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    Pakistan vs India will be an epic match

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    Will be interesting expect india and pakistan to struggle on bouncy pitches.
    India and australia through,though if their was a full windies side,who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brockley View Post
    Will be interesting expect india and pakistan to struggle on bouncy pitches.India and australia through,though if their was a full windies side,who knows.
    Pakistan wont be struggling with bounce, cuz Imran Nazir, Umer & Kamran Akmal are good players of flat & bouncy tracks
    for Pakistan will be through, Aus will be the other side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naumaan View Post
    Pakistan wont be struggling with bounce, cuz Imran Nazir, Umer & Kamran Akmal are good players of flat & bouncy tracks
    for Pakistan will be through, Aus will be the other side
    Haha, mate I seriously hope your team isn't depending on those guys to pull you through, because in most conditions they are pretty average batsmen, if I were a Pakistani fan, I would be hoping and expecting experienced guys like Younis and Yousuf to lead the way on Saffie pitches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    Haha, mate I seriously hope your team isn't depending on those guys to pull you through, because in most conditions they are pretty average batsmen, if I were a Pakistani fan, I would be hoping and expecting experienced guys like Younis and Yousuf to lead the way on Saffie pitches.
    well lets see what happens
    i think they are pretty good in those conditions
    unless pitches are green top which is not ideal situatioin for ODI matches

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    Haha, mate I seriously hope your team isn't depending on those guys to pull you through, because in most conditions they are pretty average batsmen, if I were a Pakistani fan, I would be hoping and expecting experienced guys like Younis and Yousuf to lead the way on Saffie pitches.
    If its a flat bouncy track watch out for Imran Nazir though he will give you a chance agreed on Akmal he only plays if the ball bounces below knee height Akmal jr could be the surprise package.

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    ^^ Akmal jr scored 3 hundreds in AUS so i dont think he would be much troubled in SA and in SA wickets conditions are better than AUS specially in ODI's with good even bounce..I think Nazir will enjoy the true bounce of the wickets as he is pretty good at cut shot and not bad player of pull shot, he just needs to realize to not to attempt those strokes (specially pull) on every short ball.

    I liked the idea of using Afridi @ 4, if he carries on with the maturity that he has shown in last few T20 inning, this can be Pakistan's Master Stroke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouncer View Post
    ^^ Akmal jr scored 3 hundreds in AUS so i dont think he would be much troubled in SA and in SA wickets conditions are better than AUS specially in ODI's with good even bounce..I think Nazir will enjoy the true bounce of the wickets as he is pretty good at cut shot and not bad player of pull shot, he just needs to realize to not to attempt those strokes (specially pull) on every short ball.

    I liked the idea of using Afridi @ 4, if he carries on with the maturity that he has shown in last few T20 inning, this can be Pakistan's Master Stroke.
    i also do think that if pakistan has to win matches, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmel, Umer Akmel, Afridi & Rana will have to score runs

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    I guess Gambhir is coming back to the squad .... a line up like the one below would make sense for the first two grp games

    - Tendulkar
    - Gambhir
    - Dravid
    - UV
    - Dhoni
    - Raina
    - Bhajji
    - Praveen
    - Mishra
    - Ishant
    - Nehra

    YP hasn't done much at #7 so it won't be a bad idea to play 5 bowlers, esp with the top 5 batsmen like that in the side!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naumaan View Post
    Pakistan wont be struggling with bounce, cuz Imran Nazir, Umer & Kamran Akmal are good players of flat & bouncy tracks
    for Pakistan will be through, Aus will be the other side
    good players to get 20-30 odd runs?!

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    The Indians are off to South Africa now. The batting is in good form right now, and the trick is to get the most out of the top six, so that they don't depend on the seventh batsman. Gautam Gambhir is fully fit, so that's good news.

    Dhoni says that the fielding standards have gone down, which is a rather disturbing revelation. We don't have any sluggish fielders, except Dravid and Nehra, at worst. They don't have all the areas covered- each fielder is brilliant in some areas but have been found wanting in some other aspects. Sometimes, the way the fielding resources are used can also have an impact, and the way India's fielding resources are used is often questionable. They can help a lot by cutting out the singles, to less than 50% of runs conceded.

    He also goes on to say that the change seamer has it a lot harder than the opening bowlers, as he's always bowling at (often) set batsmen and in the final overs. He's a target for a whole lot of big hits. Ishant has had to adapt a little to it, so he 'hopes for the best'. The real problem is that he's the top bowler in the team, and we don't know if he can be 'sacrificed' here. Either way, he needs to get back to bowling at 140k regularly.
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    I guess Gambhir is coming back to the squad .... a line up like the one below would make sense for the first two grp games...YP hasn't done much at #7 so it won't be a bad idea to play 5 bowlers, esp with the top 5 batsmen like that in the side!
    That's not a bad idea now. The bowling appears to be a weakness, and the part-time bowling in the middle-overs, is a big weakness. They need five proper bowlers throughout the series to maintain the pressure, so that wickets keep falling and there's not much left to fire in the final overs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ret View Post
    I guess Gambhir is coming back to the squad .... a line up like the one below would make sense for the first two grp games

    - Tendulkar
    - Gambhir
    - Dravid
    - UV
    - Dhoni
    - Raina
    - Bhajji
    - Praveen
    - Mishra
    - Ishant
    - Nehra

    YP hasn't done much at #7 so it won't be a bad idea to play 5 bowlers, esp with the top 5 batsmen like that in the side!
    You are right about YP but I would play Nayyar there.. His bowling might be useful there and he is a good batsman, a bit like Robin Singh.. suited to #7... Mishra would be gr8 in the side but with Bhajji doing well, he will have to wait for his chance, unfortunately.
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    My money is on Nazir and Umer Akmal in the batting department....good players of bouncy tracks...

    BTW.....Gul and Asif duo would be great to watch..........last time saw them really get going was in the legendary Oval Test.....lol

    I will be honest to myself this time....Pakistan and WI, are the 2 iffy ones for me.....but recently the Indians had trouble against the "short stuff" as well......

    For Pak as usual it will be an unpredictable series... too many questions are unanswered about this team right....Umer Akmal? Asif's come back......? Nazir back in ODI and possibly openning with Akmal....? Whether Mo Yo will be part of Pak's middle order....? Is Misbah still a go ahead for the playing 11? Is Afridi going to get anything out of these pitches for his bowling? How many catches Akmal will let go this time around?

    Like i said...too many questions..........i hope they don't lose to WI? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post

    Dhoni says that the fielding standards have gone down, which is a rather disturbing revelation. We don't have any sluggish fielders, except Dravid and Nehra, at worst.
    You forget to add, RP Singh, Sachin, Ishant Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Praveen Kumar and Bhaji.

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    This could be a weird group, with Aus/Pak/Ind each winning one against each other and then it coming down to run rate.

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