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  1. 9 points
    Texan

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    MSK Prasad Sarandeep Singh Gagan Khoda Devang Gandhi Jatin Paranjpe I can see why they picked Parthiv Patel. The perfect missing piece in the puzzle.
  2. 8 points
    Mohali is considered to be the most seamer friendly wicket in India. The pitch has a reputation for being lively and supporting pace bowlers, however in recent days it has slowed down and assists spinners as well. Last three Ranji matches held in Mohali were RESULT Delhi v Odisha at Mohali, Oct 27-30, 2016 drawn no standout performance with the ball Punjab v Gujarat at Mohali, Oct 15-18, 2015 drawn S Ladda 5/133, R Bhatt 8/155 Punjab v Railways at Mohali, Oct 1-4, 2015 PB won B Sran 6/61, V Khanna 8/97 Pace vs Spin Pace Spin Total Delhi vs Odisha 11 14 26 Punjab vs Gujarat 3 18 24 Punjab vs Railways 12 11 25 Total 26 43 75 Day wise breakdown of wickets Usually Day 1&2 are considered to be pace friendly and Day 3&4 Spin friendly but data show the pitch is spin friendly but data here shows inconsistency Bowling Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Total Pace 5 4 13 4 26 Spin 8 13 10 12 43 Total 15 18 24 18 75 with the inclusion of Bhuvi there is a selection conundrum now. Should we play 3 pacers or 3 spinners? Should we stick to the winning combination? Hardik or Bhuvi or Jayant? Which All rounder to play? Has Umesh and Jaddu done enough to retain their spot? Please discuss below.
  3. 7 points
    My sabziwala got a card reader and now using Paytm. Got a bag ful of veggies and fruits.
  4. 7 points
    maniac

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    Well little pleasures apart of watching pappu make a beautiful 30 and throw it away, brace yourself for some mediocre keeping that will make us miss Saha like he was a 2nd coming of Healy....selectors and kumble/kohli might just hug and never let go of Saha again after watching pappu keep
  5. 6 points
    The last 4 test matches we have played in India have been on pitches which have varied from a green top in Kolkata, flat pitches in Indore and Rajkot and a pitch with some uneven bounce in Vizag...but none were raging turners. Spinners hardly got any turn in the first 3 days. Today, there was very limited turn even on a 5th day pitch. This pitch actually helped seamers more than spinners. Despite that , we have won 3 of those 4 test matches and drawn the other one......against Non-minnow teams. This will give our bowlers a lot of confidence that they can perform in neutral conditions. It will give our team a lot of confidence that we can win when the other team had a good chance too. Kudos to our bowlers, captain , batsmen and coach for delivering results on these neutral tracks. It is teaching them how to bowl and win on non-helpful tracks for spinners. p.s - I see no problem if we create raging turners for some tests. It is within our right and we should do so in crucial test matches, so that the other team stands no chance. But, playing some test matches on neutral tracks feels good too.
  6. 6 points
    Checked out 8 ATMs around my place...not one line had more than 20 people around 12.30 pm I will go when there are less than 10 people in the line.
  7. 6 points
    Bhuvi is magical when conditions suit him and as good or as bad as Umesh when conditions don't suit him. If bhuvi is not an all condiition ,all trick bowler...neither is umesh. If bhuvi can't set pattas on fire...nor is umesh doing the same I could understand if Umesh was in the form of his life ...but this nonsense about Umesh gets the first chance because conditions are not juicy enough for bhuvi should stop. It is surprisiing how the speed worshippers are so satiated by just seeing fast bowling....oooooh that was 149!!!!ohhhhh that was 150.....and that iitself is enough even if those ohhhhh deliveries don't get wkts.. Do people say...ohhh...look at that ball swing .....maaza aa gaya....that is enough,Swing is the real thing.... Who are the other bowlers being discussed? Who are the other quicks in direct reckoning? No one is talking about shamii here. If bhuvi does well...then people go...it is the conditions only.... If he does well,he gets damned if he doesn't he gets damned. It is like he is being punished for being skilled at something. Poor Umesh gets targetted more because of the blind speed worshippers than he would otherwise.
  8. 6 points
    Cricketics

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    Naman Ojha deserved it more surely since he already did well in his last test.
  9. 5 points
    SLICKR392

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    Ranked #1 in Tests, #4 in ODIs, #2 in T20s, and all we are getting is failures? Boy! You and Finey should get married, and whine to each other during breakfast, lunch, dinner and bed. .
  10. 5 points
    sscomp32

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

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  11. 5 points
    Texan

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    MSK Prasad.....freaking 3rd class wicket-keeper and even worse 5th class selector. What an absolute dumb decision!!! It was the perfect chance to get Pant in and they screwed up.. First Gambhir and now Parthiv. F C K!!! Just hand the trophy over to England man
  12. 5 points
    Number

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    bad penny which keeps coming back Naman Ojha is India A captain still gets snubbed for Patel.
  13. 5 points
    SecondSlip

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    I think they want Pant to play a full ranji season before giving him a debut. But even then, someone like Naman Ojha should have been selected instead of Pappu Patel.
  14. 4 points
    This video features 8 batsmen with highest tally of bowled dismissals in Test cricket.What's surprising is that all time greats like Sachin and Border are also in this list. Have a look at the video and let me know if you enjoyed it.Looking forward to hear from you!
  15. 4 points
    sandeep

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    I would have wanted to see Karthik instead of this guy if Ojha is injured. BUT the guy is only 31, its not as if he's ancient. Just because he's been around since he was 17 doesn't mean he's past his sell-by date. the guy is an immediate upgrade on the batting front as compared to Saha - something a lot of folks here were clamoring for. by all accounts, his keeping has improved since his early yips. Like someone mentioned - hard to forgive him for his lapses - he was plain horrible at times and cost us a series win in Australia!!! Is it his fault that Sanju Samson isn't considered ready with the gloves? Punting on Rishabh at such an early stage risks making a Duckett out of him, people forget that selectors ought to put players in best positions to succeed - its not just about picking names. Yeah, its not an exciting selection, its a stop-gap - but that's not the worst thing in the world. This sends a good message to the Dinesh Karthiks, Pankaj Singhs of the world - just because you got one opportunity and couldn't make it count, doesn't mean you are doomed to FC cricket forever - that's a good thing - it will keep the quality of domestic competition high. New naveli nineteen year olds will get their chance eventually, if they are good enough, in spite of fans' impatience.
  16. 4 points
    Excellent idea this. Let's just hype this kid to oblivion so that we can all criticise him heavily when he doesn't live upto our ridiculous expectations.
  17. 4 points
    Rishabh Pant will either surpass Virat Kohli as a batsman or will not make it in international cricket. Don't see any middle-path with this kid.
  18. 4 points
    Texan

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    So here's the deal: Selectors don't want to take a "chance" with Pant because they don't know what to expect from his keeping. But they know and have seen how poor a keeper Parthiv is and how he has cost us games in the past. He also brings little returns in the form of runs scored (similar to Saha). So, instead of gambling on the unknown, they decided to pitch for the known failure. At least they know what they are getting, so what if it is a failure. This kind of dumb rationale that they have used in Gambhir's case earlier and now Parthiv's makes me feel this is the worst selection panel we have had in decades.
  19. 4 points
    Sidhoni

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    Gaurav Kalra Twitter › gauravkalra75 Parthiv Patel made his Debut 3 years before Dhoni. Watched his whole career unfold. And is around to step in for his replacement. He's 31
  20. 4 points
    I think the inconvenience is an unavoidable consequence. Secrecy is paramount for such an operation's success and the necessary trade-off is a few weeks of limited cash liquidity. People's grievances are very valid, no doubt, but they need to realize exactly how porous and treacherous the Indian bureaucracy is. We've had KGB and CIA stooges as cabinet ministers, so it is not hard to imagine how compromised the bureacracy is. Infact, one of the most effective political weapons of the Nehru family has been the bureaucracy that it has nurtured over nearly 60 years of rule. The rot runs very very deep. Considering the above, it is incredible how the govt. managed to keep the news a secret for as long as it did. I personally believe that the 2000 note was strategically leaked by the govt. on whatsapp, so that hoarders would start hoarding their black money, and then the demonetization bombshell was dropped. I understand people are inconvenienced but I feel that the govt. has done a commendable job in implementing the scheme. A lot of provisions have been provided for those who have been inconvenienced. This is a necessary economic chemotherapy.
  21. 4 points
    kosingh

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    And the chairman of selectors is a former wicketkeeper. You'd think he would be a better judge of wicketkeepers. Or maybe he just has sympathy for loser keepers.
  22. 4 points
    Bhuvi is the best Indian seamer in terms of average by far. Has taken 41 wickets at 28 runs/wicket compared to career averages of 34 and 38 for Shami and Umesh respectively. In fact he is the only Indian seamer to be averaging below 30 in the last 20 years or so which includes bowlers like Srinath (Avg 31), Zaheer (Avg: 33) etc. Provides far more control than Umesh and keeps up the pressure. Umesh provides at least 1-2 'hit me' balls every over. Becomes very difficult for a captain to set fields and control the game. I also feel Bhuvi is far ahead of Umesh in terms of thinking about plans to get batsmen out, setting a batsman up and understanding a batsman's weakness and consistently bowl at those areas. To me, his use of the short ball as a surprise element has been very impressive. Umesh, sometimes just runs in and tries to bowl fast and either ends up at the pads or way outside the off. Also, his reverse swing has been tackled rather well by English batsmen and he can't swing it both ways with a new ball. I think Bhuvi needs to be given a fair chance to prove his worth as the 2nd Seamer on less helpful pitches. You can't really ask for more than what he has done with his limited chances in 2016. Umesh has bowled well in the 2nd test but 1 wicket in a test is not good enough. Especially when Broad and Anderson got a lot more help from the wicket and looked genuinely more threatening.
  23. 4 points
    Padosis are giving us lectures on morality . I mean, we are hardly saints but this is too much .
  24. 3 points
    These were the words that were spoken in media interview by Delhi Daredevils Mentor and chief scout - TA Sekhar - who picked David Warner , Carlos Braithwaite , Glenn Maxwell, Kedar Jadhav and some other future stars in IPL auction - when they were not so known . Do you agree with it ? I surely do .
  25. 3 points
    Delhi's latest batting sensation Rishabh Pant, the leading run scorer in the Ranji Trophy, has been asked to "stand-by" for the senior Indian team and step in if an emergency crops up. Multiple people associated with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), Rishabh's adopted home, confirmed that the national selectors have alerted the 19-year-old left-handed batsman-cum wicket keeper who loves to hit big sixes to be mentally prepared to bolster the Indian team. Delhi senior selector Atul Wassan confirmed the development. "I don't I know about others, but I know that he has been asked to stand-by. And it is only natural that the selectors have taken note of his performances as he is doing well. But I don't know that his being a standby is only for the ongoing England Test series or the One-day Internationals that follow," Wassan, a former India Test pacer, told Outlook. "Now, Rishabh will have to be ready for the entire home season, not just the series against England. It's a long season and whenever there is a chance the selectors must be waiting for a cap [pick a player to fill that gap]," he said. The selectors now know that Rishabh is special so they'll wait for him, and when the opportunity arises he should be given a chance. It's not that they will have to omit someone; you'll have more players in the mix who can step up and play for India," said Wassan. At the moment, Wriddhiman Saha is the wicket-keeper in the ongoing Test series against England and Mahendra Singh Dhoni keeps wickets and captains the team in shorter formats of the game. But an opportunity could arise anytime due to various reason – injuries, illness or lack form. Wassan even suggested that Rishabh is good enough to be picked as a pure batsman. "The problem in India is that if you are tagged as a wicket-keeper then you are compressed in one slot. But he is a special talent in batting. How you can fast-track him, I was thinking the other day. No point wasting him here at this level [in the Ranji Trophy] and should be immediately taken up there [Indian team]. But only the national the selectors will have to apply their minds to it," he said, wondering how long the batsman can remain a stand-by for the Indian team. Delhi team coach Krishna Bhaskar Pillai was sure that Rishabh was mature enough to graduate to the next level. Asked if Rishabh was ready for international cricket, Bhaskar told Outlook: "Yes, but at the moment Saha and Dhoni are, of course, there. But if any injury etc. happens they can always go for Rishabh or Ishan Kishan [of Jharkhand]. They are two readily available stars for you. Both can play in the XI. For the India under-19 team, Ishan was captain and Rishabh was keeping wickets recently. India has a bright future." Link- http://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/hard-hitter-rishabh-pant-asked-to-stand-by-for-indian-cricket-team/297416?fromNewsdog=1
  26. 3 points
    Those first three words mean I immediately ignore what comes after.
  27. 3 points
    cowboysfan

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    I wouldnt rush Pant,he should be be playing LOIs before Tests,dont let his career go to waste like Pappu.
  28. 3 points
  29. 3 points
    nikred

    The Never Ending Thread

    Thanks Radhika. Yes, she is a bundle of joy. Seems very eager to talk. Wakes up in the middle of the night and starts kicking her legs while cooing. Interesting and challenging times ahead.
  30. 3 points
    Good riddance. No need to play against terrorists.
  31. 3 points
    Absolutely. The quick bowlers must improve their skills and the skilled medium-fast bowlers must improve their pace/ bounce. India does not have a pace bowling culture and this results in unfinished products on either front....which is why we have never produced a single seamer with average of 25 or less in test matches. Ishant has but Umesh has not....only 23 tests in 5 years....has never played a test in England, South Africa and New Zealand...the best places for fast-swing bowlers like him. The team management cannot think from the point of view of either Umesh or Bhuvi but pick the bowlers they think will help them most. I am not judging Bhuvi now but want both Umesh and Bhuvi to improve further.
  32. 3 points
    The Realist

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    As I have said previously get a damn computer to select teams if all we are getting is failures being endlessly recycled. This bunch of selectors are even more hopeless than the Patil lot. Either they are lazy or have their pet projects if Gambhir & Patel have come back despite doing nothing to warrant selection. Can't be too long before Raina & Yuvraj are recycled as well.
  33. 3 points
    Then why did you post that as a reply to me and how does that rest your argument? Look man, I am a fan of fast bowling in general and in specific of Indian fast bowlers. We have been at the receiving end of quick bowlers since the 80's and 90's. Now we have fast bowlers(Umesh,Shami, Ishant,Aaron) who can match or outdo opposition bowlers in pace and push them back. So few of us do get excited and quote speeds of the bowlers. Pace is a important skill to have for a fast bowler not every Tom, Dick and Harry can bowl quick. It takes special talent and effort to bowl quick. But that does not mean other skills like swing, accuracy, bounce, seam, reverse swing, cutters, yorkers are not important. Just because someone has pace they will not be successful in test cricket and just because someone swings the ball at medium pace will not be successful either. Like Rkt made the point they are not mutually exclusive skills. We need to look for bowlers who can bowl in all conditions. So far we only have Shami who comes close to this. Umesh is not the best bowler we have and neither is BK. But IMO Shami, Umesh, Bk and Ishant are a good team of Indian fast bowlers who can help us win the elusive overseas test series(Aus, SA, England and NZ).
  34. 3 points
    Malcolm Merlyn

    End of Saha's Indian career?

    These days Gujjus are first choice for everything.
  35. 3 points
    Texan

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    Yes, reminds me of those days. Even Dhoni was thought of as "not wicketkeeper material and only slogger" in those days. Even Sandeep Patil, then "A" team coach and future selector had given unfavorable feedback about Dhoni as compared to Karthik. Had we stuck to the Karthiks, MSK Prasads, Ajay Ratras, Parthiv Patels of this World, we would have missed the greatest keeper-batsman to play for India.
  36. 3 points
    Agreed. Umesh Yadav is the greatest pace bowler the World is about to see. End of story.
  37. 3 points
    Mosher

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    The selectors are like a who's who of under achiever's club. Now all that is left is to bring back Vinay Kumar.
  38. 3 points
    rkt.india

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    There is one more in Ben Foakes. They can play all 5 in their ODI team. All are good enough to make it even as batsmen.
  39. 3 points
    kosingh

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    This is BCCI equivelant of the US election. #Trump
  40. 3 points
    kosingh

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    Dhoni at 10% of his peak was better than this recycled little dud
  41. 3 points
    4 bowlers pick themselves irrespective of the pitch: 2 spinners and 2 pacers. So my two cents on these 4 first choice bowlers are: 1st Spinner: Ashwin 2nd Spinner: Jadeja. There could be an argument for JY given his performance in last test. However, Jadeja has proven himself over time and we need to see JY prove himself over Jadeja in at least 2-3 matches before being the automatic second spinner. Also, Butler and Woakes (2 right-handers) are likely to replace Duckett and Broad (2 left-handers) thus making a left-arm spinner more useful than an off-spinner given that you have Ashwin in the team as well. 1st Seamer: Shami 2nd Seamer: Bhuvi. Yes, Yadav produced that Bairstow wicket but mostly, he lacked control and provided a release ball to the batsman just when pressure was building up. Also, in the 3 matches Bhuvi has played in 2016, his stats are extra-ordinary even if you consider that pitches were helpful. 3 matches, 12 wickets at an average of 11.25, economy rate of 1.96 and strike rate of 34. The perceived notion that Umesh's pace and reverse swing has cause more trouble than Bhuvi's control and swing needs to be put to test. Can you imagine South Africa not playing Philander on slightly less helpful conditions for someone more pacy? For the Fifth bowler choice, two scenarios arise: Spin-friendly wicket: Choice should be Jayant Yadav. Don't think we need to debate this much. Pace-friendly wicket: Here, it gets a bit tricky. At this stage, Yadav is definitely a wiser choice as a bowler than an unknown entity like Pandya. But the problem with playing Umesh is that the batting order from No.7 down looks something like this: Saha (given his current form) Jadeja (can never be assured of Jaddu the batsman) Bhuvi (hasn't played an innings of note after the 2014 England tour where he scored 3 fifties) Umesh Shami Looks like a very long tail and India may not be able to add more runs after being 5 wickets down. This will probably clinch it for Pandya. But it will not be an easy decision for Kumble and Kohli. So, it seems apart from the home team advantage, team-selection will also be easier and more straight-forward if it is a turner!
  42. 2 points
  43. 2 points
    Same situation out here. There used to be queue all the way to the streets, not there are roughly 10 at every ATMs.
  44. 2 points
    putrevus

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    Karthik never had shortage of talent, on talent alone he is far better batsman than Dhoni. Karthik will score double hundred in practice matches and as soon bright lights are turned on he becomes complete opposite. It is always about his head, he simply does not have nerves to handle the bright lights.He was so horrible that Indian team begged to have PP has his replacement.
  45. 2 points
    +1. As much as I'm a Bhuvi fan who believes he deserves a chance even on non-helpful tracks, what rkt.India has posted is an undeniable fact. And its also a fact that Yadav has demonstrated he can be wicket taking with the old ball (reverse) on a completely dead pitch, this is something Bhuvi has yet to show. Unfortunately for Bhuvi, his extended run on unhelpful tracks came at a time where he was not at his best in terms of fitness and pace. Now maybe that he's back to his best, he can show something new. But its not an open and shut case, by any means. And Bhuvi fans have to admit, Yadav has improved significantly over the last few games - no longer a spray gun - not quite there yet, wickets haven't been there yet, but doesn't leak runs like he used to, and still bowls those jaffas now and again.
  46. 2 points
    SRT100

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    I would rather get Tendulkar to keep wickets. Lets be honest, if he played the stadium would be packed.
  47. 2 points
    Cricketics

    End of Saha's Indian career?

    Dk and VIjay have played for TN after that many times if you are referring to that situation. Anyway's Dk was never going to be on selector's radar. BCCI need to answer why Naman Ojha wasn't chosen as he is part of India A and already played a test in absence of Saha earlier.
  48. 2 points
    Sandeep99

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    What the hell!!! His batting and keeping are mediocre. Rishab Pant is in the form of his life and was there a better chance to make his debut? Or is Patel's selection an insurance for Saha to continue or few more years?
  49. 2 points
    Unleashed

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    They had a perfect opportunity to blood Ishan Kishan, Pant and Samson in this match. Instead the selectors went for the stupid option and gave a past failure a chance. What a joke.
  50. 2 points
    dude needs some teeth cleaning!! I can't understand how rich people have dirty teeth .... e.g. SRK, Ajay Devgyn, etc. Sheesh!!

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