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  1. On 6/28/2018 at 7:42 AM, Ankit_sharma03 said:

    Roy- dhawan ( dhawan is better)

    bairstrow- rohit ( rohit is better)

    Hales- kohli (not even a comparison, kohli is miles ahead)

    Root vs Rahul/iyer/karthik (if rahul plays he is better, iyer no way, karthik - only god knws which way the pendulam will swing)

    Butler- dhoni (butler wins here, remains to be seen how much dhoni will narrow the distance)

    Morgan- Raina/karthik ( morgan better then raina, with karthik again dnt knw which side of bed he ll wakeup)

    Moeen ali vs pandya ( hardik at 7 is way better then moeen)

     

    I dnt see the reason to worry to much, they may have players who start well but someone like rohit goes on a level of carnage that no other can 

    I don't think it's a question of who is better in terms of skills and talent. England's sheer muscle is vastly superior.

     

    I'd agree that Dhawan is a better batsman but  its  hitting prowess that is the most prized asset in ODI batting and Roys SR is 104 Dhawan is 93


  2. 4 hours ago, Lannister said:

    Shardul Thakur? Isn't he already playing in the seniors team? The hell is wrong with these selectors. His name comes up mysteriously in every squad that they announce and he's nothing but an average trundler. 

    What's more he isn't a good limited overs bowler. Had they picked Siraj on the back of his good Vijay Hazare tournament or Ankit (could be in both A squads) would have been more sensible


  3. 14 hours ago, philcric said:

     

    LOL

     

    Tendulkar, Lara, Kohli, AB, Dhoni are all long innings players with high average and SR. They are as reliable as Kallis if not more. Just that they can score much faster than Kallis.

     

    Shot making and anchoring/consistency are not mutually exclusive.

     

     

    Anchoring to me does not mean just long innings ; it's accumulation at one end whilst shot makers can do their thing at the other. This day and age though every team needs to be chock full of hammerers


  4. On 5/14/2018 at 6:27 PM, Straight Drive said:

    Time to drop him. Waste batsman this IPL. Scored 2 tons in SMA, didn't he ? 

    Yep . I thought he should have gone to Nidahas trophy. He had a good Ranji too, been under par in IPL but still one of the better domestic Batsmen hope he does great for the A team


  5. 3 hours ago, sandeep said:

    Indian selection philosophy since Ganguly's Captaincy tenure has consistently been to give those who were selected a fair go.  Jayant Yadav has done well in the chances he got at the int'l level, and then is coming back from injury.  Obviously there are enough people who believe in his ability and think his chance at the top level shouldn't end without him getting a full audition.  Would you rather the selection policy be more of a revolving door that randomly chases the flavor of the month, and the latest ball-tonker who manages to put together a few big scores? 

     

    Besides, in what universe is Mayank Agarwal - a specialist batsman, competing for a slot with Jayant - a bowling allrounder?  

     

    Mayank Agarwal may have had one good FC season. So did Priyank Panchal.  Go check his numbers from a year ago.  Should Priyank Panchal merit national selection based on one good season?  Hasn't Mayank demonstrated his consistent inconsistency in his batting before and after his purple patch?  

    Actually Priyank has been consistent for 3 seasons now. I was comparing his and Easwarans numbers... and to me he should have been in the squad instead of Easwaran

     

    On 5/9/2018 at 12:19 PM, Sooda said:

    15/16

     

    Easwaran 454 runs in 6 matches at 50.44

     

    Panchal 665 runs in 8 matches at 55.41

     

     

    16/17

     

    Easwaran 498 runs in 7 matches at 41.50

     

    Panchal 1310 runs in 10 matches at 87.33

     

    17/18

     

    Easwaran 564 runs in 7 matches at 47.00

     

    Panchal 542 runs in 7 matches at 60.22

     

     

    I have not seen either of them bat but going by stats alone, Panchal should have been in that squad instead of Easwaran.


  6. 

    till the BCCI organises an ‘A’ tour and till you play there, we don’t know you from Adam. This is a ridiculous state of affairs.”...

     

    the ‘A’ tour circuit is a very disorganised structure and depends upon a lot of factors

     

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    And who's fault is that..  if the BCCI arranged A team series in a regular and organised way, the system would work fine . It is absolutely right that good domestic performance is rewarded with a A team Spot and good A team performance with a senior cap. The A team needs to be held in higher regard so that a call up to that is a big deal. 

     

    btw all the calls for Mayank to be in the Nidahas squad werent entirely justified anyway-  he was great in FC and one day cricket but there were Batsmen who had better IPL records and T20 SMA tourneys- like Nair... Can't select a T20 squad based on Ranji performance


  7. On 5/9/2018 at 8:03 PM, sandeep said:

    Ranji stats can get inflated by facing some lower rung opponents.  Reality is that Jalaj would weaken the batting if playing as a batsman, and weaken the bowling if playing as a bowler.   

     

    To be blunt, India doesn't need a Moeen Ali in its test XI to play as a pretend front-line spinner.   They have 5 real ones who are fighting for selection.  And 3 of them are no mugs with the bat.  

    Well he'd be playing as an all rounder... I wasn't suggesting he play as a front line bowler . He might be better bowler and batsman than Jayant. 


  8. 2 hours ago, rkt.india said:

    two good seasons, not three. 

    15/16

     

    Easwaran 454 runs in 6 matches at 50.44

     

    Panchal 665 runs in 8 matches at 55.41

     

     

    16/17

     

    Easwaran 498 runs in 7 matches at 41.50

     

    Panchal 1310 runs in 10 matches at 87.33

     

    17/18

     

    Easwaran 564 runs in 7 matches at 47.00

     

    Panchal 542 runs in 7 matches at 60.22

     

     

    I have not seen either of them bat but going by stats alone, Panchal should have been in that squad instead of Easwaran.


  9. 37 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

    How was Panchal consistent? he averaged 38 in FC cricket before his break through season in 2016. 

    Yeah that is three good seasons,  averaging 50 + over three seasons including top scorer in 16/17- that is consistent!

     

    Correct me if Im wrong but wasn't last season Easwarans break through? How did he fare before that?

     

    That was my question, hasnt Panchal has done better over a longer period of time? IMO that would make him more deserving of an A team Spot.

     

    He Didn't have a great series Vs NZ A though 


  10. Re: Jayant Yadav...

     

    How has his form been of late?

     

    This Might be unpopular but Jalaj Saxena  merits consideration- yes he's the wrong side of 30 but been a consistent all rounder for years and was very good last season. 

     

    And possibly Shreyas Gopal but perhaps more for Ltd overs teams for now

     

    Karan Sharma had a brief spell of great form last season but seems to have faded away.

     

     


  11. 4 hours ago, express bowling said:

    ODI Team vs England

     

    Decent team ... helped by the fact that most players selected themselves.

     

    --  Biggest weakness ...  there is no 6th bowling option unless Sundar bats in top 6  (  he is a batsman primarily, can hit big shots and can be used there )

     

    --  Bringing back Rayudu in ODIs  based on a few IPL innings. This is a poor decision from a decision making point of view, even if Rayudu were to justify his selection later on.

     

    --  Good to see Rahul back.

    The 6th bowler issue is a big one- Hardik is not good enough to bowl 10 overs every match. This is where either Kurnal or Hooda would have been handy if they were given a long run. Both can bat in lower middle order and bowl a few overs of tidy part time. Shankar is a middle order bat and hard to fit him in, both Krunal and Hooda are better batsmen than Sundar for me and the 6th bowler is ideally a batting allrounder

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