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I got to say, I never ever hear an australian/english/saffer fan ask for dropping their player because they blow in the subcontinent. Strange mutation of inferiority complex.
He didn't do anything in NZ either as a ODI batsman. Besides power hitting is needed everywhere not just in India.

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Considering that he has been replaced by Yuvraj, i dont think its a mistake, on current form, both are at par, but Yuvraj will give you 8 to 10 overs of good economical left arm spin. Also this should be a clear message for Raina, there is nothing called free lunch in this world, you cant ride your luck in the team for being captain's best man in his wedding.

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Considering that he has been replaced by Yuvraj, i dont think its a mistake, on current form, both are at par, but Yuvraj will give you 8 to 10 overs of good economical left arm spin. Also this should be a clear message for Raina, there is nothing called free lunch in this world, you cant ride your luck in the team for being captain's best man in his wedding.
He is replaced by Pujara not Yuvraj. Both Yuvraj and Raina not in Asia cup squad.

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They would if they blow to such an extent and for such a long time. Most people who struggle in sub-continent' date=' usually do it in one single country and not India/Pak/SL/Bangladesh combined[/quote'] Come back to me when you have spotted them questioning the greatness Ponting and Gilchrist *because* of them averaging in 30s in the subcontinent or Warne finishing with an average in 30s here.

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It is actually a very good call. He didn't get enough time out of the team to address his short-comings. Its good that he sorts it out before he gets a chance to make a come back.
++ also his form inside subcontinent was also getting ad cos of constant horrors in his mind

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They rested him from the only format in which he brings some value as a player. That would weaken our team and we will lose. Then people will think India without Dhoni are not a strong team hence keep him the captain in all 3 formats for another 5-6 years.

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They rested him from the only format in which he brings some value as a player. That would weaken our team and we will lose. Then people will think India without Dhoni are not a strong team hence keep him the captain in all 3 formats for another 5-6 years.
:agree: but who knows right hmmm.

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Political strategy by Srinivasan. He's now lining himself up for international authority/management positions and realises he needs to 'clean up' his reputation and display objectivity in order for their to be no question marks over his rulership. Dhoni and Raina should have been dropped ages ago- what a coincidence they're now being dropped as soon as this match fixing thing kicked off and Srni applying for a promotion

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Come back to me when you have spotted them questioning the greatness Ponting and Gilchrist *because* of them averaging in 30s in the subcontinent or Warne finishing with an average in 30s here.
Once again, Ponting averages 119 in Pakistan (played only one game), and 44 against Sri Lanka in those countries. Gilchrist did not play in Pakistan and averages 40 in Sri Lanka. Warne averages 28 in Pakistan and 21 in Sri Lanka. All of them are failing in just one country and not the entire sub-continent. On the other hand, when we talk away from sub continent, we talk about SA, Aus, England, New Zealand and sometimes even West Indies. That is 5 countries out of total 8 major countries and failing in them means you fail mostly everywhere

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Asia Cup will be a tough tournament for all teams: Pakistan bowling coach http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/asia-cup-will-be-a-tough-tournament-for-all-teams-pakistan-bowling-coach/ Pakistan’s bowling coach Muhammad Akram has said that the upcoming Asia Cup in Bangladesh will be a tough assignment for all teams and not just arch-rivals India but minnows Afghanistan too can pose serious threats on batsman-friendly conditions. Akram, a former Test pacer who has been given a new two-year contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board, said it was not just about India in the Asia Cup. “I think overall it will be a tough tournament for all teams because in conditions which favour the batsmen even Afghanistan can be a threat,†Akram told reporters at the Gaddafi stadium. “Even Afghanistan can’t be taken lightly in the Asia Cup and it is a competition that any team can win,†he pointed out. “All the teams are tough customers in tough conditions but obviously the India match will be important. But the way our bowlers have been bowling in recent times I am confident we can do well.†Asked to comment on India’s strong batting line-up, Akram said Pakistan possesses a formidable bowling attack to tame the willow-wielders of the neighbouring country. “I will give you an interesting fact that in the 2200 overs we have bowled in Test and ODIs in last one and half year, our bowlers have just sent down four no-balls,†he said. Insisting that this was an indication of how disciplined the bowlers were, he said in the last 55 matches Pakistani bowlers had bowled out a team 30 times for less than 200 runs. “If I am not wrong only five times a team has crossed 300 against us in these conditions.†Akram also talked about implementing a rotation policy for the Pakistani bowlers given the huge amount of international cricket being played these days. “I have spoken to the two captains about having a rotation policy for the bowlers. With Muhammad Talha joining us and Umar Gul returning to the team, I think we have the back up to adopt a rotation policy,†he said

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Raina could become a better player but would we really miss him? He couldn't score to save his life on those super roads against Australia. While some hack was busy making doubles, others with low order 100s and 50 ball tons. He is totally out of touch and was injustice to Yuvraj to pick him against NZ when both these guys were equally crap in the last couple of series.

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Once again, Ponting averages 119 in Pakistan (played only one game), and 44 against Sri Lanka in those countries. Gilchrist did not play in Pakistan and averages 40 in Sri Lanka. Warne averages 28 in Pakistan and 21 in Sri Lanka. All of them are failing in just one country and not the entire sub-continent. On the other hand, when we talk away from sub continent, we talk about SA, Aus, England, New Zealand and sometimes even West Indies. That is 5 countries out of total 8 major countries and failing in them means you fail mostly everywhere
It was just an example. You don't seem to get it that fans of those teams don't give a veritable fvuck about how their players performed in subcontinent when they judge them. English and Australian fans want their team to perform well before them, at home, above all. This is unlike subbie teams whose fans keep discounting home performances. I don't see one analyst slagging Clarke and his team for the Ashes triumph because they lost in England...but I did see more than one cynical article when India whitewashed australia. You can give it all the spin, and rationalize with big wordy salads, the inferiority complex of indian fans will keep spilling out.

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Dhoni has been dropped because there was lot of negative vibes against his captaincy
:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: All that's happening is dhobi is picking and choosing which games he wants to play for India. Like when opted out of 2008 tour to SL to be tip top for IPL, same is happening here!

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Dhobi : Papa Papa, dekho na yeh sab log mujhe kitna chilla rahe hai. Cementwala : Aiyo, Beytaa, Tu ek kaama karna, SaGashi ko leyke, mere mud island wale farmhouse pe jaana, Baaki maii sab sambhala leyga. Dhobi : Aww Papa, Aap mera kitna khayal rakhte ho. Cementwala : Aiyo Beytaa, yeh le toda paisaa, bacche log mein mithai baaatana. Dhobi : Ayeee Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin, Vijay, Badrinath, Mohit sab log sham ko milna, Papa ne party ke paise diye hai. Jadu : Arey mai nahi aa sakta. AShwin : Mai bhi nahi aa sakta. Dhobi : Kyun bey pain ke lodo? Jadu : Kohli gaa&% marega. Kal subah practice hai, asia cup ke liye. Dhobi : Abey kisne practice kari hai jo tu kar raha hai. Ashwin : Kohli bola mai bahot mota ho raha hoon, subah uthke ground ke 10 chakkar lagane. Dhobi : TUm daro mat, Usko bolna mere papa se baat karle. Aur zyaad hoshiyaari karne ki zaroorat nahi, woh sirf asia cup ka captain hai, agar zyaada uchal kud karega toh bolna uska wahi haal karunga joh Gambhir, Sehwag, Laxman ka kiya tha. Samajh gaye na. Jadu : Tu Ser Aadmi hai. Ashwin : Bach gaye yaar, agar tere papa na hote, toh hamesha team mein perform karne ka tension hota. Dhobi : Dont worry guys, Jadu tu sirf jaake 85 km wale dart daal, aur Ashwin tu ungliya tedi kar aur kuch bhi daal, tere har ball waise bhi ek jaise hi hote hai. Jadu & DHobi : hahahaha, de taaali !!!

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Headlines in tomorrow's papers: -Dhoni out of Asia Cup due to scrotum injury -Srinivasan steps down as presidential candidate due to side strain -Jadeja strains his side out of grief -Kohli named Vice President of Lungi Cements

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