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Great Ranji season and now having a good VH tournament too.

 

Should be drafted in the next A teams , average of close to 60 in FC cricket been a consistent scorer over the years

 

What do people know of him - Is he potentially test class? Middle order ODI option?

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11 minutes ago, Sooda said:

Great Ranji season and now having a good VH tournament too.

 

Should be drafted in the next A teams , average of close to 60 in FC cricket been a consistent scorer over the years

 

What do people know of him - Is he potentially test class? Middle order ODI option?

Vihari and Bawne have gotten a few Ind A chances, but neither distinguished themselves (Vihari got fewer chances though). On the plus side, they are both quite young but yet very experienced in domestic cricket.

 

Returning to Vihari, my impression has been that he's done well on flat tracks, and I cannot recall many clutch knocks. He's definitely more of a Test player than ODIs since his SR in the middle order is low by modern standards. One advantage that he has in ODIs is that he's a useful part-time bowler. I'd say that his best bet is Tests, but the queue is clogged since Ind play 5 batsmen. I'd rate him higher than Rohit in Tests, but not ahead of Rahane.

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1 hour ago, Unstable Joe said:

Wasn't he part of SRH during the first couple of editions of IPL after they changed their name from Deccan Chargers? I remember him playinga 41 run knock against RCB which got them to a Super Over,

yes, he did pla. not a very effective t20 player though

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Remember him playing for SRH. Was not a T20 player but seemed to have decent technique and composure. I've just googled him. Amazing that he recently scored 169(118) against Mumbai and is bowling his full quota of overs every match and more importantly taking wickets. Has anyone seen him play recently? What's his bowling like? 

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3 minutes ago, Jamadagni said:

Remember him playing for SRH. Was not a T20 player but seemed to have decent technique and composure. I've just googled him. Amazing that he recently scored 169(118) against Mumbai and is bowling his full quota of overs every match and more importantly taking wickets. Has anyone seen him play recently? What's his bowling like? 

sub-raina level with the ball IMO.

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2 hours ago, Jamadagni said:

Remember him playing for SRH. Was not a T20 player but seemed to have decent technique and composure. I've just googled him. Amazing that he recently scored 169(118) against Mumbai and is bowling his full quota of overs every match and more importantly taking wickets. Has anyone seen him play recently? What's his bowling like? 

Yes bowling his full quota every match . That’s cos is skipepr . His bowling is non factor just gets overs as skipper 

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IN Hanuma Vihari’s opinion, he’s always been mature beyond his years. Not surprising, considering the number of life-changing events that occured even before he’d turned 20. At 11, he lost his father. At 16, he made his senior debut for Hyderabad. At 19, Kumar Sangakkara called him the best “young player he’d seen” and that the Sri Lankan wouldn’t have even come close to how good Vihari was at that age. And within a year of that, Vihari had already hit a hole in his cricket career, going unsold in the 2014 IPL auction and being tagged as being too “boring” a batsman for the modern-era.

Vihari is now 24 and still “young” even if his thick beard does its job of giving him a slightly more mature disposition. He’s played 58 first-class matches, scored over 4600 runs at an average of 59.46 and already captained two different teams in the Ranji Trophy. The right-handed batsman is presently in the midst of his most successful first-class season—having scored 788 runs at 98.50 including a maiden triple-century—and has more or less helped Andhra qualify for the knockout stages. Vihari presently sits at No.2 in the run-getters’ tally behind Mayank Agrawal and calls it his most “exciting” season yet. But more than the glut of runs, it’s got to do more with the leap in the self-belief that he could boss around.

“I am feeling different this year. Not only because I got runs, but even in the first game when I got out early but I was feeling different. I feel like I can dominate any bowling, regardless of whether it is Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, Baroda or whoever. When you know you are ready to play at the high level, you get a feeling from within. I got that feeling this year that I can dominate domestic cricket,” he tells The Indian Express.

Vihari started off with a century against the pink-ball in the Duleep Trophy before scores of 150 and 302 not out against Baroda and Odisha to kick-off the Ranji Trophy. He’s then scored crucial half-centuries in the first innings of every match that’s followed in a group that Andhra have dominated. But the new level of confidence, according to Vihari, comes from his maiden tour with India A to South Africa in August. The former under-19 World Cup winner played only a single match there, scoring 7 and 4 not out.

“I learnt a lot from watching bowlers at a higher level and their tactics from the sidelines. Once you learn those tricks, you tend to be one step ahead of the bowler when you come back to first-class cricket. There they keep coming hard in every session. There are no easy runs ever. At Ranji level, I feel against a normal side, once you get to a 100, the teams tend to give up on that batsman. That’s the time to cash in and get a big one,” he explains. And cash in he has over the last few years, with most of his 13 centuries generally being off the “daddy” variety. The triple-century against Odisha was his fifth score above 200, with his previous highest being the 263 against Himachal Pradesh in 2015.

“If you want to get recognized you have to score a 300. Hundreds and two-hundreds are commonplace these days,” he adds.

A feature of Vihari’s batting that has seen a significant transformation in recent times is the rate at which he gets his runs. It’s a conscious alteration that he brought in three years ago to ward off the unnecessary murmurs about his apparent stodginess with the bat. Vihari insists on not having sulked even a bit over the IPL snub and instead calls his subsequent decision to go play club cricket in England—for Hutton CC in the Shepherd Neame Essex First Division League—as the turning point of his career. Away from home by himself, the youngster recalls having not only freed up his mind but also broken the shackles that he’d put upon himself with regards to his natural stroke-play.

England stint
“I went to England and came back as a better player. In club cricket you have to score runs and pick wickets or the team will lose. You have only one or two good players. The responsibility is on you. They pay you money and expect performances in each game. It taught me consistency too. I learnt to put a price-tag on my wicket. Before that I used to perform in a few matches and then have a lean patch,” he says. Vihari’s first-class average has also witnessed a gargantuan increase of Steve Smith proportions since, going from 33.77 to where it stands now, nearly 60.

“Maybe earlier I used to play the same way in all situations. Now if there is an opportunity I look to dominate the bowler. The strike-rate takes care of itself,” he adds.

Ironically, his first foray in the IPL—back in 2013—had started off on a memorable note as he debutedwith a man-of-the-match award, getting rid of Chris Gayle in his first over—a picture of the dismissal still hangs in his room back home—after Sangakkara threw him the ball. In the audience was his mother, who Vihari believes has been greatly responsible for him being a cricketer, especially following his father’s death. Cricket, he feels, helped him get over the bereavement a lot sooner.

“It was tough but I never had the time to think about it since my mother ensured I was back into cricket straightaway. We own a ladies boutique in Secunderabad called Viola and she took over the business and has been running the place ever since,” he says. Till two years ago, Vihari too would chip in and spend time taking care of the shop, at times even being recognized while sat behind the counter.

Academics hasn’t featured greatly in Vihari’s life so far—he’s yet to pass his 12th exam—considering that he’s spent more than half his young life on the cricket field. But it’s a case of choice over circumstances, not to forget a lot of self-confidence.

“I decided cricket was my career from the time I started playing junior age-group for the state. I always believed I would make it,” he says. And what does his mother have to say about it? “She’s not your quintessential south Indian mother. She was the one who said I should give a 100 per cent to my passion and not worry about other things.”

But despite riding an unprecedented wave of confidence presently, and being used to premature breakthroughs all his life, Vihari doesn’t mind waiting for that ultimate life-changing event—being called up for the highest level.

“If I continue scoring like this, my time will come. I am not desperate for an India call. I am doing what I can.”

 

Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/ranji-trophy-2017-at-24-hanuma-vihari-shows-maturity-beyond-his-years-4951751/

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2 hours ago, Abhilash93 said:

IN Hanuma Vihari’s opinion, he’s always been mature beyond his years. Not surprising, considering the number of life-changing events that occured even before he’d turned 20. At 11, he lost his father. At 16, he made his senior debut for Hyderabad. At 19, Kumar Sangakkara called him the best “young player he’d seen” and that the Sri Lankan wouldn’t have even come close to how good Vihari was at that age. And within a year of that, Vihari had already hit a hole in his cricket career, going unsold in the 2014 IPL auction and being tagged as being too “boring” a batsman for the modern-era.

Vihari is now 24 and still “young” even if his thick beard does its job of giving him a slightly more mature disposition. He’s played 58 first-class matches, scored over 4600 runs at an average of 59.46 and already captained two different teams in the Ranji Trophy. The right-handed batsman is presently in the midst of his most successful first-class season—having scored 788 runs at 98.50 including a maiden triple-century—and has more or less helped Andhra qualify for the knockout stages. Vihari presently sits at No.2 in the run-getters’ tally behind Mayank Agrawal and calls it his most “exciting” season yet. But more than the glut of runs, it’s got to do more with the leap in the self-belief that he could boss around.

“I am feeling different this year. Not only because I got runs, but even in the first game when I got out early but I was feeling different. I feel like I can dominate any bowling, regardless of whether it is Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, Baroda or whoever. When you know you are ready to play at the high level, you get a feeling from within. I got that feeling this year that I can dominate domestic cricket,” he tells The Indian Express.

Vihari started off with a century against the pink-ball in the Duleep Trophy before scores of 150 and 302 not out against Baroda and Odisha to kick-off the Ranji Trophy. He’s then scored crucial half-centuries in the first innings of every match that’s followed in a group that Andhra have dominated. But the new level of confidence, according to Vihari, comes from his maiden tour with India A to South Africa in August. The former under-19 World Cup winner played only a single match there, scoring 7 and 4 not out.

“I learnt a lot from watching bowlers at a higher level and their tactics from the sidelines. Once you learn those tricks, you tend to be one step ahead of the bowler when you come back to first-class cricket. There they keep coming hard in every session. There are no easy runs ever. At Ranji level, I feel against a normal side, once you get to a 100, the teams tend to give up on that batsman. That’s the time to cash in and get a big one,” he explains. And cash in he has over the last few years, with most of his 13 centuries generally being off the “daddy” variety. The triple-century against Odisha was his fifth score above 200, with his previous highest being the 263 against Himachal Pradesh in 2015.

“If you want to get recognized you have to score a 300. Hundreds and two-hundreds are commonplace these days,” he adds.

A feature of Vihari’s batting that has seen a significant transformation in recent times is the rate at which he gets his runs. It’s a conscious alteration that he brought in three years ago to ward off the unnecessary murmurs about his apparent stodginess with the bat. Vihari insists on not having sulked even a bit over the IPL snub and instead calls his subsequent decision to go play club cricket in England—for Hutton CC in the Shepherd Neame Essex First Division League—as the turning point of his career. Away from home by himself, the youngster recalls having not only freed up his mind but also broken the shackles that he’d put upon himself with regards to his natural stroke-play.

England stint
“I went to England and came back as a better player. In club cricket you have to score runs and pick wickets or the team will lose. You have only one or two good players. The responsibility is on you. They pay you money and expect performances in each game. It taught me consistency too. I learnt to put a price-tag on my wicket. Before that I used to perform in a few matches and then have a lean patch,” he says. Vihari’s first-class average has also witnessed a gargantuan increase of Steve Smith proportions since, going from 33.77 to where it stands now, nearly 60.

“Maybe earlier I used to play the same way in all situations. Now if there is an opportunity I look to dominate the bowler. The strike-rate takes care of itself,” he adds.

Ironically, his first foray in the IPL—back in 2013—had started off on a memorable note as he debutedwith a man-of-the-match award, getting rid of Chris Gayle in his first over—a picture of the dismissal still hangs in his room back home—after Sangakkara threw him the ball. In the audience was his mother, who Vihari believes has been greatly responsible for him being a cricketer, especially following his father’s death. Cricket, he feels, helped him get over the bereavement a lot sooner.

“It was tough but I never had the time to think about it since my mother ensured I was back into cricket straightaway. We own a ladies boutique in Secunderabad called Viola and she took over the business and has been running the place ever since,” he says. Till two years ago, Vihari too would chip in and spend time taking care of the shop, at times even being recognized while sat behind the counter.

Academics hasn’t featured greatly in Vihari’s life so far—he’s yet to pass his 12th exam—considering that he’s spent more than half his young life on the cricket field. But it’s a case of choice over circumstances, not to forget a lot of self-confidence.

“I decided cricket was my career from the time I started playing junior age-group for the state. I always believed I would make it,” he says. And what does his mother have to say about it? “She’s not your quintessential south Indian mother. She was the one who said I should give a 100 per cent to my passion and not worry about other things.”

But despite riding an unprecedented wave of confidence presently, and being used to premature breakthroughs all his life, Vihari doesn’t mind waiting for that ultimate life-changing event—being called up for the highest level.

“If I continue scoring like this, my time will come. I am not desperate for an India call. I am doing what I can.”

 

Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/ranji-trophy-2017-at-24-hanuma-vihari-shows-maturity-beyond-his-years-4951751/

he seems scheduled to go the badrinath way.

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6 hours ago, Vijy said:

he seems scheduled to go the badrinath way.

I have been followimg your posts n seem like u have a gripe with people or are ultra pessimist, this kid score like 160 in 120 balls or somethin n also calling Mayank as going thru just a purple patch n predicying a failure, it is a purple tent not a patch

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29 minutes ago, prasen82 said:

Give him 8 tests and then we will see. No point chopping after 2/3 . We are in rebuild mode now.

 

Spinners will help win in india. So can experiment with batting.

That is where Kohli will experiment by bringing back discards and buddies like Rohit, DK, etc.

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50 for hanma, Well done !!

This shows we have enough talent in the bank.  Now This duo of  uncultivated koach and coward captain should develop some spine and unleash them inspite of going back to ttfs has beens.

 

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1 hour ago, speedheat said:

50 for hanma, Well done !!

This shows we have enough talent in the bank.  Now This duo of  uncultivated koach and coward captain should develop some spine and unleash them inspite of going back to ttfs has beens.

 

50 is no good for Shastri, he wants hundreds. I won't be shocked if Vihari is dropped and Hardik is brought back for the WI series. 

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4 minutes ago, nevada said:

50 is no good for Shastri, he wants hundreds. I won't be shocked if Vihari is dropped and Hardik is brought back for the WI series. 

They don’t compete though and play different roles. Hardik, a youngster too,  averages 60+ in subcon 

 

Vihari should replace Ranahe 

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1 hour ago, nevada said:

50 is no good for Shastri, he wants hundreds. I won't be shocked if Vihari is dropped and Hardik is brought back for the WI series. 

That would be borderline criminal if Vihari and Nair are not selected for the next series.

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1 hour ago, Temujin Khaghan said:

and it would legit criminal if shikhar dhawan dons the test match jersey after this test match...

I am not so sure but I see where you are coming from. I still consider him a good bat but he needs to come through one last time. Aggarwal is waiting for his rightful turn.

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7 hours ago, Khota said:

I am not so sure but I see where you are coming from. I still consider him a good bat but he needs to come through one last time. Aggarwal is waiting for his rightful turn.

He has had enough of ' last time'. As cheerful a character he is, he can do all the clown'ing' from the dressing room. He doesnt belong when it comes to Test matches in testing conditions. 

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