridi, 8. Abdur Razzak, 9. Juanid, 10. Ajmal, 11. Irfan/Wahab/Tanveer

  • POSTED BY cric.jiyala on | March 18, 2013, 21:36 GMT

    Where is abdul razzaq ? Why is Wahab riaz or Malik in the team? Who selects the team? Why is Misbah captain of the team or even in the team? Why am i still following Pakistan cricket team ?

  • POSTED BY Stark62 on | March 18, 2013, 20:54 GMT

    Pak are still stuck with the Farhat's, Malik's, Tanvir's, Sami's and Younis' (ODI's but no problem in Tests), whilst the Indian selectors have already blooded the next generation in the form Kohli, Pujara, Dhawan, Ashwin, Jadeja, Rahane, B. Kumar, Rohit, Yadav and Shami.

    You can already see that the Indian team will be very, very strong for the next WC because their youngsters have already been exposed to international quality and are learning in each game they play.

    If we have a look at the Pak setup, then you'll see........umm........Junaid?!?!

    I would have liked to include Nasir but even his head is wanted on a platter and the rest of current line up is composed of players in their late 20's (also under performing) and in their 30's.

    I didn't include Misbah because he has listened to his critics and has upped his tempo and would be useful for another 6 months.

  • POSTED BY Crick_Expert on | March 18, 2013, 20:04 GMT

    Great performance from LALA AFRIDI, doesn't matter who won. AFRIDI should start opening with Nasir Jamshed. PCB should send ABDUL RAZZAK to SA immediately. Please Please don't add Sohail Tanvir, he will waste the game!

  • POSTED BY Crick_Expert on | March 18, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    Wrong decision to add Sohail Tanvir, Whay not do add ABDUL RAZZAK? Abdul Razzak is only a person who can backup Afridi to trash SA bowlings.

    1)Nasir Jamshed 2)Imran Farhat 3)Hafeez 4) Ahmed Shahzad 5) Imran Nazir /Haris Sohail 6) Afridi (CAPT) 7) Abdul Razzak 8) Junaid 9) Ajmal 10)U. Akmal(WKT) 11)Irfan/Gul/Anwar Ali

    Misbah, Younis, Asad, Tanvir Sorry no place for you in ODI team.

  • POSTED BY Desihungama on | March 18, 2013, 19:25 GMT

    He should've been picked before Wahab Erratic Riaz for the 3rd ODI. Wahab's inclusion did not make sense when you had Tanveer playing for Lions in SA. Not so sure what the thought process is for some of the selectors but clearly they are not in par with selectors of other boards. Even Pak fans commenting here are far more sensible.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    i think Pakistan should go with sohail tanvir because as the stats show he is doing good for the SA domestic side.. so why not take advantage of that and straight away put him in the limelight.. and i thnk wahab should be given another chance because he is making his comeback after a year and its difficult to come back very strongly..and yes we are lacking the likes of abdul razzaq.. he shld be in the team straight away.. because he is a champion player.. and no matter what he is a star...

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    @ Tahir Ti: Completely agree with you mate! Had Razzak been playing in that match, Pakistan would come out as the winners;having players like Afridi and him is a huge boost for any team and yes we cricket lovers do miss him badly!

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 18:28 GMT

    PCB must give a chance to the youngsters like shehzad, asad, umar akmal & specially Anwar ali as a bowler....

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Wahab riaz is back in the team after 13months, and during that time he played domestic tournaments and has taken 45wickets, apart from that we also played a couple of county seasons, and there too he performed brilliantly... he is short of match practice at the international level, and will only get better with time. He was unlucky in yesterday's match, 3-4 drop catches on his bowling,by hafeez, kamran akmal and two chances in the slips. any bowler gets annoyed and frustrated. over here i will also blame misbah the captain, for not placing slip fielders . Atleast he picked two wickets, and scored a brilliant 45.

  • POSTED BY Hira1 on | March 18, 2013, 17:55 GMT

    tanveer and wahab riaz ..what a joke, combine figures would be 20-0-180-0 and SA will go on making 400, include Abdul Rahman if Omar gul and irfan not fit and please give chance to youngsters rather keep on including these 30+ cricketers

  • POSTED BY cricket987 on | March 18, 2013, 17:40 GMT

    pakistan need to repalce shoiab malik and wahab raiaz!!! asap!! where is UMAR AKMAL and ahmad shezad!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 17:35 GMT

    Well I can only say that PCB is ruining Razzaq career If he was there in 3rd ODI instead of W. Riaz as a genuine allrounder no wonder he would win the game same like he did single handed in UAE against S.Africa.And ofcourse we cricket lovers miss Razzaq badly.

  • POSTED BY Amin.Rehman on | March 18, 2013, 17:27 GMT

    After carefully analyzing the current series, I think we need to find some raw real fast bowlers and throw them in the heat besides bringing in some batsmen. I think we should request some Australian or South African wicket keeper to play for us as I don't see any wicket keeper batman in the domestic circuit at all.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 17:20 GMT

    I think Pakistan lost the match because of superior batting, bowling of SA team and failure of of top order batsmen.Fielding lapses were also responsible for defeat.Comparetively Pakistan put up good show in last two ODI.We ahve to improve our fielding,batting and death over bowling.I suggest to bring stability in batting We should replace Nasir Jamshed with Imran Farhat or we can open the inning with Kamran Akmal and dropped Nasir Jamshed.His place may be given to Umar Akmal or Asad Shafiq.In bowling We can bring Shohail Tanvir in place of unfit Irfan.

  • POSTED BY mzm149 on | March 18, 2013, 17:17 GMT

    I have a doubt that tried-and-test-failure Imran Farhat will replace Nasir Jamshed in last two games which I strongly oppose. Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq should replace Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik. Playing even Rahman in place of Shoaib Malik is a better idea because he will give another spin option and will bat better than Malik.

  • POSTED BY wrenx on | March 18, 2013, 17:04 GMT

    Aw, shame for the Big Green Giant being sidelined with a stomach bug. I think the last match showed that Pakistan was lacking an Abdul Razzaq/Azhar Mahmood style allrounder to finish the game off for them, it really was a game that Pak could've won (unlike the first ODI). Isn't this why we need someone like Hammad Azam in the team, and not Shoaib Malik? Hafeez is already a slightly better version of Shoaib, we don't need two of the same.

  • POSTED BY mzm149 on | March 18, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    There is abundance of right-handed batsmen and spinners and left-handed fast bowlers in Pakistan. The only right-handed fast bowling option we have is Gul and he doesn't perform well. Sohail Tanvir has experience of playing in South African conditions and he is an all-rounder. His presence will benefit Pakistan at least more than Wahab Riaz.

  • POSTED BY Ibrarhunzai on | March 18, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    Irfan should be used carefully as the risk of getting unfit with him is relatively high. Pak should not play him every game, should be given rest for a game or two in such a long series. And, final two games are the last chances for Kamran to perform. Jamshed should be given rest for final two ODI's. And lets hope that Afridi finds some bowling rythm and form in final two ODI's.

  • POSTED BY SaadRocx on | March 18, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    This is ridiculous i'll gonna support SouthAfrica in rest of the matches...let Pak get thrashed Badly..so that they learn from their mistakes..after this tour.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    Solution is simple drop Younus, Shoaib, Gul and replace with Asad, Umar Ukmal, and bring back on real fast bowler from pakistan .............but PCB does not do anything that has common sense..............and for those who are stuck in the early 90's and wanted to see their spent forces back in team..........i would say wake up and realize that it is not the 90's era anymore..............

  • POSTED BY Omarrz on | March 18, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    That is a good move. He should play, will strengthen the tail as well. Umar Akmal should come in place of Nasir. He has failed to give any substantial starts. Kamran should open with Hafeez. No point of dropping Shoaib, he is a reliable batsman which he showed in 2nd ODI. Wahab should still play.

    We miss Razzaq and what balance he would have brought to the team!

  • POSTED BY AGR on | March 18, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    MY ODI TEAM FOR NOW AND FUTURE

    1. Nasir Jamshed 2. Mohammed Hafeez 3. Ahamd shazad 4. Fawad Alam 5. Umar Akmal 6, Asad Shafique 7, Abdul Razzaq (Captain) 8. find a decent wicket keepr batter. 9. Mohammed Irfan 10. Junaid Khan 11. Saeed Ajmal

    Reserves: Anwar ALI Hassan Raza Azar Mahmood

  • POSTED BY AGR on | March 18, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    The same old people again never will Pakistan change. Pak could be world beaters. right now a batter is needed and a bowler so why not call Abdul Razzaq or Azhar Mahmood. Destroyed these 2 players careers as never used properly. Malik should be dropped for Shafique. Fawad alam should be in AT number 3 left hander who again was promising but slung down the order to 6 which was never his position. But no malik afridi younus and akmal all in cohoots to stay in there giving us indifferent performances with no consistancy,

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 15:36 GMT

    The only thing i can conclude after reading this article is that Pakistan will loose the 4th ODI as well, unless Irfan recovers and they pick Rehman/Gul instead of Tanvir. i'd also like to see U akmal playing instead of Yunus. And Kamran should open with jamshed. Hafeez should bat at no. 3 and Misbah at no.four, followed by Umer akmal and malik.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 15:24 GMT

    I think Tanvir is a good choice..reasons..1-he is playing there.2-with wahab and junaid there is lack of experience which tanvir has.3-It would be unjust to bring in a new bowler and have his confidence shattered by getting him beaten up by south africans and then he is out from the scene for a long time...In the next assignment induce young blood into the team but not at this stage of the series....

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    i dont understand why most of the people here crying 'Rehman' 'Rehman' . Lol how many spinner they want to play :) or the current spin option (hafeez,ajmal,afridi and malik) is not good enough for pak?Lets come to pace department I see many ppl don't want to see Wahab in 4th match. There is nothing wrong with Wahab. A guy whos making a comeback after a long long time and for his encouragement you drop two catches on two balls in his over of a guy who is no.1 on every tab WOW shame on Pak fielding. Seriously, i would love to see how that steyn and other african would have bowled when their team drop catches and misfield so frequently. Akmal ruined the career of so many bowlers but I hope that wahab won't become his victim. Gul surely doesnt desrve anymore chance in this series. Pak should go with the 3rd team and replace irfan with tanvir if hes not fit

  • POSTED BY Stark62 on | March 18, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    This is just painstakingly RIDICULOUS!!

    This guy is infinite times worse than Riaz, so do you really think he'll be of any help?!?!

    Have the selectors ever heard of Sadaf Hussain, Zia-Ul-Haq, Asad Ali, Mohammed Talha or perhaps even, Rahat Ali and Ehsan Adil?!?!

    The problem is not within the team but rather the selection committee, hence they should be SACKED IMMEDIATELY!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 15:13 GMT

    @ KarachiKid, 100% agreed... But the reason behind not mentioning Kamran Akmal's name was that he needs not to be included in the list of " tried & tested failures" list... because his ridiculously consistant pathetic performance make him above any such classification. He is the ultimate/ all time worst international wicket keeper/ player.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 15:06 GMT

    I think sohail tanvir is the best available option for pakistan in remainder of games. He is economical bowler and possess a good change of pace as well.Also as he is already playing in SA so he knows the conditions well.I always think Wahhab Riaz is never a bowler at international level.i know he took 5 for against idia in World Cup semi but the way he bowled after that game is awfull.Talking about shoaib Malik I think unarmed Ajmal should be a better option for Malik but I don't think misbah would risk akmal for Malik considering next game a do or die at least for pakistan.yes u can experiment if u loose next game also loosing the series u can try others in last dead rubber if that is the case.But overall I think pak should have won 3rd odi.wicket was full of runs 344 was easily getable.pak put up good fight.afridi played well for 88 which should give lots of confidence not only to himself but whole unit.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 14:57 GMT

    selection problem coming up for pakistan if irfan not fit for next game. good thing 3 days gap in next game so he may be fit.

    1 of younas/malik have to give way to umar akmal. mostly malik if he is not going to ball then may be umar/shafiq should be in.

    Time also running out for jamshed in this series. though many would disagree but its not about getting runs, its the way how you get out. so far in 4 shorter games he has very soft dismissals. and may be they bring imran for him like they did in tests.

    or may be they bring umar in for him and kamran ahfeez to open.

  • POSTED BY Syed_imran_abbas on | March 18, 2013, 14:51 GMT

    unbeleiveable.. For God sake.. please not agian.. they should have called anwar ali.. what a poor time on Pakistan cricket.. what kind of FAST bowlers are representing out nation.. such a sad news.. please Misbah.. get Umar Akmal back in Side.. and asad shafeeq.. and thanks to team management for sending Kamran up in the order.

  • POSTED BY adeelicap on | March 18, 2013, 13:08 GMT

    guys lets be ready with big defeat, may be this time SA will score 400+, tanveer he cannot bowl, he is nothing, even tanveer ahmed and rana is better than him, donno how he select for SA TOUR

  • POSTED BY ifrakurshid on | March 18, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Tour slection committe appears to be confused covering up misbah, shahid afradi both got a lease one winning the 2nd odi & afradi knocking 88 and getting OUT perhaps with his own sweet will to deny misbah the london trip as captain. now they are not using thier own resources if amla catch was not dropped wahab raiz would have been a different bowler of the day plus the match result might have been different. the fact is 2--1 for pak. satha goes in favour of pak 2-2 then the final WILL make the series nail biting around the world. pak must add abdur rehman in the team as shoaib malick is being slowLY poision on the field by not utllising him fully in the field by misbah. tanvir addition will add more problem in the last 2 matches due domestic politics for south african pitiches he should have been part of the team much before lumping and licking by slectors. 3-2 result should be good for pakistan will give chance to misbah leadership in FUTURE. U AKMAL 2 PLAY IF GUL & IRFAN UNFIT.

  • POSTED BY naeemhussain on | March 18, 2013, 12:00 GMT

    What is wrong with Sadaf Hussain why he is never picked up?

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    @karachi kid,names mentioned by nasir ghafoor has replacements available but unfortunately no replacements available for kamran akmal to get rid off him.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    Sohail Tanvir is a handy player . Can be Economical with the ball and also a wicket taker can bat a bit .I feel sorry for irfan he was in good form and his sickness is some thing which worries Pak fans hope he recover soon . Tanvir is right pick :)

  • POSTED BY SI_Bh on | March 18, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Are you kidding me??? Tanvir is not even a medium pacer, no swing and no variety, absolutely nothing. He gets hammered by any batsmen on any given ground. PCB, stop giving favours to these failed acts please and allow some new talent to come into pictures. There are so many out there but favouritism is whats killing the talent.

  • POSTED BY SI_Bh on | March 18, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Are you kidding me??? Tanvir is not even a medium pacer, no swing and no variety, absolutely nothing. He gets hammered by any batsmen on any given ground. PCB, stop giving favours to these failed acts please and allow some new talent to come into pictures. There are so many out there but favouritism is whats killing the talent.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    For the 4th Odi...

    Asad for Younis Umer Akmal for Malik Tanvir for Wahab Rehman for Irfan (if injured)

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:40 GMT

    really funny ! the current pace attack of Pakistan fast bowlers never seems to be thretenful matter to the proteas . Shohail Tanvir ! it does not make any senses . Why not Abdur Rehamn to give a logical chance to lead in the Pak bowling squad . Rehamn has been proved himself as special wrist spinner to do much more damage against England, Aussie & now in South African at warm up important matches. Misbah-ul-haque is arrogant ,hot-headed crazy player, he never sets up the fieldsmen in the crucial position, never knows which bowlers to attack to the opponent batsmen. Misbah should immediately take a huge learning lessons from MS Dhoni how to give the priority for the spinners, how to bat like heroic/ an honest patriot for the Indians. Misbah, you are not cool customer captain . This cool type designation had been awarded for only one Pakistani legendary cricketer, the great Imran Khan by his optimistic , realistic, disciplined & patriotism personality at any intl. cricket matches.

  • POSTED BY KarachiKid on | March 18, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    @ Nasir Ghafoor, I am always surprised when tried and tested failures list does not start with kamran Akmal....the rest I agree with all but you should have put Kamran Akmal at the beginning.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    GOD bless Pakistan cricket... I wonder when we will be able to see future of our team beyond tried & tested failures like Sohail Tanveer, Muhammad Sami & Imran Farhat...

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  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    GOD bless Pakistan cricket... I wonder when we will be able to see future of our team beyond tried & tested failures like Sohail Tanveer, Muhammad Sami & Imran Farhat...

  • POSTED BY KarachiKid on | March 18, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    @ Nasir Ghafoor, I am always surprised when tried and tested failures list does not start with kamran Akmal....the rest I agree with all but you should have put Kamran Akmal at the beginning.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:40 GMT

    really funny ! the current pace attack of Pakistan fast bowlers never seems to be thretenful matter to the proteas . Shohail Tanvir ! it does not make any senses . Why not Abdur Rehamn to give a logical chance to lead in the Pak bowling squad . Rehamn has been proved himself as special wrist spinner to do much more damage against England, Aussie & now in South African at warm up important matches. Misbah-ul-haque is arrogant ,hot-headed crazy player, he never sets up the fieldsmen in the crucial position, never knows which bowlers to attack to the opponent batsmen. Misbah should immediately take a huge learning lessons from MS Dhoni how to give the priority for the spinners, how to bat like heroic/ an honest patriot for the Indians. Misbah, you are not cool customer captain . This cool type designation had been awarded for only one Pakistani legendary cricketer, the great Imran Khan by his optimistic , realistic, disciplined & patriotism personality at any intl. cricket matches.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    For the 4th Odi...

    Asad for Younis Umer Akmal for Malik Tanvir for Wahab Rehman for Irfan (if injured)

  • POSTED BY SI_Bh on | March 18, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Are you kidding me??? Tanvir is not even a medium pacer, no swing and no variety, absolutely nothing. He gets hammered by any batsmen on any given ground. PCB, stop giving favours to these failed acts please and allow some new talent to come into pictures. There are so many out there but favouritism is whats killing the talent.

  • POSTED BY SI_Bh on | March 18, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Are you kidding me??? Tanvir is not even a medium pacer, no swing and no variety, absolutely nothing. He gets hammered by any batsmen on any given ground. PCB, stop giving favours to these failed acts please and allow some new talent to come into pictures. There are so many out there but favouritism is whats killing the talent.

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    Sohail Tanvir is a handy player . Can be Economical with the ball and also a wicket taker can bat a bit .I feel sorry for irfan he was in good form and his sickness is some thing which worries Pak fans hope he recover soon . Tanvir is right pick :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 18, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    @karachi kid,names mentioned by nasir ghafoor has replacements available but unfortunately no replacements available for kamran akmal to get rid off him.

  • POSTED BY naeemhussain on | March 18, 2013, 12:00 GMT

    What is wrong with Sadaf Hussain why he is never picked up?

  • POSTED BY ifrakurshid on | March 18, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Tour slection committe appears to be confused covering up misbah, shahid afradi both got a lease one winning the 2nd odi & afradi knocking 88 and getting OUT perhaps with his own sweet will to deny misbah the london trip as captain. now they are not using thier own resources if amla catch was not dropped wahab raiz would have been a different bowler of the day plus the match result might have been different. the fact is 2--1 for pak. satha goes in favour of pak 2-2 then the final WILL make the series nail biting around the world. pak must add abdur rehman in the team as shoaib malick is being slowLY poision on the field by not utllising him fully in the field by misbah. tanvir addition will add more problem in the last 2 matches due domestic politics for south african pitiches he should have been part of the team much before lumping and licking by slectors. 3-2 result should be good for pakistan will give chance to misbah leadership in FUTURE. U AKMAL 2 PLAY IF GUL & IRFAN UNFIT.