>The Pak selectors have screwed Saeed Anwar's test career.
>I'm sorry to say I don't have exact figures, so forgive me if there's
>mistakes here, but:
>He made his debut AGES ago (around 1989) - and he's still considered
>He averages around 47, and is in superb form. He hasn't done like Ijaz or
>Hick and made a poor start followed by a good run of form. He has more or
>less ALWAYS been scoring runs, since 1989 or whenever. He's been around 7
>years, and has still not scored 2000 test runs, while still maintaining a
>world class average.
>So WHY was he dropped? I can't think of the reason, but I've heard lots
>of stories, as you do with paki cricket - Imran didn't like his face etc.
>I think if he'd been given a place in the team continuously, he'd now be
>rated as one of the best batsmen of the decade. His C&L rating is very
>low, ranging from 19 to about 12 or 11, but he's averaging high and
>scoring runs all over the place now.
Mudasar was at the brink of retirement. The new faces were Aamir Sohail,
Aamir Malik, Shoaib, Akhtar etc. Each one of them was used inconsistently.
You are pointing out Anwar who never scored a double century in test. Think
of Shoaib. I am really amazed at the selection policies of Pak. Board. He
had the perfect technique and foot work but like Manjeraker in India, he
is been in and out of team. Reasons ?? Beats me. May be you have a better
idea. I guess Anwar is lucky that he is kept and not dumped like Shoiab or