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    [VIDEO] Umar Akmal staking another claim for selection?

    Seems to be maturing a bit this season. Less talk, more runs. Hit a hundred in the QEA Final earlier today, started off sedately then blossomed later on. He hasn't been in the news for the wrong reasons much lately, which is new. But he still looks overweight...






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    The captain of our national team which is the highest honor you can have is overweight himself, so can hardly hold that against Akmal jr. since precedent is set.

    If he's scoring the runs and not mouthing off or getting in trouble with the law, don't see why not give him a chance. But I suspect he's pretty low down the firing line and there might be other guys in consideration already over the last few seasons.

    Either way who will he replace. Asad scored his mandatory career saving ton. Babar is the golden child. Haris just came back and hasn't been horrible.

    Only way for him is with Hafeez out, Azhar opens and Akmal slots in at 4 behind Haris, or 5 behind Babar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    The captain of our national team which is the highest honor you can have is overweight himself, so can hardly hold that against Akmal jr. since precedent is set.

    If he's scoring the runs and not mouthing off or getting in trouble with the law, don't see why not give him a chance. But I suspect he's pretty low down the firing line and there might be other guys in consideration already over the last few seasons.

    Either way who will he replace. Asad scored his mandatory career saving ton. Babar is the golden child. Haris just came back and hasn't been horrible.

    Only way for him is with Hafeez out, Azhar opens and Akmal slots in at 4 behind Haris, or 5 behind Babar.
    I personally think he needs another good season without any controversies, to be in consideration once again. Losing weight would help.


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    He has a good record in Pakistan Tests and Pakistan A Tests in Australia.

    And in a week Pakistan will be in similar conditions in South Africa.

    Given that Azhar has to open with Fakhar injured, Imam mentally disintegrated and Hafeez retired, you might actually need Umar Akmal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    He has a good record in Pakistan Tests and Pakistan A Tests in Australia.

    And in a week Pakistan will be in similar conditions in South Africa.

    Given that Azhar has to open with Fakhar injured, Imam mentally disintegrated and Hafeez retired, you might actually need Umar Akmal.
    If I recall, Fakhar will be recovered in time for the series. It’s Abbas who the question mark is over. I think I’m right (hopefully lol).

    Either way I’m not sold on Fakhar the test opener, I’d like him better in the middle order, but someone has to open and it should be him.

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    I think Umar will be back in the team after Pakistan gets knocked out early in WC2019 and Inzi, Mickey getting sacked right after that.

    Sorry to be saying that, genuinely that is what I think will happen.

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    Hope he keeps his head down and works hard to recover his career somewhat

    His failure to become a fixture has to be one of the more tragic stories in Pakistan cricket because God knows how talented he actually was and what he could have achieved with a better attitude and work ethic.

    Obviously he can never go on to become what we hoped he’d be by now but hopefully he can have a renaissance.

    Good luck to Umar Akmal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_ahm View Post
    I think Umar will be back in the team after Pakistan gets knocked out early in WC2019 and Inzi, Mickey getting sacked right after that.

    Sorry to be saying that, genuinely that is what I think will happen.
    You need to add a 3rd name in sack list and you got my vote.

    At current state, PAK should get KO by 5th or 6th game in WC (before facing BD & AFG). This English coach & his two stooges have made it a complete circus- picking 6 pacers for UAE & then I suspect 4 spinners for UK.

    Imam, MoHa, Malik, Asif Butler, Sarfraz, Imad - these are 6 of 11 ODI players in UK WC!!!!!!! And, I hope they haven’t black listed Amir as well.

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    OMG..... that's the trick Pakistan team is missing ooo my UA is done and dusted He should never come back in national team. He had his chances time to move on. Keep on scoring runs in domestic and be happy, dont dream about national team.. as simple is that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Hope he keeps his head down and works hard to recover his career somewhat

    His failure to become a fixture has to be one of the more tragic stories in Pakistan cricket because God knows how talented he actually was and what he could have achieved with a better attitude and work ethic.

    Obviously he can never go on to become what we hoped he’d be by now but hopefully he can have a renaissance.

    Good luck to Umar Akmal.
    That's gibberish to him. He shouldn't be in national team.

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    Too many people make one stance on a player and then no matter how much time passes, hold steadfast in that stance regardless of said player improving or worsening over time.

    Goes for Umar Akmal fan girls as well as his most harshest critics. Can be said for many other players as well.

    If the best selectors thought like that then we would've never seen career resurgences of the likes of Amla, Steve Smith and others. Likewise Sachin would've kept playing till 2014 because he was the best once upon a time even if he wasn't by 2014.
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    What a shame and how frustating that this guy's career has gone the way it has - but there is only person to blame for that and that is himself.

    I'm not sure Mickey will want him back. Umar's best chance of a return is when Mickey leaves his role and a new coach comes in.



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    He stands no chance while Mickey is there.

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    Should be back.

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    Most talented batsman to come out pf Pakistan since last 18 years after Malik and Farhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    He has a good record in Pakistan Tests and Pakistan A Tests in Australia.

    And in a week Pakistan will be in similar conditions in South Africa.

    Given that Azhar has to open with Fakhar injured, Imam mentally disintegrated and Hafeez retired, you might actually need Umar Akmal.
    Precisely he still is one of the best batsmen in the country against pace along with Fakhar, Sharjeel, Haris, Babar and perhaps Azhar Ali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    What a shame and how frustating that this guy's career has gone the way it has - but there is only person to blame for that and that is himself.

    I'm not sure Mickey will want him back. Umar's best chance of a return is when Mickey leaves his role and a new coach comes in.
    Mickey is not the only selector here. Sarfraz and Inzimam can't ignore him if he keeps performing. ODI middle order is also very weak and Sarfraz or Mickey would want any help they can get if they see him an improved player.

    PSL is around the corner. A good PSL might help his cause. He will have every chance if he does well in PSL where Sarfraz would be his captain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Seems to be maturing a bit this season. Less talk, more runs. Hit a hundred in the QEA Final earlier today, started off sedately then blossomed later on. He hasn't been in the news for the wrong reasons much lately, which is new. But he still looks overweight...




    Also note the difference in his SR over his peers at the top. It's just what Pakistan needs given how sedately the team bats.

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    Umar Akmal is in great form and should be selected in our T20 team. He kept silencing the critiques with his form. Today's 100 is the final nail in the....Hatsoff Gladiator!!


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    He will be back in the team eventually. He needs to keep his form. Won't expect him to turn it around but if he keeps on performing in domestic cricket he has earned the right to play for Pakistan again.

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    I believe he was mentioned in the Aljazeera match fixing series openly. I would like to keep him as far aaway from the team as possible.

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    Some of the shots this guy plays, other batsmen can only dream of playing.



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    Stay away from U.Akmal. I see fans falling in love with yet another player not in the team. Until and unless there is a definite change in his attitude, he should be nowhere near the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    What a shame and how frustating that this guy's career has gone the way it has - but there is only person to blame for that and that is himself.

    I'm not sure Mickey will want him back. Umar's best chance of a return is when Mickey leaves his role and a new coach comes in.
    I think it’s a bit unfair to characterize this as a Mickey-Akmal issue. It is an Umar Akmal issue only: across multiple coaches, multiple teams.
    Mickey is not holding back his selection. The bar for Umar Akmal (and afridi before him) is so low that two months of not being in the news and scoring at an average of 40 is being touted as a potential turnaround. Needs to spend a couple of years there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usman Chadda View Post
    Stay away from U.Akmal. I see fans falling in love with yet another player not in the team. Until and unless there is a definite change in his attitude, he should be nowhere near the team.
    He can teach current PAK batsmen some tricks about playing on back foot and horizontal bat shots - probably better than Grant, because in 4 years under Grant, don't think things have improved much. Some of the shots he played against a rampant Bond, on either feet and either side of point, I still can visualize after 9 years - and you won't see that from another PAK batsman in many, many ,,,, many years if these UAE model cricket continues.

    Honestly - do you think Asif Ali, MoHa, Imam & Malik are better choices than Umar for ODI or MoHa & Imam for Test (And every batsman including Babar/FZ for T20)? Be honest here, and let's talk in open mind - here, I have kept Sarfraz out of the list, because he must lead the tough tour.

    But yes, attitude is an uncompromising area (but not fitness anymore - with a little help, I can bet he'll score 18.2 in Yo-Yo). He is 29, has been a National for 10 years now and has suffered lot from attitude problem - I don't think, this UA is the same of 2-3 years back, when his character was assassinated by PAK's Head Coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topspin View Post
    Also note the difference in his SR over his peers at the top. It's just what Pakistan needs given how sedately the team bats.
    His strike rate is a function of poor fielding in domestic cricket in the are from third slip to cover. Any decent international team will sus it out in five deliveries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Rose View Post
    His strike rate is a function of poor fielding in domestic cricket in the are from third slip to cover. Any decent international team will sus it out in five deliveries
    That may well be true to an extent but actually he is one of the best players of pace in the country. Unlike the vast majority of the batsmen for Pakistan he is actually destructive on the back foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Rose View Post
    I think it’s a bit unfair to characterize this as a Mickey-Akmal issue. It is an Umar Akmal issue only: across multiple coaches, multiple teams.
    Mickey is not holding back his selection. The bar for Umar Akmal (and afridi before him) is so low that two months of not being in the news and scoring at an average of 40 is being touted as a potential turnaround. Needs to spend a couple of years there.
    Mickey Arthur should maintain a lower profile - has milked enough from that one CT win. This is his 3rd year in charge, and apart from few quick fixes in first few months (that too because his predecessors messed up things) what has he added in PCT? Fielding/Fitness in a given thing these days - you shouldn't give credit to coach (or otherway, if you are to give credit than it's a bigger problem); and I give lots of credit to PCB for this as well, didn't step back for the pressure from senior players (in terms of stressed fielding regime).

    Otherwise, what are his credits - winning one Test at Lord's? Winning CT? Winning a mighty T20 tournament in ZIM? Rank 1 in T20? I am a great admirer of MA, but against these, I can list many, many lows - losing a Test to WIN in UAE? Losing 0-2 against under-strength Lanka in UAE? Losing 0-5 in NZ, Asia Cup? On going NZ series? That AUS draw? His team has failed to chase 137, 175, 239 .....forget about anything challenging. And, I can categorically say that most of PAK's UAE woes are for his (or the trios) TACTICAL BLUNDERS - 3 pacers in UAE? no Offie against a SRL side with 5-6 lefti? 6 pacers in Asia Cup? 5 pacers in Test UAE Series? No specialist 2nd SLAO spinner against SENA team in UAE, which has cost one Test win and one Test loss, hope that it doesn't cost another Test loss as well.

    We bash Sarfraz lot for cashing on CT - but this English guy is biggest beneficiary of CT. Initially, I thought he'll solve one major issue - average age of the squad. Now, he has compromised on that fold as well and keeping his life comfortable - last Test PAK played had 8 players over 30!!!! He has dropped random players on fitness issues, but than Sarfraz & Imad are making his team in flying colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Mickey Arthur should maintain a lower profile - has milked enough from that one CT win. This is his 3rd year in charge, and apart from few quick fixes in first few months (that too because his predecessors messed up things) what has he added in PCT? Fielding/Fitness in a given thing these days - you shouldn't give credit to coach (or otherway, if you are to give credit than it's a bigger problem); and I give lots of credit to PCB for this as well, didn't step back for the pressure from senior players (in terms of stressed fielding regime).

    Otherwise, what are his credits - winning one Test at Lord's? Winning CT? Winning a mighty T20 tournament in ZIM? Rank 1 in T20? I am a great admirer of MA, but against these, I can list many, many lows - losing a Test to WIN in UAE? Losing 0-2 against under-strength Lanka in UAE? Losing 0-5 in NZ, Asia Cup? On going NZ series? That AUS draw? His team has failed to chase 137, 175, 239 .....forget about anything challenging. And, I can categorically say that most of PAK's UAE woes are for his (or the trios) TACTICAL BLUNDERS - 3 pacers in UAE? no Offie against a SRL side with 5-6 lefti? 6 pacers in Asia Cup? 5 pacers in Test UAE Series? No specialist 2nd SLAO spinner against SENA team in UAE, which has cost one Test win and one Test loss, hope that it doesn't cost another Test loss as well.

    We bash Sarfraz lot for cashing on CT - but this English guy is biggest beneficiary of CT. Initially, I thought he'll solve one major issue - average age of the squad. Now, he has compromised on that fold as well and keeping his life comfortable - last Test PAK played had 8 players over 30!!!! He has dropped random players on fitness issues, but than Sarfraz & Imad are making his team in flying colors.
    All of which maybe true it has little to do with Umar Akmal being kept out of the team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usman Chadda View Post
    Stay away from U.Akmal. I see fans falling in love with yet another player not in the team. Until and unless there is a definite change in his attitude, he should be nowhere near the team.
    Someone like Sarfraz shouldn't be dropped, but the kind of batsman we need and is performing as well shouldn't be selected?

    If we want to have a chance in South Africa, we need Umar Akmal.

    Brilliant batsman. Until form went downhill.

    If he's scoring runs again, we need him ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Some of the shots this guy plays, other batsmen can only dream of playing.
    Some of the ways he throws his wicket away would give most batsmen nightmares

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    You need to add a 3rd name in sack list and you got my vote.

    At current state, PAK should get KO by 5th or 6th game in WC (before facing BD & AFG). This English coach & his two stooges have made it a complete circus- picking 6 pacers for UAE & then I suspect 4 spinners for UK.

    Imam, MoHa, Malik, Asif Butler, Sarfraz, Imad - these are 6 of 11 ODI players in UK WC!!!!!!! And, I hope they haven’t black listed Amir as well.
    Don’t think Imad will be in the WC squad. Also 4 of those players were in the CT and we did fine lol calm down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    I personally think he needs another good season without any controversies, to be in consideration once again. Losing weight would help.

    A good PSL and he might break into the squad


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Someone like Sarfraz shouldn't be dropped, but the kind of batsman we need and is performing as well shouldn't be selected?

    If we want to have a chance in South Africa, we need Umar Akmal.

    Brilliant batsman. Until form went downhill.

    If he's scoring runs again, we need him ASAP.
    U.Akmal has severe psychological issues which need sorting out before he is brought back. His antics were disgusting, and the reason his performances went downhill was because he stopped taking himself and his cricket seriously. It's unbelievable people want him back, when he hasn't shown any indication that he has improved on that aspect.

    Neither has he broken the door down in terms of performances. He has to have an absolute stellar season for there to be any chance of inducting him back into the team. Otherwise he's not worth the trouble tbh.

    And you really need to stop bringing Sarfraz in everywhere. It's starting to make me think you have an unhealthy obsession with the guy

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    A unique aspect wrt Umar Akmal is that He is the only middle order 2000+ Runs FC batsman (Ave 40+) in Pakistan with a SR of over 60. Precisely 73.4


    All others have SR of 45 - 55


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    @MMHS - Mickey Arthur is from South Africa. Not England.

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    I'd take Umar Akmal over Sohail

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalentSpotterPk View Post
    A unique aspect wrt Umar Akmal is that He is the only middle order 2000+ Runs FC batsman (Ave 40+) in Pakistan with a SR of over 60. Precisely 73.4


    All others have SR of 45 - 55
    Throw Asad away and bring Umar back

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    Lol at the clamours for giving Umar Akmal a chance in test cricket again.

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    People lie, numbers don’t.

    His numbers in recent FC games are speaking for him. Haters y’all as if we have a load of kohli’s in our side. Reality check, we have a load of Bumrah’s In our side. Not the one with the ball but the bat. That’s how bad they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    He can teach current PAK batsmen some tricks about playing on back foot and horizontal bat shots - probably better than Grant, because in 4 years under Grant, don't think things have improved much. Some of the shots he played against a rampant Bond, on either feet and either side of point, I still can visualize after 9 years - and you won't see that from another PAK batsman in many, many ,,,, many years if these UAE model cricket continues.

    Honestly - do you think Asif Ali, MoHa, Imam & Malik are better choices than Umar for ODI or MoHa & Imam for Test (And every batsman including Babar/FZ for T20)? Be honest here, and let's talk in open mind - here, I have kept Sarfraz out of the list, because he must lead the tough tour.

    But yes, attitude is an uncompromising area (but not fitness anymore - with a little help, I can bet he'll score 18.2 in Yo-Yo). He is 29, has been a National for 10 years now and has suffered lot from attitude problem - I don't think, this UA is the same of 2-3 years back, when his character was assassinated by PAK's Head Coach.
    UA would have had a completley different international career had he not played 75% of his matches on those low and dead UAE pitches and in Pakistan instead. He is definitley one of those players thats knows pitches in Pakistan inside and out and would have been a beast had we played in cricket in Pak.

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    Imran farhat is no. 3 in that list while Umar is at no. 5. That alone is enough to discard any value from these performances. Fawad is the only one from that least who I could allow being given another chance.

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    The little bit I saw of his innings was his simple catch getting dropped by wicket keeper when he was in 80s. He was struggling against Bilawal Bhatti .

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    I find it quite amusing that the revolving door for TTF's never closes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroll View Post
    I find it quite amusing that the revolving door for TTF's never closes.
    Literally every Pakistani batsman is a TTF...

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    Umar Akmal haters crying in a corner right now. Either they go into hiding from such threads or they will just spout out further nonsense.

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    Nobody in Pakistan can bat like Umar Akmal. He is the only batsman in Pakistan who is fit for modern day cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul View Post
    Nope, you are the one crying in the corner since the Mota Saab will never get selected for Pakistan again.
    What does that say about Pakistan when so called mota Saab is our scoring his peers and that too at a higher strike rate, better technique and a better shot range haha.

    Oh the joys. I can assure you he will be selected. Then you’d carry on crying with your Tim foil hat on in a corner haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirris View Post
    Imran farhat is no. 3 in that list while Umar is at no. 5. That alone is enough to discard any value from these performances. Fawad is the only one from that least who I could allow being given another chance.

    This proves that you have not watched any QEA trophy match.


    This is Imran Farhat 2.0 who is super fit.

    At a similar age Kumar Sangakara scored 4 Odi hundreds in WC. At a similar age Shoaib Malik peaked in ODI Cricket.

    At the same age Misbah ul Haq peaked in Test Cricket.


    Give players credit where it is due. Imran Farhat's QEA numbers are not fluke. He has lead his team to QEA title with leadership aswell as runs. His runs have come after real hard work.

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    But today he again threw his wicket away like babar azam yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricketDon View Post
    Umar Akmal haters crying in a corner right now. Either they go into hiding from such threads or they will just spout out further nonsense.
    The problem with them is they expect everyone to think that Azhar, Asad and Misbah are the exemplary when neither of them are world class except for perhaps Azhar.

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    In recent times have not been Umar's fan for the right reasons but he is scoring some runs in domestic cricket and I much rather have him in the team then Shan Masood


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalentSpotterPk View Post
    This proves that you have not watched any QEA trophy match.


    This is Imran Farhat 2.0 who is super fit.

    At a similar age Kumar Sangakara scored 4 Odi hundreds in WC. At a similar age Shoaib Malik peaked in ODI Cricket.

    At the same age Misbah ul Haq peaked in Test Cricket.


    Give players credit where it is due. Imran Farhat's QEA numbers are not fluke. He has lead his team to QEA title with leadership aswell as runs. His runs have come after real hard work.
    Open a separate thread for Imran Farhat 2.0 please my brother


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Get rid of that weight and bring him back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Open a separate thread for Imran Farhat 2.0 please my brother

    His International career is over. So he can be appreciated in already existing threads on PP :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Lol at the clamours for giving Umar Akmal a chance in test cricket again.
    He deserves a place in national squad.

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    It's always a joy to watch Umar at his best, one thing about him is when he is firing on all cylinders his innings is usually paced beautifully and that is reflected by his S/R before and after reaching 50. Very few are capable of switching gears in Pakistan so flawlessly, problem with him have always been his poor attitude and lack of consistency. @Saj you should ask Mickey if he would ever give Umar another chance and work with him the way he does with Fakhar Zaman.


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalentSpotterPk View Post
    His International career is over. So he can be appreciated in already existing threads on PP :-)
    We need to be reminded of Farhats greatness


    Would you give Umar another shot if you were Mickey or is he damaged goods beyond repair when it comes to his attitude


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    @MMHS guy has slapped Inzi and Micky with PCB as well but the only slap that will be counterpunched is his fitness by his look.

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    Need UA back for SA tour. Sadly, Inzi and Mickey lack cric intelligence.

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    Looks like he has given up on fitness. Never want to stay fit, he needs a fitness coach first

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    Umar akmal doesn't need Pakistan cricket. He should just focus on becoming a beast t20 player again and make money playing various leagues. He is good enough to play in bpl, bbl, cpl, msanzi and apl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    He looks fitter in this picture

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    2 hundreds and 2 fifties in 18 innings.

    Thank you but not good enough. Umar amin and fawad alam have more claim for a place if we are talking about performance.


    It is either a heartache or a headache ..Argh relationships.

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    The picture in his whites. I get the impression the guy is naturally very unfit

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_ahm View Post
    I think Umar will be back in the team after Pakistan gets knocked out early in WC2019 and Inzi, Mickey getting sacked right after that.

    Sorry to be saying that, genuinely that is what I think will happen.
    Wishful thinking... not ����*♂️


    Waiting for the day when there will be no p....i player in a green shirt

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    Cheena should get a call up too along with Manzoor if that is the case... I would walk from Karachi to Lahore just to get a chance to represent Pakistan but Umar won’t understand that...
    Personally never want to see him in a Pakistan top. Disgrace of a guy


    Waiting for the day when there will be no p....i player in a green shirt

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastersaan10 View Post
    Umar akmal doesn't need Pakistan cricket. He should just focus on becoming a beast t20 player again and make money playing various leagues. He is good enough to play in bpl, bbl, cpl, msanzi and apl.
    I’ll rephrase that.. Pakistan cricket doesn’t need Umar Akmal


    Waiting for the day when there will be no p....i player in a green shirt


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