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    Bowling unit means Pakistan could triumph against England, and at 2019 World Cup

    In his latest article for Sky Sports, Saj previews Pakistan's ODI series against England and their chances at the upcoming World Cup.



    Pakistan paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi is part of a potent bowling attack


    Pictures of a beaming Imran Khan with the 1992 World Cup trophy in his hands following victory over England at the MCG can still be found adorned on walls in the residences of many cricket-lovers in Pakistan.

    The fact this achievement still resonates with Pakistani cricket followers more than 27 years later is a testament to how important the milestone was in the history of the cricket-mad nation.

    If there was a chance Pakistanis would have moved on from the memories, it quickly disappeared with the election of Imran Khan as Prime Minister.

    With the man who gave his nation the World Cup title in charge again, perhaps the stars are aligned perfectly for a memorable summer of joy for Pakistani supporters.

    However, despite some optimism, the reality could be somewhat different to the dreams, even with Imran in place.

    Pakistan have not been able to repeat the incredible performance of 1992 at a World Cup, but the unexpected and fairytale-like performance in the 2017 Champions Trophy in England has reawakened hopes of a magical victory this summer.



    Sarfraz Ahmed captained Pakistan to the Champions Trophy title in 2017


    To many, such hopes are borne more out of wishful thinking than any concrete reasons. The reality is that Pakistan's recent ODI record and style of play has been woeful, as exemplified by their recent 5-0 loss to Australia in the UAE.

    The series against Australia was designed to provide answers for the Pakistan think-tank as they looked to finalise their World Cup squad, but the manner of the capitulation created more questions for head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

    An opportunity for Pakistan to test out their bench strength ended up in humiliation, leaving very little room for manoeuvre in terms of deciding on a team combination for challenges ahead.

    Pakistan 'discovered' batsman Abid Ali and rookie pace-bowler Mohammad Hasnain during the series against Australia, but the masses were extremely unhappy with the manner of the five defeats, despite the Pakistan team management stating the series was purely to try out second-string players.



    Mohammad Hasnain - Pakistan's next superstar bowler?


    In happier times, the 17-man squad selected for the ODI series against England would have given a lot of hope to Pakistani supporters. Yet the current form of the side, which sees them languishing in sixth position in the ODI rankings, does not bode well for the World Cup.

    The series against England will be an important one for Pakistan to acclimatise and finalise their World Cup squad, but there will be a lot of pressure and expectation on Sarfraz and his team-mates to get the tour off to a good start.

    Like most modern-day ODI sides, the Pakistan batting will be heavily dependent on positive starts provided by their openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq. While Fakhar's devil-may-care attitude to shot-making can provide thrills, the chances of him returning to the pavilion in a hurry are also very real. His century in the Champions Trophy final provided Pakistan with the platform that led to victory over India. He will once again be a vital component if they are to succeed.

    With Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik, the concern is that Pakistan's middle-order has the steady rather than spectacular look to it. Only time will tell if they have the capability for some much-needed batting fireworks, and Arthur has already stated that he expects better strike-rates from his batsmen than have been evident of late.

    Sarfraz is a man with a lot on his plate. Keeping-wicket, captaining and then playing an important role with the bat will not be an easy task. However, if there is anyone who can take on this challenge and come out of it with his head held high, it is Sarfraz, as he showed emphatically two years ago.



    Sarfraz's side play five ODIs against England ahead of the World Cup


    Amongst the negativity surrounding Pakistan's chances in the ODI this summer, there are a few rays of hope.

    One constant in Pakistan cricket over the years has been the production of young, match-winning fast-bowlers who are the envy of the cricketing world. In Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain, Pakistan have two teenage pace-bowlers who have the pace and ability to rattle any batting line-up, on any surface.

    They are raw, they are young, they are untried in major tournaments, but they are the sort of cricketers who can change the course of a match in the space of a few deliveries.

    In addition to the teenage tearaways, Pakistan have selected pace-bowlers Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali, all of whom were part of the Champions Trophy-winning squad. The spin-bowling department for Pakistan is very well-stocked, too - in Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan have the guile, control and wicket-taking ability to trouble and control the batting of most opponents.

    Shadab Khan has been replaced by Yasir Shah for the series against England, due to illness, but is expected to be fit for the World Cup and could be one of the stars of the tournament.



    Shadab Khan should return for Pakistan at the World Cup


    But the most talked-about aspect of Pakistan's World Cup squad has to be the exclusion of Mohammad Amir. In what may prove to be an inspired move, the selectors have effectively thrown down the gauntlet to Amir, asking him to show what he is capable of and show the desire he had at the start of his cricketing career.

    Five wickets in 14 ODIs since the Champions Trophy final proves just what a struggle the 50-over format has been of late for Amir.

    The onus is on Amir - if he does well against England by taking wickets and winning games for his side, his place in the final 15 for the World Cup is there for the taking. A below-average performance before the World Cup would see him making a lonely and uncomfortable journey back to Pakistan.

    In true Pakistani-style, the squad for the England series and the World Cup has the capability to shine in English conditions. The bowling firepower has the ability and strength-in-depth to bowl out any opposition, but the key, as always, will be whether the batsmen can put enough runs on the board.

    If the batting clicks, then a repeat of the Champions Trophy could be a realistic possibility. If the batting doesn't click, then even Pakistan's excellent bowling unit will struggle to lift the side to victory.

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    Wow self anointed excellent bowling attack.Pakistan bowling attack is not that great. I would say their odi batting is better than their so called excellent bowling attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadaja View Post
    Wow self anointed excellent bowling attack.Pakistan bowling attack is not that great. I would say their odi batting is better than their so called excellent bowling attack.
    The bowling is pretty decent to be honest, if they had a good batting line up they would defend most totals. They aren't going to win any world cups, not because of the bowling, but because the batting line up is horrible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt. Rishwat View Post
    The bowling is pretty decent to be honest, if they had a good batting line up they would defend most totals. They aren't going to win any world cups, not because of the bowling, but because the batting line up is horrible.
    Every team from England with Archer , Australia, SA, England, West Indies, NZ and India have better attacks than Pakistan. Pakistan batting is very underrated and bowling very overrated.

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    Bowling in t20s is exceptional but in odis it has been a let down. That is not to say there isn't any skill, hasan Ali, shaheen and junaid Khan are all very good. They just need to gel and stick to a plan.

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    LOL what bowling attack?

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    Bowling unit? Lol. Pakistan has one of the worst bowling units in the world.

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    I have no doubt about the talent of these guys but whatever it is coach, bowling coach etc. Something definitely isnt working out for sometime now.

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    We need to bring Mohd Amir and Shadab back in this bowling attack. Amir does not give away runs which will build pressure and Shahdab can take wickets in the middle. Hasan Ali and Faheem are giving away too many runs and taking too few wickets. Hasnain hasn't done anything of note so far in international Cricket.
    Plus why are we obsessed with Asif Ali how many times does he need to fail before getting dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadaja View Post
    Every team from England with Archer , Australia, SA, England, West Indies, NZ and India have better attacks than Pakistan. Pakistan batting is very underrated and bowling very overrated.
    The batting isn't underrated, the records are there to see. Pakistan struggle to post 300 in an era where other teams are now hitting 350. If the bowling is not great, the batting is an embarrassment.


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    Our bowling line up in ct17 that was best in the tournament:
    Hafeez
    Imad
    Shadab
    Amir
    Hasan
    Junaid


    Our bowling now:
    Hafeez
    Imad
    Shadab
    Hasan
    Shaheen
    Hasnain/Junaid



    Dont know why people are wrist slitting our bowling is the same if not better than before.

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    Hasan Ali was amazing in the CT and i don't see him hitting those heights again, which will hurt Pak. Hasnain has shown some promise, hopefully he impresses in the one day series.

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    It seems that Pakistan is hell bent on Adding Asif Ali into the 15 Being Given chance after chance. I am Afraid even a single fluke from Asif will get him in the side. Meanwhile Shahdab remains a doubtful starter.
    However there is a mystery surrounding Mohd Hafeez as he is yet to play, Is he still Injured?
    in my opinion Hafeez is 10 times more reliable in middle order than Asif Ali. Plus we will need his bowling if Shahdab does not make the cut. It looks like Junaid Khan has been forgotten after a single county match. And is most likely to be replaced with Amir.
    Also Abid Ali is another that is wating for a chance.

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    Hasan Ali is getting clobbered for about an year now.

    Junaid is already our worst bowler.

    Amir is not in the squad.

    Shaheen has novelty factor but is going good.

    Hasnain seem to lack control, no swing, so may get clobbered.


    Basically, our fast bowling now is too reliant on Amir. Who isn't even there. And if he doesn't click, there's nobody else.


    Besides, the bowling is being led by Azhar Mahmood, who has ruined our bowling attack in the last 2-3 years. Shouldn't expect much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Hasan Ali is getting clobbered for about an year now.

    Junaid is already our worst bowler.

    Amir is not in the squad.

    Shaheen has novelty factor but is going good.

    Hasnain seem to lack control, no swing, so may get clobbered.


    Basically, our fast bowling now is too reliant on Amir. Who isn't even there. And if he doesn't click, there's nobody else.


    Besides, the bowling is being led by Azhar Mahmood, who has ruined our bowling attack in the last 2-3 years. Shouldn't expect much!
    Straight truth...


    I'm not buying this Hasnain hype either. Sure he is pacy but lacks experience and bowling sense at the moment. He has been picked too early because corrupt Inzi only uses PSL as a threshold to make selection decisions. Case in point, he bowled three yorkers on the trot against Root in the T20 which were blocked or missed, now any thinking bowler would have changed the length or bowled a slower one, instead Hasnain bowled a fourth yorker which was swept for four by Root. Now Root isn't a great of T20 cricket and it took him four bowls to figure it out, other batsmen would have employed the sweep on the second or third bowl.


    Shaheen is good but I feel is he is overhyped at the moment, he has a T20 economy of 8+ and was also smashed about in the last match. He is doing well in ODIs but remains to be seen how he does against better opposition.


    Hasan Ali is living on purely reputation these days.


    Also only a Pakistani think tank can employ two inexperienced 19 year olds and a misfiring semi-rookie as their first string attack, while they have Amir on the bench.


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    I'm actually worried about this "bowling unit".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroll View Post
    I'm actually worried about this "bowling unit".
    Hasan Ali is playing on reputation, Hasnain should really be honing his skills in domestics has no business playing international cricket yet, Fahim Ashraf is the definition of garbage, Imad although economical will never pick up more than a wicket or at max 2 and finally Shaheen is good but not spectacular and definitely not yet skilled enough to lead the attack.


    So yes there is plenty of reason to be worried.



    Instead Inzi selected nearly 50 averaging Yasir Shah as the only proper spinner in the side.



    All hail the revolutionary
    Last edited by MenInG; 8th May 2019 at 01:08.


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    Unfortunately no wicket taking bowler who can be relied on at the moment, this is what happens if you select bowlers not on merit but just one off performances. Same thing in batting to worry about. Rizwan/Abid Ali need to be brought in place of Malik/imam ul haq.

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    Is the bowling attack really that good? That is also considering that Amir will be called back in WC squad and Shadab will recover in time to relieve Yasir from his police remand (read ODI duty). I actually think PAK's ODI batting is slightly better/reliable than bowling attack. Team can chase a decent target, but not sure if bowlers (marshaled by the dynamic Captain) can defend a decent total. Also, have seen bowling/fielding unit letting loose a good start for their inability to dominate the middle overs too many times.

    I wrote something in another thread, summery of that regarding PAK's bowling is ....

    Inferior in pace attack to at least 4 teams: Australia, India, Newzeland, South Africa; may be WIN as well or at per. Add skills of new ball bowling in a separate section - Poms will join in the better bracket. Now, I'll put ENG as a better attack as well.
    Verdict: Joint 6th, at most joint 5th with Poms.

    Inferior in spin attack to at least 6 teams - India, England, South Africa, Australia, BD & Afghanistan. Yes, I do back 20 overs of Shakib & Miraz better than PAK's 20 overs.
    Verdict: Arguably 7th or joint 8th with SRL.

    Captaincy (as a master mind of bowling attack): Comfortably behind NZ, SAF, ENG, IND, AUS, BD & WIN ... can't say much about the two new Captains - SRL & AFG.
    Verdict: At worst 8th, at most joint 7th with WIN.

    Fielding (as complementary to bowling attack): In terms of ground fielding - at best joint 7th with BD (behind NZ, SAF, AUS, IND, ENG for sure, probably SRL as well). In terms of catching only above AFG and may be at per with SRL, because they are dropping lot these days to my surprise, but should improve by WC under Rixon.
    Verdict: Overall as a fielding unit can't be better than anyone but AFGs, and may be at per with SRL/BD (I don't think so - playing XI will have Imam, Haris, MoHa, Shaheen and Sarfraz, still giving benefit of doubt)

    Fitness: Rock bottom - only ahead of AFGs and may be at per with BD. Fitness wise BD isn't much better but there are 2 differences - 1. on fitness issues, if required even Shakib or Mushi will be dropped - PAK has double standards, no way Haris, Hafeez, Imad & Abid can be part of the squad on fitness merit. And - I know 12 of the 15 almost personally, they are born as 1-2 years old max, not as 5-6 years old ..... hence the average age is more than 27.3 .....
    Verdict: WC will expose PAK's 27.3 years average age and 17.4 fitness bench mark.

    How this bowling unit can be winner against No. 1 side in world or can triumph in 11 games WC within 6 weeks?

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    Let’s be honest our attack is slightly overhyped. They could run through a side but they are highly likely to be beaten black and blue by the elite players.

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    Why everyone so pessimistic? Our bowling attack usually turns up during tournaments no matter who we select. Take a look at WC 15 for example we had a bowling attack of Wahab, Rahat, Irfan, Sohail Khan, and Yasir Shah! Yet we still ended up as one of the top 3 bowling units in the tourney. So yeah I'm not too worried about our bowling it's gonna turn up come WC, just need to drop Yasir and Faheem and select Amir and Shadab.


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    Bowling is toothless.

    Shaheen is too new
    Amir isn't firing
    Junaid is past his best, a shell of his former self
    Ashraf sucks, plain and simple
    Hasnain is too new, Shaheen was more than enough to fill the new quota
    Hasan is too inconsistent
    Usman wasn't selected

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    Pakistan against the teams they will be facing in the world cup since the champions trophy have played 27 times winning just 9 times and losing 17.

    Their bowling record is 6th behind Afghanistan, India, England, South Africa and New Zealand.

    Their average is 37.09 with an economy rate of 5.19. I don't even think we can call that a good bowling unit.

    This is only against the teams Pakistan will be playing in 2019 WC. Please don't ask why Ireland, Zimbabwe, Scotland etc were excluded.

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    Pace, bounce, seam or swing are no substitute for intelligence. Our bowlers simply lack the kind of thinking brain that gets you wickets and win you games.

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    As a non-Pak neutral, am gobsmacked at your guys negativity....gee whiz...u have one of the best pace attacks, the conditions in june/july are surely gonna be conducive for pace, swing and seam...combine this with pak's typical good performance in ICC tourney's in UK...ur team has a genuine shot...for all u know this could be the WC where a hasnein with his extra pace or hasan ali with his reverse swing could be the x factor and difference...i guess a lot depends on attacking fields given by your captain sarf...u guys gotta keep more faith and confidence...i for one am xcited @ watching SSA and the new gun hasnain...wowser....

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    What bowling unit? Its virtually Hasan Ali vs others. Others are inexperienced or not good enough. WE are heavily dependent on Hasan Ali, which is kind of risky going into a WC.

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    Myth..the commentators are already hyping our bowling attack..it looks good on paper but ultimatley isnt all its cracked up to be..hasan is hittable, Imad doesnt turn the ball much and falls apart under pressure..plus his fat belly just irks me, Shaheen is inexperienced and is hittable, Hasnain is inexperienced, Amir is out of form, Yasir is a rubbish ODI bowler and Shadab is injured..

    the big question is can they do it for 9 matches..6 of which they have to win..

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    They don’t have natural wicket takers. No bowler will threaten an elite, very good batsman. It will have to be luck and bowling conditions otherwise we are doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Great Khan View Post
    Myth..the commentators are already hyping our bowling attack..it looks good on paper but ultimatley isnt all its cracked up to be..hasan is hittable, Imad doesnt turn the ball much and falls apart under pressure..plus his fat belly just irks me, Shaheen is inexperienced and is hittable, Hasnain is inexperienced, Amir is out of form, Yasir is a rubbish ODI bowler and Shadab is injured..

    the big question is can they do it for 9 matches..6 of which they have to win..
    There is no research by the English/sky sports team. They do not follow Pakistan cricket. Every time Pakistan arrive in England it’s just the same old cliche’s. “Good bowling attack”, Wasim and Waqar Combo blah blah blah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    There is no research by the English/sky sports team. They do not follow Pakistan cricket. Every time Pakistan arrive in England it’s just the same old cliche’s. “Good bowling attack”, Wasim and Waqar Combo blah blah blah
    I dunno, Micheal Vaughn watched us get smashed by the aussies yet even he said our bowling was good..God knows what he was watching lol... To be fair they did say one thing and that was that they will never take ODI form to judge Pakistan ever again especially considering their record in England. Which was fair enough. They even mentioned our current pathetic match record 4 in 18..

    the BBC radio commentators were being quite realistic including Rameez who didnt include us in his prediction for the semis..

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    An average of 36 against non minnows since CT17 , hardly impressive.


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

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    Our bowling unit is over-rated and mediocre.
    Shaheen and inform Amir will be decent.
    Hasan Ali mostly leaks runs effortlessly

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrIc_Mystique View Post
    As a non-Pak neutral, am gobsmacked at your guys negativity....gee whiz...u have one of the best pace attacks, the conditions in june/july are surely gonna be conducive for pace, swing and seam...combine this with pak's typical good performance in ICC tourney's in UK...ur team has a genuine shot...for all u know this could be the WC where a hasnein with his extra pace or hasan ali with his reverse swing could be the x factor and difference...i guess a lot depends on attacking fields given by your captain sarf...u guys gotta keep more faith and confidence...i for one am excited @ watching SSA and the new gun hasnain...wowser....
    Excellent post - and wish some of our fans would learn to appreciate our players too.


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    Thanks Bhai..

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    Pakistan is in my top 4.

    India, Australia, England and Pakistan will be the semifinalist. NZ, WI and SA can surprise and replace India in top 4 if we don't get things right.

    Pakistani bowling historically is extreme. Sometimes in big tournaments they just click and look world beaters then for next 2 years they look ordinary.. I have a genuine feeling Pakistan will win this world cup. All their bowlers will click and their batting with Babar leading will score 270-300 and bowlers will help them defend that

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Excellent post - and wish some of our fans would learn to appreciate our players too.
    Im normally relatively optimistic and I was very pessimistic going into the CT17 so we may surprise people. The problem is the format. In previous years we have gotten further in the tournie with mediocre teams because you don't play as many matches against the big teams. This time we have our work cut out..on the other hand just like in 92 if we click we will blow everyone away. we may get saved by rain in a match or get some points here and there and suddenly a big performance or two and we have sneaked in..it can happen but realistically if the weather stays ok I would say we wont have enough in our bowling ranks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Viper View Post
    Hasan Ali was amazing in the CT and i don't see him hitting those heights again, which will hurt Pak. Hasnain has shown some promise, hopefully he impresses in the one day series.
    Hassan Ali was very good in PSL, mostly unplayable, what makes you think he can’t bowl well in WC?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Excellent post - and wish some of our fans would learn to appreciate our players too.
    I also agree. Let's support the team and have some faith in them. Hopefully the return of Hafeez and Shadab will strengthen the bowling. We may just hit peak at the right time. The following bowling line up may do well in the matches.

    Imad
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    Harris and Hafeez can / should also be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Excellent post - and wish some of our fans would learn to appreciate our players too.
    Problem is there seems to be no middle ground. Either fans treat these guys like they are world beating superstars who can do no wrong, or they go the other way and call them worse than crap. Pakistan bowling doesn't have any real fear factor like in the past, but they are all still dangerous in their own right. This is a side where Mohammed Amir and Abbas can't get in the team.

    What I would say is that they are all much of a muchness. No genuine speed demons, and no one who you can say will blow teams away. As a collective thought they should be able to perform decently, at least in comparison to their batting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IAJ View Post
    Hassan Ali was very good in PSL, mostly unplayable, what makes you think he can’t bowl well in WC?
    He indeed was impressive in PSL. The change of format is big though and he will be playing against a higher standard of players. He hasn't performed in ODI's for a while now. Perhaps the reason for his failure is not bowling with the new ball. He bowled well in PSL with the new ball so maybe its worth try.


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    Bowling strike rates of Yasir Shah, Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim

    Imam Wasim-55
    Faheem without Zimbabwe- 65.5
    Yasir Shah-54

    How do you expect to take 10 wickets with these three bowlers? Does management expect to contain England?

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    I said it all along, I like Pakistan's batting more than its bowling. Bowling there is nothing world class about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadaja View Post
    I said it all along, I like Pakistan's batting more than its bowling. Bowling there is nothing world class about it.
    Bowling is better but resources are not utilised adequately, we did ok with the bat but that is not possible consistently, how often can Fakhar score those hundreds to hide the rest of our flaws? A lot is dependent on how well he does and as we even saw back in CT 2017, if you can get him then you have a great chance to win as he is like 50% of our batting

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Bowling is better but resources are not utilised adequately, we did ok with the bat but that is not possible consistently, how often can Fakhar score those hundreds to hide the rest of our flaws? A lot is dependent on how well he does and as we even saw back in CT 2017, if you can get him then you have a great chance to win as he is like 50% of our batting
    That is with lot of teams.Openers are very important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadaja View Post
    That is with lot of teams.Openers are very important.
    True but we don't have depth like other teams, you look at England for example; they bat very deep, they produced a beastly total and Stokes/Ali didn't even come out to bat, the likes of Wiley, Woakes and even Plunkett/Rashid can smash a few. So the point stands that we are more reliant on our top order compared to most of the best teams in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    True but we don't have depth like other teams, you look at England for example; they bat very deep, they produced a beastly total and Stokes/Ali didn't even come out to bat, the likes of Wiley, Woakes and even Plunkett/Rashid can smash a few. So the point stands that we are more reliant on our top order compared to most of the best teams in the world.
    Thats the thing. Except FZ the other batsmen are all the same. On a good wicket they can bat at a 100 SR but that will not win you games. The tail is also very weak and that is a not so strong batting combo.

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    I said it before and I amsaying it again.There is no world class bowler in this lineup. This notion that Pakistan always will have world class bowler is also flase. I like Pakistani batting than their bowling.

    Letting other team score 358 without even breaking a sweat is just ridiculous.

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    Archer , Rashid ,Woakes ,and Wiley seems a better attack than ours.

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    What bowling strategy should we adopt at the World Cup?

    I think wickets will be flat. Pak should go with this line up.
    1. Fahar
    2. Imam
    3. Babar
    4. Hafeez-
    5. Malik/Haris
    6. Asif
    7. Sarfaraz
    8. Shadab-10
    9. Amir-10
    10 Hasan-10
    11. Shaheen-10
    Hafeez & malik /Haris 10 Overs.
    4 bowlers+7 Batsmen. This will be perfect to chase big totals.

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    Pak bowling lineup looking pretty toothless at the moment. Hope we can improve!


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    Pakistan are on course to form a good side if they make the required changes.
    Look how kohli dropped both ashwin and jadeja for kuldepp chahal after CT even after qualifying for the final.
    The need of the current odi game is 140+ bowlers and good wrist spinners.
    I think he have good prospects in Hasnain and Shadab,Haris needs to be inducted along with another wrist spinner


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