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  1. 4 points
    This is why test cricket is best, there are no flukes and wins like these are so memorable.No odi wins except world cup can be compared to this.
  2. 3 points
    I was on vacation in my home city Mumbai when 26/11 -2008 happened. i was at CCI at Churchgate, literally 5 mins away from what happened in the South Mumbai area. International cricket should and will never return to that country who sponsored it - unless that country itself ceases to exist.
  3. 2 points
    mancalledsting

    Shai Hope- take a bow!

    First player to score a century in both innings of a first class/test game in Headingly (127 year period). In a sizeable 4th innings chase, on one of the most difficult batting tracks in the world against a very good attack. Has good technique and temperament. Really hope he can help bring respect and dignity back to West Indies test cricket. Massive respect!!
  4. 2 points
    "We have a squad of 15, we'll look to give some of the other guys a go" That's what he said In the presentation after the 3rd game.
  5. 2 points
    How can any team score 600 in 120 overs, He knew light was a factor.There is no defending Dhoni's cowardice . Dhoni again proved his conservative captaincy by not opting to chase a small total in WI therefore negating your point about bowling strength. Team shoulds evolve what is good for 1970s-80s Indian team cannot be good modern Indian teams. Dhoni with his playing safe attitude pushed Indian test teams at least a decade back. Gavaskar and Srikanth's inept and cowardly batting cost Indian team a test/series win against Australia 1985, chasing 120 odd runs with rain in forecast they chose to be happy with draw denying Kapil Dev a chance for test win.India has never sniffed a chance of winning a series ever since. Allan Border made a bold declaration in 1986 Chennai tied test against a stronger Indian team and as a result Ausssie have never looked back.That tied test is viewed as their turning point , winning is an attitude which only a captain can force upon his team.
  6. 2 points
    To those who are defending the rapist Baba, wake up. Don't you have mothers and sisters in your lives? Shocking to see how low you guys will go just to score political points and create agenda. This asshole got what he deserved, a fraud pervert criminal rapist cum murderer has so many defenders even among the so called educated class....unfckingbelievable !!!
  7. 2 points
    Give it a decade. BD should emerge as a proper test side.
  8. 2 points
    Congrats Bangladesh. They are similar to how we were in the 60s. It will be criminal if BCCI still refuses to play tests against them. They deserve to play a 3 test series in India, no question. I think they are a better test team than present Lanka.
  9. 2 points
    1) Explains his high average. 2)
  10. 2 points
    Comment is in very poor taste. Shows himself as a bitter, sad guy with a massive inferiority complex.
  11. 2 points
    Don't Whine like the Srilankans, Ranatunga should have added.
  12. 2 points
    Well sure Indian crowds have some bad behavior in the past. But the comment is still in poor taste. And thank God Indian players don't behave like the Lankan ones. Bowling intentional no-balls etc.
  13. 2 points
    Potential? OP asks who is currently the best allrounder in the world. Fast bowlers who can bat well enough for the top 6 are rare, and are rightly valued and sought after. But are also over-rated due to this. There's a wide gulf between the Shaqib and Stokes as test bowler - Shaqib can play as the 1st choice spinner for any test team in the world, not just Bangladesh. And even if you give the batting edge to Stokes over Shaqib, that particular gap is nowhere near as wide. Overall, Shaqib is just a better test cricketer than Stokes, period. Does Shaqib get more "opportunities" with the bat because he bats for a weaker team? Sure. But he also gets more pressure. Take the ongoing Toyger-Aus test as an example. He walked in at 10/3. Stokes by contrast, gets to walk in and play his "natural game" 8 times out of 10. Nobody will point a finger at him if he fails to cross 40 5 times in a row. Not the case with Shaqib. I actually have a bit of a negative bias against the Bangles players, and especially their fans. Their players act like superstars because they get a lot of crowd adulations, even those that haven't really achieved much with their cricket. And the less said about the majority of Toyger fans' silliness, the better. But you got to be objective and give credit where its due. Shaqib is a bit of a tool, but is undisputedly the best test allrounder at the moment.
  14. 1 point
    I hope some new talent makes it fun, last time it was nathu n kuldeep.... N hope good pitches are given......wonder why dnt we have matches in Dharamshala or Jaipur. Pitches there have really good bounce
  15. 1 point
    Pacers selected for Duleep Trophy 2017 Siraj Thampi Aniket C Rajpoot Saini Ishant Chama Kaul Dinda Dhawal Unadkat No Nathu, Avesh, Nagarkoti, Khejroliya
  16. 1 point
    My preferred 11 .... although unlikely to happen exactly this way 1. Rohit (c) ( as Kohli needs rest ) 2. Rahane 3. Pandey 4. Rahul 5. Dhoni 6. Jadhav 7. Axar 8. Bhuvi 9. Shardul 10. Kuldeep 11. Bumrah -- Kohli needs rest badly .... if he decides to play anyway then drop Jadhav and he can bat at No. 6 which will give him some rest. -- Pandya needs rest too .... he is overworked -- M. Pandey deserves time in the middle, let him bat at No.3 -- Rahul needs to bat at No.4 in every match, as we want to groom him for that slot, and he is inexperienced in this format -- Let's see how Axar fares at No.7
  17. 1 point
    Hoping to at least see Kuldeep. Wish Pant was in the squad too ;( but its a moot point because even if he was there, he would have never been picked ;(
  18. 1 point
    lol are you a premi of the rapist baba?
  19. 1 point
    All rounder? more like a batsman than swears a bit.
  20. 1 point
    Both are extremes. Root was a tad silly with the early declaration but Dhoni's 600 target on day 5 for Kiwis was a whole different level of cowardice. We should have won that series 2-0.
  21. 1 point
    There is a huge difference between 320 and 600 .No one was asking MSD to declare when lead was 400 but wanted him to declare after lead went past 500.There was zero intent shown by Indian team then to force a win there.They looked like they were happy to win the series 1-0 and winning the test was secondary to them.Same thing happened in 2011 against WI. Winning a test match should not be an afterthought.A good captain should always play and go for a win every test they play, test wins especially overseas are rare and when you get a team down you should always go for a kill which was clearly missing when Dhoni was captain even against weaker teams.
  22. 1 point
    Gollum

    Two tier test cricket

    No, one tier system is ok. Fads like 2 tier tests, pink ball tests, 4 day tests must end. Don't want to pollute the greatest game on Planet Earth, these fads will serve better purpose in JAMODIs and T20 circus matches.
  23. 1 point
    putrevus

    Two tier test cricket

    I am in favor of Two tier system myself but two things to consider.Will England and Australia still play Ashes if either of the team falls to second tier. Second one is sanctity of stats.
  24. 1 point
    how did you conclude there was a lack of evidence?
  25. 1 point
    goose

    Two tier test cricket

    Some are saying this discredits the two tier concept since the likes of WI and BA can in fact mix it with the big names. I say we need a two tier system. These losses should and must hurt financially.
  26. 1 point
    Eng have a very solid plan A with no plan B. If the other side pulls a rabbit out they have no answer.
  27. 1 point
    Pollack

    War is coming

    Winter is coming.
  28. 1 point
    yea, n anderson wud 36 by next year as well .
  29. 1 point
    This was an awesome match. Watched the last day till the end.
  30. 1 point
    Texan

    Left-wing Terrorism

    Every time you switch on any English language news channel (except Republic) especially NDTV, you will keep hearing about right wing extremism, intolerance, etc etc. However, very little will you hear about left-wing terrorism that, if anything, is the worst kind of extremism that our country is facing in the form of Naxals. So, my question is - how come nobody faults the CPM, CPI and other Left parties for the activities of the Naxals while at the same time any criminal conduct by any cow vigilant gets directly somehow tied to BJP, Modi, RSS et al? How come all our overwhelming majority of leftist parties (beyond just the Left front) not get admonished when Naxals strike? If the same rules were to be applied to both sides of the spectrum, I would like to see the so called "intellectuals" do dharnas, award wapsi, have long debates about left-wing terrorists and directly blame leftist parties for the same. Somehow, leftist parties get away scot-free. Why is this so?
  31. 1 point
    Both hathkangha and Wade gone, Maxwell has to step up, but runs are too much on this pitch. Sent from my vivo 1601 using Tapatalk
  32. 1 point
    This is how Pak, bang felt when sehwag opened his mouth.
  33. 1 point
    He is a criminal. Period. There is no question about it. Several people were killed during the case and the verdict on those killings is yet to come. He will be in the jail for life.
  34. 1 point
    riots used to happen every where in the world back then ,now security has tightened up ,it is down to crowds interest in the game ,once you become "logical" you wont be that interested any more ,wi used to have riots i remember a pic of kepler wessel and other aus all locked up in the dressing room as they feared being attacked ,now the grounds are empty as they dont care any more , in ind as well interest levels have gone down significantly as the crowd behavior has improved ....funny how things work
  35. 1 point
    Only bengalies and their neighbors oddisha are to be blamed @Malcolm Merlyn
  36. 1 point
    Watched last 2 hours of the game. Pitch was good for stroke making, but it wasn't easy to bat on. There were some balls rolling along the ground - Blackwood tried to pull one and keeper had to stop it at toes and then there were some just shooting from good length around off stump like real jaffa. Surviving those deliveries was more challenging than scoring 300 in last day. Brathwaite and Hope somehow managed not to throw wickets on those deliveries. 9 out of 10 times, good accurate bowling would be enough to bowl out teams there. Apart from avoiding those balls, they consistently played their strokes and kept runs coming. I think England lost the plot in last session where they were visibly frustrated and couldn't control themselves. Then there were drop catches, 5 runs on overthrows, wides, wayward bowling and Broad kicking up the pitch. I think what we witnessed was top class batting and an average bowling performance.
  37. 1 point
    A big over reaction there. England is still a very good team, coming from a neutral. They are a flawed team like many others and WI have played some good cricket the last couple of years. If WI play their best cricket they can get these kind of solitary wins against any side in the world, so no need to feel bad.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Don't eat like Ranatunga- that message would have probably made him a bigger hero in Srilanka
  40. 1 point
    If windies win, we can undermine Pakistani 2 wins last year in england
  41. 1 point
    Shai Hope wow- did My spell check say Brathwaite???
  42. 1 point
    Basically Bran is the 3-eyed Raven and everything he says is taken at face value. It doesn't make sense that the Knights of the Vale so easily turned their backs on LF, especially since they are loyal to Robin Arryn, who considers LF a father figure. The dumbest thing was the fight scene between Theon and the Greyjoy soldier. The directors showed the guy kicking Theon in the groin 3 times, as if we need a reminder that Theon was mutilated. What's worse, Theon was getting a power-up as the guy kicked him. As if kicks to that region wouldn't hurt normally, and losing one's genitals turns that region into a magical power up button. Kick here and boost your enemy's power level over 9000
  43. 1 point
    Stumped

    Bishoo no-ball discussion

    Problem with checking the no ball after it's been called is the batsman can claim he only went for that shot because the umpire called no ball.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    hain ? WHen was in media ? Fact is Media person who started the investigation was killed ....Kuch bhi maatlab
  46. 1 point
    M S Dhoni (India) - ODI Cricket Performance Analysis by Batting Position Position Inns NO 100s 50s 0s HS Runs Avg S/R Ca St Opening 2 0 0 1 0 96 98 49.00 86.73 2 0 3 16 4 2 6 1 183* 993 82.75 99.70 13 8 4 26 5 1 11 1 109* 1223 58.24 94.81 27 13 5 67 17 4 15 1 134 2693 53.86 87.78 65 16 6 115 35 1 27 2 139* 3738 46.73 83.89 88 38 7 28 11 2 5 3 139* 812 47.76 94.97 34 13 8 3 0 0 0 0 20 51 17.00 62.20 2 0 Overall 257 72 10 65 8 183* 9608 51.94 88.47 278 99 And this guy has batted most of his career at 5,6,7 Now how long did others took to reach 10k runs Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Inns Scorecard SR Tendulkar (INDIA) v Australia Indore 31 Mar 2001 18 Dec 1989 11y 103d 266 259 ODI # 1699 SC Ganguly (Asia/INDIA) v Sri Lanka Dambulla 3 Aug 2005 11 Jan 1992 13y 204d 272 263 ODI # 2265 RT Ponting (AUS/ICC) v South Africa Basseterre 24 Mar 2007 15 Feb 1995 12y 37d 272 266 ODI # 2552 JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) v Australia Sydney 23 Jan 2009 9 Jan 1996 13y 14d 286 272 ODI # 2802 BC Lara (ICC/WI) v Pakistan Karachi 16 Dec 2006 9 Nov 1990 16y 37d 287 278 ODI # 2466 R Dravid (Asia/ICC/INDIA) v Sri Lanka Margao 14 Feb 2007 3 Apr 1996 10y 317d 309 287 ODI # 2522 TM Dilshan (SL) v Pakistan Hambantota 26 Jul 2015 11 Dec 1999 15y 227d 319 293 ODI # 3672 KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) v Australia Sydney 17 Feb 2012 5 Jul 2000 11y 227d 315 296 ODI # 3241 Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK) v India Birmingham 19 Sep 2004 22 Nov 1991 12y 302d 322 299 ODI # 2179 ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) v India Colombo (RPS) 9 Aug 2005 26 Dec 1989 15y 226d 337 328 ODI # 2268 DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL) v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 18 Nov 2011 24 Jan 1998 13y 298d 355 333 ODI # 3214 Dhoni in 257 innings and 392 runs away.....well will do it before many top order batsman in that list above Now diff is On many occasions overs would have been finished were he cud have scored more when he was not out ........and most top order batsman generally gets lot more overs If i take not outs from no.5 position- 17+35+11 = 63 chances to score more.......take half or even less for the sake of argument who knws this guy might have been the quickest to reach 10k Says a lot about his consistency .....infact that is one hell of consistency if u check his every year stats Talking about stats- Year Mat Inns NO 100s 50s 0s HS Runs Avg S/R Ca St 2004 3 3 1 0 0 1 12 19 9.50 135.71 4 2 2005 27 24 6 2 3 1 183* 895 49.72 103.11 19 6 2006 29 26 6 0 7 0 96 821 41.05 92.98 33 3 2007 37 33 8 1 7 3 139* 1103 44.12 89.60 31 18 2008 29 26 7 1 8 0 109* 1097 57.74 82.30 38 11 2009 29 24 7 2 9 0 124 1198 70.47 85.57 26 11 2010 18 17 4 1 3 1 101* 600 46.15 78.95 19 4 2011 24 22 9 0 6 0 91* 764 58.77 89.88 17 6 2012 16 14 6 1 3 0 113* 524 65.50 87.63 12 5 2013 26 20 8 1 5 1 139* 753 62.75 96.05 21 13 2014 12 10 2 0 5 0 79* 418 52.25 92.07 7 6 2015 20 17 3 0 4 0 92* 640 45.71 86.84 27 3 2016 13 10 0 0 1 1 80 278 27.80 80.12 13 4 2017 16 11 5 1 4 0 134 498 83.00 82.86 11 7 Overall (14) 299 257 72 10 65 8 183* 9608 51.94 88.47 278 99 Do people still want him dropped for having one poor year .......... Yes his s/r have dropped but all top players face some sought of dip in their game .... I really hope he does it before ganguly, would be tough but really hoping he does before ganguly or ponting
  47. 1 point
    Wow. even SC confirms the HC ruling on confiscation of dera properties. This better form a precedent for future rioting or courts are fecked (IMO courts are already hanging by a thread).
  48. 1 point
    Muloghonto

    US Open 2017-28th AUG to 10th SEP

    We will see how Fed's back is doing versus tiafoe. From what i've seen of his practice clips from USO buildup, he looks fine. Back injury or not, i wasn't expecting him to play 4 of 5 weeks leading up to USO final anyways. Anyhow, has anyone seen an easier draw than the one Cilic/Zverev have ? i never bet on tennis but am real tempted to bet on Zverev reaching the final.
  49. 1 point
    I don't think Eng, NZ, Aus, Ireland will go there for a long time, maybe ever again, probably viewing the security situation as too dangerous for Westerners. I don't think we should tour them, but you never know what the Indian government will authorize. I can see some of the teams like Bang/ AFG/ WI/SL/ Zim touring there much sooner, whether because the boards are satisfied with the security situation or they don't look past the monetary reward. SA is the big team that may tour Padosiland, IMO. Faf is part of the world XI touring them correct? If he gives a positive review of the situation, that may be good enough for the rest of the Saffers.
  50. 1 point
    After hurting harassing troubling doing to chandimal... Pandya knocks him off taking his wickets. That's total domination.

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