A selection from large number of Feedback emails regarding England Tour - IX
Anjm Shabaz, London, England
Comments: Kindly pass this message on to the bosses of the Pakistan Cricket Board. As a life long supporter of the Pakistan cricket team I would like to express my anguish and deepest disappointment at the current situation of the test team. The selection of the team is shocking to say the least. The bowlers, particularly Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Aamir, have been excellent; however the batsmen look totally out of place and are unable to backup the work of the bowlers.
I understand that the PCB wishes to invest in new talent; however experience is extremely important at the test level. I believe the team requires a mixture of youth and experience, therefore I would like to suggest the following test team:
1. Salman Butt (c), 2. Yasir Hameed, 3. Younis Khan, 4. Mohammed Yousef, 5. Fawad Alam, 6. Umer Akmal, 7. Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8. Mohammed Aamir, 9. Umar Gul, 10. Danish Kaneria, 11. Mohammed Asif
Reserves: Wahab Riaz, Azhar Ali, Kamran Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Tanvir Ahmed
I believe this is a team which can really compete at the top level and selection of these players is the best way forward. The top four batsmen, particularly Younis Khan and Mohammed Yousef, have bags of experience playing at the test level so will be well equipped to handle world class bowling. Moreover, Umer Akmal and Fawad Alam are undoubtedly the best batting talent in Pakistan and are the only two young batsmen who have look as though they belong to the arena of test cricket. Furthermore, there have been questions raised over Danish Kaneria's performances; however he deserves a run in the team without the sloppy wicket-keeping of Kamran Akmal, and should he still fail to impress we can look to Saeed Ajmal.
I sincerely hope that you consider my views seriously as this is the view of many supporters and it is time we overcome our personal differences and do what is best for the team. Regards. Submit
qaiser, new york, usa
Comments: Plz forward this email to Mr. Ejaz Butt and waqar yunus
kaneria need to go. he can't use even a spinning track to get tail enders (maybe someting to do with mushtaq ahmed coaching england)
u.amin is a (deleted). I don't see any technique eg ducking a bouncer with a telescope bat. and he seem too lazy. only thing good enough for pcb about him is his english there are better batsmen in taufeeq umer, yunus, faisal iqbal (he can be much more effective as number 5 or 6 batsman rather than one down scape goat). hasan raza, khurrum manzoor,br />
pakistan need a specialist no. 3 which is yunus khan
pak batsmen need to learn to defend with soft hand, where their off stump is and judge the ball to be lest alone. field placing should be attacking as well as single saving.
batsmen should not be to preoccupied with outswingers forgetting next ball could be in swinger.
somebody from the touring management should listen to the commentry as they give very good suggestions. Submit
Abdul Khan, Pakistan
Comments: i know you need only (deleted) players in Pakistan Squad because you remove danish kaneria (khi). 10th players from (deleted) and one only umar gul from (deleted).
it's mean Pakistan Board Chairman like (deleted) talent and etc. i think first priority remove (deleted) chairmen and give to Javeid Miandad chairmen post
and I prefered Pakistani Team: 1. Asim Kamal, 2. Faisal Iqbal, 3. Mohammad Yousuf (Captain), 4. Younis Khan (Vice Captain), 5. Misbal Ul Haq, 6. Shoaib Malik, 7. Sarfraz Ahmed, 8. Umer Gul, 9. Mohammad Ammer, 10. Danish Kaneria,
11.Mohammad Asif. 12.Option : Yassir Arafat.
I like and I wish remove this all, i hope PCB chairmen jealous don't ignore huge player always remember Mohammad Yousuf 2006 calender of the year
and Younis Khan Twenty20 winning captain. From AKhan Allah Give Hidayaat All Big (deleted). Submit
mujtaba shah, pano akil, sukkur, pakistan
Comments: pcb your (deleted) person in the pakistan country why are you disastering to pakistani cricket why you are become so jealeous from younis khan who is king of pakistani cricket and asim kamal is also a good player of test format if i'll be the chief seletor of pakistani cricket then i'll select a strong team of 17 players for each tour that no any strong team can defeat pakistani team in the any format of cricket in the world pcb (deleted) on you you should have to sunk in the sights/eyes of pakistani nation. Submit
Abdul Rashid, Oxford, England
Comments: Aslaam Alaikum. What a disgrace it was watching these Pakistani batsmen. No technique and discipline. Have you not got any decent batsmen in Pakistan? I recommend that Yousuf and Younis are brought back so that we do not have to face more embarrassment. I am not a selector but i can see that the Akmal brothers are good players but not for test matches. The fielding is also very poor. Submit
Mehedi Hasan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Comments: I'm a blind supporter of Pakistan team. It's not my comment. It's my request to PCB. All time pcb selection commitee make some mistakes to choose player. I think this test team is best for Pakistan: 1: S Butt, 2: I Farhat/Yasir Hameed, 3: Younis Khan (c), 4: M Yousuf (sc), 5: Faisal Iqbal/Umar Akmal/Misba ul Haq, 6: Kamran Akmal, 7: A Razzak/ S Malik, 8: M Asif, 9: M Aamir, 10: Umar Gul, 11: D Kaneria/ S Afredi.
Test cricket is not a fun. So pcb should use this team. If pcb use this team, then they will improve. Submit
hassan kiani, rawalpindi, pakistan
Comments: it is my humble request that for the sake of Pakistan cricket please include Younis Khan in the team. Submit
Naveed Ahmed, bristol, Uk
Comments: Hi Guys. I m so sad after the way pakistan team played in nottz. I don,t understand one thing we are just common people and we understand that pakistan need a batting allrounder in place of Danish kanaria in england tour who can batt and bowl to help the fast bowlers a bit. And Fawad Alam is the best replacement. I just gone through the players profiles and i noticed, Fawad Alim,s average is higher than any other batsmen in the team in all three formats. I wud say the following team should play Next match.
1 Imran Farhat, 2 salman butt, 3 Younis Khan, 4 Muhammad Yousif, 5 Umar akmal, 6 Malik, 7 Fawad Alam, 8 Zulqarnain haider, 9 Aamir, 10 Umar gul, 11 Asif. Submit
AbdUllah Muhammad, Chicago, USA
Comments: Assalamu Alaikum, Yar Muhammad Yousuf ko wapis lao, tum log kia kar rahay ho. Waisay hi Pakistan ki Izzut ki her jaga mut mari gai hay, kum uz kum Cricket mayn to un ko rehnay do jo Pakistan cricket team ki Izzat kara sukayn. Khuda kay liay achay faislay karayn aik dusray ki tangay naa kheenchay. JazakAllah U Khairen. Wassalam. Submit
Bilal Jawaid, Bangalore, India
Comments: Is pakistan soil without a perfect batsman? Tail enders of australia play better than pakistan frontline batsmen. I am not trying to offend but I am sad with the situation of the paksitan team. Pakistan won MCC 2nd test with so much difficulty and that shows how the character of batsmen is in the team. There is no one in the team who can take charge, who can put the opponent in pressure. I bet if australia had made 200 lead in that last test they would have won. All this happened because of Pakistan bowlers who restrict Australia otherwise Pakistan batsmen could never survive chasing more than 200 runs. And it means pakistan team needs a serious review. Having a captain like Salman Butt is perfect and i believe he is perfect for the job but it does not mean that in future the team loses and Salman Butt will be replaced. No. He should be permanent because thats when a captain believes that others trust in him and thats when a captain tries the next match for better performance. Never blame a captain its a team effort. Just look for better batsmen and train veryone for better batting. outsource a batting coach for Pakistan from India or sri Lanka. There is nothing wrong if Pakistan cricket board had to pay more for their team condition.
I Hope my advise will not go in vain. Just look at the batting situation in the team. No one can beat PAkistan if their batting goes well. Submit
Shaan Bukhari, DC, USA
Comments: You guys are a bunch of idiosyncratic (deleted) that are caught with your agenda which is to control everything yourself. As a result the whole nation is suffering, and you guys are the laughing stock of the cricketing world!! Where the hell is Yousef and Younis????? Do you have any idea how integral these players are to Pakistan??? Do the right thing, please! Don't be stupid. The country hates you, just thought I'd mention that also! Submit
Comments: bring back yunis and yusuf to the team instead of these ameatures. tell the old grandad (deleted) butt to get (deleted). Submit
Ashaq ahmad Wani, Jammu and kashmir, Srinagar, India
Comments: Pakistan team have need of yousuf and younus so they should include them in the team for england series. Submit
nasir wajid, gojra, pakistan
Comments: i like cricket and always likely pakistan crk. I request you come back mh yousaf in the team. Submit
Stuart John Pearson, Port Macquarie, Australia
Comments: Firstly I am so sorry for those persons who lost their lives in the Aircraft Tradgey near the National Capital Islamabad. I hope that Cricket Australia and the rest of the Australian population can feel the same about this matter.
On an Australian web site I have noticed that Pakistan is going to try and start some games at a club level feautring Afghanstan and Hong Kong to get some Cricket going again in Pakistan. Fantastic! Thank you very much for your time. Submit
khadim Hussain, uk
Comments: Attn: Javed Miandad, Mohsin Khan, Waqar Younis, Ejaz Ahmed and Salman. Bating order should be like this.
opners, salman Butt and Yasir Hamid right and left combination, will be good pair insha allah.
2 down, Azhar, learn passion 3 down, Amin, learn passion 4 down, Imran Farat, left hander always good in the middle. 5 down, Umar Akmal, he is good batsman,needs to learn passion. 6 down, wicket keeper, Sarfraz, good for test cricket. 7 down, Mohd Amir,will become good alrounder, need bit bating practice. 8 down, Umar Gul, also need bating practice.9 down, Asif,10, 11, need 2 good spinner in team. no place for Malik, no performance at all. this team will be good if u play in this order. please teach passion to whole team for batting. Thank you for your attention. Yours faithfully, Khadim Hussain. Submit
Zafar Hamzah, Leeds, UK
Comments: Please pass this message to the bosses in charge of the Pakistan Cricket Team. Can these (deleted) not understand that Pakistan team needs some older figures to help newer talents develop. We are in the process of being skittled out by England. All the hard work that the bowlers do go to waist yet you are so blinded by your ego and making yourself out to be right you dont understand that Pakistan Cricket is being damaged and you are losing fans over the world very quickly.
A piece of advice from all Pakistan fans in England is to get your (deleted) act together and get either Younis Khan or M. Yousuf back in the side stop messing about with the team as if its your hobby to interchange the team every two days. Keep the same captain and generally sort yourselves out.
We have already been starved of watching cricket in our own nation so at least let us watch our team perform well throughout the world and stop being such and embarrasment for god sake. You do not realise how foolish the rest of the world see you for being so narrow minded.
I warn you if you carry on like this you will continue to lose patriotic fans throughout the world. Submit
Syed Akbar, Kabul, Afghanistan
Comments: Dear sir i heard a comment of Abdul Qadir and Sarfaraz Nawaz about the participation of senior players like Younas Khan and Mohammad Yousaf in current series of England they were against them so if we see there is no other Batsman in pakistan Batting lineup against Australia that win was only hard work of bowlers not the performance of Batting if you have interest in the victory of pakistan please think seriously and give chance to Younas and Yousaf. thanks. Submit
Ihsan Dogar, shiekhupura, pakistan
Comments: Pkistani team should be played imran nazir for 20 20 and Asim Kamal for test and one day matches. Submit
iffi butt, rawalpindi, pakistan
Comments: KHUDA (deleted) KARAY IS CRICKET BOARD KO...IJAZ BUTT KO BE SAB SAY PEHLAY..... JO SAFARISHI BETAYA HUA HAI.... KHUDA KE PANA KIS TARHA JAN CHUTAY GE IN 2 (deleted) BHAIU SAY....AKMAL BRATHERAN... AKMAL JAISA (deleted) KEEPER KOI NAHN....... KHUDA KA WASTA HAI ALLAH KO JAN DAINE HAI INSAF KARAIN INSAF WARANA AP SAB (deleted) HO JAE GAY...MERE DUA HAI.... Submit
Haseeb Khan, London, England
Comments: Younus Khan and Muhammad Yousuf need to be included in the test series in England. If Ijaz Butt doesn't recall the players he should retire. This is pathetic management and the PCB should be ashamed of themselves. The whole world is laughing at us because we aren't playing world class batsmen due to a personal grudge by Ijaz Butt against Younus Khan. Submit
Mohammad Asad, Budaun, India
Comments: Asim Kamal aur Mohd. Yousif ko team me liya jaye. Yasir Hameed ko Shoib Malik ki Jagah Khilaya Jaye. Submit
nazeer ahmed baloch, dadu, pakistan
Comments: salam, i want to ask you that what is wrong with hamad azam yasir hameed, and anwer ali why these are not playing even the team is very poor, what is good in azhar ali and umar amin that he is playing. only those are playing who (allegation deleted). Submit
Jabid Jahangir, Bassabo, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Comments: I like to give u a new Pakistan squad for ODI & Test. Hope u like it.
ODI Squad:- 1. Salman Butt 2. Kamran Akmal 3. Younus khan 4. Umar Akmal 5. Sahid Afridi (C) 6. Shoaib Malik 7. Abdul Razzak 8. Umar Gul 9. Md. Ameer 10. Shoaib Akhter 11. Sayeed Azmal
Test Squad:- 1. Salman Butt 2. Shoaib Malik 3. Younus khan 4. Md. Yousuf 5. Umar Akmal 6. Misbah-Ul-Haq 7. Kamran Akmal 8. Umar Gul 9. Md. Ameer 10. Md. Asif 11. Danish Kaneria. Submit
Habib Malik, Manchester, UK
Comments: Despite the excellent bowling attack of Pakistan. Dismal batting performance by the batsmen have contributed nothing to support their bowlers apart from adding humiliation to the whole nation. I wonder what PCB selectros are thinking and why?
1.Muhammad Yousuf, 2.younus khan, 3.Yassir Hameed, 4.Fawad Alam, 5.Abdul Razzaq, are not included in the test squad.
Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Imran Farhat, Azar Ali have no rights to play test cricket. What these lads have done so far.
For God sake please take the immediate action. Submit
Saif Ahmad, Bakersfield, usa
Comments: Please get Mohammad Yousuf back as soon as possible. It is getting embarrasing. Submit
syed azeem akhtar, Karachi, Pakistan
Comments: sir i just want PCB to have a look on the outfits of our current cricket team players, as they are representing PAKISTAN on the international level. They are more into individual sponsors like ADIDAS, GM, IHSAN etc. mohammad asif is continuously wearing an old trouser, kamran akmal holds a band on the back of the cap in order to hide the brand name, most of the players are applying white tape on the shirts, trousers, caps etc to avoid it. but on the broader view it is affecting the whole image of Pakistan cricket team. i want you to step in to this problem and take necessary steps to over come this problem, as BOOM BOOM is the main sponsor for Pakistan cricket team so a11 playing members should wear the same uniform !!! BE LIKE A TEAM. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR TEAM. thank you !! Submit
Mark La Brooy, Melbourne, Australia
Comments: I think it is now time to make some changes to the test team. Umar Amin has shown that he is not capable of applying himself in the test arena. Umar Akmal is too slap-dash for the test game and must also be replaced. It is the batting that must be strengthened. The bowling is very good. Submit
Ahsen Ahmed, Peshawar, Pakistan
Comments: yaar pak team Khuda k liye kuch sharam karo aur Khuda k liye insaan ban jao. Submit
jawed chandio, hyderabad, Pakistan
Comments: sir the selection of national team should be on merit we have senn that kamran akmal have got poor fielding and as well as batting despite his poor form his younger brother is also out of form and now plz in second test against replace yasir hameed for umar amin.......your sincere. Submit
qasim mumtaz, rochdale, england
Comments: i want to say that the team proformas wan not good in the first test against England that why u should bring Younis khan and other experience players in the team please do it this is my request to PCB thanks. Submit
Aamir Abbasi, Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia
Comments: Dear Chairman of PCB, Please dont turn Pakistanis head down in overseaes. You have sence of cricket or not...i dont know which invisible hands backs you..please please made different temas for one day and test. Theres no place for Umar Akmal, Umar Amin & Ali in Test cricket. Please include Mohammad Yousaf, Abdul Razzaq & also Younas Khan (if possible) immediately in Pakistan team. My test team is as under if u want to win against England and keep ranking (1-3).
1. Salman Butt, 2. Imran Farhat, 3. Shoaib Malik, 4. Mohammad Yousaf, 5. Younas Khan, 6. Abdul razzaq, 7. Kamran Akmal, 8. Mohammad Aamir, 9. Mohammad Asif, 10. Umer Gul, 11. Danish Kaneria / Saeed Ajmal. Submit
Shaheen Iqbal, Wolverhampton, England
Comments: Wake up PCB! What are you doing? We need a balanced team that has a batting attack just as good as the bowling attack! We need solid batsman! Bring back Younis Khan as captain of the Test team and Mohammed Yousuf as a middle order batsman! Make Umar Akmal understand what Test cricket is all about! Have some consistency with the team!!!! Submit
faiz majeed, pakistan
Comments: hello (deleted> peoples apko awam k jazbat se khalny ka koi haq nhi ha is liye (lots of expletives deleted) board ko chor do aur batsman nikal k sirf 11 bollar ko khilaoo ok! sab (more expletives against the batsmen deleted). Submit
syed husnain, london, england
Comments: dear sir, i think you need to reviwe you slection. after beautiful diplay from AKMEL brothers and Malik during batting and fielding. new boys are ok but they have to bat after no 4 position. please bring back YOUSAF AND YOUNIS. WIN aginst Australia was mostlt because good bowling. it is humiliation. or i think this is pakistan cricket insult the way they are playing now. we already had seen in past same kind of performance in Australia. kind regards, Husnain. Submit
fahad janjua, sahiwal, pakistan
Comments: our all team should leave the team and u should play best players as like this team ...... imran farhat, salman butt, yasir hamid, muhammad yousaf, asim kamal, abdul razzaq, sarfaraz, umer gull, asif, saqlain mustaq, ammir. Submit
Mohammad Nazier, Hounslow, Middlesex, Egnalnd
Comments: First of all replace Umar Amin, Shoaib Malik,Danish Kaneeria with Yaser Hamid, Ajmal and Younus Khan OR M. Yusuf for TEST MATCHES.
Is there anyone who could tell squad to play test matches one has to stay on the wicket. Evaluate the gravity of situation of team position in order to stay on and save dignity of team and country. Selfishness has not priority.
Second please advise batsmen who get out on the same stroke playing over and over again.
Sometime needs to stop the balls over and over to annoy ballers to make mistake for your shots. Also to learn to increase self confidence and do not suffer with infeririy complex. Other country's big players are also human beings like you. Best wishes. Submit
Editor's Note: At the time of this update just after the end of the 1st Test against England we continue to receive 100's of mails complaining about the batting, Pakistan cricket management and demanding inclusion of seniors. Sadly, most also contain very foul language against individuals and PCB which cannot be published. We therefore appeal to fans to be fair in criticism to be more effective and not stoop to foul language as such emails are trashed.