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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
    Austin 3:!6

    So how long is the rope for Saha?

    In a day and age when wicket keeper's of most countries are fantastic bat like Dekock, Bairstow, Sarfraz, Chandimal...how long shall we tolerate the mediocrity of Wriddhiman Saha. Its so painful to see that our WK bat comes to bat after a bowler. Especially after watching MSD for years...Saha reminds me of MSK Prasad, Samir dighe, Ajay Ratra era. Not asking Saha to be next MS Dhoni bcoz players like those comes once in a generation but surely there are better keepers available in the country. Precisely the reason I am worried about our LOI team when Dhoni retires. Heard a lot about Rishabh Pant. He should immidiately replace Saha as our test keeper. And if he performs can slowly transition into LOI teams. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Mariyam

    UP Tamasha... Whats happening?

    Fair enough. But what if a party wants to be opportunistic and theatrical? Why should the media censure the approach? I am not saying that uttering religious phrases is progressive politics. It isn't necessarily right. But it isn't wrong also. What exactly should the media report here?
  37. 1 point
    Mariyam

    UP Tamasha... Whats happening?

    No being satirical at all. For nearly half a century now, the Shiv Sena has been organizing rallies in Shivaji Park on Dussehra. They start with a "Jai Bhavani". I haven't seen any media house make an issue of this. Nor have I seen any reaction. It is a complete non issue. If the BSP started a rally with verses from the Holy Quran, why should the media pay much heed?
  38. 1 point
    We need to groom Hardik Pandya as a finisher at 6 and not Jadhav. We cannot have him bat in last 5. Purpose is lost if you do not play him in top 6 or at least 7. This way, we can play 3 semears and 3 spinners in India, Pandya being the third seamer and could include both Axar and Jaddu or someone like Krunal Pandya as 3rd spinner in the future. I would like this team for T20s played in India in the future. Pant Rohit Kohli Rahul Dhoni H Pandya K Pandya Axar Ashwin Bumrah B o o b y
  39. 1 point
    tweaker

    DRS is utter nonsense.

    Ashwin has wasted his reviews
  40. 1 point
    express bowling

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    Deepak Hooda has an average of 57.5 at a SR of 66 with 6 hundreds after playing 21 FC matches over 3 seasons. Now, these are serious numbers for a guy who has played 33 innings spanning 3 seasons. How is he against short deliveries and how is his off-stump game ?
  41. 1 point
    G_B_

    Jayant Yadav

    Decent hand once again Sent from my Wileyfox Swift using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point
    Mosher

    Team for rest of the series

    BK and Kuldeep should be selected. But I guess only BK will get selected.
  43. 1 point
    rkt.india

    Hardik Pandya : The test allrounder

    Kohli didn't, averaged averaged around 52
  44. 1 point
    Indeed, some of Tendy's balls turned more than Warne... and Sehwag, if he desired, could have become a batting allrounder. Present generation is too one-dimensional, or rather, their focus has shifted from part-time bowling to fielding I guess.
  45. 1 point
    Vijy

    Legspinners in domestics?

    Chahal and Quadri are the best bets in terms of age. Ladda has a good record, action, etc. but doesn't seem to be a regular in any Ranji side.
  46. 1 point
    Good players don't necessarily go downhill. If SRT had been brought in at 20-21 instead of 16, I'm quite sure he'd have done well. The reason Samson's not doing well has to do with his temperament, etc. and nothing to do with when he was selected.
  47. 1 point
    Vijy

    Arjun Tendulkar progress tracking thread

    Rohan and Sunny As far as I can recall, no one.
  48. 1 point
    mishra

    Ben Duckett is going to make it big

    He is clueless , absolutely clueless where the ball is on spinning track. Will, most likely dropped mid series. I thought he wont be selected but looks like ECB went forth with sending message to players who refused Bong tour
  49. 1 point
    Vijy

    Ben Duckett is going to make it big

    There's a difference between Waqar, Wasim, Qadir, etc. and the Bangla attack on the other hand. Besides, I'm not sure what the point of this comparison is... surely, one should wait a bit before passing judgement either way - too early in the career.
  50. 1 point
    Karthik was an underachiever in India colors. Guy had top order batting talent, and had decent 'keeping skills also. Athletic enough to do outfield as well. Just never did enough to lock his spot. His inconsistency and Pappu Patel's yips with the 'keeping gloves opened the door for Dhoni. And then Dhoni's all-world batting and safe keeping knocked "KKDK" out and he never made it back. Uthappa can still be a useful T20 player - I always think of 2007 WC when he comes to mind. if Vaas doesn't take that sharp caught and bowled chance in that 2007 WC game against SL, he would have set that game up.

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