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  1. 4 points
    Development of Pandya as a cricketer has been a delight to watch.In many ways this guy has completed our side in almost all formats.Hitting ability aside ,the matirity and calmness he has shown in last 6 months exemplifies his development. Much of Pandya's growth as a cricketer must be attributed to Dhoni at start and largely to Kohli for always backing him in every situation.There were times I thought him playing as a 3rd seamer is a slightly risky option but he has seldom disappointed with the ball in the hand.Going into the champions trophy final I thought he might be the weak link in the bowling but he turned out to be one of the best bowler on the finals day.Subsequently he has taken crucial wickets and now hardly can be treated as a weak link as I presumed he was in this side.Inclusion of variations like knuckle ball is a pleasant sight as well. Batting has been a revelation.I remember I was not convinced that much after his 50 odd vs Eng at Eden Gardens in January this year , the innings was riddled with edgy shots.But 6-8 months after that,Pandya looks much more calmer, equally destructive against spinners or seamers but he does all that with a plan in mind.Never have I seen a batsman who finds hitting sixes against spinners as easy as this guy and even yesterday when Agar was bowling I knew chakka tou padega hi isko kabhi na kabhi and Pandya didnt disappoint.Now the growth part ,when he miscued one on a flighted loopy delivery, he knew he had committed a mistake and it was great to watch he didnt repeat it and on the contrary changed his modus operandi and hit Agar for a six using his feet.Maturity,calmness and game awareness everything was on display. Now coming on to the nub of the point I am trying to make,looking at Pandya grow as a cricketer in this regime, a thought came in my mind that Rishabh Pant who I believe is an equally big talent,should be given a chance to become a polished cricketer like Pandya is on course to becoming.As I wrote earlier,Pandya has completed our side in many ways already but if Pant is a given a chance to become a player he has the potential to become ,our limited overs team can be the most dangerous side in the current circuit.We have one maverick in Pandya and there is still scope for one more in our side and Pant is ideal for that. Now comes some people's apprehension that Pant can only play if Dhoni hangs up his keeping gloves.I dont believe that, Dhoni and Pant both can play,like Healy n Gilly circa 1997.The world cup is still 2 years away and I am desperately hoping Pant is in Kohl's scheme of thing for that tournament because such a talent has to be tapped.
  2. 4 points
    Kohli was picked at 19 based on his talent and not his runs. It is not always about stats. He did score a 50 in that tri-series. Anyone can have some dip in form. If it was only about stats, computers would pick a team and not selectors. Dhoni when picked for India averaged 32 in first class cricket.
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    India should not let even a single one stay on our soil. They are too much trouble. We have enough people who need help. Let other ,more benevolent countries take them. The most populous country should be minding its own population. If these people can' t get along with the locals on their country,they will not get along with any locals in any other country.
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    If in 2017, you are still debating/questioning the possibility of/apprehensive about/too pc to call out the jahiliat of ROPers, you are part of the problem. Brits handed hindus a gift (only gift) in the form of partition, liberandus fecked it up by not following through with total population exchange. There will be a price to pay for this * up.
  7. 3 points
    Shami and Bhuvi to open the bowling. Save Bhuvi for death overs. Finish Shamis quota in the middle and bring in Bumrah to bowl. Let him and Bhuvi finish off the overs. Pandya and a spinner and Shami can bowl the middle overs. That's a damn good bowling attack.
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    I think you should be careful of what you say. Because Umesh and Shami are consistently about 7-10k's faster than any of the Pakistani bowlers, atleast in tests. That would make Pakistani bowlers trundlers ( which they are ). I am compelled to believe matches are not live because you seem to be living in some lala land where you are unable to see the pace of Pakistani trundlers and Indian fast bowlers.
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    He is a special player and such players jump the queues quickly. He can easily play in place of Jadhav or even with Dhawan injured.
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    Man, I feel bad for him. He doesn't have the media and lobby like Rohit, Rahane, Jadejas. One bad series and he might be gone. But I trust in Kohli to back his matchwinners.
  11. 2 points
    Minimum 92 killed, number may go as high as 300. 100s of Hindu women forcefully converted to Islam and kidnapped to Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh. Thought this deserves a separate thread. How can we allow them in India if they have so much of hatred towards Hindus? Many radical Islamist groups are working with them. Indian Muslims will go to war if we deport the Rohingyas, communal violence may engulf India irrespective of the SC verdict. We are sitting on a time bomb. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/myanmar-police-insurgents-killed-28-hindu-women-boys-064343854.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41384457 http://www.timesnownews.com/india-upfront/video/rohingya-people-myanmar-2015-rohingya-refugee-crisis-rohingya-hindus-bangladesh-mass-graves/95931 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/25/myanmar-bodies-of-28-hindu-villagers-found-in-rakhine-army-claims https://scroll.in/latest/851905/myanmar-17-more-bodies-of-hindus-allegedly-killed-by-rohingya-militants-found-in-mass-graves
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/australia-in-india/jasprit-bumrah-bhuvneshwar-kumar-are-best-death-bowlers-around-steve-smith/articleshow/60824329.cms
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    oh booohoooo.... one senior player mocked him on a flight calling him sir garry and Pathan was seldom the same player again ?? lol... and we need to believe this garbage ? come on..
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    Can't do that. Started with Mumbai. Mumbai forever.
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    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.
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    The reason I included Shami is because we still need an attacking option upfront. We didnt pick up wickets yesterday and thankful Aus werent able to score 340. The reason I said only one spinner is because we cant drop Pandya. Shami can get early wickets and Bhuvi and bumrah can strangle the opposition at the end. And then you have a spinner and Pandya to keep things tight/get wickets in the middle.
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    I'm actually a bit disappointed in the Aussie performance. I wanted this series to put some pressure on our batting so that we are forced to update our strategy. Indian team only makes changes to players and tactics when under pressure of losing. Our team is constructed to aim at 330 in ODIs, while England aim at 400. Aim low, score low. And as SL showed us in the CT, even an ordinary team can chase down a 330 in ODIs these days.
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    If he keeps this up, he will threaten Shreyas Iyer as the reigning 'it' boy of Bombay batsmen. Good. Iyer needs a bit of heat on his ass to turn his potential into performance.
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    This is an article filled with bullshit. Irfan faded away due to injuries, and got more than his share of chances because of the type of player he was - a 'pace' bowler who could bat - a rarity at all times in India. He made some poor training choices in attempting to increase his pace, and lost his swing in the process. Can't be blamed for that. But after 2010, he made a strategic choice to give low priority to first class cricket in an attempt to preserve his body and maximize his IPL earnings. I was a huge Irfan fan and have a soft corner for the guy. But you can't blame "toxic dressing room" for Irfan's fade. That's mostly on his own head.
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    As far as pace is concerned, Srinath did not get his due as he was Indian ... and we were not known to produce fast bowlers in the '90s. That is how perception worked in the absence of regular speed-gun usage. This is what your Imran Khan had to say about Srinath's speed " Once in an interview, 1992 World cup winning Pakistan captain Imran Khan said that after watching him bowl 150 km/h speed on Indian pitches, he considered Srinath to be the most grossly underrated bowler in the world. " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javagal_Srinath
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    Since you mentioned Alec Stewart, let's see who he says was the quickest - Let me know which name you come up with next, so I debunk it Cheers!
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    Ranvir

    India's Fertility rate state by state

    Even in Europe Muslims are taking advantage of Christian/Atheist kindness. If the Europeans don't get back their crusader/inquisition mentality soon then they will be screwed in the near future.
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    If we are to go for someone else, we should go with a youngster like Hooda or even Pant (to blood him in). This team has already had it's share of recycling without any success and no more recycling is required.
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    I love coming up with new facts everytime he post something like that, thats the point i have so much facts against his crap that i can keep going puncturing his ideas
  27. 2 points
    Rather taking a call on behalf of whole ICF, why dnt have a poll that who wants to see dhoni retire Asap
  28. 2 points
    pant is the answer!! that guy is the most fluent batsman I have ever seen, he can be what Gilchrist was for 2000s Australian team, and yes dhoni should be nowhere near the squad!!
  29. 2 points
    As India has won the series, selectors should have selected Pant for the remaining two odi
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    Md Siraj 7 overs,6 maidens,2 runs in the second inning of India A Vs New Zealand A team
  31. 2 points
    Changed my mind about MSD. Its fine if he is in team for now. But he shouldn't ever bat before no. 6.
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    Pant is not as careless as Maxwell from whatever I have seen. You cannot bring any random player to shove your point. What should we look at Pandya? LOL. Look at some of his innings even before he made to Indian team. He always played like he plays now. He is level headed right from the beginnimg and plays according to the situation. Only issue with him was when he starts playing shots(rightfully given the situation) he throws bat at everything wildly rather than trying to time it. He is improving on this aspect in internationals.Most of his shots now are coming right from middle of the bat. And funny thing is while you make a point of Pandya learning you forget he is learning in internationals. And you don't want Pant in team till he improves his strike rotation in domestics.
  33. 2 points
    There is no replacement for MSD.
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    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.
  35. 2 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
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    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.
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    Abd finally Pakistan has responded to EAM's jibe...
  39. 2 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
  40. 2 points
    After SRK glorified Abdul Latif in Raees now it is time for Shraddha Kapoor to glorify the evil ***** sister of Dawood Ibrahim, Haseena Parker. Why do these B stars make my blood boil so much? Can't they make more movies about shaheeds Mohan Chand Sharma or Omble or Niranjan? Why this fascination with India's enemies and indifference towards those who have laid down their lives for our protection? If it were up to me I would hire a firing squad and kill every last member of D family currently partying in Mumbai. All of them are in extortion, land grabbing, real estate and contract killing dhandha. All these ****** getting VIP treatment while Omble's daughters are living in abject poverty is an abject reflection of how so called secularism has screwed over this country time and again.
  41. 1 point
    sourab10forever

    Program Whitewash loading - 60%

    3 out of 5 done. The series is sealed. No overboard celebration by India even after the victory. Shows that this team is hungry and determined for another whitewash and in the process break the record for the longest winning streak for India in ODIs. Bowling looks to be our strength and the Aussie middle order and lower middle order is very weak. We already have the chicken by the neck. Only thing left is the slaughter. Can VK lead India to a historic whitewash win again? Only time will tell... Bengaluru and nagpur up next.
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    This is like an upcoming Tennis player saying he learnt half his tennis from Sergi Brugera and aspires to be like him....little trivia for those of you who don't know who Brugera is,he was a great clay court tennis player who won 2 consecutive French opens in the 90s but sucked badly on every other surface....Almost like Dhoni who is good in one format of the game. I mean when you are starting your career if your goal is not to be the best like say a Nadal or Federer then you should stop playing No wonder Indians in general are not achieving a lot more even the potential is great...if I was the coach I would suspend Pandey for a couple of games or question his intent to be the best. Pandey is not a keeper...he is still young and his aim should be to play in all 3 formats,so either this statement exposes the politics that forced Pandey to say this by sucking up or Pandey's lack of ambition.
  43. 1 point
    As much as I cant stand the guy , there is no doubting that . if the matches are played on a bouncy Aus pithces I would pick him ahead of any batsmen in the world . The problem is when ball is pitched up though.
  44. 1 point
    how boat has sailed. We are not talking about Pant just playing as a WK/bat. he can even play as a specialist bat. He is good enough.
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    Why do you even bother wasting time with that clown? He doesn't have a pair to accept your challenge in first place and you know what he is going to reply to that post
  47. 1 point
    If you see maxwells dismissal today you will note idiotic " this is how I play nonsense " sorry to sound boring but pant wull will need to learn how take singles so can just rotate strike at times and choose moments to unleash . Look at pandya , has learnt
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    Way too many even neutrals are calling him out for his usual BS can't get worse than that. He was already called out by his fellow mod before..
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    there is a reason all of India, and i mean everyone not just the lowly peasants, switched off and/or gave up all hope when Tendulkar was out in the 90s. that's really all that needs to be said on the subject.

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