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  1. Ankit_sharma03

    India's middle order

    So were they of yuvraj singh, At the end even they wanna win....ppl say its about frendship but actually its not. They just have bad ideas and they suffer for it . Some will get that extra cushion but one day it all has to end and its always defeats like this that makes it happen
  2. Believed to be a minor thumb injury till now, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is actually nursing a career-threatening shoulder problem caused by a ‘bungled’ rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy, a top BCCI official has claimed. It is learnt that Saha will have to undergo a surgery in the UK next month and that might rule him out of the tour of Australia later this year. “Wriddhiman’s rehabilitation has been a complete goof up. The NCA physio has bungled it big time. Now only a surgery can put him back on track. Once he is done with surgery, he will not touch the bat for at least two months and then rehab will start,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Thursday. Saha has been out of action, citing a thumb injury sustained during this year’s IPL, but it has now come to light that the problem is much bigger than what was initially assessed. He was not picked for the upcoming Test series against England but the Board did not reveal the full extent of his fitness problems. A shoulder surgery would effectively mean that he will also miss India’s tour of Australia. Saha, on his Twitter page, had recently posted that he was “going through a bad phase” but expects to come back strong. The BCCI official admitted that the 33-year-old Bengal stumper had long recovered from thumb fracture sustained during IPL. “Saha first sustained a shoulder injury during the tour of South Africa while taking a catch. But it was a niggle that didn’t bother him. He left SA tour because of hamstring trouble and not shoulder pain though,” the official claimed. “Now since keepers don’t need to throw from deep, so during IPL, Wriddhi didn’t bother and played with that injury. But the pain didn’t go away. He thought that possibly he could play against England with a good rehab at NCA and take it from there. But at NCA, training under a senior physio aggravated it further,” he alleged. The question that is being asked is whether the physio, a former support staff with the Indian team, had given a report about the actual extent of Saha’s injury. Even convenor of selection committee Amitabh Chaudhary (acting secretary) wasn’t informed either by the NCA or selectors about Saha’s actual injury. It is a convention that convenor of selection committee needs to be updated with all relevant information before a selection committee meeting. “Isn’t it weird that a hairline fracture was taking two months to heal? No one probed the actual reason. Now he requires a major surgery and we can’t put a date on his comeback,” the official said. Link - https://scroll.in/field/887135/rehab-gone-wrong-wriddhiman-saha-to-undergo-shoulder-surgery-after-bungled-recovery-at-nca
  3. Ankit_sharma03

    India's middle order

    Raina is out of the picture now
  4. Ashwin has been promoted so many times, even pandya gets it Srinath was used as pinch hitter.....they all didnt forget bowling If u have to make use of his all round abilities, he has to be given batting up the order. 10-15 baal khel ke kaha uski batting develop hogi . I find this hilarious when ppl use it as excuse........even irfan himself has said batting up only use to help his confidence. Infact it was his runs that was keeping his place at times.
  5. he himself ruined it , even before chappell came uska satynaash shuru ho gaya tha
  6. Ganguly idea's were pretty bad at times He wanted to make yuvraj a test opener, thank god for mcgrath n warnie who ended this experiment He gave rohan gavaskar such a long rope Even parthiv patel kept playing n playing Kumble was gr8 in terms of backing a player, on field didnt look a gr8 captain
  7. Ankit_sharma03

    Why isn’t leg spin popular in test cricket?

    The team who have quality leg spinner for the format will play them, if many teams arent means they dnt have quality leg spinner for longer format
  8. Ankit_sharma03

    How fast was David Johnson?

    125k-130k lagta hai, may be sometimes 130+ Jab runup leke aata hai to aisa lagta shoaibh akthar aa rha hai, nikalta rasgulla hai
  9. Really liked how he was waiting for the ball and didnt look in a hurry
  10. yup strangely even naseer hussain cnt digest that rohit is not playing test cricket Ian chappell made a theory that the only rohit will do well is if he bats above kohli coz then he ll not have pressure of kohli outperforming him
  11. Ankit_sharma03

    Does this test series has 2011 written all over it?

    yea his team selection have been not so gr8 but this time he doesnt have much choices dhawan vs pujara.....its come to that point that we are thinking who ll be worst. Yea but u never knew they both might end up playing ahead of Rahul
  12. Ankit_sharma03

    Does this test series has 2011 written all over it?

    This Plus ill add his energy n never say die attitude on field is gr8 to see in test cricket post dhoni's going with the motion display in test . Test cricket gives u time to comeback from ur mistakes which he does......
  13. Ankit_sharma03

    Does this test series has 2011 written all over it?

    they are but atleast he isnt that clueless on ground as dhoni was in test cricket N biggest clueless selection rohit isnt selected .....so i expect them in less numbers
  14. sunny g looks very angry when a player doesnt convert his starts if u look at rahane ODi career ull see so many starts being watsed , but sunny g will never look at these when its comes his Ladla Rahane
  15. dhawan + karthik + kohli + Nair + Rahul+ late movement in english conditions = 25-30
  16. Most of these EX-players wanted raina also back, when he failed no one owned up......instead starting talking crap...yea as if u had diff ideas.
  17. Just how good is Dale Steyn? Outstanding, right? Almost everyone will agree he is an all-time great. But as he stands on the verge of breaking the record for South Africa's most Test wickets, requiring one more dismissal to go clear of Shaun Pollock, the numbers suggest he has been even better than he is in most people's estimation. It may be that Steyn is not merely great, but is actually among the finest half-dozen quicks to ever have played the game. We will eventually measure Steyn's record in relation to the best quicks through cricket's modern history, but before that let's look at how he compares to his 21st-century peers. Among fast bowlers who have taken over 200 wickets since 2000, Steyn's average of 22.42 is third-best, behind those of Glenn McGrath and Vernon Philander. While McGrath was experiencing a late-career harvest (his overall numbers are slightly worse), Philander is buoyed by spectacular numbers while playing at home - he has been nowhere near as effective as Steyn outside South Africa, and his returns in Asia have been particularly modest relative to his exploits elsewhere. Where Steyn is a clear leader, however, is in strike rate; no one else on the list gets close to his 41.6. He is also the second-highest wicket-taker for this period, with 421 scalps. Only James Anderson has been more successful, but Anderson's average (27.23) and strike rate (56.2), are not in Steyn's league. This is no real surprise - although Anderson has been a supremely skillful bowler, Steyn could do pretty much everything Anderson could do, but at 10kph faster. Among Steyn's clearest claims to greatness have been his performances in Asia, where quicks generally encounter the least helpful surfaces. He has 92 wickets in the continent, well clear of Anderson, who is the next-most-successful non-Asian seamer this century with 59 wickets. Among quicks to have played at least 20 Tests in Asia since 2000, though, Steyn's numbers compare favourably even with those of Asian fast bowlers. His numbers are virtually indistinguishable from those of Shoaib Akhtar, with other wonderful Asian quicks - the likes of Chaminda Vaas and Zaheer Khan - sitting way back. We have now established that Steyn is the most penetrative and versatile quick of the last 15 years, but let's now look a little further back and bring the great '90s bowlers into the frame. To do a meaningful comparison across eras, though, we must account for varying conditions and trends. Although bowler-friendly tracks have made a roaring comeback over the past few years, much of Steyn's career was played in an infamously batting-friendly period. So instead of merely stacking up these players' averages and strike rates against each other, let's look at how much better each bowler was than his peers, by calculating the difference between each bowler's numbers and the mean bowling numbers in his career span (that is, the mean bowling stats from between the bowler's first and last Test). From among a group of eight truly outstanding quicks, Steyn has the best average differential, though he is neck-and-neck with McGrath. Quicks Compared To Others In Their Career Span Bowler Wickets Average Other quicks' Ave Average differential Dale Steyn 421 22.42 32.81 -10.38 Glenn McGrath 563 21.64 32.00 -10.36 Shaun Pollock 421 23.11 32.36 -9.25 Curtly Ambrose 405 20.99 30.00 -9.01 Allan Donald 330 22.25 30.50 -8.25 Waqar Younis 373 23.56 30.55 -6.99 Wasim Akram 414 23.62 30.37 -6.75 Courtney Walsh 519 24.44 30.04 -5.60 Where Steyn sets himself apart from McGrath, however, is via that incredible strike rate. Only Waqar Younis had a better strike rate differential than Steyn, but then Waqar was more expensive as well. Where Steyn's versatility - owing probably to his mastery of reverse-swing - really become clear is when his figures in Asia are compared to those of the best visiting quicks through cricket's history. His raw average and strike rate in Asia is staggering enough, but throw the differential numbers in - that is, compare Steyn's stats to the mean for his era, while doing the same for the other non-Asian greats - he comes out ahead of the pack in terms of average. On strike rate, Steyn and Wes Hall are well clear of the rest. Effectively, Steyn's wickets in Asia have come an astounding 28 balls closer together than they have for the average bowler in his era. ESPNcricinfo's jury panel recently voted in McGrath as the right-arm quick in our Test team of the last 25 years, but given the above numbers, I would replace McGrath with Steyn, owing not only to Steyn's prowess on the toughest continent for quicks, but also because of the value he adds via his strike rate. A full fifth of McGrath's wickets had also come against minnows, by which of course I mean England 1994 through 2003. Even Malcolm Marshall, whose record in Asia is what clinches him the "greatest fast bowler ever" tag, for many, was not quite as statistically dominant as Steyn has been there. By now, it is clear that numbers-wise, Steyn has a strong claim to being the finest fast bowler of the last 30 years - in a fairly crowded field. He is also almost certainly the best non-Asian quick in Asian conditions. Among bowlers of any ilk with more than 200 wickets, from any era, Steyn's career strike rate of 41.6 is the best. If you are a captain in need of quick wickets, with minimal release of pressure, there is no better player to call on from your great-bowler rolodex than Steyn; he is the most aggressive great bowler there has been. Strike Rates For Bowlers With Over 200 Wickets Bowler Innings Wickets Average Strike rate Dale Steyn 159 421 22.42 41.60 Waqar Younis 154 373 23.56 43.40 Malcolm Marshall 151 376 20.94 46.70 Alan Donald 129 330 22.25 47.00 Vernon Philander 103 205 21.54 48.60 Fred Trueman 127 307 21.57 49.40 Jeol Garner 111 259 20.97 50.80 Richard Hadlee 150 431 22.29 50.80 Finally, one more figure that puts Steyn in the league of the most sublime quicks to ever have borne down on batsmen: his record in victories. Aside from the first few years of his career, in which Australia dominated, South Africa have arguably been the best Test team in the world for a good portion of Steyn's career. In that time, no bowler has been more crucial to his team's success. In fact, few quicks have ever been as impactful for any team as Steyn. Of bowlers that played in the last 100 years, only Richard Hadlee and Imran Khan have better averages in victories (minimum: 100 wickets in wins). Steyn has more wickets in wins than the other top 15 bowlers (by average). It pretty much goes without saying by this stage that Steyn's strike rate is the best. Fast Bowlers In Team Victories (Qual: 100 Wickets) Bowler Innings Wickets Average Strike rate Richard Hadlee 44 173 13.06 33.50 Imran Khan 46 155 14.50 38.29 Dale Steyn 88 293 16.10 31.50 Malcolm Marshall 86 254 16.78 38.10 Alan Donald 64 187 16.79 35.50 Curtly Ambrose 87 229 16.86 44.40 Vernon Philander 64 145 17.17 40.40 Fred Trueman 68 177 17.30 40.79 With all these numbers considered and put into historical context, Steyn's career comes out looking even more monstrous than perhaps he has got credit for. How many bowlers in history can claim to have dominated matches in Galle (in 2014), as well as at the Wanderers? There is stiff competition for the pace-bowling spots in an all-time XI, but having been the clear leader during his playing period, and having put up spectacular numbers despite playing in one of the most batting-friendly eras in history, he deserves to be part of any all-time XI conversation. Link -http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/24128428/dale-steyn-greatest-fast-bowler-century
  18. Ankit_sharma03

    Does this test series has 2011 written all over it?

    Not really, kohli is not a clueless test captain like dhoni was That time we gaveup as a team, atleast this side plays like a team
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    Bumrah will win us the series.

    Warnie took 40+ wkts in 2005 ashes in england yet they didnt win No one player can win u a series
  20. Giving a green mamba means ull even get someone like pandya as bowler in the picture
  21. Ankit_sharma03

    Poor squad and team selections have cost us the ODI series in England

    Dnt even get me started on that which format do u wanna start me with
  22. Ankit_sharma03

    Poor squad and team selections have cost us the ODI series in England

    he is not afraid but he lacks faith in youngster that why time n again he goes back to a senior or experienced player 3rd odi he was under pressure the 1st thing he did was choose karthik a senior or Rahul Raina, yuvi, bhajji, karthik all selections happened coz he has more faith in seniors. In IPl also his team picked yuvraj when he was at real low....another xample in RCB is he doesnt trust most juniors player thats why they dnt have defined roles and they look confused Nair was another xample- one series fail.....he just lost confidence in him and he was out of squad Worst thing for a youngster is .....when he knws his captain has no faith in him
  23. Ankit_sharma03

    Poor squad and team selections have cost us the ODI series in England

    shardul Rahul - most poorely treated talent Pant- hasnt gotten the backing he deserved either Krunal - i have a feeling soon he ll get in indian side

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