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  1. Pritvi Shaw and Washington Sundar both have a lot in common. Both Teenagers that has generated a lot of hype.Yet just playing their first Ranji season as regular . Sundar is 18 and Shaw is a younger and just 17. Also interestingly both are openers and can bowl off spin though obviously Sundar is much better bowler as of now. Obviously Rahul looks pretty much set as our test opener for next decade (injuries permitting ) , bit both Dhawan and Vijay are in 30s so realistically we will be looking at next generation of opener to partner Rahul atworst in next home season (12-18 months). So who do you thing will break into the test team first ?
  2. Yeah but Panchal Parhiv(as opener) or Prashant Chopra arent gonna break into the team anytime soon though.Mukund is ahead of them in the pecking order and he hardly gets any games . I was referring to 2-3 years down the line when both Shaw and Sundar will have had couple of seasons of Ranji season. It is basically whether Shah or Sundar can have 2 seasons of high scoring Ranji seasons and break into the team when we will be needing to replace Vijay and Dhawan down the line.
  3. kl Rahul must play as opner in LOI

    Don't confuse test and ODIs . Rohit was the MOS in West Indies tri series ,when there was plenty of swing on offer for ex.Rohit is excellent at seeing of the new ball whenever there is some assistance on offer for bowlers .Has done it plenty of times ,that's one major reason his record as opener is phenomenal.
  4. Seems Pant needs another Ranji season out of lime light.
  5. kl Rahul must play as opner in LOI

    No it's not obvious because his performance and stats say otherwise. If anything he is India's best batsman in helpful conditions for pace bowlers.
  6. kl Rahul must play as opner in LOI

    Who said Rohit is weak against swing in ODIs ?
  7. Mumbai batsmen rarely shine in ICC finals

    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)
  8. Get Washington Sundar into Indian LOI team already

    He is an opener.Opened in junior cricket and also TNPL.Was reserve opener last season for TN Ranji team.
  9. Ravindra Jadeja deserves a Top 6 slot

    Jadeja has been doing a pretty good job at No.8/no.9 for India ever since his comeback.Averages 40+ with 7 fifties in 24 innings which is exceptional. No need to upset that balance by promoting Jadeja up the order.
  10. Get Washington Sundar into Indian LOI team already

    Let him first play a full season of Ranji cricket .Maybe a couple of seasons and learn the trade of opener. No need to rush him when we already have Dhawan and Vijay.
  11. Combined Indo Pak All Time ODI Team

    Sachin Dhawan Kohli Miandad Yuvi Dhoni Imran Kapil Akram Saqlain Kumble / Akthar
  12. Ranji Trophy 2017/18

    FYI Washington Sunder is an opener by trade. He batted in middle order because Vijay was playing last match.
  13. India's Fertility rate state by state

    The general thumb of rule is that if the Fertility rate is less that 2.1,then it reduces population growth . Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  14. http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/yashwant-sinha-arun-jaitley-gst-demonetisation-narendra-modi-economy-bjp-i-need-to-speak-up-now-4862716/
  15. Washington Sundar capped off a memorable match with career-best figures of 6 for 87 as India Red wrapped up a 163-run win over India Blue to lift the 2017-18 Duleep Trophy on the fourth day in Lucknow. It was Washington's second five-wicket haul of the match, coming on the back of 5 for 94 in Blue's first innings, and gave him a first-class-best match haul of 11 for 181. The wickets came in addition to a first-innings knock of 88, and 42 in the second that lifted Red from 58 for 4 and recover to 208, setting Blue an improbable 393 to win. http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8630/report/1118611/day/4/
  16. Cheteswar Pujara's overseas form

    Pujara issue is just not swing. He also struggles against Bounce Lyon generated last time.So Australia won't be easy.
  17. Very true even if we never had a team as good as Mumbai or Karnataka in recent times. The last we close in 2011 , we blew it up by preparing a road(the final was in Chennai) against Rajasthan in final. We chocked too many times against inferior teams.Hopefully winning run we had last season instills a change in attitude under pressure. Feel this time we genuinely have the best team in Ranji this seaosn and easily the best we had in years even if Ashwin goes for India team.If we blew it again though ...
  18. If we can't win Ranji this season with squad we have , I will give up hope we might ever win it again lol. This team should make it to the final at worst. Mukund Vijay Gandhi Karthick Sunder Aparjith or Inderjith Shankar Ashwin Aushik Srinivas or Rahil Shah Vignesh Crist or Natarajan.
  19. http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/understanding-the-slowdown/article19694073.ece Exports stagnating http://wap.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/share-of-exports-in-gdp-at-14-year-low-of-19-4-117092500965_1.html Inflation rising up again http://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/retail-inflation-in-august-shoots-up-by-3-36-highest-in-five-months/articleshow/60478331.cms Petrol price reaching unprecedented levels http://m.hindustantimes.com/business-news/petrol-prices-hiked-rs-79-per-litre-in-mumbai-at-highest-since-august-2014/story-K1nXE29mK6ect6o4PANNoN.html Job creation projections nowhere near as projected. Infact at an eight year low http://businessworld.in/article/-NoJobs-In-India-PM-s-Promise-Of-1-Crore-Jobs-Annually-Far-From-Reality/20-09-2017-126601/ Govt planning to inject 65k crore to stimulate economic growth because slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the quarter ending June.Which in turn will cut into fiscal dificit. http://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/finance/india-considering-7-7-billion-stimulus-spending-in-2017/18-government-sources/articleshow/60780738.cms Also that 5.7 % is after the adjusted stats of GDP growth model .With the old figures the GDP figures are at 3-4% acc to Sinha. And Telecom sector is the new sector under Stress and in danger of becoming NPA and to prevent that Govt is planning to bail them out. http://www.livemint.com/Industry/tAgwcBSFOR3bn5T6focq4L/Ministers-panel-starts-hearing-case-for-bailing-out-debtla.html
  20. Football season back Keep this thread for discussion about all this football( Transfers / Matches / Fantasy league ) this season. Premier League starts on this weekend (August 12). Bundesliga and Laliga starts on next week Friday ,18th August .Seria A on 19th . Link for broadcasters in Indian TV: Event Broadcaster(s) UEFA Champions League Sony Pictures Sports Network UEFA Europa League Sony Pictures Sports Network UEFA Super Cup Sony Pictures Sports Network UEFA European Championship NA UEFA European Qualifiers Sony Pictures Sports Network La Liga Sony Pictures Sports Network Premier League Star Sports Network Bundesliga Star Sports Network DFL-Supercup Star Sports Network Serie A Sony Pictures Sports Network Ligue 1 Sony Pictures Sports Network And if you wanna join Icf PLfantasy league Code to join ICF Fantasy PL 969266-720361
  21. The weird Indian customs discussion

    Yes it is a recent phenomenon because of the rise of hindu parties atleast in TN. I don't even mind going through the streets as a procession ,I mean we even have similar procession for burials . What's really grating is immersing all these painted idols in rivers and seas creating soo much water pollution.
  22. K Gowtham, the Karnataka offspinner, has been dropped from the India A squad for the two four-day fixtures against New Zealand A for disciplinary reasons amounting to "gross insult to the system". He has been replaced by Karn Sharma, the Vidarbha legspinner, in the 15-man squad for the two matches, which start from September 23 in Vijayawada Gowtham, who bagged a five-for against India Green in the Duleep Trophy openerin Lucknow on September 8, fell ill on the penultimate day of the match and couldn't take the field on the final day for India Red. He subsequently skipped the second fixture and produced a medical certificate that stated he had typhoid. However, on September 12, he was in Mysore, playing for Belagavi Panthers in the ongoing Karnataka Premier League, where he is the highest-paid player in the league at INR 7.2 lakhs. The BCCI is likely to initiate a disciplinary inquiry into the matter, pending which he will not be considered for India A selection. "Gowtham opted out of the Duleep Trophy game during the first match and even produced a medical certificate that he was unwell. Two days later, he was found playing in the Karnataka Premier League. This is gross insult to the system," BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was quoted as saying by The Times of India. "A player can't take a national-level tournament for granted like this. The board is looking into this incident and till the enquiry is over, he will not be picked for India A team." http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20772889/k-gowtham-dropped-india-insulting-duleep-trophy
  23. India Tour Of South Africa Cut Short

    South Africa just being greedy and picking more ODIs instead of tests . Initially suggested to be 4 tests 3 ODIs and 3 T20s. But SA wanted more ODIs to capitalise on Indian market ,hence decided to cut one test short and play 6 ODIs . All this fault mainly stemmed from them announcing the Australian tour schedule (that it will start on March 1) before negotiating with BCCI on India schedule and arrogantly assuming we would tour for Boxing day test forgoing our home season.
  24. Problem is we never tried the correct options at no 4 as other have mentioned.The likes of Rahane after flickering has completely gone of the boil as far as ODIs are concerned.Yuvi is way past it and Karthick was never a solution long term. Another interesting tidbit is it's not a current one off issue either.I don't really remember a quality no.4 in the past untill Yuvi emerged in late 2000s.Remember us trying Kambli,D Mongia ,Kaif all turning mediocre at best. The solution it seems for now seems giving Manish Pandey a long run to see whether he can be long term successor . Another solution I can see is dropping Rohit back to no.4 and trying an aggressive opener alongside Dhawan (Maybe Rahul?) .That could solve both our issues though Rohit's past record in middle order is a concern.

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