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Navdeep Saini bowling with genuine pace now

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http://www.bcci.tv/videos/id/5894/navdeep-sainis-devastating-4-wicket-haul

 

 

http://www.hotstar.com/sports/cricket/series/delhi-enter-final-with-huge-win/2001606609

 

Highlights of Delhi bowling from 8.00

 

 

Hitting the top of off stump at high pace with seam movement both ways ,  punctuated by good bouncers , even on a flat track.  This is like perfect test match bowling which not many international pacers can execute.

 

I would keep a keen eye on Saini in the Ranji final  to see if he can replicate it.... or the semi-final was an aberration.

 

If he can, he should be playing in SA, forgetting protocol.

 

This is the type of bowling that gets loads of wickets in test matches.

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8 minutes ago, express bowling said:

Ranji final

 

Saini bowls a 145 k delivery in his 4th over

 

I have seen him bowl from his 4th over .... has mostly bowled 138 k to 145 k from then on

 

 

 

 

he bowled 140 from first over today.

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Saini's story just goes to show how inept our domestic talent scouts / coaches are at their job. If Gambhir had to fight the system to get Saini to play then it shows that there might be others who would have fallen away. Gambhir should probably be chairman of selectors after retirement.

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Saw last  8 balls of  Saini's spell before tea 

 

141 k  140 k  141 k  139 k  141 k  143 k  139 k  139 k

 

Bowling in good areas

 

2 excellent bouncers

 

Movement both ways

 

1 LBW appeal and 1 edge not carrying

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1 hour ago, express bowling said:

Saw last  8 balls of  Saini's spell before tea 

 

141 k  140 k  141 k  139 k  141 k  143 k  139 k  139 k

 

Bowling in good areas

 

2 excellent bouncers

 

Movement both ways

 

1 LBW appeal and 1 edge not carrying

Even Kulwant is also cranking it up 138-139..

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2 hours ago, Lannister said:

Saw his bowling for the first time. It seems he's not the hit the deck kind of bowler. Pakistan's Mohammed Sami came to my mind.

BCCI should consciously develop and groom/coach Saini so in next 12 months, he can get into India squad. But BCCI babus cant care about all that.

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29 minutes ago, fineleg said:

BCCI should consciously develop and groom/coach Saini so in next 12 months, he can get into India squad. But BCCI babus cant care about all that.

Bcci has ipl only in their minds...who cares about tests wins abroad/ developing serious pacers ..when money making machine with some faltu cricket is  available

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10 hours ago, Rightarmfast said:

Saini is test match material. If anyone in Indian Cricket has basic cricket knowledge then Saini should be on the first flight to South Africa. This should be his new years gift. This guy will add about 2-4 k's if he plays in International cricket now.

I agree Saini looks as good as Siraj shardul and thampi at least. Umesh is better than these if he is in form.

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Just now, vishalvirsingh said:

I agree Saini looks as good as Siraj shardul and thampi at least. Umesh is better than these if he is in form.

Saini looks far more ready then Siraj n thampi as of now , obv he has been playing longer then them 

Thampi is more of LOI prospect .

Siraj is really talented and will keep getting better

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Not impressed with Saini had a opportunity to watch live yesterday seems like VRV Singh type of bowler who bowls at decent speed but no movement and will gets owned very easily at international level, he needs to be bowling close to 145K consistently or add movement to his delivery, currently should not be picked for internationals as we already have Shami Umesh who bowls at 140+ and they have movements too, Not sure why there was so much hype 

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Not impressed with Saini had a opportunity to watch live yesterday seems like VRV Singh type of bowler who bowls at decent speed but no movement and will gets owned very easily at international level, he needs to be bowling close to 145K consistently or add movement to his delivery, currently should not be picked for internationals as we already have Shami Umesh who bowls at 140+ and they have movements too, Not sure why there was so much hype 
You have no idea .He Gets good movement the way he hurried batsman on flat pitch is commendable.Vrv Singh was diff kind of bowler.

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4 hours ago, Yantra said:

Not impressed with Saini had a opportunity to watch live yesterday seems like VRV Singh type of bowler who bowls at decent speed but no movement and will gets owned very easily at international level, he needs to be bowling close to 145K consistently or add movement to his delivery, currently should not be picked for internationals as we already have Shami Umesh who bowls at 140+ and they have movements too, Not sure why there was so much hype 

Watch his bowling in the semi-finals. He was seaming the ball both ways at a pretty good pace. 

 

www.hotstar.com/sports/cricket/series/sainis-435-dents-bengal/2001606606

 

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http://www.hotstar.com/sports/cricket/series/saini-impresses-with-331/2001464829

 

www.hotstar.com/sports/cricket/series/sainis-435-dents-bengal/2001606606

 

Look at the videos above. Saini was bowling 124-132k in Vijay Hazare trophy 2 years back. Now he is bowling 140k's with a slight change in action. Impressive stuff from the youngster.

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4 hours ago, Yantra said:

Not impressed with Saini had a opportunity to watch live yesterday seems like VRV Singh type of bowler who bowls at decent speed but no movement and will gets owned very easily at international level, he needs to be bowling close to 145K consistently or add movement to his delivery, currently should not be picked for internationals as we already have Shami Umesh who bowls at 140+ and they have movements too, Not sure why there was so much hype 

He did get movement and movement depends on the pitch. Watch his bowling in Semi final on hotstar. He was always known for his movement and now has increased the pace too.

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Excellent first spell  by Saini .... bowling his 9th over now

 

Has consistently bowled  on or around the off-stump and bowling at good speeds even while bowling such a long spell

 

Has got seam movement both ways and some swing too.

 

Bowled quite a few sizzling bouncers 

 

Has picked up 2 wickets in the morning and  an easy catch was dropped 

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21 minutes ago, express bowling said:

Saini pulls a muscle while bowling his 9th over on the trot

 

These Ranji captains need lessons on workload management

WTF Rishabh Pant (Gambhir should step in to advise)

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5 minutes ago, express bowling said:

143 K

142 K

 

bowling last spell of the day at 4.21 p.m and not fully fit

 

The 143 k good-length  ball rose viciously and almost knocked over the keeper

 

The 142 k short ball was top edged and an easy catch dropped

Loving the way Saini is putting in effort and is not out of steam despite of strain..but  I have real concern about his injury .shouldnt him be removed from the attack?

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1 minute ago, Suhaan said:

Loving the way Saini is putting in effort and is not out of steam despite of strain..but  I have real concern about his injury .shouldnt him be removed from the attack?

 

Thankfully, this time he has been removed after a 4-over spell.  As he is clocking high speeds still, I am hoping his injury is not serious.

 

His ability to combine pace and bounce with accuracy and seam movement,  spell after spell , is really impressing me.

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Has anyone seen Saini bowl in a 50-over game ?

 

He is so accurate that he should do ok.

 

His List A stats  .....  23 wickets from 13 matches @ 26.8  and ER of 5.05 ..... quite good.

 

We need a wicket-taker in ODIs in the first 10 overs, as Shami is mostly rested.   Can he be this bowler  ?

 

 

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4 hours ago, express bowling said:

Has anyone seen Saini bowl in a 50-over game ?

 

He is so accurate that he should do ok.

 

His List A stats  .....  23 wickets from 13 matches @ 26.8  and ER of 5.05 ..... quite good.

 

We need a wicket-taker in ODIs in the first 10 overs, as Shami is mostly rested.   Can he be this bowler  ?

 

 

Why are you only focusing on ODIs? Is he not good enough for tests?

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1 hour ago, lamellavig said:

Why are you only focusing on ODIs? Is he not good enough for tests?

 

He is a better test prospect than ODI prospect. If you read the OP and some subsequent posts, you will see that I discussed his suitability for immediate inclusion in our test squad.

 

As he has been a part of our A-team for Unofficial tests in the last 2 series we played, he is already in the reckoning for a test berth.

 

But, he is not a part of our 50-over A-team despite being accurate and having good List A numbers. So, I raised the ODI issue.

 

 

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Saini has been very impressive the little that I watched of him. Seems to get good bounce and bowls in the right areas with good pace. I think he along with Gurbani should be fast-tracked into the India setup. There is no point in hoping endlessly that Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma will suddenly start delivering when we have such promising players waiting in the wings. I hope he would have been selected for SA. Selectors are such a useless bunch always only making supposedly "safe" picks by playing "same old, same old".

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6 minutes ago, King Tendulkar said:

Feel is being very over hyped on icf 

 

lad could be good . But way being talked about is like new Marshall 

Agreed, and ICF-ers do it all the time :)

Getting too excited and carried away, Siraj is one recent example and many others over the years. Saini is good  and kudos to GG for fighting for Saini in ranji team, but not that 'terrific', long way to go still - could not knock over #6 to #10 of Vidarbha itself , yet. So, intl teams are different level.

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40 minutes ago, express bowling said:

 

It is a tad difficult to do that when a bowler is injured and not bowling for the most part of 2 sessions     

He came back and bowled some overs and at decent pace and still no wicket then too. I do like Saini, just talking abt the over-hype at ICF that KT referred to above.

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