Cricket Player Manager
Page 1 of 147 1231151101 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 2203

Thread: ***Official*** Pakistan in South Africa

  1. #1
    Global Moderator nightprowler10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Madhouse on Madison
    Posts
    14,295

    ***Official*** Pakistan in South Africa

    Schedule

    6 Jan: South Africa A v Pakistanis - Kimberley
    11 Jan: 1st Test - Centurion
    19 Jan: 2nd Test - Port Elizabeth
    26 Jan: 3rd Test - Cape Town
    2 Feb: T20I - Johannesburg
    4 Feb: 1st ODI - Centurion
    7 Feb: 2nd ODI - Durban
    9 Feb: 3rd ODI - Port Elizabeth
    11 Feb: 4th ODI - Cape Town
    14 Feb: 5th ODI - Johannesburg

    Edited for easy reading
    RIP Craigos

  2. #2
    Hall of Fame Member aussie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cricket
    Posts
    16,845
    So how does this look for a Pakistan test team to South Africa:

    Imran Farhat
    Mohammad Hafeez/Yasir Hameed
    Younis Khan
    Mohammad Yousuf
    Inzamam-ul-Haq*
    Shoaib Malik
    Kamran Akmal
    Naved-ul-Hasan
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Danish Kaneria
    Mohammad Asif

    Back-ups from: Asim Kamal, Umar Gul, Shabbir Ahmed, Rehman or a back-up keeper

    Oh yes, the looks good, watch out South Africa..

  3. #3
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    55,491
    If Akhtar and Asif play, I dare say SA may not exactly put out the pitches they have so far vs. India.

    Fair enough SA have a gun fast bowling attack, and Pakistan aren't known for playing bounce and movement well, but SA's batsman bar Kallis and to an extent Boucher are pretty bad as well.
    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

  4. #4
    Hall of Fame Member TT Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    .
    Posts
    16,588
    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    So how does this look for a Pakistan test team to South Africa:

    Imran Farhat
    Mohammad Hafeez/Yasir Hameed
    Younis Khan
    Mohammad Yousuf
    Inzamam-ul-Haq*
    Shoaib Malik
    Kamran Akmal
    Naved-ul-Hasan
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Danish Kaneria
    Mohammad Asif

    Back-ups from: Asim Kamal, Umar Gul, Shabbir Ahmed, Rehman or a back-up keeper

    Oh yes, the looks good, watch out South Africa..
    Drop Farhat, ok at home but I don't fancy his flirtagious attitude having much success. Also Gul ahead of Rana for me.


  5. #5
    U19 Captain
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    earth
    Posts
    636
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    If Akhtar and Asif play, I dare say SA may not exactly put out the pitches they have so far vs. India.

    Fair enough SA have a gun fast bowling attack, and Pakistan aren't known for playing bounce and movement well, but SA's batsman bar Kallis and to an extent Boucher are pretty bad as well.
    thats exactly what i was thinking, it would be stupid for s africa to give pakistan the pitches they gave india, pakistani pace attack is more likely to use th conditions againts s africa then india

    but surely they cant have flat batting wickets??? and def not spinning wickets since kaneria> any safrican spin bowler

    S africa will have to strike the right balance, i think thier best bet is seaming pitches, which only asif really utilizes to perfection, shoaib and rana rely more on swing and bounce

  6. #6
    International Regular Beleg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    3,438
    My ideal Pakistani XI for tests would be,

    Yasir Hameed
    Mohammad Hafeez
    Inzi
    Younus
    Yousuf
    Shoaib Malik
    Kamran Akmal
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Umer Gul
    Mohammad Asif
    Danesh Kaneria (on probation)

    Personally, I am really looking forward to the contest. The Pakistani middle-order ought to handle whatever pitches South Africa might come up with. (on paper, at least). This is also a chance of Inzi (and Yousuf) to improve his/their record(s) against SA in SA.

  7. #7
    Global Moderator Fusion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    11,556
    Can't wait for this series! I hope every Pakistani team member/official is watching the current Ind/SA series. They should be busy taking notes.

    Any predictions?

  8. #8
    International Coach PhoenixFire's Avatar
    Curveball Champion!
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Bitch please, I'm from West Yorkshire
    Posts
    14,988
    Pakistan to win both series (ODI and Test).
    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    1) Had double pneumonia as a kid, as did my twin sis. Doctors told my parents to pray that we lived through the night. Dad said **** off, I'm an atheist, you ****s better save my kids, etc. Then prayed anyway.

  9. #9
    Cricketer Of The Year Turbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,558
    IMO Pakistan, unlike India, will certainly put up a great fight in the ODIs...

    ODIs: 3-2 for RSA

    Tests: 1-0 for Pakistan

  10. #10
    RTDAS pasag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Looking for milksteak
    Posts
    31,678
    The ODI's will be great. Can't decide who will win tbh. Pakistan will easily take out the Test series though.
    Rest In Peace Craigos
    2003-2012

  11. #11
    Global Moderator nightprowler10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Madhouse on Madison
    Posts
    14,295
    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad16
    S africa will have to strike the right balance, i think thier best bet is seaming pitches, which only asif really utilizes to perfection, shoaib and rana rely more on swing and bounce
    You could make a case for Gul as well as Asif to be able to use seaming wickets. Akhtar can do well enough on any pitch, really. Despite my dislike of the man, I believe he is a very good, thinking cricketer, and would probably be successful to a point even if he was a medium pacer.

  12. #12
    Global Moderator nightprowler10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Madhouse on Madison
    Posts
    14,295
    Quote Originally Posted by pasag
    The ODI's will be great. Can't decide who will win tbh. Pakistan will easily take out the Test series though.
    Pakistan have a good chance of taking the tests if Akhtar and Asif play, not sure about the easy part.

  13. #13
    Global Moderator nightprowler10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Madhouse on Madison
    Posts
    14,295
    Quote Originally Posted by Beleg
    My ideal Pakistani XI for tests would be,

    Yasir Hameed
    Mohammad Hafeez
    Inzi
    Younus
    Yousuf
    Shoaib Malik
    Kamran Akmal
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Umer Gul
    Mohammad Asif
    Danesh Kaneria (on probation)

    Personally, I am really looking forward to the contest. The Pakistani middle-order ought to handle whatever pitches South Africa might come up with. (on paper, at least). This is also a chance of Inzi (and Yousuf) to improve his/their record(s) against SA in SA.
    Pretty much agreed on your lineup, except the middle order should be Younis, Yousuf and Inzi, in that order. Kaneria bowled real well against West Indies, IMO. Although in case he keeps performing the way he did against England, perhaps we should give Rehman a chance in tests?

  14. #14
    State Captain haroon510's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    california united states
    Posts
    1,627
    i think they should make the pitches for fast bowlers for a compative cricket. asif, akhter, gul from pakistan and pollock, nitini, nel from SA. in this competition who ever of these bowlers pick more wickets could win the test match for his team.i think pakistan shoud pick gul in place of navid in test matches. they should keep gul of tests while play one day matches with navid.
    i can't predict any thing since these two teams are unpredictable. no one knew that SA would perform this way the way they are performing in the first test against India. i thought it would be one way match with Sa wining everything.

  15. #15
    U19 Cricketer gunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    439
    i would play this team

    if pakistan use 8 batsman combination

    hafeez
    hameed
    younis
    yousuf
    inzi
    iqbal/malik
    razzaq
    akmal
    shoaib
    asif
    danish

    if pak use 7 batsman combination

    hafeez
    hameed
    younis
    yousuf
    inzi
    iqbal/malik
    akmal
    shoaib
    danish
    asif
    shabbir/gul

    i would prefer the 7 batsman combination cos then pakistan easily match Sa in bowling if not better them,

    but on the other hand,
    pakistan batting is quite weak and 8 batsmen could be the safe option

Page 1 of 147 1231151101 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Group A - Australia, South Africa, Scotland, Holland
    By James in forum World Cup 2007
    Replies: 1103
    Last Post: 28-03-2007, 04:07 AM
  2. South Africa - most over-rated team?
    By Craig in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 100
    Last Post: 20-06-2006, 11:28 AM
  3. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-09-2005, 12:50 AM
  4. *Daily Blast TV* England in South Africa!
    By Mr Mxyzptlk in forum CW Cricket Media Coverage
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-01-2005, 06:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •