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  2. Bhuvi-The one who should have got the MoM yesterday

    In the same match Bresnan took 5-48, much better bowling performance and he was the reason why India could score only 33 runs in last 25 balls with 7 wickets in hand. India probably fell short by 15 runs. Sure Zak was game changer and ensured that India saved the match from almost losing position, but those performances are similar to cameos played by batsman where a batsman comes in with RRR of 9-10 and plays a blinder of 45 runs. Does that deserve MoM, probably yes. Is it completely unfair to award the batsman - certainly not. Batsman scoring 150-160 isn't that common. However, I agree that it appears batsmen are favored when it comes to selecting MoM in India. Panels tend to give more weightage to batting performance over bowling performance in close cases.
  3. Bhuvi-The one who should have got the MoM yesterday

    India vs Sri Lanka, 2009 Rajkot. We scored 414, they were 328/2 in 37 overs with Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya batting. Bhajji got both of them out, we won by 3 runs. Bhajji's 58/2 was the clincher there but MOM went to Viru. Viru scored 146(102) while Dilshan scored 160(124). Bhajji got 58/2 in his 10 overs, and more importantly turned the match around with his double strike. Who deserved MOM according to you? http://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-scorecard/3196/ind-vs-sl-1st-odi-sri-lanka-in-india-odi-series India vs England, 2011 WC group game Bengaluru. Match was a tie. Sachin scored 120(115) while Strauss scored 158(145). But Zak was the one who made the tie possible when England were cruising. They were 281/3 with 58 required of 45 balls. Strauss was on 158* while Bell was 69*. Zak got both of them out in a fantastic spell of reverse swing. He then dismissed Collingwood for 1 and finished with 3/64, undoubtedly the game changer there. Strauss got MOM but did he deserve it? http://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-scorecard/2177/ind-vs-eng-11th-match-group-b-icc-world-cup-2011 These are just 2 examples from the top of my head, there will be more. My point is in high scoring games, bowlers can still stand out. Impact matters there, a few crucial breakthroughs or an economic spell at the fag end of the innings can turn the match by 180 degrees. But unfortunately even in those circumstances batsmen invariably get MOM. Bowlers never get their due, especially in India, in these MOM awards.
  4. India are now #1 in ODIs as well

    We have become like SA in ODIs and T20s.
  5. Let's all laugh at AUS's ODI performance outside AUS

    There was a poster called Ram who kept saying that India would lose to Aus in 2015 SF. When asked why, he replied that in 2011, India fielded its best EVER ODI team and faced one of Aus's worst WC ODI teams and still had to huff and puff to win that game AT THEIR HOME. When that's the case, what hope does India have against a rampaging Aussies in their home? One of the most powerful posts I have ever read in ICF. It was so painful because it was so true. When the SF day arrived, we were duly and mercilessly thrashed.
  6. Let's all laugh at AUS's ODI performance outside AUS

    Spot on. In general Aussies are the toughest team to face in crunch matches. You need something special even to knock out mediocre Aussie teams in knockout matches of WCs. In 2011 they fielded a weak team(relative to their high standards) in the SC, but the best team of that tournament had to play its best match in the tournament to knock them out in the QF. If not for that epic Yuvi-Raina partnership we would have lost that match. Aravinda had to play an ATG, if not the GOAT WC knock in the 1996 F to beat Aussies. WI needed a Clive Lloyd special and 4 direct hits from Viv to beat Aus by 5 runs in the 1975 finals. Conclusion:You need ATG performances to beat the Aussies in the business end of WCs. If India were to face Aus in 2019 SF/F I expect Aussies to crush us mercilessly like they did in 2015 SF. That bowling lineup you posted is downright scary, I feel sorry for the teams that have to come up against a full fledged Aussie attack in the future.
  7. Unrelenting bowling line-up offers India fresh edge

    Waqar was never in the category of Akhtar, Tait, Lee.
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  9. Siraj 7- 2- 22- 2 Both wickets LBW and bowled of top order batsmen .... usually happens when a pacer has some pace in the air
  10. Bhuvi-The one who should have got the MoM yesterday

    Those who are saying that bowlers should get MoM in 350+ scores matches, problem is that bowlers don't stand out with performances in such matches. Kohli's 92 on that pitch is most of the time not comparable to 2-65 (or 3-65) on 300+ pitch. You will always find one or two bowler from each side who can bowl like that in high scoring game without an impact. But 90 on tough pitch is not very common.
  11. Unrelenting bowling line-up offers India fresh edge

    So you are trying to say bowlers who bowl 155+ are express. Which discounts Waqar Younis. He was mostly 145- 148 bowler who could cross 150. The fastest he was clocked at was 152. Also, when it comes to maintaining pace, Waqar Younis was worse than any Indian bowler. He could only bowl at genuine pace for the first 2-3 yrs of his career. After that, it was only his reputation, which started to go down the drain as early as 95-96. Amir is a good player by Pakistani standards and he has it in him to up his pace for a few overs. Which he does in ODI's. He doesnt possess the strength and stamina to bowl fast in Test matches, which Yadav, Shami and Aaron do. While I do agree that Amir is a decent bowler and an above decent bowler in extremely bowler friendly conditions
  12. Let's all laugh at AUS's ODI performance outside AUS

    ^That doesn't mean this losing streak doesn't matter. Its an awful streak. Their batsmen have been woeful on any pitch that ain't a patta. Too bad ODIs are going the patta way. We need more pitches like the one we see in this series.
  13. Let's all laugh at AUS's ODI performance outside AUS

    Their full strength bowling attack is this: Starc Hazlewood Pat Cummins Coulter Nile/some other pacer in form Zampa Good luck facing this attack in a clutch game.
  14. As we have often discussed, Siraj picks wickets where-ever he plays He gets his 2nd wicket .... Young bowled by him
  15. India are now #1 in ODIs as well

    ODI bilaterals are probably most boring part of cricket. Need to bring back triangular series. T20s are likely to replace ODIs in longer run.
  16. Bhuvi-The one who should have got the MoM yesterday

    Rahane and stoinis both scored fifties. Nowadays match without a century is very rare. Bhuvi and Kuldeep deserved more than Kohli. Kuldeep also.picked hattrick otherwise stoinis would have got crucial support to win the match.
  17. New Zealand A 68/0 in 20 overs Good start by Raval & Worker
  18. Unrelenting bowling line-up offers India fresh edge

    The Umesh - Shami opening pair came to the limelight in the World Cup 15. Umesh was the 3rd and Shami was the 4th highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Also.... Umesh bowled 140 k to 150 k and Shami 137 k to 147 k Their wicket-taking ability and pace as a pair came to the limelight on a big stage. In the CT 17 ... Umesh got to play just 2 games .... and bowled 138 k to 148 k in one of the matches.
  19. Ishant to lead Delhi in upcoming Ranji season

    He was bowling better from 2014-2016. 20 matches, 63 wickets at avg of 30 with 4 5-fers. Won us test matches in England and Sri Lanka.
  20. http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20780821/reopening-debate-best-chasers-odis
  21. Pakistanis up in arms over Mahira Khan photo.

    There are points both in favour of and against abusing a particular member(s). I chose to do it this time. Don't worry, my emotions are in check.
  22. Let's all laugh at AUS's ODI performance outside AUS

    seriously,redundant remark talking about CURRENT TIMES ,talking about this aus side,who are excellent at home but recent history has shown they struggled in tournaments away from home be it ct or wt20 or even world cup in india funniest bit is aus are being exalted just because of great aus team of the past achieved, you can all eulogize aus for their history but spare us who cant rate a team full of hacks and all rounders masquerading as batsman that highly
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