Pakistan v New Zealand | 4th T20I | Lahore | April 25 | Pre-Match Discussion

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After a crushing defeat by New Zealand in the 3rd ODI, Pakistan will be eager to come back stronger in the next leg which features the remaining 2 T20Is to be played in Lahore. The defeat has certainly put Pakistan under pressure and they will need to reassess their strategy and team combination to take on a formidable New Zealand side.


Squads:

Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam(c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Usman Khan, Irfan Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Abrar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Zaman Khan

New Zealand Squad: Tim Seifert(w), Tim Robinson, Dean Foxcroft, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Cole McConchie, Michael Bracewell(c), Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Ben Sears, Ben Lister, Josh Clarkson, Tom Blundell, William ORourke, Zakary Foulkes

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What was point of selecting your first 1q against nz D team if you wanted to get humuilated why can't you also select b or c team disgusting team disgusting crap captain and so called poop superstars
 
I don't get why Babar said he plans to use this series to experiment when all he did was rotate Amir for abass afridi 😂.
 
Babar should experiment by leaving himself in Pindi where the low life’s who booed Imad can keep him happy and feeling at home.

Stay in Pindi and let the management do the changes
 
Probable XI

Saim Ayub
Babar Azam
Usman Khan
Ifthikar Ahmad
Irfan Niazi
Shadab Khan
Imad Wasim
Shaheen Afridi
Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Abbas
Abrar Ahmed

Imad will probably come in for Rizwan, which sounds dumb but that’s how Pakistan cricket operates under Babar Azam.

What they should go with:

Saim Ayub
Babar Azam (c)
Usman Khan (wk)
Fakhar Zaman
Irfan Niazi
Imad Wasim
Shadab Khan
Shaheen Afridi
Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Abbas
Abrar Ahmed.

Naseem Shah rested for Amir

Ifthikar rested for Imad Wasim

Fakhar replaces Rizwan.
 
no point giving rest to Amir just after 1 game.. that change costed us a game tonight.
 
Should go in with the following line up if you want to win any games

Saim
Fakhar
Usman
Babar
Irfan niazi
Shadab
Iftikhar /Imad
 Shaheen
Amir
Naseem
Abrar

Rizwan isn't needed in t20

If we could make shadab or shaheen captain we don't need babar either could get in muhammed harris
 
They are going to bring Amir back for Abbas Afridi or Naseem.

That will be the only change.

And Babar and Rizwan will bat again with smirks on their faces.
 
They are going to bring Amir back for Abbas Afridi or Naseem.

That will be the only change.

And Babar and Rizwan will bat again with smirks on their faces.
I recon Rizwan will play no more part in this series

This will not be the plan though
 
Should go in with the following line up if you want to win any games

Saim
Fakhar
Usman
Babar
Irfan niazi
Shadab
Iftikhar /Imad
 Shaheen
Amir
Naseem
Abrar

Rizwan isn't needed in t20

If we could make shadab or shaheen captain we don't need babar either could get in muhammed harris
IMO just drop Babar as well and send Chacha up to bat at 3 or open, and tell him to go gung ho like he does in the T10 league in Dubai. What’s the point of this guy if we can’t use him to hit every ball?
 
I recon Rizwan will play no more part in this series

This will not be the plan though
When Usman Khan can play as a wicketkeeper batsman so it would be better to give Fakhar Zaman a chance so he can regain his form before the World Cup.
 
When Usman Khan can play as a wicketkeeper batsman so it would be better to give Fakhar Zaman a chance so he can regain his form before the World Cup.
Fakhar isn’t a form player, he’s either mentally switched on or isn’t. The guy will make a 15 ball 6 or 7 runs against Uganda when he is switched off, and a 40 ball hundred against England when he is switched on. That’s just the type of guy he is.

Fakhar should be in your XI regardless. He has to play your big games, he is no good sitting at home or on the bench when you are up against the best teams in the crunch games
 
Babar should stop listening to idiots and give Rizwan his opening slot back. Babar needs to play at 3 where he was successful last series
Oh bhai this isn't rizwans and babars personal team that the lineup should be around them so they can bat comfortably

They need to bat where Pakistan requires them to bat if they can't perform then should be shown the doors

Pakistan don't owe babar or rizwan anything its them who are on Pakistans payroll and should do the job like a good employee
 
Oh bhai this isn't rizwans and babars personal team that the lineup should be around them so they can bat comfortably

They need to bat where Pakistan requires them to bat if they can't perform then should be shown the doors

Pakistan don't owe babar or rizwan anything its them who are on Pakistans payroll and should do the job like a good employee
Bro now that rizzu is failing lower down like he did when he first debut in the middle order, people are whining.

But obviously that same logic doesn't apply for Usman Khan or Fakhar.
 
Should go in with the following line up if you want to win any games

Saim
Fakhar
Usman
Babar
Irfan niazi
Shadab
Iftikhar /Imad
 Shaheen
Amir
Naseem
Abrar

Rizwan isn't needed in t20

If we could make shadab or shaheen captain we don't need babar either could get in muhammed harris
What did Ifthikhar do be in ur list ??
 
Oh bhai this isn't rizwans and babars personal team that the lineup should be around them so they can bat comfortably

They need to bat where Pakistan requires them to bat if they can't perform then should be shown the doors

Pakistan don't owe babar or rizwan anything its them who are on Pakistans payroll and should do the job like a good employee
Until we find better players the lineup should be around them.
 
Until we find better players the lineup should be around them.
Where the better players are going to come from if they are not given a chance? Thin air?

Saim fakhar and usman should be given at least 10 games in the top3 the problem will be sorted

Rizwan doesn't have room in t20 anymore and should be dropped unless he can strike 150+ in the power play no need to give him special treatment
 
Where the better players are going to come from if they are not given a chance? Thin air?

Saim fakhar and usman should be given at least 10 games in the top3 the problem will be sorted

Rizwan doesn't have room in t20 anymore and should be dropped unless he can strike 150+ in the power play no need to give him special treatment
Fakhar is a failed T20 opener. Those who don't like Babar and Rizwan just push Fakhar's name forward to replace one of them.

Usman needs to score more runs at this level before being considered to replace Babar or Rizwan at the top. 4 is a good enough position to showcase your abilities.

Rizwan's been great as an opener and a massive upgrade over the likes of awais Zia ,Ahmed Shahzad, kamran Akmal, Nasir Jamshed Imran Farhat ,shahzaib Hasan, sharjeel khan, Haider Ali etc.

Can you name a better T20 opener in our history other than Rizwan and Babar?

Stop living under the delusion that we have warners and Rohits waiting in the wings.
 
Fakhar is a failed T20 opener. Those who don't like Babar and Rizwan just push Fakhar's name forward to replace one of them.

Usman needs to score more runs at this level before being considered to replace Babar or Rizwan at the top. 4 is a good enough position to showcase your abilities.

Rizwan's been great as an opener and a massive upgrade over the likes of awais Zia ,Ahmed Shahzad, kamran Akmal, Nasir Jamshed Imran Farhat ,shahzaib Hasan, sharjeel khan, Haider Ali etc.

Can you name a better T20 opener in our history other than Rizwan and Babar?

Stop living under the delusion that we have warners and Rohits waiting in the wings.
When did we try this combination of saim and fakhar? I must have missed that match

Rizwan a great opener since when? The guy can't strike over 120. T20 isn't about padding runs it's about playing at a good strike rate to win.

Because there's not been anyone better than rizwan babar in the past doesn't mean there isn't going to be one in future. How long do you want rizwan babar to play another 100 years at this position?

Regarding usman he averages 50 in position 3 and plays at a faster rate than rizwan and babar put together that's where he needs to play to surpass babar and rizwan but guess what your selfish babar will never play him there
 
Fakhar is a failed T20 opener. Those who don't like Babar and Rizwan just push Fakhar's name forward to replace one of them.

Usman needs to score more runs at this level before being considered to replace Babar or Rizwan at the top. 4 is a good enough position to showcase your abilities.

Rizwan's been great as an opener and a massive upgrade over the likes of awais Zia ,Ahmed Shahzad, kamran Akmal, Nasir Jamshed Imran Farhat ,shahzaib Hasan, sharjeel khan, Haider Ali etc.

Can you name a better T20 opener in our history other than Rizwan and Babar?

Stop living under the delusion that we have warners and Rohits waiting in the wings.

Your do realize you are contradicting yourself.

First you want them to play at 1 and 3 to maintain status quo.

Then you say until someone better comes along.

How does someone better come along if there is no spot to try them?
 
When did we try this combination of saim and fakhar? I must have missed that match

Rizwan a great opener since when? The guy can't strike over 120. T20 isn't about padding runs it's about playing at a good strike rate to win.

Because there's not been anyone better than rizwan babar in the past doesn't mean there isn't going to be one in future. How long do you want rizwan babar to play another 100 years at this position?

Regarding usman he averages 50 in position 3 and plays at a faster rate than rizwan and babar put together that's where he needs to play to surpass babar and rizwan but guess what your selfish babar will never play him there
Tbh bro, Sharjeel, Kamran akmal are better t20 openers then rizwan, they don't perform much but when they do we get a good start.

Literally yesterday saim ayub showed how important the first 6 overs are to utilise. Now imagine if babar and rizwan were opening, After 9 overs we'd have hit 60 and 2 wickets down. Forcing saim, UK, Irfan and Shadab to come in and pick up the pace.

These 2 conmen destroyed the start given.

T20 is the one format where you shouldn't give a damn about stats. Finn allen is the living embodiment of it. No one in their right mind would take rizzu over allen despite avg 25.
 
When did we try this combination of saim and fakhar? I must have missed that match

Rizwan a great opener since when? The guy can't strike over 120. T20 isn't about padding runs it's about playing at a good strike rate to win.

Because there's not been anyone better than rizwan babar in the past doesn't mean there isn't going to be one in future. How long do you want rizwan babar to play another 100 years at this position?

Regarding usman he averages 50 in position 3 and plays at a faster rate than rizwan and babar put together that's where he needs to play to surpass babar and rizwan but guess what your selfish babar will never play him there
Your do realize you are contradicting yourself.

First you want them to play at 1 and 3 to maintain status quo.

Then you say until someone better comes along.

How does someone better come along if there is no spot to try them?
I never said they both should continue to open no matter what. Replacing our best ever should be a gradual process. It's good that we've given Saim the opportunity. Now he needs to establish himself first and then if someone truly better comes along we can think about replacing babar or Rizwan too at the top.



In a country where batting talent is so scacre you can't really discard your best players by random noobs from average leagues straightaway.

Riz and Babar have been consistent with loads of runs and toil in international and domestics. It takes a lot.
 
Tbh bro, Sharjeel, Kamran akmal are better t20 openers then rizwan, they don't perform much but when they do we get a good start.

Literally yesterday saim ayub showed how important the first 6 overs are to utilise. Now imagine if babar and rizwan were opening, After 9 overs we'd have hit 60 and 2 wickets down. Forcing saim, UK, Irfan and Shadab to come in and pick up the pace.

These 2 conmen destroyed the start given.

T20 is the one format where you shouldn't give a damn about stats. Finn allen is the living embodiment of it. No one in their right mind would take rizzu over allen despite avg 25.
@emranabbas

Also in t20 you can fill your team with 25 avg players if all of em are striking at 140+.

I'd rather have fakhar, Saim, UK, Haris, and these type of players in the t20 line up.

Pakistan just needs to focus on getting their avg up to 25 and sr upto 140-150. And you have a strong batting line up for t20.

No need to bring it 40-50 avg frauds that strike at 110.

I already did the math for our last 2022 wc, Excluding haris our avg was 106 runs scored every 16 overs with 6 wickets down, including haris that no jumps to 130 for 7 in 18.2 overs, solely due to haris being the only 140+ Sr bat In 2022 hence 24 runs of 14 are added.

The fact that we averaged 106 of 6 in 96 balls in 2022 with a lineup of Shan, Babar, Rizwan, Chacha shows how pathetic our t20 line up really is.
 
I never said they both should continue to open no matter what. Replacing our best ever should be a gradual process. It's good that we've given Saim the opportunity. Now he needs to establish himself first and then if someone truly better comes along we can think about replacing babar or Rizwan too at the top.



In a country where batting talent is so scacre you can't really discard your best players by random noobs from average leagues straightaway.

Riz and Babar have been consistent with loads of runs and toil in international and domestics. It takes a lot.
Bro I just wanna say. I did the math for 2022 t20 world cup.

If you exclude haris, Our avg in batting was 106 for 6 in 16 overs. That's how poor we were. With haris it jumps to 130/7 in 18.2 meaning 24 runs added at a quick pace.

You don't need 40 avg players in t20, 25avg players are fine as long as the whole lineup has 130-140sr players who can amp it up to 170 on occasion.

Even for 2021 we were at 154 for 6 of 111 deliveries so around 18.3 overs.

^^ Even this no is inflated due to hafeez, Malik, Asif striking at 163, 183 and 237 respectively although their averages are low.
 
Rizwan injures hamstring as Babar vows to learn from Pakistan loss

Rizwan was forced to retire hurt on 22 as Pakistan compiled a below-par score of 178/4 in the third match of their five-game T20I series against the Kiwis in Rawalpindi and that total was never going to be enough as Chapman's unbeaten knock helped the visitors home with 10 deliveries to spare.

The extent of Rizwan's hamstring injury is yet to be revealed, although Pakistan took no risk with the experienced wicket-keeper as he retired hurt midway through his innings and took no further part in the game less than six weeks out from the start of this year's ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

It was left to Shadab Khan (41) and Irfan Khan (30*) to provide the late fireworks in Pakistan's innings, but Babar - who contributed a steady 37 at the top of the order - conceded his team fell a bit short of posting a par score after they lost the toss and were sent into bat first by New Zealand skipper Michael Bracewell.

"To be honest the batting wasn't that bad. We managed to catch up later on but I think we were 10 runs short and you know Rizwan also faced a setback and got injured so a new batter had to step in but as you know it's not easy for a new batter to adjust early on," Babar said.

"However the way Shadab and Irfan set up a partnership recovered us so well. You know on this venue a par score is between 180 to 190 so I think we did well in batting."

Pacers Abbas Afridi (2/27) and Naseem Shah (1/44) picked up a wicket each early in New Zealand's reply, but there were few highlights for the hosts from that point on as some sloppy bowling and a host of dropped catches in the field put pay to Pakistan's chances.

"We started quite well in the early overs but you know when you drop catches it makes a difference especially when you drop the catch of a set batter and when dropping a catch of a Mark Chapman who always plays well against us obviously he will take the match away from you in no time," Babar admitted.

"On top of that we didn't bowl according to our plan which we accept and we will make sure not to repeat the same mistake in the next games."

With the five-match series locked at 1-1, the teams now head to Lahore for the final two games and the next contest scheduled to take place on Thursday.

Source: ICC
 
I never said they both should continue to open no matter what. Replacing our best ever should be a gradual process. It's good that we've given Saim the opportunity. Now he needs to establish himself first and then if someone truly better comes along we can think about replacing babar or Rizwan too at the top.



In a country where batting talent is so scacre you can't really discard your best players by random noobs from average leagues straightaway.

Riz and Babar have been consistent with loads of runs and toil in international and domestics. It takes a lot.

Gradual process by what not even given them a chance vs newzealand D team?

Back in the days 90's and 00's when we use play Zimbabwe there use to be atleast a couple of debuts

What gradual process is babar and rizwan following that they even need to play Nepal and C/D teams? They are just basically hogging positions because they are insecure and don't want anyone to do better incase they lose their spot
 
Rizwan injures hamstring as Babar vows to learn from Pakistan loss

Rizwan was forced to retire hurt on 22 as Pakistan compiled a below-par score of 178/4 in the third match of their five-game T20I series against the Kiwis in Rawalpindi and that total was never going to be enough as Chapman's unbeaten knock helped the visitors home with 10 deliveries to spare.

The extent of Rizwan's hamstring injury is yet to be revealed, although Pakistan took no risk with the experienced wicket-keeper as he retired hurt midway through his innings and took no further part in the game less than six weeks out from the start of this year's ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

It was left to Shadab Khan (41) and Irfan Khan (30*) to provide the late fireworks in Pakistan's innings, but Babar - who contributed a steady 37 at the top of the order - conceded his team fell a bit short of posting a par score after they lost the toss and were sent into bat first by New Zealand skipper Michael Bracewell.

"To be honest the batting wasn't that bad. We managed to catch up later on but I think we were 10 runs short and you know Rizwan also faced a setback and got injured so a new batter had to step in but as you know it's not easy for a new batter to adjust early on," Babar said.

"However the way Shadab and Irfan set up a partnership recovered us so well. You know on this venue a par score is between 180 to 190 so I think we did well in batting."

Pacers Abbas Afridi (2/27) and Naseem Shah (1/44) picked up a wicket each early in New Zealand's reply, but there were few highlights for the hosts from that point on as some sloppy bowling and a host of dropped catches in the field put pay to Pakistan's chances.

"We started quite well in the early overs but you know when you drop catches it makes a difference especially when you drop the catch of a set batter and when dropping a catch of a Mark Chapman who always plays well against us obviously he will take the match away from you in no time," Babar admitted.

"On top of that we didn't bowl according to our plan which we accept and we will make sure not to repeat the same mistake in the next games."

With the five-match series locked at 1-1, the teams now head to Lahore for the final two games and the next contest scheduled to take place on Thursday.

Source: ICC
Should be rested atleast till the end of the world cup
 
Gradual process by what not even given them a chance vs newzealand D team?

Back in the days 90's and 00's when we use play Zimbabwe there use to be atleast a couple of debuts

What gradual process is babar and rizwan following that they even need to play Nepal and C/D teams? They are just basically hogging positions because they are insecure and don't want anyone to do better incase they lose their spot

They're not insecure as evident with Saim getting the go ahead to open in every match. They gave up our most successful opening partnership to accommodate him. You cant be a serious fan of Pakistan cricket if you advocate for dropping our best batter and best wicket keeper in the absence of any decent alternatives
 
They're not insecure as evident with Saim getting the go ahead to open in every match. They gave up our most successful opening partnership to accommodate him. You cant be a serious fan of Pakistan cricket if you advocate for dropping our best batter and best wicket keeper in the absence of any decent alternatives
This isn't the best opening pair if they can't put 60 runs in powerplay together. This is a failed pair. What part of power play and t20 don't you understand?

I'm here to help you understand the game
Ask questions.


It's not like tests and odi where your judged based on how much you have scored t20 is judged on how fast you score
 
This isn't the best opening pair if they can't put 60 runs in powerplay together. This is a failed pair. What part of power play and t20 don't you understand?

I'm here to help you understand the game
Ask questions.


It's not like tests and odi where your judged based on how much you have scored t20 is judged on how fast you score
54 runs in a powerplay against this NZ side on this ground is a failure. Saim was trying, Babar was doing what he always does (which is not make any special effort).

Babar needs to get lost!
 
This isn't the best opening pair if they can't put 60 runs in powerplay together. This is a failed pair. What part of power play and t20 don't you understand?

I'm here to help you understand the game
Ask questions.


It's not like tests and odi where your judged based on how much you have scored t20 is judged on how fast you score

Yes please help take away my confusing.

So here's a question since you're an expert. Should Shadab and Nawaz be opening in T20Is? They have the highest strike rate among our active cricketers.
 
Yes please help take away my confusing.

So here's a question since you're an expert. Should Shadab and Nawaz be opening in T20Is? They have the highest strike rate among our active cricketers.
Not Shadab but Nawaz actually isn’t a bad shout
 
Could be our version of Narine lol obviously a bit inferior
You’ve got to try and find out. You can’t when you are stubborn when sticking to a player who has a balls per six ratio of 50ish balls
 
You’ve got to try and find out. You can’t when you are stubborn when sticking to a player who has a balls per six ratio of 50ish balls

It would make sense if he was in the team and we could experiment. Anything he would score would be a bonus but bro no one even wants him in the team just because Babar supported him. That's the level of hate Babar and co face
 
It would make sense if he was in the team and we could experiment. Anything he would score would be a bonus but bro no one even wants him in the team just because Babar supported him. That's the level of hate Babar and co face
Babar and co don’t deserve hate?
 
Constructive criticism but not hate. Hate is a strong emotion
The constructive criticism goes nowhere. He doesn’t listen, nor do his mates or those who he has in his pockets above.

4 years of ‘constructive criticism’ on his batting approach, strike rate and intent as a T20 opener. What has changed? He played a ramp shot against Hunain Shah?
 
Yes please help take away my confusing.

So here's a question since you're an expert. Should Shadab and Nawaz be opening in T20Is? They have the highest strike rate among our active cricketers.

that's your stupidity if you think shadab or nawaz should open when they don't have the skill sets for opening position.
 
that's your stupidity if you think shadab or nawaz should open when they don't have the skill sets for opening position.
Bro this man will blame everyone except babar and rizwam and misbah, these 3 are his idols.
 
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Yes please help take away my confusing.

So here's a question since you're an expert. Should Shadab and Nawaz be opening in T20Is? They have the highest strike rate among our active cricketers.

have a look at this boy below, look at the openers of successful teams like Australia india newzealand and i dare say sri lanka who have better W/L ratio than pakistan amd england

do see the pattern low average high strike rate?

openers are not coming in and piling up runs like rizwan and babar instead they are coming in and hitting 60-70 runs by the 6th over even if the team is 2 down after the 6th over. you still have 9 players to play the remaining 14 overs


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have a look at this boy below, look at the openers of successful teams like Australia india newzealand and i dare say sri lanka who have better W/L ratio than pakistan amd england

do see the pattern low average high strike rate?

openers are not coming in and piling up runs like rizwan and babar instead they are coming in and hitting 60-70 runs by the 6th over even if the team is 2 down after the 6th over. you still have 9 players to play the remaining 14 overs


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The fact that rohit has an average of 28 but will make it any pakistani lineup as an opener over babar and rizwan exposes the whole babar 40 avg in t20.
 
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Waqar is advising the Pakistan team not to underestimate their opponents.

Tbf no team should underestimate any team especially during tournaments.

I think Waqar should give advice regarding how Pakistani players should try to mimick Chapman, so far I only see shadab and saim trying and making an attempt.

No improvements from babar, Saim, Irfan or chacha.
 
If I were Babar, I would tell my team to score at least 10 runs per over, and if for any reason you are having trouble scoring at a higher strike rate, then please do us a favour and get out the next ball or simply come back to the dressing room.
 
If I were Babar, I would tell my team to score at least 10 runs per over, and if for any reason you are having trouble scoring at a higher strike rate, then please do us a favour and get out the next ball or simply come back to the dressing room.
what are we going to do with babar? will babar be able to score 10 runs an over?
 
1. Saim
2. Fakhar
3. Usman
4. Babar
5. Irfan
6. Ifti
7. Shadab
8. Imad
9. Amir
10. Shaheen
11. Naseem

I’d try this next match.
 
As Rizwan is injured this leaves a good opportunity for Fakhar to be re-tried as an opener.

Fakhar, Saim, Babar, Usman, Iftikhar......
 
Have u guys not learnt enough about Ifthikhar ????? It’s getting ridiculous that people still naming him in the squad. Just useless no brainer
 
Will the management continue on with their rotation policy? or will we see the strongest XI and plan on ground now as one slip up means Pakistan won't be winning this series.
 
Pakistan Team Arrives in Lahore for the Remainder of T20I Series, looking confident and gel to handle mark chapman in remianing 2 matches :D

 
Why ifti ???
Dunno who else in the squad left. Iftikhar was really good this PSL too, and has done better than most of our other middle/lower order batsmen even if it’s not a high bar.
 
what are we going to do with babar? will babar be able to score 10 runs an over?
Babar is a good enough player to score 10 runs per over and has a solid skill set but struggles with adaptability and risk taking in his gameplay. Like a robot who is programmed to play only high percentage shots.
 
Few Changes that I would like to see is to bring Amir, Fakhar and Imad in. Abbas, rizwan, Abrar to be rested.
 
Shadab has to say this

"I have played one-down and two-down in the PSL and that's where I think I am most comfortable. But I'm also fine with being used as a floater," he said. "If I get a chance, the planning will be the same - I'm the sort of player who will look to make quick runs.

"Sometimes, you need impactful innings, especially in T20 cricket nowadays. Making runs consistently in T20 cricket isn't difficult, but playing impactful innings is difficult."
 
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Shadab has to say this


"I have played one-down and two-down in the PSL and that's where I think I am most comfortable. But I'm also fine with being used as a floater," he said. "If I get a chance, the planning will be the same - I'm the sort of player who will look to make quick runs.

"Sometimes, you need impactful innings, especially in T20 cricket nowadays. Making runs consistently in T20 cricket isn't difficult, but playing impactful innings is difficult."
The same Shadab who made that comment about how Babar and Rizwan are very important to the side having lost to Afghanistan, and throwing the youngsters under the bus.
 
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The same Shadab who made that comment about how Babar and Rizwan are very important to the side having lost to Afghanistan, and throwing the youngsters under the bus.
Tbf bro, I think overtime shadab has changed.

He's stayed silent and hasn't done nonsense twitter posts, but I have a feeling shafab is atm frustrated with a few things.

No 1: He hates the fact captaincy wasn't given to him because on merit he kinda deserves it over babar and rizwan.

No 2: He probably felt frustrated that his innings yesterday did not matter because bradman and kohli ruined nearly 9 overs for him.

Lastly I dint think he's happy with the way the rest of the team is fielding as well.

I think shadab wants to transition or is trying to transition into a full fledged batting allrounder and wants to make his bowling less relevant.

Some analysis have noticed a change in action so maybe some injury? Which is why he wants the transition and obviously he can't have that if babar and rizwan are playing.

Atm he's the only t20 bat in the playing 11(sad state of affairs of he's the only one 😂😂, look at our quality lol) who has the balls to actually play and go after the bowling, even if he is sub standard.
 
Tbf bro, I think overtime shadab has changed.

He's stayed silent and hasn't done nonsense twitter posts, but I have a feeling shafab is atm frustrated with a few things.

No 1: He hates the fact captaincy wasn't given to him because on merit he kinda deserves it over babar and rizwan.

No 2: He probably felt frustrated that his innings yesterday did not matter because bradman and kohli ruined nearly 9 overs for him.

Lastly I dint think he's happy with the way the rest of the team is fielding as well.

I think shadab wants to transition or is trying to transition into a full fledged batting allrounder and wants to make his bowling less relevant.

Some analysis have noticed a change in action so maybe some injury? Which is why he wants the transition and obviously he can't have that if babar and rizwan are playing.

Atm he's the only t20 bat in the playing 11(sad state of affairs of he's the only one 😂😂, look at our quality lol) who has the balls to actually play and go after the bowling, even if he is sub standard.
Let’s see bro. I know he was told by Hafeez that he needs to become a batting all-rounder. He’s not really a batsman but oh well
 
Tbf bro, I think overtime shadab has changed.

He's stayed silent and hasn't done nonsense twitter posts, but I have a feeling shafab is atm frustrated with a few things.

No 1: He hates the fact captaincy wasn't given to him because on merit he kinda deserves it over babar and rizwan.

No 2: He probably felt frustrated that his innings yesterday did not matter because bradman and kohli ruined nearly 9 overs for him.

Lastly I dint think he's happy with the way the rest of the team is fielding as well.

I think shadab wants to transition or is trying to transition into a full fledged batting allrounder and wants to make his bowling less relevant.

Some analysis have noticed a change in action so maybe some injury? Which is why he wants the transition and obviously he can't have that if babar and rizwan are playing.

Atm he's the only t20 bat in the playing 11(sad state of affairs of he's the only one 😂😂, look at our quality lol) who has the balls to actually play and go after the bowling, even if he is sub standard.
I’m gonna take credit for converting you into a Shadab fan :ROFLMAO:
 
I’m gonna take credit for converting you into a Shadab fan :ROFLMAO:
Credit fully deserved. ❤️. I've changed my mind about him, and it's clear he wishes to become a batting allrounder now, so idm the change.
 
Salman Butt lashed out at Pakistan bowlers in a recent interview:

"In the Pakistan tour of New Zealand, Iftikhar got out on 5 occasions on the bouncer delivery. New Zealand bowlers knew it (Iftikhar's weakness) while our team players who were with him in that tour and were observing that Iftikhar was getting stuck with bouncers, were getting thrashed in PSL by him(Iftikhar) as they were bowling full length deliveries to him instead of aiming short pitch bouncers at him. So your own cricketing acumen as a player whether someone teaches you that or not matters a lot in cricket."
 
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