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  1. 11 points
    That too when people thought he would flop given poor IPL
  2. 9 points
    kira

    This is brilliant!!!

  3. 9 points
    World Championship of Cricket in Australia 1985 In 1985 the Test-playing nations of the world gathered in Australia for a one-day tournament that saw India and Pakistan meet in the final. Check out Kapil's perfect yorker, gavaskar's jadejaesque runout, shiva bamboozling with his legspin video: https://streamable.com/bhrzd full article : http://www.cricket.com.au/news/feature/india-pakistan-1985-world-championship-of-cricket-gavaskar-dev-miandad-srikkanth-mcg/2017-06-16
  4. 8 points
    Dhoni is one of the greatest limited overs Captain ,cricket has ever had. Nothing surprising that MSD is guiding and helping out Kohli a lot .Kohli is still very new to Captaining is shorter formats anyway. It's Kohlis greatness that he is acknowledging Dhoni's contribution. It's MSD's greatness that he keeps helping the team and Kohli out instead shutting himself up after stepping down as captain. The great thing is that there is zero ego and great understanding between Kohli and Dhoni. As long as Indian cricket benefits ,that's all what matters.
  5. 8 points
    in b4 haters, cancer, selfish, Tendulkar, IPL, CSK, lunge.jpg, Krishna, Pant
  6. 6 points
    Look for many reasons I don't like Dhoni. But you need to appreciate the guy is really helping a lot. Haven't you guys heard his instructions to bowlers continuously (as a WK). Lol the other day he was even advising Chiku (pet name of Kohli) "Chiku, ye aage khelega, thora peeche rakh ke dalna..." "Chiku isko bahar khikana..." Similarly he advices Kedar too... As long as he's helping team to win, why bother? Atkeast he's not behaving like Hafeez who's body language tells that he wants Sarfaraz to fail...
  7. 6 points
    I guess it depends on the team you are playing. I would recommend such an approach for the final against Pakistan coz their biggest threat is taking wkts up front. Plus you don't need a huge total against Pakistan and 300-320 should be enough which the current approach can get you. But moving forward, and against teams like Australia and England you need to maximize PP overs. That's why somebody like Pant needs to be tried at the top so that Dhawan can take his time, which he doesn't need a lot of TBH, to get set and play a big knock while Pant kick starts the inning with a quickfire 30-40 the way Sehwag used to do so scores like 330-360 are reachable.
  8. 6 points
    Ultimate_Game

    This is brilliant!!!

    Afghans are defacto Indian citizens Their home ground is Noida's cricket stadium and I wish they become a force in cricketing world soon
  9. 5 points
    MS Dhoni’s behind-the-scenes role in India’s ICC Champions Trophy campaign once again came to the fore during the semifinal match against Bangladesh at the Edgbaston cricket ground on Thursday. If Kedar Jadhav turned the game for India, it was only after the former skipper advised Virat Kohli to try a part-timer. Another ‘priceless’ input from MS Dhoni helped Kohli introduce a part-time off spinner like Kedar Jadhav into the attack and how the game changed in India’s favour. India walloped Bangladesh by nine wickets to storm into Sunday’s Champions Trophy final where a newborn Pakistan are waiting. Kohli, whose respect for Dhoni has been quite consistent, revealed that when Hardik Pandya was leaking runs, it was India’s former captain who said that the regulars needed rest and Kedar Jadhav was the right man to clinch a breakthrough. Kedar Jadhav (6-0-22-2) got the wickets of Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim in quick succession and Bangladesh never recovered from that dual blow. Shakib Al Hasan’s departure only added to the pressure. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur undid their third wicket 123-run stand when both senior batsmen gifted their wickets by playing atrocious strokes on a wicket that was tailor-made for runs. “Kedar’s wickets were a bonus. We wanted to cover up the overs because Hardik was going for runs. MS said Kedar was a good option and that worked for us,” said Kohli. Kedar Jadhav said his bowling was all about “reading the batsman’s mind”. “I had six wickets before this and all were top batsmen, not tailenders. Today, I was being guided a lot by MS Dhoni and just by eye contact I knew what lengths to bowl,” said Jadhav. His impeccable glovework notwithstanding, MS Dhoni’s presence in the dressing room is indeed working wonders. Kohli’s appreciation and now Jadhav’s acknowledgement are testimony enough that Dhoni is here to stay for some time. http://www.hindustantimes.com/icc-champions-trophy-2017/icc-champions-trophy-bowling-kedar-jadhav-was-ms-dhoni-s-idea-reveals-virat-kohli/story-PVxy5LubQe5oDYmOehAebJ.html
  10. 5 points
    Indian team management should monitor these 2 carefully. Big game for Pakistan, their biggest in many many years. Out of desperation these 2 may start chucking. We saw how they would chuck in critical moments in their Australia tour, may see a repeat again. Honestly no matter how good a batsman is, once the bowler starts chucking it gets very difficult. We need to be wary, bottom line.Our opponents aren't really known for their integrity on the field....ball biting, ball/pitch tampering, claiming dropped catches, old habits die hard. FYI I am being paranoid for a reason. In the 2014 WT20 finals, Senanayake chucked his way to a match winning spell where he tied down UV. He was subsequently banned after that match but the damage was done.
  11. 5 points
    Asim miyan, We can beat you in the finals if you reach the finals. If your team has mastered the art of group stage exits in major tournaments, there is nothing we can do. I have another wonderful stat to share: Brazil have not yet beaten India in a FIFA world cup final.
  12. 5 points
    I feel sorry for team which has Malik as backbone.
  13. 5 points
    You seem to be short on comprehension as well. Its not the suggestion, but the line and lengths that helped, and that is where MSD'a advice probably helped .If you see the first wicket, you would see how animated Dhoni was .Apparently there was a plan that was devised and it worked.
  14. 5 points
    I've seen Dhoni advising Kohli on the ground. Many times TVs don't show everything happening on the ground. Respect to Dhoni. The caught behind he took of Shakib was very sharp...
  15. 5 points
    Oh dear ,now look what you have done.. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
  16. 5 points
    rkt.india

    Kuldeep, Pant selected for WI tour

    Should have picked one new young fast bowler. Nathu should have been picked.
  17. 5 points
    express bowling

    Shami over Pandya/Ash?

    Shami is sufficiently experienced too and a much better ODI bowler than Ashwin.
  18. 4 points
    India vs Pakistan ,Final of an ICC tournament .On Sunday we will be playing Pakistan for the 129th time.Arguably one of the most significant matches in our rivalry with Pakistan.A rivalry that looked boringly one sided,dead and buried has come back alive in a spectacular fashion. We all know our record against Pakistan in ICC tournaments is impeccable .But how good are they statistically ?As a lead up to the match we at ICF will look up at some of the interesting stats between India and Pakistan in ICC tournaments. Head to Head : India have played Pakistan a total of 128 ODIs.Pakistan leads the head to head with 72 wins and India 52.4 No results In world cups (including T20s) it's 11- 0 in our favour. We all know that. But in Champions trophy it's 2-2 but we have won the last 2.Pakistan won the encounters in 2004 and 2009 If we include the B&H trophy in 1985 (the pre cursor to CT) it's 4-2 in our favour. Coincidentally we beat Pakistan both in Group stage and final in that tournament as well. Hopefully a sign of things to come on Sunday. In ICC tournament finals we have met Pakistan 2 times and won both times .If we include knock outs ,India record against Pakistan stands 4-0 As a quirky stat , we have played Pakistan 30 times on Sundays .Pakistan Lead the head to head in that with 16 wins to India’s 13.One of them was a washed out. Individual stats (in ICC Tournaments): Virat Kohli’s 100 in Adelaide was the first 100 by an India in ICC tournaments against Pakistan In comparison Saeed Anwer (2003 WC) and Shoaib malik (2009 CT) have scored 100s against India in ICC tournaments. Venkatesh Prasad’s 5/27 in Manchester 1999 WC is the best figures in India Pakistan Matches. For Pakistan Sohail Khan (2015 WC) and Wahab Riaz (2011WC) are the only ones to take five wkt hauls . Sachin leads the run scoring charts in India – Pakistan encounters (in ICC matches) with 321 runs .Kohli is quickly closing on him with 235 runs. Our starting XI against Bangladesh has 74 hundreds in between them,30 of them outside Asia. In comparison, Pakistan XI has 30 centuries between them with just 13 outside Asia. Illustrates the gulf n batting between the two sides. Champions trophy 2017 stats: The final will be a shootout not only for the trophy between India and Pakistan but also between Indian openers for Golden bat.Dhawan is the leading scorer in the tournament with 317 runs at an average of 79.25.But Rohit Sharma follows him closely with 304 runs at an even better average of 101.33. Azhar Ali leads Pakistan run scoring charts with 169 runs with an average of 42.25 and SR of 71.30 But as well know Pakistan’s real strength is their bowling. Hasan Ali leads the bowling charts with 10 wickets at an average of 17.20 and Eco of 4.52.Of the others involved in the final Junaid Khan has 7 wickets (in 3 matches) and for India, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar leads the charts with 6 wickets. The last nine matches in this champions trophy have been won by the team batting 2nd .So its safe to say whoever wins the toss will be looking to bowl first. Oval where the final will be played has produced the only two 300+ chases in the tournament. England successfully chased 309 against Bangladesh and Srilanka chased 320 against India comfortably.
  19. 4 points
    I might die of laughing
  20. 4 points
  21. 4 points
    Kohli already said this during the SL game that bowling Kedhar was dhoni's idea A keeper does have inputs and sets the fields and also gives feedback to the bowlers. And in Dhoni we have a ex captain so obviously it is great to have such input. I like that Kohli and Dhoni are able to have such a symbiotic relationship on the field..shows both of their maturity. Dhoni can guide and put forth his inputs and Kohli will learn . Good for the team morale.
  22. 4 points
    did you hear what jadav had to say about Dhoni's suggestion was that tactical enough for you? do you have some other 'not a valuable suggestion' 'stating the obvious' whinge angle on that too. Disgusting Dhoni hate in the forums, not neutral.
  23. 4 points
    This nous and cricketing street smarts is the reason I wanted Dhoni in the team along with Pant. Hopefully Kohli learns and improves by 2019 WC It's a knack to bring the right bowler at the right time and Dhoni has mastered it. One of the best captains in shorter formats in world cricket and a true legend
  24. 4 points
    That is why dhoni is very essential to this team M shocked actually people are surprised at it, In kohli's captaincy we hardly have seen such moves.....dhoni was always very good at using these papplu cards Its gr8 for kohli to get help from dhoni as long as he is there.......dhoni has been one of the most brilliant odi captains Every captain needs some sought of help......dhoni in intial yrs was lucky to have lot of seniors and during our downfall he didnt have nybody to give a diff perspective . Tilll the time dhoni is there kohli shud make the best use of him
  25. 4 points
    Being self critical and stoic is a norm in British culture, you can see the evidence of this in their humour itself which is strongly sarcasm and self depreciation. A good way to begin curing depression is by accepting your limitations and being good to yourself. Perfectionism is endemic in industrially developed countries which is the breeding ground for any kind of mental illness.
  26. 4 points
    This guy seems to be from the same gene pool as Imran Nazir and Afridi. Don't see him lasting more than 15-20 balls.
  27. 4 points
    the average pakistani on twitter probably spends about 6 hours a day crying like a little bitch about sehwag's tweets..."so not funny"..."such cheap humor"...blah blah bah. i just have to ask: are there no celebrities in pakistan? make some celebrities of your own, then you wouldn't have to get offended by ours. sehwag posts a lot of nonsense, but these Pakistani spend all day and night obsessing over his and other indian celebrities' tweets.
  28. 4 points
    express bowling

    Shami over Pandya/Ash?

    Even today, despite being expensive, Pandya could have picked up 2 wickets in his 4 overs One wicket was a bowled off a no-ball and that does not dilute the quality of the delivery. The second was a dropped catch off a bouncer, which should have been taken If he had got those 2 wickets, his performance would have been better even in terms of economy
  29. 4 points
    maniac

    Virender Sehwag Funny Tweets/Posts

    I support this troll attempt by Sehwag...classy way to own Latif i sign off on this attempt-high praise
  30. 4 points
  31. 4 points
    Jadeja is a better bowler, fielder and batsman in shorter formats than Ashwin. Pak really struggle to get him away and his wkt to wkt lines give us nice control. He can't be dropped, especially for Ashwin who hasn't done much.
  32. 4 points
    Fakhar with Hardik
  33. 3 points
    Dhaka and Sharjah hope you show up when India kicks your ass again on Sunday
  34. 3 points
    Whats with the padosi style threads Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
  35. 3 points
    Well this is as expected. Kohli has an excellent mentor in Dhoni since yrs now, but at the end of the day its Kohli who has to lead. This group of players are all experienced and have learnt and improved playing continuous cricket since last 5 yrs or more. They are bound to be good. Hope Kohli can go 1 level up from Dhoni and win multiple ICC tournaments. Winning championships is the toughest thing and we certainly have the fire power with these group of players for next few years.
  36. 3 points
    I dont agree to it as when we have so much of depth whats the reason for this safe approach, half of the time the lower order is not getting to bat. We have jaddu, ashwin, bhuvi ....they can hold the bat to. Still find it hard that some cricketers are yet to come in terms that par scores have changed so u have to leave no opportunity of scoring runs. N runrate lowest among all nations still is not justified......its not we have azhar ali n shehzad as openers.... There was a lot more inetent from 95 onwards in teams then i have seen with our current team. PP is still powerplay there are just 2 fielders outside , yes their are 2 new balls but conditions have become flatter n bats have become heavier to We just need to add a few more shots ....very few
  37. 3 points
    Ironhide

    This is brilliant!!!

    He said "most of them were getting high in Sheesha Lounge", which is true as many people have seen Pakistani players getting high in Lounges this week.
  38. 3 points
    While I find Akram to be one of the best in the history of the game, I would say he was more of a flasher than implementer. He survived on hunting the tailenders, not the main batsmen. I think there was this list of bowlers who could dismiss the top batsmen. Even Srinath was higher on the list against Akram. Given Akram's talent, his test record is nothing to be proud of. Also, his wicket tally was inflated because of the cushion that Waqar gave him. there was also this stat of matches wasim and waqar played together. The matches wasim played with waqar, his stats were way better than in the ones without him. Also, that was an era where batsmen also used to react to bowlers as per their hype and impression. Had he been bowling today, he would have been great, however his econ and avg would go for toss for sure.
  39. 3 points
    He was keeping in IPL.... obviously he can't bowl while he keep And "since May" is a very convinent way of doing stats. The whole RCB team was suffering the whole season. He did play a couple of good innings. Has Batted only twice since IPL with 31 in one warm-up and then a quick fire 25 off 13 against SL. Hardly bowled in the SL game and got two wickets yesterday.
  40. 3 points
    velu

    This is brilliant!!!

    i love afghanistan
  41. 3 points
    Only if they need to play at 3 RPO.
  42. 3 points
    This was during the peak of his career and he elaborates on this thoughts more in his book. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/england-ashes-hero-steve-harmison-10629666 I know the first reaction here especially from people here in Asia is to scoff at this. Book publishing is one of standard ways a lot English cricketers try to support their post playing days. Almost all of them are writing books and then publicizing it. We feel that this seems to be a problem only with First world players and our players are tougher coming up from more hard background. Asian players will appreciate and enjoy their success lot more as this is their chance for making it in life in an insane competitive world where there are no freebies in life. However, with time I have changed my outlook on this. Guys like Trescothick, Trott and Harmison are living their own life and they are facing their own demons. They are not soft or pansies for battling and owning up to mental illness. We don't know what battles any other individuals are facing in life. Robin Williams one of the most famous comedians was fighting some of the biggest demons in his heads all his life. Life in the west is privileged no doubt but it can also be very isolating. Few times I have had to spend some days there can be very unsettling sometimes for the isolation that hits you. It feels very easy to slip into depression. Plus Substance abuse is a very common theme in lot of sections of society there. Second point is that it is a myth that We here have sorted it all out when it comes to mental illness. Mental illness is so much more prevalent here than we are ready to accept. I have seen so many women who are busy all life supporting others in life and losing their own identity fighting depression later in life. This is just one of the sections of the society - there are many others going through different types of mental illness. Teens under performance pressure, young couples in bad marriage, etc. Our big cities are already like west in terms of problems and issues we are facing on an individual life, I am sure depression is something that some of our sportspeople also deal with. I think it is good that people are opening up with their stories and it is good to share and learn from them.
  43. 3 points
    They have been reversing ball so early, where as other team can't even reverse in late overs. I am not sure if they are doing something to the ball, although i wouldn't be surprised.
  44. 3 points
    This Indian fast bowling is the best I have seen in ODI, Bhuvi was very accurate n used diff lengths to keep BATSMEN busy, also quite a few runs came of edges, he has shown remarkable improvement in all depts, also looked threatening n like taking a wicket on a batters paradise. Bumrah bowled with pace n control, also changed length later on but should do it more initially as well also offcutter would be handy on some surfaces. Pandya went for some runs but could get wkts n bowled well and is growing as a player, I like that he is aggressive n uses short ball well, he is a natural talent n doesn't get fazed easily.
  45. 3 points
    I think Gollum is a legend for thinking out of the box like that. Needs great tailunt to think like that about predicting a bowler who may turn up to chuck on big day. What say @maniac
  46. 3 points
    We thrashed you black and blue in the first match. How do we have a phattu mentality?
  47. 3 points
    Beast player, beast captain. Future ODI great Futuew greatest ODI player ever Current Legend Current Arjun Current Tom Brady's daddy Current Michael Schumacher of Cricket Current Jesus Current Bhagwan Currwnt God Current Fastest Fiber Cable network Current Legend Legend
  48. 3 points
    Such a refreshing change of captaincy from Kohli today. He is learning from the best ODI captain in history to perform a spin choke. Bringing kedar was a classic dhoni move. Kohli trusts main bowlers more instead of part timers. Great for the team if he could improve on this. New ball with bhuvi and shami when fit. Spin choke in the middle and Bhuvi/Bumrah in the end. This prospect is brilliant if we could deliver these on a more regular basis. Great to see he has learnt from SL match and also the bowlers backed it and no one leaked boundary/over. Maybe for the first time i didn't get angry at kohli's captaincy be it anything. Great win today.
  49. 3 points
    1. Play Shami ahead of Ashwin 2. Open with Bhuvi & Shami That should be job done
  50. 3 points
    SK_IH

    How to Stop Fakhar Zaman's top edges?

    bhuvi will take care of fakar

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