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ASIA CUP 2008

Any discussion,articles or videos related to this series SHOULD be posted in this topic..Thankyou!

 

Fixtures

Asia Cup, 2008

June 2008

Tue 24 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

1st Match, Group A - Bangladesh v United Arab Emirates
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Tue 24 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

2nd Match, Group B - Pakistan v Hong Kong
National Stadium, Karachi

Wed 25 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

3rd Match, Group A - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Wed 25 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

4th Match, Group B - Hong Kong v India
National Stadium, Karachi

Thu 26 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

5th Match, Group B - Pakistan v India
National Stadium, Karachi

Thu 26 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

6th Match, Group A - Sri Lanka v United Arab Emirates
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Sat 28 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

7th Match, Super Four - Bangladesh v India
National Stadium, Karachi

Sun 29 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

8th Match, Super Four - Pakistan v Sri Lanka
National Stadium, Karachi

Mon 30 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

9th Match, Super Four - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
National Stadium, Karachi

July 2008

Wed 2 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

10th Match, Super Four - Pakistan v India
National Stadium, Karachi

Thu 3 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

11th Match, Super Four - India v Sri Lanka
National Stadium, Karachi

Fri 4 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

12th Match, Super Four - Pakistan v Bangladesh
National Stadium, Karachi

Sun 6 Floodlit Match
16:00 local, 10:00 GMT

Final - TBC v TBC

                                                       Enjoy!Wink



Edited by *Fiza* - 27 June 2008 at 5:43pm

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Pakistan include Ajmal for Asia Cup

June 22, 2008

Top Curve
Pakistan squad
  • Shoaib Malik (capt), Misbah-ul-Haq, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Anjum, Mohammad Yousuf, Nasir Jamshed, Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Younis Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mansoor Amjad, Saeed Ajmal
Bottom Curve

Pakistan have named offspinner Saeed Ajmal in their 15-member squad for the Asia Cup, which starts on June 24.

Ajmal, 30, made a mark in the 2007-08 first-class season, taking 38 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 29. "Ajmal has impressed with his wicket-taking ability and can also bowl one which goes out like former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and we hope he does well in this tournament," chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed said.

Pakistan didn't have a specialist spinner in their squad for the one-week long Kitply Cup, which they won after beating India in the final. Shahid Afridi and Fawad Alam were used by captain Shoaib Malik, who himself didn't bowl due to a sore shoulder. However, he will have more options for the Asia Cup with Ajmal and legspinning allrounder Mansoor Amjad in the team.

Kamran Akmal had been left out of Pakistan's list of 20 probables for the tournament, with the selectors opting to hand the wicketkeeping gloves to Sarfraz Ahmed. Akmal had been Pakistan's regular wicketkeeper since November 2004, when he took over from Moin Khan, playing virtually non-stop in all three formats. However, his inconsistency behind the stumps since the 2006 tour to England has finally cost him the place in the side.

Other players to be dropped from the squad for the Kitply Cup are batsmen Bazid Khan and Naumanullah and fast bowler Sohail Khan.

Pakistan play their opening game of the tournament on June 24, against Hong Kong in Karachi.

Cricinfo

Wow! Finally pak searched for another spinner is over.. now we have to see if he is as impressive as saqlain mustaq used to be



Edited by *Fiza* - 22 June 2008 at 8:35am
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Posted: 22 June 2008 at 10:31am | IP Logged
Pakistan has picked up a good squad...I'm pretty satisfied wid it.. Just one thing where the balance seems to b out..We have 1 fast bowler short..I mean, they've picked up both Mansoor Amjad n Saeed Ajmal..
It's sad to see Sohail Khan miss out..coz of malaria Ouch I think they should have picked up Abdur Rauf in his place..
Anywayz, it still is a good squad.. Though it has lot of spinners but they all r different from each other..so we hav lot of variations now.. We already have Fawad Alam as the only left arm spinner, we have a genuine leg spinner in Mansoor Amjad and a genuine off spinner in Ajmal..!
   But the BIG question is : Who will open Pak innings?Confused
Akmal used to do that...but we dont have him now and Sarfaraz cannot open.. If we play a specialist opener Nasir Jamshed, we'll have to drop the 6th (or technically the 5th) bowling option: Fawad Alam.Now this simply cant happen coz Malik n Fawad have to shre 5 overs each to complete the 50 overs!!! Confused Afridi is simply not in good batting form..so they're not gonna send him up the order.Plus, he seems to have injured himself during the practice session and so, he may miss the first match against Hong Kong...That leaves either Malik or Younis Khan to open the inngs wid Salman Butt. Or may be(as I've heard from Fawad bhai himself), they'll take a gamble and play Fawad Alam as the opener coz he's already not getting enuff chance to bat at no.7 or 8 Confused
   I want either Malik or Fawad bhai to open..wat do u guys think?

Edited by coolsonu - 22 June 2008 at 10:50am
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I'm definitely supporting Pakistan all the way!
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im with India Embarrassed
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Posted: 23 June 2008 at 12:35pm | IP Logged
Hey...could n e one post tell me which channel are the matches being shown?? Embarrassed
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im with India!..best of luck! :)

Leo..i think skysports are showing the matches..atleast thats where i would look first
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yes, i wud also go with Sky Smile

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