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  1. http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1090849/what-branding-does-to-sport nice article for our BCCI fanatics (not necessarily Indian cricket fanatics) on this forum
  2. Bhabus luxury expenses counts as charity closer to home?
  3. Excellent move- well done Chepu
  4. Actually not quite raina is out of all teams ashwin/dhoni are debatable picks for ODI team currently dhoni out of test team vijay in test team only
  5. In cases like Pujara- you can "subsidise" a county stint and make up for it that way as playing in early season county would do wonders for his technique in fast bowling conditions
  6. Rohit averaged 50 in tests this past year and made match turning contribution vs NZ in difficult conditions Yuvraj made match winning contributions in both ODI and t20 series vs England and has improved his batting recently kohli's decisions have thus far been vindicated Only if he persists with players after long term underperformance can you accuse him chepu did have a go slow issue in tests as did Vijay- it was an important point to address- as is throwing ur wicket away needlessley
  7. Very sad news- but it's better he rests and gets his injuries sorted once and for all
  8. In 10 years of IPL, which players has it truly given us: ie who were picked based on IPL performances and then performed well internationally Suresh Raina Yusuf Pathan Umesh Yadav- even that's debatable Ashwin so I don't think the IPL can be considered a huge talent generator. Talent is generated in grass roots, first class and youth tournaments. Still holds true to this day. Ok So the next argument- it allows India players to hone their skills. Who's game improved because of IPL? I can only think of 1 guy and that's kohli, maybe KL Rahul. Who's game declined? rohit vijay gambhir dravid ishant Pujara- temporarily can definitely say our ground fielding and fitness levels of our players have improved immensely because of IPL. Conclusion: allow at least 5 foreign players per side-and improve the standard of cricket. Fed up of Rajat Bhatia types playing every match
  9. So many greats missing Ian Smith Mark Nicholas Ravi Shastri Ian Chappell Bill Lawry David Lloyd
  10. ex quicks would be more reluctant to sign up to full time coaching job as one motivation for retiring is to avoid touring hence we end up with joe Dawes, David sekar types. Allan Donald might be a good one- he helped NZ previously.
  11. Are Kieron pollard and Dwayne bravo surviving? Their respective t20 drawing power went up following resignation from windies national team and they're earning well and working at less frequency and intensity. If top Indian players were to walk out- IPL and national team will become meaning less. Remember what happened in World Series, boards shouldn't push players tooo much and forget who really brings in the cash.
  12. No, this is an international sport and players have an international earning capacity. If kohli and others wanted, they could quit international cricket and play t20 leagues in England, Australia, Pakistan, Caribean, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and earn a very good living. Kohli and ashwin are amongst the best in the world at their jobs and deserve to be paid accordingly.
  13. ^ yeah that's kind of the whole point, you're supposed to say it before it happens.
  14. http://www.espncricinfo.com/indvrsa/content/story/345424.html hthttps://youtu.be/MenikgNWRXY Watch 4:00-5:20
  15. Exactly. Indian cricket is progressively improving every 7 years or so