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  1. Dhoni has become so bad against spin bowlers
  2. Karthik is not good enough to play as a pure batsman.
  3. Both Rahul and Rayudu could and should have scored centuries here.
  4. Let’s analyze the top 3 factors that are responsible for national selection: Captain, coach and selection committee. Selection committee: All over this forum, I see many fans throwing in names of the players they want in the team. Names like Rahul, Pant, Krunal, Gill, Shaw, Siraj, Saini etc. are doing the rounds. Many people on this forum dislike the head selector MSK Prasad, but they should know that he has given all these guys (and more) many opportunities to play for India A & against touring teams in the past few years. It shows that the selectors are 100% supporting younger cricketers and want them to do well. The selectors always picked talented youngsters like these ahead of oldies. This is one of the reasons why India A has always been successful. This rules out the selection committee Coach - Lots of people were upset when Kohli literally got rid of Anil Kumble as coach and brought in Ravi Shastri in his place. Many people are also blaming Ravi Shastri for not giving deserving youngsters like KL Rahul a chance in the team. However, we should take a trip down memory lane. Let’s not forget that it was under Kumble’s tenure that Gambhir & Parthiv were brought back in the test team. Let’s also not forget that it was under Kumble that Yuvraj Singh & Dinesh Karthik were selected for Champions Trophy 2017. Now that Ravi Shastri is coach, I still don’t see anything different going on at the moment, youngsters are still being sidelined for oldies. Neither Kumble or Shastri are responsible of youngsters not getting chances in Team India. This rules out the coach. So whose left? Captain - I believe that Virat Kohli is the biggest reason for what is currently going on in Indian cricket. It seems like he has absolutely no faith in youngsters winning matches for Team India on a consistent basis. Let me explain a bit about what I am trying to say. When Kohli became full time test captain, he immediately brought back 2 oldies into the test squad for our series in Sri Lanka back in 2015, Harbhajan Singh & Amit Mishra. Both had done absolutely nothing to be given a comeback into tests since they had below average ranji seasons that year. Other seniors who had 0 future in the team but made comebacks in our test squad under Captain Kohli were Gambhir, Parthiv and Karthik. When Kohli became full time ODI captain, he immediately brought back Yuvraj into the team from out of nowhere. Just recently, Kohli brought back Raina as well in the ODI squad in our series against England 2 months ago, even though he did nothing in domestic cricket. No need to talk about the present where you can see “EXPERIENCED” Rayudu and Karthik getting chances ahead of a youngster like Rahul. So this clearly shows that it’s Kohli who has a obsession of choosing Oldies instead of young talent in Team India. The problem is not with the selectors or coach, it’s the captain himself.
  5. 1. Rohit Sharma (C) 2. KL Rahul 3. Ambati Rayudu 4. Manish Pandey 5. Dinesh Karthik (WK) 6. Kedar Jadhav 7. Ravindra Jadeja 8. Kuldeep Yadav 9. Yuzvendra Chahal 10. Sidharth Kaul 11. Khaleel Ahmed I want us to bat first to see how this middle order bats out the full 50 overs against the Afghan spin troika.
  6. Jadeja is a bits and pieces cricketer in shorter formats. He can’t make it into the team on his bowling or batting alone.
  7. SecondSlip

    Why not Raina ?

    Raina is done. Time to move on from him permanently
  8. SecondSlip

    Afghanistan vs Bangladesh

    Now both Rahul and Khaleel can be in the playing XI for our dead rubber against Afghanistan
  9. SecondSlip

    India needs to find pace bowling all-rounder

    Needs to increase pace a bit.
  10. SecondSlip

    India needs to find pace bowling all-rounder

    A 5th bowler like Pandya.
  11. Former India captain and IndiaTV cricket expert Sourav Ganguly was today shocked to see the omission of star batsman KL Rahul from the Indian playing XI in the group-stage clash against arch-rivals Pakistan. Dada believes that if India are looking to build a World Cup winning team then Rahul deserves a place in the team ahead of Dinesh Karthik. While speaking on IndiaTV's show 'Cricket Ki Baat' on the day of the Indo-Pak clash, Ganguly was miffed that a player of Rahul's calibre was being made to sit out games when he should be playing as much cricket as he can as he is so young and talented at the moment “I respect all the players in the current team as I myself have played the game for a long time but I still feel that India should have gone for Rahul instead of Karthik. In England, everyone saw that Karthik couldn't score runs. And if you are looking to build a team for the World Cup, Rahul and Rishabh Pant's name should come before Karthik's. The latter deserves to be in the team only if he is the wicket-keeper as well, otherwise, Rahul is a far better player than him. His career is on the wane," asserted Ganguly. He further stressed that Rahul's absence against Hong Kong in India's opening match yesterday was also shocking. In Dada's opinion, the Kannada batsman not just deserves to be in the team but also needs a clearly defined role and batting position to draw confidence from. “I was surprised to see the exclusion of KL Rahul against Hong Kong. Maybe he was rested but he has only played 30-odd ODIs and he should be made to play more often as he is a good player. The most important thing is to define his role and batting position in the team. We can't play him as a floater always," added Dada. When asked about the chances of the two teams in today's clash, the 113-Test veteran believes that India are the better team on paper even though they are missing their batting maverick, Virat Kohli. “The current Pakistan team doesn't have the balance of the teams of yesteryears. I think it will be a good match as Pak plays well in these conditions as it's their home venue at the moment. But on paper, India is the stronger team and I will be surprised if they lose this game," said the 46-year old. Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni who only plays in limited-overs formats will be in action during the Asia Cup while rookie Test centurion Rishabh Pant bides his time in India. Ganguly though considers this as a missed opportunity and would have preferred to see Pant under Dhoni's wing so as to learn the tricks of the trade from the master and be ready when the time comes to take over the gloves from the Ranchi phenomenon. "Asia Cup is a very important tournament for MS Dhoni. He is a great player and has scored a ton of runs but he won't keep getting games just due to this. There is a time limit for everyone. I'm surprised to see that Pant wasn't given a chance in this tournament," opined Sourav. In the end, The Prince of Kolkata sounded a cautionary note by saying that India needs to get its middle-order right which is at the moment filled with non-regulars like Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu. "The one thing that scares me a bit is that the World cup is not far away while the Indian batting sans Kohli looks vulnerable. Dinesh Karthik's career is on the wane, MS is not in his prime anymore, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu are making comebacks. So if you are playing four such batsmen who are not settled in this format and not a certainty in the team then it looks like the selectors are compromising with quality in the team. So the mindset needs to change," concluded Ganguly. https://www.indiatvnews.com/sports/cricket-exclusive-i-am-scared-about-the-indian-batting-going-into-the-world-cup-sourav-ganguly-464104
  12. SecondSlip

    India needs to find pace bowling all-rounder

    Shivam Dubey is an option but he is very raw.
  13. It seems like almost everyone here in ICF is unhappy with the current selections. Nobody seems to rate Pandey, Rayudu, Dhoni, Jadhav, Iyer etc. If you were head selector, which middle order batsmen would you select for the Indian ODI team? Who do you want to see playing for the nation?
  14. Krunal's big hitting and tight spin bowling will be very useful in the Asia Cup. Send Hardik home, he should have been rested like Kohli in the first place.
  15. Raina Rayudu Dhoni Jadeja Karn Chahar Thakur  These are the 7 Indian cricketers that represented CSK in this year’s IPL final. What a massive coincidence that 6 of them are getting chances in Team India out of nowhere 
  16. New Delhi: India's wondrous campaign in Dubai for the Asia Cup 2018 that has taken them to Super Four following victories over Hong Kong and Pakistan, has been encircled by a series of three victories including all-rounder Hardik Pandya. And BCCI, on Thursday, announced Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, and Siddharth Kaul as the replacement for Hardik, Axar Patel, and Shardul Thakur, respectively. However, former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar has questioned the selection of Jadeja over Krunal Pandya, while referring to Chahar-Kaul callup as 'T20 selections'. Agarkar felt that Umesh Yadav and Krunal should've been the two likely replacements while expressing his disappointment over the decisions taken by the Indian selectors in announcing replacement players for Asia Cup 2018. Umesh was part of England limited-overs series where he picked up 10 wickets in six matches. He last played the Test series opener at Edgbaston in England. Meanwhile, Krunal has been excellent with the bat and with the ball both in domestic level and in India A campaign. He picked up seven wickets in eight matches and has been effective enough with the bat as well. He averages 35.90 with the bat in List A cricket. In fact in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Baroda and Mumbai, he scored 85 runs and finished with figures of 1 for 24. "Yes, strange couple of changes for India. Firstly, I don't know where Umesh Yadav is? He only played one Test in England. Deepak Chahar and Siddharth Kaul both looked to me like T20 selections. I like Chahar, he can swing the ball, he has got abilities. But he is not the like-for-like replacement for Hardik Pandya. Hardik is a much better batsman than he is. You have lost Shardul Thakur, your out-and-out seamer and they have gone from Siddharth Kaul, but ideally, you should have gone for someone like Umesh Yadav, who has a bit of experience," Agarkar told ESPNCricinfo. "Maybe they have seen the pitch condition and realised that they don't need pace and need a bowler who can bowl straight. I can't quite understand Ravindra Jadeja selection, to be honest. It was a nice opportunity for the selectors to bring someone like Krunal Pandya. He seems to be doing okay in List A cricket and Vijay Hazare Trophy. For Jadeja, is the captain confident enough to bowl him 10 overs on flat conditions? That is the reason he went out of the team for he was no longer effective enough, nor getting wickets. Krunal Pandya is a better batsman. Jadeja has got abilities, but you wouldn't bat him in top six." Jadeja last played for India in ODI in July 2017 versus West Indies. In 2017, he played just seven matches before the emergence of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in limited-overs cricket. Also, Jadeja has been wicketless after bowling 71.4 overs in List A cricket since his wicket of Shakib Al Hasan in Champion Trophy 2017 semis. https://www.timesnownews.com/asia-cup/article/asia-cup-2018-ajit-agarkar-questions-selection-of-ravindra-jadeja-over-krunal-pandya-as-a-replacement-player/287748
  17. Indian cricket is regressing under the “Axis of Evil” (Kohli-Dhoni-Shastri-MSK Prasad)
  18. “I respect all the players in the current team as I myself have played the game for a long time but I still feel that India should have gone for Rahul instead of Karthik. In England, everyone saw that Karthik couldn't score runs. And if you are looking to build a team for the World Cup, Rahul and Rishabh Pant's name should come before Karthik's. The latter deserves to be in the team only if he is the wicket-keeper as well, otherwise, Rahul is a far better player than him. His career is on the wane.” - Ganguly
  19. Good to see ex-players like Manjrekar and Agarkar making noise in support of talented youngsters like Rahul and Krunal.
  20. Only god can save our horrendous middle order against these Afghan spinners
  21. SecondSlip

    What is Jadeja doing in this Indian team!!

    Raina Rayudu Dhoni Jadeja Karn Chahar Thakur These are the 7 Indian cricketers that represented CSK in this year’s IPL final. What a massive coincidence that 6 of them are getting chances in Team India out of nowhere Who are these morons trying to fool?
  22. SecondSlip

    What is Jadeja doing in this Indian team!!

    BUMP! Looks like the CSK quota has worked its magic once again just like it did with Raina in England.
  23. Just a matter of time before Rahane, Yuvraj and Raina all make a comeback as well.
  24. Literally anyone can see that Team India needs younger batsmen except for our dumbass captain and coach

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