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    No trundler policy

    why no Chahar??
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    What an impressive performance from Umesh Yadav

    amazing how fast bowlers performance can improve when they are not worried about hurting their WK's hands
  3. After going 1-0 up, Shami has had enough time to reacclimatise to tests and deserves a rest. Umesh should be persisted with as he has under bowled recently. I wouldn't like to debut Siraj in Australia. He needs at least one trial run under his belt before the Aus series, just for us to gauge where he's at.
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    Who overstayed their welcome more

    Yes Dhoni is clearly a better overseas batsmen than SRT...my mistake
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    Ind's answer to Starc-Cummins-Hazlewood

    I suspect Hardik will bat better in Australia than bowler friendly English and South African conditions he faced earlier this year. I can imaging Bhuvi to be largely ineffective in Australia conditions, therefore I'd go with: Shami Ishant Bumrah Hardik Ashwin/Jadeja/Kuldeep
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    Who overstayed their welcome more

    Yaar, Dhoni should have retired from overseas tests after his debut test. The only saving grace for MSD, India historically had duds as WK/batsmen and overseas batsmen full stop and helped him to be viewed as 'revolutionary' and appropriate standard. Had MSD followed the Pant, Kishan or Sanju era....he wouldn't even be in line for selection. They guy is severely lacking in the fundamentals of how to play overseas test cricket..his knocks in Australia and other bowler friendly conditions were particularly painful to watch.
  7. recent test match against Windies should take Dhoni chamchas out of their bubble of "who is going to effect the quick stumpings against spinners when MSD is gone"
  8. MSD never scored a test century overseas, Argarakar did. Test cricket is toughest form of cricket. Hence Agarkar can talk.
  9. yes...like the time Waugh used Warne's Amla dhel without permission
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    Harbhajan fighting for Nair - Much respect

    if they are good enough I don't mind having XI players from Karnataka or any other state....needs of the team come first.
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    MS Dhoni needs to step up as a batsman: Venkatesh Prasad

    can't dhoni reflect upon his batting and make improvements from the retirement home
  12. why would we have space for these two when we have express pacers like Deepak Chahar who are packing just enough heat to not hurt Dhoni's hands.
  13. it was a joke that he was allowed to continue playing international cricket despite taking himself out of first class cricket. Further proof of special favours given to MSD. I wonder what special favours he performed to receive such privileges
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    WC2019 don't be surprised 11

    we need to fit Rayudu into the XI somewhere.
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    List the diamonds re-cut by MS Dhoni !!!

    Rohit Sharma since slotting him in as opener he is a little less sh*t
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    the CSK cloud over Indian cricket continues. Shocking that a nobody like this could ever get selected. Shows the country is so backwards
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    Damning scoreline hides India's competitiveness

    lol at those idiots saying 3-1 loss in 2014 was better showing then 4-1 in 2018. Does anyone realised first match of 2014 was on a patta so flat that the ICC had to give a fine and a warning to the hosting ground. In 2014 we were comprehensively outclassed, in 2018 we just struggled to get over the line at crucial moments. No comparison.
  18. when will MSD Saab put forward the reason he never scored a century overseas....hahaha
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    Why is no body blaming the BCCI?

    I've heard many reasons for our defeat: Virat's captaincy, Shastri's coaching, Hardik etc but nobody seems to be acknowledging the elephant in the room. The BCCI Bhaboos. On two successive tours to SENA countries they have failed to arrange adequate warms ups and have launched the test team into action cold. Why? First class warms ups are not a money spinner from attendance or TV rights perspective. BCCI don't wanna risk their cash cows on some warm ups...I know...get them to play t20s and ODIs as warm ups instead. That way they can have their cake and eat it. It was so obvious, play a two match test series vs Ireland as a warm up. Perfect- get to play in English conditions and build ties with Ireland. But no- we play tests vs Afghanistan on pastas instead. Great preparation. Not to mention relentless schedules - one of our best players in Bhuvi wasn't even available on this tour. With his lower order batting we probably would have won in Edgbaston and Southampton. BCCIs constant prioritisation of LOIs/IPL over tests is reason for this mess. Ishant, Chepu and Ashwin all played county and were all better off for it. Doesn't take a genius to figure out the obvious solutions.
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    At Oval, should Pujara-Shaw open?

    Rahul is almost a total newbie in the overseas test arena (in fact this is his first full series)- still people demoting him to no.6 etc. I thought overseas tests was the main area of concern. We shouldn't have any problems finding suitable openers in India. Also minor tweaks is understandable but his back foot problem is a fundamental flaw.
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    At Oval, should Pujara-Shaw open?

    yes- easy to say prospectively. How many are calling for KLR's head now? Also depends on his personality and how he reacts to set backs.
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    At Oval, should Pujara-Shaw open?

    I though that too- but I am worried about ruining his confidence. I'd rather he be fully equipped before exposing himself.
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    At Oval, should Pujara-Shaw open?

    im a big fan of shaw and he should go to the top. but and big but- has he sorted out his back foot sliding technique. If not- jimmy Anderson will make mince meat of him.
  24. typical post cricketer retirement India ki chamchagiri, Mitch Johnson looking to develop a long financial relationship with Indian cricket
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    Ind's run chase ....

    Rahane and left handers will be sitting duck vs spin. Our best player of spin are KLR, Chepu and Kohli. One of these three needs to get a century if we are to have any chance.

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