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Kapil hands down. A guy who can open the bowling and can smack quality bowling at the death. No brainer. We are stuck with Bhuvi,Hardik,Jadeja and Shankar and you think Kapil will Not make it to the side.

 

Yuvraj sure quality but if it is Kapil vs Yuvraj then it is a no brainer here

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Yup one of the best pressure situation bowler.  Best "bulls eye" Indian fielder ever. He rarely missed the stumps as a fielder. He could field in slips, on the boundary, forward short leg. Pretty much anywhere.

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Kohli of 4 years back, then we will have 2 Kohlis in the playing XI. The stupid number 3/4 spot discussion can be put to rest and Anushka will be confused as *. If they can win us the WC I will be happy, if 2 Kohlis fail to get the job done I will troll the Kohli fanboys mercilessly and bump the old Steve Smith threads.

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7 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Kohli of 4 years back, then we will have 2 Kohlis in the playing XI. The stupid number 3/4 spot discussion can be put to rest and Anushka will be confused as *. If they can win us the WC I will be happy, if 2 Kohlis fail to get the job done I will troll the Kohli fanboys mercilessly and bump the old Steve Smith threads.

by bumping AVKC thread lol Damn we had such a thread.

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41 minutes ago, maniac said:

Kapil hands down. A guy who can open the bowling and can smack quality bowling at the death. No brainer. We are stuck with Bhuvi,Hardik,Jadeja and Shankar and you think Kapil will Not make it to the side.

 

Yuvraj sure quality but if it is Kapil vs Yuvraj then it is a no brainer here

Kapil Dev went w/o scoring a 50 in the last 6+ years of his career

 

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unfiltered 1978-1994 225 198 39 3783 175* 23.79 3979 95.07 1 14 13 Profile
filtered 1988-1994 105 89 18 1271 49* 17.90 1589 79.98 0 0 4

 

 

He was exceptional with the bat from the SR perspective in the first 10 years of his career:

 

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unfiltered 1978-1994 225 198 39 3783 175* 23.79 3979 95.07 1 14 13 Profile
filtered 1978-1987 115 104 21 2371 175* 28.56 2264 104.72 1 13 9

 

 

PS  ODI batting 1978-87:

 

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IVA Richards (WI) 1978-1987 129 117 18 5281 189* 53.34 5819 90.75 9 39 6 investigate this query
Zaheer Abbas (PAK) 1978-1985 55 53 5 2315 123 48.22 2713 85.32 7 11 2 investigate this query
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IT Botham (ENG) 1978-1987 91 82 9 1640 72 22.46 1992 82.32 0 7 5 investigate this query
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Saleem Malik (PAK) 1982-1987 64 56 8 1333 100 27.77 1644 81.08 1 7 2 investigate this query
DM Jones (AUS) 1984-1987 53 52 10 1738 121 41.38 2150 80.83 3 10 2

 

Viv with an avg of 53 and a SR of 91 in that period :hatsoff:

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  • In the current side, top 3 are well settled -> Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli 
  • Got some good players at 6 and 7 -> Pandya and Jadhav 
  • Dhoni would be there at #5 

If I have to bring in someone from the past, it would be a young Sachin to bat at #4 

 

 

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Some thoughts that came across:

 

Zaheer from 2011 - would complete the bowling jigsaw, was a terrific bowler for us.

 

Dravid from 99/03 - was highest run scorer in 99, willing to keep wickets in 03. Would settle the middle order if required.

 

Dada - the one captain who could leave the washerman & his dog at the pond and focus on the best XI.

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7 minutes ago, Clarke said:

Some thoughts that came across:

 

Zaheer from 2011 - would complete the bowling jigsaw, was a terrific bowler for us.

 

Dravid from 99/03 - was highest run scorer in 99, willing to keep wickets in 03. Would settle the middle order if required.

 

Dada - the one captain who could leave the washerman & his dog at the pond and focus on the best XI.

  • we have Bumrah, Shami, Kuldeep and Chahal so would not waste "the one wish" on Zak 
  • Dravid can come in at #4 but do not see his usefulness vs someone like Sachin at #4 
  • Dada can be a good option as someone who can lead, bat at #4 and bowl a few overs 

 

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Yuvraj Singh for obvious reasons but if not I would go for Ajay Jadeja of 1996 or 99 ( scored a 100 against aus in losing cause). Insane finishing ability, good fielder. Good middle overs player. Could bat at 4 to 7 without any hassle.

 

 

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Gambhir and Gambhir only.

 

CAN open if needed, can bat at 1 down, 2 down, you name it.

 

Someone mouthing off to him, he can get the momentum going by mouthing back in the courteous punjabi manner, and can get players around him also going.

 

 

Calm under pressure twice in world cup finals. No CV/Resume needed. He’s the man.

 

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6 hours ago, zen said:
  • we have Bumrah, Shami, Kuldeep and Chahal so would not waste "the one wish" on Zak 
  • Dravid can come in at #4 but do not see his usefulness vs someone like Sachin at #4 
  • Dada can be a good option as someone who can lead, bat at #4 and bowl a few overs 

 

It's a wish, we all brainstorm and pick based on our preferences. I'd have Bumrah & Zak open the bowling and play Shami & 1 spinner initially. I picked Zak since he was the best new & old ball bowler I have seen play for India. The 2003 team had an in form pace trio which can be ramped up further with this idea.

 

Dravid in my opinion was more flexible on batting position, Sachin preferred opening. Sachin is obviously a better batsman/bowler but I feel Dravid can contribute at least equally @ 4/5 when in form.

 

Ganguly is the bigger misfit of my picks in the current team since he was also a solid opener and not keen on middle order. I assume he could get team selection in shape but it may go haywire in another direction as well.

 

 

 

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Zaheer Khan

 

Bumrah + Zaheer - you got pace, miserly, Yorker specialists and ability to pick wickets in PP. And also in his prime Zaheer was handy with the bat.

 

Still not found quality left arm quick after the cluster of Zaheer, Nehra, RP Singh, Irfan

 

Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Rayudu, Dhoni, Shankar/Jadhav, Hardik, Kuldeep, Zaheer, Chahal, Bumrah

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2 hours ago, chewy said:

Zaheer Khan

 

Bumrah + Zaheer - you got pace, miserly, Yorker specialists and ability to pick wickets in PP. And also in his prime Zaheer was handy with the bat.

 

Still not found quality left arm quick after the cluster of Zaheer, Nehra, RP Singh, Irfan

 

Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Rayudu, Dhoni, Shankar/Jadhav, Hardik, Kuldeep, Zaheer, Chahal, Bumrah

Zaheer Khan completes our bowling unit. Even historically, Zaheer is one of the best left arm fast bowlers of the world. However, our bowling is still not that bad. We can do well with having a solid middle order batsman. Sachin perhaps.

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kapil, zaheer ,sehwag and kumble, 

Kapil gives you hitting power plus then you have a fantastic bowler and fielder, 

Kumble in place of chahal will complement kuldeep big time, Plus kuku sounds much better than kulcha, zaheer has all the tricks plus him and bumrah is a deadly combo, sehwag and Rohit can be a deadly combo plus sehwag is a wonderful offie as well. 

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58 minutes ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Yuvraj and Raina, both currently available, instead of the Rayudu, DK and Shankar. Raina is in fact younger than Dhawan, Rayudu and DK! If at all we need experience of grandpas (and average fielders), better to have oldies who have been WC winners for us.

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On 2/8/2019 at 4:45 PM, Gollum said:

Kohli of 4 years back, then we will have 2 Kohlis in the playing XI. The stupid number 3/4 spot discussion can be put to rest and Anushka will be confused as *. If they can win us the WC I will be happy, if 2 Kohlis fail to get the job done I will troll the Kohli fanboys mercilessly and bump the old Steve Smith threads.

Kohli is 4 years back had a terrible WC

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8 hours ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Yuvraj and Raina, both currently available, instead of the Rayudu, DK and Shankar. Raina is in fact younger than Dhawan, Rayudu and DK! If at all we need experience of grandpas (and average fielders), better to have oldies who have been WC winners for us.

Short ball killed raina

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Yuvi of course.The X factor with bat,more than handy with the ball and electric fielder.He would complete this team just like he did the 2011 team

I doubt we will produce another like him.

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