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  1. 12 points
    jalebi_bhai

    Misbahfication Meter !!!

    This post inspired me to make this
  2. 10 points
    Captain

    Time for Dhoni to go?

    This was my post during the IPL when Dhoni fans were jizzing themselves after he belted Negi. The days of Dhoni destroying quality bowling attacks are long gone ( England's attack is extremely mediocre btw). His hand-eye coordination has detiorated. Any Dhoni fan that still thinks he can make a comeback to his old self needs to look at what happened to "Sehwag" once his hand-eye coordination detiorated. Batsmen like Dhoni and Sehwag i.e batsmen who's game is based on hand-eye coordination instead of proper technique are sitting ducks once age catches up. Dhoni won't ever win games for the team consistently unless he can reel back his age by 3-4 years. The sooner he realises this, the better it would be for hIm and his fans.
  3. 9 points
    Source: https://www.wisdenindia.com/cricket-news/odd-innings-hussain-dhonis-37/301453 Nasser taking MS apart (rightfully)
  4. 9 points
    Gollum

    Football equivalents of cricket teams

    In light of the recent FIFA World Cup, thought of comparing the cricket teams with football teams based upon history/ability/achievements/mindset/resources yada yada. 1. West Indies: Brazil Calypso/Samba...free spirited Greatest teams of all time once upon a time but not so successful in the last 20 odd years Greatest players....all time XIs will have max players from their countries Loved by all Immense natural talent which drives them to success without a strong domestic set up Swag/Flair 2. Australia: Germany Overall very successful Competitive in every era Very consistent in World Cups Many ATGs (2nd highest) Very organized, disciplined with high precision and scientific approach to the game Ruthless Excellent domestic structure and youth programmes which was/is able to consistently churn out high quality players 3. India: Italy Probably in terms of big success behind only Australia (Germany) and WI (Brazil) Punched above its weight and knocked out fancier teams in the past to win big trophies Mediocre for large parts but still a great history with a few top tier ATGs Both are very defensive teams (bowling=attack, batting=defence ) with max ATGs in defensive department (India=batsmen, Italy=defenders and GK) For most parts in big tourneys both are mentally tough units, very dogged India often stopped mighty WI('83)/Australia(ATG test streak) just like how Italy stopped many pre tournament favorites like Brazil, France, Germany in the past. Good domestic structure.....Ranji=slightly below par, IPL=best in the world, average it out 4. Pakistan: Argentina Chaotic, mercurial, unpredictable Have won the big trophies but not yet as successful as 1-3 Individual brilliance, X factor Lack of cohesion, full of controversies and soap operas Achieved success under strong dictatorial leaders Propensity to cheat with innovations like ball tampering, chucking, Hand of God, fixing... Unapologetic about cheating incidents in the past, they wear it like a badge of honour Domestic Structure LOL 5. England: England Invented the sport but watched other teams excel more Rich history but most greats from bygone era English media Historically the best domestic structure with great prestige, finest of the game have polished their skills in England.....finishing school for many ATGs Boring sides Nostalgia tards Ugly yet effective style of play, tenacious spirit which helped them perform beyond their capabilities 6. Sri Lanka: France Won all their trophies post 90s, since then possibly most consistent teams in big events Produced many freakish talents Very successful in a short span At their best as good as any of the other ATG units Tactically top notch Nice fakers, often resort to underhand means 7. South Africa: Netherlands Never won a WC in spite of being favorites many times, greatest nations to not win the ultimate prize in their disciplines Exceptional talent, very skilled Cryuff=Kallis...objectively greatest but not rated as GOATs by pundits 8. New Zealand: Belgium Punch above weight No standout ATG but many excellent players who gel well Never came close to winning a WC Honest triers Universally liked 9. Bangladesh: Some African country (Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria????) Lots of funds pumped in by governing body 1-2 high quality players surrounded by a bunch of mediocre players Occasionally upset higher ranked teams Too many false dawns Very passionate fanbase Perpetual victim mentality Feel free to add your choices...I don't follow football like I used to as a kid. I may have made some wrong assumptions and got a few observations wrong. But honestly quite difficult to find equivalents which everyone will agree upon . Pretty sure many ICFers are more knowledgeable in this regard !!!!
  5. 7 points
    Its not overreaction if you aren't a bhakt. It was so frustrating to watch the game.
  6. 6 points
    tweaker

    Saha likely to miss England Test series

    Pant has just played a match winning knock in 4 day test, he has acclimatised to English conditions.He should be automatic choice as the reserve wicket keeper. If he is not selected in the squad,than it is clear that it is not for cricketing reasons.
  7. 6 points
    Gollum

    Football equivalents of cricket teams

    @velu Buffon a 40 year old is captain of Italy and he is their goalkeeper. In India a wicketkeeper was official captain till age 36 and unofficial captain now ...India-Italy is a perfect fit, no wonder INC party workers ordered 400 kg laddus for their ruling party's President after the 2006 WC triumph
  8. 5 points
  9. 5 points
    While searching for new and / or backup ODI pacers, what do we need ? Ideally, we need a couple of pacers who -- Have potential to take wickets upfront. -- Have the basic tools to be a good death bowler. -- Can bowl accurate, good length, deck hitting, off-stump to channel deliveries with regularity. -- Have sufficient pace. -- Since most of our pacers are short to medium height ... it would be nice to get pacers who are tall and get bounce. -- Ability to swing the ball is really welcome. We need to try 3 or 4 pacers who tick most of these boxes. ( Our current backup pacers don't ) **** All the pacers we try won't succeed. This is natural. Who are the potential candidates who tick most of these boxes ? 1) Ankit Rajpoot 2) Khaleel Ahmed. 3) Prasidh Krishna. Try them in ODIs with 1 year to go before the World Cup. Even if one of them come good, we will have a better WC bowling attack.
  10. 5 points
    chewy

    Chahal raises his Bat after hitting a 4

    Chahal is Kohli’s Jaddu,
  11. 4 points
    Lannister

    Time for Dhoni to go?

    We need to have more overseas tours like this so that all the mediocre players will get exposed. They cannot hide behind like they do when playing in India. He got found out in the very first match itself where he had 20+ overs to bat with and needed something from him.
  12. 4 points
    CSK are mid 2000s version of AC Milan or Juventus. Lol berlusconi = srini mama
  13. 4 points
    beetle

    Chahal raises his Bat after hitting a 4

    It is selective and convenient respect. Respect when it suits them. We saw dhoni's respect for his seniors when he threw them out and didn't even csre to take laxman's call. Kohli was anything but respectful with kumble.
  14. 3 points
    Previously, I thought he was just an incompetent batsman but after the recent match it seems he is cowardly too.
  15. 3 points
    Hope Dhongi exists in a most humiliating manner, just like how that crook Srinivasan was booed in front of the whole world in Australia world cup.
  16. 3 points
    Abey Laxman himself revealed this in his retirement press conference that Dhoni didn't pick his phone as he wanted to talk to dhoni about retirement.
  17. 3 points
    CSK are certainly Juventus. Just like Juve were relegated to Serie B CSK were briefly banned from the IPL.
  18. 3 points
    Our choice of pacers in ODIs is definitely a cause for concern. Not just these 2 but also our original choices as a pace bowling group ( not individually ). This is happening partially due to the fact that we are choosing our ODI teams based on performances in the IPL which is played in T20 format. There is little recognition of the specific requirements of ODIs, be it pacers or batsmen. 1) We lack a true wicket-taker in the first 10 overs. Bumrah is a top quality ODI bowler overall and Bhuvi adds good value in the death overs. But where is the upfront wicket-taker with Shami not being considered at all for ODIs these days ? 2) Kaul is a decent T20 bowler. T20 pace bowling is largely about variations. But ODIs need some classical good length, deck hitting pace bowling too in the first 40 overs or so. We cannot pick all our ODI pace bowlers based on T20 performances. What does Kaul being to the table in the first 40 overs of ODIs ! Short medium pacer without any great skills. And we are picking them in ODIs based on the IPL. 3) Umesh lacks accuracy and death bowling skills. What he may bring to the table in ODIs is upfront wicket-taking ability ... that too if he bowls at his normal high pace. Someone has instructed him to bowl slowly. That means, the only good thing he had going for him is gone too. This seems bizarre to me. In major tournaments, he can work only as a 3rd pacer as he can't be depended upon to bowl at the end. 4) Shardul Thakur does not look like a top ODI bowling candidate either. So ..... where are the effective backups if Bumrah and Bhuvi are not available in important ODI tournaments ... and where is a true upfront wicket-taker ?
  19. 3 points
    kosingh

    Misbahfication Meter !!!

    This gif will stick around forever! Legendary!
  20. 3 points
    Suhaan

    Chahal raises his Bat after hitting a 4

    Kohli's demeanor has become filth lately,being a captain of Indian team cant engender feeling of pride of representing a team which in turns represents 13billion people then what else can?all he represents is money and Sajdeh these (sad )days
  21. 3 points
    R!TTER

    Chahal raises his Bat after hitting a 4

    "People say he's finished, but he's not. They're nobody to criticize him, having played the game for 15 years he's earned the right to leave on his own terms. The way I see it is that if he's fit & hungry, he can easily make the squad for 2023 WC back home. People will just have to accept that we don't have any replacements, ready to take his place in the side." Kohli after being asked by Nasser about the shock exit from WC 2019 SF
  22. 2 points
    R!TTER

    Saha likely to miss England Test series

    Not necessarily a bad thing, though is it? We have Kishan & Pant as ready made replacements for Mr. Phony and the test keeper. The more exposure they get at FC level, the better it'd be for our test side. We still have to kick former Captain cool though, since he won't retire on his own & Kohli is his sugarbabe.
  23. 2 points
    south indians can make any thread a cringe fest!....
  24. 2 points
    Agreed. Dhawan had no interest at all in trying to win the match. 120 SR what was he thinking? Dhoni's approach was right. He made sure India had good net run rate which will be useful in the later part of the tournament despite the loss. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
  25. 2 points
    SK_IH

    Chahal raises his Bat after hitting a 4

    True ,specially Chahal hopeless both with the bat and in the field

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