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  2. rkt.india

    Why no practice?

    2-3 ghnate gym kaun karta hai? Sutiya banana koi inse sikhe. Khelne ke liye gaye hain usey chhod ke sab kuch kar rahe hain.
  3. This guy has such a big ego that even with no coaching experience ( he was some make believe director),he blocked all others . I feel kohli dating Anushka And having the freedom to have girl friend on tour and being able to whatever under Shastri's directorship was the reason we got this useless drunk as coach.Kohli wanted shastri for reasons other than cricket because he himself does not need a coach.
  4. rkt.india

    Why no practice?

    There is nothing mental without technical. You have not prepared yourself for these conditions, you failed. There is nothing mental about it. It is very similar to how Aussies and English fail in India against spin. Technical deficiency, facing superior spin bowlers and only once you fail, it becomes mental.
  5. MechEng

    Happy Independence Day

    Belated Happy Independence Day!
  6. Trichromatic

    Sans Virat Kohli, where is India's backbone?

    No batsman in world, no matter how great he is can do anything without practice and proper guidance. People say coaches can't teach you at that level. They can't fix Suresh Raina for that, but no guidance or practice would have ruined even Dravid. Technically deficient players can't implement anything, but Superior ones know lot of things without an idea what to follow. In case they follow right thing, and it fails then they need someone to tell them to repeat it in future without any fear. Take Mumbai 2004 Aus test for ex, bowlers won't have won that match. Not because they weren't capable, but because they might not have idea about what to do. Kumble told them to just bowl at higher speed at stumps without trying to turn the ball as pitch would have done rest. They followed that and it worked. This guidance Ashwin and co missed in 2012 and couldn't do well on turners.
  7. cric_fan

    Happy Independence Day

    Happy Independence Day folks
  8. Tattieboy

    Can Ind still draw or win this series?

    Super super super optimist With a team that has only scored over 200 once in their last nine test innings in England to think this lot is going to fire as a unit is optimism at its highest
  9. " Patil further went on to say that that the current lot of Indian players have stopped taking advice from the former players who have a lot of experience of playing in the English conditions." The excerpt above is a very pertinent statement. Most of our batsmen have not taken any batting advice from batsmen who have actually succeeded in English conditions. Dravid was appointed as a batting consultant for overseas tours ... but Shastri blocked it.
  10. rageaddict

    Paltan official trailer

    Want to see a Movie on 1971 War. Not sure if it will ever be produced considering the growing love for Pakistan among Bollywood artists these days.
  11. Gollum

    Can Ind still draw or win this series?

    I am an optimist.
  12. FischerTal

    Paltan official trailer

    Single screens will go watch it. Multiplex will be different.
  13. My choice of paceman to make the perfect pace quartet in a test team.Not considering batting prowess of the bowlers. 1.Wasim Akram 2.Glen Mcgrath 3.Curtly Ambrose 4.Malcolm Marshall Wasim is chosen because of his posessing the greatest variety,being the best exponent of reverse swing and for giving left-arm variety.Mcgrath for posessing more control and intelligence than any paceman.Ambrose for his phenomenal accuracy and disconcerting bounce.Marshall for possesing every ingredient of a perfect paceman be it speed,movement or variation.Thus blends control accuracy,movement and variation in perfect proportion. Incase of injuries Lillee would replace Marshall,Hadlee would replace Mcgrath,Alan Davidson would replace Wasim Akram and Joel Garner would replace Ambrose.Lillee,Hadlee,Davidson and Garner would be quite a foursome! I would open with Marshall and Ambrose.Wasim was a genius with the old ball while Mcgrath was simply a metronome.
  14. Tattieboy

    Can Ind still draw or win this series?

    Wakey wakey Gollum, time to get up, dream is over
  15. zaqw222222

    Why no practice?

    The captain believes that the problem is mental not technical
  16. Samcric

    Why no practice?

    Biggest problem is that since it is passed on as a team decision, those 3-4 batsmen who may have wanted to bat have been robbed of practice. Should have at least kept an optional session.
  17. Gollum

    Can Ind still draw or win this series?

    Our comeback starts at Trent Bridge Batsmen will fire as a unit and with Bumrah back English batters are in for some nasty surprise. I don't see how we will fail to win the 3rd test, Kohli will never give up and this team has serious character. We will deliver an all round performance and rattled Poms will lose their confidence.
  18. express bowling

    Sans Virat Kohli, where is India's backbone?

    Agree completely.
  19. express bowling

    Sans Virat Kohli, where is India's backbone?

    But it is not just a matter of confidence in the case of these batters. Apart from Kohli, Ashwin and Pandya ... none of the others have tried to adapt their techniques to counter the swinging ball. And even these guys have issues. Playing the ball as late as possible, playing the ball under your eyes, not playing away from your body, not dabbing at deliveries which are clearly not hitting the stumps like a bouncing ball or a wide ball, playing the ball in the " V " before getting set, defending with soft hands etc. ... are technical pointers which should be followed. But are not being followed by most. These batters need technical guidance too in swinging conditions, apart from morale boosting.
  20. Austin 3:!6

    Can Ind still draw or win this series?

    Gaya fir yeh test bhi
  21. bhakum20

    Your cricket bucket list

    Watched some Ind-Pak match in Sharjah(all I remember we lost by a big margin chasing) and final of desert storm series which was also Sachins Bday Wish to go for Ind-Aus tests end of this year
  22. Nikhil_cric

    Your 16 man squad for Asia Cup?

    Yeah true. Australia tour and World Cup are around the corner and Kohli should focus on those.
  23. Samcric

    Sans Virat Kohli, where is India's backbone?

    But what he did was technically deficient. No top quality opener hangs out bat away from the body chasing an away-swinger tentatively. It will be easier for us to first accept that guys like Rahul, Vijay, Rahane have played badly in terms of technique. We are too hung up on the wrongs done by Kohli and how Shashtri enjoys his drinks that we can't even criticize the atrocious shots played by batsmen. I mean ffs these are supposed to be the top 5-6 batsmen in a country of a billion. Are they so fragile mentally? At least we can expect the openers to play swinging balls with some confidence and correctness. Sorry, problem with batting right now is technical not mental. Just pray we get bright sunshine in remaining matches else we will roll over for a 100 or less every single time.
  24. Austin 3:!6

    Your 16 man squad for Asia Cup?

    In red
  25. ^ We are allready talking about Asia Cup. Lets not look at failure
  26. Cricket Jones optimistic of Kohli’s participation G. Viswanath 'He would play the Asia Cup on one leg if he has to’ Will Virat Kohli play the Asia Cup in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from September 15 to 28? After the second Test at Lord’s on Sunday, Kohli talked about the workload in the last three years and that he will be able to play the third Test at Trent Bridge with 100% ability as a batsman, but with lesser intensity as a fielder due to a nagging lower back. Dean Jones who launched Star Sports’ Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 campaign at the broadcaster’s studio was optimistic of Kohli’s participation in the Asia Cup. Jones said: “Workload is important for players. Knowing Virat he would play the tournament on one leg if he has to on most occasions. “The Asia Cup is a prestigious tournament. He would like to be there, I don’t know how bad his back is. Someone has to straighten it out. “There is the Australian tour later on; but as a cricketer, he’s just got to say let’s get through with the Test series (against England), then the Asia Cup and the series in Australia. “You have got to put things in priority. I think for Virat, the three major things would be, winning the World Cup, series in Australia and the Asia Cup.” Jones and Star Sports CEO Gautam Thakar said that the Asia Cup is a rivalry across Asian neighbours, with the potential for India and Pakistan to meet on three occasions, including the final.
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