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  1. I want to see bomb blasts in every corner of Pakistan. It's time for RAW to step up their game
  2. SecondSlip

    Top 3 teams by each area of strength.

    Team India has the best bench strength. India A just walloped England Lions 4-1 this past month. Before that, India A whitewashed New Zealand A 3-0 in NZ. How can you say that these teams have better bench strength than us?
  3. With Rohit and Dhawan sealed as our opening duo for the 2019 World Cup, who should be their back up? I believe the following 5 cricketers are the options the selectors are looking at: Rahul, Gill, Agarwal, Shaw & Rahane If the choice is yours, who would you select as Team India’s back up opener in the upcoming World Cup squad?
  4. Disagree. They would have sent Rahane to New Zealand instead of Gill if that was the case!
  5. Bring back Yuvraj and Ashwin as well. Chanpions Trophy disaster all over again Deja Chu
  6. SecondSlip

    WC slots - DK vs Pant (2nd keeper slot)

    Most likely results according to management: 1. Rayudu has sealed his spot in the World Cup squad. He has done nothing wrong since his comeback into the team. Both Kohli and Dhoni highly support him as well. 2. Management will most likely select Karthik and use him at #6 as a lower order batsman who can finish off games in the last 10-15 overs. The management rate him highly. 3. None of these 2 will be in the World Cup squad. Kuldeep and Chahal will be the only two spinners going to England. We did the same 2 years ago for the Champions Trophy squad as well. 4. KL Rahul will be selected as the back up opener. He is already working hard with Dravid for India “A” and will be back in the senior team very soon. He has done nothing wrong in LOIs to be dropped. 5. Management will most likely select Umesh Yadav for his experience. All 3 of Khaleel, Thakur and Kaul have failed to show that they are better bowlers than Umesh. All 3 have failed to impress when they were given chances.
  7. Young Indians are more into NetFlix & Video Games. A lot of kids would rather play PUBG than watch a cricket match.
  8. I don't remember Dhoni ever winning a T20 match for India. If I'm not wrong, he doesn't have a man of the match award in this format either. He has only played as a supporter for Kohli, Raina, Yuvraj etc. which any young batsman from the IPL could do as well. His strike rate rate is also in the low 120s, which means that he isn't a player that will take the game away from the opposition. So what is so special about him in this format that makes him an automatic selection?
  9. SecondSlip

    Why is Dhoni still playing T20s for India?

    Why the F did the selectors bring this man back into the T20 squad?
  10. I think the team management missed a trick here. They should have fast-tracked Mavi into the senior team instead of going back to TTFs like Umesh Yadav & Shardul Thakur. Both Mavi and Nagarkoti outperformed Afridi during last year’s U19 World Cup, but it’s the Pakistani kid who is already playing for his senior team whereas our 2 boys are nowhere to be seen. We should have also had Mavi established in our senior team by now but messed it up. Its not like his competition is any better than him. Mavi is still a much better bowler to invest in as compared to trundlers like Khaleel, Chahar, Kaul, Unadkat etc. Shivam Mavi could have been India’s solution to its 4th pace bowler puzzle for the upcoming World Cup. Had he been fast-tracked into the team, he could have learnt a lot from Bumrah, Shami and Bhuvi at this point.
  11. Australia T20I/ODI squad: Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins (vc), Alex Carey (vc), Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D'Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa https://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-odi-t20-squad-tour-of-india-marsh-short-lyon-stoinis-starc/2019-02-07
  12. How about our pace attack? Who do we have after Bhuvi, Bumrah & Shami in ODIs? Neither does India in ODIs. Mavi is still a much better investment than trundlers Khaleel, Thakur, Chahar, Kaul, Unadkat etc.
  13. Who do you want in the team? Names please
  14. Ravindra Jadeja in ODI cricket from January 1, 2015 - Present: BATTING STATISTICS Innings: 23 Batting Average: 18.68 Batting Strike Rate: 87.42 Half Centuries: 0 BOWLING STATISTICS Innings: 37 Wickets: 37 Bowling Average: 46.67 Bowling Strike Rate: 54.3 As you can see above, Ravindra Jadeja has been horrendous with both bat and ball in the past 4 years. He has failed very badly in both departments and is slowly but surely becoming a specialist fielder in ODI cricket. The definition of "bits and pieces cricketer" is fitting in perfectly with Jadeja's case. It will be a massive blunder if this man is on that plane to England this summer. We already made the mistake 2 years ago during the Champions Trophy, I really hope we don't repeat it again. SOURCE: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/234675.html?class=2;spanmin1=01+jan+2015;spanval1=span;template=results;type=allround
  15. The all-important 2019 edition of the ICC World Cup is set to be played this year. The teams have started gearing up for the ICC major and the permutations and combinations about the squad for the tournament has already been bothering the team management. Among all the aspects that needs to be addressed here, a key note that the managements of all teams would be taking note of is to ensure that their players are well rested. Talk about fatigue, and the Indian team players come to the fore. It is not a new story to see the Indian team players feature in cricketing action throughout the year. With the IPL lined up for the players ahead of WC 2019, it is not surprising to know that the Indian think tank would want to rest their key players ahead of the World Cup. Recently, after team India won the ODI series in New Zealand, the Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri dropped a hint at potentially resting Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma from India’s next assignment. Team India is set to host Australia in a home series prior to the IPL. He also noted that Mohammed Shami, who was a star performer in the New Zealand series, deserves rest now. “There would still be one or two places we would be looking at. In general, the team picks itself. What you want is the team not losing form with five games to go for the World Cup. You, in fact, should grab every opportunity you get and make the most of it. Now, Shami would need a break – he has had a long season. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma could get a break as well,” Ravi Shastri told Star Sports after the completion of ODI series. https://m.crictracker.com/ravi-shastri-drops-a-cue-on-resting-dhawan-rohit-for-australia-series/
  16. @Stradlater - As @Gollum said above, “Great test player, potential ATG there but don't confuse formats.” @vvvslaxman & @Clarke - On what basis should this guy be a third spinner in the team? He averages almost 50 with the ball in the past 4 years!
  17. Team India is still looking for a 4th choice fast bowler for its World Cup squad. With Bhuvi, Bumrah and Shami sealing their spots in the World Cup squad, who should be the 4th fast bowler to complete this puzzle?
  18. Since when is the World Cup being played in test format?
  19. Be realistic please.
  20. Because he’s shyte
  21. His ODI career is over
  22. SecondSlip

    Whom will u drop from WC squad?.

    Rohit Sharma (VC) Shikhar Dhawan Virat Kohli (C) Ambati Rayudu MS Dhoni (WK) Kedar Jadhav Hardik Pandya Bhuvneshwar Kumar Kuldeep Yadav Jasprit Bumrah Yuzvendra Chahal Mohammad Shami Dinesh Karthik (WK) THIRD OPENING BATSMAN FOURTH FAST BOWLER 13 out of 15 slots are finalized. We just need a 3rd opener and a 4th fast bowler to complete our World Cup squad. I have a feeling that KL Rahul & Umesh Yadav will be the final 2 pieces to this squad.
  23. Team India CAN NOT have both Ambati Rayudu and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the same batting line up. These 2 slowpokes batting side-by-side in ODIs will always result in Team India posting below par totals or huffing and puffing to chase down scores. Both Rayudu and Dhoni are poor in rotating strike consistently. They also both take forever to get set and bat freely. Even when both are set, they never put pressure on the opposition bowlers because they both lack the ability. Playing Rayudu at #4 followed by Dhoni at #5 will hurt us in a lot of ODI matches. It’s time for a change in approach. Only Dhoni should be selected in the batting line up out of these 2. The best solution is to drop Rayudu from the team and promote Dhoni to #4. This will let us play Jadhav at #5 and bat for longer periods of time. Kedar is a very good player who averages over 40 with a strike rate over 100. Him batting at #5 will always keep the scoreboard ticking and get the occasional boundary. He also has a knack of getting a lot of big scores as proven in the domestic circuit. For #6, we can slot in Karthik. I believe that Dinesh can be a great lower order batsman for team India because he can hit big from ball 1 and can play all the shots in the book to all parts of the ground. We all know that Karthik is not someone who can score centuries, but he is definitely a player who can take the game away from the opposition in the last 15-20 overs of the match. Karthik is also good at strike rotation and can smack the ball anywhere in the death overs. If both Karthik and Pandya are firing in the death overs, expect a lot of joy and success for Team India! Also, having Jadhav at #5 and Karthik #6 will always help Team India in getting those extra 20-30 runs to win the match. For #7, Hardik Pandya is the best option we have. I don’t need to comment on this one because even the team management and captain knows that he is the best player for this slot. A middle order of, Dhoni at #4, Jadhav at #5, Karthik at #6 and Pandya at #7 looks very good to post and chase 300+ totals on a consistent basis. Team India doesn’t need a selfish and slow batsman like Rayudu to make a mess of this middle order.
  24. Biryani’s World Cup spot sealed. Congratulations @maniac
  25. Rayudu and Dhoni can’t bat side-by-side if India wants to win the World Cup

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