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Everything posted by Vijy

  1. yes, quadri is the biggest turner I have seen as well, but he is completely off selectors' radar. promising career once upon a time, but I don't think anyone will pay attention to him anymore since he's in the new plate league.
  2. Kohli for Ind, Ross Taylor for NZ.
  3. Vijy

    The Unpopular Cricket Opinions Thread

    I don't people consider root to be like dravid. of the fab 4, he is arguably the second best in ODIs. Kane is technically more sound (scores more 50s) and Smith has some clutch knocks, but root is a pretty complete ODI batsman.
  4. especially ross taylor.
  5. markande and gopal for ODIs, with rahul chahar a long term option. for tests - gopal and chahar as a long term option. gopal has the advantage of being competent with the bat as well.
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    Top 5 Hitchcock

    should be fun to watch them.
  7. it will be 3-2 I think although I don't know who will win. NZ top 4 and our top 3 are quite similar, but they have genuine lower-order tonkers which we mostly lack. our spin is better and could make the difference.
  8. good to see gaekwad did well in the recent game.
  9. we can't take FC stats to be conclusive, but they still tell us part of the story - it's just that they don't tell us everything. otherwise, someone would think aditya sarwate is the best spinner in the country (as per stats). in reality, it's more likely he has bagged a lot of wkts on rank turners.
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    Your unpopular opinion thread

    there are many in the latter seasons, but I won't focus on them since they overtook the books. among the things that I disliked from the early & mid seasons include: handling of dorne, overly prolonged depiction of theon's torture across a season (served no purpose IMO), jaime-cersei sex scene (written very differently in the book), etc. among the plotlines from the book that were discarded, I thought that dropping lady stoneheart was a bad move too. Btw, there are books where I feel the movies did a better job. Godfather is one, IMO.
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    Your unpopular opinion thread

    I am not denying that many like to do this. I began reading the GoT books in 2006 - many years before the TV series, but also many yrs after the first book was released (in the mid 1990s).
  12. he can teach them new ways to tamper the ball - by eating parts of it.
  13. One moment he is tired, another moment he has delusions of entering the WC? He has missed the bus for 2019 WC. maybe 2023 is feasible, but there will be a lot of competition for middle-order slots by then (hopefully).
  14. Vijy

    Ranji trophy 2018-19

    this will play to kerala's advantage although vidarbha also have a decent attack.
  15. Vijy

    Line up for NZ series

    it could have worked if we had top 3 in current form as well as peak dhoni. but we have greybeard now/
  16. yeah, it's bad. was hoping to see aniket or tanvir and see if any left-arm alternatives to khaleed 2.0 (the trundly-wonder) could be discovered.
  17. he has also been impacted by niggles, and being in & out I guess. with that said, he has underachieved to some extent in ODIs. an avg of 32 is decent, but he should be capable of getting that avg (in this streak) to less than 30.
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    Dhoni at #4

    they should move him up to an opener in WC 2031. he will be 49 then - Wilfred Rhodes played int'l cricket till he was 50+.
  19. amla's tuk-tuking is even more selfish, given that he bats at the top. these days, most teams require players to give fast starts rather than going unbeaten.
  20. lots of trundlers chosen. I like bawne, but he is a FC specialist, and has flattered to deceive in the few FC "A" matches he got. going to hahane again makes no sense either.
  21. shankar should work in a bakery - he bowls so many pies it only reflected aus batting mediocrity that they were not able to tonk him around.
  22. all of them are good choices. however we need to identify a better offie for the future - gowtham is the best of the meagre pickings in this category (e.g. rasool & saxena are too old).
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    Kedhar Jadhav :player without X factor

    one more efficient innings from jadhav.
  24. Vijy

    Virat Kohli vs sachin tendulkar 100's in AUS

    my post was in response to an ODI-centric thread. de kock & gilly opened in ODIs.
  25. Vijy

    Team for World Cup 2019

    agreed. this is probably the best among the teams that TM can realistically choose.

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