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  1. 4 points
    vayuu1

    Our so called Fast Bowlers

    The thing is work ethics, I remember a scene from mahabharat, jaydrath asks drona, will you save me please, he says I will try,but arjuna is arjuna, I will not be able to save you; he shouts we both are ur students, but why he is best to which drona replies, he didn't sit ideal at home after learning, he practiced, he wanted to learn new things, he doesn't wanted to rely just on my education, he wanted to learn and learn,that's what separate, great from good. Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
  2. 4 points
    Texan

    What is Ishant Sharma's role in the team?

    Ishant - 70 matches, 205 wickets Ashwin - 34 matches, 189 wickets Almost as many wickets in less than half the matches.
  3. 3 points
    Tibarn

    Our so called Fast Bowlers

    What's funny is that Ishant and Umesh are, by all accounts, really hard workers. Ishant is apparently one of the hardest workers in the team. Some of the Aussie and Windies commentators like Ian Bishop noted how they saw how hard Yadav works, particularly spending long time running. The effort is there. They appear to practice hard but maybe don't have proper guidance. The fact that the BCCI hasn't hired a bowling coach already, shows how unprofessional they are. They need to open up their wallets and get a good bowling coach, preferably one that played international cricket for a long time, at a high level. I feel like we always hire ex-cricketers like Joe Dawes, who could never break into the Aussie international team and have little knowledge of foreign conditions. How can Dawes coach someone like Ishant, when he has bowled in more differing conditions than his supposed coach.
  4. 3 points
    mishra

    Our so called Fast Bowlers

    As Warne said. Its not about batting or bowling. Allways make it 1 vs 11. Current team hasnt got guys to make it 1 vs 11. Apart from Kohli and Mishra who could be hear swearing, everyone else played like gentleman and expecting to be guided. Dada would have picked fight with batsmen, Verbally abused the players. Would have used bowlers better. Would have done some homework. Saying that, Dada had luxury of one of the best players of the game who could instantly feed back what is needed. Kohli hasnt got anyone to give onfiled/strategy advise
  5. 3 points
    @maniac to reduce the cost , SLC recruited new employees for preparing the pitch
  6. 3 points
    express bowling

    Team for 3rd test

    Bhuvi has added another tool to his bowling now. His ability to bowl bouncers, as well as getting decent bounce from some short of length deliveries , has improved a lot. His excellent seam position helps these deliveries. It would keep the batsmen guessing and make his pitched up swinging deliveries more effective. Bhuvi's yorkers have improved too. He has increased his pace in T20s as well as ODIs. Not sure about his pace in test matches though. We saw in the Asia Cup that if the conditions favour swing, he still retains his ability to get swing consistently and effectively. I am very impressed with his will to improve.
  7. 3 points
    Actually no. I want Bumrah to be a Malinga type bowler for us in LOIs. And playing all 3 formats can be risky as well.
  8. 3 points
    70 test matches and 205 wickets at S/R of 67.5 is unacceptable especially when most of those wickets are against the Windies and he has played so many overseas tests.
  9. 2 points
    tweaker

    Team for 3rd test

    Team for 3rd test Dhawan Rahul Rahane Kohli Rohit Saha Jadeja Ashwin Shardul Bhubaneswar Shami
  10. 2 points
    "I got a call yesterday morning, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me that they've reviewed the captaincy of T20 and I won't be captain anymore of the T20 team, [and] my performances have not merited selection in the squad," Sammy said in the video. "That's ok, I've always believed West Indies cricket is not about Darren Sammy. They are looking to the future and I wanna wish the new captain - I don't know if it's out yet so I won't call any names - all the best as he looks to lead West Indies cricket and take it forward. "Obviously, throughout my captaincy, winning the two [T20] World Cups has been the highlight. And these memories I will cherish for a long time. This is not me retiring from one-day or T20, it's just me thanking the fans and my players and the coaches I've worked with and WICB for…yea, letting me lead the side for the last six years. But for now the captaincy has come to an end and thank you people. "I just know I played with my heart and soul whenever I stepped out on the cricket field." http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/story/1042939.html Video- https://www.facebook.com/darren.sammy.1048/videos/10157259053895182/
  11. 2 points
    Rahul Dravid responds to Virat Kohli's fanboy moment HIGHLIGHTS Kohli had shared a photo collage of a younger version of him admirably staring at Dravid Dravid had some humbling words to say for the Indian Test skipper Dravid continues to be known as one of the most humble cricketers around http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/off-the-field/Rahul-Dravid-responds-to-Virat-Kohlis-fanboy-moment/articleshow/53553763.cms Awwww....humble as ever.
  12. 2 points
    People forget AUS are bigger HTB's than us They were never good in Sub continent won 1 test in last 10 years that says a lot
  13. 2 points
    Muslims have been persecuting original kashmiris for 100s of years. The last massacre happened in the 80s-90s. Do these idiot Pakistani know anything about Kashmir history. Do they know how they got majority in the valley? Read your history of how you converted people, how you massacred, butchered thousands and evicted millions. The way you got majority, the same way it will be regained now. You don't like it, go f-off anywhere else. We don't need you. You don't get Kashmir, not even an inch. I love all those kashmiris who live peacefully. Stone pelters, irrespective of your age don't have my sympathy. You make terrorist from the age of 2-4. Shame on you.
  14. 2 points
    express bowling

    Team for 3rd test

    9th August
  15. 2 points
    Tibarn

    Sammy sacked and dropped from T20 squad

    This may be a good decision. Sammy's batting has been underused in T20s as he usually comes in at 8 or 9, and he rarely bowled his full quota of overs. If they phase out other older cricketers and do a full youth movement, they can try to develop camaraderie between the team and smooth out the relationship between the players and the board. The key is for players like Andre Russel to take a leadership role if they get rid of the likes of Sammy, Gayle, and DJ Bravo. Is the World T20 in SA 2018 confirmed yet?
  16. 2 points
    maniac

    Our so called Fast Bowlers

    You bring an ATGX1 fast bowlers to advise a bowler....at the end of the day a bowler has to pitch the ball in the right area. McGrath practice with a coin is already legendary......Forget Wasim or Waqar,take someone like Malinga who is 2 notches below,can nail the perfect yorker 9/10 times because of constant practice. Sreeshanth had one of the best seam positions ever for a fast bowler but he was all over the place.....Umesh has a good outswinger which explains his drifting down the leg side because he just cannot pitch the ball in the right area....Ishant can swing the ball in and extract awkward bounce but he is constantly short and wide......the inherent skills are there but why can't these mofos practice their stock ball and develop some patience
  17. 2 points
    sandeep

    Bat it like Padosis !!!

    They are almost at 400 with close to 100 run lead. That's nothing to laugh at. For their limited lineup that's quite an achievement. well done.
  18. 2 points
    Texan

    Team for 3rd test

    If Vijay is fit, then - Vijay Rahul Pujara Kohli Rahane Ashwin Bhuvneshwar Saha Mishra Shami Umesh
  19. 2 points
    Ankit_sharma03

    Team for 3rd test

    My ques with bhuvi has always been his effectiveness on flat pitches or when the ball gets old. I think that is where a team Mngmt knows much that how much has he improved in that aspect. Im not to worried about him as he would get his chances in england till that time he can keep working hard on his bowling. Ill try shardul this time, even though i dont expect team Mngmt to do the changes. Kohli does fall for reputations at times, be it with Bhajji, ishant, yuvraj or rohit
  20. 2 points
    Agreed. The guy needs to be dropped asap. I would rather have some young bowler try and fail than this proven failure continue as if he was born to play for India.
  21. 2 points
    Didn't watch in hindi or never will lol I wonder how they translated its like an avocado having s*x with avaacado
  22. 2 points
    mishra

    Team for 3rd test

    ^ Exactly, Since he has been dropped, He seems to have gained some muscle mass and look a lot more threatening. I hope he will be part of test setup very soon. Since we are playing 5 bowlers there is not much risk of overbowling and cranking
  23. 2 points
    mishra

    Team for 3rd test

    I would prefer BK over Ishant if he bowls same pace every over as he did in IPL for Hyderbadis.
  24. 2 points
    He is a good bowlers as he can seam the bowl from good length - should be given a chance. only worry I would have is injury with that action of his
  25. 2 points
    Misbah

    Pick your favourite XI for all Formats

    Jayasuriya Gillchrist Sangakkara Inzaman-Ul-Haq Dhoni AB Yuvraj Singh Kallis Wasim Akram Shane Warne Malinga
  26. 2 points
    Bumrah is a very accurate bowler and has shown the tendency to set up batsmen. He has sufficient pace and can get the ball to kick up from short of good length. Has a decent bouncer too. Has a good FC record with average of 25. Gets seam movement consistently If conditions favour swing, he gets some swing too. Has an excellent yorker. Why should he not be tried in test matches to see how he does ? He will surely do better than Ishant Sharma. His workload can be managed by playing him only in those T20s which are in important tournaments like the World T20. ( which will now happen only once in 4 years ). This year had too many T20Is which is not representative of a typical year.
  27. 2 points
    Do you come here just to feel good about yourself for taking on Indians or people of Indian origin? Because so far you have been running away for presenting any facts including posting the UN Resolution, commenting on Mushraff's confession, etc. And then you have it in you to make random allegations against PM, hilariously show an innocent video outlining strategy to combat a terrorist state like Pakistan by Sir Doval as a confession, etc. :rotfl: You are not the first Pakistani to post here. Everyone is aware of Pakistanis modus operandi - run away when presented with facts and keep posting nonsense to make them feel good about themselves. If this is all that you have. Pak will continued to been seen as a loser and made fun off. Keep up the good work!
  28. 2 points
    No other seam bowler in india as of now hits the sweatest spot on pitch as often as bumrah. imo he will make a good test bowler.
  29. 2 points
    The reason he doesn't get injured is because he tries to preserve himself while bowling. When he gave his true 100% by bowling bouncers at Lords, he got injured. So now he has learnt to bowl within himself. And why does he even need to bowl at 100% when even bowling at 50% keeps him in the team.
  30. 2 points
    Bumrah can be a good test bowler because he has control, is accurate enough, gets Awkward bounce n can move the ball, injury can be an issue so if he plays all three format he should be sufficiently rested , also his body should be strengthened
  31. 2 points
    This picture is a misnomer, the reason the bats look so big n thick these days is because they uncompressed wood, n light but earlier days bat actually had more wood n were greatly compressed, the other major factor beside the width of bats is batting on uncovered pitches
  32. 2 points
    Ishant Stats this series 4 wkts, avg-45, S/r- 88.50
  33. 2 points
    Arnab is hardly right wing, he is right of people like Barka or Rajdeep, but he doesn't seem to hold any particular right wing beliefs aside from being a hawk on the military.
  34. 2 points
    Adi_91

    Team for 3rd test

    All our bowlers look clueless when being attacked. I understand kala lakdi troubling them with his batting, but there should have been some strategy in place. I hope they take the WI batsmen a bit seriously in the series from now.
  35. 2 points
    Adi_91

    Team for 3rd test

    Time to throw away the so called spearhead of the Indian 'attack'. Ishant has done nothing like a strike bowler does for the team. Bhuvi should come in place of this useless bowler.
  36. 2 points
    Home series or not. You cannot let a team escape from 48/4 with 2 debutants and a bowling allrounder left. Only bad teams do that, good teams just do not.
  37. 2 points
    Ishant Sharma is quite possibly the worst player to play 70 test matches in the history of the game and at this rate he will play 100 tests soon. IMO he is just not good enough and once in a bluemoon performances should not keep him in the side. The guy lacks a cricketing brain and that's his main problem. Otherwise he had all the ingredients to be a very good bowler. He does not even get injured too often which is rare for Indian quicks. Unfortunately that is one problem which is almost impossible to solve.
  38. 2 points
    He is ready to jump from sky scrapper for his captain,first Dhoni & now Kohli.
  39. 1 point
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/exclusive-pakistan-alleges-rajnath-singh-left-saarc-meeting-in-a-huff-india-counters-claim/1/732531.html
  40. 1 point
    zep1706

    Is Burmah not good enough for Tests ?

    I don't agree with the notion that a bowler can't play test and limited overs at the same time. If you manage his workload intelligently he can play all three formats. Of course he wouldn't be playing every test match but if he is good enough he should play important test series such as Eng, Aus, SA etc. I would rather win test matches in these countries than meaningless ODI series on flat pitches.
  41. 1 point
    maniac

    Our so called Fast Bowlers

    May be the advice should have been...bowl with a leg slip always or stand 10 yards behind than normal even on a slowest of surfaces or if nothing works bowl short even if the batsmen are comfortably smacking it...or even better stop the odd boundary by giving easy singles
  42. 1 point
    Singh bling

    DRS Hat-trick

    Rangana Herath took Hat trick by reviewing the last wicket , he himself was not sure but still Mathews allowed him to review it and he became second Lankan bowler to take test hat rick.Is there any earlier incidence when a bowler took Test hat-trick by reviewing the last wicket?
  43. 1 point
    You are so far cut from reality that I don't wish to advise a mad man and teach him sanity. It is well known that US had repeatedly warned Pakistan to stop funding terror groups in their country. The 26/11 mastermind is living a happy life, the alleged conspirator behind Ms. Bhutto and the mastermind behind spreading terror in Kashmir, the terrorist cum former dictator Musharraf is giving speeches in Pakistan media that Osama is a hero, I really wonder if this country even has an iota of shame left in them. We as Indians feel ashamed to having Pakistan as a neighbour. It is our misfortune that such a demon is present as a neighbour. Period.
  44. 1 point
    Two good things from the Pakistani version. #1, Hafiz Saeed is indeed a terrorist! Yes, they have finally accepted #2 There was a threat to the Honorable Home Minister of India in Pakistan. So, there are elements in Pakistan that do not like Indians. Good, so they have finally accepted their animosity towards India and that they are the home of terrorism.
  45. 1 point
    We used to lose but now we are CHOKING which is more frustrating that too against a LQ WI side.. Bowlers needs to step up Its not some AUS , ENG , NZ , RSA
  46. 1 point
    VVS and Donald are ordinary players. not suitable for all time Test 11
  47. 1 point
    no pakistani ?? Inzi or Wasim should have been there, even Misbah doing great in Test compare to some average batsmen like Hayden, Cook.
  48. 1 point
    Tibarn

    Our so called Fast Bowlers

    This is inaccurate. Zaheer has been as mediocre as the rest of the fast bowlers. His average and strike rate are nothing special except in NZ and Eng. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/30102.html?class=1;template=results;type=bowling This, to an extent, disproves that he could consistently get batsmen out on flat wickets. Furthermore, he was on the SA, NZ, and the previous AUS(2012) tour where he didn't do much there as well.
  49. 1 point
    sandeep

    Team for 3rd test

    Shardul? A bit drastic. Shardul is a domestic trundler, a marathi vinay kumar. He can do what Ishant does, but just much worse. And I'm a Bombay guy. But I'm sure Kohli's going to feel the burn of this draw. I would be surprised if there are no changes to the bowling "attack".
  50. 1 point
    velu

    Attacking brand of Cricket !!!

    Team was trailing by 300 odd runs !!! Lost 4 wickets for 50 runs.. Then mounted a comeback by scoring 200 odd runs in 50+ overs !!! Genuine test fans who would like to see a positive brand of cricket will surely like this windies team and their attitude !!!

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