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Everything posted by Nikhil_cric

  1. Not really. Our bowling is not this good. Hazlewood was not accurate at all. It was basically Lyon and Starc doing the damage.
  2. The last time pakistan was a good cricket team...

    They were a very good team atleast in one format till 2006. After that, even with chuckers like hafeez and ajmal they have struggled in ODIs.
  3. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    I think Sami's age is legit. As for his pace, when Sami debuted he was , I believe only 19 years old so I guess him bowling at his quickest around 2003-2005 is not that big a surprise since most fast bowlers start bowling their quickest around that time . Wasted talent if ever there was one.
  4. Gentle giant. Will never forget how he bounced Johnson when MJ was red hot and the torrid time he gave to Michael Clarke and battered him with short stuff. Was hoping I'd see him until the next World Cup as he's their best ODI bowler but maybe SA are increasing their quotas.
  5. This. It's mind boggling how a proven failure in tests gets the nod ahead of a fine talent like nair.
  6. Pathetic from Kohli if this is indeed the reason. His ego is not above the team but then again he did play the tests so i don't know
  7. 2nd T20I : SA v IND | SSP, Centurion | Wed 9:30 PM IST

    Fluky knock against a second string attack without any of Steyn/Morkel/Philander/Rabada/Ngidi
  8. Bumrah no. 1 in odi ranking

  9. Windies and Ireland should qualify hopefully
  10. 63 off 10. Why can't we get these kind of starts more often?
  11. 400 dismissal for MS Dhoni in Odi's

    Now retire please.
  12. Who should open with SRT in All time Indian ODI XI?

    If you look just at stats , they're quite meaningless. Two new balls and the modern ODI rules actually favour openers. Why do you think we have the likes of Roy,Hales,Warner, Rohit,Dhawan etc. striking around 100 in ODIs after 2015. The white ball used to swing more earlier because it was of s superior quality. The white kookaburra ball used now is inferior and we have two of them which means it's easier to hit through the line since they remain harder for longer without any real lateral movement. 35/104 stats of Sehwag in an era of only 1 white superior kookaburra ball was worth its weight in gold even if he underacheived somewhat. Sachin/Sehwag combo were probably the fastest of the time in which they played ahead of even Hayden /Gilchrist for impact. Rohit/Dhawan don't have the impact of Hales/Roy as a combo or even the individual impact or a QDK have.
  13. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Let's all laugh at the padosis :)

    India are historically the 2nd best ODI side of all time ahead of the Windies now. Don't know why some posters bring up Pakistan when Pakistan are clearly 4th historically.
  14. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Let's all laugh at the padosis :)

    Of course what was particularly satisfying to watch was the way Amla failed in an important chase showing his lack of mental strength and showing how overrated he is by certain folks!
  15. Bhuvneswar Kumar averages 100 in this ODI series

    Burn out. Should be rested for the last ODI. I've said this before and i'll say it again. Our fast bowlers' workloads need to be managed.
  16. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Let's all laugh at the padosis :)

    So while Pakistan got smashed 5-0 in NZ, we managed to win dominantly in SA with a 4-1 win with chances of it being 5-1. Looks the CT win was a one off fluke after all. :)
  17. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    This is also true. Tall guys with long levers, a high arm action and minimum extension at the crease generate the most bounce AFAIK.
  18. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Taller bowlers with a short extension at the crease will generate more bounce than a shorter bowler with the sane extension won't they?
  19. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    I missed this post but some very good observations. Hardik should work hard on his bowling and be in the team primarily as someone who can be a fifth bowler and can slog a few. Because he loses height at delivery, he's not generating enough bounce that could trouble batsmen. Bit too easy to hit at the moment.
  20. Feeling so satisfied with Michael Holding crying

    The most dominant ODI performance by any team on Saffer soil for a long time. Yes, pakistan won narrowly in a 3 match series but they did have chuckers like Ajmal and Hafeez bowling for them and neither did they have to face a hostile pace attack of Rabada/Ngidi/Morkel. So ours is comfortably better.
  21. Yeah but Kohli and Bhuvaneshwar didn't look 100 % to me. Is it really worth risking them? Also Bumrah has bowled a lot this tour.
  22. Wow! Really worth not doing my dissertation work tonight. Just to see this great moment! I hope they rest key members for the final ODI and get the other members of the squad to play the matches.
  23. Just read a stat on cricinfo that is the 5th highest total we have registered in the first ten overs since 2015 World Cup and this has only confirmed my suspicion that it was never the lack of a genuine finisher that has been hurting our ODI cricket. The fact we have not been able to consistently score at a run a ball without losing wickets in the first ten has led to some sub par scores. Yes, these haven't been ideal batting conditions but i'm pretty sure we have played in India, Australia and SL a lot in this 3 year period and they have flat ODI batting decks. Genuine finishers have always been rare and right now we don't have any consistent ones, so why aren't we trying to maximise our supposedly top heavy batting lineup? What do ICFers think? Genuine issue or not?
  24. And none of our batters could do that to Shamsi bhai. Such a shame!
  25. Lol. even klaasen is hammering us! We can still lose this.

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