And can the mods please sticky this!!!!!
Come on Fusion do your job.
Pakistan will win a test. (or come very close to winning a test at least)
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I'd love for Pakistan to give the saffers a bloody nose at some stage, but I struggle to see it happening. The pitches will be unlikely to offer too much for Ajmal, and Pakistan's batting remains a little shaky in the longer form of the game (though obviously will provide a far sterner challenge than the kiwi's, which might work in their favour if SA's bowlers go into the series underdone).
Still am really looking forward to the series.
Reckon Pakistan will get hammered personally; they don't have the side for these conditions at all despite people for some reason always assuming they have a great fasting bowling lineup. I'm in line for a tasting giving South Africa do randomly like to drop home Tests but I reckon it'll be 3-0.
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
Umar Gul is exactly the sort of bowler I could see sparking a hilarious, inexplicable and decisive 1st innings collapse, tbf.
do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
who's going to make the violins?
SA are probably stronger with the bat now though, and as you said, you've taken into account the fact SA randomly drop hope tests, and that is what the Port Elizabeth loss was.
I think bowling wise we are not that far off from SA.
The batting though............................................ .................................................. .................................................. ..............
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Irfan is 7 1, bloke is going to be a handful on that alone
2-1 SA, they'll drop a random test somewhere along the line. Even Sri Lanka won a test here.
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As much as people rave about Amir being such a gun I thought Asif was significantly better. He could toy with the batsman seaming the ball around at will
Yeah he is the main difference, hence why I said "that much different". He is better than anyone Pakistan currently has, but an injured Akhtar, and a Sami may cancel out his difference.
I don't know. I do think Pak have the bowling to win a test. But I don't think they will win a test.
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