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Faulkner kaunsa form me tha WC me' date='yaad nhi sammy ne kya haal kiya tha:giggle:[/quote'] 1 mtch se form nhi pta chalta pita to dale steyn bhi tha but isse ye nhi hota ki wo bad bowler h but tumhaara miller to consistenly fail in all the matches that he played :beee:

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1 mtch se form nhi pta chalta pita to dale steyn bhi tha but isse ye nhi hota ki wo bad bowler h but tumhaara miller to consistenly fail in all the matches that he played :beee:
ek match me hi aisa pita ki baaki me baahar bethna pada:giggle: Miller fail nahi hua,uski last overs me hi batting aayi toh kam run banaye.India ke against 23 off 12 :dance:

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In an age when foreigners are usually considered to take over as coach and members of support staff, R Sridhar’s selection as the fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab for the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) raised many eyebrows. “I was myself pleasantly surprised,” says the man who represented Hyderabad in first-class cricket for 22 years. “I was working with the Board of Control for Cricket in India, National Cricket Academy (NCA) for five years. I have done two World Cups with India Under-19 team, both in Australia where we won and Dubai,” adds Sridhar. Sridhar has an added advantage. Having worked in the NCA, he is familiar with almost all Kings XI cricketers. “I have worked with all the players in the NCA and I know their strengths and weaknesses,” he says. Considering good fielding can win matches in T20 cricket, he plans to work on the strength of each player, push them a bit further depending on their individuality. That also applies to the foreign cricketers, he is no mood to mollycoddle them. “My style is not to change the individuality of a player, but work on his mindset. Fielding is about mindset. These days, youngsters treat fielding as a primary skill, it is something they enjoy and are aware it can win them matches in T20,” says Sridhar, adding: “Fielding is the most spectator-friendly thing in cricket now apart from sixes and fours. People love to watch a terrific catch being taken.” The first day of the IPL camp with the team at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali was about various drills, hand-eye co-ordination work and throwing techniques. “We will be looking to have quite a few direct hits in IPL,” he alerts. Wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, tweaker Akshar Patel and batsman Manan Vohra are already in his good books. “Even Cheteshwar Pujara is working hard on his fielding, he can create an impact this year,” believes Sridhar. Being a bowler with 91 wickets under his belt, will he also be helping in that department? “Depends what head coach Sanjay Bangar wants. Fielding and wicket-keeping are my areas. But if the team requires me to help in other areas, I will do that too,” he adds. Having been in Dubai for the U-19 Asia Cup and World Cup, he is well-versed with the conditions and believes the wicket will favour slower bowlers. When asked about the cricketers he is looking forward to in this IPL, the answer was obvious, “Virender Sehwag, Glen Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson.”

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its just a honorary title .. guess in the history of lionkind , lions might not even set foot in lanka ..:giggle: lions cant survive in wetlands ..
It was stupid of them to accord that title since there are no lions in Punjab.Thats what I learnt from G_B's post :agree:

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so if lala rajput rai was given the title of Ostrich then what would be kings 11 punjab? to be frank its the same for CSK. Whats with the lion? From what i know there are plenty of tigers in TN. Atleast the kochi tuskers got the animal part right

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so if lala rajput rai was given the title of Ostrich then what would be kings 11 punjab? to be frank its the same for CSK. Whats with the lion? From what i know there are plenty of tigers in TN. Atleast the kochi tuskers got the animal part right
firstly its Lala Lajpat Rai :poink: point is its got nothing to do with lions being there or not.

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Where's the spin bowling? There's just Murali Kartik and then just part-timers in Maxwell or Sehwag and youngsters like Akshar Patel. They should've easily got the likes of Abdulla or Rahul Sharma or even Rasool. Feel like they're light in the spin department. Plus, they're playing 3 games at Mohali and 2 at Cuttack. Cuttack of all places??? Should've just kept all the games at Mohali.

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Where's the spin bowling? There's just Murali Kartik and then just part-timers in Maxwell or Sehwag and youngsters like Akshar Patel. They should've easily got the likes of Abdulla or Rahul Sharma or even Rasool. Feel like they're light in the spin department. Plus, they're playing 3 games at Mohali and 2 at Cuttack. Cuttack of all places??? Should've just kept all the games at Mohali.
PBN :woot:

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Where's the spin bowling? There's just Murali Kartik and then just part-timers in Maxwell or Sehwag and youngsters like Akshar Patel. They should've easily got the likes of Abdulla or Rahul Sharma or even Rasool. Feel like they're light in the spin department. Plus, they're playing 3 games at Mohali and 2 at Cuttack. Cuttack of all places??? Should've just kept all the games at Mohali.
Chepu will bowl his leggies man.

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Where's the spin bowling? There's just Murali Kartik and then just part-timers in Maxwell or Sehwag and youngsters like Akshar Patel. They should've easily got the likes of Abdulla or Rahul Sharma or even Rasool. Feel like they're light in the spin department. Plus, they're playing 3 games at Mohali and 2 at Cuttack. Cuttack of all places??? Should've just kept all the games at Mohali.
totally agree.Mohali,Dharamsala or even Sector 16 Stadium would have been good.Cuttack is down south lol

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My XI For the First Game Sehwag Vohra Bailey Maxwell Miller Saha Dhawan/Gurkeerat Johnson Balaji Kartik Sandeep/Awana
I'd play Akshar Patel as the spinner.he can bat too and is a good fielder. play both Gurkeerat and Dhawan and drop Awana and Balaji

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how abt perera in place of miller miller has not been among runs in recent times:nervous:
thats an option.would beef up bowling too but I think they'll go with Miller initially.Perera might play for MJ though if he hasnt recovered or the pitch is slow

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thats an option.would beef up bowling too but I think they'll go with Miller initially.Perera might play for MJ though if he hasnt recovered or the pitch is slow
apart from fitness perera is a clean hitter and can clear boundaries at will so he is a complete package pinch hitter+bowler :nice:

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apart from fitness perera is a clean hitter and can clear boundaries at will so he is a complete package pinch hitter+bowler :nice:
The only problem is we might abit short of bowlers
3 pacers MJ,Dhawan,Sandeep. two spinners Patel and Maxwell(is handy in these conditions) plus Veeru,Gurkeerat can bowl if needed
Yeah if maxwell can be reliable bowler then it would be a bonus:pray:
arre I had presented a solution already:giggle:

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