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    Saeed Anwar - Interesting Interview

    Q: Saeed how do you view Pakistan's
    chances against England?

    SA: Pretty good.We have the better
    side no doubt but they are a professional side and they have some good players like Gough and Thorpe, Atherton so I think it will be hard fought but we
    definately start out as favorites.

    Q:Why is it that the English batsmen are
    suspect against spin bowling?

    SA: Because they dont play here often.
    Look, we used to have tough times when
    we went to Australia because it took time for us to adjust to their wickets and the extra bounce. But we keep going there
    every second year almost and our performances are improving as a result.
    England are coming to Pakistan after 13 years for a full series.Thats too long.
    And we have spinners like Mushy,Saqlain and two excellent young back up spinners in Danish Kaneria and Shoaib Malik. So our
    bowlers are relishing the chance to bowl
    at them. Ofcourse we need to have helpful wickets for the spinners to do their job
    as well.

    Q:Who is the final authority when it comes to deciding the nature of the pitch?

    SA: PCB has a representative who oversees the preparation.The Captain and Coach are consulted only after the pitch is prepared and then the groundsman roles in the grass or leaves it on depending on the wishes of the Coach.

    Q:You were in excellent form hitting back to back hundreds. Are you fully recovered from your knee injury?

    SA:My form is improving steadily although
    Im still not at my best.But the knee is not giving me too much trouble anymore.

    Q:How do you see yourself 4 years from
    now - will you still be in the team?

    SA:I think 4 years from now,this would be
    a very different team.Wasim would have retired by then,maybe even Waqar.I think
    some new allrounders would be well settled by then.As far as Im concerned,I dont intend to play till Im 38 or 40.I see myself playing for another 4 years at the most.After that,I want to move on and
    do something else.

    Q: Do you think there are adequate replacements for Akram and Waqar?

    SA:You cant replace bowlers like that over night.We have a lot of young fast bowlers who can do the job.Only time will tell how they can perform and whether they are as consistent as the W's used to be.
    But there is no lack of talent,and we
    should not have any problems because we
    have a lot of hard working youngsters who
    are just waiting for an opportunity.

    Q: Tell me more about Danish Kaneria..

    SA: Danish is one of our new boys.
    He did extremely well in the under 19
    side as well as in our domestic season.
    He's got tremendous control and variety.I feel he's one of the most exciting prospects
    we have had since Shahid Afridi.He's still young and very inexperienced and will only get better with time.

    Q:What's up with Shoaib Akhter?

    SA:He's injured.He needs to pay more attention to his fitness in the future and work harder on improving as a bowler

    Q:How would you compare Imran Nazir,Shahid Afridi and Aamir Sohail as openers?

    SA: Imran is an exciting prospect but
    he has to work on his technique to
    sort out some minor flaws.Afridi has improved his game tremendously
    in recent times and he's starting to concentrate and work for his runs.
    He's more consistent and thats a good sign.Aamir is probably the better
    allround player.He's working on his
    fitness and his form,and hopefully he
    can make it back into the team.

    Q: Are Pakistan looking for a clean sweep against England?

    SA: (laughs) We'll wait and see.

    If Saeed thinks highly of Kaneia then he should be amazing. I thought this was
    one of Saeed's most interesting interview.
    Thought you guys might want to check it out!


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    [This message has been edited by ManiaX (edited November 18, 2000).]

    Kewl !!! So did u get taht interview frm some website magazine.. or was he online for this interview /!??!?!

    One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
    Howzzaaaaaaaaat !!!



      Whoops! Sorry about that.

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        bohut hi achay..



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