Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Finally Yasir Hameed...

Yasir Hameed's ODI Record looks like this:

Mat Runs HS Ave 100 50 53 1999 127* 38.44 3 12

His last few ODI Innings read:

22 vs SL in 3rd ODI in Abu Dhabi May 2007
50 vs SL in 2nd ODI in Abu Dhabi May 2007
10 vs SL in 1st ODI in Abu Dhabi May 2007
41 vs WI in 5th ODI in Karachi December 2006
71 vs WI in 4th ODI in Multan December 2006
57 vs Eng in 5th ODI in Pindi December 2005
41 vs WI in 3rd ODI in St Lucia May 2005

This means that in the last 2 and a half years Yasir Hameed has played 7 ODIs for Pakistan scoring 292 runs at an average of 41.71. And why he has been so sparingly used and not been a permanent opener for Pakistan instead of the useless Imran Farhat, Imran Nazir, Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez, etc is anybody's guess.

I think me and Nauman have been shouting for his inclusion forever.

If he doesn't score tomorrow, people will scream for his neck - give the boy some time for gods sake. He has performed and he needs the confidence of the team management to be a regular in the side and should know that he wont be dropped if he doesnt score in the next 2 games. He should be opening for Pakistan for the next 10 years. Who should partner him is another problem.

Make your pitch on this post...

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