"I believe we have that combination which can win the T20 World Cup": Shadab Khan

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Shadab Khan in a presser today:

On importance of strike rate in T20Is:

"I know its importance. I myself believe in a simple theory that in T20s a team that will hit more boundaries will have a greater chance of winning the game. So, we as a team are trying to identify our mistakes and will work on those so we could sort this out, play with a better strike rate as a team and win games."

"We need to give some time to the new management and new coaching staff too as everyone has their own unique mindset and plans. Also, players and coaches haven't interacted that much yet as this is a new setup, but we will work together to understand each other's mindsets which will lead us to find the solutions for the team's problems."

On why Imad Wasim isn't playing:

"Well, we are following a rotation policy for the players at the moment so he (Imad) may play in the 4th T20I."

Have you been sent today for press conference just because you might assume the Vice captain role in the future?

"No, there is no such thing yet. Its up to the team management to decide who will be the Vice-Captain in the future so you can ask them."

"Yes, I believe we have that combination that can win the T20 World Cup but as I said before you need to make such a team combination where every player is aware of his role and is given a proper consistent run on a specific position so he could have an idea on what he is supposed to do as this will also boost his confidence."

"I think we are lacking this thing (role clarity) at the moment. But thankfully, we still have 9 matches and the management is talking with players individually regarding this aspect."
 
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During a press conference, Shadab Khan admitted that the strike rate while batting was an important area of improvement that his side needed and something they were working on with the team management.

However my point is that if they are working on it why is the improvement not reflecting in the strike rates of our batsmen? Still our main batters seem to be focusing more on stat-padding rather than playing according to the demands of the situation.

How can you claim that this combination can win any major tournament when the situation is that all other teams are looking way ahead than Pakistan?
Did shadab say we can win? Or did he say sr is a concern? I'm confused?
 
The Positive is everyone is talking about strike rate since the last game, Players coaches and the public.Now it's time to walk the talk
 
The Positive is everyone is talking about strike rate since the last game, Players coaches and the public.Now it's time to walk the talk
Good luck achieving that when rizzu will come back and Bobby thinks opening is his dada's invention that he rightfully deserves to inherit.
 
Good luck achieving that when rizzu will come back and Bobby thinks opening is his dada's invention that he rightfully deserves to inherit.
I don't mind even rizzu bhai and Bobsy the king as long as they can play 10 runs per over
But since they are all going about strike rate let's see what they can do?

Or are they duping the public again
 
I don't mind even rizzu bhai and Bobsy the king as long as they can play 10 runs per over
But since they are all going about strike rate let's see what they can do?

Or are they duping the public again
10 runs per over consistently is impossible for any team bro? That's an avg of 200 per game. That's genuinely impossible even if you're classic Australia.

8.5 to 9 is the usual avg for top teams. Aka 170 to 180.

Problem with babar and rizwan is that they consistently go at 80-122 sr for an entire innings with a few exceptions ofcourse. But 90% of the time it's a norm.

Almost every other batsmen in t20 usually averages 100 sr in the first 2 overs while settling in, then amping it up to 120-140 as the game goes on, and usually striking at 160 to 200 by the middle and end stages.

Babar and rizwan starting at 80 sr and maxing out at 122 is the issue.
 
What’s the combination they have prepared?

If Babar and Rizwan are in the top 2 or 3….they need to deregister from the world T20 and organise a series against Norway or Germany
 
10 runs per over consistently is impossible for any team bro? That's an avg of 200 per game. That's genuinely impossible even if you're classic Australia.

8.5 to 9 is the usual avg for top teams. Aka 170 to 180.

Problem with babar and rizwan is that they consistently go at 80-122 sr for an entire innings with a few exceptions ofcourse. But 90% of the time it's a norm.

Almost every other batsmen in t20 usually averages 100 sr in the first 2 overs while settling in, then amping it up to 120-140 as the game goes on, and usually striking at 160 to 200 by the middle and end stages.

Babar and rizwan starting at 80 sr and maxing out at 122 is the issue.
Bro if you want 60 runs by the 6th over on a flat pindi pitch then you will have to go 10 an over
 
batting is still not an issue. Its the bowling attack and captaincy which is the issue.

The batting attack has been great, its the bowling attack that is spilling soo much and it gets unnoticed.
 
batting is still not an issue. Its the bowling attack and captaincy which is the issue.

The batting attack has been great, its the bowling attack that is spilling soo much and it gets unnoticed.
How is Batting not an issue?
 
Talks way too much, just work on your game and fitness. His bowling has become club level and batting is average at best.
 
batting is still not an issue. Its the bowling attack and captaincy which is the issue.

The batting attack has been great, its the bowling attack that is spilling soo much and it gets unnoticed.

Bro on a wicket like Pinidi if you score only 178 runs there's obviously a serious issue with the batting.

How can you expect the bowlers to defend such a target on a flat patha wicket?
 
Bro on a wicket like Pinidi if you score only 178 runs there's obviously a serious issue with the batting.

How can you expect the bowlers to defend such a target on a flat patha wicket?
I think he feels this is the year 2004 and not 2024
 
Bro on a wicket like Pinidi if you score only 178 runs there's obviously a serious issue with the batting.

How can you expect the bowlers to defend such a target on a flat patha wicket?
Look at the number of wickets taken. Our bowlers have been given soo much leverage that no one looks at them when they get attacked. Shaheen, Rauf and Naseem have got hit for alot of runs yet no one is looking at it.

178 is target that can be defended with good captaincy and with good bowlers.
 
This is the combination which Shadab is talking about:

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Shadab is a disgrace of a cricketer to the green jersey and all the fine men that have came to worn it before.
 
Look at the number of wickets taken. Our bowlers have been given soo much leverage that no one looks at them when they get attacked. Shaheen, Rauf and Naseem have got hit for alot of runs yet no one is looking at it.

178 is target that can be defended with good captaincy and with good bowlers.

This is 2024, not 2014. T20 cricket has moved on from the 170-180 era on good batting wickets.

200 was a par score on that surface. A top team could've easily scored 220-240.

A total of 178 is more than 10% short of a par score, which is huge.

Babar's captaincy was poor but as a bare minimum the bowlers need something defendable.

The main reason why New Zealand didn't lose many wickets is because they didn't need to pull out their 6th gear and take excessive amount of risks because they were always on top of the required run rate.
 
This is 2024, not 2014. T20 cricket has moved on from the 170-180 era on good batting wickets.

200 was a par score on that surface. A top team could've easily scored 220-240.

A total of 178 is more than 10% short of a par score, which is huge.

Babar's captaincy was poor but as a bare minimum the bowlers need something defendable.

The main reason why New Zealand didn't lose many wickets is because they didn't need to pull out their 6th gear and take excessive amount of risks because they were always on top of the required run rate.
Exactly

What’s Babar’s excuse going to be in the T20 World Cup if the trend is to win the toss, bowl first and chase to win? What if he loses the toss like he did against Australia in 2021 and has to bat first? Of course you try and bat the team out of the competition! What was this pathetic approach by Pakistan against New Zealand club level bowlers? And Ish Sodhi bowling 3 half trackers per over? Pakistan missing 3 free hits as well.

When will Pakistan learn from their mistakes in the past? When will those who have to support Misbah’s tactics unconditionally finally understand those tactics are indefensible?
 
This is 2024, not 2014. T20 cricket has moved on from the 170-180 era on good batting wickets.

200 was a par score on that surface. A top team could've easily scored 220-240.

A total of 178 is more than 10% short of a par score, which is huge.

Babar's captaincy was poor but as a bare minimum the bowlers need something defendable.

The main reason why New Zealand didn't lose many wickets is because they didn't need to pull out their 6th gear and take excessive amount of risks because they were always on top of the required run rate.
bowlers are to be blamed. If bowlers cant give a fight than there are deeper issues with them.

178 was defendable if there was any spark in the bowling

Naseem bowled rubbish and so did Shaheen. But no one will critisize them because they are the fan favourite.

178 is not an easy total to chase, this is just the habit of fans to romantices every now and than that cricket has changed and high scores are normal, but it still is not.

Look at the way Abrar bowled, because he is a quality bowler, he maintained a bowling economy of 7.75. That was fantastic bowling. And this is from a guy who is jsut playing his 2nd t20. Also everyone on this forum knows that Abbas Afridi is not a death bowler, and is a bowler who bowls in the middle overs, yet Babar was using him in the death over.

We keep hearing this same old cliche that now cricket is fast, but even in odis the two finals of the world cup were one because of great bowling displays.

Pakistan's batting has been overanalyzed. Our only issue is lower order batting, thats it. Its the bowliing that is an issue and gets over looked becuase everyone is sold up on shaheen taking a wicket in over one and Naseem bowling and doing ohh and ahhs
 
When will those who have to support Misbah’s tactics unconditionally finally understand those tactics are indefensible?

Nailed it.

It’s almost as if Misbah has done some spell on them, which as a result has limited their ability to see cricket merely through the lens of his.
 
bowlers are to be blamed. If bowlers cant give a fight than there are deeper issues with them.

178 was defendable if there was any spark in the bowling

Naseem bowled rubbish and so did Shaheen. But no one will critisize them because they are the fan favourite.

178 is not an easy total to chase, this is just the habit of fans to romantices every now and than that cricket has changed and high scores are normal, but it still is not.

Look at the way Abrar bowled, because he is a quality bowler, he maintained a bowling economy of 7.75. That was fantastic bowling. And this is from a guy who is jsut playing his 2nd t20. Also everyone on this forum knows that Abbas Afridi is not a death bowler, and is a bowler who bowls in the middle overs, yet Babar was using him in the death over.

We keep hearing this same old cliche that now cricket is fast, but even in odis the two finals of the world cup were one because of great bowling displays.

Pakistan's batting has been overanalyzed. Our only issue is lower order batting, thats it. Its the bowliing that is an issue and gets over looked becuase everyone is sold up on shaheen taking a wicket in over one and Naseem bowling and doing ohh and ahhs
So babar and rizwan scoring 60 of 51 is not an issue? And azhar Mehmood is an idiot for saying overs 7-15 were the biggest problem kn the last game?
 
Shadab says this kind of stuff that is far from reality. He also said sonay pe suhaga tpe stuff during the 2023 world cup that Pkaitsan failed-in badly.

The team combination is not right atm but we have to agree to 1 fact and that is the squad is right atm. We do have proper guys in the squad who deserved to be there but playing 11 is still not a proper combo atm. We still have to figure it out.
 
When a batting team fails, the bowling is always great and then when batting works the bowling sucks. That's the general criteria.

A) In the Australia vs India game the biggest cause of india's defeat was cited as Travis head and KL Rahul, Yes the pitch was difficult but Rahul taking 100+ deliveries aka 1/3 of the game and scoring useless runs caused a huge problem for India. Everyone else was going at 5-6 rr.

Secondly Travis head playing a million dollars is what caused india's defeat. The bowling plays a part but Rahul was too timid to even try to strike rotate, so batting was the major downfall.

B) As for the batting has been great, in the last game, Azhar Mehmood verbatim cited that overs 7-15 were the biggest issue in the entire game, Babar was the only egomaniac who defended such an approach but his words mean nothing as you yourself agree he's terrible as a captain and your past posts have agreed he's garbage when it comes to post presentations as well.

Babar and rizwan wasted nearly have the game to score 11 runs extra then the ball count which is how they usually play with endless 50 of 40's of 50 of 39's in each game.

The batting also has further flaws, Irfan Khan niazi is not a no 5 and is genuinely slow and can't sodhi level spinners meaning top quality spin will undo him. Babar is a bunny against Bracewell, Rizwan's form has declined as evident in psl where he's now striking at 100-110.

Saim ayub can provide starts but is incapable of progressing on, so he's an early wicket. Shadab may be able to provide a few hits here and their but he's not a full fledged bat.

Chacha is even more useless, as he bats with a 129sr at no 6/7. Meaning his 29 of 20 isn't good enough for a solid finish when he should logically be aiming for a 30 of 15 of 37 of 20.

Babar, Rizwan, Saim, Usman, irfan, Chacha, Shadab

^^ Pakistan will ve 100 of 7 in most games with this combo if the attack is quality.

On which angle is this batting line up great when you're playing a walking wicket(saim,Usman), 4 insufferable bats(Rizwan,Babar, Chacha, irfan) and one hit or miss one hit wonder(Shadab)
 
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Why stop there? With this squad, we can win war against the powerful countries as well.We might become superpowers in the world with this squad.Send them as a football team as well, and we might finally get selected for the FIFA World Cup. They are so good, they might win Wimbledon as a team. Babar should serve and Rizwan should smash; Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will run away from the court.
 
Talks way too much, just work on your game and fitness. His bowling has become club level and batting is average at best.
EXACTLY!!!
Why don’t they, for once, just shut their huge mouth and prove it!
Its a Pakistani problem (not all but a majority), just over inflate and overestimate themselves 🤦‍♂️
Kids!
 
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