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  1. England or Australia
  2. Don't worry Bhajji! With has-beens such as Yuvraj and Karthik making a comeback under MSK Prasad's selection committee, it seems like your chance is just around the corner as well! Just hang in there buddy!
  3. India vs Bangladesh on May 30 should tell us the starting XI for our match against Pakistan.
  4. Most likely squad as per our predictable selectors: 1. Rohit Sharma 2. Shikhar Dhawan 3. Manish Pandey 4. Dinesh Karthik (WK) 5. Suresh Raina (C) 6. Kedar Jadhav 7. Hardik Pandya 8. Axar Patel 9. Kuldeep Yadav 10. Mohammad Shami 11. Shardul Thakur 12. Ajinkya Rahane 13. Rishabh Pant (WK) 14. Jaidev Unadkat 15. Yuzvendra Chahal
  5. No. Younger players deserve their chances
  6. Another disappointing season for Rahul "chop & change" Dravid as coach comes to an end.
  7. Every season, there are always some young talented prospects wasted on the bench of their respective franchises. According to many of us posters on this forum, we believe the biggest talent that has been wasted this season is Kulwant Khejroliya from Mumbai Indians! A lot of us were very excited when he got bought in the auction by MI because we thought that we could finally witness another fast bowling prospect live on TV! But unfortunately, he hasn't been given any matches this season and it doesn't look like that he will get any at all for the remainder of the season. Which other talented Indian players do you believe have been wasted this season? Here are a few more of my picks: 1. Another talent which I believe that has been wasted this season is Gurkeerat Mann from KXIP. It is well known to most IPL followers both who post and don't post on this forum that Kings XI Punjab is light on domestic Indian batsmen, yet they don't give a chance to Mann who has done well in domestic cricket and knows how to bat well on Indian pitches. Even when he did get chances, he was wasted down the order behind the likes of Axar Patel and Saha. 2. Kulwant isn't the only fast bowler that has been wasted, there is another one in the name of Ankit Rajpoot from KKR! A lot of us in this group rate Rajpoot very highly and believe that he should be close to a India call-up in the ODI format. But he has been wasted by Kolkata Knight Riders and has played only 3 matches for them so far this season! With Woakes being unavailable for the playoffs, there is a chance that we might get to see more of Rajpoot in this tournament. Let's see what happens! 3. When your main opener is failing, it's time for his replacement to get some chances. However, that hasn't happened with Mayank Agarwal from RPS. Anyone who is following IPL this year can see that Rahane has been failing every game yet keeps getting selected. Even his uncapped opening partner Tripathi is looking like a million dollars compared to him which tells you how bad Rahane's form/ability has been so far. Agarwal is considered one of the biggest hitters in our domestic scene who can take the game away from the opposition in quick time just like his idol Sehwag. Yet h has been dropped after 3 chances while Rahane keeps getting a free ride. 4. When you are knocked out of the tournament, it wouldn't hurt to give some youngsters a chance to play. But Avesh Khan from RCB hasn't gotten any. Despite Bangalore being eliminated from this year's tournament, Avesh hasn't gotten any dead rubber matches to show case his talent to the audience. Kohli has been stubborn in his selection and keeps giving Arvind matches while Avesh warms the bench and witnesses RCB losing match after match. Anyone who hhas watched the U19 World Cup last year will see that Avesh has got the right talent to be a decent pace bowling prospect but we will never know since he never gotten any chances. This is one thing which I appreciate about Gujarat Lions, they have given chances to Thampi even when they got eliminated because they identified that he is the future and not the 2 grandfathers Praveen & Munaf. 5. Many of us believe that Vijay Shankar from SRH has got what it takes to play for India in the 2 main formats of the game; ODI & Test cricket. But he hasn't been given chances by SRH either this season and even last season as well. For those of you who don't know, Shankar is a batsman that can bowl decent medium pace as well, which makes him a batting allrounder. Both Shankar and Pandya can rival each other in who becomes India's first choice batting allrounder which excites many of us fans because we finally have 2 talented pace bowling allrounders while in the past we didn't have even 1. Also, we can finally move on from that failure Binny who never deserved to play for the national team in the first place. Hopefully Shankar plays more for India "A" and performs really well so that he can press his claim for the national team, because I don't see him getting consistent chances with this IPL season almost over! Fellow ICFers, if you guys want to add more names, you are more than welcome to do so! A brief description of the wasted talent would be greatly appreciated as well!
  8. Sandeep might or might not be international standard but any team and any captain would rather have an accurate bowler who swings the ball both ways like him rather than a run leaking machine who gets smashed match after match like Aaron. Varun Aaron is a crap bowler, even our selectors have shoved him out of their radars
  9. Yuseless Pathan last 5 innings: 2 0* (Should have been given caught behind in RCB match) 4 12 8 How long is the rope for this failure of a cricketer? Can't score in either domestic LOIs and even IPL now
  10. Where is the destruction? A national team has just called its players home to prepare for a international ODI series starting very soon, this is completely normal. I don't see anything "destroyed" here. OP acting all paranoid as usual
  11. My team: 1. Rohit Sharma 2. Shikhar Dhawan 3. Virat Kohli (C) 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. MS Dhoni (WK) 6. Kedar Jadhav 7. Hardik Pandya 8. Ravindra Jadeja 9. Ravichandran Ashwin 10. Bhuveneshwar Kumar 11. Jasprit Bumrah
  12. Rahane What does it have to take to kick this TTF out of our ODI squads once and for all?
  13. Well he's made it to the squad. Looks like the reports were right after all
  14. Virat Kohli Puts His Weight Behind Ajinkya Rahane For The Opening Slot
  15. Yusuf Pathan Irfan Pathan Ishant Sharma Shane Watson Chris Gayle Ashok Dinda Praveen Kumar Munaf Patel Dwayne Smith Sreenath Arvind