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  1. 5 points
    I think you've misunderstood/simplified the argument: 1. Apart from last 6 tests or so, Saha has not impressed with the bat (see batting average after 19 tests) 2. This series, Saha has been poor with gloves and bat- one of the main reasons to persist with his low batting returns was because he supposedly almost guaranteed you a performance behind the stumps 3. Saha is not young and will not give you long term returns- by the time he gets going, it may be time to end 4. He has shown poor batting temperament on a number of occasions (including this series)- most importantly Adelaide when he could have helped us win 5. Kohli/current management don't have much faith in him- hence Ashwin bats ahead of him Hence if he doesnt give returns by end of this series- questions should rightly be asked
  2. 5 points
    beetle

    Team for rest of the series

    Ranji match was for match fitness.......he took a fifer in the last international match.
  3. 4 points
    Younis Khan : 54 innings, 2008 runs @ 38.61, 4 hundreds and 9 fifties Ravi Ashwin : 21 innings, 634 runs @ 37.29, 2 hundreds and 2 fifties Note: Stats against Zimbabwe have been excluded. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/26421.html?class=1;filter=advanced;home_or_away=2;opposition=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=4;opposition=5;orderby=default;template=results;type=batting Ashwin stats http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/43652.html?class=1;filter=advanced;home_or_away=2;opposition=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=4;opposition=5;orderby=default;template=results;type=batting Younis stats At this point in time, you have to say Younis is a better batsman outside the subcontinent but it looks like Ashwin will overtake him soon in that regard.
  4. 4 points
    Would like to smoke watever ur smoking. Saha in his dream cannot play a knock like Dhoni's 224 which was a turning wkt.....
  5. 4 points
    For next yr or so he is not going anywere, unless he fails so miserably. For god sake its just been 2 games n people go crazy be it with him or rahane.(What cricket hae u grown up on that u see people scoring in every game) Saha has done well in Sl, Sa series, Wi n NZ series Which Sangakara n adam gilchrist are resy in domestic that we are so admant on replacing him. All of us here know he aint a long term solution and is no special talent but for present we need him. He is a very good keeper who time n again has played very gutsy knocks. U cant forget present by talking about future all the time
  6. 4 points
    Kejriwal always surprises me. Just when you think he hit the rock bottom can't go any lower, he digs a new hole and crawls into it. I can't believe I'm saying this but he makes Rahul baba look sane!
  7. 4 points
    Rich people use credit cards. Poor people don't need to line up 4 times in ten days. Most people shedding crocodile's tears in the name of the poor are crying for some other reason....
  8. 3 points
    Saha played quite a few gritty knocks against SL, SAF, WI and NZ...including 1 century and 4 fifties. Two bad tests ....can happen to anybody.
  9. 3 points
    Closest is Peter-Shaun. Former was better than his figs suggest although they are good. The Mohds were both very solid too. I was clearly kidding.
  10. 3 points
    Both great is rare. But both at least solid- Lala and Jimmy Amarnath, Chris and Stuart Broad, The Pataudis, Peter and Shaun Pollock, Micky and Alec Stewart, Hanif and Shoaib Mohammad. Then there are others where perhaps one out of the father-son duo was perhaps mediocre, but still perhaps good enough to make it on theor own merit.- Vijay and Sanju Manjrekar, Geoff and Shaun Marsh
  11. 2 points
    PV Sindhu wins maiden China Open Super Series title FUZHOU: Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu clinched her maiden Super Series Premier title after edging out Sun Yu of China in the final of the $700,000 China Open badminton tournament on Sunday. Sindhu, who became the toast of the country after becoming the first Indian women to win a silver at Rio Games, continued her rampaging run as she lifted the prestigious title after beating Sun 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 in the summit clash that lasted an hour and nine minutes. World No. 11 Sindhu had come into the match with a 2-3 head-to-head record but then statistics counted little when she took the court at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center. Sindhu dished out a dominating game as she zoomed to a healthy 11-5 lead early on. The Indian looked sharp and athletic as she engaged in a fast-paced game to bamboozle her opponent. Eventually it was a cross court return which earned Sindhu a massive 12 game points at 20-8. A couple of smashes on Sindhu's forehand and backhand and a drop going to the net helped Sun save three points. But Sindhu sealed the opening encounter after dominating a parallel game and finishing it with a return that hit Sun's face. In the second game, Sindhu had a slender 6-3 lead which she extended to 11-7 and 14-10. But Sun soon broke the rhythm by mixing her strokes and coming up with steep and powerful body smashes to catch up with the Indian at 14-14. A sharp smash and a superb return on Sindhu's backhand helped Sun grab a 18-16 lead which became 19-16 after the Indian lost a video referral. At 20-16, Sun hit the nets but she roared back into contest when Sindhu's stretched low return at the forecourt could not cross the net. Back to her winning side of the court, Sindhu once again started with new exuberance as the duo locked themselves in a battle of supremacy. As a result service changed hands too quickly as they moved together till 6-6. Link:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/badminton/PV-Sindhu-wins-maiden-China-Open-Super-Series-title/articleshow/55523516.cms
  12. 2 points
    Something i feel KL rahul shud take a note of or else he ll face the same problem what Virat did
  13. 2 points
    express bowling

    Team for rest of the series

    Pankaj Singh was bowling like a dream in this year's Duleep trophy. I have never seen him bowl with this much intensity. Bowling to a plan. very accurate and at the batsmen all the time, sharp pace, bowling good bouncers, getting outswing. he was picking wickets regularly and injured Mukund with a bouncer.
  14. 2 points
    The stats were in answer to a post that More, Mongia and most of our PAST keepers were better batsman than Saha...which is factually incorrect. I am not advocating a keeper who is a bad batsman. If and when a good test keeper comes, who is a clearly better batsman than Saha...he will be replaced. As of today, we don't have any.
  15. 2 points
    WTF kind of nonsense is being posted in this thread, this will lead to an economic depression in India. By all means, criticize the move if you want, but don't resort to hyperbolic fear-mongering.
  16. 2 points
    day 1 4 wickets day 2 11 wickets day 3 8 wickets day 4 9 wickets hmm based on the above 8 wickets is withing range.....
  17. 2 points
    You are overestimating the batting ability of our keepers over the years in test matches. Apart from Dhoni, there has not been a single keeper in our history who has averaged more than 35. Not a single keeper has averaged over 40. ( among keepers who have played 15+ tests ) Overall figures Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 MS Dhoni 2005-2014 90 144 16 4876 224 38.09 6 33 10 BK Kunderan 1960-1967 15 28 3 831 192 33.24 2 3 1 FM Engineer 1961-1975 46 87 3 2611 121 31.08 2 16 7 PA Patel 2002-2008 20 30 7 683 69 29.69 0 4 4 WP Saha 2012-2016 19 28 4 697 104 29.04 1 4 3 SMH Kirmani 1976-1986 88 124 22 2759 102 27.04 2 12 7 KS More 1986-1993 49 64 14 1285 73 25.70 0 7 7 NR Mongia 1994-2001 44 68 8 1442 152 24.03 1 6 6 KD Karthik 2004-2010 16 24 1 491 93 21.34 0 3 2 NS Tamhane 1955-1961 21 27 5 225 54* 10.22 0 1 8 http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;keeper=1;orderby=batting_average;qualmin1=15;qualval1=matches;spanmin1=01+jan+1870;spanval1=span;team=6;template=results;type=batting
  18. 2 points
    Sidhoni

    So how long is the rope for Saha?

    Did well in West Indies and against NZ too. Just 2 poor matches guys. Now you will find it tough to believe but replacing Dhoni is not that easy.
  19. 2 points
    Pandya would have been more handy than Jayant in this test.
  20. 2 points
    Been saying to my friends since day 1 - India to win the test by 167 runs - the exact number scored by Kohli in the first innings. He is the difference between the sides. Plain and simple. My two cents there..
  21. 2 points
    Sandeep99

    Jayant Yadav

    How is he a spinner? Doesn't seem to turn it even his life depended on it... expected more! disappointed..
  22. 2 points
    Might be closer than that Tics. I think we will win by about 70 runs. Ashwin Jaddu Jayant all picking up 3 wkts each with one for Shami.
  23. 2 points
    vayuu1

    Team for rest of the series

    I don't see any change apart from gambo and mishra getting dropped, hope to see kuldeep yadav . Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
  24. 2 points
    I got the feeling that the team was trying to groom Jadhav as the No.6. Until we take guys like Pant, Hooda etc....he is our finisher. Rahane should be dropped.
  25. 2 points
    With Rohit injured Dhawan vs Rahul debate of opening might end this Odi series as they both wud open and have chance The only problem that might force the team to bat rahul in middle is failure of Pandey. If pandey fails and dhawan score rahul wud go to middle order. About Pant lets try him in t20s 1st as opener in Ind vs eng t20 series, as rohit is injured and dhawan n rahane are pure shit in T20 Whats good for the team is we have someone who uses powerplay as rohit, dhawan takes their own time. But a batsman in middle order is also needed. So its really important that Manish pandey comes good and also deepak hooda whenever he gets a chance.
  26. 2 points
    rkt.india

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    Dont think he is really great technique wise.
  27. 2 points
    Cricketics

    Team for rest of the series

    Bhuvi for Shami as Shami looks tired. If he looks all right then, Bhuvi for Umesh. That is the only change I will make. Also, will make Jayant bat ahead of Jadeja and Saha, so the message is clear for both Saha and Jadeja that they to put price on their wicket.
  28. 2 points
    There are some very despicable posts made by Modi bhakats online, they often start their posts like - "The real fun will begin in last week of December", they are jubilant. Have no empathy for poors. There is no sincerity in such people, for them it is entertainment at the expense of poor people. I have visited bank 4 times, I felt richest among all rofl. There were no rich or big fish standing in line. Only aam aadmi is bearing the brunt.
  29. 2 points
    beetle

    Team for rest of the series

    Ishant is getting married during 4th test waisay bhi.......pre honeymoon phase mein hai banda. Bhuvi should come back.
  30. 2 points
    beetle

    The Never Ending Thread

    There are all kinds of people . It is shocking how people still vote on the basis of ... meri caste ka hai Meri Biradari ka hai Meri side ka hai...mere gaun ka hai meri language bolta hai mere religion ka hai ab isne meri jaisi topi pehni....ab yeh meri side ha... isne hamare yahan ki sari pehni.....yeh hamari taraf hai..... There are all kinds of people and the politicians know it......if it did not work,they would not be putting so much effort into ths.
  31. 2 points
    Vijy

    Hardik Pandya : The test allrounder

    Sorry, but Rohit is not a Test great at the moment, and neither for that matter is Chepu. Rahane and Kohli are getting there (hopefully). As for Vihari, he can only play against the teams he is given the opportunity and his record is very very good. Bawne too. And not all greats averaged over 55 in FC, Sehwag averaged a bit below 50 in fact.
  32. 2 points
    sscomp32

    Ben Duckett is going to make it big

    Poor duckett. England and duckett should sue maniac for destroying a promising talent.
  33. 2 points
    Vijy

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    Didn't do much at Sunrisers if I recall right. I know that he has the build, but I felt that Pant, Kishan (and even Lomror) are more of six hitters than he is. Just to be clear, of course I don't think that six hitting is the only thing that matters, esp in FC and Tests. His consistency has been excellent this season... if he'd converted that 98 to a 100, he'd have 4 of them already.
  34. 1 point
    sscomp32

    So how long is the rope for Saha?

    Honestly this. MSD has made us spoilt and we look for very good keeper. Saha is OK for a keeper and the best we have currently but we do need to start finding a replacement now so that the new keeper is ready to take over any moment like saha was ready whenever Ms didn't play. Not this series but we can't definitely try new guys against the minnows aussies. The pressure will be lot less because aussies can't play here and the new wk can easily fit with the team. Then keep him in the squad as a backup for Saha on tours and series. With saha being 30+ we will definitely need someone as a backup.
  35. 1 point
    Vijy

    So how long is the rope for Saha?

    Yes, Saha's keeping mistakes have been worrying. In turn, they have affected his batting as well... or maybe the other way around.
  36. 1 point
    Every man-made disaster is tragic. RIP. Saying that, how did the tracks break?
  37. 1 point
    woho to main baat hai cash hai kahan aur jo hai woh black market mein jaa raha hai Bahar jaake dekho , labour class , poor are doing just one job and that is deposit cash and take new currency.Kis kis ko roko ge
  38. 1 point
    The opposition is sensing a kill , for first few days everybody was quite because nobody knew How this will work, but after 10 days these leaders have realised that disaster is coming so they don't want to waste opportunity. Today I had tea with my tenants , a lovely young couple from uttarkhand, they are now dead against this move , were telling how their village don't have any cash. also told me that towns of Punjab like Mansa have not received a single new note as one of bank manager is their friend .Were telling me how marriages day to day life is affected in small towns villages. Also same thing that blind supporters of Modi in their family are justifying this move.day by day things are going bad to worse
  39. 1 point
    SUMO

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    deepak hooda looked like a hack at best a good hack (like maxwell, miller) in the ipl. but his current ranji season is surprising to me, is he really that good technically to average high fifties. With big hitting he will become a dhoni with good technique
  40. 1 point
    Yes could be but I predict that this is how it will go First session - Root goes early, England then cautiously play out the session losing just one wicket. Scoring 65 runs. Second session - England lose 5 wkts, scoring 55 runs with blockathon. 3rd session - India complete victory.
  41. 1 point
    tweaker

    Team for rest of the series

    Pankaj Singh should be given 1 more oppurtunity to play a test series Shami / Yadav can be rested for some test
  42. 1 point
    Vijy

    Team for rest of the series

    Yes, his batting is prob now on par with Jaddu.
  43. 1 point
    Vijy

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    I have a feeling maybe he's trying to score more runs along the ground this season then, because Pant and Kishan have scored an obscenely high number of 6's.
  44. 1 point
    SUMO

    Hardik Pandya : The test allrounder

    yes, all the greats who played for india had averaged 55-60 in domestics - sachin dravid pujara rahane kohli even rohit bawne needs to be tried because he plays in group A...hanuma played in weak group
  45. 1 point
    SUMO

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    may be u are right...but I think hooda can clear boundary with ease when he wants to consistency is inspiring and shows mental toughness to curb natural instinct and play according to situation... a finisher who is consistent can be dhoni, hussey, bevan, klusenar ...but inconsistent one will just be maxwell, raina,
  46. 1 point
    goose

    Virat Kohli 's 50 th test

    Kohl's run a ball 50 today was jaw droppingly good.
  47. 1 point
    Rock On 2 For a movie of this genre the music has to be good. Rock On 2 has totally forgettable music. There is no plot to speak of. It is bad enough when a director insists on acting in a movie. When he insists on becoming the playback singer along with the female lead, things reach the pit. Why does Farhan Akhtar insist on doing everything by himself? Serious work delegation issues. 3/10
  48. 1 point
    maniac

    Ben Duckett is going to make it big

    We are going to see a counterattacking knock from him in the 4th innings a one for the ages england will still lose of course
  49. 1 point
    Abhishek Sharma rattled up some crazy stats in the U-16 tournament I think, as did Gill. I'm looking forward to also seeing how Shaw does.
  50. 1 point
    It was ashwin at the other end

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