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Just now, BeautifulGame said:

So you are saying Kohli thinks scoring 11(15) balls is better than scoring 40(80) balls in testing conditions.

 

That would mean Kohli is either a dumb moron or that he puts off field relations over on field on field performance.I don't think Kohli is a dumb moron .

I didn’t say that...that was the popular defense people have for Kohli for picking Dhawan and Rohit and based on how Kohli has backed bowlers with genuine pace I am buying into that a little for now.

 

Obviously if he sticks with them regardless of more failures that theory will be shattered.

 

However Having said that Pujara is not totally out of the safe zone either...comparing him with Rohit/Dhawan is not my intention.I guess the mention of Rohit Sharma is throwing you off guard..

 

ok for arguments sake let us say Rahane who is not a defensive player for what it’s worth replaces Rohit and let us say  Dhawan is persisted with for left and right combo....let us say Vijay performs and given his track record overseas ..isn’t Pujara in the shed for his long

list of failures overseas and can Rahul replace him?

 

or is Pujara totally irreplaceable? 

 

Then again we can go back in a circle here...if his clutch knocks and runs at home are brought up, we are already dismissing 2 batsmen in Dhawan and Rohit for scoring overseas.

 

I am keeping a count now...4th different way of explaining my OP. 

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3 minutes ago, maniac said:

I didn’t say that...that was the popular defense people have for Kohli for picking Dhawan and Rohit and based on how Kohli has backed bowlers with genuine pace I am buying into that a little for now.

 

Obviously if he sticks with them regardless of more failures that theory will be shattered.

 

However Having said that Pujara is not totally out of the safe zone either...comparing him with Rohit/Dhawan is not my intention.I guess the mention of Rohit Sharma is throwing you off guard..

 

ok for arguments sake let us say Rahane who is not a defensive player for what it’s worth replaces Rohit and let us say  Dhawan is persisted with for left and right combo....let us say Vijay performs and given his track record overseas ..isn’t Pujara in the shed for his long

list of failures overseas and can Rahul replace him?

 

or is Pujara totally irreplaceable? 

 

Then again we can go back in a circle here...if his clutch knocks and runs at home are brought up, we are already dismissing 2 batsmen in Dhawan and Rohit for scoring overseas.

 

I am keeping a count now...4th different way of explaining my OP. 

As I mentioned in my edited comment ofcourse Pujara isn't undroppable overseas.

 

But you can't drop Pujara when we have players like Dhawan's nd Rohit batting like tailenders in the XI.

 

First should replace them before we start looking to replace Pujara .

 

And why should Rahul replace Pujara instead of Dhawan.Why should left right combo be more important than scoring runs ? Thats where your whole argument is ridiculous.

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2 minutes ago, BeautifulGame said:

As I mentioned in my edited comment ofcourse Pujara isn't undroppable overseas.

 

But you can't drop Pujara when we have players like Dhawan's nd Rohit batting like tailenders in the XI.

 

First should replace them before we start looking to replace Pujara .

 

And why should Rahul replace Pujara instead of Dhawan.Why should left right combo be more important than scoring runs ? Thats where your whole argument is ridiculous.

That is not my argument...the right left combo was the team management’s argument for Dhawan since Srilankan tour...you seemed to have missed that.

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6 minutes ago, maniac said:

That is not my argument...the right left combo was the team management’s argument for Dhawan since Srilankan tour...you seemed to have missed that.

And do you believe that though ?

 

I mean do you really think our management thinks a left handed is more important than having an opener who is competent and can score runs .

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Of all the batsmen Dhawan is the one who looks like getting out even if you give him six lives. All they have to do is bowl a well-directed bouncer. It has become a too simple pattern. Pujara at least does his best to get behind the line. Anyone else would have missed that ball. Actually, he was good enough even to edge it. He puts a price on his wicket. He tries to bide time so that he can cash in later. His temperament is much needed for India despite failures. Rohit sharma as a defensive batsman is fish out of the water. It is just not his cup of tea. He is not a good defensive player.  India has to go with Rahane despite his form against spinners. Rahane's trigger movement is far better suited against this kind of fast bowling than Rohit's trigger movement.  Dhawan/Rohit must be replaced by Rahul/Rahane. Even if they fail in one inning I expect them to do well in the 2nd. Yes, they could flunk in both the innings. But that is the best hope for India to take on tough home opponents like SA.

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20 minutes ago, BeautifulGame said:

And do you believe that though ?

 

I mean do you really think our management thinks a left handed is more important than having an opener who is competent and can score runs .

Bro it is not what you and I believe.

 

There are 2 schools of thought here-

 

1.management is full of bs and they are just playing Rohit/Dhawan or whoever based on their bias

 

2 .this is a well thought out plan and there is a method to the madness and a reason why the players who are being picked are being picked.

 

Either ways the point is certain players are accommodated whateve the reason is.

 

Now coming to Pujara, his USP should not be that he is atleast better than X or Y. He should be the hands down choice which when it comes to overseas he is not yet.

 

So now assuming that it is not political reasons with Rahul who is both a)somewhat of a proven performer and b) fits the attacking agenda if we go with one of the school of thoughts we discussed above ,

 

in such an instance isn’t Pujara the most vulnerable?

 

 

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https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/india-in-south-africa/india-vs-south-africa-kl-rahul-to-replace-shikhar-dhawan-for-2nd-test-rohit-may-get-another-chance/articleshow/62452928.cms

 

 

 

KL will play next test. Hahane will get no game in this series. Rohit will score plenty on fast and bouncy pitch killing Hahane's test career.

 

http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/amp/news/ajinkya-rahane-deserved-the-backing-of-virat-kohli-and-ravi-shastri-pravin-amre-1628781.html

 

Pravin Amre knows that his disciple ain't getting a game this series so he called out the team management, which pretty much means Kohli. By this move, he has successfully finished his disciple's career.

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Frankly this makes me really happy 

 

I am just happy Raul plays . And replaces Dhawan . Raul now must play for next 6 games mr kohli !

 

rohit v rahane is 50/50 call . So not bothered . Rohit is form player and had had one game to acclimatise . Rahane great away but horrid form . So toss of a coin this one . I would just say to Rohit get in for 25 balls then bat like the hit man

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Why do we insist on turning LOI achievers into test players?

 

Yuvi, Raina and now Rohit.

 

I would rather lose with Rahane than with Rohit.

 

Rohit could potentially play a good knock in the next test but question is will he be consistent?

 

No. Highly unlikely.

 

This is just sad.

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19 minutes ago, sensible-indian said:

Why do we insist on turning LOI achievers into test players?

 

Yuvi, Raina and now Rohit.

 

I would rather lose with Rahane than with Rohit.

 

Rohit could potentially play a good knock in the next test but question is will he be consistent?

 

No. Highly unlikely.

 

This is just sad.

This is Kohli era. These things don't matter, solo aim of Kohli is to ensure he has no real rival in Indian cricket, so that his brand stays no 1 for another 10 years, he's a crook plain and simple. 

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1 hour ago, King Tendulkar said:

Frankly this makes me really happy 

 

I am just happy Raul plays . And replaces Dhawan . Raul now must play for next 6 games mr kohli !

 

rohit v rahane is 50/50 call . So not bothered . Rohit is form player and had had one game to acclimatise . Rahane great away but horrid form . So toss of a coin this one . I would just say to Rohit get in for 25 balls then bat like the hit man

Yeh, there is this nagging hope that Rohit is one breakthrough innings from producing the same form

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2 hours ago, King Tendulkar said:

rohit v rahane is 50/50 call . So not bothered . Rohit is form player and had had one game to acclimatise . Rahane great away but horrid form . So toss of a coin this one . I would just say to Rohit get in for 25 balls then bat like the hit man

How is 50/50.....what has rohit done overseas. Even Dhawan had a gr8 Nz tour

Even bhuvi n ashwin avg better then rohit overseas.

 

Rahane has been ur best player overseas and changing him for a guy hasnt done much .......its not 50/50 its a huge mismatch

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Op aint defendung Rohit here.

 

He is asking a valid question.

 

The answer to it is that Pujara has scored a 100 in sa in first test 2013, played a good knock in 2nd test, scored a crucial 24 in lords green track blunting the ball and has survived a lot of overs in nz, sa and aus.

 

For those reasons, fans dont question him as much as dhawan and rohit.

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9 hours ago, Khota said:

Diffrent time different game.

So we should clean sheet everything and give dhawan a spot over vijay rather than go by technique and past success? Vijay has a 97 against SA, what does dhawan have other than mistimed pullshots?

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^ Its because the manner a player gets out. Every team knows, that apart from Chepu, eveyr Indian bat will give them few chances. But for Chepu, They have to have a plan, put pressure by either drieng the runs or taking regular wickets from other end or occasionally just make the batting overwhelming). And during the initial phase when Chepu walks in, They all have to be on their toes in fielding and put on some decent effort in bowling. Because if you do all of above, Not many bats in world can survive.

 

Most players like Kohli, Rahul, Murali are muscels of our batting lineup. Chepu is not the muscel but backbone of our test batting. If few muscels do their job, Backbone will withstand the pressure

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1 hour ago, Gollum said:

This is Kohli era. These things don't matter, solo aim of Kohli is to ensure he has no real rival in Indian cricket, so that his brand stays no 1 for another 10 years, he's a crook plain and simple. 

Kohli's selections or should we call them non selections certainly give that impression. Rishab Pant was treated like crap and his budding career has been effectively nipped in the bud. Rahul continues to get the cold shoulder. Rahane didn't get a look in despite being the vice captain. 

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Whom you replace Rahul if he gets pair off Olivier or Ngidi ? Just keep the same combination ( MSD S WAY) 

 

indias last chance in the next test because once India starts to adapt themself in the 3rd Test, India might loose series 2/0 if we bats poor 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, nevada said:

Kohli's selections or should we call them non selections certainly give that impression. Rishab Pant was treated like crap and his budding career has been effectively nipped in the bud. Rahul continues to get the cold shoulder. Rahane didn't get a look in despite being the vice captain. 

BCCI is so weak nowadays that it cant have balls to say eff off to Kohli. Or may be BCCI is intentionally letting it happen to bring up the quality of their new business model called IPL, sooner or later we will know that we have better quality in IPL than international cricket.

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Rahane has the backing of the mumbai lobby. Unless someone else from the mumbai side becomes the darling of the mumbai lobby...he will be fine.

 

It is Rahul we should worry about .

The guy has no lobby or Godfather and the oldies are always gunning him for his hairstyle and tattoos .( why only him ...so many have those).

 

He should just eat some chawanprash and zandu pancharist and get some tough runs to shut people.

 

Go rahul go.....:cheer5::cheer5::cheer5:

You have no one to back you except your bat. 

 

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7 hours ago, vvvslaxman said:

Of all the batsmen Dhawan is the one who looks like getting out even if you give him six lives. All they have to do is bowl a well-directed bouncer. It has become a too simple pattern. Pujara at least does his best to get behind the line. Anyone else would have missed that ball. Actually, he was good enough even to edge it. He puts a price on his wicket. He tries to bide time so that he can cash in later. His temperament is much needed for India despite failures. Rohit sharma as a defensive batsman is fish out of the water. It is just not his cup of tea. He is not a good defensive player.  India has to go with Rahane despite his form against spinners. Rahane's trigger movement is far better suited against this kind of fast bowling than Rohit's trigger movement.  Dhawan/Rohit must be replaced by Rahul/Rahane. Even if they fail in one inning I expect them to do well in the 2nd. Yes, they could flunk in both the innings. But that is the best hope for India to take on tough home opponents like SA.

Its very surprising why no one talks about this weakness . Dhawan to me is much poorer than Raina in that aspect , only that he has figured out how to score in LOIs of short ball ..tests is different . When you are weak againt swing/bounce the chances of a batsmen surviving are very slim . The only thing in his favour is that hes bit of a fighter , but it only take you so for in this format ..especially if you are an opener where he cannot hide .

 

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http://www.espncricinfo.com/video/clip?id=22033557

 

Graeme Smith interview, who says he was very surprised with the exclusion of Rahul and Rahane. Says both have the ideal technique to score runs in SA. Surprised to see Dhawan open.

 

Everyone in India and also opposition team gets it, with the exception of team management aka Kohli!

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Pujara is not beyond criticism , just that hes not the biggest of our worries now. As bad as hes been , he did play a decent hand in first innings .

I dont expect him to be very successful consistently overseas though  . I always found the comparison with Dravid ridiculous , the common thing is they score at a steady pace and I think thats where it ends . Dravid had a safety first approach towards his batting , but what he did not lack is scoring shots against any kind of bowling . Infact his SR generally overseas was better , hes one of the few batsmen we have produced who did not have any apparent weakness strong both on front and back foot . Pujara contrary to that has limited shots against pace bowlers , most of them are release or premeditated so ends up blocking everything and unlike in SC he will not get to bat against spinners and get some momentum to his innings . So I dont expect more than a 150 ball 40 from him in these conditions . 

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2 minutes ago, jusarrived said:

Pujara is not beyond criticism , just that hes not the biggest of our worries now. As bad as hes been , he did play a decent hand in first innings .

I dont expect him to be very successful consistently overseas though  . I always found the comparison with Dravid ridiculous , the common thing is they score at a steady pace and I think thats where it ends . Dravid had a safety first approach towards his batting , but what he did not lack is scoring shots against any kind of bowling . Infact his SR generally overseas was better , hes one of the few batsmen we have produced who did not have any apparent weakness strong both on front and back foot . Pujara contrary to that has limited shots against pace bowlers , most of them are release or premeditated so ends up blocking everything and unlike in SC he will not get to bat against spinners and get some momentum to his innings . So I dont expect more than a 150 ball 40 from him in these conditions . 

He did get a 150 last time in SA. I think for Pujara there are two things which do not work in his favour.

 

One is as you pointed out he has limited scoring shots against pacers early on, but I believe he starts scoring more freely after getting to 40 or 50 but he has usually got out before getting a 50.

 

Second point is a contributory factor to the first one. Pujara generally keeps out the good balls, but gets out to peaches which other players generally miss by a distance. This is because of his strong technique, which is a boon when there is predictable amount of swing or seam as he is able to cover it easily and looks in control. But when there are peaches bowled at him which deviate a lot he is still able to reach it because of a strong technique but is able to only edge it and not middle it. Where a Steve Smith would have missed the ball by a mile like he often does in challenging conditions, Pujara would likely have edged it.

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8 minutes ago, Trichromatic said:

Yeah the guy who averaged 76 just a series before previous one is in horrid form. We learn new things everyday.

 

India in SL

 

Most runs
Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
S Dhawan (INDIA) 3 4 0 358 190 89.50 342 104.67 2 0 0 56 1
CA Pujara (INDIA) 3 4 0 309 153 77.25 565 54.69 2 0 0 26 1
FDM Karunaratne (SL) 3 6 0 285 141 47.50 632 45.09 1 1 0 30 0
AM Rahane (INDIA) 3 4 1 229 132 76.33 418 54.78 1 1 0 20 0
N Dickwella (SL) 3 6 0 227 67 37.83 296 76.68 0 2 0 31 1
BKG Mendis (SL) 3 6 0 200 110 33.33 314 63.69 1 0 1 30 0
AD Mathews (SL) 3 6 0 182 83 30.33 338 53.84 0 1 1 18 5
HH Pandya (INDIA) 3 3 0 178 108 59.33 165 107.87 1 1 0 16 10
V Kohli (INDIA) 3 4 1 161 103* 53.66 257 62.64 1 0 0 10 1
MDK Perera (SL) 3 6 2 150 92* 37.50 253 59.28 0 1 1 18 5
KL Rahul (INDIA) 2 2 0 142 85 71.00 217 65.43 0 2 0 15 0
R Ashwin (INDIA) 3 3 0 132 54 44.00 227 58.14 0 1 0 13 1
WP Saha (INDIA) 3 3 0 99 67 33.00 209 47.36 0 1 0 7 1
LD Chandimal (SL) 2 4 0 96 48 24.00 216 44.44 0 0 0 10 1

 

Rahane - 3rd best batsman and better performer than Kohli

 

Series before that

 

Most runs
Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
SPD Smith (AUS) 4 8 1 499 178* 71.28 1014 49.21 3 0 0 52 0
CA Pujara (INDIA) 4 7 0 405 202 57.85 1049 38.60 1 2 1 38 0
KL Rahul (INDIA) 4 7 1 393 90 65.50 698 56.30 0 6 0 51 2
MT Renshaw (AUS) 4 8 0 232 68 29.00 606 38.28 0 2 0 31 2
AM Rahane (INDIA) 4 7 1 198 52 33.00 416 47.59 0 1 0 23 3
PSP Handscomb (AUS) 4 8 1 198 72* 28.28 492 40.24 0 1 0 23 0
MS Wade (AUS) 4 8 2 196 57 32.66 461 42.51 0 1 1 21 2
DA Warner (AUS) 4 8 0 193 56 24.12 309 62.45 0 1 0 25 2
WP Saha (INDIA) 4 6 1 174 117 34.80 401 43.39 1 0 1 13 2
GJ Maxwell (AUS) 2 4 0 159 104 39.75 277 57.40 1 0 0 16 3
SE Marsh (AUS) 4 8 0 151 66 18.87 517 29.20 0 2 1 15 0
RA Jadeja (INDIA) 4 6 1 127 63 25.40 203 62.56 0 2 0 9 6
MA Starc (AUS) 2 4 0 118 61 29.50 152 77.63 0 1 0 10 6
M Vijay (INDIA) 3 5 0 113 82 22.60 296 38.17 0 1 0 13 1
KK Nair (INDIA) 3 4 0 54 26 13.50 103 52.42 0 0 1 6 0
R Ashwin (INDIA) 4 6 0 53 30 8.83 103 51.45 0 0 0 7 0
MR Marsh (AUS) 2 4 0 48 31 12.00 121 39.66 0 0 1 7 1
V Kohli (INDIA) 3 5 0 46 15 9.20 104 44.23 0 0 1 4 0
SNJ O'Keefe (AUS) 4 7 1 45 25 7.50 168 26.78 0 0 2 8 0
PJ Cummins (AUS) 2 3 0 33 21 11.00 91 36.26 0 0 1 4 1
NM Lyon (AUS) 4 8 0 31 13 3.87 68 45.58 0 0 3 3 1

 

3rd best batsman in Australia series, way better performance than Kohli.

 

How a batsman who has managed to be in top 3 Indian batsman in 2 series out of 3 is in horrid form?

 

Outperformed Kohli in Aus series, SL series, failed at home against SL and now he is in horrid form? 

 

This has to be joke.

 

 

How can a guy averaging 9 in a high profile series against Aus be not dropped is beyond me then! - Why follow the rules of form only for certain players?

 

Seems like performances in home SL series is more important than performances against Aus and in SL!

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2 hours ago, ThePhenomenal1 said:

So we should clean sheet everything and give dhawan a spot over vijay rather than go by technique and past success? Vijay has a 97 against SA, what does dhawan have other than mistimed pullshots?

Stop this technique crap. If his technique is so good why did he score less than Dhawan. 

When people use the word hack and technique they want to show how sophisticated they are.

There is no substitute for scoring runs.

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On 1/10/2018 at 2:06 PM, Trichromatic said:

Currently, what does that mean?

 

Vijay in last 5 matches:

Runs: 407

Avg: 50.87

100s: 2

 

Dhawan in last 5 matches:

Runs: 378

Avg: 47.25

100s: 1

 

Previous series

 

Most runs
Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
V Kohli (INDIA) 3 5 1 610 243 152.50 742 82.21 3 1 1 57 4
LD Chandimal (SL) 3 6 0 366 164 61.00 745 49.12 1 2 0 43 2
M Vijay (INDIA) 2 3 0 292 155 97.33 500 58.40 2 0 0 26 1
CA Pujara (INDIA) 3 5 0 289 143 57.80 635 45.51 1 1 0 36 0
RG Sharma (INDIA) 2 3 2 217 102* 217.00 311 69.77 1 2 0 20 3
AD Mathews (SL) 3 6 0 196 111 32.66 457 42.88 1 1 0 26 3
S Dhawan (INDIA) 2 4 0 192 94 48.00 253 75.88 0 2 0 21 3
N Dickwella (SL) 3 6 1 134 44* 26.80 192 69.79 0 0 1 17 2
DM de Silva (SL) 1 2 1 120 119* 120.00 233 51.50 1 0 0 15 1
FDM Karunaratne (SL) 3 6 0 91 51 15.16 260 35.00 0 1 1 11 0

 

 

Vijay was 2nd highest run scorer, 100 more than Dhawan.

 

Vijay has hit 4 centuries in last 9 matches, 5 in last 12.

 

Dhawan has hit his 4 in 16 and 5 in 24 matches.

 

 

Kaun sa current me Dhawan outperforms Vijay?

 

That's khote farticle number 3000 lol

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33 minutes ago, Khota said:

Stop this technique crap. If his technique is so good why did he score less than Dhawan. 

When people use the word hack and technique they want to show how sophisticated they are.

There is no substitute for scoring runs.

You are basically choosing Dhawan over Vijay on the basis of Dhawan having scored 18 more runs....and did that 18 great runs help India much? Nope. And the sample size of ONE test is horrendously small. Anyone can have a bad test. Vijay, however, has previously shown that he can play well, and has good scores against SA, what has Dhawab done? Also, Dhawan is more of the guy who tries to give us a quick start, while Vijay on the oter hand, plays more of a "stay in there and score slowly" role. But no, you would rather choose Dhawan over Vijay since Dhawan scored 18 more runs in 1 test and not take into account their roles, past records, history of success against opposition, or basically anything else. However, I cannot agree with this judgement. Now, personally, I dislike both Vijay AND Dhawan and want Rahul and Pujara to open instead.

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5 hours ago, King Tendulkar said:

Frankly this makes me really happy 

 

I am just happy Raul plays . And replaces Dhawan . Raul now must play for next 6 games mr kohli !

 

rohit v rahane is 50/50 call . So not bothered . Rohit is form player and had had one game to acclimatise . Rahane great away but horrid form . So toss of a coin this one . I would just say to Rohit get in for 25 balls then bat like the hit man

Si Raul está sano, debe jugar delante de Dhawan. 
Pero, considerando los éxitos pasados de Rahane en SA, 
él también debe jugar en lugar de Rohit. 

En caso de que Raúl se lastime de nuevo, tal vez promueva Pujara para abrir, 
Rahane a los 3, y juegue Rohit en el # 5

 

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44 minutes ago, Khota said:

Stop this technique crap. If his technique is so good why did he score less than Dhawan. 

When people use the word hack and technique they want to show how sophisticated they are.

There is no substitute for scoring runs.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/video/clip?id=22033557

 

Smith questioning dhawan selection after ganguly..........

 

Laga raha 1 innings men 16 run ko leke.......16 run hi hai koi 50-100 nhin

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36 minutes ago, Brainfade said:

Si Raul está sano, debe jugar delante de Dhawan. 
Pero, considerando los éxitos pasados de Rahane en SA, 
él también debe jugar en lugar de Rohit. 

En caso de que Raúl se lastime de nuevo, tal vez promueva Pujara para abrir, 
Rahane a los 3, y juegue Rohit en el # 5

 

RAUL is the best batsman of India .......... Waiting ..........:dance:

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55 minutes ago, Brainfade said:

Si Raul está sano, debe jugar delante de Dhawan. 
Pero, considerando los éxitos pasados de Rahane en SA, 
él también debe jugar en lugar de Rohit. 

En caso de que Raúl se lastime de nuevo, tal vez promueva Pujara para abrir, 
Rahane a los 3, y juegue Rohit en el # 5

 

Didnt know they watched cricket in spain and south america

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3 hours ago, Trichromatic said:

Yeah the guy who averaged 76 just a series before previous one is in horrid form. We learn new things everyday.

 

India in SL

 

Most runs
Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
S Dhawan (INDIA) 3 4 0 358 190 89.50 342 104.67 2 0 0 56 1
CA Pujara (INDIA) 3 4 0 309 153 77.25 565 54.69 2 0 0 26 1
FDM Karunaratne (SL) 3 6 0 285 141 47.50 632 45.09 1 1 0 30 0
AM Rahane (INDIA) 3 4 1 229 132 76.33 418 54.78 1 1 0 20 0
N Dickwella (SL) 3 6 0 227 67 37.83 296 76.68 0 2 0 31 1
BKG Mendis (SL) 3 6 0 200 110 33.33 314 63.69 1 0 1 30 0
AD Mathews (SL) 3 6 0 182 83 30.33 338 53.84 0 1 1 18 5
HH Pandya (INDIA) 3 3 0 178 108 59.33 165 107.87 1 1 0 16 10
V Kohli (INDIA) 3 4 1 161 103* 53.66 257 62.64 1 0 0 10 1
MDK Perera (SL) 3 6 2 150 92* 37.50 253 59.28 0 1 1 18 5
KL Rahul (INDIA) 2 2 0 142 85 71.00 217 65.43 0 2 0 15 0
R Ashwin (INDIA) 3 3 0 132 54 44.00 227 58.14 0 1 0 13 1
WP Saha (INDIA) 3 3 0 99 67 33.00 209 47.36 0 1 0 7 1
LD Chandimal (SL) 2 4 0 96 48 24.00 216 44.44 0 0 0 10 1

 

Rahane - 3rd best batsman and better performer than Kohli

 

Series before that

 

Most runs
Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
SPD Smith (AUS) 4 8 1 499 178* 71.28 1014 49.21 3 0 0 52 0
CA Pujara (INDIA) 4 7 0 405 202 57.85 1049 38.60 1 2 1 38 0
KL Rahul (INDIA) 4 7 1 393 90 65.50 698 56.30 0 6 0 51 2
MT Renshaw (AUS) 4 8 0 232 68 29.00 606 38.28 0 2 0 31 2
AM Rahane (INDIA) 4 7 1 198 52 33.00 416 47.59 0 1 0 23 3
PSP Handscomb (AUS) 4 8 1 198 72* 28.28 492 40.24 0 1 0 23 0
MS Wade (AUS) 4 8 2 196 57 32.66 461 42.51 0 1 1 21 2
DA Warner (AUS) 4 8 0 193 56 24.12 309 62.45 0 1 0 25 2
WP Saha (INDIA) 4 6 1 174 117 34.80 401 43.39 1 0 1 13 2
GJ Maxwell (AUS) 2 4 0 159 104 39.75 277 57.40 1 0 0 16 3
SE Marsh (AUS) 4 8 0 151 66 18.87 517 29.20 0 2 1 15 0
RA Jadeja (INDIA) 4 6 1 127 63 25.40 203 62.56 0 2 0 9 6
MA Starc (AUS) 2 4 0 118 61 29.50 152 77.63 0 1 0 10 6
M Vijay (INDIA) 3 5 0 113 82 22.60 296 38.17 0 1 0 13 1
KK Nair (INDIA) 3 4 0 54 26 13.50 103 52.42 0 0 1 6 0
R Ashwin (INDIA) 4 6 0 53 30 8.83 103 51.45 0 0 0 7 0
MR Marsh (AUS) 2 4 0 48 31 12.00 121 39.66 0 0 1 7 1
V Kohli (INDIA) 3 5 0 46 15 9.20 104 44.23 0 0 1 4 0
SNJ O'Keefe (AUS) 4 7 1 45 25 7.50 168 26.78 0 0 2 8 0
PJ Cummins (AUS) 2 3 0 33 21 11.00 91 36.26 0 0 1 4 1
NM Lyon (AUS) 4 8 0 31 13 3.87 68 45.58 0 0 3 3 1

 

3rd best batsman in Australia series, way better performance than Kohli.

 

How a batsman who has managed to be in top 3 Indian batsman in 2 series out of 3 is in horrid form?

 

Outperformed Kohli in Aus series, SL series, failed at home against SL and now he is in horrid form? 

 

This has to be joke.

 

 

Maybe you are right 

 

 

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TOI expects Rahul to come in for Dhawan , but decision to drop Dhawan or Vijay will be taken after looking at the centurion wicket.

 



Rahul could make his way back at the cost of Dhawan and not Vijay, given that the latter still happens to be a more experienced hand given the conditions in South African. Yet, it'll have to be seen what skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have in mind after they visit Centurion on Thursday.

 

As for Rahane vs Rohit .Rohit (who averages 11 in South Africa ) will play 2nd test ahead of Rahane(who averages 65 in South Africa ) again because 

 



The team's logic over Sharma's inclusion is simple: By dropping him, what message do they convey to a batsman who scored an unbeaten century and two half-centuries (one unbeaten) in the only two Test matches he played in 2017.

 

 

 

https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/india-in-south-africa/india-vs-south-africa-kl-rahul-to-replace-shikhar-dhawan-for-2nd-test-rohit-may-get-another-chance/articleshow/62452928.cms?UTM_Source=Google_Newsstand&UTM_Campaign=RSS_Feed&UTM_Medium=Referral

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10 hours ago, King Tendulkar said:

Frankly this makes me really happy 

 

I am just happy Raul plays . And replaces Dhawan . Raul now must play for next 6 games mr kohli !

 

rohit v rahane is 50/50 call . So not bothered . Rohit is form player and had had one game to acclimatise . Rahane great away but horrid form . So toss of a coin this one . I would just say to Rohit get in for 25 balls then bat like the hit man

You think exactly like kohli. Bad form of Rahane. LoL. Not expected from ICFer. Can understand if a casual fan says so. Rahane is a different batsman outside subcontinent. Everyone and velu's cat knows so. Trichromatic pointed out his average too. 

 

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10 hours ago, King Tendulkar said:

Frankly this makes me really happy 

 

I am just happy Raul plays . And replaces Dhawan . Raul now must play for next 6 games mr kohli !

 

rohit v rahane is 50/50 call . So not bothered . Rohit is form player and had had one game to acclimatise . Rahane great away but horrid form . So toss of a coin this one . I would just say to Rohit get in for 25 balls then bat like the hit man

Your brain is a 1/50 if you even remotely believe that call is a 50/50.

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