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Vijy

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    Vijy got a reaction from Turning_track in I learnt more than half of my batting from Dhoni !!! - Pandey   
    I hope he learnt from the peak dhoni, not this old dobby.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Rightarmfast in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    that's trundling in my book.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Rightarmfast in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    that's trundling in my book.
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    Vijy got a reaction from randomGuy in Countdown to Virat Kohli's 100th 100 !!!   
    assuming this rate, he should get there in about 6 yrs.
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    Vijy got a reaction from GoldenSun in Feeling so satisfied with Michael Holding crying   
    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.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Jimmy Cliff in How do you rate Virat after this SA series?   
    he has a greybeard fetish clearly - Dhoni, yuvi, Karthik, now raina. I'm waiting for SRT, Kapil and Sunny to play. this will complete the team. perhaps even hazare and merchant can be revived (their skeletons).
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    Vijy reacted to Jimmy Cliff in King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs   
    Lara's record went downhill once he started batting in the middle order (that happened around 98' or so). Up until he batted in the top 3, he was easily the best top order batsman of his time. And had an insane record against the likes of Ws/McWarne/Donald & Pollock playing multiple match-winning knocks against them. Unfortunately he ruined his overall record by batting in the middle order in the 2nd half of his career where he didn't have nearly as much impact and ended up with a Gangulyish/Anwaresque overall record. Still he was so good from 93-97 (ranked no.1 in the official rankings for most of this phase) that I can't help but count him among the best top order batsmen of all time. Funnily enough SRT himself was quite mediocre in the middle order in ODIs and has similar stats to Lara in his middle order. The big difference was that SRT rightly went back to the opening slot as soon as he could and ended up with a much better record whereas Lara for some reason stayed there right until the end of his career. In WCs as well he was very good in 92 and 96 where he opened and played at no. 3 respectively but well below par post 98. Still his 100 in the opening game of the 2003 WC was very good and that was pretty much the knock that derailed RSA's campaign.
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    Vijy reacted to express bowling in India's over reliance on top 3   
    1. We should give middle-order batters fixed positions in most matches.  Floating batting positions in almost every match, for 4 to 7 batters, must stop ( can be used only in some cases ).  Players are getting confused regarding their roles.
     
    2.  We should stop playing such batters between No. 5 to No. 7, who do not have ability to hit big shots with regularity. (  Iyer, Pandey, current day Dhoni would all fall in this category ) .  Playing such batters at 5 to 7, and then saying that we are not making 100+ runs in the last 10 overs, does not make sense. 
     
    Get in new batters who can start hitting big shots relatively earlier in their innings and can rotate the strike too.  Not every tried batter will succeed, but some will ... which is why we need to start this experiment early, with sufficient time left for WC19.   Hardik and Jadhav are there.  Try Pant, Kishan, Hooda, Shankar, Krunal etc. and see who look the best for these positions.
     
    3,  No.4 should feature a batter who is a proper batsman, who has the ability to handle quality bowling, especially if there is a collapse.  He should also have the ability to hit big shots if he bats past the 40th over.  Rahul has always been my pick for 4 as he ticks all the boxes.  Give him 10 or 15 games on the trot at 4, without dropping him or judging him.
     
    4. Create like-for-like backups for all positions.  Jadhav, a high SR finisher who can bowl 4 or 5 overs, was replaced by Iyer, who is a top batter who can't bowl.  Not the way to go and shows lack of planning.
     
    We should be ready for injuries.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Suhaan in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
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    Vijy got a reaction from DHONI_FANN in Anything less than 2019 World cup is not acceptable   
    The 2019 WC is his best chance to rectify the mistake since we cannot predict his form in 2023 WC.
  11. Haha
    Vijy got a reaction from Jimmy Cliff in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    as long as ind has greybeard fetish, I don't expect any real changes.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Suhaan in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
  13. Haha
    Vijy got a reaction from Jimmy Cliff in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    as long as ind has greybeard fetish, I don't expect any real changes.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Suhaan in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
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    Vijy got a reaction from mancalledsting in Kohli becomes first batsman to score 500 runs in an ODI bilateral series, 30 centuries in just 140 innings   
    54 magyars team got robbed big time of WC though.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Suhaan in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
  17. Haha
    Vijy got a reaction from Jimmy Cliff in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    as long as ind has greybeard fetish, I don't expect any real changes.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Suhaan in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
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    Vijy got a reaction from DHONI_FANN in Anything less than 2019 World cup is not acceptable   
    The 2019 WC is his best chance to rectify the mistake since we cannot predict his form in 2023 WC.
  20. Haha
    Vijy got a reaction from Jimmy Cliff in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    as long as ind has greybeard fetish, I don't expect any real changes.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Suhaan in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
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    Vijy got a reaction from Suhaan in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
  23. Haha
    Vijy got a reaction from Jimmy Cliff in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    as long as ind has greybeard fetish, I don't expect any real changes.
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    Vijy got a reaction from Suhaan in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).
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    Vijy got a reaction from Suhaan in "We Are Far From Ready for The World Cup" - Ravi Shastri   
    unexpected honesty from our cheerleader. hope they do take this issue seriously and kick out the old greybeard(s).

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