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    Viv Richards: I'd pick Sachin over Lara

    Lara has more special great innings than SRT but SRT was more consistent over longer period. I'd say it's a close one between the two. Could make a good case for Lara>SRT
  2. because of the OP question
  3. I watched this clip recently of Steve Waugh talking about Indias 1999 tour of Aus, must have been the first test and Aus were struggling at not much on the board for 4 at lunch, Waugh was new to the crease and Sachin got on Gangulys part time medium pace for a few overs. Waugh settled in, and went on to score a ton. No, Virat is not that bad a captain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQBCt9H0gnA
  4. Of course not but once you start off on such a bat note it's kinda all down hill The point is this is where warm up matches come in handy. Not a shortened match against borderline novices, actual FC matches where the mindset is honed for an intense test series. Those matches should be preceded by a camp focussing on skills like bowling the right length and judgment outside off stump. That's what Pak did right before their England tours. One innings of a 3 day match is not enough after a long run of short format matches.
  5. Proviso being you need a min of 5 from each Gavaskar Hayden Bradman Tendulkar Border (c) Gilchrist Kapil Dev Warne KUmble/Srinath depending on where Zaheer Khan McGrath
  6. Aside from Steyn, Akram, Marshall and Hadlee.... who are the other pacemen with "far superior stats overall"?
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    Karthik or Jadhav at number 6 in ODIs?

    KJ is a "better" batsman, but Krunal more suited to no 6
  8. I was one of them, at least calling for Dhawan to be left out of the T20 team. Glad he proved me wrong
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    All Rounders do not exist.

    Yes, fortunately. One ball or bad shot away from it being needed. What if it was needed, like on his debut vs WI..?
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    Karthik or Jadhav at number 6 in ODIs?

    How about neither - Krunal Pandya
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    All Rounders do not exist.

    I do not think an allrounder has to be good enough to make the XI on one skill - only ATG all rounders were able to do that. The Pandyas are good batsmen. They maybe not as good as some frontline specialist batsmen - but the fact that they can chip in with overs and potentially wickets means that they make up for it.
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    All Rounders do not exist.

    That was not his fault, that is the fault of the selectors and management who decided on the final XI and its (im)balance. He is an AR not a bowler, not someone who should be picked to bowl a full quota of overs/ We needed a 6th bowling option. Sadly there arent any apart from Hardik...Shankar and Hooda spring to mind but are they good enough...? Dont know if Sundar is a good enough bat
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    All Rounders do not exist.

    We lacked a 6th bowler today; Krunal is not someone who should be bowling full quota of overs. Both Pandya bros should play ODIs and T20Is , that will give us the balance we need. Hardik instead of Pant or Kartik , and that would probably be my ODI XI too. I know Krunal didnt turn up with the bat either but Playing 5 out and out bowlers weakens the batting significantly and its not like specialist bowlers- Khaleel -we exempt from being hammered. I do not think an allrounder has to be good enough to make the XI on one skill - only ATG all rounders were able to do that. The Pandyas are good batsmen. They maybe not as good as some frontline specialist batsmen - but the fact that they can chip in with overs and potentially wickets means that they make up for it.
  14. So the person who tweeted this was saj_pakpassion ... was it him who sent the question? If so, he aint Indian anyway. And he got the exact response he was looking for
  15. There is room for 3 openers, if it is a choice between Vijay and Mayank- I would agree with Vijay being picked given his experience in Oz and hopefully he is back in form on the back of his county stint. He should find the pace and bounce there less challenging the movement in England. Harsh on Mayank but hard to disagree
  16. Team for three T20I match series against Windies announced Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar, KL Rahul, DK, Manish, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem Good- Krunal finally Bad Umesh, Manish, Not sure about shabaz in short formats ahead of say Gowtham or Gopal. Already have two slow left armers
  17. Team for three T20I match series against Windies announced Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar, KL Rahul, DK, Manish, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem Good- Krunal finally Bad Umesh, Manish, Not sure about shabaz in short formats ahead of say Gowtham or Gopal. Already have two slow left armers
  18. His picks: Sachin Rohit Ganguly Virat Yuvraj MSD Kapil (c) Kumble Harbhajan Zaheer Bumrah What do you guys make of the team generally and Bumrah selection particularly...
  19. I agree with this. GG and Kohli were great at 3 and 4 as a combo, GG gets overlooked a bit but he played some great LOI knocks- key figure in some major wins for India
  20. Ganguly at 4? Wouldn't him at 3 and VK at 4 be better? Or even Azhar or Dravid at 4... Kuldeep is a interesting one; see you gone on Bumrah too. I do think it's a bit early to have him instead of Sri in an all time team
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    Perfect background scores

    Alot of the Marvel films have good scores. Alan Silvestris stuff on the first Captain America film is great, Iron Man films have some very good themes,
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    Preferred squad for Aus Test series

    Rahul Shaw Pujara Virat Rahane Pant Hardik Bhuvneshwar Kuldeep Ishant Jasprit Shami, Umesh, Jadeja, Ashwin, Dinesh, Vijay, Vihari
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    Are celebs really role-models?

    If you class sportspeople as celebs, then maybe. The best Sports people are pretty admirable for their work ethic and determination to be the best, maximise their potential. But I dont think anyone classes actors as role models
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    Your preferred ODI squad for WI series?

    Rohit Dhawan Rahul Virat Hardik Pant Krunal Bhuvneshwar Kuldeep Jasprit YUzvendra Iyer, Manish, Axar, Khaleel
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    Maha bewakoof Kohli

    In a parallel universe Zaman was out for 3 ct MSD b Bumrah

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