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Everything posted by Vijy

  1. in general, most of the old windians of the 70s and 80s are not generous with their praise: they are too trapped in their own era where they dominated everyone to such a degree that they cannot look beyond their own accomplishments.
  2. he will play in 2019 wc. too late to look for alternatives thanks to selectorial policies.
  3. Vijy

    King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs

    Lara's was really a career of two halves. Before SRT got the hang of ODI batting (a while after opening in '94), Lara was arguably the best ODI bat on his era until 1996. since then, he was pretty much a flop. I'd not put him in the list of "great" ODI batsmen mostly because a top batsman is also expected to show longevity; his WC record in '99 and '03 was quite ordinary too. Jones was very underrated, and so is Gilly.
  4. didn't they draw 2-2 against a quite weak Pak team? I seem to recall trundler sohail khan among the wkts. Of course, Misbah and Younis contributed to their victories as well.
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    What is South Africa's T20 Squad like?

    most of them are unproven. jonker can allegedly hit it a long way. openers seems crap though.
  6. yes, yohannan had a great physique and looked like he should be bowling in high 80s (mph) and not a trundler. instead, he came along and trundled away merrily.
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    Amazing thing for me on kohli latest ton

    probably experimenting in an inconsequential game.
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    King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs

    that dude knows only how to bitch. he's a real whinger.
  9. because ind won the series only in the 5th match and iyer was preferred ahead of pandey. pandey should have played 6th match but kohli opted for virtually the same lineup.
  10. as long as ind has greybeard fetish, I don't expect any real changes.
  11. Vijy

    King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs

    richards and king's knock from wc 1979 was memorable too. I agree regd remembrance of matches iwth good innings.
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    Surprised to see Thakur playing for india

    mostly a case of TINA. other spin-bowling allrounders are equally toothless with the ball and can't score fast enough. as for pace allrounders, options include stuart binny and rishi dhawan. only real possibility is shankar, but his bowling is crap.
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    King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs

    I remember the last ODI though. remember de kock, faf and esp ABDV pulverizing the hapless ind bowlers. In general, bilaterals do tend to be forgotten but the margin of this victory may ensure it's remembered more.
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    Surprised to see Thakur playing for india

    i meant across his career. are you claiming his career avg is 8? plenty of batsmen have avg 8 in an odi series/even a test series. he was a big let-down with the bat but he needs another series of poor form before being dropped.
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    Surprised to see Thakur playing for india

    all he needs to bowl 7 overs or so per match in a reasonably tidy manner and pick up a wkt. with the bat, avg around 30 with a 100+ SR is enough. he meets all these criteria. he does not need to be a "genuine" allrounder.
  16. unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
  17. Vijy

    King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs

    I agree with most of what you wrote, but the only missing link in VK's ODI resume is scoring heavily in WCs and CTs. He will have a chance to rectify that in 2019.
  18. Vijy

    Twitter messages

    true, nasser started it but vaughan backed him up if I recall right... or perhaps not. however, it's true that vaughan is more fair-minded compared to nasser.
  19. Vijy

    Hanuma Vihari

    sub-raina level with the ball IMO.
  20. ICFers are more generous to holding than he deserves.
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    How do you rate Virat after this SA series?

    you excluded the 2017 ct against pak. horrible captaincy decisions and then choking in the run chase. I don't think people consider kohli a FTB - in tests, barring eng he has done extremely well everywhere else.
  22. good to see Dhoni at 2 and 3 - the good old days when he knew what a bat looked like and how to use it
  23. Vijy

    King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs

    I'd agree insofar ODIs are concerned (by a long way). However, in Tests, he did not face the outstanding bowling lineup of that era (i.e. the WI) and there are others who did almost equally well (or arguably better) in Tests - Greg "Chappati" Chappell, Sunny G, Javed Miandad, Border, etc. I'd say, however, that Viv's peak (in both Tests and ODIs) was safely higher than his contemporaries, unlike Sunny G and Chappati who were primarily the epitome of consistency.
  24. Vijy

    Shoaib Akhtar appointed as Advisor to Chairman

    at least it is not afridi... yet. given the state of PCB, I am sure he will become President at some point (while still being "only" 35 yrs of age).
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    Indian Women defeat SA (Mandhana 84)

    2nd T20 win;. Sample size is small, but Mandhana really seems to have turned a corner while Mithali is as consistent as ever

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