> > Normally when I speak with my folks back home, cricket is
> > never the subject -- they are not interested. But this
> > time they expressed their distaste for the sacking. Team
> > discipline was the issue, the news papers said. Miandad
> > is still in the team, though, in spite of pre-mature
> > celebrations amongst the anti-Miandad elements amongst the
> > Indian supporters :). Aamir Sohail is out.
> > This is from folks who know next to nothing about cricket.
> > But this is what you will have to contend with till SAN
> > gives us the hot skinny.
> > j n a
> Afraid I do not have a lot of the details. I spoke to some players
> yesterday and this is what I found out. Aamir indeed is out, Ghulam
> Ali, a new opener is in. Shoiab is back in the side. Saeed Anwar is
> also in the team. The rest is pretty much unchanged from the WSC
Yes finally Shoiab is back, a good move between the so many bad ones.
who is ghulam Ali, any more info on him. i doubt whether he is going
to see much cricket though what with shoiab, rameez and anwar there.
> Apparently there was a lot of friction between JM and SM and RR. By
> all accounts this was the major problem that caused strife and
> indiscipline in the team. On top of this, JM wanted a two year
> appointment as captain. In light of the strife between the senior
> players and the fact that the board was not prepared to extend a two
> year appointment, it was decided to go with a less senior and somewhat
> more palatable (as far as the team was concerned) choice. This
> explains why SM or RR were not chosen. It is also to be noted that WA
> and WYounis are good friends so that also explains why WY was chosen
> as the VC (cut down chances of further strife between a captain and
> his deputy).
I certainly hope so, lets hope it does not spoil things between the two
and also waqar's bowling is not affected, akram i fell can handle the
responsibility of captaincy but waqar, thats a big question ?
> SM and RR had been dropped from the the initial list of 14 players
> chosen for this tour. Only some last minute changes saw them back and
> the cardinality of the contingent was increased to 16. Safe to say
> that SM and RR have their task cut out for them. JM is quite upset
> over the dropping of Aamir Sohail. The people I spoke to also were not
> pleased with this decision. After all, nobody made any runs on the
> WSC/NZ series so why just take it out on Aamir?
my poor namesake, getting to be the guinea pig ;-)
> My personal view is that RR's days are numbered. He has to start
> scoring runs consistently. And Malik has to stop playing games with
> his yo-yo up and down the batting order. Gte him to play #3/#5 and cut
> the BS. And start making osme runs consistently.
what position does he prefer, doesnt he express an interest in playing
at #3 especially for the one days, why doesnt he. whats the inside story!