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  1. Jadhav has had only 1 good series so far in his career, against England in January where even a past it Yuvraj scored runs for fun on those 350 pitches. He has poor fitness and his fielding is laughable. He will be 34 by the time World Cup 2019 starts so I can just imagine his fitness and fielding getting even worse. He's clearly not a long term option I don't know about you guys but I don't see him lasting long in the team.
  2. Can Krunal Pandya bat at #6 in the ODI team?

    Or we can play both brothers and still have 3 specialist pacers in the team. We can play a lower order similar to this: 6. Krunal 7. Hardik 8. Bhuvi 9. Shami 10. Kuldeep / Chahal 11. Bumrah This will give us 2 batting allrounders + 3 specialist pacers + wrist spinner. But if we are to go forward with an attack like this, its very important for Krunal to be a good enough batsman who can bat at #6, hence why I have opened this thread!
  3. We have tried so many options for the #4 slot in our ODI team in the past 5 years but still do not have a permanent solution to this day. Let's take a trip down memory lane and see which options we had tried back then: 1. Rohit Sharma - If anybody remembers, Team India had a ODI series in Sri Lanka prior to World T20 2012 in the same country. Rohit played in all 5 ODIs at #4 and flopped extremely bad, I believe he did not reach double figures even once in that series. There were loud cries to drop Rohit from the team and give chances to Manoj Tiwary. Rohit eventually became India's first choice opener after Sehwag had been dropped and has done a wonderful job since then! 2. Yuvraj Singh - After being ruled out of the game for over a year due to cancer, Yuvraj made a comeback into the team during India's home series against Pakistan where all our batsmen barring MSD flopped badly. After that, we played against England where Yuvraj failed again which cost him his place for Champions Trophy 2013. Fast forward to 4 years and Yuvraj has once again lost his #4 slot to Rahul and Pandey. So it's clear that he is no longer an option for Team India and that we need to look beyond him. 3. Dinesh Karthik - Got plenty of chances for the #4 slot in both the Champions Trophy and the tri series in West Indies which happened right after in 2013 but failed and lost his spot. He's just not good enough for international cricket unfortunately. 4. Ajinkya Rahane - After Yuvraj had once again lost his #4 spot (Got dropped from the squad twice in 2013) following failures in our home series against Australia prior to Tendulkar's retirement, Rahane was given a long rope as India's #4 for over 2 years from January 2014 to January 2016. During this time frame, he had scored only 2 centuries and both came when he was used as an opener. The only time when Rahane had helped India win a match as a middle order batsman was during our World Cup match against South Africa in 2015 where he had scored 89 runs from about 70 deliveries. But he did not produce more knocks like these during his 2 year rope and was let go as a middle order option after World T20 2016. Why have we struggled for so long? Are we selecting the wrong players? Are we making them bat out of position? Can either Rahul or Manish cement #4 as their own or will they also fail like the names mentioned above? Team India has to solve this issue immediately if we are to win the World Cup in 2019. I feel that this is an important issue that nobody discusses here on ICF!
  4. Siraj & Thakur should be given chances soon
  5. Dhoni will start slogging in the last over only
  6. Where are you from ?

    Toronto, Canada
  7. What happened to Barinder Sran?

    If anyone doesn't remember, Sran is a tall left arm fast bowler that debuted against Aus in Aus before World T20 2016 and had a decent series on those graveyard pitches where scores of 300 were chased down easily for fun by both teams. After that series, he was never seen in Indian colors again. But where did he go and how come he's not getting more chances? He didn't get selected for India A's tour of SA that finished last month, nor is he in any of the Duleep trophy squads. The Aussies just finished playing a warm up match against the left over Indian domestic players but he was not even part of that squad as well! Currently, Team India does not have a fast bowler that is left handed. I believe that since Sran fits this description, he should have gotten a consistent and fair run to prove himself and show whether or not he is international standard. If the likes of Kulkarni & Dinda can still be in the selector's scheme of things, then I don't see the harm in giving bowler's like Sran some chances as well
  8. Get Washington Sundar into Indian LOI team already

    Krunal Pandya should be given chances before Sundar if we are looking for a batting allrounder that bowls spin
  9. I really like the idea of having both Pandya brothers bat at #6 & #7 for us in ODI cricket. Since they are both batting all-rounders, we can count on both bros to provide much needed firepower in our lower order since batting will be their main strength. Both Pandya's are big hitting attacking batsmen and can help take the game away from the opposition and help India win countless matches with their willow. Another plus point with this idea is that Krunal is a very tidy left arm spin bowler and his bowling will be very useful in the subcontinent where we play 90% of our cricket. Krunal and Hardik can both chip in with 4-6 overs each and complete the 5th bowler's 10 overs quota whereas our 4 front line specialist bowlers can complete the other 40. Having 2 batting all-rounders in the top 7 is a great luxury, they can balance out the team in a lot of ways. India can use Krunal and Hardik similarly to how Team England use Ben Stokes & Moeen Ali. But the question remains; Can Krunal Pandya bat at #6 in place of Jadhav/Shankar/Raina?
  10. TNPL tournament thread | July 22nd - 20th August

    Washington Sundar is both the highest run scorer and highest wicket taker so far
  11. ODI squad for SL series selected. Yuvi dropped.

    When was it ever discovered in the first place?
  12. Rohit returns for Sri Lanka Tests; Nair dropped

    Likely XI: 1. Murali Vijay 2. KL Rahul 3. Cheteshwar Pujara 4. Virat Kohli (C) 5. Ajinkya Rahane 6. Wriddhiman Saha (WK) 7. Ravi Ashwin 8. Ravi Jadeja 9. Kuldeep Yadav 10. Mohammad Shami 11. Umesh Yadav
  13. Had Shastri been the CAC's choice they would have announced the coach on Monday itself, considering Virat is well versed with Shastri and his working style. The fact that the CAC wants to brief Virat about the new coach and his plans for the team makes it clear that Ravi Shastri is out of the race.
  14. Why Has Dhoni Lost His ODI Mojo?: Aakash Chopra

    Drop Yuvraj from the team and promote Dhoni to #4. See how he does in the upcoming ODI series in SL and the home ODI series against Australia then make a call. Should retire immediately from T20 cricket though.
  15. BCCI to give Virat Kohli two options to pick the Indian head coach Looks like Shastri is out of the race

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