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30-man squad announced for T20 World Cup

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  1. Wasim
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    Wasim Smooth Operator

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    Squad: Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Hafeez, Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hassan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Naveed Yasin, Hasan Raza, Kamran Younis, Misbah-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Hammad Azam, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Abdul Rehman, Kamran Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Zulqarnain Haider

    New faces in bold. Also notice Abdul Rehman and Zulqarnain Haider in there.
     
  2. ghulam35
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    whats salman butt doing in there, hes not a 20/20 player, an opener with strike rate under 100 in 20/20s. the squad isn't bad even though i would have liked to see players like Naved Malik in there.
     
  3. Mercenary
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    Salman Butt, Imran Farhat, Khalid Latif and Mohammad Sami have no business being there and it's a shame that they didn't wit a few days till after the domestic T20 cup to announce their squad.
     
  4. Wasim
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    Thats a very good point. Everybody in the RBS cup would've been motivated to show their talent to win a spot for the WC. Stupid PCB at its best.

    I wouldn't worry about Salman Butt and co. though. They wont be in the final squad. Unless they play some miracle innings against weaker teams. Then PCB will rush them into the Caribbean for smashing Bismillah Khan.
     
  5. Captain
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    but but, knowing pcb full and well, dont hold your breath on it, they will make some changes after the RBS t20, 1-3 for sure ;)
     
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    Cant agree more with you Merc!
     
  7. Mercenary
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    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

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    Unless we get a tough new Chief Selector both Butt and Farhat will be going along for a free holiday in the Windies!
     
  8. Wasim
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    Both Malik and Younis had enough brains to replace Butt in the initial stage with Imran Nazir and Shahzaib Hasan in the first and second World cups, respectively. Actually its a no-brainer - Salman makes himself an automatic non-selection, even if given a few games. I dont think Afridi would be interested in Salman. Afridi clearly wanted Imran Nazir for that T20 in Aus.
     
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    No Shoaib Akhtar? I thought he was doing well........ sad :(
     
  10. indianfan
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    some poor selction

    there are some rubbish player like but,farhat and other tested failures
     
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    I'm really hoping Babar Azeem is selected for the final T20 squad, I'd have him opening the innings with either Nazir, Kamran or Shahzaib.

    How Salman and Farhat have made it in the 30 probable list is beyond me.
     
  12. Mercenary
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    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

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    Salman did it the same way that he keeps getting into the Pak team, for Farhat ask his father in law and selector Mohammad Ilyas.
     
  13. HuskerFan
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    These 11 players will be selected for sure.
    1. Imran Nazir
    2. Shoaib Malik
    3. Umar Akmal
    4. Fawad Alam
    5. Abdul Razzaq
    6. Shahid Afridi
    7. Umar Gul,
    8. Mohammad Aamer
    9. Mohammad Asif
    10. Saeed Ajmal
    11. Kamran Kamal or Sarfraz or Zulqarnain

    That leaves 4 more players to be selected from following 17 players;

    One or two openers.
    14. Imran Farhat
    15. Khalid Latif
    16. Mohammad Hafeez
    17. Salman Butt
    18. Shahzaib Hassan

    One or two middle order batsmen.
    19. Naveed Yasin
    20. Hasan Raza
    21. Kamran Younis
    22. Misbah-ul-Haq
    23. Babar Azam

    May be one more all rounder.
    24. Yasir Arafat
    25. Hammad Azam
    26. Rana Naved-ul-Hasan

    I don't think this we need another pace bowler.
    27. Wahab Riaz
    28. Mohammad Sami

    Wouldn't it be a surprise is Raza gets selected ahead of Ajmal!
    28. Raza Hasan
    39. Abdul Rehman


    I would pick Hafeez(or Farhat), Shahzeb, Rana Naveed & Navid Yasin
     
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    Great Post, theres no thanks function otherwise you'd be thanked quite abit for this.

    I would like the remaing 4 players to be Mohammed Hafeez, Kamaran Younis, Raza Hasan and Shahzaib Hasan.
     
  15. Wasim
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    Great post Husker, but maybe even Asif isn't an automatic selection in T20 format. He can be replaced with an allrounder like Arafat, who did a great job recently, or even Rana.

    But assuming thats the case, I'd also want Hafeez and Shahzaib (only because we need hard hitting openers/batsmen). And Raza Hasan for the surprise element, but...

    Whats the deal with Naved Yasin and Kamran Younis?

    Naved has a great first class average, but he has only played one t20 game. And didn't do anything extraordinary to be named in this 30-man squad!

    Karman has only played 8 t20s and his strike rate is 102 ! Do we need another Salman Butt?

    I'd rather go with Hasan Raza from this pool of middle order batsmen. Atleast Hasan is proven at this format. I remember how he smashed 98 runs from 52 balls vs Mumbai in ICL. I'd even pick Misbah ahead of any snail cricketers.

    Its a pity PCB didn't wait until after the RBS cup to announce these 30 names.
     
  16. Wasim
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    Could that Naved Yasin be a typo? Could it be a mix up with Naved Malik?
     
  17. Major
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    lol slaman but has no bussines going ther
     
  18. HuskerFan
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    At least he was absolutely correct about other three players. How many you go right?
     

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