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  1. Jayant Yadav is getting lot of opportunities...instead we could have tried Shreyas Gopal or K Gautham.. bowlers who can bat..
  2. Happy for Siraj..cant understand Navdeep Sainis meagre results.. his bowling during Ranji knockouts was Waqar Younis like (barring Yorkers) ...
  3. Vk1

    Whats your solution to improve our ODI team???

    You have nailed it bro.. just couple of things....need to find alternative for Bhuvi and keep rotating chahal and kuldeep
  4. Ravi Shastri was boasting about his so called yo yo test.. all for this kind of fielding?
  5. In mid and late 90s till 2007 or so.. i only used to read cricket part of the newspaper and clearly remember so many occassions when legends were criticized for a lot lesser things. Former cricketers used to bring down legends to their knees through articles or press comments. But ever since that pension system has come and bccis transformation into a money minting machine, all former cricketers have become mute spectators. Manjrekar once had the guts to call Sachins bad patch as a elephant in the room. That too when Sachin was still around 32. MSD is 37 now.
  6. Imagine Pandya playing defensively in that CT final.. we may have got all out for 80 or 90.. against that mercurial Pak attack.. compare it with this English attack and one has to wonder if Dhoni had forgotten his balls in sreeni mamas home.
  7. Let's look at our batting order... 1,2 and 3: they are usually gun players in most bilateral series and hardly fail... But their job is made easier because most teams play majority of their matches at home and Indians have this luxury of perennially playing in their second home srilanka.. and when we do tour Australia or south Africa , their selectors/players prioritise tests and ODIs kind of lose relevance. How well does our top 3 perform against fully fit top teams in overseas conditions in crunch games is still a question mark! Otherwise, they are perhaps the best top 3 in the world. 4 & 5 : The most important spots in the crunch games or the knockouts in the world cups especially since 2 out of top 3 are likely to fail going by their history... Do we have permanent players in these positions ? Absolute no. We have wasted it with Pandey, Yuvi , Rahane for a long time. Rahul is a must and should play all the matches irrespective of the results. Kedar too can be given a long rope coz of our penchant for 6th bowler. Actual problem is that they rarely get to bat for long more so while chasing and when they do get the chance they dont grab it... How do we ensure they get more chances... especially while chasing? One option would be to go the English way of aggressive batting by openers.. thereby getting out and giving chances to middle order.. last match was a blessing in this sense... Replacements: Iyer, Karthik, Rayudu.. scratching my brain.. Nitish Rana since he can bowl part-time ? 6 & 7 Pant slots in here smoothly at 6 but BCCI ecosystem and politics don't let that happen. So we have to deal with Dhoni... These two slots are hopeless at the moment. Frankly hard to expect Pandya to win us games while Dhoni being dhoni would rather let us lose than changing his style. Replacements: Pant or Karthik for Dhoni. Krunal / Krishnappa in place of Pandya?
  8. Just compared our 2015 WC squad with today's top 6, just have Rahul in place of Rahane. Virtually carrying the same batsmen to 2019.
  9. Scary to imagine some of them getting injured after ipl. Why couldn't they move ipl schedule.
  10. I was actually referring to Dhoni.
  11. This is the gulf between ipl bowlers and international bowlers. There is no respite here.. in ipl you can always find third tier sh*t bowlers to pounce on
  12. Awesome day today. Umesh getting hammered. Hope he goes for 90 or 100
  13. Vk1

    This year's Asia Cup will be a cracker

    Last CT final was an aberration. We will beat them easily
  14. Vk1

    Project Raina never dies

    Match winner ? before 2012 ? Remember good teams bring good fast bowlers when he is batting. I agree that krunal or even Krishnappa are better options.
  15. Vk1

    Sanjay Manjrekar does his commentry for free.

    Well sanju and sunny are actually decent analysts of the game. They should be in the studio doing pretty and post match analysis.. not do ball by ball commentary

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