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  1. 9 points
    he gives teeth to the bowling attack
  2. 5 points
    Don't worry you can still use pins, blades, shoe spikes,bottle caps turfs etc. for reverse swing [emoji23] [emoji5]
  3. 4 points
    Looks like Dhoni will play till 2020 http://www.astrosage.com/celebrity-Horoscope/m-s-dhoni-dashaphal.asp
  4. 4 points
    Ayo!!so many resident astrologers here!!
  5. 3 points
    The benchmark must be very low if this selection committee is regarded as the best. The test/odi teams are a couple of injuries away from being exposed for their dependency on a few players. Batting depth in particular is nonexistent. The T20 team is a joke, a veterans XI that recycles has-beens and ignores young players. What vision has this committee shown? What is their strategy? All their selections are safe easy picks that a computer could do instead. There is no out of the box thinking or identifying young talent and backing them.
  6. 3 points
    If we don't try youngsters in t 20 in silly bilaterals, then when? I seriously think ipl auctions this year have a role to play in these selections. Hope we see some changes after the auctions are done and dusted.
  7. 3 points
    How many of the players in the team were really picked by these selectors? MSK Prasad became chief selector in Sept 2016. Pandya made his international debut in Jan 2016. I believe Sandeep Patil was the chief selector then. This selection commitee continues to pick Umesh Yadav in ODIs despite him having a horrendous record in ODIs and even some of his diehard fans don't support picking this guy in ODIs. They picked a veteran's team for T20 matches. No big strikers. They have no guts to drop Dhoni from T20s. They gave a rough deal to Pant. This is by far the worst selection commitee in recent memory. The successes are thanks to some picks from previous commitees.
  8. 3 points
    I am all for raising the bar for fitness so that unfit cricketers don't make it to the team. But there needs to be some study around how relevant this yo yo test is to cricket skills. Also, what about general catching ability? How come fitness that would help general ground fielding is given so much importance but taking catches, which is probably even more important than running hard to stop a boundary or running a quick single is not given any importance at all. The captain himself drops catches by the dozen. He might be a topper in fitness levels but he is also the worst catcher in the team. How come being a poor catcher doesn't incur any minus points?
  9. 3 points
    ATG bowling ? Ishant Sharma would walk into their lineup considering Aamirs performances since his comeback
  10. 3 points
    This selection committee has been the best in a long time regarding test matches, ODIs and A-team selections. Below average regarding T20 team selections.
  11. 2 points
    London: English cricket chiefs are exploring deploying "giant tents" to ensure rain no longer stops play, a report said on Wednesday.Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper said research was being carried out into placing mesh netting over grounds after a US company approached the England and Wales Cricket Board.The ECB has spoken to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which owns Lord's in northwest London, about the issue, the report said.A fine, transparent mesh would be held up by wires suspended from floodlights with a hot air balloon in the centre to lift it up and create a tent-like effect. "We would look at any new technology and ways to get games on and more people playing cricket," a spokesman for the ECB told the Telegraph."There is some interesting technology around trying to create protection from rain and keep the game on in wet weather," Guy Lavender, the new MCC chief executive, was quoted as saying."It is an enormous issue for cricket. When you think about the impact of the weather on cricket in the UK we have a part to play, as a leading club in the game, in thinking about how those new technologies develop and are tested."The report said there are issues to address such as how to handle the run-off water and safety in high winds The technology is believed to be at least two years away from becoming a reality.A damp August meant a large number of Twenty20 matches were wrecked and cricket authorities will be keen to avoid disruption to a new city-based T20 competition that starts in 2020. http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/amp/news/rain-interruptions-could-soon-be-things-of-past-in-cricket-1536187.html bcci should be thinking something lime this . Get the DL out of the game .
  12. 2 points
    if this idea becomes a reality, it could end up being one of the biggest advances in the history of the game (similar to WSC) and allow it to compete with rival sports. It could also mean the ECB ends up becoming an even bigger force in the world game as they could hold a world class domestic t20 competition.
  13. 2 points
    Sabse pehle put a small tent on that tea cup called Chinnaswamy.
  14. 2 points

    Talent watch

    One thing that we suffered largely because is Dhoni, and if he still was captain we would have had an attack of BK, PK ,Unadkunt. Let's hope Aaron comes into the picture soon enough as he has unfulfilled potential n should've been more successful then Umesh
  15. 2 points

    Talent watch

    One guy who I feel sorry for and could be better then Umesh was Aaron, he hasn't got selectors backng ,has pace , skills and could be India's fastest yet.
  16. 2 points
    you were saying this from 2014
  17. 2 points
    express bowling

    Talent watch

    What I like about Nagarkoti is that he is showing the ability to run through sides or take wickets in bunches and is a pacy bowler too.
  18. 2 points
    Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has been approached by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) for the post of the team's head coach. Kaif is a top contender for the job and will become the second Indian to coach Afghan team, if he takes it up. This comes a month after ACB decided not to renew the contract of the current coach Lalchand Rajput. Source : inshorts
  19. 2 points
    Noida or Greater Noida is their home ground I think. That is in UP and kaif is from UP too.
  20. 2 points
    True...they should be made to go through a ' pakdo pakdo ' test too. Virat, kedar and that guy Nair should be made to pass that .
  21. 2 points
    Why Ashish Nehra Why not try young pacer in T20 also
  22. 2 points
    Not good enough. Their flawed approach is keeping us back, we will never be a truly dominant team even after having the right ingredients.
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  24. 2 points
    this yo-yo must be the death knell for likes of Piyush Chawla, Mishra, Sarfraz Khan
  25. 2 points
    But our test team is pretty much stable so they actually pick themselves. Ashwin and Jadeja have been very good albeit in SC but most of the players pretty much pick themselves. Only Kuldeep was the main pick but I guess even that was warranted. Their real test now is with Rohit Sharma healthy and how much 'leeway' he gets in test cricket where he has been largely underwhelming.
  26. 2 points
    Sad days ahead for Indian Cricket
  27. 2 points
    @SLICKR392 @BeautifulGame
  28. 2 points
    Flukes and upsets happen in ODI's and T20's, Not in Tests.
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    Twitter messages

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    Twitter messages

    Great joke from Manju
  32. 1 point
    Singh says his fashion sense helps disarm stereotypes about Sikhs with turbans and long beards By Peter Zimonjic, CBC News Posted: Oct 01, 2017 3:34 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 01, 2017 3:58 PM ET New NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is fluent in English, French and Punjabi. The Ontario MPP is also a trained martial artist and a criminal defence lawyer who grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario. (Chris Young/Canadian Press) Jagmeet Singh, the first turban-wearing Sikh to sit in Ontario's legislature, will now lead a federal political party with his victory in the NDP leadership race on Sunday. Singh, 38, won on the first ballot Sunday, taking 53 per cent of the vote to top MPs Charlie Angus, Niki Ashton and Guy Caron. Singh has represented the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton at Queen's Park since 2011. The unmarried MPP served as the Ontario NDP party's critic for justice and consumer services before party leader Andrea Horwath named him her deputy in 2015. Jagmeet Singh wins leadership of federal NDP on first ballot 3 lessons from races past as NDP prepares to name its new leader A criminal defence lawyer who speaks fluent French and Punjabi, Singh was born in Scarborough, Ont., in 1979. Singh was raised in Newfoundland and Labrador while his father, who trained as a psychiatrist in India, attended medical school there and worked as a security guard before he could practise in Canada. His family moved to Windsor, Ont., when he was seven years old. Learning to fight Singh says he was bullied as a youngster and took up martial arts to defend himself, going on to captain his high school wrestling team and winning the Toronto championships in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He got a law degree from Osgoode Hall in Toronto and practised as a criminal defence lawyer. His brother, Gurratan Singh, now runs their firm. Singh's passion for fashion caught the attention of GQ magazine earlier this year, which described him as "the incredibly well-dressed rising star in Canadian politics." In the magazine's profile of him, Singh said his personal style is an extension of his political platform. Singh explained at the time that his style shows his confidence which can help disarm stereotypes about people wearing turbans and long beards. Among the issues Singh has worked on at Queen's Park is the controversial police practice of carding — stopping people on the street and demanding identification. Singh, who said he's been carded 10 times, pushed for a ban. The Ontario government outlawed arbitrary street checks last year. He also advocated for limits on fees to transfer money overseas and for a religious exemption for Sikhs from motorcycle helmet laws. Entering the federal fray When he launched his campaign for the federal leadership at the same banquet hall in Brampton, west of Toronto, where he celebrated his first election victory in 2011, Singh told the crowd that his party and the country are hungry for new leadership. "Leadership that will bring people together, to build a Canada that is truly inclusive and where everyone can realize their dreams," Singh said at the time. Singh has said that he would not immediately seek a seat in the House of Commons until he had time to help increase his profile outside of the House. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jagmeet-singh-profile-biography-win-1.4315780
  33. 1 point

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar Fan Club

    So you were sad when India won World T20 and a test in SA to retained test no 1 ranking and when he hit winning six in WC? I can just check user activity of ICF and see it was at peak during 2011 WC and I can read threads where everyone was just too happy. But yeah everything went wrong when he became captain.
  34. 1 point
    I cannot say anything without seeing the full chart. lets shift to private chat.
  35. 1 point
    Was good but not impressive enough. I'm looking for someone who has raw talent ( combo of natural pace height bounce ). Swing can be learnt afterwards. Next hopes on siraj, Aniket, ankit, saini, kejroliya etc. etc.
  36. 1 point
    Here is the reason why i like this selection committee... I always had a wish that India should win a test series in Australia against Australia....i thought i will be dead before that happens (BTW...i am 33 years)....The main reason is, selection committee have a short time vision.... As per my observations, if a team has to win a series in australia, they should have a good wrist spinner, good pool of pace bowlers and a decent pace bowling allrounder.......if you look at the A sides, all these aspects are being looked into... So thumps up from my side... Yeah...if A sides are good and India side are bad, then who will you blame??...little bit of common sense tell that its either virat or shastri who are making these calls..Remember kumble was kicked out as a coach as he played kuldeep yadav in the last test match against Australia....so MSK prasad will be a piece of cake
  37. 1 point

    Is this selection committee best India had?

    after that t20 squad i am not too sure.
  38. 1 point
    uber trolling.. Velu anna vanakkam.
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  40. 1 point
    Yes, that was great inning, but overall the trend is same. Once the conditions are difficult, others start outperforming him. Be it SA test series, Australia home series, tour to England. WI series in 2011. He remains way too ahead of ahead of other on roads - Eng series at home, Aus tour, tons of bilateral ODIs. No one comes even close.
  41. 1 point

    Pakistan fast bowling factory

    where is that art lost suddenly among Pakistanis? they had Waqar as their coach.
  42. 1 point
    Well. Why are you guys comparing our performance with Pakistan's? Pakistan are on par with SL in terms of ability in tests and this match showed that. India dominated SL like a no.1 team is expected to. Pakistan do not have the bowling attack to restrict SL or the batting to take the game away consistently in these conditions
  43. 1 point

    Pakistan fast bowling factory

    all that bs is trustable if they did not use bottle caps. and the acute loss of form across board once we got high speed cameras around the ground. :) a cheat is a cheat, no beating around the bush. if we legalise tampering, yes then we can call them great etc. Till then they are just cheats.
  44. 1 point
    How can a youngster who has done so well in a recent match fail a fitness test?What exactly is this yo yo test and how does it test the fitness required from a cricketer ? Cricketers don't require the same kind of fitness that other sportsperson do. Spinners fo not require the same kind of fitness that pacers do. Same goes for bowlers and batsmen. Does yo yo test cater to the specific fitness required for the specific job?
  45. 1 point
    Time has come for Pakistan,srilanka,bangla to announce a combined team and try to beat India.
  46. 1 point
    express bowling

    Talent watch

    I had written about the new Indian fast bowlers after the IPL, in the " Speed and Performance thread ". I am re-posting that here. My impressions of the new Indian fast-bowlers in this IPL -- Md.Siraj - He has been impressive. He has bowled with genuine pace with a very high percentage of deliveries at 135 k to 145 k. Plus he is a skiddy pacer who hurries on to the bat after pitching. Gets inswing on a consistent basis and the in-dipping skiddy quick balls result in a lot of bowled outs and LBWs. Has a good pacy bouncer and has developed decent yorkers and slower balls in this IPL. Hits the deck hard when needed and his height is ok. The best thing is that he was learning as the tournament progressed. He took 41 wickets from only 9 FC matches this season and is the one bowler to look out for as he knows how to pick up wickets. Needs to be picked for our A team and can play all formats. Avesh Khan -- He is tall and bouncy. Hits the deck hard and bowls a heavy ball. Gets the ball to seam in and is accurate.... makes the batsmen play. He is one of those quicks who hurry batsmen visually. Can bowl lots of 140 k + deliveries in an over. Reminds me a lot of Srinath. He was really unlucky to miss 13 matches this season and should have been played by RCB. He is a wicket taker too and was our best pacer in the last U19 WC. took loads of wickets. Don't know how he is not picked for the MP Ranji team. The selectors must see to it that he plays Ranji next season and he is good enough for our A team too. He is one of the most exciting pace prospects from India and only 20, so he should add pace as he becomes older. Nathu Singh -- He got injured and played only 2 games. But he is a big talent. Looked really good in those 2 games. Bowled 138 k to 145 k, swung the ball both ways, was very accurate and bowled a few good bouncers. His ER was only 3.75 in a T20 tournament. Would have shone even more if he had played 6 or 7 games. Another A team candidate. Kulwant Khejroliya -- The man was conspicuous by his absence. Did not get to play a single game despite taking 13 wickets from only 5 VH Trophy matches. He is genuinely quick and bouncy and a left-armer too. Saw him in a DY Patil match he was bowling some superb and fierce bouncers and yorkers. Basil Thampi -- He has impressed most commentators and his team management due to his ability to bowl quick, inswinging late-dipping yorkers at will. That is a rare skill and he needs to be backed. he bowled 134 k to 144 k , was skiddy and got regular inswing. He has a somewhat round-arm action and a lowish release point and that often robs him of bounce when bowling good length. He has a good, quick bouncer. Needs to improve his accuracy regarding all deliveries. He bowled all the difficult overs even in his first IPL and that speaks volumes about the confidence that his team management has in him. Ankit Rajpoot -- He did not get to play that many games too but did well whenever he was chosen. He is a tall pacer and can hit the deck hard. Gets good bounce. Bowled 132 k to 142 k in this IPL but bowled upto 147 k last time. He gets seam movement with regularity and comes across as a skilled pacer for the shorter formats. Seen him swing the ball in FC too. Has a decent slower ball. Shardul Thakur -- He was good one day and bad the next day. This inconsistency is due to the fact that he tries too many things and often ends up bowling a bad line, either down the leg or too wide. He has a lot of skills, swing, reverse swing, seam movement, good bouncer, decent slower balls and decent yorkers....but needs to use them judiciously. His speeds were 133 k to 145 k. Aniket Chaudhary -- He was not supposed to be a T20 bowler and did not do that well barring a couple of matches. Needs to improve his yorkers. But, he is a test prospect for sure as he is very tall, hits the deck hard, has a great bouncer and can swing the ball too. Bowls decent speeds too, 130 k to 143 k
  47. 1 point
    looks like a bunch of butt hurt peeps here without any reason.
  48. 1 point
    wtf what sort of team selection is this. DK? Bose DK
  49. 1 point
    I didn't even notice. autocorrect
  50. 1 point

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