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    Another chance for Afridi, what PCB selector's are trying to prove?

    He can't properly bat, he can't bowl either, he has been a failure all his life, why the hell are PCB selectors bringing him back for such an important Indo_pak series?

    I am not degrading him because Afridi is a Pak cricketer, the fact is that he's just useless, he recently toured India and was captain of Pak A team and he was horrible with both bat and bowl.Now if he can;t perform against Indian junior players, then how the hell is he going to perform against one of the best team in the world?????

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    a test batting average of 32.50, coupled with a bowling average of 31.47 with an econmy of 2.97 is hardly a failure! quiet respectable acutally!

    have a look at shaun pollock...some ppl consider him one of the best all-rounders in the world... batting average of 34.55, bowling average of 21.14 and economy of 2.30


    afridi's strike rate: 63.3
    Pollocks: 55.1

    so the only real difference worth mentioning is that afridi conceedes 10 more runs per wicket! compared to some1 that is considered brilliant, that is quiet a respectable record!

    so i think that it's proven that he HAS NOT been a failure all his life....and many ppl seem to forget,that he is only 23 years of age, and has managed to play 14 tests and 176 ODI matches....a GREAT achievement... How many 23 year olds out there have acheived thiS?


    I agree,his one day record isn't great, but he has the potential to turn a game on it's head... He can win a match single handedly...with a bat in his hand,or a ball... He has passion, spirit and all other things a team needs

    With a bit more application, he'll b unstoppable
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    Originally posted by deeps
    he is only 23 years of age
    In thoery anyway.
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    So he may not be 23 Liam?
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    Originally posted by deeps
    a test batting average of 32.50, coupled with a bowling average of 31.47 with an econmy of 2.97 is hardly a failure! quiet respectable acutally!

    have a look at shaun pollock...some ppl consider him one of the best all-rounders in the world... batting average of 34.55, bowling average of 21.14 and economy of 2.30


    afridi's strike rate: 63.3
    Pollocks: 55.1

    so the only real difference worth mentioning is that afridi conceedes 10 more runs per wicket! compared to some1 that is considered brilliant, that is quiet a respectable record!

    so i think that it's proven that he HAS NOT been a failure all his life....and many ppl seem to forget,that he is only 23 years of age, and has managed to play 14 tests and 176 ODI matches....a GREAT achievement... How many 23 year olds out there have acheived thiS?


    I agree,his one day record isn't great, but he has the potential to turn a game on it's head... He can win a match single handedly...with a bat in his hand,or a ball... He has passion, spirit and all other things a team needs

    With a bit more application, he'll b unstoppable

    see thats the problem, the dude has no application or control...he just wants to hit every ball out of the park and thats why he will never succeed at test match level against quality bowling attacks and particularly on dodgy pitches.
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    He has a better record against India :rolleyes:

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    Originally posted by deeps
    a test batting average of 32.50, coupled with a bowling average of 31.47 with an econmy of 2.97 is hardly a failure! quiet respectable acutally!

    have a look at shaun pollock...some ppl consider him one of the best all-rounders in the world... batting average of 34.55, bowling average of 21.14 and economy of 2.30


    afridi's strike rate: 63.3
    Pollocks: 55.1

    so the only real difference worth mentioning is that afridi conceedes 10 more runs per wicket! compared to some1 that is considered brilliant, that is quiet a respectable record!

    so i think that it's proven that he HAS NOT been a failure all his life....and many ppl seem to forget,that he is only 23 years of age, and has managed to play 14 tests and 176 ODI matches....a GREAT achievement... How many 23 year olds out there have acheived thiS?


    I agree,his one day record isn't great, but he has the potential to turn a game on it's head... He can win a match single handedly...with a bat in his hand,or a ball... He has passion, spirit and all other things a team needs

    With a bit more application, he'll b unstoppable
    The very point is he's had less application recently (last couple of years) than he used to.
    He was never the most consistent player in The World, but recently he's just been woeful and nothing else.
    I have always believed he is very talented and surely he can do better than he gives himself credit for.
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    Originally posted by deeps
    a test batting average of 32.50, coupled with a bowling average of 31.47 with an econmy of 2.97 is hardly a failure! quiet respectable acutally!

    have a look at shaun pollock...some ppl consider him one of the best all-rounders in the world... batting average of 34.55, bowling average of 21.14 and economy of 2.30


    afridi's strike rate: 63.3
    Pollocks: 55.1

    so the only real difference worth mentioning is that afridi conceedes 10 more runs per wicket! compared to some1 that is considered brilliant, that is quiet a respectable record!

    so i think that it's proven that he HAS NOT been a failure all his life....and many ppl seem to forget,that he is only 23 years of age, and has managed to play 14 tests and 176 ODI matches....a GREAT achievement... How many 23 year olds out there have acheived thiS?


    I agree,his one day record isn't great, but he has the potential to turn a game on it's head... He can win a match single handedly...with a bat in his hand,or a ball... He has passion, spirit and all other things a team needs

    With a bit more application, he'll b unstoppable
    oh this is funny stuff....u funny man...yeah u funny..i mean who would have thought pollock and afridi....come on get out really...good stuff.
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    Re: Another chance for Afridi, what PCB selector's are trying to prove?

    Originally posted by ajaagarkarajaaja
    He can't properly bat, he can't bowl either, he has been a failure all his life, why the hell are PCB selectors bringing him back for such an important Indo_pak series?

    I am not degrading him because Afridi is a Pak cricketer, the fact is that he's just useless, he recently toured India and was captain of Pak A team and he was horrible with both bat and bowl.Now if he can;t perform against Indian junior players, then how the hell is he going to perform against one of the best team in the world?????
    I think this is a load of bull!!
    He can be an extremely useful player as he has so much talent and strength, If you will remember

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    Originally posted by Craig
    So he may not be 23 Liam?
    You can never tell.

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    Afridi is still young though, not more then 25-26. But he never took cricket seriously, and as such people stop taking him seriously.

    Having said that his record against India is good, a century as an opening batsmen in a test match is always good. However this time Afridi will be facing much better bowling attack in the form of Balaji,Khan,Pathan and Ajit.I don't thinbk he will do much this time.
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    Re: Re: Another chance for Afridi, what PCB selector's are trying to prove?

    Originally posted by Armadillo
    I think this is a load of bull!!
    He can be an extremely useful player as he has so much talent and strength, If you will remember

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    Hmmm...handy player...but not as a batsman, more an allrounder.
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    Well on what basis have the selectors brought the greatest allrounder back? His performance against India A was poor, at domestic level he has done nothing of note, even in county match he fared poorly.

    Great injustice was done to Bazid Khan who averaged 80 in domestic matches yet was dropped from the squad for the Indian series.If the selectors were looking for an allrounder then i believe there are numerous others, Afridi should have been overlooked.

    Anyway hopefully this will be Afridi's last chnce, if he fares poorly, he should be thrown out forever.

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    Originally posted by maxpower
    oh this is funny stuff....u funny man...yeah u funny..i mean who would have thought pollock and afridi....come on get out really...good stuff.
    lol, i just randomly picked a good all-rounder and checked...and i was amazed at how similar they were! the stats speak for themselves

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    Originally posted by yohanna
    Anyway hopefully this will be Afridi's last chnce, if he fares poorly, he should be thrown out forever.
    ppl tend to forget he is 23 years old! and oozes talent...u CANNOT throw out soo much potential out fOrever...yes,maybe make him play domestic leagues for another year or two...but NEVER rule him out........

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