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  1. CoverDrive

    Chennai Super Kings influencing national selections?

    don't know about this but there are some Karnataka players losing out - either one of Rahul, Mayank and Pandey had claims to be playing atleast one match in this Asia Cup Mayank will have couple of average matches in List A and then he will be forever relegated to sidelines while someone like Raina just needs one knock to get back into the side
  2. yes seems like a very co-ordinated move with these articles being put out when Dhoni is being questioned again.
  3. If all teams are going to play each other in super four then what is the advantage of seeding anyway.
  4. I guess loss to HK has to be a big slap. They are ranked close to 20. Though these guys are so shameless they will blame conditions " pitch was slow at first but became better for batting in night"
  5. This Asia Cup is very interesting as the pecking order among the Asian teams is changing. Bangladesh in ODIs are decent now and are moving up ahead of SL. Afghanistan in T20s are probably moving up fast. This is their opportunity to become consistently good in ODIs where opposition can be more careful against their spin strength and try to milk them. Their batting weakness gets exposed more in longer format.
  6. This is some totally bewildering selection policy by Aussies. Maxwell is not some next bradman but the way his case was mishandled feels so fishy 1. First he was not allowed to play county cricket citing that he should be ready for Aus A tour of India 2. Next he is not selected for Aus A and selectors say that we already know he plays well in sub-continent. Any sane person would conclude from this that this is sureshot guarantee that he is almost sure to be in team going to UAE 3. He is not selected and the selectors give Aus A tour performances for giving reasons for selecting others. One guy is selected after just one 50 in the entire tour. 4. Last Maxwell played FC cricket was in Aus last season where he did very well. 5. Langer gives lack of 100s a reason when others have fewer 100s than him. What is the point of counting 100s in short form when a guy is playing in a finisher's role. http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/24649925/glenn-maxwell-confirms-mixed-selection-messages
  7. No one except Kohli was perfect. But Pujara, Ishant and Ashwin also kind of showed importance of exposure in conditions before going there to play. Even with wretched county season pujara knew what was coming and he played according and was not horrible. Imagine if Rahul, Vijay and Rahane has some experience of those conditions we could have had better showing from these guys.
  8. Anderson is Mahela Jayawardene of bowling
  9. CoverDrive

    England vs India, 5th Test, 7th-11th Sept - The Oval

    this was so predictable. I was about to say that now that we seem to be comfortable Rahane will gift his wicket to Ali. He has a serious temperament problem. He has had some starts but has not been able to carry on. His spin issue is unresolved and better bowlers like Lyon will eat him up. Just bowl half decent spin and he will give a chance.
  10. CoverDrive

    England vs India, 5th Test, 7th-11th Sept - The Oval

    this is rahul's chance to do a laxman 2000 in sydney incidentally where he was also opening. Rahul's positive approach helped avoid an embarassing situation yesterday.
  11. Curran is going to swing this miles. Bhuvi would have been killer here
  12. so far problem with our openers have been after not so bad start they get out in quick succession.
  13. Swing right from the start. this is starting to look like the first test.
  14. CoverDrive

    Alastair cook is running out of time !!!

    Cook is lucky they decided somehow to stick with Jennings in this match also otherwise heat would have been on him

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