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  1. Was a great win. Nobody gave India a chance till they saw Yuvraj’s fireworks against Eng and Aus
  2. No wonder Gambhir is so pissed at Dhoni. Took away the limelight from him despite a match winning 75 and 97 in the T20 final and 2011 final
  3. Of course, Jadeja over Patel any day.. Like I mentioned in another thread, Jadeja gives the flexibility to play different combinations from 7-11 (if required). Axar doesn't give the confidence that he can be a strike bowler himself. And I think it is too late to consider Krunal among the top 5.. he is the sixth bowler at best, so doesn't fit into this discussion Hardik, Jadeja, Kuldeep, Bhuvi, Bumrah Jadeja, Kuldeep, Khaleel, Bhuvi, Bumrah Hardik, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bhuvi, Bumrah is still our starting combination.
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    Why not Raina ?

    There is choice.. He is warming the bench - KL Rahul. You already have Pandya and Dhoni who are expected to play the 25 off 20 ball innings.. Irrespective of what Dhoni or his fans claim, that's the best he can offer with the bat now.. You don't want another player in the XI to play the same role.. The top 5 should be - Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Rahul, Jadhav who should all look to play long innings.
  5. Again.. today.. Don't think the middle order will be tested at all this series.
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    Why not Raina ?

    When you have a choice between stepping on bull sh!t vs horse sh!t, you'd rather not step on both
  7. Why isn’t he playing after the first match?
  8. One of Rahman’s worst songs. And he ends up getting an Oscar for it. If only it weren’t a Hollywood movie, people wouldn’t have remembered the song even a year after release
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    Is Fakhar a Stupid man?

    Sehwag was even worse. Maybe it’s Delhi blood
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    Jaddu vs Pandya

    Yes, Pandya surely wins over Jadeja The only consideration is Jadeja over Axar as the third spinner and possible conditions where he can be handy as the 2nd spinner too. He’s surely not a No 6 or 7 bat
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    Jaddu vs Pandya

    Hardik at 6 means 6 bowlers - which has never happened in Indian cricket history as far as I can remember. It looks like Jadhav will play at 6 The combinations for 7-11 are : Hardik, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bhuvi, Bumrah (our combination for the last few months) Jadeja, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bhuvi Bumrah (unlikely. 4 spinners including Jadhav) Jadeja, Kuldeep, Khaleel, Bhuvi, Bumrah Hardik, Jadeja, Kuldeep, Bhuvi, Bumrah Third and fourth are exciting combinations.. 3 gives bowling depth, 4 gives batting depth.. We should use one of these two based on conditions. You suggestion is probably to use option 3 + Hardik at 6.. which is looks impressive too, but is way too aggressive for our team management
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    People said that about Rahane, not Rayudu
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    Dropping Chahal would be idiocy.

    Can't have four spinners in your XI when playing in England (Kul-cha-jadeja-jadhav) Instead, have the same team.. But Bring Pandya back.. and rotate Jadeja and Chahal. You get batting till 8 (although there are middle order passengers) You get 5 bowlers + jadhav Jadeja in the field is always useful
  14. Easy runs available. Guess who comes in - MS Thalaivali
  15. Wow. That’s an improvement. He normally deals in dot balls
  16. A good chance that Dhoni, Jadeja, Rayudu, Jadhav, Chahar will play the next ODI.. Throw in Harbhajan and Raina.. that was CSK's starting 7 Indian players in their opening match against MI http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8048/scorecard/1136561/mumbai-indians-vs-chennai-super-kings-1st-match-indian-premier-league-2018
  17. sucking up to get into the squad - check sucking up to get into the XI - in progress
  18. Useless match Wish Rashid played this important knock in a match that mattered to the tour results
  19. Was hoping to see Saini or Siraj. Kaul’s selection is a big disappointment. One can only hope that Jadeja’s selection is just for this series and not beyond. Pant should get his due in the WI series?
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    Pathetic middle order is an understatement

    Wishful thinking that Karthik will take the gloves.. MS Dadu will play even against UAE and Bermuda if they were still playing
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    Krunal should replace Hardik in the Asia Cup squad

    With Jadhav coming in, Krunal is going to find it tough to get a spot as the third spinner. Pant should get a look in, and hopefully replace DK after this tour. Wish I said replace MSD, but Dadu aint going anywhere
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    Pathetic middle order is an understatement

    Top 3 are settled Pandya will play at 7 Jadhav seems to have sealed his spot for 6. And provides the sixth bowling option. Also the primary role of No. 6 is batting and Jadhav is a batsman who bowls part time. So no Krunal or Sundar till 2019. Only 4 and 5 left. MSD will surely take one of them. The other spot is left for Rayudu, Rahul, Pandey, DK, Iyer to fight it out. Probably 2 or 3 of these 5 will be picked in the squad. Jadhav seems to have some value add. Hope he gains some form with the bat too, he can play the role as finisher. Hope Rahul seals the No. 4 spot. The only problem is the keeper bat at 5 (which we’ll unfortunately have to live with)

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