2.26.2012

Whether you agree or not, much to learn than celebrating

More cons than pros, when we talk about the outcome of this series
Atlast the end of Pakistan-England series about to, when Pakistan would be facing the English at Abu Dhabi tomorrow for the final and the decider T20 match, where according to the points table, both teams are equally poised but in my personal opinion, Pakistan's batting woes were exposed in this series. On the longer version, they were able to hide their weakness but in One Day and T20 series, it were exposed and not only exposed but exposed miserably. In such circumstances, even IF Pakistan able to clinch the series, still I won't be rating it as a big achievement due to genetic flaw in our batting and than fielding. Earlier it were said that out fielding and than batting were headache, I slightly differ the equation in putting batting first and than fielding, because although Pakistan DID had an exceptional 2011 but they won it on bowling basis, secondly Pakistan is going through the same phase, like India used to be during mid 1990's k take the Wicket of Tendulkar, and you got the match in hands.

But sorry to say, being a Pakistani cricket fan to the core of my heart, sorry to say but Pakistan is going through the same phase as I mentioned earlier because just see for yourself, we have already exposed our weaknesses to the cricketing world that take the wicket of Younus, Misbah and they can take the game away from us. Afridi, sorry to all of his fans, but is a gambler, we can't expect serious innings from him. Once in a while he plays a match winning innings but than slump period, and his slump period is for much longer comparison to his peak period with bat. I am just saying that at this age of 30, he should learn to stay on the wicket.

WHAT ELSE?

  • Bowling All-Rounders WOES

    Like Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa and England have developed their bowling all-rounders, who can bat as well and contribute some late order runs to the innings, like yesterday England late order did, 19th over 138-7 and 20th over 150-7. In our team, only Umer Gul can bat to some extend, and Saeed Ajmal to name some, else WE'VE not emphasized on grooming late order batsman cum bowlers who can contribute runs like the other night Thisara Parera did for Sri Lanka against the Aussies in the CB series...
  • Monotonic Bowling attack

    We should had gone for multiple options for the post-test match series', since our spinners were literally read by the opposition, therefore we should had put our belief on our bench strength since we have got alot of talent back home, but instead we gone for the same spin attack, even though if consistency was the matter than they should had put some variety into their bowling...
  • Batting strength versus scattered 52 solitaire cards

    Batting has already been a woe for Pakistan since the retirement of Saeed Anwar, Aamir Sohail, Inzamam and lately Mohammad Yousuf, we're spending so much on NCR in Lahore and under-construction in several other cities of Pakistan including Karachi, so WHY ARE WE NOT ABLE TO FIND A FINE BATSMAN and batting and bowling all-rounders? Why everyone wants to be on the limelight but do not want to contribute to the Domestic and Grass Root? We are finding coaches for the National Team but what about the Domestic Teams? We can have foreign coaches for grooming of those players so that the job of coaching at National Level could be eased... Else there won't be a difference between Pakistani batting and scattered 52 solitaire game cards...
  • No media manager

Pakistani team didn't had a media manager for the series, because of that, Pakistani team was always under pressure from their Media fight, because our media management didn't give the transcript to the players what to say and what not to... That's why the case of Ajmal's tongue slip incident took place when he without the permission gave a 1 2 minute conversational interview to BBC correspondent. Had there be a MM, I feel such happening could had been avoided with face-saving...
Whatever gonna be the the outcome of this series, whether 4-0, 0-4 and 2-1 or 4-0, 0-4 and 1-2, makes no difference atleast to me, whether the world praises Pakistani team or not but I feel our weaknesses have been exposed to the world, miserably, and there's no need to be happy if tomorrow's game ends in favour of Pakistan...

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