Sri Lanka v Pakistan | 1st ODI | Dambulla | 30/7/09 [SL inns]

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After a disapointing test series Pakistan will be looking to make a good start in the 5 match one day series. With the ICL players coming back into the fold, competition has hotted up and just about any line-up is possible today. Some exciting youngsters and some proven performers make them and exciting but unpredicatable.

SL on the other hand will be welcoming back two of their star bowlers in Murali and Malinga but have lost their in form opening batsmen Dilshan to injury. They will be looking for some revenge over the last time these two teams met in a limitted overs format - the T20 World Cup final loss.

Match starts in about 2 hours.
 
i've been checking from the morning for this thread.
i'd decided to create it but now its here really happy!!!
 
It's going to be a fun match to watch because of the players that are in the squad. There are a lot of attacking players that could make for an entertaining game and series.
 
Toss should be in about 35 minutes.. I am ANXIOUS to hear the SQUAD..

I hope Fawad gets a game, but also Mohammed Yousuf especially if we go with attacking batsman like Nazir.. Need that stability..
 
afridi.rocks said:
Anybody who needs a link can PM me

Private messaging can only be done through mods unfortunately so no one will be able to PM you.

Plus I am pretty sure no links are allowed on the forum thus unfortunately we have no way to getting the links from you :6:
 
This is cricinfo's predicted team
I agree with the team selection more or less but am not sure of the batting lineup they have given. Misbah at 7 is understandable but MY at 7 would be wasted. Would go with Malik at number 3 as after a good or a bad start the next batsman after Nazir and Akmal would have to consolidate without slowing down the runrate to much. With MY and YK at 4 and 5 and Afridi and Alam\Misbah (Should go with Alam as Misbah is out of form) 6 and 7


http://www.cricinfo.com/slvpak2009/content/current/story/416827.html

(likely) 1 Kamran Akmal (wk),
2 Imran Nazir,
3 Younis Khan,
4 Fawad Alam,
5 Shahid Afridi,
6 Shoaib Malik,
7 Misbah-ul-Haq/ Mohammad Yousuf,
8 Abdul Razzaq,
9 Umar Gul,
10 Naved-ul-Hasan,
11 Saeed Ajmal/ Mohammad Aamer
 
kingusama92 said:
Private messaging can only be done through mods unfortunately so no one will be able to PM you.

Plus I am pretty sure no links are allowed on the forum thus unfortunately we have no way to getting the links from you :6:


same here bro...

or bro can you post the link for like 2 min..and then edit the post?!
 
No Imran Nazir....hahah loving it...he is so overhype and overrated
 
lol why am I asking, best to turn on the telly and see...cya later folks...dua karo apni team ke liye
 
Kamran akmal
Shoaib Malik
Younis
Yousuf
Misbah
Alam
Afridi
Razzaq
gul
Amir
Ajmal
 
im disapointed no Nazir, or umar akmal, why the hell is misbah retained. ok maybe malik is a bit decent but misbah is a joke, u akmal should of took his place.
 
Really pathetic that they are opening with Malik and sitting out two specialist openers for him.
 
kingusama92 said:
Really pathetic that they are opening with Malik and sitting out two specialist openers for him.

That's disappointing, they say they want specialist openers, yet when the time comes to give them opportunities, they don't get it. What has Nasir Jamshed done wrong? You can't tell me that they dropped him based on a practice game...

If practice game counted so much, then why not Umar Akmal given the chance?
 
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they gone with a defensive line up, they dont want aggressive players like u akmal, jamshed, nazir
 
this has taken a bit of the entertainement out of the batting.. thats why they choose to bowl because they want a lowish 200 score to chase with a sensible batting line up
 
The exact team we expected. Probably won't see Fawad batting either, unless he opens.
 
I think people here are assuming that Malik and Kami will open. However, I have a feeling that one of the openers for this game will be Fawad. They need to play him in his regular comfortable position...
 
I hate this team!

No Nasir, Nazir, or Umar.

I hope Misbah fails terribly.
 
well I don't blame YK for choosing this line up..because this is not a batsmen paradise of a pitch..not that I am saying that they can't play on it..but for the confidence for these new batsmen..I think that lineup is perfect for the situation..Misbah's last chance I would think..good for Mohammad Aamaer, and he is debuting because it is good for the bowlers..we will see the others in the series hopefully...good thinking on the end of YK I think..if we put Nazir, Jamshed, and Umar Akmal, we could have lost as well...this is a difficult pitch..Inshallah we will win..
 
Shoaib and Misbah can not be dropped no matter what...


MYK has to find a place for these two to play.....either he is helpless or he just can't face the bs if these two are dropped...

Fawad sit on the bench forever...now he is a sr pro so he get a match while others sit out..
 
would of liked to see more flare at the top of the order, the only hitters in the team are afridi and razzaq and they are down the order. atleast with nazir, nasir or akmal they would of got the team of to a fast start.
 
Malik opening shouldn't be a huge problem ... he's done it before and he averages 40 at the top (39.54) so i'm not too dissapointed .... I wanted Fawad to play so good on him ... surprised that Nasir missed out ... if you're gonna have specialist openers then use them
 
lalaji said:
Shoaib and Misbah can not be dropped no matter what...


MYK has to find a place for these two to play.....either he is helpless or he just can't face the bs if these two are dropped...

Fawad sit on the bench forever...now he is a sr pro so he get a match while others sit out..

Dropping Misbah I can understand as he is simply not in form
but I don't understand why you would want to drop Malik
 
iZeeshan said:
I hate this team!

No Nasir, Nazir, or Umar.

I hope Misbah fails terribly.
Nazir got out on 0 in the prematch, he's a hit or a miss.
 
Considering three highly rated batsmen by the fans (Nasir, Nazir, U Akmal) are sitting out then Misbah must go. I hope he proves me wrong this game, but this could be one of his very last oppurtunities.
 
YK taking no risk and going with the old timers.
I was hoping he will play one of them: Nazir, Jamshed or Akmal.

I hope malik opens instead of Alam.
 
Couch Cricketer said:
Dropping Misbah I can understand as he is simply not in form
but I don't understand why you would want to drop Malik


i agree ...sory i was still thinking a test mood..lol

Misbah Should have been dropped for Nasir J...NJ open with Kami and malik coming down the order..
 
What pathetic selection if anyone thinks for a second that either Malik or Fawad can be permanent openers then they are only fooling themselves. The only positive I see is that guys like Umar Akmal and Nasir won't have to play on this low scoring ground.
 
slix10 said:
Nazir got out on 0 in the prematch, he's a hit or a miss.

Dude, Nasir Jamshed has been pretty promising opener so far. You can't do a knee jerk reaction and that too just based on a PRACTICE game. Also, if you are using practice match, then why won't you give Umar Akmal a chance?
 
bluffmasterv2 said:
Considering three highly rated batsmen by the fans (Nasir, Nazir, U Akmal) are sitting out then Misbah must go. I hope he proves me wrong this game, but this could be one of his very last oppurtunities.


Imran Nazir is just hype...nothing much..

we dont know much about UK and NJ yet...NJ has been impressive from what we've seen so far..
 
i don't have voice, can someone tell me what is Afridi saying on tv?
 
insaftak said:
what the hell, no nasir, no umar, this sucks


its going be hard for Umar to get in since he is a middle order bat...just look how long it Fawad to get in...

Nasir J should have been there ...
 
lol did you guys hear what yk said about umar akmal. He was like hes not mature enough. when he is old enough he will play every day in my side
 
Assistance for seamers early on so InshahAllah hope Gul and Aamer can make good use of the first 10 overs
 
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