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1st Test, West Indies tour of India at Rajkot, Oct 4-8 2018

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Prithvi Shaw will make his Test debut in Rajkot on Thursday. Breaking from the tradition of not talking about selection before the Test, India named a XII for the opening Test against West Indies a day in advance. They were back to playing with five batsmen and a wicketkeeper after the aberration in the fifth Test of the last series when they called up Hanuma Vihari to bolster the batting.

The only selection choice to be made on the morning of the Test will be between a third spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, and a third fast bowler. If India go with an extra quick, they will be handing another debut, this time to Shardul Thakur

 

 

India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur

 

West Indies squad: Jason Holder (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wicketkeeper), Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Sherman Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Alzarri Joseph

 

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18902/preview/1157752/india-vs-west-indies-1st-test-west-indies-in-india-2018-19

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Koi long term though hai kya?

3 spinner khila ke kya karoge, WI ke liye 2 kaafi infact 1 bhi .........3 spinner aus bhi nhin leke jaoge

 

Vihari 50 maara eng men usse drop kr diya, jab easy runs ki baari aayi 

Nair 300 marta hia, 2-3 match kharab jaate hai dropped from squad only 

 

N thakur over siraj?????? u hve got to be kidding me 

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We will win home tests vs WI if Kohli, Pujara, Ashwin, Jadeja, Shami and Rahul play.

 

So, what should be the purpose of this test series ?

 

It should be used to get ready or observe players who seem to have the game to succeed in tests in Australia.

 

So, why is Shardul selected over Siraj  ?  Even if he does well here ...  is a short medium fast bowler with average skills worth playing in Australia  !!  Why not try the tallish pacy bowler who is showling ability to run through sides and is in the form of his life   !

 

This Team Management has very limited eye for talent and lack any kind of planning ability.

 

It is almost always a case being reactive after a loss or failure in away conditions.  There is no vision at all  ( apart from picking 2 wrist spinners in LOIs and resting the swing bowler on flat tracks in tests  )

 

 

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Absolutely shameful decision. No justification for this whatsoever. If you are playing 3 seamers - Siraj, Umesh and Shami should have been the attack. Lobbies at work again. Siraj should have played even in England . This is sick. What more does he have to do to earn his cap?

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The only logic of playing Shardul is ...   after all the hue and cry over Nair being dropped without a game ...  play Shardul in a low profile game and then drop him.

 

But the TM 's thought process may be totally different from this though.

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54 minutes ago, express bowling said:

We will win home tests vs WI if Kohli, Pujara, Ashwin, Jadeja, Shami and Rahul play.

 

So, what should be the purpose of this test series ?

 

It should be used to get ready or observe players who seem to have the game to succeed in tests in Australia.

 

So, why is Shardul selected over Siraj  ?  Even if he does well here ...  is a short medium fast bowler with average skills worth playing in Australia  !!  Why not try the tallish pacy bowler who is showling ability to run through sides and is in the form of his life   !

 

This Team Management has very limited eye for talent and lack any kind of planning ability.

 

It is almost always a case being reactive after a loss or failure in away conditions.  There is no vision at all  ( apart from picking 2 wrist spinners in LOIs and resting the swing bowler on flat tracks in tests  )

 

 

Shardul is going to feature in atleast two tests in Aus,both will be lost....mark my words..Shardul will come in place of an injured Frontline pacer most probably Bumrah,so thats make Shami,Umesh,Shardul our frontline attack,that will mark the beginning of another misery downunder

Shardul is a serious case of Nepotism

 

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If West Indies need any extra motivation on the eve of their Test series against India, all they need to do is to turn to the sports pages of the Indian newspapers.

 

All they will see are post-mortems of the England tour and planning for the Australia tour. The Indian cricket establishment has been dealing in elegant variations of "4-1 flattered England" and talking of bouncier pitches at home or using the A tour of New Zealand as preparation for Australia. Nobody is saying it in as many words, but a 2-0 win for India has already been

 

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6 hours ago, express bowling said:

We will win home tests vs WI if Kohli, Pujara, Ashwin, Jadeja, Shami and Rahul play.

 

So, what should be the purpose of this test series ?

 

It should be used to get ready or observe players who seem to have the game to succeed in tests in Australia.

 

So, why is Shardul selected over Siraj  ?  Even if he does well here ...  is a short medium fast bowler with average skills worth playing in Australia  !!  Why not try the tallish pacy bowler who is showling ability to run through sides and is in the form of his life   !

 

This Team Management has very limited eye for talent and lack any kind of planning ability.

 

It is almost always a case being reactive after a loss or failure in away conditions.  There is no vision at all  ( apart from picking 2 wrist spinners in LOIs and resting the swing bowler on flat tracks in tests  )

 

 

I dont understand the logic of prefering shardul over siraj?

 

are they trying to say Shardul is better than Siraj in prime form...

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4 hours ago, Suhaan said:

Proven failures like umesh yadav getting selected time and again,what will they get taking him to Aus

Umesh is a good fast bowler and if he gets his rhythm , can wreak havoc tomorrow.

he will fly to australia too.

he is a good test bowler even if he gives away runs in odi/t20.

 

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21 minutes ago, vishalvirsingh said:

I dont understand the logic of prefering shardul over siraj?

 

are they trying to say Shardul is better than Siraj in prime form...

 

I don't understand the logic behind half the additions being made to our playing 11 these days irrespective of format.

 

Either, they lack eye for talent or some serious politics is going on or it is a case of a bit of both.

 

Half the additions being made are very mediocre players.

 

There seems to be no differentiation being made between Siraj and  Shardul ... between Khaleel and Kaul ... between Rahul and Rayudu ...  between Pant and Karthick etc.

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4 minutes ago, express bowling said:

 

I don't understand the logic behind half the additions being made to our playing 11 these days irrespective of format.

 

Either, they lack eye for talent or some serious politics is going on or it is a case of a bit of both.

 

Half the additions being made are very mediocre players.

 

There seems to be no differentiation being made between Siraj and  Shardul ... between Khaleel or Kaul ... between Rahul or Rayudu ...  between Pant or Karthick etc.

Yes this called equality

Right to equality 

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35 minutes ago, UnknownGenius said:

I have said before, Thakur is bambi mafia, not yet winning mentality player. Remember Rahane was kept in the squad for solong because bambi mafia needed to make sure at least one player from bambi land was in the team. No other reason.

 

Now watch the minions Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Manjrekar, Agarkar, Ramesh Powar etc go defend Thakur at every chance hehehe

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8 hours ago, Lannister said:

Thakur selected over Siraj? Proud day for Mumbai fans. One more quota player to root for. :giggle:

Bhai Saab, which Mumbai fans on icf are shardul fans? Name and shame them. Most of his fans are csk rejects here who love shardul because thaliava loves him.

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Umesh a failure as a test bowler in India? Lol this is a new one I've heard now  umesh is a good performer in home conditions and deserves to be in the squad. 

It's shardul thakur type of trundlers who are of no use in our test team ,siraj is miles better than him and should have been selected .

 

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13 hours ago, express bowling said:

 

I don't understand the logic behind half the additions being made to our playing 11 these days irrespective of format.

 

Either, they lack eye for talent or some serious politics is going on or it is a case of a bit of both.

 

Half the additions being made are very mediocre players.

 

There seems to be no differentiation being made between Siraj and  Shardul ... between Khaleel and Kaul ... between Rahul and Rayudu ...  between Pant and Karthick etc.

I think Kohli and Shastri have made a habit of snubbing promising players. I just read that the pitch is green. It would be ironical if the WI quicks destroy us and then we are left to do the battle with 3 spinners instead of 3 pacers.

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