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Will you be surprised if Hanuma Vihari opens in the 1st test?

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Just now, Malcolm Merlyn said:

 

Vihari has just scored a century when the young guns failed. What are the chances that he will open with Mayank/Shaw/Gill?

 

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very likely IMO. This TM is characterized by short-term and nebulous thinking. Hence, I will not be surprised if they argue that Vihari adds "experience" and "form", and thus have him opening. They will also probably not drop Agarwal, citing his two 200s, despite the fact that he has been enduring some slump in form over the past few months.

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Just now, Gollum said:

I will not be surprised if this TM forces Rayudu to come out of retirement and open the innings, this think tank can do anything, deranged mother*ers. 

they will make shardul open the innings while batting - after all, as per Rat, he is supposed to have more batting talent than smith, labuschagne, and bradman rolled into one. similarly, vihari will be made to open the bowling because of his "containment" abilities.

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they will make shardul open the innings while batting - after all, as per Rat, he is supposed to have more batting talent than smith, labuschagne, and bradman rolled into one. similarly, vihari will be made to open the bowling because of his "containment" abilities.
Fortunately for us, Shardul is back in Indiaand not in the test squad.

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11 minutes ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Cricinfo now has an article on how Vihari could be an option for opening in the 1st test. Like a proper PR mafia on the payroll of the captain, His Master's Voice. 

 

Expecting rest of the mafia to soon start pushing this line.

Whats wrong in it? 

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2 minutes ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Everything is wrong with it. Vihari is a middle order batsman and should remain so.

Its about winning the test not about players getting their favourite spots.

 

It will be a big gamble to play with our regular openers as mayank and shaw are totally out of form. I think it will be better for vihari if he opens as he will be able to avoid wagner and with his technique iam sure he'll be able to blunt the ball. 

It will be difficult for gill to open in nz conditions so we should give him a middle order spot, he"ll surely make more runs down the order. 

Remember in overseas tests we should play with the combination which increases our chance of winning, we can give chances to  players to nail their spot during home season. 

My batting lineup will be:

Shaw

Vihari

Chepu

Kohli

Rahane

Gill. 

Pant

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15 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

that it has already been tried in Aus and it didnt work

You know why it didn't work. 

Vihari looked like a deer caught in headlights against short pitched stuff by aussie fast bowlers. 

Conditions in nz are quite the opposite, in first 20-25 overs vihari wont get many bouncers as bowlers will pitch it up. 

 

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21 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

that it has already been tried in Aus and it didnt work

Infact theres more danger fpr vihari if he bats in middle order as he"ll have to face wagner. 

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3 minutes ago, Adamant said:

You know why it didn't work. 

Vihari looked like a deer caught in headlights against short pitched stuff by aussie fast bowlers. 

Conditions in nz are quite the opposite, in first 20-25 overs vihari wont get many bouncers as bowlers will pitch it up. 

 

u really think wagner wont bowl him a bouncer.....

he was also bounced out by stokes in england ....not same pitches like aus either . Wagner will bowl be hostile all day 

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It's like living in an alternative reality. 

A guy who's been brought into the Indian team, has gone a fantastic job. 

Now scores a ton in a practice match where everyone else vying for a spot has failed and people are still calling for his head.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, tweaker said:

Kohli 's  move will be such that his friend Rohit Sharma will walk in to open in next home series

So rohit sharma is kohlis friend? 

 

I thought theres some heat between the two due to limited overs captaincy. 

Rohit is virats main competitor it will be stupid to think that kohli wants to give more power to sharma. 

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1 hour ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

u really think wagner wont bowl him a bouncer.....

he was also bounced out by stokes in england ....not same pitches like aus either . Wagner will bowl be hostile all day 

Wagner is first change bowler. Thats why i said first 15-20 overs he wont face wagner. 

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4 minutes ago, Adamant said:

Wagner is first change bowler. Thats why i said first 15-20 overs he wont face wagner. 

There aint a rule that he wud com 1st change....as opp captain if u see vihari walking give ball to wagner and its not that boult or henry or fergueson cant bowl short stuff....if stokes bounced him out so can they 

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53 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

There aint a rule that he wud com 1st change....as opp captain if u see vihari walking give ball to wagner and its not that boult or henry or fergueson cant bowl short stuff....if stokes bounced him out so can they 

Oh come on, they wont change their succesfull new ball partners just bcoz of vihari. 

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1 minute ago, Adamant said:

Oh come on, they wont change their succesfull new ball partners just bcoz of vihari. 

why not ....its not about being rigid.

NZ is a team that has opened with a spinner with ODI cricket long back . 

As i said it doesnt have to be only wagner other will also use bouncer.

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No offence to VIhari, If only Warm up matches were best indicators DK would feature in every test overseas lol  I think Gill played well in 3 games before failing in this one. Vihari also did well. Rahane had a decent outing in one game. Agarwal is the only guy who gives me no confidence. It is almost given he won't cross 15-20 runs at best every innings.

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Mayank & Shaw should open come what may. Just because  they both failed & Vihari scored in this particular match doesn't mean  they both are non quality. The basic template is that they are  selected as openers and thus deserve an extended number of matches come what may. Vihari is a middle order batsman and should remain there.

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10 hours ago, Vijy said:

they will make shardul open the innings while batting - after all, as per Rat, he is supposed to have more batting talent than smith, labuschagne, and bradman rolled into one. similarly, vihari will be made to open the bowling because of his "containment" abilities.

Rat is a bad rash that won't go away.

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Wont be bad idea. On current scenario and form, he looks more likely to blunt the new ball and give us decent platform.

Winning an overseas test series over an individual's career for me. 

Shortsighted approach is fine for a very important series.

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3 hours ago, prudent_kreeda said:

What prevents Kane to throw the ball to Wagner after 6- 7 overs.

 

The fact that boult and southee are better new ball bowlers and  southees utility goes into the drain if you snatch the new ball from him. 

Secondly the opposition will initially  try to get wickets by swing and seam instead of going after a so called weakness of a relatively new batsman

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I'd prefer two of Mayank, Gill, Shaw to open.. but Vihari opening wouldn't be as bad some folks here make it sound..

For the first time in years, all XV in the squad are selected on merit... Literally no selection can be faulted.. Would not be such a bad thing to try different combinations

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10 hours ago, Sachinism said:

It's like living in an alternative reality. 

A guy who's been brought into the Indian team, has gone a fantastic job. 

Now scores a ton in a practice match where everyone else vying for a spot has failed and people are still calling for his head.

 

 

vihari is a valiant brave batsman like pujara..his 101 proves that and his previous batting also proves that. he may look ugly batting but he is definitely a good test batsman.

i will play MAYANK and SHAW to open ..will count on mayank to fight hard and shaw is supposed to be most TALENTED. Let Gill wait on bench. Rahane will play. SAHA will play.

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