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Mosher

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    Mosher reacted to Laaloo in List the diamonds re-cut by MS Dhoni !!!   
    Jo Banda khud ka diamond na kaat saka, woh dusre ka Kya katega?
     

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    Mosher reacted to raki05 in List the diamonds re-cut by MS Dhoni !!!   
    Rayadu(in progress)
    Goni
    Mohit Sharma
    Shradul Thakur
    Balaji (help him rejuvenate his career first than made him bowling coach)
    Nehra (Made him ready to make a wc come back)
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    Mosher reacted to Hell Raiser in Probable world cup squad !!!   
    My world cup sqaud would have been
     
    Rohit
    Dhawan
    Kohli
    Rahul
    Pant
    Pandya
    Sundar
    Kuldeep
    Khaleel
    Saini
    Bumrah
     
     
    Gopal
    Mavi
    Bk
    Dk
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    Mosher reacted to DHONI_FANN in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    I seriously hope Rayudu and DK fail miserably in this tourney even if it comes at the cost of India being knocked out. Not gonna happen for the leech that they are. Both Rayudu and DK have already shown that they just want to hold on to their places by trying to remain not out. Playing minnows and low scoring matches is not helping either. 
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    And out of those 4 ODIs in Sri Lanka,  Rahul batted in only 3.
     
    In England, he played just 2 ODIs and was not out in one of them.
     
    Iyer got to bat in 5 ODIs, most probably consecutive ones.  Averaged 42 with a SR of 96 batting at 4.  But is out of the squad now, not just the playing 11.
     
     
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    Mosher reacted to Number in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    Pant is not selected in ODIs because if he does well selectors will be under pressure to drop Dhoni.
     
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    Mosher reacted to speedheat in India vs Pakistan | Asia Cup 2018 | SUPER 4 | Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai | Sep 23, 03:30 PM LOCAL|   
    Khaleel should play in place of chahal Pakistani are chickens against pace.
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Krunal should replace Hardik in the Asia Cup squad   
    Are you Kohli   ?
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    Mosher reacted to nevada in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    About 18-24 months before the world cup itself, selectors stop giving chances to newer talent citing the need to have experienced players for the most important tourney. Though it isn't the right thing to do, IPL has a big influence over selections. CSK's success with aged players might also have nudged the selectors firmly towards the "experience Trump's everything" strategy. Add to that captain Kohli's reluctance to field new players. I think he wants to win every single  match and doesn't like the idea of having to potentially lose a match by trying out an untested youngster. Also, Kohli's brilliance and the openers' success masked the rotten state of our middle order for quite a while. It is only now that mainstream observers like Ganguly are feeling alarmed. Bowling has always been a revolving door selection so no one even pays attention to who is being picked and who is left out. 
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    Mosher reacted to sandsaims in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    DHONI-KOHLI-SHASTRI.
     
    Its not just the players, even our coaching staff is mediocre. 
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    Selecting correct types of players for each format is necessary for maximizing the probability of consistent success of the selected players and the team.
     
    1 )   Pacers for tests and to a large extent even ODIs --   Pacers who combine pace, zip and bounce with skills including sufficuent accuracy and thinking ability.
     
    2 )  Batsmen for tests -- Batsmen with good off stump game, who are ok against bounce too and are decent against spinners.
     
    3 )  All condition spinners -- Spinners who give the ball lots of revs and can turn the ball on most surfaces,  who get some zip and bounce off the deck, are sufficiently accurate and have the googly / carrom ball / flipper / arm ball.
     
    4 )   Lower middle order batters for LOIs  ( 5 to 7  ) -- High SR batters who can start scoring from ball one, can hit big shots off pacers (  because pacers usually bowl the end overs ), are reasonably consistent and can bowl or keep wickets.
     
    So on and so forth  ...
     
    Just picking a few players because they have performed in domestic cricket or even A-team ... although they are not the correct type of player ... them failing as a result ... then drop them and pick new ones ... rinse and repeat ... makes no sense.
     
    P.s -- Wrong types of players can be chosen occasionally if they are superlative performers whereever they play,  seem very intelligent and seem to have great temperament.
     
     
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    Yes ... and it could mean a few things.
     
    Dravid is positively influencing the correct selection of A-teams.
     
    And  /   Or
     
    Indian team management's influence is ruining senior national team selection.
     
    Probably a bit of both.
     
    But this difference in quality of selections of the Senior Teams and the A-teams need to be observed to get an idea of what is actually going on.
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    Yes ... same group of selectors have chosen some really good  " A " teams.
     
    Even fast bowlers.  Siraj, Saini and Rajpoot are the 3 best picks for Unofficial tests.
     
    Khaleel and Prasidh are good picks for 50 over A-teams.
     
    Saini and Mavi got selected for the Quadrangular A-team tournament.
     
    Gill got a chance in the Unofficial test team.
     
    All great picks.
     
    Krunal, Gopal, Gowtham, Shankar  ... Mayank, Shaw, Vihari, Samarth ... all of them are there.
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    Mosher reacted to RAZPOR in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    I have lost all hope with this management and selectors.
    Rahul ,krunal,Siraj,khaleel,pant and others were unfortunately born in the wrong era where all the selectors and management was high on bewda stuff....
    The amount of great players coming up now ,we can only imagine what could have been with a captain like Ganguly,we would have been unbeatable
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    Some of these mediocre players will have occasional good games ... and some may have a couple of good series too.  
     
    No one who has reached this level is a total pushover.
     
    But ... will they ever be consistent performers throughout the year or multiple years  ? 
     
    Will they ever reach the levels reached by Kohli, Dhoni, Rohit, Dhawan, Bumrah etc. in ODIs ... or even come near it   ?
     
    Aren't they blocking the spots of  more deserving candidates who have the potential to reach much greater heights in LOIs and help India win more matches   as a result  ?  
     
    This is where eye for talent, for a particular format, comes in.  
     
     
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Why are so many mediocre players suddenly being picked for our LOI teams ?   
    Kaul
    Shardul
    Rayudu
    Axar
    Karthick
    Unadkat
    Old Raina
     
    All these players have been chosen for our LOI teams in the last 7 months.  5 of them have graced our Team with their presence in this Asia Cup.  
     
    So many people think that there guys are very mediocre at this stage of their careers and some of them were always so.
     
    With so much talent available for selection, why are we suddenly turning to mediocrity, that too in great numbers.
     
    We have so many new pacers coming up and playing fir India-A, who combine pace with skills  ( like Saini, Siraj, Rajpoot, Prasidh ) ... but among new pacers getting picked, we are mostly prefering either trundlers or short pacers without high skills.
     
    Our ODI middle order is now being led by Rayudu and Karthick.  What wrong did Rahul do ?   And why has Iyer been dropped from the squad without getting a game in England  ?  He has done reasonably well in the few chances he has got.  And we have Mayank, Shaw, Pant, Gill etc. waiting too.  
     
    Khaleel Ahmed is the only high quality pick  ( among new players )  that I have seen in LOIs in the last 7 months.
     
    What is going on  ?
     
     
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    Mosher got a reaction from raki05 in Vijay hazare trophy 2018   
    Whoever scores the slowest 50 will seal that no. 4 spot. Rayudu seems to be the front runner for that. 
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    Mosher got a reaction from raki05 in Vijay hazare trophy 2018   
    Out for 148. Feasted on Mithun and Lord Binny who are going over 8 rpo. 
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    Mosher got a reaction from raki05 in Vijay hazare trophy 2018   
    An army of accumulators and mental midgets guided by the master consolidator himself 
     
    No below 200 scores are safe with these guys around. They will chase those below 200 scores down with an over to spare. 10 out of 10 times. Great preparations for the world cup. 
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    Mosher got a reaction from raki05 in Vijay hazare trophy 2018   
    Rahane batting on 116. Soon Rahul will be niggled out and Rahane will join the Indian team.
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    Mosher got a reaction from raki05 in Vijay hazare trophy 2018   
    Indian middle order  Rahane
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    Mosher got a reaction from DHONI_FANN in I am scared about the Indian batting going into the World Cup: Sourav Ganguly   
    Isn't Ganguly hinting here that time is running out for Dhoni?
     
    "Asia Cup is a very important tournament for MS Dhoni. He is a great player and has scored a ton of runs but he won't keep getting games just due to this. There is a time limit for everyone. I'm surprised to see that Pant wasn't given a chance in this tournament," opined Sourav.
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    Both Bumrah and Bhuvi have used the bouncers and rising short balls well today, although the pitch was slow.
     
    Both have got a wicket each with bouncers.
     
    There have been other such good balls too.
     
    And Bumrah hit one of the openers on the shoulder with a hostile ball.
     
     
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    Mosher reacted to Laaloo in Rayudu   
    A knock thalaiva approves of

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