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[POLL] How many regulation catches will we drop in England test series and who will top the charts?

Kitne catch chorenge aur catch ka mujrim kaun hoga?   

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  1. 1. How many catches will we drop in these 5 tests?

  2. 2. Who will drop maximum no of catches?

    • Vijay
      0
    • Rahul
      0
    • Dhawan
    • Pujara
    • Kohli
    • Rahane
    • Karthik
    • Pant
      0
    • Ashwin
      0
    • Jadeja
      0
    • Other (specify)
      0
  3. 3. Bowler who will see most drops off his bowling

    • Ishant
    • Umesh
    • Shami
    • Bumrah
    • Jadeja
      0
    • Ashwin
    • Kuldeep
      0
    • Pandya
      0
    • Other ( Thakur, someone who is last minute replacement, 4th test entry like Bhuvi etc)
      0

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  • Poll closed on 07/31/2018 at 03:30 PM

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On 1/27/2018 at 10:27 PM, Gollum said:

Never thought I would write this, we dropped 0 catches in Jo'berg while SA dropped 5 !!! Modern day miracle. I didn't see any missed catch by us this match, correct me if I am wrong. If that is indeed correct, final tally is 11 with 9 of them coming in Centurion. 

 

Most drops by Parthiv Patel (4)

Most affected bowler Ashwin (6)

For reference sake quoting the relevant post from the SA series. We dropped 11 there (all in the 1st 2 tests) and in the only test we won it was mainly because we dropped none and they dropped 5 !!!!

 

Coming to this tour make your predictions, remember this is a 5 test series. 

 

Here are mine:

 

We'll drop 18 catches in total.

Kohli will top the charts with 6 drops.

Most affected bowler will be Umesh. 

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Can confidently state that if we catch better than Poms we will win even if we carry over our batting/bowling form from SA. But if we repeat our normal catching routine here we can at max draw the series provided all our main batsmen fire at 150% of their potential. We lost in SA only and only because of catching and our fate here solely depends on this oft underlooked department of the game. 

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I think Kohli will easily lead in drops, he is notoriously bad with catching.

 

I realized after I voted that I should have selected Ishant instead of Umesh. Ishant has the most chances of playing in the most tests in this series I think. Bumrah and BK are both injured, Shami is injury prone, and Umesh is overall lower on the pecking order than both Ishant, Bumrah, and Shami it seems, so he will likely get benched if all are healthy. Ishant is a workhorse who I think has the best chance of playing all 5 tests, so he may have the most chances to have his catches dropped.  

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1 hour ago, Tibarn said:

I think Kohli will easily lead in drops, he is notoriously bad with catching.

 

I realized after I voted that I should have selected Ishant instead of Umesh. Ishant has the most chances of playing in the most tests in this series I think. Bumrah and BK are both injured, Shami is injury prone, and Umesh is overall lower on the pecking order than both Ishant, Bumrah, and Shami it seems, so he will likely get benched if all are healthy. Ishant is a workhorse who I think has the best chance of playing all 5 tests, so he may have the most chances to have his catches dropped.  

Ishant doesn't get too many edges behind the wickets though. 

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As usual it will be the RCB duo in spotlight... the captain to drop them many a time and a helpless wry smile on Yadav's face.. I wonder how many crucial game changing catches are going to be dropped this time. That will decide India's fate. The overall count should be >10 considering the length of the test series.

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4 hours ago, Tibarn said:

I think Kohli will easily lead in drops, he is notoriously bad with catching.

 

I realized after I voted that I should have selected Ishant instead of Umesh. Ishant has the most chances of playing in the most tests in this series I think. Bumrah and BK are both injured, Shami is injury prone, and Umesh is overall lower on the pecking order than both Ishant, Bumrah, and Shami it seems, so he will likely get benched if all are healthy. Ishant is a workhorse who I think has the best chance of playing all 5 tests, so he may have the most chances to have his catches dropped.  

I have seen people saying that he sucks only in slip catching, but this guy drops catches everywhere - at the circle, at boundary. 

 

Slip catching is worst and he needs to stay away from slips. It won't solve the problem but reduce the number of drops from him. 

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8 minutes ago, speedheat said:

As usual poor umesh will be most affected, kohli will be the culprit..

This time Dhawan wll thigh five first and then hold a catch.

I'd love to see that :cheer:

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w.r.t catches, it's important that we catch everything in the first test.. if that happens we should be fine.. else it is so demoralising and not actually part of the core disciple of the slip fielders and so cannot improve overnight. Can also affect their core...mostly batting 

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1 hour ago, speedheat said:

As usual poor umesh will be most affected, kohli will be the culprit..

This time Dhawan wll thigh five first and then hold a catch.

Lol, this guy drops lot of easy catches, takes 1-2 difficult one which everyone does at international level and then takes few dollies followed by thigh five. 

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Good thread

more than bowling and batting concerns, catches have hurt India bad and this continues to be a worry

 

Especially concern with slips, too many catches dropped with new ball in play, it’s double wammy; you give batsman a life, and don’t expose other batsmen to new ball!

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8 hours ago, Trichromatic said:

I have seen people saying that he sucks only in slip catching, but this guy drops catches everywhere - at the circle, at boundary. 

 

Slip catching is worst and he needs to stay away from slips. It won't solve the problem but reduce the number of drops from him. 

The problem is captains seem to like to play in the slips, so they don't have to run all the way in whenever they want to make a tactical change. Kohli is going to force himself in the slips even though he is such a bad fielder

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Apt thread before the test series .

It's no rocket science to understand that kohli will drop the mist if he stands in the slips and unlucky umesh will be the worst affected (iirc he had 5 regulation catches dropped of his bowling when England toured here )

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6 minutes ago, Moochad said:

Shami will lead in drops off his bowling, he will play all 5 and regularly creates chances. Kohli will drop the most and then make angry faces at his teammates when they follow his lead

No swearing?

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8 hours ago, Gollum said:

2 drops on day 1, 1st innings.....not good at all. 

not good ,it's abysmal if you consider the fact there were two chances created to catch behind the wkt and we dropped both 

DK had kept well till then,but aakhri over mei kabada kar diya

Looks like our bowlers know the incompetency of these guys hence they are going for lbw/bowled :giggle:

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7 minutes ago, Gollum said:

1st test total 5 dropped. Dhawan dropped 3 including that costly Curran miss when we had them at 107/7 :wall:

Affected bowlers: Ishant (2), Shami (2), Umesh (1) 

Total of around 80 runs due to Rahane/Dhawan dropped catches otherwise target would have been 112-120.

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We dropped 15 catches in this series, 2 less than England who were equally atrocious. 

 

Rahane biggest culprit with 4 drops :facepalm:. Dhawan dropped 3 in Edgbaston, missed Lord's and was mercifully kept out of slips in the final 3 tests. KLR was the standout catcher from both teams.

 

Most unlucky bowlers were Shami and Ishant...both had 5 catches (each) dropped off their bowling.

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