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Ambati Rayudu breaks India's middle-order drought !!!

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It is India's reward for openly showing faith in a batsman. Ahead of this series, Virat Kohli made no fuss when he said that Rayudu was "designed" for the role and that he would be given the opportunity to cement himself.

 

Rayudu has shown twice in this series what Kohli meant. In a team with so much power concentrated in the top three, the No. 4 is most likely to be tested on two fronts: how well he can steady the innings if two of those batsmen have fallen quickly, and how well he can transition into attack if the start is already there. In Visakhapatnam during the second ODI, Rayudu succeeded at the former. In Mumbai, he did a bit of both.

 

"I don't think it's new to me because it's a position I've played a lot in and there's nothing new they've asked me to do. They've asked me to go out and play my game," Rayudu had said.

At 33, Rayudu can't realistically be a long-term prospect for India, but his peak has come at the right time. Rayudu has possibly taken the longest, most difficult route to becoming an Indian regular, but they'll be grateful he got that yo-yo test out of the way.

 

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/25118007/ambati-rayudu-breaks-india-middle-order-drought

 

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Just now, Kohlifan said:

Only in Indian team a 33 (in world cup 34) Year old budhau can cement his place. why pant, gill, vihari are playing cricket after this wc i am afraid selectors will pick parthiv patel to bat at 4 

Parthiv Patel will replace Dhoni for 2023 worldcup. Dk will replace Parthiv for 2027 worldcup. Pant will get his chance in 2031 wc.

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Rohit was blazing all guns at the other end, Rayudu just had to stick around which he did. Despite that, at no stage did he look settled enough. But a 100 is a 100. So props to him.

 

Unfortunately it doesn't change the middle order conundrum much. Can this middle order help us reach 280-85 if we lose top 3 within 10 overs? I still have got ZERO confidence on them

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20 minutes ago, velu said:

jadhav is 32 as well :p:

 

And that makes it worse. We will go into the WC with a middle order of Rayudu (34), Jadhav (33, actually could be 34-35) and Dhoni (38). This will make us the only team with a top 6 where all of them will be 30+. Can't remember any such ODI outfits from any era.

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27 minutes ago, velu said:

jadhav is 32 as well :p:

 

He is 33* and him with Dhoni & Raydud won't play 2023 world cup in India where we will have whole middle order with new players who never played in pressure situation. That's reason we must have one or two youngsters in middle order so they will be prepared at least for 2023 World cup.

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And that makes it worse. We will go into the WC with a middle order of Rayudu (34), Jadhav (33, actually could be 34-35) and Dhoni (38). This will make us the only team with a top 6 where all of them will be 30+. Can't remember any such ODI outfits from any era.
Dhoni is apparently 40++

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4 minutes ago, Nikola said:

He is 33* and him with Dhoni & Raydud won't play 2023 world cup in India where we will have whole middle order with new players who never played in pressure situation. That's reason we must have one or two youngsters in middle order so they will be prepared at least for 2023 World cup.

 

just now i checked , jadhav is 6/7 months older than rayudu :lol: 

i would pick jadhav ahead of rayudu , pandeyji etc.. but he always gives me a feel that he will break down at any time 

 

raina might have been really handy .. but his fear of short balls ended his career prematurely 

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The thing is he had the option to throw the ball from safe distance to run the batsman out. He did not require the cheetah run.
It would have made sense in baseball where you need to tag the runner to get him out. It's not required in cricket. It's an advantage if you are quick but that doesn't solely qualify you to be part of an international cricket team.



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8 minutes ago, nikred said:

The thing is he had the option to throw the ball from safe distance to run the batsman out. He did not require the cheetah run.
It would have made sense in baseball where you need to tag the runner to get him out. It's not required in cricket. It's an advantage if you are quick but that doesn't solely qualify you to be part of an international cricket team.



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cats play with their prey :phehe: 

jaddu learned it from dhoni as well :aha:

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1 hour ago, Switchblade said:

 

have you seen this movie hostel ? 

 

"I'm not locked in here with you, you're locked in here with me".. 

 

rayudu is not playing with anyone , but others are playing with him :phehe: 

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So with Raydu,First time in WC our batting line up would consist of all 30+ batsmen(Actually 33+ if exclude Kohli-30,Rohit-32) assuming Pant,Rahul obviously won't be first choice.

 

Age should not be the criteria,but still Dhoni and Raydu are easily replacable with many better performing youngsters.

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52 minutes ago, UnknownGenius said:

Who cares about age? Greatest ever T20 team CSK showed age is just a number despite everyone writing us off. Good to see India not fall for this age crap. You need to win NOW

Let me clearly tell you everyone cares about age and no one gives fu*k about your csk sh*t & ipl. Keep it with you and your winning mentality.

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2 minutes ago, Nikola said:

Let me clearly tell you everyone cares about age and no one gives fu*k about your csk sh*t & ipl. Keep it with you and your winning mentality.

You're delusional then. India is in win now mode. WC is less than a year away. They are not going to bring in some 20 year old at the expense of an experienced 30 year old at this stage. The time for that will be post world cup

 

Go watch the U-19 WC since all you care about is age. You will not enjoy the WC 2019 because India will have lots of 30+ players. It is what it is.

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6 minutes ago, sandeep said:

Ambatli Rayudu deserves a proper run at #4.  In a parallel universe where ICL didn't happen, he could have out-kohlied Virat.  But water under the bridge. 

 

I see that the "genius" ran away with tail firmly tucked in between the legs from the Pandya thread...:phehe:

Winning mentality :phehe:

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2 minutes ago, test fan said:

I have Reseve my decision until  India play odi in Australia & NZ bcz these two team have qwality fast bowler likes of Boult Southee Cummins Starc.

Will you apply same decision to others in the team like Dhawan or Rohit? If they all fail against those attacks, will you still drop only Rayudu?

 

Rayudu has done more than what is expected of him since his comeback. In general players are not picked based off a benchmark against some specific subset of attacks.....

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2 minutes ago, UnknownGenius said:

Will you apply same decision to others in the team like Dhawan or Rohit? If they all fail against those attacks, will you still drop only Rayudu?

 

Rayudu has done more than what is expected of him since his comeback. In general players are not picked based off a benchmark against some specific subset of attacks.....

Lol u campare him with proven player .Dhawan Rohit already win match against these side with same bowler .rayudu face some Lallu panju bowler here .in Asia Cup Final on " akhada pitch " how MM make him dance ?? 

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2 hours ago, UnknownGenius said:

Who cares about age? Greatest ever T20 team CSK showed age is just a number despite everyone writing us off. Good to see India not fall for this age crap. You need to win NOW

On the flip side we saw someone like Fakhar winning the CT for pak because he was an X factor 

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Rayudu,the gum chewing second coming of viv will be shown his aukat in australia and new zealand.If by miracle he succeeds there i will take back every insult i have made on him gladly and bow before him.But that won't happen because no amount of 'winning mentality' can be substitute of basic calibre of a player.

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