i bet they faild the test and to cover it up they made this excuase.
why didn't they pick shabbir instead of sami any ways ?
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Exclusion of Akhtar and Asif leave Pakistan bowling department the weakest among the eight major teams.Sami's inclusion is going to boost mrale of opponents, including the minnows.Pakistan have just 5 specialist bowlers in Anjum,Rana,Gul,Danish and Sami, of which 2 in Danish and Sami completely crap.Rest of the bowling will depend on bits and pieces players like Malik,Azhar ,Hafeez and Arafat who can both bat and bowl a little bit.Afridi though is a useful spinner in ODI.
I think if Pak bat second, then most of time they will be chasing 325-350 + score, don't see any hope for my nice neighbours.
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Is hard to pass judgement on Rana, he sometimes bowls good but sometimes is just terrible.Anjum is a medicre pacer who just try to dry up the runs by sticking to steady line and length.
I think its pretty evident that Asif and Akthar have failed in the dope test, and its ridiculous how they are making such lame excuses to hide the truth.
Anyways when Asif could manage to play in the odi's in South Africa with "his so called elbow injury", then its hard to digest how he can't manage to play in the world cup with the same elbow problems.
Ban them for life ffs.
Farewell Akhtar IMO. He's not going to make it to another world cup. He showed potential to be a very destructive very quick bowler and fulfilled that but so far his whole career has been barred by drugs, scandal and his lack of team effort.
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