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youngindia last won the day on November 2 2010

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  1. The whole thread is tainted by misintrepretation/misunderstanding. Shastri said they would consider Kohli at 4 in case if conditions are deemed to be hostile initially and moving "Rayudu/someone else" to 3 . Its a case of flexibility. No where did he say Kohli would be a regular 4 . Or that he wanted Rayudu out. However he has warned that IPL form will be very important and they are checking if its a 16 man squad.
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    Pravin Amre - Another lost talent in the 90s

    successful players have to be top 2% relative to their contemporary talent pool and have to be useful to the international team in a role. shastri was the no 2 allrounder in the country for that time and was reasonable at international level as batting allrounder..that;s the reason he played for a long time. Manjrekar found a place as a middle order batsman and looked long term at the time of 1993. his career took a dip afterwards but he was settled at one point in time. he lasted as long he was in the top 2% but around 1996, better replacements were available. and why dodda ganesh and david are even mentioned at all? neither lasted long and i never said they were long term players.
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    Pravin Amre - Another lost talent in the 90s

    desist from anything personal !. you don't have to worry about my powers or anyone else..you can cross check the contents/evidence if interested ....or skip. Its all about how i rate certain players... The team management does the same thing... they rate certain players and give lots of chances. they rate certain players less and more strict on them. some of them are outright rejects. i ask the simple question do they bring something of a high standard to the table that the 98% of the other players n the talent pool can't? how did i reject Amre, Mongia, Sriram, Stuart binny and vinay kumar? their games didn't look top 2% material to me. I didnt have confidence in their ability to succeed internationally.. its that simple... no supernatural ability required...but not at all easy and cannot be done competently by anyone.
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    Pravin Amre - Another lost talent in the 90s

    Another 90's player with mythical powers! he was of good FC quality but not good international quality. he got a fair deal.
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    Match thread: Ind vs Aus - Final test, Sydney (3rd Jan to 7th Jan)

    Two Spinners will be death at SCG. Touring spinners have been very ineffective in recent years. unless conditions have changed...i was surprised by Adelaide first innings...but it happens rarely. , why isn't bhuvi considered?
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    Hatsoff Kohli-Shastri !

    Pandya is significantly inferior to specialists bats, even compared to Karun or Tiwary in technical foundation. He is one of the best bowler bats in the world...At an above 6 position, he could be an asset if he improves his bowling in the future. At no 6, he is a liability as he occupies a specialist's position and will harm team building for the long term as well..In two -three years time, a specialist has to be reasonably settled at no 6 and Pandya cannot play that role. Neither feasible short term or long term.
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    Vihari against short balls

    for now, i would consider it a bad matchup against Cummins. for a longer term problem, more evidence is required and against others as well.
  8. Rahul is a huge risk. He should be asked to retool his game and confidence. I would take Prithvi Shaw. he won't make a big difference at the moment. but a backup place is not bad.
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    Hatsoff Kohli-Shastri !

    6 specialist batsmen have to be developed and that can only be done by playing them. Pant or pandya are not no 6 material for the near future and they both cannot be played. 5 bowlers was a foolish idea from the start and is practically useless. Hope they stick to a similar combination for the future.
  10. he has shown an encouraging ability to learn quickly so far. but he lacks the mature approach to make a difference. The other day he was taking all mighty haves like in the 49 or 50th over. These things won't work. can't the seniors guide him? will certainly be better than Dhoni overseas. but he is a no 7 for the foreseeable future and will most likely take 4-5 years to be a reliable player. The positive factor in his favor is players ,who show a ability to learn and adapt quickly, are worth their weight in gold. look at the other younger players who are struggling even in Ranji. but he is not going to be a big factor in the near future except weaker sides at home.
  11. Players have either not risen to greater heights(Vijay or Rahane) . Or developed as expected(Rahul). Struggled with tests(Rohit.) Only Pujara has a positive graph and that too after years of overseas failure. Successful team building depends on batsmen fulfilling expectations. Surprised to see so many struggle in a batting country. but strong younger players will come up. Vihari looks good. Even rohit should have gained confidence. Pant at no 6 and Pandya at no 7 just won't work. That's a match losing combination for the next 4 years, They are no 7 at the moment and both of them should not be playing. Bowling friendly conditions (where toss is important) worsens the picture.
  12. The spinners have to make a difference in bowling and that is a big if. Its up to the team management to monitor the local ground for the past one year. In the most recent shield match, lyon was very effective. So that's poor homework if they go by the old WACA. but the chances of more success are still on the lesser side Bhuvi could have been a factor if bowls like he did in SA. With the bat he can only hang around a bit and this pitch maybe too much for him. They can pick a spinner by theory. but our finger spinners don't do well in Australia as a rule. only one who can make a real difference with the bat is Jadeja. for a real difference, Bhuvi should have much better than umesh with the ball or jadeja with the bat. .Ashwin's track record is just not reliable. The selection of Rahul was a much bigger blunder. what was it supposed to prove. he has not figured out things and he is low on confidence. It was a huge gamble with extremely low chance of success. but the alternatives are either unproven or unreliable.
  13. The frequency of lower order scoring is often overated. The lower order batsmen who can bat are not going to score at a frequency we can call reliable. Even the very best batsmen pass 30 only around 40-55% of the time. A genuine allrounder like kapil or jadeja would be around 35-38% Even if we had Jadeja, it could one of those 60% cases where he fails under 30. Someone like Cummins can help on the odd match where there is a close matchup. Its a lower percentage game to rely on a lower order bat especially overseas. In a close series like this one and England, their role becomes visible. But not all series are hard fought and close. The real problem is a unsettled lineup because of players who struggled(Rahul, Rahane and Vijay) and new players. Vihari got an excellent delivery unfortunately and Kohli got a dubious decision. Luck has not been on our side. The series depends on the top order. The lower order can help here and there but it won't increase win percentage more than 1-3% generally. As an approach, i would have reasonable bats at 8 and 9. but be aware success in the lower percentile. we cannot say for sure they would have helped on particular day and more often than not they don't.
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    Take a bow Shami and Bumrah

    I am mainly sceptical about the cognitive ability of indian and srilankan pacers...fast bowling intellect and the ability to adapt natural talent to conditions,batsmen and rise to higher levels. can't judge someone's learning ability immediately with no personal insight. Long ago, there was Ishant who looked like a millionaire in 2007 but he has not been different from the pack. As far as indian and SL pacers are concerned,we are unproven in producing great bowlers, period...Its not done until its done. I start with our bowlers with a suspicion flag and in any case there is no prodigy or anything. The quality of bowling talent just does not match the batting as far as world class quality is concerned. I am interested in Siraj ,Avesh, Mavi and Nagarkotti ...i recall the same interest level as i had for Shami (than Bumrah) But then he has not developed as much as i expected...Hoping these guys can do better and destined for a higher ceiling. Not the same help for turn in the second dig and he was bowling more to the left handers. Lyon was using the roughs into the RHB with deadly effect. This kind of good fortune is rare in away tours. Won't get too often. He doesn't have to be a 50 average batsman. He is what he is. This is the best i have seen him play in away condition. To look solid in a low scoring pitch is creditable. I think he is getting there.
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    Ranji trophy 2018-19

    The bad news is Armaan Jaffer is struggling to make a proper score. really absurd. Sarfaraz won't play this year. The list of struggling prospects include Armaan, sarfaraz, Unmukt, sanju samson. Too many for comfort.

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