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  1. 7 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.
  2. 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)
  3. 6 points
    Yet to go down to the Pak players level...
  4. 6 points
    Bk you beauty He has to be the most hardworking and improved cricketer around.
  5. 6 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.
  6. 6 points
    Jadhav was the winner today in musical chairs. So he deserves to play at 4
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 5 points
    25 of 42 how disgusting was his innings today...seriously what is the point??? He is getting to the levels of Shastri hai hai days
  10. 5 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
  11. 5 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 good 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 ?
  12. 5 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.
  13. 5 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
  14. 5 points
    what about terrorism and people getting killed in the border ?
  15. 5 points

    Ranji Trophy 2017/18

    Tiwary set up a nine-man slip cordon with Dinda and Shami bowling in tandem
  16. 4 points

    Dhoni cant dive !!!

    Dhoni has no reason to dive. We live on the land not the ocean.
  17. 4 points
    And on this pitch our batsmen were crawling at 59 strike rate
  18. 4 points
    I missed Harsha Bhogle when he was banned but now I miss Harsha Bhogle's ban I guess
  19. 4 points
    100 for latham, an outstanding inning
  20. 4 points

    MS Dhoni mega discussion thread

    Like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Dhoni will just end up sucking momentum throughout the innings. Our best bat is to bat him 7th or 8th and see if he can edge a few boundaries.
  21. 4 points
    In the last 2 years, Dhoni has a SR of 82+. The only batsman with a worse SR is Rahane with 79+. Everyone else is scoring at 95+ with Pandya and Jadhav being well above 100. The criticism is more often than not justified. SR for Indian batsmen since Jan 2016
  22. 4 points
  23. 4 points
    Colin Munro bowling at 100-110 kph is Rightarm Medium Fast and Bumrah & Bhuvi are Rightarm Medium bowler according to Cricinfo
  24. 4 points
    How is Rahul not better than Jadhav?
  25. 4 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.
  26. 4 points
    Rohit was trying to be Sehwag today...ended up looking like Afridi Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  27. 4 points
    Dhoni Bhai is still our captain....
  28. 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.
  29. 4 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.
  30. 4 points
    Dhoni bhai is always the captain when we win
  31. 4 points

    What are you eating now?

    Cashew nuts
  32. 4 points

    Happy Diwali to all !!!

    Note to Northies:- We celebrate diwlai in memory of the day when lord krishna kicked narakasuras ass.
  33. 4 points

    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....................
  34. 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!
  35. 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!
  36. 4 points
    I have no idea. Amir is real good but kohli is over hyping him.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 4 points
  40. 4 points

    Happy Diwali to all !!!

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  41. 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
  42. 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.
  43. 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
  44. 4 points
    neither,selectors are busy selecting experienced players
  45. 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.
  46. 4 points
    Naaraayan Narayan !
  47. 4 points
    Shami takes care of himself. He is injured most of the times to reduce his workload. ;)
  48. 4 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
  49. 3 points
    Not just headache big headache they are dead as dodo, can't slog to save their lives, even no-hit takes a lot of time, these cuda wouda lassan l@w..da from Kohli is destroying team need fresh legs and ruthlessness, not lazy bums, they are sucking all the momentum. Sent from my vivo 1601 using Tapatalk
  50. 3 points
    After that Phainta SA is giving your team match after match...you still alive BD should play against Uganda U12 womens team

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