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Muddled Misbah

Misbah, what are you doing?

If the Misbah project doesn't work out, many will look to this moment and conclude he was doomed to fail from the moment he made this bizarre call. In the first series as chief selector, at home against Sri Lanka, he called up Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad, a pair of batsmen frozen out under Mickey Arthur, for the T20I leg. It appeared an utterly needless risk; a radically different approach to Arthur was perhaps least necessary in the T20 format, where Pakistan had won 30 of 37 T20Is under him.

One of the men who was dropped was Haris Sohail. He had performed well in the World Cup. He deserved a place in the team. Instead, he was replaced by the mercurial Umar Akmal who managed a grand total of ZERO! runs in two innings. Can't believe that he's related to Babar Azam.

Anyway, that was definitely the most confusing decision by Misbah. Or perhaps the most bizarre choice was dropping Yasir Shah for the home test against Sri Lanka!?


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