“Misbah-ul-Haq told me that I could do best at fourth or fifth batting position in T20Is”: Fakhar Zaman

Better to try both Fakhar and Saim as openers

I would rather be 0-2 in the first over doing the right thing instead of being 45-0 in 6 overs playing the coward way with Babar and Rizwan.

Man up and play the game how it’s supposed to be played
since Saim is not in good form so it would be a disastrous move before the mega event. This combination should have been tried well before the World Cup to assess its potential effectiveness but not now.
 
Considering the problems in Pakistan middle-order, Fakhar is best option be have atm for number 4.

There is no issue with Pakistan's middle order; the problem lies with the opening pair, Rizwan and Babar. When they bat until the 14th over at a run-a-ball pace, what can the middle order realistically do?

The middle order is forced into pressure situations, having to play extremely high-risk cricket to compensate for the slow start by Rizwan and Babar.

If Babar and Rizwan wish to open, they need to score at an average of 10 runs per over to reach 140 by the 14th over. Holding onto wickets only to expect the middle order to go all out in the last 5 overs is futile.

Or let saim and fakhar open let them play the power play and rizwan babar can come in the middle overs and the last 5 overs lower order can go all out
 
There is no issue with Pakistan's middle order; the problem lies with the opening pair, Rizwan and Babar. When they bat until the 14th over at a run-a-ball pace, what can the middle order realistically do?

The middle order is forced into pressure situations, having to play extremely high-risk cricket to compensate for the slow start by Rizwan and Babar.

If Babar and Rizwan wish to open, they need to score at an average of 10 runs per over to reach 140 by the 14th over. Holding onto wickets only to expect the middle order to go all out in the last 5 overs is futile.

Or let saim and fakhar open let them play the power play and rizwan babar can come in the middle overs and the last 5 overs lower order can go all out
Babar and rizwan have not been opening for the last 3 series and things have not got better since then but they got worse. Saim experiment failed badly till now.

Fakhar should replace saim for sure now considering the fact that we fans don't want RizBabar to come back to open. Fakhar is the best possible guy in this squad who can replace saim else he should stick to number 4 where he has been batting brilliantly.
 
Babar and rizwan have not been opening for the last 3 series and things have not got better since then but they got worse. Saim experiment failed badly till now.

Fakhar should replace saim for sure now considering the fact that we fans don't want RizBabar to come back to open. Fakhar is the best possible guy in this squad who can replace saim else he should stick to number 4 where he has been batting brilliantly.


In cricket, success doesn't happen overnight; building a strong team can take years, often starting right after the previous World Cup. What has Babar been doing for the past two years sleeping? And only woken up three series ago and remembered oh yeah we heve the worldcup. Your suggestion is exactly what's wrong with pakistan cricket.

First, it was Rizwan and Babar for two years, which didn't work.

Then they try Saim and Babar for ONLY three series in comparison to 2 years, and that also didn't work.

Now back to square one with Rizwan and Babar, which is still not going to work

So back to square 1
 
Those suggesting go back to Babar rizwan is the dumbest suggestion ever if its not worked for the past 2 years why is it gong to work now

And what's even worse is suggestion fakhar to play #4 just because he hit few scores against newzealand C team and Ireland

Is this the level of pakistan cricket that it's going to be measured against Ireland and newzealand C Team
 
Who said that riz and babar are going to open again? I don't think this sis going to happen any time soon.
Anyways middle order isn't the issue if your greedy openers are going to eat up balls till the 14th over there's not much middle order can do with very limited balls left to play.

Those two eating up balls for personal miles stones and stat padding is the problem
 
This misbah guy is the worst thing ever happened to Pakistan cricket.

He has destroyed Pakistan cricket single-handedly.He has destroyed many careers.

He is responsible for this meek approach in every Pakistani batsmen barring few.

Even when he is not in power he is still destroying Pakistan cricket.

Fakhar is true opener he should always open.
That low IQ babar has to come to his senses and make fakhar open the innings.
 
This misbah guy is the worst thing ever happened to Pakistan cricket.

He has destroyed Pakistan cricket single-handedly.He has destroyed many careers.

He is responsible for this meek approach in every Pakistani batsmen barring few.

Even when he is not in power he is still destroying Pakistan cricket.

Fakhar is true opener he should always open.
That low IQ babar has to come to his senses and make fakhar open the innings.
I would say anything but low IQ babar

He's a very cunning person has the whole system on his finger tip and using it to his advantage

Infront of the public he acts so innocent with that face
 
There is no issue with Pakistan's middle order; the problem lies with the opening pair, Rizwan and Babar. When they bat until the 14th over at a run-a-ball pace, what can the middle order realistically do?

The middle order is forced into pressure situations, having to play extremely high-risk cricket to compensate for the slow start by Rizwan and Babar.

If Babar and Rizwan wish to open, they need to score at an average of 10 runs per over to reach 140 by the 14th over. Holding onto wickets only to expect the middle order to go all out in the last 5 overs is futile.

Or let saim and fakhar open let them play the power play and rizwan babar can come in the middle overs and the last 5 overs lower order can go all out
No issue? Chacha, shadab are hilariously bad in the MO lol.
 
And stats don't lie. Fakhar has best record in no. 4 position now. Both in terms of average, strike rate and impact. Sometimes I'm just in awe on the insight that Misbah has.
People just cannot stand babar and rizwan in the top 3 and just want someone else to replace them. Fakhar is looking pretty good so far at number 4 and his stats and inning impact should be enough for them but still "FAKHAR SHOULD OPEN FAHAR SHOULD OPEN" is there.
 
And stats don't lie. Fakhar has best record in no. 4 position now. Both in terms of average, strike rate and impact. Sometimes I'm just in awe on the insight that Misbah has.
Hahahahahahaha. Okay jokes aside in assuming you're serious here but let's actually look at all of Misbah's genuis insights.

2013-2015

1) Who told Misbah to drop sharjeel Khan for someone like jamshed/shehzad or Imran farhat? Sharjeel had poor form as well but not nearly as poor as these 3 clowns, in fact sharjeel had made an entire reputation of being a massive minnow basher such as the insane bullying he gave to Ireland, something that our players years later she struggling on, Saim especially.

In fact Misbah went out of his way to claim sarfraz who was the highest run scorer in both avg and sr at opening and was a wicket keeper to replace UA, Doesn't warrant a place over jamshed and akmal because they haven't been given enough chances?

What chances? These guys have Been mainstay since 2009, 2012 and 2013 respectively. And it's a world cup? Why do you feel the need to give chances and experiment on a world cup stage?

It was the ultimate humiliation that the guy misbah was sidelining for 6 games is the man who got him in the semi final against sa, and considering 4 wickets went down against Ireland and we reached UA, and after that was afridi and the tail, Without sarfi's 100 it was game over.

Fans underestimate Ireland, fact is we always beat them based of the performances of 1 player and minor cameos from the rest, otherwise we lose.

2) Who Told misbah to give asad shafiq the greatest run at no 3 in odi in history? Who? Who oj earth gives a player 65 bloody games?

3) Who told Misbah to take a 37 year old Irfan to Australia?

What on earth can a 37 year old 7 foot do to Australia in its strongest den?

infact who asked misbah to completly alter the no 1 ranked t20 side which had a 96% win record by changing its opening to shehzad, Imam and then rizwan and babar, Changing the middle order to kushdil, Chacha and asif( asif who had been dropped recently), and brining fakhar in the middle order? When with fakhar the side was ranked no 1 when he opened?

Misbah didn't win a single series during his coaching stint, none, he won 2-1 Against Zimbabwe mashallah.

Sarfraz and mickey were the greatest captains and coach we had in the past decade from 2014 to 2024. That's a fact, sooner people understand this, the better.
 
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Misbah did get this one right alongwith making Rizwan open the batting.
I am expecting Fakhar to excel like never before in this format now because he seems comfortable at 4.
 
No issue? Chacha, shadab are hilariously bad in the MO

Chacha shouldn't be in the playing xi we have azam khan shadab should get replaced with abrar.

Fakhar
Saim/harris
Babar
Usman
Rizwan
Azam khan
Imad
Shaheen
Amir
Naseem
Abrar
 
People just cannot stand babar and rizwan in the top 3 and just want someone else to replace them. Fakhar is looking pretty good so far at number 4 and his stats and inning impact should be enough for them but still "FAKHAR SHOULD OPEN FAHAR SHOULD OPEN" is there.
all those innings fakhar has done well in, he has come in the powerplay overs low as 2nd over and 4th over
so he's not done well at #4 its just the who ever has been in the top 3 are doing rubbish for him to come in early as the 2nd over. your making it out as if he's come out in the 10th over and done well.

don't just look at the stats all so watch the matches so you get the full picture of the stats
 
Chacha shouldn't be in the playing xi we have azam khan shadab should get replaced with abrar.

Fakhar
Saim/harris
Babar
Usman
Rizwan
Azam khan
Imad
Shaheen
Amir
Naseem
Abrar
Bro your squad will never happen, in the same way my squad won't happen. Ideally here's my squad

1) Fakhar
2) Usman Khan/ Saud Shakeel
3) Muhammad Haris
4) Tayyab Tahir
5) Imad wasim
6) Azam Khan
7) Shadab Khan (As a batsmen only, he can tulle baz with 140 sr here)
8) Shaheen Shah Afridi
9) Amir
10) Mohammad Ali
11) Abrar

^^ This is my squad preference with Abdullah shafiq as a backup no 3 incase haris doesn't get going and saim ayub as a backup opener.

Now will this squad ever happen? Lol no hahahahaha, Shadab, Chacha, Fakhar at 4 and ba/riz no 1 and no 3 zindabad
 
Bro your squad will never happen, in the same way my squad won't happen. Ideally here's my squad

1) Fakhar
2) Usman Khan/ Saud Shakeel
3) Muhammad Haris
4) Tayyab Tahir
5) Imad wasim
6) Azam Khan
7) Shadab Khan (As a batsmen only, he can tulle baz with 140 sr here)
8) Shaheen Shah Afridi
9) Amir
10) Mohammad Ali
11) Abrar

^^ This is my squad preference with Abdullah shafiq as a backup no 3 incase haris doesn't get going and saim ayub as a backup opener.

Now will this squad ever happen? Lol no hahahahaha.
mines was based on more likely even though chacha and shadab wont be dropped
 
mines was based on more likely even though chacha and shadab wont be dropped
Their is no more likely with this squad. Your squad is as unlikely as Humans finding a way to colonise Mars. Aka atleast a 100 to 500 years away.

And my squad is as unlikely as humans curing death, aka an impossibility.
 
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