View Poll Results: Pakistan's Best All-Rounder

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  • Shahid Afridi

    15 55.56%
  • Azhar Mahmood

    0 0%
  • Adbur Razzaq

    2 7.41%
  • Shoaib Malik

    8 29.63%
  • Mohammad Hafeez

    1 3.70%
  • Yasir Arafat

    0 0%
  • Sohail Tanvir

    1 3.70%
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    World's Greatest All-Rounder - Poll 5 - Pakistan

    I will do a series of polls, 1 for each test playing nation (now including Zim and Bangla + a combined associates poll) to see who you believe is the best all rounder of that country. I will then place all of the poll winners in another poll, to determine who the worlds best all-rounder is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    I will do a series of polls, 1 for each test playing nation (now including Zim and Bangla + a combined associates poll) to see who you believe is the best all rounder of that country. I will then place all of the poll winners in another poll, to determine who the worlds best all-rounder is.

    This poll will end in 1 week.
    Next Poll: Pakistan
    I vote for .......

    He is easily the best of the "lot"

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    lol, Pakistan doesn't have many decent all-rounders

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    lol, Pakistan doesn't have many decent all-rounders


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    Once again, impossible. Afridi and Mahmood are both rubbish, Razzaq has retired and hasn't really been an all-rounder anyway for years, Tanvar is barely into the picture, Arafat is an all-rounder about as much as Mark Ealham (though a massively inferior bowler), and Shoaib Malik isn't really that good a bowler, though a very fine top-order batsman.

    If I had to vote for one, I'd probably go for Mahmood, which shows how you're scraping the barrel.
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    Surely, Afridi here. His bowling has really come on in the last two years or so. And he does average mid-30s in tests with the bat, remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Once again, impossible. Afridi and Mahmood are both rubbish, Razzaq has retired and hasn't really been an all-rounder anyway for years, Tanvar is barely into the picture, Arafat is an all-rounder about as much as Mark Ealham (though a massively inferior bowler), and Shoaib Malik isn't really that good a bowler, though a very fine top-order batsman.

    If I had to vote for one, I'd probably go for Mahmood, which shows how you're scraping the barrel.
    Scraped the barrel in the Afridi direction personally. Good talent in both areas which edged it for me, no real all rounders here though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Surely, Afridi here. His bowling has really come on in the last two years or so. And he does average mid-30s in tests with the bat, remember.
    I've explained hundreds of times, though, why said Test average is a misnomer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I've explained hundreds of times, though, why said Test average is a misnomer.
    So, explain one more time, please

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    Because Afridi will routinely get dropped after just a couple of poor Tests, meaning that, where most would fail quite a lot and have the average come down, Afridi retains the high average until he next gets picked, when he will either have a few big innings and get the average to go up again, or fail and probably be dropped right away.

    There is no way on Earth a Test average of 37 (or whatever it currently is) is an accurate reflection of Afridi's ability. It hopelessly flatters him.

    Had he played over a longer period I'd imagine his average would be closer to 25. What would be preferable, obviously, is for him not to have played at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Because Afridi will routinely get dropped after just a couple of poor Tests, meaning that, where most would fail quite a lot and have the average come down, Afridi retains the high average until he next gets picked, when he will either have a few big innings and get the average to go up again, or fail and probably be dropped right away.

    There is no way on Earth a Test average of 37 (or whatever it currently is) is an accurate reflection of Afridi's ability. It hopelessly flatters him.

    Had he played over a longer period I'd imagine his average would be closer to 25. What would be preferable, obviously, is for him not to have played at all.
    thats just guesswork though isnt it?
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    Not really, no, it's logical deduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Because Afridi will routinely get dropped after just a couple of poor Tests, meaning that, where most would fail quite a lot and have the average come down, Afridi retains the high average until he next gets picked, when he will either have a few big innings and get the average to go up again, or fail and probably be dropped right away.

    There is no way on Earth a Test average of 37 (or whatever it currently is) is an accurate reflection of Afridi's ability. It hopelessly flatters him.

    Had he played over a longer period I'd imagine his average would be closer to 25. What would be preferable, obviously, is for him not to have played at all.
    Agreed,no bits & pieces player in last 10 years has disturbed Pakistan cricket team's combination like Afridi & Abdul Razzaq have done.

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