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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
    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
  4. 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.
  5. 6 points
    Cricketics

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    Naman Ojha deserved it more surely since he already did well in his last test.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 4 points
    Padosis are giving us lectures on morality . I mean, we are hardly saints but this is too much .
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 3 points
    kosingh

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    This is BCCI equivelant of the US election. #Trump
  19. 3 points
    kosingh

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    Dhoni at 10% of his peak was better than this recycled little dud
  20. 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!
  21. 2 points
    Ok Zaheer, you are not that big a cosching superstar
  22. 2 points
    Cricketics

    Parthiv Patel in third test?

    I thought he did well when he came back as cover for Dhoni. Even played decent against South Africa in ODI's. Look's fit to me and it will only make Samson and Pant even hungrier to score more runs.I don't think it is the worst selection done. I hope he plays well. Here is how I look at this. I think Pant can wait a bit. I want to see Pant first in ODI's before I put him in test at no6. May be he can make way into opening slot when an opener fails and seals the opening slot as just pure batsman with someone like Sanju Samson also playing as a keeper on the same team. Blessing in disguise for Rishab Pant who had had a good start to his. Ranji
  23. 2 points
    Wonderful interview. How blessed we are to have this guy leading our team. His mindset and attention to fitness has never been seen in an Indian cricketer before. Already this is having a direct impact on the other youngsters coming through.
  24. 2 points
    A large part is that the PM is so popular. The feeling from the different surveys over the last few weeks is that the people trust the PM and see it as a punch in the mouth of black money holders. However they rightly were concerned with implementation of the project and are saying they are inconvenienced. I'm not sure if it was a generic PM the people would necessarily have supported the move. Now that it is done, the center needs to work overtime to iron out the bumps before December. This approval of the move can't sustain on PM's popularity alone. There are rumors on twitter that there was fear of a leak and thus the PM moved up the announcement earlier than intended, supposedly Dec 1st. I'm not convinced that's true, but it could be why it's not as efficient as it should be. Some people think that the PM will give a major SOP to the rural poor after the move is done to stamp out any residual resentment.
  25. 2 points
    Asim

    ICF 10 year anniversary

    I started posting actually after like 2 yrs of just time-to-time visiting and reading thread/posts mainly during Pak matches, probably started around 1st W20... before this I was somewhat active on some Pak forum but was more fun when I joined and started posting here ;)

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