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Everything posted by prudent_kreeda

  1. Yes keeping was pretty poor . Not expected that.
  2. In any case what are we loosing if we play them in WI. These fellows need exposure on foreign conditions . In india they may make runs . Again what is that you do not know about Dhawan's batting, When needed use him. But we do not know much about these guys , will they make ir or not ? Gill is playing as an opener . But is ot the right place for him? Boy has been little inconsistent at international level though not a failure .Could he be a better fit in MO than opening. These are the things we will have to assess quickly.
  3. Before the start of WC , these were the expectations . 1. Initially ball will swing in England and all 3 openes are sitting ducks vs movement . Hence reaching SF was almost impossible. But there was not a lot of swing. 2. No experienced top batsman in MO who was in good form , hence not much support if Openers fail. Same as expected 3. Expected one of Chahal or Kuldip will be murgered by ENG , WI OR AUS. Almost Same as expected . No great shakes by the 2 . 3. Expected MSD to do tuk- tukai and land us in trouble in chases . Same as expected 4. Expected great WC for Kohli Middling sucecss 5. Expected not too great WC for Rohit & Dhawan. Played above expectations . Majorly above expected play by Rohit & Dhawan helped us to win 3 initial matches and we could go to SF. Else there was no surprise.
  4. Agree . But what has happened with MSD , same thing may repeat . Difficult to dislodge as they will their power centres.
  5. For that you need to play them for 12-15 matches and if you persist with Rahul they cannot come in. Then only we will know .
  6. Thats why i said catch -22 .. Both are too big a player to be ignored . Dhawan may even surprise us as he is more fitter than Rohith . But earmarking them for WC2023 is very scary ... both around 38.. and what will be indian fileding then .
  7. 1. Again 5 bowlers . You cannot go to T20 with only 5 options. Need a 6th option. Shankar /Hooda may sneak in. 2. Gill - not the right option in MO for t20 as of now . Should try Iyer /Samson or above 2 guys. 3. Rahul Chahar should be one of 2 wrist spinners . 4. Add Khaleel in the mix as a back up for Bhuvi. 5. Kohli has to come in at #3 in T20s else its a waste. Others fine.
  8. No need for detailed discussion. There could have been only one possible result with the highest probability and you also know it .
  9. Keep aside all these avarages . How much confidence he gives you as opener right now if bowling is a notch above . Not saying never consider him . Ideal time is when he gets into peak form thtoigh domestics , make it to Test team , play the way he was paying in 2016 . Then you consider him for opening position. He is getting chances rather too easily as of now . Let him earn it .
  10. Frankly India will be in a catch -22 situation re: opening bats unless either of Dhawan /Rohit lose form soon. At present both will not be dropped , yet India needs to develop 2 openers for WC 2023. If they do not do , we will be caught napping in 2023 . Interesting times !. Selectors' role would be critical here . They should have a clear time line for the transition. > Identify 2 best bets as new openers . > Select only one of Rohit/Dhawan for all matches where opposition is not ENG, AUD , NZ > Play one new opener alternatively in every future series while other opener should be rotated between Rohit /Dhawan till both of these performing. Once Dhawan/Rohit starts failing include both new openers .Both openers should play once series is won in bi-laterls . Post WT20 , could be time where one of mostly Dhawan could be ignored for selection. But for that selectors need to have Guts . Shaw looks more suited for opening than Gill . Plus Gill at #4 could be a better bet than Shaw at #4. Should give a try at opening with Mayank.
  11. At present form and the confidence with which he is playing , he cannot be our opener.
  12. Good one . Only change i would like Hardik at #5 and Pant at #6.
  13. Oh forgot Jaddu . Ready made #7 for the time being if he keeps current form.
  14. One way we have a workaround is to give all opportunity to Hardik to play at 4-5 for some 15 matches and see how he comes up. With his current bowling he is a certinity in 11 and can give you atleast 6-7 overs every match. Guy is not just a hack , has reasonable decent defence . Now even has shots vs Pace . Only Mindset need to change to play always 15-20 overs. His strike can be still be 100+ even with that mellowed version. Plus is he can change gears since he can do power hitting. Then #7 opens up for an allrounder who can give 4-5-overs minimum but also good batsmen. Preference should be to a spinner .Guys like Rana, Sundar, Krunal , Abhishesk ( may be after 1 more domestic season) , Dubey will come into the picture . Whoever has best batting credentials aming these should be our #7. Then you will have 6 bowling options. Other option is to find someone who can be your top 6 who bowls 4-5-overs . Not many right now. May be Vihari is the one as of now.
  15. Only issue is then all top 6 cannot bowl even 1 decent over . You end up with 5 bowlers in every match which is very risky.
  16. Genuine nahi lag raha. Now try feigning ignorance that you have not heard who is Vendsarkar to make others belive tu amriki hai..
  17. Not saying Khaleel is a world beater , but worth investing being a leftie . In his case , TM forced changes in his bowling style to suit their wishes for the WC. he was made to bowl like a swing bowler and to bring the ball back in . A 140+ bowler suddenly bacame 120+ bolwer within a month !
  18. Jitni baar ye banda bina pooche , amriki.. amriki chilla raha hai, ab to shaq aur jyaada ho raha hai , ye to pakka fake hai
  19. Do not go by pre - concieved notion. Look at his record in identifying and inducting good talents very earlty when he was selector.
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