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    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/
  2. 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.
  3. 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+.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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    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.
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    Team for World Cup 2019

    agreed. this is probably the best among the teams that TM can realistically choose.
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    Vijay Shankar vs Hussain Talat - Who's better?

    true in all likelihood, but that's not saying much . it's like saying that milkha singh was not as good a runner as usain bolt
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    in DK I still dont trust !

    yeah, ours is highly top-heavy as everyone knows.
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    Your unpopular opinion thread

    it's ironic, since martin wrote the books as a response to LoTR, i.e. as an anti-LoTR in some (not all) respects. TV shows have been leaning more and more towards LoTR-izing the whole plot & characters, which is a real pity. LoTR is great, but trying to copycat something never works.
  15. maybe rahul chahar is not on the same level as far as being a special talent is concerned (I think he may be just as good), but given our lack of test leggies, he should be playing in the A-team.
  16. it is growing at such a massive rate that I wonder maybe there is something inside - like in "Alien", the movie.
  17. we can't really compare viv with the rest. he was so long ago, where ODIs were basically extended tests and he was a massive outlier in the era. many compare viv's avg with that of current players, but it should be remembered that viv's batting fell off quite badly in his last yrs. for a long time (in terms of yrs, since fewer ODIs were played), he had a 50+ avg at a 90+ SR. in the case of kohli and others of this generation, we need to wait before retirement before knowing what their stats will be like. I think the only major contenders for Kohli's spot as numero uno in ODIs are Viv and ABDV. Not SRT, Amla, Root, Rohit, etc. In Tests, I think SRT from the 1990s (and to a lesser degree from 1993- pre WC 2011) was better technically than any of the current Fab 4 - Williamson, Kohli, Root and Smith. Of course, being more technically adept does not automatically make someone (incl. SRT) a bigger matchwinner.
  18. I think the crux of the matter is in the last paragraph. we don't have any tangible options as of now, especially for 2019 WC. sure, maybe one day nagarkoti, mavi, salam, kid flash, etc. will all become awesome ODI fast bowlers, but that day is not yet here.
  19. neesham is not as destructive as anderson or grandhomme, but is arguably a more complete batsman than either. if all 3 were available and in good form, NZ would be even more challenging than it is now.
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    Pravin Amre - Another lost talent in the 90s

    amre was not an ODI player. selectors screwed up by mixing players across formats (just as they do now, although less often hopefully). ajay sharma was one more - he had a god-like ranji record, did decently in the 1 test, and was discarded. in contrast, he played a lot of ODIs despite his batting not being suited to that format.
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    in DK I still dont trust !

    NZ have a very strong middle order as well. most teams would love both williamson and taylor in the middle order.
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    Your unpopular opinion thread

    for sure, GoT has too many fanbois for what has been just an above-average series over the past few years. I see at least 5 series per yr that are better than the GoT of past several yrs.
  23. headline is reminiscent of "beware of greeks bearing gifts" (trojan horse).
  24. both are good utility players. NZ still has a good no. of them. corey anderson used to be one more, and there's also neesham.
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    Virat Kohli vs sachin tendulkar 100's in AUS

    to be fair to dhoni, he nearly made a 100 in the 1st match, although it was in terms of no. of balls faced. on a more serious note, one cannot expect many 100s from any batsman who has mostly played at 6 or 7.

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