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Yes, it is only an IPL game and his figures are not that impressive either, but I see tremendous potential in this young lad. He consistently clocks about 140-145 ish and has impressive bounce. He can be groomed to be the answer for India's woes for lacking decent left arm fast bowling option in test/ODI setup. 

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Khaleel had not played any match in the last 50 days. Just sitting on the bench. Then he gets to play in an important knockout game ... a pressure match. It is not easy  ( Similar thing happened to Shankar in the Nidhahas Trophy )

 

He was not bowling at full pace ... not trying to bowl flat out either ... But was constantly hovering around the 143 k to 145 k mark.  We saw him bowl 148 k in SMA Trophy ...  looks like he will bowl  near 150 k when he will go flat out.

 

A tall left armer ... high arm action ... strong action ...  gets bounce ... got genuine pace ... has good yorker ... can move the ball. 

 

It is really good that he is in the A team via top performances in the SMA Trophy and VH Trophy.

 

 

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4 hours ago, gakgupta said:

It's a shame that he was benched for this long....
Guess what...whom did he benched for....Sundeep Sharma...
Can't believe it

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Because Sandeep Sharma was taking wickets and bowling frugal.When his form went down, they replaced him.As simple as that.

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5 hours ago, Cricket_Fan said:

Because Sandeep Sharma was taking wickets and bowling frugal.When his form went down, they replaced him.As simple as that.

Srh management was very timid with their approach.A pattern was there which was quite visible,Sandeep Sharma mostly did well in sticky surfaces of Hyderabad,they should have tried Khaleel at  some point of time away from home,

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10 hours ago, Cricket_Fan said:

Because Sandeep Sharma was taking wickets and bowling frugal.When his form went down, they replaced him.As simple as that.

 

 

The SRH pace attack had a sameness to it.  All 3 pacers were short, right-handed swing bowlers without extra pace or bounce.  This made their seamers less efficient as the tournament progressed and the batters got used to it.

 

They should have tried Khaleel at some point in the league stage ... to get prepared  if variety was needed at some point.

 

Trying someone in a critical knockout match ( with him sitting on the bench for 50 days )  shows lack of planning.

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13 minutes ago, express bowling said:

 

 

The SRH pace attack had a sameness to it.  All 3 pacers were short, right-handed swing bowlers without extra pace or bounce.  This made their seamers less efficient as the tournament progresses and the batters got used to it.

 

They should have tried Khaleel at some point in the league stage ... to get prepared  if variety was needed at some point.

 

Trying someone in a critical knockout match ( with him sitting on the bench for 50 days )  shows lack of planning.

You dont fix something which is already working.And all the phasst bowlers got whacked in this in IPL .So there is no evidence that Khaleel would have been any different.

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17 minutes ago, Cricket_Fan said:

You dont fix something which is already working.

Most teams invariably rotate players in the league stage ... to get them ready if needed in the knockout stage. 

 

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And all the phasst bowlers got whacked in this in IPL .So there is no evidence that Khaleel would have been any different.

 

Even if  Khaleel were as non economical as Sandeep was in his last 3 matches ... He would break the monotony and make Bhuvi and Kaul more effective.

 

There is a reason why teams go for variety in bowling attacks for the last 50 years.

 

P.s -  Phaast bowlers Bumrah and Umesh have been great in this IPL.  Mavi, Prasidh, Rajpoot and Siraj have been good in many games.

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^ The problem if a rookie fast bowler in SRH team is that all other bowlers tend to be miser so the opposition batsmen try to take risks against the fast bowler to score as much possible...

T20 is not the right platform to gauge fast bowlers or any bowlers for that matter...

A Bhumrah or a Bhuvi could be a miser in T20 doesn’t mean that he won’t go for runs in a CT ODI final...

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1 minute ago, express bowling said:

Most teams invariably rotate players in the league stage ... to get them ready if needed in the knockout stage. 

 

 

Even if  Khaleel were as non economical as Sandeep was in his last 3 matches ... He would break the monotony and make Bhuvi and Kaul more effective.

 

There is a reason why teams go for variety in bowling attacks for the last 50 years.

What? Dude, its professional sport. Not a soap opera.People only care about results here.Nothing else.Sandeep  was bowling well for them and unless Khaleel did something really great in the nets, they wouldn't replace their main bowler with a newbie. CSK brought in Asif because Chahar was injured and Shardul was off-colour. KKR bowled Prasidh when they didnt have any other options.That is how every other team did in this IPL.

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1 hour ago, Cricket_Fan said:

What? Dude, its professional sport. Not a soap opera.People only care about results here

Results come with regularity when bowling attacks have variety. It is so basic, I don't know why I am discussing this even.

 

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.Nothing else.Sandeep  was bowling well for them and unless Khaleel did something really great in the nets, they wouldn't replace their main bowler with a newbie. CSK brought in Asif because Chahar was injured and Shardul was off-colour. KKR bowled Prasidh when they didnt have any other options.That is how every other team did in this IPL.

 

They had to bring in Khaleel in a crucial knockout game. There were atleast 10 posters on ICF who were discussing about the possibility of this happening during the last 4 SRH games. 

 

Bhuvi was injured in quite a few games ... could have tried Khaleel in atleast 1 game or continued with Sandeep in the knockout game.

 

You don't try an uncapped absolute rookie in a knockout match ...  as simple as that.

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32 minutes ago, asterix said:

^ The problem if a rookie fast bowler in SRH team is that all other bowlers tend to be miser so the opposition batsmen try to take risks against the fast bowler to score as much possible...

T20 is not the right platform to gauge fast bowlers or any bowlers for that matter...
 

 

A very fair and important point.

 

But one has to plan for future contigencies like injuries or subsequent loss of form ,  in the league stage itself.

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Agree that SRH should have tried him in the league phase itself and rotated their bowlers to pick the best in the knockout phase.

 

If I have to give a benefit of doubt to the SRH thinktank, they were never sure of the top two spots till the end as I guess they themselves did not believe in their batting ability to win the matches and pinned all the hopes on the bowlers and so kept on putting the same combination which was giving them wins. Their batting was a complete letdown and their backup options were almost non-existent.

 

Dhoni had that luxury of a good bench and a smart operator that he is, he kept rotating them and zeroed in on the best combination in the knockouts. Everyone thought he had a lot of has beens in the team, but he took care that all of his bowlers could bat and it showed in their approach when they were not flustered even with mounting RRRs.

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On 5/26/2018 at 1:33 PM, Cricket_Fan said:

You dont fix something which is already working.And all the phasst bowlers got whacked in this in IPL .So there is no evidence that Khaleel would have been any different.

At-least for public shake it would have been better to watch an upcoming fast bowler than midget trundlers. Anyway IPL is for entertainment and looking out for any new upcoming talent (especially fast bowlers.) whom we can't see often in domestic.

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9 hours ago, eternalhope said:

Agree that SRH should have tried him in the league phase itself and rotated their bowlers to pick the best in the knockout phase.

 

If I have to give a benefit of doubt to the SRH thinktank, they were never sure of the top two spots till the end as I guess they themselves did not believe in their batting ability to win the matches and pinned all the hopes on the bowlers and so kept on putting the same combination which was giving them wins. Their batting was a complete letdown and their backup options were almost non-existent.

 

Dhoni had that luxury of a good bench and a smart operator that he is, he kept rotating them and zeroed in on the best combination in the knockouts. Everyone thought he had a lot of has beens in the team, but he took care that all of his bowlers could bat and it showed in their approach when they were not flustered even with mounting RRRs.

Of all the guys they thought Manish Pandey could do the job in the middle order. Tom moody or Laxman need to explain that. 

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https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/asia-cup/khaleel-ahmed-indias-new-hope-for-a-left-handed-seamer/amp_articleshow/65634806.cms

 

The inclusion of rookie pacer Khaleel Ahmed in the Asia Cup squad is India's latest move to find a potent left-arm fast bowler that can lend variety to an attack that has grown in stature over the years but remains without a southpaw seam-up option that is consistent with his performance.

 

The likes of Jaydev Unadkat and Barinder Sran haven't lived up to the high standards the Indian team has set for itself in performance and fitness, which is why the radar has moved to 20-year-old Ahmed.

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Khaleel's strength lies in extracting bounce even on docile surfaces - which could come in handy in the Asia Cup in Dubai and Abu Dhabi - and he's got pace too. He grew up playing tennis-ball cricket in Tonk, a Rajasthan town known for its muskmelons. On muddy surfaces where batsmen kept swinging, he learned early that the only way to beat them was by being quick through the air. Now he's trying to blend that pace and bounce with with swing to become the complete fast bowler.

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