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    when Afridi was captain did he try to get Fawad in the team?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Fawad featured quite regularly under Afridi.I would even go on to say that he was one of Afridi's favorite players.He wanted to take him to the WC,but apparently the selection committee had other ideas,and it's not difficult to see why.

    He has played almost 30 ODIs for us,and is yet to cement a place in the team.It's down to nothing but his inability to reproduce his First Class form at the international stage.Also,his strike rate doesn't help matters.With the pace ODIs today are played,Fawad's strike rate is below par.Also,he is physically incapable of hitting the big shots.You can be as good a strike rotater as you want,but you need to be able to play the big shots every now and then.But Fawad just cannot do that.

    He would be a decent choice for test matches,but only as a backup to Asad,Azhar,and even Umar.

    Fawad Alam is a decent player.But he is by no means the next coming of Bradman as the original post would have you believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post
    Fawad featured quite regularly under Afridi.I would even go on to say that he was one of Afridi's favorite players.He wanted to take him to the WC,but apparently the selection committee had other ideas,and it's not difficult to see why.

    He has played almost 30 ODIs for us,and is yet to cement a place in the team.It's down to nothing but his inability to reproduce his First Class form at the international stage.Also,his strike rate doesn't help matters.With the pace ODIs today are played,Fawad's strike rate is below par.Also,he is physically incapable of hitting the big shots.You can be as good a strike rotater as you want,but you need to be able to play the big shots every now and then.But Fawad just cannot do that.

    He would be a decent choice for test matches,but only as a backup to Asad,Azhar,and even Umar.

    Fawad Alam is a decent player.But he is by no means the next coming of Bradman as the original post would have you believe.
    I think he should play ahead of Azhar and Asad. Pak needs someone in middle order who can rotate strike. I wouldn't mind if misbah comes in at 6-7 and mostly plays as a captain in ODI as long as he can keep players together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post
    Fawad featured quite regularly under Afridi.I would even go on to say that he was one of Afridi's favorite players.He wanted to take him to the WC,but apparently the selection committee had other ideas,and it's not difficult to see why.

    He has played almost 30 ODIs for us,and is yet to cement a place in the team.It's down to nothing but his inability to reproduce his First Class form at the international stage.Also,his strike rate doesn't help matters.With the pace ODIs today are played,Fawad's strike rate is below par.Also,he is physically incapable of hitting the big shots.You can be as good a strike rotater as you want,but you need to be able to play the big shots every now and then.But Fawad just cannot do that.

    He would be a decent choice for test matches,but only as a backup to Asad,Azhar,and even Umar.

    Fawad Alam is a decent player.But he is by no means the next coming of Bradman as the original post would have you believe.
    What the HELL are you talking about? Form? Hahahaha he averages 37 in ODI and 41 in tests, how is that not team-worthy? His strike rate is also 73 so how is any of that an issue?!
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    Vinod Kambli still averages 54. Maybe India should bring him in as Dravid's replacement.

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    Kambli was never a hard worker and didn't put the effort in. Can't say the same about Fawad.
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    Yeah, look, it gives me a pain deep inside my uterus to admit it, but it's Ajmal until such time as we get a working throwing law again.
    Never in a million years would I have thought Brumby to admit this!!!!!!

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    I was responding to his 'he averages xyz' argument.If we're going to go by averages,then there are batsman in Pakistan who should be ahead of Fawad in the pecking order.But going by averages is the wrong way.I don't want to sound like i hate Fawad,because i don't.He's a decent batsman,but there is no way in hell that he is as good as slowfinger makes him out to be.

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    From what he has achieved, he deserves a chance in the team.

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    he is the man I make him out the be... He just, isn't very 'boom boom'

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    omg guys, I just had the weirdest dream... Pakistan was playing a test and we needed like 300 more to win... Alam scored I think 114 to save us the match and everyone was posting about him here... Im scared now...

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    I hope that comes true.

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    As I wasn't properly following Pakistan cricket back then, what was the thinking behind his dropping in 2009?

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    He was dropped in 2010.After the SA series if im not wrong.

    He was dropped because he was isn't good enough for the ODI format.Simple.Doesn't pack enough muscle.

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    Curious

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    Because Malil was SO MUCH Better... why in tests aswell?

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