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  1. 5 points
    CoverDrive

    Why India is not in World XI?

    I read this article by Ugra and was bewildered - http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20668282/sharda-ugra-why-there-indians-world-xi? Is it really such a difficult thing to answer? Let me a total randum dude and not an expert try to answer 1. Security concerns - Indians are definitely likely to be a much bigger targets for terrorists. The SL attack was also initial planned for the Indian team. When Indian tour was cancelled they decided to continue with the conspiracy and target SL team instead. 2. Diplomatic reasons - India and Pakistan are engaged in low intensity warfare for months now. Govt. is not really keen to carry on any relations with a state we are not in very friendly terms with 3. Things have not really improved - There are no indication that from the last time govt' decided to not tour / play with pakistan things have really improved. State sponsored terrorism continues at the same levels. Ugra mentions PM's 2015 Lahore visit but ignores that right after that India suffered terrorist attacks that has made things worse than ever. Talking about our place in world cricket etc.without considering above factors is a very ignorant position to take. Our situation is not all the same as the other countries part of World XI. Their concern is only security related and that also is a much bigger issue for us.
  2. 4 points
    Austin 3:!6

    Why India is not in World XI?

    Trophy for this tournament: Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  3. 4 points
    I beg to differ. What pressure to perform.No one expects Abhishek Bachan to be like his father. They just expect some good movies .Despite getting a so many opportunities , he has proven to be a non star. Which means he did not have it in him and is in the industry only because he is a celebrity kid. No one expected Rohan Gavaskar to be Sunil Gavaskar. Even if he had been an averagely talented cricketer, he would be fine . But he was not even average. If the son of Rajeev Gandhi had half a brain, he would have been a successful leader , given the hold of his family over Indian politics.But alas! It is more a case of unworthy celebrity offsprings being given chances. The worthy celebrity offsprings manage to make a mark irr9espective of the so called pressure and spot light. For most people , getting an opportunity is the most difficult part which the celebrity kids don' t even have to bother about. They get their tailor made debuts , practice with stars and get opportunities to bowl to stars. Arjun Tendulkar will get all this . The advantages, the easier chances.He will get into teams with one or two good performances while some unknown kids will have to perform consistently for seasons . If he is good , then no problem. Even If he is average, he will make teams that others will have to shine to get in . Even if he is below average, he will make it to MI for years . If the sons of bcci officials can be permanent members of some teams and even sons of politicians get into teams, why not the son of a cricketer. I feel there is hardly any disadvantage in being a celebrity offsprings. It is more a case of ' what have they got to lose' .
  4. 3 points
    It is simple really in sports. if he is good enough he will take wickets and move up.
  5. 3 points
    tweaker

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    If given a opportunity any youngsters can replace any superstar players. The game is too big to be impacted by any individual player.The game always move on. If we have this mentality how are we going to look forward. The board is looking after the popularity of brand"Dhoni". They should judge him as a player.
  6. 3 points
    Laaloo

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    Well there goes the 2019 World Cup ;(
  7. 3 points
    How will a suitable replacement be found if no one else is tried for any length of time ? I can understand people wanting Dhoni to play based on his current ability to play with his team in trouble...... but the " no suitable replacement " logic is a poor one.
  8. 2 points
    Kid's got heart. Have seen so many rich kids throw daddy's cash and party all life. He is working hard, no need to be cynical.
  9. 2 points
    There is ghanta wrong with our system, when it comes to giving opportunities to young players. How old was Tendulkar when he debuted? Go check how old Harbhajan was when he first played for India. Or Sivaramkrishnan. Or for more recent examples, Rohit Sharma and Pawan Negi. If a young player is good enough, and has a skill-set that fits a role that's needed for the team, our selectors have never shied away from handing out a debut to a teenager. In Negi's case, we needed a left-arm spinner to back up Ashwin for T20s, prefereably one that could come in and slog a few big hits. And Negi was given the opportunity. Not saying he was a great selection or anything, just an example of a young player getting the call when a role was identified and he was judged to be a good fit. Does the Indian team need an off-spinner for white-ball cricket? If Ashwin is not playing, there's Kuldeep Yadav, who should get maximum number of games - ODIs and T20s, between now and the ODI world cup in 2019. Why do we need to pick Sundar over Kuldeep? You can even argue that potentially a Parvez Rasool is a more selectable option, given that he also bowls off-spin and can actually bat at #6. What's actually best for Team India, and for Washington Sundar - is to provide him with ample opportunities to keep polishing his skills, give him a chance to play against visiting teams - like our system just did. Select him for A tours whenever possible. This way, he can compete against high level oppositions, and keep working on his skill-set. Potentially evolving into an even better cricketer than what he is today. Put yourself in a young cricketer's shoes, and think with a bit of logic and maturity - if you are given the chance to play for Team India, are you going to keep experimenting? Or are you going to "stick to the basics" and do what works best for you? Picking a bowler, especially a spinner, a bit early, runs the risk of stagnating his development curve, potentially putting an early ceiling on his potential. And still, if the team balance requires that we need a player of a specific type, and a young guy happens to be the best for that role, he should be picked without hesitation. Sundar has had a good IPL season, and is rated highly in the domestic circuit as one for the future, so he clearly has the potential. Where is the crying need to rush him right now? If only to satisfy the "new name" itch that so many foolish fanbois seem to have. And the same foolish fanbois will be quick to write the same hyped player off, if he has a couple of ordinary games. On to the next fashionable name. And then keep blaming the "system". And I haven't brought up the fairness aspect of selection - you want to make sure that all players within your system, beyond the national squad, are well motivated and working hard to compete amongst themselves. If you randomly just pick players and have them "skip the queue", what will you tell the likes of Shahbaz Nadeem, etc? There has to be a general method and progression to a player getting to the national team - they have to keep putting up quality performances at every rung of the ladder - be it IPL, Ranji trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali, A tours etc. Of course, exceptions can be made in case of truly brilliant prospects, and primarily when the situation and team balance calls for it. None of this is the case for Sundar right now. The "System" should be praised for giving our young players the proper opportunities. Sundar's time will come. And it will come sooner rather than later, if he's good enough and continues to put up performances.
  10. 2 points
    sandeep

    World XI playing *IN* Pakistan

    Lesson is being taught right now. If India and SA boards had good relations, India would have been playing boxing day and new year's test in SA. And a much longer tour, with dates confirmed in advance.
  11. 2 points
    Aww poor children of rich and famous people, their life must be so difficult...NOT
  12. 2 points
    http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-india-board-presidents-xi-warm-up-one-day-match-odi-series-highlights-match-report/2017-09-12 Highlights
  13. 2 points
    Kulwant gets Stoinis's wicket. Excellent performance from Sundar.
  14. 2 points
    Avesh Khan gets Cartwright for 0
  15. 2 points
    Pollack

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    Well ,for Sehwag Ishant is a very good bowler. Rest my case.
  16. 2 points
    SK_IH

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    Commiserations to you
  17. 1 point
    goose

    Ashes promo

  18. 1 point
    velu

    WTF shot is this !!!

  19. 1 point
    I give zero ph.ucks about personal attitude - its his attitude towards batting - he insists on playing his "natural game" regardless of match situation, and has given his wicket away at crucial times. For the Mumbai Ranji team, and also in the recent A tour to SA. Flash over substance. That's what I was referring to.
  20. 1 point
    velu

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    Deal with it
  21. 1 point
    tweaker

    Where are you from ?

    Yes it is at Maharastra_ Goa border.Dodamarg is rural area .
  22. 1 point
    Thats an exaggeration,1 rohit sharma will be enough.
  23. 1 point
    Gollum

    Where are you from ?

    Delhi - 3 Hyderabad - 2 Kollam - 1 Kolkata - 1 London - 1 New Jersey - 1 Dodamarg - 1 Bengaluru - 1 I hop between Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai but mostly in Bengaluru.
  24. 1 point
    Gollum

    Rahul Gandhi Berkeley speech

    RaGa is BJP's biggest trump card. They must ensure he is Congress leader for life. Once he goes the task for Amit Shah-Modi will be much tougher. All hail RaGa !!
  25. 1 point
    India 'A' squad: Priyank Panchal, R Samarth, Sudip Chatterjee, Shreyas Iyer, Ankit Bawne, Karun Nair (Captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shahbaz Nadeem, K Gowtham, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Ankit Rajpoot New Zealand 'A' squad: Henry Nicholls (capt), Todd Astle, Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Bruce, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Sean Solia, George Worker, Will Young, Jeet Raval
  26. 1 point
    randomGuy

    Where are you from ?

    Tell us a few things about this place bro. It's near Goa is one thing which one can see.
  27. 1 point
    beetle

    Where are you from ?

  28. 1 point
    sandeep

    Shakib granted short break from Tests

    Case is there to be made. Why couldn't he play in a critical tour just as a batsman? Or limit the amount of bowling he does? There is simply no need to skip these test matches - they are so important for the Bangladesh team. Its extremely selfish of him to do this. Problem is that if he plays just as a batsman, and doesn't do well - his personal stats and standing as a "top allrounder" gets impacted. Unless he's actually injured, there's no defending this utterly self-serving choice made by Shakib. Looks like this toothless toyger is tucking his tail and turning his back on his team. @Kriterion @Shamim Miah
  29. 1 point
    Laaloo

    Where are you from ?

    Dirty Jersey
  30. 1 point
    Similar to Sanju samson who avgs 28 in LIST a and 35 in FC. Needs to do better.
  31. 1 point
    No need to rush him. Kid's not even 20 yet. And its not like we don't have other options. Let him get more experience. At least another season or 2.
  32. 1 point
    Trichromatic

    Where are you from ?

    Post it like this If you find the name of city in the list then just highlight and increment the number next to it, otherwise just add your city and start with 1. Keep the whole list in each post. Delhi - 1 London - 1 Kollam - 1 Hyderabad - 1
  33. 1 point
    BeautifulGame

    Where are you from ?

    Coimbatore (TN) guy now working near Trivandrum (Kollam to be exact) , Kerala.
  34. 1 point
    Warner was standing deep in his crease on a slow track while playing both Patel and Khejroliya, so, it can't be medium pace.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Yes rarely anyone would acknowledge the privilege they are used to. you get a real big boost to start your career. Then your talent will take you from there. But most people never even get that opportunity.
  37. 1 point
    Sandeep Sharma leaking runs in a test match. Avesh has one already.
  38. 1 point
    Another related article Taposh Chatterjee - The dynamics of pitch preparation
  39. 1 point
    velu

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    Hope he retires before 2023
  40. 1 point
    BeautifulGame

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    Whichever way ,it will be decided by performances in IPL
  41. 1 point
    tweaker

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    If Pant & Kishen have a great domestic season this year, selectors will have to consider them in the team . When they selected Binny the selector were giving the argument that there are no ready made cricketers in the domestic cricket.Then Pandya got the chance & he proved the selectors wrong. Pant should have been selected in the squad in place of Rahane
  42. 1 point
    Khota

    World XI playing *IN* Pakistan

    I hope they have a successful tornament. I am happy for them. Bottomline is India should not play pakistan till they modify their behavior. India should not care either who plays there. It is none of our business.
  43. 1 point
    prob still looking at tuk tuks from his master from 1991
  44. 1 point
    This RCB chamcha got owned by above post.. Tnx tric LOL that should set this guy right.
  45. 1 point
    BeautifulGame

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    Awesome thread and even better gif that
  46. 1 point
    sandeep

    Two tier test cricket

    Why disgraceful - BCCI schedules tours based on FTP obligations that are mandatory, and then based on the profitability. Agree that its not ideal, but its hardly disgraceful. India has been one of the few countries that have played in Bangladesh frequently. Giving their board a consistent and massive injection of $$$. Also supported getting BD to host major tournaments like World T20, u-19 World Cup, multiple Asia Cups etc. Not going to continue in the same vein after the Toygers memorably back-stabbed the BCCI though.
  47. 1 point
    Rasgulla

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    Because you are not a selector or kohli that's whyDEAL WITH IT till 2019 minimum More you cry more series he will play
  48. 1 point
    Siraj has been selected for the A team against New Zealand
  49. 1 point
    beetle

    WTF shot is this !!!

    Wth ! Batsmen have too much freedom and poor bowlers have too many restriction. Either the batsman should not move till the ball is bowled or bowlers should also be given option to bowl from whichever side, whichever arm without having to inform any one. Guys like this and Dickvella should join some dancing contest instead of dancing around at the crease. Totally unfair.
  50. 1 point
    Some more fond memories bro. Check out the ball to get Pollack's wicket at around 2:50. How do you play those? :)

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