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    Rishabh Pant performance watch thread

    WK will take at least one year of international cricket to become consistently up to scratch. He definitely has the athleticism required to do the job. Batting wise was very impressed today- saw that he also an accumulative aspect to his game. Until Kohli got out, he played almost chanceless cricket, turning over the strike with singles better than most of our top four batsmen. Only when he got stuck with a dud of a tail did he have to hit out and eventually got caught- otherwise looked good for at least a 50.
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    Shubman Gill on cusp of double hundred - highlights

    so excited about this guy. Since U19 WC, his power game appears to have developed and he appears a lot more muscular. I guess now Viru Paaji has left Kings XI, there must be more butter chicken to go round.
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    Farewell Test for Murali Vijay in Perth 2018.

    how the eff was this guy even reselected. Has been, a dud, time to move on. I'd rather put an untested youngster in his place, even if youngster performs badly, won't affect team score much compared with Vijay in team
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    Viv Richards: I'd pick Sachin over Lara

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/25/content/story/1168452.html Despite Lara being Viv Richards favourite West Indian batsmen, the great man (arguably the best batsmen of all time) still has the objectivity to recognise that Sachin was the superior batsmen.
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    Latest from Perth: Ashwin and Rohit out of 2nd test

    that's because he was playing as a second spinner on a green top; his own batting side folding to a low total due to pace bowling. Yet people expected miracles from him. Opposition batsmen were keen to attack him as facing spin bowling in that game was a relief from pace bowling and given the fact that India scored a low total there was not much pressure on them t- so they could play in a relaxed Manner without pressure, which always brings out the best performance. See how English batsmen played Shane Warne in 1997 Edgbaston test, really easily despite it being 4th innings as they were chasing a low total. Context is key.
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    Latest from Perth: Ashwin and Rohit out of 2nd test

    If its a similar green track to Joburg 2018 (where spinners are redundant) then Kohli will likely go in with 4 front line pacers and no spinner. If he does pick a spinner, I reckon he'd rather go for Jadeja due to his superior batting. I'd go for Kuldeep if a spinner warranted.
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    Viv Richards: I'd pick Sachin over Lara

    you will find the treatment to be more efficacious if you look a bit closer to home
  8. Never realised that Tamil Nadhu was a separate country
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    Viv Richards: I'd pick Sachin over Lara

    good boy- my personal preference (whilst I acknowledge on ICF people free to do what they like within rules) would be for you to stay this way when it comes to my posts, in fact it's one of your better contributions
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    Viv Richards: I'd pick Sachin over Lara

    your standards are dropping to levels of a certain other poster. Are you sure you are happy with this look?
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    Viv Richards: I'd pick Sachin over Lara

    agree that is very true. but only in the CSK imaginary universe.
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    Viv Richards: I'd pick Sachin over Lara

    first pro Sachin posts of mine in how many years? That's the frequency with which normal people post on a topic. Fanatical and fundamentalist Dhoni chamchas on the other hand....
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    Sachin vs Kohli

    I personally think there is no comparison, Kohli will have to sustain his current level for another 5 years to even enter the conversation in my book. However, many people out there are claiming Kohli better than Sachin. Given that Kohli is a current player, I truly hope that Kohli will surpass Sachin but I just don't see it happening. But many out there are already claiming that Kohli is better than SRT. David Lloyd said it on commentary and even Bhaji mentioned it once when he was commentating on sky sports. Loads of padosis/chuskies say it too but I think this is combination of their ignorance on Indian cricket/continuation of their national collective agenda against Sachin. Just interested to know what current Indian cricket fans say. Please don't consider captaincy or bowling skills. Just talking about purely from a batting perspective.
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    Day 5 career defining for Ashwin

    In his home conditions he is clearly an exceptional bowler. But overseas, it has been a story of poor performance, poorly captained by Dhoni, not being backed up by a good fast bowling unit, injury, exclusion and at times pure bad luck. For one reason or another, that definitive away performance remains elusive. But that can all change on day 5. There is some turn + a few left handers in the Aussie side. Australia will be under pressure chasing a sizeable total on a sluggish wicket. He already has two wickets in the bag at reasonable return. He will start day 5 fresh. All he has to do is not try too hard and the rest will come- stick to the basics and bring it home Ash!
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    Sachin vs Kohli

    if only some people would realise this before creating multiple MSD butt kissing threads
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    Day 5 career defining for Ashwin

    ok but no one could turn it more than Murali, Ajmal and Swann. How did they all do in Australia?
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    Day 5 career defining for Ashwin

    but Kumble didn't turn much and still had good performances in Australia
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    Rahane is poised to 'go big' in the rest of the series

    well given batting frailties of our openers and tailenders they just may have to more often than not.
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    Rahane is poised to 'go big' in the rest of the series

    I thought this after his 50 in deadly Joburg wicket and his good score in Trent Bridge but he just continued to be mediocre. If we can get him, Pujara and Kohli clicking together we will be unstoppable overseas.
  20. need to end up with a line somewhere eventually
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    Day 5 career defining for Ashwin

    hence some are calling for Kuldeep in his place- if he can't deliver to that level, let someone else try
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    Day 5 career defining for Ashwin

    Lyon was much better in the second innings. Consistently exploited that rough and made it so hard for Rahane, Pujara and Rohit to score off him. On the other hand- Ashwin was being handled well by tail enders
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    Day 5 career defining for Ashwin

    definitely wasn't a poor performance but not a performance of an ATG spinner either. It was a solid spinner performance e.g. Paul Harris/Ashley Giles type performance. Ashwin wants to be considered along side Murali and Warne.
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    Day 5 career defining for Ashwin

    Sehwag consistently turned it more than Bhajji- but turn is only one aspect of a spinners performance.
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    Day 5 career defining for Ashwin

    I knew somebody would say that. That excuse no longer applies when Lyon has become successful bowler in the subcontinent. Ashwin needs to emulate him- as he has an equally good pace attack to back him up and create pressure. Ashwin was gifted some wickets in his first innings too. Rohit didn't gift his wicket- he just had no clue how to play him.

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