World Twenty20 2010 warm-ups April 27, 2010

Pakistan ease to 68-run win

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Pakistan 160 for 7 (Hafeez 57, Matthew 2-22) beat Windward Islands 92 for 4 (Lesporis 24, Afridi 1-11) by 68 runs
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Pakistan breezed to a 68-run win over Windward Islands in the first of their warm-up games at Gros Islet. Put in to bat by Windward Islands, the visitors reached 160 for 7 thanks mainly to Mohammad Hafeez's enterprising half century. Windward Islands crawled to 92 for 4 in reply, with Mohammad Asif the only Pakistan bowler to go for more than four runs an over.

Pakistan lost Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal early in their innings but Hafeez steadied the middle order and lead a late charge before he was bowled by Keron Cottoy for 57. Captain Shahid Afridi and Fawad Alam both reached the 20s before they were dismissed, and a late flurry by Misbah-ul-Haq, who smote two sixes in an eight-ball 17, boosted Pakistan's score in the closing overs.

Windward Islands' reply never got going, and after captain Johnson Charles was caught by Hafeez off the bowling of Mohammad Aamer for 15 the fight seemed to go from the batsmen. Keddy Lesporis top-scored with 24, while the wickets were shared around by Pakistan's bowlers, with Aamer, Hafeez, Afridi and Saeed Ajmal each picking up one.

Pakistan's next warm-up is against Zimbabwe on Thursday at the same venue.

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  • on April 29, 2010, 14:20 GMT

    stil they have the time to cal imran nazeer or imran farath bcos salman but is not fit for t 20

  • on April 29, 2010, 11:41 GMT

    Pakistani selection have been a laughing stock...why picking up salman butt and abdur rehman why not shahzaib hassan and imran nazir both are very good t20 players can damage the opposition badly....salman only drives he's never been a good slogger..and we already had a few great spinners in the line up afridi,ajmal,hafeez and alam can bowl as well then why need of abdur rehman....they've picked up mohammed sami...but why not shoaib akhtar for the umar gul's role...shoaib has been working really hard to get the chance to play for the pakistan side.. performing well for the domestic and fully recover from his injuries....i have been always watching happening this in pakistan cricket really dissapointed....but i hope our side will still manage to do well INSHALLAH...we will defend this title...

  • on April 28, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    Why is Salman Butt playing when you have got Khalid Latif and Hammad. Kick him out. He is not fit for T20. He plays too slow.

  • on April 28, 2010, 22:50 GMT

    There is never any problem with the talent in the Pakistan side. The problem lies with the pig headed PCB management and the most pig headed of them all the chairman himself.

  • on April 28, 2010, 18:57 GMT

    well ....salman butt is the only choice currently for pakistan...as an opener...which is scoring consistantly...kamran akmal shold open wid him...for giving a reasonable start..2nd thing that misbah ul haq should not b in the playing eleven.....he's been out of form...so, not an ideal prospect for green shirts....and another thing that , fAWAD ALAM is a left arm orthodox bowler..i've seen him bowling in domestic tournaments....he bolwls good....and besides pakistan dnt have a tradition to produce left arm spinners...so i think FAwad alam shuld be given a chance wid ball aswell....

  • on April 28, 2010, 18:19 GMT

    good win! sami and abdul rehman wont get a chance i guess if aamer and ajmal remain fit all tournament. instead of salman butt they should play hammad azam who can bowl also. openers hafeez and kamran, 3 umar akmal , 4 afridi , 5 misbah , 6 razzak , 7 fawad alam , 8 hammad azam , 9 asif , 10 ajmal , 11 aamer. this team should do well.

  • on April 28, 2010, 17:53 GMT

    Pakistan The World Champions!!=)

  • on April 28, 2010, 17:00 GMT

    i hope pakistanis drop SALMAN BUTT frm evry format......i think the best line up pakistani wld have will

    Hafeez,(any1 except Butt),Afridi,Umar,Misbah,Fwad,Kamran,Razzaq/Hammad(try him in the next warm up),Aamer,Asif and Ajmal

  • SajidMirza on April 28, 2010, 14:06 GMT

    @ Muhammad Haseeb ::: Do u know any thing about cricket or just came here to comment??? Sami is continuously playing from his department and successfully taking wickets and his batting is good,(good more then salman butt), i dont know what is salman butt doing in this team,, Butt sahib for God sake, mercy on Pakistan Cricket, do not put ur relatives in cricket. and haseeb you said this is the lowest team in the world, how could u say that how how??? This is the best team ever which Pakistan announced for T20 World Cup (Except Salman Butt). A well balanced side who have capable to beat any team in the world. Please do not comment if u dont even know general knowledge of cricket....

  • FaTSal on April 28, 2010, 14:04 GMT

    I am getting a bit concerned about the Akmal brothers. Kamran is a real key in top order to put up a decent total and it's very important that they either get their act together. The team performance was overall very well. (let's see how we do against Zim..)

  • on April 29, 2010, 14:20 GMT

    stil they have the time to cal imran nazeer or imran farath bcos salman but is not fit for t 20

  • on April 29, 2010, 11:41 GMT

    Pakistani selection have been a laughing stock...why picking up salman butt and abdur rehman why not shahzaib hassan and imran nazir both are very good t20 players can damage the opposition badly....salman only drives he's never been a good slogger..and we already had a few great spinners in the line up afridi,ajmal,hafeez and alam can bowl as well then why need of abdur rehman....they've picked up mohammed sami...but why not shoaib akhtar for the umar gul's role...shoaib has been working really hard to get the chance to play for the pakistan side.. performing well for the domestic and fully recover from his injuries....i have been always watching happening this in pakistan cricket really dissapointed....but i hope our side will still manage to do well INSHALLAH...we will defend this title...

  • on April 28, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    Why is Salman Butt playing when you have got Khalid Latif and Hammad. Kick him out. He is not fit for T20. He plays too slow.

  • on April 28, 2010, 22:50 GMT

    There is never any problem with the talent in the Pakistan side. The problem lies with the pig headed PCB management and the most pig headed of them all the chairman himself.

  • on April 28, 2010, 18:57 GMT

    well ....salman butt is the only choice currently for pakistan...as an opener...which is scoring consistantly...kamran akmal shold open wid him...for giving a reasonable start..2nd thing that misbah ul haq should not b in the playing eleven.....he's been out of form...so, not an ideal prospect for green shirts....and another thing that , fAWAD ALAM is a left arm orthodox bowler..i've seen him bowling in domestic tournaments....he bolwls good....and besides pakistan dnt have a tradition to produce left arm spinners...so i think FAwad alam shuld be given a chance wid ball aswell....

  • on April 28, 2010, 18:19 GMT

    good win! sami and abdul rehman wont get a chance i guess if aamer and ajmal remain fit all tournament. instead of salman butt they should play hammad azam who can bowl also. openers hafeez and kamran, 3 umar akmal , 4 afridi , 5 misbah , 6 razzak , 7 fawad alam , 8 hammad azam , 9 asif , 10 ajmal , 11 aamer. this team should do well.

  • on April 28, 2010, 17:53 GMT

    Pakistan The World Champions!!=)

  • on April 28, 2010, 17:00 GMT

    i hope pakistanis drop SALMAN BUTT frm evry format......i think the best line up pakistani wld have will

    Hafeez,(any1 except Butt),Afridi,Umar,Misbah,Fwad,Kamran,Razzaq/Hammad(try him in the next warm up),Aamer,Asif and Ajmal

  • SajidMirza on April 28, 2010, 14:06 GMT

    @ Muhammad Haseeb ::: Do u know any thing about cricket or just came here to comment??? Sami is continuously playing from his department and successfully taking wickets and his batting is good,(good more then salman butt), i dont know what is salman butt doing in this team,, Butt sahib for God sake, mercy on Pakistan Cricket, do not put ur relatives in cricket. and haseeb you said this is the lowest team in the world, how could u say that how how??? This is the best team ever which Pakistan announced for T20 World Cup (Except Salman Butt). A well balanced side who have capable to beat any team in the world. Please do not comment if u dont even know general knowledge of cricket....

  • FaTSal on April 28, 2010, 14:04 GMT

    I am getting a bit concerned about the Akmal brothers. Kamran is a real key in top order to put up a decent total and it's very important that they either get their act together. The team performance was overall very well. (let's see how we do against Zim..)

  • on April 28, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    there r two weak links in Pakistani team 1st one is salman butt and other is fawad allam they r both not t20 stuff at all. but they do enter in the team every time .may b they have very strong perchi.look there record in last matches no big score but still........................

  • Kaaaaaaash on April 28, 2010, 12:04 GMT

    Now all eying on pakistan team. And this behave actually goes against the Pakistan side. most of the time those team who consider as a favorite team not performing well because the pressure they take. Well we all hope to pakistan perform like a true champion. But Shahid Afridi shows his behave as he shows in the last t-20 world cup semi final and final. such a great embiseder of pakistan. Allah hum ko plz yeh world cup jitwadey. Aamin

  • on April 28, 2010, 11:46 GMT

    Hafeez wants this more than anyone else in the Pakistan team. I wish him all the best!

  • on April 28, 2010, 11:22 GMT

    I just hope we get to the semis...

  • Quiency on April 28, 2010, 10:47 GMT

    To 5OLD13R,

    If Bangladesh can beat pakistan, it means then they are capable of winnning worldcup.

    It's pakistan who made it final twice, it's only pakistan who gifted first world cup to their neighbours. Inshallaha, pakistan will prove what they are and what are capable off. Inshalla pakistan's performance will not allow you to sleep calmly.

  • amin_sagi on April 28, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    Salman Butt is certainly a week link. We need explosive opener at the top of the order and Shahzeb Hassan would have ideal choice. The Chairman is Mr. Butt and would definitely support Butts. Even he has been tipped as a next Test and ODI Captain. God bless Pakistan Cricket.

  • amin_sagi on April 28, 2010, 10:20 GMT

    I do not know why there is so much fuss about Bangladesh. T20 is highly unpredictable game and Australia's one year loss is the latest example. Pakistan is very good T20 Side and has full potential to defend their title. We should keep our finger crossed for highly unpredictable side for their title defence in highly unpredictable format of the game.

  • on April 28, 2010, 10:19 GMT

    hi pak play not well. and sellection of player are also not good like sami he is not in pak or he is not playing any sort of crickett. why he is included in pak team. and also we have not batsman most of bowler or all rounder mostly bowling performence is good.this team is lowest team of cricket world.

  • on April 28, 2010, 9:47 GMT

    First WARM UP match ' PAK wins by 68 runs :)

  • Wonder_Team on April 28, 2010, 8:55 GMT

    I think everyone seems to have missed the most important aspect of t20 i.e. the fielding. With good fielding (i.e. taking all your catches, no mis-fields, no wides & no balls & taking all run out opportunities) a score of even 150 can be defended. Fielding is the most worrying aspect of Pakistan's game. I believe they are easily the worst fielding side in the world. The most worrying aspect of fielding is that even the youngster coming through are rubbish fielders. Unless Pakistan up their performance of fielding they cannot defend t20 world cup. Other teams always score a run against Pakistan even if the ball has gone to the fielder in the circle because they believe that it is likely that they will either mis-field or their throw is unlikely to hit the stumps.

  • on April 28, 2010, 8:55 GMT

    Indeed, let us celebrate every victory that we get, as we hardly see Pakistan or Pakistani players play nowadays (no thanks to IPL)! Look Australia just got beaten by Zimb, yes it was just by 1 run, but they got BEAT Fullstop!

    Pak need to use these warm up games cleveraly, check players fitness, form and loyalty to the team. M.Hafeez passed with flying colours. Now time for S.Butt, F.Alam, H.Azam and K.Latiff to show if they are worth keeping them in the team for the first match.

    Ajmal and Afridi were the main reason we won the Semi-Final and Final last year, along with Gul of course! So they both have to play and inshAllah do what they do best - Take wickets while drying up the runs :)

  • SHAHZADDMALIK on April 28, 2010, 7:46 GMT

    If i would be Chief Selector, I would have named SHAHZEB HASSAN in place of SALMAN BUTT, ANWAR ALI for MUHAMMAD SAMI. We need strong batting which has been a permanent worry over the years for Pakistan. I don't know what Chief Selector want to extract out of SALMAN BUTT. He is not T20 Stuff.

  • SHAHZADDMALIK on April 28, 2010, 7:40 GMT

    I just want to share that SHAHZEB HASSAN must have been part of PAK T20 Squad as batting has always been a continuous worry for us. I don't know what our Selection Committee wants to extract out of SALMAN BUTT, he is not at all the T20 Stuff. Anyhow wish them fit n best T20 Cup.

  • on April 28, 2010, 7:23 GMT

    i think hafeez and k.akmal should open, hafeez deserves it for his consistent domestic performances..and they could be followed by u.akmal, khalid latif, afridi, fawad alam, misbah, razzaq, m.aamer, saeed ajmal and m.asif/m.sami...afridi should take on the role of a floater in the batting line-up..

  • on April 28, 2010, 7:08 GMT

    Oh dear this not a good score against so weak team.And getting only four wickets is not a good performance for bowlers too.Do not think of bangladesh a weak side they will give you tough time and mind you must make a very good blowling and batting plan now only.And against big side Australia do not show the old nasty performance against them please for ALLAH sake.You must defeat them all PAKISTANI spectators speacially are praying for your bring again WORLD CUP T20 2010.MAY ALLAH S.W. T. help you.BEST OF LUCK AND PAKISTAN ZINDABAD........

  • JJSIDDIQUI on April 28, 2010, 6:39 GMT

    bangladesh.......heeeee heee..........never ever........bangladesh can never beat pakistan again..........it was one fluke........never again......so dont worry

  • on April 28, 2010, 6:38 GMT

    I am disappointed as a Pakistani. Lethal weapon - Saeed Ajmal was not played ;"( and we couldn't even get 180.

    Best of luck! We'll need it!

  • i4u461 on April 28, 2010, 6:37 GMT

    @ Zahidsaltin I am afraid you are mistaken. T20 is a short format game and getting 160 is actually not bad but an average score. Just look at last world T20 cup when we were playing the aussies, Pak had like 101 and we lost by 1 ball.

  • SyedOvais on April 28, 2010, 6:26 GMT

    Guys, it is a practice match, all practice matches are like this, I think Pakistan did well. As far as top order is concerned, I think Salman Butt needs to go and bring in Shazeb or any other hard hitting batsman. Salman Butt is use less in 20-20, look at his record. Is a relative of Ijaz Butt?

  • on April 28, 2010, 6:23 GMT

    Why u guys still criticizing..i think this is a good victory for Pakistan...winning by 68 runs they didn't bowled them out because windward's batsmen were looking to defend the have only scored 92 runs in 20 overs...my only concern is the batting...it was the first warm up game for Pakistan still one left to go against zimbabwe who defeated australia yesterday...im hoping to give a chance to Hammad Azam beside of Salman Butt..and Mohammad Sami as well...im sure Pakistan will find a good form after these warm up games...INSHALLAH they will defend this title...

  • on April 28, 2010, 6:10 GMT

    @ 5OLD13R: if you have courage, do sign in to cricinfo on Sunday and you will be telling us how Pakistan crushed Bangladesh and their dreams, Insha Allah

  • UmarKhan on April 28, 2010, 5:25 GMT

    Win by 68 runs is a very good margin. Pak didn't took much wickets bcoz WI didn't try to chase. Ajmal should be in team but Khalid Latif should be in team in place of Salman Butt bcoz Butt plays very slow and he will not be handy in T20. Recent form of Khalid Latif is very good so he deserves a chance to be in playing XI. In bowling department M.Amir, M.Asif, A.Razzaq, S.Afridi, S.Ajmal & M.Hafeez is a very good combination.

  • Zee_Waqar_Sheikh on April 28, 2010, 5:21 GMT

    guys just wait and watch who gonna hammer who. its a game

  • tick on April 28, 2010, 4:38 GMT

    last time pakistan played bangladesh they scored 200 and bangladesh scored 103.seriously pakistan losing to bangladesh will be like just how they lost 1999 worldcup match.....and we know how.and by the way after that loss pakistan showed them to respect their elder BROTHERS.

  • on April 28, 2010, 2:53 GMT

    the pitch was not playing too well if u see the score card there were so many c&b it shows that the ball was gripping into the surface and not coming to the bat very nicely thats why spinners controlled the match i think on this wicket 160 was a very good score indeed the wickets did not fall bcoz the opposition never got going and there run rate was pretty low below 5 in t20 is ridiculous hafeez and kamran akmal shud be opening the batting and sami should come in as a genuine pacer in the lights of aamer, asif and razzaq the playing 11 should be like this : HAFEEZ, KAMRAN, AFRIDI, UMER, FAWAD, MISBAH, RAZZAQ, AAMER, ASIF, SAMI, AJMAL

  • on April 27, 2010, 23:10 GMT

    i think this is not the best team afridi will agree honestly we have added nothing spectacular to this team then then one which boosted aanir in earlier one no bold decisions instead they have taken cautious measures it seem we dont have believe that the guies can survive 20 overs and require misbah and butt in team to do that which is kind of a defensive approach i hope management should think about this one is gone as far as i am concerned only if afridi can turn it as he did last year there is hope

  • on April 27, 2010, 23:01 GMT

    @Daneyal Rabbani... Khalid latif is a better and more structured player than Butt.. but may become a test match player one day but a t20... u gotta be kidding me. Selection is done based on domestic cricket... even in that Khalid Latif has got better record... when was the last time butt had a patch of good form... awnser... never... he flukes it in one game after 100 games... ajmal has lost his touch.. Abdur Rehman is bowling better than him... secondly do we even need him in the playing 11... Mohammed hafeez is performing well with both bat and ball... hope that continues.... u got amir, asif, Abdur Razzaq, afridi, mohammed hafeez as bowlers... to me thats enough... i agree with most of you... Misbah Ul-Haq.... not sure of him....

  • Champion24 on April 27, 2010, 23:01 GMT

    Here we grow again... Inshallah we will retain the World-Cup , the trophy truly belongs to Pakistan.. but got to be honest .. this time we have a real challenge.. Play good and positive cricket to get it right and to lift that trophy =) Geo Pakistan

  • Furhad on April 27, 2010, 22:49 GMT

    Its a good warm-up for the team. Batting wise it was pleasing to see so many players get starts including Mo Hafeez. Bowlers did well and I am certain did the job to simply contain the Windward Islands. There is a long way to go before claiming the trophy but this tournament will be won by a team that has a plethora of good spinners. Saeed Ajmal is a vital part of the team in T20 and to not have him in the team would be a joke.

  • on April 27, 2010, 22:46 GMT

    oh come on you guys, stop saying the total shouldve been "180" or .. omg they took 4 wickets only.

    at the end of the day, a warm up is just a warm up. the real stage is a complete different story, and pakistan has always held its nerve and done better than the rest when it mattered.

    i hope pakistan wins. what would be absolutely hillarious would be if india dont win with all the IPL they've been playing. interesting how it has sneakily been scheduled RIGHT before the t20 world cup for 2 years now, to get the guys going in the t20 format...

  • Misbah_Magnifico on April 27, 2010, 22:12 GMT

    Misbah-ul-Haq is being played too low in the batting order. He is a batsman who runs very well between the wickets and forms partnerships therefore he must bat ahead of Abdul Razzaq and Fawad Alam at number six. We all know that Misbah is an insurance policy that matures when all goes bad, he's a re-animator that gives life and hope where there isn't any left. Then why not move him up and give him more overs to build a partnership with Umar Akmal & Fawad Alam instead of having to just flay the bat in a mad dash. The flaying should be left for Razzaq to come in after him. I hope the team sorts out this batting order in time and I hope that this time Misbah summons all his talent and ability to show the world what he is truly capable of in this format and bring home the trophy for what should be a 3rd time. All this T-20 craze and IPL may not have come to be if not for that last over finish line stumble by Misbah in the first T-20 WC. Let this WC be the canvas for your picasso, Misbah!!

  • hamza1982 on April 27, 2010, 22:05 GMT

    I really think our batting looks placid...no Shazaib, Nazir or Farhat in the squad?surely one of them should be there? what are the selectors paid for?I like Salman Butt, but he is not a 2020 player. And dont get me started on Khalid Latif, hes a useless batter, no technique. Why didnt they take a chance on a new batter like asad shafiq or naveed yasin? And why did that idiot Ijaz Butt force Abdur Rehman on the squad in place of 'Big' Muhammed Irfan?do we really need FOUR spinners in the squad? man im not sure of our chances.....we could have sent a much better balanced squad..not enough power at the top, and one too many spinners...

  • on April 27, 2010, 21:20 GMT

    most of these comments look like the ppl didn't even read the score card , or know anything about cricket...

    Misbah did pretty well, considering taht he came in the very end, and scored 17 runs and hit TWO sixes, off of 8 balls...

    and how can you think about dropping saeed ajmal, he is one of the best off-spinners in the limited overs formats currently!

    and someone else said that nobody made a decent score... what about Hafeez's 57?! and afridi and fawad provided some support,

    but overall we should aim to get a higher score for the coming matches (although this may be hard, because of the slow, low wickets), and take more wickets against the other team. I would congratulate Mohammad Hafeez on his allround performance, i think he'll be in the starting XI.

  • Maria219 on April 27, 2010, 21:01 GMT

    @ 5OLD13R ...... LMAO keep dreaming Hope u will wake up next week ..... Go Pakistan GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • on April 27, 2010, 20:59 GMT

    very well played... bohat alla i think salman should b dropped by replacing him wid rashid latif...

  • osee_bhai on April 27, 2010, 20:57 GMT

    Perfect XI chosen in this match I think. Asif had an off day and it seemed like some of the batsmen wanted some time in the middle instead of attacking too much which is alright.

  • FaTSal on April 27, 2010, 20:53 GMT

    I don't' agree with the idea of dropping Saeed Ajmal. He is lethal in the middle overs along with Afridi. With Gul being out, we surely need him to contain the opposition. Hammad Azam is unproven, if needed; he should replace Misbah, (Given Mishbah's record in last year or so). Thought I do wish Mishbah finds his form as it was in 2007 T20 WC

  • mradamjee on April 27, 2010, 20:50 GMT

    Shahzeb has been playing so well in domestic - remove butt and bring shahzeb not sure if Misbah is good choice - he has been out of form lately

  • 5OLD13R on April 27, 2010, 20:39 GMT

    pakistan will never win the world cup bangaldesh will outclass them everytime we will see u on saturdaiiiiiiiiiiiii

  • on April 27, 2010, 20:37 GMT

    I think Pakistan need to play Saeed Ajmal in the side, excellent spinner. Khalid Latif may be a good fielder although not good enough to play, play young Hammad Azam :D

  • on April 27, 2010, 20:20 GMT

    This is fantastic !

    Looking forward to the Greens performing well this time again !

  • AMTRBZ on April 27, 2010, 20:03 GMT

    AT THE END OF THE DAY ! WHAT MATTERS IS THAT WE WON ! GOOD OVER ALL PERFORMANCE ! AND INSHALLAH WE WILL WIN THIS WORLD CUP T20 2010 !

  • on April 27, 2010, 19:39 GMT

    Poor performance by the Pakistani team by making a low score. None of the batsmen reached a decent score against a weak bowling attack. The bowlers did not finish the job either and only took 04 wickets. Against other teams, including Bangladesh, even if they take 04 wickets, it will not be enough.

    Probably the team combination could also be tweaked with Sami/Hammad/Abdul Rehman coming in for Fawas or Asif.

  • abid85 on April 27, 2010, 19:29 GMT

    i agree with jawana..they should have posted a total of at least 180...wickets column is also on a lower side, which is not that impressive..some how spinners made their mark and addition of hafeez in the team will boost the confidence who can play a role of third spinner..hope our performance gets better with the passage of time..bangladesh is not an easy team to defeat.

  • on April 27, 2010, 19:27 GMT

    are you kidding me? replace saeed ajmel? hes a veteran of successful t20 campaign. And how can you replace butt with khalid latif? He gave Pakistan a very strong start and fawad played well in that t20 against england in dubai.

  • Zahidsaltin on April 27, 2010, 19:26 GMT

    I have big concerns for Pakistan. They never score more than 160 in T20 matches and then expect their bowlers to do the rest. Gul not around and they got do better than this. Losing 7 wickets and scoring 160 against a team not even of a first class standard. Bangladesh is gone hammer them away. Shame

  • on April 27, 2010, 19:24 GMT

    Sunny Hassan Anwar PAKISTAN WON A WARM UP GAME! IS THIS A GOOD SIGN? BECAUSE WHENEVER THEY WIN A WARM UP GAME OF A TOURNAMENT, THEY DO NOTHING IN THE TOURNAMENT! WHEN THEY LOSE WARM-UPS: THEY WIN THE WC : 1992 & 2009!

  • on April 27, 2010, 19:20 GMT

    @ Jawana: DROPPING SAEED AJMAL WOULD BE THE WORST DECISION TAKEN IN THE HISTORY OF PAKISTAN CRICKET SINCE HE'S FROMING A MAGNIFICENT SPIN BOWLING "JODI" WITH SHAHID AFRIDI! THEY CONTAIN A LOT OF RUNS AND TAKE WICKETS AT REGULAR INTERVALS! AND THAT'S WHY THEY WERE TWO OF THE HIGHEST WICKET TAKERS IN 2009 T20 WC! (" KALLIS' WICKET IN THE T20 WC SEMI-FINAL: A HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE WICKET")

  • on April 27, 2010, 19:11 GMT

    OH PAKISTAN WON IT'S WARM UP GAME: NOT A GOOD SIGN! WHANEVER THEY WIN WARM UP GAMES, THEY MESS UP THEIR TOURNAMENTS! (1992 WORLD - 2009 T20 WORLD CUP!) HOPE THEY'LL WIN THE T20 WORLD CUP AGAIN! INSHALLAH!

  • Stark62 on April 27, 2010, 18:52 GMT

    Hmm.......

    They should drop Salman as he is a flop in T20's and we have seen that in the previous two T20 tournaments. He should be replaced by Azam or Sami.

  • on April 27, 2010, 18:39 GMT

    They should open with Hammad Azam instead of Salman butt

  • Imran_Ahmed on April 27, 2010, 18:28 GMT

    I like the team combination, but Pakistan needs to make two crucial changes: Khalid Latif should play in place of Salman Butt, and Mohammad Sami should replace Mohammad Asif. With the flat tracks in WI, Asif's medium pace will be hammered. Plus Sami is an excellent fielder and can also hold the bat! Hopefully Pakistan will make these changes for the first game!

  • on April 27, 2010, 18:15 GMT

    INSHAHLAH ...Win is ours...They need to kick salman butt out and keep hamad azam instead!

  • on April 27, 2010, 18:09 GMT

    I am having a vibes that like last World Cup in West Indies this time also Pakistan will we be out of the tournament in First Round.

  • Praneeth431 on April 27, 2010, 18:07 GMT

    its jst a warm up match aganist minow...cant proceed beyond first round...

  • jawana on April 27, 2010, 17:46 GMT

    There should be two concerns for Pakistan after this warm up match: 1. They should have got 180 but couldn't do so because of sloppy batting. But, the plus point is that most of the batsmen got starts. 2. They should have taken all wickets or atleast 7-8 wickets with their strong bowling. But again they have the positive point by containing the opponent to meagre 92. Another thing is that they should replace saeed Ajmal by Hammad Azam, a young allrounder. The team should be: Kamran Akmal, Salman butt/Khalid Latif, M. Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Misbah ul Haq, Hammad Azam, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, M. Aamir, M. Asif.. And if they want an extra spinner e.g Saeed Ajmal, they should drop BUTT or Fawad...

  • 5860733 on April 27, 2010, 17:43 GMT

    WE WILL WIN T20 WORLD CUP Again.

  • on April 27, 2010, 17:35 GMT

    Champions Are Making Their Mark.Keep This Work and Retain our Cup in Home

  • on April 27, 2010, 17:29 GMT

    awesome match....its good to hear pakistan play again...and win

  • on April 27, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    o shehzaday.............................................

  • syedtariqhassan1 on April 27, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    wonderful,great bowling performance by all and asif will do well in the matches to come,the only thing is that salman butt should be dropped and in his place hammad azam should be included,that would make a very good line-up...

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  • syedtariqhassan1 on April 27, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    wonderful,great bowling performance by all and asif will do well in the matches to come,the only thing is that salman butt should be dropped and in his place hammad azam should be included,that would make a very good line-up...

  • on April 27, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    o shehzaday.............................................

  • on April 27, 2010, 17:29 GMT

    awesome match....its good to hear pakistan play again...and win

  • on April 27, 2010, 17:35 GMT

    Champions Are Making Their Mark.Keep This Work and Retain our Cup in Home

  • 5860733 on April 27, 2010, 17:43 GMT

    WE WILL WIN T20 WORLD CUP Again.

  • jawana on April 27, 2010, 17:46 GMT

    There should be two concerns for Pakistan after this warm up match: 1. They should have got 180 but couldn't do so because of sloppy batting. But, the plus point is that most of the batsmen got starts. 2. They should have taken all wickets or atleast 7-8 wickets with their strong bowling. But again they have the positive point by containing the opponent to meagre 92. Another thing is that they should replace saeed Ajmal by Hammad Azam, a young allrounder. The team should be: Kamran Akmal, Salman butt/Khalid Latif, M. Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Misbah ul Haq, Hammad Azam, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, M. Aamir, M. Asif.. And if they want an extra spinner e.g Saeed Ajmal, they should drop BUTT or Fawad...

  • Praneeth431 on April 27, 2010, 18:07 GMT

    its jst a warm up match aganist minow...cant proceed beyond first round...

  • on April 27, 2010, 18:09 GMT

    I am having a vibes that like last World Cup in West Indies this time also Pakistan will we be out of the tournament in First Round.

  • on April 27, 2010, 18:15 GMT

    INSHAHLAH ...Win is ours...They need to kick salman butt out and keep hamad azam instead!

  • Imran_Ahmed on April 27, 2010, 18:28 GMT

    I like the team combination, but Pakistan needs to make two crucial changes: Khalid Latif should play in place of Salman Butt, and Mohammad Sami should replace Mohammad Asif. With the flat tracks in WI, Asif's medium pace will be hammered. Plus Sami is an excellent fielder and can also hold the bat! Hopefully Pakistan will make these changes for the first game!