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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in India vs New Zealand 1st ODI - Mumbai - Oct 22nd, 2017   
    So, now Pandey is dropped for Karthick and Rahul packed off from ODIs.
    Looks like muddled thought process to me regarding the middle order.
    Whoever is their choice needs a few games on the trot.
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    Mosher got a reaction from express bowling in India vs New Zealand 1st ODI - Mumbai - Oct 22nd, 2017   
    No change in the bowling attack. Karthik in for Pandey  
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    Mosher got a reaction from express bowling in India vs New Zealand 1st ODI - Mumbai - Oct 22nd, 2017   
    India batting first. 
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    Mosher reacted to rkt.india in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   

    Needs to keep an eye on this guy too Vyashak Vijay Kumar from Karnataka, 20 year. He is quite quick, swings the ball away. Good yorker too. On the heavier side a bit though. Needs to get leaner.
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    Mosher reacted to beetle in Polio-afflicted fan Dharamveer Pal ‘lives for cricket’, BCCI wants him away from boundary   
    A good move . I have never understood why we have physically challenged ball boys even if they can do the job. It looks pathetic ...like they are show ponies.
    It would be fine if they are chosen for their excellence at the boundary along with others if any of them also applied for the job. 
    But having them around so often shows they are put there on preference as some kind of show ponies.
    Even boys with no sense of the game or lack of basic presence of mind should be kept away. Like the jokers who think it is fine to pick up the ball before it reaches the rope or the ones who try to compete with the fielder in fielding, endangering both in the process.
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Arjun Tendulkar selected in Mumbai U-19 squad   
    Beautiful and aggressive  run-up though.
    This camera angle is not that good to observe properly  but he looks to be using too much of his bowling arm to bowl ... and is not using his body and non-bowling arm sufficiently.
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    Have we ever had so many fast or  fast-medium pacers  and young pacers who are potentially fast or fast-medium  !!
    Looks like the factory is now in India     
    Senior International teams  -

    Shami  - fast
    Umesh - fast
    Ishant - fast
    Bumrah - fast-medium / fast
    Bhuvi - fast-medium
    Hardik - fast-medium
    Shardul- fast-medium
    A-Teams -

    Siraj - fast-medium / fast
    Thampi- fast-medium / fast
    Rajpoot- fast-medium
    Aniket C- fast-medium
    Navdeep- fast-medium

    FC- List A -

    Nathu- fast
    Aaron -fast
    Khejroliya- fast  ?
    Avesh - fast-medium
    Lalit- fast-medium
    Sangwan -fast-medium
    Kushang- fast-medium
    Yarra - fast-medium
    S.Ghosh - fast-medium
    Warrier - fast-medium
    Khalil  -fast-medium  ?
    Kartik T- fast-medium ?
    Kuila -fast-medium  ?
    Sayyed -fast-medium
    Pritam Das -fast-medium

    Nagarkoti- fast
    Mandeep- fast  ?
    Mavi- fast-medium
    Nalkande- fast-medium ?
    Vivekanand  -fast-medium ?
    Porel- fast-medium ?

    FC - Older Pacers -

    Dinda- fast-medium
    Nechim - fast-medium
    Suyal -fast-medium
    Shukla -fast-medium
    Gony -fast-medium
    Pankaj -fast-medium
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    Mosher reacted to RAZPOR in Looking at Rahul, Rahane as opening options - Kohli. Pateince ka problem hai kohli ko   
    This would have made more sense had KL got at least 10 chances at no 4 to get  used to the dynamics of middle order batting,but seems like an over reaction and foolhardy conclusion based on just 4 opportunities that KL actually got,they are sure going to ruin him this way.
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    Mosher reacted to rkt.india in Revisiting Rishabh Pant - 43 ball 97 against GL   
    Just watch it to believe it.
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Next gen Indian batting talents - Plenty of Flash, but light on grit?   
    To find gritty batsmen like Dravid, one must look at the 4-day A-team batters.

    Panchal, Samarth, Vihari, Bawne, Shankar .... do they have grit  ?
    Even Nair may not be short on grit and has failed in recent times more due to technical issues.
    Trying to find grit in Pant and Iyer is like trying to find grit in Sehwag or Warner.
    p.s - I would want every batter to play according to the situation, but it is easier said than done.  I am more pissed off at experienced batters like Kedar and Pandey who have thrown away their wickets in the name of natural game.
    Young batters like Pant and Iyer may take some time to learn how to adjust to different situations.
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    Mandeep Singh, selected for our U19 Asia Cup team, looks genuinely quick ... plus tall and bouncy.
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    Mosher reacted to Rightarmfast in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    A very nice article on Javagal Srinath. It is beautifully written. On 2nd thought, I now feel that perhaps Javagal Srinath had it in him to be an ATG. He should have been counted with Waqar, Donald and the likes. And I truly believe it now. It was never meant to be!
    He has not been all that lucky

    WHAT MAKES a fast bowler, asks Allan Donald in his autobiography `White Lightning' and goes ahead to provide the answer: ``A lot of determination, a high pain threshold, sympathetic coaching and luck.''
    Javagal Srinath may like to agree with Donald's observations but with one exception. The South African great confesses he has had luck favouring him, something which the Indian has sorely missed all the way. Sitting out when at peak, bowling on least responsive tracks, beating the bat or finding the edges only to see catches spilled. It has been a hard grind for this gentle fast bowler, who believes aggression is not in sledging or hurting a batsman but in claiming his wicket.
    For a man so gifted, Srinath shall remain a disappointment mainly for his failure to get the best out of himself. Let me share what Simon Hughes, former Middlesex medium-pacer and now a reputed journalist, had to say of Srinath. ``If I had half his talent, I would have achieved so much more than what he has'' was Simon's candid comment as he watched the Indian in action at Edgbaston in the World Cup game against England.
    When you assess Srinath's career, you end up with this feeling that his has been a colossal waste of talent. For various reasons, this Karnataka speedster, who arrived on the scene with a bang as a tearaway quickie, could not achieve his potential and that shall rankle his wellwishers and fans.
    In a system where aggression is often misunderstood, Srinath grew up in the shadows of Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar, often struggling to gain an opportunity to showcase his abilities. There were times when he watched from the dressing room a contest of which he ought to have been a key figure as far as India's attack was concerned.
    Let us go back eight years when India was on tour of South Africa. On the eve of the third Test at Port Elizabeth, when even the layman knew what a lively strip it was for the fast bowlers, we gathered that India had picked just Kapil and Prabhakar and there was no room for Srinath. The South African captain Kepler Wessels was stunned. ``You must be kidding'' he reacted when told that India had excluded Srinath.
    On a pitch which saw Donald finish with 12 wickets, India chose to go in with just two seamers. Srinath got a chance in the next Test at Cape Town, bowled with fire, and made a big impact on the South Aricans who privately thanked their stars that they did not have to face this speedster on the responsive St. George's Park pitch. Incidentally, the Indian team on that tour included five new ball bowlers simply because of the nature of pitches in South Africa - hard and bouncy - but Srinath did not bowl on the best of them.It is true that during his early years, Srinath was made to watch more than play in a Test. He was raring to go against the Englishmen in 1993 in the home series but again had to sit out in all the three Tests as coach Ajit Wadekar whipped up the spin magic. Srinath took it in his stride, not sulking even in private, as he admitted he learnt so much from watching the others.
    Essentially, Srinath's progress was hampered by various team management's lack of faith in fast bowlers. Despite encouraging performances, he failed to win the confidence of the skipper and the coach until Sachin Tendulkar replaced Mohammed Azharuddin at the helm. It is another matter that critics observed Srinath was overbowled on many occasions during that phase.
    Somehow Srinath carried the impression that he belonged to a tribe which was denied its due. It was true to a large extent. Long spells at the `nets' was what put off Srinath because he was expected to give his best the next day in the match. There were times when he would wonder if he had made the right choice by wanting to emulate Kapil than Prasanna or Chandrasekhar.
    Breaking his back on placid tracks around the country, Srinath learnt slowly, and late too, that he must conserve energy. The frequent staging of one-day matches also took its toll on Srinath and one suspected he was not really enjoying his cricket. ``I was never disinterested'' he told this correspondent vehemently. He was hurt at some of the criticism that he was picking and choosing his assignments but like a determined man that he has been, Srinath kept himself in the reckoning through some inspired stuff.
    Injuries hampered his progress and it was a difficult period for Srinath. Troubled by a painful shoulder and then knees, he stood at the crossroads of his career - should he continue to play one- day cricket or not. Better sense prevailed when he opted out of the madness of playing one-day cricket day in and day out. It was a decision made in the best interest of Indian cricket for the team could not afford to lose Srinath during this period of transition.
    Srinath has been an enigma really. A treasure of talent, loads of determination, and a fierce desire to win matches for the team have not been able to bring him the kind of success one would have expected. He can never be accused of shirking because he has, for years, battled injuries and fatigue to give his best to the team. He may not have succeeded always but there can never be any doubt about his loyalty and sincerity in serving the team.
    It is also true that Srinath missed Venkatesh Prasad at the other end when he was at his best. Fast bowlers hunt in pairs and the two Karnataka bowlers had tremendous understanding. They would complement each other but sadly Prasad was given a raw deal, never being allowed to settle down despite the fact that he was one of the craftiest bowlers for a long time.
    A much under-rated bowler, as former Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga once told me, Srinath had reached a stage two seasons back where he was beginning to doubt his capabilities, because of lack of support from all quarters. The load was increasing and physically it was impossible to push himself to a point of breaking down. If he did not break down, it speaks for the man's fitness even though many have doubted this aspect of his strong character.
    Length may not have been an asset but Srinath never compromised on his pace. His strength lay in bowling quick and he explored all the possibilities in a tight situation for gaining breakthroughs. The spell against South Africa at Ahmedabad was one memorable performance by Srinath as he destroyed the opposition with sheer speed. One would treasure the sight of Srinath pounding down the track and with his whipping action causing great discomfort to the batsmen. A perfect exhibition of fast bowling it was.
    To develop his attitude, Srinath even turned a meat-eater from a strict vegetarian. He worked tirelessly on his fitness. He may not have possessed the physique of an Imran Khan or a Donald but in his own manner Srinath was quite effectively prepared. No captain can complain of Srinath ever saying no to a challenge.
    For years, Srinath had just one grudge - there was little technical input from men who mattered to enable him reach his optimum potential. The lack of guidance was glaring because he struggled to analyse his bowling and rectify the shortcomings. Maybe Srinath had a valid point here but then he disappointed Kapil on the last tour to Australia by bowling short repeatedly. ``He is capable of much more'' Kapil would say.
    In an international career which is now nine years old, it is a pity that Srinath is still looking for means to churn out his best and convince the team management and the selectors - his spells at an unkind Ferozeshah Kotla against Zimbabwe a telling proof. He gives himself a good two years of carefully planned cricket. One-day internationals are low on his priority and rightly too because it is Test cricket which has always mirrored his potential.
    If one had to point one big flaw in his career, apart from great moments of disappointments as a bowler who was worth much more, it would remain his failure as a batsman. Srinath had the explosive power to belt the ball and devastate the attack but he never could do justice to his batting abilities, mainly because he was guilty of ignoring this area. He could have been a wonderful all-rounder but somewhere down the line Srinath showed distinct disinterest in his batting, a suggestion which the mild- mannered fast bowler emphatically disagrees with.
    As a senior member of the team, Srinath, at 32, has plenty of responsibility on his shoulders. There is much for him to prove but as one looks back at his career, for his talent and for all his hard work on the field, Srinath, to most of us, comes off grossly unlucky, and an underachiever. For a long time we lamented the lack of fast bowlers in the country and when someone like Srinath came along, we failed to understand and harness him properly. No wonder, Donald spoke about luck in his autobiography.
    What if Javagal Srinath was bowling today? With the kind of support, he would easily be a major threat to all batsmen!
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    Mosher reacted to rkt.india in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    Presenting Indian Brett Lee, Yashraj Malap, from MIG club Mumbai playing against Afghanistan and cleaning up the batsman. Played for Mumbai U19 too.
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    Mosher got a reaction from express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   

    Kid is a left arm pacer too. Nice find. Quite a few quick pacers coming from Jharkhand. 
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    Mosher reacted to maniac in After Praise From Virat Kohli, A Response From Mohammad Amir   
    Embarrassing....need to throw up.....does Kohli even know that this guy is a convicted felon?
    If any of us had a friend like Amir,pretty sure our moms would by now say "don't be friends with such people...burey sangat me mat pado" or even ground us till we get better friends
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    Mosher reacted to Laaloo in After Praise From Virat Kohli, A Response From Mohammad Amir   
    cringe worthy 
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    Mosher reacted to cric_fan in After Praise From Virat Kohli, A Response From Mohammad Amir   
    These two need to get a room
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    Mosher reacted to rkt.india in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    Presenting 16 year old fast bowling sensation from Jharkhand Sushant Mishra.
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    Nice find buddy !
    Aggressive run-up and strong action ... a bit more back-bending would be nice.  
    Looks quite sharp for his age.
    Targeting top of off .... I love it   ( although Mulo may be upset )  
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in K Gowtham for senior team   
    K Gowtham -- spinner /  all-rounder/ big-hitter   Has been a part of our A-team in recent times Is a spinner with low- averages    Is a high SR batter Can hit big 6s Has done well with either ball or bat or both in this calender year.  
    Recent FC and List A matches   Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard 4/20, 149, 3/39 Karnataka v Assam Mysore 14 Oct 2017 FC           22, 5/46, 0/24 India Red v India Green Lucknow 7 Sep 2017 FC             2/78, 0, 2/48 India A v SA A Potchefstroom 19 Aug 2017 FC 1/38, 0 Karnataka v Chhattisgarh Kolkata 6 Mar 2017 LA 5/28, 16 Karnataka v Hyderabad Kolkata 4 Mar 2017 LA 0/26, 57* Karnataka v J + K Kalyani 3 Mar 2017 LA 13, 4/58 Karnataka v Jharkhand Kolkata 25 Feb 2017 LA 74, 0/9 India A v Australia Mumbai (BS) 17 Feb 2017 FC  
    Batting and fielding averages   Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St First-class 15 18 3 461 149 30.73 572 80.59 1 2 44 17 4 0 List A 4 4 1 86 57* 28.66 66 130.30 0 1 14 2 1 0 T20s  20 16 2 205 60 14.64 123 166.66 0 1 22 11 3 0 Bowling averages   Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10 First-class 15 27 2831 1289 52 7/108 8/61 24.78 2.73 54.4 3 3 0 List A 4 4 180 150 10 5/28 5/28 15.00 5.00 18.0 1 1 0 T20s  20 20 366 428 16 4/19 4/19 26.75 7.01 22.8 1 0 0  
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    Mosher reacted to puneet28 in Board president XI Vs New Zealand,Mumbai, Oct 19 201   
    There are strange things happening in India A or List A circuit. Rahul not going for middle order, but he has best chance to be number 4 in national team. Rishabh not opening in the domestic teams, but his best chance could be opening in national team. He opened in India U-19 as well.  Sanju Samson usually likes to stay away from keeping but the only way he could get into the team was as WKB not he is quite behind in the pecking order due to other guys like Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant or even Ankush Bains (I would ignore selectors inclination towards proven failure Dinesh Karthick for this matter). 
    There seems to be lack of planning among players or they are being guided by a common person. 
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Board president XI Vs New Zealand,Mumbai, Oct 19 201   
    Unadkat picks up 3 wickets after the 45th over, twice in a row, with NZ tailenders and batters trying to hit every ball.
    Hope this fact is noticed by selectors, and he does not sneak in the senior team.
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    Mosher reacted to express bowling in Board president XI Vs New Zealand,Mumbai, Oct 19 201   
    Avesh Khan brought in to bowl very late and given only 6 overs ... while the likes of Nair and Iyer bowled and each went for 14 overs per over.
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    Mosher reacted to maniac in Pakistan will play in ICC world leagues only if India honours MoU   
    The scenario where you have to provide presidential level security and bringing life to a standstill  for an exhibition game like the recent world x1 tour or for a PSL game played by a bunch of nobodies is not something to be proud of....in fact it is a very sad reflection of the safety in Pakistan.
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    Mosher reacted to maniac in Pakistan will play in ICC world leagues only if India honours MoU   
    Comparing a stone pelting incident which was done probably by a drunk idiot to trained blood thirsty militants who are ready to kill and die in the process  Pakistanis are a true breed.
    In Australia there are incidents when streakers run on the ground as well....it is still a security lapse but it is not the same as a suicide bomber running around shouting jalalalalalalalalalalalalala which you associate with Pakistan 

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