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  1. 16 points
    Watching the 3rd India Australia ODI meander to its predictable conclusion, I couldn't help but notice the despair and frustration in the eyes of the Australian players. Smith. Warner. Finch. Stoinis. Handscomb. Agar. You can see it in all of them. Frustration. Fatigue. Disappointment. That creeping knowledge that the game is over. And with it, the series. And all they can do is go through the motions and take another L. These are professional cricketers out there, all quite skilled in their own right, doing their best, but knowing that slowly, inevitably, their best is not going to be good enough, and is going to come up short. I know that look. I have seen it. Felt it. Endured it, way too often as an Indian fan during the late 90s and early 2000s, at the hands of that all-conquering superlative Australian team of that era. The shoe is on the other foot. And damn if it doesn't feel good. Let's brownwash the potty-mouth brats.
  2. 7 points
    Aussies are all up with excuses on reddit,thier forums Calling this a D side & how they just care about ashes and some other excuses. One of the most inventive one was when i saw one guy call chahal a chucker due to his elbow flex
  3. 6 points
    This team is moving towards world domination... The other streak was between Nov 2008 & Feb 2009. Special credits to the captain VK Aus on the other hand now have their 17th winless game on the road. It's going from worse to hopeless for the world champions.
  4. 6 points
    If Ashwin and Jaddu would have bowled here, I guess we would have been looking at a score of over 320+. Wickets are the best way of restricting the scoring. On flat pitches like these 75 for 2 is any day better than 60 for 0.
  5. 6 points
    '94-'96 Gangu was yet to blossom. He got into the groove only after 1997-98. Sidhu was strictly OK. Dhawan wins this hands down. Yuvi post 2011>Azhar because Azhar was a serial match fixer and untrustworthy. Moreover any version of UV can be a match winner on his day, Azhar was not a match winner. Raina>Jadeja not only as a batsman but also as a team man and on the integrity front. MSD>>>Mongia LOL Robin Singh>Jadeja as a batsman more because of the latter's selfishness than any special skills of the former. Kohli's partners win 4-1. What you are missing is the phattu culture of the 90s Indian team. With gonads made of wax, they would melt at the first sign of adversity, spineless and having no belief in themselves. Moreover match fixing was rampant in our team back then, you never knew whom to trust, team cohesion was missing. Azhar was always jealous of Sachin and worked his ways behind the screen to sabotage our team's chances every single effing time, helped by fellow crooks in our team and the underworld. If you haven't watched 90s Indian cricket, it will be difficult for you to comprehend the state of our team back then. Sachin was the only person worth watching till 1997 when Ganguly started emerging. Ganguly of the late 90s too was box office in case you missed his peak. But till Gangu's rise our batting unit was in pitiable plight. In hindsight we had a decent bowling attack(Kumble and Srinath will walk into an Indian ATG XI) but the mentality was too submissive and when we were bad we were really bad !!!
  6. 5 points
    Dhoni is Unremovable, i was a dhoni fan then a dhoni hater for a while because of his csk & sreeni connections and bullying attitude, and now a dhoni fan again purely because he's shown the hard work and the dedication to stay fit, hes a legend behind the stumps and in his mind their is a software that literally runs this team..players look up to him, the captain looks upto him, and i guess no one is ICF should have any complain anymore.
  7. 5 points
    Whatever the team combination, you have to make space for someone who has 91 wickets from 49 ODIS @ 24 avg. Then we complain about not having wicket taking bowlers
  8. 5 points
    This is the first match after IPL where bhuvi is facing good batsmen(for flat tracks) on a flat deck.
  9. 5 points
    The way some of the players are kissing Dhoni's bottom the past few days, I hope they don't say 'Dhoni ki meherbani' the day they become dads.
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    Re: Indian ODI batting circa 90s, I'd divide it into 4 phases: 1990-1993 This was truly the weakest batting phase in the decade with a bunch of players averaging in the low 30s and the likes of Shastri having a SR of 50 . The only guy who was making runs consistently at an exceptional SR was none other than Mohammad Azharuddin. Azhar not only had the best raw stats but also happened to be the MOTS in the Hero Cup and the MOTM in the Asia Cup final (these were the only multi-national tournaments we won in this period). Oh, he was also our top-scorer in the '92 WC. SRT was the only other specialist batsman in the side who batted with a SR of 70+. 1994-1995 Achhe din for our ODI side as we had a massive upgrade at the top of the order with SRT as an opener. However, it's not a one man show as Sidhu had an amazing couple of years averaging nearly 50 with a SR of 70+. Jadeja and Kambli stepped up as well averaging 40+. Azhar was no longer as consistent as he was from 90-93 but made up for it by delivering MOTM performances in the Singer World Series Final as well as the Asia Cup Final. 1996-1998 This is clearly SRT at his peak as he played a leading role in multiple tournament wins. Titan Cup in India, Independence Cup in Dhaka, Desert Storm series in Sharjah, Series Final against a strong SL side in their backyard were all won with SRT being the top scorer, MOTS, or MOTM in the final or all of the above! The supporting cast changed somewhat as Sidhu and Kambli faded away and Ganguly and Dravid emerged. Azhar surprisingly enough maintained an average of 40+ at a healthy SR of 73. Jadeja moved to the middle-order and became a discount Bevan. This is the only phase in the 90s where we were close to being a "Sachin or bust" side. Still, others did step up every now and then like Sidhu and Jadeja vs Pak in the '96 WC, Ganguly winning 4 back to back MOTM awards vs Pak in 97 and Ganguly and Robin Singh in the 3rd Final at Dhaka in '98. 1999 After his best ever year in '98, SRT started off with a poor series in NZ and was never the same after his back injury in Chennai. Ganguly by the end of the year established himself as the best ODI batsman in the side and Dravid ended up as the top scorer in the '99 WC. As good as these guys were, we missed SRT rather badly and got our asses kicked in back to back finals against PAK. tl;dr: SRT did most of his damage in two phenomenal years in 1996 and 1998. During his best phase (94-98), he did have decent support first from Sidhu/Azhar/Kambli/Jadeja and then from Azhar/Ganguly/Jadeja. Azhar may have been a match fixer but was a bloody good ODI batsman and performed superbly from 90-93 when he had diabolical support.
  12. 4 points
    The duas are working just fine
  13. 4 points
    Pandey. Since he scored the winning run right :) lol
  14. 4 points
    Pandya is such an awesome talent and a true difference maker.
  15. 4 points
    Pant at 5 . The line up would be relentless attack
  16. 4 points
    Fastest balls by Indians in the 3rd ODI vs Australia Bumrah 144 k Bhuvi 142 k Pandya 139 k
  17. 4 points
    Sunny and Manju in the commentary box
  18. 4 points
  19. 4 points
    Our wrist spinners has done well on this patta pitch, ashwin should learn from them, how to bowl on such pattas.
  20. 4 points
    Look guys who did not watch India play during 90 s don't understand and never will . Team was poor really and folded as soon as so much as said boo to them . Only one man stood up and regularly took it all hit big punches back . Sachin got out it was literally switch tv and it's all over . Takes one amazing man to have mates who could not fhight back . Yet he would go head and out with balls in pants to front up and lead these pussies in to battle sachin was a god and a true great . People who saw later part of career won't understand as agree as time came on he became more calculated and risk free . Back in 90 s he was like a frearless warrior . God i love that man
  21. 3 points
  22. 3 points
    Considering most of people on icf wanted kohli sacked after losing one frigging game . The kid has not done too bad , handy with bat as well even though some wanted him dropped as player as well because of one dissmissal the mob is so fickle
  23. 3 points
    Virat Kohli: "Steve mentioned the first 35 overs was good from their end, we knew when we get 2-3 wickets with their lower middle order, we could pull things back. It was a 330-340 wicket. Coming back from difficult situations has been a feature of this team. Wristspinners need to be backed, they won't always get grip from the wicket, but they possess the ability to get wickets. They were 35-40 runs short. I'm really, really satisfied with the win. He's (Pandya) a star, has the ability with the ball, bat and the field. We need a guy like that, we've been missing an explosive allrounder, great asset for Indian cricket, The idea behind his promotion was Ravi bhai, to attack the spinner. We might try few players now, but mindset remains the same. Journey stops only after the fifth game."
  24. 3 points
    Not a slogger. Those are some proper shots. He is such a clean striker of the ball.
  25. 3 points
    Australia must be cursing pandya came in at 4 instead of Dhoni
  26. 3 points
    What a shot against Cummins by Pandya. If you bowl full be it is seamer or spinner he can hand out similar treatment.
  27. 3 points
    Sensible batting from Pandya. Good that he is rotating the strike and not looking to consolidate.
  28. 3 points
    Cummins is as good as pace gets on international stage and so far he has held his own ,he is good enough.
  29. 3 points
    That was pandey manjrekar you idiot
  30. 3 points
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    The thing with pandya at number 4 is that captains will be reluctant to bowl spinners with pandya at the crease. This may make them bringing in their main bowlers and finishing their spell early.
  33. 3 points
    Loving the reaction from Pakistani in comment section.
  34. 3 points
    I'm liking this new number 4
  35. 3 points
  36. 3 points
    Hopefully Shami gets a game in next match
  37. 3 points
    Well explained by harsha , with a lot of sugar coating as usual. @Khota - i have said the same thing, atleast a cricket expert agrees with me. Find me someone who agrees with that IPL stats matter over international stats
  38. 3 points
    Do me a favour dnt give me a benefit of doubt, coming from u ill start doubting myself
  39. 3 points
  40. 3 points
    ...and the best Indian bowler is warming the bench...just like CT
  41. 3 points
    Run out missed Such a flat deck. This is where we miss Shami.
  42. 3 points
    Ranvir

    India's Fertility rate state by state

    Muslims are a disgrace, they have such a backwards mentality, even the educated ones have at least 3 kids. I despise Nehru and Gandhi for allowing them to stay back in India in such high numbers.
  43. 3 points
  44. 3 points
  45. 3 points
    If not for SRT, these guys would've watched the 2011 WC final on TV.
  46. 3 points
    bcci is stupid as fck...i would have given a green seamer pitch instead of slow turner in this match...to test the ability of spinners and pacers in overseas conditions ad check the temprqament in swinging conditions of india a batsmen .....bcoz there is no fear of losing as it is just india a side....this would bring best out of them instead of providing them with ranjee like pitches.... need them to push beyond limits
  47. 2 points
    Pandya has a rather prominent foot-work against both pacers and spinner both on the front-foot and back-foot He uses the back-and-across trigger movement often enough against pacers Tries to go to the line of the ball to play He can be a decent batsmen anywhere in the world provided he wants to construct his innings and go for big runs.
  48. 2 points
    sscomp32

    10 Years of India's WT20 Triumph

    The Birth of T20 Revolution.
  49. 2 points
    safja; sfsa ;jf ;a [kga ,bb,a aw''g gadg,'a aagasg
  50. 2 points
    SK_IH

    Virat Kohli+ MS Dhoni

    too much mutual respect to have any conflict

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