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Amir dropped from T20 purposely - right decision?

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Del, Jan 16, 2020.

Amir is dropped, right move in your opinion?

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  1. Del
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    Mohammad Amir has been dropped and message is cleared, which even he knows - Test retirement.

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    (He deleted the first tweet latter).

    After all the investment PCB made into him, he left Test cricket, which irked many, including Misbah (& many be Waqar too) , therefore, he is dropped. Otherwise, he couldve been easily part of the squad in place of Musa.

    That said, in your opinion, is it right move by PCB to ignore him or he's hard done by?
     
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  2. thair9999
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    thair9999 Emerging Player

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    With new bowlers performing, he is not default selection anymore.
     
  3. godzilla
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    godzilla Smooth Operator

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    absolutely 100% the right decision.

    theres better options from pretty much any number of criteria.
     
  4. isaacking
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    isaacking Talented

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    Has the same criteria applied on Malik and Hafeez selection then it would have been justified.

    Selecting Malik and Hafeez even though there are better options available is crime too.

    It is preferable to be Man of Understanding then to be a Man of Knowledge.
     
  5. MNA
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    why is he just dropped? should have been humiliated and dropped from central contract forever
     
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  6. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    I am split on this.

    It looks like it’s between “teaching him a lesson with a knee jerk reaction” vs “using a wise diplomacy”.

    Amir is our very good T20 bowler and you need him in Australia for the T20 WC.
    There is also a factor of return on the investment that is done in him.

    By kicking him out you definitely not be able to use his services in the much needed WC.
    And you surely have put an end to any possibility of return on investment in him.

    Now, whether your “punishing him” will set an example and send a strong message to the rest? lol - you wish.

    Money talks and BS walks.

    No one is going to learn any lesson here.
    Matter of fact, Amir has open up a way to a few others who must be thinking to make a quick buck, have fun and kick PCB in the rear end.
     
  7. Don Quixote
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    Don Quixote Whispering Death

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    Ridiculous decision to drop him from his strongest format. His omission from ODIs can be justified in a way, but not from the T20I format.
     
  8. Patriot
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    he was our most successful bowler in the World Cup

    he should be part of OD team
     
  9. Don Quixote
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    Don Quixote Whispering Death

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    Ok fair enough.
     
  10. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Correct decision. You can't pick and choose. That's the job of selectors.
     
  11. isaacking
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    isaacking Talented

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    If not wrong than Malik and Hafeez as also chosen to retire from Test and doing selectors job.

    It is preferable to be Man of Understanding then to be a Man of Knowledge.
     
  12. Prince Pathan
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    Prince Pathan Sultan of Swing

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    Doesn't deserve any special privileges. Bang average.
     
  13. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Moderator

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    Serves him right tbh
     
  14. thair9999
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    May be they are using this as diplomacy to show him that he is not a automatic selection for ODI and T20 anymore as well.

    I don't know what is Misbah thinking by bringing Hafeez and Malik. I used to think Misbah has good cricket knowledge, after his selections in past and now, I am doubting that.
     
  15. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    may be it is, who knows?
    As I stated it's not really a big deal for this series since Bangla is sending a toothless team without Shakib and Mushfiq

    Now, that's another story that selection of Hafeez and Malik backfires and we lose the series just as we lost against a 3rd tier SL team when selection of Akmal and Shehzad backfired.

    Lets see if Amir gets a call for the Aisa cup, which will mean, he will mostly likely play the T20 WC.

    Misbah's brain was very well analyzed by Rambo in his latest video.
     
  16. Sultan Yusuf
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    Amir took the risk, so this was always a possibility.

    However, with regards to Misbah and PCB, if they actually wanted to teach him a lesson, they should have never selected from the moment he retired from test cricket.

    What is the point now? What is it going to achieve? Even if there is the remote possibility that Amir makes himself available for tests, is that what we even need now? IMO, picking amir again in tests will be going backwards. We needed him for his experience in Aus so the younger bowlers had some cushion to bed in.

    But they are doing ok now, and with a series vs Bangla they have another softish team to play to get used to the rigours of rest cricket.

    Muddled thinking by the board and as usual especially from Misbah. The man is and has always been clueless. He was just lucky that he was captain at a time when England and Aussies were at their worst playing spin in UAE. His whole reputation is based on winning those 3 series in the UAE
     
  17. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Amir can be dropped from t20 cricket cus its giggle cricket but i think he should be selected in odis atleast. In t20s, you want to give chances to youngsters! Tests mein he thought he was burnt out and did not have stamina left to bowl long overs but he must understand he is only 27. In this case, PCB is to be blamed too./ They are playing him in all 3 formats and every game,. His workload is not managed. In my opinion, Amir needs to be brought back into test cricket and also odi cricket. He should leave t20 cricket. Maybe leave odi cricket too but if he wants to concentrate on limited overs format, then PCB must pick him as we have invested a decade in him and we must reap benefits from his experience as much as we can!! I dont think it was unfair from Amir particularly given the burden he was carrying for last 4 years around.
     
  18. thair9999
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    No point of bringing him back in Test, if he is made to play, he is not going to perform. He normally has good economy and can save many runs so if he is not taking wickets he can still be selected. Do not worry we all know PCB will select him soon.
     

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