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Asia Cup squad announced, Rohit to lead.... Khaleel Selected

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Pluses 

 

1.  Khaleel Ahmed included.  He is tall, left armed, bouncy and quick.  We needed this variation in our bowling attack.  We had too many shortish medium paced bowlers in LOIs in England.  Plus ... he is in good LOI form this year.

 

2.  Kohli rested.   Needs it badly.

 

3.  Kaul, Umesh and Raina dropped.  Kaul is not international class, Umesh should stick to test matches and Raina is past it.

 

 

Minuses

 

1.  Rayudu included  !!   Why  ?  His strike rate is usually very low in ODIs.  Very poor selection and perhaps a quota pick.

 

2.  Lack of power hitters in the lower-middle order barring Pandya.  We have been ignoring this important area for too long now.

 

3.  Krunal or Gowtham would have been better than Axar.

 

4. Saini should have picked in place of Shardul.  He is more accurate, which is very important in ODIs. Plus he is taller, bouncier and quicker.  Bumrah, Bhuvi, Khaleel and Saini would have been ideal.

 

5.  Dhoni stays on despite multiple very poor performances with the bat.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Gollum said:

What purpose will Bhuvi serve on UAE tracks in ODIs? Irritating to see them ignoring Shami who is statistically our best quick and someone who can take wickets upfront. He was also very good in the 2015 WC (3rd best bowler behind Starc/Boult)...how the hell isn't he in the picture for 2019?

Doubt shami will make xi for worldcup. Bhuvi and pandya will make xi but won't get any wicket and only bumrah & kuldeep will be impact player. Other all are trash and we will hardly get wickets on those track with only 2 bowlers.

 

Also none of these bowlers have played worldcup before so i would keep shami as experienced bowler in place of bhuvi and might actually want to drop pandya for geniune pacer.

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Its not a terrible squad.

 

For me the only pick I'd disagree with emphatically it's Thakur. Done nothing in list A cricket to merit it. 

 

I'd like to have seen Krunal in there too, maybe even instead of Hardik who deserves a rest. Or instead of Kedar as spin bowling batsman. Iirc Kedar has done little/no batting for the A team since his come back from injury.

 

There is also the issue of where Kedar would bat - he's a good (indeed the squads only) 6th bowler option..but batting at 6 is too low for him and too low for MSD. Both should bat at 5 or not at all.

 

Hardik could bat at 6 maybe Axar at 7 but that's too high for him and too long a tail.

 

Not overjoyed with Rayudu, but he's been in form in the Quadrangular- more so than Iyer. And I guess bit more experience then Iyer and Vihari.

 

Can't believe the stick Manish is getting given the form he's in. His ODI  career has been a combination of not taken opportunity and unfair treatment. For me He has to play all matches in this tournament, at 4.

 

Axar  for all the criticism has a good ER . Would have been good to see Gowtham - I don't think he's much of an upgrade on Axar though-  or more so Gopal instead it'd be nice to try another leggie.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, express bowling said:

Pluses 

 

1.  Khaleel Ahmed included.  He is tall, left armed, bouncy and quick.  We needed this variation in our bowling attack.  We had too many shortish medium paced bowlers in LOIs in England.  Plus ... he is in good LOI form this year.

 

2.  Kohli rested.   Needs it badly.

 

3.  Kaul, Umesh and Raina dropped.  Kaul is not international class, Umesh should stick to test matches and Raina is past it.

 

 

Minuses

 

1.  Rayudu included  !!   Why  ?  His strike rate is usually very low in ODIs.  Very poor selection and perhaps a quota pick.

 

2.  Lack of power hitters in the lower-middle order barring Pandya.  We have been ignoring this important area for too long now.

 

3.  Krunal or Gowtham would have been better than Axar.

 

4. Saini should have picked in place of Shardul.  He is more accurate, which is very important in ODIs. Plus he is taller, bouncier and quicker.  Bumrah, Bhuvi, Khaleel and Saini would have been ideal.

 

5.  Dhoni stays on despite multiple very poor performances with the bat.

 

 

yeah Saini should have been picked too.

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4 ppl that shud have been their

 

Prasidh / rajpoot - thakur 

Gowtham- axar ( 3rd spinner has to be gowtham or sundar who can also offer with bat)

Krunal- i dnt how long will it take for them to understand that we need someone like KRunal 

Pant- if we have picked him have him regularly, decide among dhoni or karthik  but other shud be pant and permanent to....he is a match winner and such talent needs to be given chances n exposure 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

Kohli should not have rested in this tournament. Its against our arch rivals and our kuptaan sahab left the team alone. He could have rested during WI series.

This is what seperates Sachin and Kohli

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He is nursing a back injury why risk it unnecessarily better he takes his time in fact he should be rested for home series as well better for him to save him for our overseas assignments later this year and the WC next year.India Pakistan is not be all and end all for us.

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3 minutes ago, Switchblade said:

He is nursing a back injury why risk it unnecessarily better he takes his time in fact he should be rested for home series as well better for him to save him for our overseas assignments later this year and the WC next year.India Pakistan is not be all and end all for us.

So he is playing test cricket with back injury???

 

All these are BAHANAS which fools our janata.  He is just picking and choosing series since last December (since he got married). With world cup not far, as a captain he must get the ODI team in order rather than sitting out. Else play as a batsman and let Rohit built this team for WC.

 

Btw, Pandya, Dhawan, Bumrah etc. all had same workload as Kohli but all of them will be playing.

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7 minutes ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

So he is playing test cricket with back injury???

 

All these are BAHANAS which fools our janata.  He is just picking and choosing series since last December (since he got married). With world cup not far, as a captain he must get the ODI team in order rather than sitting out. Else play as a batsman and let Rohit built this team for WC.

 

Btw, Pandya, Dhawan, Bumrah etc. all had same workload as Kohli but all of them will be playing.

So according to you Kohli is faking his injury according to you as it is Asia cup is meaningless tournament it was better just like Nidihas trophy we sent youngsters here rather than sending Dhoni or Rayudu plus WC match against Pakistan is more important than the Asia Cup match.

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So according to you Kohli is faking his injury according to you as it is Asia cup is meaningless tournament it was better just like Nidihas trophy we sent youngsters here rather than sending Dhoni or Rayudu plus WC match against Pakistan is more important than the Asia Cup match.
There is no injury to fake it. If he was injured, he would not have played these tests as well. In the ground the way he is jumping around, does it looks like injury to you?

The reason Kohli opted out of Asia cup bcoz he felt its an insignificant tournament for him, like he did for Nidahas trophy but remarkebly got fit for IPL. But as a captain, he should never consider any series as insignificant, especially when world cup is so near. Rather than building an already struggling ODI team...his sitting out is not something I am fond of.

If you are genuinely injured (like Bhuvi) you rest immidiately. Not resting in a tournament happening almost a month later.

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It’s time for prasad and his goonies to leave the selection alone .  

Who is the selection committee now ?

 

india has numbers both supply and demand side ie players and matches . So a logical means of qualifying players for specific tournments can be done . No need to keep the same players . 

 

 

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Just now, figo6762 said:

It’s time for prasad and his goonies to leave the selection alone .  

Who is the selection committee now ?

 

india has numbers both supply and demand side ie players and matches . So a logical means of qualifying players for specific tournments can be done . No need to keep the same players . 

 

 

I hope we have a fast bowler in selection committee who understand what we shud look in a fast bowler for international cricketer

Someone like Agarkar is really good, he is not afraid to speak his mind . Lets not waste such resources 

 

Agarkar, nehra, zak all shud be used by us in diff capacities

 

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4 hours ago, Franco Vazquez said:

Not a weakened squad which many people expected but why lalloo Rohit is captain? A bit off topic but Rohit is prolly the most outgoing person in India's team. Saw him in the UK on three different instances. Once in the train station with his wife, then in a restaurant outside hotel and then at Bicester Village 

I guess getting out comes naturally to him

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2 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

I hope we have a fast bowler in selection committee who understand what we shud look in a fast bowler for international cricketer

Someone like Agarkar is really good, he is not afraid to speak his mind . Lets not waste such resources 

 

Agarkar, nehra, zak all shud be used by us in diff capacities

 

I feel all these ex cricketers talk the big game of changing selection means before they get to the chair . Once they are their they get baised to maintain the same philosophy which has been holding back Indian cricket for generations . 

 

Bcci website doesn’t even list its selectors just pulls up empty . Still no transparency and accountability .

 

What will be characteristics for an ideal selection panel for a country like India which has abundant resources with the cricketing fraternity ?

 

1 . Qaintative methods for weeding out bad players .

2. Data driven decisions in evaluating pitches conditions of stadiums where matches will take place 

3. Estimating and predicting opposition strategy.

4. Understanding the goals and needs of the team 

5. Understanding the resources available within the bcci selection system 

6. Ability to use technology for selection .

5. Understanding the art of winning games.

 

more u think about , a selectors job becomes more corporate a data driven and tbh Cricketers aren’t the smartest people on the planet . 

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Is there anyway we @ icf can launch a mass boycott of this tournament ? We need to stop following and paying attention to these goons . That makes them money , start pissing at Indian cricket team sponsors on Twitter . 

 

We need hurt hurt them where it can hurt em on their wallets to make a change . 

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Very happy to see Khaleel. Saini should also be getting chances. Sadly Thakur Saab has some jugaad.

Good: Khaleel, Rohit as Captain

Bad: Rayudu (wtf :facepalm:) Manish Pandey (Iyer should get a go instead), Kedar Jadhav (not useful in long terms), Axar Patel (Patel quota, ) Shardul Thakur( Better choices available). 

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42 minutes ago, Laaloo said:

Did anyone see rayadus abysmal strike rate in the recent tried series? He is picked on what basis?

Indian batting apart from openers:

S dhawan

Rohit

Rayudu

M Pandey/Karthik

Dhoni

Kedar

Chahal

Kuldeep 

Bhuvi

Bumrah

 

Non existing batting from no 3 :rotfl: :rotfl:

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5 hours ago, Lannister said:

I think I am gonna skip this. Don't want to waste my time on losers like Dhoni, Jadhav, Thakur and many more.. There is nothing exciting about Indian cricket at the moment. 

U said that million times before... Don't post during AC. Stick to karnataka fixing leauge:phehe:

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4 hours ago, speedheat said:

My blood boils Seeing that useless fatty kedar jadhav in the team.. What has he done to be selected??  Just mediocre hack who can't hit can't run to save his life, dreadful  bowling filled with pies mostly and a gangling fielder.. Moron has no place in the team.

BOT you mean your wires are getting hot.:giggle: Stick to Bangladeshi cricket.  

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2 minutes ago, PBN said:

no KL Rahul? No Kohli?

Looks like Virat and Anushka would be hosting Rahul for dinner again

 

KL is there in the squad 

India squad for Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Y Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed

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