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  1. 5 points
    Jadhav was the winner today in musical chairs. So he deserves to play at 4
  2. 4 points
    Colin Munro bowling at 100-110 kph is Rightarm Medium Fast and Bumrah & Bhuvi are Rightarm Medium bowler according to Cricinfo
  3. 4 points
    How is Rahul not better than Jadhav?
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    Rohit was trying to be Sehwag today...ended up looking like Afridi Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  5. 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.
  6. 3 points
    Excellent hitting by Bhuvi at the end.
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    Still after having 10 years of experience and being know as one of the best finishers, I expect to get single of at least 90% balls. I don’t demand 4 or 6 of every ball, that’s Pandya’s job but scoring at strike rate of 60 is crime. Kohli is scoring almost at 100 SR at other end without taking any risk. Dhoni has lost his ability to do so and must work on that or retire with pride.
  8. 3 points
    As I said, if Pandaya did it ever single game he would be criticized too. Dhoni was criticized after a lot of leeway. Problem with Dhoni is, he is incapable of capitalizing even later nowadays
  9. 3 points
    Awesome strike rate of 58 by Dhoni. Get ready to watch a lot of Dhoni winning the world cup in 2011 videos on social media, have to say his marketing team is amazing.
  10. 3 points
    Grandhomme, bowling 125 k to 135 k, is fast-medium
  11. 3 points
    So kedar did not play his natural game which is criticised here. Did it work? It's not the way which is not working we are just not giving proper time to anyone at any position in middle order. Dhoni is a liability and all is done to accommodate him and fit him in this lineup.
  12. 3 points
    Bk should also join the musical chairs game. Sabko chance mil raha hai....usko kyun nahi...
  13. 3 points
    The gentleman assassin . no scrowls, no sledges,no staring.Just pure class.
  14. 3 points
    Good yorker from Boult. He is such a likable player.
  15. 3 points
    Kohli team selection program: # include <Oldies.h> If (Player age >= 32) print f ("Selected") If (Player age >= 36) print f ("First name in Team sheet") If (Player age < 32) print f ("Kick out at first opportunity")
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    Bk you beauty He has to be the most hardworking and improved cricketer around.
  21. 2 points
    Bk has developed into a beast hitter....
  22. 2 points
    2-0 tests at the fortress. goldfish hai kya????
  23. 2 points
    Your point is that all other batsmen should be criticized for one single failure but Dhoni cannot be criticized for doing the same thing match after match after match. You are intentionally being dishonest enough to compare one single innings when it is clear Dhoni is being criticized because he does this every single match
  24. 2 points
    Kumar has improved his hitting ability.
  25. 2 points
    Kohli should take a break from this non-stop cricket.
  26. 2 points
    Kohli gets a century in difficult batting conditions with his team struggling
  27. 2 points
    @New guy - Pandya 6 dot balls and off the mark at 7th ball in the 43rd over. Surely if it was Dhoni...you would have criticized. It goes back to my point....very few players can get going from ball 1.
  28. 2 points
    annihilation se yaad aaya looking forward to pandya against shadab , imad and other chucker
  29. 2 points
    Dhawan has very good record in England. Especially world tournaments. What are you on about? England pitches for limited overs matches are thr flattest in the world. You want rahane to be in the team. Even on his best day his strike rate will be below 100 which is just not ideal when playing in England. Almost every game in England these days, you see 300+ scores.
  30. 2 points
    ODIs Karthick plays in WI .... scores 2, 50" ..... dropped Rahul plays in SL .... 4, 17, 7 ..... dropped after just 3 failures. Pandey plays in SL and against Aus .... scores 50*, 36, 0, 3, 36* , 33, 11* .... did not get a consistent run at 4 Karthick back again If Karthick was thought to be good then why was he dropped after WI after only 2 games featuring a 50 ? If he was dropped because he did not look good then why has he been brought back ? Just before SL series , Kohli says that Rahul will be given a run at 4. He is too a player to sit out . So, why has he been dropped after just 3 games ? Why was Manish not sent at 4 regularly and allowed to settle in at that slot ? Why was Kedar promoted to 4 on occasions ? Why is the team not feeling the need for even a single big hitter from 4 to 6 ... while other teams are packing their teams with big hitters ?
  31. 2 points
    Yup we wouldn't have won against Srilanka without Dhoni in the team.
  32. 2 points
    Boult is one of those seamers who bowls fast-ish in LOIs but fast-medium in tests.
  33. 2 points
    Simon Doull saying that there are 3 speed guns working in every match Australia uses the highest reading. NZ uses the middle reading I hope India uses the highest reading too.
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  35. 2 points
    Brilliant bowling from Boult. Bowling in the 140's and getting some nice swing back into the right handers.
  36. 2 points
    Back to back six by maggie Maggie Maggie
  37. 2 points
    Pitch has some good bounce if they bend their backs.
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  41. 2 points
    Dhoni Bhai is still our captain....
  42. 2 points
    India batting first.
  43. 2 points
    Rahul, being an an opener, needed 2 or 3 series to get acclimatized to the the middle-order. And we had that chance to develop him with NZ and SL playing bilaterals with us. His biggest plus is his ability to hit big 6s .... something our middle order does not have barring Pandya. I don't like or understand this analysis by Kohli. Once a player is selected, he needs quite a few chances.
  44. 2 points
    Beautiful and aggressive run-up though. This camera angle is not that good to observe properly but he looks to be using too much of his bowling arm to bowl ... and is not using his body and non-bowling arm sufficiently.
  45. 2 points
    Dhoni bhai is always the captain when we win
  46. 2 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!
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    JAdhav at 4 today No.4 position has become a joke. If ur trying karthik then give him a proper chance there Even rahul kept coming in at diff positions
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    Presenting Indian Brett Lee, Yashraj Malap, from MIG club Mumbai playing against Afghanistan and cleaning up the batsman. Played for Mumbai U19 too.

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