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  1. Kohli isn't even the best batsman in our team. At this age Sachin was already a certified All time great. That's the Gulf we are taking about. Seriously they aren't even in the ball park as batsmen for even comparison.
  2. IPL Auction Live thread

    Time and Date : Saturday and Sunday (27th and 28th) at 9.00 Am Channel : Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports First. Live streaming on Hotstar too. Players retained and Budget available : Chennai Super Kings: 47 crore rupees Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja. Delhi Daredevils: 47 crore rupees Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris. Kolkata Knight Riders: 59 crore rupees Retained: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine. Kings XI Punjab: 67.5 crore rupees Retained: Axar Patel. Mumbai Indians: 47 crore rupees Retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah. Rajasthan Royals: 67.5 crore rupees Retained: Steve Smith. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 49 crore Retained: Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz Khan, AB de Villiers. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 59 crore Retained: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Marque players who will go first in the auction
  3. ICC considers alternative venues for 2021 Champions Trophy

    Don't really matter how much crowd is packed .Ground revenues are minute ,it's the TV revenue that's the big share of revenue .And the timing of matches in US is awful for Indian audience
  4. Tweet from @UPStatsman: Rohit Sharma's batting average of 11.45 in ODIs in South Africa - the lowest for any Indian batsman who has played atleast 10 innings in top-order (1-7) in any particular country.
  5. Nah Rahane should come in at 4. This pitch will suit him best.Good pace and bounce , short boundaries and not much turn either.
  6. Dhawan is seriously the best opener we have had since Sachin / Ganguly .Incredible numbers and always pulls out his best game for ICC tournaments.
  7. Yeah Sportskeeda as source And the Ankul Roy who was picked was the highest wicket taker in the tournament and batted at 7.
  8. ICC considers alternative venues for 2021 Champions Trophy

    The sole point of tournaments like CT is to generate money for ICC member countries.No broadcaster would bid if it's held in US considering the match timings would be midnight .
  9. ICC considers alternative venues for 2021 Champions Trophy

    They shouldn't.Bht countries like Srilanka and Bangladesh will be willing to give them so ICC prefer to shift to one of these countries that gives tax exemption.
  10. ICC considers alternative venues for 2021 Champions Trophy

    BCCI couldn't even get tax exempted for world T20 that happened 2 years ago.So very little chance they could get for a champions trophy.
  11. ICC considers alternative venues for 2021 Champions Trophy

    Actually yes.You seriously think ICC will happily loss 100-150 mil dollars so that they can host in India ? Even BCCI won't agree to that. FIFA actually asks for written guarantees from Govts for tax exemption before bids for world cups are submitted. ICC will definitely shift to anither country if we don't provide tax exemption.
  12. ICC considers alternative venues for 2021 Champions Trophy

    Can't complain.A tournament like Champions trophy neither has the prestige or bring any boast to tourism.So Govt is correct in its stance not to give any tax exemption. In a country like India where tax payment is a massive issue , there's no need to give tax exemption to these ICC tournaments to line pocket other countries. BCCI always says they are a private body and doesn't come under Sports ministry, which is fair enough.Then there is no need for Govt to give tax exemption to ICC tournaments either.Maybe if BCCI wants to host the tournaments, pay from their pocket instead of asking for tax benefits from Govt.
  13. Even as the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre chants the one-nation mantra, the Congress-led government in Karnataka has constituted a nine member committee to design a 'state' flag — an identity symbol unique to the state — and submit a report on giving it legal sanctity. If such a flag does come into being, Karnataka will only be the second state in the country to officially have a flag of its own after Jammu & Kashmir, which enjoys special status under Article 370 of the Constitution. The Siddaramaiah government is mooting a separate flag for the state, coinciding with pro-Kannada voices denouncing the alleged imposition of Hindi in the state. Former Karnataka chief minister and Union minister D V Sadananda Gowda dismissed the move, saying, "India is one nation and there cannot be two flags in one country." http://m.timesofindia.com/india/karnataka-appoints-panel-to-design-state-flag-look-into-legal-sanctity/articleshow/59640799.cms?utm_source=toiandroidapp&utm_medium=others&utm_campaign=show
  14. That was awful from Jadhav Now we will struggle to get to 270
  15. Pandya's bowling in the 1st 2 ODIs

    Has any team won a world cup with just 5 specialist batsman ? The Aussies usually had Tom Moody / Lehman /Clarke/Haddin batting at 7 when they won the world cup. We had Raina at 7 who was the difference in both Q final and Semi in 2011. Srilanka had Hashanah Thilakaratne at 7 when they won in 1996 An extra batsman at 6&7 is more important than specialist 5th bowler and long tail in odis.That always makes the difference in winning big tournaments.
  16. Pandya's bowling in the 1st 2 ODIs

    Yes in the tournament he suddenly hit peak form as a bowler.But honestly leading into the tournament would you have said Yuvi is one of the top 5 bowlers in India ? Definitely not. Even if we take 2011 world cup in a vaccum, Yuvi was among our best bowler alongside Zaheer but our other 3 bowlers were no better than Pandya performance is now.Bhajji for ex had 9 wkts in 9 matches at an average of 40+ .It's nigh on impossible to have 5 quality bowlers who can take 1.5-2 wkts per match . I do agree Pandya needs to improve in both batting and bowling and he has a lot of scope to improve. Lance Klusner for me is the best odi all rounder since Kapil.Pandya should be looked at and developed as a similar player.A finisher who can consistently give 7-8 overs as fifth bowler. What I don't agree with he needs to pick up wickets at a better rate to justify his selection in the team.Wicket per match (Like Pandya has ) is pretty good for the 5th choice bowler.His most important attribute to the team is maintaing a strike rate of 120 and consistently giving team big finishes .
  17. Axar Patel for Pandya?3rd odi

    Still don't know why Axar is in the team.Basically a budget version of Jadeja . We have already on from Ashwin and Jadeja as spinners seeing wrist spin is the key for ODIs .So what's the point of another finger spinner as back up.Surely be looking for a other wrist spinner as back up.
  18. Pandya's bowling in the 1st 2 ODIs

    He is not going to bat at 5 regularly because we have better pure batsman at no.5 and Pandya role is finisher. Also he already gives us good bowling options .He regularly bowls 6-7 overs and on a good day gives you good 10 overs.Infact Pandya ratio of picking a wicket per innings is excellent for the fifth bowler. You are excepting India to play with 5 quality bowlers which we never have done .Not even our best teams neither did the best Aussie teams .Yuvi averaged nearly 40 and he was our fifth bowling option going into 2011 WC.And less said about our 5th bowling option Dinesh Mongia in 2003 WC the better. Hardik Pandya is arguably the 2nd best 5 bowler we have had in decades .Only Jadeja was better and his batting is miles behind Pandya particularly for a no7 bat.
  19. CSK Playing 11

    As for the first XI Faf (Billings as back up) Vijay Raina Jadhav Dhoni Rayadu / Shorey Bravo (Watson as back up) Jadeja Bhajji / Thakur / Chahar / Asif Karn / Tahir ( Depending on how Vijay is playing ) Wood (Ngidi as back up)
  20. CSK Playing 11

    Faf will and should open the batting .He can score big in the powerplay and then consolidate in the middle overs.All our stroke makers like Raina Vijay Jadhav can bat around him.
  21. Pandya's bowling in the 1st 2 ODIs

    He is not a specialist batsman .He is the big hitting batsman who bats and at 7 and can give 6-7 overs .And his role is clearly defined . If he can bat at 5 or 6 regularly , no one would expect him to bowl let alone take one wicket per match. And averaging 30+ with a strike rate of 120 in excellent for a no.7
  22. Bhuvi in ODIs vs Ishant in Tests

    In ODIs you don't need to pick 10 wkts to win. In test cricket you need to pick 20 wkts to win.So don't see any logic in this comparison. Bhuvi despite bowling in powerplays and death overs has an Econ of less than 5. That makes him invaluable. He does need to improve his ability to pick wickets with white ball but he is still a quality bowler in ODIs.
  23. If not mistaken even AB has had against leg spin as well particularly if it isn't a road. Only Faf is genuinely quality against spinners even if it's turning in shorter formats imo Yeah they miss De Villiers and he might have made it tougher but we still would have won the series.SA bowling is nothing special apart from Rabada.Reality is 3 out of their 5 bowlers is pretty poor and Morkel is past it as well.And we have 3 genuinely world class bowlers in ODI with Kuldeep coming up as well.That sort gulf in quality would have shown regardless of AB injury i think.
  24. Told you so, we will be smashing SA in ODIs.Our bowling is just too good .
  25. In his 3rd tour of England.As I said Kohli has the chance to correct that in his second tour. Also it's don't think it's true that Smith scored in similar pitches to what Kohli did in SA .Smith scored on flat wickets and got out cheap in swing conditions.Very unlike Kohli in this series who fought out the conditions. Kohli completely stood out in one of the toughest pitches in recent times.Only centurion in the entire series amount both team to sum it. Fair enough. There is difference between not better than Smith and miles behind Smith.Maybe before this series , but Kohli has considerably closed the gap in tests.Thats all I am saying.

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