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WC squad selected, DK n Jaddu selected.....no rayudu, pant

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Good - Rahul, Shankar, No Rayudud.

Borderline - Jaddu, Karthik.

 

Pant slightly unlucky to not been given opportunities in ODIs in the last 1 year.

 

This should be our starting XI .. Changes should be made based on form and pitch.

 

R Sharma

S Dhawan

* V Kohli

V Shankar

+ M Dhoni

K Jadhav

H Pandya

M Shami

J Bumrah

K Yadav

Y Chahal

 

5th bowling quota by a combo of Hardik, Jadhav, Shankar.

 

For pitches conducive to pace, replace Chahal with Bhuvi.

 

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19 minutes ago, express bowling said:

Pluses

 

----  Shankar at 4 ... and no Rayudu

 

 

Minuses

 

----  No 4th pacer ...  4 specialist pacers needed in England ... was hoping to see Saini

 

----  What is the need  for 3 specialist spinners in England ?

 

----  Why Karthick  ?

 

Are you confident about Shankar,can he perform as a high quality middle order bat?

 

The problem is none of the main batsmen bowl and neither does any of main bowlers bat.This really messes up the team combination and makes one pick bits and pieces cricketers to fill up the gaps .

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1 minute ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

highly doubt they will unless someone gets injured or 

 

  • Shankar keeps failing n Rayudu scores some big runs 

Pant has an outside chance if he absolutely blaze through the remaining games to make a point. Up to him to take this as an insult and prove selectors his worth.

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I think the main issue is ...

 

We may have to play 3 specialist pacers in the playing 11 in England.   

 

And we have just 3 specialist pacers in our squad.  ( Australia have 5 in their squad )  Hardik is no specialist pacer as he has a high bowling average of 40 and high economy rate of 5.5.

 

If one of them is carrying a niggle then what  ?   Why not have 4 specialist pacers in England instead of so many backup batters and spinners.

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  • This is a tried and tested squad, with no surprise inclusions. Pant could have been included, but I think Virat as always wants to err on the side of experience rather than potential.
  • Regarding Pant, I think its safe to say his exclusion wont make the headlines because he has shown certain shortcomings and TM might have thought his time will come eventually
  • Picking only 3 out right seamers is a big risk, but the prospoect of pic,ing phoney Jadjea is too much for these guys and hence they have sacrificed a seamers's spot for that phoney Jadeja.
  • Now that Shankar has been termed as the no. 4 for the WC, I hope Virat doesnt tinker with position throughout the WC. Shankar is a elegant and classy player, however, just like Pant this guy is work in progress but I want him to pleasantly surprise everyone with his ability.
  • Wristy's might be Ind biggest strength in this WC but I see them being separated through the course of this WC for that phoney Jadeja.

All in all, a team on expected lines wherein selectors and TM have played safe.

My probable XI: 

Dhawan

Rohit

Virat

VJS

Dhoni

Jadhav

Pandya

Kuldeep/Jadeja

Chahal/Jadeja

Shami

Bumrah

 

I dont see Bhuvi getting picked ahead of  Shami and I definitely see Jadeja playing matches in this WC.

 

Overall rating of this team : Good, not WC winning material as I see lack of batting firepower to take the game away from opposition. Onus is on bowlers.

 

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5 minutes ago, Lannister said:

Karthik and Jadeja - Two spots wasted (3 if we include Dhoni as well)

 

They could've chosen one extra pacer in Saini.

 

I wonder what's the role of KL. It's too late for him to bat at #4. 

 

Reserve opener. Might get to bat at 4 if VS sucks. Think it's fairly certain Shankar is the 1st choice at no 4 for the start of the tournament.

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15 minutes ago, Pollack said:

Pant has an outside chance if he absolutely blaze through the remaining games to make a point. Up to him to take this as an insult and prove selectors his worth.

For that DC needs to make him bat up the order which i have been saying from ipl beginning 

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'Wicketkeeping also matters. That is the reason why we went with Dinesh Karthik otherwise Rishabh Pant was also there'

India's chief selector MSK Prasad states Karthik will only make the XI in the absence of MS Dhoni

This is a telling statement from the chief selector. Mohali ODI is still stuck in their mind it seems

Edited by SK_IH

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Everything is working well for Dhoni here.. Power to call the shots on the field without having to answer any dirty questions off it. (and cheeku thinks he is smart ,fielding in the deep and fielding in PC) 

MSK Prasad is the man.. And I'm not sure who used whom. 

Karthik won't make it to the 11,but there was very chance that Pant would have made it.. He even got in Jadeja, biryani was far fetched though.. Talk of thug life :)

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Baffling to see dk over pant.....how on earth that choker was preferred over hitter like pant :wall: pathetic selection!!

and what's the point of jadeja ?? Lol.

Now don't say he is an all rounder!! Bullshit!.

 

Other than these 2 moronic selections the team is fine in my opinion.

Dhwen

Rohit

Kohli

Shankar/Rahul.

Kedar

Pandya

Dhoni

Bhuvi

Shami

Bumrah 

Cooldeep.

 Thus should be the line up.

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14 minutes ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

Reserve opener. Might get to bat at 4 if VS sucks. Think it's fairly certain Shankar is the 1st choice at no 4 for the start of the tournament.

I have a feeling DK might start in XI as we will play warmups before and DK is bradman when it comes to warmup games

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23 minutes ago, Jimmy Cliff said:

Reserve opener. Might get to bat at 4 if VS sucks. Think it's fairly certain Shankar is the 1st choice at no 4 for the start of the tournament.

or they can kick Kohli down the order, and have KL bat at #3. Yes it depends on the form of Shankar and Karthik. 

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Personally I cannot see how you sit around a table for hours, days, weeks and come up with an answer of DK over Pant. 

 

Now I like DK and think he has come into his own in the last few years but he has never banged down the door forcing his hand in any format. 

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