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  1. 7 points
    Mumbaikar in WC finals Gavaskar - 12 ball duck in 83 world cup final Sachin - 4(2) in 2003 final Sachin - 18 in 2011 world cup final Compare that with Delhiites Amarnath - MoM in world cup final Sehwag - 84 and top scorer in 03 final Gambhir - 97 and top scorer in 2011 final(Also top scored in 07 T20 WC final)
  2. 7 points
    Vinay Kumar has FC bowlin avg of 23.53, much better than mohammad shami, Does that make him a better bowler? FC stats are not everything, players like Pandya and others have dismal FC record yet they are performing better at Intnl stage.
  3. 6 points
    Embarrassing....need to throw up.....does Kohli even know that this guy is a convicted felon? If any of us had a friend like Amir,pretty sure our moms would by now say "don't be friends with such people...burey sangat me mat pado" or even ground us till we get better friends
  4. 6 points
    With respect to India - Either engage with Pakistan fully or don't engage with them at all. This half arsed nature isn't gonna work out. With respect to Pakistan - Go ahead and not sign the MOU. The ICC has already said that the league will proceed regardless of Pakistan signing or not. Let's see who's the bigger loser when you withdraw from the league insisting on playing India and you lose out on playing your fair share of games against other teams. Other teams aren't going to be interested in playing Pakistan in UAE especially when there's no context to that series anymore. They'd rather schedule series against teams which reflect in the points table. We all know what's going to happen. Pakistan will end up signing the MOU. This posturing is a ridiculous attempt to make their voices heard.
  5. 6 points
    I see that Shami has bowled 30 overs in 4 sessions in his 2nd Ranji match of the season. I think he bowled 23 overs in a day in the first match. This is too much workload for an injury-prone pacer. He is being rested in ODIs to manage his workload ..... but is being bowled to the ground by his Ranji captain. This is a serious issue and demands a separate thread. A fit Shami is very important for our success in SA. The BCCI should see to it that his workload is managed in the Ranji Trophy.
  6. 6 points
    The guy scored only 1 match winning 50 (not even a 100) in 130 ODIs. And you still want this pathetic guy to play for us. Even Bhuvi has better match winning stats than this guy. He is not a batsman!!!
  7. 6 points
    R.Ashwin debut 2010 played 2011 WC Axar Patel debut 2014 played 2015 WC, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar debuted 2 years before on Dec 2012, Stuart Binny debut 2014 played 2015 WC Ambati Rayudu debut 2013 played 2015 WC Md Shami debut 2013 played 2015 WC Mohit Sharma debut 2013 played 2015 WC Also likes of Yusuf Pathan,Suresh Raina,Virat Kohli were hardly regulars in the side even though they debuted a little earlier and made it to the 2011 WC congratulations you do a good job of living up to your reputation
  8. 5 points
    what about terrorism and people getting killed in the border ?
  9. 5 points
    beetle

    Ranji Trophy 2017/18

    Tiwary set up a nine-man slip cordon with Dinda and Shami bowling in tandem
  10. 5 points
    Well track and field will be a problem he will wait for the last lap to accelerate...usually that's the way it works but he will be so far behind lunging in the other laps that it will be too late.100m is like T20 format he will suck at it anyways
  11. 4 points
    Jadhav was the winner today in musical chairs. So he deserves to play at 4
  12. 4 points
    http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/polio-afflicted-fan-lives-for-cricket-bcci-wants-him-away-from-boundary-4900688/lite/ A good move . I have never understood why we have physically challenged ball boys even if they can do the job. It looks pathetic ...like they are show ponies. It would be fine if they are chosen for their excellence at the boundary along with others if any of them also applied for the job. But having them around so often shows they are put there on preference as some kind of show ponies. Even boys with no sense of the game or lack of basic presence of mind should be kept away. Like the jokers who think it is fine to pick up the ball before it reaches the rope or the ones who try to compete with the fielder in fielding, endangering both in the process.
  13. 4 points
    Shreyas Iyer. Sanju Samson. Rishabh Pant. Karun Nair. Sarfraz Khan. And the latest addition to the mix, chota packet promising to be the next big dhamaka - Prithvi Shaw. All of these guys seem to have that 'it' factor when it comes to their batting. That certain something that jumps out when you watch them bat - plenty of timing, a plethora of strokes, and a willingness to take the attack to the bowlers. But take a bit of a closer look, and you can start to see telltale signs of inconsistency - a tendency to "live hard or die trying". Given the way the economic and 'popularity' incentives are stacked in favor of "modern" bats who are capable of exciting stroke-play, its not hard to see why the teenyboppers of Indian batting are all out to emulate the ABDVs and Rohit Sharmas of the world, as opposed to the Gavaskars and dare I say, even the great Sachin Tendulkar. Gone are the days where the domestic circuit prioritized, taught and honed the ability of a young batsman's ability to put a premium price on his wicket. These days, all you hear in terms of "cutting edge conventional wisdom" is the tiresome cliche of "expressing yourself" and "playing your natural game". So widespread is the epidemic in India's young ranks,, that even the normally reticent Rahul Dravid felt compelled to publicly call out some of his wards. An annoyed Dravid was quoted as dismissing all this emphasis on "natural game" as "frustrating". Dravid chose to make his point with an unusually strong choice of words. Strong words they might be, but I feel that it will be inevitably swamped by the tsunami of $$$$ that has flooded cricket since the inception of the IPL. After all, what will a young Indian cricketer aspire to be, considering the cricket circuit today - Why should he devote his energies to building his skills like say, a Murali Vijay, Che Pujara, or even an Ajinkya Rahane? When a test cricket 'failure' like Rohit Sharma is a multi-millionaire superstar IPL team captain, and gets to be a glory hogging ODI opener for the national team because of his ability to hit sixes? To some extent, this evolution of incentives and the corresponding evolution in batting is not restricted to India alone. One look at the young batsmen coming through the ranks in England and Australia will show you a markedly 'same-ness' in the ranks. James Vince. Marcus Stoinis. Chris Lynn. Glenn Maxwell. I wonder where the next Rahul Dravid will come from. Or if he will show up at all. Cricket will be poorer for it, if he doesn't.
  14. 4 points
    velu

    Happy Diwali to all !!!

    Note to Northies:- We celebrate diwlai in memory of the day when lord krishna kicked narakasuras ass.
  15. 4 points
    maniac

    Hafeez gets caught chucking again

    In other news the youngest man in the world was born in Mexico....oh wait China.....oh wait India....oh wait India again....................
  16. 4 points
    A very nice article on Javagal Srinath. It is beautifully written. On 2nd thought, I now feel that perhaps Javagal Srinath had it in him to be an ATG. He should have been counted with Waqar, Donald and the likes. And I truly believe it now. It was never meant to be! He has not been all that lucky WHAT MAKES a fast bowler, asks Allan Donald in his autobiography `White Lightning' and goes ahead to provide the answer: ``A lot of determination, a high pain threshold, sympathetic coaching and luck.'' Javagal Srinath may like to agree with Donald's observations but with one exception. The South African great confesses he has had luck favouring him, something which the Indian has sorely missed all the way. Sitting out when at peak, bowling on least responsive tracks, beating the bat or finding the edges only to see catches spilled. It has been a hard grind for this gentle fast bowler, who believes aggression is not in sledging or hurting a batsman but in claiming his wicket. For a man so gifted, Srinath shall remain a disappointment mainly for his failure to get the best out of himself. Let me share what Simon Hughes, former Middlesex medium-pacer and now a reputed journalist, had to say of Srinath. ``If I had half his talent, I would have achieved so much more than what he has'' was Simon's candid comment as he watched the Indian in action at Edgbaston in the World Cup game against England. When you assess Srinath's career, you end up with this feeling that his has been a colossal waste of talent. For various reasons, this Karnataka speedster, who arrived on the scene with a bang as a tearaway quickie, could not achieve his potential and that shall rankle his wellwishers and fans. In a system where aggression is often misunderstood, Srinath grew up in the shadows of Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar, often struggling to gain an opportunity to showcase his abilities. There were times when he watched from the dressing room a contest of which he ought to have been a key figure as far as India's attack was concerned. Let us go back eight years when India was on tour of South Africa. On the eve of the third Test at Port Elizabeth, when even the layman knew what a lively strip it was for the fast bowlers, we gathered that India had picked just Kapil and Prabhakar and there was no room for Srinath. The South African captain Kepler Wessels was stunned. ``You must be kidding'' he reacted when told that India had excluded Srinath. On a pitch which saw Donald finish with 12 wickets, India chose to go in with just two seamers. Srinath got a chance in the next Test at Cape Town, bowled with fire, and made a big impact on the South Aricans who privately thanked their stars that they did not have to face this speedster on the responsive St. George's Park pitch. Incidentally, the Indian team on that tour included five new ball bowlers simply because of the nature of pitches in South Africa - hard and bouncy - but Srinath did not bowl on the best of them.It is true that during his early years, Srinath was made to watch more than play in a Test. He was raring to go against the Englishmen in 1993 in the home series but again had to sit out in all the three Tests as coach Ajit Wadekar whipped up the spin magic. Srinath took it in his stride, not sulking even in private, as he admitted he learnt so much from watching the others. Essentially, Srinath's progress was hampered by various team management's lack of faith in fast bowlers. Despite encouraging performances, he failed to win the confidence of the skipper and the coach until Sachin Tendulkar replaced Mohammed Azharuddin at the helm. It is another matter that critics observed Srinath was overbowled on many occasions during that phase. Somehow Srinath carried the impression that he belonged to a tribe which was denied its due. It was true to a large extent. Long spells at the `nets' was what put off Srinath because he was expected to give his best the next day in the match. There were times when he would wonder if he had made the right choice by wanting to emulate Kapil than Prasanna or Chandrasekhar. Breaking his back on placid tracks around the country, Srinath learnt slowly, and late too, that he must conserve energy. The frequent staging of one-day matches also took its toll on Srinath and one suspected he was not really enjoying his cricket. ``I was never disinterested'' he told this correspondent vehemently. He was hurt at some of the criticism that he was picking and choosing his assignments but like a determined man that he has been, Srinath kept himself in the reckoning through some inspired stuff. Injuries hampered his progress and it was a difficult period for Srinath. Troubled by a painful shoulder and then knees, he stood at the crossroads of his career - should he continue to play one- day cricket or not. Better sense prevailed when he opted out of the madness of playing one-day cricket day in and day out. It was a decision made in the best interest of Indian cricket for the team could not afford to lose Srinath during this period of transition. Srinath has been an enigma really. A treasure of talent, loads of determination, and a fierce desire to win matches for the team have not been able to bring him the kind of success one would have expected. He can never be accused of shirking because he has, for years, battled injuries and fatigue to give his best to the team. He may not have succeeded always but there can never be any doubt about his loyalty and sincerity in serving the team. It is also true that Srinath missed Venkatesh Prasad at the other end when he was at his best. Fast bowlers hunt in pairs and the two Karnataka bowlers had tremendous understanding. They would complement each other but sadly Prasad was given a raw deal, never being allowed to settle down despite the fact that he was one of the craftiest bowlers for a long time. A much under-rated bowler, as former Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga once told me, Srinath had reached a stage two seasons back where he was beginning to doubt his capabilities, because of lack of support from all quarters. The load was increasing and physically it was impossible to push himself to a point of breaking down. If he did not break down, it speaks for the man's fitness even though many have doubted this aspect of his strong character. Length may not have been an asset but Srinath never compromised on his pace. His strength lay in bowling quick and he explored all the possibilities in a tight situation for gaining breakthroughs. The spell against South Africa at Ahmedabad was one memorable performance by Srinath as he destroyed the opposition with sheer speed. One would treasure the sight of Srinath pounding down the track and with his whipping action causing great discomfort to the batsmen. A perfect exhibition of fast bowling it was. To develop his attitude, Srinath even turned a meat-eater from a strict vegetarian. He worked tirelessly on his fitness. He may not have possessed the physique of an Imran Khan or a Donald but in his own manner Srinath was quite effectively prepared. No captain can complain of Srinath ever saying no to a challenge. For years, Srinath had just one grudge - there was little technical input from men who mattered to enable him reach his optimum potential. The lack of guidance was glaring because he struggled to analyse his bowling and rectify the shortcomings. Maybe Srinath had a valid point here but then he disappointed Kapil on the last tour to Australia by bowling short repeatedly. ``He is capable of much more'' Kapil would say. In an international career which is now nine years old, it is a pity that Srinath is still looking for means to churn out his best and convince the team management and the selectors - his spells at an unkind Ferozeshah Kotla against Zimbabwe a telling proof. He gives himself a good two years of carefully planned cricket. One-day internationals are low on his priority and rightly too because it is Test cricket which has always mirrored his potential. If one had to point one big flaw in his career, apart from great moments of disappointments as a bowler who was worth much more, it would remain his failure as a batsman. Srinath had the explosive power to belt the ball and devastate the attack but he never could do justice to his batting abilities, mainly because he was guilty of ignoring this area. He could have been a wonderful all-rounder but somewhere down the line Srinath showed distinct disinterest in his batting, a suggestion which the mild- mannered fast bowler emphatically disagrees with. As a senior member of the team, Srinath, at 32, has plenty of responsibility on his shoulders. There is much for him to prove but as one looks back at his career, for his talent and for all his hard work on the field, Srinath, to most of us, comes off grossly unlucky, and an underachiever. For a long time we lamented the lack of fast bowlers in the country and when someone like Srinath came along, we failed to understand and harness him properly. No wonder, Donald spoke about luck in his autobiography. VIJAY LOKAPALLY http://www.thehindu.com/2000/12/02/stories/0702028b.htm What if Javagal Srinath was bowling today? With the kind of support, he would easily be a major threat to all batsmen!
  17. 4 points
    Bhaijaan, Pakistan me cricket match to nahi hota hai, live telecast bhi band ho gaya kya? Aapki baato se lagta hai last 20 years me aapne cricket match dekha nahi hai! Thoda jag jaao bhai!
  18. 4 points
    I have no idea. Amir is real good but kohli is over hyping him.
  19. 4 points
    lol your trundler brigade just got owned by sl of all teams who were beat like a high school team by India. Shami/Yadav average 140 and top 148-149 in sc tests. your guys trundle all day at 125 hehe there is no comparison.
  20. 4 points
    Interest in Pant was because he averaged 80+ with a SR of 100+ last Ranji season. I don't think this has ever happened in Ranji history before ( this average + SR combo ) The other reason is because he did well in the IPL and played and hit top international pacers with ease. " u-19 Keeper who smacks a few sixes " is not the reason why he became popular. Fans, generally, don't have much interest in the keeping aspect.
  21. 4 points
  22. 4 points
    Comparing a stone pelting incident which was done probably by a drunk idiot to trained blood thirsty militants who are ready to kill and die in the process Pakistanis are a true breed. In Australia there are incidents when streakers run on the ground as well....it is still a security lapse but it is not the same as a suicide bomber running around shouting jalalalalalalalalalalalalala which you associate with Pakistan
  23. 4 points
    how did he not rake up numbers? He raked numbers so was picked for India, now seems out of form. Doesn't mean he did not score runs before. yes, he is not scoring now but he should have been played regularly when he was in form. Shaw will be more of a test player. Even Pant scored a 50 against touring England side last year that too just in 35 balls. Did you say the same thing about him then. Shaw too failed in one days against NZ A.
  24. 4 points
    well done India, this is a top class international ODI team and to have your second string turn them over says something about our bench strength
  25. 4 points
    neither,selectors are busy selecting experienced players
  26. 4 points
    Hype was because he scored runs. If he does not score, people wont talk much about him. players can be out of form. Same Pant scored a 35 ball 50 against England in OD warmup. Shaw still scored only at 83 SR. Pant is someone who can score really quick and is bound to have a few failures with his style of batting. We have plenty batsmen who an score at 80-90 SR. None apart from Pandya who can scorer 110 or more. Pant can do that.
  27. 4 points
    Naaraayan Narayan !
  28. 4 points
    Shami takes care of himself. He is injured most of the times to reduce his workload. ;)
  29. 4 points
    Loved this comment from Rohit Sharma. Happy B’day Gambhir
  30. 4 points
    Shardul gets 40 off only 32 balls with 3 sixes and 3 fours with his team in trouble against a good bowling attack Showing his all-round abilities.
  31. 4 points
  32. 3 points
    Colin Munro bowling at 100-110 kph is Rightarm Medium Fast and Bumrah & Bhuvi are Rightarm Medium bowler according to Cricinfo
  33. 3 points
    Rohit was trying to be Sehwag today...ended up looking like Afridi Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  34. 3 points
    So first the selectors and captain insisted they are looking at Rahul as a no. 4 option. Now they are saying he is an opener and should not be playing out of position
  35. 3 points
    What a fraud this guy is. KLR averages 50+ at a SR of 149 in T20Is and he still found a way to keep him out of the side recently. Don't think there has ever been a more disgusting captain-coach-selection committee than we have right now. Bunch of corrupt SOBs trying to ensure that the fat cats in the team remain safe by repeatedly picking TTFs like Rahane and Karthik.
  36. 3 points
    Have we ever had so many fast or fast-medium pacers and young pacers who are potentially fast or fast-medium !! Looks like the factory is now in India Senior International teams - Shami - fast Umesh - fast Ishant - fast Bumrah - fast-medium / fast Bhuvi - fast-medium Hardik - fast-medium Shardul- fast-medium A-Teams - Siraj - fast-medium / fast Thampi- fast-medium / fast Rajpoot- fast-medium Aniket C- fast-medium Navdeep- fast-medium FC- List A - Nathu- fast Aaron -fast Khejroliya- fast ? Avesh - fast-medium Lalit- fast-medium Sangwan -fast-medium Kushang- fast-medium Yarra - fast-medium S.Ghosh - fast-medium Warrier - fast-medium Khalil -fast-medium ? Kartik T- fast-medium ? Kuila -fast-medium ? Sayyed -fast-medium Pritam Das -fast-medium U19- Nagarkoti- fast Mandeep- fast ? Mavi- fast-medium Nalkande- fast-medium ? Vivekanand -fast-medium ? Porel- fast-medium ? FC - Older Pacers - Dinda- fast-medium Nechim - fast-medium Suyal -fast-medium Shukla -fast-medium Gony -fast-medium Pankaj -fast-medium
  37. 3 points
    Sanga was only better statistically , just like Kallis he played some good knocks towards end of his career and ended his career on a relative high which goes in his favour .
  38. 3 points
    Under_Score

    Happy Diwali to all !!!

    Hello Guys...time to post some photos of diwas or light candles in front of the house on this special occasion....I just took these pics now...since homes here are framed with wood...so can't have candles all over the house...but we did put some Diwas in the front entrance....had to turn all outside lights on to give that festive look.....please post some pics of your celebrations as well...cheers!!.....Happy Diwali
  39. 3 points
    Presenting Indian Brett Lee, Yashraj Malap, from MIG club Mumbai playing against Afghanistan and cleaning up the batsman. Played for Mumbai U19 too.
  40. 3 points
    Now.. am beginning to doubt CT final result....
  41. 3 points
  42. 3 points
    Trichromatic

    Happy Diwali to all !!!

    Happy Diwali everyone! Share your diwali pics. @Stuge @sscomp32 @velu @Malcolm Merlyn @G_B_ @Cricketics @SLICKR392 @beetle @rkt.india @express bowling @sourab10forever @New guy @BeautifulGame
  43. 3 points
    hasnt psl been around for just 1-2 seasons ? whats with PSL days its not like its been 10 years or something.
  44. 3 points
    The scenario where you have to provide presidential level security and bringing life to a standstill for an exhibition game like the recent world x1 tour or for a PSL game played by a bunch of nobodies is not something to be proud of....in fact it is a very sad reflection of the safety in Pakistan.
  45. 3 points
    Pant failing isn’t a big deal. Lot of ATP level tennis players who are in top 75 in the world go back to challenger level tennis which is one level below ATP pro circuit and they also get beaten there not some times but most times in first or second round. So a batsman in cricket getting out early in a domestic or first class game has a higher probability of failing since it takes just one bad shot or one good ball. Pant is the future.
  46. 3 points
    express bowling

    Ranji Trophy 2017/18

    Shami takes 2 + 6 = 8 wickets in his 2nd match
  47. 3 points
    saik

    Ranji Trophy 2017/18

    Atit Sheth from Baroda 5/88 and 70*. Scored a century in the previous match.Has bowling avg of 17.04. Another all rounder in the making?
  48. 3 points
    express bowling

    Ranji Trophy 2017/18

    Watched Lalit Yadav's first spell of the 2nd innings just now He was bowling with good pace Swung the ball both ways Bowled some good bouncers Was quite accurate in some overs and wayward in a couple
  49. 3 points
    tweaker

    Ranji Trophy 2017/18

  50. 3 points
    If Rahane makes it to the playing XI in 2019 world cup then kiss the cup goodbye

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