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  1. Sure, rotating 6 players over 20 games is a bad idea, but just giving a single player all 20 matches is also risky, especially if they don't end up paying dividends. They need to pick 2, at max 3 players and give them all a fair shake...
  2. England should send Butler to open here. See if he can knock Thakur and BK out of the attack.
  3. There are 20 scheduled ODIs left for us after today's is over. Sanjay Bangar on a Cricinfo article stated that we will try out a number of options in the middle order: Raina, Rahul, DK, Pandey, Rahane, and Rayudu. Add to that Jadhav, when he returns from injury, is also an option in the middle order. Does anyone really expect Rahul to get all 20 matches to solidify his spot, when team management has a minimum of 6 other players they have in mind competing for limited spaces? While I agree Rahul is the best option to invest in for our middle order and should get all 20 matches, he hasn't exactly set the world on fire in the chances he has gotten... Career averages Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s overall 2016-2018 12 11 3 257 100* 32.12 327 78.59 1 1 1 20 4 Profile Innings by innings list Runs Mins BF 4s 6s SR Pos Dismissal Inns Opposition Ground Start Date 100* 176 115 7 1 86.95 1 not out 2 v Zimbabwe Harare 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3742 33 66 50 4 0 66.00 1 bowled 2 v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3744 63* 99 70 4 2 90.00 1 not out 2 v Zimbabwe Harare 15 Jun 2016 ODI # 3746 8 28 18 1 0 44.44 1 bowled 2 v England Pune 15 Jan 2017 ODI # 3819 5 11 5 1 0 100.00 1 caught 1 v England Cuttack 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3821 11 28 11 1 1 100.00 2 caught 2 v England Kolkata 22 Jan 2017 ODI # 3824 DNB - - - - - - - 2 v Sri Lanka Dambulla 20 Aug 2017 ODI # 3905 4 - 6 0 0 66.66 3 bowled 2 v Sri Lanka Pallekele 24 Aug 2017 ODI # 3906 17 - 24 2 0 70.83 4 caught 2 v Sri Lanka Pallekele 27 Aug 2017 ODI # 3907 7 - 8 0 0 87.50 5 caught 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 31 Aug 2017 ODI # 3908 9* - 18 0 0 50.00 4 not out 2 v England Nottingham 12 Jul 2018 ODI # 4014 0 - 2 0 0 0.00 4 caught 2 v England Lord's 14 Jul 2018 ODI # 4016 196 of his 257 runs came in his first series against Zimbabwe; after that he hasn't crossed 20. When you have such limited spots, like in our middle order, you have to grab the bull by the horns and make yourself un-droppable.
  4. Tibarn

    Why is London everyone's favourite city?

    I meant that they wouldn't deliver to the hotel I was staying in. I got in to the hotel from LaGuardia at ~9 PM and no pizza place was willing to deliver or most said they were too far away, not even the usual Pizza Hut/Domino's/Papa John's said this hotel was in their delivery range.
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    Why is London everyone's favourite city?

    Which is good, some cities are too big. There was a part of Manhattan where I couldn't even get a simple pizza delivered San Diego was big enough for 2 professional sports teams to play there.
  6. It's nothing sinister... it's just the same story from this thread: based off this article by Aakash Chopra: http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/19852213/aakash-chopra-why-dhoni-lost-one-day-mojo? The fact is that Dhoni is older now, so one can't expect him to play like he used to. The onus is on the team management to either: change his batting position pushing him up the order or drop him. He cannot play as a lower order batsman anymore.
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    Kohli 39 of 50

    He will have to win 2 WCs to be compared to the Aussie teams of the mid 2000s
  8. Tibarn

    No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

    Right This came out a few days ago https://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/fulltext/S0169-5347(18)30117-4
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    Rate LOI bowling line ups

    They are definitely the most dangerous side this time around. We are more limited on the other hand, unless we play Jadhav(and his performances thus far weren't flukes) or maybe Krunal. Rohit/Dhawan/Kohli/Rahul/Bumrah/Kuldeep/Chahal guaranteed playing BK(need his death bowling) or Shami/Umesh for their wicket taking ability Dhoni sandwiched by Hardik and either Jadhav or Krunal If we think BK counts as an allrounder, and include Hardik along with either Jadhav/Krunal, we still have 3 bunnies in Bumrah, Chahal, Kuldeep
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    Rate LOI bowling line ups

    Yeah, which is why it may behoove them to give him a bit of a longer run now. If he fails, they have Wiley, Ball, and Wood to go back to.
  11. Tibarn

    No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

    I don't know really; it always seemed fishy to me that OOA alternatively has a couple of different names including theory or hypothesis depending on the version. I am just guessing, but it seems like OOA Theory is just a colloquial name. It doesn't seem to be supported enough to be a theory.
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    Rate LOI bowling line ups

    From the stats, the English should build their bowling attack around Woakes, Plunkett, and Rashid. Ali and Root give two extra bowling options though spin. They need to just identify another pacer: I guess Topley would be a good choice to explore as his strike rate is nice thus far. Since the English have such a good batting side, they can focus on strike bowlers to take wickets in their bowling unit.
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    Why is London everyone's favourite city?

    London is lame; it's too cold. LA and Miami are much better to visit. San Diego is underrated.
  14. I doubt there will be room for 2 spinners. Ashwin will be tough to beat out, especially as he is pretty good with the bat as well.
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    Our seam bowling reserves

    Shami is a reserve; that is as good a reserve as any, at least for this WC. Umesh is the 2nd reserve.
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    No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

    Multiregionalism within Africa seems like an interesting hypothesis on the origin of Humans.
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    Rate LOI bowling line ups

    Spinners and Pacers the last 3 years in ODIs, sorted by strike rate(our players in bold) Spinners Overall figures Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5 Kuldeep Yadav (INDIA) 2017-2018 21 19 172.4 6 806 45 6/25 17.91 4.66 23.0 2 1 YS Chahal (INDIA) 2017-2018 21 20 183.1 7 913 38 5/22 24.02 4.98 28.9 1 1 AU Rashid (ENG) 2015-2018 57 55 499.4 6 2717 89 4/41 30.52 5.43 33.6 5 0 Shadab Khan (PAK) 2017-2018 17 17 140.0 3 690 24 3/42 28.75 4.92 35.0 0 0 Imran Tahir (SA) 2015-2018 46 45 398.5 14 1975 68 7/45 29.04 4.95 35.1 1 1 KS Williamson (NZ) 2015-2018 45 13 55.0 1 270 9 3/22 30.00 4.90 36.6 0 0 KM Jadhav (INDIA) 2016-2018 33 21 98.5 0 512 16 3/29 32.00 5.18 37.0 0 0 IS Sodhi (NZ) 2015-2018 17 16 136.5 4 810 22 4/58 36.81 5.91 37.3 1 0 SP Narine (WI) 2015-2016 13 13 119.2 4 501 19 6/27 26.36 4.19 37.6 0 1 A Zampa (AUS) 2016-2018 30 30 246.4 2 1422 39 3/16 36.46 5.76 37.9 0 0 A Dananjaya (SL) 2017-2018 14 13 116.1 3 557 16 6/54 34.81 4.79 43.5 0 1 AR Nurse (WI) 2016-2017 21 20 162.5 2 890 21 4/62 42.38 5.46 46.5 1 0 MJ Santner (NZ) 2015-2018 46 43 361.1 6 1694 46 3/15 36.82 4.69 47.1 0 0 AR Patel (INDIA) 2015-2017 17 17 157.1 3 733 19 3/34 38.57 4.66 49.6 0 0 MM Ali (ENG) 2015-2018 57 55 451.4 9 2346 52 4/46 45.11 5.19 52.1 1 0 R Ashwin (INDIA) 2015-2017 12 11 98.4 1 572 11 3/28 52.00 5.79 53.8 0 0 Mosaddek Hossain (BDESH) 2016-2017 14 14 54.2 0 309 6 3/13 51.50 5.68 54.3 0 0 SS Pathirana (SL) 2015-2017 15 15 109.0 2 640 12 3/37 53.33 5.87 54.5 0 0 GJ Maxwell (AUS) 2015-2018 34 20 83.0 1 471 9 2/15 52.33 5.67 55.3 0 0 DM de Silva (SL) 2016-2017 13 10 38.0 0 201 4 2/35 50.25 5.28 57.0 0 0 Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH) 2015-2018 23 22 186.0 2 1019 19 3/33 53.63 5.47 58.7 0 0 Imad Wasim (PAK) 2015-2017 27 27 189.5 3 871 19 2/13 45.84 4.58 59.9 0 0 TM Head (AUS) 2016-2018 38 26 127.3 0 737 12 2/22 61.41 5.78 63.7 0 0 TAM Siriwardana (SL) 2015-2017 25 19 96.1 2 520 9 2/27 57.77 5.40 64.1 0 0 S Prasanna (SL) 2016-2017 11 10 86.2 2 491 7 2/33 70.14 5.68 74.0 0 0 RA Jadeja (INDIA) 2016-2017 15 15 140.0 1 738 11 2/43 67.09 5.27 76.3 0 0 D Bishoo (WI) 2017-2017 13 13 105.0 2 545 8 2/43 68.12 5.19 78.7 0 0 Mahmudullah (BDESH) 2015-2018 23 11 27.0 0 164 2 1/13 82.00 6.07 81.0 0 0 Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2015-2018 34 18 132.3 4 581 9 2/23 64.55 4.38 88.3 0 0 TM Dilshan (SL) 2015-2016 15 10 45.5 1 262 3 1/10 87.33 5.71 91.6 0 0 JP Duminy (SA) 2015-2018 42 30 112.1 0 728 7 2/30 104.00 6.49 96.1 0 0 Shoaib Malik (PAK) 2015-2018 37 25 122.0 2 676 7 2/45 96.57 5.54 104.5 0 0 SJ Benn (WI) 2016-2016 12 12 107.0 1 536 5 1/21 107.20 5.00 128.4 0 0 JE Root (ENG) 2015-2018 52 21 70.4 0 436 3 2/31 145.33 6.16 141.3 0 0 Kuldeep and Chahal are the two best wicket taking spinners over the last 3 years, and both have economy rates below 5. Jadhav has been like an extra frontline spinner and Axar good for restricting runs. Those 4 are all statistically better than Ashwin and Jadeja who neither take wickets nor restrict runs as well as the current duo. Pacers Overall figures Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5 Hasan Ali (PAK) 2016-2018 29 29 245.5 8 1306 62 5/34 21.06 5.31 23.7 1 3 MJ Henry (NZ) 2015-2018 18 17 153.0 7 848 36 5/40 23.55 5.54 25.5 3 1 TA Boult (NZ) 2016-2018 39 39 351.4 17 1898 76 7/34 24.97 5.39 27.7 2 3 LE Plunkett (ENG) 2015-2018 37 36 301.2 6 1742 65 5/52 26.80 5.78 27.8 4 1 JW Hastings (AUS) 2015-2017 17 17 148.5 6 815 32 6/45 25.46 5.47 27.9 1 1 AS Joseph (WI) 2016-2017 11 11 94.1 3 639 20 5/56 31.95 6.78 28.2 1 1 WD Parnell (SA) 2016-2017 18 17 128.0 3 745 27 4/58 27.59 5.82 28.4 1 0 RJW Topley (ENG) 2015-2016 10 10 77.1 6 410 16 4/50 25.62 5.31 28.9 1 0 MA Starc (AUS) 2015-2018 30 30 270.3 13 1398 56 4/29 24.96 5.16 28.9 3 0 KW Richardson (AUS) 2016-2018 10 10 92.5 4 555 19 5/68 29.21 5.97 29.3 0 1 JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2016-2018 28 27 253.1 12 1230 50 6/52 24.60 4.85 30.3 0 2 NM Coulter-Nile (AUS) 2015-2017 10 10 92.4 4 491 18 3/44 27.27 5.29 30.8 0 0 JJ Bumrah (INDIA) 2016-2018 34 34 284.0 16 1363 55 5/27 24.78 4.79 30.9 1 1 UT Yadav (INDIA) 2015-2018 22 21 184.0 5 1162 35 4/71 33.20 6.31 31.5 1 0 Rubel Hossain (BDESH) 2015-2018 14 13 106.2 2 603 20 4/46 30.15 5.67 31.9 2 0 CR Woakes (ENG) 2015-2018 42 41 339.0 23 1745 62 4/33 28.14 5.14 32.8 6 0 PJ Cummins (AUS) 2015-2018 26 26 235.5 12 1225 43 4/24 28.48 5.19 32.9 4 0 D Pretorius (SA) 2016-2017 11 11 89.2 4 442 16 3/5 27.62 4.94 33.5 0 0 KJ Abbott (SA) 2015-2016 12 12 101.2 6 488 18 4/40 27.11 4.81 33.7 1 0 KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2015-2017 12 11 73.3 1 451 13 4/37 34.69 6.13 33.9 1 0 JP Faulkner (AUS) 2016-2017 25 24 206.3 3 1147 36 4/32 31.86 5.55 34.4 2 0 K Rabada (SA) 2015-2018 46 45 392.4 20 2030 68 4/39 29.85 5.16 34.6 4 0 Junaid Khan (PAK) 2017-2017 14 14 110.5 4 600 19 3/40 31.57 5.41 35.0 0 0 Mustafizur Rahman (BDESH) 2015-2018 16 16 128.2 4 652 22 3/38 29.63 5.08 35.0 0 0 NLTC Perera (SL) 2015-2018 26 25 139.2 2 876 23 3/33 38.08 6.28 36.3 0 0 Mohammad Irfan (PAK) 2015-2016 11 11 97.0 5 519 16 3/35 32.43 5.35 36.3 0 0 LH Ferguson (NZ) 2016-2018 16 16 128.0 1 748 21 3/17 35.61 5.84 36.5 0 0 DW Steyn (SA) 2015-2016 12 12 110.2 1 650 18 3/38 36.11 5.89 36.7 0 0 JDS Neesham (NZ) 2015-2017 22 19 92.0 1 616 15 3/36 41.06 6.69 36.8 0 0 MR Marsh (AUS) 2015-2018 34 32 202.2 5 1136 32 4/27 35.50 5.61 37.9 1 0 ST Gabriel (WI) 2016-2017 15 15 114.1 3 691 18 3/17 38.38 6.05 38.0 0 0 AL Phehlukwayo (SA) 2016-2018 24 24 167.4 8 953 26 4/40 36.65 5.68 38.6 2 0 AF Milne (NZ) 2015-2017 17 16 136.3 2 756 21 3/49 36.00 5.53 39.0 0 0 RAS Lakmal (SL) 2015-2018 33 32 247.2 14 1323 38 4/13 34.81 5.34 39.0 1 0 DJ Willey (ENG) 2015-2018 33 32 221.3 13 1223 34 4/34 35.97 5.52 39.0 2 0 Mohammad Amir (PAK) 2016-2018 24 24 203.4 12 1046 31 3/16 33.74 5.13 39.4 0 0 Taskin Ahmed (BDESH) 2016-2017 14 14 113.5 2 715 17 4/47 42.05 6.28 40.1 1 0 JO Holder (WI) 2015-2017 32 32 255.0 15 1340 38 5/27 35.26 5.25 40.2 0 1 Mashrafe Mortaza (BDESH) 2015-2018 23 23 188.0 7 1030 27 4/29 38.14 5.47 41.7 1 0 N Pradeep (SL) 2015-2018 20 18 153.2 7 980 22 3/60 44.54 6.39 41.8 0 0 HH Pandya (INDIA) 2016-2018 39 38 274.2 3 1505 39 3/31 38.58 5.48 42.2 0 0 AD Mathews (SL) 2015-2017 31 22 91.4 7 435 13 2/17 33.46 4.74 42.3 0 0 M Morkel (SA) 2015-2018 18 17 134.2 5 708 19 4/39 37.26 5.27 42.4 1 0 BA Stokes (ENG) 2015-2018 39 34 213.3 3 1265 29 3/43 43.62 5.92 44.1 0 0 TG Southee (NZ) 2015-2018 35 35 309.5 18 1735 41 3/22 42.31 5.59 45.3 0 0 JT Ball (ENG) 2016-2018 16 16 145.5 5 926 19 5/51 48.73 6.34 46.0 0 1 B Kumar (INDIA) 2015-2018 36 35 286.3 14 1608 37 5/42 43.45 5.61 46.4 0 1 CR Brathwaite (WI) 2015-2017 17 17 132.0 5 781 17 3/54 45.94 5.91 46.5 0 0 CH Morris (SA) 2015-2018 28 27 210.3 4 1172 27 4/31 43.40 5.56 46.7 2 0 SM Boland (AUS) 2016-2016 13 12 111.2 3 683 14 3/67 48.78 6.13 47.7 0 0 Pacers are a mixed bag, Bumrah looks like he is arguably the best in the world. He has a below 5 economy rate, despite bowling in the death overs every match, and he is right in the top half of pacers in strike rate. BK is in the bottom tier in terms of taking wickets and middle of the pack in economy rate; he seems to be a death overs specialist. Pandya has a marginally better economy rate and a better strike rate than BK, but he isn't as good of a death bowler/never bowls in the death. Umesh is a comparable wicket taker to Bumrah, but he has one of the worst economy rates going at over 6.3. Aussies and Kiwis seem to have a lot of good pacers, but their spinners are expensive. Saffers and Poms have some good pacers and a good spinner each. Padosis seems to have 1 good pacer and 1 good spinner. Lankans, Deshis, and Windies all seem to be missing good pacers.
  18. Tibarn

    With Saha in doubt, Pant must play England

    Even Saha is 33, fast approaching 34. If we are looking for a stop gap for a single series or even a few Test matches in this series, Ohja is a decent bet. I think DK drops too many chances, and it's confirmed Parthiv does. Pant, of course, is ideal, but it doesn't seem he is being fast-tracked into the team. It seems management will only insert him after more seasoning in Ranji and LOIs.
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    With Saha in doubt, Pant must play England

    I wonder why Naman Ohja fell off the face of the Earth...
  20. This is because one of the formula milk producers, I think Nestle, is one of the donors to President Trump's campaign.
  21. These rankings are always weird, especially because they don't take level of competition into account.
  22. Tibarn

    "Indian question" in South africa

    Watch the documentary by Lauren Southern on South African Farmlands
  23. I wonder why stereotyping increased in the last 4 decades?
  24. Both quality and quantity are part of malnourished. Many great athletes eat a lot more than an average Indian athlete, let alone an average Indian. The same with an average American compared to an average Indian. Athletes like Michael Phelps, JJ Watt, and The Rock all have something like a 10,000 calorie diet. I doubt most Indian athletes eat that much. In India it common to expect 2 meals a day, in the US 3 meals a day. Neither are GMO fruits/vegetables bad
  25. Tibarn

    When will torture of Raina end??

    Our middle order hardly ever gets exposed, so it will take a string of failures by Raina to actually get dropped again. Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli usually finish matches by themselves, playing the bulk of the innings(especially in ODIs) so the chances taht Raina, Pandey, et al get exposed in a bilateral series is less. The same was the case with Rahane and Yuvraj. These guys hardly ever came to bat, so team management hardly got a look at how unfit they were for the middle order.

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