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Posts posted by BeautifulGame

  1. As test opener- shaw, pachal, prashant chopra are standing ahead of him infact ill add dhawan n parthiv patel to 
    Unless and until he he has 2 season of huge numbers runs as opener there is no chance.
    As LOI u knw the line before him
    As this point his best chance is to get in team as spin bowling all rounder and he can as ashwin failure in LOi as opened the slot for need of right arm off spinner .
    Good he is opening for TN it ll help his batting only.......
    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.

  2. Helpful conditions dosent necessarily mean only swing . Rohit is better than anyone in the team when there is bounce and every one else is better than him when there is swing/seam on offer . That innings he played in SA against Steyn ranks as one of the most embarrassing knocks by an Indian top order batsmen .
    All said , I wudnt worry too much about conditions in ODI's . You hardly play 1-2 matches in a year on such pitches , so its of little relevance .
    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.

  3. 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 ?

  4. We bottle up at crucial stages where Mumbaikars somehow show their resolve.


    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 ...




  5. 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.



  6. can we actually see some facts ? how is the economy growing and i dont want the Modi Govt figures.



    Exports stagnating





    Inflation rising up again




    Petrol price reaching unprecedented levels




    Job creation projections nowhere near as projected. Infact at an eight year low




    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.




    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.










    I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy. I am also convinced that what I am going to say reflects the sentiments of a large number of people in the BJP and elsewhere who are not speaking up out of fear.


    So, what is the picture of the Indian economy today? Private investment has shrunk as never before in two decades, industrial production has all but collapsed, agriculture is in distress, construction industry, a big employer of the work force, is in the doldrums, the rest of the service sector is also in the slow lane, exports have dwindled, sector after sector of the economy is in distress, demonetisation has proved to be an unmitigated economic disaster, a badly conceived and poorly implemented GST has played havoc with businesses and sunk many of them and countless millions have lost their jobs with hardly any new opportunities coming the way of the new entrants to the labour market. 



    And please note that the methodology for calculation of the GDP was changed by the present government in 2015 as a result of which the growth rate recorded earlier increased statistically by over 200 basis points on an annual basis. So, according to the old method of calculation, the growth rate of 5.7 per cent is actually 3.7 per cent or less.


    The prime minister claims that he has seen poverty from close quarters. His finance minister is working over-time to make sure that all Indians also see it from equally close quarters





  8. 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.


    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."




  10. 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.



  11. 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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