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talesfrmthecrypt
The Need for Greed
England battled back on Day 3 of the 2nd Test against New Zealand to leave the game evenly poised. If it hadn't been for a run-out and a couple of late wickets they would have truly been in the ascendancy but with Joe Root still at the crease and a long tail to come, the tourists will hope to push past New Zealand's first innings total and exert some pressure on them later in the afternoon. With rain once again cutting the available overs down, a draw still looks the more likely scenario on a pitch that shows no signs of deteriorating to the extent that wickets will suddenly be easier to come by. However, England will take heart from the fact that they put together a more accomplished batting performance off the back of a 177 run partnership between Burns and Root who both scored centuries. The personal milestone allowed Root to finally shake the monkey from his back in regards to his often criticised conversion rate. Yesterday, I highlighted the fact that Root's returns with the bat have slipped since becoming captain and that in large part is due to him struggling to turn nice 50s into match-winning hundreds. There is no doubt that this innings will keep the wolves from his door for a little while longer much in the same way that his ton against the West Indies back in the spring came as a welcome relief. The challenge now is for Root to be able to play this type of innings on a more regular basis. Despite the fact that this looks likely to be Root's leanest year in regards run-scoring since he came into to Test cricket (he currently has 662 runs in 2019 from 21 innings, behind the 777 he scored from just 11 innings in 2014) his importance to the team cannot be denied. In fact, England have only constructed 9-century stands this calendar year and Root has been a part of 6 of them! Equally telling is the fact that 3 of those stands have been alongside Rory Burns, England's new-found champion at the top of the order. It will probably come as some relief that the 177 that Burns and Root added yesterday supplants the 145 run stand that Jason Roy and nightwatchman Jack Leach put on against Ireland as the highest partnership for England in 2019. If you were to take that innings out of the equation then Burns and Root have shared the 3 highest stands for England this year. However, as the below graph demonstrates 2019 isn't just a one-off as far as England struggling to put together match-winning partnerships is concerned. The peak a decade ago under Andy Flower and batting coach Graham Gooch saw England reach the number 1 rank in Test Match cricket, a feat that they have zero chance of achieving with their current returns. During that period of dominance, the emphasis for the team was to score "Daddy Hundreds" i.e. not just pretty 50s or indeed stopping when you reach three figures but to go on to dominate the opposition and be as greedy with your run-scoring as possible. While it can be argued that the calibre of player in that generation was different to what England have available now, the mindset that this current team adopts must return to that way of thinking - greed in batting terms is good! Graph 1 - England's average number of century partnerships per Test Match by year The finger of blame will and has been pointed at England's focus on white-ball cricket and while that is undoubtedly a consideration not only for them but every team in world cricket the effects seem to have been felt more greatly by this current crop of English cricketers than they have in any of the other top 5 Test-playing nations. While the below graph shows that trend over the last 4 years i.e. the period of time that England have switched their focus to white-ball cricket, even within the series that are being played at present we see the likes of India and Australia putting weaker opposition to the sword in conditions which favour them. The likes of David Warner who could hardly hit the ball off the square during the Ashes is now gobbling up runs against a weak Pakistan attack. Similarly, Mayank Agarwal who is a relative newcomer to the game at this level is plundering scores against a meek Bangladesh team. I can't remember the last time that an England team or an individual batsman really took the opportunity to fill their boots in quite such a greedy manner. Graph 2 - Top 5 Test teams average number of century partnerships per Test Match by year Perhaps the one standout from the chart above is the continued improvement of New Zealand's batsmen. Of all 5 nations involved they have by far the smallest population and yet they continue to punch well above their weight. While England have traded red-ball success for a World Cup win, New Zealand who made the 50-over final in both 2015 and 2019 have maintained form across multiple formats. Many of the present England limited-overs side have stated that the thrashing at the hands of New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup provided the motivation to make radical changes in the way they approached that format of the game. Shortly after New Zealand toured England and Eoin Morgan's new-look side played a completely different brand of cricket against an opposition captained by his friend Brendon McCullum. Morgan has been quick to point out the influence that McCullum's side had on England's renaissance that culminated in them lifting the World Cup at Lord's this summer. Perhaps Joe Root needs to buy Kane Williamson a few beers at the end of this Test so that he can pick the brains of another New Zealand skipper in regards firstly how he's created one of the most effective and greediest batting units in world cricket and secondly how he's managed to maintain his own form while still leading the side so effectively.
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talesfrmthecrypt
The Need for Greed
England battled back on Day 3 of the 2nd Test against New Zealand to leave the game evenly poised. If it hadn't been for a run-out and a couple of late wickets they would have truly been in the ascendancy but with Joe Root still at the crease and a long tail to come, the tourists will hope to push past New Zealand's first innings total and exert some pressure on them later in the afternoon. With rain once again cutting the available overs down, a draw still looks the more likely scenario on a pitch that shows no signs of deteriorating to the extent that wickets will suddenly be easier to come by. However, England will take heart from the fact that they put together a more accomplished batting performance off the back of a 177 run partnership between Burns and Root who both scored centuries. The personal milestone allowed Root to finally shake the monkey from his back in regards to his often criticised conversion rate. Yesterday, I highlighted the fact that Root's returns with the bat have slipped since becoming captain and that in large part is due to him struggling to turn nice 50s into match-winning hundreds. There is no doubt that this innings will keep the wolves from his door for a little while longer much in the same way that his ton against the West Indies back in the spring came as a welcome relief. The challenge now is for Root to be able to play this type of innings on a more regular basis. Despite the fact that this looks likely to be Root's leanest year in regards run-scoring since he came into to Test cricket (he currently has 662 runs in 2019 from 21 innings, behind the 777 he scored from just 11 innings in 2014) his importance to the team cannot be denied. In fact, England have only constructed 9-century stands this calendar year and Root has been a part of 6 of them! Equally telling is the fact that 3 of those stands have been alongside Rory Burns, England's new-found champion at the top of the order. It will probably come as some relief that the 177 that Burns and Root added yesterday supplants the 145 run stand that Jason Roy and nightwatchman Jack Leach put on against Ireland as the highest partnership for England in 2019. If you were to take that innings out of the equation then Burns and Root have shared the 3 highest stands for England this year. However, as the below graph demonstrates 2019 isn't just a one-off as far as England struggling to put together match-winning partnerships is concerned. The peak a decade ago under Andy Flower and batting coach Graham Gooch saw England reach the number 1 rank in Test Match cricket, a feat that they have zero chance of achieving with their current returns. During that period of dominance, the emphasis for the team was to score "Daddy Hundreds" i.e. not just pretty 50s or indeed stopping when you reach three figures but to go on to dominate the opposition and be as greedy with your run-scoring as possible. While it can be argued that the calibre of player in that generation was different to what England have available now, the mindset that this current team adopts must return to that way of thinking - greed in batting terms is good! Graph 1 - England's average number of century partnerships per Test Match by year The finger of blame will and has been pointed at England's focus on white-ball cricket and while that is undoubtedly a consideration not only for them but every team in world cricket the effects seem to have been felt more greatly by this current crop of English cricketers than they have in any of the other top 5 Test-playing nations. While the below graph shows that trend over the last 4 years i.e. the period of time that England have switched their focus to white-ball cricket, even within the series that are being played at present we see the likes of India and Australia putting weaker opposition to the sword in conditions which favour them. The likes of David Warner who could hardly hit the ball off the square during the Ashes is now gobbling up runs against a weak Pakistan attack. Similarly, Mayank Agarwal who is a relative newcomer to the game at this level is plundering scores against a meek Bangladesh team. I can't remember the last time that an England team or an individual batsman really took the opportunity to fill their boots in quite such a greedy manner. Graph 2 - Top 5 Test teams average number of century partnerships per Test Match by year Perhaps the one standout from the chart above is the continued improvement of New Zealand's batsmen. Of all 5 nations involved they have by far the smallest population and yet they continue to punch well above their weight. While England have traded red-ball success for a World Cup win, New Zealand who made the 50-over final in both 2015 and 2019 have maintained form across multiple formats. Many of the present England limited-overs side have stated that the thrashing at the hands of New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup provided the motivation to make radical changes in the way they approached that format of the game. Shortly after New Zealand toured England and Eoin Morgan's new-look side played a completely different brand of cricket against an opposition captained by his friend Brendon McCullum. Morgan has been quick to point out the influence that McCullum's side had on England's renaissance that culminated in them lifting the World Cup at Lord's this summer. Perhaps Joe Root needs to buy Kane Williamson a few beers at the end of this Test so that he can pick the brains of another New Zealand skipper in regards firstly how he's created one of the most effective and greediest batting units in world cricket and secondly how he's managed to maintain his own form while still leading the side so effectively.
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talesfrmthecrypt
The Need for Greed
England battled back on Day 3 of the 2nd Test against New Zealand to leave the game evenly poised. If it hadn't been for a run-out and a couple of late wickets they would have truly been in the ascendancy but with Joe Root still at the crease and a long tail to come, the tourists will hope to push past New Zealand's first innings total and exert some pressure on them later in the afternoon. With rain once again cutting the available overs down, a draw still looks the more likely scenario on a pitch that shows no signs of deteriorating to the extent that wickets will suddenly be easier to come by. However, England will take heart from the fact that they put together a more accomplished batting performance off the back of a 177 run partnership between Burns and Root who both scored centuries. The personal milestone allowed Root to finally shake the monkey from his back in regards to his often criticised conversion rate. Yesterday, I highlighted the fact that Root's returns with the bat have slipped since becoming captain and that in large part is due to him struggling to turn nice 50s into match-winning hundreds. There is no doubt that this innings will keep the wolves from his door for a little while longer much in the same way that his ton against the West Indies back in the spring came as a welcome relief. The challenge now is for Root to be able to play this type of innings on a more regular basis. Despite the fact that this looks likely to be Root's leanest year in regards run-scoring since he came into to Test cricket (he currently has 662 runs in 2019 from 21 innings, behind the 777 he scored from just 11 innings in 2014) his importance to the team cannot be denied. In fact, England have only constructed 9-century stands this calendar year and Root has been a part of 6 of them! Equally telling is the fact that 3 of those stands have been alongside Rory Burns, England's new-found champion at the top of the order. It will probably come as some relief that the 177 that Burns and Root added yesterday supplants the 145 run stand that Jason Roy and nightwatchman Jack Leach put on against Ireland as the highest partnership for England in 2019. If you were to take that innings out of the equation then Burns and Root have shared the 3 highest stands for England this year. However, as the below graph demonstrates 2019 isn't just a one-off as far as England struggling to put together match-winning partnerships is concerned. The peak a decade ago under Andy Flower and batting coach Graham Gooch saw England reach the number 1 rank in Test Match cricket, a feat that they have zero chance of achieving with their current returns. During that period of dominance, the emphasis for the team was to score "Daddy Hundreds" i.e. not just pretty 50s or indeed stopping when you reach three figures but to go on to dominate the opposition and be as greedy with your run-scoring as possible. While it can be argued that the calibre of player in that generation was different to what England have available now, the mindset that this current team adopts must return to that way of thinking - greed in batting terms is good! Graph 1 - England's average number of century partnerships per Test Match by year The finger of blame will and has been pointed at England's focus on white-ball cricket and while that is undoubtedly a consideration not only for them but every team in world cricket the effects seem to have been felt more greatly by this current crop of English cricketers than they have in any of the other top 5 Test-playing nations. While the below graph shows that trend over the last 4 years i.e. the period of time that England have switched their focus to white-ball cricket, even within the series that are being played at present we see the likes of India and Australia putting weaker opposition to the sword in conditions which favour them. The likes of David Warner who could hardly hit the ball off the square during the Ashes is now gobbling up runs against a weak Pakistan attack. Similarly, Mayank Agarwal who is a relative newcomer to the game at this level is plundering scores against a meek Bangladesh team. I can't remember the last time that an England team or an individual batsman really took the opportunity to fill their boots in quite such a greedy manner. Graph 2 - Top 5 Test teams average number of century partnerships per Test Match by year Perhaps the one standout from the chart above is the continued improvement of New Zealand's batsmen. Of all 5 nations involved they have by far the smallest population and yet they continue to punch well above their weight. While England have traded red-ball success for a World Cup win, New Zealand who made the 50-over final in both 2015 and 2019 have maintained form across multiple formats. Many of the present England limited-overs side have stated that the thrashing at the hands of New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup provided the motivation to make radical changes in the way they approached that format of the game. Shortly after New Zealand toured England and Eoin Morgan's new-look side played a completely different brand of cricket against an opposition captained by his friend Brendon McCullum. Morgan has been quick to point out the influence that McCullum's side had on England's renaissance that culminated in them lifting the World Cup at Lord's this summer. Perhaps Joe Root needs to buy Kane Williamson a few beers at the end of this Test so that he can pick the brains of another New Zealand skipper in regards firstly how he's created one of the most effective and greediest batting units in world cricket and secondly how he's managed to maintain his own form while still leading the side so effectively.
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anis350
Gabatast: 3 bad for Pakistan, 3 good things
No, at least we were not disappointed with Pakistan's defeat in the GABA Test. Prior to this visit to Australia, more than the bowling line selection and form of batsmen in Pakistan, we were overwhelmed by memories of past Australian tours. We remembered that many powerful and experienced Pakistani cricket teams in the past could not do anything special in Australia, so this is a relatively new team. So sir, we lost the first test by an innings and 5 runs. In reply to our 240 in the first innings, Australia took advantage of our bowling line's innings to build a 580-run mountain, which was never the case with our unbeaten batsmen. So the match was out of our hands when we lost five wickets early in the second Test session and it was only when we confirmed the defeat that we got the Australian batsmen running fast despite millions of efforts. Cannot stop making. So much so that in the second innings, the beautiful century of Babar Azam and the high 95 runs of wicketkeeper Rizwan kept our blood warm for a while. Before the start of the test, there was a lot of talk about Abbas not being selected in the team and being taken to the Iftar team. These words or objections seemed to prove true during the match. According to Waqar Younis, Pakistan did not put Abbas out when he was not in form. Even the pride couldn't impress anyone with their performances. In batting he was a part-time batsman and part-time bowler in bowling. When will we end up taking players to ODIs when they perform in T20 and five-day matches based on T20 performance? The story is short if we divide the performances into three relatively better and three disappointing performances in the first test of the Pakistani team… Three relatively better performances Babar Azam: The beginning of Babar's test career was not so impressive. In 5 Tests in 2016, he scored 291 runs at an average of 32, In the 2017 Tests, he was able to score 184 runs at an average of 16, then his Test batting started to improve and in 2018 he scored 616 runs in 8 Tests. This was his third Test this year and he scored 249 runs at an average of 41. His century at GABA is clear evidence of his Test betting style and improvement in temperaments. Unlike in the first innings, they avoided playing big shots from the start in the second innings and were attacked by the over pitch or short ball. He pitched against the fast bowlers and spinners in the innings with equal skill. Mohammad Rizwan: Rizwan scored a total of 132 runs in this match, including the highest score of 95 against any Pakistani wicketkeeper on Australian soil. Rizwan was under a lot of pressure as captain Sarfraz was removed from the squad but in both innings, he batted fast and aggressive temperament and helped Pakistan's innings to the line. It should be clear that this is his second test and that any batting at GABA will allow him to score better in the coming times. Asad Shafiq, Sean Masood: Here is a tie between Sean Masood and Assad Shafiq. In the first innings of the match, Asad Shafiq played a lucrative 76-ball innings when no other player could withstand the Australian attack with such skill and patience. Sean Masood, on the other hand, played small but good innings in both innings, as a test opener showed the kind of temperament and skill that Pakistan might be looking for but they have to keep up their score and play big innings soon. Asad Shafiq was batted above Babar Azam in the second innings and the decision did not work. Assad and Azhar have been playing for a long time in the Pakistan team and they have to shoulder the responsibilities of the senior player team. After Misbah and Younes, the whole team wants to utilize their experience and ability. Three disappointing performances Harris Sohail: Harris Sohail is a very accomplished and accomplished batsman in terms of his shots. His recent performance may not be doing all the justice to his abilities but it is disappointing to see him constantly playing the same shot on the same ball. Especially in this match it seems as if Stark has "caught" him. He has an average of about 37 runs in 11 Test matches, which is certainly not his best. He is also a useful part-time bowler, but he and the team management have to overcome their bad habits, such as hitting a shot away from the body on the ball that is sitting with him. Thumbs Up هاي In his two career Test matches, Iftikhar's batting average is just 3.6. Of course, this average would be even better than here, but the way Ikhtikhar Ahmed came out in both of his innings cannot be ruled out. His bowling did not show any significant "spark". He was also given preference over several other specialist players. His performance now looks like a question mark ahead of his second Test. Imran Khan, Yasir Shah: About Imran Khan, he was said to be in good touch and after Abbas was not included in the team, he was expected to perform well but could not show any special performance. On many occasions it seemed that the speed required on this pitch was in Imran Khan… On the other hand, Yasir Shah took four wickets in the Australic singular innings in the match, but he had made a record of 14.3 in his match, but he did not have any records in his innings, which he would have to be able to name it. It is the third chance that the Yasir has more than 200 runs in the innings. However, it is a good experience in bowling, and it is a good experience in bowling. "The United States has more than the options of bowling and billing hair, and the billing hair is facing the skills and bowling, and the fiscal and the billing hair, and the experience of the billing and bowling, and the experience of the billing and billing, and the experience of Pakistan will be very expected in the field of Pakistan and the billing, and the experience of Pakistan will be very expected in the field of Pakistan, and the ability to be able to know Australia in the second test, which will be expected to be able to show Australia and the billing, and the experience in the second test, could be in the next test, and in the case of Pakistan, I can take some changes to the situation in the case."
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anis350
Gabatast: 3 bad for Pakistan, 3 good things
No, at least we were not disappointed with Pakistan's defeat in the GABA Test. Prior to this visit to Australia, more than the bowling line selection and form of batsmen in Pakistan, we were overwhelmed by memories of past Australian tours. We remembered that many powerful and experienced Pakistani cricket teams in the past could not do anything special in Australia, so this is a relatively new team. So sir, we lost the first test by an innings and 5 runs. In reply to our 240 in the first innings, Australia took advantage of our bowling line's innings to build a 580-run mountain, which was never the case with our unbeaten batsmen. So the match was out of our hands when we lost five wickets early in the second Test session and it was only when we confirmed the defeat that we got the Australian batsmen running fast despite millions of efforts. Cannot stop making. So much so that in the second innings, the beautiful century of Babar Azam and the high 95 runs of wicketkeeper Rizwan kept our blood warm for a while. Before the start of the test, there was a lot of talk about Abbas not being selected in the team and being taken to the Iftar team. These words or objections seemed to prove true during the match. According to Waqar Younis, Pakistan did not put Abbas out when he was not in form. Even the pride couldn't impress anyone with their performances. In batting he was a part-time batsman and part-time bowler in bowling. When will we end up taking players to ODIs when they perform in T20 and five-day matches based on T20 performance? The story is short if we divide the performances into three relatively better and three disappointing performances in the first test of the Pakistani team… Three relatively better performances Babar Azam: The beginning of Babar's test career was not so impressive. In 5 Tests in 2016, he scored 291 runs at an average of 32, In the 2017 Tests, he was able to score 184 runs at an average of 16, then his Test batting started to improve and in 2018 he scored 616 runs in 8 Tests. This was his third Test this year and he scored 249 runs at an average of 41. His century at GABA is clear evidence of his Test betting style and improvement in temperaments. Unlike in the first innings, they avoided playing big shots from the start in the second innings and were attacked by the over pitch or short ball. He pitched against the fast bowlers and spinners in the innings with equal skill. Mohammad Rizwan: Rizwan scored a total of 132 runs in this match, including the highest score of 95 against any Pakistani wicketkeeper on Australian soil. Rizwan was under a lot of pressure as captain Sarfraz was removed from the squad but in both innings, he batted fast and aggressive temperament and helped Pakistan's innings to the line. It should be clear that this is his second test and that any batting at GABA will allow him to score better in the coming times. Asad Shafiq, Sean Masood: Here is a tie between Sean Masood and Assad Shafiq. In the first innings of the match, Asad Shafiq played a lucrative 76-ball innings when no other player could withstand the Australian attack with such skill and patience. Sean Masood, on the other hand, played small but good innings in both innings, as a test opener showed the kind of temperament and skill that Pakistan might be looking for but they have to keep up their score and play big innings soon. Asad Shafiq was batted above Babar Azam in the second innings and the decision did not work. Assad and Azhar have been playing for a long time in the Pakistan team and they have to shoulder the responsibilities of the senior player team. After Misbah and Younes, the whole team wants to utilize their experience and ability. Three disappointing performances Harris Sohail: Harris Sohail is a very accomplished and accomplished batsman in terms of his shots. His recent performance may not be doing all the justice to his abilities but it is disappointing to see him constantly playing the same shot on the same ball. Especially in this match it seems as if Stark has "caught" him. He has an average of about 37 runs in 11 Test matches, which is certainly not his best. He is also a useful part-time bowler, but he and the team management have to overcome their bad habits, such as hitting a shot away from the body on the ball that is sitting with him. Thumbs Up هاي In his two career Test matches, Iftikhar's batting average is just 3.6. Of course, this average would be even better than here, but the way Ikhtikhar Ahmed came out in both of his innings cannot be ruled out. His bowling did not show any significant "spark". He was also given preference over several other specialist players. His performance now looks like a question mark ahead of his second Test. Imran Khan, Yasir Shah: About Imran Khan, he was said to be in good touch and after Abbas was not included in the team, he was expected to perform well but could not show any special performance. On many occasions it seemed that the speed required on this pitch was in Imran Khan… On the other hand, Yasir Shah took four wickets in the Australic singular innings in the match, but he had made a record of 14.3 in his match, but he did not have any records in his innings, which he would have to be able to name it. It is the third chance that the Yasir has more than 200 runs in the innings. However, it is a good experience in bowling, and it is a good experience in bowling. "The United States has more than the options of bowling and billing hair, and the billing hair is facing the skills and bowling, and the fiscal and the billing hair, and the experience of the billing and bowling, and the experience of the billing and billing, and the experience of Pakistan will be very expected in the field of Pakistan and the billing, and the experience of Pakistan will be very expected in the field of Pakistan, and the ability to be able to know Australia in the second test, which will be expected to be able to show Australia and the billing, and the experience in the second test, could be in the next test, and in the case of Pakistan, I can take some changes to the situation in the case."
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anis350
Gabatast: 3 bad for Pakistan, 3 good things
No, at least we were not disappointed with Pakistan's defeat in the GABA Test. Prior to this visit to Australia, more than the bowling line selection and form of batsmen in Pakistan, we were overwhelmed by memories of past Australian tours. We remembered that many powerful and experienced Pakistani cricket teams in the past could not do anything special in Australia, so this is a relatively new team. So sir, we lost the first test by an innings and 5 runs. In reply to our 240 in the first innings, Australia took advantage of our bowling line's innings to build a 580-run mountain, which was never the case with our unbeaten batsmen. So the match was out of our hands when we lost five wickets early in the second Test session and it was only when we confirmed the defeat that we got the Australian batsmen running fast despite millions of efforts. Cannot stop making. So much so that in the second innings, the beautiful century of Babar Azam and the high 95 runs of wicketkeeper Rizwan kept our blood warm for a while. Before the start of the test, there was a lot of talk about Abbas not being selected in the team and being taken to the Iftar team. These words or objections seemed to prove true during the match. According to Waqar Younis, Pakistan did not put Abbas out when he was not in form. Even the pride couldn't impress anyone with their performances. In batting he was a part-time batsman and part-time bowler in bowling. When will we end up taking players to ODIs when they perform in T20 and five-day matches based on T20 performance? The story is short if we divide the performances into three relatively better and three disappointing performances in the first test of the Pakistani team… Three relatively better performances Babar Azam: The beginning of Babar's test career was not so impressive. In 5 Tests in 2016, he scored 291 runs at an average of 32, In the 2017 Tests, he was able to score 184 runs at an average of 16, then his Test batting started to improve and in 2018 he scored 616 runs in 8 Tests. This was his third Test this year and he scored 249 runs at an average of 41. His century at GABA is clear evidence of his Test betting style and improvement in temperaments. Unlike in the first innings, they avoided playing big shots from the start in the second innings and were attacked by the over pitch or short ball. He pitched against the fast bowlers and spinners in the innings with equal skill. Mohammad Rizwan: Rizwan scored a total of 132 runs in this match, including the highest score of 95 against any Pakistani wicketkeeper on Australian soil. Rizwan was under a lot of pressure as captain Sarfraz was removed from the squad but in both innings, he batted fast and aggressive temperament and helped Pakistan's innings to the line. It should be clear that this is his second test and that any batting at GABA will allow him to score better in the coming times. Asad Shafiq, Sean Masood: Here is a tie between Sean Masood and Assad Shafiq. In the first innings of the match, Asad Shafiq played a lucrative 76-ball innings when no other player could withstand the Australian attack with such skill and patience. Sean Masood, on the other hand, played small but good innings in both innings, as a test opener showed the kind of temperament and skill that Pakistan might be looking for but they have to keep up their score and play big innings soon. Asad Shafiq was batted above Babar Azam in the second innings and the decision did not work. Assad and Azhar have been playing for a long time in the Pakistan team and they have to shoulder the responsibilities of the senior player team. After Misbah and Younes, the whole team wants to utilize their experience and ability. Three disappointing performances Harris Sohail: Harris Sohail is a very accomplished and accomplished batsman in terms of his shots. His recent performance may not be doing all the justice to his abilities but it is disappointing to see him constantly playing the same shot on the same ball. Especially in this match it seems as if Stark has "caught" him. He has an average of about 37 runs in 11 Test matches, which is certainly not his best. He is also a useful part-time bowler, but he and the team management have to overcome their bad habits, such as hitting a shot away from the body on the ball that is sitting with him. Thumbs Up هاي In his two career Test matches, Iftikhar's batting average is just 3.6. Of course, this average would be even better than here, but the way Ikhtikhar Ahmed came out in both of his innings cannot be ruled out. His bowling did not show any significant "spark". He was also given preference over several other specialist players. His performance now looks like a question mark ahead of his second Test. Imran Khan, Yasir Shah: About Imran Khan, he was said to be in good touch and after Abbas was not included in the team, he was expected to perform well but could not show any special performance. On many occasions it seemed that the speed required on this pitch was in Imran Khan… On the other hand, Yasir Shah took four wickets in the Australic singular innings in the match, but he had made a record of 14.3 in his match, but he did not have any records in his innings, which he would have to be able to name it. It is the third chance that the Yasir has more than 200 runs in the innings. However, it is a good experience in bowling, and it is a good experience in bowling. "The United States has more than the options of bowling and billing hair, and the billing hair is facing the skills and bowling, and the fiscal and the billing hair, and the experience of the billing and bowling, and the experience of the billing and billing, and the experience of Pakistan will be very expected in the field of Pakistan and the billing, and the experience of Pakistan will be very expected in the field of Pakistan, and the ability to be able to know Australia in the second test, which will be expected to be able to show Australia and the billing, and the experience in the second test, could be in the next test, and in the case of Pakistan, I can take some changes to the situation in the case."
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