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TalhaSyed

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Pakistan is likely to play 5 Test matches in 2023:

- 1 Test vs NZ at Home (currently ongoing)
- 2 Tests vs SL Away in July
- 2 Tests vs Aus Away in December (the 3rd Test will likely be played in Jan 2024)

So how many of these matches do you think Pakistan will win?

There will be no Tests at home by the looks of it after the ongoing Test and the below graph shows our performance from the past few year:

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TalhaSyed

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In the last 10 years we have played 7 Tests in Sri Lanka - won 3 and lost 4. Fairly even in SL.

In the last 10 years we have played 5 Tests in Australia - won 0 and lost 5.

In the last 20 years we have played 11 Tests in Australia - won 0 and lost 11.

In fact in the history of Test cricket we have played 37 Tests in Aus and only Won 4 and managed to Draw 7 - the rest have all been losses.

The last time we won a Test in Australia was 27 years ago in Dec 1995 when our bowling line up was Wasim, Waqar, Saqi and Mushy
 

Shoaibbtt

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I believe it's 3 in Australia not 2.

If Pakistan wants to resolve their issue then they must first open their eyes and look at their current XI. They have 1 too many batsmen and selecting bowlers based on FC performances and do justice to their selection process which is shocking to say the least.
 

TalhaSyed

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I believe it's 3 in Australia not 2.

If Pakistan wants to resolve their issue then they must first open their eyes and look at their current XI. They have 1 too many batsmen and selecting bowlers based on FC performances and do justice to their selection process which is shocking to say the least.
As mentioned in OP - 2 tests in Aus at the end of this year and 1 at the start of next year
 

Choi Saab

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I'll just say now, with the lack of test matches this year, don't expect any miracles for sure.

How are we meant to build a team, a combo, a mindset, form, momentum when we play 5 tests across 12 months in 3 vastly different test playing conditions?

It just doesn't make sense.

But on topic, the current one v NZ is likely going to be a draw.

In terms of SL, we have strong players of spin in Babar, Saud, Salman and Sarfraz so at least one test win in SL is possible. Issue will be Abrar carrying the spin attack, can he do it on his own?

Australia is a forgone conclusion, no? We'll be getting blanked 3-0 without fail.

So I expect just the 1 win in these 5 games, unfortunately.
 

Shoaibbtt

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I'll just say now, with the lack of test matches this year, don't expect any miracles for sure.

How are we meant to build a team, a combo, a mindset, form, momentum when we play 5 tests across 12 months in 3 vastly different test playing conditions?

It just doesn't make sense.

But on topic, the current one v NZ is likely going to be a draw.

In terms of SL, we have strong players of spin in Babar, Saud, Salman and Sarfraz so at least one test win in SL is possible. Issue will be Abrar carrying the spin attack, can he do it on his own?

Australia is a forgone conclusion, no? We'll be getting blanked 3-0 without fail.

So I expect just the 1 win in these 5 games, unfortunately.
This is why i hope that Pakistan has a lot of FC/Shaheen tours planned this year for our test specialists, better than sitting around like a spare pr*ck at a wedding.
 

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TalhaSyed

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Man we really screwed ourselves over in this World Test Championship.

Away tours to SL, WI and Bang

Home tours against Aus, NZ and Eng

You could not ask for an easier schedule than that for any South Asian team. Not a single away SENA tour and all the teams touring Pakistan have struggled in sub-continental conditions
 
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Bouncer

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I may be the odd one here but I think we can win this test match against New Zealand. I think this test match may go down as one of those test matches that mostly stays even for the most part and then eventually one team wins and I think that there's a good likelihood that that team will be Pakistan.

A mentally prepared that New Zealand is going to start with the lead of about 30 35 and then if we can bowl them out for around 180 to 200 they should be chasing a sub 250 total which I think we are capable of doing.

I think New Zealand is going to be going for runs so that creates opportunity for our bowlers to bowl them out and with most of our batsman scoring runs in this series so far I think I will back Pakistan to win this test match.
 

Ellipsism

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Nothing more painful than watching Pakistan in Australia. Don’t know why they’ve given us 3 tests as well. Should’ve spared us some pain and given us two tests in Hobart and Canberra. That is what we are worthy of.

Shaheen aside the bowling will be a terrible flop. Even the latter has yet to put up any decent test performances against a top side.
 

Saiyan0321

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- 2 Tests vs Aus Away in December (the 3rd Test will likely be played in Jan 2024)

There is no way we are winning these. Australia is on fire and we are just not clicking at all. I dont think anybody could have predicted such a terrible performance this season especially considering the fact that majority were at home. At one point we were dreaming of WTC final and now we are searching for cholo bhar pani for these losers to drown in.
 

AdvShahzad

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WE got to fix our playing 11 and 15 first before having any chance vs Australia... Clearly, Abdullah Shafique and Shan Masood are two top order batsmen, who have lost form so we need to replace them with likes of Saim Ayub, Hurraira, Abid Ali and Farhan... One of the batsman got to be replaced with Faheem Ashraf as allrounder at No. 7... Shahnawaz Dahani and Hasnain need to be tried in test cricket as Naseem and Harris Rauf don't seem to have fitness to play test cricket and should stick to odi and t20 cricket imo... Mir Hamza, Hassan Ali and Waseem Jr will continue to be part of test squad imo...
 
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Shoaibbtt

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WE got to fix our playing 11 and 15 first before having any chance vs Australia... Clearly, Abdullah Shafique and Shan Masood are two top order batsmen, who have lost form so we need to replace them with likes of Saim Ayub, Hurraira, Abid Ali and Farhan... One of the batsman got to be replaced with Faheem Ashraf as allrounder at No. 7... Shahnawaz Dahani and Hasnain need to be tried in test cricket as Naseem and Harris Rauf don't seem to have fitness to play test cricket and should stick to odi and t20 cricket imo... Mir Hamza, Hassan Ali and Waseem Jr will continue to be part of test squad imo...
We gotta stop picking bowlers with little first class experience and players for that matter. Increase FC cricket.
 

AdvShahzad

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We gotta stop picking bowlers with little first class experience and players for that matter. Increase FC cricket.
We wont have picked them if there were like 500 players in our domestic circuit.. With the advent of technology and gadgets, Domestic Coaches and Club Coaches have had to bring players from home in last decade, that's how the situation has become in last 10-15 years with modern day banglow schools without any ground whatsoever.... I had my schooling at Aga Khan Schooling System and we had huge ground available for playing sports, other schools did not enjoy this kind of facility... Also, modern day schools try teaching students 10-12 hours a day so children don't get any time to play sports... Their focus is to perform well in academics but they forget without extra-curricular activities, a child's ability to absorb what you are teaching them stands minimal... Those schools are putting too much pressure on students, as a result they are not able to perform as they would if they just gave them some space to learn things in a natural manner...
 
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