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I will admit i am not a regular follower of cricket and there have been times when I've watched Pakistan play and the manner of the defeat is more offensive than the actual defeat itself.

What I want to know is where this expectation comes from that Pakistan must win all the time? Yesterday Misbah was appointed as Cricket God and today everyone wants him gone it seems. I follow football and fans are fickle and always vent after games, but with PAkistani cricket it's something else!

Whats the deal with that?
 

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I will admit i am not a regular follower of cricket and there have been times when I've watched Pakistan play and the manner of the defeat is more offensive than the actual defeat itself.

What I want to know is where this expectation comes from that Pakistan must win all the time? Yesterday Misbah was appointed as Cricket God and today everyone wants him gone it seems. I follow football and fans are fickle and always vent after games, but with PAkistani cricket it's something else!

Whats the deal with that?
Because Pakistan won the series in one days against Sri Lanka and I think that was a clean sweep. Furthermore, Sri Lankan team consists of many new and inexperienced players. That's what I learned from news.... didn't watch a single match.. not even for a second because I don't like watching cricket.
 

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Bookies were ready to give huge money for unexpected results. Fixers like akmal, shehzad, wahab, imad were in team so easy money. They knew they cant perform so better earn some easy money.
 

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I will admit i am not a regular follower of cricket and there have been times when I've watched Pakistan play and the manner of the defeat is more offensive than the actual defeat itself.

What I want to know is where this expectation comes from that Pakistan must win all the time? Yesterday Misbah was appointed as Cricket God and today everyone wants him gone it seems. I follow football and fans are fickle and always vent after games, but with PAkistani cricket it's something else!

Whats the deal with that?
Misbah has trouble speaking.
He shouldnt have been appointed as he he is a good test player but not a good short format coach.
Pakistan doesnt lack talent. What is lacks is someone to teach the cricketers concentration and will to fight and win.
The match yesterday...so many catches dropped. Criminal
 

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Pakistan is No 1 rank t20 team while Sri Lanka is at no 7 on ranking table and this sri lankan team is without any senior player who all refused to visit Pakistan..no one expect fromP to win all matches but 3-0 result against this inexperienced team on home grounds was unexpected
 

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Pakistan is No 1 rank t20 team while Sri Lanka is at no 7 on ranking table and this sri lankan team is without any senior player who all refused to visit Pakistan..no one expect fromP to win all matches but 3-0 result against this inexperienced team on home grounds was unexpected
That's pakistan and tomorrow they may play a great team and smash them out of the park.
No consistency. And when u have people like misbah incharge God help us. Listen to him speak. Pandoo
 

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That's pakistan and tomorrow they may play a great team and smash them out of the park.
No consistency. And when u have people like misbah incharge God help us. Listen to him speak. Pandoo
There was no intention to win ..target was average and if you look at 3rd t20 then they had wickets in hands and still did not show any intent to play shots ..it was time to pick momentum for t20 world cup but it seem Pakistan is repeating same story as one day world cup i.e lose series after series before getting into world cup
 

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There was no intention to win ..target was average and if you look at 3rd t20 then they had wickets in hands and still did not show any intent to play shots ..it was time to pick momentum for t20 world cup but it seem Pakistan is repeating same story as one day world cup i.e lose series after series before getting into world cup
Pakistan will start to win...when players and management only get paid when they win. Penalised for losses. Watch.

I have lived in pakistan 6 years now and I understand our mentality. Money money money
 

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I will admit i am not a regular follower of cricket and there have been times when I've watched Pakistan play and the manner of the defeat is more offensive than the actual defeat itself.

What I want to know is where this expectation comes from that Pakistan must win all the time? Yesterday Misbah was appointed as Cricket God and today everyone wants him gone it seems. I follow football and fans are fickle and always vent after games, but with PAkistani cricket it's something else!

Whats the deal with that?

Isnt our expectations the same for the country theres not much diffrence from the cricket and the country
 

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Well since Lahore Qalander's matches are played in Lahore

Umar Akmal failing miserably for Lahore Qalander, on home ground makes sense he would go out for Double Duck in a pressure situation

However, it was a shambolic performance
  • Openers failed
  • Middle Order failed
  • Lower order was spineless
  • Bowling was Weak

Third ODI @ Karachi
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Second ODI @ Karachi
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There were only a handful of boundaries scored even in ODI with more balls



First T20 @ Lahore
Ahmed Shazad
Akmal

Failed Unexpectedly in format they normally dominate
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The only real difference was the ground was different
For Professional Athletes to struggle 3 times on same ground so badly after dominating the ODI is still shocking



Traditionally Pakistani players play at strike rate of 65 to 75
When stuff gets to 100+ Strike rate that is when Pakistani Batsmen's weakness gets exposed


Only players who mastered scoring Run a ball were Inzimam Ul Haq and Mohammad Yousif (Youhana)
 
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cricket in pak is just like any other institute in pak . right at the rock bottom.
 

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