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  1. i suspect India is going to be as good as south africa are in sl when the test series v SL starts
  2. Lankans are going to keep us number 1 if they win no matter what happens in the England v India series.
  3. I notice MSD being slow is (rightly) the focus of most fans ire. But what about our pace bowlers? The first 10 England have always got a flier. Why isnt this also a topic of focus?
  4. yes it was pathetic from the management to play bhuvi
  5. England have trashed India. These words sum up the third (and second) ODI of the three match series. India went into the game with concerns about their new ball bowlers and middle order batsman. Both of these weaknesses were exploited by England who were disciplined with the ball and ruthless with the bat. India started the day by losing the toss (though they wanted to bat first) and making some questionable selections. Wicket taking bowler Umesh Yadav was dropped for Bhubaneshwar Kumar whose record on flat wickets is questionable. Most surprisingly, Lokesh Rahul was replaced by Dinesh Kartick with the much maligned Suresh Raina keeping his place and doing little to justify the vote of confidence. A decision captain Kohli will no doubt regret given the abysmal Indian performance. Selection has been a contentious issue for India under Kohli given that there appears to be no force capable of questioning his choices within the squad. One hopes that voices of dissent do manifest themselves before the start of the test series. Looking forward to the world cup, the outcome of this series makes it abundantly clear that India have several gaps to fill. They cannot rely on Kuldeep Yadav to paper over the cracks with the ball given that sides will figure him out as the tournament reaches its end stages. The last two ODI’s pose serious questions of the Chinaman bowler. How he responds to the challenge will reveal if he is world class. The other elephant in the room is the form of MS Dhoni. While his keeping skills remain superhuman, he is struggling to accelerate with the bat against less than world class English bowling unit. Time is running out for a replacement to make a mark and be comfortable at an international level. Rohit Sharma is the textbook definition of a flat track bully. A five course meal when there is no swing and/or seam and two minute maggi noodles if there is little bit on the same. Finally, team ICF congratulates England for the series win. Their first over India since 2011. It underlines their tag as one of the favourites for the 2019 world cup. Only time will tell if this series serves as a wakeup call or its business as usual for the boys in blue. India you have been warned.
  6. England have trashed India. These words sum up the third (and second) ODI of the three match series. India went into the game with concerns about their new ball bowlers and middle order batsman. Both of these weaknesses were exploited by England who were disciplined with the ball and ruthless with the bat. India started the day by losing the toss (though they wanted to bat first) and making some questionable selections. Wicket taking bowler Umesh Yadav was dropped for Bhubaneshwar Kumar whose record on flat wickets is questionable. Most surprisingly, Lokesh Rahul was replaced by Dinesh Kartick with the much maligned Suresh Raina keeping his place and doing little to justify the vote of confidence. A decision captain Kohli will no doubt regret given the abysmal Indian performance. Selection has been a contentious issue for India under Kohli given that there appears to be no force capable of questioning his choices within the squad. One hopes that voices of dissent do manifest themselves before the start of the test series. Looking forward to the world cup, the outcome of this series makes it abundantly clear that India have several gaps to fill. They cannot rely on Kuldeep Yadav to paper over the cracks with the ball given that sides will figure him out as the tournament reaches its end stages. The last two ODI’s pose serious questions of the Chinaman bowler. How he responds to the challenge will reveal if he is world class. The other elephant in the room is the form of MS Dhoni. While his keeping skills remain superhuman, he is struggling to accelerate with the bat against less than world class English bowling unit. Time is running out for a replacement to make a mark and be comfortable at an international level. Rohit Sharma is the textbook definition of a flat track bully. A five course meal when there is no swing and/or seam and two minute maggi noodles if there is little bit on the same. Finally, team ICF congratulates England for the series win. Their first over India since 2011. It underlines their tag as one of the favourites for the 2019 world cup. Only time will tell if this series serves as a wakeup call or its business as usual for the boys in blue. India you have been warned.
  7. and again you cant win jack if you are destroyed with the new ball all the time forget about our batting issues. This is the number 1 issue India need to correct. We are always playing catch up with the bowling.
  8. Its been painfully clear that MSD as the "finisher" is done for a few years. Maybe you can try MSD at 4 and reinvent him. I will be the first one to acknowledge that ICF does get carried away with some players. But its a case of the emperor has no clothes with MSD. His keeping remains top notch
  9. spot on.... these tickets cost around cost a lot plus cost of travel and food etc. Easily works out to around £100 (around Rs 9000) per person in most cases. Many times families shell out upto £500. It was disrespectful to the fans. I can understand he got out trying to hit. But he appeared to just give up. I do hope some posters who complain this is a toxic forum with regards to MSD realize that many in mainstream cricket are thinking the same. Thats why Kohli had to defend MSD in a press conference. The press are thinking the same.
  10. but surely injuries happen? there is no guarantee bummers will be fit
  11. Chahal is a run of the mill spinner who is a decent squad member a case can be made for Kuldeep. But we have seen the perils of Rashid khan in a changed format.
  12. G_B_

    Why is London everyone's favourite city?

    IMO the best city is Karachi everybody has a blast when visiting it
  13. G_B_

    Immigration crackdown in US

    the dowry rate of Telugu boys who are US citizens just shot up
  14. 4 games all won by the team chasing.... Just a thought maybe we need to do something about the toss.
  15. England figured him out in the second T20. How he responds will tell us about his temperament and ability to be a winner for India.
  16. trent bridge is one of the bigger grounds. A proper ground if you may will and a stronghold of England in test circket
  17. you still have your rohit sharmas....
  18. G_B_

    D Chahar- quick rise to first team

    i am not saying he does not deserve his shot. Just saying based on what i have seen in one match is nothing special.
  19. G_B_

    D Chahar- quick rise to first team

    based on this outing looked rather ordinary say compared to Sid Kaul. Those quoting numbers in domestics should note Vinny Kumar has amazing domestic numbers in the ranjis
  20. got to say Pandya keeps surprising me...
  21. G_B_

    Deepak Chahar

    its his first game nerves a lot come into play
  22. G_B_

    Deepak Chahar

    not too bad not too good thats my assessment of him
  23. Not to mention the epic friendship with Karna

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