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Thread: Pakistan's Captaincy: Inzamam or Younis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    Cricinfo recently published an editorial on Pakistan's captaincy conundrum, specifically whether the captain should be Inzamam-ul-Haq or Younis Khan.

    Captaincy to Inzamam
    ~ served Pakistan well thus far and is likely to depart after the World Cup anyways
    ~ has expressed his refusal to play without captaincy
    ~ his place in the one-day side is more certain that Younis'

    Captaincy to Younis
    ~ age and energy on his side ... fitness isn't an issue for him as it is for Inzamam
    ~ has evolved as a batsman in recent times and taken greater responsibility
    ~ perhaps doesn't have the aura of Inzamam but is a popular captain

    So who should be captain? Take your pick.
    Well Younis shouldn't even be in the ODI team, so that rules him out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Mohammad Yousuf, on the day of this post, was 31yrs 218days old.
    Meh, techniqalities.
    After the world cup he will be 32 or 33 and IMO thats no time for a captain to be taking over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Well Younis shouldn't even be in the ODI team, so that rules him out there.
    Ho Ho, I thought you were Younis Khan's firm believer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armadillo
    Meh, techniqalities.
    After the world cup he will be 32 or 33 and IMO thats no time for a captain to be taking over.
    Michael Brearley was 34 before he even made his debut, was 35 when appointed captain.
    I agree that he'll probably not be best served taking over the captaincy, but I'd not be surprised if he played in WC2011.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Armadillo
    Ho Ho, I thought you were Younis Khan's firm believer.
    I find Younis Khan a very, very fine Test player.
    I find him a very poor ODI player.
    That confuses many people who get the game-forms mixed-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Michael Brearley was 34 before he even made his debut, was 35 when appointed captain.
    I agree that he'll probably not be best served taking over the captaincy, but I'd not be surprised if he played in WC2011.
    TBH I think he'll do an Anwar and fizzle out. Towards the end of his career Anwar concentrated on religion rather than cricket and this affected his performance.
    Also his performances are such that he should get dropped before long.

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    Anwar had the tragedy of the death of his young daughter, though - Anwar was always a Muslim, just turned more deeply to it after personal loss, though.
    His knees also went at about 33-34, like Vaughan's appear to be doing now.
    People've accused Mushtaq of concentrating too much on religion and not enough on cricket, too, and BTSOT he's still bowling as well as ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    I find Younis Khan a very, very fine Test player.
    I find him a very poor ODI player.
    That confuses many people who get the game-forms mixed-up.
    Well I find Younis Khan to be a very, very fine test player against select opposition like India and the minnows. From the most i have heard of him against opposition such as Australia or England, he mysteriously loses his form. So I would still wait to rate him a good test cricketer per se, this rules him out for captaincy. I agree about him being a poor ODI player, so that rules him out of there too. The funny part is I consider him to be a much better tactician/strategician (if there is a word) than Inzy. I find Younis to be a much better man manager too. Furthermore I find that he is more vocal on the field than the morose Inzy and especially when the team is down I see that his constant chatter injects energy into an otherwise morose outfit. Hence this makes it so confusing to choose between either, Well unless he can pick his game against the likes of Aus and Eng, I will stick with he is not a captaincy material yet.

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    What, prey, was wrong with this one?
    Or, for that matter, this one?
    Younis since 2004\05 has performed against everyone he's faced - except England in 2005\06 where he missed a Test for personal reasons, and even then he did OK.
    And, really, he was only poor on 1 occasion pre-2002\03 - in West Indies.
    Younis has always looked like becoming a good Test player - just, in 2002\03, he had a small setback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    What, prey, was wrong with this one?
    Or, for that matter, this one?
    Younis since 2004\05 has performed against everyone he's faced - except England in 2005\06 where he missed a Test for personal reasons, and even then he did OK.
    And, really, he was only poor on 1 occasion pre-2002\03 - in West Indies.
    Younis has always looked like becoming a good Test player - just, in 2002\03, he had a small setback.
    Wow thats an interesting stat, I guess he is doing good of late against Aus and Eng too. Well then he is a definite better alternative at least in tests.

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