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The Biryani Test | Ind vs WI | Hy'bad | Oct 12, 2018

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Anyway this 5 bowler strategy needs to stop atleast in tests in Asia. 2 fast bowlers and 2 spinners is plenty. Need someone like vihari as an extra batsman and to play the role of the 5th bowler. Batting looks really thin especially with the inconsistency of Rahul and the mental midgetry of Rahane. 

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1 hour ago, Lannister said:

Pujara and Rahane both have become passengers especially after playing so many years. We just cannot rely on them. This team is mentally shot and is in for a royal hiding in Australia. 

What about KLR who has failed to score 50+ in a live Test* since November 2017?

 

 

*Ignoring the AFG Test.

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23 minutes ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

What about KLR who has failed to score 50+ in a live Test* since November 2017?

 

 

*Ignoring the AFG Test.

Still scored a ton as opener in difficult english conditions. He needs to stop throwing it away. But the only real passenger is Rahane .

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3 minutes ago, Nikhil_cric said:

Still scored a ton as opener in difficult english conditions. He needs to stop throwing it away. But the only real passenger is Rahane .

In a dead rubber. His dropping last year for Dhawan was farcical but he's had a consistent run in the side since the 2nd Test in SA and has failed to score a 50 in any live Test this year (barring the one against minnows AFG). He's pretty much used up all the credit he had for his performance against Australia last year.

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48 minutes ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

What about KLR who has failed to score 50+ in a live Test* since November 2017?

 

 

*Ignoring the AFG Test.

For me, Kohli and Shastri have destroyed his Test career. He is already 27-28 and it's going to be a huge uphill task for him to come out of this slump. At this point, with IPL fame and money, all this trouble is just not worth it. 

 

I think he entered Indian cricket at a wrong time being stuck between two generation of cricketers. This period will go down as the worst interms of team politics and nepotism. 

 

I am curious to see how his "so-called-friend" Kohli handles him from now on. I think I already know the answer. 

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3 minutes ago, Lannister said:

For me, Kohli and Shastri have destroyed his Test career. He is already 27-28 and it's going to be a huge uphill task for him to come out of this slump. At this point, with IPL fame and money, all this trouble is just not worth it. 

 

I think he entered Indian cricket at a wrong time being stuck between two generation of cricketers. This period will go down as the worst interms of team politics and nepotism. 

 

I am curious to see how his "so-called-friend" Kohli handles him from now on. I think I already know the answer. 

Tbh up until 2016 it was his injuries that were holding him back. Kohli and Shastri were stupid enough to drop him against SL in 2017 but have given him a decent run of 10 Tests this year. Anyway I hope he turns it around in Australia.

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7 minutes ago, Lannister said:

At this point, with IPL fame and money, all this trouble is just not worth it. 

Anyone who thinks like that will have a problem with the challenges of international cricket.

 

He has had fair number of opportunities.

Needs to pull up his socks and show he has it in him.

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4 hours ago, Nikhil_cric said:

Anyway this 5 bowler strategy needs to stop atleast in tests in Asia. 2 fast bowlers and 2 spinners is plenty. Need someone like vihari as an extra batsman and to play the role of the 5th bowler. Batting looks really thin especially with the inconsistency of Rahul and the mental midgetry of Rahane. 

 i am also of the same opinion. the on going test  is exactly showing this. trundler Thakur only benefitted   in reducing team  strength to 10. Playing Vihari   not only effects to  having a  5th bowler, but gives an additional oppertunity of grooming one more batsman to choose from especially in SENA too.  

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6 minutes ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

Tbh up until 2016 it was his injuries that were holding him back. Kohli and Shastri were stupid enough to drop him against SL in 2017 but have given him a decent run of 10 Tests this year. Anyway I hope he turns it around in Australia.

Remember, how he was dropped after Australia Test series, when he was scoring 50s for fun. That was the turning point for him.

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25 minutes ago, Lannister said:

Remember, how he was dropped after Australia Test series, when he was scoring 50s for fun. That was the turning point for him.

It's a little more complicated than that. His power game has improved out of sight which helped him become the best specialist bat in this year's IPL but he seems to have regressed defensively. I don't recall him being this susceptible to the incoming delivery 12-18 months ago.

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59 minutes ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

Tbh up until 2016 it was his injuries that were holding him back. Kohli and Shastri were stupid enough to drop him against SL in 2017 but have given him a decent run of 10 Tests this year. Anyway I hope he turns it around in Australia.

Yes he has got his chances off late but has ruined it ,he himself is to be blamed here

Im also quite sure that he will make it to the wc squad

He needs to believe a little coz chances can come here and there or at any time ,he just needs to perform there are many who have found it far more worse,like Siraj,Nair etc atleast he's is been given opportunity, 

I will always want him in my team acrosss formats as he is the best bat after Kohli in the team

So its really not worth it,for the second best bat in the team not sure of his chances, at least make best possible use of the current ones ,dont pay too much heed to forthcoming developments

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1 hour ago, UrmiSinhaRay said:

Tests are in reality boring whoever the player is...

Sent from my CPH1609 using Tapatalk
 

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder....

 

Some of us can watch the pant Rahul 5th day partnership over watching IPl crapfest or recent Asia crapfest with our crappy ass hasbeen middle overs crapfest any day of the week...

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4 hours ago, The Realist said:

Captain Phillips > Vice captain Rahane

 

Malnourished Somali pirates in Captain Phillips > Malnourished Rahane

Boring Rahane scores a half century should not tour Australia  but I will admit that  your Smackdowns on him hurts a lot :(( :sad_smile:.Sad watching him become a headless chicken who looks afraid out there.

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1 hour ago, UnknownGenius said:

Of course you'd say that because you're a loser who loves to lose. Your bambis team lost in IPL despite cheating and your pakistani team got humiliated in Asia Cup so ofcourse you wouldn't watch

 

You'd rather a watch a test that India lost. 

Cheating? What's that? Sorry I don't support the yellow **** stained team so I'm not aware of the cheating genes you losers inherit. 

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3 hours ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

It's a little more complicated than that. His power game has improved out of sight which helped him become the best specialist bat in this year's IPL but he seems to have regressed defensively. I don't recall him being this susceptible to the incoming delivery 12-18 months ago.

But you didn't see this kind of treatment by the team management to the likes of Pujara, Rahane and Kohli, in the initial stage of their careers. 

 

I have never seen a player getting dropped after performing so well in a series. He was never the same after that series.

 

It's obvious the doubt has crept into his game due to lack of confidence with his shot selections. 

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Rahane has serious problems when it comes to conversion. So many half centuries which could easily be converted to a 100 by a better batsman. Too many times he has got out in the 70-85 range..doesn't help the team at all. Should carry on and give a buffo lead but nah..

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