Originally Posted by cornerdtiger
To be honest a satisfactory performance considering a new captain, semi new coach and a team overhaul. my pak XI for the t20 worldcup would be:
Umar akmal (WK)
Haris sohail( much better than malik and hes a leftie)
Azhar mahmood(he probably wont be selected so hammad azam)
This team can win the cup easily in sri lankan conditions. and am really happy for sami the guy deserves a long chance in t20s and odis. the bowling will always be superb with tanvir and sami openingazhar mahmood first change. the three spinners to follow with gully at the death. i think nasir jamshed would make.a huge difference coz hes.in good form and either one of shehzad or nazir should partner him. a solid middle order with umar akmal, haris and malik and late hitters in mahmood boom boom and tanvir. pretty decent team
Good team, but isn't the tail a bit long for T20? I mean from Azhar downwards (assuming he is playing) it's a bit hit or miss. Afridi is great on his day and no one doubts Gul's ability to hit a ball but it still puts a lot of pressure on the top.
Nonetheless, I'd be very interested to see how well this side would do against a WI side that includes Gayle, Narine, Bravo, Russell, D. Smith, Roach etc.