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2, February 2015
Allaming situation for pakistan cricket team and PCB.
Pakistan has an impressive record in the World Cup with a title, a runner-up and four appearances in the semis in the last ten editions of the tournament. However, 1992 champions reach the tournament this year after a series of actions under par in the ODI format in recent times. In this episode of CONTENDERS, former captain of the India Rahul Dravid and former captain of South Africa Graeme Smith discusses possibilities of Pakistan to alter the manzana-carro and repeat the magnificence of 1992. be able to the young batsmen discover consistency? Can attack against the loss of Saeed Ajmal bowling? And veterans such as Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi can rise to the occasion?
What they say about...
The lack of aura around the face, compared to previous years
Dravid: lack of those players of high price or change the game that you would associate the Pakistani team in the past.
Smith: They are looking for stability, looking for someone who can create something of consistency. The younger generation of hitters haven't quite intensified to the plate in terms of consistent performances.
Absence of Saeed Ajmal
Smith: Every batter in each team is breathing a sigh of relief that Ajmal isn't around. Believe me, I'd like to attend a Pakistan team play without Ajmal therein.
With inspiration from the 1992 victory
Dravid: In 1992, which began badly and that he fought for a time with the same type of equipment that had a lot of young players, but that he later went to become absolute legends for Pakistan. So that Pakistan can only hope that you history repeats itself.
Smith: When go back to 1992, a magnetic captain. Who can forget Wasim Akram in the final of the tournament? And they had some x factor. That is what they have to find now, early in the tournament, find your best eleven.
Dravid: You can simply feel that he has a lot of respect from the players on the team. They respect that he brings that stability to the team. It has been able to work very well with the Board and with the coaching staff. And it makes the best of the situation. So not he blamed for his effort and you are trying to do the best that you can.
Smith: He appears as very serious, very methodical, and I think that my favorite quote by him is, "Misbah." You know that summarises the personality
Exclusion of Fawad Alam
Dravid: It seems that you have a fantastic record, but for some reason does not seem to collect it. I read somewhere, thinking that his game wasn't going to be good enough conditions of Australia. That is a presumption and that are playing many matches in New Zealand.
Afridi and the big stage
Dravid: Is almost as when he comes out to bat, isn't this red fog that seizes him, just wobble at all. But I've seen a different type of game play. I've seen play sensibly sometimes and build innings. But it has simply not happened in current times for some reason or another.
Smith: He's going to be a key player, he has huge experience, with more than 350 ODIs. That is huge. They will need more than him in this tournament.
The role of Umar Akmal
Dravid: If it is able to convert that obvious ability and become a consistent hitter term hunger in Pakistan, of course that will find a place. Consistently, could bat at no. 4 or 3 or 5, or bat somewhere really if he wants to.
Smith: It is one of cricketers, who comes and plays a few good hits, reach 25 or 30 and you think that this type will do something special. But it will only leave a soft throw, or you don't want to really follow through entries and continue his good work.