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  1. CoverDrive

    Fakhar Zaman 200 coming?

    on 150 in 38th over. he is also guy to carry on hitting and this seems like a golden chance for him
  2. Prabhakar and Mongia were dropped after playing like this
  3. This is ideal in a way. Test for for middle and lower order.
  4. CoverDrive

    How did tradition of part time bowling die in India?

    1. Part timers are less effective now because of the more explosive batting. They get picked on pretty fast and become big liabilities if the team depends on them to complete their quota. 2. Busy calendars ensure players don't have time to develop secondary skills. Guys like Rohit and Kohli who started bowling little bit showed no improvement. Sachin developed a lot of his bowling as he played. Nowadays once you are at top level there is very little time to develop your secondary skill especially bowling which requires lot of effort. Guys like Steve Smith also have completely given up on bowling who started as bowler and was not as bad a bowler as now.
  5. still a good score. they bat really deep. good test for our batsman.
  6. Chahar is a good find. Can be a good back up for Bhuvi and maybe even better on form
  7. CoverDrive

    Manish Pandey ahead of KL Rahul in T20s !!!

    Now they are arguing Raina vs. Rahul - http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/23948389/play-england yup totally same performance
  8. CoverDrive

    India A tour of England-IND A Win tourney!

    Deepak Chahar is standout so far. It almost feels like he should be in senior team
  9. I just feel Kohli is just not a good captain. He consistently makes bad calls and just breaks momentum of guys like Rahul and Karthik who are on a roll.
  10. CoverDrive

    AFG Test Debut | Ind v Afg | 14-18 June 2018 | Bangalore

    Rahane falls to spin again. Moeen Ali is going to own him
  11. CoverDrive

    AFG Test Debut | Ind v Afg | 14-18 June 2018 | Bangalore

    BCCI needs to get it's act together with the ticketing. Tickets are sold only a week before and from random sites like insider.in Buying online ticket still requires standing in line for collecting tickets Insider.in email told us to collect it from gate 4. After 30 minutes in line some guy tells us insider tickets are to be collected from some other place and only ticketgenie ones are there at gate 3. So we had to stand in another stupid line. As a result we missed initial part and missed few overs all of which we were very keen to see given this historic occasion. In stadium experience is improving with better food vendors. Drainage is awesome. It was a lot of rain and lot of water on the ground and covers and we were not expecting so many overs later in day. Looked like end of day and probably would have been on most grounds You feel there is still mismanagement with ticketing with unreliable vendors being trusted.
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    AFG Test Debut | Ind v Afg | 14-18 June 2018 | Bangalore

    I had a great day at the ground today. Nice weather and some nice batting from Shawn and later Rahul and Vijay. The way dhawan took the attack to the spinners really broke the game. Was great to see lot of Afghanis in the ground supporting their team. Shahzad was the crowd favorite and people were really chanting his name and cheering his name and he was also obliging and signaling to them and dancing and joking around And yes it was a decent crowd for a working day.
  13. CoverDrive

    ESPN Cricinfo test XI in last 25 years

    yet another random all time XI. This is how Cricinfo keeps those clicks coming in lean season with fans trolling each other
  14. I am going to be there watching the first match ever for Afghanistan on first session first day!!
  15. What a great catch of his own bowling there. This guy is a complete all round cricketer. He has so much potential
  16. What is it with praising already established players. This culture makes their position undisputable. They need to perform less consistently than newbies. Yuvraj Singh has scored - 12(22), 4(4) and 14(17) so far looking totally horrible. But one 30(15) in a winning cause and it will be back to Yuvi is class and he will be irreplaceable. Questioning legends does not mean we do not value their past contributions. Yuvraj Singh has played big role in winning us two world cups but it is also true that he has massively underperformed at some big stages. Similarly Dhoni has no equal but it is a reality that he struggles to hit out against really good attacks.
  17. CoverDrive

    Mumbai Indians Fan Club - 2018

    Krunal Pandya is so much better than Hardik in batting. Guy plays some really great shots. He has really been bowling better also
  18. Otherwise they would win comfortably
  19. Imagine guy like Avesh on fast bouncy track. He would have killed Elgar in Wanderers
  20. CoverDrive

    Indian Wicket Keepers doing well

    So we potentially can make a whole batting order out of only Keepers 1. Rahul 2. Kishan 3. Samson 4. Karthik 5. Pant 6. Dhoni Good times I would say and hopefully put enough heat on Dhoni to pick up his game or be rested to give trial to the new names
  21. Well one of those is not keeping his chaddis up for sure
  22. Yes his previous over was a thing of beauty and he was touching 147. I think modern bowling has become sometimes too fancy with bowlers trying to get in too many variations. They think if couple of balls work then next one has to be different just for variety sake. There seems to be some thinking that sometimes test match lines (short of length) work to lower order batsmen. That's what cost him all those fours. I would not blame him except for not correcting his no ball problem (that is something fully in his control). All the bowlers are likely to get hit once in a while. As long as he learns from that he is good.
  23. Rahul could have been retained. That way they would have two top Indian XI players in team instead of fillers like Sarfaraz or Mandeep who are ok but not ones who will win you tournaments. Anyway I am just happy he is doing so well and want him to really develop as all round player for India. We need some depth in our batting
  24. CoverDrive

    England Women tour of India

    Smriti is playing at one level above others right now.
  25. Just hope that not too much of calmness rubs off on others

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