Originally Posted by kyear2
On due reflection if Abbas is batting at 6, might replace him with Mushtaq Mohammad. Gives the team that 5th bowler they need and doesn't hurt the batting that much.
The sixth spot is always the hardest. For Pakistan I decided the four main bowlers were enough, while for India I went Mankad over better batsman in Hazare/Laxman.
For Pakistan, I feel as though Imran, Wasim and Qadir are very durable bowlers. If necessary Abbas, Younis Khan and Hanif Mohammad can bowl an over or two if the situation ever arrived.
Definitely the fifth bowling spot is weaker compared to say the West Indies and Australia lineups, but I felt Pakistan needed the extra batting to give them a very realistic chance of beating any of the other teams.