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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    There are no young batsmen in the squad who aren't already established at test level, the bowlers are also the standard test bowlers, this tour should've been about development, not consolidation and continuity.
    Nah Zimbabwe away is a potential bananaskin for a team that hasn't played a lot of Test cricket recently as we saw at times last time Pakistan toured. They don't have a packed schedule so going full strength was the right call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Nah Zimbabwe away is a potential bananaskin for a team that hasn't played a lot of Test cricket recently as we saw at times last time Pakistan toured. They don't have a packed schedule so going full strength was the right call.
    hmm, perhaps, but I still think it's unforgivable to pick failing older batsmen at the expense of young prospects who were performing at FC level on a Zim tour
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Nah Zimbabwe away is a potential bananaskin for a team that hasn't played a lot of Test cricket recently as we saw at times last time Pakistan toured. They don't have a packed schedule so going full strength was the right call.
    Indeed, never sure why people talk about youngsters, if they fail, which is quite possible with a couple of decent seamers for Zim, then that's poor, if they succeed it'll be "oh it's only against Zim". Pick your best team unless you are playing an exorbitant amount of matches and certain guys need resting. I'd say Pakistani's pace bowling is pretty exciting too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Indeed, never sure why people talk about youngsters, if they fail, which is quite possible with a couple of decent seamers for Zim, then that's poor, if they succeed it'll be "oh it's only against Zim". Pick your best team unless you are playing an exorbitant amount of matches and certain guys need resting. I'd say Pakistani's pace bowling is pretty exciting too.
    Same could be said of the likes of Faisal Iqbal, would rather see young talent that is untested at international level given a go than this ****


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    Faisal Iqbal is a terrible selection but that has little to do with his age or the opposition and everything to do with the fact that he's a proven failure with a modest domestic record who the selectors jump at any excuse to select. He's just not very good.

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    Not too keen on Manzoor and Adnan Akmal ahead of Umar Akmal either tbh, but I can understand the selectors picking a full strength team after the SA tour though now that I think about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    There are no young batsmen in the squad who aren't already established at test level, the bowlers are also the standard test bowlers, this tour should've been about development, not consolidation and continuity.


    should have liked the post back then but my then I had selected this already and moved on to the next page
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Rahat Ali is another left-armer, right? Anyone ever played an attack of three left arm quicks before?
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    Pakistan themselves did it in the Champions Trophy, but I don't know about tests.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Rahat is a decent prospect. But he does have the habit of bowling **** a few times in the over.

    Really want to see Talha and Sadaf playing a test.
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    Is Sadaf his real name, or just something people told him to do so much he just accepted it

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    after another player boycott Zimbabwe is settled again, the country really is in a shambles cricketwise though
    Last edited by Maximas; 16-08-2013 at 07:49 PM.

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    ZC treat their players like crap and their finances, corruption and incomptence will continue to see player boycotts in the future.

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    absolutely, not saying it's the players fault at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Is Sadaf his real name, or just something people told him to do so much he just accepted it
    His name is probably the biggest reason he doesn't get selected

    It is like a guy in the West named Jane

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