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Thread: Where is Place of Shahid Afridi? The biggest dilemma in Pakistani Batting!

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    Where is Place of Shahid Afridi? The biggest dilemma in Pakistani Batting!

    Thanks to his bowling performance, there is no doubt that he is an integral part of limited over versions of cricket.
    Nawabzada Shahid Khan Afridi's place as a batsman is certainly something to reconsider seriously. Whether he is fit for Lower order, Middle order or Opening batsman, is something they need to brainstorm again.
    Of course there must not be any dispute in keeping him out of Middle order batsmen list because he is not an inning builder player. He is just a destructor or constructor.
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    Now, is he fit as a Lower order batsman? is a question this post has been created for. This point needs to be understood as soon as possible. There is a huge imputed psychological impact of his position (as 7th batsman) on all upper level batsmen. Afridi is, never a doubt, the biggest hitter in the history of cricket and his being this has a lasting impact on upper level batsmen. When any of those batsmen thinks that Afridi is still there to come for batting, his own commitment is compromised, he comes in an unintentional relaxed mood and in doing so the chances of some mistake are increased and they do. Thus as far as Afridi is somewhere there in the lower order, there is no chance of a consistent performance in upper/middle order batsmen.
    Last option remains as an Opening batsman. I shall only add that if he plays as an opening batsman, the danger to Pakistani batting line up will be reduced. At least he will perform better than what he has already done as opening batsman.
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    When any of those batsmen thinks that Afridi is still there to come for batting, his own commitment is compromised, he comes in an unintentional relaxed mood and in doing so the chances of some mistake are increased and they do.
    If any of the batsmen are guilty of this, they are idiots.

    Moving on to the thread question, Afridi should come in at number 8. Nothing higher than that. Pakistan need a real all-rounder at 7 to get the stability they want in the side, and no, Hafeez is not the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.skm View Post
    they are idiots.
    I don't deny nor I confirm

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    He lives in Faisalabad doesn't he?


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    No, He is part of Karachi Domestic team, so he must be Karachian

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    He should bat at 4, open the bowling and field at 1st slip IMO. And be president.

    Greatest ever cricketer from the subcontinent

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    Quote Originally Posted by caabdul View Post
    No, He is part of Karachi Domestic team, so he must be Karachian
    Ok. So his place is in Karachi then.

    Out if interest, Afridi must be a decent age by now. How old is he?

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    In all seriousness, for all his destructiveness with the bat, I've always thought Afridi to be so hit and miss that Pakistan should consider his batting as a bit of a bonus when it comes off and not assume in structuring their side that he will score a lot of runs. His LO bowling has been very good over the years though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Ok. So his place is in Karachi then.

    Out if interest, Afridi must be a decent age by now. How old is he?
    about half as old as you

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    about half as old as you
    Nah would have retired by now if that was the case
    ankitj and Jono like this.

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    His current position is fine.

    Afridi is least of our worries.I'm more concerned about Umar Akmal's position.He needs to be pushed up the order at the earliest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post

    Afridi is least of our worries.

    Absolutely!!! I want us to correct this misconception as soon as possible.

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    Afridi is rubbish and shouldn't be in the team.
    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    about half as old as you
    22 as of yesterday?

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    Happy belated birthday burgey

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