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    World Cup contenders Watch Thread

    So, RCB v CSK... Players I am looking forward to.. Rayudu Umesh Jadeja Out of these three, I'd like to see Umesh to perform well. he has got a pretty good 2015 WC. Lets see.
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    World Cup contenders Watch Thread

    Thanks to our team management's total mess of the team building towards the WC in the past 2 years and the resulting complete confusion over who will be on the plane to England, in this IPL edition I'd be interested in seeing how the individuals who are in the scheme of things performs, rather than any of the team's performances. The players I'm interested to see: The Most certain: Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan, Dhoni, H Pandya, Bumrah, Bhuvi, Kuldeep, Shami The Probables: Jadhav, Chahal, Rahul, Rayudu, Shankar, Pant In the scheme of things till recently: Jadeja, DK, Khaleel and Any promising pacers who can fill up the 4th seamer spot and Any batsman who can have the outside chance of grabbing the No4 spot, if they have a stellar ipl, like Agarwal, Iyer, Gill, Pandey etc.
  3. Generally the game against Pak should be a relatively easy one considering the respective team's strength like we have showed in Asia Cup. But in WC, with the additional pressure of WC streak, memory of CT final loss, Recent terror/military incidents, I'm bit worried about the pressure handling of the current crop who seems to be leagues below on mental strength level to the other Indian WC outfits that took on Pakistan before. Likes of Rayudu, Chahal, Pant, Jadhav, Rohit, Bhuvi even Bumrah for a bit, do not seem to handle any additional pressures when they are down. So the game against Pak might be a very tricky one if Kohli has an off day.
  4. * Assuming Kohli for once will read the pitch properly and select appropriate 11 and openers are in at least decent form. Sure wins: Afg (theiir spinners wont be effective), WI (Both of our batting may be good but our bowling is superior), NZ (I dont think they will do well against spin this time as well), SA (Even when they were having great players, they lost against us in Eng) Potential banana skins: Sub continent teams Bang, SL, Pak..We are better than them so if we play by full potential we can easily win but if we are complacent we can be easily beaten by these teams. Tough to win: Eng Sure to lose: Aus
  5. Hmm.This stats makes me wonder if he is the only player to score 50s from opening to no7 but has totally less than 10 50s totally
  6. OP has missed out Dinesh Karthik.If he has a similar ipl like the last one, he is surely come into the scheme of things.And he will be a certainity if Pant has a terrible ipl at the same time. Somehow,I believe TM doesnt want Pant to shine in LOIs as long as Dhoni is there.
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    How are teams shaping up for the WC?

    India and England have been too good not to qualify for Semis. They might one or two league games but can't see them not making semis. They have players who can single handedly can take games away from opposition. Other consistent team right now is NZ. They have all bases covered though they havent been dominant in any departments. With the quality of players and their general A game in WCs, they could win 5,6 games and will qualify for semis. The final Semis spot will be contested by Sa/Aus/Pak, with Aus having huge edge with their return of premier batsmen and excellent bowling unit. SA and Pak might not look settled in any department but could spring up a few wins together and try to get in the semis. SL/WI/Bang/Afg Might win one or two odd games but they are too inconsistent and/or has one very weak department to be realistically qualify for semis.
  8. Please tell me it was a typo for Rahul..
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    WC slots - DK vs Pant (2nd keeper slot)

    Currently both Dk and Pant doesn't inspire any confidence. We shouldn't be carried over by the T20 performances of them, especially in this pocket size NZ roads. Both of them didn't do much in ODIs yet. DK might have slight edge due to the number of 30s (his max threshold, it seems ) and one cameo in a win against Aus. But a single freak inning by Pant (going by his track record, mostly in 5th ODI) might seal his spot. One thing seems to be certain. Both of them are too inconsistent and unreliable to be a No.4 (not that the TM would consider them to be but just in case) and other slots kind of pretty much sealed, can't see them in a starting 11 barring any injury to Dhoni/Jadhav.
  10. I don't think he is a problem that we have to worry. He is not going to be included in the starting 11 in the WC. By the looks of it, it'll be Rayudu, Dhoni, Jadav, H Pandya who is going to play from 4 to 7. At the max he will be included in the squad for the Reserve WK slot, a slot which could have been owned by Pant but he is also not dong any favors to himself at the moment.
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    in DK I still dont trust !

    Well , it seems we should only let him bat after 42nd over, irrespective of the batting order. He seemed a completely different player today.
  12. Awesome! Only if he had reliable batsmen other than Pujara and Kohli, this could have been a golden year of Indian cricket history. Batting folded each and every time when they saw a target.
  13. Guess he is still living in the 2000s. Current Aussie bats can't do jack ****. Anything over 400, they are done.
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    Kohli playing with poor Hanuma's career..

    Its actually Siddle who played with Vihari's career..
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    IPL Auction 2019 Live Updates

    Was shai hope in the auction?
  16. I saw a clip of Ishant and Jadeja have a go at each other. Is that from this match?
  17. NZ wickets tend to become roads in the 4th and 5th days, a complete reversal to subcontinent pitches. But credit where its due. Its an herculean effort to put such a determined batsmanship, esp the whooping they got from NZ batting for 160 overs and the overnight score was 20-3. Kudos to Mendis and Matthews. They can easily save the test now , which was a distant dream yesterday.
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    All I want tomorrow is

    I'd be surprised if Shami, Umesh, Bumrah, Ishant played 50 balls combined among them.. So the current pair is our last hope. However improbable it might be they have got to get us tha target or at least within 20 runs from the target.
  19. Vihari looks solid.But cant believe we are one wicket away from completely bundled out. What a long tail we have..!!
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    Despite all DK bashing the guy delivers in crunch time

    DK has been great iin t20s since the one off t20 in WI. He was very good in Nidhas series (not only final but the entire series),ipl and even in the WI t20 series. He is the experienced finisher we needed in the t20 setup. He should always be in the starting lineup in t20s. But ODIs are different. Longer time to think, Confusion on his role, Dhoni factor, better available players might play a role in his downfall there. So he should be in odis only if dhoni is not available and shd play at 6 or 7. Otherwise no
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    Favorites of the 2019 WC?? (Poll)

    I wouldn't count out Pakistan in England.
  22. The heck Jadhav.. If you just gonna do dot ball and single why come out at all with handicap of running. Few slogs from taileneder would have sealed this game already.
  23. I don't know whats worse? A defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in a final? or India win, then media all over hails "Great win through two experienced batsmen's guidance (DK, Dhoni) at the middle and the fantastic finish by two all rounders at the end" and we stuck with them forever
  24. First I laughed at the thought, but I am slowly fearing Rahane might be back at no 4 sooner

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