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  1. 12 points
    When you are not drunk.
  2. 12 points
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
  3. 10 points
    as long as ind has greybeard fetish, I don't expect any real changes.
  4. 6 points
    express bowling

    India's over reliance on top 3

    1. We should give middle-order batters fixed positions in most matches. Floating batting positions in almost every match, for 4 to 7 batters, must stop ( can be used only in some cases ). Players are getting confused regarding their roles. 2. We should stop playing such batters between No. 5 to No. 7, who do not have ability to hit big shots with regularity. ( Iyer, Pandey, current day Dhoni would all fall in this category ) . Playing such batters at 5 to 7, and then saying that we are not making 100+ runs in the last 10 overs, does not make sense. Get in new batters who can start hitting big shots relatively earlier in their innings and can rotate the strike too. Not every tried batter will succeed, but some will ... which is why we need to start this experiment early, with sufficient time left for WC19. Hardik and Jadhav are there. Try Pant, Kishan, Hooda, Shankar, Krunal etc. and see who look the best for these positions. 3, No.4 should feature a batter who is a proper batsman, who has the ability to handle quality bowling, especially if there is a collapse. He should also have the ability to hit big shots if he bats past the 40th over. Rahul has always been my pick for 4 as he ticks all the boxes. Give him 10 or 15 games on the trot at 4, without dropping him or judging him. 4. Create like-for-like backups for all positions. Jadhav, a high SR finisher who can bowl 4 or 5 overs, was replaced by Iyer, who is a top batter who can't bowl. Not the way to go and shows lack of planning. We should be ready for injuries.
  5. 6 points
    Yes he did and this bewda has timed this comment beautifully. Nothing easier than barking out a few tough words while the going is good and there is no scrutiny in the media. His nuts will drop when it comes to actually confronting the MS Dhoni problem.
  6. 5 points
    Pathetic to not play test matches New Zealand. We also had a great chance to win in New Zealand in test matches again after what would have been a tough Australian tour. Would have been an ideal time to go there and win a test series there.
  7. 5 points
    Well as long as we give ourselves the best shot by picking the best available squad, I am happy. What would be unacceptable is if we continue to carry multiple passengers/has beens/never have beens. It took an almighty phainty in CT final for us to finally bring in wrist spinners in our ODI side and get rid of Yuvraj shortly after. I just hope we don't wait until another humiliation in the WC to finally realize our middle order is a shower of shite.
  8. 5 points
    Darkest moment...LOL.. We have had many even before you were born. From Vizzy usurping the captaincy from CK Nayadu , Azhars match fixing to Dhoni's test captaincy.
  9. 5 points
    We have huge huge middle order problem, hope this series victory doesn't blank out it, with dhoni, iyaar,kartik,rahane, jafhav in it, as good as punctured wheel, nice to see this bevda knows, now ffs rectify it and kick out all those hasbeens Mr.bevde
  10. 4 points
    if the kiwis can schedule day night tests then i hope they atleast play 2 tests.
  11. 4 points
    Just like the speed watch thread serves as a nice ready reckoner for quicks in India, we need one for batsmen. Some very good talents coming through. Rinku Khanchand Singh is one such. Just 20 years old and has had a terrific start to his domestic career. Played a blinder today against HP, 91 off 44 deliveries.
  12. 4 points
    Dobby at no. 4 will be nothing but a disaster. At no. 6/7 he can waste 30 balls at max. At no. 4 he will waste half the overs. Only his blind chamchas can't see that he is on his last legs and believe in his PR driven superman hype that he will be answer to no. 4 problem.
  13. 4 points
    I don’t think many call him ftb. Most called him choker, which is actually as bad or worse than caling someone FTB I think. Choker is someone who fails every time in a crucial situations, Kohli has passed most times in ICC tournaments barring having low scores in 2015 playoffs and 2011 wc. He has scored in champions trophy playoffs to being man of the tournament twice in ICC world t20, thats not what chokers do by being highest scorers in final of icc events and also being mvp of the same tournaments Thats more top performances than failiures in the games mentioned. Yes, he could not do the same in 2015 q/f or in 2011 but that doesn’t mean he choked. It means he failed on those days just like how many other world class players have failed in playoffs of numerous world cup games in the past. Many need to update their vocabulary, failing or not performing on certain bug days doesn’t mean choking. Many players actually failed after playing multiple wc final games. We will never see stats for such games or such players. People reach to an extent that they start bringing out stats for world cup play offs to show how certain players have done better. Its useless honestly and waste of time. Kohli is heading towards being the greatest ODI player in the history of the game. Whether you are a Sachin Fan, or Ponting fan or Rohit Sharma fan or Gilchrist fan, all know that we are watching a player who would eventually be considered as the greatest ODI player.
  14. 4 points
    Abhi staaaaar banenge
  15. 4 points
    the real reason for jlsy
  16. 4 points
    He is the hero we deserve, but not the hero we need right now. So we'll lash out at him, because he can take it. Because he's a silent guardian, a watchful protector...... A DARK KNIGHT.
  17. 3 points
    Indian cricket team will be playing around 30 ODIs in an estimated 63 international games across formats, scheduled for the 2018-19 season. The BCCI has taken a policy decision of not playing Test cricket in New Zealand as 3:30 am IST start to Test matches is not commercially viable for the world’s richest cricket board. http://www.cricketcountry.com/news/bcci-announce-indias-itinerary-for-2018-19-season-686862
  18. 3 points
    Before the randi rona begins, posters should bear in mind that article is presented with excessive mirch masala. BCCI wouldn't care about whether NZ play tests or ODIs when hosting India - BCCI doesn't get to pocket the revenues. It's the NZ board itself that has taken a policy decision to focus more on ODIs and T20s, especially those against India. While BCCI could insist on tests being included in the schedule, ultimately the decision rests with NZ board.
  19. 3 points
    team i wud like to see Rohit (captain) Kishen Raina/ Nair/ (depends if raina performs this time or else i wud like Nair to be in loop somehow) KL rahul Rana Shankar KrunaL Pant ( pant n kishen shud both be taken acc to me ) Hooda Sundar Kuldeep Chahal Khaleel unadkat Thampi Kulwant
  20. 3 points
    Himachal Pradesh : 266/8 Bengal : 268/4 (48/50 ov, target 267) Bengal won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining) Link PS Khanduri 74(162) *P Chopra 5(14) *AK Bains 32(80) PP Jaiswal 62(30) AR Easwaran 90(172) MK Tiwary 104(154) A Pratap Singh 4/53 ER:5.88 Overs:9 AS Jamwal 2/50 ER:5.00 Overs:10 Maharashtra : 273/8 Kerala : 175 (29.2/37 ov, target 274) Maharashtra won by 98 runs Link *RA Tripathi 15(21) NS Shaikh 76(56) *SV Samson 46(48) S Sandeep Warrier 2/74 ER:9.25 Overs:8 Abhishek Mohan 2/54 ER:7.71 Overs:7 SS Mundhe 5/26 ER:4.87 Overs:5.2 SS Bachhav 2/46 ER:5.75 Overs:8 Uttar Pradesh : 357/8 Tripura : 296/9 (50 ov, target 358) U. Pradesh won by 61 runs Link AD Nath 87(86) A Juyal 69(82) RK Singh 91(44) JR Banik 50(67) Yashpal Singh 110(104) SS Das 2/44 ER:6.28 Overs:7 AK Sarkar 2/53 ER:7.57 Overs:7 JB Bhattacharjee 2/72 ER:7.20 Overs:10 *Mohsin Khan 1/47 ER:5.87 Overs:8 Saurabh Kumar 3/52 ER:5.20 Overs:10 S Saini 2/49 ER:4.90 Overs:10 Mohammad Saif 2/50 ER:6.25 Overs:8
  21. 3 points

    Countdown to Virat Kohli's 100th 100 !!!

    Hopefully not a jinx thread ....
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    Daleri dikhao..... Daler....Daleri...Daler Mehndi....
  24. 3 points
    The consiladator brigade will stop him winning world cup Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
  25. 3 points
    What we are seeing is absolutely stunning. We are seeing one of the greatest ever stretches by any player in any sport
  26. 3 points

    An unbelievably special series win

    We absolutely destroyed the Saffers in their own house. This is worse than the treatment meted out to the Lankans. But I can't shake that nagging feeling that we coulda had the test series in our grasp as well. If only we didn't screw up our team selections.
  27. 3 points
    Kohli saying he is going to play another 8-9 yrs... SRT fans are about to enter depression.
  28. 3 points
    How many of you heard this gem from Sanju Manju ? I just switched on the TV ... It was the 10th over ... Shardul was bowling 129 k to 136 k Manju says, " Shardul has pace in the air ( he will talk about the Mumbai connection shortly ). Now, you don't see pace in the air from Indian pacers ( I guess Umesh, Bumrah, Shami, Ishant, Aaron all look like foreigners , looking through his semen covered eyes . ) It is more a Pakistani thing " ( as Manju fantasizes about Imran Khan's " thing " ) @sarchasm might remember ... the person in his DP, Peter of Family Guy was a salesman selling " Butt-scratchers " in a sports stadium. Manju can buy them and use them to scratch himself anywhere he wants ... the contraption will be aptly used !
  29. 3 points
    It's not yaar. As a commentator it comes accross extremely unprofessional to appear biased/upset on air. Cricketing decorum (the gentlemans game) demands neutrality and objectivity. He's broken that protocol and sadly with it he loses a lot of respect. He's butt hurt on multiple issues: 1. 1983 WC final loss 2. Sachin > Lara 3. Bucknor's career ended 4. IPL and Indian gaining influence in world cricket some of his grievances are legitimate, but you don't take it out on the 11 players taking the field, taking credit away from their performances, as you were one of them back in the day. Have some respect for your fellow players...he's broken the player's code.
  30. 2 points
    Last 2 years in Odis :- Innings:-37 Runs:-2376 Avg:- 95.04 S.rate:-99.45 100s:-10 50s:-10 I have not checked if this is accurate but seems so.
  31. 2 points
    Fantastic 5 test series . Great stuff . Perfect schedule . Should have been same for sa tour
  32. 2 points
    Amazing rate. 1 century every 4.6 innings. Just to show how great is that rate, closest to him is SRT who scored 30 centuries in 200 innings. Most runs in ODI bilateral series: Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 Start Date Winner V Kohli (INDIA) 6 6 3 558 160* 186.00 561 99.46 3 1 0 1 Feb 2018 India India in South Africa ODI Series, 2017/18 RG Sharma (INDIA) 6 6 2 491 209 122.75 452 108.62 2 1 0 13 Oct 2013 India Australia in India ODI Series, 2013/14 GJ Bailey (AUS) 6 6 1 478 156 95.60 412 116.01 1 3 0 13 Oct 2013 India Australia in India ODI Series, 2013/14 H Masakadza (ZIM) 5 5 1 467 178* 116.75 480 97.29 2 1 0 12 Oct 2009 Zimbabwe Kenya in Zimbabwe ODI Series, 2009/10 CH Gayle (WI) 7 7 0 455 140 65.00 479 94.98 3 1 0 6 Nov 2002 West Indies West Indies in India ODI Series, 2002/03 KP Pietersen (ENG) 7 6 3 454 116 151.33 430 105.58 3 1 0 30 Jan 2005 South Africa England in South Africa ODI Series, 2004/05 KC Sangakkara (SL) 7 7 1 454 112 75.66 549 82.69 1 4 0 26 Nov 2014 Sri Lanka England in Sri Lanka ODI Series, 2014/15 Salman Butt (PAK) 5 5 0 451 136 90.20 464 97.19 2 2 0 8 Apr 2008 Pakistan Bangladesh in Pakistan ODI Series, 2007/08 Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 5 5 2 448 140* 149.33 492 91.05 3 0 0 18 Dec 2013 Pakistan Pakistan v Sri Lanka ODI Series (in United Arab Emirates), 2013/14 RG Sharma (INDIA) 5 5 1 441 171* 110.25 434 101.61 2 1 0 12 Jan 2016 Australia India in Australia ODI Series, 2015/16 RR Sarwan (WI) 7 7 3 436 99* 109.00 515 84.66 0 4 0 6 Nov 2002 West Indies West Indies in India ODI Series, 2002/03 IR Bell (ENG) 7 7 1 422 126* 70.33 460 91.73 1 2 0 21 Aug 2007 England NatWest Series [India in England], 2007 HM Amla (SA) 4 4 2 413 153* 206.50 376 109.84 2 2 0 16 Jan 2015 South Africa West Indies in South Africa ODI Series, 2014/15 F du Plessis (SA) 5 5 1 410 185 102.50 390 105.12 2 1 0 28 Jan 2017 South Africa Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series, 2016/17 Mohammad Yousuf (PAK) 5 4 3 405 141* 405.00 342 118.42 2 2 0 23 Nov 2002 Pakistan Pakistan in Zimbabwe ODI Series, 2002/03 DL Haynes (WI) 5 5 2 404 145* 134.66 486 83.12 2 2 0 20 Mar 1985 West Indies New Zealand in West Indies ODI Series, 1984/85 HM Amla (SA) 5 5 0 402 129 80.40 397 101.25 2 1 0 22 May 2010 South Africa
  33. 2 points
    Too soon of course if playing against bigger teams. That's why I said he needs to be given matches against minnows like Bangladesh whose bowling line up is no better than their u19 side.
  34. 2 points
    I liked umesh as he was getting wickets.. Giving runs is fine.. One should attack and get wickets. But Umesh continued to give 4 balls on leg stump. Then he reduced his pace suddenly to 135 to 141k. Only thing that he had in his kitty was 138 to 148k sheer pace.. Pace like lightning but he reduced it.. Result his inaccuracies remained but his wicket taking ability went down. He has to come back to 138 to 148k pace.. He was faster than bumrah and shammi but now bumrah is faster and his place in test team is taken away by bumrah. Even unlucky Ishant is ahead of him. He is messing up with his serious talent.
  35. 2 points

    India's over reliance on top 3

    This right here. In both the 4th and 5th ODI, we found ourselves at around 170/2 after 30. We failed to get to 300 in both those games. If the current middle order can't even score 130 runs in 120 balls, then we have a big problem on our hands. Less than 6 rpo in the last 10 overs with 6-7 wickets in hand is unpardonable. No excuse for this. The middle order is the most dysfunctional part of the team and the sooner we rectify it the better. At home, they'll manage to get by as our bowlers will be able to defend par scores but this won't be the case overseas.
  36. 2 points

    Twitter messages

    Fully agreed about how Indians on social media practically beg for affirmation from white cricketers/journalists/whomsoever. A random cheery one-liner from Vaughan on Kohli gets thousands of likes and retweets only because Indian fans seek that white validation. Mega cringe inducing.
  37. 2 points
    No. Our problem is 5, 6, 7 and not 3. So no use jadhav coming in at 3. They need to get used to batting in those situations at those numbers when they have to just start hitting from get go.
  38. 2 points
    I am glad that this type of success hasn't become vulgar ego, he still shows he needs to perfect his game and is not bigger than any of his team mate. Its like Sachin - characteristics of a true star
  39. 2 points
    Kohli's hunger for runs and intensity is unmatched. How can he keep going on and on and performing brilliantly without having physical and mental fatigue?
  40. 2 points
    Well, it's a positive sign that we are no longer satisfied with 'seems ok' in our pace bowling attack but want new bowlers to show an edge, or the obvious potential to blow away the opposition. Higher standards is always a good thing.
  41. 2 points
    When test series ended, they were all raving about this four pronged attack and how it was their best and now once they lost ODIs, suddenly this isn't the case.
  42. 2 points
    Velu is an ICF legend. Not sure anout Sridhar. Sridhar smoking weed though for sure.
  43. 2 points
    The 2019 WC is his best chance to rectify the mistake since we cannot predict his form in 2023 WC.
  44. 2 points

    Twitter messages

    ye tokri ka kya logic hai
  45. 2 points
    Green Ghetto is in complete meltdown. Bilal bloke is MIA.LMAO.
  46. 2 points
    Since January 2016Most ODI Runs : Kohli (2517)Most ODI 100s : Kohli (11)Best ODI batting avg : Kohli (89.89)Most T20i runs : Kohli (940)Most T20i 50s : Kohli (9)Best T20i batting avg : Kohli (67.14)Most Test runs : Root (2584) (Kohli 2560)Most Test 100s : Kohli (10)
  47. 2 points
    India needs two batsman who can score 30-35 in 20 balls if needed Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
  48. 2 points

    India's over reliance on top 3

    Dhoni the great dot % is 34.57 lol, his appetite for dot ball is unconquerable no wonder has 80 sr batting at num.6 , one more reason to kick him out of the squad for good.
  49. 2 points
    Sun has set way back in 2015, its mid night now and his chamchas here are day dreaming.
  50. 2 points
    Holding went with other top players of the world at that time to play World Series cricket organized by Kerry Packer. But he has got problems with IPL, Stanford Super series in the past & calls it a "farce". How could he blame players of today when he also took the easy way out to earn big bucks? He preaches morality when he himself kicked the stumps in NZ because of a wrong decision. Was it sportsmanship? Why doesn't Micheal enlighten us with his views on Kolpak when African nations had seen dozens of players migrating for County cricket?

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