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Kamran Akmal – a wicket keeper with a big question mark

Kamran Akmal was selected in the Pakistani team as a specialist wicket keeper. The ICC world cup being a prime competition demands extra ordinary readiness and concentration which lacked in Kamran Akmal. This seems that he is not putting in efforts required for such an important occasion. God knows that whether these drops were deliberate or mistake.

Being the sole choice among available lot is something hearting Kamran Akmal. The poor Zulqarnain, for some weird reasons left the wicket keeping slot opened for his not so competitive competitor. I must say that Zulqarnain had made a bad mistake of losing his position as a best alternative to Kamran Akmal. If he can come back and satisfy PCB, he should be given another chance to take gloves. After all those controversies surrounding Kamral Akmal, at least Zulqarnain was not involved in corruption related investigation and should be pardoned after imposing some penalties.

Replacing Kamran behind the wickets is not feasible, but he should be well aware of the reaction he could face if he continues with such performances in this mega event. Pakistan if loses its place in quarter finals will divert attention towards his miserable performance so he should compensate the same immediately in next matches with gloves and bat.

March 11, 2011 Posted by | Cricket, Current Affairs, Sports | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ignoring Anwar Ali after such a splendid performance raise doubts on PCB’s selection criteria

After hearing news of inclusion of Junaid Khan into world cup squad I wonder why this lad was ignored for good five years after consistent performance in domestic circuit. I must say that we are not giving fair opportunities to our great talent and sticking to bad performers hoping for miracles from them. We should now seriously support talent in Pakistan.

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Cricket, Worldcup Cricket 2011 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World Cup Winner Pakistan – Cricket Talent ignored in Pakistan due to absense of rotation policy

World Cup Winner Pakistan – Cricket Talent ignored in Pakistan due to absense of rotation policy.

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Cricket, Worldcup Cricket 2011 | Leave a comment

World Cup Winner Pakistan – Cricket Talent ignored in Pakistan due to absense of rotation policy

This is unfortunately true that cricket talent is at its best in Pakistan but due to absense of rotation policy, deserving players are unable to make it to the final 11. By watching this video one can realize that after full 5 years we have not seen many of these top performers making to senior side although they proved their worth in domestic. We stick to old guns and not give ample opportunities to budding talent due to lobby system and pathetic selection board.

I must say that a formula should be derived to give automatic entry of top performers in national team. Since there are lot of minnows now, we should regularly arrange series with countries like Ireland, Kenya, Canada and Afghanistan to give chances to new lot and groom them for international arena. I hope my words will be noticed by aimless PCB.

Following is the video of impressive performance of Pakistan Under 19 world cup win against India in 2006. Our seniors should get strength from this galant display.

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Cricket, Worldcup Cricket 2011 | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zulqarnain Haider should be pardoned by PCB to avoid any conflict during ICC World Cup 2011

Just recently there were some unpleasant events related to Zulqarnain Haider, Pakistan’s wicket keeper who left his team in mysterious circumstances in Dubai. Although he didn’t came with any direct allegation against current players but this is understood that media elements which are against Pakistan might use him again to divert attention during World cup.

I suggest that PCB should come forward and offer unconditional support and continuation of central contract to Zulqarnain Haider to counter any unpleasant move by negative elements. This is obvious that Zulqarnain was a good player and positive contributor of the team who was approached by some bookies who threatened him if he doesn’t cooperate.

We as a nation should stand behind every individual who is in trouble for any reason. Leaving a devoted and performing cricketer like this is really not good for our country. I urge PCB to send a delegation to meet Zulqarnain and offer him to reverse his retirement and assure him of fair selection and total protection in Pakistan.

This will surely help Pakistani team concentrate on world cup. Our cricket board should be proactive instead of reactive.

February 9, 2011 Posted by | Cricket, Current Affairs | , , , , | Leave a comment

Regime against Shahid Afridi is active – PCB Chairman and Selection Committee – Pathetic Corrupt Biased (PCB)

Even an ordinary person can confirm that the chairman PCB is nothing but a problem maker. He has no vision and no plan as the players in which Afridi had confidence were not included just to eliminate him as a captain of Pakistani World Cup Squad. Afridi asked for Shoaib Malik and had faith in Fawad Alam and Shahzeb but none of these were included in the team which indicates that they don’t care about captain’s concern.

This is clear evidence that PCB never started world cup preparation and still undergoing experiments. I must say that all corruption and grouping is sponsored by PCB and now they have got another rubber stamp selector.

Protesting against PCB Chairman is useless as we are full of corrupt people around who cannot think anything positive. All we can do is pray for the better future and a reasonable world cup. The only hope for a disappointed nation was cricket and these jokers are making fun of it.

January 24, 2011 Posted by | Cricket, Sports | , , , , , | Leave a comment

January 18, 2011 Posted by | Cricket | Leave a comment

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 – Prediction for Team and Individual Performances

With ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 fast approaching, analysts and followers are expecting high quality cricket. I must say that all teams are geared up and will perform up to the mark. Apart from cricket minnows, all front line teams will be producing close contests for all cricket fans.

As I predicted final four, I would like to predict top performers too. May be there are some signals coming from my sixth sense, but believe me I am seriously predicting good performances from following players.

Batting

  • MS Dhoni
  • Younus Khan
  • Jacques Kallis

Bowling

  • Sohail Tanveer
  • Bret Lee
  • Harbajan Singh

Master Blasters (Maximum Boundaries)

  • Abdul Razzak
  • Virender Sehwag
  • Grame Smith

Lowest Scores of the tournament

  • Canada
  • Bangladesh
  • New Zealand

Highest Scores of the tournament

  • West Indies
  • Australia
  • India

Fair Playing teams

  • England
  • Bangladesh
  • Zimbabwe

Fastest Balls of the Tournament

  • Shoaib Akhter
  • Bret Lee

More predictions are coming so stay tuned.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | Cricket, Sports | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Prediction – Final Four of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

I am sure people will raise fingers and will not be happy about my comments, but this is my inner feeling that some tournament favorites will not be in final four of World Cup 2011.

Expected Final Four

Group A

1- Sri Lanka              – Highly talented side with balanced combination

2- Pakistan               -They are highly committed to display very good cricketing skills

Group B

1- England                -Their recent performance in T20 indicates that they will reach final 4

2- South Africa       – This Worldcup will bring more happiness to South African as they will excel

Why not India? – Too much money – Too much cricket

I am not predicting because I am from a rival nation, but the ground realities are not in favor of India. All Indian players are swimming deep in money through commercials and domestic tournaments, their urge and eagerness to deliver well in the world cup is doubtful. Players played too much cricket recently which is taking its toll when senior players are showing signs of strain and tiredness. Their recent and untimely trip to South Africa will be final blow to their preparedness as they are well behind the strength and class of South Africa. If they are defeated badly in this tour, they will not be able to come back to their form needed to lift their moral.

Furthermore, the Indian crowd is too hostile, biased and one sided. We cannot forget semifinal of World Cup 1996 when the match was partially abandoned due to violent reaction of Indian crowd. This alone will keep their team under pressure and India might be displaying the worst ever world cup effort.

Why not Australia? – Not consistent – Not in good colors

Australia is also not up to the mark. Their recent performances are far from perfect; even then they will be a good team to play with. They might give tough time to some of the teams, but their possibility of reaching final four is very low.

Any why Pakistan .. watch this link.. http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=190003047678861

December 20, 2010 Posted by | Cricket, Sports | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments