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  1. 14 hours ago, express bowling said:

    My preferred squad for the Unofficial tests 

     

    1.  Mayank

    2.  Shaw

    3.  Easwaran

    4.  Gill

    5.  Nair

    6.  Vihari

    7.  Shankar 

     

    8.  Pant

     

    9.   Rahul Chahar

    10. Nadeem

    11.  Gotham

     

    12.  Avesh

    13.  Rajpoot

    14.  Aniket  C

    15.  Mavi  ... let the kid get some experience at                        this level

     

    Easwaran over Panchal? Is Navdeep fit?

     

     


  2. 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


  3. 7 minutes ago, Jamadagni said:

    Yes, we won all the tests after the first one in England. 

    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.


  4. 41 minutes ago, Khota said:

    I struggle to because no one can do that. Not possible.

    But then there is a classic definition: Batting Avg > Bowling Avg.

     

    1 hour ago, jalebi_bhai said:

    How would you define an all-rounder? 

    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. 


  5. 37 minutes ago, Khota said:

    One team did bad because someone was masquerading as a bowler who had no place on the team.

    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


  6. 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. 


  7. 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

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