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Everything posted by Silva

  1. It depends a lot on the bowling attack thats used. If india go with jadeja and ashwin and use pandya as 3rd seemer like they have been in the subcontinent then their is no way they will take 20 wickets. That might work in kingsmead but their isnt any test match being played their. But if they pick 4 pace bowlers and ashwin as the only seamer than they might have a chance.
  2. rohit was always a good t20 player unlike rahane. U can see why rohit got so many chances in odis because of his t20 hitting ability.
  3. Rahane has played in 82 more limited overs matches than rahul and has scored only one more century. Yet it was rahul that had to give up his main position as opener in odis and was forced into the middle order where he doesnt play even in domestic cricket if im not mistaken. But that isnt enough for gavaskar he thinks rahul should be dropped from the squad to accommodate Rahane. Just ridiculous.
  4. Swap dhawan ,kartik, nehra with krunal, pant and siraj/kaul. Also maybe iyer for manish or pant incase a back up opener is needed.
  5. Its bizzare that Shami only played 2 ODIs since the 2015 world cup. The guy took 90 plus wickets at an average of 24. I have no Idea why he hasn't been playing, the only reason I can think of is because his IPL record is poor. More questions need to be asked about this by the media.
  6. I agree. They need to play another seemer who can open the bowling so bumrah and bk can bowl more exclusivly at the death to fully utilise their talent. That will take this attack to the next level.
  7. Need a 3rd pacer imo. Umesh is unreliable and kohli never picks shami for some reason. They will be exposed on non turning pitches like what hapoenend in the ct. Need to give siraj or kaul a try who are performing in every domestic competition like bumrah was before he got picked in the squad
  8. Jadeja is the main reason india had issues with balance. He has been used as a specialist bowler since the emergence of pandya but that hasnt worked out well. Look at how much better india is playing since axar, and kuldeep have taken his spot. I was doubtful of axar at first but he rarely goes for runs even in the ipl.
  9. Surprised no is mentioning how much better Axar is bowling compared to jadeja. That to me is the main improvement since the CT trophy.
  10. Problem of plenty for Ind cricket

    Jadeja is not a specialist bowler in LO, his stats are terrible and not much better than yuvi in odis and probably one of the worst of all time in t20i.
  11. Problem of plenty for Ind cricket

    Jadhav and pandya being able to bowl is giving kohli the confidence of playing another all rounder. Even if shami replaced ashwin that would still mean 20 overs have to be made up of part timers which in my opinion would backfire more often than not against stronger batring line ups although it might have worked in that one particular game. In 2011 the only all rounders india had were yuvi and yusuf pathan, in ct that india won the only all rounder india had was jadeja, hence dhoni had to pick 4 specialist bowlers and only one all rounder but now having all these allrounder in the squad who are pretty good is giving kohli false confidence of only picking 3 specialist bowlers.
  12. Problem of plenty for Ind cricket

    I actually think its a bad problem to have. Since Pandya, Jadhav and jadeja as well as well as axar shown the ability to bowl as well as bat a bit the team is sitting out good bowlers like shami and the two yadavs and that already backfired twice against pakistan and sri lanka in the CT trophy. I would imagine a team like Australia would make india pay for only picking 3 specialist bowlers more often then not.
  13. All well and good but they should also take into considerations basic stats in the specific format. They play spinners averaging 50+ over the last two years and select batsman barely averaging over 30 with strike rates below 80. You have to also take in to consideration form, stats and skills along with fitness.
  14. Actually scratch that, at the moment I would pick Iyer ahead of Rahane and Pant. Pant can stay in the reserves incase Dhoni gets injured IMO.
  15. I would have gone with pant and k pandya over axar and rahane, but otherwise a great selection. Imo limited overs spin attack of chahal and kuldeep is a huge uprgade over ashwin and jadeja. Also dont think umesh is the best LO bowlers.
  16. I remember hearing laxman saying Vijays only flaw is he doesnt rotate the strike and pick up many runs between the wickets. That makes sense because so often he negotiates the new ball brilliantly but end up getting out for under 20 playing a risky stroke.
  17. India A team's tour of South Africa

    Seriously how does yuvi, rahane, jadeja and kartik make our odi squad while so much talent is being wasted in the a team. Complete joke.
  18. India A team's tour of South Africa

    I dont like this tactic of playing only 3 specialist bowler and having all rounders bowl out the other 20 overs. Its too risky, if one of the 3 specialist bowlers is having a bad day than they are basically screwed when it comes to containing the opposition.
  19. I think if india used the 5 bowler strategy in the last round of away test matches many of the those draws and maybe some of the losses might have turmed into wins. Kohli has to get credit for trying to play 5 bowlers when ever possible when india can easily win in the subcontent with only 4 bowlers. Its good preperation.
  20. Its not the IPLs fault, I think the selectors don't know how to properly select players based on IPL perfromance. For example dhawan scores alot of runs in the IPL as does rahane at times but thats only because they bat at the top. Indias top order should already be set with rohit, lokesh, kohli, raina, and jadhav but they will still select rahane and/or dhawan ahead of lower order batsman like Krunal Pandya simply because they score more runs in the ipl but they ignore which spot in the batting order those runs comes from. Secondly Ashwin and Jadeja keep getting picked despite being terrible in the IPL. same situation with Yuvi getting picked. and I hate to keep saying this every other post but its not the IPLs fault Indian team is dumb enough to pick Jadeja as a specialist spin bowler. Look at the last 3 icc tournament matches Indias been knocked out from and take a look at how terrible jadejas numbers are, he is obviously a weak link in the limited overs squad and their are many options to boot him out but he keeps getting picked.
  21. I can see him surpassing dhoni success in t20s. I can see india winning atleast one t20 world cup if they stop picking yuvi, jadeja, dhawan and rahane.
  22. Pandya bros can bat at number 6 and 7 which would allow jadhav to bat up the order. Kartik, jadeja, rahane are all useless batting that low and it forces india to waste jadhav. He only bats basically when the match is already decided. India has a surplus of top order batsman and dearth lower order batsman which is something the pandya bros can fix instantly. Not sure what use rahane can being wehn india already have rohit dhawan kohli lokesh who bat in the top order.
  23. Its a wasted oppurtunity to build towards the world cup. Pandya, jadhav, bumrah are back bones of the lo squads and they only needed a few oportunities to prove themselves.instead of looking for other matchwinners the team gives chances to rahane, ashwin, jadeja and kartik who at their best can only be average lo players.
  24. The sad thing is we know that india have a team capable of reaching semis or better in icc tournaments even without playing well. Its only missing a few key players to start dominating and winning some of these trophies. But kohli and the selectors are wasting so many valuable matches giving chances to guys like rahane kartik and jadeja. Its a joke. Jadeja derailed so many campaigns and when they finnaly find an allrounder to replace him this brillant think tank play him as a specialist bowler while chahal is sitting at home. Its just makes no sense.
  25. Is Jadeja honestly the best ODI spinner we have?

    Bowling is in the same category as raina, jadhav and yuvi. His bowling is good for a 5th bowler but they are playing him as as a bowling specialist ahead of yadav, shami, mishra, umesh and chahal which makes no sense. He even played in t20 cup ahead of BK which is total madness. It would be like playing stuart binny ahead of BK, bumrah or shami. Except atleast binny can be a usefull batsman compared to jadeja.

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