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Posts posted by Sooda

  1. 1 hour ago, lamellavig said:

    Many of you are underestimating the synergies that would come by playing metronomical Jadeja as a fifth bowler instead of the idiot Hardik Pandya. You would have 6 specialist batsmen, 1 allrounde plus insanely economical bowler, plus 4 insanely economical bowlers. It's a pity that none of you understand the principles of Cruyjffism. 

    Lets wait and see, he has been economical in one match against Bang where the pitch helped. Can he do it on a cold, wet Tuesday night at Stoke?

  2. 10 hours ago, lamellavig said:

    Chahal cannot be dropped. Pandya can be dropped. Pandya is dispensable, Chahal is not.


    IF you choose to play Bumrah-Bhuvneshwar-Kuldeep-Chahal-Jadeja, you have 5 consistent threats who each economy rate under 5. I can assure that IF we play these 5 bowlers, the combined synergy will be such that it will be IMPOSSIBLE for the opposition to score over 240 in 50 overs.


    Play attacking cricket.

    Drop hardik pandya.

    Play Rohit-Dhawan-Rahul-Kohli-Jadhav-Dhoni-Jadeja-Bhuv-Kul-Cha-Bum.


    As much as I support Pant, I would play Pant ahead of Jadhav only. Dhoni in a final, has increased threat of effecting crucial stumpings of specialist batsmen to spinners that Pant may not be capable of.

    In the Asia cup the pitches being what they are, that bowling lineup can work, even with only two seamers.


    But we are building for England WC. Where Hardik has to play tbh, as 3rd or 4th seamer. Bhuvneshwar, Jasprit , Khaleel  and Kuldeep can make up the rest


    Its not a choice between Pandya and Chahal, if anything its Jadeja and Chahal. 


    I wish that had picked Krunal this was a great opportunity wasted.

  3. 16 minutes ago, Sooda said:

    Krunal took 1/34 in 6 ovs and scored 85 Vs Mumbai two days ago


    Jadeja took 0/62 and scored 14 Vs UP


    What has RJ done in ltd overs cricket to earn a recall? Even if his bowling proves effective in this tournament, what does it tell us about how / if India are planning for the future?

    Tho tbf to RJ it was his first ltd overs match in a while

  4. 3 hours ago, prasen82 said:

    We have 4 batsmen who can't bowl and a keeper. So rest 6 will need to bowl. So 4 bowlers and 2 all rounders. 


    All rounders

    Pandya Bros,Jadhav



    Bumrah, Khaleel,Kuldeep . 

    The last spot if spinner should be krunal. Else go with bhuvi. 


    Ideal team would be














    Can't have more than 3 strike bowlers. Else need to drop Pandya Bros and have saini and siraj . Makes batting super weak.







    I think that will leave the bowling a bit light. Kedar is useful in Asia but in England the pitches will not be slow and low and he could get hammered. 

  5. Shikar, Rohit, KL, Virat, Dinesh, Hardik, Krunal, Bhuv, Kuldeep, Yuz, Jasprit


    KL at 3 and VK at 4 would be my first choice. 


    My 2nd choice is VK at 3 and Manish at 4 - i still think Manish can come good if invested in; he hasnt grabbed the oppos that have come his way but has been shuffled around a bit too.


    3rd choice is Iyer at 4




    5 minutes ago, SecondSlip said:

    @wanted_desi @bowl_out @SUMO 

    KL Rahul is not a middle order batsman, he bats in the top order. The lowest he can bat is #3! 

    Agree with that, maybe he can adapt to no 4 but for that he needed to have been given a long enough run of chances. The problem is none of the options - KL, Manish, Dinesh, Iyer - have been given a long consistent run. I think Rahane should not even be on consideration (but im sure he will be)

  6. On 9/1/2018 at 11:38 AM, rkt.india said:

    UAE pitches are not flat or unresponsive. 



    Nothing quite tells you a side values the art of fast bowling more than picking six seamers for a series on the traditionally placid pitches of the UAE




    Khaleel's strength lies in extracting bounce even on docile surfaces - which could come in handy in the Asia Cup in Dubai and Abu Dhabi - and he's got pace too. 




    Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the two venues for the 2018 edition and it's a given we will see runs. A lot of them.




    Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first on a Dubai track expected to contain plenty of runs.




  7. I was at Trent bridge in 2007 when him and Zaheer had the England batsmen in knots. He got KP with a Jaffa. Vaughan scored a good century that day.


    At his best he was a very good bowler. He should have made more of it .


    For a brief period it looked like he had good pace bowling stocks in that time with him, Sree Santh, Zaheer, Munaf I think even Irfan was still going in ODIs. Didn't last long

  8. 14 hours ago, Vk1 said:

    Not keeping Bhuvaneshwar fit for this series is like unimaginable. He was supposed to be our bowling trump card and someone who is accustomed to picking 5 wicket hauls. He should have been fit enough atleast for two tests. Big blunder.

    "not keeping him fit"


    What were the management supposed to do , not let him play any cricket at all in the build up to the series? Injuries happen cant be helped. How is that a blunder

  9. Its not a terrible squad.


    For me the only pick I'd disagree with emphatically it's Thakur. Done nothing in list A cricket to merit it. 


    I'd like to have seen Krunal in there too, maybe even instead of Hardik who deserves a rest. Or instead of Kedar as spin bowling batsman. Iirc Kedar has done little/no batting for the A team since his come back from injury.


    There is also the issue of where Kedar would bat - he's a good (indeed the squads only) 6th bowler option..but batting at 6 is too low for him and too low for MSD. Both should bat at 5 or not at all.


    Hardik could bat at 6 maybe Axar at 7 but that's too high for him and too long a tail.


    Not overjoyed with Rayudu, but he's been in form in the Quadrangular- more so than Iyer. And I guess bit more experience then Iyer and Vihari.


    Can't believe the stick Manish is getting given the form he's in. His ODI  career has been a combination of not taken opportunity and unfair treatment. For me He has to play all matches in this tournament, at 4.


    Axar  for all the criticism has a good ER . Would have been good to see Gowtham - I don't think he's much of an upgrade on Axar though-  or more so Gopal instead it'd be nice to try another leggie.





  10. Very unfortunate how it is scheduled this is big tournament and would be good to send full squad.


    What is the next series after Asia Cup? Home series in October?


    Perhaps that can be used for resting players. 














    Manish, Dinesh, Shami, Gowtham


  11. 55 minutes ago, Lannister said:

    You are just nitpicking here. Like I said Agarwal has been doing it for a much longer period even before we heard anything about Shaw and he has set some domestic records to his name. To just casually throw it all away just because he couldn't score runs in a match where he was made to bat in the middle order is just biased and disrespectful. I think we are done here. Let's just agree to disagree and leave at it. 

    Last season Agarwal scored 5 tons in 8 matches.


    Before that it was 3 in 34 matches, idk what his average was until 2016/17 it'd be interesting to know.


    He's been around for a while but was well below average until last season. If he gets picked it will be reward for one spectacular season not consistency over a period of time like say Panchal. 


    There is an element of judgement here too, I don't know what either of these guys are like but I have to trust the selectors judgement that Prithvi is the best option  for now.


    And it's not like Mayank is getting ignored altogether. Long run for the A team and Obviously next in line and he'd be picked for an odi squad if an opener slot was available


  12. 1 hour ago, Lannister said:

    Rubbish. Thakur has been mostly playing LOI cricket and his performance there is a bog average. How did that earn him a test call? And his FC bowling average is a mind-boggling 28.


    You are just repeating the same things. I have already answered to that. There is every reason for Mayank to feel he was hard done by some bizzare selections.  

    Wasnt Thakur  top ranji wkt taker a few seasons ago. Or in the top few anyway. If anything his list A performances are less good. So whilst Ankit, Siraj and others are better prospects he deserves at least a few goes in the A team


    Clearly Shaws performance in England gave him the nod. Can't argue with that.


    Would like to see Mayank in a ODI squad soon.

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