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  1. Since the 104* against AUS, Pandey's has been given chances but has failed to take them. People can argue not enough chances, and I would generally agree, but IMO he's had more chances than many new players get, and he's played poorly. It's disappointing. Here'e Pandey's record after Aus century: 18 14 5 251 50* 27.88 292 85.95 0 1 2 24 2 I don't care about how he looks while batting, I care about the output. 14 innings with just one 50, and an avg. of 27.88 despite 5 not-outs. What's worse is that on more than one occasion he's got out playing a brainless shot. Which is the sort of thing that doesn't endear you to the team management or selectors. There's a reason he's at the back of the queue at the moment. The team still believe in him though that's why he's still in the mix. Worst thing that happened to our middle order( for Pandey et al) was the re introduction of Yuvraj. Otherwise Manish, and someone else, could've gotten more opportunities.
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    Can Shreyas Iyer do well at International level?

    Since the 104* against AUS, Pandey's has been given chances but has failed to take them. You might argue not enough chances, and I would generally agree, but IMO he's had more chances than many new players get, and he's played poorly. It's disappointing. Here'e Pandey's record after Aus century: 18 14 5 251 50* 27.88 292 85.95 0 1 2 24 2 14 innings with just one 50, and an avg. of 27.88 despite 5 not-outs. What's worse is that on more than one occasion he's got out playing a brainless shot. Which is the sort of thing that doesn't endear you to the team management or selectors. There's a reason he's at the back of the queue at the moment. Shreyas needs more chances still. Worst thing that happened to our middle order( for Pandey et al) was the re introduction of Yuvraj. Otherwise Manish, and someone else, could've gotten more opportunities.
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    Heinrich Klassen : Poor man's MS Dhoni

    If you go by looks, he's actually a dead ringer for guptill.
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    Rohit Sharma Becomes Kagiso Rabada's 'Bunny'

    Rahul has averaged 6.5 over four innings on this tour. Worse he looks like he's not seeing the ball.
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    Rohit Sharma Becomes Kagiso Rabada's 'Bunny'

    His biggest weakness is that he loves to throw his wicket away. All his ODI dismissals in this series have been soft. He's no more vulnerable than Dhawan.
  6. All these runs are more impressive considering he's been opening the innings for Punjab(*Rohit sharma on suicide watch*). I 'd still prefer him in the middle order though. Considering we have good options at 1 and 2 ( Rohit/Dhawan/Rahu). Our middle order still looks shaky. Rahane's failed to capitalise on his good innings in 1st ODI.
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    Chahal jokes/memes/photos

    Bhumrah to Chahal:
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    Our travails with No Balls

    Remember 2016 WT20 Semi against WI? Ashwin overstepping and giving Lendl Simmons a match winning reprieve? Or CT Final vs Pakistan. Bumrah overstepping on early Zaman dismissal. Again turned out to be key. Today Chahal overstepped to reprieve Miller after his dismissal. He's hit crucial boundaries since and looks like he will take the game away. As I write this, Chahal's overstepped again! Another free hit six! Can you believe this stuff? If you play stupid games, you'll win stupid prizes.
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    The Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018(50 overs domestic season)

    any channel showing this atm?
  10. This is not a good way to measure things. You can get a dearth of talent in a certain timeframe, where there may only be 1 or 2 great players. How many male tennis players were good around Sampras' peak? Compare that with Federer who's had to fight with excellent players like Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray to stay ahead( tennis' golden generation). If you take your type of reasoning, you could say Sampras was a better player that Federer because he was more dominant amongst his peers. This would be a foolish argument.
  11. Actually, I didn't compare stats at face value- I adjusted his SR AND even listed many arguments to justify his numbers. You must not like to read. In ODIs, the fact is while sachin was an excellent ODI player, Kohli is a genius. Sachin is ahead in Tests. Kohli hasn't scored everywhere yet.
  12. Another few years like this will put Kohli at 49+ centuries in a significant less time, which will put Kohli in a completely different league.
  13. Here's some interesting stats comparison for both after 205 ODIs: Sachin MATCHES 205 INNINGS 198 NO 19 RUNS 7593 HS 143 AVG 42.41 SR 86.08 100s- 20 50s- 43 Kohli MATCHES 205 INNINGS 197 NO 34 RUNS 9348 HS 183 AVG 57.34 91.89 100s-34 50s- 45 Sachin only has Kohli beat on SR. He played his first ODI in 1989 and 205th ODI in 1998 so I would put an average SR of 86 during that time at around 105 in today's terms. Kohli's got Sachin on everything else, quite comfortably. You can say Sachin faced better bowlers , opened the batting for the majority of that time, faced a reversing ball more often, but when you account Kohli's significant better chasing than Sachin( at least 5x), I'm gonna say Kohli has surpassed Sachin as an ODI batsman.
  14. Overall, Ashwin had a decent series at 30.7 with the ball and 22.5 with the bat(our 4th best). You cannot expect too much on those wickets. He out-bowled Maharaj convincingly( 125.00), and for his fruitless 2nd innings performance at Centurion, it should be remembered that he also opened the game with 3 key wickets on opening day. Looking forward, he has an important role to play in England first. He did well with ball and bat with Worcestershire last year and I believe he will do well in the Tests aswell. For all the hype around Kuldeep, he should only be considered for the 2nd spinner spot, not for Ashwin's place.
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    Pandya's bowling in the 1st 2 ODIs

    His bowling never quite looks up to scratch but he has a knack of picking up wickets. He hasn't done so here but you also have to look at the wickets on offer so far. Pathetic SA batting aside, both have been good batting tracks with nothing much on offer for the pacers, Look at the India wickets to fall: ODI 1: 3 wickets fell to bowlers. All of which(Sharma, Rahane, and Kohli) can be classed as batsman errors rather than as a result of exceptional bowling. ODI 2: Sharma again gave his wicket away today. So I wouldn't be too harsh on him. Fun fact: his bowling stats are better than Ben Stokes.

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